The Collegian
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Katie Thomson

Richmond-VCU rivalry makes its way to the greens

Though its regular season ended with the Coca-Cola Wofford Intercollegiate tournament last week, the University of Richmond men's golf team competed in and won the first ever Black and Blue Cup this weekend over Virginia Commonwealth University. A variation of the Spiders-Rams basketball rivalry, nicknamed the "Black and Blue Classic," the idea of holding a golf match between the two rivals began as an informal conversation between the teams' two coaches at a tournament earlier in the season. Typically, collegiate golf is played in a stroke-play format over 54 holes and includes more than 12 teams.

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