Historic Highlights

Athletic Heritage

The Colonials proudly boast 45 league championships and counting in men's and women's NCAA Div. I sports. For more than 50 years, fans have led the cheer: “Let’s go Bobby Mo!”

Sports Timeline - 1963 Basketball
1963

The men’s basketball team plays the Colonials’ first season of intercollegiate athletics.

Sports Timeline - 1969 Basketball
1969

The Colonials take a 30-0 record to the NJCAA national championship game, losing 79-76 to Paducah.

Sports Timeline - 1972 Women's Basketball
1972

Robert Morris introduces its first women’s team, also in basketball.

Sports Timeline - 1976 NCAA
1976

Robert Morris athletics moves up to the NCAA.

Sports Timeline - 1982 Basketball
1982

Men’s basketball makes the first appearance by Robert Morris in an NCAA tournament.

Sports Timeline - Men's Basketball
1983

Men’s basketball returns to March Madness and beats Georgia Southern in the opening round.

Sports Timeline - 1991 Softball
1991

Softball wins the first of four straight NEC championships.

Sports Timeline - 1994 Walton Hall
1994

Football plays its inaugural season under head coach Joe Walton. Running back Tim Hall sets NCAA I-AA record with 8.7 yards per carry.

Sports Timeline - 1999 Volleyball
1999

Volleyball wins the first of what will be five consecutive NEC titles.

Sports Timeline - 2000 Football
2000

Football goes 10-0 and claims its second-straight No. 1 ranking in the NCAA I-AA mid-major poll.

Sports Timeline - 2001 Rowing
2001

Women’s rowing wins first of two straight Dad Vail national titles.

Sports Timeline - 2003 Men's Hockey 2014 AHA Champs
2003

RMU acquires the Island Sports Center and makes it the home of Pittsburgh’s only NCAA men’s and women’s ice hockey teams.

Sports Timeline - 2005 Stadium Opening Day
2005

Football moves into the new Joe Walton Stadium.

Sports Timeline - 2006 RoMo Mascot
2006

RoMo is introduced as the Colonials’ new mascot.

Sports Timeline - 2009 McLaughlin
2009

Ice hockey goalie Brianne McLaughlin sets an NCAA record for career saves and makes the U.S. Olympic Team.

Sports Timeline - 2013 CHA Tourney Champs
2013

Men’s basketball shocks reigning national champion Kentucky 59-57 in an NIT first round game at Sewall Center.

Sports Timeline - 2014 Carper
2014

Chris Carper is named First Team All-America in javelin, finishing fourth at the NCAA Championships.

Sports Timeline - 2015 Neco Brett Soccer
2015

Men’s soccer senior Neco Brett wins a third straight NEC Player of the Year.

Sports Timeline - 2016 Jessica Karwacki
2016

Women’s lacrosse senior Jessica Karwacki is MVP of the IWLCA North/South All-Star Game.

Sports Timeline - 2017 Women's Basketball
2017

Women’s basketball wins the NEC Tournament in the final game to be played at Sewall Center.

2018 - Men's lacrosse team
2018

Men's lacrosse team scares No. 1 Maryland, taking a 6-3 halftime lead before eventually falling 14-11 in the Colonials' first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.