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One and done

Ben Ashauer bashauer@radford.edu The Radford University menís soccer team traveled to Conway, S.C to face Coastal Carolina University for the first round of the Big South Tournament.

Duke dashes NCAA dream

Jessica Huennekens jhuenneke@radford.edu After defeating Coastal Carolina University in the Big South Championship, the Radford University Lady Highlanders traveled to Durham, N.C.

An up and down opening

Peter Mason pdmason@radford.edu and Ben Ashauer bashauer@radford.edu The Radford University Highlanders opened up their season with their first two games at home, and their next three on the road.

Young swim and dive team shines through first semester

Billy Waymouth wwaymouth@radford.edu Radford University has recently received a National Letter of Intent from Colleen Miller, a senior at Archbishop Spalding High School. Miller has an exceptional record.

Bump, set, spike ---- back to basics

Elliot Blumberg eblulmberg@radford.edu Radford University womenís volleyball ended the regular season 9-18, going into the Big South tournament with a Big South record of 4-12 against #2 High Point University (26-6, 13-3 Big South).

Rugby rallies past UVA

Sean Naylor spnaylor@radford.edu The Rugby Club of Radford University defeated the University of Virginia this past Saturday, Nov. 22, 20-17 at home. This gave the team a memorable win to close out a tough season.

Women's season starts with five game slide

Jessica Huennekens jhuenneke@radford.edu and Peter Mason pdmason@radford.edu The first game of the regular season for the Radford University womenís basketball team was at James Madison University in Harrisonburg on Saturday, Nov.

Men's soccer ties at home

Peter Mason pdmason@radford.edu Radford University menís soccer had two games last week. They played the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Costal Carolina University on Sunday, Oct.

Lacrosse looking up after team goes 2-1-1 in Middleburg

Kevin Moran kmoran@radford.edu Last weekend Radford University Menís Lacrosse Club team went 2-1-1 in the National College Lacrosse League annual Middleburg, VA lacrosse tournament.

No goals; but no losses

Jessica Huennekes jhuenneke@radford.edu The Radford University Lady Highlanders (8-1-5) soccer team took on the Panthers of High Point University (7-4-6) on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The game was a physical well-fought battle that ended in a 0-0 tie.

Volleyball wins five game thriller

Elliot Blumberg baschauer@radford.edu The Radford University Lady Highlanders played Liberty University, Charleston Southern University, and Coastal Carolina University in the past eight days, pulling one win out of the three tough matches.

Men's golf season more then on par

Ben Ashauer bashauer@radford.edu Radford University menís golf began its 2008 season at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate tournament on Sept. 19 with an 11th place finish in the field.

New Roof; New Beginning

Colin Daileda cdaileda@radford.edu Almost immediately following the end of the 2007-08 basketball season, the Dedmon Center was closed to the student population so that a number of renovations could be made in order to provide fans with a better arena experience.

Volleyball searching for early-season swagger

Colin Daileda cdaileda@radford.edu Elliot Blumberg eblumberg@radford.edu Radford University volleyball (7-10, 2-5 Big South) seemed to be given new life during their home opener against the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct.

Goal keeper determined not to let goals or good grades slip by

Dana Pool dcpool@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís soccer team is off to an impressive start this season with a recent win against the University of North Carolina at Asheville, making the Highlanderís record thus far seven wins, four losses and one tie.

Rugby gets D1 win

Andrew Penglase apenglase@radford.edu Michael Kopa mkopa@radford.edu On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Radford University menís rugby team rolled into College Park to face the University of Maryland.

Swim team wants fast start to season

Peter Mason pdmason@radford.edu This year, the Radford University womenís swimming team is mostly made up of freshmen and sophomores. There are 11 freshman, five sophomores, three juniors, and only two seniors, all under the direction of Head Coach Randy Jarman.

Men's tennis has high hopes for coming season

Ben Aschauer baschauer@radford.edu After a record-setting year in 2007-2008, Radford University tennis expects nothing less than winning the Big South Conference for the third straight year and to make another splash in the NCAA Tournament.

Field hockey utilizes home field advantage

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Radford University womenís field hockey team took on Davidson College on Saturday, Oct. 4 on their home field at the Dedmon Center. During RUís home opener the Lady Highlanders were able to crush the Wildcats with a 5-0 victory.

Women's soccer puts on show at home

Jessica Huennekes jhuenneke@radford.edu In their first Big South Conference match of the season on Sept. 27, the Radford University womenís soccer team took on the Presbyterian College Blue Hose.

