The Collegian
Wednesday, May 18, 2022


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Families of seniors given preference for wait-list tickets

Approximately 425 families are waiting to see if they will be able to attend Saturday's Family Weekend football game against the University of Delaware Blue Hens, said Elizabeth Gilkeson King, director of Events Management. "There are a limited number of tickets available for Family Weekend participants and students, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis," according to the university website. There was an opportunity for families to request tickets on a wait list and provide comments about attending the game.


Campus police to modify gameday traffic scheme

The campus police are preparing for the second football game at the new E. Claiborne Robins Stadium after a successful launch of the game-day traffic and parking procedures at last week's first home game, Administrative Services Lieutenant John Jacobs said. Although he doesn't expect substantial changes in procedure since last Saturday, Jacobs said the University of Richmond Police Department would have to make some modifications to the traffic and parking redistribution on campus before this Saturday's game against the University of Delaware. Because more people will be on campus this Saturday for Family Weekend at Richmond, Jacobs said he was expecting as many as 1,000 more cars on campus. If the weather forecast is accurate, it is hoped that all cars will be able to park on pavement on campus again this weekend, Jacobs said. Since the URPD was able to direct many students to park their vehicles on grass or interior lots last weekend, more parking spaces were made available to game traffic, which improved traffic flow and prevented the police from having to turn incoming cars to community streets to park, Jacobs said. "On Saturday, we still had Modlin, CV lot, a small section of R lot and some space in the Alumni parking lot [available to park more cars]," Jacobs said.


Game Preview: Richmond vs. Elon

Although the University of Richmond lost its season opener on Sept. 4 at the University of Virginia, a piece of a potent air attack emerged. With wide receivers Kevin Grayson being limited by a knee injury and Donte Boston suspended for one game, junior Tre Gray became junior Aaron Corp's favorite target.


Spider football finally comes home

Martin Parker has been a defensive lineman for the University of Richmond football team since he redshirted as a freshman five years ago, and yet he has never played a real home game. "I know I want to be the first one to get the sack in Robins Stadium," Parker said.


Old gate meets new stadium

A gate on the outer fence line of Robins Stadium will attract the attention of Spider fans as they enter the first on-campus football game at the University of Richmond. The spiderweb-inspired gate, emblazoned in Richmond blue and red, appears to be a new decorative piece highlighting the pride of Spider football, but it is actually a remnant of Richmond football's past. The gate was originally a piece of UR Stadium, where it served as a special entrance for Spider Athletic Fund donors.


What do I wear?

"If you build it, they will come." This famous line from "Field of Dreams" could not be more appropriate for the inaugural home football game in Robins Stadium this Saturday against Elon University. An on-campus football stadium has been years in the making.


Fraternity lodge culture to change on football game days

On Saturday, Sept. 18, the dynamics of a typical lodge will be completely different: the parties will start at 9 a.m., and liquor will be permitted. Lodge events, along with other tailgating sites, will open four hours prior to the kick-off of the University of Richmond's first on-campus football game against Elon University in the new E.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Virginia Football 2010

The University of Richmond football team lost to former coach Mike London and the University of Virginia, 34-13, Saturday night at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. Contact photographer Anna Kuta at and photographer Jimmy Young at


Boatwright exhibit commemorates UR football

As Michael Whitt, a sports historian who works as the special projects assistant at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, walked down the stairs into the library, he casually mentioned that some of the items in the "UR Football Comes Home" exhibit had belonged to his father. "It's a lot of smiles and a couple of tears," Whitt said about curating an exhibit containing some of his deceased father's possessions. As Whitt described the history of University of Richmond football, he also offered a glimpse into his family's connection to football at the university. Whitt's father, the Rev.