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Friday, March 01, 2024

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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.


Sports

Richmond ends season with loss to Syracuse in WNIT

The University of Richmond women's basketball team ended its season with a 69-55 loss in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament to Syracuse University on Monday night. Richmond was leading 39-38 after junior Crystal Goring went 1-2 from the free-throw line with 10:47 left in the game.


Sports

Richmond upset in first round of NCAA Tournament

PROVIDENCE, R.I. ? It was the last time playing for Richmond for seniors David Gonzalvez and Ryan Butler, but the team knows that it won't be the last of the Spiders in the NCAA Tournament. "The biggest thing to take away from this is we all know what it feels like to make it this far and come up a little short or lose in the NCAA Tournament," junior Justin Harper said.


Sports

Spiders advance in WNIT

The No. 14 University of Richmond women's basketball team upset No. 3 University of Delaware 67-49 on Thursday night during the opening game in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Richmond entered the tournament with a 6-6 record in the WNIT, making its second appearance under coach Michael Shafer.


Sports

Anderson named A-10 Player of the Year

The smallest starter for the University of Richmond was voted as the Atlantic 10 Conference's best player. Junior Kevin Anderson, a 6-foot point guard, was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year on Sunday, becoming the first Spider ever to earn the award. "It feels unbelievable," Anderson said.


Sports

Spiders come back on senior night to defeat Dayton

Richmond senior David Gonzalvez didn't even know what he just did. His 3-pointer with 5:36 left in the game gave the Spiders their first lead during the second half and propelled Richmond to a 60-56 victory over the University of Dayton on Thursday night at the Robins Center. "I wasn't sure [that Richmond had taken the lead] until they called a timeout and saw we were up one or two," Gonzalvez said. Gonzalvez, playing his last game at the Robins Center, sealed the comeback for the Spiders and gave them their first lead since a 13-12 lead during the first half.


Sports

Early start to March Madness, tonight at the Robins Center

The road to March has finally reached a crossroads as the month for college basketball officially commenced this week, and teams across the country await their fate in the NCAA bracket. Bracket predictions for the NCAA Tournament become more relevant and every loss matters just that much more for the lower-ranked teams trying to ensure a spot in the Madness. When Selection Sunday arrives on March 14, those teams at the No.


Sports

A torturous Sunday on the couch

If you're anything like me, you tortured yourself for five hours on Sunday afternoon. All right, so torture may be a strong word, but Sunday's Richmond basketball game and USA hockey game could have been taped, labeled and filed away in the heartbreak category.


Sports

Richmond falls to Xavier in double-overtime

The Atlantic 10 first-place showdown between the University of Richmond and Xavier University lived up to all of its hype and expectations on Sunday, as the Spiders narrowly lost to the Muskateers in double-overtime. Junior forward Justin Harper missed a potential game-tying reverse layup as time expired and Richmond lost a nail-biter, 78-76, at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Richmond junior Dan Geriot went to the line to shoot two free throws with 13.9 seconds to play during double overtime, but made only one of two, keeping the Xavier lead at 77-76.