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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Jessica Murray

Even without Richmond, Madness still a must-see

During the past year, I have written about everything from the opening of new and expensive stadiums, to the lack of Richmond football during Family Weekend, to the transgressions of professional athletes and the demise of Binghamton's basketball program. I have tried to cover a wide range of sports topics and capture the attention of Richmond readers and sports fans.

Early start to March Madness, tonight at the Robins Center

The road to March has finally reached a crossroads as the month for college basketball officially commenced this week, and teams across the country await their fate in the NCAA bracket. Bracket predictions for the NCAA Tournament become more relevant and every loss matters just that much more for the lower-ranked teams trying to ensure a spot in the Madness. When Selection Sunday arrives on March 14, those teams at the No.

How old? USC gets verbal commitment from 8th grader

The University of Southern California's football coaching staff did something unprecedented in the realm of college football last week by allowing a 13-year-old to commit to its 2015 recruiting class. How can this teenager from Delaware be so certain that USC should be his school five years down the line?

Pro Bowl, with date change, still struggling All-Star game

The National Football League will add a new twist to an old tradition this Sunday with its decision to move the time and place of the Pro Bowl, its version of an All-Star Game. Traditionally, the Pro Bowl is a post-Super Bowl face-off between the best of the best in the National Football Conference and American Football Conference.

Yankees' long road to World Series victory No. 27

The pinstripes did it again. Last Wednesday the New York Yankees won their 27th World Series title by defeating the Phillies 7-3 in Game 6. If you are a New York Mets or Boston Red Sox fan, this was probably the most painful World Series you have had to witness - but you definitely could not keep your eyes off the television.

Howard's death not a UConn-only scenario

The University of Connecticut campus was rattled last week when the university's starting cornerback and punt returner was killed after the team's homecoming victory against Louisville. Jasper Howard, 20, was stabbed once in the abdomen and died in the arms of his teammates during a fight after a university-sanctioned dance.

Rio's Olympic victory sends Chicago packing

The United States had a wake-up call last week when it was announced in Copenhagen that Rio De Janeiro beat out Chicago for the Summer 2016 Olympic bid. Chicago did not just lose the bid to host the summer Olympics.

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.

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