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Richmond picked up its first postseason victory in two years with a 76-54 win over Miami (OH) University Thursday night at the Robins Center.
Facing a team that averaged just under 70 points per game in its 21-win season, Richmond coach Michael Shafer added some wrinkles to his defense by pressing the Red Hawks all game and switching on defense.
The University of Richmond baseball team gave up eight runs in the final two innings to lose, 12-10, to George Mason University on Tuesday, ending its 11-game winning streak.
Pitcher Andrew Blum was able to overcome a shaky start to give the Spiders five strong innings.
Wrestling was approved by a unanimous vote from the University of Richmond Sport Club Council on Tuesday to begin the process of becoming an official club sport.
Austin Helm, RC '14, will be president of the new club, which will become legitimate at the end of next year after two semesters as a campus organization, according to school rules.
"Wrestling club was here a little while back, but it kind of fell off, so I'm trying to get it going again," Helm said to the Council, which is composed of a president elected from each sports team on campus and run by an executive board of four students.
Once a sport club is approved, it is able to receive Richmond funding designated for club equipment and travel, priority in scheduling for practice spaces and access to the sport club athletic trainer, according to school rules.
Members of the council had originally worried about funding for the wrestling club because of the limited money and resources available.
In its first full season under varsity status, the University of Richmond men's lacrosse team moved to 3-0 to start the season after a recent trip to Florida.
The team posted a season-opening win at Eastern Carolina, 17-5, before traveling to the University of Miami Feb.
The University of Richmond swimming and diving team won its 10th Atlantic 10 conference championship in 11 years Saturday night, making it one of the most decorated athletic teams in Richmond's history.
Richmond remained in first place throughout the four-day competition.
Richmond football offensive lineman sophomore Jimmy Speros was arrested Wednesday afternoon on felony charges of a hit-and-run causing personal injury -- a class five felony -- according to Dionne Waugh of the Public Affairs Unit of the Richmond Police Department.
According to the Crime Incident Information Center of the Richmond Police Department, Speros was driving a 2011 Dodge pickup truck that collided with a 2003 Nissan SUV at the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Charles Street at approximately 9:09 Saturday night.
Speros's truck eventually came to a stop after crashing into a utility pole, and the driver of the SUV crashed his car into the brick wall of a parking lot nearby, Waugh said.
University of Richmond offensive lineman Jimmy Speros is scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 a.m.
Richmond football offensive lineman redshirt sophomore Jimmy Speros was arrested Wednesday afternoon on felony charges of hit-and-run causing personal injury, and if he is convicted could face up to 10 years in prison, according to a report by Nick Dutton and Angela Pellerano of CBS6.
According to NBC12's Andy Jenks, Speros was later released on a $3,500 unsecured bond on Wednesday and will appear in General District Court today.
According to CBS6, Speros, who was driving a pick-up truck, collided into an SUV that was going east on Patterson Ave.
Before Wednesday night's men's basketball game against Dayton University, five Richmond seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony for senior night.
On Senior Night for University of Richmond's men basketball team, the six seniors on the team scored a combined two points, but they were the loudest.
With 1:32 left to play in the game and the Spiders leading, 71-60, senior guard Francis-Cedric Martel took the ball, drove into the lane and jumped high into the air over University of Dayton center Matt Kavanaugh for a dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.
This past weekend, I traveled to Buffalo, New York, to watch the women's swim team compete in the A-10 Championships.
The University of Richmond men's basketball team opened its game Saturday night at Xavier University giving up 16 straight points to the Musketeers.
Coming off a string of postponements and cancellations, the University of Richmond baseball team continued its first home games Saturday in a double-header against Niagara University.
After losing the first game, 11-10, off an 11th-inning home run, the Spiders made a statement in game two, winning, 10-1, for their first victory of the season.
"This win is huge," Richmond starting pitcher Jacob Mayers said.
Jeremy Lin has taken the world by storm. He has quickly gone from nobody to "The Guy" in the biggest basketball city in the world.
Sororities and fraternities decked themselves out in pink and gathered at the Spiders basketball game on Saturday to show support for Richmond and breast cancer research as part of the Student Activities Council's first "Greek Spirit Challenge."
Kappa Alpha Theta won the $250 prize for having the most members there.
University of Richmond sophomore Becca Wann wasn't a starter at the beginning of the year, but several injuries pushed her into the lineup of the Atlantic 10's youngest team.
Leading her team with a double-double Wednesday night, Wann made the most of the extra minutes in a crucial game against Duquesne University.
Editor's Note: Head coach Matt Barany will continue his annual tradition and pen a blog over the duration of this week's A-10 Swimming & Diving Championship.
The Richmond Spiders (0-2) women's lacrosse team fell to third-ranked University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 17-6, on Sunday at Robins Stadium.
Bouncing back from its first loss in six games, University of Richmond was able to pull away from Fordham University late in the game Sunday afternoon with a pair of hustle plays and some timely field goals.
After withstanding Fordham's early shooting success, the Spiders built a lead starting midway through the first half and never trailed the rest of the game.
Down 10 points with under five minutes to play, the Rams benefitted from five quick points by guard Abigail Corning to cut the Spiders' lead to five, 52-47, with more than three minutes remaining.
The Robins Center crowd is starting to get used to entertaining games from its University of Richmond men's basketball team, with three straight games coming down to the final possession.
Saturday night's game against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte came down to a few inches on the final two possessions, with the ball rolling Richmond's way both times.
First, the Spiders took possession down, 52-51, with 47 seconds remaining and, with the shot clock winding down, guard Cedrick Lindsay drove down the middle of the lane.