‘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.
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Midnight Madness to be streamed live on the web

October 13, 2011 | news2011
For the many Marietta College fans who can’t make it to Fenton Court to take in the fun and excitement of this year’s Midnight Madness, well, there’s good news. The College is going to stream the entire event live, including the unveiling of last season’s Championship Banners. You will be able to begin viewing the webcast around 11:15 p.m.,...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sports camps give coaches opportunity to connect with area youngsters

June 2, 2010 | 2010
With temperatures already reaching the 90s that can only mean one thing in Marietta College’s Department of Athletics—summer camps.   Summer youth instructional camps in eight sports begin in June and run through early August on Marietta’s campus or sites affiliated with Pioneer athletics.   Men’s basketball coach Jon VanderWal is the...
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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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Junior studying abroad is alive and helping in aftermath of Chilean earthquake

March 2, 2010 | news2010
Maggie Daubenmire ’10’s initial reaction to the news of the massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile was typical. “Obviously this was upsetting news considering the recent devastation in Haiti so when I first heard about the earthquake I wanted to find out about the damage and effects,” says Daubenmire (Thornville, Ohio).
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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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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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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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Don Drumm Stadium shines bright

June 26, 2019 | Don Drumm Renovations
There is definitely something special about watching a game under the lights. Especially when they’re new LEDs. Marietta College is upgrading the lighting at Don Drumm Stadium to Musco Sports Lighting LED fixtures, which will increase the field lighting by 40 percent. The lights will be similar to the ones at Marietta Field, where the...
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Competitive eSports coming to Marietta College this fall

August 15, 2018 | eSports
Marietta College will add a competitive eSports program this fall with the ultimate goal of adding it as a varsity sport in the near future, announced Larry Hiser, Director of Athletics. Marietta College has applied for membership into the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), which is the governing body of competitive...
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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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Marietta College’s new wellhead memorializes late Petroleum student

April 16, 2018 | Petroleum Engineering
Early Saturday afternoon, Marietta College junior Derek Krieg ’19 spotted members of Joel Wunnenberg’s family walking up The Christy Mall, and promptly stopped what he was doing to greet Joel’s mother with a welcoming hug. “Thank you for coming,” he said. “Thank you for everything,” Kim Wunnenberg responded.
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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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Women's basketball player selected for WBCA 'So You Want To Be A Coach' program

January 22, 2018 | Women's Basketball
Marietta College senior women's basketball player Ashley Barker ’18 (Mogadore, Ohio/Mogadore) has been chosen to participate in the 16th annual "So You Want To Be A Coach" program offered by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in a partnership with the Alliance of Women Coaches. The three-day workshop with speakers provided by the...
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Coach Brewer earns national award

January 5, 2013 | Brian Brewer
Marietta College Baseball Coach Brian Brewer was honored with the highest award in his profession at the annual American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) convention held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.
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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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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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Public invited to hear industry leader in sports psychology

September 5, 2017 | Sports Psychology
The Marietta College Athletic Department announced that Trevor Moawad, one of the nation's leading experts in sports psychology, will be on campus Monday, September 11th to speak with several groups including the College's athletic staff, President's Cabinet and students, faculty, staff and community members. The general public is invited to...
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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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PioNation ranks 4th in Division III men's basketball home attendance

August 9, 2017 | Men's Basketball
There's no place like home. Marietta College ranked in the Top 5 of NCAA Division III schools in home men's basketball attendance for the second straight season. The Pioneers averaged 1,251 fans per game last winter, good for fourth in the country. This is Marietta's highest ever ranking among the annual attendance leaders.
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