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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A monthly selection of media coverage of Robert Morris University during the previous month.

JANUARY 2017

President Howard was named to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, which garnered nationwide attention. Just a few examples below:

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18511164/college-football-playoff-selection-committee-process-more-diversity

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18495192/ex-virginia-tech-hokies-coach-frank-beamer-additions-cfp-selection-committee

http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/collegefootball/856722499830/0/college-football-playoff-committee-adds-three-members

http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Best-of-the-Burgh-Blogs/The-412/January-2017/RMU-President-Named-to-College-Football-Playoff-Committee/

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/1/17/14298352/frank-beamer-cfp-selection-committee-2017

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/17/robert-morris-president-added-cfp-committee/ (subscription required)

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ex-virginia-tech-coach-frank-beamer-among-3-added-to-college-football-playoff-selection-committee-175556786.html

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/01/17/College-Football-Playoff-selection-committee-adds-Robert-Morris-president-Chris-Howard/stories/201701170135

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/01/20/rmu-president-college-football-playoff-panel.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/02/01/former-va-tech-coach-frank-beamer-eager-forrole-on-cfp-selection-committee/?utm_term=.ba1aab176685

RMU also grabbed headlines with its announcement of the UPMC Events Center (see additional coverage Athletics below):

http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/city-design/rmu-partners-upmc-new-events-center-basketball-volleyball/

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/01/18/rmu-to-break-ground-this-year-on-new-events-center.html

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/11804498-74/health-upmc-insurance

http://www.knoxvilletimes.com/index.php/sid/251028375

https://www.universitybusiness.com/news/robert-morris-build-new-basketball-volleyball-arena

KDKA interviewed President Howard for a story about the "Voices on the Train" program at Pittsburgh International Airport:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/01/12/pittsburgh-airport-voices/

President Howard also was featured on "Our Region's Business" and "The KDKA Sunday Business Page":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV8YPx6NYf0&list=PLNgg9U9T7LQlW-NTbeK5ShGPBg16MbCsd&index=2

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/show/the-sunday-business-page/video-3615717-robert-morris-university-president-dr-christopher-howard-on-new-event-center-more/

The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized RMU's strong showing in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of online degree programs:

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/01/10/cal-u-ranks-high-for-online-education-in-ranking.html

President Howard spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the incoming Trump administration, one of several stories about the new president that included RMU:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-presidents-await-donald-trumps-administration-1483790406

http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/politics/rmu-political-science-panel-covers-trump-clinton-and-election-fallout/article_77223ed0-de95-11e6-81f3-5771d58e164c.html

https://theincline.com/2017/01/19/trumps-pittsburgh-area-crew-why-these-five-people-are-headed-to-d-c-for-donalds-inauguration/

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/11778906-74/education-public-deans

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2017/01/16/Nonprofits-brace-for-change-under-Trump/stories/201701150028

Justin DePlato wrote about Trump's executive orders for The Hill:

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/316575-executive-orders-run-wild-again

Darcy Tannehill spoke to "Pittsburgh Today Live" about amyloidosis:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/show/pittsburgh-today-live/video-3608256-local-woman-wants-to-raise-awareness-for-rare-disease/

And now for something completely different...John Cleese:

http://triblive.com/lifestyles/morelifestyles/11849571-74/cleese-think-trump

Athletics

Men's Basketball 

Toole Questions Colonials' Will To Win (1/5/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/05/still-stewart-less-colonials-struggle-65-54-loss-liu-brooklyn/

Robert Morris Drops Its Second In A Row, 65-54 (1/5/17):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/01/05/Robert-Morris-drops-its-second-in-a-row-65-54/stories/201701050187

Still Struggling, But He Wants To Be The One For Robert Morris (1/12/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/isaiah-still-struggling-some-but-he-wants-to-be-the/article_0449dd3e-d920-11e6-93dc-dba416245a91.html 

With New Facilities Getting Built, Robert Morris Basketball and Volleyball Will Have More Intimate Home Next Season (1/18/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/while-new-facilities-get-built-robert-morris-women-s-basketball/article_0d53a9c8-ddd0-11e6-bb85-a3dc0cd8c562.html

Robert Morris Discusses New Arena At Press Conference (1/19/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/robert-morris-discusses-new-arena-at-press-conference/html_8d3615a2-dea9-11e6-a256-3fa9b17bcadf.html 

