‘Last Chance U’ star Brittany Wagner to speak at Marietta on March 1

October 5, 2017 | Sports Management
Brittany Wagner, who quickly became the star of the Netflix docu-series Last Chance U, will visit Marietta College on Thursday, March 1st, to lecture about the importance of students maintaining focus on their academics. Marietta College’s Sports Management Program is bringing Wagner to campus and will announce the time of her speaking...
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Jeff Filkovski named new coach at Marietta College

March 13, 2008 | OAC
Jeff Filkovski, the 2007 Ohio Athletic Conference co-Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named the 28th head football coach at Marietta College. He replaces Curt Wiese, who left after two years to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
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College names Waddle new football coach

December 19, 2012 | Football
Marietta College Director of Athletics Larry Hiser announced the hiring of Andrew Waddle as the Pioneers’ head football coach Wednesday afternoon.
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Pioneers become first D3 program in Ohio to wear only Riddell's SpeedFlex helmet

August 11, 2017 | safety
As Marietta College’s football players gathered on the third floor at Don Drumm Stadium, you could hear the “oohhs” and “aahhs” as they got their first glimpse of the new football helmets. “These are pretty sweet,” said senior running back Roger Walker, who rushed for 1,292 yards last season. “Everyone loves to get new equipment, but these...
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Marietta's athletics director making presentation at national conference

August 9, 2005 | news2005
Debbie Lazorik, Marietta College's Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, is making a presentation on how to successfully fund and construct a recreation center on a small college campus at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Facilities Workshop in Las Vegas on Nov. 15. The workshop opens on Nov....
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Oliver's journey home to the Wunnenberg family

March 31, 2017 | Joel Wunnenberg
In the months leading up to his death, Joel Wunnenberg ’20 talked about and texted photos to his mother, Kim, of Oliver, a sweet, black and white pound puppy that had stolen his heart while Joel was volunteering at the Humane Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
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College, City unveil sign that honors six-time national champions

September 24, 2012 | 2012
Marietta College officials, along with Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews, unveiled a street sign honoring the six-time NCAA Division III Baseball National Champions during a special ceremony at Don Schaly Stadium, Wednesday.
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Winter Weekend returns to campus Jan. 20-21

January 10, 2017 | Winter Weekend
The highlight event of Winter Weekend is always the induction of the Athletic Hall of Fame class, but there are multiple other reasons to trek back to Marietta College for the annual celebration that is being held on January 20-21. Brandee Norris, Executive Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, said the emphasis is on alumni who...
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Annual Community Days for baseball, softball scheduled for April

April 3, 2012 | 2012
It’s a 14-year tradition that just keeps getting better with age. The 25 students in Marietta College’s Sports Marketing class are ready to put on another first-class Community Baseball Day when the No.1 ranked Etta Express host Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg on Saturday, April 14, at Don Schaly Stadium. The students are also...
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McCoy Scholar finds comfort, fun challenges at Marietta College

December 9, 2016 | McCoy Scholar
Lily Riffle ’20 understands pain. Excruciating pain. In middle school, her older brother, Julian, died at the age of 22. During the first two years of high school, she missed weeks of classes because of an illness. And just when everything seemed to be fine, her life was shattered again. “She’s a tough cookie,” says Andra Riffle, Lily’s...
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College announces 2012 Athletic HOF class

December 12, 2012 | 2012
As a catcher for former Marietta College baseball coach Don Schaly in the late 1990s, Josh Streit ’99 was a brash competitor who wanted nothing more than to whip his opponent. What a lot of people didn’t see was the determined competitor in the classroom as well. Streit says those two worlds have helped shape him into the hard-working...
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Athletic Training alumna transitions from grad school to AFL

September 22, 2016 | Achievement
Aimee Cline ‘14 wasn’t new to football. She had experience working with football players as a student athletic trainer at Marietta, and she interned for Sports International, which allowed her to work with the NFL’s New York Jets and Giants. But her first day as an athletic trainer with the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators — the...
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Pioneer Navy Boathouse Dinner, Sports Festival planned for Homecoming 2011

