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Alumni Develop Mason Basketball Website

Fans of Patriots basketball now have a website to call their own. Alumni David Pierpont and Chris Metsala, partners in the Falls Churchbased, full-service Internet development firm telematique, have created the first independent website dedicated entirely to Patriots basketball.

The site,, features a wealth of information about the men's and women's basketball programs, including schedules, rosters, standings, and coaches' biographies. In addition, links are provided to such related sites as the CAA home page,'s George Mason Clubhouse, and Mason's own SportSite¬as well as sites that Metsala and Pierpont wish to promote, including those of Alumni Affairs and the Patriot Club. Besides serving Patriots' fans, Metsala hopes will have a positive impact on these organizations by encouraging surfers to visit their sites and see what they're all about.

Fueled with statistics and other information provided by Intercollegiate Athletics, offers a comprehensive body of instantly accessible news and facts for today's technologically adept fans.

Pierpont's hope is that the new website will generate excitement and a sense of team spirit among members of the university community. "Mason is a young school that lacks a lot of tradition," he says. "We hope we can get something started."

"I really like to see a collaborative effort between athletics and the alumni," says Jim Engelhardt, George Mason's associate athletic director for public relations. "That's an area we want to continue to enhance because there are so many mutual benefits."

Two of the Patriots' biggest fans, Metsala (B.A. International Studies '94) and Pierpont (B.A. Government and Politics '95) would like to see receive 5,000 hits per month during basketball season, which continues into March.

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