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The Blue & Gray Press | September 20, 2017

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Despite adversity, baseball off to strong start

March 16, 2017 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The University of Mary Washington baseball team is off to a 9-5 start in their 2017 campaign. Last year, the team went 24-15 and was ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation. Fifth year head coach, Wayne Riser and the Eagles faced some adversity immediately coming into the season when a number of key players quit or ran into ineligibility, notably some pitchers on the team. The Eagles are currently with seven pitchers on the roster, along with a number of position players who can pitch as well, though, not being their main position.Read More

March Madness: the ‘hots’ and ‘nots’ of the first round

March 15, 2017 |

By RYAN BRAUCH

With March Madness quickly approaching, you are probably stressing about which teams will pull off an amazing upset to advance to the next round. This tournament is unpredictable, to say the least. March Madness may be one of the most exhilarating sporting events worldwide, as the top 68 teams in the country square off in games where no one is safe and winner takes all.Read More

UMW Swim continues their winning ways at CAC championships

February 23, 2017 |

By MIKEY BARNES

Winning. That’s all the members of the UMW swimming programs seem to know. Whether it is a home meet against a conference foe or they are traveling to demonstrate their talents, it is rare for UMW swimming to not come away with a victory. That success continued this weekend as the men and women teams traveled to St. Mary’s, MD., to compete for the Capital Athletic Conference championships.Read More

How sports can benefit students and the learning process

February 23, 2017 |

By TAYLOR OSTROM

The saying, “all work and no play” does not apply to the abundance of student-athletes around the world. In fact, playing sports while in college has a positive impact not only on students’ academics, but their personal lives as well.Read More

Wizards lose epic showdown to Cavs, prove they are for real

February 9, 2017 |

By WILL BORSEN

A Monday, Feb. 6 matchup lived up to expectations from the start, with two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference battling for supremacy. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards gave us a regular season game for the ages.Read More

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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Q & A with men’s basketball coach Marcus Kahn

December 7, 2016 |

By EMILY AINSWORTH

Men’s basketball coach Marcus Kahn, discussed with The Blue & Gray Press his plan for this coming season. In addition, he mentions last season, what makes a successful team, and the upcoming game on Saturday against Marymount.Read More

After losing in CAC Final, men’s soccer team focused on future

December 7, 2016 |

By LAUREN TAYLOR

With an overall record of 14-4 this season, the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer team certainly had an impressive season in which they were able to display all of the hard work and effort that they have put into practicing and honing their skills.Read More

UMW swim coach Abby Brethauer looks to continue great coaching career

November 16, 2016 |

By OLYMPIA JARRELL

The University of Mary Washington swim program is led by six-year head coach Abby Brethauer. The Eagles wrapped up their dual meets for the first semester and have one more competition at the Gettysburg College Invitational on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 before winter break.Read More

Women’s basketball team looking to return to NCAA tournament

November 10, 2016 | 1

By JESSE JONES

Coach Deena Applebury and the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team head into the 2016-2017 basketball season ranked No. 20 in the country in the D3Hoops.com preseason poll and No. 22 in WBCA poll. After finishing the 2015-2016 season with a 24-5 overall record and earning the team’s sixth ever CAC Championship, the team has high aspirations for this year.

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Midseason NFL Report: is the MVP front-runner a surprise at all?

November 10, 2016 |

By ROBERT TATA

As the National Football League hits its midway point going into Week 9, it is time to discuss midseason awards to come out. The league’s TV ratings have been down because of a multitude of reasons: NFL Redzone, the presidential election, players kneeling during the National Anthem, and the overall crackdown on players having fun and being creative with their celebrations.

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High school to college transition made easier for UMW volleyball players

September 22, 2016 |

By EMILY GROTTLE

After four years in a familiar high school setting, freshman year of college can be an intimidating new adventure for many students. However, for the three starting freshman volleyball players Savannah Powers, Rachel Voketaitis and Skyler Sisk, college volleyball has only increased their love of the sport.Read More

Get to know: women’s rugby team holds slew of experienced players

September 21, 2016 |

By VALERI GIBSON

The University of Mary Washington’s women’s rugby team kicked off their second] conference game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the Battleground Complex against Longwood University. The team pulled through with a 66-0 win against the Lancers. Improving their record 1-1 in the Capital Area Conference.

