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The Blue & Gray Press | March 20, 2018

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ESPN power ranking cause more melodrama in New York

September 20, 2017 |


Staff writer

Carmelo Anthony has had a rollercoaster of a summer. On April 17 of this year, it was reported that Melo and his wife of seven years, LaLa, would be separating. Twitter proceeded to rip into Anthony, calling him a cheater and a terrible father. The Melo hate doesn’t start or end here. In fact, Anthony has been talked down by fans since he was put on the trading block in January.Read More

Club Basketball Q&A delves into future plans for the team

April 27, 2017 |


Club Basketball is a huge part of the University of Mary Washington, especially for those who love basketball and want to play. The team has been to four tournaments so far, this year. Three players, Zachary Wohleking, Terrin Dickerson, and TJ Flood have a lot to say about their time on the team and the continuation of the club for the next coming year.Read More

Men’s basketball season comes to an end while women prepare for CAC tournament

February 23, 2017 |


The University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team finished off their season with a 98-79 win over Wesley College last Saturday to end their season. After suffering four losses out of their last five games, the Eagles triumphed over the Wolverines to end their regular season with an overall record of 12-13 and a Capital Athletic Conference record of 8-10.Read More

Wizards lose epic showdown to Cavs, prove they are for real

February 9, 2017 |


A Monday, Feb. 6 matchup lived up to expectations from the start, with two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference battling for supremacy. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards gave us a regular season game for the ages.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

Men’s basketball coach will move to new position come fall

April 2, 2014 |

Rod Wood, head coach of the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team will not coach the team next year. Instead, Wood will take a new job as Expanded Position of Director of Athletics, effective at the end of this school year. The shift of authority is following the basketball team’s most successful season in school history.Read More

Men’s basketball scores school records in NCAA tournament

March 19, 2014 |

Chants of “Eagle Nation” could be heard from 1900 fans all throughout the Anderson Center as the final seconds of the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball season ticked away Saturday night as the Eagles fell to the Purple Cows of Williams College in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. Considering the team has never won an NCAA tournament game before this year, the game itself is quite a feat.

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Lady Eagles’ record continues to fly north this winter

February 19, 2014 |

Last month, on Saturday, Jan. 25, the Lady Eagles basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to the then undefeated Spartans of York College. Since that loss, University of Mary Washington has won five of its last six games, winning with an average of 29.4 points per game.Read More

Basketball falls to CAC rival Salisbury in double overtime

February 12, 2014 |

The University of Mary Washington basketball teams hosted conference rival Salisbury in an action-packed doubleheader last Saturday, Feb. 8.Read More

Lady Eagles keep the ball rolling despite tough loss to York

January 29, 2014 |

Not to be overshadowed by their male counterparts, the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team is enjoying a highly successful season of their own.Read More

Senior basketball star finds family bonds on the court

January 22, 2014 |

University of Mary Washington senior captain Sam Partonen has enjoyed personal and team success as a member of the women’s basketball team. During her three years at UMW, she earned a first team title on the All-Capital Athletic Conference women’s basketball team in both 2012 and 2013, and she joined her teammates among the Elite eight in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament, also in 2012.Read More

Men’s basketball senior succeeds with 1,000 points scored

December 4, 2013 |

For the last four years, no player has made more of an impact on the Anderson Center hardwood than senior guard for the men’s basketball team, Brad Riester. Just a few games ago, Riester reached the 1,000 point mark for his career, and at 22.8 points per game through five games so far this season, he isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Tuesday morning, Sports writer Adam Hager sat down with Riester to talk about his life, his game and what lies ahead.Read More

Basketball season opener scores game winning baskets

November 20, 2013 |

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams started the season off right this weekend, winning the Hampton Inn Tipoff tournament.Read More

Basketball begins

November 6, 2013 |

As the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s basketball seasons quickly approach, the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) will host an online, interactive event with each of the ten head coaches on Thursday, Nov. 7.Read More

Men's Basketball Loses at Wesley Without Wood

February 22, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team entered last Saturday’s road game at Wesley College knowing that a win would earn them the conference’s regular season crown as well as the top-seed in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament.

Yet … Read More

Linsane in the Membrane

February 15, 2012 |

The Linsaninty phenomenon has swept the nation in a way that hasn’t been seen since…well since Tebowmania. Regardless of the short span in time between the two ESPN crazes, the meteoric rise of the undrafted Asian-American point guard from Harvard … Read More

Lady Eagles Remain Undefeated

February 8, 2012 |


On a day when the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team was struggling to shoot from the field, they showed why their defense is ranked number one in the nation among Division III teams. The Lady … Read More

Farrar Helps Eagles Top Seahawks

February 1, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team didn’t get their marquee game of the season off to the best start. The Eagles began last Saturday’s home game against visiting St. Mary’s College (SMC) just 1–9 from the field, as … Read More

Men’s Basketball Sweeps Weekend Pair

November 30, 2011 |


Despite the low number of fans in the stands at the William M. Anderson Center this past weekend with students still yet to return from Thanksgiving break, the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team pulled out … Read More

Smith Enters Record Book With Rare Triple-Double

November 30, 2011 |


On Nov. 21, University Mary Washington sophomore basketball player Walt Smith achieved a milestone when he recorded his first career triple-double. Smith, the sophomore point guard from Alexandria, Va, is a returning starter for Head Coach Rod … Read More

Dickman Enters His Final Season

November 16, 2011 |


“The first time I ever played basketball was on a Fisher Price toy basketball hoop,” UMW senior basketball player Tad Dickman said.” So although my first recorded dunk was my sophomore year of high school as a … Read More

Men’s Basketball Season Preview

November 10, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team will take its new high-paced offense to the court for the first time on Nov. 18 when the Eagles host Christopher Newport University in the season opener of the … Read More

Women's Basketball Set To Begin

November 10, 2011 |


With the start of the season just a few days away, the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team hopes to kick off another winning season.  The Eagles are coming off a strong season last year in … Read More

William M. Anderson Center Opens

September 8, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington officially opened the pristine William M. Anderson Center on Aug. 25, and last night the UMW volleyball team christened the new building with its first ever collegiate athletic event.

The 55,000 square foot facility … Read More

NBA Award Show

April 13, 2011 |

The NBA regular season commences Wednesday, and naturally with the season coming to an end the NBA awards debate thickens. So here are my picks for each of the six major awards, with a brief explanation of each selection.

Rookie … Read More

Colorado and Virginia Tech Wrongly Snubbed

March 16, 2011 |

It just wouldn’t quite feel like March if there weren’t some teams complaining about getting shafted from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Despite an additional three teams added to this year’s field, and with what was widely regarded as a … Read More

UMW Sports While You Were Away

March 9, 2011 |

A lot has happened in the UMW sports landscape since the last Bullet issue, so let’s catch everyone up on the major events that occurred in the past three weeks.

The men’s basketball season came to a close after the … Read More

Men’s Basketball Drops Another

February 16, 2011 |


The UMW men’s basketball team lost another close game last Saturday, Feb. 12, to CAC rival York College by a score of 76-70.  The loss was the third consecutive conference defeat for the Eagles and dropped their … Read More

Men’s Basketball Falls at Salisbury

February 9, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team lost a hard fought road game at conference rival Salisbury last Saturday, Feb. 5, falling to the Sea Gulls 72-68. The loss was the fifth in the last seven games for the … Read More

Men’s Basketball Splits A Pair of CAC Matchups

February 2, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team suffered an 11-point road loss to nationally-ranked St. Mary’s College of Maryland last Saturday, Jan. 29. The Eagles rebounded from that loss to knock off Marymount University on Monday, … Read More