Men's soccer excels at home

Elliot Blumberg eblumberg@radford.edu The Radford University Menís soccer team pulled off a shutout and their fifth season win against Appalachian State University in overtime on Sept.

Lacrosse cannot defend tourney title

Kevin Moran kmoran@radford.edu It was a wet weekend for the Radford University Menís Lacrosse team at the National Club Lacrosse League (NCLL) tournament. The lacrosse team traveled to University of Maryland College Park for the tournament which they won last year in the Division II bracket.

Volleyball falls short in conference opener

Sarah Shevlin sshevlin@radford.edu The Radford University womenís volleyball team is finally home after their Big South Conference gamesí against Coastal Carolina University, Charleston Southern University, and High Point University.

Field Hockey shuts out Ryder, falls to Lafayette

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu On the weekend of September 25, the Radford University womenís field hockey team traveled up north to New Jersey and Pennsylvania to play Rider University and Lafayette College.

Women's tennis leaves its mark on ETSU Fall Classic

Kelly Hinks khinks@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís tennis team performed well at the 25th annual East Tennessee State University Fall Classic. The event took place over two days at ETSU and Milligan College, both located in Johnson City, Tenn.

Field Hockey shuts out Stanford

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Radford Universityís field hockey team defeated their West Coast opponents including defending NorPac champions, Stanford University, on Friday Sept.

Race for the BCS title game

Jordan Bagbey jbagbey@radford.edu It is around this time every year that winter weather makes its first appearance. But college football fans have no need to worry. With all the action on television, there is no need to leave your couch, let alone go walk outside.

Ice Hockey loses opening game 9-4

Sarah Shevlin sshevlin@radford.edu The Radford University 2008-2009 Menís Ice Hockey team got off to a bumpy start on Friday, Sept. 26. RU lost their first game in a disappointing match against the University of Richmond Spiders.

Young volleyball team hits bump in the road

Kasey McMillan kmcmillan3@radford.edu ďWe cannot get discouraged or dwell on the past,Ē said Radford University womenís volleyball Head Coach Marci Jenkins, after losing three games in a row at the Colonial Challenge tournament on Saturday, Sept.

Running with purpose

Colin Daileda cdaileda@radford.edu For most college students, senior year is spent worrying about what their lives will be like going to work instead of classes: but cross country runner Dawit Legesse is too focused on goals he set for this year to worry about the next.

New era for Golf

Courtney Schulte cschulte@radford.edu One of Radford Universityís newest members to the Division I coaching staff, Jeff Beeler, steps up to coach the womenís golf team. College athletics was something that had always appealed to Beeler.

Women's soccer still unbeaten

Jessica Huennenkes jhuenneke@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís soccer team has gotten off to their best season start since 1993 with a record of six wins, no losses, and three ties.

Rugby falls just short in first division I match

Jesse Gaskins jngaskins@radford.edu After winning it all last year, Radford Rugby menís club team was moved from Division 2 to the top tier of college sports, Division 1. Many starting players from the national championship team graduated last year, leaving Radford Rugby with mostly a fresh squad.

Transfer student bolsters volleyball

Colin Daileda cdaileda@radford.edu Radford University sophomore Laura Waddell is a killing machine, and yet not considered a threat to anyone. Unless you happen to be on the other side of the net. Waddell is a volleyball player here at RU whoís tournament performances have been nothing short of stellar.

Field Hockey nets two victories

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu On Friday, Sept. 12, Radford University's women's field hockey team picked up their first win of the season. The Lady Highlanders defeated Robert Morris University with a 3-0 victory.

Radford Mens' Basketball readies for 2008-09 season

Thalmus Thomas tbthomas@radford.edu With the 2008 season a little more than a month away, there seems to be an optimistic breeze blowing in the midst among Radford University basketball fans.

Smaller team, new coach mark 2008 cross country season

Colin Daileda cdaileda@radford.edu With a new coach and a team that dwindled down to a mere 15 athletes over the summer, Radford Universityís cross countryís off-season was nothing short of tumultuous.

Downpour stifles RU football

Alex Hilton ahilton4@radford.edu On Sept. 6th, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. Radford University's Seth Gilespie kicked off to start the game an hour late due to charter bus complications. Nevertheless RU managed to hold Valley Forge to three 4th downs in their first drive; each time Valley Forge converting by just enough.

Field hockey drops conference opener to Cal

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu The Radford University womenís field hockey team had their first conference match up on Friday, Sept. 5, versus their west coast rival, University of California, Berkeley, or Cal.

Rugby claims National Title

Sean Sturm ssturm@radford.edu It was graduation day 2008, but the seniors on the Radford University Menís Rugby Club werenít on campus Ė they were at Stanford University to compete for their second Division II National Championship in five years.