August 5, 2011 | news2011
Homecoming and athletics go hand-in-hand at Marietta College and this year will be no different.   However, there are some exciting activities planned, including two new features when alumni and friends return to campus Oct. 14-16.   We hope you can join Director of Athletics Larry Hiser, crew coaches Chris Pucella and Kelly Harris, as well...
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Chi Omega senior, Pioneer football player named 2016 Homecoming royalty

October 15, 2016 | Homecoming
Chi Omega sorority senior Amy Castle ’17 (Columbus, Ohio) and Marietta senior defensive lineman Aaron Johnson ’17 (Rex, Georgia) were named the 2016 Homecoming queen and king during halftime of Marietta College's victory over Wilmington Saturday afternoon at Don Drumm Stadium. They were crowned by President William N. Ruud and his wife, Judy...
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Remarkable fan support continues to be trademark for Marietta baseball

May 24, 2011 | World Series
Allison Fouss has loved Marietta College baseball since 2007. That’s when her soon-to-be brother-in-law, Nathan Eschbaugh ’10, joined the Etta Express. Now she and her family almost never miss a game. She doesn’t plan to miss a game of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships in Grand Chute, Wis., either.
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Fans invited to 17th annual Community Baseball Day on April 18

April 7, 2015 | Community Baseball Day
Spring in the Mid-Ohio Valley doesn’t officially begin until Marietta College conducts the annual Community Baseball Day. The 17th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 when the Etta Express hosts Ohio Northern in a key Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at Don Schaly Stadium.
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Sweet Sendoff: Campus-turned-cheerleaders rally behind Pioneer men

March 10, 2011 | Sweet 16
Any trace of a navy blue tracksuit walking past the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center help desk caused the growing crowd to cheer. Despite the constant drizzle of rain, about 100 members from campus and the surrounding community turned out Thursday morning to give the Marietta College Men’s Basketball team a warm sendoff as they prepare to take...
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Army vet ready to take on football, elementary students

August 4, 2014 | Football
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of Marietta, The Magazine of Marietta College.
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Former players, friends recall Epley’s impact and legacy on Marietta football

November 22, 2010 | 2010
When Dante Brown ’98 last spoke with Gene Epley on Oct. 4, Brown said they spent most of the time talking about life.   “He wanted to talk about how things were going for my family and me,” Brown said. “We also talked about his life. He told me he was going through chemotherapy again and needed to go in for a surgery.”   On Sunday (Nov. 21,...
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Krista Huffman ’08 enjoying life in big-time athletics

March 4, 2014 | news2014
These days, it’s rare to see Krista Huffman ’08 wearing anything Navy Blue & White. As the Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions for Athletics at the University of Alabama, Huffman’s wardrobe is dominated by Crimson & White. With multiple sports competing for national championships and SEC titles, Huffman said, “it’s a...
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Community members invited to celebrate 175 at Community Baseball and Softball events

March 30, 2010 | 175th anniversary
Katie Thomas has been coming to Marietta College baseball and softball games for as long as she can remember. But there are two dates she and her family look forward to most—Community Baseball Day (April 17) and Community Softball Day (April 10). Her children, Hannah, 12, and Peter, 8, won’t let her forget to mark the calendar each spring.
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Wood County Pioneers set to stand up for 'New Look" football team

September 13, 2013 | Football
​When the Marietta College Pioneer football team storms onto the field to tee it up with the Capital Crusaders in the Ohio Athletic Conference home opener on Saturday, Sept. 21, they’ll have plenty of support from their Wood County (W.Va.) fan base thanks to a special promotion.
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Rickey Scholar’s passion for football, physics being fulfilled at Marietta

November 8, 2017 | Rickey Scholars
In high school, Patrick Taylor ’21 (Columbus, Ohio) just assumed he would go to college and study engineering. Then he took a physics class and his outlook changed. “After taking a physics class during my senior year of high school, I just changed my mind,” said the Grandview Heights High School graduate. “I’ve always been a math person, and...
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Matt DeSalvo '03 added to Atlanta Braves roster

August 16, 2008 | news2008
Former Marietta College All-American pitcher Matt DeSalvo '03 is back in a major league baseball uniform. On Friday (Aug. 15) evening, the Atlanta Braves purchased the contract of the NCAA's career win and strikeout leader from Richmond, its Class AAA affiliate. DeSalvo, who is expected to provide depth in the bullpen, replaced Tom Glavine on...
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