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Story contributed by: maurice scherrens
Affiliation with GMU: faculty/staff
Contributed on: 6 April 2006

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What single moment stands out to you the most from the 2005-06 season?
tony skinn incident and the way the university administration and Coach L took quick, decisive action irrespective of any basketball related consequences.

Tell about your experiences during the Kryptonite Kids' magical run through the tournament:
Most importantly the run increased the visibility of our university and as a result people that never took the time to chat about happenings at george mason university stopped each other in the street,or in the mall or walking across campus, or while in Dayton, Ohio or Washington, DC or Indianapolis IN and began discussing what kind of university George Mason actually is.

There was a feeling of excellence that was pervasive when Mason's name was mentioned. There was a warmth and feeling of institutional love shown to those of us from Mason that was spectacular. Those of us that shared it together felt the love, shared the love and our lives are better as a result of the run. It is our own responsibility to maintain and sustain it.

What do you think this moment means for George Mason University?
There is a renewed spirit and andrenaline rush - a renewed sense of pride - for those associated with the University and for those new to the university there is a feeling of insitutional pride albeit their relationship short. The moment produces a visibility for the institution that right or wrong cannot be duplicated by achievements in other facets of the university, but it gives the total institution a platform or a springboard upon which to leverage other areas of excellence throughout the institution. We aim for and continually pursue excellence throughout the university - mens basketball caught the headlines this year. The rest of the school should benefit accordingly.

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maurice scherrens, Object #147, George Mason University Digital Memory Bank, 6 April 2006, <>

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