Bob Dylan to Play Smith Center 11/13/10: How to Get Tickets

Yep! This post is pretty much what it says on the tin.

The 9:30 Club pre-sale starts today, 10/7, at 10:00 am and runs til 10 pm. The password is andband on Ticketmaster, and you can only snag 4 tickets at once.

According to Bob Dylan’s website, you can also pre-order tickets using the password ‘colonials.’ The Hatchet also reports that student tickets can be purchased at the Smith Center box-office at some discounted price [Watch this space for the price!]. Otherwise, they’re listed at $65.25 ($55 + fees).

Then, tickets go on regular sale Friday, October 8th at 10 am at Ticketmaster!

We’re going to assume these are general admission tickets, since there’s only one price, so make sure to cancel all your plans for that day and just camp out in front of Smitty Cent to get good seats!

GW Homecoming: 49ers? I hardly know ers!

As I’ve written before, I applaud any efforts that the GW Spirit and Athletics departments do to ramp up enthusiasm for Colonials basketball. And even though it seems to be a bit forced to me, I love the idea of Homecoming Weekend that is getting it’s first chance this year. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, GW has decided that this Saturday’s 6 PM game against the Charlotte 49ers should be part of the new tradition. Many of you will remember homecoming from the awkward dance in high school, or if you went to a college with a football program, you probably got it there. Without a football program, though, GW has never had a homecoming.

More info below!.

Battle of the Orange Line: Victory!


Conclusion of a series on The Battle of the Orange Line between GW and GMU in men’s basketball on December 2, 2009. We broke down the rivalry. Today: Hail to the buff and blue!

I think friend of the blog @dtearl summed it up best this morning on Twitter:”Wow. Something feels better about riding the orange line this morning, doesn’t it? #GWU”

Indeed it did Dave. Last night, after some good trash talking from the GMU Basketball Blog (glad you liked the banner picture!) GW came out playing some of their best basketball of the year. It certainly didn’t hurt that Mason was missing two of their starters, but that’s how these things work.The Colonials simply outdid the Patriots in every aspect of the game, and a 14-1 run to start the second half put the game out of reach.

So I am, of course, ecstatic that my favorite hoops team is now 5-1 and has a local victory to boot. But what makes me even happier is that this might actually become a rivalry. By all accounts, the crowd of 4,125 was raucous. And it wasn’t just the Colonial Army, apparently Mason fans made up ~35% of the crowd. Now, if I’m at the Smith Center, I hate opposing fans being there. But I kind of like it too. It makes for a fantastic atmosphere. So hopefully GW will return the favor and invade the Patriot Center next year. Regardless, let’s hope this turns out to be a regular thing. The Mason fans wanted to make fun of GW for taking this so seriously, but this can only be good for both schools. A real rivalry would sell tickets, garner media attention, and maybe bring us one step closer to getting GTown and UMD to grow the pair required to take a chance with we mid-majors. Can you imagine if the BB&T were a true local tournament (kind of like what it used to be, but local and with everyone) instead of the 3-game exhibition it is now? The Verizon Center would be insane.

So yeah, the win is great, but the chance at a rivalry is even better. I’ve got the utmost respect for Coach Larranaga and the Patriots for coming into the hostile Smith Center and working with a GW Athletic Department who is notoriously reticent to schedule anything fun for the fans. Here’s to hoping this goes beyond the 2-year commitment.




Battle of the Orange Line: Fathers and Presidents


Part 2 of a series leading up to The Battle of the Orange Line between GW and GMU in men’s basketball on December 2, 2009. We’ll be breaking down the rivalry in the coming days. Today: the namesakes and other presidents.

As the two DMV schools named after founding fathers, GW and GMU have a lot to live up to. So let’s take a quick gander at the legacies of each namesake.

Table comparing the Georges, Washington and Mason

Table comparing the Georges, Washington and Mason

I feel even the most biased of observers must cede this part of the argument to Washington. Certainly, Mason helped to write the Bill of Rights, but Washington gave birth to an entire nation without so much as an epidural. Regardless, has anyone ever created a video like this for Mason? I didn’t think so.

Since GW reigns supreme in the “named after more important dead person” category, how about living people?

Living people below!.

Weekday Roundup

Whoo back to the grindstone! I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend, and is spending their first Monday back window shopping at work in honor of Cyber Monday, apparently one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Neat!

Millennium Stage has some good acts this week. Also, basketball.