All six of the Spiders' home games will be on Comcast SportsNet, while road games at UVA and Stony Brook will also be televised. The season finale at William & Mary has a strong possibility of a wild card, but that will be determined closer to the end of the regular season.
Coming off a record setting 2015 season, rising senior David Jones earned a spot on the Athlon FCS Preseason All-American squad for the fourth-ranked University of Richmond football team.
With sixteen starters returning from last year's squad that reached the FCS Semifinals, expectations are high for the 2016 edition of the University of Richmond Spiders football team. Those expectations aren't confined to just Robins Stadium as Athlon pegged the Spiders #4 in the 2016 Preseason FCS poll. It marks the third time in the past nine years that Richmond has started in the top-four and the first time since 2009 when the Spiders entered the year as the top-ranked team in the preseason.
The final 2016 Richmond Football Captains' Profile on Winston Craig
Clint Sintim, the Spiders' Assistant Linebackers and Defensive Line Coach, has been selected as a recipient of the Bill Walsh Fellowship, a program administered by the NFL Management Council and NFL Player Engagement.
Offensive lineman Thomas Evans is one of the more under-the-radar guys when looking from the outside at the Richmond football program but when speaking to those inside it, Evans is seen as an essential piece to the success of the team both on and off the field.
2016 Captains' Profile on David Jones
The Spiders will take on the new-look Cavaliers of the University of Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3.
2016 Captain Profile on junior quarterback Kyle Lauletta
That's a good motto for three former Spiders, Jacobi Green, Hunter Westfall and Richard Muldrow, who participated in the Panthers' Rookie Camp this past weekend in pursuit of their dream of playing in the NFL.
At the Spiders' annual Spring Game on April 16, Head Coach Danny Rocco announced the selection of Richmond's six captains for the upcoming 2016 season. Offensively, Thomas Evans, Kyle Lauletta and Brian Brown will lead the Spiders, while defensively, David Jones, Winston Craig and Omar Howard will lead the way.
Former Spider Joe Douglas was named VP of Player Personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles.