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Fantasy focus: Week five

BY MITCHELL WESTALL, STAFF WRITER   What We Learned:   Tom Brady is still good. The Deflategate saga finally ended with New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady returning from his four game suspension on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Brady…

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Fantasy focus: Week four

BY MITCHELL WESTALL, STAFF WRITER What We Learned:   Matty Ice is the real deal. Coming into last week, there was a lot of doubt about whether or not Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s strong start to the season is…

The women's club soccer team in action during practice held September 14. Credit: Dave Schrack, IV Estate

Club sport of the week: Soccer

BY DAVE SCHRACK, SPORTS EDITOR   The field was overrun with mosquitoes and gnats, even as day turned to dusk turned to night. Cleats and shoes drifting through the natural grass gradually collected loose blades and trimmings with the glue…

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Fantasy focus week three

BY MITCHELL WESTALL, STAFF WRITER   What we learned: Stafford and the Lions are just fine without Megatron. Upon the shocking announcement of wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s retirement this March, pundits figured Detroit’s offense would suffer. This offseason, they signed…

"George Mason University men's cross country team competes in the 2014 George Mason University Invitational at the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Va. on October 4, 2014. Photo by Craig Bisacre/Creative Services/George Mason University."

Cross-country races to triumph at James Madison Invitational

BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   George Mason’s cross-country teams secured first and third place during the James Madison Invitational on Sept. 10. The men secured first place, winning their first title of the year, and the women narrowly came…

Quarterback Shareef Abulhawa makes a pass during practice on September 13. Credit: Dave Schrack, Fourth Estate

Club Sport of the Week: Football

BY MICHAEL ABLER, STAFF WRITER   Few people think of George Mason as a football school. That’s because Mason does not have a NCAA Division 1, or D1, football program, despite attempts to create one. But Mason does have a…

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Fantasy focus week two

BY MITCHELL WESTALL   What we learned:   Le’veon Bell is very valuable. Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers running back hasn’t played a single down, his stock has improved since the preseason for two reasons. First, he only has to…

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CrossFit booms countywide

  BY DEVAN FISHBURNE, LOCAL NEWS EDITOR   Many supposed “fitness fads” have claimed to have what it takes to sweep the nation, but the most recent style of fitness to reach popularity, CrossFit, is far from a fad according…