Jeff Nelson

The Full Nelson: Super Bowl thoughts, from Brady to Bush

As we all know, the Super Bowl is about much more than the game itself. One game of football alone doesn’t draw one billion viewers worldwide. As such, with the completion of Sunday’s game, there are so many things to talk about, so many titillating topics, shall we say, to address. And while the game […]

Milestones mark Women’s win

After the GW women’s basketball team beat La Salle 81-64 Saturday, the focus was supposed to be on Joe McKeown’s milestone victory. But the head coach had to share the spotlight with one of his players, junior Anna Montanana, after an impressive achievement of her own. Several times this year, Montanana flirted with a triple-double, […]

The dangers boosters present

Alumni, boosters and the money they donate play an integral role in collegiate athletics. Success generally requires a first-rate coach, quality facilities, solid equipment and the ability to travel. And all those things require money. But as 20th century poet Christopher Wallace once said, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems,” and at universities across the nation, that […]

The Colonial Boosters

In the world of college athletics, boosters and referees have one thing in common – the less media attention they receive, the happier everyone stays. And since there have been no scandals or investigations surrounding the men and women who give money to GW athletics, they tend to remain out of sight. But confusing that […]

Women’s B-ball gets back on track

The GW women’s basketball team had high expectations and set appropriately fitting goals heading into this season. But after a stunning loss at home to St. Joseph’s last Saturday, the Colonials’ longtime dominance of the Atlantic 10 appeared in question. This past weekend, GW made that question disappear with two convincing wins. The Colonials (11-5, […]

The Full Nelson: Rose deserves panels in hall, no plaque

The most you can say about Pete Rose as a man is that he never killed anybody. The least you can say about Pete Rose as a player is that he never took an inning off. And that’s what divides this debate so sharply. Does a despicable man who happens to be one of the […]

Women’s basketball upsets Boston College in overtime thriller

Posted Thursday, Dec. 11, 12:15 a.m. The GW women’s basketball team blew a 13-point lead over Boston College in the last six minutes of regulation Wednesday at the Smith Center, but senior Marsheik Witherspoon’s lay-up with ten seconds remaning in overtime gave the Colonials a 76-75 victory over the previously undefeated and 23rd-ranked (Associated Press) […]

Women pull off second straight upset of Top 25 team

Posted Friday, Dec. 19, 12:57 a.m. To find the origin of why the GW women’s basketball team dominated the University of Oregon at the Smith Center Thursday night, you actually have to look back more than 15 years. At that time, GW head coach Joe McKeown was at New Mexico State University, and he was […]

Intramural Roundup

Floor hockey nears completion The 2003 Floor Hockey league opened its playoffs Friday with men’s quarterfinal action that saw no game decided by more than three goals. Monday’s games include the women’s and men’s semifinals, with the league championships for men’s, women’s and co-rec set for Tuesday. Blowouts mark basketball finals The fall 3-on-3 basketball […]