C2M Senior Sports Editor Josh Apple

Basketball's Vaughns reflects on last season and looks ahead

Under Paul Hewitt’s new regime in Fairfax, the George Mason men’s basketball team went 24-9, 14-4 in CAA competition, and were ousted in the second round of the conference tournament by rival VCU. They fell short of reaching both the NCAA and NIT post-season competitions.

However, players like rising redshirt junior Vertrail Vaughns are hoping for brighter things in the future.

Swimmer, CAA-record holder David Kiss talks life in and out of the pool

On the final day of the CAA Swimming and Diving Championships, held at George Mason’s Aquatic and Fitness Center from February 22-25, the Patriots’ own David Kiss set the record for the 200-yard butterfly in a CAA competition with a time of 1:46.89.

Men's club volleyball set to compete in national tournament

The No. 26 nationally ranked George Mason men's club volleyball team is currently in Kansas City, Mo., where they will begin competition Thursday morning in club volleyball’s national championship.

Opening round play begins with each squad divided into pools of four teams, and each team within that pool will play one another on Thursday. The Patriots have been placed in a prestigious grouping with the University of Illinois, Boston College, and Southern California (USC).

The ‘Madness’ ends as midmajors fall short of Final Four

In what has been one of the wackiest and most unpredictable NCAA Tournaments in history, college basketball has been restored to normalcy, as four perennial powerhouses remain standing.

Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas and Ohio State.

The madness all started with the little-known No. 15 seed Norfolk State and their shocking win over the No. 2 seed Missouri Tigers, a team coming off a strong performance in the Big 12 Championship, and that many predicted to reach the Final Four.

This was the first win by a No. 15 seed over a No. 2 seed in the tournament in 11 years.

Basketball's Williams reflects on redshirt year

After undergoing surgery for a torn labrum, a joint in the shoulder, forward Johnny Williams decided it would be in his best interest to sit out the 2011-12 basketball season. Knowing veteran big-men like Ryan Pearson and Mike Morrison would receive the bulk of the minutes on the interior, it was certainly a logical decision.

Mason eliminated in the 'VCU Coliseum' yet again [OPINION]


In a Coliseum full of VCU fans, the Mason chants essentially went unheard. Sure, more Mason supporters could have come down. Sure, maybe the ones that were there could have been louder. But would it have made a difference?

When playing in the “VCU Coliseum,” Mason Nation has little hope of being heard.

Baseball's Tison continues hot streak

Baseball season has arrived and Brig Tison is back to work.

Tison batted his way onto the national scene in 2011 when he extended his hitting streak to 27 games, the second longest streak in the country at the time and the all-time George Mason record. At the time of his impressive streak, he also happened to be leading the nation in total hits.

He finished 2011 with 91 total hits, good for fifth all-time in Patriots history, and with a batting average of .368, ranking him in the top-20 in Patriots history for a single season.

Mason student tickets available for CAA Tournament

Are you interested in attending the CAA Tournament in Richmond this weekend? The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 2.

Patriots look to bounce back at VCU from loss in season finale

Head coach Paul Hewitt made it clear that his team had one goal in mind for the regular season: to win the conference.

That is no longer possible.

With the 85-82 overtime loss at Northeastern Wednesday evening, George Mason (23-7) dropped to 14-3 in the CAA, tied for second with VCU and one game back of Drexel. With the Mason loss, Drexel has clinched first place in the conference and the top seed in the upcoming CAA Tournament.

Mason alum Griffith talks life in the Minors

Many student-athletes crave the chance to pursue a professional playing career in their respective sports post-graduation, yet few ultimately adhere to that burning desire. 

Shawn Griffith, however, did not shy away from the challenge and chose to chase his lifelong dream.

Griffith, a 2009 graduate from George Mason University, is a relief pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization. The 24-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla. native was selected in the 37th round in the 2009 Major League draft, one of six Mason graduates to get drafted that year.