The Collegian
Saturday, April 13, 2024


Track & Field

Student-athlete ratio likely to increase despite sports cuts

Although the University of Richmond made a decision in the fall to decrease the number of Division I athletic teams it sponsors, it did not adopt a fixed ratio of student-athletes, and the actual percentage of student-athletes is likely to change from year to year, President Edward Ayers wrote in an email to The Collegian last week. Soccer alumnus Scott Byrnes said that this statement contradicted what Ayers had said at the Save Our Sports forum held in September when soccer and track were being dropped and lacrosse was being added as a varsity sport. During the September forum, Ayers and other participants mentioned several times that 13 percent of each incoming class was made up of student-athletes. "The fact is that 13 as a percentage is a large number," Ayers said in September.


"It's a Way of Life." Soccer Player Responds to Cut

As has been widely publicized across campus in the past few days, the men's soccer and track and field programs were terminated as intercollegiate sports at the university. Being a sophomore member of the men's soccer team, I have gotten a firsthand look at the student-athlete reaction to this situation.

Track & Field

Lacrosse players silenced in wake of promotion

Editors note: Senior Charlie Hudson spoke with The Collegian before the team was asked to not speak to the media. Yesterday, about three hours before the varsity club lacrosse team had its first practice of the season, Charlie Hudson, a senior player, sat down for an interview about the team's soon-to-be NCAA division I status. "It was definitely exciting," Hudson said, remembering how the team reacted to the announcement.


Sports clubs hold rush to recruit new members

Representatives from 30 sports club teams set up booths in the Forum for the University of Richmond's Sports Club Rush to recruit new members for the school year. The event was held Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Members handed out candy, stickers and pamphlets while music played and students played games. "We're looking for committed players, and we would like to win a couple of games," said Jillian Husband, a sophomore on the club soccer team. The women's club soccer team had a rough year last year, losing all of its games, she said.