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Hockessin to Hoop Township

Tyler Gallo May 6, 2022

Well, here we are. When I stepped foot into the Academic Media Center for the first time four years ago, I never thought I would be in the position I am today. Time is a funny thing, you know? So much can change in such a short amount of time, and I...

Tavin Harville gets set against Charleston Southern. Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Tavin Harville signs as undrafted free agent with Pittsburgh Steelers, invited to minicamp

Tyler Gallo April 30, 2022

While none of Robert Morris' draft-eligible players were selected in this year's draft, one player has inked a deal as an undrafted free agent as defensive back Tavin Harville has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers with an invite to minicamp. In his...

Julia Davies looks to weave around Aryss Lindsey of Youngstown State. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Robert Morris unraveled by Youngstown State in regular-season finale

Tyler Gallo April 30, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– With their heartbreaking first-ever MAC loss now in the rearview mirror, Robert Morris women's lacrosse was looking to bounce back and clinch the MAC regular-season title outright with a victory over local rival Youngstown State. Despite...

Alaina Koutsogiani races home on a sacrifice fly against IUPUI. Photo credit: Cameron Macariola

Meet Alaina Koutsogiani, one of the best base-stealers in the country

Tyler Gallo April 18, 2022

In Robert Morris softball's latest game against IUPUI, freshman infielder Alaina Koutsogiani reached on an error in the first inning, stole second base, and took third on a grounder, scoring on a sacrifice fly for the team's only run of the game. It's...

Chase Cook makes his collegiate debut against Kentucky. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Chase Cook enters transfer portal

Tyler Gallo April 4, 2022

Robert Morris guard Chase Cook has entered the transfer portal, per Verbal Commits. Cook, who joined the Colonials as a preferred walk-on in 2020-21, became a scholarship player and a rotation member late in the 2021-22 season. The District of Columbia...

Phi Mu Delta wins 2021 Greek Week. (Photo Credit Melanie Hulse)

Robert Morris 2022 Greek Week returns in full force

Tyler Gallo, Reporter March 29, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– After two years of Greek Week being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Robert Morris Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils have loaded up the event for a grand return in 2022. The week-long competition will run from Apr. 1 to...

Liner to Left: No Rain

Liner to Left: No Rain

Tyler Gallo and Colby Sherwin March 29, 2022

On this episode of Liner to Left, Tyler and Colby discuss the team's road swing over the past month, their hot start to Horizon League play and the emergence of a few players on their roster.

Noah Steverson takes the field for Pacific. Photo credit: Pacific Athletics

Pacific transfer Noah Steverson commits to Robert Morris

Tyler Gallo March 29, 2022

On Monday evening, Pacific (OR) transfer defensive end Noah Steverson announced he had committed to Robert Morris for the upcoming season. Steverson, who held offers from schools such as Fordham and NC Central, noted that the decision was made easier...

Alyson Londot readies for a serve against Green Bay. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

#FormerColonialWatch: Alyson Londot joins Western Illinois volleyball staff

Tyler Gallo March 23, 2022

MACOMB, Ill.– Former Robert Morris head coach Dale Starr recently was named head coach of Western Illinois. This morning, he added a familiar face to his staff as former outside hitter Alyson Londot has been named an assistant. Londot, who was an...

Isabella Posset carries the ball against Wagner. Photo credit: Thomas Ognibene

Where are they now?: Robert Morris women’s basketball’s 2020-21 transfers

Tyler Gallo March 17, 2022

During and after a 4-13 season affected by COVID, Robert Morris women's basketball saw its fair share of departures from the roster, with most coming after the season was concluded. Six different players left the team, whether it was out of necessity...

Josh Williams celebrates a basket against Pitt. Photo credit: David Auth

OPINION: It’s time for the Pittsburgh basketball teams to play each other again

Tyler Gallo March 14, 2022

We all know the reasoning behind why we have not seen the Pittsburgh college basketball teams play each other in a while. Duquesne is tired of losing to Robert Morris; Duquesne does not want the city game to be played at the Pete every year, and especially...

