Sports in Brief: November 13
November 12, 2009
Football: Tribe-Richmond matchup rechristened as the Capital Cup
When the Tribe takes the field Nov. 21 against its long-time rival Richmond for the 119th time, it will be playing for a brand new piece of hardware. The Capital Cup will now go to the winner of the annual game, replacing the 18-year-old I-64 Cup. Unlike the previous trophy, the new one will have the results for all the previous matchups, which date back to 1898. The College currently holds a 59-54-5 record against the Spiders.
Men’s Basketball: College receives four recruits for Class of 2014
Head Coach Tony Shaver announced Wednesday the expected arrival of four recruits who will make up the Tribe’s 2010 signing class. Guard Julian Boatner (Bloomington, Ind.) and forwards Fred Heldring (Winnetka, Ill.) and Tim Rusthoven (Chicago, Ill.) all hail from the Midwest. Guard Brandon Britt is a product of nearby Atlantic Shores Christian School in Chesapeake, Va. All four recruits were among the top 20 players in their respective states and are eligible to compete for the Tribe in the fall of 2010.
Football: Trantin named CAA Defensive Player of the Week
Sophomore linebacker Jake Trantin was named CAA Defensive Player of the Week Monday after his eight-tackle performance in Saturday’s 31-0 win against Towson. Trantin ranks second on the team both in tackles (60) and in interceptions (two). It is the second time this year a member of the Tribe was awarded this distinction. After his three-interception performance in the College’s opening victory against Virginia, redshirt-freshman cornerback B.W. Webb also received this weekly award.