The Collegian
Thursday, February 29, 2024



Richmond drops the second in weekend series vs. Bucknell

The University of Richmond dropped the second of its three-game series, 5-3, against Bucknell University on Saturday evening after being held scoreless through the final five innings. The Spiders and the Bisons went back and forth during the first few innings at Pitt Field, but an RBI single during the sixth inning by Bucknell first baseman Doug Shribman broke the 3-3 tie and put the Bisons ahead for good. Richmond began the game with a home run by left fielder Robby Massar during the bottom of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. "I was just hoping to put a ball in play honestly," Massar said.


Men's lacrosse looks to build tradition

The University of Richmond's men's club lacrosse team continues to gain legitimacy as it begins its first season playing under the varsity club title. The team gained varsity club status last semester, which is a new term used nationally to describe a sport that resembles a varsity sport, but is not formally recognized as one, said Tom Roberts, the director of the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.


Men's rugby enjoys a good record, good times

Senior Rudy Pett started playing rugby during fall 2009, when he studied abroad in Argentina. He joined the University of Richmond men's rugby club when he returned to school in the spring, already a second-semester junior. "Some friends of mine at UR had been asking me for a few years if I wanted to give rugby a try, but I had never been too interested," he said.


Playing into the golden years

Senior Day, the ubiquitous rite of passage for athletes, evokes nostalgia and releases a flood of memories. Though my last Senior Day was in high school, a few weeks ago during intramural basketball playoffs, I had extreme deja vu.


Miguel Cabrera: Lucky to be in Detroit

My favorite moment of last year's Major League Baseball season was when Detroit Tigers fans gave umpire Jim Joyce a standing ovation a day after his blown call robbed Tigers' pitcher Armando Galarraga of a perfect game. Galarraga had retired 26 consecutive Cleveland Indians batters last June and needed one more to notch perfection, something only 20 pitchers in MLB history had accomplished. When Galarraga stepped on first base on the next play, a full step ahead of the runner, he and the almost 18,000 fans at Comerica Park thought he had become the 21st pitcher to record a perfect game, but Joyce called the runner safe. "It was probably the most important call of my career and I missed it," Joyce said after the game. Joyce and Tigers fans spent the time after the game lamenting the call, but the next day Detroit fans did what they do best -- they forgave him.


Richmond survives comeback attempt from GW, 70-62

The University of Richmond women's basketball led by 17 points in the first half of Saturday afternoon's game against George Washington University, but saw its lead dwindle to a single point with 10 minutes remaining. "I think we got a little too comfortable with the lead we had," freshman Genevieve Okoro said. Richmond's fast-paced attack wore down the Colonials in the first half, who only had eight players available for the game because of injuries. "A big thing for us was running the floor," Okoro said.


Temple ends Richmond's road winning streak, 73-53

PHILADELPHIA ? All senior point guard Kevin Anderson could do was watch. Temple junior guard Ramone Moore had stripped the ball from Anderson near midcourt and Anderson, slowly getting up from the floor after a failed attempt to regain the ball, got a clear view of Moore's one-handed dunk.


Meet the Spider rookies

The following 17 men are the newest members of the University of Richmond football team. Each quote is from head coach Latrell Scott. Cormac Craigie QB Fr.


Will Daniel: Richmond basketball superfan

It is no surprise to anyone who knows Will Daniel that his favorite sport is basketball. Will can be seen at almost every home basketball game, dancing under the basket or sitting in the front row of section 19, supporting the Spiders. Will has been going to basketball games since he was 3 years old, said his father.