[Women’s Basketball] Rio women complete sweep of Bulldogs

Rio Grande Sports Information    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Rio Grande sent out the calendar year 2019 with a bang – albeit one day early.    The RedStorm out scored host Fisk University in all four quarters and...

[Men’s Basketball] Racers outrun RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    LIMA, Ohio – Injuries, both prior to and during the course of the 2019-20 season, have forced the University of Rio Grande men's basketball team to make things "ugly" and rely on its defensive effort...

[Men’s Basketball] Saints roll past Rio men

Rio Grande Sports Information     CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – A 10-0 scoring spurt helped Thomas More University erase an early lead for the University of Rio Grande.     Layup after layup – and a propensity to transform turnovers...

[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm women upend Rochester

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – With just over a minute remaining in the third quarter, the University of Rio Grande appeared well on its way to a blowout victory.    But, as has been the case all season long,...

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm takes down Cougars

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande survived a second half scoring spurt by Ohio University-Lancaster and went on to pull away for an 89-68 win over the Cougars, Thursday afternoon, in non-conference...

[Men’s Basketball] Hot-shooting Pioneers stop RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Surely, after building a 13-point halftime lead behind 60 percent shooting, there was no way that Point Park University could do any better over the final 20 minutes, right?  ...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio women stay perfect in league play

Rio Grande Sports Information    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The University of Rio Grande coughed up a 12-point first half lead, rebuilt a 13-point second half cushion and then held on down the stretch for an 83-76 win over Point Park University, Tuesday...

[Women’s Basketball] RSC recognizes Rio’s Chambers

RSC/Rio Grande Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande guard Chyna Chambers had a career-high in scoring to claim River States Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 9-15.

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm men cruise past Carlow

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande bolted to a 16-point halftime advantage and went on to post an 87-68 win over Carlow University, Saturday afternoon, in River States Conference men's basketball...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio women pull away, drop Celtics

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – It's not often that a team can suffer through 28 turnovers and still find a way to win.    But shooting 61 percent in the second half and out rebounding the opposition by a...

Ohio History Day returns to Rio

Rio Grande, Ohio – The Region 9 Ohio History Day Contest will make a return to the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College for the second year in a row this coming March. This spring event, slated for March 7, 2020, allows students in grades 4-12...

[Men’s Soccer] Rio trio recognized on All-American team

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three members of the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team were among those named to the 2019 All-America teams announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics...

[Men’s Basketball] Bears knock off Rio men

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Desmond Crosby, Jr. scored 13 of his career-high 18 points in the second half to lift Shawnee State University past the University of Rio Grande, 68-58, Tuesday night, in non-conference men's...

[Men’s Basketball] Trailblazers outlast Rio in OT

Rio Grande Sports Information    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – In recent seasons, when the University of Rio Grande men's basketball team has ventured north to face River States Conference rival Ohio Christian University, the game – more often...

Campus Police receives AAA Award

Rio Grande, Ohio – For the second year in a row, the University of Rio Grande Police Department has received recognition from the East Central Office of AAA. Earlier this month, Chief Scott Borden accepted the 2019 “Community Traffic Safety Gold Award” for continued...

[Men’s Basketball] Bobcats too much for RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    ATHENS, Ohio – On a night where Star Wars was the theme and lightsabers were handed out to the first 200 fans in attendance, it quickly became clear that the force wasn't with the University of Rio...

Christmas 2019 Statement

On behalf of the Chaplains in the URG Chaplaincy, I wish to the members of the Rio Family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  To the Jewish members of the Rio Family, I offer greetings for a Happy Chanuakh! John and Charles Wesley.  George Whitefield.  Felix...

[Women’s Basketball] Wolverines slip past RedStorm women

Rio Grande Sports Information    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – It's becoming a trend that University of Rio Grande women's basketball coach David Smalley is quickly tiring of.    That trend has seen the RedStorm face a double-digit...

[Men’s Basketball] Gray Wolves rally past Rio men

Rio Grande Sports Information    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The University of Rio Grande did a good job of dodging the snow during the first half of Sunday morning's matchup against Lourdes (Ohio) University.    But over the final 20...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio women fall short to Union

Rio Grande Sports Information    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – When a women's division was added to the NAIA DII Showcase in 2016, the University of Rio Grande and Union (Ky.) College played a wild, foul-filled affair that produced 82 combined free throw...

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm men shoot down Eagles

Rio Grande Sports Information    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The University of Rio Grande men's basketball team erased an early nine-point deficit and coughed up a nine-point lead of its own before finally pulling away for good.    Three...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio falls short against No. 13 Cougars

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – While Saturday night's showdown with 13th-ranked Saint Francis University may have have resulted in a third straight loss for the University of Rio Grande, the RedStorm is quickly gaining a...

