Second, I'm still rooting for Florida come Saturday. I live in Virginia now and I love the underdog angle, but I grew up rooting for the Gators. That being said I won't be too disappointed if Mason wins.
Anyway, one of the students at Mason has a blog, and it turns out that blog is pretty good.
Of course, this is all hearsay, but my friend overheard a conversation between [ESPN's David] Alrdridge and a typical Mason undergrad female that went something like this:
Aldridge: “So, who was George Mason?”
GMU Girl: “Ummm, I think he was, like, the president or something?”
Aldridge: “The president of the school?”
GMU Girl: “No, of the country!”
Clearly these two have no idea that Mason was a branch of UVA until the show “24” came out four years ago, at which point the school became its own entity and was named after Xander Berkeley’s character.
And, on a final note, I agree with Billy Packer (for once), most of the students who went to Mason weren't smart enough to get into W&M or UVA (or even Tech). Mason, you'll always be a commuter school to me.