Sports & Recreation

Welcome to the A-10: 2014 Mason Softball

Last week, Mason softball opened the 2014 campaign in South Carolina, taking on Ball State and USC Upstate in tournament play.

The team, coached by Joe Verbanic, faces an entirely new set of conference opponents, as the move to the Atlantic 10 starts new rivalries with the likes of George Washington, St. Joseph’s, and the University of Massachusetts.

Despite being selected to finish seventh in the conference preseason poll, Mason returns 19 of 22 from the 2013 roster.

St. Bonaventure defeats Mason men's basketball, 85-73

Despite a large alumni contingent at the Patriot Center on Saturday night to watch Mason play its first Homecoming game as a member of the Atlantic 10, the Patriots failed to feed off of the raucous crowd, falling to St. Bonaventure’s 85-73 in their first matchup as conference foes.

Mason, now 9-16 on the campaign, is 2-9 in A-10 play and are in a three-way tie for last place alongside Rhode Island and Fordham. Both teams, however, hold tie breakers over Mason with head-to-head victories.

[VIDEO] The Green Machine and President Cabrera chant school cancellation

With school cancelled due to the winter storm, The Green Machine started a "no school" chant during the Mason women's basketball game Wednesday night. Even President Cabrera and his wife joined in: 


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

Mason men’s basketball travels to Amherst, Mass. on Wednesday to take on Massachusetts at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center.

UMass at a glance

This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, with UMass taking the last decision in the final eight seconds of the game in Fairfax last month, 88-87.  

The Patriots (8-15, 1-8 A-10) snapped a nine-game losing streak and captured their first Atlantic 10 Conference win on the road on Saturday after defeating Duquesne, 74-68.

[VIDEO] Workout of the Week - Burpees

In honor of the homecoming game on Feb. 15, this week’s exercise will hopefully get you prepared for all the jumping you will do if you choose to cheer on your fellow Patriot basketball teams. 

Burpees are a great full body exercise that can test your strength and fitness level. To perform this exercise, you first want to make sure you have enough floor space.

Welcome to the A-10: 2014 Mason Baseball

On Friday, Mason men’s baseball will enter a new era in their history. Always a consistent contender for the Colonial Athletic Association regular season and conference titles, the Patriots face an entirely new set of competition in the Atlantic 10.

Selected to finish fifth in the 12-team conference, Mason will open up play at the University of South Carolina Upstate, the first of seven games in the Palmetto State before their first home game of the season against Hartford on February 28th.

Mason men's volleyball falls to IPFW 3-1, but Heim makes Sports Center Top 10

The Mason men’s volleyball team lost Saturday night to the Indiana University-Purdue University of Fort Wayne Mastodons at the Recreation and Athletic Complex in Fairfax, Virginia.

It took the Mastodons four sets to defeat the Patriots. The individual sets were 25-23, 25-21, 25-23, and 25-18. Mason looked dominating in their second set win, but were unable to get anything going after that.

Mason men's volleyball falls to Ball State, 3-0

The Mason men’s volleyball team lost 3-0 sets to Ball State University on Friday night at the Recreation and Athletic Center in Fairfax, Va.

Mason (4-3) had a hard time dealing with the No. 15 Cardinals’ balanced offense and defense throughout the match and committed multiple serve and attacking errors that cost them losing the individual sets 25-18, 25-18, and 25-20.

Mason men's basketball falls to Dayton, 84-67

Mason men’s basketball fell to Dayton on Wednesday night, 84-67.

Jordan Sibert led all scorers with 19, as the Flyers shot 54.9 percent from the floor on 28-51 shooting. Sherrod Wright led the Patriots with 18 points, followed by Bryon Allen with 16 and Corey Edwards with 10. Mason shot 40.0 percent on 18-45 shooting, but won the rebounding battle 30-28 in the game.

Freshman tennis player faces unique adjustments

The transition for any student-athlete attending college for the first time is filled with a myriad of challenges ranging from life spent away from family to night classes.
For Mason women’s tennis player, Sofia Santa Maria, putting on a tennis jersey has been second nature for nearly her entire life.