The Collegian
Saturday, June 15, 2024


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.


Richmond wins 10th straight over URI, 70-46

The University of Richmond women's basketball team had its best offensive game in nearly one month and defeated the University of Rhode Island, 70-46, on Saturday night at the Robins Center. The team's 48 percent shooting was the best since the Spiders' 76-47 win against George Washington University on Jan.


Richmond senior Benford wins McCoy Award

University of Richmond senior Andrew Benford was recognized as this year's McCoy Award winner, an honor given yearly to the best male track and field athlete from West Virginia. Benford said he was humbled by the award. "It was a pretty big surprise," he said.


Student seats limited in the new stadium

E. Claiborne Robins Stadium will bring Spider football to campus for the first time in the program's history, but the stadium's limited capacity will force student-ticketing protocol to change. The new stadium's seating capacity is 8,700, but because of season-ticket holders, visiting team fans and others, only about 1,500 seats will be designated for students, said Jana Ross, the assistant director of athletic marketing and fan development. Ross and Steve Bisese, the vice president for student development, have met with the Richmond College Student Government Association and Westhampton College Government Association to discuss some options for student seating.