The Collegian
Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Sports


Football

New football coach calls Richmond 'perfect fit'

University of Richmond athletic director Jim Miller introduced Mike London on Saturday as the university's 33rd head football coach, an announcement that came eight days after former head coach Dave Clawson resigned to take over as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Tennessee. London, who graduated from Richmond in 1983, spent the past four seasons as the University of Virginia's defensive coordinator, following a year as the defensive line coach for the Houston Texans of the NFL. "Whatever barriers existed before to me becoming a head coach -- whether it's experience in the NFL, experience at a bigger school -- those have all been checked off the list," London said.


Basketball

Dedication to basketball shaped manager's life, influenced teams

During an Atlanta meet-and-greet for young alumni in October, former University of Richmond men's basketball team manager Daniel Woolley told new President Edward Ayers he was upset that Richmond had disbanded its sports management major. "He kind of bit his ear off," his mother, Charlsie Woolley said. Ayers asked Woolley if he would have majored in sports management.


Sports

Men's basketball team hopes to rebound from poor 2006 season

Seldom has a proven system for success been ridiculed as much as the Princeton Offense was in and around the Robins Center last winter. During his second season as University of Richmond head basketball coach, Chris Mooney found himself with a young team that did not believe in an offensive system that has made its way around the college game for nearly 50 years.


Sports

Postseason possibilities abound for women's basketball team

The Atlantic 10 preseason rankings might have predicted the women's basketball team to finish fifth in the conference, but they shouldn't have done that with any security. This year's team has a lot of variables, including players battling injuries and the fact that it depends on underclassmen for significant scoring. Nevertheless, head coach Michael Shafer said it was the most talented team he had coached during his four-year tenure at Richmond. "If everyone stays healthy and everything stays status quo, we should not be playing on the first day of the A-10 tournament this year," he said.


Sports

Three Richmond professors prepare for Ironman Florida Triathlon

Three University of Richmond professors will breach their mental and physical limits when they compete in the Ford Ironman Florida Triathlon in Panama City Beach on Saturday. Susan Leahy, 40, the director of reading; Carmen Hamlin, 30, a 1997 Richmond alumna and adjunct English instructor; and Melissa Pine, 30, a visiting history lecturer, have been training for the past year to swim 2.4 miles in the Gulf of Mexico, bike 112 miles and run a marathon within 17 hours during one day. "I'm not nervous yet," Leahy said.


Sports

Loss to Temple drops men's team to last in A-10

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.


Sports

Men's rugby team to compete in spring tournament

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.


Sports

Men's basketball team sees attendance, record hurting

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.


Track & Field

Track and field team members set personal bests over weekend

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.