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Media Timeout: 11/18/2010

? The University of Connecticut women's basketball team, quite arguably the most prolific college basketball team in the past five years (men's or women's), almost got dethroned by the Baylor University Bears on its homecourt.


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It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's the hap, happiest season(s) of aaaaaalllll! Now I know Andy Williams was singing about the magical, whimsical Christmahannukwaanzaka season that has slowly but mightily taken over the advertising world, and I do love this time of year as well, but for other reasons. Don't get me wrong: If Taylor Swift's "Last Christmas," or Bobby Helms' quintessential and epic song, "Jingle Bell Rock," come on my iPod shuffle in any season other than the day after Thanksgiving, (which is when my mom allows us to blast Christmas music and begin adorning our house with crappy ornaments we made as kindergartners), I'll let it ride.


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Are all 60 minutes still relevant in football?

We've all heard the football coaches say it. In the movies, in the interviews, in the pep talks, "You've got to play hard for 60 minutes." Aside from the obvious mathematical problems the possibility of overtime can present, recent results in some big-time football games seem to suggest this is just typical coachspeak. In many games, one team jumps to a big lead early on and then just coasts through the rest of the game (see last Sunday's Broncos-Chiefs game where the Broncos went up 35-0 midway through the second quarter). Even more prevalent are the games that are pretty close (often ugly games where neither team is playing particularly well) until one team makes a big play late to decide the outcome. With six wins and four losses this season, the University of Richmond's football team is looking to secure a playoff spot this Saturday at the College of William & Mary.


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Richmond hangs on to defeat Appalachian State, 88-78

Senior point guard Brittani Shells is already tired three games into the season. But she has a good reason to be tired. Shells scored 28 points to lead the University of Richmond to a 88-78 victory against Appalachian State University Wednesday night at the Robins Center.


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Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Rhode Island Football 2010

Richmond overcame five turnovers to defeat the University of Rhode Island, 15-6, and keep its playoff hopes alive headed into the season finale against William & Mary. Contact photographer Anna Kuta at anna.kuta@richmond.edu and photographer Jimmy Young at jimmy.young@richmond.edu


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Photo Gallery: Football Senior Day 2010

The 2010 senior class has led Richmond to 41 wins and three playoff appearances, including two conference titles (2007 and 2009) and the 2008 FCS National Championship. Contact photographer Anna Kuta at anna.kuta@richmond.edu and Jimmy Young at jimmy.young@richmond.edu


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Richmond survives Rhode Island, 15-6, on Senior Day

The University of Richmond football seniors earned this win. The Richmond defense kept the Spiders' playoff hopes alive as the Spiders defeated Colonial Athletic Association foe, the University of Rhode Island Rams, 15-6 in a key conference matchup on Saturday Nov.


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New Spiders add depth to an experienced team

The University of Richmond's men's basketball team's 79-37 win over The Citadel Friday night showed the depth of this year's team, and gave two talented freshmen the chance to showcase their skills. With 6:54 remaining in the first half, the Spiders already led 30-11, and the reserves started pouring in.


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Cheerleaders hope to establish game traditions

Cheerleaders stand on the sidelines of the E. Claiborne Robins Stadium and face people who have no allegiance to the University of Richmond yet: high school football recruits. "When a game environment isn't optimal, I think the cheerleaders are always quick to be blamed," Richmond cheerleading coach Erin Martin said. Martin said the cheerleaders' position during games served as a challenge, and there were only so many ways they could get fans to cheer. Senior captain Jayme Epstein said it was difficult to change the raw emotions during a game. "We don't really know how to get people excited and on their feet when our team scores a touchdown," she said.


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Q&A with Becca Wann

Q: You scored your team-leading 10th goal in the final game against St. Bonaventure; how did that feel? A: It was great knowing that we had just outplayed and beat a team that had beaten Dayton and Charlotte.


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Men's basketball tips off against The Citadel

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.