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Men's Tennis Excited for Season

September 23, 2009 |

By ANDREW KADA

This past weekend, the UMW men’s tennis team hosted the annual Kickoff Classic at the Battleground courts with George Mason University, the University of Richmond, and Liberty  University all in competition.

A few highlights from the tournament … Read More

Eagles' Volleyball Team Rolls

September 23, 2009 |

By TRICIA ELLIOTT

Walking up the stairs to Goolrick gym on Saturday afternoon, you might have thought that a party was going on as the sound of the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” filled the air, but inside, … Read More

Rugby Gets off on the Right Foot

September 16, 2009 |

By ANDREW KADA

This past Saturday, the Mary Washington Mothers rugby team opened their fall season with a solid win against last years Division III final four team, Longwood University.

UMW used 23 different players throughout the “A” game, … Read More

UMW Wins First Cross Country Meet

September 16, 2009 |

By NICK NELSON

The men’s and women’s cross country teams had an outstanding combined effort this weekend, as each placed first in the Washington & Lee Invitational last Saturday in Lexington.

Sophomore Kyle Anderson and junior Kristy Witek … Read More

Women's Soccer Team Struggles

September 16, 2009 |

By NICK NELSON

Despite coming into last weekend’s contests against Gettysburg College and Susquehanna University with an unblemished 3-0 record and three straight shutouts, Mary Washington was unable to come away with victories against strong competition, losing 1-0 to … Read More

The Death of Sportsmanship

September 16, 2009 |

By ZACH MORETTI

Sportsmanship is in great decline in major sports all across the country. It started in late May when Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lebron James didn’t shake hands and dodged the media after his team lost to the … Read More

NFL Preview – AFC

September 9, 2009 |

By Zach Moretti

Last week was the first part of the NFL preview where the NFC was covered. This week the AFC is on tap, so lets get to it.

AFC East 1) New England Patriots- Tom Brady’s 2008 … Read More

UMW Weekend Sports Recap

September 9, 2009 |

By Zach Moretti

It was a busy weekend for the sports teams of Mary Washington. Nine games were played between four different sports teams.

The men’s soccer team had two hard fought games over the weekend and they went 1-1 … Read More

NFL Playoff Picks

September 9, 2009 |

By Zach Moretti

1st Round Cowboys vs. Packers: These teams are pretty even, but Cowboys QB Tony Romo has playoff experience (all be it playoff failures) while Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has none. It’s time the Cowboys break through … Read More

Division 1-A Football Set to Begin

September 2, 2009 |

By Nick Nelson

Mascots, marching bands, cheerleaders and fight songs are all in the air. Grills are being dusted off to prepare for tailgates, and Saturday afternoon is being taken up in everyone’s schedule. This can only mean one thing: … Read More

2009 NFL Preview: NFC

September 2, 2009 |

By Zach Moretti

The NFL season is almost upon us. Everyone starts fresh with a clean slate and the dream that this could be their year. This will be the first part of a two part series that will break … Read More

UMW Fall Sports Preview

August 19, 2009 |

By Zach Moretti

Now that summer has wrapped up, UMW athletics is back in full swing and full sweat. Volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, and men’s and women’s soccer all look to build on their 2008 campaigns … Read More

UMW Fall Sports Preview

April 23, 2009 |

ZACH MORETTI

Now that summer has wrapped up, UMW athletics is back in full swing and full sweat. Volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, and men’s and women’s soccer all look to build on their 2008 campaigns and … Read More

Men's and Women's Tennis Look to Take CAC Titles

April 22, 2009 |


BY JOEY MERKEL

The University of Mary Washington men and women’s tennis team chose not to bathe this past week as to show off their true absolute filthiness. The two teams combined won their Capital Athletic Conference tournaments semi-final matches 18-0.

Stanky enough for you? Not done yet. In those 18 matches, the men’s team lost only nine games while shutting out Hood College in five of the matches. The women’s team, against a less formidable St. Mary’s College, dropped just four games also shutting out their opponents in five of their matches.
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Spring Sports Wrap Up

April 22, 2009 |

BY ZACH MORETTI

As summer draws near and the school year comes to a close, spring sports here at the University of Mary Washington begin to wrap up their seasons as well. Let’s take a look back and see how our spring teams fared this year in their respective sports.

The UMW baseball squad had its up and downs this season but never seemed to quite hit their stride. The Eagles’ are currently 14-15 overall and in fourth place in the Capital Athletic Conference with a 7-11 conference record. The pitching staff was sub par as the team ERA was 4.82 for the year and the team failed to consistently produce runs as they were fifth in the conference in runs per game.

