Sports & Recreation

Mason men’s volleyball opens rivalry weekend with a 3-1 loss to St. Francis (Pa.)

The Mason men’s volleyball team lost to St. Francis (Pa.) 3-1 sets Friday night at the RAC, 25-22, 25-22, 27-25 and 25-22.  

After losing the first set to the Red Flash, Mason came back and won the second set. The Patriots fell in a close third set, and could not overcome an early lead by St. Francis in the fourth set to lose the opening match of the weekend, 3-1.

Welcome to the A-10: 2014 Mason women's lacrosse

Despite snowy conditions and bitter cold, the Mason women’s lacrosse team opened play last week against the University of California, Davis, losing 9-8. They followed up their season opener with another one point defeat, this time served by Winthrop.

Picked to finish fifth in their first season as a member of the Atlantic 10, here is a quick rundown of each team, key players and games vs. the Patriots over the coming months:

Mason men's basketball outlasts Richmond 69-60 for first A-10 home victory

Mason men’s basketball topped Richmond on Wednesday night at the Patriot Center, 69-60.

Sherrod Wright led the Patriots with 19 points, followed by Bryon Allen with 18 points and seven defensive rebounds. Patrick Holloway also ended the night in double-figures with 10, while Jalen Jenkins had nine rebounds.

Inaugural team handball tournament a success

This past weekend, George Mason University’s Recreation Department held their first ever Handball Tournament. Handball is a sport much like soccer, but is played with hands instead of feet. The tournament was held in the Field House and included 10 teams made up of 114 participants. The tournament began with pool play, which included three pools of teams, with the top two from each moving on to a single elimination round. The final match was between Kappa Sigma (Red) and Theta Chi with Kappa Sigma (Red) finishing on top in a very close matchup.

[PREVIEW] George Mason vs. Richmond -- Men's Basketball

Mason men’s basketball hosts Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center in the Game of the Week. 

Richmond at a glance

Richmond (18-9, 8-4 A-10) is coming off a 62-49 victory over LaSalle on Saturday and have won four of their past five contests.

Mason (9-17, 2-10 A-10) is coming off an 89-85 loss to No. 10 Saint Louis, where the Patriots took the Billikens into overtime for the second time this season.

Mason men's volleyball sweeps second straight opponent over weekend

The Mason men’s volleyball team won their second game in a row Saturday night as they defeated Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders at the RAC.

Mason took the game in straight sets and with the win the Patriots get back to even on the year as they improve to 6-6. The individual sets were, 25-21, 25-17, and 25-22.

Mason men's volleyball defeats NJIT in three-straight sets

Mason men’s volleyball team won Friday night against the NJIT Highlanders at the RAC.

Mason took the game in straight sets, 25-22, 25-19, and 25-18. The Patriots took some time to get going, but looked dominating in the final two sets.

Mason was led by red shirt freshman Jack Wilson who had 13 kills. Senior setter Joe Heim was all over the court and tallied 39 assists. The Highlanders were led by junior opposite hitter TJ Jurko who had 12 kills.

2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships

Mason swimming and diving will compete in the 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio starting today at 3:30 p.m. with the one-meter diving preliminary heats. The four-day competition will run through event finals on Saturday, Feb. 22.

The St. Bonaventure men’s team will look to capture their second consecutive conference title, while the Richmond women’s team will look to capture their fourth straight and 12th A-10 championship title in the last 13 years.

A-10 launches rebranding video

(Courtesy of Atlantic 10 Conference). 

The Atlantic 10 Conference has partnered with 160over90 in a national branding and advertising campaign that kicked off yesterday on

[VIDE0] Workout of the Week: Standing Cable Leg Curl

The workout for this week is going to debunking a workout machine at the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC). In my time as a personal trainer and observing the gym atmosphere over the years, this machine causes the most confusion among people. It is called the Standing Cable Leg Curl. This is a great machine if anyone has a knee problem and finds that the standing leg curl kills their knees. 

To perform this workout you will do one leg at a time.