Mens' Soccer blanks Xavier

Jordan Bagbey jbagbey@radford.edu The appearance of a rainbow in the first half of play may have brought the Radford University Highlanders a bit of good luck in their maiden home 2-0 victory over the Xavier University Musketeers on a chilly Friday, Sept.

Womens' Soccer stomps Concord

Jessica Huennekens jhuenneke@radford.edu The Lady Highlanderís soccer team took on the Concord University Lions on Friday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. The Highís were led by Head Coach Ben Sohrabi and Assistant Coach James Ashley.

Baseball losing skid hits nine games

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís baseball team has struggled this past week, losing all five of their games in the past seven days. The Highlanders first fell to a tough Virginia Military Institute team, slipped against East Tennessee State University and suffered a trio of losses at the hands of rival Liberty University.

Track and field competes

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University track and field squad was in two places at once this on the weekend of April 11-13, as the team split up to compete in two completely separate events.

Menís tennis 13-1

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís tennis team has clinched the Big South Conference regular season title and the top seed in the conference tournament with their win over conference foe Winthrop University.

Softball becomes fastest RU team to 30 wins

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University softball team has reached the total of 30 wins faster than any softball team in RU history. The Lady Highlanders have played 41 games this season and have reached 30 wins.

Womenís tennis seeded sixth

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu The Radford University Lady Highlanders returned to the tennis courts this past week for a set of three games, but the team struggled to find any wins.

Softball falls to Winthrop

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu After 31 grueling away games, the Radford University softball team had their first game at the Dedmon Center Fields on Tuesday, April 1. They took a school record-tying nine straight victories into their home opener against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro match-up.

Lack of turf leaves athletes at disadvantage

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Recently, Radford University has been pouring money into its athletic facilities and teams. The Dedmon Center, home to RU athletics, includes many outdoor and indoor facilities.

Baseball falls, loses four

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Radford Universityís baseball team traveled to neighboring Virginia Tech to play at English Field last Tuesday, April 1. The Hokies sealed the victory over the Highs with two runs in the sixth and the seventh innings.

Rugby plays in nationís capital

Alex McDaniel aamcdanie@radford.edu The Radford University menís rugby club team traveled to the nationís capital to play in the Cherry Blossom Tournament this past weekend. The team is just coming off its mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union Championship weekend and is preparing for the road to New Mexico for the Elite 8.

Menís tennis keeps momentum

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu The Radford University menís tennis team has had a busy week. The Highlanders have taken on Liberty University, St. Johnís University, Georgia State University and Presbyterian College.

Womenís tennis struggles against Big South Conference rivals

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís tennis team has had a tumultuous season this year with several shut out wins and a few close losses. The Lady Highlanders have struggled to find their niche in conference play this season.

Baseball wins 15th

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís baseball team has turned the team completely around from last seasonís disappointing 10-36 record, and only winning two times against conference foes.

Womenís volleyball hires new coach

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu After several disappointing seasons, the womenís volleyball team looks to rebound and turn their fortunes around with the hiring of their new coach, Marci Jenkins, last month.

Rugby demolishes rival Salisbury, 21-0

Shane Halse smhalse@radford.edu The Radford University menís rugby club is going to the National Elite 8 Tournament in Albuquerque. The club won the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union Division II championship in Mechanicsville, Va., this weekend.

Menís tennis perfect

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís tennis team spent their spring break in England in a trio of exhibition matches. The Highlanders took on the London Metropolitan University, University of Bath and University of Cambridge.

Softball downs JMU, UVA; improves to 24-7

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University softball team is on a record pace. They are currently the fastest team to reach 20 wins and are now on the brink of breaking the longest winning streak in school history.

Rugby shoots down Falcons and Cardinals

Alan Lane aklane@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís rugby club team played two tough Division 1 teams this weekend in Blacksburg, on March 15. With these schools on their schedule, the team decided to cut their spring break short in order to return to RU and sharpen their skills before the big games.

Softball reaches 20 wins

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University softball team is proving that they are the best team RU has ever seen. With all the games over spring break and the weekend, the Lady Highlanders have run their record up to 20-7.

Womenís basketball falls in first round of WNIT

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu In the first round of the Big South Tournament, Radford Universityís womenís basketball team was victorious during their double overtime match up against the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Menís basketball finishes season on a sour note

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís basketball team did not close out the season the way they wanted to as they fell in the first round of the Big South Tournament to the eventual tournament champion, Winthrop University, 76-45.

