Category: Sports

What’s to come for Mason basketball?

Ben Criswell, staff writer In Coach Dave Paulsen’s first year at Mason, the Patriots finished with an 11-21 record, 5-13 in conference. This was a slight improvement from the 2015 campaign, when the Patriots ended the season with nine wins. Still, the…

Hey Nationals, this is your year

Ben Criswell, staff writer  2016, this is the year. Sound familiar? On paper, the Washington Nationals’ rotation is as good if not better than any other rotation in baseball. On paper, the team’s lineup is as formidable as their competitors. On…

Sydney Fisher out of the water

Freestyle swimmer and Mason junior, Sydney Fisher, had a successful meet at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships last month, where she defended her title in the 50-yard freestyle; broken her A-10 record; and lowered her team and meet record….

Top Baseball picks

Ben Criswell, staff writer AL West: Houston Astros The Astros made the playoffs for the first time in 10 years in 2015 and looked poised to overtake the Rangers for the AL West crown. A full year with Cargo in…

Spring training brings high hopes for Nats fans

Ben Cowlishaw, assistant sports editor Beat the drum and hold the phone, the sun came out today. There’s no better symbol for a change of seasons like baseball spring training. Everyone’s team is in first place, everyone believes this is…

Behind the success of Taylor Brown

Redshirt senior guard Taylor Brown has been making a name for herself during her five years as a Mason Patriot. Brown has stepped up to be an example for success both academically and within the sport. She has also helped…

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Getting to know Otis Livingston II

Freshman guard Otis Livingston II has been making a name for himself during his first season as a Mason Patriot. Livingston has stepped up and helped lead the team to victory with his speed and ability to see the court….

CON: No pay for play in college athletics

Ben Criswell, staff writer It’s no secret that student athletes generate (Donald Trump voice) millions and billions of dollars for their respective schools. It’s also no secret that student athletes receive exactly zero percent of the money their programs collect….