The Collegian
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Sports


Sports

Women's soccer wins over crosstown rival VCU

In a game with 19 fouls, it was fitting that the only goal of the city championship Friday between Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University came on a penalty kick. Less than eight minutes into the second half, freshman forward Kat Russell was running after the ball but was stopped by VCU goalkeeper Lauren Hardison.


Sports

Permit approved; stadium construction could start in January

The Richmond City Council has unanimously voted to grant a permit required for the university to begin construction of a new on-campus football stadium. The council approved Richmond's request for a special-use permit at a July 28 public hearing, the final political barrier to expanding and renovating First Market Stadium. As part of the permit approval, the university will pay for road construction to connect Crenshaw Way and Spider Lane.


Sports

Men's soccer's young team looks for post-season berth

The loss of seven seniors, including a four-year starting goalkeeper, will challenge this year's University of Richmond men's soccer team, but it still looks to compete in the Atlantic 10 conference. Atlantic 10 coaches picked Richmond to finish 10th in the 14-team league in the preseason poll, but assistant coach Matt O'Toole thinks the team should be able to qualify for the conference tournament.


Swimming & Diving

An encounter with Phelps

I was in middle school when I first heard his name. I was never much of a swimmer -- I actually stopped going to summer camp because I was the only one of my friends who couldn't pass swimming lessons.


Sports

Before largest crowd ever, women's soccer tops James Madison 2-1

Women's head soccer coach Peter Albright, now in his 13th year, knows it's been a long time since his team won a season opening game. But before their largest home crowd ever -- about 700 people -- the Spiders defeated the James Madison University Dukes 2-1 Sunday night, avenging last year's 1-0 loss and kicking off a season the team hopes will be much better than last year's 8-12-2 record. "I was coming up the tunnel and I got major league goosebumps when I heard the crowd," Albright said. Senior midfielder Jessie Wolfe scored the opening goal with 21 minutes remaining in the first half.


Sports

City Council clears way for new stadium construction

The Richmond City Council has voted unanimously to grant a permit required for the university to begin construction of a new on-campus football stadium. The council approved Richmond's request for a special use permit at a July 28 public hearing, the final political barrier to expanding and renovating First Market Stadium. As part of the permit approval, the university will pay for road construction to connect Crenshaw Way and Spider Lane.


Sports

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Sports

Chemistry professor, a former Olympic swimmer, still holds three world and two national records

A University of Richmond professor currently holds three swimming world records and two national records for his 40 to 44 age group. Although Christopher Stevenson, associate professor of chemistry and the coordinator of the environmental studies program, also competed in the 1984 Olympic Games, according to his students, he keeps his teaching and his passion for swimming separate. Stevenson began swimming in his hometown of San Jose, Calif.


Sports

The U.S. goal isn't just the gold

In a few months, our nation's leaders will look for victory, no matter how slim the margin, in an intense competition that comes around only once every four years. No, not the presidential election.


Baseball

For baseball team, there's a new coach in town

The way to coach is a little different these days, says Mark McQueen, the University of Richmond baseball team's new head coach. Coaching techniques were more forceful in the past, very negative, and were always focused on telling players what they had done wrong.


Sports

Stadium construction could commence in eight months

The University of Richmond's plans to "move Spider football home" are still being developed as the university awaits approval of a special-use permit from the City of Richmond, but some neighbors are still not sure they're on board with the plans. The university hosted a community meeting about the stadium on April 1 to address the concerns of those that might be affected by the stadium at any point, from temporary construction concerns to long-term concerns about traffic and noise on game days.


Football

Football wide receiver reaches plea in fight case

Kevin Grayson, the University of Richmond football team's top receiver last season, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and has been sentenced to 50 hours of community service as part of a plea agreement reached after a fraternity fight in February. Grayson, a redshirt freshman, also received a six-month suspended jail sentence for three years as part of the plea deal between Grayson's defense lawyer and Commonwealth Attorney Elizabeth Hobbs. Grayson, a Richmond native, had been charged with felony malicious wounding by senior Brett Waikart after a scuffle at the Sigma Chi Fraternity lodge Feb.