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by ur76spider
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: FCS Sightings
Replies: 562
Views: 74345

Re: FCS Sightings

Oops!!! My previous post had Villanova (FCS current NC) listed among those schools I said are in the Commonwealth....In the case of the Wildcats I am not too off....they are in the Commonwealth alright... The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! :mrgreen:
by ur76spider
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: FCS Sightings
Replies: 562
Views: 74345

Re: FCS Sightings

I work in a public high school in northern Va and I have seen numerous FCS gear being worn by students, and some faculty and staff... schools cited....Barney (JMU), Wm&Mary, Villanova, VMI, Libery, ODU. These are no surprise since they are schools here in the Commonwealth. I've seen one New Hamp...
by ur76spider
Wed May 19, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: JMU "Pink Out" for Oct. 30 UMass game...
Replies: 33
Views: 3519

Re: JMU "Pink Out" for Oct. 30 UMass game...

While I do agree with getting rid of breast cancer, it is interesting that very little is done to make people aware of the prostate and colon cancers. I am a survivor of colon cancer (2007-2008). If it wasn't for the colonoscopy that I had in Jul of 07....I would probably be DEAD! :shock: After surg...
by ur76spider
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Hofstra Resurrection?
Replies: 35
Views: 2936

Re: Hofstra Resurrection?

Football "resurrections" do happen...sometimes. Back in the 1980s Villanova dropped football. I believe it was right after a stadium or playing surface upgrade! A few years later VU returned the sport. :thumb: We all know that last year (20009) the Wildcats won the National Championship! :...
by ur76spider
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: how serious is your rivalry?
Replies: 133
Views: 9507

Re: how serious is your rivalry?

Over the past five or six years Richmond's biggest rival (I believe) has been JMU. An oddity of this series is over the past four or five meeting the VISITING team has been the winner! :o Among older UR grads the biggest rivalry is William & Mary. In fact, the UR/ :nod: W&M series is one of ...
by ur76spider
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Mike London's Richmond "stuff"
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: Mike London's Richmond "stuff"

Some may think such questions as these are "silly". However I do believe I ask valid questions. I doubt that London would wear any UR gear around the UVA campus. I would be surprised if his new employer would look kindly on him wearing a NC Championship ring from a FCS school (Richmond) on...
by ur76spider
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Mike London's Richmond "stuff"
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Mike London's Richmond "stuff"

Just wondering? Now the ML is the HC of a FBS/ACC school (UVA) I wonder if he discarded (sold, pawned, threw away) his Richmond stuff? Did he "hock" his NC ring? Did he discard his UR degree(I hope not!) It would be interesting to know. :? Does he totally disassociate himself from UR and t...
by ur76spider
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: DO YOU SECRETLY LIKE AN FCS TEAM OTHER THAN YOU OWN?
Replies: 152
Views: 11047

Re: DO YOU SECRETLY LIKE AN FCS TEAM OTHER THAN YOU OWN?

I like to see the Virginia Military Institute be winners.....which it hasn't been since 1981. :( :( I told a VMI grad not too long ago I would like the Keydets to go 10-1....the "1" being to my Richmond Spiders! However, the Keydets have an opportunity to go 11-0 this year because they are...
by ur76spider
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Richmond 2010 Schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Re: Richmond 2010 Schedule

I also think realistically, we're looking at 6-5 record. The games against Elon (first game ever there), Delaware, and JMU should be sellouts! Since the capacity is 8700 the other contests may be pretty well attended. Hopefully the location of the stadium being on campus will boost attendance by the...
by ur76spider
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Elon 2010 Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 1805

Re: Elon 2010 Schedule

On Sept. 18th, 2010 Elon will be the FIRST team to play Richmond at UR's NEW STADIUM (Robins Stadium)....located on the beautiful University of Richmond campus! :thumb: I was a Freshman (1972-73) at UR when The Robins Center opened and our first game was against the University of Maryland. We got st...
by ur76spider
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: USC backup (Aaron Corp) transfer to Richmond
Replies: 43
Views: 3533

Re: USC backup (Aaron Corp) transfer to Richmond

I would care less how he looks! As long as he is a good student and an excellent QB is what matters to most Spider fans! .....Yes there are Spider fans out there! Maybe not as many as the huge state schools where freshmen enter an auditorium to take a required course along with 300 to 500 other fres...
by ur76spider
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Known programs
Replies: 40
Views: 2348

Re: Known programs

He is Doug Williams! Not Jason Campbell.
by ur76spider
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: USC backup (Aaron Corp) transfer to Richmond
Replies: 43
Views: 3533

