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Monday, April 01, 2013

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

March 2013

Coverage of RMU's textbook reserve program continued with articles in Insider Higher Ed and University Business:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/03/04/colleges-try-beat-textbook-costs-book-reserves

http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/textbooks-reserve

Health care economist Steve Foreman  penned this op-ed in the Pittsburgh Business Times about local health care competition:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2013/03/15/time-for-intervention-in-health-care-war.html?page=all

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tapped Foreman's expertise for an article about the UPMC-Highmark competition:
http://tinyurl.com/cpspgzr

A pair of Post-Gazette articles and a WPXI story highlighted the mood on campus after the Kentucky upset:
http://tinyurl.com/bs6om3h

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/big-win-at-robert-morris-gives-school-spirit-a-boost-680247/

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/robert-morris-stuns-kentucky-nit-59-57/nWx8M/

For Salena Zito, columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, RMU's victory over Kentucky represented the triumph of underdogs everywhere over powerful elites:
http://triblive.com/opinion/salena/3710724-74/colonials-party-elitism#axzz2OXsl4g5s

The Trib noted the growth of RMU's online programs in this story:
http://triblive.com/news/education/3646228-74/online-students-state#axzz2OXsl4g5s

The Beaver County Times wrote about RMU's latest Rooney International Visiting Scholar:
http://tinyurl.com/c8vw8wk

The Trib featured the joint RMU-Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of Children of Eden:
http://tinyurl.com/cz7s365

RMU figured prominently in a package of stories about the first class of Pittsburgh Promise graduates:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2013/03/08/scholarship-convinced-schenley-student.html?page=all

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2013/03/08/pittsburgh-promise-broader-career.html

Patch.com wrote about RMU sport management students organizing a Special Olympics bowling tournament:
http://moon.patch.com/articles/rmu-students-lend-helping-hand-at-special-olympics-event?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

Athletics

Featured Articles -- Men's Basketball
Coach Toole Ready to Move into Fast Lane (3/6/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/up-and-coming-robert-morris-coach-toole-ready-to-move-into-the-fast-lane-678083/
Toughness Defines RMU Senior Velton Jones (3/6/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/district/3567589-74/jones-rmu-toole#axzz2PV43oFF6
Robert Morris Wins One For The "Lambs" (3/19/13): http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/80355/robert-morris-wins-one-for-the-lambs
Robert Morris Taps Its Inner Rocky ... (3/20/13): http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaab--robert-morris-shows-david-can-still-slay-goliath--kentucky--in-the-era-of-one-and-dones-044657391.html


Featured Robert Morris Blogs
Check Out The Bobs Blog from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/the-bobs-blog
Check Out The Road to The Frozen Four Blog from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/road-to-the-frozen-four


Other Men's Basketball Coverage
NEC Top Seed Robert Morris Shows No Letdown, Routs CCSU (3/3/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3550652-74/game-ccsu-colonials#axzz2PV43oFF6
RMU Cruises to Win in Season Finale (3/3/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1478500&PT=4&PR=2
Terriers' Cannon a Focal Point for RMU (3/6/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1479965&PT=4&PR=2
Game Day: NEC Quarterfinals (3/6/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1479982&PT=4&PR=2
Robert Morris Beats St. Francis, 75-57, Gains NEC Semifinals (3/7/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/robert-morris-taking-care-of-business-678276/
RMU Downs St. Francis (N.Y.) to Reach NEC Semifinals (3/7/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3592155-74/colonials-francis-jones#axzz2PV43oFF6
Jones The Difference For Colonials (3/7/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/jones-the-difference-for-colonials/article_5f06bef6-b9f4-57ff-922f-010864175e05.html
Colonials Hammer St. Francis in Quarterfinals (3/7/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1480400&PT=4&PR=2
Robert Morris Taking NEC Tournament One Game At A Time (3/7/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-taking-nec-tournament-one-game-at-a-time/article_9f07cae0-879c-11e2-9919-0019bb30f31a.html
Hoops Notes: Jone's Presence Calms RMU (3/8/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1480714&PT=4&PR=2
Robert Morris Turns Into Three-Point Shooting Machine (3/9/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/robert-morris-turns-into-3-point-shooting-machine-678583/
Robert Morris Will Rely on Defensive Effort in NEC Semifinals (3/9/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3618429-74/game-colonials-toole#axzz2PV43oFF6
Game Day: NEC Semifinals (3/9/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1481206&PT=4&PR=2
Postseason Plans for Robert Morris Rearranged By Upset Loss (3/10/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/postseason-plans-for-robert-morris-rearranged-by-upset-loss-678680/
Mount St. Mary's Downs RMU in NEC Semi's (3/10/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3618430-74/colonials-game-mary#axzz2PV43oFF6
Robert Morris' Dance is Denied (3/10/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-dance-is-denied/article_55a9bf58-bae5-5ccc-b8b9-eb5a51dd4b8f.html
Mount Upsets RMU in NEC Semifinals (3/10/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1481436&PT=4&PR=2
Robert Morris Hoping To Regroup for NIT (3/11/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/district/3634085-74/team-toole-colonials#axzz2PV43oFF6
Hoops Notes: Mount's Velton Plan, NIT Prep Begins (3/11/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1481855&PT=4&PR=2


