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Pita’s cycle, RBI record leads VMI in twinbill split

Freshman Matt Pita hit for the cycle and set a modern-day school record for runs batted in in a single game, leading VMI over Binghamton , 15-9.

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W&L prof Barton Myers awarded fellowship at Filson Historical Society

Barton Myers, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, has won the Filson Historical Society’s 2016 Ballard Breaux Visiting Research Fellowship.

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Stonewall Jackson House Museum open for the season

The Stonewall Jackson House reopened for the season March 1 after being closed for the winter months of January and February.


VMI drops midweek game to Longwood, 5-2

The Longwood Lancers scored three times in the first inning and two pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Longwood defeated the VMI Keydets, 5-2.


Chattanooga edges VMI in thriller, 67-65

A furious rally by the VMI Keydets fell just short as the Chattanooga Mocs held on for a thrilling 67-65 win Monday night in Lexington, Va.


VMI completes sweep of Lafayette with 8-5 win

The VMI Keydets scored seven early runs and a Jacob Jaye home run in the seventh, the first of his career, provided insurance as VMI downed the Lafayette Leopards, 8-5.


VMI Keydets cruise past The Citadel on Senior Day

The VMI basketball team weathered a fast Citadel offense with their own attack for a 111-95 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in Lexington.


Bullpen, Maddox’s homer send VMI over Lafayette, 4-2

The VMI Keydets took down the Lafayette Leopards, 4-2, in NCAA baseball action Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.


Long ball, solid relief push VMI past Lafayette in series opener

Matthew Eagle pitched six scoreless innings in relief and was backed by home runs from Collin Fleischer and Matt Pita, helping VMI defeat Lafayette, 8-2.


Washington and Lee announces new executive director of communications, public affairs

Jessica L. Willett has been named executive director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University.


Record-breaking Q.J. Peterson scoring outburst pushes VMI past Mercer

Q.J. Peterson broke the VMI single-game scoring record by scoring 46 points to lead the VMI Keydets over the Mercer Bears, 91-82.

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Podcast: Chris Graham talks presidential race, ACC basketball on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks presidential politics and ACC basketball with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.

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Podcast: Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham previews Virginia-Virginia Tech on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham previews the Virginia-Virginia Tech ACC football clash with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. Can the ‘Hoos finally break in their 11-game losing streak in the rivalry game? Can legendary Tech coach Frank Beamer go out on top? That plus a breakdown of the College Football Playoff race, and a quick look at the ACC basketball scene.


VMI hangs around for a half, but Virginia Tech dominates second half, wins 76-52

The Virginia Tech Hokies used a +13 margin on the glass in the second half to outscore the VMI Keydets by 24 points over the final 20 minutes, en route to a 76-52 victory at Cassell Coliseum Saturday evening in Blacksburg.

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Western Carolina rallies late, defeats VMI, 24-20

Despite leading twice throughout the game, the Virginia Military Institute football team fell to visiting Western Carolina by a 24-20 score Saturday afternoon at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Virginia.

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Game Preview: Can VMI end on high note in season finale with Western Carolina?

VMI (2-8, 1-5 Southern Conference) has a chance to head into the spring with some momentum with a Saturday season finale at home with Western Carolina (6-4, 4-2 SoCon).

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

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics and sports with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. The segment includes discussion of congressional action on the Syrian refugee crisis in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Paris, a new poll of Virginia voters on their 2016 presidential preferences, and then switching gears, a quick preview of a busy weekend in college football.


Washington and Lee economics professors win USITC research contract

Michael A. Anderson, the Robert E. Sadler Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, and Martin H. Davies, assistant professor of economics, have been awarded a United States International Trade Commission (USITC) government research contract for work on the organization’s India Trade Project.


VMI basketball coach Dan Earl earns first career win

The VMI Keydets got 24 points from QJ Peterson and led wire to wire en route to an 88-76 win over the Tusculum College Pioneers Tuesday night at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va. It was VMI’s ninth straight win in a home opener, and the first victory as a collegiate coach for VMI head coach Dan Earl.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports, news on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington to talk news and sports. Included in the segment are a review of Virginia Tech’s win over Georgia Tech Thursday night in ACC football action, analysis of Tuesday’s Republican Party presidential debate, and the latest on the campus protest movement.


