U. Dayton BasketballRoad Trippin’ with the Dayton Flyers: Richmond

Sully10 months ago54 min

Hey, Gang! The 2017-2018 is in full-swing, and while we are all familiar with the raucous confines of The Sweater Centre; many Flyer Fanatics will cheer on UD on the road. Whether you plan on checking out the mid-major action in Charleston, Pittsburgh or St. Louis, we’ve got you covered! The 2017-18 Blackburn Review Travel Companion is your guide to the best and worst destinations for this year’s road slate.

Richmond, VA – January 9th

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for not posting a Pittsburgh guide. It might happen again, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to post about the lovely West End area of the City of Richmond.

The University of Richmond has long been regarded as one of the finest academic institutions in the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. An abolitionist history, strict academic standards and a robust network of successful alumni have allowed UR to maintain its prominent national standing.

UR’s campus extends into charming Henrico County, creating a buffer for its students and faculty from the more dangerous parts of the city. The campus once served as a barracks for Union soldiers during the Civil War. At the time, Locals referred to the area near campus as Liberty Town. It was a bastion of freedom in a city of treasonous bastards. Long story short, the University of Richmond played an important role in the Union victory in the Civil War.

Enough about the beautiful setting and history of the area, because there is quite a bit to do in this nice little city. Get your learning on at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Their Chihuly sculpture garden will blow UD Santa’s mind and their gift shop has some lovely items to bring back to family and friends. There are many fine restaurants near the Robins Center and Beret Man may even be able to find a new beret in one of the quaint boutiques which seem to be everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your stay in The River City.

Robins Center Facts:
Capacity: 7,201
Home of the Richmond Spiders
Hosted a 1992 Presidential Debate between Bill Clinton, George HW Bush & Ross Perot
Locally regarded as the nicest basketball facility in the City of Richmond.

Best Bar: The Beach House Bar & Grille

Best Restaurant: Lemaire Restaurant

Best Tourist Attraction: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Most Famous Alumnus: Bruce Hornsby

Hottest Local: Leslie Bibb

Local Delicacy: Brunswick Stew

Enjoy your time with our fine friends in Richmond these evening, Flyers. Stay #LOWD

Sully

The LOWD ambassador of Chicago, Sully has spent his life tirelessly watching UD hoops. Welcomer of all takes, hot and cold.

5 comments

  • Ctime

    January 9, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    The fans of the Virginia Confederate Rams are going to dislike this!!!!!!

    Well done.

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  • MW

    January 9, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    Is there a game to be played or are the Flyers just there to learn history?

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  • The Legend of Wrecks Guard-ickey

    January 10, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    Will someone ask Joe Lunardi ….How many points did Dayton lose in the RPI by beating Richmond??

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  • Seamus

    January 10, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    Well done Sully !

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  • Seamus

    January 10, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Last night against Richmond the Flyers started off the game very well. Patient on offense, good ball movement and getting the ball into the post. Intensity was good , defense was active and focused. Second half it looked like the halftime speech was ” look these kids from Richmond are nice fellas so let’s give hem a little more room on defense and forget about ball movement and getting the ball into the post. Oh and if they play 5 guards let’s play zone so their speed and penetration will help them make this close. That zone needs work ! Too much space, not active enough , play man defense until you’re ready.

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