Michael Loeb

Slow to start but ahead at finish

In a resilient 74-66 victory over Liberty University (Va.) Sunday, the GW women’s basketball team rebounded from a loss to Tennessee on Thursday and an eight-point first half deficit to the Flames. The Colonials shot a dismal 30 percent from the field in the first half while its opponents scored nearly 52 percent of the […]

Frontcourt talent emerges in win over Eastern Shore

Five minutes into the first half of GW’s 79-56 win over the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Tuesday night, sophomore forward Cheyenne Moore stepped onto the Smith Center court to play in a game for the first time. This season, the Baltimore native had yet to check into a contest as he nursed a stress fracture […]

Regaining that quick first step

By leading Villanova 37-20 at halftime and winning 73-47, the GW women’s basketball team reversed a recent undesirable trend. Prior to Wednesday night, the squad has been plagued by sluggish first-half starts. They have routinely found themselves facing early deficits, forcing them to play from behind. The Colonials trailed James Madison University by 16 points […]

Basketball Preview: Last March, both GW teams were dancing

After both the men’s and women’s teams saw the second round of the NCAA tournament, coaches try to manage expectations. Perspiring after another intense preseason practice, GW women’s basketball head coach Joe McKeown reflected on the success of the teams he coached in the 1990s. In the same instant, he recalled what he had seen […]

Colonials top local foe in D.C. swimming event

Spurred by sophomore David Zenk, the Atlantic 10’s reigning Most Outstanding Performer, the men’s swim team defeated Georgetown University 120 points to 96 Saturday. The women’s team fell to the Hoyas 138 to 90 at the Yates Field House at the same meet. Zenk won all three races he competed in, as the men earned […]

Gym rats pick up at HellWell

You can hear it before you can see it. The squeaking of sneakers, the bouncing of balls and the cadence of competitive language fills the air the moment one steps off of the elevator onto the third floor of the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. On the hardwood is a GW athletic match that never […]

Football in Foggy Bottom

Imagine students tailgating in the parking lot, bundling up to keep warm on chilly autumn afternoons with fellow boisterous fans, feverishly anticipating the home team sprinting onto the field. A staple of many college campuses, the atmosphere around collegiate football is tough to duplicate. GW has not experienced anything similarly vibrant in 40 years. GW’s […]

Soccer finishes second game scoreless

After 110 grueling minutes of soccer on Saturday, the GW men’s soccer team could not find the back of the net. Fortunately for the Colonials, neither could their opponents. The Colonials and the University of Delaware finished knotted 0-0 in GW’s home opener after 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods. GW has […]

Captains and cousins

When he talks about the adversity that faces his captains, the men’s soccer team’s head coach George Lidster speaks with a hint of pride. “They have a hard task,” the coach admits, “but a tremendous will to win.” Lidster’s captains, senior Jeremiah Burke and junior Matt Davis, are talented players and have been honored with […]

Lax falls short of A-10 tourney

Before the lacrosse team’s Friday home matchup against La Salle, the players of GW’s women’s lacrosse team were laughing, dancing and exchanging high-fives. The Colonials’ behavior was replicated after their 16-8 win. Two days later, GW’s jovial attitude seemed to be gone. The Colonials led visiting Massachusetts for almost 55 of the game’s 60 minutes […]