Colonials collapse against Youngstown State in overtime

Colonials collapse against Youngstown State in overtime

Vince Russo, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2014
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The Robert Morris University women’s basketball team failed to win its first home game of the year, falling to undefeated Youngstown State University, 73-65, in overtime Wednesday night. The Colonials (2-7) were also unable to hold a 15 point lead over the Penguins (9-0) with 9:22 left in the second... Read more »

Turnovers doom Colonials against rival Duquesne

Turnovers doom Colonials against rival Duquesne

Vince Russo, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2014
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Despite a second straight double-double from sophomore center Judith Sole, the Robert Morris University women’s basketball team (2-6) fell to cross-town rival Duquesne (6-4), 71-57, Sunday afternoon in the Charles L. Sewell Center. “I thought that we had played hard and strong at times. We’re... Read more »

RMU pounds Dukes for first home win of season

RMU pounds Dukes for first home win of season

Nick Buzzelli, Editor-in-Chief
December 13, 2014
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As the final seconds were winding off the clock in Robert Morris’ 75-59 victory over Duquesne, Jim Ferry had a few words for Andy Toole while congratulating him on the his team’s fifth consecutive win against its cross-town rival. Ferry had to inform his counterpart that he isn’t alone. In... Read more »

Final Q&A with John Banaszak

Final Q&A with John Banaszak

Chris Mueller, Sports Editor
December 8, 2014
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What have you learned in your first season as head coach that you maybe weren't expecting coming into it? I think I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned that you can’t win at any level playing freshman and sophomores no matter how good they are. We kind of knew that coming into it.... Read more »

Banaszak reflects on 2014

Banaszak reflects on 2014

Chris Mueller, Sports Editor
December 8, 2014
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John Banaszak’s office in the Robert Morris football complex sits high above and overlooks the Joe Walton Stadium field. There may not be a better sight on campus than when the sun sets over the stadium and illuminates the skyline of the west hills of Pittsburgh. Banaszak has experienced a ton of... Read more »

Unforced turnovers plague RMU in loss to Buffalo

Unforced turnovers plague RMU in loss to Buffalo

Nick Buzzelli, Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2014
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After criticizing his team’s lack of effort following an eight point loss to Youngstown State Tuesday night, Andy Toole had to figure out a way to get his players to exert energy for a full 40 minute span. Though for the second straight contest, Robert Morris did not respond to its coach’s request. Coughing... Read more »

Start me up

Start me up

Haley Sawyer, Copy Editor
December 7, 2014
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It’s not how you start, but how you finish. A terrible cliché, but one that holds true for the RMU men’s hockey team. Two weeks ago against Air Force, the squad tied on Friday and lost on Saturday. Last week against AIC, they tied five all on Friday and won six nothing on Saturday. This weekend... Read more »

Colonials lose third straight at Hofstra 71-51

Zach Laufer, Staff Reporter
December 6, 2014
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The offensive struggles continued for the Robert Morris women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon, only managing to shoot 27 percent from the field in a 71-51 loss at Hofstra. Hofstra jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead in the first two-and-a-half minutes of the game. The Colonials did not get on the... Read more »

Robert Morris ends PSU series on high note

Robert Morris ends PSU series on high note

Mike Funyak, Contributor
December 6, 2014
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The Robert Morris women’s hockey team took on Penn State in a weekend series at the 84 Lumber Arena Friday and Saturday night. The club fell 5-0 in the contest on Friday night.  Coming into the home series, the Colonials had gone 8-0-0 against the Nittany Lions. Penn State registered its first... Read more »

Tapping into Leavens’ potential

Tapping into Leavens’ potential

Haley Sawyer, Copy Editor
December 6, 2014
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Last season, Daniel Leavens saw the ice for a total of 26 games. A little over half the season. He had three points and a minus-four rating. This year, he’s seeing significantly more action. In nine games, he’s already got seven more points on this season than the last. “Daniel’s always... Read more »