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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2018

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UMW athletics falls short for homecoming games

October 25, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Last weekend Mary Washington athletics hosted various teams for their 2017 Homecoming. Unfortunately, the tailgate was about all the UMW students, faculty, and alum could enjoy, as a majority of UMW’s teams lost their Homecoming games. Volleyball and men’s rugby were the only two teams that played that topped their opponents in front of the home crowd.Read More

Homecoming brings back old faces

October 19, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Each year, in mid-October, students across Mary Washington’s campus come together to celebrate Homecoming weekend, including Alumni.Read More

Homecoming concert delayed until November

October 22, 2014 |


In a departure from tradition, the University of Mary Washington’s Homecoming weekend will not feature a concert as part of this year’s festivities.Read More

Res Hall Recipe: Tailgating sliders

October 22, 2014 |


With homecoming right around the corner, the hope of being at the hottest spot at the tailgating party is at an all-time high. This recipe for game-day sliders is an easy go-to meal that will serve at least 12 people and allow for some unique flavors to stand out.Read More

Homecoming welcomes wins and past players to field

October 30, 2013 |

Complete with hundreds of students and alumni lined up to tailgate and support their efforts, five University of Mary Washington athletic teams battled to take home wins at this year’s Homecoming showdown on Saturday.Read More

Campus Consciousness Tour brings the love to campus

October 30, 2013 |

Lights flashed around the Anderson Center, and University of Mary Washington students screamed as Grouplove took the stage for the Homecoming concert on Saturday, Oct. 26.Read More

Campus Briefing

October 23, 2013 |

With Homecoming Weekend on the horizon, students will be hard pressed to not find something fun and exciting to do this week. Here are just a few!Read More

Eagles hope to garner wins after Saturday’s celebrations

October 23, 2013 |

The chant “Beat the Bobcats” will be heard all day Saturday as conference rival Frostburg State comes to the Battleground to take on University of Mary Washington’s field hockey and soccer teams. Eagle Nation will be in full force for the 2013 homecoming festivities, which this year features all-day tailgating to take the homecoming celebration to a new level.Read More

Homecoming band Grouplove releases new album

October 2, 2013 |

This year at Homecoming, University of Mary Washington students will hear songs off of Grouplove’s new album “Spreading Rumours.”
The band, which will be headlining the Campus Consciousness tour on Oct. 25 for UMW’s Homecoming, released their new album on Sept. 17Read More

University unlocks doors to Homecoming tailgating

September 5, 2013 |

For the first time in more than 15 years, Homecoming at University of Mary Washington will welcome a wide-spread American sports tradition: tailgating. Through the Athletic Department, UMW alumni can now choose from 44 parking spots reserved specifically for tailgating during Homecoming.
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Dances with Snakes: Lip Sync Leaves Crowd Screaming

October 24, 2012 |

Homecoming week started with a bang Wednesday night with the University of Mary Washington’s annual Lip Sync Competition. Hosted by Class Council, this year’s competition proved to be tremendously popular, with 13 performances.Read More

Safety Rides an SGA Priority

October 3, 2012 |


The Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Mary Washington has finalized its plans for homecoming week and again discussed the Safe Ride program.

The SGA began the semester hoping to establish the Safe Ride program … Read More

Giant’s Choice for Homecoming Creates Controversy

September 20, 2012 |


This October, the University of Mary Washington’s students and alumni will celebrate homecoming with a performance by David Garibaldi and his CMYKs, a group that combines graffiti, music and dance into one show.

Giant Productions, UMW’s … Read More

Mother’s Rugby Beats Visiting Tigers 26-14

October 26, 2011 |


The Mother’s Rugby Division III team took on Hampden-Sydney College last Saturday afternoon as a part of the homecoming festivities. The Mother’s won 26-14, and they scored 13 unanswered second-half points to secure the victory. The beginning … Read More

Stevenson Defeats Women’s Soccer Team

October 26, 2011 |


Last Saturday, Oct. 22, the University of Mary Washington women’s soccer team played Stevenson University and lost to the Mustangs 2-0. It was the Eagles’ homecoming game and their last chance to affect their standing in the … Read More

2011 Homecoming Concert Rocks the Anderson Center

October 26, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington’s 2011 homecoming weekend started with a bang, courtesy of the annual homecoming concert featuring Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, and Bad Rabbits in the newly opened Anderson Center on Friday, Oct. … Read More

From the President: The Master Plan and Homecoming

November 10, 2010 |

Dear students,

For UMW, November is always a month of transition. It’s marked by the transformation of our beautiful campus from lush green to amazing fall colors, and by our thoughts turning to upcoming holidays and the on-rushing semester’s end. … Read More

Hurley Writes Apology Letter

October 28, 2010 |

Due to complaints from the Fredericksburg community about the UMW Homecoming concert Saturday night, President Rick Hurley wrote a letter to the Free Lance-Star apologizing to the College Heights community for the noise level and content of the music.

According … Read More

Staff Editorial: No Need for Hurley to Apologize for Obscenities

October 27, 2010 |

On Homecoming weekend, the rapper Wale performed at the Battlegrounds as the major entertainment for the UMW student body.

The rapper’s concert rubbed some in the Fredericksburg area the wrong way, as complaints came in from local residents griping about … Read More

Kweli Brings Verbal Theatrics to Dodd for Homecoming Show

October 21, 2009 |


When Talib Kweli missed a headlining slot at University at Minnesota last April because of a flight delay, over 500 inebriated college students took to the streets to light fires, smash cars, and generally resort to primitive … Read More

Susannigans: Homecoming Reminds us of UMW’s Atypical School Spirit

October 21, 2009 |

It’s the one weekend of the year where everyone wears the UMW hoodies they bought freshman year. The one weekend where students and alumni pretend like they regularly follow UMW athletics. The one weekend where it is perfectly acceptable to … Read More

Hip Hop Legend to Play UMW Homecoming

October 7, 2009 |


Giant Productions is bringing the hip hop back to UMW on Saturday Oct. 17 when Talib Kweli performs at this year’s outdoor Homecoming concert on the rugby field. Thanks largely to the success of Lupe Fiasco on … Read More

Eagles Tie Salisbury

October 30, 2008 |


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

Flobots Bring Idealism to Homecoming

October 30, 2008 |


This year UMW got something more than the plain white pop-rock we’re usually subjected to. On Saturday, Oct. 25 in Dodd Auditorium, activist indie hip-hop group Flobots came to the students of Mary Washington bearing beats and … Read More

Susannigans: Confessions from the Mosh Pit

October 25, 2007 |


This weekend, my dreams came true. UMW’s Centennial Homecoming was drawing to a close, and I was being crowned—with a goose-egg. A closeted mosher for years now, I am now a black-belt—I have had my first concussion. Only … Read More

York Squeaks Past Eagles: Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 3 Ranked Spartans In Homecoming Game

October 25, 2007 |


The University of Mary Washington birthday bash had an unwelcome guest last Saturday, when the men’s soccer team lost to York College of Pennsylvania 2-1 in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd of more than 700 students and … Read More

Eve 6 Reunites For Homecoming Festivities

October 25, 2007 |


Eve 6 played their first show since 2004 at UMW on Saturday, Oct. 20.  That’s not all, either. They had agreed to a reunion only after Giant Productions asked them if they would reunite specifically for the event. … Read More