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The Blue & Gray Press | May 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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Eric Shaw has his head in the game

October 19, 2017 |


Staff Writer

As basketball season approaches, Eric Shaw, a senior power forward on UMW’s basketball team and communications major, reflects on his relationship with basketball and how it has shaped him into the man he is today. He began playing basketball competitively at the age of six and has continued since then.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

The tough road to success: men’s basketball player Haden Thompson

November 5, 2015 |


He went for a steal, but his thumb got caught in a teammates jersey on a transition down the court while defending the ball. University of Mary Washington guard Hayden Thompson recounts, “At first I thought I just jammed … Read More

Lone basketball senior Taylor Johnson leads on and off court

March 18, 2015 |


When not in the gym shooting hoops, senior captain Taylor Johnson can be found in Goolrick Hall lifting weights or elsewhere with girlfriend of two years, Claire Haeuptle.Read More

Basketball teams battle for playoff positioning as regular season winds down

February 18, 2015 |


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 |


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

Men’s basketball rights ship after tough loss

January 21, 2015 |


For first-year head coach Marcus Kahn and the rest of the men’s basketball team at the University of Mary Washington, the 2014-2015 season has been a long, disappointing one. Mustering just one win in their first 13 … Read More

Men's basketball team drops first two games at home

November 19, 2014 |


After making an impressive run into the NCAA tournament last year, the revamped University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team struggled in their opening games last weekend.Read More

Farinet scores record 42 points for 15 ranked Eagles

January 22, 2014 |

Nearing the halfway point in their season, the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball team has every reason to be high on confidence as they enter the heart of conference play.Read More

Men's Basketball Woes Continue with CAC Loss

December 6, 2012 |

Even though the Eagles’ men’s basketball team had three players score double-figure points and a rambunctious crowd behind them, they still fell to Frostburg State, 78-72, on Dec. 1, at the Anderson Center.Read More

Men’s Basketball Searches for Leaders

November 28, 2012 |

With a team that has two freshmen and two sophomores rounding out its starting roster, 10 new players and no returning starters, the Eagles are scrambling to salvage a season that, just a few months ago, looked promising. Read More

Basketball teams refresh rosters as they plan to go far in the 2013 Season

November 7, 2012 |

When one season ends, another one always begins. The men’s basketball team started its season against DI American University as an exhibition for Mary Washington alumni on Oct. 31.Read More

Identifying 2012 Cinderella

March 14, 2012 |

One of the things that makes March Madness special every year is when one or two of the schools outside one of the big six conferences goes on a run in the men’s basketball tournament. Sure those sorts of runs … Read More

Men's Basketball Falls in Title Game

February 29, 2012 |

An electric crowd filled the William M. Anderson Center last Saturday night in preparation for the men’s basketball team’s Capital Athletic Conference championship game. Yet in the end, the newfound ‘Eagle Nation’ was struck silent and the University of Mary Washington sidelines left subdued as York College escaped the hostile environment with a 59-51 victory.Read More

Lady Eagles Finish Regular Season 25-0

February 22, 2012 |

The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team sat at 24-0, the Capital Athletic Conference regular season title already in their back pocket, with only one game against Wesley College standing between the Lady Eagles and a perfect regular season.Read More

Wood to Return Friday, Feb. 24

February 22, 2012 |

Last week, The University of Mary Washington’s men’s head basketball coach Rod Wood was placed on administrative leave following a DUI arrest that occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 15.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

Wood Put on Administrative Leave Following DUI Charge

February 18, 2012 |


University officials confirmed earlier today that the University of Mary Washington’s men’s head basketball coach Rod Wood was placed on administrative leave following a DUI arrest on Wednesday night, as first reported by The Free Lance-Star.

Wood, who’s been … Read More

Eagles Drop Out of First

February 15, 2012 |


Early shooting woes coupled with a hot start by opponent York College led to a 76-68 road defeat for the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team up in Pennsylvania last Saturday, Feb. 11.

The Spartans used a … Read More

Men's Basketball Slips Up

February 8, 2012 |

Things got a little tighter atop the Capital Athletic Conference this past weekend, as the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team fell to Salisbury University 61-57.

“[Salisbury] had to win, and they performed like they had to win,” UMW … Read More

Frostburg Edges Men's Basketball

January 25, 2012 |

Despite trailing for most of the game last Saturday, the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team took the lead with less than a minute to play when sophomore E.J. Willis drained a 3-pointer to give the Eagles a 75-74 … Read More

Men's Basketball Tops Frostburg State

December 7, 2011 |

As the men’s basketball team took the court on Saturday afternoon, they were greeted by a gym full of students wearing white.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

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