A10 Announces Five Patriots’ Games on Facebook Live

By Chris Metsala | On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - No Comments »

In a fairly progressive move for the A10, the conference has announced that select games will be shown on Facebook Live, including five Mason games (three away, including at VCU).  The feed will be from MASN simulcasts for two of the games, let’s hope the other three aren’t broadcast by a staffer with an iPhone!   The five Patriots broadcasts will be conference games, beginning... 

Mason to play at Penn on December 10

By Alan Kelly | On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 - No Comments »
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George Mason will play the Penn Quakers at the historic Palestra on Saturday, December 10, according to NYC Buckets. Last season, the Quakers visited Fairfax on December 5, falling 63-44 to the Patriots as Jaire Grayer poured in 20 points, and Dave Paulsen’s squad held the visitors to 16 points on 24% shooting in the first half. This season will mark the first-ever visit to the 90-year-old... 

Former George Mason track star David Verburg makes US Olympic Team [Video]

By Alan Kelly | On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - No Comments »

On Sunday afternoon in Eugene, Oregon, David Verburg ’13 qualified for Team USA by finishing third in the 400 meters at the US Olympic Trials with a time of 44.82 seconds. Verburg will join LaShawn Merritt (43.97) and Gil Roberts (44.73) at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next month. .@LaShawnMerritt sets the WORLDS FASTEST TIME in the 400m final! 😯🎉😱 What an unbelievable... 

How Lebanon Valley College scheduled George Mason [Lebanon Daily News]

By News Robot | On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 - No Comments »
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The Lebanon Valley men’s basketball team released its 2016-17 regular-season schedule Monday. The opener will be unlike any Dutchmen tip-off in 30 years. On Nov. 15, LVC is set to visit George Mason for the program’s first game against a Division I school since 1986, when it faced Bucknell. Head coach Brad McAlester, soon to enter his 23rd year on the sidelines, cemented the meeting... 

Shevon Thompson joins New Orleans Pelicans for Las Vegas summer league

By Alan Kelly | On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 - No Comments »
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Shevon Thompson will play for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans in the Las Vegas Summer League next month, joining Pelicans draft picks Buddy Hield (Oklahoma) and Chieck Diallo (Kansas), as well as nine other NBA hopefuls. The 6’11” center and his teammates are guaranteed at least five games against the 24-team field, with three preliminary games for seeding, plus playoff and... 

Shevon Thompson’s NBA Journey Continues [Basketball Insiders]

By News Robot | On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 - No Comments »

As his heart raced, his mouth was drier than a June day in the Jamaican heat. Shevon Thompson said a prayer, sighed and marched toward the check-in line for his Miami-bound American Airlines flight. And even as he checked his bags, the 19-year-old couldn’t believe that he had made it to this point. For the first time, Thompson was leaving his native Jamaica to pursue his basketball career. Read... 

5 Reasons George Mason could make the 2017 NCAA Tournament [A10Talk]

By News Robot | On Friday, June 17th, 2016 - No Comments »
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George Mason, though still nowhere near where it wants to be, made a little bit of progress last year with an 11-21 finish to the season under head coach Dave Paulsen. Yeah, 11 wins is nothing spectacular, but I’m pretty sure most Mason fans are relieved to have gotten to double digits, especially after Paul Hewitt’s last season where the Patriots went 9-22. 2 more wins are 2 more wins.... 

Shevon Thompson working out for NBA teams as draft approaches

By Alan Kelly | On Thursday, June 16th, 2016 - No Comments »
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Shevon Thompson now has interest from at least three NBA teams. According a tweet from Moke Hamilton of Basketball Insiders, the Jamaican center worked out for the Washington Wizards today, and will work out for the Chicago Bulls tomorrow, June 17. This comes on the heels of Thompson’s workout with the Houston Rockets back on June 6th. NBA teams work out dozens of prospects, but any... 

2016-17 Conference Schedule Pairings Announced

By Alan Kelly | On Thursday, June 16th, 2016 - No Comments »
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Yesterday, the Atlantic 10 Conference announced home and away schedule pairings for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Local rivals VCU, George Washington, and Richmond, as well as Saint Louis and UMass, will make up the Patriots’ home-and-home partners for the 2017 conference slate. Second-year coach Dave Paulsen’s team will face the other eight A10 teams once each, hosting Duquesne,...