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The Blue & Gray Press | February 22, 2019

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First round of NHL playoffs start off with a bang

April 19, 2018 |

By HANNA LUGO

Staff Writer

The National Hockey League playoffs have always been a hit. Every season, sports fans gather around the television or arenas to cheer on their favorite team, hoping for an intense game to remember later on.Read More

Embiid and Curry eager to rejoin their teams as NBA playoffs begin

April 19, 2018 |

By BRIAN SWEENEY

Staff Writer

During this year’s NBA playoffs, sixteen teams are currently in the first rounds of the playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76er’s took the lead during their first game of the opening round.Read More

The 2018 Masters kicks off in exciting fashion

April 12, 2018 |

By KYLE CLARKE

Staff Writer

Once a year, the best golfers on earth gather in Augusta, Georgia to compete in the most coveted golf tournament of our time. Augusta National is one of the most punishing golf courses in the United States, with greens faster than lightning and fairways that seem to get narrower every year. Read More

UMW crew teams prepare for the start of their season

April 12, 2018 |

By JOHN WRAY

Staff Writer

As the University unthaws from a very cold and rainy winter with only one good snow day in the books, the campus is ready for spring and to feel the warm weather again. Some of the most excited students on campus are the ones that are involved in spring sports.

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Men’s and women’s tennis teams fall short against Carnegie Mellon

April 12, 2018 |

By ANTHONY BENSON

Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the University of Mary Washington tennis team hosted Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has the ninth best tennis team in the nation in DIII, outranking Mary Washington’s team by ten places, who sit at nineteenth place. Read More

What is all the racket? The inside scoop with Joe Brown

April 5, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

The men’s tennis team had a busy yet successful weekend two weeks ago. They hosted Bates and York on Saturday, and they hosted Penn State Harrisburg and Christopher Newport on Sunday. The team was able to come away with four wins, three of which are within the conference.Read More

NFL alters rules to prevent head injuries

April 5, 2018 |

By ABIGAIL HUNT

Staff Writer

Last week from Mar. 25 to Mar. 28 the owners of the National Football League held their annual 4-day meeting in Orlando, Florida. While everything proposed during the meeting did not pass there where numerous rule changes for upcoming the 2018 season.Read More

Anticipation rises as the NFL draft draws near

April 5, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Sports Editor

As the NFL draft quickly approaches, all 32 teams are frantically attempting to rebuild and strengthen their rosters and fill any positional holes they may have. With the draft still three weeks out, teams are analyzing which college players they will target, as scouts and coaches study each player. Read More

Historical march madness ends with a Villanova victory

April 5, 2018 |

By JOSE REYES

Staff Writer

The frenzy that is March Madness, filled with both excitement and despair, has finally come to an end. We witnessed some crazy upsets, big wins, and some close competitive games that kept us on the edge of our seats until the final buzzer. With that being said let’s get into the most electrifying games, the Final Four.Read More

Women’s rugby wins close match with William and Mary

April 5, 2018 |

By NATHANIEL DEVINE

Staff Writer

On Saturday Mar. 31, the University of Mary Washington Eagles’ Women’s Rugby team faced off against the William and Mary’s Tribes. At first, both teams seemed to be evenly matched as each team stole the ball from one another, defended their goals, gained significant yardage when on offense.Read More

SGA’s reformed constitution allows athlete involvement in advisory meetings

April 5, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

For the first time in University of Mary Washington history, the school’s constitution has been reformed to include athletes in student government advisory meetings. Both varsity and club sports will now be represented by this change.Read More

‘Golf cart guy’ brings home gold for UMW

April 1, 2018 |

By GINNY BIXBY

Viewpoints Editor

On Saturday, Mar. 24, several UMW golf cart drivers participated in the Twenty-Third Annual University of George’s Mom Golf Cart Racing World Cup. The event also included athletes from Christopher Newport University and Our Lady of Perpetual Motion College.Read More

UMW students share their athletic journey from varsity to club

March 29, 2018 |

By ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

Many people come to UMW to pursue their sports career further, but sometimes the workload of college courses becomes too much to juggle along with a varsity sport.Read More

UMW amongst top finishers in the Trojan Challenge

March 29, 2018 |

By ZACH WOHLEKING

Senior Writer

The University of Mary Washington track and field took on the Trojan Challenge last weekend starting on Mar. 23, with a sizable field of 13 schools competing in Mt. Olive, North Carolina.Read More

Warriors look to move past the injury bug as they head into playoffs

March 29, 2018 |

By VANISA CLAY

Staff Writer

With March Madness coming to an end, some turn their attention to the upcoming NBA championships. Read More

Stay in your lane: the inside scoop with Davon Guerrier

March 29, 2018 |

By GEMMA SPICKA-PROFFIT

Staff Writer

Despite this semester being his first at UMW, junior Davon Guerrier has already been able to contribute greatly to the team.Read More

Paino’s playlist leaked to UMW

March 29, 2018 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

Sports Editor

On Monday Mar. 26, personal information of University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino was leaked to the entire faculty and staff of Mary Washington campus. An anonymous student hacker was able to gain access to Paino’s email account in which they discovered Paino’s mixtape and numerous personal pictures, such as Paino in the bathtub, amongst others sent to his wife Kelly Paino.  Read More

