The Collegian
Friday, February 23, 2024



Women's soccer battles rival VCU to a draw

The University of Richmond women's soccer team fought through what the coaches called questionable officiating and two overtimes, scrapping its way to a 0-0 draw with cross-town rival Virginia Commonwealth University on Sunday at Sports Backers Stadium. Spiders keeper Michelle Pecheco preserved the tie through 110 minutes of play, collecting 8 saves along the way, including a spectacular diving save with 5:00 minutes left during the first overtime. "We got some great saves from [Pacheco]," said head coach Peter Albright.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Delaware

NEWARK, Del. -- University of Richmond wide receiver Kevin Grayson blocked Delaware kicker Jon Striefsky's 23-yard field goal attempt with 38 seconds left during the fourth quarter to secure a 16-15 win for the Spiders. Contact staff photographer Nick Mider at


Spiders block last-second field goal, beat Delaware 16-15

NEWARK, Del. -- The No. 1 team in the country needed its No. 1 to secure a victory at the University of Delaware this afternoon. University of Richmond wide receiver Kevin Grayson blocked Delaware kicker Jon Striefsky's 23-yard field goal attempt with 38 seconds left during the fourth quarter to secure a 16-15 win for the Spiders. "I don't know what feeling went through my body when I felt it hit my hand," Grayson said.


Letter: Well done, students

I have expressed disdain in the past for the lack of sports support from the student body and have had trouble understanding the lack of interest.

The Men's Soccer team stretching together.

Men's soccer hopes for turnaround year during 2009 season

The men's soccer team officially opened its season with two losses this weekend, but with a new coach, a new home field and a new attitude, players said they hoped it would be a turn-around year for the program. "Wins and losses haven't been in our favor," first year head coach Clint Peay said, "but we're going to improve." Peay, who is beginning the first head coaching job of his career, said he understood the challenges of working with an inherited team, but that he was excited. "It's the first year, but I'm not going to let it go by," Peay said.


NFL kickoff gives everyone hope

Well, folks, it's that time of year again ? when Sundays are transformed from the day to cram in the weekend's allotment of homework, into the day to cram a weekend's allotment of chips and dip into your mouth. The NFL season kicks off tonight when the Tennessee Titans travel to Pittsburgh to take on the defending champion Steelers.


Athletes strained by parking situation

Athletes, who have rigorous schedules, are complaining that parking regulations are stripping valuable time out of their days because construction projects have led parking services to change the rules. Many student athletes have mandatory workouts and meetings at the Robins Center each morning, but parking services changed the rules so that they cannot park either in X-lot or J-lot across the street until after 2 p.m.

Amanda during competition.  Courtesy of Diane White

Sophomore battles arthritis, keeps figure skating

University of Richmond sophomore Amanda White always asked her parents to let her skate more, but in high school she had to convince her doctors, too. White started taking figure skating lessons when she was 8, after watching Tara Lipinski win the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Club Sports

Club sports to hold first-ever rush day in Forum

"The best kept secret on campus." That's how Kerry McClung, manager of club sports at the University of Richmond, referred to club sports teams at the university. "But we're trying to change that so we won't be able to use that quote anymore," McClung said. McClung's dream will come closer to reality when club sports teams showcase themselves in the Forum at the first Club Sports Rush Day on Thursday, Sept.


Football's offensive line hungry for wins, pasta

During the past two seasons, the University of Richmond football team has won a National Championship and a Colonial Athletic Association conference championship, produced the two leading rushers and touchdown scorers in team history and set the team record for most rushing yards during a single game. Fifth-year seniors Matt McCracken, Mike Silva, Chris Kondorossy and Jared Decker, along with junior Drew Lachenmayer, have helped produce these record-breaking statistics and will try to improve their already impressive resumes on the offensive line this season. The line is led by McCracken, a three-time All-American left guard, who is also one of the team's captains this season.


Two-Minute Drill

-Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, who was drafted fifth overall during this year's NBA Draft, has agreed to a contract with a Spanish club team and will not play for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.


UR football fans: keep it up

The stakes have never been higher. With the football team coming off its first National Championship, University of Richmond students and fans from across the country are anxiously waiting to watch the Spiders make another run at the title.