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NCAA approves extra year of eligibility for fall sport DI athletes

NCAA approves extra year of eligibility for fall sport DI athletes

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 ...

Big South, Colonials football postponed to spring of 2021

Thomas Ognibene

Jonathan Hanna, CSN Sports Editor

August 12, 2020

On Wednesday, with the health of student athletes as it's top priority, the Big South Conference announced that it will be delaying all fall sports, with the hopes of playing in the spring of 2021. With Robert Morris leaving the NEC earlier in the year, and set to join the Big South in the fall of 2021;...

RMU football schedules Hawaii as non-conference opponent

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Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

July 14, 2020

As sports continue to be up in the air for the fall season, the Robert Morris football team’s latest announcement may display a step in the right direction. The University of Hawaii tweeted on Monday that they have added RMU to their 2020 schedule.  Robert Morris confirmed the news by r...

Nneka Ezeigbo signs with Spain’s Unicaja Malaga

Nneka Ezeigbo drives to the basket in the NEC championship game. Moon Township, PA March 17, 2019. (David Auth/RMU Sentry Media)

Nick Hedderick, CSN Editor In Chief

July 10, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- For the last four years, it was impossible to attend an RMU women's basketball game without noticing the force that was Nneka Ezeigbo. From her dominance in the paint to her tenacity on the boards, Ezeigbo quickly became one of the most influential figures in program history. As o...

RMU officially joins Horizon League

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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 D...

The difficulties travel and distance cause in the NEC for Robert Morris

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Logan Carney, Contributor

February 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- 4,030 miles. Robert Morris University's 15 NCAA teams rack up the most gas mileage out of the 11 total schools competing in the Northeast Conference. That number comes from regular-season conference play alone.The annual distance traveled for RMU is more than traveling from West Quoddy...

Colonials roll to ninth consecutive victory with win over CCSU

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Zachary Somma, Contributor

February 1, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- The Robert Morris University women's basketball team (14-6, 9-0 NEC) kept their record clean in 2020 with their 80-42 victory over Central Connecticut State University (2-16, 1-7 NEC) this Saturday afternoon. Four Colonials finished with double-digit points in the game, which was not as...

Weekend Preview: 1/31-2/2

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Austin Bechtold, Contributor

January 31, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- As the calendar turns from January to February this upcoming weekend, the final stretch of regular-season games for Robert Morris University winter sports is about to begin. Basketball, ice hockey, and women’s track and field will all see action this weekend in addition to the men’s l...

RMU gets scrappy in 64-54 win

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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

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Austin Bechtold, Contributor

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...