Liner to Left: In Bloom

Liner to Left: In Bloom

Tyler Gallo and Colby Sherwin March 3, 2022

On this episode of Liner to Left, Tyler and Colby discuss RMU softball's trip out west, the players who are shining so far, and the team's outlook for conference play.

Charlie Buscaglia looks up at the scoreboard during RMUs first-round game against Purdue Fort Wayne. Photo credit: Justin Newton

Charlie Buscaglia makes long-awaited return to sidelines

Tyler Gallo March 2, 2022

It has been a while since we've seen Charlie Buscaglia man the sidelines for Robert Morris, but Tuesday night marked the return for the Colonials' coach after a 21-game leave of absence. Buscaglia took an unexpected medical leave after the team's Thanksgiving...

Esther Castedo sets up against Detroit Mercy. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Esther Castedo named to All-Horizon League Third Team

Tyler Gallo February 28, 2022

This afternoon, the Horizon League announced its All-League teams, and Robert Morris guard Esther Castedo has been named to the league's Third Team. In her senior season, Castedo was the most consistent player in the RMU lineup, averaging 10.8 points,...

Jexx Varner celebrates a base hit against Cleveland State. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Inside the Dugout: Jexx Varner

Tyler Gallo February 27, 2022

Robert Morris softball is off to its hottest start in program history, cruising through their Carolina invitationals with a 9-1 record, and head coach Jexx Varner has watched his team roll in the early portion of their season. After a season where the...

Liner to Left: Jexx Varner

Liner to Left: Jexx Varner

Tyler Gallo February 24, 2022

Tyler Gallo is joined by RMU Softball head coach Jexx Varner to discuss softball's best start in program history and their upcoming trip to the Pacific Northwest.  

Michael Green III makes a pass. Photo credit: Justin Newton

UIC Flames burn Robert Morris in overtime in home finale

Tyler Gallo February 19, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– With gusts up to 37 mph in the afternoon, it was no surprise that UIC was in town from the Windy City to take on Robert Morris in the Colonials' home epilogue of the season. Overtime games have not been kind to the Colonials in recent...

The Toole Shed: The Homestretch (2/16/22)

The Toole Shed: The Homestretch (2/16/22)

Ethan Morrison and Tyler Gallo February 16, 2022

Ethan and Tyler are back on the Toole Shed to discuss this past week in RMU basketball as well as preview the final two home games of the season for Robert Morris.

Esther Castedo stands at the free-throw line against Detroit Mercy. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

In her senior season, Esther Castedo has become a rock for Robert Morris

Tyler Gallo February 9, 2022

If you have watched a Robert Morris women's basketball game this season, you probably have noticed Esther Castedo as someone heavily involved in the offense. Castedo, who has built herself into one of the most consistent players on the team during her...

Mens basketball celebrates punching its ticket to March Madness. Photo credit: Thomas Ognibene

OPINION: Examining the biggest “what-ifs” in recent Robert Morris sports history

Tyler Gallo February 5, 2022

Some of the best moments are mired with the "what if" question throughout sports history. The best conversations and debates are had about if a moment went a different way, like "what if Brett Hull's Stanley Cup-winning goal didn't count?" or "what if...

The Toole Shed: Home Sweep Home

Tyler Gallo and Ethan Morrison February 3, 2022

The Toole Shed is back as Ethan and Tyler discuss Robert Morris' two wins from this past weekend against Milwaukee and Green Bay as well as break down the team's next two games against UIC and IUPUI.  

TJ Wainwright during his official visit to Robert Morris. Photo credit: Max Haberberger

TJ Wainwright breaks down Robert Morris official visit

Ethan Morrison and Tyler Gallo February 1, 2022

Over the weekend, three-star recruit and Montverde Academy (FL) attendee TJ Wainwright made his official visit to Robert Morris, taking in their game against Green Bay while also getting a chance to experience campus. Wainwright is a 6-foot-2, 170-pound...

The Toole Shed: Brandon Stone

Tyler Gallo, Ethan Morrison, and Samuel Goldberg January 21, 2022

Brandon Stone sits down with CSN reporter Samuel Goldberg to discuss the team's season thus far. Also, Ethan and Tyler discuss the end to the team's Horizon League losing streak and what's up next as the Colonials hit the road for a brief two-game road...

