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To be champs, Spiders must oust a championship team

The University of Richmond football team has set a number of program records this season, but on Friday it could win something no team in school history has -- a national championship. "We weren't very successful when I got here and to have this happening," senior defensive end Lawrence Sidbury Jr.


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Details for Saturday's quarterfinal football game against Appalachian State

The University of Richmond football team is set to play Appalachian State University Saturday in Boone, N.C., for the quarterfinal game of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Second-seeded Appalachian State University, which is 11-2 this season, beat Richmond 55-35 last year on its way to a third-straight FCS championship during the semi-final game.


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UR defeats William & Mary 23-20, earning berth to FCS playoffs

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The University of Richmond football team forced seven turnovers during its game Saturday afternoon at the College of William & Mary, but still needed overtime to assure its second-consecutive Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth. The Spiders beat the Tribe 23-20 when junior kicker Andrew Howard made a 37-yard field goal in the first overtime period. The team will find out its opponent for the first round of the FCS playoffs Sunday night. "It was a terrific football game," Richmond coach Mike London said. "We've been involved with a game like that at our place [against James Madison] when we came out on the short end of the stick, but we hung in there and played hard and then came out on the other side this time." Richmond dominated the first half against William & Mary, intercepting four passes, forcing a fumble and allowing the Tribe to gain only 12 total yards. Right guard Michael Silva opened the scoring for the Spiders with his first career touchdown when Richmond quarterback Eric Ward fumbled as he tried to reach the ball over the goal line during the first quarter. Silva recovered the ball in the end zone for the touchdown. Richmond's only other touchdown came on defense, when safety Derek Hatcher intercepted Tribe quarterback Jake Phillips's pass and returned it 35 yards. With the return, Richmond set the single-season record for interception returns in a season, with four. Hatcher's interception was one of six for the Spiders during the game. Defensive back Justin Rogers had two, while linebacker Jordan Shoop, safety Mike Ireland and safety David Horton each had one. Richmond added two field goals from Howard, one of which came with no time left in the second quarter, to take a 20-0 halftime lead. "We played about as bad as we could in the first half," William & Mary tight end Rob Varno said. The Tribe scored for the first time in the third quarter on a 32-yard field goal by kicker Brian Pate, but entered the fourth quarter trailing 20-3. Pate added another field goal early in the fourth quarter, but Richmond appeared to be in command, holding a 14-point lead with less than five minutes to play. Tribe punt returner Derek Cox changed the momentum of the game by returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown with 3:02 remaining in the game. On the ensuing kickoff, William & Mary back-up quarterback R.J.


Delaware's defense couldn't contain QB Eric Ward, who scrambled for 86 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's game.
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Seniors lead Spiders to win in last home game

The University of Richmond may have allowed the University of Delaware to score two defensive touchdowns, but the deciding factor of Saturday's game was offensive touchdowns -- the Spiders had four and the Blue Hens had none. Delaware scored first on sophomore defensive back Tyrone Grant's 57-yard interception return -- the only Richmond opponent to do so since the University of New Hampshire's Czar Wiley on Oct.


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Football is ending. I'm sad.

Sixteen teams, 15 games, four weeks and one reason I prefer the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision: the playoffs. On Saturday, the regular season will end and at 7 p.m.


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Seniors help Spiders beat Delaware in last regular-season home game

The University of Richmond may have allowed the University of Delaware to score two defensive touchdowns, but the deciding factor of Saturday's game was offensive touchdowns -- the Spiders had four and the Blue Hens had none. Delaware scored first on sophomore defensive back Tyrone Grant's 57-yard interception return -- the only Richmond opponent to do so since the University of New Hampshire's Czar Wiley on Oct.


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Football to honor seniors at Delaware game

The football team's 12 seniors have an impressive resume: four consecutive winning seasons, two conference championships and the longest postseason run in school history. "We wanted to leave our mark and kind of turn the program around," senior defensive lineman Lawrence Sidbury Jr.


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Football defeats Hofstra 34-14, Vaughan rushes for 240 yards

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The University of Richmond football team improved to 7-3 this season after beating the Hofstra University Pride 34-14 on Saturday, a win that came off senior tailback Josh Vaughan's two touchdowns and career-high 240 rushing yards -- the fifth-best game performance in school history. The Spiders stormed out early in a heavy rain at Schuart Stadium, scoring on their first five possessions to make the score 27-0 after the first half.


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Away football games deplete the team's budget

The Richmond football team's $450,000 operating budget for 2008 remains the largest allocated to the university's varsity athletics programs. The men's basketball team has the second largest budget with $350,000 for operations, said David Walsh, the university's deputy athletics director. The football program also allocated about 63 full scholarships this year, Walsh said, which amounted to about $2.8 million, Walsh said. There are no fundraising efforts for the football program specifically, Athletics Director Jim Miller said, but the athletics department raises money through a number of venues, such as the Spider Club and athletics endowment. "All of our sports are funded by the athletics department endowment," Walsh said, "university's supplement and other revenue that the athletics department produces." Some of these revenues include corporate sponsorship, NCAA revenue distribution and ticket sales, he said. Annual proceeds from home ticket sales are generally around $300,000, Miller said. One reason it is important to bring the stadium on campus is because football attracts crowds and Miller said he hoped that this would increase ticket sales and the number of season-ticket holders. The football team also brings in revenue is when it plays in "guarantee games." A guarantee game is one where a Division1-A program will pay Richmond to go to its school and play its football team.


Homecoming King  Keon Piper and Queen ???
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Photo Gallery: Homecoming 2008

The University of Richmond celebrated homecoming the weekend of Oct. 24-26. The No. 9 Spiders football team shut down the Georgetown University Hoyas 48-0, a game during which seniors Keon Piper and Rachel Chikowski were crowed homecoming king and queen. Contact staff photographers Dan Petty and Jeff Bardsley at dan.petty@richmond.edu and jeff.bardsley@richmond.edu.


Receiver Jordan Mitchell (9)
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Football trounces Georgetown 48-0 in UR homecoming game

Homecoming turned into a coming out party for the University of Richmond football team's running game as the Spiders crushed Georgetown University 48-0 on Saturday afternoon at UR Stadium. Richmond tailback Josh Vaughan rushed for a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns while freshman tailback Garrett Wilkins rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns, the first touchdowns of his collegiate career.