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OPINION: Momentum leading women’s basketball to another NEC title

OPINION: Momentum leading women’s basketball to another NEC title

David Szymanski
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Top Stories

The UConn Women’s Basketball Team won their 100th straight game on Monday night. The 70th win came against Robert Morris University during the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season. While, unfortunately, on the wrong side of UConn’s streak, the Colonials are now on a streak of their own....

OPINION: Robert “one-and-done” Morris

OPINION: Robert “one-and-done” Morris

Collin Wilson
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Top Stories

The term "one-and-done" explains the process of premiere talent in college basketball jolting from a program after one season to pursue the NBA. This trend has created yearly waves of new talent for the NCAA’s elite programs rather than maintaining familiar faces. Robert Morris men’s basketball,...

OPINION: Athletics will play large role in future growth of RMU

OPINION: Athletics will play large role in future growth of RMU

David Szymanski
February 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports

Robert Morris University, nearly a century old now, has come a long way since being founded as an accounting school in downtown Pittsburgh. Just fifteen years ago, the school made the move to add a graduate program and become an official university.Though, RMU is continuing to find ways to grow in s...

OPINION: Journey back to the tourney

OPINION: Journey back to the tourney

David Szymanski
January 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Top Stories

Watch one game at Charles L. Sewall Center and you’ll immediately understand the amount of energy and passion head coach Andy Toole has for his men's basketball team. This passion is rooted in a belief in the ability of his players and the potential of the program. In last week’s game agai...

OPINION: John Banaszak’s contract extension is the right move, for now

OPINION: John Banaszak’s contract extension is the right move, for now

Collin Wilson
November 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports

Robert Morris University's head football coach John Banaszak signed a one-year contract extension last Friday. Banaszak was set to conclude his last season of his three-year contract. With the extension, Banaszak will seek a turnaround from a career 7-24 record as head coach of the Colonials. Coming off the ...

OPINION: Women’s soccer “to-do” list

OPINION: Women’s soccer “to-do” list

Gregory Sutton
September 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase

In the first six games of the 2016 season, the Robert Morris women's soccer team had not won a game yet.Part of this could be blamed on multiple aspects of the game. The biggest one that sticks out is that the Colonials have only scored four goals in their first six games. Meanwhile, their opponents...

OPINION: Colonial football needs questions answered, actions taken after struggling start

OPINION: Colonial football needs questions answered, actions taken after struggling start

Collin Wilson
September 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Top Stories

The 2016 campaign has not started the way head football coach John Banaszak and the Colonials envisioned, as Robert Morris fell to 0-2 this past Saturday and has yet to score an offensive touchdown. With Darrin Hicks gone and Mike Miller replacing him as the offensive coordinator, the problems were...

OPINION: A new fall sport to watch is finally here

OPINION: A new fall sport to watch is finally here

Nick Milliron, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2015
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Top Stories

As winter approaches, the Northeast Conference fall sports are well into competitive conference play and coming to the end of their regular seasons. The Robert Morris Colonials have six fall teams in the NEC, but only one has a big fan base (if you can even call it that): football. Alas, the initial hype...

OPINION: If you build it, they still won’t come

OPINION: If you build it, they still won’t come

Nick Buzzelli, Sports Editor
April 22, 2015
Filed under Columns, Featured Multimedia, Opinion/Editorial, RMU Proclamation, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories, Video

Dear Robert Morris, For some strange reason, no matter where I go on this 230 acre campus, I keep hearing that this school needs a new on-campus arena to be considered a premier institution. I constantly hear how great this will be for the university, how much revenue it can generate and how it's...

Analyzing the NEC after Week 1

Analyzing the NEC after Week 1

Chris Mueller, Sports Editor
October 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase

The start of Northeast Conference play last weekend further proved that who will be crowned champion come the end of November is still really a toss-up at this point. We’re talking about the NEC, a conference where the last two champions were selected dead last in the preseason coaches poll. But...