Dayton Moore prioritizes defense, leads KC Royals to 2 straight pennants

By Alan Kelly | On Saturday, October 24th, 2015 - No Comments »

Prior to the Kansas City Royals’ ALCS-clinching win over the Toronto Blue Jays last night, The Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore wrote a column about the success of Royals GM Dayton Moore. The former George Mason baseball player and assistant coach used limited resources to build the Royals into a contender and win back-to-back AL pennants. TORONTO – There are no perfect... 

Here’s what the Doc Nix Garden Gnome looks like

By Alan Kelly | On Friday, October 23rd, 2015 - No Comments »

 Previously, Mason Athletics announced that a Doc Nix garden gnome (Jan. 31 vs GW) would be one of the three premium giveaways this season, along with a Final Four tenth anniversary t-shirt (Nov. 13 vs Colgate), and a Mason school spirit tumbler (Feb. 13 vs Davidson – Homecoming). Now, fans have gotten their first look at the gnome, and it’s fantastic! Premuim giveaways... 

Blog Roundup: Where they’re picking the Patriots

By Alan Kelly | On Friday, October 23rd, 2015 - No Comments »

Tuesday was Atlantic 10 media day, accompanied by the release of the official preseason poll and preseason teams. The league’s best basketball minds picked Dayton to win the Atlantic 10 in 2016, leaving some to wonder if ballots were submitted before Dyshawn Pierre landed in hot water. But the Flyers were far from a unanimous pick, with Rhode Island (one of the top returning rosters),... 

2016 SG Ian Boyd Picks Patriots

By Chris Metsala | On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - No Comments »

Shooting guard Ian Boyd from Apex, NC verbally committed to George Mason Tuesday afternoon, as he announced on Twitter.  The 6-2 guard drew attention over the summer as he turned his focus from football to basketball and participated in the CP3 All-Stars AAU squad.  After fielding football scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, East Carolina and Old Dominion, Boyd made the surprising... 

Atlantic 10 releases conference schedule, Mason to open at VCU

By Alan Kelly | On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - No Comments »

Today, the Atlantic 10 Conference released its long-awaited 2015-16 conference schedule. George Mason will open conference play on Saturday, January 2, at VCU (televised on CBSSN). The home opener for the Patriots at the newly re-named EagleBank Arena will be St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, January 6 at 8 p.m. (on American Sports Network). Other highlights of the home slate include George... 

Opinion: Mayimba ineligible again, because the NCAA is awful

By Alan Kelly | On Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - No Comments »

The news Mason fans have waiting all summer to hear has apparently finally come down, just in time for the start of classes on Monday: redshirt freshman Therence Mayimba has been found ineligible to play NCAA basketball, per his Instagram account: They did it, they took advantage of me probably because they saw me with no parents in the U.S. Who could fight for me and they tried to make... 

A-10 hoops: only-seven-months-until-Selection-Sunday rankings [RTD]

By News Robot | On Monday, August 17th, 2015 - No Comments »

Seven months from Thursday is Selection Sunday. Which Atlantic 10 Conference teams will make the NCAA tournament? The league qualified three teams last season after sending six to the 2014 tournament. More than three and less than six seems likely this season. A half-dozen teams – Dayton, Davidson, Rhode Island, George Washington, Richmond and VCU – appear to be a cut above... 

Vote for George Mason in the Final Four of SI.com’s Best-ever Cinderellas

By Alan Kelly | On Monday, August 17th, 2015 - No Comments »

Starting from a bracket of 16 top NCAA tournament Cinderellas, SI.com has been conducting head to head fan polls to determine the NCAA tournament’s best-ever underdog. 2006 George Mason has advanced to the Final Four of the contest, but we face a tough challenge from 2013 Florida Gulf Coast. So far the Patriots (seeded seventh) have advanced over 10th-seeded 2014 Dayton and second-seeded...