The Collegian
Saturday, April 20, 2024



Game Preview: Richmond vs. Elon

Although the University of Richmond lost its season opener on Sept. 4 at the University of Virginia, a piece of a potent air attack emerged. With wide receivers Kevin Grayson being limited by a knee injury and Donte Boston suspended for one game, junior Tre Gray became junior Aaron Corp's favorite target.


Spider football finally comes home

Martin Parker has been a defensive lineman for the University of Richmond football team since he redshirted as a freshman five years ago, and yet he has never played a real home game. "I know I want to be the first one to get the sack in Robins Stadium," Parker said.


Workout, shmirkout: I'm just people-watching

You'd think that working out is working out, plain and simple ‐ whether it be running on the treadmill at home, trying to drop your recently acquired college pounds or fooling yourself into thinking that you can keep them off at the lovely Richmond gym ‐ and you'd think that all workouts are created equal.


Old gate meets new stadium

A gate on the outer fence line of Robins Stadium will attract the attention of Spider fans as they enter the first on-campus football game at the University of Richmond. The spiderweb-inspired gate, emblazoned in Richmond blue and red, appears to be a new decorative piece highlighting the pride of Spider football, but it is actually a remnant of Richmond football's past. The gate was originally a piece of UR Stadium, where it served as a special entrance for Spider Athletic Fund donors.


NASCAR makes pit stop in Richmond

It may be easy to write off NASCAR as a pseudo-sport, but there are many die-hard fans of the racing league that will do anything to see their favorite driver in the victory lane. For them, Richmond is synonymous with NASCAR, as it hosts one of the high-stake races.


Media Timeout: 9/16/2010

? Not only are the New York Jets being investigated by the NFL after a few players made catcalls directed at TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz while she was waiting to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez Saturday at the Jets' practice facility, but Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis just got slapped on the wrist for his outspoken comments about Sainz.


What do I wear?

"If you build it, they will come." This famous line from "Field of Dreams" could not be more appropriate for the inaugural home football game in Robins Stadium this Saturday against Elon University. An on-campus football stadium has been years in the making.

Field Hockey

No. 5 Princeton takes down Richmond, 7-1

Princeton University's mascot may be a tiger, but it was a shark attack that led Princeton to a 7-1 victory over the University of Richmond's field hockey team Friday afternoon at Crenshaw Field. Junior Kathleen Sharkey, who was called 'Shark Attack' by her teammates, scored six goals for the Tigers, including three-straight to open the game.


The definition of sports

What is considered a sport? That's the age-old question, isn't it? A few nights ago, my friends and I, being the philosophical types that we are, arrived at this basic yet puzzling question. We pondered this perplexity for a few moments, but in the end decided it is truly too hard to draw out a list that is absolute. I'm discussing this topic because of the looming NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway this Friday and Saturday, which my friends and I are planning on attending (P.s., you don't say: "We're going to NASCAR." You say: "We're going to the race." That's the proper race lingo.) But really, who decides what is considered a sport anyway? The Oxford English Dictionary defines sport as: (n.) 1.

Cross Country

Cross country teams set pace to reach goals

Both the men's and women's University of Richmond's cross country teams were picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 this season in the preseason polls, but the coaches and runners are aiming for better. The men's coach, Steve Taylor, said the men wanted to win the conference championship this year and that the possibility of getting to the national championships was within grasp. The women's coach, Lori Taylor, said the women wanted to win their conference championships and place in the top five at the regional championships just to qualify for the national championships. As for the preseason predictions, senior Andrew Benford, one of the captains of the men's team, said the team did not take the predictions too seriously, but that it was good motivation to fire it up in training. Jenn Ennis, a fifth-year senior on the women's team, said the predictions were not something that bothered the team. "We are confident in how we're going to race this season and so, if anything, we're the underdogs," Ennis said. For both teams, it is about improving from last season.