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The Blue & Gray Press | February 18, 2018

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Men’s Tennis Splits D-I/D-III Twin Bill

February 19, 2009 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

An intense day of competition capitalized by a sweeping victory over Division III Averett University characterizes the season the University of Mary Washington’s men’s tennis is having thus far.

The men’s tennis team took on both Division … Read More

Messiah Strikes Out in UMW Double Header

February 19, 2009 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

The weather was cloudy and the wind was blowing but a sense of summer was in the air as the University of Mary Washington men’s baseball team kicked off its season with a doubleheader against Messiah College.

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Poor Economy Doesn't Ignore Pro Sports

February 12, 2009 |

BY ZACH MORETTI

If you own a television, read a newspaper, or if you’ve checked up on your stocks lately, you probably know that the economy isn’t doing well these days, to say the least.

However, few people really see … Read More

In Case You Missed It

February 12, 2009 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

Men’s Tennis The No. 10 ranked University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team took down Division I opponents University of Richmond and George Mason University this past Saturday in match play. Seniors John James and Jason Dunn … Read More

When Steroids Go in, Innocenece Comes Out

February 12, 2009 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

Even as a kid, I never really fawned over the fantasy superheroes in comic books or TV shows. They weren’t real. Instead, it was the athletes that I always wanted to be like. Being strong, fast and … Read More

Capitals Instill Hope in Washington Fans

February 5, 2009 |

BY JESSIE LEIMAN

For those still recovering from a recent disappointing season by the nearby Washington Redskins, and are still bothering to pay attention to one of the worst seasons in Washington Wizards history, you needn’t look any further … Read More

Wait, What Happened?

February 5, 2009 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

Porn in Arizona

Many of you may have heard a rumor going around regarding the Super Bowl. No, it has absolutely nothing to do with any players, scandals, bad calls by referees or two coaches who were … Read More

Looking to Motivate, Wood Makes Changes

January 29, 2009 |

By Nick Nelson

With the ball in his court and the season hanging in the balance, University of Mary Washington men’s basketball Coach Rod Wood made the decision to have his players try out a second time to earn their … Read More

Super Bowl XLIII: Big Ben vs. Cards

January 29, 2009 |

By Joey Merkel

In a poll of 48 University of Mary Washington students and two faculty members, over half believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers will take down the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. That would of course mean that … Read More

President Obama Takes on the BCS

January 22, 2009 |

By Joey Merkel

The night before he was elected, now President Barack Obama shocked the sports world with his scandalous comments regarding college football’s Bowl Championship Series “playoff system,” or lack thereof. Some say it might have been risky … Read More

Women's Basketball Wins in Overtime

January 22, 2009 |

By Nick Nelson

On a night honoring the courage of Virginia Tech’s students and faculty in the wake of the April 2006 events, as well as the memory of Erin Peterson, the No. 19 University of Mary Washington Eagles … Read More

Men's Basketball Beats Marymount

January 22, 2009 |

By Zachary Moretti

The Eagles improved their record to 8-6 this year while increasing their Capital Athletic Conference win total to five after a hard fought game against the Marymount University Saints. Led by senior guard Matt Hale’s 24 … Read More

Men's B-Ball Forced to Re-Try Out

December 4, 2008 |

By Callie Lowery

The UMW men’s basketball team has gotten off to a slow start on their season, losing three out of their first four games. But that hasn’t stop the players from having faith in one another. “I believe … Read More

Equestrian Team Rocks It

December 4, 2008 |

By Ginny Boyko

After a stellar season, the University of Mary Washington’s equestrian team will be participating in the Tournament of Champions this weekend, which will take place in Painesville, Ohio.  The top 25 teams in the nation will be … Read More

Cross Country Star Races to Nationals

December 4, 2008 |

By Andrew Kada

It was during practice in high school when sophomore Hayley Sullivan learned of University of Mary Washington’s interest in her as a cross-country runner. When her high school coach received an interest letter from UMW coach Stan … Read More

