The United States had a wake-up call last week when it was announced in Copenhagen that Rio De Janeiro beat out Chicago for the Summer 2016 Olympic bid. Chicago did not just lose the bid to host the summer Olympics.
University of Richmond junior wide receiver Kevin Grayson and University of Florida Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow now have two things in common. Both players helped lead their teams to national championships last season, and they have both been honored for the positive impact they have in their communities. Allstate Insurance and the American Football Coaches Association announced on Sept.
The University of Richmond men's soccer team opens conference play this weekend as it tries to advance to the conference tournament for the first time since 2006. The Spiders (3-6) start the Atlantic-10 portion of the schedule with four-consecutive away games.
The men's golf team won its first tournament of the fall season, taking the Frank Landry Invitational Tuesday in Charlottesville, Va. Junior Sam Beach won the individual title, shooting a 4-under-par 68 during the final round to finish with a score of 3-under-par 213.
The University of Richmond field hockey team defeated Georgetown University 2-0 Sunday afternoon with goals from sophomore Katelin Peterson and senior Sarah Blythe-Wood. Coming off a 4-3 loss Wednesday to the undefeated, third-ranked University of Virginia Cavaliers, the Spiders tried to get back on track against the 1-9 Georgetown Hoyas. Richmond controlled the field from the beginning, as senior Megan Thompson initiated the offensive shooting with a shot that went just wide of the net. When Richmond failed to capitalize on initial scoring efforts, assistant coach Jodi Murphy watched her players attempt to weave through the opposition and said they had been trying to do too much. At the 18-minute mark, Blythe-Wood beat a defender at midfield and played a long ball up to Thompson.
As much as Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig likes to say that there is parity in his sport, there is no such thing, at least not in this decade.
The small Mediterranean island of Cyprus is known more for its beaches than its basketball, but one former Spider will be spending most of his time there on the court. Former University of Richmond forward Jarhon Giddings, who finished his college career last season, signed a professional contract on Sept.
The University of Richmond's women's golf team is competing this fall under the direction of a new coach. Jill Briles-Hinton, a former Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour player who most recently served as the University of Florida's head coach for 11 seasons, has taken over the team after the departure of former head coach Leighann Albaugh this summer. During Briles-Hinton's time at Florida, the Gators made 10-straight NCAA Regional appearances, qualifying every year except Briles-Hinton's first.
There is an elite group of University of Richmond baseball players in the major leagues, and now Tim Stauffer is among them. Stauffer, 26, ranks with Richmond legends and long-time greats such as Sean Casey, Andy Allanson and Brian Jordan. "I loved my experience at Richmond," Stauffer said.
The University of Richmond women's tennis team is coming off an Atlantic-10 championship season, but the team is much younger this year than it was when the season ended in May. The team lost three top players to graduation last spring, and replaced them with four freshmen who could contribute right away, coach Mark Wesselink said. The returning players have improved from last season, he said. "No one is treading water," he said.
The University of Richmond football team defeated the Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday at UR Stadium, 38-28, behind a career-best performance from quarterback Eric Ward. Contact staff photographer Nick Mider at nick firstname.lastname@example.org and staff photographer Jimmy Young at email@example.com
The University of Richmond football team survived a scare from the Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday at UR Stadium, defeating VMI 38-28. Richmond senior quarterback Eric Ward threw for three touchdowns and a career-best 394 yards on 28 of 39 passing.
The University of Richmond women's soccer team is almost halfway through its season, but the most important games are just about to begin. The team finished its non-conference season last weekend with a 2-0 win against Longwood University on Sunday, and a 3-2 win against Davidson University on Friday, bringing its record to 4-4-1.
The University of Richmond women's field hockey team has started out the season with a 4-5 record, and hopes to use what it learned from its early losses to play better as it gets closer to the Atlantic 10 Championship. The team played back-to-back home games this weekend, starting with a 7-0 win on Saturday against Monmouth University.
Trash talking in sports. Without question, pre-game smack talk provides some of the more entertaining storylines and water cooler conversations across the sporting world. Sometimes a few choice words can fire up your team or fire up your opponent.