Sports in Brief

Forum discusses future of Athletic Department

The Athletics Steering Committee held its Second Idea Forum Wednesday night.

The majority of the night was dedicated to an open venus for comments about the direction of the department. A major theme that arose from the discussion was a shared desire for greater promotions and publicity, and that the GW community would be strengthened by a stronger commitment to promoting athletics.

When asked why Athletic Director Patrick Nero, Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey, and Randy Levine, New York Yankees Team President and head of the steering committee, were not in attendance. University President Steven Knapp said the three had prior committments and were not based locally.

Representatives from GW club sports also took to the microphone, sharing their frustration with their lack of practice space, which speakers said keep them from reaching their full potential.

The committee will review the ideas raised in the forums, and are expected to release their first draft of a report on the department early May.

Number Crunch: 12

The number of batters, on average, that redshirt senior Bobby Lucas, Jr., retires per nine innings. He ranks fourth in strikeouts in NCAA Division I baseball.

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