Friday, October 17, 2014

Colonials Invasion is tonight! Kickoff GW's season at the Smith Center

It's time again, all -- the season is starting. Tonight is Colonials Invasion, when the good guys have a big party and hold a dunk contest. Here's more info! Go!

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Join the GW men's and women's basketball teams, gymnastics, Capital Funk, Bhangra, the Spirit Program and more at the Smith Center as we kick off Colonials Weekend and get the 2014-15 basketball season underway. The night will be filled with performances, giveaways and more.
Doors will open at 8 p.m. and all fans can enter through the main entrance of the Smith Center on 22nd Street, between G and F Streets NW.

Admission

All Colonials fans are invited to attend Colonials Invasion and it is a FREE event for all! We encourage students, parents, faculty and staff to come out to the Smith Center to help us celebrate GW Athletics and school spirit.

What To Expect

  • Introduction to the GW men's and women's basketball teams
    Performances by:
  • The GW gymnastics team
  • The Cheer Team and First Ladies
  • Capital Funk
  • GW Bhangra
  • The Voice Gospel Choir
  • GW Band
    Contests and Giveaways hosted by the Colonial Army
    Plus:
  • The annual men's basketball dunk contest
  • Fun, music and more!
For questions or more information, please call 202.994.7670 or email turosik@gwu.edu

Monday, October 13, 2014

Meet the men's basketball team on Oct. 25, scrimmage, Q&A


This is pretty awesome: GW is hosting a Meet the Team event on Saturday, October 25, with a lunch with players and staff, a scrimmage, and a Q&A with Coach Mike Lonergan and his staff. And it's free! Click the image for the full version and you can RSVP here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quick (literally) video of GW practicing -- 56 days to go!

It's 56 days until GW starts their season! And the athletic department posted a quick video of practice, sped up just a little bit.

I'm excited! How about you?



Hat tip to GWHoopsters for the video

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Atlantic 10 tournament coming to Verizon Center in 2018!


Well, this is pretty awesome! The Atlantic 10 announced that the men's conference tournament will be at the Verizon Center in 2018. It's in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center until 2016, then Pittsburgh in 2017. Here's the link to GW's press release about it. That means we not only get to see lots of basketball, there's presumably a home court advantage for the good guys.

AD Patrick Nero and coach Mike Lonergan are pleased (for good reason!)
"The announcement of the 2018 men's basketball championship coming to D.C., just days after the news of our record number of national television games ahead in 2014-15, is yet another sign of the strong, upward trajectory of our program and conference, and should be very pleasing to our fans both locally and across the country," said George Washington Director of Athletics Patrick Nero. "This is an incredible city to live in and to visit, and we're thrilled that D.C. will play host to this marquee event."

"Having grown up locally I have great memories of watching basketball games at the many venues around the city and in the area," said Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Lonergan. "To have this opportunity to compete for a championship at Verizon Center in front of our loyal fan base, family and friends will be very special for me. I've always thought that the best high school basketball in the country is played in the DMV, so having the A-10 Championship here should aid our efforts to recruit locally and be attractive to players who can now try to win a championship at home."

Monday, August 11, 2014

Get to know you interviews with incoming players Jorgensen, Cimino and Bryant

GW has three great videos on incoming players Paul Jorgensen, Matt Cimino and Darian Bryant -- interviews by GW players with the newbie. Pretty cool stuff and a good idea. Check them out. I, for example, learned that Cimino is pronounced like "SIM-inno" rather than "sim-EENO." One thing I like is that everybody talked about academics and the location as a reason for choosing GW.


John Kopriva interviews Jorgensen:



 Nick Griffin interviews Cimino:



 Patricio Garino interviews Bryant:
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Whoa, is Woodrow Wilson the Nats' new racing President? (Update: Nope)

Update: I'm told this guy wear the head at local races to promote a Woodrow Wilson Bridge race. Too bad, it would be awesome if the Nats added Wilson. It's a cool head, anyway. Now back to your regular off-season GW stuff.

