The Collegian
Tuesday, March 21, 2023



Football coaching changes bring alumni back to the sideline

The national champion Richmond Spiders football team will take to the field next season with five alumni coaches following the recent appointments of Vic Shealy as defensive coordinator and Stacy Tutt as assistant coach. Shealy, a 1984 graduate, and Tutt, a 2006 graduate, join head coach Mike London, assistant head coach Jeff Hanson and assistant coach Scott Burton as former Spiders on the staff.


Richmond completes comeback against Duquesne

It was a game the University of Richmond men's basketball team would have normally lost. But the Spiders were able to overcome a large first-half deficit and pull out a close game, 71-67. The Spiders were down by eight points just two minutes into the game and trailing 12-0 before they even scored.

Jarhon Giddings scores for the Spiders against Saint Louis Sunday afternoon.  Richmond lost to the Billikens in triple overtime, 85-72.

Richmond falls in triple-overtime to Saint Louis

In a back-and-forth game, Saint Louis University was able to outlast the University of Richmond men's basketball team 85-72 in triple-overtime Saturday afternoon at the Robins Center. With the Spiders up by three near the end of the second overtime, the Billikens had the ball.


Missing: Spiders Fans

On any given night, the Robins Center appears to be only half-full, a fact not lost to the visiting coaches. "I would suggest to the people and the students here that they back this team," Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli said after his team beat the University of Richmond Spiders men's basketball team last Wednesday night.


Get the Spiders more air time

Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Paul Woody offered a familiar criticism last Thursday: Not enough people care about the University of Richmond's sports teams. Woody's column included comments from Saint Joseph's University coach Phil Martelli about the low attendance at last Wednesday's men's basketball game.

Track & Field

Ney leads women's track this season

University of Richmond women's track and field coach Lori Taylor described junior Megan Ney as the "epitome of what Division I athletics is all about." The potential to get stronger and to mature mentally and physically is something that coaches look for in athletes, Taylor said, and Ney has that. "Megan is someone who has committed herself to do whatever it takes," she said.

Oct. 23, 2004 University of Richmond Football vs. JMU

Stacy Tutt, former Spider QB and NFL player, returns as assistant coach

The University of Richmond's football coaching staff has added two new members to its ranks. Stacy Tutt, a former Spiders quarterback who spent two years in the NFL as a fullback for the New York Jets, will join the staff as an assistant coach, and Chris Stewart, who has worked at the University of Tennessee for the past 11 years, will serve as director of strength and conditioning, according to an athletics department statement released Tuesday. Tutt, who garnered 3,047 yards of total offense during his senior season in 2005, joins three other Richmond alumni on the football coaching staff -- head coach Mike London, class of 1983; assistant head coach Jeff Hanson, class of 1972; and assistant coach Scott Burton, class of 1995. London said Tutt's playing experience and close ties to Richmond would be vital to the program, especially because Tutt played with some of the team's current members. "He's talking about it from experience as opposed to somebody talking about it when they learned it from somebody else," London said, "but it's also the off-the-field contributions he'll be able to make.

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Swimming & Diving

Spiders capture win over JMU in season's only home meet

The Richmond swimming and diving team trumped James Madison University 167-127 Saturday in front of a raucous crowd at the Robins Center Natatorium, led by three seniors competing in their final home meet, and several freshmen swimming in their first. The Spiders, who hope to capture their eighth consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Feb.

Tim Hightower rushes the ball in Saturday's Spring Football Scrimmage. Hightower had 11 rushes for 59 yds.

All hail Tim Hightower

Most storylines have been exhausted by this point in the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl, but on this campus, there's one that never gets old: Tim Hightower. Last year, he was the star player on the University of Richmond football team that made it to the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.


London, Sidbury making Richmond football history

The national championship wasn't the only first for the 2008 University of Richmond football team. In addition to the football team winning its first NCAA Football Championship Subdivision National Championship in 2008, two members of the team achieved firsts for the school. Head Coach Mike London was voted the American Football Coaches Association's FCS Coach of the Year, and senior defensive end Lawrence Sidbury Jr.


Slow start to second half seals Richmond's fate

In a match-up of the two Atlantic 10 Conference players of the week, senior Ahmad Nivins of Saint Joseph's University outplayed University of Richmond sophomore Justin Harper as the Hawks beat the Spiders 68-58 Wednesday night at the Robins Center. Nivins, a 6-foot-9 forward, was called the "best player in the Atlantic 10" by St.