The Collegian
Friday, February 23, 2024



Three former Spiders to play pro football in Richmond

The Richmond Revolution, Richmond's new Indoor Football League team, signed three former University of Richmond football players to its 27-player roster for the 2010 season. Alumni Ryan Mace, Richmond College '05, Stephen Howell, RC '07, and Sherman Logan, RC '08, will make their Revolution debuts at the city's Arthur Ashe Jr.


Don't be a tepid bowl of mush

The No. 9 ranked Louisiana State University Tigers will face the No 2. ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide in what could be the second-best match-up in college football this weekend. That's because the best game in college football this week will be played right down the road at UR Stadium, when a CAA title, an undefeated season, an unprecedented winning streak and home field advantage during the playoffs will be hanging in the balance for the University of Richmond when it takes on Villanova University. If you miss this football game, you had better be dead.

Cross Country

Spider alum reports from cross country championships

ST. LOUIS -- Saturday was the fourth time I huddled with my team in the middle of an open field, yards from the starting line and moments before the race for the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship title. I had come to this meet twice as a competitor, and last year I cheered and photographed from the sidelines while I was recovering from a foot injury.


No. 1 Richmond drubs Towson 42-14, continues streak

TOWSON, Md - The University of Richmond football team has won more games in a row than any other Division I team in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Spiders beat Towson University 42-14 Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium for their 17th-consecutive victory. "It feels really good to come out with a victory on the road against a very scrappy Towson team," Richmond head coach Mike London said. Photo Gallery The Tigers hung with the Spiders during the first half, and actually had a lead early during the third quarter, but Richmond answered with 22 unanswered points in 2 minutes and 33 seconds to put the game away. "In the first half, we missed two interceptions," London said.

Freshman Caroline Lovette recently won the Spider Invitational, her first collegiate tournament.

Freshman golfer making an early impact on women's team

For the first time in its nine-year history, a member of the University of Richmond's women's golf team placed first in a team tournament. Freshman Caroline Lovette, who said she had not even planned to play golf in college until her sophomore year in high school, won the Spider Fall Invitational tournament with a score of 2-over 146, and par on the first playoff hole. "I played basketball all four years of high school," Lovette said.


Howard's death not a UConn-only scenario

The University of Connecticut campus was rattled last week when the university's starting cornerback and punt returner was killed after the team's homecoming victory against Louisville. Jasper Howard, 20, was stabbed once in the abdomen and died in the arms of his teammates during a fight after a university-sanctioned dance.


Baseball replay makes too much sense

How many times during a baseball game do you think: "Man, that was close. I hope they show it on replay." Usually, moments later, your wish is granted and technology answers all questions about whether the player is safe or out, or a ball is fair or foul.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. UMass

The University of Richmond football team defeated the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at UR Stadium, 34-12, behind seven turnovers from the Spider defense. Contact staff photographer Leigh Donahue at and staff photographer Claire Franczyk at

Construction of the new Career Development Center on the third floor of the Tyler Haynes Commons has resumed. The CDC will move in by the end of September.

No. 1 Richmond runs past UMass for 16th-straight win

The University of Richmond football team took advantage of seven turnovers by the University of Massachusetts on the way to its seventh win of the season, beating the Minutemen 34-12 on a rainy Saturday afternoon at UR Stadium. "It's hard to win football games and these guys played their hearts out," Richmond head coach Mike London said.

Coach Peter Albright with his daughter, first-year student and member of the varsity women's soccer team Allie Albright.

On women's soccer team, father becomes coach

When freshman Allie Albright started thinking about where she would play soccer in college, the one school she ruled out immediately was the University of Richmond. She said she hadn't wanted to play for her father, Peter Albright, who has been Richmond's women's soccer coach since the program's inception in 1996.


Flying Squirrels soar into Richmond

Richmond is already the home of the only Spiders in the country. Now, it's also the home of the Flying Squirrels. The city will be the new home of the San Francisco Giants double-A baseball team starting next spring, and after a "Name the Team" contest that drew more than 15,000 nickname suggestions, the franchise chose its new name: the Richmond Flying Squirrels. No, I'm not kidding. The fact that the team will don caps and uniforms featuring our furry, flying, four-legged friends is comical enough in itself, but the nicknames that the Squirrels beat out were even more unusual. The franchise chose five finalists from the entries, which were submitted online.