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm men roll Saints

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Just hours after a not-so-hot showing in a loss to Ohio Valley University, the University of Rio Grande men's basketball team responded with, arguably, its most solid performance of the...

[Men’s Basketball] Fighting Scots punch RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – There was no magic theory as to how Ohio Valley University knocked off the University of Rio Grande on Friday night for its first win of the season.    The Fighting Scots hit...

Elizabeth Dyer

College for Elizabeth Dyer was all about friends. At a place like Rio, with its small campus size, many form close relationships, and this was the case for this two time graduate. At the age of 15, Dyer started classes through the College Credit Plus Program, and so...

Thanksgiving Statement 2019

This year, I thought I would examine a Thanksgiving tradition with a Presidential connection- The pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey.  A common belief is that Abraham Lincoln began this practice in 1863, a story reported by the press two years later.  Though this...

[Men’s Soccer] Rio to host NAIA Opening Round bracket

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande will host one of 15 opening round brackets in the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship.    The opening round sites and matchups were...

[Men’s Soccer] Rio places seven on All-RSC team

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande forward Nicolas Cam Orellana claimed his second straight River States Conference Offensive Player of the Year award, while teammate Sebastian Borquez earned Newcomer...

[Volleyball] Rio’s Youse named to All-RSC 2nd Team

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – University of Rio Grande sophomore middle hitter Jess Youse was among those named to the 2019 All-River States Conference Volleyball Second Team during last weekend's conference tournament...

[Men’s Soccer] Tech tops RedStorm in PK shootout

Rio Grande Sports Information    BECKLEY, W.Va. – In the regular season meeting between the University of Rio Grande and West Virginia University-Tech, the second half save of a RedStorm penalty kick by Tech goalie Jorge Martinez played a big role...

[Women’s Basketball] Bulldogs bite Rio women

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Surely, it was bound to happen sooner or later.    And it did.    The “it” was bad outing by the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team and...

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm ralliles past Cougars

Rio Grande Sports Information    PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Shiloah Blevins led a quintet of double-digit scorers with a career-high 17 points and the University of Rio Grande overcame a 12-point second half deficit to post an 82-81 win over Ohio...

[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm takes bite from Bulldogs

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – It was another night where shots were falling, points were coming in bunches and everyone in a University of Rio Grande uniform found her way into the scoring column.    The...

[Men’s Basketball] Rio men shoot down Falcons

Rio Grande Sports Information    PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Rio Grande coughed up a 12-point first half lead, rebuilt a 15-point second half cushion and then held on down the stretch for a 68-61 win over Simmons College of Kentucky, Friday...

[Volleyball] Bearcats turn away Rio upset bid

Rio Grande Sports Information    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – As the top seed from the River States Conference's West Division and the top seed overall, Brescia University may have been considered a prohibitive favorite over the University of Rio Grande...

[Men’s Soccer] RedStorm advance to tourney final

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – After a double-overtime loss at WVU-Tech cost the University of Rio Grande the River States Conference regular season championship, head coach Scott Morrissey's squad set its sights on...

Ribbon Cutting for Rio Simulation Center Set

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is proud to present a ribbon cutting for the Rio Simulation Center on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. The ribbon cutting will publicly unveil the state-of-the-art learning center where Rio...

[Men’s Basketball] No. 8 Cougars upend RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – For the better part of one half, the University of Rio Grande went toe-to-toe with one of the top teams in the nation.    But a five-minute stretch at the start of the second...

[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm hammers Hilltoppers

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – It was no secret that the University of Rio Grande entered Monday night's game against Ohio University-Chillicothe as a prohibitive favorite.    The RedStorm wasted no time in...

[Men’s Bowling] RedStorm men 26th at Raider Classic

Rio Grande Sports Information    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande men's bowling team concluded the fall portion of their schedule with a 26th place finish in the Roto Grip Raider Classic, which finished Sunday at Beaver-Vu...

[Women’s Bowling] Rio women finish 21st at Raider Classic

Rio Grande Sports Information    DAYTON, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande women's bowling team posted a 21st place finish in the Roto Grip Raider Classic, which wrapped up Sunday at Capris Lanes.    The RedStorm toppled 6,568...

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm men win at buzzer

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – In the 36 previous Bevo Francis Invitational Tournaments, the University of Rio Grande men's basketball team had never gone winless on the court.    On Saturday, in the 37th...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio women outrun Racers

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Northwestern Ohio led just twice, both times in the first half and both by no more than two points, but it took every second of the game's 40 minutes for the University of...

[Volleyball] Cougars cruise to sweep of Rio

Rio Grande Sports Information    JACKSON, Ohio – Just hours after nailing down a post-season tournament berth, the University of Rio Grande failed to maintain its momentum against the league's defending champion.    Indiana...