The Collegian
Saturday, April 13, 2024



Tiger and the ugly side of sports news

In a few short days, Tiger Woods went from representing all that's good about sports, to all that's wrong with them. Tiger delivered his 13-minute manifesto last week with the tone of a GPS voiceover and the emotion of something even less human.


Rugby less popular, not less important, than NFL

Was there a really important game in American football recently? Huh, I just can't seem to remember whether there was or not ... oh, wait ... I remember now: The New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts for their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. Wow.


Gonzalvez, Butler enjoy success during final season

When University of Richmond senior shooting guard David Gonzalvez walked out of the locker room after the Spiders' victory against Fordham University last week, several of Richmond's youngest fans were waiting, pen in hand, to ask him for his autograph. That hasn't always been the case. "I don't know if anyone wanted autographs [my] freshman year," Gonzalvez said while glancing around the Robins Center.


Richmond loses to Temple in final home game of season

Three days after losing during the final seconds, the University of Richmond women's basketball team lost another tight ball game to Temple University, 77-67, on Wednesday night at the Robins Center. After Richmond pulled to within one point during the final minutes, Temple went on a 10-0 run to seal the game. The Spiders shot 31 percent from the field.

Swimming & Diving

Swimming finishes second, ends streak of A-10 titles

The University of Richmond women's swim team came back from 10th place after day one to finish second at the Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., last week. After Wednesday's events, the team found itself in last place, but the scores from the next day were high enough to boost the team into second place. "At no point did we ever give up," coach Matt Barany said. The preseaon poll predicted that Richmond would place second to Fordham University, and senior Katie Sieben said that the ranking motivated the team to work even harder. The relay races were also more competitive than ever this year.


Richmond loses heartbreaker to St. Joseph's University

Senior Brittany Ford hit a game-winning jump shot with .9 seconds left to give Saint Joseph's University a 67-66 win against the University of Richmond women's basketball team on Sunday afternoon at the Robins Center. Junior guard Kara Powell made a layup with 1:42 left to give Richmond a 66-63 lead, but the Hawks responded on the following possession with a jumper to cut the lead to 66-65 with 1:12 remaining. After a missed Hawk shot, senior guard Danielle Bell grabbed the rebound and was immediately fouled by a Saint Joseph's player.


Richmond falls to St. Bonaventure, 58-45

The University of Richmond women's basketball team dropped a road conference game at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, and its record fell to 5-5 in the Atlantic 10 and 16-9 overall. The Bonnies started strong with an 8-0 run, but Richmond responded and quickly cut the deficit to only 2.


Spider hoops creeps closer to NCAAs

Don't look now, but the University of Richmond men's basketball team is marching toward March Madness. The Spiders have won seven games in a row, including four road wins and a key signature victory against Temple University at the Robins Center.


Two-Minute Drill: 2/18/10

&mbull; Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard said he had no beef with Cleveland Cavs steamroller Shaquille O'Neal after Shaq said Howard had not earned the nickname "Superman." ... I would like to ask Shaq to suggest a nickname of his own for Howard, because Orlando's 6-foot-11, 265- pound enforcer clearly doesn't qualify as a normal man. &mbull; Oakland Raiders place kicker Sebastian Janikowski signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the pirates this week, making him the highest-paid kicker in NFL history.


Women's golf ready for spring season despite snow

The harsh cold and snow haven't stopped the women's golf team from preparing for its spring season. Members of the team have been preparing by putting in their rooms, working out four times a week and practicing their swings in an indoor facility at the Robins Center, which coach Jill Briles-Hinton set up with cameras, said senior Annie Sprick and freshman Grace Kingdom. "It's been hard with the snow," Sprick said, "but we've been doing what we can and we're all a lot stronger and physically ready to go." The team started the 2009-2010 school year with its new coach, Briles-Hinton, who was formerly the head coach at the University of Florida for 11 years.


Baseball starts season with two weekends in Fla.

Seven returning starters will lead the University of Richmond baseball team when it begins its season tomorrow in Jacksonville, Fla. The Spiders practiced indoors during much of the preseason because of the snow, but senior pitcher Matt Zielinski said that shouldn't stop them from playing well at the start of the season. "We don't plan on using the weather as an excuse," Zielinski said.


Students appreciative of AP Top-25 ranking

The men's basketball team is ranked No. 25 in the nation by the Associated Press Top-25 Poll, which was released on Monday, and students said they could not wait to see where this will take the team as the regular season comes to a close before conference tournament time. Although most students were a bit surprised to find out that the Spiders won the spot to be in the Top-25 Poll, they were excited nonetheless. "We're ranked?" sophomore Adelaide Burton asked.


Spiders nationally ranked for first time since 1986

The University of Richmond men's basketball team is ranked No. 25 in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll, the first time the Spiders have been ranked since 1986. The Spiders, who are 20-6 this season and are leading the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 9-2 record, received 101 votes, which was enough to hold off Northern Iowa University for the last spot.