Baseball stays above .500

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University baseball team has cooled off a little from the hot 6-1 start. They have ran into some very tough opponents and have dropped a few close games, and their record has fallen to 11-9 on the season.

Menís basketball seeded seventh

Matt Vecchio mrvecchio@radford.edu Despite a pair of hard-fought games, Radford Universityís menís basketball is on a two-game losing streak. A second-half stall hindered them against High Point University, and 11 3-pointers came between the Highlanders and victory in the game against Liberty University.

Baseball sweeps home opener

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford Universityís baseball team has kept up their hot start has they have had the best start in school history at 6-1. The Highlanders have not had a winning season since 2000, and they have only had five winning seasons since their inception in 1986.

Menís and womenís finish second and fourth

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís track and field teams had strong finishes in the New Balance Big South Conference Championships, which began on Friday, Feb.

Womenís basketball wins fourth straight

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Over the week, Radford Universityís womenís basketball team clinched the second seed in the Big South Tournament with their third and fourth straight wins over the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Winthrop University respectively.

Softball moves to 12-4

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University softball team had another strong showing this weekend, winning the Silver Bracket Championship at the Pirate Clash hosted by East Carolina University.

Tennis dominates

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís tennis teams hit the court this past weekend. The Highlanders triumphed over Appalachian State University, 5-2. The Lady Highlanders won their home opener as well, 7-0, in a victory against North Carolina Central University.

Skeet and trap hosts first MACTC Championship

Ashlee Cossaboon acossaboo@radford.edu The Radford University Skeet and Trap club hosted the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Clay Target Conference Championship March 1 and 2 at Dublin Clays, Inc., located in Dublin, Va.

Womenís basketball downs Chanticleers

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís basketball team had another victory this past weekend as they defeated Coastal Carolina University, 76-58. The game was held on Tuesday, Feb.

Menís basketball wins two

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís basketball team has been doing well as of late in the season. They have won five of their last seven games and have now won two straight games.

Baseball scores 20

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University baseball team already has something that they didnít have all last season: A winning record. The Highlanders had a very impressive showing over the weekend, winning two of their first three games.

Softball wins three of five at Littlewood Classic

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University softball team had another strong weekend, winning three of their five games at the Littlewood Classic. The weekend started off well with two wins, the first against the University of Miami of Ohio and the second over Illinois State.

Rugby loses fourth straight game

Ryan Penglase rpenglase@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís rugby club team traveled down to Charlotte, N.C., this weekend for a double-header weekend against Ohio State University and Indiana University.

Menís basketball drops two straight

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu A dream bid for a five-game winning streak turned into a nightmare of consecutive losses for the Radford University menís basketball team this past week.

Track and field has strong showing at UNC

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University's track and field teams had a strong showing at the Carolina Chick-fil-A Invitational this past weekend on Feb. 17. They finished with 11 top five finishers.

Lady Highs crush Lady Bucs

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís basketball team has had a busy week. The Lady Highlanders faltered against High Point University on Tuesday, Feb.

Softball starts 5-1

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford Universityís softball team was all smiles after their amazing performance this past weekend in the Georgia Southern Invitational. The Lady Highlanders started the tournament on Friday, Feb.

Tennis wins first two Big South Conference games

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís tennis team hit the courts this past weekend in a pair of Big South away games. The Highlanders served up defeats to both Charleston Southern University and Coastal Carolina University down in South Carolina.

Menís basketball wins three of four

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís basketball team has been on fire lately, winning three games in a row in very impressive fashion. Following last weekís nail biting 89-88 victory over Liberty University, the Highlanders have shown off their versatile skills.

Rugby B side falls to VMI

Chris Barnes cmbarnes@radford.edu Radford Universityís rugby club teamís Head Coach Mick Turk wanted to give his starting A-side a rest on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the match against the Virginia Military Institute.

Womenís basketball reaches second in Big South

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Last Wednesday, Feb. 6, Radford Universityís womenís basketball team took on the Big South leader Liberty University in the Dedmon Center. LU was able to close out the game with a decisive victory over RU 63-50.

Tennis has strong weekend showing

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís tennis team just barely lost to Elon University this past Friday, Feb. 8. Elon squeaked by with a 4-3 win over the Lady Highlanders at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center at Virginia Tech.

Ice hockey splits two games in Kentucky

Matt Tortora mtortora@radford.edu Radford Universityís ice hockey club team traveled to Kentucky last weekend for two non-conference games against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Louisville Cardinals.

Baseball ready to start the season

Adam Lafon allafon@radford.edu The spring is almost upon us, and with that comes a new season for the Radford University menís baseball team. They have a new coach, Joe Raccuia, leading to high hopes for the approaching season.

