Category: Sports

Capitel and Moran pose at the Citi Open with professional tennis players.  Courtesy of Moran.

Tennis players take a swing at Citi Open

Just one day before the Citi Open Doubles Wildcard Challenge was about to take place, seniors and Mason tennis players Aaron Capitel and Conor Moran received an unexpected phone call. The two players who had originally signed on to compete…

Official photo of the Final Four team/ Courtesy of George Mason Athletic Department records.

Final four anniversary looks to past, hopes for future

The athletic department announced recently via social media plans to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Mason’s journey to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. Clues on the department’s Twitter account finally led to the unveiling of a commemorative logo…

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Patriot Center renamed EagleBank Arena

Robert Horan / General Manager of Mason Cable Network Mason announced that the Patriot Center will be renamed EagleBank Arena at George Mason University, effective July 1. In an email, President Ángel Cabrera wrote that, “The partnership with EagleBank will provide funding…

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Dave Paulsen welcomed to Mason

The man newly tasked with leading George Mason basketball seemed to go through a range of emotions in his introductory press conference. When talking about the transitions facing his own career and family Dave Paulsen almost choked up when giving thanks…

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Dave Paulsen announced as new men’s basketball coach

View image | gettyimages.com George Mason University announced the hiring of Dave Paulsen as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team. “Dave Paulsen is a proven winner and an outstanding basketball mind,” said Director of Athletics Brad Edwards in…

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Paul Hewitt fired after four seasons

  George Mason University announced today the firing of men’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt. The move comes after four seasons under Hewitt, a time in which the team went 66-67 — with the last two seasons marking the first time that…

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Brown takes place among Mason greats

Lyn Midcap / Staff Writer Taylor Brown leads the Atlantic 10 in points per game this season, making school history on her way there. The junior guard from Bowie, Md. is only the 18th player in Mason’s women’s basketball history…

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Men’s basketball team falls to Cornell in season opener

Photo gallery: Images 1-6: (Amy Rose/Fourth Estate), Images 7-14: (Amy Podraza/Fourth Estate) Although a new year for the George Mason University Patriots men’s basketball team meant a fresh start for the young team, the problems of last season seemed to linger…

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Men’s basketball season preview

The Patriots take the court tonight against Cornell University in their season opener. Mason is a school aided by the development and exposure around the rise of the basketball program, but the general feeling around Fairfax is one of apathy….