Category: Sports

"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…

Fantasy football

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…

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Men’s basketball schedule released

BY DAVE SCHRACK, SPORTS EDITOR   The men’s basketball team’s regular season schedule was released on Sept. 6, and it features nine games that the Green and Gold will contest on national television.   “We’re going to play a lot…

P.S.A.: Remember to be respectful during games

BY DAVE SCHRACK, SPORTS EDITOR   Mason athletics is now well underway. Teams and individuals are returning to the field, courts or pitches to continue their hard work from last year.   Consequently, fans and students will be returning to…

"The men's cross country team during last year's Mason Invitational. Courtesy: George Mason Athletics"

Mason cross-country teams compete in Richmond

BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   George Mason’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams dashed to success in their first race of the season at the Spider Alumni Open Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Richmond in Mechanicsville, Virginia,…

Fantasy football

Fantasy focus: Week one

BY MITCHELL WESTALL This is the first installment of the Fourth Estate’s weekly fantasy football updates. All statistics and point totals based off of the NFL.com standard scoring system.   Things We Learned:   Perhaps we shouldn’t draft rookies in…

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Club sport of the week: Quidditch

BY DAVE SCHRACK, SPORTS EDITOR   Quidditch was first introduced in the wizarding world of “Harry Potter.”   Over the last 10 years, however, it has expanded beyond the pages of books and blossomed into an event that holds worldwide…

Baseball Stadium construction group photo. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Spuhler Field renovations enter early innings

by David Schrack, Sports Editor Renovations of Spuhler Field, home to George Mason’s baseball team, began earlier this summer. The renovations are currently focusing on Spuhler Field’s dugouts, which will be completely replaced, Athletic Director Brad Edwards said. “We’re sinking…