Ross Romano

Ross Romano: Not your ordinary championship

Remember what it felt like the first time? It was magical, wasn’t it? I promise there’s nothing risque behind that question. I’m simply talking sports. All you sports fans who have been fortunate enough to witness one of your hometown teams win a championship, do you remember the emotions you felt when it happened? Last […]

Ross Romano: Sub-par slate for Colonials

In the film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. After seeing this year’s men’s basketball non-conference schedule, GW fans must feel the same way. Once again, the athletics department has scheduled a weak out-of-conference slate for the squad – a problem further exacerbated by the fact […]

Ross Romano: Stories of the year, with Rice on top

Web Extra When most people look at GW sports, they tend to ignore anything that happens outside of men’s basketball. That is likely only magnified this year, as the squad had one of the worst seasons in program history. But the team’s troubles on and off the hardwood should not be the focus in a […]

Storm smart to draft Beck

As many of you will already know by the time you read this column, GW women’s basketball player Kimberly Beck was selected in yesterday’s WNBA Draft. She was chosen 36th overall, as the third-round pick of the Seattle Storm, becoming the first GW player taken since Ugo Oha and Cathy Joens in 2004. It should […]

New ballpark gets mixed review

This Saturday I was one of about 2,000 witnesses to the first baseball game ever played at Major League Baseball’s newest venue, Nationals Park. GW’s baseball team hosted Saint Joseph’s in Southeast so stadium owners had a chance to test operations in the recently completed 40,000 capacity stadium. The Colonials defeated the Hawks 9-4, but […]

Ross Romano: Fans starting to be disappointed

Improbable and seemingly impossible performances are a big part of sports, as witnessed in the New York Giants beating the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The GW men’s basketball team has also had some seemingly improbably and impossible performances this season – but, unlike the Giants, in a bad way. The […]

For Colonials, conference schedule offers no rest

For fans of the men’s basketball team, the best part of the season has finally arrived: Atlantic 10 play. Regardless of how the squad finished its out-of-conference schedule, the conference season is always exciting. The past three seasons, GW has been one of the top dogs. But this year is different, raising the question: where […]

Basketball Preview: Ross Romano: Recruiting key to success

“They don’t rebuild, they reload.” That expression, used to describe powerhouse programs such as Duke who always manage to be in contention for the Final Four, does not apply to GW’s men’s basketball team in the same. But it is starting to be apt on a smaller scale. The true sign of success for a […]

Ross Romano: Club sports impeded by funding

In most cases in life, the harder one works and the more successful one becomes, the more handsomely he or she is rewarded. Therefore one would probably expect that GW’s many club sports teams – among the most active student organizations both in membership and fundraising – would be appreciated by the University for their […]