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Friday, May 11, 2012 12:44 p.m.

Washington Post: George Mason will not join Atlantic 10

women's basketball, Danni Jackson, George Mason University, Battle of the Orange Line

Then-sophomore forward Danni Jackson battles against George Mason opponents in the Smith Center. Hatchet File Photo

George Mason plans to remain in the Colonial Athletic Association, after being listed as a potential new member of the Atlantic 10, Steven Goff of The Washington Post tweeted today.

“[George Mason athletic director Tom] O’Connor: ‘we felt it was in our best interests to stay,’ citing history, geographic strength. ‘Good things in the CAA moving fwd’,” Goff tweeted.

Goff added that O’Connor said the Patriots were never officially offered A-10 membership, nor did they apply, but they did meet with league representatives before ultimately deciding to remain in the CAA.

George Mason’s addition would have been the second new member of the league, following Butler’s planned transition to the A-10. Following the departures of Charlotte and Temple, VCU remains on list of potential new programs for the conference.