Kentucky Coverage -- Men's Basketball
Robert Morris to Host Kentucky in NIT First-Round Game (3/18/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/robert-morris-to-host-kentucky-in-nit-first-round-game-679796/
Robert Morris Draws Kentucky, Calipari ... at home (3/18/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3656078-74/morris-robert-toole#axzz2PV43oFF6
Robert Morris to Host Kentucky in the NIT (3/18/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-to-host-kentucky-in-nit/article_9b1e651c-8f74-11e2-809b-001a4bcf6878.html
Kentucky Game at Robert Morris Sold Out (3/18/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/kentucky-game-at-robert-morris-not-yet-a-sellout-679824/
Excitement Brews Over Robert Morris vs. Kentucky Matchup (3/18/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-west/excitement-brews-over-robert-morris-vs-kentucky-matchup-679835/
Robert Morris Quickly Sells Out NIT Game Against Kentucky (3/18/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/robert-morris-quickly-sells-out-tickets-to-nit-game-against-kentucky-679885/
Robert Morris Buzzing About Kentucky's Visit to Moon (3/18/13): http://triblive.com/sports/-topstories/3682989-74/kentucky-morris-robert#axzz2PV43oFF6
NIT Brings Calipari Home to Moon Township (3/18/13): http://triblive.com/sports/-topstories/3682979-74/calipari-kentucky-ncaa#axzz2PV43oFF6
RMU NIT Game Sells Out, Students Pumped (3/18/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/local_sports/rmu-nit-game-sells-out-students-pumped/article_440a3ddc-a527-5726-9cbb-ae0ab7004b4a.html
UK Preps For Calipari Homecoming (3/18/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1485076&PT=4&PR=2
RMU's Toole Tries to Refine Excitement (3/19/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/roberttoole-tries-to-refine-excitement-level-679927/
Colonials Have to Ignore NIT Frenzy (3/19/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/colonials-have-to-ignore-the-nit-frenzy/article_4948c809-c3a7-58e0-a058-42bd5b9c235f.html
Kentucky Coach Revels in Bringing Team to Moon (3/19/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/calipari-s-home-run-kentucky-coach-revels-in-bringing-team/article_6a9f8a25-a243-5a90-8893-70e7315e7a5d.html
NIT Notes: Historic Game, Excitement for RMU (3/19/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1485199&PT=4&PR=2
Game Day: NIT vs. Kentucky (3/19/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1485229&PT=4&PR=2
Robert Morris Upsets Kentucky, 59-57, in NIT (3/20/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/colonials-pull-off-upset-against-kentucky-in-nit-680077/
Robert Morris Stuns Defending National Champion Kentucky in NIT (3/20/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3685427-74/morris-robert-kentucky#axzz2PV43oFF6
Robert Morris Shocks Kentucky in NIT (3/20/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1485704&PT=4&PR=2
In Moon, March Madness Comes Early as Colonials Stun Kentucky (3/20/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3685429-74/game-kentucky-blue#axzz2PV43oFF6
Moon Miracle: RMU Win Means More Than NCAA Tournament (3/20/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/moon-miracle-rmu-win-means-more-than-ncaa-tournament/article_4113f19b-0156-5c3b-ab4c-673b2e17c663.html
NIT Notes: Little Things Define RMU (3/20/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1485733&PT=4&PR=2
After Shocking Kentucky, RMU Awaits Providence in NIT (3/21/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3717553-74/kentucky-toole-providence#axzz2PV43oFF6
Robert Morris Revels in Attention After Kentucky Upset (3/21/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3699737-74/kentucky-game-toole#axzz2PV43oFF6
Starkey: Oh, What A Night in Pittsburgh Sports (3/21/13): http://triblive.com/sports/joestarkey/3692644-74/rmu-kentucky-penguins#axzz2PV43oFF6
RMU Gets Lucky vs. Providence (3/21/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3705307-74/game-toole-colonials#axzz2PV43oFF6
After the Ultimate Upset, RMU Still Has Another Game (3/21/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/after-the-ultimate-upset-rmu-still-has-another-game/article_b3994c59-a19c-5681-93f7-d5b99ab867d7.html


