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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Sports

Two-Minute Drill

-Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, who was drafted fifth overall during this year's NBA Draft, has agreed to a contract with a Spanish club team and will not play for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.


Football

UR football fans: keep it up

The stakes have never been higher. With the football team coming off its first National Championship, University of Richmond students and fans from across the country are anxiously waiting to watch the Spiders make another run at the title.


Sports

Women's soccer to rely on youth after tough finish in '08

The University of Richmond women's soccer team is trying to regain its winning momentum after a disappointing finish to last year's season. The Spiders started the 2008 season 9-2-1, before losing seven of their last eight games. "We lost a lot of very good players to injury," said head coach Peter Albright.


Field Hockey

First-year athletes fulfill requirements during preseason

About 40 incoming freshmen athletes took their library skills and alcohol education classes before the semester in an effort by class coordinators to make the first-year requirements more convenient for students and staff. Freshmen usually take Library Skills 100 and an alcohol class, URAware (Wellness 085), during the academic year.


Football

Coach London's Corner: 9/3/09

The 2009 football season is here. So much goes into the preparation of developing your mind, body and soul to endure the demands that being a college student-athlete will require. A long time ago, I was a college football player here at the University of Richmond.


Football

Spider fans head to Durham for football opener

University of Richmond head football coach Mike London said he was looking forward to increased fan support when his team starts its season on Saturday at Duke. "For us to have the support of the students at UR is tremendous," London said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.


Sports

Two-Minute Drill: 8/27/09

-Shaquille O'Neal will continue his quest to beat other athletes at their own sports on his new TV show "Shaq vs." when he battles Albert Pujols in a home run derby during an episode set to air Sept.


Sports

Can Vick return to form?

In a two-year span, Michael Vick has gone from one of the fastest quarterbacks in the league, to an abuser of animals, and now holds a quarterback position with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick signed a one-year deal with the Eagles with an option for a second year earlier this month.


Sports

Former U.Va. standout named women's lacrosse coach

The search for a new head coach for the University of Richmond women's lacrosse team has ended. Stephy Samaras, a former University of Virginia defender and two-time All-American, will take over the program, which has now filled the opening left after the unexpected resignation in March of former women's lacrosse coach Sue Murphy. Samaras played for Virginia from 1997-2000 and reached the NCAA Championship game with the Cavaliers in 1998 and 1999.


Football

London's contract extended through 2014 season

The University of Richmond athletic department has granted football coach Mike London a contract extension through the 2014 season, an agreement athletics director Jim Miller said recognized London's success with athletes on the field and in the classroom. The extension tacks another two years onto London's original five-year deal.


Track & Field

Traynor to nationals in 5,000; Benford misses spot

Sophomore Nicol Traynor has earned a bid to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000-meter run, the fifth Spider all-time and the first distance runner in six years to represent Richmond at the meet. Andrew Benford, who was in contention for a spot in the 3,000 steeplechase, fell less than two seconds short of an invitation based on his season-best time.


Track & Field

Traynor's bid for nationals still alive, despite 12th place in regional 5K

Nicol Traynor will not automatically qualify for the NCAA national meet after a 12th place in the East Regional 5,000-meter run, but her school-record performance earlier this season could be enough to secure an at-large bid. Traynor, a sophomore distance runner, finished in 16 minutes, 36 seconds at the regional meet at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro on Friday night, battling a heavy rain during the race that began just moments before the start. Posting to his Twitter account during the meet, Steve Taylor, men's track and field coach, said Traynor would find out on Monday whether her 16:17.64 school record -- set in Walnut, Calif., on April 17 -- would be enough for an at-large selection. Runners finishing first through fifth at each of four regional meets receive automatic slots at nationals, and seven additional invitations are offered to runners with the fastest times this season.