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Photos and Game Summary: Rams Run Over the Spiders

A dominant second half for VCU leads to victory against rival University of Richmond.

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VCU (16-5,6-2 Atlantic): 87
Richmond (15-6,5-3 Atlantic): 68

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Official VCU Game Recap:

The Short Story: Freshman guard Bones Hyland drained five 3-pointers and led five VCU players in double figures with 15 points as the Rams pulled away from Richmond Tuesday at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Hyland hit his first five 3-point attempts, including four in the first half to spark the VCU offense
  • Senior De’Riante Jenkins scored 14 points while grabbing five rebounds for the Black and Gold
  • Junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva controlled the glass with eight rebounds and supplied 14 points for VCU. Meanwhile, redshirt-senior guard Issac Vann tied his season-high with 11 points
  • Richmond forward Grant Golden led all Spider scorers with 24 points. The redshirt-junior also added eight rebounds

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Vann, Jenkins and Hyland connected on 3-pointers to spark a 22-5 VCU blitz to open the second half. The Rams assumed a 61-44 lead with 13:23 left and never looked back
  • The Rams built a 13-point lead early in the first half, only to watch Richmond rally for a 39-36 lead. But Hyland buried a deep step-back 3-pointer at the end of the half to send the teams into the locker room tied at 39-39
  • VCU’s bench outscored Richmond’s 36-8. Junior forward Corey Douglas tied a career-high with 11 points off the bench for the Rams
  • The Rams shot 49 percent (32-of-65) from the field, including 48 percent (10-of-21) from beyond the arc. Richmond shot 42 percent (22-of-52) and missed 11 of 14 three-point attempts

NOTABLE

  • Redshirt senior guard Marcus Evans converted a four-point play early in the first half to eclipse 2,000 career points. He scored 1,350 in two seasons at Rice before joining VCU
  • VCU improved to 54-30 all-time against Richmond. Those 54 victories are the Rams’ most over any opponent

NEXT UP
VCU travels north to face Rhode Island in their second matchup of the season on Friday, Jan. 31. The game is schedule for a 7 p.m. tip and will be broadcast on ESPN2.

 

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No Soccer but Richmond Kickers and Fans take to the Digital Pitch

Tune into ESPN.com for some hot 3 on 3 car soccer action.

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The USL1 soccer season was set to start last weekend. Obviously that didn’t happen. Sports junkies have been reduced to watching reruns of games and marble racing. USL is attempting to fill that live sports void slightly with a Rocket League tournament. Rocket League is a cross-platform 3 on 3 game of car soccer. The cars are turbocharged and the field is enclosed so there are spins, flips, and all sorts of skill maneuvers that talented digital jockeys can pull off.

The worldwide leader in sports, ESPN is set to broadcast the USLeCup on its digital platforms. The Kickers’ Rocket League team consists of one member from the Front Office – Taylor Bostic, one from the youth squad – Aiden Hendricks, and one from the Red Army (the Kickers supporters group) – Mike Dillion. They’ll will be representing the city and its charity partner, Feed More in the tournament.

The United Soccer League (USL) announced today that its relationship with ESPN will extend to the esports realm, with the organization becoming the official streaming platform for USL eCup: Rocket League Edition, which will kick off on Wednesday afternoon on the ESPN app and ESPN.com.

The 32-team World Cup-style tournament features clubs from across the USL Championship and League One competing for bragging rights in the digital arena, and will also benefit local charities nominated by each club to receive donations from fans tuned into the broadcasts and the tournament over the next month.

The Kickers team takes the field on Thursday at 3PM against North Texas.

Some hot Rocket League action to whet your appetite.

 

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Live Updates: Ongoing list and information on Richmond area institution and event closures, postponements

With new information and cancellations coming in by the hour, the below is our attempt to keep you up to date on the latest Richmond area closures, cancellations, and community information, with links to relevant resources for more. We’ll continue to update this article as we learn more. Feel free to leave your own in the comments or email to [email protected]

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Richmond Flying Squirrels offer digital field trip for Richmond-area students

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

The Education Day activities website can be found here.

The Flying Squirrels annually host Education Days at The Diamond as a learning-centered field trip to a game for schools around the Richmond region. The team has made their 2020 Education Day curriculum, broken down by grade level, available to families and students with schools closed for the rest of the academic year.

“In these unprecedented times, it is still our responsibility to be impactful in our communities, and especially with our future: the kids,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We are very proud of this wonderful work and hope children and parents alike enjoy learning from this information.”

The Education Day curriculum was designed by a Henrico County educator and incorporates state-mandated objectives. The website includes hands-on activities, educational videos, word problems, printable activity sheets and more that align with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) objectives taught to elementary students throughout the school year.

The Flying Squirrels are encouraging participating families to share pictures of their children completing the activities with the team on their Facebook page.

In an effort to practice safe social distancing and best ensure the health and of the Flying Squirrels family, the team’s front offices and team store are currently closed. Fans looking to reach out to the Flying Squirrels front office can find information here and are encouraged to interact on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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