Megan Callahan is guarded by her former teammate Nina Augustin. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

A Happy Homecoming for Megan Callahan

Tyler Gallo January 21, 2022

On Thursday night, Megan Callahan did what she has done so often in her career and suited up for a game in Moon Township. This time, it wasn't in the red, white and blue of Robert Morris but the red, black and white of Youngstown State. Callahan utilized...

Kahliel Spear attempts a floater against Northern Kentucky. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

For Kahliel Spear, it’s all in the family

Tyler Gallo January 16, 2022

Robert Morris earned its first Horizon League victory of the season against Northern Kentucky last night, and it was no surprise that forward Kahliel Spear was at the center of it all. Spear, who has served as the vocal leader of the team this season...

Enoch Cheeks goes up for a layup in the waning seconds of RMUs loss to Wright State. Photo credit: Justin Newton

Shorthanded Wright State hands Robert Morris seventh straight conference loss

Tyler Gallo January 13, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– Robert Morris has come tantalizingly close to its first Horizon League win each of the past three games, and tonight, they looked to finally pull one out against Wright State. Despite having just five scholarship players dressed for...

CSN Wrap Up: Purdue Fort Wayne takes a 76-70 win from Robert Morris

Tyler Gallo and Justin Newton January 9, 2022

Tyler Gallo recaps the sights and sounds from the Events Center after men's basketball's loss to IPFW. Hear from Andy Toole and Michael Green III in the latest CSN Wrap Up.

Kahliel Spear goes up for a layup in the teams loss to Purdue Fort Wayne. Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Purdue Fort Wayne tops Robert Morris in heated contest

Tyler Gallo January 9, 2022

MOON TOWNSHIP– If the rain outside was any indication, the shots were raining down for both Robert Morris and Purdue Fort Wayne in Moon Township this afternoon. The Mastodons (7-7, 3-3 Horizon) came to town and did just enough to steal a 76-70 victory...

Kyleigh Hanzlik carries the puck against Syracuse. Photo credit: Nathan Breisinger

Kyleigh Hanzlik joins Minnesota

Tyler Gallo January 2, 2022

With Robert Morris hockey set to return next year and the teams looking to rebuild, one of the few remaining players in Kyleigh Hanzlik has finally found a new home in no. 4 Minnesota. Hanzlik, a redshirt senior, will join the Golden Gophers for the...

Honoka Ikematsus 25-point performance on New Years Eve in 2017 stands as one of the best New Years performances in RMU basketball history. Photo credit: Samuel Anthony

Best New Year’s performances of the last decade for Robert Morris basketball

Tyler Gallo January 1, 2022

In Robert Morris basketball history, there have been very few games played on January 1st, with most past scheduled games coming on December 31st or January 2nd. However, the last two seasons in the Horizon League, both squads have taken the court on...

Mattia Acunzo carries the ball against Kentucky. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Forward Mattia Acunzo enters transfer portal

Tyler Gallo December 20, 2021

Following their 100-74 loss to Bowling Green, Robert Morris has lost one of its pieces as forward Mattia Acunzo has entered the transfer portal, per VerbalCommits. Acunzo, in addition to playing sparingly this season, dealt with a multitude of issues,...

Enoch Cheeks drives to the hoop in Robert Morris 85-74 loss to Flordia Gulf Coast. Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Career night from Tavian Dunn-Martin drives Florida Gulf Coast over RMU

Tyler Gallo December 11, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP– If Robert Morris knew how tough guarding Tavian Dunn-Martin was going to be during today's game, they probably would have wanted a do-over. The former Duquesne Duke dropped a career-high 31 points and 12 assists as Florida Gulf Coast...

Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

When ‘Dunk City’ Meets ‘Hoop Township’

Tyler Gallo December 10, 2021

It's been eight years since Florida Gulf Coast and Robert Morris men's basketball stood atop the college basketball news cycle. For the Eagles, it was an improbable, high-flying Cinderella run to the Sweet Sixteen as a no. 15 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament,...

