- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Last night at Smith Center:

Seen and heard

Foggy Bottom was buzzing over the news George Washington’s board of trustees unanimously approved Steven Knapp as the university’s next president, succeeding Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who is retiring.

When a reporter asked a longtime member of GW’s athletic administration whether Knapp would be in attendance to watch GW’s top athletic revenue producer, the administrator jokingly replied, “That would be me.”

By the numbers

18 Consecutive home wins for the Colonials. With the win over Maryland-Eastern Shore, GW has the nation’s fifth-longest homecourt winning streak, spanning two seasons.

Did you know?

Hall of Famer and current Oakland Raiders coach Art Shell played one season of basketball (1969-70) for Maryland-Eastern Shore. According to a UMES spokesman, Shell didn’t average a lot. The spokesman also said Shell’s numbers from that season are tucked away in a filing cabinet in Princess Anne, Md., and can’t be found on the Internet. NFL great Johnny Sample also supposedly played basketball for the Hawks, but no year is listed.

Ken Wright

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