Your Dad Vail Championship Saturday Viewing Guide

After a successful day of rowing for both the Men’s and Women’s Rowing teams, every boat has made it to Saturday at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.

The Dad Vail Regatta Finals will be aired on ABC 6 in Philadelphia, but more helpful for most Marietta College Crew fans will be the live stream on  That coverage will be available starting at 1 PM, and will run through 5 PM.  Chances are good that the Dad Vail website will stream semi-final coverage prior to the TV broadcast.

If you want to know when to tune in to the action, here is the full menu of races Marietta boats will or may be in!  All times listed are EST.

7:48 AM – Women’s Varsity Heavyweight Four+ (Division Two & Three)
Semi-final #3 – Top Two Advance to Final – Race 108 – Lane 5

10:10 AM – Men’s Junior Varsity Heavyweight Eight
Semi-final #2 – Top Three Advance to Final – Race 131 – Lane 1

10:40 AM – Men’s Varsity Heavyweight Eight
Semi-final #3 – Top Two Advance to Final, 3rd & 4th to Second Final – Race 137 – Lane 6

1:03 PM – Men’s Varisty Lightweight Eight
FINAL – Race 149 – Lane 2

1:23 PM – Women’s Varsity Heavyweight Eight (Division Three)
FINAL – Race 151 – Lane 4

*1:33 PM* – Women’s Varsity Heavyweight Four+ (Division Two & Three)
FINAL – Race 152

*3:30 PM* – Men’s Junior Varsity Heavyweight Eight
FINAL – Race 160

*4:23 PM* – Men’s Varsity Heavyweight Eight
Second Final – Race 169

*4:33 PM* – Men’s Varsity Heavyweight Eight
FINAL – Race 170

*Astrix means that Marietta needs to race their way into the race*

Also remember that the ‘Etta Express will be playing in the Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Championship Saturday at 1 PM.  WMOA will have a live stream available to listen to.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, May 13, 2011

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Pioneer Perfection: Men’s Basketball Undefeated

The Pioneers needed to keep things clean against a winless Wilmington, and they did.

With an 89 to 78 victory over the Wilmington College Quakers, the Men’s Basketball team moves to 5-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, and a 10-0 record overall.  This comes as the Pioneers gather more Top 25 votes in the Poll.

Freshman Tyler Hammond is really stealing the show, as the Freshman from Cleveland, OH scored 22 points.  That’s his second game in a row with 20 or more points.  Junior Trevor Halter added 10 more points, and in a surprise, eight rebounds.  That’s more than junior Kevin Knab, who usually leads the team in rebounds.  He ended the night with 12 points and seven rebounds.

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams head out for a West Coast swing after the Christmas holiday, then return to face the University of Mount Union and Heidelberg University in the new year.

Check out the full Ohio Athletic Conference standings below.  Should be an interesting week when Marietta takes on both Capital University and John Carroll University in the same week.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Rock-A-Day: Volleyball Edition

About a week and a half ago, the Marietta College Volleyball team sponsored a Greek Night, which included a canned food donation competition between the six Fraternities and Sororities on campus.  All donated canned goods went to the Marietta Food Pantry.

Marietta College Volleyball Rock

Marietta College Volleyball Rock

Marietta College Volleyball Rock

Marietta College Volleyball Rock

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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DU Field Down For Count This Fall

DSCF1104Students, Faculty, and Staff received an e-mail this morning reminding them that DU Field will be out of commission until Spring Semester.  Crews are working to renovate the field, including work to level the area and remove ruts that have developed over time.

The closure of DU Field means that Flag Football games will have to be moved.  Our guess is that almost all games will be played near Don Drumm Stadium this year, but there is a chance that Parsons Field could also be used.  Parsons Field is being listed as the alternate for those looking to enjoy wide-open flat spaces on campus.  Another alternative would be to use the Kremer Green in front of the Legacy Library.  While smaller, the area is well suited to just laying out or playing cornhole (oops, I mean Corn Toss, lol).

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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PROFILE: Tennis Teams at Marietta College

With an undergraduate enrollment around 1,400 students, there is not much on the Marietta College campus that goes unnoticed. It could be assumed that all groups get publicized similarly; however that is not that case for one organization.

The Marietta men’s and women’s tennis teams compete every year in a rugged Ohio Athletic Conference, yet rarely are thought of when it comes to athletics on campus.

“To be honest, I didn’t even know we had tennis teams here,” said Marietta College sophomore John Lucore.

Almost everyone is familiar with everything from College Union Board activities to the employees at Gilman, so why is a varsity sport on the low spot on the totem pole?

“I think it comes down to people not really being sure how the sport works, and people aren’t going to come watch something that confuses them,” said Marietta College sophomore and men’s tennis member Josh Patterson.

For each match six players from each team play an individual singles contest as well as three double matches. The winner of each is awarded a point, and the team with the most points out of nine is declared the winner.

Confusion of how exactly to watch the game also comes into consideration for a lack of attention for the teams.