The Toole Shed (12/7/2021)

The Toole Shed (12/7/2021)

Ethan Morrison and Tyler Gallo December 8, 2021

The Toole Shed has returned! Ethan Morrison and Tyler Gallo are back to discuss the team's recent schedule, their injuries and their upcoming game against Lancaster Bible College.

George Martin scans the field against Charleston Southern. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Passing offense proves to be strength for RMU Football in 2021

Tyler Gallo November 29, 2021

To be completely honest, things looked incredibly bleak for the RMU football passing game after their season-opening 45-0 rout against Central Michigan. George Martin passed for just 13 yards on eight attempts in Mount Pleasant that afternoon in an all-around...

Nick Bisceglia attempts a kick against Howard. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Nick Bisceglia awarded Big South Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time

Tyler Gallo November 23, 2021

Following his final game as a Colonial, Robert Morris kicker Nick Bisceglia has been awarded Big South Special Teams Player of the Week. https://twitter.com/BigSouthSports/status/1462856807324565519?s=20 This honor comes after he went a perfect 4-4...

George Martin is converged on by two Campbell players during a rush. Photo credit: Justin Newton

George Martin era ends with a bang

Tyler Gallo November 21, 2021

If this is the end for George Martin at Robert Morris, what a great and dramatic way for him to go out. Not only did he become the first Robert Morris quarterback since Erik Cwalinski in 2008 to pass for 2,000 yards, but he led Robert Morris to a climactic...

RMU celebrates their overtime win against Campbell on Saturday. Photo credit: Justin Newton

RMU football wins overtime instant classic in season finale

Tyler Gallo November 20, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP– Following a gauntlet of a stretch where they took on the top two teams in the Big South, RMU football (4-6, 3-5 Big South) returned home for their season finale against Campbell (3-8, 2-5). The game didn't become back-and-forth until...

Oscar Tshiebwe singlehandedly overpowers Colonials

Tyler Gallo November 13, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky.– Before the season, Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe, who transferred from West Virginia, said he would like to average 20 rebounds a game. He has proved his words right thus far throughout the young season, averaging exactly that number...

RMU mens soccer has clinched its first postseason berth since 2017. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Men’s soccer clinches first postseason berth since 2017

Tyler Gallo November 3, 2021

Robert Morris men's soccer has done it. Following a season where they played off-campus, scored just one goal and won one game, Robert Morris men's soccer has clinched a spot in the 2021 Horizon League playoffs–– sneaking in as the sixth seed following...

The football team locks arms after a win at home against Howard. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

There’s No Place Like Home

Tyler Gallo October 31, 2021

If playing at Duquesne's Rooney Field is Robert Morris football's kryptonite, then playing in the friendly confines of Joe Walton Stadium over the last three seasons is the complete opposite of that. Dating back to a 24-20 win over Bryant on October...

Allie Ball rushes up field.

Women’s soccer earns second straight result in draw with IUPUI

Tyler Gallo October 17, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP– On a brisk October afternoon and following their first Horizon League victory of the season on Thursday, women's soccer aimed to keep the good times rolling against IUPUI on Sunday. IUPUI sat just two points ahead of RMU heading into...

Tim Hall rushes the ball for Robert Morris.

The Legacy of Tim Hall

Tyler Gallo October 11, 2021

It has now been 23 years since Tim Hall was taken from the world far too soon following being cut by the Oakland Raiders after the 1998 season. While the case remains unsolved, his legacy nevertheless prevails at Robert Morris as perhaps one of the greatest...

Bryan Akongo

Bryan Akongo finally getting the chance to settle in for men’s soccer

Tyler Gallo October 8, 2021

For Bryan Akongo, the last two seasons of his soccer career have been everything but ordinary. His arrival to the team out of London coincided with one of the strangest seasons in men's soccer history, a year where they had to deal with joining a new...

The Toole Shed: Ferron Flavors Jr.

The Toole Shed: Ferron Flavors Jr.

Ethan Morrison and Tyler Gallo September 7, 2021

Ferron Flavors Jr. enters the shed to discuss his career as an NCAA athlete and the excitement of the upcoming season with Ethan Morrison and Tyler Gallo.

