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Matt Kurtik

Matt Kurtik, Contributor

Matt Kurtik is a senior sport management and marketing major and is in his second full semester at RMU Sentry Media. He is a beat writer for the RMU Men's basketball team and is involved in the radio show "The Toole Shed". He is the producer of the Pittsburgh Pirates radio show, "Cannonball Coming” and is also on the RMU TV show Sports Talk in the Burgh.

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MOON TOWNSHIP -- Coach Toole mans the sidelines for Robert Morris during a game against Siena (Sam Anthony/RMU Sentry Media).

Coach Toole hints at another year of Petteway and potential CIT appearance

March 12, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Coach Andy Toole hinted at the possibility of a bid to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) during his radio show The Andy Toole Show. This would be the Colonials’ second...

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Preview: 2019 men’s basketball NEC tournament

March 6, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Northeast Conference (NEC) playoffs begin this Wednesday and four teams are slated to host the first round of games. The tournament will go through Loretto as St. Francis (PA) was...

Toole Shed: NEC Playoffs

Toole Shed: NEC Playoffs

February 28, 2019

The guys discuss the last two games and the upcoming two games. They also talk about the NEC playoffs and discuss where they think RMU should play if the host.

Toole Shed: Koby Thomas is back

Toole Shed: Koby Thomas is back

February 21, 2019

The Toole Shed guys talk about Koby Thomas's long awaited return to the men's basketball team and they also try to find answers for the team's recent struggles.

Toole Shed: Were back

Toole Shed: We’re back

February 14, 2019

The boys are back for their first show of 2019. They recap everything that has happened since their last episode and discuss some of the key playmakers on the squad.

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Jon Williams (left) dabs up his older brother Josh Williams (right) against Mount Aloysius on November 11, 2018 (David Auth/RMU Sentry Media).

[Video] Josh and Jon Williams embracing opportunity to compete with one another

January 29, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Josh Williams was pretty blunt about it. "To be able to (play with each other) on a collegiate level is incredible. It’s humbling. I couldn’t ask for a better person to play next...

MOON TOWNSHIP — Matty McConnell celebrates during the team’s victory against Sacred Heart on Thursday Jan. 24, 2019 (Samuel Anthony/RMU Sentry Media). McConnell had a season-high 19 points in the victory. Photo credit: Samuel Anthony

Robert Morris stays atop NEC after cruising past Sacred Heart

January 24, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP — The Robert Morris Colonials (11-9, 6-1 NEC) defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers (8-12, 4-3 NEC) Thursday night 72-64 at the Student Recreation Center at the North Athletic Complex. The...

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NEC men’s basketball preview

January 2, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Robert Morris Colonials start their Northeast Conference (NEC) season on Thursday, January 3rd against Fairleigh Dickinson. Last season, the Colonials finished 6th in the conference...

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Men’s basketball impresses in loss to Louisville

December 21, 2018

LOUISVILLE -- The Louisville Cardinals (9-3) flew past the Robert Morris Colonials (4-8) Friday night by the score of 73-59 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This game concluded the tough...

The Toole Shed: 1921 Club

The Toole Shed: 1921 Club

November 28, 2018

 Logan Alex and Matt talked about the 1921 club, previewed the upcoming games, recapped the season so far and talked about Josh Williams performance so far this season.

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Josh Williams has a record breaking night as RMU cashes in against Mount Aloysius

November 15, 2018

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Robert Morris Colonials (1-2) defeated the Mount Aloysius Mounties (0-1) Wednesday night 104-57 at the Student Recreation Center at the North Athletic Complex. The Colonials were hungry...

Quick Hits: Mens basketball impresses in their first game at the NAC

Quick Hits: Men’s basketball impresses in their first game at the NAC

November 14, 2018

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Colonials (1-2, 0-0) dismantled the Mount Aloysius Mounties (0-1, 0-0) by the score of 104-57 in the Colonials’ home opener Wednesday night at the Student Recreation Center at the...

Toole Shed: Pack the NAC

Toole Shed: Pack the NAC

November 13, 2018

This week on the Toole Shed, the guys talk about USC game. They also discuss the Student Recreation Center selling out as well as the offensive ability of Matty McConnell.

The Toole Shed: Season preview

The Toole Shed: Season preview

September 19, 2018

The Toole Shed is back and the guys discuss the upcoming schedule, lack of Duquesne and playing at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Sports Manager Logan Carney hosts alongside RMU Sentry...

Sciulli’s Shock Picks: RMU vs James Madison

[Video] Sciulli’s Shock Picks: RMU vs James Madison

September 13, 2018

With another week in the books, it is once again time for Robert Morris University football (1-1). Due to the impending Hurricane Florence, this week's game was moved to Thursday night. This means that...

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Is playing at the student recreation center a good move?

September 4, 2018

Recently, Robert Morris University president, Dr. Chris Howard, announced the return of the men’s basketball team to campus. The basketball team will play its home games at the Student Recreation and...

Photo credit: Samuel Anthony

Men’s basketball to play at the Student Recreation Center this season

August 28, 2018

“The Robert Morris men’s basketball team will [be] playing its home games at the Student Recreation Center at the North Athletic Complex,” said media relations director James Duzyk. President...

The Toole Shed Episode 8: Tournaments and Transfers

The Toole Shed Episode 8: Tournaments and Transfers

April 3, 2018

On what is likely the final episode of RMU sport's flagship basketball podcast of the school year, the guys are joined by writer Mike Scuilli as they send the show off with their thoughts on the NCAA...

