William & Mary

Mason to study new William & Mary tuition freeze

In an effort to address the rising cost of higher education, the College of William and Mary approved a “tuition freeze” on April 19 for current students, meaning tuition rates will not be raised during a student’s four-years at the college, except to account for inflation. To help pay for the new policy, incoming freshmen will pay 14 percent higher tuition in the 2013-2014 school year.

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.

Women's lacrosse falls to William & Mary, 16-12 despite Hilderbrandt's strong performance

A stellar performance by senior Allie Hilderbrandt was not enough for the George Mason University lacrosse team to overcome William & Mary on Senior Day for its first Colonial Athletic Association win this season. Hilderbrandt scored career-high six goals, but the Patriots lost 16-12..

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.

Saunders' game-winning shot against William & Mary snaps Patriots' five-game losing streak

Mason women's basketball tips off against William & Mary (Photo by Gopi Raghu).

With 9.5 seconds left on the clock and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” roaring from the George Mason University Green Machine, Mason’s  women’s basketball team (7-14, 2-8) trailed the William & Mary Tribe (5-17, 3-8) 56-55.

After a timeout by Mason coach Jeri Porter, the ball was inbounded to senior guard Rahneeka Saunders. From the corner, Saunders made a jumper that gave the Patriots a 1-point lead with just three seconds left on the clock. A missed 3-pointer at the buzzer by William & Mary guard Janine Aldridge secured the victory for the Patriots.

Butcher, Patriots blank Tribe in weekend win

Perhaps it was the frigid October night or the fatigue from only a couple days rest that led to the George Mason men’s soccer team's slow start Saturday night against their Colonial Athletic Association rivals, William & Mary (2-9-3, 0-4-2). But unlike the weather, the Patriots (9-4, 2-3) settled in and heated up as they went on to a 2-0 win.

A bundled-up crowd of just over 1,000 at George Mason Stadium, watched a first half where both teams traded chances, but neither team could finish.

Surging Patriots take weekend series over William & Mary

The George Mason Patriots (15-10, 4-5 CAA) took on the Tribe of William & Mary (16-10, 5-4 CAA) in a three-game series over the weekend in Fairfax.