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:
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