July 9, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 5

Stories from the July 9, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Hope in Hobbs

New GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs suspended Attila Cosby July 5 for “failing to meet his academic obligations.” Hobbs’s action brings welcome accountability to a program that has by many accounts lost its way in recent years. The decision to suspend Cosby comes unprompted by the NCAA – a strong statement that the […]

Richmond addition could mean new rivalry for GW

GW has a new rivalry on its hands as the University of Richmond joined the Atlantic 10 Conference July 1, dividing schools into eastern and western divisions for baseball and basketball. At least that’s the league’s plan, said Steve Haug, an assistant director of communications for the A-10. GW and Richmond will compete in the […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Attorneys complete Cosby Case

Defense and prosecuting lawyers presented their closing arguments Thursday, asking a D.C. Superior Court judge to consider the credibility of their witnesses in his decision, which is scheduled for Tuesday. The closing remarks came after defense attorney Billy Martin called his last witnesses to confirm Cosby’s testimony that he gave away two guns he owned […]

Brief: Brown to tryout for 76ers

Former GW guard SirValiant Brown, who went unselected in the June 27 NBA Draft, will tryout with the Philadelphia 76ers July 11, his mother Marcella Brown said Sunday. Marcella said her son has been in “great spirits” since going unselected in the draft two weeks ago. Marcella said Brown got what he wanted, which was […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW suspends Cosby pending hearing

GW officials announced Tuesday that GW basketball player Attila Cosby has been suspended from the University, following his conviction on seven misdemeanor counts in D.C. Superior Court. “Following standard University procedure, Attila Cosby has been suspended as a student pending a review of new information disclosed during his trial and now a matter of public […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW to host leadership conference

GW will host the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership World Leadership Congress July 13-21, for the third time in four years. This year’s conference, themed “Leadership and New Technologies in the 21st Century,” builds leadership skills in the areas of culture, science, service, government and business. Three hundred high school sophomores selected from their regional HOBY […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Brown finishes last of 76ers hopefuls

SirValiant Brown sat the bench again Sunday after playing his most minutes for the Philidelphia 76ers in the Shaw’s Summer League and scoring his only basket Friday. The former GW guard finished league play as the rookie team’s least productive player. Brown followed his best showing Friday – one basket in 14 minutes – with […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student proposes legislation to Congress

Students who are too young to vote or feel they do not have a voice in politics would be heard if legislation proposed by GW sophomore Samuel Kelner passes Congress. The Samuel Kelner Commission on Youth Authorization Act, which was referred to a House subcommittee in June, would create a panel of eight student appointees […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Killer confesses to GW murder

Police arrested a Massachusetts man Tuesday afternoon in connection with the murder of GW student Jonathan Rizzo and two other unrelated killings. Gary L. Sampson, 41, confessed to stabbing Rizzo to death after turning himself in to police during a failed house burglary. Police said Rizzo had stopped on the side of the road Friday […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby testifies to owning two guns

GW basketball player Attila Cosby said in testimony Wednesday he might have misled police and lawyers to believe he did not own a gun last year because there was none in his possession. In direct examination Cosby said he bought two guns, in 1999 and 2000, but gave them away to his mother and girlfriend’s […]