[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm rolls past Alice Lloyd

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – For the second time in as many days, the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team avenged one of its earlier losses and edged closer to what's been an elusive .500 mark for the...

[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm women upend Cougars

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – After coughing up an early double-digit lead, the University of Rio Grande used a strong third quarter finish to pull away again and post an eventual 85-77 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene...

[Softball] RedStorm picked second in RSC softball poll

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande has been picked second in the 2021 River States Conference Softball Coaches' Preseason Poll.    The poll, which was conducted through voting by...

[Men’s Basketball] Scoreless stretch spoils Rio upset bid

Rio Grande Sports Information    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis ran off 17 consecutive points over a six-minute span in the second half to pull away for a 65-54 win over the University of Rio Grande, Sunday night, in...

[Women’s Basketball] Foresters start fast, quiet RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University jumped to a double-digit lead inside the game's first four minutes and never looked back, cruising to an 87-68 win over the University of Rio Grande, Saturday afternoon,...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio women rally, upend Maple Leafs

Rio Grande Sports Information    GOSHEN, Ind. – Lexi Woods scored 13 of her team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead the University of Rio Grande in a come-from-behind 92-88 win over Goshen College, Friday night, in non-conference...

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm men take down UPike

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – For the University of Rio Grande men's basketball program, wins against the University of Pikeville have been hard to come by in recent seasons.    In fact, prior to Thursday...

[Baseball] Rio’s Surrell named preseason All-American

Rio Grande Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Rio Grande redshirt sophomore second baseman Clayton Surrell was among those named to the 2020 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Association Preseason All-America Team.  ...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio women cruise past Cougars

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande jumped to an early 12-point lead and never looked back, outscoring the University of Cincinnati-Clermont in all four quarters of an eventual 97-53 victory, Wednesday...

DeWine Appoints Scott to RGCC Board

Rio Grande, Ohio – Governor Mike DeWine appointed Christian Scott to the Rio Grande Community College late November. “We are very excited to have Christian Scott join the RGCC board of Trustees. Christian is a great person and a dedicated community leader who is...

[Men’s Basketball] Trojans pull away from RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Four players combined for all but four of visiting Taylor University's entire point total as the Trojans pulled away for an 84-69 win over the University of Rio Grande, Monday evening, in...

[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm falls at Alice Lloyd

Rio Grande Sports Information    PIPPA PASSES, Ky. – Ali May scored 16 of her career-high 24 points in the second half, including two on a pair of free throws with 8.8 seconds remaining, to help Alice Lloyd College nail down a 98-94 win over the...

[General] Rio athletic webcasts available for free

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande has announced that of all its athletic event webcasts will be free of charge to fans for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.    The webcasts,...

Rio Extends Winter Holiday

Rio Grande, Ohio –With the increase in COVID-19 numbers around the state and country, the University of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College has decided to extend the winter break to offer distance between the holiday and return to campus. Face-to-face classes...

[General] COVID Attendance Policy Update

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande athletic department has announced that it is continuing the policy that, for the time being, fans are NOT permitted to attend events at the Newt Oliver Arena.

[Basketball] RSC announces revamped hoops schedule

RSC/Rio Grande Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The River States Conference has announced an adjustment to its men's and women's basketball conference schedules for the 2020-21 season.    The RSC Administrative...

Chaplaincy Christmas Statement 2020

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! This Christmas carol I will examine this year is a...

[General] Linscomb joins athletic training staff

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – University of Rio Grande athletic director Jeff Lanham has announced the addition of Will Linscomb to the school's athletic training staff.    Linscomb will join Senior...

[General] Rio Grande to add men’s, women’s rugby

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – University of Rio Grande athletic director Jeff Lanham has announced the addition of men's and women's rugby as varsity sports beginning in the Fall of 2021.    “With...

[Men’s Basketball] Lancers knock off RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace College suffered a buzzer-beatlng loss to the University of Rio Grande last season as part of Rio's annual Bevo Francis Invitational Tournament.    On Wednesday night,...

[Wrestling] Rio wrestling blanked twice in debut

Rio Grande Sports Information    CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – The University of Rio Grande wrestling team made the program's debut with a pair of shutout losses in triangular meet with Lindsey Wilson College and host Thomas More College.  ...