VMI basketball inks three in early signing period

VMI head basketball coach Dan Earl announced the signings of three recruits to National Letters-of-Intent. Joining the Keydet basketball program beginning in 2016-17 will be 6-10, 240 center Tyler Creammer, 6-8, 200 forward Will Miller, and 6-2, 180 guard Drew Rackley.


VMI baseball completes community service project

On Nov. 7, members of the VMI baseball team completed a community service project in the Lexington area.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham previews a busy ACC football weekend on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks college football with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. Chris and Jim preview a busy weekend in ACC football, focusing on the Thursday night game between Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, and UVA at Louisville on Saturday. Also, can North Carolina play its way into the College Football Playoff discussion?


VMI men’s soccer season ends with loss in Southern Conference Tournament

Looking to make a postseason run, the VMI men’s soccer team fell to host Mercer University by a 7-0 score in a Southern Conference quarterfinal Saturday afternoon in Macon, Georgia to complete the 2015 campaign.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks politics, sports on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics and sports with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. The common thread: scoreboards. Virginia General Assembly incumbents were 122-0 in Tuesday’s elections. Does that signify voter satisfaction with the status quo? That, plus a new Mendoza Line for the Republican GOP debates, and a look ahead at a busy weekend in college football, keep us busy.


VMI baseball announces 2016 schedule

The VMI Keydets announced their 2016 baseball schedule Thursday, a 55-game slate that will open with four games in Winston-Salem, N.C. the weekend of Feb. 19. The slate features 2015 regional qualifiers in Radford, Mercer, VCU and defending national champion Virginia, as well as in-state opponents Old Dominion, Longwood, Richmond, Virginia Tech and James Madison.

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Podcast: Frank Beamer retires from Virginia Tech, ACC Miami-Duke fiasco, Nationals hire Dusty Baker, more

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk sports, and there’s a lot going on. Frank Beamer retiring from Virginia Tech, the ACC Miami-Duke fiasco, the move by the Washington Nationals to hire Dusty Baker to be their new manager and a World Series wrap keep us busy.


Women’s soccer: VMI season comes to an end in SoCon tourney

Playing in a steady downpour that at one point caused a lengthy weather delay, the top-seeded Samford Bulldogs scored three times in the first half and went on to a 3-0 win over the #9 VMI Keydets in the quarterfinals of the 2015 SoCon Women’s Soccer Championship, contested Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala.

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Third-quarter surge lifts Wofford past VMI, 41-20

The Wofford Terriers scored 14 points off two VMI Keydet third quarter turnovers and went on to a 41-20 win in Southern Conference football action Saturday at Foster Stadium in Lexington.


Men’s soccer: VMI drops home finale

Playing in the final home game of the 2015 season, the VMI men’s soccer team dropped a 6-0 contest to visiting Wofford College Saturday afternoon at Patchin Field.

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AFP editor Chris Graham to handle radio play-by-play for VMI football on Saturday

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will handle the play-by-play duties for the VMI Keydets home football game with Wofford on Saturday. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

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Game Preview: Can VMI football build on Mercer win today at home vs. Wofford?

The VMI Keydets got a huge win last week at Mercer, breaking a 30-game road losing streak dating back to 2010. A win today at home against Wofford (3-5, 1-3 Southern Conference) would give VMI (2-6, 1-3 SoCon) its first back-to-back conference wins since 2005.

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Podcast: The solution to Republican debate problems?

Republican presidential candidates have taken their complaints about the liberal media bias tainting their TV debates to … the liberal TV media. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham discusses the debate issue with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.


Women’s soccer: VMI advances in Southern Conference tournament in shootout

Demetra Protogyrou scored to start round seven of a penalty kick shootout, and Darien Dunham capped a spectacular performance with a save on Peyton McCollum as the VMI Keydets prevailed in a shootout, 3-2, over the Chattanooga Mocs in the first round of the 2015 Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Wednesday night in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Men’s soccer: VMI blitzed at UNC-Greensboro in road finale

Competing in the final regular season road game, the VMI men’s soccer team succumbed to host UNC Greensboro by an 11-0 score Tuesday night at UNCG Soccer Stadium in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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VMI wideout Aaron Sanders selected SoCon Offensive Player of the Week

Virginia Military Institute junior wide receiver Aaron Sanders (Stafford, Va.) was tabbed Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for games played Saturday, October 24.


