Patriots Picked 7th in A10 Power Rankings

By Chris Metsala | On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 - 1 Comment »

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman has George Mason at #7 in the first edition of his Atlantic 10 Power Rankings, just behind the Richmond Spiders and before Saint Josephs Hawks.  This puts the Patriots in the middle of the pack of the A10 in their inaugural season in the 13-team league.  The full article is part of ESPN’s Insider subscription, so I won’t post it here, but... 

Looking to 2014 – John Crosby

By Josh Holman | On Thursday, July 18th, 2013 - No Comments »

Each year during the summer AAU tournaments, news slowly starts to leak about which schools are targeting certain players. One of the names George Mason fans have been seeing a lot lately, is 2014 PG John Crosby. Crosby has been a priority for this staff for a long time. At 6’3″, he has the height that Paul Hewitt likes in a point guard. Crosby has been described as a smooth... 

George Mason Will Face Iowa State in Diamond Head

By Josh Holman | On Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 - No Comments »

The 2013 Diamond Head Classic bracket was released today on ESPN.com, and George Mason will open against Iowa State on Sunday, December 22nd at 5:30 et on ESPNU.  All of the games will air on one of the ESPN channels (the 7th place game will be on ESPN3). Mason will then face either Oregon State or Akron in their 2nd game. The full bracket can be found on ESPN.com: http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/diamond_head_classic.pdf Back... 

Mason Officially Becomes A-10 Member

By Chris Metsala | On Monday, July 1st, 2013 - No Comments »

The day we’ve all been waiting for has arrived.  The day that George Mason University formally sheds the “mid-major” tag.  Join me in congratulating fellow Mason fans who have been along on the journey, congratulating those who have supported the program, and congratulating those who have worked so hard to get GMU to a place in collegiate athletics where... 

Our condolences to the Hancock Family

By Chris Metsala | On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 - No Comments »

A sad end of the day today as we hear news of the passing of Luke Hancock’s father William after a long fight against cancer. I know Mason Nation has heavy hearts and wishes that Luke and the rest of his family find peace after this loss. William Hancock, 70, died in his bed in the family’s Roanoke County home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, said his wife, Van Hancock. The family... 

Conference Matchups Announced for 2013-2014 Season

By Chris Metsala | On Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 - 1 Comment »

Patriots A-10 schedule is punctuated by home and away matchups with Saint Louis The Patriots will face Duquesne, George Washington, UMass and Saint Louis in home and away matchups this coming season.  In addition, Mason will host Dayton, Richmond, St. Bonaventure and Saint Josephs while visiting Fordham, LaSalle, Rhode Island and VCU. From the A-10 press release: Home-... 

Mason to play home and home series with ODU

By Alan Kelly | On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 - No Comments »

George Mason will play at least one former CAA rival out of conference this coming season, as the Patriots travel to Norfolk to face Old Dominion in the first game of a home and home series. The Monarchs will be playing their maiden season in Conference USA, and their first under new head coach Jeff Jones. George Mason will play at #odu next year, first of home and home series between... 

CBSSports Conference Catchup: The Atlantic 10

By Chris Metsala | On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 - No Comments »

Corey Edwards works against the Terp’s press. Ahh, summer. Not much going on in green and gold land, but there was this “Conference Catchup” from CBSSports.com’s Matt Norlander, who chimed in with a look at the A-10 and had some nuggets about the Patriots. He notes the renewed rivalry with VCU, leaves Mason out of his top five of the league, but he likes the make-up... 

Mason to play Lamar Nov. 12

By Alan Kelly | On Friday, May 31st, 2013 - No Comments »

Two seasons ago, George Mason defeated Lamar 75-71 on senior night, in what would end up being the Patriots’ final appearance in the ESPN BracketBusters. As a condition of participation in the event, the Patriots committed to play a return game this coming season against the Cardinals, in Beaumont, Texas. We can now put a date to that game — November 12. Via Avi Zaleon... 

A-10 Expands Basketball Championship Tournament

By Chris Metsala | On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 - No Comments »

The Atlantic 10 announced tonight that the members voted unanimously to expand from the top 12 teams to all teams for the 2014 conference tournament.  This move isn’t any surprise, considering there would be 13 teams participating in 2014 and 14 teams in 2015 (assuming no other schools leave).   Along with the tourney expansion, we learned that an 18-game conference schedule...