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Last Week of Winter Break: Quick Hits

A lot of little stories (and a LOT of snow falling here at the Mobile Writing on the Mall News Center) lead to today’s quick hits!

  • Roll on, Etta Express – The Pioneers Baseball team was recently selected as the 19th best team in the country.  The pre-season poll, assembled by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, placed OAC for Heidelberg #14 in the polling.  Wooster, the team that won the 2009 Mideast Regional Tournament over Marietta, was ranked #2 in the nation, behind #1 St. Thomas of Minnesota.  The Etta Express will start its season in Memphis, TN over Spring Break. Read more…

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Categories: Campus, Events, Music, Students

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Rankings Time: Forbes Ranks Marietta #112

DSCF1225A Press Release from Marietta led me to see the Forbes rankings of public and private colleges has been released.  And Marietta College is now knocking on the top 100 colleges in the country.

Marietta was ranked #112 in the country out of all schools that they ranked (the list is out of 600 schools) and, while not officially, ranked within the top 100 private colleges (I say this because they have a list of all the private colleges in the top 100, which is 89 schools, and since I’m not sure which schools are public or private, we are either in the top 100 or #101). In the state of Ohio, Marietta was ranked 4th (Behind #22 Kenyon, #74 College of Wooster, and #88 Oberlin College).

In the OAC. Capital was the closest ranked to Marietta.  They were ranked #138.  Otterbein was #221, John Carroll was #273, Baldwin-Wallace was #335, Mount Union was #481, and Ohio Northern was #570.  Heidelberg, Muskingum, and Wilmington were not ranked in the Top 600 schools.

For comparison, the highest ranked public college in ohio, Miami University in Oxford, OH, was ranked #331.  The Ohio State University was ranked #361.  Marietta also outranks all colleges listed on the poll from West Virginia, with Bethany College (WV’s highest ranked school) listed at #164.

So in other words, its great to be a Marietta College student.  And if you’re a high school senior looking to attend one of the best colleges in Ohio, you should check out MC.

Check out Marietta College’s Press Release after the jump.

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Posted by    Date: Saturday, August 8, 2009

Categories: Academics, Campus

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Marietta Ranked 19th in Nation

The Etta Express can at least find something positive now that the baseball season is over: being ranked 19th in an end-of-season poll of NCAA Division Three baseball teams.

The Pioneers, who had been ranked as high as 13th in that nation, hadn’t seen the Top 25 since dropping out in week nine. runs the poll, with a 25-member panel made up of coaches, sports information directors, and media from across the country.

Marietta made a strong run through the Mideast Regional, making it to the regional final against Wooster. Though the Pioneers lost the OAC automatic bid to Heidelberg, they were ranked third in their region after receiving an open bid. Wooster went on to lose in the Championship game to the University of St. Thomas, but finished ranked second in the nation. Heidelberg finished 14th in the nation.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, May 29, 2009

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Etta Express Rolls On

The Marietta Pioneers bring a whoopin’ upon Adrian College, with a 14-3 victory.

MC moves on to the second day of games to face Wooster, who beat Concordia (Ill.) 5-1.  Heidelberg, Concordia (Ill.), and Adrian now face elimination with another loss.  Heidelberg will play Concordia (Ill.), while Rose-Hulman will play Adrian.

You can listen for the Pioneers from the Online Stream starting at 5 PM Friday.  Depending on who is eliminated tomorrow, there are several different ways of how Saturday’s games will come together.  After Friday’s games, I will post when Marietta plays next.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Mideast Region – Day 2

Games are underway in the Mideast Region today. With the rain gone, game one was played, showing us that the underdogs are here to play. Rose-Hulman beat Heidelberg 12-2. Wooster and Concordia (Ill.) are currently playing, and Marietta will play the home team, Adrian College, at 4PM.

Here’s the link if you’d like to listen to coverage of MC vs AC:

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Marietta College D3 Tournament Preview

After falling to Heidelberg in the OAC tournament, Marietta College received an at-large bid for the Division 3 Baseball Tournament.  This is the 34th time the Pioneers will be in the post-season in baseball.

Playing tonight at #4 Adrian College (Start time of 6:50 PM), the #3 Marietta Pioneers will begin the march into what is hopefully a long post-season.  While the Pioneers were unranked for most of the season nationally (they did finish with 10 votes, effectively making them the 35th best team in the nation), they finished with a ranking of 4th in the Mideast Region (but seeded third).  Comparitively, the other OAC team in the tournament (Heidelberg) was ranked #4 in the nation, #1 in the region.

Adrian College was not ranked nationally, but was ranked 6th in the Mideast Region (receiving a #4 seed for the tournament).

The Mideat Region plays in Adrian, Michigan this year, and like the rest of Division 3, features a Double-elimination format.

If Marietta wins tonight’s game, they will play Thursday at 7 PM against the winner of the Wooster/Concordia (Ill.) match-up.  If MC loses, they play at 3:30 PM tomorrow against the winner of the Heidelberg/Rose-Hulman match-up.  Past that, the tournament gets much more cloudy.  But I’ll keep you updated as the tournament progresses. is looking at Heidelberg to advance, but sees Adrian as a possible upset special for the second year in a row.  Hopefully Marietta can put something together here in the post-season.

All Marietta College games can be heard tonight anywhere in the world thanks to an online stream off of the Marietta Athletics site.  There would be two streams if school was still in session, but oh well.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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