Former NYPD commissioner to speak at VMI

Former New York Police Department commissioner and leading national security expert Raymond W. Kelly will speak at Virginia Military Institute Monday, Nov. 2.

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VMI football: Keydets top Mercer, 28-21, break 30-game road losing streak

Junior Aaron Sanders set a new VMI record for catches in a game and the Keydet defense posted a game-deciding stop in the final minutes as the VMI Keydets defeated the Mercer Bears, 28-21, in SoCon football action Saturday in Macon, Ga. With the win, VMI broke a 30-game road losing streak that had dated to Oct. 23, 2010.


Men’s soccer: Own goal costly in 2-1 VMI loss at Mercer

Playing at even strength for much of the game, the VMI men’s soccer team suffered an own goal that proved to be the difference as host Mercer claimed victory with a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon at Bear Field in Macon, Georgia.

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Bridgewater falls at #24 Washington and Lee, 45-24

#24 Washington & Lee pulled away early in the second half as the Bridgewater College football team fell 45-23 to the Generals on Saturday in Lexington, Va.

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VMI’s Q.J. Peterson named to SoCon Preseason All-Conference Team

VMI junior guard Q.J. Peterson was named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Preseason All-Conference team as voted by the conference coaches. The league made the announcement Thursday from its office in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Podcast: Did Benghazi hearing boost Hillary Clinton in the polls?

Hillary Clinton more than handled herself in front of tough questioning from a House committee investigating the 2012 attack on a consultate in Benghazi, Libya. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the political implications of the made-for-TV drama on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.


Women’s soccer: VMI, Delaware State battle to scoreless tie

Despite late match drama, the VMI Keydets and Delaware State Hornets battled to a scoreless tie in non-conference women’s soccer action Thursday afternoon in Lexington, Va. It was the first 0-0 result for VMI women’s soccer since Nov. 1, 2009 against South Carolina State.


Lee’s Lasting Vision is new exhibition at Lee Chapel and Museum in Lexington

“150 Years Later: Lee’s Lasting Vision,” Lee Chapel and Museum’s new changing exhibition, will mark the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s inauguration as the 11th president of Washington College, which took place on Oct. 2, 1865.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks college football, college basketball

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham breaks down another busy weekend in college football on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. Can UVA pull the upset at North Carolina? What about the Hokies at home against Coastal Division leader Duke? JMU and VMI have big games on the schedule this weekend as well. And then the conversation turns to the college basketball season, which is just three weeks away.


Apple Day at Stonewall Jackson House

The Stonewall Jackson House will hold its annual Apple Day Celebration Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the house museum and garden. Festivities include cider pressing, old-time music, games, and crafts for children of all ages.

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VMI hangs tough with #6 Chattanooga, falls 33-27

The VMI Keydets nearly pulled off the upset, but the #6-ranked Chattanooga Mocs converted on a fourth down in the waning moments to seal a dramatic 33-27 win in SoCon football action Saturday afternoon at VMI’s Foster Stadium.

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Game Preview: Blueprint for how VMI football can pull upset of sixth-ranked Chattanooga

VMI football has been competitive in 2015 under first-year head coach Scott Wachenheim. The Keydets have a chance to show how competitive they can be Saturday with #6 Chattanooga in town.


Washington and Lee ‘Mock Con’ documentary to air on Virginia public TV stations

Mock Con, as W&L’s students refer to it, has correctly picked the eventual nominee of the party out of power 19 of the past 25 presidential elections, and the candidates or their campaign leaders have taken notice

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Listen Live: AFP editor calls radio play-by-play for VMI football Saturday

The VMI Keydets (1-5, 0-2 Southern Conference) host the sixth-ranked Chattanooga Mocs (4-1, 2-0 SoCon) today at 1:30 p.m. at Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Va. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will provide the play-by-play call for the VMI Radio Network with former VMI assistant coach Rick Cruze on color commentary.