Yogin Kothari

Yogin Kothari: Expanding the right way

The day before Duke faced Butler University in the final round of the NCAA March Madness tournament, many college basketball fans were focusing on a photo printed in the Indianapolis Star of Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski as a blue devil. But fans may have missed the news that NCAA officials were looking to expand […]

Yogin Kothari: The recap, and what’s to come

GW’s men’s basketball season came to an abrupt end last Tuesday when the Colonials hosted the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams at the Smith Center as part of the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. Officially invited to the tournament March 14, head Coach Karl Hobbs jumped on this opportunity to continue the Colonials’ basketball […]

Yogin Kothari: A two-way street

This past weekend, I traveled down to Richmond, Va. with 16 members of the Colonial Army to support the George Washington men’s basketball team. They were playing their biggest game of the season to date – their first this year against a nationally ranked opponent. They were challenging the Atlantic 10 leader, the University of […]

Yogin Kothari: Inconsistency with a side of promise

The GW men’s basketball team is currently 12-10 overall and 2-7 in the Atlantic 10 Conference: good enough for 12th place. Up to this point, it has been a season full of inconsistencies, in which the team has performed wonderfully at times and then has had some tough home losses to teams such as Xavier, […]

Yogin Kothari: Hobbs’ expectations are too low

Web Exclusive According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “overachieving” means to do better than expected. Usually, doing better than expected is a good thing, right? Well, yes, as long as you’re not asking the GW Men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs about his team. For some reason, at certain points in past seasons, Hobbs has stated […]

Yogin Kothari: The freshman five

A few weeks ago, The Hatchet profiled the new freshmen on the men’s basketball team in an article titled “Super six.” In that story, head coach Karl Hobbs stated that his goal this season was to “reestablish the excitement of GW basketball,” with the six new freshmen having an immediate impact on the team. Besides […]

Yogin Kothari: Don’t fire Hobbs… yet

Over the past two years, many fans of GW’s men’s basketball have called for the firing of our energetic head coach, Karl Hobbs. Some have criticized his coaching strategies, others his dealings with players and media. Obviously, the fact that the team has faced two consecutive losing seasons after successfully reaching the NCAA Tournament in […]

Yogin Kothari: An arena worth the investment

The end of September is just days away and we’ve all pretty much gotten back into school mode. Classes are boring, Gelman is overcrowded and every professor seems to think that his or her class is the only class we take (and care about). But this year is different because of the phase of renovations […]