Sports Briefs

Koul, Mescheriakov honored by preseason magazine

Dick Vitale’s College Basketball Yearbook and Street and Smith’s magazines both bestowed preseason honors on GW’s Yegor Mescheriakov and Alexander Koul.

Vitale’s College Basketball Yearbook named Mescheriakov to its first team All-Atlantic 10 Primetime-Players, while Koul was named to the second team. The magazine also ranked the GW men’s basketball team 30th in its Top 40 preseason poll.

Street and Smith’s named Mescheriakov a preseason All-American, while the 7-1 Koul was recognized as the top-ranked center in the country.

GW opens the 1997-98 season with an exhibition game against Court Authority Nov. 3 at the Smith Center.

AU hosting conference on sports merchandising

Sports Perspectives International will be holding a conference on minorities in sports merchandising, licensing, manufacturing and procurement at American University, Oct. 31-Nov.1.

The conference, entitled “Elevating the Playing Field,” is open to GW students. Admission is free with a valid student ID. The conference will span two days and will feature workshops hosted by representatives from the NHL, NBA, NFL, NCAA, Major League Baseball and the Washington Wizards.

For more information and registration call SPI at (202) 882-9265.

-Dave Mann

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