The Collegian
Thursday, June 13, 2024



Letter to a UVa. fan

Dear University of Virginia fans, Greetings from Richmond! Perhaps you all are aware of a little football game that will take place this Labor Day weekend.

Field Hockey

Q&A with Dani Pycroft

Q: What's your fifth year like? A: It's a totally different dynamic mixing with older people in my grad classes, people who have kids, from like age 24, 25 ... to like 40. Q: Last year the team finished the season ranked 19th in the country.


Media Timeout: 8/26/2010

? Richmond graduate and MLB "Mr. Nice Guy," Sean "The Mayor" Casey ('95), was featured on "This Day in Sports" Tuesday for his on-field blooper in 2006 while playing for the Detroit Tigers.


Life skills learned from sports skills

So, there's this magical land, hidden deep in the forest, where you can play all day and try new activities that you probably cannot do in the "real world." Paddling a whitewater canoe down a Class III rapid, scrambling up a rock face, shooting arrows and cantering over jumps are normal occurrences.


Back to basics: Fitness 103

Who said New Year's was the only time for change? The back-to-school season is also a time for new beginnings and is a chance to re-engage academically, or to engage at all for that matter! With countless tips you've acquired from past experiences, little do you know, but you are already equipped and on your way to a personal strategic plan that does more than promise.


Robins Stadium website launched

As the game clock ticks down to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 ? the inaugural game at Robins Stadium for the University of Richmond Spiders football game against Elon University ? athletic department officials are ticking off their checklists when it comes to game day information and preparation. But before the team takes the field, stadium officials want students, faculty, staff and members of the community to be informed about the procedures regarding Spider football coming home, back on campus for the first time since the university adopted City Stadium, at the corner of McCloy Street and Maplewood Ave., more than 80 years ago. launched today as a one-stop source of information for all Robins Stadium patrons.

Track & Field

Llano is an All-American after NCAA championship race

Redshirt junior Matt Llano earned All-America honors Thursday night in the 2010 NCAA National Track and Field Championship hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. Llano's time of 29:10.27 in the 10,000-meter dash placed him ninth in a field of the nation's top-24 collegiate distance runners.


Baseball players convicted on lesser charges

Two of the University of Richmond baseball players and one other student involved in the Spring Break thefts in Gray Court were convicted today of lesser charges, according the the Richmond Times Dispatch. Andrew Lowry, Jacobs Mayers, both baseball players, and Christopher Sullivan, another student, all plead no contest to one count each of petty larceny and trespassing.


Former QB Ward signs with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons

Former University of Richmond quarterback Eric Ward signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday after a weekend tryout. Ward joins former teammate Lawrence Sidbury Jr., who was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, on Atlanta's roster. Ward went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, but tried out for the New York Jets during their mini-camp following the draft.


Anderson comes back to UR

Rising-senior point guard Kevin Anderson withdrew his name from the 2010 NBA Draft on Friday and will return to the University of Richmond for his senior season. Anderson declared for the draft on April 19, but he gave himself the option of returning by not hiring an agent. "After exploring my options and getting feedback on my dream of playing in the NBA, I have decided to return to Richmond for my senior season," Anderson said in a statement released by the athletic department.

Richmond sophomore Brad Praskach scales a 50-foot rappel tower at Fort Lee, Va. during ROTC leadership training. (Photo courtesy of Sean Sneeden)

The rest of the world waits for US to kick it in World Cup

While American baseball gets into full swing in the States and talks of NFL and NBA drafts flood ESPN and other sports media outlets, I can already hear the rumbles and cheers escaping South Africa like the booming thunder of a herd of elephants fleeing a pride of lions. Except this thundering herd is not a bunch of elephants.