Will Dempster

Will Dempster: Campus extremism must end

During the spring semester of 2002, the Palestinian Intifada was at its height. Multiple suicide bombings occurred every week in Israeli caf?s and on buses. Israel reoccupied Palestinian population centers, bulldozing houses and launching missiles aimed at top figures in Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The Israeli military had just undertaken its controversial raid into Jenin, […]

Will Dempster: Things have changed for fans and team

There was mayhem, utter mayhem. After junior Carl Elliott made an improbable putback to punctuate a perfect 16-0 record in Atlantic 10 play, nearly 2,000 students rushed the court to celebrate with their team. For many players and fans, however, both the team’s unprecedented success and incredible fan support was a fantasy four years ago. […]

Knee affects more than Pops

BRONX, N.Y. – After the Colonials defeated the Fordham Rams 76-65 at the historic Rose Hill Gym Saturday, head coach Karl Hobbs talked about why his team has been so successful this year. “Three words,” he said. “Character, unselfishness and a determination to be special.” Knowing they might play the rest of their season – […]

Will Dempster: Where are the great expectations

RICHMOND, Va. – If one were to listen to the Colonials at post-game news conferences, it would appear the team has run out of goals. With Bob Tallent – the last GW head coach to defeat Richmond on the road – on hand, the Colonials completed the season sweep of the Spiders with a 64-51 […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials freshman supsended indefinitely

Posted Feb. 18, 2005, 6:28 p.m. RICHMOND, Va.-Freshman forward Montrell McDonald has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, according to a written statement released by Sports Information Director Brad Bower. Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said that head coach Karl Hobbs informed him of the decision last night, but that no further details were immediately […]

Men survive scare from UMass, win by three

For GW, one of two teams remaining in Division I men’s basketball with a single defeat and the holder of the longest winning streak in the country, not every game can be a blowout. And for coach Karl Hobbs, that’s OK. “When you are 21-1, there are two teams in the country with one loss; […]

Will Dempster: For GW, big man is key

PHILADELPHIA On a team usually marked by its balance, the gargantuan effort of one player was the difference between a win and a loss in the Colonials’ 64-62 triumph over Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. With GW trailing 62-61 and under a minute to play, senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu fielded a post pass from junior Carl Elliott […]

Team analysis: Colonials are the real deal

That which seemed impossible four years ago has happened. After a scandal involving former coach Tom Penders and two losing seasons under Karl Hobbs, the GW men’s basketball team had a lot to prove coming into 2003-2004. Three years later, the Colonials have tied the best start in program history of 19-1 – a feat […]