Robert Morris Eyes Larger Regional, National Profile With New Events Center (1/19/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/robert-morris-eyes-larger-regional-national-profile-with-new-events/article_710726c4-dead-11e6-ad5d-4bb7eae5418e.html

Robert Morris Signs Toole To One-Year Extension (1/19/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-signs-men-s-basketball-coach-andrew-toole-to/article_0ce7b136-de99-11e6-80c6-bb2341edf790.html

Robert Morris Excited To Play Home Games at PPG Paints Arena (1/20/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-men-s-basketball-excited-to-play-its-home/article_11fe63ae-decb-11e6-a7cd-178d34f45f46.html

RMU Plays Poorly in Loss to LIU Brooklyn (1/5/17):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/11738738-74/morris-robert-points

Colonials New 'Energy' Tops St. Francis Brooklyn (1/17/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/07/stewarts-free-throws-secure-62-58-win/

Robert Morris Puts Forth Better Effort, Beats St. Francis Brooklyn (1/7/17):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/11747269-74/francis-0-0-morris 

Toole Counting On Freshmen As NEC Play Heats Up (1/11/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/11/toole-counting-freshmen-nec-play-heats/

'Frustrating' Lapses Cost in Loss to Saint Francis (1/12/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/12/simple-mistakes-costly-loss-77-57-rmu/

Sluggish Second Half Leads To Another Loss For Robert Morris (1/12/17):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/01/12/Sluggish-second-half-leads-to-another-loss-for-Robert-Morris-77-57/stories/201701120231 

Robert Morris Falls to Rival Saint Francis (Pa.) (1/12/17):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/11772866-74/game-francis-nebo 

Still's Struggles Hurting Colonials' Confidence (1/13/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/13/stills-struggles-hurting-colonials-confidence/

In-Depth: Why Has Toole Stuck With Colonials (1/17/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/17/depth-toole-stuck-rmu/

Robert Morris To Build New Facility For Basketball, Volleyball (1/18/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/18/robert-morris-build-new-facility-basketball-volleyball/ 

Robert Morris To Build To New Basketball, Volleyball Arena (1/18/17):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/01/18/robert-morris-new-arena-upmc-events-center/stories/201701180159

Still-less Colonials Go Wire-to-Wire Over Blue Devils, 74-67 (1/19/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/19/colonials-earn-wire-wire-victory-blue-devils-74-67/

McConnell Leads Robert Morris Past CCSU (1/19/17):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/11808678-74/toole-game-morris

With New Arena On Way, Robert Morris Coach Andy Toole Gets Contract Extension (1/19/17):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/01/19/Robert-Morris-men-s-basketball-coach-signs-one-year-extension-through-2020-21/stories/201701190211

Toole Earns Extension Through 2020-21 (1/19/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/19/toole-earns-extension-2020-21/

RMU Coach Toole Gets One-Year Extensions (1/19/17):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/11811057-74/toole-andy-coach

Robert Morris Defeats Central Connecticut State, 74-67 (1/20/17):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/01/20/Robert-Morris-defeats-Central-Connecticut-State-74-67/stories/201701200155

New Arena, Contract Provides Stability For Hoops (1/20/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/20/new-arena-contract-provides-stability-colonials/

Robert Morris Blows Big Lead, Loses To Bryant at Home (1/21/17):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/11802859-74/morris-robert-bryant

RMU Believes New Arena Is Next Step in Ambitious, But Patient, Plan To Become Mid-Major Power (1/24/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/rmu-believes-new-arena-is-next-step-in-ambitious-but/article_0b790da8-e27d-11e6-9f4f-dfde3706cfd9.html

Women's Basketball

Robert Morris' Anna Niki Stamalamprou Keeping A Level Head While Moving Up School's Scoring List (1/21/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/robert-morris-anna-niki-stamalamprou-keeping-a-level-head-while/article_9a3443d4-e028-11e6-a350-ef03d6d4a001.html

Men's Hockey

Hockey 'Someday, Mabye' Will Get New Facility (1/19/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/19/hockey-program-someday-maybe-will-get-new-facility/

'Calm' Marotte The Bedrock For Contending Colonials (1/20/17):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/01/20/calm-marotte-bedrock-contending-colonials/