Newport News, VA (Sports Network) - George Mason University is moving to the
Atlantic 10, according to several media reports.
The A-10 has scheduled a telephone press conference at 1:45 p.m. ET on Monday,
but didn't disclose that the Patriots would be joining the league. A press
release said the A-10 would "make a major announcement regarding the league's
The Atlantic 10 is losing Xavier and Butler next season to the new Big East.
Temple is also leaving the A-10 after this season for a newly-named conference
that is the former Big East. Charlotte is moving to Conference USA.
The Patriots (19-14), a Final Four team in 2006, will be leaving the Colonial
Athletic Association. George Mason will host Houston in the quarterfinal round
of the College Basketball Invitational Monday night.
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