The college basketball season tips off in less than two weeks, and there are already plenty of storylines involving coaches to keep an eye on.
The Richmond Revolution, Richmond's new Indoor Football League team, signed three former University of Richmond football players to its 27-player roster for the 2010 season. Alumni Ryan Mace, Richmond College '05, Stephen Howell, RC '07, and Sherman Logan, RC '08, will make their Revolution debuts at the city's Arthur Ashe Jr.
The No. 9 ranked Louisiana State University Tigers will face the No 2. ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide in what could be the second-best match-up in college football this weekend. That's because the best game in college football this week will be played right down the road at UR Stadium, when a CAA title, an undefeated season, an unprecedented winning streak and home field advantage during the playoffs will be hanging in the balance for the University of Richmond when it takes on Villanova University. If you miss this football game, you had better be dead.
ST. LOUIS -- Saturday was the fourth time I huddled with my team in the middle of an open field, yards from the starting line and moments before the race for the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship title. I had come to this meet twice as a competitor, and last year I cheered and photographed from the sidelines while I was recovering from a foot injury.
Gina Lucido has been waiting for one major accomplishment during her 19-year career as a field hockey coach: a conference championship. Lucido won three conference titles as a player at Ball State University, but hasn't won one as a coach.
TOWSON, Md - The University of Richmond football team has won more games in a row than any other Division I team in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Spiders beat Towson University 42-14 Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium for their 17th-consecutive victory. "It feels really good to come out with a victory on the road against a very scrappy Towson team," Richmond head coach Mike London said. Photo Gallery The Tigers hung with the Spiders during the first half, and actually had a lead early during the third quarter, but Richmond answered with 22 unanswered points in 2 minutes and 33 seconds to put the game away. "In the first half, we missed two interceptions," London said.
Spider Mayhem will help tip-off the men's and women's basketball season at 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness. The teams will compete against student groups in 3-point competitions and slam-dunk contests. During last year's Nov.
For the first time in its nine-year history, a member of the University of Richmond's women's golf team placed first in a team tournament. Freshman Caroline Lovette, who said she had not even planned to play golf in college until her sophomore year in high school, won the Spider Fall Invitational tournament with a score of 2-over 146, and par on the first playoff hole. "I played basketball all four years of high school," Lovette said.
The University of Connecticut campus was rattled last week when the university's starting cornerback and punt returner was killed after the team's homecoming victory against Louisville. Jasper Howard, 20, was stabbed once in the abdomen and died in the arms of his teammates during a fight after a university-sanctioned dance.
How many times during a baseball game do you think: "Man, that was close. I hope they show it on replay." Usually, moments later, your wish is granted and technology answers all questions about whether the player is safe or out, or a ball is fair or foul.
The University of Richmond football team defeated the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at UR Stadium, 34-12, behind seven turnovers from the Spider defense. Contact staff photographer Leigh Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org and staff photographer Claire Franczyk at email@example.com
The University of Richmond football team took advantage of seven turnovers by the University of Massachusetts on the way to its seventh win of the season, beating the Minutemen 34-12 on a rainy Saturday afternoon at UR Stadium. "It's hard to win football games and these guys played their hearts out," Richmond head coach Mike London said.
When freshman Allie Albright started thinking about where she would play soccer in college, the one school she ruled out immediately was the University of Richmond. She said she hadn't wanted to play for her father, Peter Albright, who has been Richmond's women's soccer coach since the program's inception in 1996.