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Road To Selection Sunday: Richmond and the Unthinkable

The NCAA tournament is right around the corner! Before the big dance gets underway, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most memorable moments by spotlighting 20 different upsets in the 20 days leading up to selection Sunday. Upsets are one of the many things that make the NCAA tournament one of the greatest sporting events in the world. This will be happy for some and...
Via The Sports Post
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Spiders prepare for loud reception in semifinal against NDSU

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The quarterback for the Richmond Spiders is embracing the opportunity to play football in a building that has not been kind to opposing quarterbacks. Sophomore Kyle Lauletta will guide the upstart Spiders Friday night against four-time defending FCS winner North Dakota State. The Pennsylvania native says he followed NDSU when he was a high school student and calls...
Via Associated Press
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Richmond, Green eliminate Illinois State in FCS quarters

(STATS) - So much of the early, and negative, talk surrounding the FCS playoffs was centered on all five Missouri Valley Conference qualifiers being placed in one half of the bracket. Perhaps that stood out to the Richmond Spiders, who on Friday night proved it's much more than just a Missouri Valley party. The No. 7-seeded Spiders ended No. 2 seed Illinois State's FCS-best 19...
Via Associated Press
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball Shows Best Performance Of Season Against Richmond

The Florida Gators (6-1) got off to an early start over the Richmond Spiders (4-3) and took a huge first half lead on Star Wars Night. The Gators showed off their best performance of the season this far, cruising to an almost unopposed 76-56 victory. The first 20 minutes played by the Gators were inspiring and showed the potential of the program under Mike White. The Gators led 40...
Via Gamedayr
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

JMU QB Vad Lee to undergo season-ending foot surgery

James Madison quarterback Vad Lee will miss the rest of the season as he will undergo surgery on a foot injury he suffered late in Saturday’s upset loss to the Richmond Spiders. Lee suffered the injury with twelve minutes remaining in the game, which the Dukes lost 59-49. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, James Madison head coach Everett Withers made the announcement Tuesday...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Best College GameDay Signs at James Madison

Another Saturday, another College GameDay. This time the crew is at James Madison for a match up between the Dukes and the Richmond Spiders. It’s the first time College GameDay has visited the James Madison campus and the crowd in Harrisonburg, VA brought their A game for the infamous GameDay sign tradition. This seems likely to work, Bradley. pic.twitter.com/pFExVb9Ga0 — College...
Via Gamedayr
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Here Are The Best Signs From College GameDay At James Madison vs. Richmond

It got personal last week in Ann Arbor prior to the showdown between Michigan and Michigan State, with fans using the rivalry’s storied history as inspiration for signs. But this week was about making history, as ESPN College GameDay set up shop in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for James Madison’s game against Richmond. It was the first time JMU hosted GameDay, and Dukes fans did not...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

College GameDay headed to James Madison next weekend

College GameDay will be giving two FCS teams some airtime next weekend when ESPN brings the hit program to James Madison University. GameDay’s official Twitter made the announcement, complete with a trailer for the Dukes’ game against the Richmond Spiders. Harrisonburg, we're coming to your city. @SpiderFootball at @JMUFootball. Let's do this. pic.twitter.com/mksRIwbXJT...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Richmond uses technology for strength training

In today’s world of ever-growing technology, it is not uncommon to see athletic teams using newer and more modernized methods of running tests on athletes and their strength training. While some teams are more accustomed to sticking with the old method of hitting the weights and hitting them hard, the Richmond Spiders basketball team is using a newer method to produce results....
Via Campus Sports Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Richmond names court after first coach to win as 15 seed

We have heard in the past of fifteen seeds beating a two seed in the NCAA Tournament. Since 1991, seven fifteen seeds have upset a two seed. It all had to start somewhere and that was with Dick Tarrant’s Richmond Spiders. According to College Basketball Talk, Richmond has decided to rename their court after Tarrant, who won 239 games in his twelve-year career with the Spiders and...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Lands Graduate Transfer Alonzo Nelson-Ododa

Former Richmond Spiders big man Alonzo Nelson-Ododa will graduate and transfer to Pittsburgh for his final year of eligibility. Nelson-Ododa announced his decision on his personal Twitter page. I will be a Pitt Panther next year! #H2P pic.twitter.com/SOR7eE7mWe — Alonzo Nelson-Ododa (@Alonzo33_) May 24, 2015 A 6’9″, 235 pound power forward from Atlanta, Nelson-Ododa averaged...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Wake Forest gets a tip in at the buzzer to beat Richmond

The Deacs hit two three pointers in the final minute and added this tip-in right at the buzzer to beat the Richmond Spiders on Sunday…..
Via The Student Section
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Verizon Center to host Atlantic-10 tournament in 2018

The Atlantic-10 Conference announced that the Verizon Center will host their men’s basketball tournament in 2018 along with Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center in 2017. A10 commish Bernadette McGlade makes it official: men's tourney to Verizon in 2018. — Gene Wang (@gene_wang) September 4, 2014 The Atlantic-10 will be moving their tournament from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center...
Via KCM Sports
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Richmond loses scoring leader for rest of season

Richmond scoring leader Cedrick Lindsay will miss the rest of the season because of knee injuries. Coach Chris Mooney said Wednesday that the senior guard tore menisci in both knees. Lindsay averaged 18.3 points for the Spiders (14-8, 4-3 Atlantic 10). That was third-best in the conference. Lindsay finished his career 22nd on the Spiders' career scoring list with 1,276 points....
Via Associated Press
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spiders look to rebound during visit to VCU

Richmond's city rivalry with VCU has taken on new meaning in the past two seasons with both teams now competing in the Atlantic 10 Conference, and Saturday's meeting at VCU comes at a good time for the Spiders. Richmond is coming off a 20-point loss at No. 19 Saint Louis that was never that close. Coach Chris Mooney says having the Spiders' rival next on the schedule is probably...
Via Associated Press
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: No. 19 Saint Louis whips Richmond 77-57

ST. LOUIS -- Guard Jordair Jett had 21 points and a career-best 10 rebounds and No. 19 Saint Louis made quick work of Richmond, leading by 24 in the first half of a 77-57 rout on Wednesday night. The Billikens' 13th straight victory was one of their most lopsided, too. Surprisingly so, given Richmond knocked off then-No. 12 Massachusetts last week and entered with a four-game winning...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A win tonight over Richmond could have big payoff for SLU

ST. LOUIS -- For the Saint Louis Billikens, this will be a game that could make the difference between a really good and a very special season. Beat Richmond at Chaifetz Arena on Wednesday night and the first-place and 19th-ranked Billikens will continue to separate themselves from the rest of the Atlantic 10 and gain a little more notoriety on a national level. "This is one of those...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: No. 19 SLU puts perfect A-10 record on the line vs. Richmond

While this season's crop of freshmen have taken college basketball by storm, senior-led Saint Louis continues to win. Enjoying their best start in conference play in nearly six decades, the 19th-ranked Billikens go for a 13th straight victory Wednesday night when they host Richmond. Saint Louis (18-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10) has gone unbeaten since falling 70-65 to No. 4 Wichita State on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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