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.

PREVIEW: preseason outlook for EIVA conference

While other teams at Mason have and are continuing to transition over to the ultra competitive Atlantic 10, men’s volleyball remains in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) in 2014.


Mason makes basketball sustainable

Striving to go green, the Office of Sustainability at Mason is raising awareness for green efforts on campus at a venue where trash seems to overflow: basketball games.

This Saturday’s basketball game against George Washington University will  host  an event called the Game Day Challenge.  It’s a competition between different universities to see who can properly recycle and compost the most during a single sporting event.

Letter from the Editor: Spring Break

Connect2Mason will be taking a little break for the next week because of the spring vacation. However, our Sports Editor Pat Carroll will be updating a LIVE blog on the CAA Tournament starting on Saturday, March 9. He will be writing game analysis, providing behind the scenes coverage and posting photos to the blog. We hope you will participate in the blog by writing any comments or questions you have. 

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

Around the Diamond

The state of the Colonial Athletic Association

This is the debut of C2M's weekly overview of the goings-on and upcoming events in the Colonial Athletic Conference in all varsity sports. 

Men's Basketball 

Games of the Week

Drexel vs. George Mason -- Thurs. Jan. 31 -- 7 p.m. 

Hancock to transfer to Louisville

Junior-to-be Luke Hancock sits watching his teammates during their game against Villanova at this year's NCAA tournament. Hancock scored the game-winning shot. (John Powell)

Men's basketball key player Luke Hancock says he intends to transfer to Louisville, according to a representative from Mason Athletics.

Patriots take an 8 seed in NCAA Tournament

George Mason University’s Patriots have received an 8 seed in the East region of the NCAA Tournament. The Patriots will go on to play the Wildcats of Villanova on Friday.

This year the NCAA Tournament will be slightly different expanding to include 68 teams instead of the previous 64 teams.  The additional four teams will be required to participate in a new first round known as “The First Four."