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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

Third? Try 100th Time Is The Charm

October 2, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL

Don’t get too involved in football yet, because postseason baseball is just kicking off. After 162 games, 163 for the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins, the playoffs are finally set and it literally came down … Read More

Mary Wash Eagles Take Down NC Wesleyan

October 2, 2008 |

By ANDREW KADA

This past Saturday the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team faced off with North Carolina Wesleyan College at the Battleground Athletic Complex.  If you didn’t know that, you weren’t as smart as Sen. Joe Biden.

Said … Read More

First Half Surge Earns 2-1 Win Over CNU

September 25, 2008 |

BY NICK NELSON

The Mary Washington men’s soccer team had a special birthday present for goalie Emmett Rutkowski on Saturday,     defeating in-state rival Christopher Newport University.

With the 2-1 victory the Eagles improved to 4-2-1 in overall season play … Read More

Tennis Looks to Rebound

September 25, 2008 |

BY JOHNATHAN WIGGINTON

With a crowd full of family members visiting for Family Weekend, the Men’s tennis team played host to the seventh annual Kickoff Classic, held at the University’s Tennis Center.

Teams from George Mason University, Liberty University, Longwood … Read More

Cross Country Solid

September 11, 2008 |

BY ANDREW KADA This past weekend, The University of Mary Washington’s cross country teams opened their seasons at the Lebanon Valley Invitational in Annville, Pa. After running hard the whole day the men’s team took first, while the women won … Read More

First Round Pick of the Year

September 11, 2008 |

BY JOEY MERKEL

By now there is no doubt that approximately 10 percent of all fantasy football players in the world have used more swear words since Sunday then they can recall in recent memory.

Most of America knows that … Read More

Anderson Arena Becoming Reality

September 11, 2008 |

BY NICK JACOBS

The William A. Anderson Center, the University of Mary Washington’s new basketball and volleyball arena, is entering into its final stages of planning. The 2,000 person facility has been in the mind of Athletic Director Ed … Read More

Exciting Plans In Place For Hegmann’s Thirty-Third Year

September 4, 2008 |

BY NICK JACOBS

For some University of Mary Washington athletes, last week marked the beginning of their first season playing intercollegiate sports, and for others it marked their the beginning of their last. For Athletic Director Ed Hegmann, it … Read More

The "Burg" Starts Undefeated

September 4, 2008 |

BY ANDREW KADA

This past weekend, the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team opened their season as victors in a pair of wins over Elizabethtown College on Saturday and Gettysburg College on Sunday in the UMW Soccer Classic. The … Read More

UMW Student-Athletes Among the Best

August 28, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

In case you haven’t been on top of the Mary Washington sports scene this summer, here’s a look back at all the awards and honors that were handed out to none other than our own Mary Washington … Read More

Football Season Preview

August 28, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

Is your favorite baseball team out of contention? Do you have no interest in the U.S. Open? Mad about the Olympics being over? Worry not sports minions, the NFL is back, and not just preseason. After four … Read More

UMW Club Tennis Goes to Nationals

April 24, 2008 |

By Mike Uhle The UMW Club Tennis team competed in the USTA National Campus Championships for the first time in the club’s two year existence last week in Cary, NC. The team, consisting of individuals selected for competition in men … Read More

Mock 7.0

April 24, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

The football world was treated to a taste of the Draft earlier this week when the Miami Dolphins, who hold the first pick in the NFL Draft, came to a contractual agreement with University of Michigan offensive … Read More

Caps Fall in OT

April 24, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

If there were ever a good ending for the Washington Capitals’ season this year it would be a game seven in a playoffs. Unfortunately for Caps fans, that is how it happened. On Tuesday night, the dream-like … Read More

Baseball Takes Second

April 24, 2008 |

By Jonathan Wiggington

The Mary Washington Eagles entered the Capital Athletic Conference baseball tournament with a 20-10 record. The Eagles played their first two games of the tournament in Fredericksburg, but traveled to Salisbury, Maryland Friday night to participate in … Read More

Baseball Cruises to Semis

April 17, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

After ending the regular season 20-10, with a 12-6 conference record, the University of Mary Washington men’s baseball team earned a number three seed in the end of the year CAC playoffs tournament. Tuesday, the Eagles faced … Read More

Tennis Puts Away Hood

April 17, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

Blink and you would  have missed it. The University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team made quick work of Hood College this past Sunday at the Battlegrounds. The Eagles topped the bottom-seeded Blazers 9-0 after getting the … Read More

Men's Lax Set for Semis

April 17, 2008 |

By Nick Jacobs

The University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference Semifinals Monday afternoon with a 7-4 win over St. Mary’s College. The reason for this late season burst is known by every individual … Read More

A Not-So-Rude Awakening

April 10, 2008 |

By Joey Merkel

“Shorty got them Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur, got the whole club looking at her, she hit the floor, next thing you know, shorty got low low low low low low low.” As I went … Read More