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GW Men's Hoops » The new nickname thread » 6/16/2022 5:07 am

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Let's just call ourselves the George Washington University Students. No current student who doesn't understand the difference between a Colonial and colonist can't possibly be offended by calling the teams the Students, right? Or maybe we call them the Student Athletes? We were already way ahead of our time by not referring to women's teams by inserting the word "Lady" into nicknames (which for the record I really liked that we didn't do that), so let's be ahead of our time by showing our inclusivity and just be the GWU Students!

Or maybe Collegiates?

GW Men's Hoops » Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24 » 6/15/2022 11:54 am

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From 10:47 to 10:48 the three posts by GWMayhem, GWRising and Free Quebec summed everything up perfectly. Did y'all plan to post within two minutes of each other and cover all the bases of why this is just so damn stupid?

GW Men's Hoops » Ricky Lindo Jr » 6/14/2022 8:40 am

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My reasoning for 13 and 10 are (a) someone has to score points aside from Bishop and for me Lindo should get plenty of those chances, barring a major transfer coming in, and (b) he can rebound as well as anyone / better than anyone currently on the roster. The 10 rebounds per game is probably wishful thinking, so maybe 12 & 8 is more realistic, but I can absolutely see him going 13 & 10 consistently. 

GW Men's Hoops » WaPo: George Washington University Needs a New Name » 5/11/2022 6:10 am

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When I saw the title of this thread, I assumed the opinion piece would be about the nickname. This is about the name of the university itself. That's crazy. I'm not terribly old but with this issue I feel like I'm screaming "get off my lawn!" 

See what once again is happening is people forget we can honor the positive in history and learn about it alongside the bad parts. We can simultaneously hold respect for the work George Washington did leading this country to become a country and still talk about how he owned slaves and, like so many in his day, was a racist, white, wealthy land-owner. 

You can argue a black university president would be great and I'd agree. That could be great for the university. And I'm sure there are many candidates who would be great and I hope they get a fair chance at the position. I'd, honestly, prefer we move away from the old white, long-entrenched in academia presidents. They don't seem to be working for us recently. 

But to talk about the importance of lifting up underrepresented groups at the school by trashing the name on the university strikes me as wrong. If the opinion piece was simply, it's time for better representation at GW and they can show this by hiring a minority president, that could be a great opinion piece. But to wrap it in, the university needs to re-brand itself just takes away from the main argument and weakens it significantly. 

GW Men's Hoops » Good Scheduling Idea » 5/04/2022 5:41 pm

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This is a great idea. I don’t see any downside for the A10 to jump in and do something like this. And as a GW fan, it would be great to get some new non-conference opponents that are of similar talent level. Less complaining about the OOC in November-December as well!

GW Men's Hoops » Quick poll » 4/25/2022 12:55 pm

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I was totally fine with the change and think it was the right move. Around the mid-point of conference play, I thought I was seeing signs of better execution from the players and I was hopeful that would continue to the end of the season. I think the final two weeks with some very ugly losses (and quite frankly ugly wins) were what made me think a coaching change was inevitable this year or next. On the whole, I didn't see enough consistency or growth over the season. And then looking back after the season was over it was pretty clear this was not a good GW team despite where we finished in the A10 in the regular season (which at best you could call mediocre). Whether Caputo is the right guy obviously remains to be seen. I'll echo what LSF said in opening the thread - I didn't see a good in-game strategy at all. So unless guys were hitting all their shots, we had no chance. I'm excited to see the game plan Caputo tries to implement. And excited to hopefully hear news soon about some new players!

GW Men's Hoops » Colonials in the Portal » 4/16/2022 2:28 pm

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I’m all for allowing waivers for players not to have to sit a year to transfer after a coach leaves. But I’m not in favor of it within the conference. I hope Brayon does well except against GW. And he should have to redshirt a year. I know those aren’t the rules anymore, but that’s lousy all around.

GW Men's Hoops » GW Next Head Coach Candidates Thread » 3/21/2022 12:40 pm

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GWRising - so these barriers to succeed (which many of have talked about for years here) have been in place for a long time. I have a few legitimate questions because I want to understand what is going on:
(1) Were these barriers increased while JC was the head coach?
(2) When JC was hired, were the barriers not increased but also promised to be reduced? If if they weren't reduced, who made the promise to JC they would be reduced?
I was ambivalent about whether JC deserved another year based on what I've seen on the court and in the recruiting world. Now if he was operating under even more restrictions then were put in place when KH was here and have since been implemented, I'd like to know. If further barriers were created in the past three years, I'd like to know who at the school is creating the barriers. But if he was promised a reduction in barriers that have been around since KH's time, but weren't removed - that's still frustrating as hell, but would be useful context. I think the few fans around here can agree the school puts our team at a disadvantage compared with the teams in our conference we aspire to compete against annually. We all want that to change. Is what happened to JC above and beyond how the deck was stacked against say continued success for KH? Or was it stacked further post-ML (Which we all know had a separate set of disaster around it)?

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs UMASS A10 Tourney Game Thread » 3/10/2022 8:05 pm

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Anyone else feel like all the progress we thought we made during the middle to later portion of A-10 regular season play disappeared in the past 10 days with the games against Mason, Fordham and now this one?

