DSR Defected: How to Cope

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As you probably know, star basketball player D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera has put his name in to the NBA draft with an agent, forfeiting his senior year NCAA eligibility. While most bloggers speculate that he will play in Europe next year, Hoya faithful are both happy for him and heartbroken over his departure. Here are a few ways to cope with your grief.

Delete your profile pictures with him
That selfie you took from your seat in Section 403 at the Villanova game with the jumbotron in the background? Yeah, it counts.

Dye your hair back to its original color
That orange Mohawk means nothing anymore.

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Miss key assignments at the end of the semester
No love = no reason to continue studying.

Throw out his mixtape.
Yeah he spun some sick beats. So what? You don’t need the constant reminder of how he rocked that gold chain.

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Remove his phone number from your contacts so you don’t text him
You should probably unfollow him on Twitter, too.

Find a new player with a fun nickname
Some suggestions? Tre Campbell = Tre bae bae. Issac Copeland = Ike. Use your imagination.

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Avoid the places where you spent such sweet time with him
Verizon Center is officially off-limits.

Turn your tattoo of him into a lion
Your right bicep doesn’t have to be tainted forever.

Even if you take all of these preventative measures, we know the loss is going to be tough. Remember that we have a strong group of rising sophomores returning to the team and a decent recruiting class for next year. Until then, good luck DSR. We’ll really *sniff* miss you.

Photos: Instagram, Twitter.com (@CasualHoya), lion-tattoo.com, bannersontheparkway.com

What To Do Now That Basketball Season Is (Almost) Over

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After an embarrassing loss to St. John’s, Georgetown basketball has only two games left in the regular season. For you fanatics who have relished the weekly trips to the Verizon Center and illegally streamed away games using your roommate’s cousin’s girlfriend’s Fox Sports 1 account, we know the end of the season means the end of the era.

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To help you cope with post-basketball boredom and sadness, we at 4E have compiled a list of activities to keep you entertained.

Get a job
If you care at all, you literally planned your work hours around the basketball schedule this winter. Now that it’s over, you can work more or at least at normal hours and ditch the 8:00 am Sunday shifts.

Do your homework
Real fans know that any time they’ve bailed on a game in favor of studying, they’ve just refreshed their Twitter feeds continuously for two hours and been extremely unproductive. Now you can finally start that paper that’s due tomorrow.

Stalk the basketball players around campus
Some places you might see them: Leo’s, Copley, Rhino (RIP).

Obsess over a different sport
Although men’s tennis only has one home game (and it was last Friday), there are still plenty of other spring sports to choose from including golf, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Didn’t know we had a golf team? Neither did I.

Pick up a new hobby
Stamp collecting, scrapbooking and cooking are all viable options. Feeling more creative? Try knitting or basket weaving.

On the plus side we still have two more games, The Big East Tournament and – dare I say – March Madness. Best of luck to the team and to all of you in surviving the next few weeks and filling the hole in your hearts that will remain when it is all over.

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