The Collegian
Wednesday, May 18, 2022


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Robins Stadium website launched

As the game clock ticks down to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 ? the inaugural game at Robins Stadium for the University of Richmond Spiders football game against Elon University ? athletic department officials are ticking off their checklists when it comes to game day information and preparation. But before the team takes the field, stadium officials want students, faculty, staff and members of the community to be informed about the procedures regarding Spider football coming home, back on campus for the first time since the university adopted City Stadium, at the corner of McCloy Street and Maplewood Ave., more than 80 years ago. launched today as a one-stop source of information for all Robins Stadium patrons.


Former QB Ward signs with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons

Former University of Richmond quarterback Eric Ward signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday after a weekend tryout. Ward joins former teammate Lawrence Sidbury Jr., who was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, on Atlanta's roster. Ward went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, but tried out for the New York Jets during their mini-camp following the draft.


Gameday Committee holds forum to discuss new stadium

The Gameday Committee, a group of campus leaders assigned to make plans for the opening of E. Claiborne Robins Stadium, held a forum on Tuesday to discuss its progress and answer questions from the community. Steve Bisese, vice president for student development, opened the meeting and was joined by other members of the 22-person committee, which has grown from an initial group of four people when it began meeting during Feb.


Photo Gallery: Spring Football Game

The defense won the annual spring football game, 54-23, Saturday afternoon. Special rules were in place that allowed the defense to score one point for a forced punt, a tackle for a loss or a broken-up pass; two points for a fourth-down stop, a sack or a two-point conversion stop; three points for a forced missed field goal, a forced three-and-out or a takeaway; and six points for scoring a touchdown.


Bone marrow drive to be held at UR Stadium

A bone marrow drive will take place during the spring football game starting at 1 p.m. on April 10 at UR Stadium. "Any time we can be part of a cause that helps the community, that's important to us, doing things outside of football," head coach Latrell Scott said. The drives are important because they affect everyone in the community, he said. "If you took a survey of the team or the campus, a majority of people know someone affected by cancer," he said.


Spring game to debut coach, system

The University of Richmond football team will return to UR Stadium one more time on Saturday for its annual spring game. The Spiders, under the leadership of first-year head coach Latrell Scott, have been practicing since mid-March.


Sports now a selling point for UR

As I sit here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon penning my last column as the sports editor for The Collegian, I can't help but think about how I got to this point. When I applied to college, I wanted to go to a school with two things: a strong athletic program and a broadcast journalism department.


Student seats limited in the new stadium

E. Claiborne Robins Stadium will bring Spider football to campus for the first time in the program's history, but the stadium's limited capacity will force student-ticketing protocol to change. The new stadium's seating capacity is 8,700, but because of season-ticket holders, visiting team fans and others, only about 1,500 seats will be designated for students, said Jana Ross, the assistant director of athletic marketing and fan development. Ross and Steve Bisese, the vice president for student development, have met with the Richmond College Student Government Association and Westhampton College Government Association to discuss some options for student seating.


17 players sign letters of intent to play football for the Spiders

New University of Richmond head football coach Latrell Scott hasn't even coached a practice yet, but he's already made his mark on Spider football for years to come. Seventeen high school players declared their commitment to play football, starting next season, for Scott and the Spiders by signing a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.


City of Richmond recognizes Spider football

For the second-consecutive year, the Richmond City Council recognized the University of Richmond football team for its accomplishments during the season. "Richmond City Council recognizes the University of Richmond Spiders football team as co-champions of the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association football season with a league 7-1 win-loss record," City Clerk Lou B.


Scott, Corp highlight changes for Richmond football

The final game of the 2009 University of Richmond football season ended in disappointment for the Spiders, but during the month that followed, multiple changes within the program have fueled excitement for the season to come. Two days after the Spiders fell 35-31 to Appalachian State University during the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals, head coach Mike London took the head coaching position at the University of Virginia.


Latrell Scott named head football coach

Eight days after former head football coach Mike London took the same position at the University of Virginia, University of Richmond wide receiver Kevin Grayson announced London's replacement. That's because Richmond athletic director Jim Miller decided Grayson would be the right person to introduce new head football coach Latrell Scott, who served as the wide receivers coach for the Spiders during Grayson's first two seasons. "On behalf of the football team, we are really excited about this selection," Grayson said. Scott, a 34-year-old Richmond native who most recently coached the wide receivers at the University of Virginia and the University of Tennessee, has been named the 34th head coach in program history. "This is a very exciting day for me and my family," Scott said.


Continuity in leadership

Along with other members of the University of Richmond community, I am greatly disappointed to hear the news that coach Mike London will be leaving Richmond for the head coach position in football at the University of Virginia.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. App. State

The Appalachian State University football team defeated the University of Richmond Dec. 5 during the quarterfinal round of the FCS playoffs at UR Stadium. Contact staff photographer Leigh Donahue at, Nick Mider at, Andrew Prezioso at and Jimmy Young at