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Rio Cancels 2020 Graduation

RIO GRANDE, OH – The University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College announced the cancellation for the 2020 graduation ceremonies that were to be held on August 29th. In an email sent to students on July 24th, President Ryan Smith expressed disappointment...

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New scholarship Opportunity for Gallia County Residents

Rio Grande, Ohio – Established just this year, the Mindy Pope Memorial Scholarship will first be awarded this fall to a resident of Gallia (or Perry) County. But this scholarship will be awarded differently than most. Begun in memory of a daughter, sister, player,...

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Spring 2020 Dean’s and Merit List

RIO GRANDE, OH- The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College congratulates the following students for their scholastic achievement during the unusual Spring 2020 semester. The students who are recognized on the Dean's List earned a 3.75 GPA or higher...

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Rio to host annual health fair

Rio Grande, Ohio – It’s time to “Spring Into Health” at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. The annual health fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the University of Rio Grande Lyne Center Gymnasium. According...

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Rio announces Dean’s Honor and Merit Lists for Fall 2019

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are proud to announce the students who have been recognized for the Fall 2019 Deans’ Honor and Merit Lists. The Deans’ Honor list recognizes students who have achieved outstanding...

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Lyne Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lyne Center when the RedStorm entertains Midway University in a River States Conference basketball doubleheader on Sat., Jan. 25th. Members of the 1968-69 men's basketball team...

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[Men’s Basketball] Rio men rally to push past Ohio Christian

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    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – It might not have been the most picturesque of victories, but that didn't mean University of Rio Grande men's basketball head coach Ryan Arrowood was willing to give it back.
    Not on the heels of the RedStorm's blowout loss in their River States Conference home opener last Tuesday.
    Arrowood's club shook off the aftereffects of a 33-point setback at the hands of WVU-Tech, rallying from a six-point second half deficit to post a 64-59 conference win over Ohio Christian University, Tuesday night, at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Rio Grande evened its overall record at 4-4 and improved to 3-1 against RSC foes.
    Ohio Christian, which was playing for the first time in three weeks after having its early season slate raveged by COVID-19, dropped to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in league play.

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[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm rolls Blazers, Smalley wins 600th

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    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Given the way that his team has played this season, University of Rio Grande head coach David Smalley has delivered very few – if any – in-game, paint-peeling sermons.
    Tuesday night, the right reverend made his debut behind the pulpit in the RedStorm lockerroom at halftime of their River States Conference meeting with visiting Ohio Christian.
    Needless to say, his message was delivered loud and clear.

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[Women’s Basketball] Rio women upend No. 9 Warriors

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    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – In his 29-plus years as the women's basketball head coach at the University of Rio Grande, David Smalley has enjoyed his fair share of memorable victories.
    None of his nearly 600 career triumphs, though, had come against a Top 10 foe.
    Until Saturday afternoon, that is.
    Smalley's RedStorm rallied from 11 points down late in the third quarter and held on down the stretch for an 85-79 win over previously-unbeaten and No. 9-ranked Indiana Tech in non-conference women's basketball action at the Schaefer Center.
    Rio Grande won for the 11th time in as many outings this season, while also avenging a 16-point loss to the host Warriors in the opening round of last season's NAIA national tournament.
    Indiana Tech, which surrendered its most points in a game since an 88-81 loss at Madonna (Mich.) on Nov. 16, 2016, dropped to 9-1 with the loss.

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[Men’s Basketball] WVU-Tech wallops Rio men

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    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – West Virginia University-Tech's last trip to the Newt Oliver Arena resulted in a thrilling, buzzer-beating slam dunk by the University of Rio Grande's Shiloah Blevins which lifted the host RedStorm to a one-point victory.
    Tuesday night's return to the Buckeye State by the Golden Bears didn't produce the same kind of last-second drama.
    Tech jumped to a double-digit lead less than five minutes into the contest and continued to pull away en route to a 76-43 blitzing of their hosts in pre-holiday River States Conference men's basketball action.
    The Golden Bears improved to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play with the victory.
    Rio Grande, which had a modest two-game winning streak snapped, dropped to 3-4 overall and 2-1 inside the RSC.

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[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm women quiet Golden Bears

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    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – There were plenty of tunrovers between the University of Rio Grande and West Virginia University-Tech on Tuesday night, with each team committing 18 miscues.
    The difference, though, was that the RedStorm made the Golden Bears pay for theirs much more than the other way around.
    Rio finished with a 24-13 advantage in points off of turnovers, helping to fuel an 80-63 over Tech in River States Conference women's basketball action at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Rio Grande remained unbeaten as a result of the victory, improving to 10-0 overall and 3-0 in league play.
    WVU-Tech, which had a two-game win streak stopped, slipped to 2-5 overall and 2-1 in the RSC.

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[Men’s Rugby] Rio Rugby falls in regional finals

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    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Although the University of Rio Grande's first-year men's rugby program may have come up short in reaching its ultimate goal, it's difficult to be too disappointed in what the RedStorm were able to accomplish.
    Head coach Corey Momsen's squad came up one two wins shy of playing for a national title after suffering a 51-34 loss to St. John's (MN) University in National Collegiate Rugby's Small Schools Midwest Regional Championship, Sunday afternoon, at the Emerson Soccer Fields within Forest Park.

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[Women’s Basketball] RedStorm women rout Pioneers

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    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande wasted the bulk of its quick first quarter start.
    The RedStorm made sure that wouldn't be the case over the final three stanzas.
    Kaylee Darnell tied a career-high with 16 points, while also adding a career-best 10 rebounds and game-high four assists to lead Rio's 86-49 rout of Point Park University, Saturday afternoon, in River States Conference women's basketball action at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    The RedStorm improved to 9-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play with the win.
    Point Park dropped to 4-2 overall and 0-2 in the RSC as a result of the loss.

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[Men’s Soccer] Top-ranked Eagles rally to oust RedStorm

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    COLUMBIA, Mo. – For a few fleeting moments in the second half of Saturday afternoon's post-season showdown with top-ranked Central Methodist (Mo.) University, it appeared as if the University of Rio Grande might pull off a feat that 20 previous opponents hadn't done – deal the Eagles a loss.
    In the end, though, that's not how things ended up working out.

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