Welcome to MasonHoops.com

Jump in to the discussion! Sign up is easy, we want to hear what you have to say!

Sign Up

GMU: Where Construction is Tradition

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Yossarian, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. psyclone

    psyclone All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    626
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    I'm not sure it's related to the practice facility or not, but on the second floor, the treadmills are being moved away from the front corner (windowed) side to over in front of the other tv sets. Apparently they are building another classroom in the area where the treadmills used to be.
  2. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

    Likes Received:
    853
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    http://gomason.com/news/2017/6/29/m...s-dedicated-basketball-practice-facility.aspx

    FAIRFAX, Va.— Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Brad Edwards has announced that construction of the dedicated George Mason University Basketball Practice Facility commenced on June 1, as part of phase I of the Basketball Excellence Plan to enhance recruiting and student-athlete development.

    The Basketball Excellence Plan, which also includes a complete overhaul of the teams' locker rooms at EagleBank Arena, is an important step toward making Mason more attractive for top recruits within the increasingly competitive national landscape.

    A leadership gift of $275,000 from George Mason longtime supporter Kathy McKay and her family and commitments from other Patriots donors enabled Mason to fund the project. In gratitude of the lead gift, the basketball practice court as well as a locker at EagleBank Arena will be named after the McKay Family.

    "Although we haven't yet realized the entire fundraising goal, we have hit the threshold to begin construction, which is more than 50 percent of the total budget," said Edwards. "It is critical that we have the practice facility project completed before the start of the basketball season in November. In the basketball-driven Atlantic 10 Conference, it is imperative that our basketball teams have a dedicated space to develop and compete.
  3. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Starter

    Likes Received:
    908
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    I can't love this statement enough!

    The full, $15 million Basketball Excellence Plan is part of the athletic department strategic vision.
  4. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    4,150
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    The fact that our athletic department HAS a strategic vision is a great step in the right direction.

    Brad deserves a raise.
  5. MASONscott

    MASONscott Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    185
    Trophy Points:
    418
  6. MASONscott

    MASONscott Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    185
    Trophy Points:
    418
  7. DJ3

    DJ3 Starter

    Likes Received:
    290
    Trophy Points:
    1,290
    Well that's awesome!
  8. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III Starter

    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    I love this part of the statement:

    "This kind of infrastructure improvement is critical, because the success of our basketball program ultimately provides increased exposure opportunities that are necessary to recruit prospective students to George Mason. This national recruitment supports the growth of our institutional research mission which ultimately strives to increase prosperity and improve quality of life in Northern Virginia."

  9. CHRISTOPHER JAMES JOLLAY

    CHRISTOPHER JAMES JOLLAY All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,271
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Good to know this project will improve the quality of life of everybody in Northern Virginia.

    Mason slays me. Wonder where the rest of the $ will come from, since we're only 50% there for a project to be completed in November.
  10. TweederGMU

    TweederGMU Starter

    Likes Received:
    656
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    VA
    God Bless Kathy McKay.

    Alright Darrell Green...... go out and get us some business donors for this plan!
  11. Mason2005

    Mason2005 Starter

    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    "New Musco Lighting will be installed at EagleBank Arena as well, allowing for an improved game day atmosphere, before the start of the 2017-18 basketball season."

    Hopefully a light show for the intros then.

    http://www.musco.com/sports/sports.html

    Indoor Arena Solution
    Show-Light Green reduces energy consumption, while improving playability. Instant on/off capabilities further enhance player introductions and halftime entertainment—offered with an HID or LED light source.

    Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk
    MasonFanatic and TweederGMU like this.
  12. TweederGMU

    TweederGMU Starter

    Likes Received:
    656
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    VA
    God Bless Kathy McKay.

    Alright Darrell Green...... go out and get us some business donors for this plan!
    MasonFanatic and DJ3 like this.
  13. DJ3

    DJ3 Starter

    Likes Received:
    290
    Trophy Points:
    1,290
    Just take away his salary and we will have enough money to move forward.
    TweederGMU likes this.
  14. The Great PATSby

    The Great PATSby Starter

    Likes Received:
    683
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Practice facility operational before the start of the 17-18 season... damn that's quick. I wish they would've widened 28 that quick.
    MasonFanatic likes this.
  15. MasonSAE4

    MasonSAE4 Starter

    Likes Received:
    606
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Must only be phase I. No way they raise the money that quick to complete.
  16. MasonSAE4

    MasonSAE4 Starter

    Likes Received:
    606
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Got out of work to see ground has been broken on a practice facility and that god awful lighting is being replaced. Time to f*cking celebrate!
    TweederGMU likes this.
  17. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,930
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Yes, only phase I (and locker rooms in the EBA apparently).
  18. GSII

    GSII All-American

    Likes Received:
    1,465
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    What is Phase 2? How many phases are there?
  19. MasonGrad01

    MasonGrad01 Specialist

    Likes Received:
    74
    Trophy Points:
    205
    12
  20. Mason2005

    Mason2005 Starter

    Likes Received:
    532
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Whole point is to give the players a court they have access to 24/7 365 days a year. Phase 1 accomplishes that so I'm good with it.

    Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Share This Page