Darden sets Big South blocks record in win

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu The Dedmon Center was filled with RU ďDread the RedĒ school spirit and Homecoming excitement when the womenís basketball team defeated the University of North Carolina at Asheville on Saturday, Feb.

Ice hockey loses two games

Matt Tortora mtortora@radford.edu The Radford University ice hockey club team traveled to the tidewater region last weekend to take on two tough matches against Christopher Newport University and Old Dominion University.

Menís basketball

Sawyer Smith ssmith172@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís basketball team earned their first conference win on Saturday against the Liberty University Flames. The teamís record is now 6-15 and 1-5 in the Big South Conference.

Both tennis teams open with wins

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís and womenís tennis teams started off the 2008 season the right way. The menís team downed Columbia University, and the womenís team grabbed two victories over Lehigh University and Marist College.

Rugby falls to a tough Tennessee team, 39-8

Drew Penglase apenglase@radford.edu The Radford University menís rugby club team traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on the University of Tennessee. The team is now ranked fourth in the nation in division II rugby.

Women's basketball scores

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu The Radford University womenís basketball team started off their break on the wrong foot this season. They faltered in their game against the Lady Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Menís basketball cold over break

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu This winter break was not kind to the Radford University menís basketball team. Of the nine games that the Highlanders played, they only managed one win and were dealt some tough losses.

Track and field starts strong

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University men and womenís track and field team started their season on Dec. 2 with impressive showings as they broke three team records in the process.

Womenís basketball wins four of first seven

rlabelle@radford.edu and Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu The Radford University womenís basketball team started off the season with a loss to a tough Texas Christian University team, but they wouldnít let that faze them over Thanksgiving break.

Volleyball completes season

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís volleyball team ended their season on Thursday, Nov. 15, in Lynchburg. The Lady Highlanders fell to fourth-seeded Coastal Carolina University in the first round of the Big South Volleyball Championship 3-0 (31-29, 30-22, 30-21).

Soccer falls short

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu One loss devastated Radford Universityís menís soccer teamís Cinderella-like run for the Big South Championship this past week. After wins in the first two rounds of the tournament against the Virginia Military Institute and Coastal Carolina University, the Highlanders lost 2-1 in a nailbiter against Liberty University on Nov.

Menís hoops struggle on the road

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís basketball team had a tough schedule for Thanksgiving break this year, but the Highlanders started off on the right foot.

Menís golf finishes fall schedule

The Radford University menís golf team has been very successful this season, as they have already won two tournaments during their fall schedule. The Highlanders had two more tournaments before the end of their fall schedule.

Menís basketball loses

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís basketball team had a long weekend in Michigan going against two very tough teams. In their season opener, the Highlanders tipped off against the Wolverines of the University of Michigan.

Volleyball drops regular season finale

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís volleyball team had a disappointing end to their up-and-down season. The team has struggled all year and tried to come back with a winning streak, but they have unfortunately fallen in their last seven games.

Womenís basketball

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University womenís basketball team ran into a tough Texas Christian University team on Friday, Nov. 9, in Fort Worth, Texas. The Lady Highlanders looked a little rusty in their season opener as they would total 30 turnovers in the entire game; but they showed a will to win and would come back a few times against the Lady Horned Frogs.

Ice hockey wins third straight

Josh James jpjames@radford.edu The last time Radford Universityís ice hockey club team played the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C., the outcome was a blowout in RUís favor.

Menís rugby club wins over University of Virginia

Max Vokes mvokes@radford.edu The Radford University menís rugby club team ranked fourth in the nation and traveled to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on Saturday, Nov.

Ice hockey wins big please

Josh James jpjames@radford.edu Radford Universityís ice hockey club team (5-2, 5-0 BRHC) traveled to Lynchburg on Saturday, Nov. 3, for a late game against backyard rival Virginia Military Institute.

Volleyball drops three games

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís volleyball team has had a disappointing last few games. The Lady Highlanders have lost their last six games, coming up with three losses over the past week.

Rugby club wins back-to-back

Tyler Sorensen tsorensen@radford.edu The Radford University menís rugby club team traveled to Richmond this past weekend to compete in the Ed and Sandy Lee Tournament for the State Championship.

Lineburg chosen as new athletic director

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University announced on Thursday, Nov. 1, during the Menís Basketball Tip-off Banquet that Robert Lineburg had been named the new athletic director for the university.

High end to the season

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University field hockey team had a strong finish to their season as they won the third place match against fourth seed Davidson University in the NorPac Tournament.

