RMU men's basketball pauses season, cancels games due to COVID

Their first game against Point Park has been postponed for now

Due to cases of coronavirus in the program, Robert Morris men’s basketball has been forced to postpone the start of its season.

The Colonials were set to take on Point Park at the UPMC Events enter on Wednesday, November 25. In addition, non-conference games against Central Michigan on November 28 and Florida Gulf Coast on December 2 have been canceled and will be rescheduled for next season.

A decision concerning non-conference home games, like the one against Point Park, will be coming in the “near future.”

COVID-19 has affected players, coaches and staff.

"The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is at the forefront of everything we do as a program," RMU Pat Gallagher Head Coach Andrew Toole said.
"As we've witnessed throughout the country, COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Despite our pause in team activities, we'll get through this stronger as a team and will return when it is safe for everyone involved."

The Horizon League, which RMU is now a part of, announced earlier that all games in the month of December will be played without fans.