Brian Costa

Departing editors: A lot learned at 2140 G St.

I’ve had a recurring conversation with my dad for the last four years, usually right around the time I get my grades back at the end of the semester. It goes something like this: “Brian, you need to get better grades than this.” “But dad, the most important things I’m learning here aren’t in the […]

The ivory tower power with a sense of humor

Steve Trachtenberg did not go to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s council meeting last Friday with crowd-pleasing news. The group of administrators and faculty had submitted a proposal for GW to erect a new building for their school, and Trachtenberg was telling them to get in line. Many schools within the University […]

Colonials Journal

Missed free throws, mixed feelings 12:30 a.m., Saturday, March 19 There were a few hundred people from Foggy Bottom here tonight, from the coaches and players to administrators and fans who made the trip, and by the last few minutes of GW’s first-round NCAA Tournament game against Georgia Tech, every one of them shared the […]

Men’s basketball team draws Georgia Tech in NCAAs

BOWIE, Md.- According to Tom Petty, waiting is the hardest part. But really, it was the easiest part for the GW men’s basketball team Sunday evening. The Colonials (22-7) locked up a pair of program firsts this weekend: an Atlantic 10 Tournament Title and an automatic NCAA Tournament bid, so watching the selection show at […]

Gateway to Music City

NASHVILLE – Jeff Middleton begins his first song at the Bluebird Caf? Wednesday night with some self-deprecating humor. “How’s everybody doing tonight?” he asks. “Is everyone else as nervous as I am?” The laughs from the audience of around 100 people seem to put him at ease a bit, and his fingers begin to stroke […]

GW extends Hobbs’s contract through 2011

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs may or may not lead the Colonials to the NCAA Tournament next month, but GW officials didn’t wait that long to make a decision about his future. The University extended the fourth-year head coach’s contract through 2011. Terms of the three-year extension were not disclosed. The timing of the […]

For Thompson and coach, road nears end

In October 2001, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs sat in his 22nd Street office, having just completed his first day of official practice as a head coach, and talked about the four members of his freshman class. He talked about the athleticism of a guy named Darrio Scott and the strength of Tamal Forchion, […]

GW extends Hobbs’ contract through 2011

Posted Monday, Feb. 28, 8:57 p.m. Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs may or may not lead the Colonials to the NCAA Tournament next month, but GW officials didn’t wait that long to make a decision about his future. The University extended the fourth-year head coach’s contract through 2011. Terms of the three-year extension were […]

Column: The machine gets running

You had to feel for Duquesne coach Danny Nee on Saturday. The man came into the Smith Center in the midst of what is now a 6-19 season, and his team was listless. If the Dukes really believed they could win at GW, it was sure hard to tell. It looked more like they had […]