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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sports


Football

Spring game to debut coach, system

The University of Richmond football team will return to UR Stadium one more time on Saturday for its annual spring game. The Spiders, under the leadership of first-year head coach Latrell Scott, have been practicing since mid-March.


Baseball

Eighth-inning rally gives Spiders win over VCU

The University of Richmond baseball team rallied in the eighth inning to defeat Virginia Commonwealth University 8-6 on Tuesday night at The Diamond in the first game of the Farm Bureau Black & Blue Classic. It was Richmond's first win against VCU since an 8-6 victory on May 14, 2004, a game that was also played at The Diamond. Junior Billy Barber drove in the first run for the Spiders in the first inning with an RBI double that curled just inside the right-field line and scored sophomore Derek Boliek from second base.


Baseball

Offense quiet as Richmond loses game, series to Xavier

It took Xavier University only one inning to outscore the University of Richmond baseball team in a fast-moving 4-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field. The Musketeers scored four times, including a three-run home run by senior Zac Richard, against junior Matt Trent, Richmond's starting pitcher, in the fourth inning.


Sports

Mooney to stay at Richmond

Men's basketball coach Chris Mooney will sign a seven-year contract extension with the school on Monday that will keep him with the Spiders through 2017. The deal was first reported by ESPN's Andy Katz on his Twitter page and a report on FoxSports.com. The deal was announced by the athletic Web site shortly after the first reports on Friday night. Mooney has been linked to coaching jobs at other schools this offseason, most recently the job at Boston College.


Sports

Women's lacrosse enters Atlantic 10 play confident

The women's lacrosse team launched into its Atlantic 10 season this weekend, beating Temple University on Friday and losing to the University of Massachusetts on Sunday. The team finished out-of-conference play on March 20 with a loss to Towson University, 23-12.


Baseball

Chief of police confirms players' arrests

Robert C. Dillard, chief of police, and Captain H. B. Norton, operations manager, confirmed that three University of Richmond baseball players charged with felonies were involved in the Gray Court thefts that occurred during Spring Break. The players, junior Andrew Lowry and freshmen Jacob Mayers and Blake Geiger, were arrested by Investigator Tim Mihalcoe on March 24, from thefts that occurred in Gray Court on March 8.


Track & Field

Track hopes to improve after disappointing winter

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.


Sports

Despite loss, men's hoops breaks multiple records

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.


Football

Sports now a selling point for UR

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.


Sports

Even without Richmond, Madness still a must-see

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.


Baseball

Baseball begins conference play at Pitt Field Friday

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.


Sports

Two-Minute Drill: 3/25/10

? Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the news for the wrong reasons again, this time for allegedly assaulting a 20-year-old college student at a night club.