Duquesnes Rooney Field has served as a stomping ground for RMU, and not in a good way.

Duquesne’s Rooney Field: A ‘House of Horrors’ for Robert Morris Sports

Tyler Gallo September 7, 2021

When Duquesne's Ryan Goodhew found the back of the net to seal a 3-2 double-overtime victory for Duquesne men's soccer over Robert Morris last Sunday, it only extended an adverse streak for RMU soccer at Arthur J. Rooney Field. Dating back to 1995, when...

The Colonials converge after a point in the Chick-Fil-A Robinson Classic opener.

Flames stifle Colonials in Chick-Fil-A Robinson Classic opener

Tyler Gallo September 3, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP– Fresh off of a sweep at the FDU Invitational and returning for some home cooking, Robert Morris volleyball was back in action for an early-morning tilt with Liberty in Game 1 of the Chick-Fil-A Robinson Classic. Liberty (1-0), making...

Photo Credit: UPMC Events Center

Playboi Carti to perform at UPMC Events Center on Dec. 5

Tyler Gallo September 1, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Playboi Carti announced his dates for his North American "Narcissist" tour on Wednesday. Among the places he will be performing is the UPMC Events Center on Dec. 5. Pittsburgh will be the 35th stop of 47 locations on his tour and will...

Gal Ben Dayan attempts a penalty kick he would eventually score on against Duquesne.

Colonials toppled by Dukes in overtime thriller at Rooney

Tyler Gallo August 29, 2021

PITTSBURGH-- In its thirteen previous meetings at Duquesne's Rooney Field in program history, Robert Morris had never won a game, playing to an 0-13-0 record at the confines of Rooney since the two teams first met in 2002. Despite having a lead and scoring...

Andy Toole looks on against Oakland. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo/Colonial Sports Network

Men’s basketball to take on Bowling Green in return game

Tyler Gallo August 12, 2021

UPDATE 8/17/21: Rocco Miller confirmed the game will be taking place on December 19 at the Stroh Center. BOWLING GREEN, OHIO-- With several other non-conference affairs already announced, the rest of the slate is beginning to take shape for NCAA men's...

Nicole Sleith was named to the NEC Mount Rushmore. Photo Credit: RMU Athletics

Nicole Sleith named to NEC Mount Rushmore

Tyler Gallo August 7, 2021

On Friday, Nicole Sleith (Schaffer) further cemented her legacy as not only one of the best (if not the best) pitchers in RMU softball history, but the best in Northeast Conference history as well, as the former Colonial was named to the NEC's softball...

Rasheem Dunn and Ferron Flavors Jr. both have been granted their transfer waivers for eligibility for the upcoming season.

Dunn, Flavors Jr. granted transfer waivers, eligible to play for 2021-22 season

Tyler Gallo July 27, 2021

Among the nine transfers men's basketball received this offseason, two required approval from the NCAA to play this season due to previous transfers, St. John's transfer Rasheem Dunn and Oklahoma State transfer Ferron Flavors Jr. Today, both have received...

Holly Forbes

Holly Forbes looks back on her time at Robert Morris

Tyler Gallo July 10, 2021

As the final buzzer sounded after a tough 68-54 loss in Highland Heights at the hands of Northern Kentucky in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament, it spelled the end of Robert Morris' season and also the end of several players' time at...

Mens basketball has added two new non-conference games for the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Ethan Morrison/Colonial Sports Network

Men’s basketball adds non-conference games against Kentucky and Florida Gulf Coast

Tyler Gallo July 7, 2021

Just under a month after they announced their first non-conference game against Central Florida, men's basketball has added two more non-conference dates for the upcoming season. They will travel to Kentucky in November and have now confirmed the 2020...

Myron Walkers final season as a Colonial was, quite possibly, the best a Colonial has ever had. Photo Credit: RMU Athletics

Revisiting the greatest statistical season in men’s basketball history

Tyler Gallo June 22, 2021

Myron Walker stands today as one of the best basketball players to ever come through Moon Township since the basketball program's inaugural season in the NCAA in 1976. In his hallowed four seasons as a Colonial, Walker dominated opposing teams, scored...

