George Mason Rumors & News

  • Mason's Isaiah Jackson to transfer to Providence

    Providence Journal "Isaiah Jackson, a promising freshman forward at George Mason last season, has decided to transfer to Providence College and essentially begin Ed Cooley’s Class of 2016 recruiting class. Jackson, a 6-6 wing from Gainesville, Fla., averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Patriots as a..." July 20

  • Old Dominion lands second transfer in three days

    College Basketball Talk "Old Dominion head coach Jeff Jones has been busy in the transfer “market,” as he’s managed to reel in commitments from guard B.J. Stith (Virginia) and Austin Colbert (Illinois). Two days after landing Colbert it was reported that ODU received a commitment from a third transfer in the form of..." May 09

  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner turns down George Mason job offer

    Orange County Register "Russell Turner, who coached UC Irvine to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, turned down a job offer from George Mason University and has decided to stay at Irvine. Several news outlets reported that Turner was in talks with officials from the Virginia school, and a Washington Post reporter..." March 30

  • George Mason hires Dave Paulsen from Bucknell to replace Paul Hewitt

    Washington Post "Dave Paulsen, who guided Bucknell to two NCAA men’s basketball tournament berths and two NIT bids in seven seasons, is the new coach at George Mason, multiple sources said on Monday. The university has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning but has so far declined to identify the..." March 30

  • Chances of Jay Larranaga leaving for George Mason reportedly not likely

    Sporting News "On Monday, Yahoo! Sports reported George Mason was interested in Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga for its vacant head coaching position. A source tells the Boston Globe that the feeling may not be mutual. Larranaga's dad, Jim, coached the Patriots to a Final Four appearance in 2006. A..." March 19

  • George Mason plans to look at Jay Larranaga for head coaching vacancy

    Yahoo! Sports "George Mason University has plans to make Boston Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga one of its focuses in its search for a new head coach, sources told Yahoo Sports. George Mason officials on Monday fired coach Paul Hewitt, who went 20-42 in his final two seasons for the Atlantic 10..." March 16

  • Senior Erik Copes leaves George Mason basketball team for personal reasons

    Augusta Free Press "Senior Erik Copes has decided to leave the George Mason men’s basketball program for personal reasons, announced head coach Paul Hewitt. The 6-foot-8, 240-pounder has appeared in 90 games during his four-year career with the Green & Gold and earned the start in 48. He ranks fourth in all-time..." December 18

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former George Mason forward Anali Okoloji headed to Eastern Michigan

    College Basketball Talk "With three members of his front court rotation from a season ago out of eligibility, Eastern Michigan head coach Rob Murphy has added a body to his front court for the 2014-15 season. As reported by Adam Zagoria, former George Mason forward Anali Okoloji will transfer to the Mid-American..." April 21

  • George Mason Athletic Director Tom O’Connor to step down

    Washington Post "Tom O’Connor, the longest-serving Division I athletic director in the area who oversaw George Mason basketball’s rise to national prominence and the university’s move to the Atlantic 10 last year, will step down this summer. O’Connor, 67, will relinquish his duties June 30 and remain in a..." March 26

  • St. Louis 89, George Mason 85: Billikens resist Patriots’ upset bid in OT

    Washington Post "Saint Louis might end up winning the Atlantic 10 title again, posting one of the nation’s best overall records and making a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Along the way, though, the Billikens will have felt fortunate to endure two overtime thrillers against George Mason. For the second time..." February 20

  • SLU again needs OT to beat George Mason

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "St. Louis University overcame two tough opponents, George Mason and its own free throw shooting, on Wednesday to keep doing what it’s been doing all season. The 10th-ranked Billikens won for the 18th consecutive time, beating the Patriots 89-85 in overtime to tighten their grip on first place..." February 20

  • Billikens battle back for record-tying victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the results keep being the same for the St. Louis University basketball team, now winner of 14 in a row, at least the way the Billikens get there is showing some variety. SLU trailed almost the entire second half on Saturday against George Mason at Chaifetz Arena, got pummeled on the..." February 02