November 10, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 27

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

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.

The Freshmen: Less pressure, minutes will benefit rookies

A year ago, four freshmen joined the GW men’s basketball team with tremendous acclaim. And from day one, they were asked to play like it, as head coach Karl Hobbs was forced to rely on his top rookies and few veterans for big-time minutes. This year, Hobbs and his staff continued their recruiting success. But […]

Diwali rings in new year

A festival of lights brought Hindu students together in song, dance and joy Saturday night. About 350 students gathered in the Marvin Center for a Diwali celebration, the Indian Students’ Association 10th annual event for the festival. Diwali is a celebration of renewal of life and marks the beginning of the new year. After dining […]

Recuiting with Karl Hobbs

Hall, Mensah-Bonsu, Williams, Kireev. Pinnock, Lucas, Greene, Elliott. A year or two ago, these were just a handful of names amidst a stack of papers in the GW men’s basketball office. Today, they represent the future of the program. After about a year of the letters, phone calls, visits and schmoozing that is the college […]