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Rio to Present Fourth Annual Veteran Award

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College takes pride in honoring veterans who have served and are continuing to serve our country. As part of this endeavor, Rio created the “Jim Marshall Veteran of the Year Award” to recognize...

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Intergenerational Festival Coming to Rio

Rio Grande, Ohio – The Social Work Council and the Social Work Program is once again gearing up for their annual event. The 19th Annual Intergenerational Festival will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 on the campus of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande...

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Rio School of Business Honors Top Students

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Emerson E. Evans School of Business is proud to announce its award winners for the 2018-2019 academic year. The school’s faculty and staff hosted an awards banquet to honor these...

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Rio Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is proud to congratulate Professor of Sociology Dr. Raymond C. Matura for earning the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education...

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University of Rio Grande Academic Program Offerings

Recently, the University of Rio Grande implemented an Academic Program Viability process. We are living in an educational environment in which colleges/universities across the country, small and large, are being challenged by a reduction in the numbers and enrollment...

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Rio Veterans Association to Host Golf Tournament

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Veterans Association will host the second Golf Tournament to Honor Veterans Monday, June 10 at Cliffside Golf Course in Gallipolis. The format for the tournament will be 4-man scramble...

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Rio Students Step into History

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College works to find new ways to create a hands-on learning environment to enhance quality education. Professor of History Dr. Sam Wilson has taken this idea a step further by giving students...

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[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 attempts.
    Saturday afternoon, the RedStorm and the Bulldogs got together again with similar results – lots of free throws, lots of points…and a Union win.
    UC's Brooke Hammonds went 16-for-24 at the charity stripe, finishing with a game-high 32 points, 19 rebounds and five steals to lead the 'Dogs in a 91-86 win over Rio Grande at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Center and Resort.
    Union improved to 6-3 with the victory.
    Rio Grande slipped to 5-5 with a fourth straight loss.

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[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 different players scored in a 7-0 run that gave the RedStorm a lead they would never relinquish in an eventual 69-62 win over Reinhardt (Ga.) University, Saturday morning, as part of the 2019 NAIA DII Showcase at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Center and Resort.
    Rio Grande, which won for the fourth time in five games, improved to 6-3 overall.
    Reinhardt suffered a second straight loss, falling to 3-7 overall.

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[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 reputation of being anything but an easy out.
    The visiting Cougars coughed up a 17-point first half lead and rallied from a fourth quarter deficit to post an 82-71 win in non-conference women's basketball action at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Saint Francis, whose six previous wins came by an average of 34.3 points, pushed its record to 7-1 with the victory.
    Rio Grande dropped to 5-4 with the loss. All four setbacks have seen furious comeback efforts fall just short.

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[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 season.
    The RedStorm spotted Siena Heights (Mich.) University an early six-point before roaring back to post a 77-63 win over the Saints in the final round of the Domino's Classic, Saturday afternoon, at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Rio Grande improved to 5-3 with the win.
    Siena Heights, which was among the schools receiving votes in the most recent NAIA Division II Coaches' Top 25 poll, slipped to 3-5 with the loss.

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[Men’s Soccer] Rio tops Foresters, advances to NAIA 2nd Round

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – California, here we come.
    Ewan McLauchlan's first half goal proved to be the only score needed in the University of Rio Grande's 1-0 win over Huntington (Ind.) University, Saturday afternoon, in the opening round of the NAIA Men's Soccer Championship presented by Select Soccer at a chilly and rainy Evan E. Davis Field.
    Rio Grande, ranked No. 10 in the most recent NAIA Coaches' Top 25, improved to 16-3-1 with the victory and advances to the tourney's second round where it will face the University of Northwestern Ohio on Monday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. EST, at OC Great Park Stadium in Irvine, Calif.
    Huntington, which was among the teams receiving votes in the same coaches' poll, finished 15-5-3 with the loss.

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[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 shots. The RedStorm didn't.
    Rio Grande shot just 25 percent in the first half as OVU built a 13-point halftime lead and the Fighting Scots shot 75 percent from the floor in the second half to pull away for an 84-67 win over the RedStorm in the Domino's Classic at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Keon Claiborne scored a game-high 19 points to lead a quartet of double-digit scorers for Ohio Valley, which improved to 1-4 overall.
    Rio Grande, which had a modest two-game win streak snapped, slipped to 4-3.

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[Women’s Basketball] Late Rio rally falls short at Mount Vernon

Rio Grande Sports Information
    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – It took nearly the entire first half for the University of Rio Grande to finally gain a lead.
    When that lead evaporated and turned into a double-digit second half deficit, it proved to be a tad more than the RedStorm could handle.
    Head coach David Smalley's club twice cut a 12-point fourth quarter deficit down to one, but failed to get over the hump in an eventual 99-91 loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Wednesday night, in non-conference women's basketball action at Ariel Arena.
    The Cougars snapped a two-game losing streak with the win, improving to 7-2 overall.
    Rio Grande suffered a second straight loss, dropping to 5-3.

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[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 announced Monday afternoon by the national office.
    The tournament was expanded this season to include a third team at each opening round site, meaning an extra day of action.
    Cardinal Stritch (Wis.), the regular season champion of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Crossroads League tournament champion Huntington (Ind.) University will join the RedStorm in the Rio Grande Bracket.
    Stritch (16-4) and Huntington (15-4-2) will play Friday, at noon, at Evan E. Davis Field, with the winner advancing to face Rio Grande (15-3-1) on Saturday at noon in the final.

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[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 of the Year honors as the 2019 All-RSC Men's Soccer teams and awards were unveiled at the conclusion of last weekend's conference tournament.
    Balloting of the league's head coaches identified the All-RSC First & Second Teams, the RSC Champions of Character Team and the individual award winners.
    The All-RSC teams included 14 players on the first and second teams. That includes four forwards, four midfielders, four defenders and two goalkeepers.

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