The Collegian
Thursday, January 27, 2022


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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.


Football player BJ Scott creates LiveSeed, a website for artists

Senior BJ Scott is a defensive end starter on the football team and he loves art. So much so that in October 2011, he created LiveSeed, a website that allows all types of artists - from musicians to photographers to painters to designers - to post their work, communicate with other creatives and eventually sell what they've created.


Sophomore football player a leader for moral, athletic reasons

Sophomore linebacker Eric Wright has become a respected leader on the University of Richmond's football team, not only because of his talent, but also because of his moral character and religious devotion. "The Sunday right before I was coming to Richmond, I received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus' name," Wright said.


Football frenzy moves to first quarter, adds a video

Last year's "Fourth-Quarter Frenzy," created to encourage University of Richmond students to stay until the end of home football games, has been moved to the first quarter, with one unique addition. "We know for sure that students will still be there in the first quarter," said Vaughan Moss, director of marketing and sales in the Richmond athletics department.


Former coach Latrell Scott hired as JMU's tight ends coach

Latrell Scott, who resigned as University of Richmond's head football coach before the start of last season, was hired as James Madison University's tight ends coach Friday, according to a release on Scott, who led the Spiders to a 6-5 season in 2010, resigned just 10 days before the start of the 2011 season after being arrested for a DWI.


NCAA reform: Create a legal market for player goods

Last spring, CBS and Turner Sports reached an agreement with the NCAA to pay it around $11 billion over 14 years for sole broadcasting rights of the NCAA basketball tournament. That's almost a billion dollars every year. There are similar big-money agreements in football, baseball and other sports that involve exclusive broadcasting rights in exchange for payment to the NCAA. So while the NCAA has been whoring itself out to the likes of CBS, ESPN and Fox for millions and sometimes billions of dollars, it must be fine with its players attempting to make a buck off of their abilities while still in school, right? I bet you can tell where this is going.


Corp and others participate in Richmond's NFL Pro Day

The University of Richmond hosted its NFL Pro Day on Friday. Coaches from nine NFL teams watched six former Spiders practice in Robins Stadium. The six players who participated in the Pro Day activities were Aaron Corp, Tremayne Graham, Tre Gray, Richard Muldrow, Michael Parker and Colin Pehanick. In addition to the Richmond players, there were also four players from Liberty University and two players who were independently represented. "We had a really good turnout of NFL coaches for our Pro Day this year," said Danny Rocco, Richmond's new head football coach. The NFL teams represented at Pro Day were the Browns, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Jets, Redskins, Saints and Vikings. The players were assessed in various drills, including the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash, shuttle run, long-shuttle and three-cone drill.


Football lineman arrested on felony charges of hit-and-run

Richmond football offensive lineman redshirt sophomore Jimmy Speros was arrested Wednesday afternoon on felony charges of hit-and-run causing personal injury, and if he is convicted could face up to 10 years in prison, according to a report by Nick Dutton and Angela Pellerano of CBS6. According to NBC12's Andy Jenks, Speros was later released on a $3,500 unsecured bond on Wednesday and will appear in General District Court today. According to CBS6, Speros, who was driving a pick-up truck, collided into an SUV that was going east on Patterson Ave.


Rocco introduced as Richmond's new football coach

The main concern on everyone's minds at Wednesday evening's press conference introducing the University of Richmond's new head football coach was obvious, and understandable. After making his opening remarks, Danny Rocco, who was announced as Richmond's 35th football coach in school history, was hounded by questions regarding stability.


Former coach Scott speaks about his resignation

Each time the University of Richmond football team took the field this season, the man who assembled it was absent. Instead of leading the team during an injury-filled 3-8 season, he watched or listened to the games on the radio. "I felt like I should have been there," said Latrell Scott, the former UR coach who resigned 10 days before the start of the season after getting arrested for a DWI.


Richmond's skid reaches 7 in loss to Delaware, 24-10

NEWARK, Del., ? Playing a team whose helmets mimic those of football powerhouse University of Michigan, Richmond made its opponent, University of Delaware, look like the Wolverines. The Blue Hens did most of their damage in the first half on the ground with sophomore running back Pierce against an injury-depleted Spiders' defense.


In-Game Blog: Richmond at Delaware

4th Quarter, 0:00- The clock hits double zero with the final score: UR 10, UDel 24. 4th Quarter, 1:29- Delaware starting to run out the clock on its inevitable victory. 4th Quarter, 3:03- The Blue Hens defense ends any hope of a Richmond comeback, hitting Corp from behind and forcing a fumble, which a Delaware defender picks up at its own 30. 4th Quarter, 3:33- Gray makes a tiptoe catch along the sideline to pick up 17 yards to the UDel 31.


Former Richmond football coach sentenced to jail

Former University of Richmond football coach Latrell Scott was sentenced to 10 days in jail Thursday morning by a Henrico County judge. Scott, who was arrested in August for his second DUI in a 5-10 year span, will serve the time on weekends, starting at 8 p.m.