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:

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

The Mason men’s basketball team returns home to take on Northern Iowa today at 4 p.m. at the Patriot Center. Coming off of a 68-54 win over Lamar on the road, the Patriots (2-0) look to keep their two-game winning streak alive in this matchup.

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

Mason men’s basketball tips off their inaugural season in the Atlantic 10 in a non-conference matchup against American University tonight at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center.

The Patriots return all of their key starters from last season, finishing with 22-16 record and advancing to the finals of the College Basketball Invitational.

Sherrod Wright was the top performer for the Patriots last season, averaging 16.5 points per game and will continue to be the biggest asset on the roster this season.

Mason baseball travels to Williamsburg for weekend series with William & Mary

When the George Mason baseball team steps onto the field of Plumeri Park in Williamsburg on Friday, it’ll look to accomplish something they haven’t done since March 17 — win a three-game series against a Colonial Athletic Association rival.

Their last CAA series victory came against Northeastern in Fairfax. This time, the opponent is the William & Mary Tribe. With a record of 26-16, 9-6 in the CAA, the Tribe sits at third in the conference. Mason, meanwhile, is last in the conference with an overall record of 14-29, 5-16 in the CAA.

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.

With Mason baseball's first home series this weekend, Coach Bill Brown weighs in on the 2013 season

Baseball opens their home schedule Friday vs. Iona University (Photo courtesy of Mason Athletics).

Prior to boarding the team bus and heading south to Charleston, S.C. for The Citadel Memorial Challenge, George Mason University baseball coach Bill Brown, entering his 33rd season, sat in his office looking over some papers in preparation for the 2013 season.

For Brown, who has coached the Patriots to 873 wins throughout his tenure, the expectations for the upcoming season were the same as they have been in years past.

[PREVIEW] Mason men's basketball aims to protect their home court Saturday against Delaware

Corey Edwards attempts a lay-up against Drexel (Photo by John Irwin). 

Entering the season, Delaware was slated to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association. However, the Blue Hens opened the season against a tough stretch of non-conference opponents that included, Pittsburgh, Temple, Villanova and Duke. In their first 10 games of the season, Delaware managed to win only three games. Since then, the Blue Hens have made a respectable run to place them in the hunt at fifth in the CAA. They travel to Fairfax Saturday Feb. 9 to face the Patriots at 2 p.m. 

[PREVIEW] Mason has the chance to sweep Old Dominion on the road tonight

The years of prosperity in Norfolk seem like a decade ago for the Old Dominion University men's basketball team. Back-to-back Colonial Athletic Association tournament championships and berths in the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and 2011 are seen as an distant afterthought with the Monarchs' dismal 2-19 record this season. 

[PREVIEW] After 20-point loss to Northeastern, Mason aims to get back on track vs. Drexel

Reeling from a lopsided loss to Northeastern on Sunday night, the George Mason men's basketball team returns home in the hopes of getting back on track against Drexel University.