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Story contributed by: [name withheld]
Affiliation with GMU: faculty/staff
Contributed on: 30 March 2006

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What single moment stands out to you the most from the 2005-06 season?
I don't usually follow college basketball, but it was hard not to when George Mason University started showing up in the national news.

Tell about your experiences during the Kryptonite Kids' magical run through the tournament:
On Sunday, March 26, I was watching my daughter's soccer game in Takoma Park, Maryland. There is always a lot of activity on the sidelines with players, coaches, parents, siblings, and dogs running around, watching the game, etc. Near the end of the game, I noticed that a number of the parents were congregating and not to look at the soccer game! One of the parents announced that George Mason and U Conn were tied and that the game was going into overtime. Several people pulled out cell phones and called spouses who were at home watching the game to get the latest news. Minutes passed and luckily the soccer players were too engrossed in their game to notice that soccer was not the center of attention. Then someone called out the Mason had won and people began to cheer.

What do you think this moment means for George Mason University?
This is certainly putting George Mason University on the national map. Campus has been full of energy and enthusiasm (not to mention media cameras) this week and it is wonderful to see students, faculty, and administrators so excited about the team and the university. There are banners all around Fairfax, Virginia, cheering for Mason; even the electronic road repair signs read “Go Mason. Good Luck in the Final Four.”

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[anonymous], Object #7, George Mason University Digital Memory Bank, 30 March 2006, <http://hoops.gmu.edu/detail_story.php?id=7>

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