Dispatches from Buffalo

The Spiders’ surprise win at the A-10 championship led to a thrilling NCAA tournament run. Season ticket holder Phillip Gravely, ’96, traveled with the team to cover the magic of the madness for URNow. He was accompanied by UR social media specialist Joshua Briere. Together, the pair rode the wave of Spider Pride with the team behind the scenes and with fans at the games, on campus, and everywhere.

Relive the journey here:

spiders boarding the plane to buffalo
#SpiderMarch Day 1: “There’s a strange mix of emotions.”
spider bball practice
#SpiderMarch Day 2: “It’s business time now.”
Richmond basketball Cayo player dunks during the NCAA tournament first round game.
#SpiderMarch Day 3: “This team is not just happy to be here.”
fans jump at the winning second of the spider bball game
#SpiderMarch Day 4: “In the Robins Center, fans were jumping and screaming.”
students cheering on the spiders at a watch party in the robins center
A great dance: Scenes from the second Robins Center gamewatch
#SpiderMarch Day 5: “What an incredible ride it has been.”
crowd in buffalo cheering on the spiders
Closing observations: “This was an unforgettable moment in time at a time when we all needed a moment.”