2004 graduate provides academic support for N.C. State athletic teams

July 9, 2012 | 2012
Alison Ruff  ’04 lost count of how many times she sat down with Emmanuel Davis to explain where he was failing as a student-athlete. “He didn’t care about school and he didn’t have much motivation to get a degree Ruff says. “He was going to withdraw but after the summer we had an intervention and I gave him some tough love. He didn’t like to...
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Pioneers take care of business, advance to Sweet 16

March 4, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Marietta is back in the Sweet 16. With a convincing 88-64 victory over No. 23 Guilford Saturday night, the Pioneers (26-4) will continue their quest for an NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball championship next week. No. 7 Marietta has a chance of hosting the next round, but won’t learn its fate until Sunday. “Hoping like mad that it’s here,”...
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2005 graduate making his move in the sports marketing world

February 6, 2012 | 2012
Growing up as a fan of all sports in Philadelphia, Robert Johnson ’05 had a dream job in sports marketing for one of city’s major sports teams and earned a job with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2008.  
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Sports Management students gain valuable game-day experience

December 16, 2016 | Experiential Learning
Natalie Bender ’17 (Akron, Ohio) got to touch the “Play Like a Champion” sign at Notre Dame. Brett Mattson ’18 (Parkersburg, West Virginia) ran the fog machine as West Virginia’s football team entered the field for a home game, and Kristina LaRocca ’18 (Strasburg, Ohio) escorted the singer onto the field for the National Anthem at a Steelers...
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‘New’ Don Drumm exudes pride, excitement at Marietta

September 1, 2011 | 2011
Andrew Keller ’12 (Cincinnati, Ohio) says Marietta College tried to make the Pioneer Walk across Pike Street a cherished tradition for the football team. Instead, the players reluctantly accepted it as a necessary evil. Once he stepped into the new locker room at Don Drumm Stadium, the first thing that crossed his mind was the walk.
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Football rivals team up to 'Be The Match'

November 7, 2016 | Football
Marietta College and Otterbein University will face off against each other on the gridiron this Saturday in the final game of the season for both schools. But prior to Saturday’s game, the two Ohio Athletic Conference foes will join forces to battle blood cancer. “Be The Match” is teaming up with the Pioneers and Cardinals to create the “Save...
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Campus community celebrates baseball's national championship from a distance

June 1, 2011 | National Champs
It took a little longer than expected but by day’s end the Marietta College Pioneers clinched the 2011 Division III World Series Championship, besting Chapman University Panthers 18-5.
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Schaly ’84 shines at College World Series as an umpire

September 26, 2016 | NCAA
Jim Schaly ’84 thought he was his own harshest critic. Then he umpired in the 2016 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, and found out someone else likes to critique his work. “After every game, mom (Sue Knicely Schaly ’62) would call me and tell me about every call I missed,” said Jim, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education...
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Support the Pioneers: Get your printable cheer card now

March 10, 2011 | 2011
So you can't make it to Wooster's Timken Gymnasium on Friday to watch Marietta College play in its first ever NCAA Division III "Sweet 16?"   No problem. Show your support by downloading a Let's Go Pios printable cheer card.   Put it on the window at your office, or in a window of your car. Just carry it around or put it on a wall at your...
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Softball closes out regular season with 7th annual Community Day

April 22, 2015 | 2015
With three seniors playing in their final game as Pioneers on Saturday, the seventh annual Community Softball Day is a great way to bid each one farewell. Marietta (12-20) plays host to John Carroll (20-15) in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at Marietta Field. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.,...
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2011 ABCA conference to feature many Pioneer baseball alumni

December 16, 2010 | 2010
Marietta College baseball is preparing to make its mark at the 66th annual American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) convention, which will be conducted Jan. 6-9 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.      A handful of the two dozen speakers that will address the 3,500 baseball coaches in attendance throughout the weekend credit...
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College announces 2015 Athletic HOF Class

December 1, 2015 | 2015
As the national anthem was being played at Pioneer Park, the reality of his baseball career was nearing an end hit John Hefner ’85.
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Memory Lane: Basketball co-captains would have cherished shot at playing Ohio U.

April 14, 2010 | news2010
As Alex Couladis ’75 and Chuck Robinson ’75 recently flipped through a scrapbook commemorating their senior season on the Pioneers basketball team they stopped for a moment and almost in unison says, “I wish Ohio University would have kept us on the schedule and played us that year.” The teammates were part of two lopsided losses to the...
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Big crowd expected for 16th annual Community Baseball Day

April 22, 2014 | Community Baseball Day
Don’t sit inside on a nice spring day, come on down to the 16th annual Community Baseball Day and be a part of the one of Marietta College's best traditions.
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Fans excited, nervous as Marietta soccer plays for OAC title Saturday

November 7, 2008 | OAC
In what is only its third Ohio Athletic Conference tournament appearance, Marietta College's men's soccer team gets a chance at claiming the conference title this weekend against Ohio Northern. The Pioneers travel to Ada a day early to get ready for the big showdown against the Polar Bears. Game starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Excitement...
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College announces 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame class

December 2, 2014 | 2014
Marietta College has won only a single Ohio Athletic Conference championship in soccer and Ken Rickvalsky ’84 just missed being a part of that team.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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