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Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Spiders trounce Billikens, 62-36, avoids season sweep

The University of Richmond men's basketball team scored more points in the first half than Saint Louis University did in the entire game as the Spiders defeated the Billikens 62-36 on a snowy Saturday afternoon at the Robins Center. The Spiders, who only trailed for the first two minutes of the game, quickly and strongly took away any hope that the Billikens had of sweeping the season series from the Spiders.


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Second-half struggles against Duquesne sink Spiders

The only thing colder than the snow storm outside the Robins Center Saturday was the Richmond women's basketball team during the second half of its 79-60 loss to Duquesne University. After playing a solid first twenty minutes, the Spiders entered the locker room with a 33-28 lead over the Dukes.


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Pro Bowl, with date change, still struggling All-Star game

The National Football League will add a new twist to an old tradition this Sunday with its decision to move the time and place of the Pro Bowl, its version of an All-Star Game. Traditionally, the Pro Bowl is a post-Super Bowl face-off between the best of the best in the National Football Conference and American Football Conference.


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Freshman-filled tennis teams begin spring season

The University of Richmond's men and women's tennis teams anticipate successful spring seasons, with the men's team hoping to learn and improve from its tough schedule and the women's team attempting to repeat its Atlantic 10 championship. Both Billy Boykin, the men's coach, and Mark Wesselink, the women's coach, said their teams' success would be hard to predict because both teams were young.


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Kicking your way out of the playoffs

They're the smallest, slowest and weakest players on most football teams. They're on the field for no more than a minute each game and they rarely take a hit, but this year's NFL playoffs have been a testament to the vital importance of place kickers. There's something about the postseason that brings out the worst in the NFL's kicking contingent.


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City of Richmond recognizes Spider football

For the second-consecutive year, the Richmond City Council recognized the University of Richmond football team for its accomplishments during the season. "Richmond City Council recognizes the University of Richmond Spiders football team as co-champions of the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association football season with a league 7-1 win-loss record," City Clerk Lou B.


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Richmond escapes GW with last-second win

Richmond senior Ryan Butler hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 26 seconds left during the game as Richmond defeated George Washington University, 62-57, on Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Kevin Anderson led the Spiders with 21 points, 15 of which were scored during the second half.


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Scott, Corp highlight changes for Richmond football

The final game of the 2009 University of Richmond football season ended in disappointment for the Spiders, but during the month that followed, multiple changes within the program have fueled excitement for the season to come. Two days after the Spiders fell 35-31 to Appalachian State University during the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals, head coach Mike London took the head coaching position at the University of Virginia.


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Spiders defeat George Washington, stay perfect in A-10

Tough, relentless defense led to quick transition baskets in Tuesday's women's basketball game at the Robins Center as Richmond handily defeated Atlantic-10 foe George Washington University, 76-47. The Spiders (14-4, 3-0) extended their A-10-leading winning streak to six games, remaining undefeated in conference play.


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Anderson's clutch play gives Spiders win against La Salle

It was the Kevin Anderson show down the stretch once again as the University of Richmond men's basketball team defeated La Salle University 67-63 Saturday afternoon at the Robins Center. Anderson, Richmond's star junior guard, scored the last 10 points for the Spiders to help put away an Explorers team that was threatening to steal the game. Richmond led the entire second half, but had to withstand a couple of La Salle runs.


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Blocked shots leads Richmond over UMass in overtime

University of Richmond sophomore Darrius Garrett established a school record and Atlantic-10 record with 14 blocks in the Spiders' 70-63 overtime victory over the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday night at the Robins Center. Twelve of the blocks came after halftime, including four on the first UMass possession of the second half.