April 11, 2013 |
A ROBERT MORRIS internal investigation into former basketball coach Mike Rice found no evidence of the "coaches against player" brawls alleged by an ex-Rutgers employee, though one former Colonial contacted by the school claims Rice used anti-gay slurs on several occasions and engaged in a shoving match with a player during halftime of a game. Rice coached at the suburban Pittsburgh school from 2007-10 before taking the job at Rutgers, who fired Rice last week after video of the coach physically and emotionally abusing players became public.
July 4, 2011
Robert Morris, 78, a cryptographer who helped develop the Unix computer operating system, which controls an increasing number of the world's computers, died Sunday in Lebanon, N.H. The cause was complications of dementia, his wife, Anne Farlow Morris, said. Known as an original thinker in computer science, Mr. Morris also played an important clandestine role in planning what was probably the nation's first cyberwar: the electronic attacks on Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government in the months leading up to the Persian Gulf War of 1991.
March 11, 2010 |
Dallas Green deflected a potential game-winning shot then sank two free throws with 7 seconds left as Robert Morris beat Quinnipiac, 52-50, last night in Hamden, Conn., for its second straight Northeast Conference championship and an automatic NCAA berth. Freshman Karon Abraham scored 16 points to lead the Colonials (23-11), and Green and Russell Johnson each added nine. This will be Robert Morris' seventh trip to the NCAA tournament. James Feldeine had 17 points for Quinnipiac (23-9)
March 18, 2010 |
With his team having gone through the NCAA tournament experience last season, Robert Morris coach Mike Rice figures it's time to present a challenge to his 15th-seeded Colonials: make history in today's game against Villanova in the first round of the NCAA South Regional. Since the NCAA tournament expanded to 16 seeds per region in 1985, the team seeded 15th has defeated the No. 2 seed just four times against 96 losses. The feat hasn't been done since 2001, when Hampton defeated Iowa State, 58-57.
October 19, 2012 |
Math, Civics & Sciences senior Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem gave an oral commitment Thursday to play basketball at Robert Morris. "I love the coaching staff, and I love the way that they play," the 6-foot-6 swingman said. "I just feel very comfortable with the environment, and I know some of the players up there. " He chose Robert Morris over scholarship offers from Stony Brook, Siena, Niagara, Long Island, and Maryland-Baltimore County, among others. Worthem averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists last season.
May 15, 2008 |
Russell Johnson is feeling a little more comfortable today, after signing to attend Robert Morris on a full basketball scholarship next fall. The 6-6 senior forward just finished a stellar career at Chester High, playing a key role in the Clippers' 33-1 season and their second PIAA Class AAAA state championship in 4 years. Johnson selected Robert Morris, a school just outside Pittsburgh that plays in the Northeast Conference, over George Washington, La Salle, Temple and Marshall.
March 20, 2013 |
MIKE MCFADDEN hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and host Robert Morris shocked defending national champion Kentucky, 59-57, in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night. The Wildcats decided not to call timeout after the second free throw but Kyle Wiltjer's three-pointer before the buzzer bounced harmlessly off the rim. Lucky Jones led the Colonials (24-10) with 15 points but was ejected for a flagrant foul on Archie Goodwin with 3:41 to play. Kentucky, which trailed by 13 in the second half, managed to tie it twice but could never grab the lead.
October 19, 2012 |
JEREMIAH "Lump" Worthem entered the it's-heating-up part of the basketball recruiting process expecting to make all five of the permissible official visits. Instead, he cut things short after two and, in retrospect, could have done so after one. Robert Morris it is for the 6-6, 205-pound Worthem, a senior small forward from Math, Civics and Sciences Charter. "I felt Robert Morris in my heart during the visit, which was three weekends ago for their football Homecoming," Worthem said.
November 25, 2011 |
In a game littered with turnovers and poor shooting, Robert Morris finally pulled away as they knocked off La Salle, 51-44, at the Palestra on Friday afternoon. Ramon Galloway missed the first of a one-and-one with 25 seconds left as the Explores failed to cut the Robert Morris lead to one. The Colonials were fouled on the inbounds pass and sank both free throws to put the game away. Trailing by three, Earl Pettis lunged for a steal and instead was assessed a foul to send Robert Morris to the line.
September 28, 2010 |
David Appolon entered the summer hoping to draw attention from major college basketball programs. As things stood recently, however, his pursuers included Robert Morris, Mount St. Mary's, Long Island and Austin Peay. "What it came down to," he said, "was going into the season and trying to see what else could happen or making my decision now and going with a school that I knew really wanted me. "I competed hard for my summer team, Team Philly, but things didn't go too great for us. Since I was the point guard and the ball was in my hands, [the lack of success]