Archives: Blasts

Revolution introduce new head coach

Replacing former head coach, and 2009 IFL Head Coach of the Year, Steve Criswell is Tony Hawkins. Hawkins has ties to several Richmond-area football programs: Thomas Jefferson High School Virginia State University Virginia Union University Benedictine High School Hawkins is also the managing partner of The Republic.

New Hampshire week presser

New Hampshire week! Top 25 CAA showdowns are a dime a dozen this year (like most years), and this week is no exception. The #11 Spiders hop on a plane to take on the #22 Wildcats for a noon kickoff.

Coastal Carolina week presser

I couldn’t make my way over to the Robins Center for this week’s presser but here are some interesting bullets from the notes they sent out: In its final non-conference game of the 2010 regular season, No. 11 Richmond looks to bounce back Saturday versus Coastal Carolina at Robins Stadium. Richmond is looking to rebound […]

Marathon registration fees go up on Friday

Starting October 1 (that’s Friday), registration fees for the SunTrust Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8k will go up. Save some bucks while you can!

Casey Cooley named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

Cooley blocked Elon’s field goal attempt, that would have given the Phoenix the lead, in overtime. It was his first career block.

UR signs home-and-home with Liberty

UR has announced that they’ve signed a home-and-home with Liberty. The Spiders will get the first home game in 2013 and play in Lynchburg the following year. This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

Flying Squirrels release 2011 schedule

You can download the PDF here if you want to print it out an hang it on your fridge. Items of note: Opening night is April 7th, a Thursday The hated Bowie Baysox will again be our main Rival: the Squirrels will face them more than any other opponent. The Yankee’s AA team, the Trenton […]

RVA named 3rd best tennis town, wins $25k

After several weeks of voting, the United States Tennis Association has officially ranked Richmond 3rd in its competition for the Best Tennis Town in the United States (right behind Charleston and Atlanta who nabbed the first and second spots, respectively).

UR Stadium renamed (back) to City Stadium

Now that UR has their very own brand new stadium the old stadium was in dire need of renaming — mostly to avoid confusing fans traveling to the Spiders home opener on September 18th. UR Stadium, which once was City Stadium, is now, once again, City Stadium. The City is removing all the highway signage […]

Notes from UR v. UVa presser

Not much new from today’s UR presser — most of these things are filled with coach-speak and the party line. That’s totally fine, but you don’t typically get a ton of new info out of them. The hot topic has shifted from who’ll be starting at QB to how do Coach Scott and the players […]