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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...

Robert Morris to take on James Madison on February 27

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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...

#FormerColonialWatch: Jake Coleman signs with the ECHL’s Worcester Railers

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By Nathan Breisinger, Social Media Director

September 5, 2020

WORCESTER, Mass.-- Moon Township native and former men's hockey forward Jake Coleman has signed with the Worcester Railers of the ECHL. Coleman announced his signing via the Railers’ Twitter account on Thursday. The Railers are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders in the NHL. Coleman skated in 133 games for the Colonials, while registering 16 goals and 24 assists, ...

Men’s lacrosse adds eight recruits to roster

Men's lacrosse adds eight recruits to roster

By Nick Hedderick, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- After a 4-2 start to their 2020 campaign, the Robert Morris men's lacrosse team saw their season come to a premature end due to COVID-19. The cancellation may have prevented RMU from both a third consecutive NEC Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance, but the team is still...

New York Tech signee Riley Arrigo lands with Robert Morris

RMU women's basketball head coach Charlie Buscaglia looks on during a game against Youngstown State. Moon Township, PA (RMU Sentry Media/Samuel Anthony)

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

August 28, 2020

Former Lincoln Park High School point guard Riley Arrigo, who originally signed a letter of intent to join the New York Institute of Technology women's basketball team, has instead decided to join Robert Morris. She announced her decision through Twitter.   This decision comes just a week after NYIT announced it had suspended all athleti...

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

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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...

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 ...

Bryan Delsite named new RMU track and cross country coach

Bryan Delsite named new RMU track and cross country coach

By Jonathan Hanna, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

After five seasons with Caitlin Cotter at the helm of the Robert Morris running teams, the Colonials are on a new track, as former Bucknell assistant Bryan Delsite was named the newest head coach on Wednesday. As a member of the Bisons coaching staff, Delsite was in charge of coaching the vertical...

RMU officially joins Horizon League

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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...

Bechtold’s Breakdowns: Big things on the Horizon for RMU?

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By Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2020

Editor's Note: All opinions on Colonial Sports Network are the writer's own Due to Covid-19, a lot of changes are expected to take place in the world of collegiate sports. On top of the changes taking place this upcoming year, Robert Morris sports might be undergoing a drastic change in a few years ...

‘This is something you can get greedy for’ says Toole after NEC Championship win

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By Logan Carney, RMU Sentry Media Digital Content Director

March 11, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Robert Morris men's basketball team (20-14, 13-5 NEC) is going dancing after defeating Saint Francis (22-10, 13-5 NEC) by the score of 77-67 to win the NEC Championship. The win for Robert Morris clinches them a spot in the 2019-2020 NCAA Tournament and it'll be their first NCAA T...

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