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Basista: From a Talbot to a Colonial

Basista: From a Talbot to a Colonial

Evan Basista May 10, 2023

* Editor's Note: This piece is part of the CSN Class of 2023 Senior Sendoff series. You can read the whole series by clicking here. I'm not always the greatest with words. As someone looking to continue in the sports media world, this is not the best...

Quick Sticks: Nearing the Midway Point

Quick Sticks: Nearing the Midway Point

Nathan Breisinger, Cam Macariola, Sam Goldberg, and Evan Basista sit down and talk about the latest on Robert Morris Lacrosse. They broke down their recent matchups against UC Davis and Cleveland State, and look ahead at their matchups against Detroit...

Lilli Hadden had three goals and two assists in the win over Queens

Robert Morris Holds On to Checkmate Queens

Evan Basista March 18, 2023

MOON TOWNSHIP– On a chilly afternoon matinee matchup, the Robert Morris women’s lacrosse team (2-5) defeated the Queens University Royals (4-4) by a final score of 11-10 at Joe Walton Stadium. This was the first time these two teams have ever faced...

Green spent two seasons at Robert Morris averaging 9.7 points per game, 3.8 assists per game, shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Photo credit: Kyle Le

Michael Green III Enters Transfer Portal

Evan Basista March 15, 2023

For the second time on Wednesday, a men's basketball player has hit the transfer portal as senior guard Michael Green III entered the transfer portal, per Verbal Commits. The Bronx, New York native has one year left of eligibility heading into his...

Hayashi missed the 2022 season after suffering an ACL tear Photo credit: Samantha Dutch

From Ama to RMU: Kaoru Hayashi

Evan Basista March 9, 2023

For kids in Japan, there are plenty of options to get involved in sports. Its most popular spectator sport is baseball, and Japanese martial arts such as judo and kendo are taught as part of the compulsory junior high school curriculum. However, for...

Jamie Keller earns her fourth MAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Jamie Keller Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week

Evan Basista March 7, 2023

MOON TOWNSHIP– On Tuesday, Robert Morris women’s lacrosse starting goalkeeper Jamie Keller was named the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Week, following her performance against the UMBC Retrievers on Saturday. The graduate...

Kahliel Spear had 14 points in the 80-60 Senior Day win over Milwaukee Photo credit: Cam Wickline

Colonials Dominate on Glass in Win Over Milwaukee

Evan Basista February 18, 2023

MOON TOWNSHIP– On a night featuring members of the 2013 team that upset Kentucky, the Colonials men’s basketball team recorded an impressive showing of their own against the higher-ranked Milwaukee Panthers, winning by a score of 80-60. RMU entered...

Quick Sticks: Kicking Off the 2023 Campaign

Quick Sticks: Kicking Off the 2023 Campaign

Nathan Breisinger, Evan Basista, and Cameron Macariola February 16, 2023

As the Robert Morris men's and women's lacrosse team return to the field for the 2023 season, Quick Sticks returns as Nathan Breisinger, Cameron Macariola and Evan Basista break down the opening weekend. The trio looks at the women's lacrosse team's...

Jacob from On the Bench stick handles during the Second Annual Celebrity Hockey Game Photo credit: Julia Wasielewski

“This is a Celebration”: RMU hosts 2023 Celebrity Hockey Face-Off

Evan Basista January 15, 2023

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — It was an exciting afternoon as the 2023 RMU Celebrity Hockey Classic took place at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. The second installment had a line-up as star-studded as the previous one. Team White featured a number of RMU...

The team celebrates a goal in the game against IUPUI on November 2, 2022

Rollercoaster of Resilience: The 2022 Men’s Soccer Season

Evan Basista November 22, 2022

With the men’s soccer 2022 season wrapping up earlier this month, it is worth taking a deeper look into the results of this season and what Colonials fans can expect going forward. The team finished with a 6-7-3 record, including a 4-3-2 record in...

