The Collegian
Friday, February 03, 2023



Atlantic 10 earns league-record six bids to NCAA tournament

The Atlantic 10 earned a league-record six bids to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament on Sunday. The six bids, along with the league's overall success this season, surprised a great number of coaches, announcers and fans given the league's losses of Temple University, Xavier University and Butler University.


The Spiders prepare to rematch rival VCU

The University of Richmond men's basketball team will face Virginia Commonwealth University Thursday night at the Robins Center, but Richmond's team looks a lot different than than it did when it fell to the Rams, 81-70, at VCU in February. When asked how Richmond's team had changed in the past month, Richmond head coach Chris Mooney said, laughing, "Well, I mean, we don't have Cedrick [Lindsay] and, we don't have Derrick [Williams]." Richmond learned in two consecutive days following the loss at VCU that it would lose senior starters Williams and Lindsay for the remainder of the season.


The Spider Way: In Print

The following is an interview with Wendy Haynes Eastman B'76, an entrepreneur, fundraising professional, vice president of operations of Kevin Eastman Basketball Camps LLC and a member of the University of Richmond Alumni Association Board of Directors. What did you study at the University of Richmond and what were your post-graduation plans? I graduated from the Robins School of Business with a B.S.


Former student-athlete can finally promote his clothing line

Senior Jonathan Benjamin can finally publicize his clothing line with his own name after more than a year of marketing and product development. Benjamin, a former University of Richmond varsity basketball player, developed his own clothing line, Official Visit Activewear, or OVAW, in Professor Adam Marquardt's principles of marketing class during the summer of 2011. What began as a simple class project grew into a thriving business after months of hard work, Marquardt said.


Student-athletes upset over fund allocations

Some student-athletes believe that the $15 million designated to renovate the Robins Center should be dispersed throughout the athletic department rather than focusing specifically on improving the existing basketball and football facilities, said Matt Zink, center fielder for the Spiders baseball team. Zink understands that basketball is a revenue-generating sport, he said, but he would like to see more equal distribution of funds set aside for renovating athletic facilities.


Robins Center renovations plan approved by board of trustees

Although the details are still in the works, the University of Richmond board of trustees recently approved plans for the remaining $13.6 million of a $15 million proposal to upgrade the Robins Center, university architect Andrew McBride said. Over the summer, $1.4 million was spent to improve existing facilities associated with the basketball and football programs, McBride said.