C2M Sports and Recreation Editor Pat Carroll

WWE hosts RAW Road to Wrestlemania at the Patriot Center for the first time on Saturday

For the first time in Patriot Center history, World Wrestling Entertainment will be hosting an event—the RAW Road to Wrestlemania—on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m.

WWE has a long-standing popularity worldwide and brings a unique experience to the George Mason University campus that appeal to a variety of interests.

Barry Geisler, the general manager of the Patriot Center, expects about 5,000 tickets to be sold before the event.

Copes' last-second tip-in hoists the Patriots over Charleston to advance in the CBI Tournament

The George Mason men's basketball team extended their season Tuesday night with a game-winning tip-in from sophomore forward Erik Copes with 0.6 seconds remaining. 

Copes finished with 14 points and three rebounds--one of which led to the last-second putback for the Patriots. The shot was his second game-winning shot on the season. 

Junior guard Sherrod Wright led Mason with 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line. 

City of Richmond bids farewell to 24-year March tradition in CAA tournament

The city of Richmond has been the heart of the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament for 24 years. However, next year when March rolls around, the Richmond Coliseum, that hosts the event, will be missing its weekend attraction as the tournament moves north to Baltimore.

Northeastern storms back from 24-point deficit to oust Mason in CAA semifinals

Northeastern University's Jonathan Lee stood at the top of the arc, dribbling down the remaining seconds of the first CAA semifinal on Sunday against George Mason University. The crowd at the Richmond Coliseum rose to their feet, a smaller attendance than seen in year's past but rowdy nonetheless.

Lee found an opening on the right side and drove to the rim for an uncontested layup with 3.0 seconds left in regulation, leading to a 69-67 victory over the Patriots. 

Mason holds off Drexel's late rally to advance in the CAA Tournament

The George Mason men's basketball team managed to keep Damion Lee and the Drexel Dragons (13-18) in check to advance to the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament with a 60-54 win at the Richmond Coliseum. 

Junior guard Sherrod Wright led the way for the Patriots (18-13), scoring 18 of his 23 points in the second half and tallying 11-of-12 from the free throw line. Bryon Allen turned in 16 points and six steals and Vertrail Vaughns added 10 points in the winning effort. 

2013 CAA men's basketball tournament preview

The 2013 CAA men’s basketball tournament will have an unfamiliar feel compared to tournaments of years past. The field of seven teams is the least amount of teams in the tournament since 2001.

With Virginia Commonwealth opting to relocated to the Atlantic 10 conference and Old Dominion and Georgia State on the verge of leaving, the CAA tournament may have lost some of its luster from previous years when schools were fighting for at-large NCAA bids.

Despite late rally, Patriots drop last home game to Towson, 85-81 in OT

In the final home game of the season, senior walk-on Bryce Lewis was celebrated. The George Mason University men's basketball team showed resiliency but couldn't hold off the Towson Tigers in a 85-81 overtime loss Tuesday night.

ESPN to hold recruitment event at Mason

The global sports television network, ESPN will be holding a recruiting event at George Mason University on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 1:30 p.m to 2:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room C.

The event, sponsored by University Career Services, focuses on ESPN jobs dealing with statistics, analytics and information within the ESPN Stats & Info Group.

[MCN] The Pressbox features Mason students discussing college and professional sports

Mason students Vandie Barnard, Perry Buckley, Lyndse Hokanson, DeMonte Shaw and Andre Steven discuss an array of sports topics, including Mason athletics and professional sports on their new Mason Cable Network show, The Pressbox

Q & A with former Mason and current Miami men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga

Could you ever have imagined having the level of success this season in only your second year at University of Miami?

JL: We thought we were capable last year but injuries and suspensions set us back. I thought we had a great chance this season and I even told the Board of Trustees that I thought we would have the best season in Miami basketball history. 

Have you seen a substantial difference in the level of competition in the ACC, not just on the floor, but in terms of recruiting?