C2M Sports and Recreation Editor Pat Carroll

Mason Recreation to host 12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic Friday

Mason Recreation will be hosting the 12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic at the Penderbrook Golf Club on Friday, May 3, starting at 1 p.m.

The event pins students and faculty against each other in an 18-hole golf tournament, bringing instructors and students together for a friendly competition outside the classroom. The tournament is merely an end of the year event to help in the de-stressing process before Finals Week.

Nyla Milleson introduced as new Mason women's head basketball coach

After being announced as the eighth women's basketball coach in George Mason University history on Tuesday morning, Nyla Milleson met with student media and department staff for a meet and greet event on Wednesday evening. 

The event provided an opportunity for the Mason Athletic department and staff to welcome Coach Milleson to the Mason community and wish her well in the undertaking of the job as the women's basketball head coach. 

Nyla Milleson named Mason women's basketball head coach

Nyla Milleson was named the next women's basketball head coach April 16, following the resignation of Coach Jeri Porter on March 22. 

In her 13 seasons as a collegiate coach, Milleson has accumulated a 290-123 record, four Hartland Conference Coach of the Year awards and eight postseason tournament appearances. 

Search for Porter's replacement reaches final stretch

The George Mason University women's basketball head coaching position could be filled as early as this weekend, according to Mason Athletic Director Tom O'Connor today. 

Coach Jeri Porter resigned as women's basketball coach on March 22 after completing her fifth season at the helm. 

Under her tutelage, Porter achieved a 51-100 record, coached three 1,000-point scorers—Brittany Poindexter, Taleia Moton and Amber Easter—and led the Patriots to their first win in the CAA Tournament since 2006. 

Mason men's basketball falls to Santa Clara, 80-77 in the CBI Finals

The George Mason University men's basketball team's season came to an end on a losing note Friday night as Kevin Foster and Santa Clara University held off the Patriots' late advances for a 80-77 College Basketball Invitational Finals win. 

Raucous RAC lifts men's basketball to 73-66 win over Santa Clara, forcing game three on Friday

In front of a capacity crowd of 1,280 in the bandbox RAC Gym, the George Mason University men's basketball team fed off the electric atmosphere en route to a 73-66 victory to force game three at the Patriot Center on Friday. 

Junior guard Sherrod Wright got back on track after scoring only three points in the first game of the CBI Tournament finals, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Wright earned 17 trips to the free throw line, capitalizing on 11 of them.

Mason men's basketball falls to Santa Clara, 81-73 in the first game of the CBI Championship series

George Mason men's basketball dropped the opening game of the College Basketball Invitational finals to Santa Clara, 81-73 Monday night in San Francisco, Calif.  

The Broncos' Kevin Foster led all scorers with 28 points on 7-of-15 shooting and 5-of-11 from three-point range. Evan Roquemore added 20 points and six assists. 

Mason men's basketball advances to the CBI tournament championship series against Santa Clara

The George Mason University men’s basketball advanced to the finals of the CBI Tournament Wednesday night, downing the Western Michigan Broncos, 62-52 in front of a Patriot Center crowd of 1,684.

Junior forward Jonathan Arledge led all scorers with 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line. Sherrod Wright, who had an off night by his standards, attributed nine points for the Patriots.

Mason withstands Houston's OT comeback to advance to the CBI Tournament semifinals

Amid the announcement of Mason's move to the Atlantic 10, the men's basketball team had business of their own to take care of in the quarterfinals of the CBI Tournament against the University of Houston. 

In a thrilling overtime finish at the Patriot Center Monday night, the Patriots advanced to the semifinals, defeating the Cougars, 88-84. Junior guard Sherrod Wright led all scorers with 29 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 4-of-6 from three-point range. 

Mason announces move to the Atlantic 10 for all sports effective July 1

George Mason University announced in a press conference today their decision to move to the Atlantic 10 conference for all sports, effective on July 1. 

According to a Mason Athletics press release, the university’s decision to move to the A-10 will “help further showcase the exemplary contributions of Mason’s faculty and students and all that the university has to offer."