Jeff Nelson

Women ready to defend title

Like each of the past ten years, the GW women’s basketball team heads into the Atlantic 10 Tournament this weekend as the favorite. But for the first time in a long time, the Colonials will be defending the conference title. While head coach Joe McKeown’s teams lived up to expectations in the 1995 and 1996 […]

Breaking News: Colonials earn A-10 Tourney bye with win

Posted Saturday, Mar. 6, 9:40 p.m. PHILADELPHIA- With a first round bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament riding on Saturday’s game at La Salle, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs made an unprecedented decision. He didn’t start T. J. Thompson for the first time in the junior guard’s three-year career, replacing him instead with freshman […]

The Full Nelson: As team improves, fans must too

Like most people at GW, I’m glad Saturday’s basketball game against Richmond wasn’t televised. Despite all the hype, our performance was disappointing. We embarrassed ourselves and would have only damaged our reputation had the game been on national or even regional television. Luckily, only a small section of Richmond fans and the actual Richmond players […]

Women finish on high note

It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t easy, but the GW women’s basketball team returned to its winning ways with strong finishes at Massachusetts Thursday and at home against Temple Sunday on senior day. While GW (21-6, 14-2 Atlantic 10) had already clinched the A-10 West title and its seed in next weekend’s A-10 Tournament, the […]

Swimmers, divers earn familiar finish

Swimming and diving teams change each year as older student-athletes graduate and younger ones take their place, but when the Atlantic 10 Championships come around, it seems as though everything stays the same. For the third straight year, the women’s top three finishers were identical, as GW took third place this past weekend in Buffalo, […]

Gymnasts score season high at Kent State

The GW gymnastics team scored its highest total of the season Friday to finish second out of three teams at Kent State University. The Colonials’ 195.400 total put them ahead of Bowling Green University’s 194.975 and behind the Golden Flashes’ winning total of 196.350. Senior Rachel Mann led GW, finishing with a 9.900 as the […]

Dukes hand GW second A-10 loss

Despite winning its previous 10 games heading into this weekend, the GW women’s basketball team had played sluggishly as of late, and it finally caught up with them on the road Sunday. The Colonials were able to extend their winning streak to 11 Friday, barely getting past Rhode Island 60-56. But against a hot-shooting Duquesne […]

Late three keeps streak alive

Just when it seemed the Colonials were too dominant to be exciting, having won each of their previous eight games by at least 12 points, they produced one of the most memorable finishes in Smith Center history Friday, beating Xavier with an improbable last-second three-pointer from 25 feet away. That win, coupled with a more […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s tennis wins two in a row The GW men’s tennis team won matches over Rhode Island and Boston College this weekend, improving to 5-4 on the season. The Colonials won a tight 4-3 match over the Eagles and handily beat the Rams 7-0. Juniors Matt Treadgold and Jake Jopling both went undefeated on the […]

Changing direction

Sitting at the end of the GW women’s basketball bench is Eran Horodniceanu, his short, skinny frame in a sharp, business-like suit. Horodniceanu follows the action in front of him and occasionally looks down through his glasses to record any analysis or observations with a pen. Truthfully, Horodniceanu looks more like an accountant than the […]