“I think people are unsure when to applaud. It’s more like golf, you clap after a point, not during the action. You’re not going to bring a cowbell or anything like to that watch a match,” said Patterson.

Uncertainty of the game at times has led to sparse turnouts for home contests for the Pioneers.

“I think our biggest fans could very well be the trainers,” said Patterson jokingly.

The low turnout though has not stopped the team from competing. During the off-season the two teams practice at a local indoor club with a former collegiate stand-out who offers lessons. Once the season rolls around, the team is on the court six days a week, sometimes more than once a day.

With the OAC season fast approaching, the two teams have been on the court non-stop preparing for the thick of the schedule. The teams call the Beren Tennis Center home for their home matches. The Center, which opened in 2002, is a top notch-facility that is not only open to the team, but faculty and students as well.

Patterson, who has been playing since age 12, weighed in on the 2010 campaign.  “I would like to win all of our non-conference matches, and compete and hopefully win a few in the OAC.”

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This article is by Chris Miller, a Media Writing Two student at Marietta College.  If you are interested in writing for Writing on the Mall, send an e-mail to

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Posted by    Date: Monday, April 26, 2010

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Men's Basketball: OAC Playoff Potential

Take a look at the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball standings.

Here, I’ll make it easier.


As you can see, the Pioneers sit in eighth.  Eighth is good though, from the standpoint that you get to make the OAC Tournament.  But the Pioneers need to be careful tonight against the Capital Crusaders.  The Crusaders, who are sixth in the standings, already lost to the Pioneers once this season.  However, Marietta is coming into tonight’s game riding a three-game losing streak against #2 John Caroll, #5 Baldwin Wallace, and #7 Mount Union.

With six conference games left, Marietta is one game ahead of #9 Otterbein.  Otterbein plays #1 Wilmington, and with a loss, could fall two games behind.  Further, if the Pioneers simply beat Capital, Otterbein and #10 Muskingum a second time, then the Cardinals would need to win all of their remaining games.  The Muskies would be eliminated from contention.

As far as the OAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament looks, it could go to either Wilmington or John Carroll, depending on how the conference tournament plays out.  One thing is for sure though:  Wilmington is ranked in the region (not nationally though), and could potentially receive an at-large bid to go dancing if they were to lose to John Carroll.  We’ll monitor the situation at the end of February to see what pans out.

The Pioneers Men’s Basketball team continues their quest for a second straight conference tournament bid tonight when they play Capital at 7:30 PM at Fenton Court in Ban Johnson Arena.  They will then face the #3 Heidelberg Student Princes at Fenton Court on Saturday, scheduled to start around 3 PM (The Women’s Basketball Team plays Saturday at Fenton Court at 1 PM).  For these dates and more, check out the Writing on the Mall Calendar.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Basketball Season in Full Swing


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Posted by    Date: Friday, January 29, 2010

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Men's Basketball Game TONIGHT vs Otterbein at 7:30 PM

Men’s Basketball has its first game of the Spring semester tonight at 7:30 PM against the Otterbein Cardinals.

The Pioneers (2-5 OAC, 5-8 overall) will take on the Cardinals (2-5 OAC, 4-10 overall) in a battle for the basement.  The top eight teams in the OAC advance to the conference tournament at the end of February.  The Pioneers currently sit in eighth, while Otterbein sits ninth and Muskingum tenth.

Marietta is led by Trevor Halter, who comes into the game scoring over 20 points in his past two games.  He was named OAC Men’s Basketball player of the week after 29 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Muskingum (0-7 OAC, 5-9 overall).  He followed that up with 21 points in a loss to Ohio Northern (5-2 OAC, 7-7 overall).

Otterbein comes into this game off of a victory over Mount Union (3-4 OAC, 5-9 overall), their second conference win of the year.  Senior Brian Pollock had 29 points in their last game, against Mount Union.  The Cardinals did not let the Purple Raiders score a single point from the field for 13 straight minutes, including the first six minutes of the second half.

Come check out your Pioneers tonight at Ban Johnson Arena.  Tip is at 7:30 PM.  Can’t get to Fenton Court?  88.3 WMRT-FM will be broadcasting the game over the air and streaming online at the Marietta Athletics page.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Long Blue Line Now Includes NL Manager of the Year

Jim Tracy, Manager of the Colorado Rockies, was announced as Major League Baseball’s National League Manager of the Year today.

Tracy, a 1978 graduate of Marietta College, led the Rockies to the post season after taking being promoted from bench coach in May.  The Rockies had an 18-28 record with their old coach, but had a record of 74-42 for the rest of the season with Tracy.  He received 29 first place with 151 points and blew out St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa, who finished second with two first place votes and 55 points overall.

Maybe we’ll see him here at some point to speak?  Or am I being too hopeful here?

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Better Late Than Never: Ultimate Frisbee Photos

The Marietta College Ultimate Frisbee team held a tournament recently with Wabash College and Butler University (yes, THAT Butler).  Here are a few of the pictures I took at the event.  Apologies, lighting was poor.

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Posted by    Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009

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