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We Love DC’s Sports Fix runs every other Monday. To keep you in the loop on the odd week, here’s a quick ticker on what’s going on around DC, Maryland and Virginia Sports.

The biggest news in college football surrounding one of the big three local schools didn’t involve a major win, but in fact an upset by another Virginia school. Last week, the upset heard round the country involved James Madison University becoming the second FCS team in history to knock off a ranked member of the larger FBS division by beating Virginia Tech in the rain…

In a loss to the LA Galaxy on the road over the weekend, DC United gave up two goals to national hero/guy who suspiciously looks like Baby Jesus/striker Landon Donovan, including one that broke the tie in the 86th minute. United have lost eight of their last 10…

Georgetown’s full schedule for the 2010-2011 Hoops season is out, and the Hoyas will get rival Syracuse twice in the final three weeks of the regular season, including the last home game on February 26th. George Mason has yet to release its conference dates yet, but the schedule to date is available, and the Terps’ schedule was released earlier this month.

The Wizards held public auditions to find a new PA announcer last week and congratulations are in order to Ralph Wesley, who also is the announcer for the Mystics

There’s a new set of ads for Capital One’s local branches (coming from their takeover of Chevy Chase) that feature Donovan McNabb of the Redskins and Capitals’ Captain Alexander Ovechkin. Embedded below for the good of any commenters:

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3 thoughts on “Sports Fix Ticker

  1. FYI: A “local school” is not one that sits 4 hours away. Is University of Delaware a local DC school? Is Princeton University a local DC school? Is Temple University a local DC school? No, no, and no. And yet, like many other schools, these three universities are closer to the DC Metro area than Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Tech is not a “local school.”

  2. @John Meant to be more inclusive than exclusive with the “local” semantics, apologize if it was offensive. There is in fact a VT campus in northern Virginia, though, if we’re having fun with technicalities.

    Also, the appeal of including that specific update had something to do with the amount of both VT and JMU alumni around here, as both are Virginia public schools with sizable fan bases more “local” to the district.

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