Thursday, October 27, 2011

Basketball season starts in 10 days! And info from the Athletic Department

10 days! I am excited. Just got this from GW, lots of useful stuff:

Colonials Fans,
There's only 10 days until the start of the 2011-12 men's basketball season and the Colonials' exhibition game against Bowie State on Sunday, November 6 at 6pm. Please read this entire email for some important updates about your game day experience.
Your Season Tickets are on the Way!
Men's basketball season tickets are being mailed today. If you do not receive your tickets in the mail by Wednesday, November 2, or if your address has changed since you renewed your tickets, please call 202.994.7325.
Men's Basketball Exhibition November 6
You'll need those tickets to get into our Colonials men's basketball exhibition game against Bowie State on Sunday, November 6 at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm and we hope to see you there!
Parking on Gameday
With the construction of our new Science and Engineering Hall, we know that parking is a concern for our fans.  If you are driving to the game, Parking Services has put together a convenient guide to campus garages with their rates and times. We recommend parking in either the Academic Center or Marvin Center on game day.
New Will Call and Additional Entrances
This season, all Will Call tickets will be available for pick-up at the street level entrance on the corner of 22nd and G Streets, NW (the Northeast Corner of the Smith Center on the concourse level) beginning one hour prior to the start of the game. Please walk up the ramp to pick up your tickets and have your photo ID ready.
There is also an additional entrance on the corner of G and 23rd Streets for fans who have their tickets in-hand and want to skip the Box Office. Our G & 23rd Street entrance is also a convenient entry for our Athletic Director's Club and Colonials Club members.
BB&T Ticket Pick-Up
Tickets for the BB&T Classic are going to available for pick-up at Will Call (the Northeast Corner of the Smith Center on the concourse level) beginning at half-time on both the November 6 exhibition game and the November 11 Home Opener game against UMES.  If you would like to purchase additional BB&T tickets, please call 202-994-7325.
We can't wait to get the season started and we're looking forward to seeing you next Sunday!
RAISE HIGH the Buff and Blue!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Colonials taking Metro to BB&T, get lots of press for it

The Athletic Department is killing it recently. There's already been the great ESPN articles about Mike Lonergan calling GW his "dream job," and they are continuing to do awesome, clever stuff. For example, it was recently announced that the team will be taking the Metro to the BB&T Tournament on December 4th against VCU, rather than rent a bus. This got picked up by the Washington Post's DC Sports Bog, which was then picked up by USA Today and Yahoo Sports. I can't be happier about this, so great to see the university doing cool and novel stuff to get us some press. I will certainly be on that train when it happens. Of course, the GWHoops crowd, while happy, had other ideas. Why not walk? Why not do Capital Bikeshare instead? Come on guys, they're already in the national news.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

TCU leaves Big East, more dominos to fall??

Yuh oh. I hope if they leave they don't grab Xavier and Dayton. There are only 6 football programs left.

Rumor has it Louisville and Cincinnati are thinking of leaving too.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Temple to join Big East?

Yuh oh. Apparently Big East presidents are voting on Sunday on whether to bring in Temple as a full member for all sports, according to Mike DeCourcy. This would obviously cause a hole in the A-10's hoops as Temple has long been one of the best programs for some time. We are in a land of confusion.

I wonder who else our little geographically-dysfunctional league might try to bring in? GMU and VCU would be my top choices, then places like Western Kentucky and UNC-Wilmginton. Of course somewhere like Butler would be amazing, but I don't think that would happen.

And does this mean that the Big East won't try to take schools without football, like Xavier and Dayton? If so, at least there's a ray of hope here. Of course, that means we wouldn't get to join the Big East in one of those domino scenarios.

This might also mean that the Big East is going to try to keep football as the big deal, which means schools without it like Villanova, Providence, and that school off Wisconsin Ave might be out in the cold. Which could be good or bad for us.

H/T to GWHoopsters for the heads-up.

You can get college basketball tickets here.