Tag: analysis

Three Takeaways from Men’s Basketball’s Win over James Madison

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Men’s basketball found itself back in the win column Friday night after defeating former Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison University 66-53. “That was a great effort by our guys, that’s exactly what we’ve been looking…

Four Takeaways from Mason’s 72-67 Loss to Vermont

BY ZACH SEAY STAFF WRITER Men’s basketball team missed another chance on Monday to add an impressive non-conference victory to their résumé in a 72-67 loss to the University of Vermont. Plagued by horrendous three-point shooting (3-18) and little defensive resistance…

Three Takeaways from Mason’s Win over Morgan State

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason’s men’s basketball team held on to Morgan State 82-75 to improve to 3-5, bouncing back after two losses in the Emerald Coast Classic. “It wasn’t always artistic, but I think it was a good kind…

Patriots Improve to 3-1 After Tough Non-conference Win

Three takeaways from women’s basketball’s win over Colgate University BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Women’s basketball improved to 3-1 after defeating Colgate 64-61 Sunday, Nov 18. Nicole Cardaño-Hillary led the team in points, assists and minutes played, scoring 24 points and…

Get In the Zone

BY SAMANTHA HADLEY CONTRIBUTOR The Mason men’s basketball team has been running a man-to-man defense for at least three years, which is as long as I have been watching them. A man-to-man defense is where one defender covers one offensive…

The Pieces Are There

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason women’s basketball has a lot of potential for the 2018-2019 season.   The team was picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic 10 (A-10) preseason poll, despite finishing fourth last season, their best performance since…

Are the Expectations Too High?

BY ZACH SEAY STAFF WRITER November is here, which means college basketball is back. At Mason, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are coming off their best regular-season finishes since joining the Atlantic 10 in 2013, finishing fifth and fourth…

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Female Empowerment Shines in Contemporary Music

Ariana Grande becomes an inspiring activist for women through music BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Since the release of “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande in July 2018, the song has served as a lyrical and visual representation of women’s…

Former congressmen join in post-election analysis and discussion

Students and community members gathered Wednesday evening at the Mason Global Center for a Post-Election Analysis discussion featuring former Republican Congressman Tom Davis and former Democratic Congressman Martin Frost. The event was hosted by the School of Policy, Government, and…