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March 8, 1987
Uvaldo Acosta and Moyo Kasim had 18 kills each to lead visiting George Mason University (23-3) to a 15-11, 8-15, 15-4, 15-9 nonconference men's volleyball victory over San Diego State Saturday night. Bruk Vandeweghe had 18 kills for SDSU (7-9).
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January 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The Galaxy said Monday it has added Kenny Arena, son of Galaxy head coach and General Manager Bruce Arena, to the soccer team's coaching staff. Kenny Arena, 32, has spent the last two years as head soccer coach at Florida International University in Miami, and he's a former coach in the Galaxy Academy for younger players. "We are pleased to add Kenny to our coaching staff," Bruce Arena said in a statement. "Kenny's familiarity with the Galaxy, experience in player development and his knowledge of the college game make him a good fit for our club.
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January 6, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The Galaxy said Monday it has added Kenny Arena, son of Galaxy head coach and General Manager Bruce Arena, to the soccer team's coaching staff. Kenny Arena, 32, has spent the last two years as head soccer coach at Florida International University in Miami, and he's a former coach in the Galaxy Academy for younger players. "We are pleased to add Kenny to our coaching staff," Bruce Arena said in a statement. "Kenny's familiarity with the Galaxy, experience in player development and his knowledge of the college game make him a good fit for our club.
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April 2, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Florida finally yanked the magic carpet out from under George Mason, and one of the most memorable runs in NCAA tournament history ended Saturday with a 73-58 Florida victory that put the Gators in the national championship game Monday night against UCLA.
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June 30, 1999 | MIKE PENNER
Only seven of the eight quarterfinalists are guaranteed berths in next year's Summer Olympics in Sydney, since one spot goes automatically to the host country, Australia, which was eliminated in the first round here. That means the four quarterfinal winners will qualify for Sydney, along with the three losers that make the best showing. In other words, any team losing 2-0, or worse, in the next two days is in danger of losing its Olympic invitation.
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March 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Paul Westhead, who failed to deliver the exciting, high-scoring game he promised, was fired as basketball coach at George Mason on Tuesday. The Patriots finished their fourth season under Westhead at 10-17, including losses in nine of their last 10 games. "I did the best I could to raise the level of basketball at George Mason University," Westhead said in a written statement. "Our coaching staff worked very hard at turning a down program into a winner.
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August 20, 1989 | MICHAEL WILBON, The Washington Post
Their two tragedies this week were totally unrelated except that both victims' lives revolved around basketball and both died violent, unnecessary deaths barely into adulthood. You feel equally badly for both of them. Ricky Berry, 24, a promising basketball player with the Sacramento Kings, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Carlos Yates, 27, the all-time scoring leader at George Mason University, was gunned down in the street in what apparently was a drug-related killing.
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April 1, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Even seeing the logo displayed around the RCA Dome is so incongruous, it seems like a prop from a Hollywood movie about the Final Four, some piece of sentimental fiction. "Mason Patriots" has taken its place alongside the cursive UCLA, Florida's toothy Gator and Louisiana State's Tiger. George Mason is a victory over third-seeded Florida from playing for the NCAA championship Monday.
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December 22, 1994 | KENNEDY COSGROVE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Ball has resurfaced again. Different town (Fairfax, Va.), different team (George Mason University), same Westhead philosophy: Run. Shoot. Score. Run. Shoot. Score. Give up uncontested layup. Run. Shoot. . . . Score? High. Very high. Try 117 points a game. "We're scoring decently," Westhead said. "We'd like to be in the 120s somewhere." The song, with tempo by Pantera, remains the same.
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December 31, 1987 | DICK WAGNER, Times Staff Writer
Shortly after 11 last Saturday morning, a rack of basketballs sat on the beechwood floor of "The Pit," the University of New Mexico arena that was built in a 56-foot hole on Albuquerque's southeast mesa. The balls awaited the Cal State Long Beach basketball team, which would practice for an hour to prepare for its game that night with Ohio State in the UNM Lobo Invitational Tournament. First to appear in the empty arena was Coach Joe Harrington.
