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

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

Sports Timeline - 1969 Basketball

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

Sports Timeline - 1972 Women's Basketball

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

Sports Timeline - 1976 NCAA

Robert Morris athletics moves up to the NCAA.

Sports Timeline - 1982 Basketball

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

Sports Timeline - Men's Basketball

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

Sports Timeline - 1991 Softball

Softball wins the first of four straight NEC championships.

Sports Timeline - 1994 Walton Hall

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

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

Sports Timeline - 2000 Football

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

Sports Timeline - 2000 Rowing

Women's rowing wins the first of two consecutive titles at the Dad Vail Regatta, the nation's largest intercollegiate crew competition.

Sports Timeline - 2003 Men's Hockey 2014 AHA Champs

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

Football moves into the new Joe Walton Stadium.

Sports Timeline - 2006 RoMo Mascot

RoMo is introduced as the Colonials’ new mascot.

Sports Timeline - 2009 McLaughlin

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

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

Sports Timeline - 2014 Carper

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

Sports Timeline - 2015 Neco Brett Soccer

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

Sports Timeline - 2016 Jessica Karwacki

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

Sports Timeline - 2017 Women's Basketball

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

2018 - Men's lacrosse team

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.

2020 Men's Basketball Champions

Both men’s and women’s basketball win championships in their final season in the Northeast Conference before the Colonials move to the Horizon League.