The Collegian
Friday, March 01, 2024



London named male coach of the year over Tomlin

The honors for the University of Richmond football team continue as the Black Coaches & Administrators have named Mike London Male Coach of the Year. London, whose team won the 2008 Football Championship Subdivision title, said he had been pleasantly surprised when Floyd Keith, the executive director of BCA, notified him.


Sidbury set for opportunity to impress doubters

One of the most important phone calls in Lawrence Sidbury's life took longer than expected, but it finally came during the late afternoon on April 26. Sidbury, a former University of Richmond defensive end, got a call from Thomas Dimitroff, the Atlanta Falcons general manager, saying that they had selected him in the fourth round of the NFL Draft with pick No.

Running back Josh Vaughan (32).

Vaughan signs with Buccaneers

For the second consecutive year, the University of Richmond is sending a running back to the National Football League. Josh Vaughan signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will attend their mini-camp next weekend in Florida. "I'm getting a chance to play in the NFL," Vaughan said.


Two-Minute Drill: 04/23/09

-The NFL Draft will be held this weekend in New York City. Lawrence Sidbury Jr., a defensive end for Richmond last season, has been projected to be drafted as early as the second round, which could make him the first Football Championship Subdivision player taken.


The year that was and will be

The school year is quickly coming to an end, but there is just enough time left to look back on the year that was and what it could mean for the year that will be. First, let's look back at the year for University of Richmond athletics. Upon returning to school in August, the first two big sports stories of the year were hardly encouraging.


Economy deters MLB fans

Major League Baseball's 2009 season has officially begun, and for fans across the country that usually means it is time to grab some hot dogs, a cold beer and head out to the ballpark.


Women's tennis wins A-10 Championship

The University of Richmond women's tennis team parlayed a No. 1 seed into an Atlantic 10 Championship Sunday, dethroning reigning conference champion Temple University 4-0 and ensuring the team a spot in the NCAA Championships next month. The Spiders won their sixth A - 10 Championship behind strong play from the entire team.


Stehle's double lifts Spiders past Dukes

Richmond junior catcher Evan Stehle entered the game in a 1-7 slump, but came out of it in a big way to help lift the University of Richmond baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Duquesne University. With runners on first and second and two outs during the eighth inning, Stehle drove a 1-1 fastball to right field plating both runners.


A passion for intramurals

It's a Wednesday night and you're walking by the intramural fields - that large patch of grass in between C-Lot and the 1500 to 1700 blocks of the apartments.


Women's tennis vying for A-10 title, NCAA bid this weekend

The University of Richmond women's tennis team has enjoyed success throughout most of its spring season, but the team will need one more winning weekend to reach its goal of an Atlantic 10 championship. The Spiders were 14-5 during the regular season, with all of their losses coming against ranked opponents.


Missing: NHL playoffs on TV

This past Saturday night, I did something I haven't been able to do in a while: I watched an entertaining ice hockey game on ESPN. Boston University played Miami University (OH) during the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship.


Not like Mike

Who is the most dominant athlete in the history of sports? This question is more or less impossible to answer because of the tremendous range of accomplishment and competition across everything that we consider to be sport.


Offense and defense square off in spring game

The offense beat the defense 45-38. The controlled scrimmage format of the game awarded the offense points for touchdowns and the defense points for forcing turnovers and making defensive stops. Fifth-year seniors Eric Ward, Matt McCracken, Seth Williams and Collin McConaghy were named captains for the 2009 team. Students and fans signed up to donate their bone marrow before the game through the National Bone Marrow Donor Program. Contact staff writer Barrett Neale at


Losing streak hits 10 with loss to Dayton

The University of Richmond's baseball team lost its 10th game in a row as the Spiders fell to the University of Dayton 17-5. The game was tied at two going into the fifth inning before the Flyers got back-to-back home runs from Cole Tyrell and Jonathan Castine to give Dayton a 5-2 lead.


Tiger's shot to end a debate

The Masters Golf Tournament, maybe the most prestigious tournament in all of golf, begins today, and this year's storyline is as captivating as it could be. Tiger Woods is not only seeking his fifth green jacket, he is also trying to end a discussion. With a win at this year's Masters, Tiger would establish himself as the most dominant athlete in any sport. Ever. Some have already given Tiger this crown and others will hold judgment until he passes Jack Nicklaus' record 18-major championships, but this week at Augusta will be the clincher for me. First, let's look at what Tiger is up against. Not only will Tiger face off against all of the top 15 players in the World Golf Rankings, he will be teeing it up against the likes of Anthony Kim and Rory McIlroy, some of the best young talent the game has seen in quite some time. The field at the Masters is one of the toughest Woods may ever face.