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Gameday Experience

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by GSII, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    http://gomason.com/sports/2010/12/27/205059212.aspx:

    "National Competition
    The program has a history of success at UCA’s National College Cheerleading Championship. The team has placed in the top 10 of the Nation’s best college cheer teams for the past ten years. They are currently ranked 10th in Division I Small Coed.

    Mason Cheer Information
    Throughout the school year, practices are held 2-3 times a week with extra practices in October leading up to Mason Madness.

    Game schedules will be distributed in the beginning of the basketball season. Mason Cheerleaders are required to cheer games over Thanksgiving break, winter break and spring break if scheduled.

    Tryout Information – Updated 4.14.17
    The original date for tryouts (April 22, 2017) will now be postponed to the fall semester. An informational email will be sent to those that have completed the tryout paper work. The program is currently in the process of hiring the new Head Coach. Please continue to check the website for more information.

    Contact Information
    Jay Marsh
    jmars1@gmu.edu"
  2. Vurbel

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    Ouch, I just picture Jay Marsh in a masonettes outfit. How do I get this out of my mind?


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  3. Pikapppatri8

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    Thanks now I have that image and am trying dry scape my tounges with sandpaper
  4. Pablo

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  5. Vurbel

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    Heck, smack a logo on their shirts. How much is it to go to this national competition? I have no problem with their going, I have a problem with their trying to justify themselves by equating them to the basketball team. Do they even have scholarships? They aren't listed with the sports on gomason.com.
  6. Steve33

    Steve33 Specialist

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    Cost of going... Just using my knowledge of going to Disney World quite often. Basing this on 40 people, Students (dance team's) + coaches Airfare: $220 Round trip x 40 = $8800 / Hotel on Disney property (value resort) $90 per night (5 nights) x 20 rooms $9000. There are other costs included with competing im sure. Dont know if they "give" the dace teams tickets to the parks. for one day. They may be included with the logging package. either way you are looking at roughly $20k or so. Maybe more or less but i think this is a good number to base things on.
  7. GMUgemini

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    Do they recoup any expenses by getting into the top 5 or winning the competition, I wonder? It's not an NCAA sanctioned event, so they don't get money from the NCAA to compete.
  8. gmubrian

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    You two need step up your game. I just had 80 of the AOII's from Mason at my house for a party.
  9. Pikapppatri8

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    Meaningless post without pictures and/or video (low light acceptable)
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  10. gmubrian

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    Check their social media feeds, most of them were taking pictures...
  11. Pikapppatri8

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    So 80 AOIIs hanging out with an old fart alumni -- sounds fishy --- admirable but fishy


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  12. gmubrian

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    That hurts pikapp.
  13. dr. gunnie

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    For as much as we complain on here - a lot of it justifiable and myself included - it's a shame when the athletic department tries to do something involving fans like the player weeks going on right now on Twitter and there is hardly any participation from fans.

    For the past two days they've been encouraging fans to ask Kier questions for #KierWeek, and there have been like three questions. I understand that your not going to get some great in depth insight from these, but it would be nice to see a little more support for our players. I gotta imagine it's a little embarrassing for the guys when nobody is participating.

    Say what you will about VCU or Dayton, but I bet if they had an open forum to ask one of their returning starters a question similar to this, they would have more than just three questions (although the VCU fan questions might not be legible).
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  14. gmujim92

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    I'm guilty, but mostly because the questions I'd like to ask are ones the staff would never want the players to answer -- such as, which opposing player talks the most smack but has the least game?

    You're right though, our fan base sucks at making an effort sometimes.
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    You've got to ask that question right now, Jim. I wonder what Kier would say?
  16. gmu05

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    How much effort does it take to start a hashtag on twitter?
  17. GMUgemini

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    None, but it does require effort on the athlete's part to actually take part and answer questions (of course, if only 3 are asked, not much).
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    This one is on the students - I'm 36 and have no idea how to twitter. Looking forward to my 7 month old getting older so he can show me how to use technology in the future.
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    Come on Joe, I'm 35 and well versed in Twitter. When your kid turns into a teen Twitter will out dated like newspapers.

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