Volleyball loses three straight

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís volleyball team has had a disappointing last few games, as they have come up with a trio of losses against East Tennessee State University, Winthrop University and High Point University.

Menís soccer wins in a wet overtime

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís soccer team pulled a win over the Virginia Military Institute last Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the second overtime. The Highlanders faced Big South rivals the Keydets in Patrick D.

Ice hockey takes a bite out of the Wolfpack

Josh James jpjames@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís ice hockey club team, coming off of two tough road losses to out-of-conference opponents, played at home and away this past weekend against divisional foe North Carolina State Universityís Wolfpack.

Cross country posts strong finish

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Since 1999, the Radford University menís cross country team has had disappointing finishes in the Big South Cross Country Championship. The men have not finished in the top four since that season.

Rugby stomps all over VCU, 47-0

Justin Jordan jkjordan@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís rugby club team played Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday, Oct. 27. RU dominated the game, winning it 47-0.

Womenís soccer finds win after loss to LU

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís soccer team had a rough outing against Liberty University on Tuesday night in Lynchburg. The Lady Highlanders started off strong, keeping the Lady Flames out of the goal for the first 38 minutes; but in the 39th minute, LUís Maria Owen fired in a ball that was headed to her by her teammate Brittany Tyson.

Field hockey slides past Davidson

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu The Radford Universityís field hockey team turned their bad luck around with a 3-0 shutout over Davidson University on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Lady Highlanders started off slowly but made a comeback in the second period.

Volleyball wins another Big South game

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University volleyball team has been improving over the last two weeks; they have won four of their last five games with three Big South wins.

Field hockey triumphs

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu It was clobbering time this weekend for the Radford Universityís field hockey team, as they dominated Appalachian State 9-0 this past Saturday, Oct.

Rugby rolls over James Madison, 65-8

Christine Pizzo cpizzo@radford.edu As they do at every game, the Radford Universityís menís rugby club team began down on their knees in a circle, heads bowed before the game commenced.

Highs take first

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís golf team claimed their first title of the season this past week when they won the Frank Landrey Invitational. The tournament started on Monday, Oct.

High influences

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu As the World Series is about to begin, there is a note worth sharing with the Radford University community. The Colorado Rockies, who have been idle for almost a week now as they wait for the American League Championship Series to wrap up, have something that people may not know they haveóa former RU student.

Ice hockey drops two weekend games

Josh James jpjames@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís ice hockey club team traveled to Washington, D.C. and Delaware to take on American University and Salisbury University in a pair of away games.

Lady Highs are first in Big South

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford Universityís womenís basketball team is getting even more attention this week as they have been voted to finish first in the Big South Preseason Poll.

Tennis plays well in Norfolk

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís tennis team has had a good showing these past few weeks. They competed in the Virginia Tech Fall Invitational the weekend of Oct.

Menís soccer notches first Big South win

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís soccer team is on a hot streak. The Highlanders have racked up three wins in a row with their recent victory against University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Ultimate Frisbee shows promise

Abby Field agfield@radford.edu The Radford University Ultimate Frisbee club team has started off with a bang. With two successful tournament participations and two victorious scrimmages against Roanoke College, the dudes with the discs have never shown more promise.

Field hockey plays hard

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Radford Universityís field hockey team picked up their second conference win of the season. The team traveled to Longwood University on Thursday, Oct.

Sixth straight win

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University womenís soccer team has been on fire for the past three weeks. This week was no different as they opened their Big South schedule with two big games.

Womenís volleyball keeps on rolling

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís volleyball team served up the weekend sweep with wins on Friday and Saturday, extending their winning streak to three games.

RU swims away

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford Universityís womenís swimming and diving team got off on the right ďbreaststrokeĒ this past weekend as they opened up their fall schedule with a big win over Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association rival North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Menís ice hockey stings Hornets, 14-6

Josh James jpjames@radford.edu Lynchburg College came to the Roanoke Civic Center to play Radford Universityís ice hockey team on Sunday, Oct. 7, and the results werenít pretty for Lynchburg.

Womenís soccer wins fourth straight

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís soccer is hot this season. They havenít lost at home since their season opener against Virginia Tech. On Saturday, Oct.

Rugby defeats Spiders

Mark DeStafney mdestafne@radford.edu The Radford University menís rugby club team headed to Richmond this past Saturday looking to accomplish something they had been unable to in nearly three years: a victory over the University of Richmond Spiders.

Womenís volleyball snaps six game slide

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University womenís volleyball team had two important games this past week against Big South opponents Coastal Carolina University and Charleston Southern University.

Lacrosse wins Fall Brawl Tournament

Drew Usry dusry@radford.edu The Radford University menís lacrosse club team traveled to College Park, Md., this past weekend to take part in the annual Fall Brawl Lacrosse Tournament.

Menís soccer burned by LUís Flames

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís soccer team fell again last week, this time to in-state rival Liberty University, 3-0. The Highlanders challenged the Flames at LU soccer stadium on Wednesday, Sept.

Lady Highs victorious over ASU

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís field hockey team picked up their first conference win against Appalachian State University this past Saturday, Sept.

Womenís golf team places 17th in N.C.

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu The Radford Universityís womenís golf team staged a strong comeback in the final day of the Great Smokies Womenís Collegiate golf tournament, tying for 17th place.

Womenís tennis play in Invitational

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu Two Radford University womenís tennis players won flights this past week in a strong opening in the Eastern Tennessee State University Fall Invitational on Sept.

Ice hockey wins

Josh James jpjames@radford.edu With new coaches, 15 new players and high expectations, Radford Universityís ice hockey club team burst onto the scene with a 9-4 victory against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Womenís soccer wins two

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís soccer team continued their winning streak this past week. The Lady Highlanders defeated the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans last Monday, Sept.

Radford rugby wins their game against VMI

Mike Regalbuto mregalbut@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís rugby club team traveled to the Virginia Military Institute to play its second matrix match of the year. It was a sunny and hot afternoon on Friday, Sept.

Volleyball falls in Big South opener

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University womenís volleyball team started their Big South conference play this weekend as they took on the Lady Flames of Liberty University at the Dedmon Center on Saturday.

Soccer scores 10

Tony Hampton thampton3@radford.edu The Radford University womenís soccer team had two very different games this past weekend and they lost there first with minimal scoring and exploded for 10 goals in the second game.

Ice hockey club prepares for new season

Stuart Smith ssmith153@radford.edu The Radford University menís ice hockey club kicks off their season this upcoming Friday Sept. 28 with a game against University of North Carolina at Charlotte in which they would like to pull out a win.

Menís soccer falls to Appalachian State

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University menís soccer team had a tough outing this past weekend when they traveled down to Boone, N.C., to face-off against the Mountaineers of Appalachian State University.

Menís and womenís golf finish strong

Karen Thompson kthompson64@radford.edu Radford Universityís menís and womenís golf teams had a great showing this past weekend at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate in Sunset Beach, N.C.

Field hockey drops three

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Radford Universityís field hockey team was defeated by Davidson College on their home field Wednesday, Sept. 19. The Wildcats are the first team to defeat RU on their home field since Oct.

Womenís soccer defeats Colonels

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University womenís soccer team has improved their record 2-3 this past Saturday with an exciting 2-1 overtime win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

Field Hockey faces off against Wake Forest

Alex Wladich awladich@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís field hockey team traveled to no.5 Wake Forest University on Wednesday, Sept. 12, for some of their hardest competition of the season.

Volleyball wins back-to-back

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University womenís volleyball team had a successful weekend as they played well in the Bucknell Invitational, winning two of their three games over the weekend and improving their record to 4-10.

RU golfers tee up

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís golf team rallied in the final day of their opening tournament to finish sixth. The two-day tournament at Draper Valley Golf Club ended Tuesday, Sept.

Virginia Tech heads in new direction with Taylor

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu After no.18 Virginia Techís embarrassing 48-7 loss to no.2 Louisiana State University, the Hokies decided that it was time to go in a different direction.

Rugby rolls over Mary Washington

Drew Penglase apenglase@radford.edu You could feel the intensity in the air as the Radford University menís rugby team booted up and took to the field on Saturday, Sept. 15, for their first home match against the University of Mary Washington.

Shotgun shooting clay birds for funds

Ashlee Cossaboon acossaboo@radford.edu The Radford Skeet & Trap Club hosted the Brushy Mountain Fall Classic, its main fundraising event of the year, on Sept. 16 at the Brushy Mountain Sporting Clays Club in Gretna, Va.

Menís soccer stays even for the season

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University menís soccer split another set of games this past weekend at the Wingate Inn Classic, which was hosted by Big South Rival Winthrop.

Big games on slate for menís basketball this season

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University menís basketball team is looking forward to a strong season, but victories wonít be coming easy. The schedule, released Aug.

Womenís Preseason NIT to include RU

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís basketball team has been given a great honor this upcoming season. They have been invited by the NCAA to participate in the 2007 Womenís Preseason NIT Tournament.