The Toole Shed Episode 7: Should RMU move on from Kentucky?

The Toole Shed Episode 7: Should RMU move on from Kentucky?

March 20, 2018

Logan, Luke and Matt discuss whether or not Robert Morris should move on from the Kentucky win from five years ago.

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The Canadian connection

March 20, 2018

“They thought I came from a 10-hour flight somewhere else because they weren’t too sure where Canada was located. They made me feel really international, but I felt that I was just a border across.” Mikalah...

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Colonial Talk: Dragon’s high pressure defense burns the Colonials

March 17, 2018

The Robert Morris Colonials (25-8) took on the Drexel Dragons (27-7) Friday night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Drexel defeated...

Photo Credit: Samuel Anthony

What went wrong with Robert Morris men’s basketball?

February 28, 2018

Before the game against the Wagner Seahawks on Jan. 20, the Colonials (12-8, 6-1) were in first place in the Northeast Conference (NEC) and looked to be on their way to win the regular season title....

The Toole Shed: The NEC playoff special

The Toole Shed: The NEC playoff special

February 27, 2018

Listen to your RMU Sentry Media basketball experts breakdown all of the NEC playoffs in this one hour Toole Shed special.​

The Toole Shed Episode 6: Looking for the Future

The Toole Shed Episode 6: Looking for the Future

February 20, 2018

The guys talk about last week's games, preview the future of this Colonial squad, talk about the attendance issues and give their predictions on this week's games.

Photo credit: Samuel Anthony

Robert Morris bullies the Bulldogs

February 15, 2018

The Robert Morris Colonials (15-13, 9-6) defeated the Bryant Bulldogs (3-25, 2-13) Thursday night 83-60 at the A.J. Palumbo Center at Duquesne University. The Colonials forced 13 turnovers even though...

Robert Morris vs. Bryant: Everything you need to know

Robert Morris vs. Bryant: Everything you need to know

February 15, 2018

The Colonials (15-13, 9-6) stomped the Bryant Bulldogs (3-25, 2-13) in an Northeast Conference (NEC) matchup Thursday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center. The Colonials shot 11-for-21 from behind the three-point...

The Toole Shed Episode 5: The Myths of RMU mens basketball

The Toole Shed Episode 5: The Myths of RMU men’s basketball

February 14, 2018

This week's episode, the guys break down last week's games, give their predictions for this week's games and talk about the myths surrounding Robert Morris men's basketball.​

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Why this weekend’s games are so important for RMU men’s basketball

February 8, 2018

The Robert Morris Colonials men’s basketball team (13-12, 7-5) has dropped four of their last five games, including three straight in Northeast Conference (NEC) play. Lately, the games have not been...

The Toole Shed Episode 4: Conference Season Struggles

The Toole Shed Episode 4: Conference Season Struggles

February 6, 2018

Logan, Matt and Luke break down the recent struggles of the Colonials in RMU Radio's flagship Robert Morris men's basketball podcast.

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Robert Morris unable to climb back as they fall to the Mountaineers

February 2, 2018

Junior guard Matty McConnell was absent from the lineup Thursday night for the Colonials. He and Head Coach Andy Toole could only watch as the Colonials fell to the Mountaineers by the largest margin of...

The Toole Shed Episode 3: Are the Colonials the Real Deal?

The Toole Shed Episode 3: Are the Colonials the Real Deal?

January 30, 2018

This week on the Toole Shed, the guys are joined via phone with Drexel assistant coach Justin Jennings. Also, the guys give their season grades on Robert Morris, recap last week's games and preview this...

Photo credit: Samuel Anthony

Men’s basketball mid-conference season grades: Are the Colonials the real deal?

January 29, 2018

The Robert Morris men’s basketball team this year has been good. Unfortunately, they have not been great. The overall grade I give our team this year: B Here’s why: Following a loss to Wagner...

The Toole Shed: Why is Robert Morris basketball Pittsburghs least favorite team?

The Toole Shed: Why is Robert Morris basketball Pittsburgh’s least favorite team?

January 23, 2018

This week on The Toole Shed, Logan Matt and Luke, recap last week's games, look ahead at this week's matchups and discuss why Robert Morris is the least covered D-1 basketball team in Pittsburgh.

The Toole Shed: Recapping the Mens Basketball Season

The Toole Shed: Recapping the Men’s Basketball Season

January 16, 2018

RMU Sentry Media’s flagship college basketball talk show, appropriately named after RMU’s Head Coach Andy Toole, hosted by Logan Carney and featuring fellow sports writers Matt Kurtik and Luke...

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The red hot Red Flash down the Colonials

January 12, 2018

The Robert Morris Colonials (10-7, 4-0) battled in-state Northeast Conference (NEC) rival, St. Francis Red Flash (9-6, 3-1), Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Red Flash defeated the Colonials 89-80. Jamaal...

Colonial Talk: Strong finish helps Robert Morris defeat Rider

December 6, 2017

Robert Morris men’s basketball notched their fifth win in their home opener Wednesday night against the Rider Broncs at PPG Paints Arena. The Colonials defeated the Broncs 78-75 to bring their overall...

Colonial Talk: Consistent rebounding and scoring helps Colonials rout Penguins

Colonial Talk: Consistent rebounding and scoring helps Colonials rout Penguins

November 29, 2017

Robert Morris women’s basketball notched their third win of their 2017-18 season Wednesday night against the Youngstown State Penguins to bring their overall record to 3-3. The Colonials routed the Penguins...

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