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Basketball teams battle for playoff positioning as regular season winds down

February 18, 2015 |

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.Read More

Baseball opens season with double-header wins

February 18, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

Following their less-than-stellar 2014 season, the University of Mary Washington baseball team made a resounding statement this past Saturday during the first two games of the season that this year would be much different from last.Read More

Tennis season opener sets stage for strong spring performances

February 18, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

Two of the most dominating sports programs at the University of Mary Washington, the men’s and women’s tennis teams, began their 2015 spring campaign on high notes against multiple Division I opponents.Read More

Lacrosse heads into 2015 season with high expectations

February 18, 2015 |

By CODY REYNOLDS

The University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team had a date with Hampden-Sydney College in their season opener this past Saturday, Feb. 14. The eventful game culminated in a come from behind victory of 14-13. Read More

Meet and Greet: Q & A with Director of Campus Recreation

February 12, 2015 |

By MATHIEU WETMORE

Mark Mermelstein joined the University of Mary Washington as director of Campus Recreation almost eight years ago. The UMW Community has greatly benefited from his dynamic experience ever since.Read More

UMW student-athletes take plunge for Special Olympics

February 11, 2015 |

By JULIAN MENK

A small group of University of Mary Washington student-athletes participated in the Polar Plunge Winter Fest for the Special Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Virginia Beach. A huge success, the Polar Plunge raised over $1 million for the fifth straight year to help fund Special Olympic events and athletes.Read More

Intramural Battleship sinks competition

February 11, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

In just its second year on the University of Mary Washington intramural sports slate, Battleship once again made a big splash this semester.
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Epic Super Bowl sparks buzz on campus

February 5, 2015 |

By MATHIEU WETMORE

It did not matter how much air was in the footballs at the University of Phoenix Stadium this past Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won the biggest game of the year 28-24, but for some reason nobody can stop talking about Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.Read More

School records fall as track teams ramp up competition

February 5, 2015 | 2

By CODY REYNOLDS

In the past two weeks, the University of Mary Washington Track & Field teams traveled to Ursinus College up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania for the Collegeville Classic on Jan. 23 and drove up to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on Jan. 31 for the Patriots Games. The events were their second and third meets of the season, respectively.Read More

Women’s basketball continues hot streak

February 5, 2015 |

By MIKEY BARNES

In sports, one often hears the quote, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” It is a phrase that promotes the importance of teamwork and emphasizes success can only be achieved when it is a group effort. The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball program has overcome adversity and, with their strong work ethic as team, has rallied to continued success this season.Read More

Women’s swimming secures exciting victory over powerhouse Gettysburg

January 28, 2015 |

By JULIAN MENK

In a thrilling meet between Gettysburg College and host University of Mary Washington on Saturday, Jan. 24, the Lady Eagles narrowly edged out a 134-128 victory. Read More

Super Bowl preview: everything you need to know

January 28, 2015 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

The most anticipated sporting event of each calendar year, the NFL’s Super Bowl, is right around the corner. Players are gathering their thoughts and emotions while fans are busy gathering snacks and wagers.Read More

Men’s basketball continues push for playoff spot, Taylor Johnson surpasses milestone

January 28, 2015 |

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.Read More

UMW swim teams train in Puerto Rico during winter break

January 21, 2015 | 1

By MIKEY BARNES

The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s swim teams traveled to Ponce, Puerto Rico for a training trip. The two teams, led by Coach Abby Brethauer, traveled to the U.S. territory on Dec. 31 out of … Read More

Women’s basketball remains in thick of conference

January 21, 2015 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

Bringing a team together and keeping them focused on a common goal is often the top priority for a head coach of any sport and is frequently also the most difficult task to accomplish.

This is exactly … Read More

Men’s basketball rights ship after tough loss

January 21, 2015 |

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 … Read More

Women's soccer's Cinderella run falls short

November 12, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

After an unexpected run into the postseason, the University of Mary Washington’s women’s soccer team lost in the Capital Athletic Conference championship to Frostburg State on Saturday, Nov. 8.Read More

Wizards enter 2014-2015 season with high expectations

November 5, 2014 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

The Washington Wizards have high hopes this year heading into the basketball season, and D.C. fans will be excited to watch one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference compete once again. The Wizards had a breakout year last season, posting a 44-38 record and advancing to the second round of the playoffs, the team’s best performance since the 2004-2005 season.Read More

Intramural Flag Football champions crowned

October 29, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Campus Recreation has wrapped up its 2014 flag football season. Despite lower participation as compared to last year, each of the leagues saw plenty of exciting games.Read More

Men's golf team to soon join UMW varsity sports

October 29, 2014 |

By ALEX BLOOM

Beginning in the fall of 2016, the University of Mary Washington will welcome the addition of a men’s golf team to its varsity program. The team will call the Augustine Golf Club in Stafford County home and will be coached by Rod Wood.Read More

Capitals set to drop puck on new season

October 8, 2014 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

The Washington Capitals missed the playoffs last season for the first time in seven seasons. The disappointing year brought about big changes to the front office and coaching staff, as well as the players on the ice.Read More

Fantasy football: stress builder, reducer or both?

October 8, 2014 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

As if college students did not already have enough distractions to keep them from their studies, fantasy football is yet another pastime utilized by students as a way to provide friendly, or not-so-friendly, competition. The game has been available to the public for almost 10 years and is still hitting its peak of popularity annually.Read More

Cross country teams continue to run through competition

October 8, 2014 |

By MIKEY BARNES

They can be seen walking in packs together around campus, running around Fredericksburg, in clumps at Seacobeck for dinner or walking from the gym after workouts. Read More

Crew teams not faltering after losing varsity status

October 7, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

Words as simple as “All In” can be very important to sports teams. For the University of Mary Washington’s crew teams, these words are everything. As the teams head into their first season since having their status changed from varsity to club, they willing be leaning on these words to propel them forward more so than ever before.Read More

Nationals set to begin hunt for World Series

October 1, 2014 |

By SEAN KINSLOW

This baseball season, the Washington Nationals accomplished what was expected of them: they won the National League East by a whopping 17 games and finished the regular season with the best record in the National League (96-66).Read More

Fredericksburg baseball team inevitable after new proposal

October 1, 2014 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

For more than a century, baseball has been labeled as America’s pastime, proving to be one of the most popular and loved sports among kids and adults alike.Read More

Women's soccer opens conference play, continues strong season

October 1, 2014 |

By MIKEY BARNES

Put the women’s soccer team down as another University of Mary Washington team off to a great start. This season, the Lady Eagles found themselves in the top 25 of national rankings after a 6-1-1 start to their season.Read More

Street hockey club begins competing locally

September 24, 2014 |

By CHRIS MARKHAM

One of the best-kept secrets at the University of Mary Washington is the street hockey club. This small group of students gathers twice a week at the outdoor basketball court next to the Framar House, or “the cage” as it is known to many. Read More

Flag football headlines fall intramural season

September 24, 2014 |

By DAVID MERCER

The everyday schedule of a college student can be a strenuous one, so it is always good to have a form of stress relief. At the University of Mary Washington, one of the best ways for students to release stress is to play intramural sports, and one of the most popular intramural sports at UMW is flag football.Read More

Field Hockey continues strong play, remains nationally ranked

September 24, 2014 |

By MIKEY BARNES

The University of Mary Washington has proved itself a powerhouse in the Capital Athletic Conference, most notably this past year as a number of our athletic teams found themselves in the national rankings and competed in NCAA tournaments.Read More