Category: Athletics

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Newman University to compete in the MIAA as associate member in 2019-20

Newman University has accepted an invitation from the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) to participate as an associate member in all 14 NCAA sports the university sponsors beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. Associate membership ...

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Newman Jets softball team looks forward to solid season

Softball season started last week for the Newman Jets and continues through May. Head Softball Coach Janice Esses is hard at work conditioning her team to build upon the successes of last season. She said the ...

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Professional baseball player joins Newman coaching staff

Lack of experience is no issue for the newest member of the Newman baseball coaching staff. Mike Pelfrey played professional baseball for 12 years before returning to his hometown of Wichita. Pelfrey graduated from Wichita ...

Wrestling team making a name for themselves

The Newman wrestling team has had great success on the mat this season — but it’s not over yet. The team recently turned out four champions and two runner-ups at the 9th Annual Kansas Cup hosted ...

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Big changes to the Jet Open Golf Tournament

The annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament is seeing a big change this year. Previously held in recent years at Rolling Hills Country Club, the tournament will now be held at Crestview Country ...

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Professional basketball player holds strong ties to Newman

Former Newman basketball player Gavin Thurman has been playing professional basketball since 2016 and is looking forward to continuing for many years to come. He attended Wichita Southeast High School for his freshman through junior ...

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Newman bowlers are going strong mid-season

The men’s and women’s bowling teams at Newman University have been playing hard during the first half of their season. ...

2017 in review
2017 Year in Review

Newman University has experienced many new beginnings and celebrated numerous achievements with staff, faculty, students and alumni. Take a look back at our Year in Review with the most popular stories from student stories, athletics, alumni and ...

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Exhibition game between NU and WSU raises money for Red Cross

The Newman University men’s basketball team went head-to-head with Wichita State University on Monday, Nov. 6, in an exhibition game to raise money for hurricane relief. Proceeds from the game went to the American Red Cross ...

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Newman alumnus uses entrepreneurial education to start nonprofit

Newman alumnus Jason Prideaux is the founder of a new nonprofit in Wichita, Kansas — K12 Sports USA. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and management from Newman University in 2005. He also holds ...

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Men’s basketball signs 11-year-old Julian Randle

On Friday evening, the Newman University men’s basketball team signed their youngest recruit ever. ...

Women’s soccer: Sights set on conference tournament

The women’s soccer team scored the title of Turnaround Team of the Year at the 2016-2017 Jetspy awards, and this year they’ve proven that they plan to go nowhere but up. The lady Jets continue ...

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Newman 360Five: Women’s soccer mini-interviews

On this week’s episode, we meet the very talented and very “tall” women’s soccer team! Make sure to come out and support the girls at their home game this Thursday night! Check out more videos ...

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Newman triathlon coach is recognized with wellness award

Newman Triathlon Coach Heidi Coble was recognized with the Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award sponsored by Meritrust Credit Union during a summer conference. The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita held its 13th ...

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Swim, Bike, Run — Meet the Triathlon Jets

Swim! Bike! Run! Newman University is excited to welcome 12 new members to its triathlon team. The first team put together in 2016-2017 had four students. Now, incoming freshmen are looking at Newman University to ...

Change is on the horizon for Newman Athletics

By David Rung Shifting membership in the Heartland Conference has put the Newman athletics program in a position to seek an NCAA Division II conference affiliation with member schools that more closely align with its ...

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Success at the 33rd annual Jet Open

The 33rd annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open golf tournament was once again a success, thanks to the help of staff, volunteers, golfers and sponsors. The two-day event started with the traditional kickoff party that ...

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Newman alum and staff member becomes a U.S. citizen

Newman alumnus Kevin Mangayi recently celebrated a major change in his life — becoming a U.S. citizen. Mangayi has played the roles of both student and staff at Newman University. His current role is part-time ...

Jets partner with Rocking M Media

By David Rung Newman Athletics has reached an agreement with Rocking M Media to be the official broadcast partner of the Jets, allowing the university’s brand to be broadcast across the state of Kansas for ...

