Fairfax, VA (Sports Network) - After having discussions with the Atlantic 10
about joining its conference, George Mason announced Friday that it will
stay in the Colonial Athletic Conference, its home since 1985.
"Through this process we've engaged in open communication with senior
executives at George Mason University. We respected the process George Mason
University went through and are pleased it decided that continued membership
in the CAA is in the best interest of the university and its athletic
programs," said CAA commissioner Tom Yeager in a statement.
Last week, it was announced that Butler was leaving the Horizon league to join
the Atlantic 10, which will lose Temple to the Big East and Charlotte to
Conference USA in 2013-14.
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