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News Feed - January 22, 2009

From Steven Goff:

George Mason guard John Vaughan, who suffered a concussion on Wednesday night during the Patriots' game at Northeastern, will miss Saturday's contest at VCU.

The fifth-year senior saw George Mason team physician Dr. Frank Pettrone on Thursday evening after returning from Boston and he was alert, comfortable, well-oriented and very responsive. Vaughan will see a neurologist on Friday.

"John will follow a regular progression of rehabilitation over the next five to seven days," Pettrone said. "He'll be evaluated daily by the training staff and every two to three days by the medical staff."

Pettrone added that he was very encouraged by Vaughan's condition.

Vaughan was injured with a little more than two minutes to play in Wednesday's game when Eugene Spates inadvertently hit him in the forehead with an elbow.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  January 22, 2009; 9:01 PM ET
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The article by Steven Goff in Sunday's Post about the GMU loss to VCU was obviousely written by a man with limited knowledge of the CAA or the teams involved.
The VCU win was not an upset. THis is the team that was picked pre-season to win the conference. VCU would have won that game whether or not John Vaughn played. The CAA individual stats show that VCU has the leagues leaders in scoring, assists, steals, blocked shots, and 3point shooting percentage. John Vaughn leads the conference in nothing. In fact, his per game scoring average is exactly half that of Eric Maynor.
The post will never have credibility in sports reporting as long as it continues to try to be a home town crowd pleaser. And on that topic, VA Tech is no more a local area team than William and Mary, University of Richmond, or VCU, all of which are Division one programs and all of which are closer to DC than Blacksburg. The Post needs to understand that most people in the DC area went to School elsewhere. It's about time your reporters got up off of it and investigated a few things

Posted by: mwhiteley | January 26, 2009 8:06 AM

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