Will Dempster

Team analysis: Interchangeable parts let men stay dangerous

The trouble, it appears, for GW’s opponents this year is that they don’t know which of the Colonials will beat them on any given night – or day, as it happened to be Sunday against Richmond. Most of the nation’s top teams have a recognizable one-two punch that serves as the focal point for opposing […]

Will Dempster: After Hamas, is it still possible to be pro-peace?

The morning after Hamas registered a landslide victory in last week’s Palestinian Legislative Council election, I began to consider whether it was possible that the peaceful reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, to which I had dedicated my writing and activism over the past five years, was as naive as my detractors contended. Perhaps, I thought […]

Will Dempster: Men prove tough on the road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After Charlotte’s successful run in Conference USA – marked by NCAA tournament appearances in seven of the last nine seasons – coaches in the Atlantic 10 conference voted the 49ers to finish second in the league behind GW. Because of the team’s past achievements, pundits often pointed to the two games during […]

Men’s basketball team analysis: Observations of the last month

Although the Colonials suffered their first and only defeat of the season over winter break, the team has solidified its place as one of college basketball’s elite squads. Let’s take a look at some of the trends and events that have marked the team over the past month. Trio of talented guards After T.J. Thompson […]

Men’s analysis: Showcase win proves GW is for real

What an emotional win. After an extremely hard-fought game, GW defeated local rival Maryland Monday to claim hoops supremacy in the District. After enduring weeks of criticism that GW was not good enough to beat marquee teams because of its perceived soft schedule, coach Karl Hobbs and his team officially asserted themselves as one of […]

WEB UPDATE: Mensah-Bonsu looks like himself in GW’s big win over FIU

Start the slideshow! Posted Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:47 p.m. After GW defeated Maryland at the BB&T Classic Monday, Coach Karl Hobbs attributed the sluggish performance of senior standout Pops Menash-Bonsu to rust. After scoring the Colonials’ first six points and eight of their first 10 en route to a 15-point, eight-rebound performance against the Golden […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials easily handle Maryland-Eastern Shore

Posted Saturday, Dec. 17, 6:05 p.m. Using a 20-4 run midway through the first half, the No. 15 Colonials (8-0) defeated the Hawks of the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore 98-72 Saturday to secure the team’s best start to a season since the 1950s. Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu narrowly missed his second consecutive double-double, registering 16 points […]

WEB UPDATE: Women defeat Maine

Posted Saturday, Dec. 17, 6:49 p.m. Behind Whitney Allen’s first career double-double, the GW women’s basketball team (5-3) defeated the University of Maine 57-47 Saturday afternoon. “Her effort was terrific,” GW Head Coach Joe McKeown said. “She was just everywhere.” Allen led all GW scorers with 16 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Senior […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials dealt their first loss by Wolfpack

Posted Friday, Dec. 30, 10:41 p.m. RALEIGH, N.C. – An early shot by senior forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu portended what was in store for the Colonials for the remainder of their Friday night game against North Carolina State at the RBC Center. The ball rattled around the rim, seemed to go in, but ultimately spun out […]