Women's Tennis Ready for Spring

December 4, 2008 |

By Callie Lowery

Most teams dream of being ranked nationally. But for the ladies tennis team, it’s a reality. The ladies rank sixth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll upon finishing their fall season. Even though the ladies only had … Read More

Season Starts Hot for Women's Basketball

December 4, 2008 |

By Ginny Boyko

After kicking off the season with a scorching 5-0 start, the University of Mary Washington No. 18 women’s basketball team is determined to keep its undefeated status. After last night’s game against Capital Athletic Conference foe Salisbury … Read More

Eagles Eye NCAA Tournament Return

November 13, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL

The powerhouse that is the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team will open its season when they face off against Washington and Lee on Tuesday, Nov 18. Coming in to the season, the Eagles are ranked … Read More

One In The Bank For First-Year Soccer Coach

November 13, 2008 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

After a season that ended 8-6-5 with a first round ousting in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, successful is not a word you may not expect first-year women’s soccer Head Coach Corey Hewson to use to describe … Read More

NFL: Gray Makes A Comeback

November 13, 2008 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

Congrats to any football team that has a starting quarterback over 35 years old. If you do, you have a winning record and may be on your way to an undefeated season or a most valuable player … Read More

Eagles Tie Salisbury

October 30, 2008 |

By NICK NELSON

With the thrill of the homecoming spirit running through their veins, the Mary Washington men’s soccer team held the archrival Salisbury Sea Gulls to a 0-0 tie in front of packed crowd this past Saturday.

Mary Washington … Read More

NBA Finals: CP3 Or The King?

October 30, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL and NICK NELSON

Even if most of the autumn sports-commotion descends upon the National Football League, it’s hard to ignore that the National Basketball Association was live and in full effect Tuesday night.

Some teams stayed the same, some … Read More

Eagles Sweep Away Wesley

October 30, 2008 |

By CALLI LOWERY

The UMW woe volleyball team came away with a victory against Wesley College on Thursday night. The win secured their position to host their first game of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament and increased their record to … Read More

World Series Lacks Villain

October 23, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL

David vs. David? Well that’s no fun. Even though I predicted this World Series match-up, I can’t help but wish I was at least a little wrong.

Peruse the line-ups of both the Tampa Bay Rays and … Read More

Taibl Eyeing Winter Return

October 23, 2008 |

By SARA RITTLEMEYER

On June 15, Mary Washington junior Ryan Taibl chased a ball trickling toward the opposing 18-yard line during a summer league game. The other team’s keeper was after the same ball. But when Taibl planted his foot to … Read More

Longwood Devastates Mary Wash

October 23, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL

The University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team gave it their all this past Saturday at the Battlegrounds, but unfortunately came up just a kick short in a heartbreaking 14-13 loss to Longwood University.

Players didn’t really … Read More

“Massacre” Debuts At UMW

October 23, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL

“Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, she caught that disc fo’ sho’.

Fo’ sho, fo’ sho’, fo’ sho.”

So goes a cheer that the University of Mary … Read More

Four Left, Only Two Move On

October 9, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL

Sorry, Cubs fans. I know people have been saying “maybe next year” for 100 years (literally) but…maybe next year. For the second year in a row, the Chicago Cubs were swept out of the National League Division … Read More

Taibl Eyeing Comeback

October 9, 2008 |

By SARA RITTLEMEYER

On June 15, Mary Washington junior Ryan Taibl chased a ball trickling toward the opposing 18-yard line during a summer league game. The other team’s keeper was after the same ball. But when Taibl planted his foot to … Read More

Eagles Earn Rain Soaked Win, 2-1

October 2, 2008 |

By NICK NELSON

Despite some wild weather and an upstart opponent causing havoc early in the game, the Mary Washington women’s soccer team pulled out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Guilford College on Sunday.

The thrilling, rain-soaked match-up highlighted the … Read More