November 10, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 27

Stories from the November 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW aims beyond A-10

The GW women’s basketball team won 16 of its last 17 regular-season games last year and then won four more to capture the Colonials’ first Atlantic 10 Championship in seven years. An NCAA Tournament berth followed, and GW beat the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., before falling to Villanova University in the second round. […]

Women have ’97 blueprint

Seven years ago, the GW women’s basketball team had a lethal inside-outside combination with one of the best centers in the nation and a premier shooting guard, both of whom were seniors. The 1996-97 Colonials also had a Spanish star up front and a mix of veterans and freshmen in the backcourt. This formula led […]

Inside George’s Head

GW doesn’t mess around in the mascot department. While other schools are willing to settle for one guy in a felt suit scurrying around in front of spectators, the Colonials have three mascots revving up the crowd at every home game. Being a mascot is not unlike being a super hero: you wear a costume […]

Scouting Report: Women’s Basketball

East Division St. Joseph Hawks Last season: 19-11, 13-3 A-10 The Hawks will start five seniors and shouldn’t have much trouble winning the East again with that experience. Irina Krasnoshiok, a 6-foot-5-inch center, should continue to put up big numbers in the middle. Last year she averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game. There is […]

The buzz on P Street

Walk half a block from a Starbucks, and you’ll walk into another Starbucks. Most of the time, the old joke rings true: Starbucks is everywhere. But every now and then there are exceptions. One local exception is at 2150 P St., where Soho Tea and Coffee has been providing coffee in an alternative late-night social […]

GW snubbed in preseason coaches’ poll

The ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches’ poll came out last week, and the GW women’s basketball team missed the Top 25 by a single point. The Colonials were beat out for the 25th spot by Auburn University, last year’s WNIT winner. The University of Virginia, which went 17-14 last year and lost its leading scorer, came […]

Rachel Gainer finds her voice

Rachel Gainer won the Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition last year, a contest whose past winners include Donald Hall and Sylvia Plath, marking her as one of the country’s top college poets. But you might never realize that by just talking to her. “I’m not very good at articulating myself in conversation,” Gainer says, glancing down […]

Column: With talent in place, attitude will be key

In the 1987 movie “Wall Street,” Gordon Gekko told us greed was good even though we’d always been taught greed was bad. In 2003, the GW women’s basketball team must learn that another less-than-desirable trait is good, because without some arrogance, the Colonials will end up repeating their past mistakes. Against the Atlantic 10, arrogance […]

Striking gold at the Silver Diner

The Silver Diner 3200 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA (703) 812-8600 Open 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday It’s Friday night and your evening so far has been a bust. It’s only 1 a.m., so you can’t go to sleep, but you don’t want to stay […]

Volleyball continues road slide

The GW volleyball team is now in jeopardy if not qualifying for the Atlantic 10 Tournament after losing on the road to Dayton and Xavier last weekend. The Colonials started the season with a 10-game winning streak but now must win one of their final two games at home next weekend to secure the fourth […]