The Collegian
Friday, June 14, 2024



Women's lacrosse to start season with new coach

The University of Richmond women's lacrosse team is scheduled to begin its season on Sunday, under the direction of first-year head coach Stephy Samaras. The Spiders were picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 Conference this year in a preseason coaches' poll.


How old? USC gets verbal commitment from 8th grader

The University of Southern California's football coaching staff did something unprecedented in the realm of college football last week by allowing a 13-year-old to commit to its 2015 recruiting class. How can this teenager from Delaware be so certain that USC should be his school five years down the line?


This just in: The Olympics are here

The Winter Olympics start tomorrow and the excitement-o-meter is stuck on low. For many American sports fans, the Olympic Games, especially the Winter Olympics, register as an afterthought behind the country's four major sports leagues. The salaries and budgets of pro sports make them almost untouchable products for owners and networks to market.

Track & Field

Indoor track heats up during winter

The University of Richmond's track and field teams were forced to skip competition in the Patriot Games Tournament at George Mason University because of the snow last weekend, but despite missing one of the six meets the team uses to prepare for the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships, coaches Steve and Lori Taylor said they were optimistic that the teams would finish in the conference's top three. In order to succeed, Lori said each team member would need to focus on the mental and physical preparation needed to build confidence.


17 players sign letters of intent to play football for the Spiders

New University of Richmond head football coach Latrell Scott hasn't even coached a practice yet, but he's already made his mark on Spider football for years to come. Seventeen high school players declared their commitment to play football, starting next season, for Scott and the Spiders by signing a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.


Spiders top St. Joe's, 68-58

The University of Richmond men's basketball team defeated Saint Joseph's University, 68-58, on Wednesday night, improving its overall record to 17-6 and 6-2 during Atlantic-10 play. Senior guard David Gonzalvez scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and fellow senior Ryan Butler scored 15 points. The Spiders entered the game 0-7 all-time at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena, but came out on top for the first time, giving the Hawks their third loss during their last 10 home games. Richmond junior guard Kevin Anderson had nine points, junior forward Kevin Smith had seven points and and junior center Dan Geriot scored six points. The Spiders will return home to the Robins Center at 2 p.m.


Two-Minute Drill: 2/4/10

&mbull; Former NFL running back Herschel Walker, 47, won his first-career mixed martial arts fight on Saturday, beating a 25-year-old man from Arizona.


Spiders trounce Billikens, 62-36, avoids season sweep

The University of Richmond men's basketball team scored more points in the first half than Saint Louis University did in the entire game as the Spiders defeated the Billikens 62-36 on a snowy Saturday afternoon at the Robins Center. The Spiders, who only trailed for the first two minutes of the game, quickly and strongly took away any hope that the Billikens had of sweeping the season series from the Spiders.


Second-half struggles against Duquesne sink Spiders

The only thing colder than the snow storm outside the Robins Center Saturday was the Richmond women's basketball team during the second half of its 79-60 loss to Duquesne University. After playing a solid first twenty minutes, the Spiders entered the locker room with a 33-28 lead over the Dukes.


Pro Bowl, with date change, still struggling All-Star game

The National Football League will add a new twist to an old tradition this Sunday with its decision to move the time and place of the Pro Bowl, its version of an All-Star Game. Traditionally, the Pro Bowl is a post-Super Bowl face-off between the best of the best in the National Football Conference and American Football Conference.


Freshman-filled tennis teams begin spring season

The University of Richmond's men and women's tennis teams anticipate successful spring seasons, with the men's team hoping to learn and improve from its tough schedule and the women's team attempting to repeat its Atlantic 10 championship. Both Billy Boykin, the men's coach, and Mark Wesselink, the women's coach, said their teams' success would be hard to predict because both teams were young.


Kicking your way out of the playoffs

They're the smallest, slowest and weakest players on most football teams. They're on the field for no more than a minute each game and they rarely take a hit, but this year's NFL playoffs have been a testament to the vital importance of place kickers. There's something about the postseason that brings out the worst in the NFL's kicking contingent.


City of Richmond recognizes Spider football

For the second-consecutive year, the Richmond City Council recognized the University of Richmond football team for its accomplishments during the season. "Richmond City Council recognizes the University of Richmond Spiders football team as co-champions of the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association football season with a league 7-1 win-loss record," City Clerk Lou B.


Richmond escapes GW with last-second win

Richmond senior Ryan Butler hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 26 seconds left during the game as Richmond defeated George Washington University, 62-57, on Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Kevin Anderson led the Spiders with 21 points, 15 of which were scored during the second half.