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W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio to step down in 2016

Kenneth P. Ruscio will step down as Washington and Lee University’s president on June 30, 2016.


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Podcast: Previewing the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk college baseball. Chris previews the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament with a focus on UVA, the #3 seed in the Lake Elsinore Regional, and Radford, the #2 seed in the Nashville Regional. Can either the ‘Hoos or the Highlanders pull the upset and advance to Super Regional play?


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VMI baseball season ends with loss to Citadel at SoCon Tournament

#8 seed The Citadel Bulldogs scored eight runs over their final three at-bats to overcome a three-run deficit and went on to defeat the fourth-seeded VMI Keydets, 10-5, in game 11 of the 2015 SoCon Baseball Championship in Charleston, S.C.


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Brian Anken resigns as VMI lacrosse coach

Virginia Military Institute lacrosse coach Brian Anken has resigned his post to pursue other professional opportunities, Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced Tuesday.


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VMI to open SoCon Tourney against #5 UNCG Wednesday

VMI baseball has earned the #4 seed for next week’s SoCon Tournament, and will face the #5 UNCG Spartans at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, May 20, at Riley Park in Charleston, S.C.


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Ninth-inning long balls spur VMI rally in 11-6 win over Western Carolina

A three-run shot by Collin Fleischer broke a ninth-inning tie and Gary LeClair added a two-run shot as the VMI Keydets rallied to down the Western Carolina Catamounts, 11-6, in the opener of a doubleheader Friday afternoon in Cullowhee, N.C.


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VMI baseball routs Western Carolina in series opener, 18-4

The VMI Keydets scored their most runs in over five years and stole six bases in a game for the third time in less than a week as they routed the Western Carolina Catamounts, 18-4, in the opener of a SoCon baseball series Thursday night in Cullowhee, N.C.


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JMU baseball drops mid-week contest at VMI

Junior shortstop Chad Carroll turned in his third three-hit performance in the last four games on Tuesday evening, but the James Madison baseball team dropped a 10-6 decision to VMI in non-conference action at Gray-Minor Stadium.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks baseball on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington to talk baseball, baseball and some more baseball.


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UNC-Greensboro outslugs VMI in extra innings, 13-11

The UNCG Spartans scored the final seven runs of the game, including two in the 10th inning, to defeat the VMI Keydets, 13-11, in the final game of a three-game SoCon series between the teams Sunday in Lexington, Va.


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Geary and Connerley back Woods in 8-2 VMI baseball win

Home runs from Will Connerley and David Geary backed a complete game from Andrew Woods as the VMI Keydets defeated the UNCG Spartans, 8-2, in the middle game of a Southern Conference series Saturday night in Lexington, Va.


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U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito reminds W&L law grads of importance of community

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (D-W.Va.) asked 174 Washington and Lee University School of Law graduates to remember the importance of community, lawyers and the pursuit of happiness as they embarked on their careers.


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Laverne Cox of Orange Is the New Black to speak at Washington and Lee University

Laverne Cox, best known for her recurring role in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, will speak at Washington and Lee University on May 21, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The event is sponsored by the Contact Committee.


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Three homers power VMI baseball over UNC-Greensboro, 11-3

Will Connerley, Matt Winn and Jordan Tarsovich all homered to back Austin Heenan’s best start of his career as the VMI Keydets defeated the UNCG Spartans, 11-3, in the opener of a three-game SoCon series contested Friday in Lexington, Va.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks jobs report, Virginia politics on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., for their weekly news, business and politics segment. This week’s focus is the latest jobs report that shows the economy growing in April, the latest on the 2016 presidential race and a quick preview of the busy weekend in sports.


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The New Yorker cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff, to speak at Washington and Lee

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 4:30 p.m. at Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.


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Mercer outslugs VMI baseball, 16-11

In a game that featured five home runs, 27 runs scored and 36 total hits, the Mercer Bears scored five times in the ninth inning to break an 11-11 tie and went on to defeat the VMI Keydets, 16-11, in Southern Conference baseball action Sunday in Lexington, Va.


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Washington and Lee University Mock Convention Spring Kickoff on May 6-9

The Mock Convention Spring Kickoff will be May 6-9 at Washington and Lee University and will include The Capitol Steps, a Washington-based troupe of congressional staffers turned songwriters and political satirists; a presidential issues panel; and two speakers.


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VMI belts three homers, but still fall to Mercer, 7-6

Two late runs made the difference as the Mercer Bears edged the VMI Keydets, 7-6, in the middle game of a three-game Southern Conference series Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va. Mercer (28-18, 13-6) clinched the series victory with the win.


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VMI football wraps up spring practice

VMI football concluded its first spring practice under head coach Scott Wachenheim with a controlled scrimmage Friday that focused on the two-minute drill and special teams.


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Four-run second keys Mercer in 7-2 win at VMI

The Mercer Bears scored four runs in the second inning to take a lead they would not surrender, en route to a 7-2 win over the VMI Keydets in the opener of a three-game SoCon baseball series Friday in Lexington, Va.


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Podcast: The latest on Baltimore, the 2015 NFL Draft

AFP editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington. The segment begins with a look at the ongoing riots in Baltimore after the death in police custody of an unarmed black man. Then with a shift of gears the conversation turns to the normal Tuesday menu of sports, with a focus on the upcoming NFL Draft.


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Washington and Lee to host screening of 1913: Seeds of Conflict

Director Ben Loeterman will visit Washington and Lee University to screen his new documentary film, “1913: Seeds of Conflict,” on April 28, at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House multipurpose room.


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VMI baseball completes doubleheader sweep

The VMI Keydets scored in three of the first four innings and used timely pitching to hold on for a 3-2 win over The Citadel Bulldogs, completing a doubleheader and series sweep with the victory in the nightcap of Sunday’s SoCon baseball twinbill.


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Home runs by Tarsovich, Lopez fuel 10-6 VMI win

The VMI Keydets scored two in the first inning and, powered by home runs by Jordan Tarsovich and Ray Lopez, led wire to wire to take the opener of a SoCon doubleheader from The Citadel Bulldogs, 10-6, Sunday at Riley Park in Charleston, S.C.