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The NBA Playoffs’ breakout stars

Graphic of jamal murray
November 16, 2020

Greatness in basketball is based on titles. The greatest players step up and cement their place in NBA history in the Playoffs: from Lebron, to MJ, to Magic and Bird, all the way back to Bill Russell....

Girls basketball’s season ends at states quarterfinal

Mason defends the ball after the other team gets the rebound.
March 9, 2020

After reaching the States tournament for the first time in two years, the girls Varsity basketball team’s run ended at their game this Friday against Booker T. Washington, falling 45-48 in overtime. The...

A preview of Friday’s girls basketball game vs. Booker T. Washington

The girls basketball team hoists their regional championship trophy. They play Friday night in the state quarterfinal against Booker T. Washington.
March 5, 2020

The Mason girls varsity basketball team is playing Friday in the state quarterfinals against Booker T. Washington High School. After setting high expectations after a trip to the regional semifinals...

An evening in the shadow of Coach Bravin

Bravin talks to Dan Forgas
February 27, 2020

I walked into the Pit sixty-three minutes before the start of the first game of Friday night’s boys and girls basketball playoff doubleheader. This evening, instead of being a casual fan, I was here...

Scenes from boys basketball senior night

Player goes up for the rebound.
February 20, 2020

Check out the best moments from the boys basketball senior night, where Mason routed Warren County, 78-51.

Midseason NBA power rankings

Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates
February 18, 2020

  1.Milwaukee Bucks    As long as they stay healthy, the Bucks will stay in the top spot for the remainder of the regular season. Giannis Anetntekumpo is yet again an MVP candidate,...

New coach, new team

The basketball team gets ready for their game.
Boys varsity basketball has experienced a revitalization despite losing key players and hiring a new coach.
January 24, 2020

The George Mason boys varsity basketball team prepares to play their 15th game of the season against Central (Woodstock) tonight at 7:30 in the pit. After a 19-9 season last year, the Mustangs lost some...

Mason basketball beats the Generals in close overtime game

Player squats and bites his fists.
January 15, 2019

Mason basketball defeats the 5A Washington and Lee Generals in huge overtime win 82-79. In this Thursday night game on December 20, the team offense and defense finally fully clicked to give Mason the...

Girls basketball enters a new era

Julia Rosenberger celebrates the win with teammates Agnes Jagerskog (left) and Bella Paradiso (14). (Photo by Maggie Traverse)
December 18, 2018

As nine varsity players have graduated and left the previous season, the varsity girls basketball team has had a lot of new changes building the team up for this season. Nicole Bloomgarden, Elizabeth...

Short stack: Boys basketball preview

A basketball team stands in a line.
This year's Mustangs try to live UP to last year's squad
December 7, 2018

As the George Mason boys varsity basketball team prepares to play their fourth game of the season tonight against Loudon County tonight at 7:30 in the pit, it’s important to notice the drastic difference...

Women’s basketball needs to be as big as men’s

Women playing basketball
October 24, 2018

Women’s sports have always played second fiddle to their male counterparts. This is especially true for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA),...

Ball (and the outdoors) is life: Nate Ogle

Ball (and the outdoors) is life: Nate Ogle
April 26, 2018

Most people only know Nate Ogle as the “good looking” assistant basketball coach or the guy who looks kinda looks like Post Malone. At the Clarke game, he said six people had made comments to him saying...

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