November 10, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 27

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

Officials predict expansion will benefit A-10

Coaches and administrators lauded the Atlantic 10’s expansion plan at GW’s annual basketball media event Friday, calling it both financially and competitively beneficial to the University and the league. The A-10 announced Thursday it will expand from 12 to 14 teams beginning in 2005-06, when the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and St. Louis University join […]

Men’s soccer earns A-10 bid

The GW men’s soccer team clinched the sixth and final seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Saturday after battling through two overtimes to tie the Richmond Spiders, 1-1. The Colonials put themselves in good position to make the tournament after last weekend’s wins against LaSalle and Fordham. But when Rhode Island beat Massachusetts Friday, GW […]

Column: Dissent is not by definition patriotic

Debates over policy and politics are driven and sustained by clich?s. Though I have no way to quantify this, I’ll bet the sum total of most Americans’ political knowledge is embodied by clich?s. “Keep your laws off my body.” “Leave no child behind.” “Building a bridge to the 21st Century.” “No taxation without representation.” Of […]

Column: Hope for wins, expect answers

For five years now, it’s been the same old answer to the same old question. “Oh, George Washington? Yeah, they’ve got some good young guys. They’ll be really good … in a few years.” We heard it when Val Brown and Chris Monroe were freshmen. We heard it when T.J. Thompson and Tamal Forchion were […]

Hobbs looks to T.J. to lead

In one game last season, as in many others, point guard T.J. Thompson looked over at head coach Karl Hobbs late in the game. Visibly fatigued and in need of a breather for the final stretch of the second half, Thompson’s demeanor told Hobbs the sophomore needed a break, which is exactly why Hobbs pretended […]

Column: Understanding through education

Among many things I have enjoyed while at college, high on the list is meeting people from all over the world. But this cherished aspect of attending school in the District may be changing. According to a report by the Institute of International Education, enrollment by international students in the past year increased by less […]

The man behind the muscles

Colonial athletes agree – there is no such thing as an easy day in one of Mark Bearden’s workout sessions. But there is no such thing as a bad day, either. When the athletic department hired Bearden to be GW’s strength and conditioning coach last year, athletes learned right away that training would never be […]

Scouting Report: Men’s Basketball

East Division St. Joseph’s Hawks Last season: 23-7, 12-4 A-10 No. 18 (ESPN/USA Today) St. Joseph’s looks like the strongest team in the Atlantic 10. The Hawks return almost every player from last year’s NCAA Tournament team; most notably, preseason All-American senior Jameer Nelson, who entered and then withdrew from the NBA Draft this past […]

Task force to evaluate SMPA

A task force is assessing strengths and weaknesses of the School of Media and Public Affairs until December in an effort to improve the school and University-wide academics. The effort is part of GW’s continued plan to “achieve our goal to move the University into the group of top-tier institutions,” said Donald Lehman, executive vice […]

Photo Essay: Colonials in Training

An average practice for the GW men’s basketball team lasts about three hours and includes drills, scrimmages and, sometimes, a kick in the butt from head coach Karl Hobbs. The Colonials also practice their favorite offensive play: the fast-break alley-oop. After practice, players spend time stretching with trainers and lifting weights.