UMW baseball team works hard to keep ahead of extensive schedule

March 29, 2018 |

By ALICEN HACKNEY

Staff Writer

This semester the Mary Washington Baseball Team has been hard at work with more games than any previous season and already busy student schedules.Read More

Small schools make a name for themselves in March Madness opening weekend

March 22, 2018 |

By T’KEYAH JONES

Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again, March Madness. It is one of the most exciting times of year for college basketball fans, as they watch to see what teams advance through the NCAA tournament and head to the finals.Read More

UMW women’s lacrosse season off to a hot start

March 22, 2018 |

By ALEXIS ZIRPMOULIS

Staff Writer

On Thursday, Mar. 15,  the University of Mary Washington’s women’s lacrosse team was defeated by first-ranked Gettysburg College with the final score ending with 12-4. The tough loss against Gettysburg College sadly broke Mary Washington’s seven game winning streak, forcing the University of Mary Washington to currently fall 7-1 for the season.  Read More

Women’s tennis team’s six game win streak comes to an end

March 22, 2018 |

By KELSEY SHEFFER

Staff Writer

The sixteenth nationally ranked UMW women’s Tennis team lost their six game win streak during their first home game since arriving back from California. The beginning of the season has been the strongest the women’s team has seen in years; however, once the team returned home to play MIT on Friday, disaster would strike leaving the team with a 6-3 loss in every game of the weekend.Read More

Club baseball thrives under new presidency

March 22, 2018 |

BY ARIANA BARRETT

Staff Writer

UMW’s club baseball team is excited to kick off their season against James Madison University (JMU) on Saturday, Mar. 24.Read More

NFL offseason draws attention with chaotic beginning

March 15, 2018 |

By SHACOBE JOHNSON

Staff Writer

The upcoming NFL offseason is geared up to be a chaotic one. Coming off arguably one of the most exciting Super Bowls of all time, late February through early March is usually a mundane time period. Luckily, NFL fans have been treated to a lot of drama. Starting with the Chiefs moving on from quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Marcus Peters. Both moves were shocking and came out of nowhere.Read More

Nationals bring in new general manager after releasing Baker

March 15, 2018 |

By KELLY EVANS

Staff Writer

When the Washington Nationals announced the release of former manager Dusty Baker in Oct. 2017, many fans were left sad, confused, and even a few happy. Within his two year contract with the Nationals, Baker lead the team to two NL East titles with 97 wins in the 2017 season. However, that was not enough for a city who’s seen that title many times before with no following of a World Series win or even a play-offs win.Read More

Inside the recruitment process at Mary Washington

March 15, 2018 |

By ELIZABETH DEVINE

Staff Writer

Every year, the coaches of UMW’s varsity teams recruit student athletes from all over the country. As a member of NCAA Division III, Mary Washington “does not offer athletic scholarships nor do they utilize the National Letter of Intent program,” according to the UMW Eagles website. Despite these restrictions, UMW’s competitive recruitment process favors well-rounded students who are passionate about the sport they play.Read More

Jeffrey Leckrone represents UMW at NCAA swimming championship

March 15, 2018 |

By TREVOR YOUNG

Staff Writer

In this age of political and cultural tension nothing can be so refreshing than to come together and celebrate the achievements of the extraordinary individual. Let this be the case for Jeffrey Leckrone, a UMW swimmer, whose qualification for the NCAA Championship in Indianapolis is a major achievement. Being the only swimmer from Mary Washington representing the school at NCAA is not easy, but Leckrone is determined and prepared. His coach, Abby Brethauer, expressed her pride in Leckrone’s work ethic and zeal.Read More

Men’s baseball battles hard in weekend series against Monclair State

March 1, 2018 |

By MACKENZIE HARD 

Staff Writer

This weekend the baseball team went up against Montclair State University for their season opening. There were four games throughout the weekend with the Eagles coming out even, winning two out of the four games.Read More

Veteran Mike Fisher plans to make his NHL return

March 1, 2018 |

By KELLY LEHMANN 

Staff Writer

In the 2016-17 NHL season, the Nashville Predators went to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, and faced the returning champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. After six exciting games, the Predators lost to the Penguins, leaving many disheartened and disappointed. One key player for Nashville, Mike Fisher, the team’s captain throughout the season. After reflecting on the tough loss at the end of a historical season for the franchise, Fisher evaluated his career and his personal life, which led to the difficult decision of retirement.Read More

NBA All-Star weekend successful with new format changes

March 1, 2018 |

By ZACH WOHLEKING 

Senior Writer

The NBA All-Star break always brings entertainment for hardcore and casual fans alike. This year in Los Angeles, All-Star weekend did not fail to disappoint us, as the NBA continues to find new ways to make the same events exciting.Read More

Lady Eagles continue to dominate early in the season

March 1, 2018 |

By KOTY BOWEN 

Staff Writer

On Wednesday Feb. 21, the UMW women’s lacrosse team faced off against Shenandoah Hornets. The UMW Eagles, who rank seventeenth in the nation for Women’s Lacrosse, would prove why they sit in such a high rank.Read More