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Campus Recreation extends reach to great outdoors

September 21, 2016 |

By SARAH GRAMMAR

New this fall, Campus Recreation is offering the Outdoor Recreation program for students, faculty, staff and alumni. OREC gives the UMW community the opportunity to get their exercise with campus recreation outside of the Fitness Center walls for the first time while providing fun and adventure.

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Redskins, Norman play with a lot on the line Sunday v. Giants

September 21, 2016 |

By DUSTIN THOMAS

On April 22, a new swagger was brought to the D.C. sports scene. The Washington Redskins announced the signing of Pro-Bowl cornerback Josh Norman to a 5-year, $75 million contract. Norman, who spent last season being a dominate force in the secondary for NFC Champion Carolina Panthers, signed with Washington because of “the sense of wanting to win,” as he explained in an interview on Sportscenter just days later. Because of this key addition to the roster and a successful training camp and preseason, many analysts predicted to repeat as NFC East champions this season.Read More

Sports happened over the weekend, it was great sports

March 31, 2016 |

By HANNAH PARKER

This past Saturday the University of Mary Washington’s men’s sports team won against Salisbury’s men’s sports team during the sports game.
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Darell Green quietly leaves UMW, gets hopes up for potential football team

March 30, 2016 |

By Mick Barn

In April 2013, former Washington Redskin and NFL Hall-of-Famer Darrell Green joined the University of Mary Washington staff as the special assistant for student-athlete development and public relations. Green played for the Washington Redskins for 20 seasons and has been regarded by many as Mr. Redskin. Green was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008 in his first year of eligibility.Read More

Higher standards should be held for club leaders, club athletes

March 24, 2016 |

By ASHTON FERNEYHOUGH

We’ve all seen those movies where the athletes are the life of the party and get away with every problem or issue that might be a result of the actions from the raging night they’ve had. But from past issues that have happened at the University of Mary Washington dealing with varsity athletes and non-collegiate athletes, every year the same debate arises.
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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

The Bryce Harper Debate: Most overrated player in baseball?

April 1, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

Is Bryce Harper, the rock star-like icon of the Washington Nationals’ fan base, an overrated player? Could he be the most overrated in all of baseball?Read More

March Madness lives up to hype, continues to bust brackets

March 25, 2015 |

By STEPHEN RECHTER

March Madness 2015’s Round of 64 immediately kicked things off with a typical dose of bracket-shattering, upset-filled hysteria.

Right off the bat, the tournament saw the defeat of two highly-regarded No. 3 seeds in painful, single-point … Read More

Women’s lacrosse off to strong start due to team effort, defense

March 25, 2015 |

By SARA ARMOR

Within the first five seconds of play on Saturday, March 21, senior Corinne Wiederkehr scored her first goal of the game, putting the University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse team on the scoreboard. Read More

Wizards, Capitals battle down home stretch of regular season

March 25, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

After a season of highs and lows, the Washington Capitals now have their eyes set on the NHL playoffs. The recently revamped formula to determine what teams make the playoffs has kept things interesting as teams head toward the post-season.Read More

Battleground Relays send head coach Stan Soper off in style

March 25, 2015 |

By CODY REYNOLDS

The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in their only home meet of the season at the Battleground Relays on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, marking Head Coach Stan Soper’s last home meet ever in light of his retirement following the 2015 outdoor track season.Read More

Men’s rugby travels to Ireland over Spring Break

March 18, 2015 |

By CARTER WALLER

The Men’s Rugby Club at the University of Mary Washington returned from Spring Break with extensive knowledge of the game they play following a ten-day trip to Ireland that lasted from February 27 to March 7.

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Lone basketball senior Taylor Johnson leads on and off court

March 18, 2015 |

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.Read More

Women’s swim team captures championship title once again

February 24, 2015 |

By CARTER WALLER

Since joining the Capital Athletic Championship a quarter century ago, the University of Mary Washington women’s swimming team has won every CAC swimming title.Read More

Washington Nationals report to Spring Training

February 24, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

As the residents of the Washington, D.C. area continue to freeze, the area’s baseball team is heading south to sunny and warm Viera, Florida.Read 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

Baseball season preview: redemption on the horizon

February 24, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The saying “last year is a thing of the past” can be felt by all those affiliated with the University of Mary Washington baseball program. Read More