by Bethany Imondi
In case you’ve been hiding in Lau for the past two days or are just starting to make sense of things again after a few wild nights, here’s what you missed this weekend:
- D.C. had its first real snow “storm” of the winter with Friday’s blistery blanket of white.
- On Saturday, our 12th-ranked men’s basketball team lived up to its “Heart Attack Hoyas” moniker with a last-minute 52-50 victory over Rutgers at Verizon Center.
- The body of a man who had been living in the woods adjacent to the university’s Canal Street entrance for the past 25 years was discovered early Thursday afternoon. The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating the man’s death.
- Despite public outcry following Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife’s claim that he wanted an “open marriage,” Gingrich claimed victory in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, edging out Stephen Colbert’s presidential bid (via Hermain Cain). Now the Republican candidates for president turn their attention to Florida for the state’s January 31 primary.
- Joe Paterno, former Penn State football coach and the winningest coach in major college football, died early Sunday morning after losing his battle with lung cancer.
- With the help of Baltimore Ravens’ kicker Billy Cundiff, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots advanced to Indianapolis to play in this year’s Super Bowl. The Patriots defeated the Ravens, 23-20, in Sunday’s AFC championship game at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium.
- And thanks to the San Francisco 49ers’ fumbled punt return in overtime of the NFC championship game, the New York Giants defeated the 49ers, 20-17, in San Francisco to advance to the Super Bowl. The February 5 game will be a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, in which the Giants ended the Patriots’ undefeated season with a 17-14 upset.