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In his new position, former athletic director Jim Miller deals with athletics fundraising and is working to create long-term, comfortable relationships with potential donors, he said.
Miller's new role is acting as the special assistant to the president for athletic advancement.
Sixty-four roster spots opened after the dismissal of the men's soccer and indoor and outdoor track and field teams last fall.
Keith Gill, the University of Richmond's newly appointed athletic director, emphasized a strong commitment to both athletics and academics when he was formally introduced at a press conference held Nov.
The alumni of the recently cut Richmond men's soccer and track and field teams have continued their strategic planning efforts, with large parts of those efforts culminating right before Homecoming Weekend.
On Tuesday, eight track alumni published and distributed a 28-page paper, titled "An Examination of the University of Richmond's 2012 Athletic Department Reconfiguration."
In the paper, the alumni highlight why outdoor track should be reinstated, citing sources for all research and claims, while indoor track and soccer should be given an opportunity to raise the funds needed to remain along with the addition of a women's sport.
"We're just trying to organize everything that we've heard from Dr. [Edward] Ayers and his chief of staff [Lori Schuyler] and [Athletic Director] Jim Miller," said Jon Molz, 2008 track alumnus and current assistant coach for the track and cross country teams.
A lot of people have asked me during the past few weeks what I was thinking when Jim Miller told us soccer was no more.
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The announcement that the University of Richmond is cutting the men's soccer and men's track and field programs to add men's lacrosse has sent shockwaves throughout the university community, including alumni, athletes, students and faculty.
The Board of Trustees ultimately made the decision, said Jim Miller, Richmond athletic director.
The absence of University of Richmond President Edward Ayers and Athletic Director Jim Miller at the game was spineless and pathetic, said the angry father of one of the players of the men's soccer team.
Cutting the men's track and field and men's soccer teams in order to add men's lacrosse was not solely the athletics department's decision, Richmond Athletic Director Jim Miller said.
"The decision was made at the Board of Trustees' level," he said.
The university established the committee, which had a representative from the athletics department on it, in April of 2011 that was composed of faculty and administrators from across campus, Miller said.
"[The committee] did a year-long study of what sports we should have, looking at budgets, admissions issues and everything else you could imagine," he said.
The men's track and field and men's soccer teams were officially cut in favor of men's lacrosse, which moves up to varsity from varsity club level.
The men's soccer team was told at a meeting at 2:30 p.m.
The Atlantic 10, the University of Richmond's athletic conference for all sports except football, has added Virginia Commonwealth University and Butler University for the 2012-13 seasons.
University of Richmond football coach Danny Rocco has reinstated Jimmy Speros to the practice squad even though the junior offensive lineman is facing felony hit-and-run charges for a Feb.
The main concern on everyone's minds at Wednesday evening's press conference introducing the University of Richmond's new head football coach was obvious, and understandable.
After making his opening remarks, Danny Rocco, who was announced as Richmond's 35th football coach in school history, was hounded by questions regarding stability.
Each time the University of Richmond football team took the field this season, the man who assembled it was absent.
Instead of leading the team during an injury-filled 3-8 season, he watched or listened to the games on the radio.
"I felt like I should have been there," said Latrell Scott, the former UR coach who resigned 10 days before the start of the season after getting arrested for a DWI.
For many years, the University of Richmond has been concerned about poor student attendance at sports games, particularly football games, and it has worked to solve this problem.
Two years ago it completed an on-campus stadium, and it was hoped that more students would attend games and as a result stop the large student half-time exodus.
The student section, which was at first placed in the end zone in blinding sunlight, did not improve attendance.
This year, the student section has been moved to the south side of the stadium, Athletic Director Jim Miller said.
For my last column this year, I felt it would be best to reflect on 2010-11 University of Richmond sports in its entirety.
As college basketball fans around the nation watched the 11 seed VCU Rams knock off Kansas in the Elite Eight last Sunday, I can only assume there was a mixed bag of emotions.
Many students at the University of Richmond are friends with one or more of the hundreds of Division I athletes on campus.
I thought I was going to get over this, but the more I think about it, the madder I get.
I am fortunate enough to have tickets to the Richmond Spiders football games this year, but unfortunately, that also provided me with the opportunity to witness one of the most pathetic examples of student spirit I have ever seen.
I'm not sure how many seats there are in the so-called "student section," but by the third quarter of last week's game, it was empty.
Robert C. Dillard, chief of police, and Captain H. B. Norton, operations manager, confirmed that three University of Richmond baseball players charged with felonies were involved in the Gray Court thefts that occurred during Spring Break.
The players, junior Andrew Lowry and freshmen Jacob Mayers and Blake Geiger, were arrested by Investigator Tim Mihalcoe on March 24, from thefts that occurred in Gray Court on March 8.