The members of the University of Richmond track team are looking forward to a fresh start with the outdoor season after a disappointing outcome at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships in February. The team had the worst finish in the conference in the nine years that coaches Lori and Steve Taylor have been at Richmond, Lori said.
The University of Richmond men's basketball team lost to Saint Mary's College during the first round of the NCAA Tournament last week, but Richmond's coach offered only praise for his team. "This was a tremendous season for us," head coach Chris Mooney said.
As I sit here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon penning my last column as the sports editor for The Collegian, I can't help but think about how I got to this point. When I applied to college, I wanted to go to a school with two things: a strong athletic program and a broadcast journalism department.
During the past year, I have written about everything from the opening of new and expensive stadiums, to the lack of Richmond football during Family Weekend, to the transgressions of professional athletes and the demise of Binghamton's basketball program. I have tried to cover a wide range of sports topics and capture the attention of Richmond readers and sports fans.
Consistency will be the key to the baseball team's success as it starts its Atlantic 10 Conference play this Saturday against Fordham University. In what coach Mark McQueen called one of its most challenging early seasons, the baseball team has played better than its record reflects, he said. "We beat the teams we should have and played competitively against the higher-ranked teams," McQueen said. The biggest challenges facing the team as it heads into A-10 conference play are consistency and finding the right pitching lineup.
The University of Richmond women's basketball team ended its season with a 69-55 loss in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament to Syracuse University on Monday night. Richmond was leading 39-38 after junior Crystal Goring went 1-2 from the free-throw line with 10:47 left in the game.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. ? It was the last time playing for Richmond for seniors David Gonzalvez and Ryan Butler, but the team knows that it won't be the last of the Spiders in the NCAA Tournament. "The biggest thing to take away from this is we all know what it feels like to make it this far and come up a little short or lose in the NCAA Tournament," junior Justin Harper said.
The No. 14 University of Richmond women's basketball team upset No. 3 University of Delaware 67-49 on Thursday night during the opening game in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Richmond entered the tournament with a 6-6 record in the WNIT, making its second appearance under coach Michael Shafer.
The University of Richmond men's basketball team earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 and will face Saint Mary's College during the first round on Thursday in Providence, R.I. The Spiders are the No.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The stunned look on Richmond junior Kevin Anderson's face said it all. His runner from in the lane was in-and-out and instead of only a one-point Temple lead, Richmond continued to trail 49-46.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? The University of Richmond men's basketball team had everything break right for it at the end of regulation as the Spiders defeated No.
ANNANDALE, N.J. ? The University of Richmond men's basketball team held a 17-point lead at halftime, but a resilient University of Massachusetts cut the lead to three with 30 seconds left during the game.
The smallest starter for the University of Richmond was voted as the Atlantic 10 Conference's best player. Junior Kevin Anderson, a 6-foot point guard, was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year on Sunday, becoming the first Spider ever to earn the award. "It feels unbelievable," Anderson said.
Richmond senior David Gonzalvez didn't even know what he just did. His 3-pointer with 5:36 left in the game gave the Spiders their first lead during the second half and propelled Richmond to a 60-56 victory over the University of Dayton on Thursday night at the Robins Center. "I wasn't sure [that Richmond had taken the lead] until they called a timeout and saw we were up one or two," Gonzalvez said. Gonzalvez, playing his last game at the Robins Center, sealed the comeback for the Spiders and gave them their first lead since a 13-12 lead during the first half.
The road to March has finally reached a crossroads as the month for college basketball officially commenced this week, and teams across the country await their fate in the NCAA bracket. Bracket predictions for the NCAA Tournament become more relevant and every loss matters just that much more for the lower-ranked teams trying to ensure a spot in the Madness. When Selection Sunday arrives on March 14, those teams at the No.