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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

Photo Credit: David Auth

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...

RMU officially joins Horizon League

Photo Credit: Thomas Ognibene

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...

Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

John Blinn, News Editor

June 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Staff and coaches at Robert Morris University have been furloughed and several other staff positions have been eliminated in an attempt to lessen the financial impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The university announced on Wednesday that staff whose workload had “diminished” wo...

Granger receives record seventh Molten/NEC Player of the Week honor

Granger receives record seventh Molten/NEC Player of the Week honor

Logan Carney, Digital Content Director

November 19, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Emma Granger's season is officially one for the record books as the star middle blocker received her seventh Molten/NEC Player of the Week award, which officially puts her past Long Island University's Annika Foit (2012) and Cristina Pintilie (2002) for the most by a volleyball player in a si...

Atlantic Hockey to switch to 3-on-3 overtime/shootout

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Alex Tonge fires a slapshot against Niagara on November 2, 2018 (David Auth/RMU Sentry Media).

Jonathan Hanna, Assistant Sports Editor

July 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- On Monday, July 22, Atlantic Hockey announced that for the 2019-20 season, a 3-on-3 overtime, then a shootout will be the way to decide regular season conference games. This method is also used by the Big 10, National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and the Western Collegiate Hocke...

Opinion: Colonials will not miss Three Rivers Classic

PITTSBURGH -- Daniel Mantenuto faces off against Penn State on Nov. 10, 2018 (David Auth/RMU Sentry Media) Photo credit: David Auth

Jonathan Hanna, Assistant Sports Editor

July 3, 2019

Editor’s Note: All opinions on RMU Sentry Media are the writer’s own.  PITTSBURGH -- After the release of the 2019-20 schedule for the Robert Morris men's hockey team, one major item seems to be missing; the Three Rivers Classic, which has been held every year since 2012. With the tournament...

Francis Marotte to transfer to Clarkson

Francis Marotte readies to make save against Mercyhurst

Jon Hanna, Assistant Sports Editor

May 20, 2019

UPDATE: May 20 - 8:30 p.m. RMU Sentry Media has confirmed the Pittsburgh Hockey Digest report that Justin Kapelmaster has been added by Robert Morris on a graduate transfer. Last year for Ferris State, Kapelmaster started 12 games, finishing with a .903 save percentage and a 3.52 GAA, along with a 1-...

Golf wins two major NEC awards

Golf wins two major NEC awards

Jonathan Hanna, Assistant Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- After winning the NEC Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Robert Morris golf team had two members winning major awards for the conference. Junior Max Palmer took home the NEC Golfer of the Year, while head coach Jerry Stone won NEC Coach of the Year. Palmer marks the third ...