The University of Richmond men's basketball team ended last season with a number of accolades it hadn't seen in a long time, if ever. The Spiders ended last season on a record-breaking streak, finishing with a school record-tying 26 wins and ranked 24th in the Associated Press Top-25 poll. The team also set school records for blocks and steals in a single season with 158 and 289 respectively. The Spiders face The Citadel for their home opener in the Robins Center at 7 p.m.
Opposing quarterbacks may fear being tackled by University of Richmond defensive lineman Martin Parker more than any other player on the team, but the terrorizing tackler describes himself as a teddy bear. "I'm a different kind of football player," Parker said.
Don't look now, but the recent national champions are poised for a playoff run. It wasn't just because the University of Richmond won a virtual elimination game against James Madison University on Saturday evening, but it was also the way the Spiders played that gives hope that their season will continue in December. The biggest change was at the quarterback position.
Sophomore kicker Wil Kamin made a 20-yard field goal in overtime to give the Spiders a 13-10 win and keep their playoff hopes alive.
It seems to be a mandate whenever the University of Richmond plays James Madison University: There must be late-game heroics.
It may only be the beginning of November, but for the University of Richmond, the remaining three football games all have a December feel to them. With its record at 4-4, the Spiders are one loss away from most likely missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
Many young athletes dream about playing sports at the college level while still in Little League.
Spidey is getting a makeover. Samantha Tannich, design director for university communications, said the idea for the redesign began when the communications team was discussing new outlets for collegiate licensed products.
Q: When did you first start playing football? A: "My first team was coached by my dad when I was in third grade." Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment so far this season? A: "Earning more playing time to help contribute to wins has been one of my biggest accomplishments, along with the game against Coastal Carolina where I scored four rushing touchdowns and had over 100 rushing yards.
As Andrew Benford climbed the final hill of the Schenley Park course in Pittsburgh, Pa., Saturday and honed in on the defending champion of the race, his sights were equally set on both individual and team Atlantic 10 Conference titles.
An injury-plagued University of Richmond team struggled to move the ball on offense against the defending national champion Villanova University Wildcats in a 28-7 loss on Saturday in Philadelphia, Pa. Richmond was determined to run the ball early in the game, but had little success.