Derrick Gordon of UMass came out last week in a positive step forward for gay student-athletes. However, they still face adversity, including at Richmond.
Former basketball player Derrick Williams was charged with possession of marijuana in October. Though he was found not guilty, Williams left the team in February.
University of Richmond guards Wayne Sparrow and Tim Singleton will transfer schools, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. It is not known where either of them will go next year.
After falling in a close contest to VCU eight days earlier, Richmond lost 71-53 in the A-10 Tournament quarterfinals in Brooklyn, N.Y.
VCU’s Briante Weber scored 18 points and led VCU’s suffocating defense in the Rams 71-53 victory. ShawnDre Jones led Richmond with 18 points.
Briante Weber scored 16 points for the Rams, as VCU dominated the Spiders in the opening 20 minutes.
Mat Shelton of VCU Ram Nation and Jack Nicholson, the sports editor for The Collegian, offer their thoughts on tonight’s meeting between Richmond and VCU.
Terry Allen scored a career-high 27 points, as Richmond cruised to a 76-64 victory over Duquesne in the first round of the A-10 tournament.
Richmond brings a four-game losing streak into the A-10 tournament following its 60-48 loss at Dayton. Richmond would play VCU again if it beats Duquesne on Thursday.
Richmond led the Rams for the first 30 minutes, but VCU rallied late without either of its two point guards to beat Richmond 56-50 at the Robins Center.