Welcome to GW sports

Welcome to the Hatchet sports blog. Before we share what we’re doing with the blog and why we’re doing it, let us take a moment to introduce ourselves.

Jake Sherman, the Hatchet’s sports editor, was the beat writer for the men’s basketball team for his freshman year and will be continuing in that capacity this year. He traveled with the team on numerous occasions last year including the dramatic Dayton game that turned out to be a pivotal contest for the team last year. He also was one of the only college sports writers to travel to Chicago to cover the NBA pre-draft camp and to New York to cover the NBA Draft.

My name is Will Dempster. I am the Hatchet’s senior editor in charge of the opinions and sports sections. This year I will be serving as the senior basketball columnist. I will be traveling with Jake to most of this year’s away games as well as providing in-depth analysis of both the games and other aspects of the sport.

We’re both looking forward to what could be the most successful year in GW men’s basketball history and yet another success season for the Colonials women’s squad.

After being approached about the possibility to collaborate on a blog on the team, we both recognized that it could be a very successful venture. At last year’s A-10 Championships, the NCAA Tournament and the NBA Draft the Hatchet chronicled events in real time. We thought that such a journal would work very well during the regular season as well. We also want to share a view of the basketball teams that we as journalists see but students and other fans miss out on. Because news regarding the team often takes place between our issues, we wanted a place to share this news when it happens.

Now that we’ve outlined why we’re doing this, we have a bunch of plans to make this a live, active and interesting blog. First, when wireless Internet is available, we will be making posts with information during games. We’ll also post observations while we’re traveling with the team on the road. We are also looking into posting audio analysis of games here and possibly audio recordings of the post-game press conferences. We’re also interested in your feedback and would like to address any questions you have about the team. Please send questions and comments to us at sports@gwhatchet.com.

Lets get this started and tune in for new updates as they come.

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