Re: USC backup (Aaron Corp) transfer to Richmond

This is very exciting news, if it takes place! UR very seldom gets any players from Calif! I recall back in 1980 UR got a QB transfer from the state of Calif named Steve Krainock. This was during Dal Shealy's first year as UR head coach. :ugeek: :thumb:
by ur76spider
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: 2010 Early Top 5
Replies: 75
Views: 5184

Re: 2010 Early Top 5

Given the HUGE LOSSES due to graduation and a new Unproven head coach, Spider fans might have to endure a season like those in 1979 and 1982, when UR went 0-11! :cry: :cry: :cry:
by ur76spider
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Medicore facilities and few fans
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Medicore facilities and few fans

As for Richmond, it WILL have a shiney new stadium this coming fall (2010). :thumb: Yes, we may not have as many fans as the huge state universities, however, we still pull for our Spiders! :nod: And by the way, congrats to the Villanova Wildcats on their 2009 National Championship! :thumb: It is aw...
by ur76spider
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Question about FCS Schedules
Replies: 56
Views: 3895

Re: Question about FCS Schedules

As for the University of Richmond, the major reason for them scheduling a FBS school is for the money. I do not see scheduling a FBS school as a means of getting tougher for the playoffs. Next year UR opens its on campus stadium which will have a capacity of 8700. I wish the capacity was in the 10,0...
by ur76spider
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: I've never been humbled in a WIN
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: I've never been humbled in a WIN

Montana 24 Appalachian St. 17 What a game! Definitely "one for the ages!" I dare any of those FBS bowls to top this! FCS football is so superior to FBS football! Of course this is due to FCS being "where championships are earned, not given!" Next Friday in Chattnooga should be ve...
by ur76spider
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Save Hofstra Football
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Save Hofstra Football

Did not Villanova go through the same thing? I recall around 1980 VU dropped football to the dismay and anger of many Villanova alums and fans! A restoral effort was started, including a fund raising effort (I believe it was Bob Hope). The program was indeed restored and VU has one of the premier FC...
by ur76spider
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Richmond needs a smaller stadium
Replies: 42
Views: 3321

Re: Richmond needs a smaller stadium

Robins Stadium (that's the name of the on campus stadium) will seat 8700. I know that a number of folks "sneer" at that capacity. However there are a couple of reasons for an 8700 stadium instead of a 12000 to 15000 facility. Richmond is a small private university of around 2800 undergradu...
by ur76spider
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: London Offered UVA job, likely to accept
Replies: 24
Views: 1707

Re: London Offered UVA job, likely to accept

First of all, it is disappointing that Richmond did not go further in the playoffs. They ran into the best player in the FCS and a very good team (ASU). I hope that Richmond will cherish its 2008 NCAA Championship Trophy becaue I fear that we are going to see an extended "dark age" for UR ...
by ur76spider
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Who Do You Want To See Lose???
Replies: 71
Views: 4523

Re: Who Do You Want To See Lose???

I would love to see any team that plays Richmond lose! It would be wonderful to see the Spiders repeat as National Champions! :nod: This would be espically nice since Mike London will probably replace Al Groh at Virginia. If the Spiders repeat, London can look at two NC rings. He, nor anyone else, w...
by ur76spider
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Northeastern Confirms End Of Football
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Northeastern Confirms End Of Football

It is sad to see a school drop football! :cry: I remember when Boston University dropped football around 15 years ago! I wonder with NU dropping football and ODU and Ga State joining CAA football, if a new alignment will be made in the northern and southern divisions of CAA Football? Also, I believe...
by ur76spider
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Most successful team never to win a FCS championship
Replies: 82
Views: 4366

Re: Most successful team never to win a FCS championship

Furman University has won a NC! (1988). In fact, Furman and UR (current NC) are the only private schools that have won a NC! :nod: :nod: Go Spiders! :mrgreen:
by ur76spider
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Is somebody leaving the Patriot League in 2010?
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Is somebody leaving the Patriot League in 2010?

The other night will going through the cable channels I came across the taped contest between Fordham and Lafayette. When I started watching, they were talking about one of the schools offering scholarships beginning in 2010 and therefore would be leaving the Patriot Leaague. I missed the part of th...
by ur76spider
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: UMass @ Richmond
Replies: 53
Views: 3167

Re: UMass @ Richmond

What wonderful posts! I enjoyed reading them! I am not going to repeat everything that I have said on the subject of low turnout at Richmond football games. I would just like you to remember that UR is a small school and therefore the chance of large crowds are very small. As for those so called fan...