The men's basketball team lost two games at home to Atlantic-10 opponents and dropped to last place in the conference with a record of 1-7. Richmond was able to keep Temple University close last night and was within four points with a little less than nine minutes to play until the Owls went on a 20-3 run to close the game and push the final score to 80-59. The Spiders had tied the game at 36 with a buzzer-beating tip-in by Kevin Hovde before halftime, but were unable to contain the Owls' offense in the second half. "I think our defense let us down a little bit," head coach Chris Mooney said.
For the second year, the men's club rugby team will compete in the opening round of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU) tournament at Salisbury University. The team qualified for the tournament during its fall season, which consisted of league games in Division II of the Virginia Rugby Union against the Virginia Military Institute, Radford University, Mary Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Halfway through what could be called a tumultuous season, the University of Richmond men's basketball team is not giving up, head coach Chris Mooney said. The team has been faced with much adversity this season, including the loss of senior forward Gaston Moliva to injury, the recent transfer of Stephen Kendall, the arrest and temporary suspension of Oumar Sylla and the academics-related suspension of David Brewster. The team's record of 5-16 \0xADas well as the low attendance numbers may be reflective of these interruptions. Athletic director Jim Miller said the attendance nu Jmbers have been lower for two main reasons: the higher number of home games this year and the team's poor record.
The Richmond track and field team was divided into two squads last weekend so that they could compete at both the Pennsylvania State University and George Mason University invitational tournaments. The Penn State Invitational hosted more than 50 schools and is "one of the premier track and field meets in the country," head coach Steve Taylor said.
Ryan Jobes was good at everything. Whether he was playing ping-pong, setting state records in track or participating in a dance-off, Jobes competed fiercely and success almost always followed.
The Richmond versus VCU soccer matchup was more than just a game.