A new coach and a new athletic director have done little so far to draw more students to Men's Basketball games at Bender Arena. The Eagles are 17 games into their regular season and rank last in the Colonial Athletic Association in home attendance with an average of 743 fans per game.
The Eagles continued their undefeated season on Saturday with a 125.5-111.5 victory over East Carolina during Senior Day at Reeves Athletic Complex. Saturday was the Eagles final home match as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. Ethan Bassett led the Eagles with two victories in the 1,000m and the 500m freestyle events.
While President George W. Bush continues to work at filling his presidential cabinet, AU athletic director Dan Radakovich has nearly filled his cabinet of assistant athletic directors. AU hired Radakovich in September as the University's athletic director after former athletic director Lee McElroy left for a similar position at the State University of New York-Albany.
Despite being overlooked by the NCAA tournament selection committee and being denied by the Colonial Athletic Association to play for a conference title, AU Women's Volleyball team will be recognized Wednesday night during halftime of the Men's Basketball game against Richmond University at 7 p.m.
Eight years ago this week, a photo of Bill and Hillary Clinton graced the front page of The Eagle, marking the inauguration of President Clinton as the 42nd American president. While the Clintons moved in to the White House, their daughter Chelsea Clinton moved into the Sidwell Friends School just two miles from AU's campus.
The controversy surrounding the presidential election in Florida is over, and on Saturday Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist inaugurated George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States. Despite Al Gore's victory in the popular vote, the country seems ready to move beyond the election and support Bush's initial steps to establish his government.
It is 30 degrees, sunny, cold and blustery. It is the kind of day where the leaves that remain on the trees are torn from their branches, and people hide under their overcoats and earmuffs. For D.C.'s bike messengers the wind and cold weather are quite fitting considering the way they see themselves perceived around the city.
While students at the Catholic University of America continue their bitter dispute with their neighbors, student leaders at AU are promising several proactive steps to improve community relations with the school's neighbors. Student Confederation President Ken Biberaj said the SC intends to expand their sphere of influence to include an activist agenda in the D.
The AU women's volleyball team expects big things of themselves this season, but apparently so does the rest of league. In a preseason coaches' poll the Eagle were picked to finish first in the seven-team Colonial Athletic Association this year. The Eagles will return five seniors winners to a squad, which finished last season at 25-7.