March 21, 2016

(STATS) - Robert Morris will play two night home games for the first time in program history during an 11-game 2016 schedule which was announced Monday.

Both games will be against Division II opponents, Alders on Broaddus in the season opener Sept. 1 and Malone on Sept. 24.

The Colonials' other three home games are within the Northeast Conference against Saint Francis (Oct. 8, Homecoming), Central Connecticut State (Oct. 29) and Wagner (Nov. 12).

RMU's road schedule is more challenging. The Colonials will face Dayton (Sept. 10), Youngstown State (Sept. 17) and Liberty (Oct. 1) out of conference and NEC opponents Duquesne (Oct. 15), Sacred Heart (Oct. 22) and Bryant (Nov. 5). Dayton and Duquesne played in the 2015 FCS playoffs.

The Colonials will try to build on last year's 3-8 record during coach John Banaszak's third season. They expect to return seven starters on offense and eight on defense.

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2016 Robert Morris Schedule=

Sept. 1, Alderson Broaddus

Sept. 10, at Dayton

Sept. 17, at Youngstown State

Sept. 24, Malone

Oct. 1, at Liberty

Oct. 8, Saint Francis* (Homecoming)

Oct. 15, at Duquesne*

Oct. 22, at Sacred Heart*

Oct. 29, Central Connecticut State*

Nov. 5, at Bryant*

Nov. 12, Wagner*

* - Northeast Conference game

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