First off, my apologies for non-GW basketball related stuff, but this was pretty cool (and it's a president, so that sort of counts?)

My friend tagged me on an Instagram photo by Pacers, a DC running store, of what looks like a Woodrow Wilson Nationals racing president running on a track.

The style and size of the head looks similar to the others, but the runner is only wearing the head, so maybe the Nats are testing out a new one to see how it works? If you recall, folks who ran complained about the Teddy head being exceedingly difficult to run in, which is why Teddy always lost (until they rigged it.)

Here's the link to the picture on Instagram. It's not clear where it is (and of course, could just be some other random racing president, but I find that hard to believe.)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wake Forest forward Tyler Cavanaugh transfers to GW -- learn more about him from a Wake blogger

You may have seen that 6'9" forward Tyler Cavanaugh announced he was transferring to GW the other day -- a great get for GW and Coach Mike Lonergan. Cavanaugh started 22 of 30 games as a sophomore at Wake and averaged 8.8 points and 3.8 boards a game.

Cavanaugh has to sit out this season due to transfer rules, but that didn't stop former GW athletics department communications and outreach guru David Earl from talking to Wake Forest blogger Robert Reinhard about Cavanaugh. Earl is starting a new podcast called Hail the Buff, and this is the first episode. Good stuff. I'll be looking forward to more.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maurice Creek signs pro contract (we're not sure where yet, though)

This is pretty awesome news: today on Twitter Mo Creek posted a picture of him signing his first pro contract with his mom. Creek, a transfer from Indiana after multiple injuries, led the Colonials in scoring this past season and helped bring the good guys to the NCAA tournament.

I couldn't be happier for him, and hope we find out soon where he'll be playing!

Here's his GWSports profile -- he was named third-team all conference last season.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Men's basketball opponents announced: 2 games vs VCU, Davidson, Mason, Duq, Rich


Basketball! It's almost here (if you consider fall 2014 almost.)

But to wet your whistle for the season, GW released the home and away opponents for the good guys: home-and-home with new conference member Davidson, plus VCU, Richmond, George Mason and Duquesne. There are also home games against UMass, Dayton, St. Bonaventure and St. Louis, and away games with the rest, Fordham, La Salle, Rhode Island and St. Joe's.

Seems like a pretty good schedule, most of the better teams the good guys will face at home.

The dates are TBD.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In the Interest of (hopefully) Burgeoning Rivalries

The court case between Maryland and the ACC has had its share of ugly moments, but this just might make the whole ordeal worth it. The ACC submitted the following document during the proceedings. The document, filled with errors, simplistic phrasing, and rampant Clip Art, reads like something a student would put together at 3 A.M. the night before a presentation. Also, the entire thing is in caps. I feel like I'm being yelled at. 

Enjoy

ACC PRESS RELEASE: 

THERE IS NO DOUBT WHICH CONFERENCE IS SUPREME IN BASKETBALL, EXCEPT THAT TIME DUKE AND SYRACUSE LOST TO MERCER AND DAYTON IN THE SAME TOURNAMENT. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON AND UVA WILL PLAY A HOME & HOME SERIES THE NEXT TWO SEASONS. THIS WILL MAKE FINANCIAL SENSE FOR REASONS. YOU WANT NUMBERS?! WE HAVE NUMBERS: 


THE BIG A-10 WILL MAKE APPROXIMATELY $$$$$ DOLLARS. THAT'S FIVE MORE DOLLAR THAN THEY WOULD HAVE MADE, WHICH IS ALMOST 27 DANISH KRONES. THAT'S LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS TO THAT CENTER YOU HAVE, IF HE GOT PAID. WE AT THE ACC HAVEN'T EVEN DECIDED HOW MUCH WE'RE GONNA MAKE.

THANK YOU
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