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.
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.
In the fall of 2004, the University of Richmond men's track and field team consisted of two upperclassmen and a wideeyed group of freshmen.
It has been a tale of two seasons for the University of Richmond women's lacrosse team. After starting the season with a disappointing 3-7 record, the team has rallied to win seven of its last eight games and locked up a No.
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.
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.
Sunday's basketball game figured to be a defensive battle, pitting two of the best defensive teams in the conference against each other. St.
It's that time of year again: Registration for the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K is now open, and University of Richmond students have begun signing up in droves. The Monument 10k, which will be taking place this year on April 5, is the United States' fourth-largest 10k.
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.
The University of Richmond defense gave up more points than it had during its last three games, but the Spiders remained undefeated at UR Stadium with at 35-27 win over the Villanova University Wildcats on Nov.
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.
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.
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.