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The Blue & Gray Press | August 19, 2017

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Vocelli’s biker convicted of BUI, Sammy D. Eagle in critical condition

March 30, 2017 | 1

By KELLY EMMRICH & ETHAN TOBIN

On Saturday night around 9 p.m. an employee of the Vocelli’s delivery team hit the University of Mary Washington mascot Sammy D. Eagle in front of the spirit rock. A UMW student who was a witness on the scene tweeted “OMG eagle down!!!!” at the UMW campus police.Read More

Great Lives: Ty Cobb wasn’t the violent racist you thought

February 16, 2017 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Have you ever wondered how baseball’s “greatest of all-time” was also deemed a violent racist, who was known for spiking his cleats with the intent of sliding in hard on the opponent, yet set the standards for the Baseball Hall of Fame? If so, you’ve got the 1900s baseball legend Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb to thank.

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Patriots critics silenced as New England fans rejoice

February 9, 2017 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Things did not go well for the New England Patriots early on in Super Bowl LI. Their first four drives included three punts, two Tom Brady sacks, and one fumble. The end of the first quarter marked the first time in 32 consecutive quarters that the Patriots had not scored.

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Quiddtich promoted to varsity sport

March 31, 2016 | 1

By ETHAN TOBIN

On Oct 24, 2014, the University of Mary Washington published an article announcing that the varsity athletic department would be introducing a men’s golf program coming in the fall of 2016, an initiative Athletic Director Ken Tyler fully advocated.
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Spring Concert headliners revealed: X Ambassadors and Lil Dicky set to take stage

March 17, 2016 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

The alternative rock group X Ambassadors will take center stage as the official headliner for this year’s spring concert accompanied by opener, a rising comedic rap sensation Lil Dicky, which will take place on April 17 in the Anderson Center.Read More

The unsung heroes of the UMW snow crisis

January 26, 2016 | 1

By ETHAN TOBIN

Students across the University of Mary Washington’s witnessed the first snowflakes of the long- anticipated Winter Storm Jonas, which began on Friday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. and lasted through early Sunday morning, dumping an estimated 18 inches of snow accumulation and ice, leaving campus closed Friday through Tuesday.Read More

Tennis teams kick off fall season at UMW Classic

September 24, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Following memorable seasons with impressive results in both the Capital Athletic Conference and on the national scene, the men’s and women’s tennis teams are back on the court as the new season arrives.Read More

UMW Quidditch sweeps away competition

April 8, 2015 | 2

By ETHAN TOBIN

Nearing the end of its second full season as a collegiate recognized sports club, the University of Mary Washington’s Quidditch team continues to raise eyebrows with magnificent tournament playRead More

Softball season preview: experience and skill to be in Eagles’ favor

February 24, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Coming off a strong season (6-6 CAC, 13-14 Overall) and finishing fourth in the Capital Athletic Conference last year, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s softball team is set to return for another action packed season. Read More

Basketball teams battle for playoff positioning as regular season winds down

February 18, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

Both the University of Mary Washington’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the Anderson Center to compete in Capital Athletic Conference action against rival school Christopher Newport University on Wednesday, Feb. 11.Read More

Men’s basketball continues push for playoff spot, Taylor Johnson surpasses milestone

January 28, 2015 |

By ETHAN TOBIN

In Saturday afternoon’s matinee against conference opponent York College Spartans (4-13, 3-7 CAC), the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team secured an impressive 76-65 win. The win notched their third tally in the win column over their last four games in what has been an otherwise unfortunate season.Read More