March 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 30

Stories from the March 23, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

CBS and college hoops

Last week, CBS Sports college basketball commentator Billy Packer referred to “60 Minutes,” the CBS news magazine program, as a “cancer” and “sleazy, short-sighted, lazy journalism.” The reason for his anger was a “60 Minutes” story critical of the Fresno State men’s basketball program. Eight of 10 scholarship players on the team missed games because […]

Colonials fall to Cowboys in first round

LEXINGTON, KY – Alexander Koul’s face was somber as he made his way to the bench for the final time. The senior looked at the scoreboard. Five minutes remained in the GW men’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament first-round game against Oklahoma State University Mar. 13 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. and the Colonials trailed […]

Baseball wins four out of five games

After losing its first four games and five of its first six contests, the GW baseball team appeared headed for a poor season. The Colonials have turned things around, however, winning eight of their last 10 games, including four of their five games last week. GW improved to 10-8 on the season. “We’re swinging the […]

GW gymnasts win first A-10 Championship

After six straight second-place finishes at the Atlantic 10 Championship, the GW gymnastics team decided it was tired of playing second fiddle. The GW team captured its first-ever A-10 Championship Saturday at Keaney Gymnasium in Kingston, RI with a team score of 193.950. The Colonial women just beat out Massachusetts, 1997’s A-10 Champion, which finished […]

Upcoming Games

BbaseballMTmen’s tennisWTwomen’s tennis Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: B at Mt. St. Mary’s2:30 p.m. Wednesday: MT vs. Hampton2 p.m.B vs. Navy 3 p.m. Thursday: MT at George Mason2:30 p.m.WT at VCU2:30 p.m.B vs. Mt. St. Mary’s3 p.m.

Colonial women fall to UConn

STORRS, Conn.  A 10th seed defeating a seventh seed in the men’s or women’s 1998 NCAA Tournaments probably seemed like a small blip on the screen when compared to other upsets in the first and second rounds of both tournaments. But that didn’t make the win any less important for the GW women’s basketball […]

Academy Awards spark anticipation and excitement

It’s Oscar time again – the night when stars put on a fashion show and people sit home watching to see what everyone wears. Included in the fashion show is the presentation of the awards. This year’s nominees vary drastically, promising a night of excitement. Best ActorMatt Damon, Good Will HuntingRobert Duvall, The Apostle Peter […]

Cheer up – squad fires up crowd with stunts and skin

The stereotypical image of bubble-headed, blonde cheerleaders bouncing around the basketball court at halftime is a thing of the past for GW basketball fans. Today’s cheerleader isn’t your mom in a poodle skirt. According to GW’s buff and blue squad members, what they do is rigorous athletics while providing side-show entertainment. “I understand in some […]

Conservative commentator brings debate to GW

William F. Buckley, a conservative commentator and host of PBS’s “Firing Line” will come to GW Monday to tape a two-hour debate at the Marvin Center Theater. Buckley, founder and editor-at-large of National Review, will argue African Americans are better served by the Republican Party than the Democratic Party. “The Republican Party is very much […]

Mayoral adviser to join GW staff

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has appointed two assistant vice presidents to head GW’s government affairs department. Bernard Demczuk, who will work on GW’s efforts within D.C., is the director of inter-governmental relations for Washington Mayor Marion Barry. Demczuk will provide GW a direct link to the D.C. government and will monitor municipal activities of […]