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Dream Title Match Up

April 22, 2009 |

BY ZACH MORETTI

The NBA playoffs are under way and the championship match up seems as though it has already been determined. The top-seeded Lakers in the western conference and the top-seeded Cavaliers of the eastern conference seem to be on a collision course for the finals and if those two don’t meet to battle for the NBA crown it would be not only surprising, but extremely disappointing.
Many believed that the Lakers main competition in the West would come via the San Antonio Spurs. However, the Spurs took a big hit when they lost star guard Manu Ginobli for the entire playoffs due to an ankle injury. The Denver Nuggets are the second-seed in the West, but very few people are buying in to their legitimacy as a true title-contender.

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Final NFL Mock Draft

April 22, 2009 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

In last week’s edition we had a detailed description of each player and we justified the selection of that player at the given spot. This week we will just update that draft mius the descriptions. Here is the our updated draft as we think it will unfold on Saturday.

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Caps Take Southeast, Two Seed in Playoffs

April 16, 2009 |

JESSICA LEIMAN

I’m a hockey fan, and it’s playoff season. Contrary to those Christmas carolers, this is the most wonderful time of the year. While most of campus is starting to pack up the coats and bring out the shorts, … Read More

Mock Me Amadeus

April 16, 2009 |

April 25 this year marks the date when over 300 potential NFL prospects will crowd around their TVs and like a lottery, waiting for their number to come up. From top prospects like Matt Stafford and Aaron Curry to mid-rounders … Read More

Jordan: In a League of His Own

April 9, 2009 |

ZACH MORRETTI

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2009 inductees were announced this past Monday. Former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson, Utah Jazz’s ex-point guard John Stockton, Stockton’s old coach, and the current coach of the Jazz, Jerry … Read More

Decorated Schmehl Resigns After Five Successful Years

April 9, 2009 |

JOHANNAH O’KEEFE

After five years as head coach of UMW’s varsity men’s and women’s crew teams, Philip Schmehl is resigning from his position. During Schmehl’s tenure as head coach, Mary Washington’s rowers received national rankings, had an All-American on the … Read More

Nice Disk. Wanna Huck?

April 9, 2009 |

JOEY MERKEL

And so it was that the Sacred Heartasaurus-Rex Church of Raptor Jesus came to be and so it was that a festival of fools became the place to unleash its awesome power and mysteriousness to the world. The … Read More

UMW splits wesley doubleheader

April 2, 2009 |

SARAH ALVAREZ

The University of Mary Washington men’s baseball team took on Wesley College in a critical Capital Atlantic Conference doubleheader this past Sunday. The doubleheader brought the two closely seeded teams to the field with a sense of great … Read More

Boxing Rumble Coming to UMW

April 2, 2009 |

TRICIA CALLAHAN

“Don’t cheat yourself,” Coach Jay said. “Beat yourself,” added advisor Steve Williams. The University of Mary Washington’s Boxing Club is ready to show the university what they are made of. Club president Mike Gionfriddo and co-president Matt Pares … Read More

Opening Day Three Days Away

April 2, 2009 |

JOEY MERKEL

AL East

Baltimore Orioles: For the second year in a row, the Baltimore Orioles will most likely be looking up at the AL East from the basement. Right-fielder Nick Markakis and second baseman Brian Roberts, who both received … Read More

MLB: Opening Day Looming

March 26, 2009 |

By ZACHARY MORETTI

Foreward by JOEY MERKEL

After five months of free agents, trades and watching scrub players try hopelessly to make their respective teams after signing minor-league deals, the baseball regular season is less than two weeks away. … Read More

Murdoch Near Perfect as UMW Rolls Up Gallaudet

March 26, 2009 |

By NICK NELSON

Closing out a three-game sweep between the road and home, the Mary Washington baseball team soundly defeated the Gallaudet Bison 16-0 on Monday at the Battlegrounds, creating their own “March madness” in an off-day from basketball tournament … Read More

Sweet Sixteen: As It Should Be

March 26, 2009 |

by JOEY MERKEL

It seems that the clock has struck midnight early this year for the all the Cinderellas in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This year there does not appear to be any George Masons as the only seed … Read More

Men's Tennis Slams Past CAC Rivals Wesley and W&L

March 19, 2009 |

By SARAH ALVAREZ

On Saturday, the No. 12 University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team took on No. eight Washington and Lee University and Capital Athletic Conference rival Wesley College in a double header at the UMW Indoor Tennis Center.

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No. 8 Washington and Lee No Match for Eagles

March 19, 2009 |

By NICK NELSON

With a chill in the air and intermittent rain, the University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse team pulled off a titanic upset against No. eight Washington and Lee, the Eagles narrowly edging the Generals 10-9.

The women … Read More