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Jayhawks Top Tigers For Title

April 10, 2008 |

By Nick Nelson

For the first time in the nearly 70 year history of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the Final Four consisted entirely of number-one seeds: North Carolina, UCLA, Kansas, and Memphis. This past Monday, the tournament … Read More

Eagles Stay Strong; Beat CNU

April 3, 2008 |

By Ashley Scharf

The University of Mary Washington Eagles men’s lacrosse team was able to put together a strong showing in their defeat of the Christopher Newport Capitals. Though the Eagles were down early, they came storming back to … Read More

UMW Sports Rally for Causes

March 27, 2008 |


Ten ponytails a year.

That’s what head coach of the men’s basketball team, Rod Wood, hopes to achieve each year during the men’s and women’s basketball teams annual Locks of Love fundraiser.

In addition to the basketball … Read More

FARTLEK Keeps Swimmers Focused

March 27, 2008 |


At 5:10 a.m. it’s still dark outside. After the grating sound of the alarm clock forces me out of bed and into my UMW sweats that smell faintly of Gain and chlorine, I grab a bottle of … Read More

Baseball Falls in Nailbiter

March 27, 2008 |


Until the sixth inning, the Mary Washington Eagles were in cruise control, leading 4-0 against visiting Catholic University. Starting pitcher Zach Hendrix had pitched five scoreless innings, allowing only four hits. Then the wheels fell off.

The … Read More

MLB '08: Playoff Picture Unclear

March 13, 2008 |


Now that the powerhouse AL East is out of the way, let’s meet the other teams who will be vying  for playoff spots this fall.

AL Central

Detroit Tigers:

You could say that the Tigers were the … Read More

Women's Lacrosse Dominates Wesley

March 13, 2008 |


It’s the first period of the game; five minutes in and the University of Mary Washington Eagles are already leading 6-0. It seems that UMW have already got the game in the bag.

Wesley College proved to … Read More

Women Capture CAC Title

March 13, 2008 |


The fifth-ranked University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team made history over spring break, winning the Capital Athletic Conference Championship for the third time in four years and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Division … Read More

Tennis Serves Past the D-1 Competition

February 21, 2008 |


This past Saturday, the University of Mary Washington Women’s Tennis team reigned victoriously after their first two matches of the season. Their opponents, George Mason University and Methodist College, won as many sets as the spectators did.

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Eagles Look to CAC Playoffs

February 21, 2008 |


This past Saturday the University of Mary Washington Men’s Basketball team faced Marymount University for the second time this year. In the Eagles final regular season home game and senior night; the Eagles dominated the court with … Read More

Tennis Serves up Victory at Home

February 14, 2008 |


The 2008 season has begun with plenty of promise for the University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team. A resounding 5 to 2 victory against University of Richmond last Saturday has left the squad filled with optimism … Read More

Mothers Blowout Patriots

February 14, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington rugby team opened its spring 2008 season with a win in dominating fashion over Christopher Newport University. The “Mothers” beat the Patriots 48-10.

The good weather Saturday brought out one of the … Read More

Swimmer Stays Grounded After Nationals

February 7, 2008 |


Last March, when other students were packing for cruises and trips to Mexico, sophomore Michelle Sawyer found out that she would be spending her spring break at the NCAA Division III National Championships for swimming.

“I didn’t … Read More

Eagles Can't Hold On; Fall to York in Nail-Biter

February 7, 2008 |


On a day when the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team did not have their best shooting performance they still managed a furious rally,but up short.

The first half was a high energy back and forth … Read More

Eagles Win 11 Straight; Beat York and Bridgewater

February 7, 2008 |


The fourth ranked University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team added on to their 11 game winning streak by defeating Bridgewater College Tuesday night, 81-56, and York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday, 92-64.

The Eagles are now … Read More

Terrapins Welcome Olympians to UMW

January 31, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

Before U.S. Olympian Sara Lowe travels to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the Stanford University senior made a cross-country trip to swim at the fourth consecutive Mary Washington Invitational last Sunday. The meet … Read More

Eagles Swim Hard, Aim For Nationals

January 31, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

The University of Mary Washington’s swimming program was right where they wanted to be this weekend – in the pool and swimming fast. On Friday both the men and women’s teams took on Marymount University in their … Read More

Eli Will Follow In Peyton's Footsteps

January 31, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

For the first time in five months, a “bye week” meant that all teams had the week off. But fear not football fans, the NFL is back and will be taking over big screens everywhere come Sunday. … Read More

New Women's Soccer Coach a Familiar Face

January 24, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

The University of Mary Washington Athletic Department has named former assistant coach Corey Hewson to take over as head coach of the women’s soccer team effective immediately. Hewson served as an assistant to lacrosse Head Coach Kurt … Read More

Eagles Go 5-2 in CAC

January 24, 2008 |

By Jeremy Jordan

On what was an extremely emotional day, the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team played with true passion and was able to hold off a furious rally from the Wesley College Wolverines to get the win. … Read More

Eagles Take Wolverines

January 24, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

With the season more than halfway over, the fifth-ranked University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team is running over CAC rivals and closing in on another Sweet Sixteen appearance The latest 82-58 win over Wesley College on … Read More

Hall of Famer Gibbs Retires

January 24, 2008 |

By Ashley Schaff

To Redskins fans, Tuesday January 8, 2008 was the end of an era. It was announced that greatly respected and heralded coach Joe Gibbs chose to retire. To countless Redskins fans the resignation of Gibbs came as … Read More

Applebury Wins 100

December 6, 2007 |

By Nicholas Jacobs

The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team hasn’t even  come close to losing a game this season, as their dominance on the court has continued to place them atop the weekly polls. The Eagles beat … Read More

Boston, Out

December 6, 2007 |

Lauren Boston

Okay, so maybe I stole that line from Ryan Seacrest, but after four years of Bullet deadlines, my creative juices are in short supply. Perhaps it’s a good thing this is my final issue as sports editor … Read More

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

December 6, 2007 |

By Govinda Avasarala

Nothing announces the end of a year more than final exams, papers, and the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Because a year’s worth of sports is difficult to wrap up in the limited space my editor gives … Read More

Rider Becomes One With Horse

December 6, 2007 |

By Lauren Boston

When Erin Richardson rides, there’s a connection with her horse that can’t be denied. “You have to know what your horse is thinking and feeling, and tell him in the right way what you want him … Read More

Swim Team Laps Competition

November 8, 2007 |


New swimming head coach Matt Sellman is fitting in just fine. The University of Mary Washington team has had little trouble adjusting to a change in staff, starting the 2007 season with just one loss between the … Read More

Soccer Goes To Semis

November 1, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team burst into the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, beating Hood College 3-0 on Sunday. The Eagles carried over the momentum from their 9-3-3 regular season record, … Read More

Womens Rugby Set For Tourney

November 1, 2007 |


For a select group of girls, fall at Mary Washington signals the onset of all the blood, sweat and tears that serve as battle scars for the women’s rugby team. A staple since 1985, the rugby team competes … Read More

Season Ends In Final Seconds: Men’s Soccer Falls To Villa Julie, 1-0

November 1, 2007 |


If the men’s soccer team could have held on for three more seconds, their season would still be alive. Instead, the Eagles watched helplessly Saturday as Villa Julie College scored the only goal of the game with … Read More