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The Blue & Gray Press | June 24, 2018

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Racial disparity in UMW varsity athletics

April 26, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Black students at the University of Mary Washington are disproportionately represented in the athletics program. This is clear to see when glancing at some varsity sports rosters. Take for instance the UMW men’s basketball team; more than half of their roster is ostensibly Black. In contrast, Black students make up 6% of the student population.

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Athletics departments lets go of Ken Tyler

April 12, 2018 |


Staff Writer

It was announced on March 30 that Ken Tyler, University of Mary Washington athletic director, will not be continuing on in the position. Tyler was informed that his contract that expires in June would not be renewed.Read More

UMW receives a $300,000 grant for sexual assault awareness

November 17, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington recently received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.Read More

Goolrick gym faces issues with “townies” using its facilities

October 12, 2016 |


“Townies,” or residents of the local area who are not enrolled at the University of Mary Washington, have been playing basketball at the Goolrick gyms and interrupting team practices, in some cases some even refuse to leave when told. The thought that complete strangers can wander onto campus at their leisure and use our facilities is a scary reality to some.Read More

Sports Teams Adjust To Cutbacks

January 28, 2010 |

The men’s basketball team left the Mary Washington campus at 3:30 pm on Dec. 4 to travel to Hood College in Frederick, MD.  In past years the team took a charter bus; however this season vans serve as the mode … Read More

Swim Team Finishes Strong

January 27, 2010 |

Last weekend, Mary Washington’s men’s and women’s teams achieved a resounding sweep of Gettysburg College, with the men tallying a score of 187-75 and the women winning 177-85.

Anchoring the men’s victory were strong relay wins in the 200 and … Read More

Transfer Rule Change Needed

January 27, 2010 |


The 2009-2010 college football season was one of the more eventful ones in recent memory. However, some of the most significant events from this season occurred off the football field.

In December, the University of Cincinnati’s head … 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