The Collegian
Friday, December 09, 2022



A passion for intramurals

It's a Wednesday night and you're walking by the intramural fields - that large patch of grass in between C-Lot and the 1500 to 1700 blocks of the apartments.


Women's tennis vying for A-10 title, NCAA bid this weekend

The University of Richmond women's tennis team has enjoyed success throughout most of its spring season, but the team will need one more winning weekend to reach its goal of an Atlantic 10 championship. The Spiders were 14-5 during the regular season, with all of their losses coming against ranked opponents.


Missing: NHL playoffs on TV

This past Saturday night, I did something I haven't been able to do in a while: I watched an entertaining ice hockey game on ESPN. Boston University played Miami University (OH) during the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship.


Not like Mike

Who is the most dominant athlete in the history of sports? This question is more or less impossible to answer because of the tremendous range of accomplishment and competition across everything that we consider to be sport.


Offense and defense square off in spring game

The offense beat the defense 45-38. The controlled scrimmage format of the game awarded the offense points for touchdowns and the defense points for forcing turnovers and making defensive stops. Fifth-year seniors Eric Ward, Matt McCracken, Seth Williams and Collin McConaghy were named captains for the 2009 team. Students and fans signed up to donate their bone marrow before the game through the National Bone Marrow Donor Program. Contact staff writer Barrett Neale at


Losing streak hits 10 with loss to Dayton

The University of Richmond's baseball team lost its 10th game in a row as the Spiders fell to the University of Dayton 17-5. The game was tied at two going into the fifth inning before the Flyers got back-to-back home runs from Cole Tyrell and Jonathan Castine to give Dayton a 5-2 lead.


Tiger's shot to end a debate

The Masters Golf Tournament, maybe the most prestigious tournament in all of golf, begins today, and this year's storyline is as captivating as it could be. Tiger Woods is not only seeking his fifth green jacket, he is also trying to end a discussion. With a win at this year's Masters, Tiger would establish himself as the most dominant athlete in any sport. Ever. Some have already given Tiger this crown and others will hold judgment until he passes Jack Nicklaus' record 18-major championships, but this week at Augusta will be the clincher for me. First, let's look at what Tiger is up against. Not only will Tiger face off against all of the top 15 players in the World Golf Rankings, he will be teeing it up against the likes of Anthony Kim and Rory McIlroy, some of the best young talent the game has seen in quite some time. The field at the Masters is one of the toughest Woods may ever face.


Fantasy baseball is back

Dragons and 12-sided die characterized the world of old-school fantasy, but a new fantasy realm, where walks, hits, innings pitched and earned run averages determine victory or defeat, has emerged once again. Fantasy baseball, the national pastime of sports enthusiasts and OCD statistical analysts, marked the beginning of another year on Opening Day for Major League Baseball.

Siblings Pablo, Isabel and Rafa Arana, from Mexico City, all play tennis for Richmond.

Arana family stays together in Richmond, on the court

It's not often that you come across a family full of tennis players, but the Aranas are full of them. Few students in Mexico leave the country to attend university or play collegiate sports, but twins Isabel and Pablo Arana and their cousin Rafa Arana all came from Mexico to play on the University of Richmond men and women's tennis teams. Sitting together in 8:15 at Boatwright, the Aranas laughed and joked with each other as if they were all siblings. "I mean, Rafa has basically lived in my house," Pablo said.


Two-Minute Drill: 04/02/09

-The Final Four is set for Saturday. Connecticut will take on Michigan State during the first national semifinal and North Carolina will play Villanova during the second game.

Ryan Butler, '10

Men's basketball's 20-win season ends during CBI semi

Even though the University of Richmond men's basketball team lost during the College Basketball Invitational semifinal last week, its players said they felt the season ended on a high note. The 81-69 home loss to the University of Texas at El Paso marked the end of the Spiders' 20-16 season, their first 20-win season since 2003-04. With five freshmen and three sophomores on the 16-player roster, the team had plenty of room to grow at the beginning of the season.


Safe or soft: the new NFL

Perhaps you are looking at the snapshot above and wondering to yourself: "Who is this Jessie Murray girl and what could she possibly have to tell me about sports?" I will give you some insight into who I am and then you may understand.


Women's basketball handles key injuries, finds success

The University of Richmond's women's basketball team ended its 2008-09 season with a 24-10 overall record. Many may look back over the season and wonder what might have been, but it proved to be a turning point in the women's program. During the previous two years, the Spiders had not had much success, ending with a 13-17 record during the 2006-07 season and a 14-17 record during the 2007-08 season.


Men's golf heads to W. Va. for Marshall Invitational

Members of the men's golf team said they hoped to get back into the swing of things as their season comes to a close and they head to the Marshall Invitational this weekend in Huntington, W.Va. Although the team has had an inconsistent season in regards to its record, head coach Adam Decker said he was optimistic about a positive finish to the season and would look forward to the Atlantic 10 conference championships. "It has been an up and down year," Decker said.


Comment Policy Change

Part of the Collegian's mission is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and we are proud of the discussions that our opinion section and online edition have fostered. But as the semester has progressed, some of the comments for online articles have moved away from a discussion of ideas, morphing into anonymous and very public attacks on the personalities and lifestyles of the people who write articles, columns and comments on our Web site. The Collegian's policy for print opinion submissions is that they must be accompanied by the writer's name, unless the editor grants a writer's request for anonymity.