The Collegian
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Junior David Gonzalvez
Sports

Men's hoops edges URI at home, 78-75

The University of Richmond men's basketball team finally found a way to win a close game, beating the University of Rhode Island 78-75 at the Robins Center. Freshman Francis-Cedric Martel hit a game-winning jumper with 15 seconds left on the clock.


Sports

Spiders take down undefeated No. 25 Wake Forest 45-33

Sloppy play highlighted Tuesday's women's basketball game at the Robins Center against the No. 25 Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, but Richmond nevertheless earned a 45-33 win, defeating a ranked opponent for the first time in nearly two years. "We did what we had to do," coach Michael Shafer said.


Football

Healy headed to Chattanooga with former D-coordinator

Former senior football captain Will Healy will be named Friday as either the tight end or running back coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he confirmed in an e-mail to The Collegian. He is following former University of Richmond defensive coordinator Russ Huesman, who accepted the head coaching position at Chattanooga -- his alma mater -- just days after Richmond won its first NCAA national championship there by beating the University of Montana 24-7 on Dec.


Football

Defensive coordinator leaving Richmond to coach Chattanooga

University of Richmond defensive coordinator Russ Huesman has accepted the head coaching position for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, just three days after his defense held Montana to 39 yards rushing in the team's 24-7 national championship win. Huesman, a 1983 graduate of Chattanooga, was announced as coach during a Monday press conference at the same stadium where 48 hours earlier, he had helped Richmond win its first NCAA national championship in any sport in school history. "This is my dream job," Huesman said.


Football

Photo Gallery: Post-game Celebration

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- After it became clear the University of Richmond would win its first national championship over the Montana Grizzlies 24-7, players doused coach Mike London in water, then charged the field to congratulate Montana and begin celebrating. Students, parents, alumni and other fans dropped from the stands at Finley Stadium, rushing the field to celebrate with the championship Spiders.


Football

Photo Gallery: Richmond Fans

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- University of Richmond fans traveled from near and far to witness their team win its first National Championship, while others watched from places as diverse as New York City, Washington, D.C., Ecuador and Singapore.


Football

Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Montana in the FCS title game

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Spider football team decisively beat the University of Montana Grizzlies 24-7 Friday night at Finley Stadium to give the University of Richmond its first national title in any sport in the school's 178-year history. [slideshow=19,650,433] All photos by Dan Petty and Bob Quaintance.


Football

Crone's only career pass made Ward TD receiver

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- John Crone, the University of Richmond's senior fullback, had an announcement to make. "I just want y'all to know we just won the national championship," Crone said when he entered Richmond's post-game press conference.


Football

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.