Instead of shelling out more than $1,000 to charter a bus for the 1.8 mile trip from campus to the Verizon Center, first-year George Washington coach Mike Lonergan has chosen a more cost-effective way for his team to travel to its game against VCU on Dec. 4.
The Colonials will use public transportation.
George Washington will board the Washington D.C. Metrorail and take either the blue line or the orange line to and from the arena, a move that will both save money and provide the team a unique opportunity to connect with its fans. The school intends to invite students and alumni attending the BB&T Classic double-header to ride there and back with George Washington players and coaches.
The idea to take Metro to the game is one Lonergan borrowed from his college coach at Catholic University, the late Jack Bruen. When Bruen was the head coach at Colgate from 1989 to 1997, he'd have his team take the subway from its hotel to Madison Square Garden for games in the old ECAC Holid...