[Men’s Basketball] Rio men deal Bears first loss

Rio Grande Sports Information    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – While hunters throughout the area have spent the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday trying to bag a trophy deer, the University of Rio Grande men's basketball team found itself...

[Women’s Basketball] Rio’s Woods honored by RSC

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande forward Lexi Woods averaged a strong double-double in two games to earn River States Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 16-22.

[Men’s Basketball] Rio men start fast, take down Pioneers

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande jumped to a 22-point first half lead, but had to survive a second half comeback attempt by Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg before pulling away again late for a...

[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm women cruise to first win

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – David Smalley said he could never recall an 0-3 start to the season in his previous 28 campaigns as the head coach of the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team.  ...

[Men’s Basketball] RedStorm conquers Crusaders in Bevo opener

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande used a 17-3 first half run to open up a 14-point lead and never looked back, knocking off Great Lakes Christian College, 98-85, in the opening round of the Bevo...

[Men’s Basketball] No. 12 Knights pull away from RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Christian Stewart scored 10 of his 15 points after halftime as 12th-ranked Marian University pulled away in the second half for a 78-56 win over the University of Rio Grande, Tuesday night, in...

Thanksgiving Statement 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will soon arrive.  Given all the problems of this year, one could be forgiven if anyone were to examine the national scene and find only a scarcity of things that would generate thanks. Permit me to offer a potential solution to this Thanksgiving...

[Men’s Basketball] RSC honors Rio’s Tadic

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande guard Miroslav “Miki' Tadic had a 30-point game to claim River States Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 9-15.

[Volleyball] Eagles drop Rio in straight sets

Rio Grande Sports Information    MIDWAY, Ky. – Kaylee Criswell had 12 kills in just 16 swings, while Tori Richman recorded eight service aces to lead Midway University to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-20) win over the University of Rio Grande, Saturday...

[Women’s Basketball] Shawnee State too much for RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The collective hopes that the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team had of posting a win in their home opener ended up buried in an avalanche of snow.    Shawnee...

[Men’s Cross Country] Booth earns spot in NAIA Championship

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – University of Rio Grande junior Cody Booth posted a runner-up finish and earned the opportunity to race for a national championship in the men's division of the River States Conference Cross...

[Volleyball] RedStorm cruise past Ohio Christian

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande didn't make many mistakes in its final home appearance of the 2020 season.    Ohio Christian University, on the other hand, made more than enough...

[Men’s Basketball] UPike men pull away from RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville used a late first half run to take a lead it would never relinquish and continued to pull away in the second half for a 97-75 win over the University of Rio Grande,...

Veteran’s Day Statement 2020

The subject of this year statement is Col. Conrad “Connie” Walker one who was given a unique nickname among the Army chaplains that have served in the U.S. Army since 1775: He is also known as “The Leapin’ Deacon”. Walker was born in Herrick, Illinois on March 2,...

[Baseball] RedStorm picked 6th in RSC Baseball poll

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande has been picked sixth in the 2021 River States Conference Baseball Coaches' Preseason Poll released by the league office on Tuesday.    The RedStorm, who...

[Men’s Soccer] Borquez named RSC Player of the Week

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande sophomore Sebastian Borquez scored 11 points in one game to win River States Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 26-Nov. 1.

[Volleyball] RedStorm wallops Alice Lloyd

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Monday night's non-conference volleyball matchup between the University of Rio Grande and Alice Lloyd College was ugly.    We're talking Lon Chaney "Phantom of the...

[Women’s Soccer] RedStorm bounces back, topples Carlow

Rio Grande Sports Information    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. – The University of Rio Grande bolted to a 2-0 halftime lead and never looked back, cruising to a 4-1 win over Carlow University, Saturday afternoon, in River States Conference women's soccer...

[Women’s Soccer] Rio women blanked by Pioneers

Rio Grande Sports Information    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. – Point Park University broke a scoreless tie with a goal late in the first half and then added a goal late in the second period to seal a 2-0 win over the University of Rio Grande, Thursday...

[Cross Country] RSC Championship moved to Rio Grande

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The River States Conference was notified on Tuesday that Indiana University East will not be allowed to host the RSC Men's & Women's Cross Country Championships as originally...