GW Men's Hoops » CAA Expanding » 1/25/2022 6:19 pm

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NJIT already moved out of the A-Sun. They are in America East now. America East is interesting if Stony Brook leaves. Thanks to Pikiell they had become one of the top teams in the conference with Vermont. Not sure who will compete with Vermont now. Also, Hartford is in that conference and already announce they are headed to D-3. Perhaps Vermont will be looking to move in the near future and becomes an A-10 possibility?

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs Rhode Island Game Thread » 1/22/2022 3:16 pm

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I have to admit that appeared (from my couch) to be the best coached game of the JC era. Adjustments made. The game plan worked, especially in the second half where we are so often beaten down. Kudos to the coaching staff on this. Well done. And it was awesome to see the players looking like they were playing within a system and knew their roles. It all just seemed to click today. I had asked after the VCU game if someone could point me toward any signs of progress. It's one game today, but I'm hoping today was my sign.

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs VCU Game Thread » 1/13/2022 8:43 am

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100% this. For us fans without inside knowledge, all we see is zero progress (some could even say regression). There are no signs this team is getting better, no discernible signs of coherent offensive or defensive flow, etc. Recruiting has not been up to par. We've brought in some talented transfers and one decent-looking freshman in three years. However, now that they're here, the don't look like a team that's growing and improving. Covid can excuse some sloppy play and poor shooting, but it can't excuse not looking like the team has any plan or strategy on the court.

If there is an insider here who can help me, I have a totally serious request: What signs should I be seeing right now as a non-insider that this program is headed in the right direction and won't continue to be scratching to avoid the play-in game in its own conference tournament each season? What are the tangible signs that can give me optimism?

danjsport wrote:

Whether or not GW will or won't get rid of JC (and whether they have the financial ability to do so) is not the point, to me. The point, to me, is that this team with JC is just awful. Awful to watch with an awful record. He may be back for business reasons. But I hope to hell he does something on the recruiting front because I'm not particularly excited about who is coming in so far and I don't want to watch this mess again. COVID plays a role for GW and other schools- but as I said last year, I don't see a strategic plan on or off the court to improve this team. I still don't. That's a problem.

I don't have the money to pay for a buyout, nor do I care enough about GW basketball to make such a payment (even if I could). That doesn't mean I can't bitch about how shitty JC's teams have been.

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs VCU Game Thread » 1/11/2022 9:02 pm

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Summation of the game: had the ball down by 16 with just over three minutes to go. Maybe we can go on a run to end the game losing by about 10 and have something from the second half to build upon. Instead, a wild shot is blocked and we proceed to lose by 27.  If that doesn’t sum up whatever it is this team does, I’m not sure what does. It’s rough and the tunnel is getting darker not brighter.

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs VCU Game Thread » 1/11/2022 8:16 pm

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I’ll add the players are seem likable and that makes this even tougher to watch.

GW Men's Hoops » GW vs VCU Game Thread » 1/11/2022 8:07 pm

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I’ve been holding out hope to see signs of progress this season. I understand this is the second straight season with a long disruption due to Covid but I just can’t find anything positive to generate hope for the future. I’m not a basketball genius but I can’t see any signs of progress whatsoever over the past three years. Surely even with the disruptions due to Covid, I was hoping we would at least see signs of improving structure on both offense and defense. I see nothing. I would be happy to have someone explain to me where there is progress but from my couch I see nothing that demonstrates that we will be better than Fordham’s cellar partner indefinitely. Someone tell me I’m wrong please because this sucks.

GW Men's Hoops » Domino Effect of Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC » 10/20/2021 7:10 am

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With those teams moving into the AAC, Temple looks more and more like a huge outlier in that conference. Time for them to come home to the A-10 just like UConn did with the Big East!

GW Men's Hoops » Decision on Colonials Moniker To Be Made This Academic Year » 10/08/2021 1:04 pm

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LSF is exactly right; this is the stuff that makes so much of the country hate progressives and complain about a progressive agenda. It's woke-ism run amok. Others have it right, this is a failure to understand history and context of American history. Will this mean I have to change my board name here too? Will the angry mob come after us with Colonial in our GWHoops board names as well?

All indications are that the name change is happening. It's just another disappointing and embarrassing mark on the school.

I'm all in favor of the re-branding of the Washington NFL team (I'm a fan of that team as well though my rooting interest has waned over time). Many other college nickname changes have made sense. This one does not.

That said, if it legitimately has to be changed, Revolutionaries is the only way to go. The woke progressives on campus will love it right? I mean that's what many of them yearn for, no? It ties in perfectly with George Washington and there needs to be no change of mascot (not that there needs to be one anyway since our mascot is George freakin' Washington). And the name doesn't overlap with the other Revolutionary War nicknames already in our conference or doesn't add another group of Rams to the mix.

GW Women's Hoops » 2021 Offseason Transfers » 3/22/2021 5:57 am

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She could be entering the portal to be able to speak with other schools while waiting to see who is hired and then make a decision. Seems reasonable to keep your options open and talk to the new coach once she/he is hired.

GW Men's Hoops » A Must Read Article About Transfers ... » 3/10/2021 9:59 am

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I think the NCAA should adopt similar draft and representation rules for all sports like they do with hockey. Because NCAA hockey must compete with Canadian junior hockey, they allow players to get drafted at age 18 and have agents and still play in the NCAA! Teams hold the players' rights until after they graduate, but they can sign sooner if they'd like. It seems like a no-brainer that something like NCAA basketball would benefit. Players could have their reps, NBA teams could draft players and let them develop in college. And when they are ready offer them NBA contracts.

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