2024-06-18 5:41 PM

Picking Splinters: School Spirit Makes March a Time to Remember at GU

Forget about the accolades for a minute. Forget about the Big East Championships or the Sweet 16 appearance this Friday night. Forget about the top 10 national ranking. Forget about the Big East Player of the Year that looks like a lottery pick, or the two McDonald’s All-Americans set to attend next fall. Let’s just […]

Picking Splinters: At 100, Georgetown Looking Strong Thanks to JTIII

You only had to look out on the Georgetown University "All-Century Team," announced during halftime of the Hoyas’ game against Marquette last Saturday, to be reminded of the glory of the program’s 100 years — the three Final Four appearances in four years from 1982-85, the 1984 National Championship and a string of NBA big […]

Obituary: Harry McGinnis, III

Harry McGinnis, III died at his home in Falls Church, Virginia on January 9, 2007. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Carolyn McGinnis, both of Falls Church. Harry graduated from George Mason High School and was a long time resident of the City. Friends may join family members on Friday, January […]

Picking Splinters: A Few Thank Yous

Thanksgiving weekend I noticed a lot of columnists churning out pieces with warm and fuzzy “thank yous” to a number of items in their personal lives, essentially telling their readers how lucky they are. I’m not going to write that column. For starters, I’m sure there are very few, if any, readers of this column […]