April 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 59

Stories from the April 24, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW’s Greatest Coaches: 2 – Joe McKeown

Women’s Basketball In Joe McKeown’s first season in 1989, his Colonials were 14-14. Who in the world knew what greatness lay ahead? In the 10 seasons since, the Colonials have won 20 games nine times, have been a perennially ranked team and have been to eight NCAA Tournaments – highlighted by an Elite Eight appearance […]

Strange times and stranger people

First the world refused to end in a fiery cataclysm on New Year’s, and then last week, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank protests ended not with a bang but a fizzle like some biodegradable whoopee cushion. The protests even ended with hundreds of people volunteering to get arrested. Volunteering to get arrested! Who […]

GW’s Greatest Coaches: 3 – Mike Jarvis

Men’s Basketball Mike Jarvis came to GW with quite a challenge: Try to do something – anything – with a program that had lost 27 games in the 1988-’89 season and had not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1961. Although some say Jarvis spent too much time looking for another job when he should […]

Pie reply

I would like to respond to Matt Silverstein’s charges against me in the last issue of The Hatchet (President pulls out, p. 4, Thursday, April 20). I did not know that the pie in my face was to happen at EVP Night 2000. No one notified me to be there. If I had been notified […]


Calvin Griffith, Abe Pollin (’45) and Jerry Reinsdorf (’57) Although Calvin Griffith may or not have actually graduated from GW in 1935, his is a name that will always live in infamy in D.C. Griffith played basketball and baseball at GW and was a member of the 1959 inaugural class of the GW Athletic Hall […]


J. Dallas Shirley (’35) J. Dallas Shirley joins Red Auerbach as the only Colonials inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Shirley played three years of basketball at GW, but it was as a referee that he made his biggest mark on the game. He worked everything from the inaugural season of the NBA to […]

GW’s Greatest Coaches, honorable mention, and Athletic Directors

Other Great Coaches and Athletic Directors Tom Penders, Bob Tallent (men’s basketball); Georges Edeline, George Lidster (men’s soccer); Pat Sullivan, Susie Homan (volleyball); Jim Pixlee (basketball, football, athletic director); Margie Foster-Cunningham (gymnastics); Carl Cox (swimming); Bill Shreve (tennis); Paul Wilkins (crew); Callie Flipse (men’s water polo); and John Castleberry (baseball). Athletic Directors Bob Faris (’39)- […]

Earth Day 2000 Rally draws eclectic crowd

Families, students, pets and environmental activists descended upon the National Mall Saturday to participate in the Earth Day 2000 Rally. People picnicked as music groups grooved amid a flurry of fliers and pamphlets – on recycled paper – that circulated around the crowd. Earth Day participants listened to musical acts that included Clint Black, James […]


David Falk (’75) David Falk graduated from GW Law School in 1975. Ever since, as a sports and entertainment attorney and chief executive of Falk Associates Management Enterprises, he perhaps has had more impact on the business of sports in the last 20 years than any other man. That is, after Michael Jordan, of course. […]