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#FormerColonialWatch: Yannis Mendy Returns to France, signs with Avignon-Le Pontet

Yannis Mendy will return to France to continue his basketball career. Photo Credit: David Auth

By Ethan Morrison, Contributor

October 17, 2020

Just months after senior forward Yannis Mendy graduated from Robert Morris University, it was announced early Friday morning that he has signed with Union Sportive Avignon-Le Pontet, a member of the French Nationale Masculine 1 (NM1) league. Mendy started his career in his homeland, France, where he played for STB Le Havre's U21 team, playing 51...

AHA announces return-to-play plan beginning weekend of November 13-14

The Atlantic Hockey Association has announced it will resume play in mid-November. Photo Credit: David Auth

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

The Atlantic Hockey Association announced today on their Twitter page that the 2020-21 season will begin the weekend of November 13-14, signaling a return to action for the Colonials men’s hockey team.https://twitter.com/Atlantic_Hockey/status/1316741153354584064The schedule accounts for 24 games w...

NCAA Division I Council announces extra year of eligibility for winter sport athletes

Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

By Ethan Morrison, Contributor

October 15, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS-- This afternoon, the NCAA Division I council voted in favor of extending eligibility for winter sport student-athletes, according to an official statement on Twitter.All winter sport student-athletes who compete during the 2020-21 season will receive an additional season of competition. This extension of eligibility is also...

Mike Iuzzolino’s journey from playing in the NBA to coaching at RMU

Mike Iuzzolino has had a life that has revolved around basketball and joined Tyler Gallo for an interview. Photo Credit: Sam Anthony

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

October 14, 2020

In his lifetime, Mike Iuzzolino has worn many hats, such as NEC Player of the Year, NBA player, an NBA Jam playable character, and NEC Hall of Famer; but the hat he is currently wearing, assistant coach, has brought him to Robert Morris as a member of Andy Toole's coaching staff. Earlier this week, ...

Robert Morris to take on James Madison on February 27

Photo credit: David Auth

By Ethan Morrison, Contributor

October 11, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- On Wednesday, Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Chris King announced during an interview on the Paul Zeise Show that the Colonials' football team will travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia on February 27 to take on the James Madison Dukes as part of their spring non-conference schedu...

The all time best of men’s hockey

Photo credit: Alana Palmer

By Owen Krepps, Podcast / Webshow Manager

October 9, 2020

Not only has COVID-19 caused unspeakable tragedies and ruined the economy, but it has also taken away sports from us. Some leagues like the NBA and NHL have been able to recover but collegiate sports are a different story. With the postponement of fall sports by the Horizon League, Robert Morris joins th...

RECAP: Higgins dominates in Game 2 of the Colonial Challenge World Series

Rachael Rhinehart (27) deals to Natalie Higgins (26) before one of her two home runs

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- On Thursday afternoon, softball hosted game two of its "Colonial Challenge" intrasquad scrimmage tournaments. In this game, the "Hackin' and Attackin'" team, who wore white, took on the "Colonial Cobras" in blue, and won 5-2 on the strength of returning senior Natalie Higgins' two ho...

Women’s lacrosse names co-captains for the upcoming season

Hannah Miller (28) was named one of women's lacrosse's co-captains for the upcoming season.
Photo Credit - Tim Kelley

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

October 6, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP— Earlier this week, the women’s lacrosse team announced via Twitter that it had named its co-captains for the upcoming season. Goaltender Katelyn Miller, attack Mackenzie Gandy, and midfielder Hannah Miller will all be captains next season.   Katelyn Miller will return to the crease for her fifth season, and her third as co-captain. The...

Mike Corbett added to Derek Schooley’s bench

Robert Morris head coach Derek Schooley. RMU men's hockey vs. Air Force at PPG Paints Arena. Photo by Jason Cohn from USCHO.com

By Jonathan Hanna, Sports Editor

October 1, 2020

The Robert Morris men's hockey team has added Mike Corbett to the coaching staff, the team announced on Thursday. Before coming to Robert Morris as an assistant coach, Corbett was behind the bench of the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers since their inaugural season in 2013-14. In seven...

#FormerColonialWatch: Sean Giles signs with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones

Sean Giles will continue his hockey career 4 hours and 30 minutes away in Cincinnati.

By Nick Hedderick, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2020

CINCINNATI-- With the recent signings of Jake Coleman, Luke Lynch, and Justin Kapelmaster to ECHL teams, it is clear that RMU men’s hockey can produce talent capable of playing at the next level. Earlier today, it was announced that former Colonials’ defenseman Sean Giles was joining his former...

The all-time best of women’s hockey

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By Owen Krepps, Podcast / Webshow Manager

September 28, 2020

Not only has COVID-19 caused unspeakable tragedies and ruined the economy, but it has also taken away sports from the fans. Some leagues like the NBA and NHL have been able to recover but collegiate sports are a different story. With the postponement of fall sports, Robert Morris joins the countless...

#FormerColonialWatch: A pair of Colonials drafted in the NLL Draft

Ryan Smith was drafted third overall by the Rochester Knighthawks.

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

September 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA-- On Thursday night, the National Lacrosse League's (NLL) entry draft took place, and a pair of Colonials were selected in the first round. Ryan Smith was selected third overall by the Rochester Knighthawks, and Brad McCulley was drafted ninth overall by the Buffalo Bandits. Ryan Smith,...

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