The Collegian
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Amanda Sullivan

Spiders, Tribe meet for South's oldest football rivalry

No. 18 Richmond will travel to No. 6 William & Mary Saturday in need of a win to make its fourth-straight playoff appearance. William & Mary leads the all-time series 59-55-5, but Richmond has won the last five matchups. "For this season, I can say this is the biggest rivalry we are going to have," senior linebacker Eric McBride said.

Cheerleaders hope to establish game traditions

Cheerleaders stand on the sidelines of the E. Claiborne Robins Stadium and face people who have no allegiance to the University of Richmond yet: high school football recruits. "When a game environment isn't optimal, I think the cheerleaders are always quick to be blamed," Richmond cheerleading coach Erin Martin said. Martin said the cheerleaders' position during games served as a challenge, and there were only so many ways they could get fans to cheer. Senior captain Jayme Epstein said it was difficult to change the raw emotions during a game. "We don't really know how to get people excited and on their feet when our team scores a touchdown," she said.

Students warm up for Richmond marathon

Senior Patrick Joseph accepted a job as an investment-banking analyst at SunTrust Personal Finance in Atlanta, Ga., last month and decided to run in the Richmond SunTrust Marathon three weeks before the race.

Gelato at the Passport Café

Authentic gelato available at CWIC

Nick and Terrie DeLuca, owners of DeLuca Gelato, are at their shop on Gaskins Road every day to hand-make gelato and offer customers an authentic taste of Italy. The family-owned and operated store boasts more than 70 flavors of gelato and sorbet, along with other specialty Italian desserts. "Nick pours his soul into making each pan of gelato," Terrie said.

Richmond students find new target at Dominion

Rather than going to Short Pump mall or the James River, several University of Richmond students are now going to a different place to let loose -- Dominion Shooting Range. Senior Brett Segal went to Dominion Shooting Range, which is just a few miles from campus, to shoot his first 45 mm gun.

NASCAR makes pit stop in Richmond

It may be easy to write off NASCAR as a pseudo-sport, but there are many die-hard fans of the racing league that will do anything to see their favorite driver in the victory lane. For them, Richmond is synonymous with NASCAR, as it hosts one of the high-stake races.

Phone Services may remove landlines

University of Richmond Phone Services may follow the University of Virginia's recent decision to remove landline telephones from residence halls. "By April, we may make the recommendation, and could possibly do it next summer," said Doug West, director of Student Telecom Services.

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