David Holt

GW one and done after UMass loss

PHILADELPHIA – A season with its fair share of highs ended on a decided low Thursday afternoon when the Minutemen of Massachusetts blew out the GW men’s basketball team 86-68 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The Minutemen were fueled by a stunning 65.9-percent shooting effort, and a 13-for-16 (81.3 percent) performance in […]

Colonials to face UMass in A-10s

The GW men’s basketball team got a first-round bye and a .500 record. This weekend, they’ll find out whether those accomplishments will be for naught. Thursday at 2:30 p.m., in what may be their final game of the 1999-2000 season, the Colonials (15-14) will play Massachusetts (16-14) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament […]

Champney: A tough season

A year ago, swimmer Tim Champney was the GW Senior Male Athlete of the Year. So, all the better for Champney, the one-time transfer from Auburn University, that he still had another year of eligibility left. But it didn’t quite turn out like he had hoped. It wasn’t great, he said. But I kinda knew […]

GW overwhelmed by No. 5 Temple

Over the past decade, GW hosted three top 10 teams at the Smith Center and sent all three home with losses. Over the past two decades, GW hosted Temple 15 times and lost all but once. One trend was going to fall Saturday when No. 5 Temple visited Foggy Bottom, but in the end, it […]

On the road again, Colonials edge UMass

All season long for the GW men’s basketball team, what’s supposed to happen rarely has. Whether it was a win over Maryland or a loss to Duquesne, the Colonials have consistently redefined the improbable. And even when they seemed to be headed in only one direction, they went and lost to La Salle. But this […]

Sam Anyan closes a chapter

Four years ago, three men came to GW with hoop dreams. Saturday, on Senior Day vs. No. 5 Temple, each will play his final game at the Smith Center. One, center Francisco de Miranda, has been an impact player at his position, particularly in his senior year, starting 15 games and averaging 6.6 points. His […]

If only GW could quickly schedule an ass-kicking in Ohio

First of all, it’s starting to look like a shame that this team won’t be in the NCAA Tournament. Sometimes when I write my stories and columns (I, who has never taken a journalism class, hear there’s a difference), I worry that I’m being too optimistic. When we lost by 75 at Ohio, I somehow […]

Youth is served on Senior Day as GW tops Fordham

NEW YORK – Twenty-two years ago, Bernard Barrow was born in Harlem, N.Y. while just a few miles away in the Bronx, Tom Penders was preparing to begin his first of eight seasons as Fordham’s head basketball coach. Saturday, Barrow and Penders, along with the rest of the GW Colonials, returned to the city, and […]

It’s James Madison in a landslide, 13-5

A day after President’s Day, James Madison University routed GW’s baseball team 13-5 Tuesday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Va. – sending the Colonials to a 1-6 record. The start is the Colonials’ worst since 1997, when GW opened 1-11. The Colonials have opened in similar fashion the last seven seasons. Tuesday’s loss to JMU (6-2) came […]