Washington Politics: Negotiating a Capital Area Basketball Tournament

Posted by Rachel Estabrook on August-26-2009 Add Comments

Universities in the Washington, D.C., area are generally not known for their football prowess.  So next week when much of the country fires up pigskin-themed barbecues, fans inside the Beltway may be tuning in to other sports. 

Soccer will surely be among them, with three schools in the city ranking in Soccer America Magazine's NCAA men’s preseason top 25. One is George Mason, which will host the annual DC College Cup from September 2-5. 

The round-robin style tournament pits the Patriots against American, George Washington, and Howard, setting up matches between some of the better teams in college soccer and raising the profile of the sport in the city. It also builds regional pride and rival...

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