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Cheswick native excells for Robert Morris soccer

By Marty Stewart
Brenden Alfery, a Cheswick native and 2012 Central Catholic graduate, recently was named the NEC Player of the Week in men’s soccer. Alfery, a junior, …

Chartiers Valley guard McConnell picks Robert Morris
By Bill West
Chartiers Valley senior Matt McConnell respected the persistence of the Robert Morris basketball coaching staff’s recruiting efforts enough to become enamored with the school. McConnell, …
Robert Morris falls to Eastern Kentucky in Banaszak’s coaching debut
By Bill West
First-year Robert Morris coach John Banaszak promised to put his “thumb print” on the Colonials’ offense, and planned to do it by transitioning away from …
Banaszak instills toughness in Robert Morris football team
By Bill West
About one week into his first training camp as coach of Robert Morris’ football team, John Banaszak sat his players down for their nightly meeting …
Duquesne picked 2nd, RMU third in NEC preseason football poll
By Bill West
Finally at the top of Robert Morris football’s coach hierarchy after more than a decade as an assistant, John Banaszak intends to tweak the Colonials’ team culture. Banaszak and the Northeast Conference’s six other coaches provided outlooks for the fall Monday after the conference unveiled its preseason All-NEC selections and …
Bad grades could bench RMU QB Jones for 2014 season
By Bill West
Robert Morris quarterback Paul Jones likely will miss the upcoming football season because of academic ineligibility. Jones, a senior, is not on the Colonials’ roster, and he is not expected to rejoin the team this fall, assistant sports information director Spencer Kowitz said. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Sto-Rox alum transferred to …
Quaker Valley lacrosse star chooses Robert Morris
By Gary Horvath
After a stellar career at Quaker Valley, Jimmy Perkins recently committed to play lacrosse at Robert Morris University in the coming year. The commitment came as a bit of a surprise, as Perkins had signed a letter of intent in March to attend Lake Erie College. But when RMU renewed …
RMU releases basketball schedule
By Paul Schofield
Robert Morris 2014-15 mens basketball schedule was released Thursday and it features games against North Carolina and Clemson from the ACC, Georgetown from the Big East and six non-conference home games. The Colonials, who were 22-14 in 2013-14, will open the season on Nov. 14 at home against Lafayette. RMU …
Canevin alum returning to RMU as assistant coach
By Nathan Smith
Keri Meyer is coming home. The Bishop Canevin alumnus and Carnegie native was introduced last week as an addition to the coaching staff at Robert …
Yough, Connellsville grads make big impact for RMU softball
By Bruce Wald
Though her team was unable to win a fourth consecutive Northeast Conference regular-season title in 2014, Nicole Sleith became the first Robert Morris University softball …
VCU guard transferring to Robert Morris
By Paul Schofield
VCU freshman Jarius Lyles, a 6-foot-2 guard, announced he was transferring to the Robert Morris men’s basketball team. Lyles, who was recruited by Colonials coach Andy Toole out of high school, averaged 0.6 points in 22 games last season. He made just 2 of 20 shots. …
College notebook: Local schools score high in Academic Progress Report
By Staff and Wire Reports
Student-athletes at Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Duquesne and Robert Morris achieved scores at or above the national standard for their four-year academic progress rate (APR), according to data released Wednesday by the NCAA. Five Pitt programs recorded the highest scores in team history (baseball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s …
RMU hockey falls to Minnesota in NCAA Tournament
By Brian Halverson
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Robert Morris’ first foray into the NCAA Tournament was a microcosm of its 2013-14 season: The Colonials fell behind early before …
RMU hockey confident heading into 1st NCAA Tournament
By Joe Sager
A new year offers a chance to start over. The Robert Morris men’s hockey team approached 2014 just that way. After going 2-12-2 to start …
Wydo makes big impact for Robert Morris hockey
By Joe Sager
When the puck is on Cody Wydo’s stick, blaring sirens are soon to follow. The Robert Morris junior forward continues to make noise with his …
RMU’s Toole named district coach of year
By John Harris
Robert Morris coach Andy Toole, who recorded his third consecutive 20-win season with a depleted roster, was voted top coach in NABC District 18. Toole guided the Colonials to their second consecutive NEC regular-season title as they advanced to the second round of the NIT. Due to suspensions and injuries, …