Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Presidents' Day: Video

It's Gee-Dub's Day (plus Abe) so here's a classic video about how George is awesome.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Athletic director Kvancz announces retirement, GW announces review of athletics

Big news for GW, longtime athletic director Jack Kvancz has announced his retirement, which will be in June 2011. At the same time, GW has commissioned an evaluation of the athletics program chaired by Yankees president, GW alum and Board of Trustees member Randy Levine.

While Kvancz has done a good job, getting GW basketball to great heights, I agree with most of the GWHoops crowd in saying that it was time. I'm looking forward to somebody with more energy and drive to improve the program, which I felt Kvancz lacked sometimes.

I'm hopeful but cautious of the review -- after all, President Knapp came from Johns Hopkins, a mostly non-Division 1 school, although their lacrosse team is Division 1 and one of the best in the country. Levine, however, you'd assume is a big sports fan.

I hope they don't recommend that GW focus less on athletics or basketball.

Here's GW's press release.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Buff Out this Wednesday against Richmond

Those jerks the Spiders are coming to town on Wednesday, and GW has a Buff Out planned. Richmond is having a great year, going 18-6 and 7-2 in conference. It'll be a tough one, but hopefully with lots of noisy fans in buff (or shirtless, I suppose) the good guys will have some proverbial wind in their sails. Here's the press release:
Don’t miss the GW men’s basketball team as they take on the Richmond Spiders this Wednesday night at the Charles E. Smith Center for the 2011 Buff Out!

GW Men’s Basketball vs. Richmond
Buff Out
Wednesday, February 9th
7:00pm • Charles E. Smith Center

Be sure to wear your favorite Buff gear to the game to help the Colonials "Buff Out" the Smith Center.  Fans can visit the Colonials Spirit Shop to get 25% off all Buff t-shirts. There will be a special halftime presentation recognizing the 300 Dean's List Athletes and the Student Athletes' Choice for Professor of the Year. Encourage your friends to join us for the last four home games of the season by purchasing our new Colonials Battle Plan ticket pack – a four game package starting as low as $32!  We hope to see you this Wednesday as we Buff Out the Smith Center and beat the Spiders!

And here's a video about spiders

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cool commercial: Colonials Battle Plan -- on MTV!?

So I heard we lost to Duquesne -- apparently it's opposite year, Duquesne is good.

But who cares about those Blufftop jerks, GW is putting out some cool commercials, including this one on the Colonials Battle Plan. They've been showing it on MTV! Must be a local commercial deal. Pretty awesome if you ask me.

You can get college basketball tickets here.