NIT Continued Coverage -- Men's Basketball
RMU Shifts Focus to Providence (3/22/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1486604&PT=4&PR=2
Colonials Reflect on Last Trip to Providence (3/24/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1487325&PT=4&PR=2
Colonials Have Sights On Extending Season (3/25/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/colonials-have-sights-set-on-extending-season-680738/
Game Day: NIT at Providence (3/25/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1487338&PT=4&PR=2
Robert Morris' Season Ends With 77-68 Loss to Providence in NIT (3/26/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/season-ends-for-robert-morris-680895/
Providence Bounces Robert Morris in NIT Second-Round Game (3/26/13): http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/3725834-74/providence-points-game#axzz2PV43oFF6
Jones, Johnson Leave Mark on RMU (3/27/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1488599&PT=4&PR=2
2013 Superlatives in RMU Hoops (3/28/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1488993&PT=4&PR=2
Hall: RMU Should Make Bold Moves to Keep Toole (3/29/13): http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/hall-rmu-should-make-bold-moves-to-keep-toole/article_3f5d8e11-6fb5-50bc-8a4f-469a5364c939.html
Grading RMU's Individual Performances (3/29/13): http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1489442&PT=4&PR=2

 

Men's Ice Hockey
Robert Morris Pulls Out a Tie Against Mercyhurst (3/2/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/robert-morris-hockey-pulls-out-a-tie-against-mercyhurst-677537/
Robert Morris Will Not Overlook First-Round Foe (3/8/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/robert-morris-hockey-will-not-overlook-first-round-foe-678419/
Fast Start Leads to 4-1 Victory for Colonials (3/9/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/fast-start-leads-to-4-1-victory-for-colonials-678521/
Robert Morris Completes First Round Sweep (3/10/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/robert-morris-hockey-complete-first-round-sweep-678661/
Unusual Seeds Achieve Top Seeds (3/12/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/unusual-suspects-achieve-top-seeds-in-college-hockey-tournaments-678903/
Colonials Hope To Continue Playoff Surge (3/15/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/colonials-hope-to-continue-playoff-surge-679379/
Huskies Storm Past Colonials in AHA Playoffs (3/16/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/huskies-storms-past-colonials-in-aha-playoffs-679521/

Robert Morris Has An Outside Shot at NCAA Tournament (3/19/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sectionfront/sports/robert-morris-mens-hockey-has-an-outside-shot-at-ncaa-tournament-679925/


Frozen Four
Quinnipiac Earns Top Seed in NCAA Tournament (3/25/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/frozen-four-quinnipiac-earns-top-seed-in-ncaa-hockey-tournament-680754/
Robert Morris Moves Into Action for Frozen Four Preparations (3/26/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/frozen-in-real-time-680890/
Wide-Open Field on Ice to Frozen Four (3/29/13): http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/wide-open-field-on-ice-to-frozen-four-681300/