George Mason to play at GW

To update on previous inklings and provide some info previously (and unintentionally) omitted from the last scheduling post, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz confirmed Monday that George Mason’s men’s basketball team will play at GW this upcoming season.

The pairing seems to many to be a natural fit, with the schools not only located close to one another, but also playing in two of college basketball’s best leagues outside of the BCS power conferences. It will be the first time the teams have met since GW bested the Patriots in the 1998 Red Auerbach Colonial Classic at Smith Center.

It will also continue an effort to play more local schools, something Kvancz has said he is emphasizing when scheduling. This past season GW played local rivals Maryland and American, playing the former in the BB&T Classic and hosting the latter. The Colonials will not return the game at American this upcoming season, Kvancz said, but may be able to do so at a future date.

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