The Collegian
Thursday, August 06, 2020

Chrissy Wengloski


Alcohol poisoning doubles on campus since fall 2011

The number of students transported from campus to the hospital for alcohol-related illness this semester is already more than double the total from the fall of 2011. Before Thanksgiving break, 43 students had been transported to hospitals for alcohol-related illness, Richmond Dean Joseph Boehman said.

Richmond men's basketball alumni on coaching staff

Former Richmond men's basketball players, Ryan Butler and Peter Thomas, are using their experience playing for coach Chris Mooney helps them relate to current players, Thomas said. Thomas played for Richmond from 2003 to 2007, and he was a junior when Butler came in as a freshman in 2005.

Soccer alumni will fight on following press conference

The press conference hosted by University of Richmond soccer alumni on Friday presented a question of right and wrong, said men's soccer coach Leigh Cowlishaw. Maybe the answer will not be reinstating soccer and track, but the decision certainly needs to be scrutinized with all the facts presented, he said. Soccer alumnus Scott Byrnes, '91, led off his speech by acknowledging that people might have seen the amount of work that has gone into fighting the decision to cut the men's soccer and men's track and field teams as overkill.

Rugby program continuing its success at UR

University support and camaraderie are important to the continued progress of the University of Richmond club rugby teams, said men's coach Carl Schmitt and women's coach Davis Theakston. Schmitt said he credited the consistent success of the men's rugby program to the fact that there were a lot of good student athletes at Richmond, and that they responded well to an established program.

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