Malik Petteway sets up for a free throw against Bryant in 2019. Photo Credit: David Auth

#FormerColonialWatch: Malik Petteway joins Team MDA Muscle in their bid for The Basketball Tournament

Tyler Gallo June 16, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO-- A former member of Robert Morris men's basketball will look to shine in The Basketball Tournament 2021 as Malik Petteway has joined Team MDA Muscle in their bid to play. Petteway, a power forward, spent two seasons in Moon Township after...

Sol Castro will represent Argentina at the FIBA Americup. Photo Credit: RMU Athletics

Sol Castro to represent Argentina at FIBA Women’s Americup

Tyler Gallo June 8, 2021

With summer workouts underway, women's basketball sophomore forward Sol Castro will look to further burnish her already solid credentials at the FIBA Women's Americup, representing the Argentina Senior National team in the tournament. https://twitter.com/RMUWBasketball/status/1402265144495951887?s=20 The...

RMU Athletics Year in Review

RMU Athletics Year in Review

Men's Basketball: 4-15 overall, 3-12 Horizon, 12th of 12 in conference standings, Horizon League Tournament First RoundAfter being picked to finish fourth in the Horizon League coaches preseason poll, the men's basketball team had a lot of confidence...

Stack the Pads: Reaction to RMU hockey programs being discontinued

Owen Krepps, Tyler Gallo, Jon Hanna and Nate Breisinger are joined by Lexi Templeman, Michaela Boyle and Arielle DeSmet of the now-cut women's hockey program and react to the discontinuation of men's and women's hockey.

Stack the Pads: An update on our NCAA Division 1 Mens and Womens Hockey programs

Stack the Pads: An update on our NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Hockey programs

In this emergency final episode of Stack the Pads, join Owen Krepps, Nate Breisinger, Jon Hanna, Tyler Gallo, and former RMU hockey players Michaela Boyle, Lexi Templeman, Arielle DeSmet as they discuss the atomic bombshell of news dropped by Robert...

Liner to Left: Season Recap

Liner to Left: Season Recap

Tyler Gallo and Ethan Morrison May 19, 2021

Tyler Gallo and Ethan Morrison discuss Robert Morris softball's first season in the Horizon League, their fate in the Horizon League Tournament, and players to receive award recognition from the conference.

Natalie Higgins (left) and Charlotte Grover (right) both received Horizon League All-League Honots. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Natalie Higgins, Charlotte Grover receive Horizon League All-League Honors

Tyler Gallo May 12, 2021

As RMU softball gets prepared to take on Youngstown State in the Horizon League postseason tournament tomorrow at noon, a pair of Colonials have received All-Horizon League honors. Outfielder Natalie Higgins has been named to the All-Horizon League First...

Robert Morris softball will take on Youngstown State in the #HLSB Tournament. Photo(s) Credit: Ethan Morrison

Softball to take on Youngstown State in #HLSB Tournament

Tyler Gallo May 9, 2021

The stage is finally set for the Horizon League Softball Tournament. In their first year in the league, Robert Morris softball has claimed the no. 4 seed. They have earned a date with the regular-season champion and tournament host Youngstown State Penguins. Robert...

CSN gives some of their favorite players to watch on campus. Image Credit: Danica Teodoro

OPINION: Colonial Sports Network gives their favorite players to watch at RMU during the 2020-21 season

*EDITOR'S NOTE: Opinions are of the writer and not of Colonial Sports Network as a whole. This is the writers' favorite players to WATCH, not who they think is the best.* Colonial Sports Network has had the privilege of getting to cover Division I Robert...

Justin Kapelmaster earned the win in his AHL debut last night. Photo Credit: Garret Roberts

#FormerColonialWatch: Men’s hockey alumnus Justin Kapelmaster victorious in AHL debut

Tyler Gallo May 3, 2021

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS-- While the Robert Morris men's hockey season came to a close two months ago, the program was alive and well in Cedar Park, Texas last night when former goaltender Justin Kapelmaster earned the win in his AHL debut for the Cleveland...

