Dan Greene

Alumna enjoys bronze afterglow

Elana Meyers hasn’t been getting much sleep lately, but the last thing she’s going to do is complain about it. The GW softball alumna has been enjoying the demands of newfound celebrity, making the media rounds after winning a bronze medal in bobsledding with teammate Erin Pac Wednesday night at the Vancouver games. “It’s been […]

Colonials play spoiler against Charlotte

It was not necessarily needed as extra motivation, sophomore Tony Taylor said, but perhaps it was fitting that GW’s 75-70 win over Charlotte Saturday night happened during a homecoming game in front of more than 50 alumni representing all 10 of the school’s past NCAA tournament appearances. It was not a particularly dramatic victory, with […]

Men’s basketball bounces La Salle

Dwayne Smith and his teammates understood the context surrounding Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against La Salle. Head coach Karl Hobbs may not want his players to follow standings too closely, lest they become distracted from the process of playing, but the freshman forward was aware that the Colonials’ loss in their last game kept them […]

Ranked Richmond holds off Colonials

RICHMOND, Va. – Karl Hobbs opened his post-game press conference Saturday with a straight face, a congratulations to the opposing victors and a simple statement: “Kevin Anderson is the best player in the world.” That Hobbs felt the need to follow this with an explanation that he was joking was telling. Few might have blamed […]

Colonials win battle with Minutemen

When the best rebounding team in the Atlantic 10 comes to town, it’s time to hit the boards. So the day before the GW men’s basketball team hosted Massachusetts, head coach Karl Hobbs turned a stat sheet into a motivational ploy, telling his players the number of rebounds they averaged in relation to their minutes […]

Colonials snap losing skid in Bronx

BRONX, N.Y. – It had been a while since there was a scene like Saturday’s on the GW men’s basketball team’s bench: head coach Karl Hobbs calmly slipping back into his suit coat as most the Colonials’ regulars stood and applauded a quintet of reserves dribbling out the clock. For once, there was no need […]

Lapses lead to loss for men’s basketball

GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has a motto: 40 hard. The phrase, which expresses a commitment to playing hard for all of a game’s 40 minutes, has been printed on team T-shirts and posted in his online bio. Hobbs has been quick to point out that he has continually gotten 40 minutes of […]

Comeback bid comes up short

KINGSTON, R.I. – For a brief time Saturday afternoon, it seemed rather recent history might rather improbably repeat itself. After trailing host Rhode Island by as much as 16 before halftime, the GW men’s basketball team turned up the defensive pressure and planted the seeds of another potential comeback. Sophomore Tony Taylor, catalyst of the […]

Young trio fuels Colonials

KINGSTON, R.I. – With two-thirds of the GW men’s basketball team either freshmen or sophomores, it is perhaps no surprise that the younger members of the roster have assumed starring roles in this season’s narrative. And though the Colonials’ comeback bid ultimately fell short in Saturday’s 72-66 loss at Rhode Island, it was a trio […]

By the numbers: Is trouble coming in threes?

With five minutes left in the Colonials’ loss Saturday, 5-foot-9-inch Rhode Island guard Stevie Mejia, who had five successful three-point tries all season entering the game, hit a trey to double the Rams’ lead from three to six and give them some breathing room. “He doesn’t necessarily make shots,” Hobbs said of Mejia. “He makes […]