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April 1, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Even seeing the logo displayed around the RCA Dome is so incongruous, it seems like a prop from a Hollywood movie about the Final Four, some piece of sentimental fiction. "Mason Patriots" has taken its place alongside the cursive UCLA, Florida's toothy Gator and Louisiana State's Tiger. George Mason is a victory over third-seeded Florida from playing for the NCAA championship Monday.
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March 29, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Only four out of 3 million entrants in one national NCAA men's basketball tournament competition picked all the teams in this year's Final Four. But at least one of them -- Russell Pleasant, a 46-year-old software test engineer from Bellevue, Neb. -- did it on accident. He picked the longest shot left in the field, 11th-seeded George Mason, because he got it confused with the team from George Washington that he had watched in a couple of games during the regular season.
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March 29, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Meet George Mason. Guard, Lamar Butler. Big man, Jai Lewis. The coach, Jim Larranaga. These are some of the characters on one of the most anonymous teams ever to reach the Final Four. They are a loosey-goosey, live-in-the-moment bunch that has played baseball at the end of practice every Tuesday during the NCAA tournament, using a ball made of athletic tape and crumpled paper to relieve the pressure a few days before playing the basketball games of their lives.
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March 26, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Every instinct says today will be it for George Mason. Thanks for the charming story, and glad the bus ride back to Fairfax, Va., won't be long. It would be one of the greatest upsets in NCAA tournament history if George Mason were to defeat top-seeded Connecticut today in the Washington Regional final to reach the Final Four.
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March 25, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
George Mason, the Cinderella from the Washington suburbs, is one improbable win from the Final Four. With a 63-55 victory over Wichita State in the Washington Regional semifinals Friday at Verizon Center, George Mason became only the fourth 11th-seeded team ever to reach an NCAA tournament regional final. "Everyone was saying we weren't even supposed to be here, and now we're in the Elite Eight," said guard Lamar Butler, who flashed eight fingers at the television announcers as the game ended.
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March 21, 2006 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Tied to telephone poles on Chain Bridge Road in the heart of Fairfax, right in front of the Fuddrucker's and blowing in the cool breeze, was a sign painted in George Mason green and gold. "Congratulations George Mason on the Sweet 16. Go Patriots." "Did you see the sign?" asked senior guard Lamar Butler. "Right in downtown. Now people will know who we are."
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March 26, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Every instinct says today will be it for George Mason. Thanks for the charming story, and glad the bus ride back to Fairfax, Va., won't be long. It would be one of the greatest upsets in NCAA tournament history if George Mason were to defeat top-seeded Connecticut today in the Washington Regional final to reach the Final Four.
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March 25, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
George Mason, the Cinderella from the Washington suburbs, is one improbable win from the Final Four. With a 63-55 victory over Wichita State in the Washington Regional semifinals Friday at Verizon Center, George Mason became only the fourth 11th-seeded team ever to reach an NCAA tournament regional final. "Everyone was saying we weren't even supposed to be here, and now we're in the Elite Eight," said guard Lamar Butler, who flashed eight fingers at the television announcers as the game ended.
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June 30, 1999 | MIKE PENNER
Only seven of the eight quarterfinalists are guaranteed berths in next year's Summer Olympics in Sydney, since one spot goes automatically to the host country, Australia, which was eliminated in the first round here. That means the four quarterfinal winners will qualify for Sydney, along with the three losers that make the best showing. In other words, any team losing 2-0, or worse, in the next two days is in danger of losing its Olympic invitation.
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March 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Paul Westhead, who failed to deliver the exciting, high-scoring game he promised, was fired as basketball coach at George Mason on Tuesday. The Patriots finished their fourth season under Westhead at 10-17, including losses in nine of their last 10 games. "I did the best I could to raise the level of basketball at George Mason University," Westhead said in a written statement. "Our coaching staff worked very hard at turning a down program into a winner.
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