Womenís soccer gains redemption in shutout

Aaron McDowell awmcdowel@radford.edu Less than a week after accidentally scoring on their own goal and subsequently losing to Longwood University, Radford Universityís womenís soccer team bounced back in a 6-0 shutout of Concord Universityís Mountain Lions.

Cross country runs away at VMI

Matt Labelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University menís and womenís cross country teams, who have been predicted to finish sixth in the Big South Preseason Poll, started off the season just right, earning a clean sweep at the VMI Opener, which took place on Sept.

Rugby falls to Maryland

Nick Gammie ngammie@radford.edu The menís rugby club team traveled to Manassas Saturday to play four matches in the Blue/Gray Tournament, hosted by the NOVA Rugby Club. It was a sunny and hot afternoon, but the club team was ready to get lots of playing time.

Field hockey wins

Adam LaFon allafon@radford.edu Home is where the victory is for the Radford University field hockey team, as they scored their 14th straight home game victory this past week. This has been a season of ups and downs for the RU field hockey team, but it appears momentum is on the Lady Highlandersí side.

Menís soccer breaks even thus far in season

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The Radford University men's soccer team has had a decent season thus far. Overall, they have been playing well, but falling just short. During the RU Classic, the men's team showed what they could do.

New basketball recruits want to show their skills

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu With the Highlanders menís basketball team looking for a big rebound from last seasonís disappointing 8-23 record, new head coach Brad Greenberg has brought in some new talent that may give some spark to the Highlandersí 2007 season.

Club football starts first season at RU

Ray Edmonds rjedmonds@radford.edu Brace yourselves Highlander fans! Football is in our present and future. No, Iím not talking about soccer (we already have that). Iím talking about American footballótackling, passing, catching and running.

U-WIRE releases college football poll with USC on top

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu U-WIRE, a joint collegiate newswire with the aim to connect all colleges, has released its first ever college football poll. The service plans to make the poll an annual event.

Womenís soccer shows skills in exhibition games

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford Universityís womenís soccer is looking good after their two exhibition games, winning both with strong team efforts. The team should look forward to great success if they keep up the stellar play.

Lady Highlanders come away with a win in home opener

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu The womenís volleyball teamís first home match came out a success as they swept the previously undefeated Wofford Terriers 3-0 (30-23, 30-27, 32-30).

Menís soccer looks to improve

Matt LaBelle mrlabelle@radford.edu Radford University menís soccer team has had a slow start to its season so far, falling short in both exhibition games. They are predicted to finish fourth this season in the Big South preseason poll behind Winthrop, Coastal Carolina and Liberty, respectively.

Rugby beats rival

Nick Capone ncapone2@radford.edu The smell of rugby was in the air Sunday morning in Blacksburg when the Radford University menís rugby club took on arch-rival Virginia Tech in what both teams knew would be one of the toughest matches of the season.

Raccuia returns to alma mater as baseball coach

Adam Lafon allafon@radford.edu After coach Lew Kent stepped down following the 2007 season, Radford University began its search for a new head coach to lead the team back up from what can only be called a ďlong seasonĒ where the menís baseball team notched a record of 10-35 (2-19 Big South).

2007 Big South Conference Champions

By John Severino It was a historic weekend for the Radford University menís tennis team, as they won the Big South Conference Championships tournament, which they hosted. The men played and won three matches, beginning last Thursday against Birmingham-Southern, continuing on Friday against Charleston Southern and finishing on Saturday against Winthrop, to become the 2007 BSC menís tennis champions.

RU softball loses first conference series of the season

By Mark Beppler The Radford University softball team dropped its first Big South Conference series of the season to in-state rival Liberty. The teams split the first two games of the series before Liberty's 9-1 victory Sunday.

Track and field excels at Big South tourney

By Mark Beppler The Radford University menís and womenís track and field teams both finished in fourth place at the 2007 Big South Conference Outdoor Championships. The menís team finished with 87.5 points, trailing winner Liberty and runners-up Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern.

Baseball swept at Liberty, loses 11 straight

Loss is eighth consecutive defeat at bats, gloves of rival Liberty By Mark Beppler The Radford University baseball team lost its 11th straight game Sunday to Liberty University.

RU womenís tennis blanked by Coastal Carolina in BSC tourney

By John Severino The Radford University womenís tennis team competed in the Big South Conference Championships, held April 19-21. RU hosted the event, and the matches took place on the Dedmon Center Courts.

RU menís golf finishes fourth

By Alex Wladich The Radford University menís golf team placed fourth in the 2007 Palmetto Utility Protection Service Big South Menís Golf Championships. The Highlanders shot 33-over par to finish with 897.