The Collegian
Saturday, February 04, 2023



Athletes taking extra steps to avoid the spread of H1N1

Athletes are usually focused on game plans and matchups, but now they have to worry about illness, too. The team physicians and trainers in the Sports Medicine department have emphasized preventative measures to keep teams healthy this year. "We have not really changed what we have done [in the past]," said Chris Jones, director of Sports Medicine. The physicians and trainers meet with teams before the season to remind them of the proper hygiene practices that help stop the spread of infection, Jones said. "A lot of things are common sense, but not common practice," he said. Mike London, head football coach, said: "We hope to hammer the message home that you have to be very mindful about what you do so you do not open yourself up to those issues.


No football game on Family Weekend? A bad mistake

Here's a question that will probably be on students' minds as next weekend approaches: What on earth am I going to do to occupy my parents if there is no Richmond football game? This may not affect the freshmen as much as it does us veterans who have been at the university for a couple years.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Hofstra

The University of Richmond football team forced four fumbles and turned them all into points on its way to beating Hofstra University 47-0 during the home opener on Saturday afternoon at UR Stadium. Contact staff photographer Jimmy Young at

Field Hockey

Field hockey team dominates Monmouth

Two goals within the first three minutes of play by sophomore Katelin Peterson led to the University of Richmond field hockey's 7-0 win over Monmouth University. Peterson scored the first of her three goals one minute into the game when she beat a Monmouth defender to score into a wide-open goal. "We wanted to come out with a bang and make sure that we were on top right from the start," Peterson said. About one minute later, junior Hannah Hess set up Peterson for a shot that was saved by Monmouth goalie Melissa Katz.


No. 1 Richmond defeats Hofstra 47-0

The first home game of the season was full of firsts for the University of Richmond football team, as it defeated Hofstra University 47-0 at UR Stadium on Saturday. Four Richmond players scored their first career touchdowns during the game, as Richmond extended its school-record winning streak to 12 games and improved to 3-0 this season. The Richmond defense forced four fumbles during the first half and the offense turned them into 24 points.

Sophomore Brian Winters takes a shot on goal.
Club Sports

Lacrosse begins transition to become a varsity club

Men's lacrosse at the University of Richmond is changing from "a bunch of rag-tag frat boys" to a respectable team, club president Dan Colosimo said. The team aims to become a varsity club, meaning more money and better competition, said Tom Roberts, director of Recreation and Wellness.


Unsportsmanlike conduct shows the bad side of athletes

I was at Giants Stadium last Sunday watching the team's home opener against its division rival, the Washington Redskins, when I got the idea for this week's column. It was a couple of minutes into the second quarter and the Redskins were backed up in the Giants' end zone.

Wood n racket farm

Students relax at alumnus' off-campus racket club

Students, faculty and alumni have discovered a place to play games and sports besides the Weinstein Recreation and Wellness Center or the Intramural fields - a place that even has a lake twice the size of Westhampton Lake. Wood N' Racket Farm is a racket club in Gum Spring, Va., about a 30-minute drive from campus.


Women's soccer battles rival VCU to a draw

The University of Richmond women's soccer team fought through what the coaches called questionable officiating and two overtimes, scrapping its way to a 0-0 draw with cross-town rival Virginia Commonwealth University on Sunday at Sports Backers Stadium. Spiders keeper Michelle Pecheco preserved the tie through 110 minutes of play, collecting 8 saves along the way, including a spectacular diving save with 5:00 minutes left during the first overtime. "We got some great saves from [Pacheco]," said head coach Peter Albright.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Delaware

NEWARK, Del. -- University of Richmond wide receiver Kevin Grayson blocked Delaware kicker Jon Striefsky's 23-yard field goal attempt with 38 seconds left during the fourth quarter to secure a 16-15 win for the Spiders. Contact staff photographer Nick Mider at


Spiders block last-second field goal, beat Delaware 16-15

NEWARK, Del. -- The No. 1 team in the country needed its No. 1 to secure a victory at the University of Delaware this afternoon. University of Richmond wide receiver Kevin Grayson blocked Delaware kicker Jon Striefsky's 23-yard field goal attempt with 38 seconds left during the fourth quarter to secure a 16-15 win for the Spiders. "I don't know what feeling went through my body when I felt it hit my hand," Grayson said.


Letter: Well done, students

I have expressed disdain in the past for the lack of sports support from the student body and have had trouble understanding the lack of interest.

The Men's Soccer team stretching together.

Men's soccer hopes for turnaround year during 2009 season

The men's soccer team officially opened its season with two losses this weekend, but with a new coach, a new home field and a new attitude, players said they hoped it would be a turn-around year for the program. "Wins and losses haven't been in our favor," first year head coach Clint Peay said, "but we're going to improve." Peay, who is beginning the first head coaching job of his career, said he understood the challenges of working with an inherited team, but that he was excited. "It's the first year, but I'm not going to let it go by," Peay said.


NFL kickoff gives everyone hope

Well, folks, it's that time of year again ? when Sundays are transformed from the day to cram in the weekend's allotment of homework, into the day to cram a weekend's allotment of chips and dip into your mouth. The NFL season kicks off tonight when the Tennessee Titans travel to Pittsburgh to take on the defending champion Steelers.


Athletes strained by parking situation

Athletes, who have rigorous schedules, are complaining that parking regulations are stripping valuable time out of their days because construction projects have led parking services to change the rules. Many student athletes have mandatory workouts and meetings at the Robins Center each morning, but parking services changed the rules so that they cannot park either in X-lot or J-lot across the street until after 2 p.m.