There were many moments in Brittani Shells' career that felt like a Hollywood film. The University of Richmond women's basketball senior guard scored 2,029 points in her career, more than any other player in program history, but the most important part of her game is not in the stat book.
On Tuesday night, University of Richmond football player Donte Boston and former teammate Kevin Grayson, RC '10, spoke to 22 players and the coaching staff from the George Wythe High School basketball program at a team dinner about the importance of academics. Boston, who was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for violating team rules, said he knew of the possible suspension before speaking with the basketball players, but decided to do it anyway.
Three University of Richmond football players have been suspended indefinitely from the team, and another has left the school, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Wide receiver Donte Boston, junior, and linebacker Harry Lee Daniel, sophomore, have been deactivated until further notice, according to the report.
The Virginia General Assembly adjourned its annual legislative session after passing revisions to its $78 billion two-year budget. Last year, legislators adopted a budget that slashed more than $4 billion from every area of government, but this year, with news that tax revenues were better than expected, they were able to reverse some previously adopted cuts. The House and Senate clashed in the session's last days on how to spend the unexpected money. The budget, which passed on Sunday night, included the first spending increases in education and health care since the economic downturn began.
Kevin Anderson scored 20 points in Saturday's win against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, surpassing the 2,000-point mark and making him the third all-time scorer in University of Richmond basketball history. While Anderson is not leading this year's team in scoring or assists, he is the most important part of the offense, whether he touches the ball or not.
Sophomore Jake Mayers didn't want to leave the game. Bucknell University loaded the bases on the sophomore starting pitcher in the ninth inning, and with only one out it looked as if University of Richmond head coach Mark McQueen might call on his bullpen to finish off the Bisons.
Senior Rudy Pett started playing rugby during fall 2009, when he studied abroad in Argentina. He joined the University of Richmond men's rugby club when he returned to school in the spring, already a second-semester junior. "Some friends of mine at UR had been asking me for a few years if I wanted to give rugby a try, but I had never been too interested," he said.
My favorite moment of last year's Major League Baseball season was when Detroit Tigers fans gave umpire Jim Joyce a standing ovation a day after his blown call robbed Tigers' pitcher Armando Galarraga of a perfect game. Galarraga had retired 26 consecutive Cleveland Indians batters last June and needed one more to notch perfection, something only 20 pitchers in MLB history had accomplished. When Galarraga stepped on first base on the next play, a full step ahead of the runner, he and the almost 18,000 fans at Comerica Park thought he had become the 21st pitcher to record a perfect game, but Joyce called the runner safe. "It was probably the most important call of my career and I missed it," Joyce said after the game. Joyce and Tigers fans spent the time after the game lamenting the call, but the next day Detroit fans did what they do best -- they forgave him.