By MILEN MEHARI
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.
By LUBNA ALHTAR
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.
By JONATHON MYERS
“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.
By ISAAC BLUE
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 …
By MIKEY BARNES
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.
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.
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.
By CHRIS MARKHAM
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 …
By DAVID MERCER
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.
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.
By CHRISTIAN ZAPATERO
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.
By JOSH JOHNSON
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.
By WES HOST
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
By AHMED MALIK
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 …
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 …
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 …
By ASHLEY BRUCE
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 …
By MICHAEL LITTLEJOHN
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 …
By JONATHAN SPEES
“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 …
By MICHAEL MORRIS
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 …
By SAM MENCARINI
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 …
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 …
By MADALYN CROWELL
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, …