The Collegian
Friday, September 22, 2023



Women's tennis team hopes to repeat as A-10 champs

The University of Richmond women's tennis team is coming off an Atlantic-10 championship season, but the team is much younger this year than it was when the season ended in May. The team lost three top players to graduation last spring, and replaced them with four freshmen who could contribute right away, coach Mark Wesselink said. The returning players have improved from last season, he said. "No one is treading water," he said.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Virginia Military Institute

The University of Richmond football team defeated the Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday at UR Stadium, 38-28, behind a career-best performance from quarterback Eric Ward. Contact staff photographer Nick Mider at nick and staff photographer Jimmy Young at


Ward leads Richmond past VMI

The University of Richmond football team survived a scare from the Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday at UR Stadium, defeating VMI 38-28. Richmond senior quarterback Eric Ward threw for three touchdowns and a career-best 394 yards on 28 of 39 passing.


Two-Minute Drill: 9/24/09

? University of Montana football coach Bobby Hauck dropped an F-bomb to a student reporter after the reporter asked about an alleged fight involving two Montana players.

Senior Kelsey Rdzanek puts away a penalty kick to secure the win over Davidson.

Women's soccer opens conference play tomorrow

The University of Richmond women's soccer team is almost halfway through its season, but the most important games are just about to begin. The team finished its non-conference season last weekend with a 2-0 win against Longwood University on Sunday, and a 3-2 win against Davidson University on Friday, bringing its record to 4-4-1.

During Women's Field Hockey game versus Miami University Dani Pycroft who is a junior player attempts to pass the ball and Sarah Blythe-Wood  who is a senior players assits Dani's playing.
Field Hockey

Field hockey set to open long homestand next week

The University of Richmond women's field hockey team has started out the season with a 4-5 record, and hopes to use what it learned from its early losses to play better as it gets closer to the Atlantic 10 Championship. The team played back-to-back home games this weekend, starting with a 7-0 win on Saturday against Monmouth University.


Trash talk in sports: Use it wisely

Trash talking in sports. Without question, pre-game smack talk provides some of the more entertaining storylines and water cooler conversations across the sporting world. Sometimes a few choice words can fire up your team or fire up your opponent.


Athletes taking extra steps to avoid the spread of H1N1

Athletes are usually focused on game plans and matchups, but now they have to worry about illness, too. The team physicians and trainers in the Sports Medicine department have emphasized preventative measures to keep teams healthy this year. "We have not really changed what we have done [in the past]," said Chris Jones, director of Sports Medicine. The physicians and trainers meet with teams before the season to remind them of the proper hygiene practices that help stop the spread of infection, Jones said. "A lot of things are common sense, but not common practice," he said. Mike London, head football coach, said: "We hope to hammer the message home that you have to be very mindful about what you do so you do not open yourself up to those issues.


No football game on Family Weekend? A bad mistake

Here's a question that will probably be on students' minds as next weekend approaches: What on earth am I going to do to occupy my parents if there is no Richmond football game? This may not affect the freshmen as much as it does us veterans who have been at the university for a couple years.


Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. Hofstra

The University of Richmond football team forced four fumbles and turned them all into points on its way to beating Hofstra University 47-0 during the home opener on Saturday afternoon at UR Stadium. Contact staff photographer Jimmy Young at

Field Hockey

Field hockey team dominates Monmouth

Two goals within the first three minutes of play by sophomore Katelin Peterson led to the University of Richmond field hockey's 7-0 win over Monmouth University. Peterson scored the first of her three goals one minute into the game when she beat a Monmouth defender to score into a wide-open goal. "We wanted to come out with a bang and make sure that we were on top right from the start," Peterson said. About one minute later, junior Hannah Hess set up Peterson for a shot that was saved by Monmouth goalie Melissa Katz.


No. 1 Richmond defeats Hofstra 47-0

The first home game of the season was full of firsts for the University of Richmond football team, as it defeated Hofstra University 47-0 at UR Stadium on Saturday. Four Richmond players scored their first career touchdowns during the game, as Richmond extended its school-record winning streak to 12 games and improved to 3-0 this season. The Richmond defense forced four fumbles during the first half and the offense turned them into 24 points.

Sophomore Brian Winters takes a shot on goal.
Club Sports

Lacrosse begins transition to become a varsity club

Men's lacrosse at the University of Richmond is changing from "a bunch of rag-tag frat boys" to a respectable team, club president Dan Colosimo said. The team aims to become a varsity club, meaning more money and better competition, said Tom Roberts, director of Recreation and Wellness.


Unsportsmanlike conduct shows the bad side of athletes

I was at Giants Stadium last Sunday watching the team's home opener against its division rival, the Washington Redskins, when I got the idea for this week's column. It was a couple of minutes into the second quarter and the Redskins were backed up in the Giants' end zone.

Wood n racket farm

Students relax at alumnus' off-campus racket club

Students, faculty and alumni have discovered a place to play games and sports besides the Weinstein Recreation and Wellness Center or the Intramural fields - a place that even has a lake twice the size of Westhampton Lake. Wood N' Racket Farm is a racket club in Gum Spring, Va., about a 30-minute drive from campus.