Liner to Left Exclusive: Natalie Higgins

Tyler Gallo April 23, 2021

Tyler Gallo sits down with Natalie Higgins to discuss her great season for Robert Morris softball.

Natalie Higgins takes a swing against UIC. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

On verge of a historic season, Natalie Higgins is prepared for the stretch run

Tyler Gallo April 23, 2021

In the midst of Robert Morris softball's best season since 2015, Natalie Higgins is having perhaps the greatest offensive season in Robert Morris history. Not only is she also looking to become the only Colonial to reach 200 hits, 100 runs and 100 RBI...

Holly Forbes has graduate transferred to Tennessee Martin. Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

Holly Forbes grad-transfers to Tennessee Martin

Tyler Gallo April 21, 2021

On Wednesday evening, it was announced that senior Holly Forbes has transferred to Tennessee Martin, per a press release from the team. Forbes, a JuCo product from Mineral Area College in Missouri, spent her junior and senior seasons as a Colonial...

Ashya Klopfenstein announced her commitment to Robert Morris. Photo Credit: Dawson CC Athletics

Women’s basketball lands commitment from JUCO transfer Ashya Klopfenstein

Tyler Gallo April 14, 2021

After losing several players to the transfer portal this offseason, women's basketball added a player on Wednesday when Dawson Community College (JUCO) transfer Ashya Klopfenstein announced her commitment to Robert Morris. https://twitter.com/aklopfenstein4/status/1382488481276956673?s=20 Klopfenstein,...

Trayden Williams has entered the transfer portal. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Trayden Williams becomes fifth Colonial to enter transfer portal

Tyler Gallo April 13, 2021

With every transfer into a program, there are transfers out, and that is exactly what has happened today, as less than 24 hours after St. John's guard Rasheem Dunn grad-transferred to Robert Morris, freshman guard Trayden Williams has entered his name...

Softball embraces Faith Miller after her walk-off single against UIC. Moon Township, PA 4/10/2021 (Ally Yovetich)

Faith Miller walks it off in game one, Colonials split weekend with UIC

Tyler Gallo April 10, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Entering Saturday winning 10 of their last 13 games, Robert Morris softball looked to keep the good times rolling against UIC following a split during their Friday action.While the Colonials (18-12, 13-9 Horizon) blew late leads in both...

Kaoru Hayashi was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team. Photo Credit: RMU Athletics

Kaoru Hayashi named to All-Horizon League Second Team

Tyler Gallo April 8, 2021

While their season ended a few days ago in Youngstown, Kaoru Hayashi received some recognition this afternoon as she was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team.Hayashi, who transferred over from Snow College (JUCO) in Ephraim, Utah, was a welcome...

Dante Treacy has committed to Radford. Photo Credit: Ethan Morrison

Dante Treacy commits to Radford

Tyler Gallo April 5, 2021

After entering the transfer portal on March 25, Dante Treacy has committed to Radford University, per his social media. Treacy had reportedly heard from Bryant, Northern Arizona, Bowling Green, North Florida and Elon in addition to Radford and made...

Mattia Acunzo, from Toledo, has committed to RMU. Photo Credit: Toledo Athletics

Toledo transfer Mattia Acunzo commits to Robert Morris

Tyler Gallo March 30, 2021

While the transfer portal initially has not been kind to Robert Morris during the offseason, they received another transfer to come their way on Tuesday when they netted the commitment of Toledo forward Mattia Acunzo, per ESPN's Adam Finkelstein.Acunzo,...

Liner to Left: Red, White and Blue Resiliency

Liner to Left: Red, White and Blue Resiliency

Tyler Gallo and Colby Sherwin March 28, 2021

On this episode of Liner to Left, Tyler Gallo and Colby Sherwin discuss the scorching hot week that was for Robert Morris softball-- and how you can never count this team out.

Erika Bell celebrates her clutch home run in the bottom of the sixth. Photo Credit: Ethan Morrison

Erika Bell’s clutch homer lifts Colonials to day-one split

Tyler Gallo March 26, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- There was no shortage of offense in their series against Cleveland State on Tuesday, dropping 24 runs in the doubleheader, and the Colonials looked to continue that against Horizon League-leading Oakland in their weekend slate.The Golden...

