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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...

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, ...

NCAA Announces Start Date of the 2020-2021 College Basketball Season

Robert Morris basketball last played in March's NEC championship game and will finally return to play nearly eight months later in November.
Photo credit- Thomas Ognibene

By Ethan Morrison, Contributor

September 17, 2020

The state of college basketball for months has been a blurry picture, but yesterday the picture became more clear as the NCAA announced November 25 as the official start date of the 2020-2021 season after a meeting with the Divison 1 Council. https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1306343846972923904?s=20 Robert...

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...

Former men’s baskeball guard Jalen Hawkins commits to Norfolk State University

Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

By Ethan Morrison, Contributor

August 27, 2020

Former Robert Morris men's basketball guard Jalen Hawkins entered the transfer portal almost one month ago, and yesterday, he announced via Instagram that he will be committing to Norfolk State University. Hawkins spent his sophomore season with the Colonials and appeared in all 34 games off th...

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...

Preview: RMU attempts to clinch ticket to the dance

Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- One game, 40 minutes, two teams, a birth in the NCAA Tournament on the line and a packed arena to watch it all unfold. These characteristics will all come together Tuesday night for the NEC Championship game on the campus of Robert Morris University. The Colonials (19-14, 13-5 NEC...

Weekend Round-Up: 2/28-3/1/2020

Weekend Round-Up: 2/28-3/1/2020

By Nathan Breisinger, Social Media Director

March 2, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- For Robert Morris sports, it was a weekend with many triumphs, but also a few tribulations. One Colonial sports team clinched the number one seed in their conference, whereas another team fell several spots in the standings to finish the regular season. Men’s basketball clinches numb...

Toole loses his cool, and he should have

Photo Credit: David Auth

By Samuel Goldberg, Contributor

February 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: All opinions on RMU Sentry Media are the writer’s own. MOON TOWNSHIP-- During the dying seconds of a tightly contested basketball game between the Robert Morris University Colonials (15-12, 11-3 NEC) and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (8-16, 6-7 NEC), controversy come to the f...

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...

RMU gets scrappy in 64-54 win

Photo Credit: David Auth

By Samuel Goldberg, Contributor

January 31, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- "It ain't over till it's over." That was the theme for tonight's game as the Robert Morris University Colonials men's basketball team (11-11, 7-2 NEC) took on the Bryant University Bulldogs (11-10, 2-6 NEC). Before the game began, the Robert Morris University Colonials did a tribute to...

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...

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