Photo Courtesy of Kansas AthleticsEdited by Domenic Allegra From Rick Barnes to almost Roy Williams: How UNC’s legendary head coach almost became George Mason’s men’s basketball coach BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA SPORTS EDITOR During the 1987-1988 season, George Mason athletic director Jack Kvancz and first-year head coach Rick Barnes always had lunch every Thursday at Thursday’s, a … [Read more...] about THE COACH THAT NEVER WAS
BY: ROSS SHINBERG STAFF WRITER With a game plan resembling that of the grit-and-grind Memphis Grizzlies, the Mason men’s basketball team secured their spot in the Atlantic 10 tournament quarterfinals by defeating George Washington 73-59 on Thursday night. Junior Jordan Miller continues to shine as Mason’s premier player, leading the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds. This … [Read more...] about MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS GEORGE WASHINGTON IN SECOND ROUND OF A-10 TOURNAMENT
Fourth Estate Domenic Allegra Women’s basketball senior Marika Korpinen’s story from role player to leader BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA SPORTS EDITOR “School is closing, go get your stuff,” assistant coach Bob Dunn said back in 2020. This was the start of the most stressful week of senior Marika Korpinen’s life. “Everything was closing, I panic-packed everything. I first bought plane … [Read more...] about COVID-19, THE WNIT AND A RELENTLESS WORK ETHIC: THE STORY OF MARIKA KORPINEN
BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA SPORTS EDITOR On Friday, men’s basketball fell to Davidson, 99-67, ending the Patriots’ season in Richmond. “Obviously a really disappointing way to end the year. There were mistakes that we made defensively, but I think a lot of it was Davidson played great,” head coach Dave Paulsen said. “This leaves a bitter taste in our mouth in what was really a … [Read more...] about MASON MEN’S BASKETBALL TROUNCED IN A-10 QUARTERFINALS
Photo Courtesy of Mason Athletics How the 2006 Final Four run has positively and negatively impacted Mason BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA SPORTS EDITOR Before you start blasting me in the comments and on Twitter, let’s get one thing straight: I love the 2006 Final Four run. I love watching it, I love writing about it, I love talking about it with others. It’s the greatest Cinderella story … [Read more...] about WAS THE 2006 FINAL FOUR RUN THE BEST (AND WORST) THING TO HAPPEN TO MASON MENS BASKETBALL?