BREAKING: Sole to transfer to Duquesne

BREAKING: Sole to transfer to Duquesne

Vince Russo, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2015
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Duquesne University announced via a press release Thursday afternoon that now former Robert Morris University women’s basketball player Judith Sole is officially transferring to become a member of the Dukes program. Duquesne head coach Dan Burt inherits a 6-3 forward with two years of eligibility... Read more »

Colonial Talk: RMU vs Farleigh Dickinson (WBB NEC quarterfinal)

Colonial Talk: RMU vs Farleigh Dickinson (WBB NEC quarterfinal)

Zach Laufer, Copy Editor
March 8, 2015
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Final score: Robert Morris  89  Farleigh Dickinson  61 Top performers: G Rebeca Navarro (RMU) - 23 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds F Erika Livermore (FDU) - 19 points, 5 rebounds G Anna Niki Stamolamprou (RMU) - 13 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists Navarro goes off: Sophomore guard Rebeca Navarro... Read more »

Smith, Colonials right the ship on Senior Day

Smith, Colonials right the ship on Senior Day

Zach Laufer, Copy Editor
February 28, 2015
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Since winning 11 consecutive Northeast Conference games this season, the Robert Morris women's basketball team (15-13, 13-4) had lost two consecutive match-ups, dropping the Colonials out of first place in the conference. Today, as per Senior Day tradition, RMU honored the only senior player on the... Read more »

Colonial Talk: RMU vs Central Connecticut State (WBB)

Colonial Talk: RMU vs Central Connecticut State (WBB)

Zach Laufer, Copy Editor
February 14, 2015
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Final score: Robert Morris 60   Central Connecticut State 48 Top performers:  F Tejahne Malone (CCSU) - 17 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal G Anna Niki Stamolamprou (RMU) - 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist F Megan Smith (RMU) - 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists Home sweet home?: Central Connecticut State's... Read more »

Spanou, Robert Morris earn trip to NEC title

Spanou, Robert Morris earn trip to NEC title

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor
March 12, 2014
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“As I said before, one of the goals that I haven’t achieved yet is taking a ring and leaving Robert Morris as a champion,” said senior Artemis Spanou prior to the start of the 2013-14 season. Almost five months later, Robert Morris defeated Bryant 72-67 in the Northeast Conference semifinals Wednesday night at the Sewall Center. The Colonials are on the brink of cutting down the nets and earning a NCAA tournament berth. It would add the perfect exclamation point to the their leader’s record-breaking career. Spanou dropped 24 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to pace the Colonials. She commanded a double-team most of the game, enabling her to find quick, easy dishes to freshman forward Cassie Oursler, who added 13 points and four rebounds. “I'm excited,” said Spanou. “It's my first time at the final, and I'm excited to play on Sunday. We're going to have fun and see what happens.” The Col... Read more »

Second half surge pushes Robert Morris over LIU in NEC Tournament

Second half surge pushes Robert Morris over LIU in NEC Tournament

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor
March 9, 2014
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For Robert Morris, the first half of Sunday’s NEC quarterfinal matchup against LIU Brooklyn resembled everything they were trying to avoid heading into the conference postseason. A slow start, first-half jitters, and a few unlucky breaks caused the Colonials to catch a glimpse of their ultimate ni... Read more »

Colonial Talk: Breaking down the NEC WBB tournament

Colonial Talk: Breaking down the NEC WBB tournament

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor
February 18, 2014
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With the start of the NEC Women’s Basketball Tournament quickly approaching, here’s a bracket preview with tentative matchups for postseason play. All matchups are based off the current conference standings, presuming nothing dramatically shifts in the last two weeks of the season. 1. Robert Morris (16-9, 12-2 NEC) vs. 8. LIU Brooklyn (7-18, 5-9 NEC) Series: 2-0 RMU RMU has gotten the better of the Blackbirds in the team’s two meetings this season, most recently a 36-point thumping on February 17th in Moon Township. The Colonials play very well at home, and are on a current nine game win streak at the Sewall Center. This will mark the start of star senior Artemis Spanou’s final chance at a NEC ring, so look for her to further elevate her game once the postseason starts, which seems to be impossible right? An upset isn’t looming within this contest, considering LIU doesn’t have the firepower to ... Read more »

Robert Morris dominates LIU Brooklyn, wins ninth straight at Sewall

Robert Morris dominates LIU Brooklyn, wins ninth straight at Sewall

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor
February 17, 2014
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For the Robert Morris women’s basketball team as of late, there’s no place like home. Literally. The Colonials spent Monday evening dominating LIU Brooklyn at the Charles L. Sewall Center, pounding the Blackbirds 79-43 to improve to 12-2 in the NEC and extend their home winning-streak to nine. The 36-point margin was the second largest in the RMU-LIU Brooklyn series, and sent a message the rest of the conference that the first-place Colonials aren’t exactly coasting to the postseason. “We worked really hard today on the defensive end holding them to a low shooting percentage and kept them off the offensive glass,” said associate head coach Charlie Buscaglia. “We worked hard and our shooting was an aberration of our work ethic.” The team shot 50 percent from the floor (27-of-54), and four of five starters scored in double figures. Buscaglia explained the importance of having a legitimate scorin... Read more »

Navarro’s breakout game pushes Robert Morris past Sacred Heart

Navarro’s breakout game pushes Robert Morris past Sacred Heart

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor
February 10, 2014
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Rebeca Navarro went into Robert Morris’ matchup with Sacred Heart averaging 4.5 points per game. Her game did the talking Monday evening however, as she posted a career-high 20 points on a 6-of-7 shooting effort from long range, second-best in team history. The freshman provided much needed scoring assistance off the bench for the Colonials, who erased an early 12 point deficit to defeat Sacred Heart 90-66 at the Charles L. Sewall Center. “It showed tonight that putting in the extra work is the best thing to hit big shots,” said Navarro. “I try to have a short memory. If I miss my first shot, I just try to keep shooting.” The win improves Robert Morris to 14-9 overall and 10-2 in conference play, keeping a firm hold of first place among the NEC. They clinched a NEC tournament berth with the victory as well, making up for last year’s absence from the conference postseason.   Associate head coach... Read more »