Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
When October rolls around each year, every college campus is usually pumped up with energy for their upcoming basketball season with Midnight Madness. Tonight it was Georgetown’s turn to hit the court with the 2019-20 teams.
The event didn’t kick off without a little bit of news just 48 hours before the event, with the dropping of FABOLOUS from the line-up and changing the time of the event.
Many Georgetown students put together an opposition for the musician after his 2018 arrest stemming from beating his girlfriend. He was convicted in March of 2019 and awarded reduced sentencing. He was facing up to 20 years in jail for the offenses. The school opted to cancel his performance due to the nature of zero tolerance at the school and possible backlash if they didn’t not from the student body.
This is one of the first events we have seen a quite a smaller attendance then before and even some of the students said while they left McDonough Arena how come there wasn’t some sort of replacement to help make this event fun on Homecoming Weekend on campus.
Either way, fans did enjoy seeing the Womens and Mens teams, which for the Hoyas has quite a few new faces on the benches. With guys like Jagan Mosley and Mac McClung along with the first look at Omer Yertseven, the Hoyas may surprise a few people in the Big East this season.