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The Blue & Gray Press | June 24, 2018

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Concussion protocol not enough for UMW ruggers

September 20, 2017 |


Staff writer

When choosing a club sport in college, students consider the risk of injury risk in the sport. The risk, usually, is not a deterring factor. However, many student athletes or club members do not take into account how easily their life can be altered by a sport related injury.Read More

Letter: Suspension of rugby team ignores issue, prevents ‘teachable moment’

April 1, 2015 |

I am writing today, as a recent alumna, to share my thoughts on the recent disbanding of the Mother’s Rugby team. It is important that I make myself clear when I say I am not for or against either “side,” … Read More

Men’s rugby club suspended for participation in offensive chant

March 26, 2015 |


The men’s rugby team at the University of Mary Washington is facing indefinite suspension and mandatory sexual assault training following a decision from the administration regarding the team’s involvement in an offensive chant. On Thursday, March 19, President Rick Hurley sent an email to the community discussing the school’s decision after the team was found to have engaged in a “chant that contained sexually explicit, derogatory and violent language.” Read More

Letter: Rugby controversy needs to result in significant change at university

March 25, 2015 |

To the Editor:

The evening of March 18, I was made aware via social media of a disgusting, misogynist, necrophilia-ridden chant that the rugby team of my recent alma mater, our own University of Mary Washington, apparently sings on a … Read More

Mother's Rugby lands big sponsorship

September 17, 2014 |


Two of the most prestigious programs at the University of Mary Washington are the men’s and women’s club rugby teams. The teams’ long history of success at the highest level is what puts them over the top of other programs in Virginia and puts them in the conversation with other top-tier rugby teams in the country.Read More

Women's Rugby captures National Championship over summer

September 3, 2014 |


What does Florida State University, the University of Connecticut and the University of Mary Washington all have in common? If you answered that all three won a national championship earlier this year, then you are correct.Read More

Women’s rugby reigns in CAC playoffs, places in nationals

November 13, 2013 |

Not only can the University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team feel confident about their undefeated season, but after this weekend’s playoff wins, they can celebrate their earned spot at Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Nationals in the spring.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

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

A blast from athletics’ past

September 26, 2013 |

For some students, sports are not the most important aspect of University of Mary Washington. But that is OK. What is important, however, is the deeply rooted history behind the school’s athletic past, which is lengthier than one may consider.Read More

Mother's Rugby Falls to Radford 57-26

November 30, 2011 |


It was a sunny yet chilly Saturday afternoon on Nov. 19 when the University of Mary Washington’s elite Mother’s Rugby team took on a fierce Radford University rugby squad at the Battlefield Athletic Complex. The UMW team … 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

Mother’s Rugby Starts 3-0

October 5, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington’s men’s rugby team, Mother’s Rugby, is off to another successful start to the season. They have two different teams that compete in the collegiate ranks. Such a distinction sets the Mother’s Rugby team apart from … Read More

Women’s Rugby Headed To National Stage

March 30, 2011 |

The women’s rugby team tasted victory in Shippensburg, Pa. last weekend, placing third in the finals of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union Division-II tournament with a 10-5 win over Temple University.

The team reached the third-place game by defeating Salisbury … Read More

Fall Sports Seasons Come To a Close

November 17, 2010 |

As the semester ends, the sports teams have begun to look back on the season that was, examining both the strengths and weaknesses of their play and priming for either the spring semester or Fall 2011.

The men’s soccer team … Read More

Mother’s Rugby Stomps VMI 41-24

October 27, 2010 |

With a high-scoring offense and the support of alumni behind them, Mother’s Rugby improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league play with a 41-24 Homecoming win against Virginia Military Institute.

The crowd included 50 high school recruits and countless … Read More

Rugby Destroys UVA

September 15, 2010 |


The Battlegrounds stood up to its name on Saturday as Mary Washington clashed with the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond. Mother’s Rugby at Mary Washington is the only school in the country to compete … Read More

Mothers Stun 4th Ranked Radford

November 4, 2009 |

Saturday’s Halloween matchup between UMW’s Mother’s Rugby and Radford University at the Battlegrounds brought treats for the home fans and left Radford searching for the exits after what must have seemed like a house of horrors as the Mothers … Read More

Mother's Rugby Crushes VMI

October 21, 2009 |


On Thursday, Oct. 15th, the UMW Mother’s rugby team traveled down to Lexington to take on Virginia Military Institute.

VMI, who had recently been successful in beating No. 8 nationally ranked Radford by 28 points, was … Read More

Mother's Rugby Knocks Off VCU

September 30, 2009 |


This past Saturday the University of Mary Washington Mother’s Rugby team traveled to Richmond to take on Virginia Commonwealth University. The team was victorious with a final score of UMW 11 and VCU 3.

As a big … Read More

Rugby Gets off on the Right Foot

September 16, 2009 |


This past Saturday, the Mary Washington Mothers rugby team opened their fall season with a solid win against last years Division III final four team, Longwood University.

UMW used 23 different players throughout the “A” game, … Read More

Longwood Devastates Mary Wash

October 23, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team gave it their all this past Saturday at the Battlegrounds, but unfortunately came up just a kick short in a heartbreaking 14-13 loss to Longwood University.

Players didn’t really … Read More

Mothers Blowout Patriots

February 14, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington rugby team opened its spring 2008 season with a win in dominating fashion over Christopher Newport University. The “Mothers” beat the Patriots 48-10.

The good weather Saturday brought out one of the … Read More