Monday, June 28, 2010

Rumor: Donyell Marshall is the new GW assistant coach

That's what folks on GWHoops have to say, it's going to be former NBA player and UConn Huskie Donyell Marshall. The GWHoopsters say it's mainly for recruiting, he has a lot of AAU contacts and his son is a good prospect. I'm ok with that, though I really think GW needs an Xs and Os guy to replace Mike Ellerbe, who left to work at DePaul.

I don't believe Hobbs recruited Marshall, who played for 8 different NBA teams from 1994 to 2009, and later worked as an analyst for Comcast SportsNet.


Let's hope Marshall remembers his clothes this time:





Of course, he also hit 12 3-pointers in a game once, so he knows how to shoot.



Sunday, June 27, 2010

Because it's pretty hard to find assistant basletball coaches

Question from GWHoops.com: why hasn't Karl hired an assistant basletball coach?

I love typos. I suppose it's a valid question, but this is also June. Relax and go play some basletball. Which is an awesomely fun sport. Not many results on Google for it however, nor is there a Wikipedia page. It's fun to say though, try it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cool photo gallery of the Smith Center renovations



Looks like they're at work on the Smith Center, and GWSports has a gallery. Looks good!

Right now we're on Phase III of the renovations, which have their own snazzy website, and a phase III page:
Phase III will announce the arrival of the new Charles E. Smith Center with:

* Renovated exterior fa├žade
* New hall of fame and box office entryway
* Concessions concourse
The hall of fame entryway is, I believe, what's pictured above.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mike Hall writes about life in Europe. Also he is The Man.

Mike Hall has been writing periodically about playing ball in Italy, and he has a new one up on GW's Facebook page. Pretty interesting stuff about flights, comparing Europe vs NBA basketball, fans lighting fires in the stands, and more. Mike is a real credit to GW.

Pictured is Mike dunking on some fools.

Hat tip to Herve at GWHoops for finding the link.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memories of GW football

NJ Colonial posted some fascinating stories about GW football on GWHoops the other day, about the last few years of the program, which stopped after the 1966 season. The team was pretty decent for awhile there, and was also one of the first to integrate in the Southern Conference, which is cool. Something else interesting is that Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans, who played for GW in the 1930s, later became an NFL hall of famer.

Check out the article here, and some great photos.

Here's more on GW Football from the (great) GW Encyclopedia. Fun fact: GW is 1-0 all time in bowl games, beating Texas Western (now UTEP) in the 1956 Sun Bowl.

Photo of Garry Lyle.
You can get college basketball tickets here.