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George Mason to remain in Colonial Athletic Association

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George Mason University has decided to remain in the Colonial Athletic Association.

At least for the time being.

The school had met with representatives from the Atlantic 10, a league with a higher basketball profile than that of the CAA.

According to the Washington Post, Athletic Director Tom O'Connor said the school " felt it was in our best interests to stay.” 

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, O'Connor said Mason had two guiding principles as it explored the A-10: "Our goals" for the athletic program and "our choice" independent of other schools.

Ultimately, he said, the Patriots felt it was in their best interests to stay because they are a founding member of the league (in 1982), because of the league's geographic and competitive stability, and because "we think good things will happen with the CAA in the future." 

 

 

 

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