Richmond Rumors & News

  • Spiders hoops bringing in graduate transfer from FAMU

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The University of Richmond is bringing in a basketball graduate transfer for the first time in program history. UR will be the third college for 6-foot-6 Malcolm Bernard. Bernard comes from Florida A&M, to which he transferred after two seasons at Charleston Southern. Bernard, a resident of..." April 20

  • UR junior guard Josh Jones suspended indefinitely

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The University of Richmond’s inexperienced backcourt became more inexperienced Tuesday evening, when junior guard Josh Jones was suspended indefinitely from all team activities for a violation of athletics department policy. A brief UR release said the athletics department will have no..." November 16

  • Henrico's Buckingham commits to Richmond

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Wherever De'Monte Buckingham went to play basketball, there was Chris Mooney sitting in the bleachers watching him. When Buckingham and his Amateur Athletic Union squad Team Takeover went to Las Vegas or Georgia, the University of Richmond coach hopped on a plane and followed. When..." August 04

  • Alonzo Nelson-Ododa transfers to Pitt

    Cardiac Hill "Nelson-Ododa is the latest big man to join the Panthers. The team already had secured Rozelle Nix and recently added transfer Rafael Maia. Last year, Nelson-Ododa averaged 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He also brings some shot-blocking ability with 1.7 blocks in 23 minutes of action per..." May 25

  • Richmond to lose senior forward as graduate transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Alonzo Nelson-Ododa is transferring out of the Richmond program, the school announced on Tuesday. Nelson-Ododa is a 6-foot-9 forward that is second all-time in Richmond history in blocks. He averaged 6.6 points and 5.1 boards this past season, starting 69 games in three seasons. Nelson-Ododa..." May 06

  • Richmond strip clubs offer VCU Coach Shaka Smart free lap dances to stay

    Washington Post "VCU men’s basketball Coach Shaka Smart was reportedly scheduled to meet Thursday with Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson, who was expected to offer Smart the same job with the Longhorns. If that happens, Smart will have a difficult decision to make. Is it worth leaving a program he helped..." April 03

  • UR's Nelson-Ododa out indefinitely

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "University of Richmond post man Alonzo Nelson-Ododa will undergo surgery this morning to repair a fractured bone around his right eye and is out indefinitely. Nelson-Ododa was contesting a follow shot in the first half of the Spiders’ 79-74 loss to visiting Rhode Island on Sunday when he was..." February 10

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • VCU 71, Richmond 53

    ProSportsDaily "Briante Weber scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half as the Rams advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. Treveon Graham added 14 points and six rebounds for second-seeded VCU (25-7), which will play third-seeded George Washington on Saturday. Melvin..." March 15

  • Graham fuels Rams' rally in 56-50 win at Richmond

    VCUAthletics "The Basics Score: VCU 56, Richmond 50 Records: VCU (23-7, 11-4), Richmond (18-12, 8-7) Location: Robins Center – Richmond, Va. The Short Story: Junior Treveon Graham notched his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the VCU men's..." March 07

  • Spiders Host VCU In Bank Of America Capital Classic "Richmond hosts VCU in the Bank of America Capital Classic on Thursday in a sold-out Robins Center at 9 p.m. in a game televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network. The Spiders are 18-11 overall and 8-6 in the Atlantic 10. Richmond has won four of the last seven since losing both seniors for..." March 04

  • Despite foot injuries, Sparrow helps Spiders step forward

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Starting Richmond guard Wayne Sparrow left the Robins Center after Saturday's 62-49 win over La Salle with his right foot in a protective gray boot. This would be a major concern for short-handed UR, if not for the fact that Sparrow has been wearing the boot off the court for weeks. Sparrow, a..." February 24

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Providence and Richmond miss big chances

    CBS Sports "Tuesday didn't have too many marquee matchups, but it did feature several quality bubble games. Some teams were looking for resume-boosting wins, while others were just looking to avoid bad losses. Winners George Washington: The Colonials were in nearly every projected bracket heading into the..." February 19

  • Anthony Leads Spiders Past St. Bonaventure, 64-62 "Junior Kendall Anthony’s 28 points, including the game-winning jumper with five seconds remaining as the Richmond men’s basketball team defeated St. Bonaventure 64-62 Wednesday night at the Robins Center. After a basket in the paint by Terry Allen (14 points) tied the game at 62 with 1:32..." February 07

  • Richmond scorer Cedrick Lindsay (knee) out for season

    CBS Sports "Richmond senior Cedrick Lindsay is out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, the team announced on Wednesday. Lindsay, a 6-foot-1 guard from Washington D.C., suffered a torn meniscus in both knees. “I would like to thank Cedrick for his outstanding contributions to Richmond..." February 05

  • Billikens turn defense into points in 77-57 win over Spiders

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the search for St. Louis University’s offense, Wednesday’s 77-57 win over Richmond provided a reminder of what drives the team’s scoring best: its defense. In what could have been the 19th-ranked Billikens’ best defensive showing of the season — which is saying a lot for a team that plays..." January 30

  • Anthony Named A-10 Player Of Week "Richmond junior Kendall Anthony was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week after averaging 20.0 points per game and shooting 51.8 percent from the field in two victories for the Spiders last week. Anthony made 7-of-15 three-point attempts for 46.7 percent as Richmond defeated No. 12 ranked..." January 28

  • Richmond Plays At No. 19 Saint Louis "Richmond takes its four-game winning streak to No. 19 ranked Saint Louis Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET in a game televised on Fox Sports Midwest. The Game is available on DirecTV Ch. 671, Dish Network Ch. 418 with the Sports Package. In the Richmond area it is available on Verizon Fios Ch. 300 (Fox..." January 28

  • Spiders bite Minutemen

    Boston Herald "Kendall Anthony scored 21 points and Richmond hung on in the final minute to beat No. 13 UMass, 58-55, last night in Richmond, Va. UMass (16-2, 3-1), which had won six straight since a 60-55 loss to Florida State on Dec. 21, fell for the first time in Atlantic 10 play. Anthony made his first..." January 24

  • Spiders Upend No. 12 UMass At Robins Center, 58-55 "Junior Kendall Anthony scored 21 points as Richmond defeated No. 12 ranked Massachusetts 58-55 Wednesday, sending a ranked team away from the Robins Center for the fifth time in the last six visits. Richmond won its 10th game against a ranked team since 2008, and it was the fifth home win in..." January 23