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George Mason makes 'bittersweet' move to A-10

Updated: March 25, 2013, 3:48 PM ET
Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Think Syracuse in the Big East. Or Maryland in the Atlantic Coast Conference. That's the sort of emotional tie George Mason had with the Colonial Athletic Association, helping launch the mid-major conference in the 1980s and making it part of basketball lore with a Final Four run in 2006.

That's why athletic director Tom O'Connor called it a "bittersweet" day Monday when he announced that the Patriots were moving to the Atlantic 10, the latest fallout from the ever-shifting ...

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