Dante Treacy entered his name into the transfer portal on Thursday. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Dante Treacy enters transfer portal

Tyler Gallo March 25, 2021

An offseason of change for Robert Morris basketball continues as guard Dante Treacy has entered his name into the transfer portal, per Verbal Commits. https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/1375099836027039748?s=20 Treacy becomes the fourth Colonial...

Natalie Higgins celebrates her grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning in the second game on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Offense comes alive in doubleheader as Colonials sweep Cleveland State

Tyler Gallo March 23, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- After a quick road swing where they dropped three-of-four from Green Bay, softball was back in action for the first two games of a six-game homestand against Cleveland State on Tuesday in search of a two-game sweep.There was no shortage...

The Dig: Season Recap

The Dig: Season Recap

Austin Bechtold and Tyler Gallo March 22, 2021

On this episode of The Dig, Austin Bechtold and Tyler Gallo recap the spring 2021 volleyball season for Robert Morris and give their takes on the program's strong conclusion to the year.

Liner to Left: Phoenix, Vikings and Grizzlies

Liner to Left: Phoenix, Vikings and Grizzlies

Tyler Gallo and Colby Sherwin March 22, 2021

In the first episode of Liner to Left, Tyler Gallo and Colby Sherwin discuss the team's season so far, recap the Green Bay series and give their outlook for the Cleveland State and Oakland matchups this week.

Bryan Akongo attempts to break into the box against Northern Kentucky. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Colonials blanked again, Northern Kentucky wins sixth straight

Tyler Gallo March 18, 2021

CANONSBURG, Pa.-- Despite heavy rain outside, things were plenty dry inside the Southpointe Fieldhouse as men's soccer took on Northern Kentucky in search of their second win overall and second consecutive win at home.Unfortunately for Robert Morris,...

Voleyball celebrates recording one of their points in their victory over IUPUI. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Londot’s strong performance fuels Colonials’ four-set victory over IUPUI

Tyler Gallo March 15, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Fresh off of their first-ever Horizon League victory on the road, RMU volleyball looked to stretch their win total to two when they took on the IUPUI Jaguars, returning home to the friendly confines of the UPMC Events Center.After dropping...

Holly Forbes will grad-transfer from Robert Morris. Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

Holly Forbes to grad-transfer from Robert Morris

Tyler Gallo March 15, 2021

The whirlwind offseason for Robert Morris women's basketball has another bullet point on the list as senior Holly Forbes will grad-transfer, per WBBBlog. She becomes the second grad-transfer in the past week, joining Megan Callahan, and the seventh transfer...

Walker Sommer attempts a shot against Noah West in the Purple Eagles 3-2 double-overtime win against RMU. Photo Credit: Nathan Breisinger

Billings lifts Niagara in double-overtime, forces decisive third game

Tyler Gallo March 13, 2021

NEVILLE TWP-- Forward Darcy Walsh, who played the role of hero in the first game of the series in overtime, said, "the toughest game is ending someone else's season." The Colonials were aiming to do just that in the second game of their series against...

Kristyna Mala drives in a run in game two. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Colonials split weekend series with Titans

Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor March 13, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- There was a tale of two games in yesterday's doubleheader split, but today, softball was right back in action against Detroit Mercy in search of two wins. The Colonials (7-5) were shut down by Titans (2-2) pitcher Liz Murphy in the first...

Madison Riggle rips an RBI single in RMUs game two win. She pitched five scoreless innings in the victory while also contributing an RBI. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

Potent offense, strong pitching leads to a split for Robert Morris

Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP-- The softball team returned to Moon for its first home games and Horizon League conference games by hosting a twin bill with Detroit Mercy on Friday afternoon. While the Colonials' (6-4, 1-1 Horizon) offense fell short in the first game,...

Terrell Brown has entered the transfer portal. Photo Credit: Ethan Morrison

Terrell Brown enters transfer portal

Tyler Gallo March 11, 2021

An offseason of uncertainty and roster turnover continues as men's basketball has lost their third player in the last month and second this week to the transfer portal, and this time, it is guard Terrell Brown entering his name into the portal, per the...