George Washington to drop Colonials nickname

George Washington will change its athletics moniker, the Colonials, citing a division in the community over the name.The board of trustees voted Wednesday to accept the results of study by a special committee that had recommended finding an alternative nickname.A new name is expected to be in place by the 2023-24 academic year at the Washington, D.C., school.President Mark S. Wrighton said he appreciated the committee’s work.