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RMU football coaching candidate: West Allegheny’s Bob Palko

RMU football coaching candidate: West Allegheny’s Bob Palko

Logan Carney, @SentryCarney

November 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

When conducting a search for candidates to replace to former football coach John Banaszak, Robert Morris can look to some local legends as a possible replacement. One of those is longtime West Allegheny head coach Bob Palko, who is rumored to be a top candidate for the position. For those who love...

Recapping the John Banaszak Era

Recapping the John Banaszak Era

Samuel Anthony and Logan Carney

November 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

The John Banaszak Era of Robert Morris University football has finally sputtered out to its brief and uninspiring end on Monday morning to finish a coaching stint that never really gained any momentum in its four seasons. The face value of John Banaszak’s legacy is a career record of 9-35, one of...

BREAKING NEWS: RMU head football coach Banaszak resigns

BREAKING NEWS: RMU head football coach Banaszak resigns

Samuel Anthony, @Sentry_Anthony

November 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

Effective immediately, Robert Morris University head football coach John Banaszak has resigned from his position with the team. In a press release sent out by university officials Monday morning, Athletic Director Dr. Craig Coleman made the announcement that Banaszak would no longer be with the team. Since...

The state of Robert Morris football

The state of Robert Morris football

Logan Carney, @SentryCarney

November 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Opinion, Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

Earlier in the season, I predicted that the Robert Morris Colonials would finish within the top three in the Northeast Conference. I cited their strong defense, seemingly improved offense and the weak NEC as reasons for this prediction. I definitely did not think that they wouldn’t even finish around...

History according to Butter

History according to Butter

Samuel Anthony

October 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

The history of Robert Morris football has some of the most humble beginnings. A team that originally played at a high school football field, with no scholarships. They were built from scratch at the hands of legendary head coach Joe Walton, who immediately turned this rag-tag team into a squad that...

Robert Morris brings home the shutout win

Robert Morris brings home the shutout win

Samuel Anthony

September 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

On homecoming day, the Robert Morris Colonials brought home the 23-0 win over the Virginia Military Institute Keydets. On the first play from scrimmage, Jimmy Walker tosses a dime to wide receiver Warren Robinson, all the way to the VMI 29-yard line, to make a statement to the Keydets that the Colonials...

Whatever it takes

Whatever it takes

Samuel Anthony

September 7, 2017


Filed under Colonial Sports Center (CSC), Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

"They (the doctors) were talking to my mom and they said 'he has serious trauma to his finger. We're looking at a shattered finger possible amputation," said Robert Morris running back Cole Blake. "And instantly my heart rate went up to like 160," said Blake. The red shirt junior running back is d...

RMU upsets Dayton

RMU upsets Dayton

Samuel Anthony

September 2, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

In stunning fashion, off the foot of freshman kicker Nick Bisceglia and with four seconds remaining, the Robert Morris football team upset one of the winningest teams in the FCS, the Dayton Flyers, by the final score of 13-10. It was a game and a season that appeared to already have the Colonials...

Is this the year for RMU football?

Is this the year for RMU football?

Samuel Anthony

August 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

College football season is upon us, and the Colonials have their sights set on an NEC Championship after a dismal 2-9 season in 2016. This year has a make-or-break feel for head coach John Banaszak, who was given a one-year extension last season despite his 7-26 career record. In a last-ditch effort...

Walker named starting quarterback, Barr moved to wide receiver

Walker named starting quarterback, Barr moved to wide receiver

Samuel Anthony

August 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

After three weeks of training camp, the Robert Morris football team has made a decision on who will be their starting quarterback for the 2017 season. Head coach John Banaszak made the decision to go away from two-year starter Matt Barr, placing the offense in the hands of junior transfer Jimmy Walker....