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James Riddick

SSIR capstones share a semesters' worth of research

Weekend shuttles from campus to the James River and an improved system of campus green bikes were two of the many plans that were proposed by members of the Sophomore Scholars in Residence programs during their capstone project presentations. Throughout the month of April, students from each of the nine SSIR communities presented their research and accomplishments from a semester of work.

Junior transfer ineligible to play football this fall

Transfer junior quarterback Michael Rocco will not be eligible to play for the Spiders in the 2013 season, after leaving the University of Virginia this past semester. After starting all 11 games for Virginia in 2011 and eight games in 2012, Rocco decided to change schools, looking for a fresh start to his football career, he said.

Former student-athlete can finally promote his clothing line

Senior Jonathan Benjamin can finally publicize his clothing line with his own name after more than a year of marketing and product development. Benjamin, a former University of Richmond varsity basketball player, developed his own clothing line, Official Visit Activewear, or OVAW, in Professor Adam Marquardt's principles of marketing class during the summer of 2011. What began as a simple class project grew into a thriving business after months of hard work, Marquardt said.

Women's tennis beats East Carolina University 4-3

Strong performances by the women's tennis freshmen helped the Spiders beat the East Carolina Pirates 4-3 on a chilly Thursday afternoon at the University of Richmond. Richmond started off the day with two doubles victories and held off the Pirates throughout the rest of play.

Mimi Mudd elected as WCGA president

Junior Mimi Mudd was elected Tuesday as president of the Westhampton College Government Association for the 2013-2014 term. After the day of voting, Mudd won the election, barely beating out the opposing candidate, Meredith Combs.

Spiders lose a hard-fought game to VCU, 93-82

The University of Richmond men's basketball team kept pace with rival VCU for 37 minutes of Wednesday night's game, but a Rams 14-3 run in the last three minutes of the game proved to be too much, and the Spiders lost, 93-82. With the score tied at 79 with a little less than three minutes left in the second half, the VCU "Havoc" defense began to pressure the Spiders into turnovers, and the Rams capitalized on them. The Rams' physical play affected the Spiders' offense for most of the game, but they did not seem to be flustered until the final minutes.

Women's basketball team loses four-game winning streak

The University of Richmond women's basketball team struggled offensively and was unable to stop the Charlotte 49ers, and lost 64-55 Sunday at the Robins Center. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Spiders and was the last home game for seniors Ryann Dannelly, Sam and Rachael Bilney.

Sharp shooting propels Spiders over VCU

The Richmond women's basketball team made 12 three-pointers on its way to defeating cross-town rival, VCU, 66-62, Wednesday at the Robins Center. The game was a memorable night for sisters Sam and Rachael Bilney, who combined to score 31 of the team's points, on nine of 16 shooting from three-point range.

Spiders survive Bonnies, 83-80, in overtime game

Richmond survived a late run and was able to outlast the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 83-80, in an overtime thriller, Saturday night at the Robins Center. Darien Brothers stepped to the free throw line with just over 24 seconds left in the overtime period, and made three straight to give the Spiders a two-point lead.

Newly D-1 men's lacrosse team will join Atlantic Sun conference

The Richmond men's lacrosse team will play as a member the Atlantic Sun Conference when it begins Division-I play next spring, Richmond Director of Athletics Keith Gill announced on Monday. In a press conference held alongside new men's lacrosse coach Dan Chemotti, Gill made the announcement that Richmond would become the sixth member of the Atlantic Sun for men's lacrosse. "We are very excited to be joining such a great group of southern schools," Gill said.

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