Andrew Alberg

University nixes diving

In a move it says has been considered for a long period of time, the Department of Athletics has terminated the University’s diving program, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said on Tuesday. Kvancz said the fact that there are no plans for a diving well and board at the renovated Smith Center pool led to […]

Pops lands in San Antonio

Former GW basketball great Pops Mensah-Bonsu signed a 10-day contract with the National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Wednesday. Mensah-Bonsu was on the bench last night as the Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers 99-84 in San Antonio, though he did not play. Before signing with the Spurs, Mensah-Bonsu played for the […]

Men’s basketball shines in overtime

Three years ago, the GW men’s basketball team needed a miracle to beat Charlotte in overtime and finish conference play undefeated. Wednesday night, the Colonials needed a similar comeback to beat Charlotte in overtime and preserve their small chance of finishing 12th in the conference and making the Atlantic 10 tournament. The two games may […]

Fan group fails to rally troops

In a season when the men’s basketball team needs the most support, its primary fan organization has largely fallen off the map. The Colonial Army, which was formed in 2003 to rally students at GW basketball games, has remained largely inactive this year – despite collecting $15 membership fees from more than 100 members in […]

Practice time at a premium as Smith Center renovations start

With renovations to the Smith Center underway, both varsity and club sports are being squeezed by the resulting space constraints. Coaches on the building’s second level have moved to the Mount Vernon Campus to avoid jackhammering and other distractions. Some, like head baseball coach, Steve Mrowka, move back and forth between Mount Vernon and the […]

Univ. begins Smith Center renovations

The University recently commenced long-awaited renovations to the Smith Center, and has raised almost $9 million of the $25 million that they will eventually need for the project. Individual donors have contributed about $4.5 million since fundraising began last spring, a figure that is being matched on a rolling basis by the Smith-Kogod foundation – […]

Andrew Alberg: For men, a step in the right direction

Upon exiting the Smith Center, those in attendance at the GW’s men’s basketball team’s 87-62 blowout win over Fordham Saturday were met with a delightful combination: an unseasonably warm day and Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days,” which was blasting from Tau Kappa Epsilon’s townhouse on the corners of 22nd and G. Whether the members of the […]

Diggs stepping out into new role

PHILADELPHIA-For the last three years, senior forward Rob Diggs has been the GW men’s basketball team’s go-to man in the post. Possessing a rare combination of agility, fluidity and touch, the 6-foot-9 Maryland native has sometimes been the only source of points for a Colonials team that has struggled to score for much of the […]

Week off couldn’t come at better time for team

With its loss to La Salle Wednesday night, GW’s men’s basketball team fell to 0-6 in the Atlantic 10, making them the only one of the conference’s 14 teams not to win a game. The Colonials have lost 10 games in a row overall and sit at the bottom of the standings by itself. Karl […]

Andrew Alberg: Progress shown despite defeat

There was a day not so long ago when GW men’s basketball team could count on a series of lucky breaks and fortuitous bounces to propel them to victories in a close game. Those days are no longer, but despite surface appearances, all is not lost with this current Colonials team. When discussing a team […]