He's not just a poker player, he's also a kick ass sports writer! Check out A III-Point Attempt for the Hoyas, an article written by poker buddy Mike Wise, columnist for The Washington Post. Here's a bit:
Papa bear was on hand, giving his progeny his blessing. Big John shook hands with the university suits who remembered what a grand time they had in the 1980s, when the Hoyas and their coach were king and pity the visiting sophomore who came into the paint with a meek layup.
But after the sap had dried and the nostalgia had played out, was it awful to inquire: Why this blast from the past?
Really, of all the important college jobs John Thompson, Hall of Famer, could have helped procure for his son, John III, who gave up a very good gig at Princeton, why rebuilding Georgetown?