May 2, 2012
—By Thomas Block, Program Director for Eyesradio @tomcblock
For many months rumors have been circulating about the George Mason Patriots leave the CAA and joining the Atlantic-10 conference. Depending on who you talked to it was either accepted as a great thing for Mason or just bad timing.
I have learned today from sources within the Athletic Department that George Mason WILL NOT be going to the Atlantic-10 and this decision just happened within the last day or so. The hesitation to make the jump was the ultimate factor and had nothing to do with what VCU wanted to accomplish. At this time, it is unclear if VCU is still in the position to make the move.
Unconfirmed reports though suggest that incoming President, Dr. Angel Cabrera, was not in favor of the move. As additional details become available, I will post updates to this story
updated – To be clear, this doesn’t mean Mason to the A-10 is dead just not happening before July 1st for a 2012-13 move
Updated 5/11 – now on twitter its being reported that Tom O’Conner has made a statement letting the CAA know that Mason is not going. Don’t let the “we made the decision 45mins ago” quote fool you.
Dr. Cabrera did not have anything to do with the decision