MasonHoops is creating George Mason basketball coverage and community.
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MasonHoops.com was started in 1998, just after Jim Larranaga took the helm as the head coach of George Mason University's mens basketball program. We knew that something special was happening at Mason, and we built a static HTML web page and bought one of the first commercial message boards available to see if anyone out there wanted to talk about GMU basketball. We believed that with a small handful of likeminded fans, that we could advocate with local press for better and more coverage of the program that Coach L was building.

During the next 20 years, MasonHoops.com evolved into CAAZone.com, and with GMU's move to the Atlantic 10, back into MasonHoops.com again. We were ahead of the times. We shot video of press conferences, made some horrible highlight videos, shot photos of CAA and NCAA tournaments, captured historic moments, and provided game coverage. Keep in mind YouTube didn't launch until 2005. We feel happy and satisfied that in some way, our work early on has paved the way for other fans of George Mason, the CAA, the A10, and even other schools to build new online communities.

Today, MasonHoops.com is hosted in the cloud on virtual servers, along with an archived copy of the old CAAZone.com boards. We run ads on our sites which supplement our monthly outlay for hosting and backup. We rely on volunteer help from trusted members for advanced cyber security configuration and software improvements.

But, what if we had more of a budget to work with? Could we afford for our own staff writer? Could we provide a better message board experience? The future is wide open, and we'd like to invite you to be a part of it. Our message boards will always be free and open, but we'd like to look at building a subscription/donation model in return for improved coverage and goodies.

We're still new in this process and nothing is set in stone yet. However, some of our loyal and valued friends have asked about a way to donate now - so here it is.
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MasonHoops.com was started in 1998, just after Jim Larranaga took the helm as the head coach of George Mason University's mens basketball program. We knew that something special was happening at Mason, and we built a static HTML web page and bought one of the first commercial message boards available to see if anyone out there wanted to talk about GMU basketball. We believed that with a small handful of likeminded fans, that we could advocate with local press for better and more coverage of the program that Coach L was building.

During the next 20 years, MasonHoops.com evolved into CAAZone.com, and with GMU's move to the Atlantic 10, back into MasonHoops.com again. We were ahead of the times. We shot video of press conferences, made some horrible highlight videos, shot photos of CAA and NCAA tournaments, captured historic moments, and provided game coverage. Keep in mind YouTube didn't launch until 2005. We feel happy and satisfied that in some way, our work early on has paved the way for other fans of George Mason, the CAA, the A10, and even other schools to build new online communities.

Today, MasonHoops.com is hosted in the cloud on virtual servers, along with an archived copy of the old CAAZone.com boards. We run ads on our sites which supplement our monthly outlay for hosting and backup. We rely on volunteer help from trusted members for advanced cyber security configuration and software improvements.

But, what if we had more of a budget to work with? Could we afford for our own staff writer? Could we provide a better message board experience? The future is wide open, and we'd like to invite you to be a part of it. Our message boards will always be free and open, but we'd like to look at building a subscription/donation model in return for improved coverage and goodies.

We're still new in this process and nothing is set in stone yet. However, some of our loyal and valued friends have asked about a way to donate now - so here it is.

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$4 or more per month

I use MasonHoops.com and want to help out!

Champion
$8 or more per month

I use MasonHoops.com every day and want to see it flourish!