Rich Murphy

Red tape not a laughing matter

In a Hatchet editorial in last Tuesday’s issue, entitled “Prank Rankings,” The GW Hatchet criticized GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg for saying GW should be the top-ranked school for long lines and red tape in the Princeton Review guidebook, The Best 331 Colleges. I fully understood that Trachtenberg intended the remark as a joke. The […]

GW places low, but posts high scores

The GW gymnastics team placed last in a tri-meet at the University of Georgia Saturday and third in a four-team meet at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., March 13. At Georgia, the Colonial women finished with a score of 191.400 to place last behind Georgia (198.375) and North Carolina State University (193.600). […]

Colonials stumble to four straight losses

After sweeping a three-game series from Fairfield University, the GW baseball team lost all four of its games during spring break. Two other games against the colleges of William & Mary and Holy Cross were canceled. GW was outscored 35-11 in the four losses. The Colonials (6-11) travel to George Mason University Tuesday at 2:30 […]

Murphy doles out his basketball awards

Broken Ankle Award – Shawnta Rogers. The lightning-quick Rogers is impossible to defend. Guarding Rogers can lead to such malfeasance as broken ankles or losing one’s jock-strap. If you give him an inch of room, Shawnta’ll bury a trey from anywhere on the court. Congratulations Shawnta, you worked your way into the NBA draft. Allen […]

Colonials complete sweep of Fairfield

GW completed a three-game sweep of Fairfield University with a 9-2 victory Monday afternoon at Barcroft Park. Tom Baginski struck out 13 batters in eight innings for the Colonials (6-7). The hurler gave up two runs – only one earned – on four hits, while the Colonials’ offense provided nine runs on 11 hits to […]

GW men will dance in NCAAs

After the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament selection shows Sunday, utter dejection and jubilation filled the same room in the Smith Center in the span of an hour. The GW men’s basketball team celebrated making it into the NCAA Tournament as the 11th seed in the south region, while the GW women’s team failed to […]

Rogers, Gomez named the best in A-10

GW came away with the Atlantic 10’s highest individual men’s and women’s basketball awards, both released in the last week. The A-10 named both Shawnta Rogers and Noelia Gomez conference Players of the Year Feb. 25 and March 2, respectively. Rogers is the first player ever to lead the A-10 in scoring, assists and steals. […]

St. Joe’s stuns GW women in A-10 semifinal

PHILADELPHIA – It looked like the GW women’s basketball team and Virginia Tech were on a collision course to meet in the Atlantic 10 Tournament final Monday night. But St. Joe’s and Xavier had other plans. The Hawks took out GW (19-9), and the Musketeers downed Tech in the semifinals at The Forum at the […]

GW honors birthday of school’s namesake

GW celebrated the birthday of its namesake and the 61st anniversary of GW’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society with a ceremony and bonfire on the Quad Monday. The event began on 22nd Street with a dedication of the Phi Beta Kappa stone by the society’s Executive Director Doug Ford and GW President […]

Colonial women prepare for Atlantic 10 tourney

The GW women’s basketball team lost 73-72 to Virginia Tech in last year’s semifinal game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament after winning the A-10 regular season championship. So perhaps giving up the A-10 regular season crown to Virginia Tech is an auspicious sign for GW’s chances in the league tournament beginning Friday at the Forum […]