November 9, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 30

Stories from the November 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hippo doesn’t make up for lack of tradition in GW sports

In this season of historical football trophies, Old Oaken Buckets and Old Tin Pails, something seems to be badly missing here at GW. Tradition, rivalry – all that good college stuff. Sorry, an expensive brass hippo doesn’t cut it. I’m talking Army-Navy, Duke-North Carolina, Stanford-California – real tradition. Lehigh University has played Lafayette University in […]

GW falls in final exhibition

The GW women’s basketball team faced a powerful Russia Select squad in an exhibition game and fell 70-57 Sunday night at the Smith Center. GW led 43-40 at the 16-minute mark, until Russia Select’s Tatiana Rebtsovkaya buried a three-point shot and the Colonial women failed to regain the lead. Guard Starr Jefferson rebounded and scored […]

Goodbye, Gingrich – Staff editorial

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) announced Friday that because of the Republican Party’s poor showing in Tuesday’s election, he will resign his post in the House leadership and his seat in Congress. His resignation comes during a fierce internal dispute among Republicans who are looking for a scapegoat for the election debacle. Whether […]

McKeown starts 10th year at GW

A lot of things can happen in 10 years. A lot have things have happened to Joe McKeown, who is entering his 10th year as the head coach of the GW women’s basketball team. During the last decade, McKeown has experienced both high and low points and has coached all types of athletes. McKeown has […]

1998-’99 Men’s Basketball Schedule

November Wed. 4 GW 108, One World Basketball 81*Fri. 6 GW 102, Court Authority 90**Fri. 13 vs. George Mason 7:30 p.m.*Tue. 17 at Illinois 8 p.m.*Sun. 29 at UNC-Charlotte 7:05 p.m. December Wed. 2 at American 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Classic (MCI Center)*Sun. 6 vs. DePaul 4 p.m.*Mon. 7 vs. Stanford/Maryland TBD*Sat. 12 vs. Old […]

GW readies for up-tempo play

Right now, the GW men’s basketball team and new head coach Tom Penders seem to be a perfect fit. The team has nothing but good things to say about Penders and the new, up-tempo style of offense and defense he is implementing. “Our strength is playing this up-tempo game,” sophomore guard Mike King said. “A […]

Guest appearances add flair to textured Psyence Fiction

The men from Unkle – hip-hop collage melder DJ Shadow and Mo’Wax label founder James Lavelle – have crafted a moody, textured soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic universe on Psyence Fiction (Mo’Wax/ London). Psyence Fiction lives up to the media hype surrounding its release. Many accredited guests bring their own polished styles to the deep, multi-layered […]

1998-’99 Women’s Basketball Schedule

November Sun. 8 vs. Russian Junior National Team* 7 p.m.Mon. 16 vs. Georgetown 7 p.m.Thu. 19 vs. William & Mary 7 p.m. at Reebok Classic (Boston)Sun. 22 vs. Florida 7 p.m. at Seton Hall TournamentFri. 27 vs. Bowling Green 8 p.m.Sat. 28 vs. Seton Hall/Howard TBD December Sat. 5 vs. Arkansas 2 p.m.Wed. 9 at […]

GW is sixth college for Penders

It’s easy to believe Tom Penders when he says he has stumbled into a perfect opportunity. Easing back in his slick brown leather chair after an early-season practice, he rattles off the reasons he spurned a lucrative television broadcasting offer and became the 23rd coach of the GW men’s basketball team. “This is a job […]