April 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 59

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

Colonial Century: The Greatest Suits of the Century

What is a suit exactly? Would Axtell vs. Penders count? No, but that’s close. The suits are the coaches, the athletic directors, the alumni that have made the GW athletic program that it is. Here, we present the top three coaches of the century, plus some honorable mentions (and a few athletic directors for good […]

Problems in college sports put spotlight on NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has been called many things. Recently critics nationwide have added one more NCAA label to the list – lame duck. Officials of collegiate basketball across the country say they are unhappy with the way the NCAA has been treating coaches and players. Some question investigations conducted by the NCAA into […]

GW’s Greatest Coaches: 1 – Bill Reinhart, Coach of the Century

Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Football Just through sheer numbers, Bill Reinhart is the runaway pick for Colonial Coach of the Century. For 24 seasons from 1935 to 1966 (in two tenures broken by service during World War II), Reinhart led the men’s basketball team to 316 wins and 239 losses and two NCAA Tournament appearances. He […]

Napster, universities discuss bandwidth complications

(U-WIRE) DURHAM, N.H. – Napster.com, the MP3 retrieval program that has been blocked by hundreds of universities nationwide, is currently working with 100 of those universities to solve the clogged bandwidth problem. However, the University of New Hampshire is not one of them. Napster is a popular worldwide distributor of MP3 (music) files. Once a […]

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 […]

Owners

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 […]