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Women’s basketball gains commitment from Spanish guard Alejandra Mastral

Spanish guard Alejandra Mastral has announced her commitment to Robert Morris women's basketball. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2020

Robert Morris women’s basketball continued their success in overseas recruiting early Friday morning. Alejandra Mastral, a 5’8’’ guard from Spain, announced on Twitter her commitment to play collegiately at RMU. Before committing to the Colonials, Mastral previously played in Spain for the ...

Men’s soccer coach Bill Denniston retires after 23 seasons

Men’s soccer coach Bill Denniston retires after 23 seasons

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

This week kicks off the beginning of the school year for RMU students, but today it marks the end of an era for Robert Morris men’s soccer. Longtime coach Bill Denniston has announced his retirement from the program after leading the Colonials for 23 seasons. Denniston told RMU Athletics, “It’s...

Bechtold’s Breakdowns: What does moving fall sports to spring mean for RMU?

Photo Credit: Erik Schmidt

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

August 31, 2020

As the first day of classes officially kicks off the start of a new year for Robert Morris and a new era in the athletics, the Colonials were supposed to be preparing for their first-ever action in the Horizon League. Nonetheless, a global pandemic found a way to completely derail those plans for the...

RMU basketball could potentially return as soon as November 25

RMU women's basketball head coach Charlie Buscaglia updates himself with the scoreboard against Saint Francis. Loretto, PA Feb. 18, 2019. (RMU Sentry Media/Samuel Anthony)

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP--The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has postponed all Robert Morris fall sports to the start of spring, delaying RMU’s debut in the Horizon League to further down the 2020-21 athletic calendar. The attention has now turned to the fate of winter sports, with men’s and wo...

NCAA approves extra year of eligibility for fall sport DI athletes

NCAA approves extra year of eligibility for fall sport DI athletes

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted on August 21 to approve a waiver to grant an extra year of eligibility for fall sport athletes. The extra year will go into effect regardless of whether fall sports are able to resume competition in the spring. Athletes will have the option to receive a ...

RMU football schedules Hawaii as non-conference opponent

Photo Credit: David Auth

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

July 14, 2020

As sports continue to be up in the air for the fall season, the Robert Morris football team’s latest announcement may display a step in the right direction. The University of Hawaii tweeted on Monday that they have added RMU to their 2020 schedule.  Robert Morris confirmed the news by r...

RMU officially joins Horizon League

Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

Big things on the Horizon, a new Horizon, expanding your Horizon. No matter the journey, or wording, the destination is clear. After 39 years in the Northeast Conference, Robert Morris University is joining the Horizon League for the upcoming 2020-21 academic and athletic school year.  RMU President...

Women’s basketball faces toughest test of the season in Emmitsburg

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By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

EMMITSBURG, MD-- The Robert Morris women’s basketball team (20-7, 15-1 NEC) will face their toughest game of the season on Monday night against the team directly below them in the standings. The Mount St. Mary Mountaineers (19-9, 14-2 NEC) hosts the Colonials in a battle to crown the winner of the No...

Colonials ride momentum into Mount St. Mary’s

Photo Credit: David Auth

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

Emmitsburg, MD-- The Robert Morris University men’s basketball team (14-11, 10-2 NEC) will face another tough road test on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in Maryland, as they face Mount St. Mary’s (10-14, 6-5 NEC) to try and stay at the top of the NEC standings. With the Merrimack University Warrio...

Preview: Men’s basketball begins three-game road trip at Wagner

Photo Credit: David Auth

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

STATEN ISLAND, NY-- Riding a three-game winning streak against teams with below .500 records, the Robert Morris University men’s basketball (12-11, 8-2 NEC) will face another struggling opponent before one of their biggest tests of the season. The Colonials’ three-game road trip begins with a tr...

Colonials return home to face Bryant

Photo Credit: David Auth

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- With the NEC basketball schedule nearing the halfway point, the Robert Morris men’s basketball team (10-11, 6-2 NEC) finds themselves in the hunt for the crown of the NEC’s best team and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The Colonials are coming off of a bounceback win...

Weekend Roundup 1/17-1/19

Weekend Roundup 1/17-1/19

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Another weekend of RMU sports has come to a close, and the Colonials found themselves looking at mixed results. Both basketball and ice hockey teams saw action, as well as the women’s track and field team, who participated in their first meet. Men's basketball falls to Merrimack The...

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