The team huddles after a point in the 3-0 loss to Northern Kentucky Photo credit: Colby Sherwin

Robert Morris falls to Northern Kentucky in Emotional Senior Day Match

Evan Basista November 12, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP – Robert Morris concluded their season with a 3-0 loss on Senior Day to the Northern Kentucky Norse on Saturday afternoon at the UPMC Events Center. Robert Morris (9-20, 2-15 Horizon) was met by a red-hot Northern Kentucky squad (16-12,...

Penalty Kicks: 10/27/22

Penalty Kicks: 10/27/22

Evan Basista and Cam Wickline October 27, 2022

On the latest episode of Penalty Kicks, co-host Cam Wickline gives a breakdown of the 2022 women's soccer season, and fellow co-host Evan Basista provides updates on the men's team. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6qCSxdc3Cx2kLLzrXlPuHQ?si=d6504168db9a4fc5  

Penalty Kicks: Episode Two (10/12/22)

Penalty Kicks: Episode Two (10/12/22)

Evan Basista and Cam Wickline October 13, 2022

On the second episode of Penalty Kicks, hosts Evan Basista and Cam Wickline take a deeper look into the men's and women's teams' recent struggles and how they can bounce back.  

Penalty Kicks: Episode One (9/29/22)

Penalty Kicks: Episode One (9/29/22)

Evan Basista and Cam Wickline September 29, 2022

On the first Penalty Kicks podcast of the 2022 season, Evan Basista and Cam Wickline discuss the men's and women's soccer programs. With the women's team's hot start and the men's recent success, there was plenty to talk about.

Chase Gilley (7) scored his fourth goal in two games, scoring the lone goal in the 1-0 win vs Saint Francis

Chase Gilley, Robert Morris give fans game to remember with a 1-0 win over Red Flash

Evan Basista September 21, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– RMU men’s soccer recorded their third win in a row this afternoon at the North Athletic Complex by defeating Saint Francis by a final score of 1-0. The Colonials entered today’s game with a 2-3-0 record, with their last game being...

The 2-1 win Saturday was their first win of the season, and will play Milwaukee next Saturday Photo credit: Evelyn Luthringer

Colonials record first win thanks to strong second half

Evan Basista September 10, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– The Colonials men's soccer team recorded their first win in their first Horizon League game this afternoon at the North Athletic Complex, beating the Northern Kentucky Norse by a score of 2-1. The Norse entered this game with a 2-2-0...

The Colonials play in a 1-1 draw for second consecutive game against UMass on Sunday afternoon Photo credit: Bailey Noel

Strong showing throughout lineup in another 1-1 tie with UMass

Evan Basista August 28, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– Robert Morris (2-0-2) notched their second consecutive 1-1 draw against the UMass Minutewomen (1-2-1) at the North Athletic Complex on a hot Sunday afternoon. The Colonials came into this game after playing a 1-1 tie against Mount St....

Evan Basista offers his three takeaways from RMU footballs loss at Gardner-Webb. Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Three takeaways from football’s loss to Gardner-Webb

Evan Basista October 24, 2021

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.– Following a close loss coming at the hands of North Alabama and their homecoming game, the Colonials headed east to take on Gardner-Webb and try to play spoiler at a homecoming game for the second time in as many weeks. Mental...

The mens side starts their race at the RMU Colonial Invitational.

Strong showing for host Colonials at invitational

Evan Basista September 17, 2021

CLINTON, Pa.-- The Colonials' cross country teams were back in action today at the RMU Colonial Invitational at Youthtowne in Clinton. The men’s team ran an 8K race while the women’s team ran a 6K race. This was the second of two invites held at...

Hugo Kadima is smothered by two West Virginia players. Photo Credit: Samantha Dutch/Colonial Sports Network

Colonials “dig in” but fail to top Mountaineers

Evan Basista August 26, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- The RMU men’s soccer team fell 2-0 in their season opener to the West Virginia Mountaineers despite a strong performance overall in their home opener. RMU (1-0) came into their opener having split their two exhibition matches with a...

Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

Colonials win big over Tigers

Evan Basista, Contributor February 22, 2020

PITTSBURGH-- It was an impressive showing of depth scoring and resilience, as RMU women’s hockey (17-10-4, 11-4-2 CHA) defeated the RIT Tigers (11-17-3, 4-12-1 CHA) by a score of 5-1. It didn’t take long for the Colonials to get on the board, as...

Weekend Roundup 2/14-2/16

Weekend Roundup 2/14-2/16

Evan Basista, Contributor February 17, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Over the past weekend, Robert Morris University athletics was busy with seven teams in action. Robert Morris softball team (4-4, 0-0) to Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and the Runnin’ Bulldog Softball Tournament. The Colonials played...

Weekend Roundup: 11/15-11/17

Weekend Roundup: 11/15-11/17

Evan Basista and Evan Basista November 18, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Another eventful has concluded for the Colonials. Here’s how it all went down: Men’s basketball (1-4) split their games this weekend, winning 85-65 over Howard (0-5) and falling 70-56 to Toledo (3-1). RMU had a balanced and impressive...

Weekend Preview: Nov. 15-17

Weekend Preview: Nov. 15-17

Evan Basista and Evan Basista November 15, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Another busy weekend is in store for the Colonials as we start to make the transition from fall sports to winter. Women's cross country Women’s cross country will be participating in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals Friday afternoon....

Weekend Round-up: 11/8-11/10

Weekend Round-up: 11/8-11/10

Evan Basista, Contributor November 11, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- The Colonials had eight teams play in a busy weekend for RMU sports. Here’s how it all played out: Volleyball (24-3, 14-0 NEC) kept their foot on the gas pedal and swept their matches this weekend, with a 3-2 win against Central Connecticut...

Weekend Roundup: 11/8-11/10

Evan Basista November 11, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- The Colonials had eight teams play in a busy weekend for RMU sports. Here’s how it all played out:Volleyball (24-3, 14-0 NEC) kept their foot on the gas pedal and swept their matches this weekend, with a 3-2 win against Central Connecticut...

[Video] Weekend Preview: 11/8-11/10

Evan Basista and Evan Basista November 8, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- This weekend will be a big one for the Colonials, with high-profile opponents and potential playoff spots at stake. Rowing at Duquesne, 11/8 To kick off the weekend, the rowing team will be facing off at Duquesne on Friday. They will...

DaCosta scores two for Bryant as RMU falls in OT

Evan Basista October 12, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- RMU Men’s Soccer (3-8-2, 2-2-1 NEC) lost in overtime on Friday against the Bryant Bulldogs (6-3, 3-0 NEC) by a final score of 2-1 The two halves were very different stories for RMU and goaltender Michael Zolnierczyk kept the Colonials...

Missed opportunities the key difference in loss to Sacred Heart

Evan Basista October 11, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- The RMU Women’s Soccer team (4-8-1, 2-3 NEC) notched their third conference loss of the season on Friday against the Sacred Heart Pioneers (6-5-2, 3-1-1 NEC), with the final score reading 1-0 in a closely contested match with missed...

Photo Credit: David Auth

DaCosta scores two for Bryant as RMU falls in OT

Evan Basista, Contributor October 11, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- RMU Men’s Soccer (3-8-2, 2-2-1 NEC) lost in overtime on Friday against the Bryant Bulldogs (6-3, 3-0 NEC) by a final score of 2-1. The two halves were very different stories for RMU and goaltender Michael Zolnierczyk kept the Colonials...

Photo credit: Logan Carney

Missed opportunities are the key difference in loss to Sacred Heart

Evan Basista, Contributor October 11, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- The RMU Women’s Soccer team (4-8-1, 2-3 NEC) notched their third conference loss of the season on Friday against the Sacred Heart Pioneers (6-5-2, 3-1-1 NEC), with the final score reading 1-0 in a closely contested match with missed...

Photo Credit: David Auth

Preview: RMU looks to build on momentum against Fairleigh Dickinson

Evan Basista, Contributor September 29, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Robert Morris men’s soccer team (2-6-1, 1-0) is looking to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson’s squad (4-3) in their latest NEC matchup. The Colonials host the Knights at the North Athletic Complex this Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Recapping...