George Mason Athletics

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."

Nutritional dining facility opens in Southside

Adding a fresh and unique concept to college dining halls, Mason Dining has received excellent feedback about Peak Performance, their newest addition to Southside.

On Nov. 19, Mason Dining held a grand opening for Peak Performance in Southside, which brought together President Angel Cabrera, various Mason Athletics coaches, members of Mason Dining, and student-athletes.

According to Ram Nabar, Mason Dining’s resident district manager, Peak Performance was a collaborative effort between Mason Dining and Mason’s athletic department.

Women's tennis prepares for weekend Mason Invitational

This weekend the George Mason University women’s tennis team will host the Mason Invitational at the RAC courts against both Georgetown University and Mount St. Mary’s University. The invitational was set to start on Friday, but Virginia State withdrew resulting in the action starting Saturday morning against Mount St. Mary’s.

After their recent success in the Mary Washington King-Off Classic (18-9 in match play), the Patriots enter the weekend with a wave of momentum.

OPINION: The transition from Recreation to University Life for club sports brings forth unexpected challenges

Out of a student population of over thirty thousand, Mason has about 500 NCAA varsity athletes. While, as a community, we should be very proud of these athletes’ many achievements, there are hundreds of club athletes—outnumbering varsity athletes—who also contribute to the successes of Mason in athletic endeavors. Mason Club Football has won the Seaboard Conference Championship five times, 2000, 2001 and then defended the honor three consecutive times from 2003 to 2005.

Weekend home sports schedule

Friday, April 8