Back in May, heralded small forward recruit Stephen Domingo committed to Georgetown as part of the 2013 class.Now, the California native and the program have moved up the time frame. Domingo will arrive on the Hilltop for the 2012-13 season, a source familiar with the situation told CSNwashington.The 6-foot-7 forward, ranked No. 30 in CBSSports.com's top 100 list for 2013, is considered a strong perimeter shooter. Following the departure of junior Hollis Thompson and senior guard Jason Clark, the Hoyas outside game appeared suspect entering next season. Georgetown's all-time 3-point percentage leader, Thompson left school early for the NBA Draft. Domingo's change of plans was first reported by PremierBall.com. The college basketball site reportshe has enough credits to graduate from high school. Domingo, who only recently turned 17, orginially picked Georgetown over Stanford, UCLA, Washington and Harvard, among other schools.He stillawaits final approval from the NCAA clearinghouse, according to a source.This summer Domingo played for the gold medal-wining Team USA in the FIBA U17 World Championships. Georgetown now sports a four-player 2012 class, including wing guard DVauntes Smith-Rivera, power forward Brandon Bolden and center Bradley Hayes. Rising sophomores Otto Porter and Greg Whittington headline the Hoyas returning frontcourt options, along with junior banger Nate Lubick and former DeMatha product Mikael Hopkins.According to the CBSSports report, the 6-foot-7 Domingo "has very good skills for someone his size, possessing great shooting range and good ball-handling skills when running the break. Domingo has a high basketball IQ and plays within the offense.""I feel that I can develop as a person and player at Georgetown," Domingo told CBSSports.com. "And my versaility will flourish there."Looks like we will find out if that is the case sooner than expected.
The NCAA is a dumb and monumentally stupid organization with rules that often don't make sense for the student-athletes they govern. One of those is paying, or more specifically not paying, athletes.
In an incredible twist of irony, Maryland will give one lucky regular student (that isn't an athlete) $10,000 for something an athlete (not a regular student) could potentially perform on the football field.
BREAKING:— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) September 8, 2017
If the Terps return a punt for a TD in tomorrow's second half, one Maryland Student will WIN $10K.
*Must be present to win pic.twitter.com/lQ4iEKRhAZ
This is a highly specific play that will have to happen in order for one lucky student (again, not an athlete) to win the money, but the hypocrisy is incredible and this entire situation is so backward.
A student-athlete could score a touchdown (while not being paid) for the university and while scoring said touchdown will be helping make money for the university (money they will never see a dime from). The university will then turn around and give money to a student who did nothing to earn it, except decide to stay around in the second half for a game that is expected to be lightly attended, thanks to the achievement of a student-athlete who is incapable of receiving said money.
That makes sense. Totally.
This comes on the heels of a report earlier this week that Division 1 coaches were "spooked" and against new rules that would allow students who met a minimum GPA to transfer and have immediate eligibility.
This is all totally fine.
Anyway, I can't believe someone didn't see the irony here and think "eh, we just had one of the biggest upsets of the weekend and should have a better way to capitalize on our momentum with something cool to entice people to stick around against Towson?"
I guess not.
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LANDOVER, Maryland -- Virginia Tech made FedEx Field feel like Lane Stadium Northeast and got to bring that Black Diamond Trophy back to Blacksburg for the first time in more than a decade.
Oh, and the Hokies' new quarterback looks like a keeper, too.
Josh Jackson passed for 235 yards, ran for 101 and accounted for two touchdowns in his first start for Virginia Tech, and the No. 21 Hokies made a last-second stand to beat No. 22 West Virginia 31-24 on Sunday night.
The 52nd meeting between the Appalachian region rivals was the first since 2005. It ended up being a classic. The Hokies rushed the field after their defense held the Mountaineers out of the end zone on two last plays from the 15, and their fans screamed along to Metallica's "Enter Sandman" to celebrate.
"This was a fantastic win," Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds said with a huge grin.
Jackson, the redshirt freshman who won a three-way competition for the job, was up and down with his passing, but showed off some nifty moves running in the opener for both teams.
"I felt calm," said Jackson, the son of former longtime Michigan assistant coach Fred Jackson.
Josh Jackson's 46-yard keeper up the middle -- which ended with him taking a hard low hit -- set up Travon McMillian's 3-yard touchdown run that put Virginia Tech up 31-24 with 6:30 left.
"I felt that one pretty good," Jackson said about the hit.
Jackson said he read a blitz on that play and the Mountaineers gave him all kinds of room inside.
"That was a bad, bad call by me," West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said.
West Virginia's new quarterback was just as impressive. Florida transfer Will Grier, who left Gainesville after being suspended by the NCAA for failing a test for performance-enhancing drugs in 2015, pass for 371 yards and three touchdowns.
He got one more chance to tie after usually reliable Virginia Tech kicker Joey Slye missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt with 1:55 left.
Grier slinged and scrambled West Virginia down to the Virginia Tech 15. Hokies coach Justin Fuente used a timeout before the last two plays because he was worried his defense was getting gassed chasing the shaggy-haired quarterback.
"You just want them to hold on for one more," Fuente said.
Grier's second-to-last pass into the end zone under pressure was a little behind David Sills and it went through the falling receiver's arms.
"I thought I had him," Grier said. "I got hit and I couldn't see. I thought he caught it. That's the one I'd like to have back to get it up more for him."
It was a tough ball to catch, but Sills wasn't hearing that.
"I just got to make that play," he said. "That's really all it comes down to."
Grier's last throw sailed high and away, but a couple of penalties on the West Virginia offensive line made it moot.