NCAA Softball – RMU Confirms Magnificent Seven For 2020 Colonial Recruiting Class

By Jim Duzyk Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University softball announced the signing of seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent at the end of December as part of their 2020 recruiting class. Second-year head coach Jexx Varner commented, “We’re excited about the 2020 class. These young women replace a senior class that have been major contributors over the past few years, and we’re confident that they can step in and help this program from day one. As the future of this program continues to be molded, these student-athletes will play a major role in our future success.” Varner … Continue reading NCAA Softball – RMU Confirms Magnificent Seven For 2020 Colonial Recruiting Class

NCAA FCS Coverage – RMU Football Confirms 13 Commits On Early Signing Day

By Jim Duzyk Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University football disclosed the Friday before Christmas the signing of 13 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent as part of the NCAA early signing period. Colonials Head Coach and 2019 Northeast Conference Co-Coach of the Year Bernard Clark, Jr., commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome these student-athletes to the Robert Morris football program. As we continue to build the culture, we’re looking forward to the impact these guys will make both on and off the field. As a coaching staff, we felt we addressed some areas of need, including … Continue reading NCAA FCS Coverage – RMU Football Confirms 13 Commits On Early Signing Day

NCAA Sports: RMU Rowing Names Five Fall Recruits

By Larry Snyder Moon Township, Pa. – During seven days in November, from the 15th to the 21st, Robert Morris University women’s rowing officially signed a quintet of rowers to National Letters of Intent. The program, under the direction of head rowing coach Nelle Stahura along with assistant coaches Carol Schoenecker, Jacqueline Spiropoulos, and Christopher Garver, is pleased and proud to acknowledge their incoming recruits. RMU’s first announced signee of the Class of 2024 is Hannah Fowler from Westerville North High School, near Columbus, in Ohio. She rows with the Westerville Crew juniors team, a club sports program whose high … Continue reading NCAA Sports: RMU Rowing Names Five Fall Recruits

Boxing 2019 – WFC 118 Results From Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

By Larry Snyder Pittsburgh, PA – The Gladiators of the Sweet Science provided fans with an exciting evening in the City of Bridges Saturday, Dec. 7th, as another quality boxing card was presented at Rivers Casino by Matt McGovern along with Sandra Ortiz-Melo and the World Fighting Championships team. Bill Hutchinson (19-2-4, 9 KOs) claimed his second straight victory in 2019 and the ninth consecutive of his career with his unanimous decision in the Main Event over Gabriel Smith (9-2-1, 4 KOs) from Houston, Texas. The 30-year-old Pittsburgh native swept the judges’ scorecards 78-74, 78-74, 78-74. The 136-pound catchweight matchup … Continue reading Boxing 2019 – WFC 118 Results From Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

MMA 2019: Looking Back At Results From Stout Fights Presents PGH MMA Fight Night

By Larry Snyder Canonsburg, PA – Warriors of the Cage gathered Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Printscape Arena at Southpointe to showcase their keen skills over five prime bouts at the PGH MMA Fight Night event. Stout Fights is a new mixed martial arts promotion from Warren Stout and the Stout Training Pittsburgh – Renzo Gracie Team. Andy Anderson, who is the general manager and program director at Stout Training, brought the combatants together as the matchmaker. The kinetic crowd provided all of the athletes with spirited support. Pittsburgh flyweight Jonas Rubiano (3-1-0) needed just 49 seconds of the first … Continue reading MMA 2019: Looking Back At Results From Stout Fights Presents PGH MMA Fight Night

Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Adds Former U.S. Olympian Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle To Coaching Staff

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, PA – Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey star and two-time Olympic medalist Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle ’09 has joined the men’s hockey staff as a volunteer coach. McLaughlin-Bittle, who has previously served in assistant roles on the RMU women’s team for several seasons, will coach Colonials goaltenders Justin Kapelmaster, Dyllan Lubbesmeyer and Reid Cooper for the duration of the 2019-20 season. “Her track record as a player is off the charts, and she’s taken strides that speak very highly of what she’s doing as a goalie coach,” said RMU men’s head coach Derek Schooley. “It was … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Adds Former U.S. Olympian Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle To Coaching Staff

Looking Back – WFC 113 Boxing Results From The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

By Larry Snyder Washington, PA – It was another stirring evening of boxing Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2019, brought together for combat sports fans by Matt McGovern and World Fighting Championships at the Meadows Racetrack, Casino, and Hotel. Middleweight Clay Collard (4-1-3, 1 KO) of Cache Valley, Utah, collected the upset of the night with a six-round unanimous decision from judges Al Amelia, Dana DePaolo, and John Santore over Pittsburgh’s Gerald Sherrell (10-2-0, 5 KOs). For the 26-year-old Collard, it was his third consecutive victory since a draw against Quincy LaVallais Saturday, June 29th, 2019, at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. … Continue reading Looking Back – WFC 113 Boxing Results From The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

Prepare For Battle – WFC 113 Live Boxing Preview At The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

By Larry Snyder Washington, Pa. – The ring announcer has called out your name, you touched gloves with your opponent after getting your instructions from the referee, and the time has come to show everyone how good you are at the Sweet Science. Matt McGovern and World Fighting Championships is providing approximately 36 warriors the opportunity to seize victory and further their careers Saturday, Sept. 21, at the 56-year-old Meadows Racetrack and Casino during WFC 113 Live Boxing. The doors for this first-rate card open at 7:00 p.m. with the opening match getting underway at 8:00 p.m. Meadows Casino Vice-President … Continue reading Prepare For Battle – WFC 113 Live Boxing Preview At The Meadows Racetrack And Casino

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Alum To Officiate NHL Rookie Tourney

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township — Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey team star defender and co-captain Kirsten Welsh ’19 has been selected as one of four female officials to work National Hockey League rookie tournaments in the coming days. Welsh, 22, will officiate in the Buffalo Sabres’ Rookie Challenge, set for Sept. 6-9 at the HarborCenter complex, the same building where she concluded her accomplished collegiate career six months ago. The Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will send teams to the event, which is intended as a testing ground for prospects. Welsh was on the ice … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Alum To Officiate NHL Rookie Tourney

Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township — After building her own college program from scratch across the state, Robert Morris University alumna Jen Kindret has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach on Paul Colontino’s staff. Kindret, 30, has put together quite the coaching portfolio at a young age, boasting assistant coaching stints in NCAA Division III and Division I before she was hired as the first head women’s hockey coach in King’s College history three years ago. Following two seasons at the helm of the D-III program in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the native of Winnipeg is eager to take the … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff