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• During the final seconds of Comcast SportsNet's broadcast of the Richmond football game against Villanova this weekend, a voice was heard on the TV dropping the f-bomb and whistling the tune of Europe's classic hit "The Final Countdown." ... Ironically, that was a good song choice, because the potty-mouth had likely just seen his job go down with Richmond's winning streak.
Believe it or not, college basketball season starts this week and there is reason to be excited.
The University of Richmond men's basketball team won 20 games last season and reached the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. This year, the team hopes the return of its center and dynamic guard play will help it accomplish even bigger goals.
The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions placed the University of Richmond on two-year probation on Friday resulting from an investigation into recruiting violations that members of the athletic department committed during 2007 and 2008.
Villanova University ended the University of Richmond football team's 17-game winning streak with a 21-20 victory in front of 11,667 at UR Stadium.
The University of Richmond football team has yet to lose a game this season, but if the Spiders want to secure at least a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title this week, they will need to beat No. 4 Villanova University on Saturday at UR Stadium.
• Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt adopted a 3-month-old cheetah cub named Lightning Bolt this week. ... That could be a dangerous combo in a father-son three-legged race.
The No. 9 ranked Louisiana State University Tigers will face the No 2. ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide in what could be the second-best match-up in college football this weekend.
The Campus Activities Board and the Richmond Rowdies have teamed up with the football team to organize a homecoming bonfire tomorrow night to increase excitement for the game against Villanova University at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, one of the most highly anticipated Football Championship Subdivision games of the season.
TOWSON, Md - The University of Richmond football team has won more games in a row than any other Division I team in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Last spring, Guster played a concert in the Robins Center. This spring, the big-name artist of the season will be a little more unusual.
• Former slugger and suspected steroid user Mark McGwire has been named hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. ... Oh, I can hear the Cardinals players now. "Wait, coach, you want to stick what in my where now?!?"
How many times during a baseball game do you think: "Man, that was close. I hope they show it on replay." Usually, moments later, your wish is granted and technology answers all questions about whether the player is safe or out, or a ball is fair or foul. Unfortunately, the people who really need to see replays - the umpires - don't have that luxury.
The University of Richmond football team took advantage of seven turnovers by the University of Massachusetts on the way to its seventh win of the season, beating the Minutemen 34-12 on a rainy Saturday afternoon at UR Stadium.
Richmond is already the home of the only Spiders in the country. Now, it's also the home of the Flying Squirrels.
The University of Richmond club ice hockey team started its ninth season with early success.
• Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed was cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct outside a bar a few blocks from Heinz Field hours after the team's 27-14 win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. ... Apparently the Pittsburgh police weren't impressed with Reed's three missed field goals this season.
The University of Richmond football team used 28 second-half points to defeat the University of Maine 38-21 on Saturday, extending its school-record winning streak to 15 games.
HARRISONBURG, Va. — Six yards separated the University of Richmond football team from its first loss in 364 days.
Professional referees rarely hear praise and constantly hear criticism. A good day for an official is a day in which he goes unnoticed. On a bad day, he may be the only thing people notice. But last weekend, the referees in one college football game reminded me why.