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Jet Open: auction, prizes, golf and more

Newman University Athletics is preparing for its 33rd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament. “The Jet Open is an annual golf tournament in its 33rd year to raise money for NU athletic scholarships and ...

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Maureen Rohleder attends Women’s Athletic Summit in Dallas

Associate Athletic Director Maureen “Mo” Rohleder recently planned and attended the first-ever Women’s Athletic Summit of the Heartland Conference SWA (Senior Woman Administrator), which took place in Dallas on June 6. Rohleder volunteered to be ...

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Newman Athletics prepares for 33rd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament

Newman University Athletics is preparing for its 33rd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament. The event will kick off on Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. with a pre-tournament event and auction that will ...

More than 1,000 runners participate in 2017 Wichita Gladiator Dash

On Saturday, June 10, some of Wichita’s fiercest runners braved the obstacle-filled 5K race known as the Gladiator Dash, which took place at Sedgwick County Park. The Wichita Gladiator Dash is sponsored by Red Bull, ...

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Wichita Gladiator Dash to take place Saturday, June 10

Lace up your tennis shoes, drink plenty of water and get your game face on — it’s time for runners to take on the 6th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash. The Wichita Gladiator Dash is an ...

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Two Newman University sports figures inducted into Wichita Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017

The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inducted two Newman University staff members into the Class of 2017 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Hillside Christian Church. One was recently retired Men’s Basketball Head ...

Newman student-athletes receive honors for athletic, academic efforts

Student-athletes at Newman University have been recognized on the all-conference and all-region levels consistently over the course of each athletic season, but recognition on the national level is stretched sparingly. This season, however, at least six Newman University ...

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Student-athletes attend third annual Jetspys Awards Banquet

On Sunday, April 30, Newman student-athletes and the entire Newman Athletic Department gathered to celebrate the third annual Jetspys event in the Dugan-Gorges Conference center. ...

R. J. Allen is perfect fit for Newman University basketball post

When the person responsible for bringing back and shepherding a high-profile college sports program for nearly a generation leaves, the challenge to find a proper replacement is formidable. For Newman University Director of Athletics and ...

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Treasures of Newman University find a new home

Newman senior and University Archives Lead Student Intern Diana Stanley works with the treasures of Newman University and is also helping with the archive’s move to its new home in the basement of Sacred Heart Hall. Stanley ...

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Newman Athletics announces new men’s basketball head coach

R.J. Allen has been selected the next men’s basketball coach at Newman University, Athletic Director Vic Trilli announced Thursday, April 6. ...

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Director of Athletics Victor Trilli inducted into Sheridan College Hall of Fame

Victor “Vic” Trilli, who is in his ninth year as the director of athletics at Newman University, was inducted into the Sheridan College Athletics Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Trilli was nominated both ...

Mark Potter
Potter’s fond farewell

Men’s Head Basketball Coach Mark Potter may be retiring from the court, but he certainly made his mark at Newman University. As Potter begins a career in motivational speaking, the people he inspired the most ...

Newman University Homecoming week
Newman University Homecoming scored a huge success

Homecoming Games Jet Pride filled the Fugate Gymnasium in forms of cheers, painted faces, horns, squeaking shoes against the gym floor, and the dribbling of a basketball at the Newman University women’s and men’s basketball ...

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And the winners are…

Homecoming Week at Newman University is filled with exciting events that allow students to celebrate with their collegiate community. One of the most popular events is the homecoming women and men’s basketball games, which includes ...

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Potter’s last game at home bittersweet, but business as usual

The end of an era is near. Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Potter will coach his last game at home Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Following the Heartland Conference Tournament in Tulsa, Okla., which will take place ...

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Athletics Breakfast provides time to mingle with athletes

The fourth annual Athletics Breakfast will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Gorges Atrium. Great Western Dining will be serving breakfast from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m and Chris Cakes, a ...

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Dustin Reed balances being full-time student, employee, wrestler, and father

Dustin Reed is a man with a lot on his plate. He is a full-time student, a full-time employee, ranked among the top five in the nation for Division II collegiate wrestling, and he is ...

Homecoming Week
Homecoming week: No tailgating, no problem

The Newman University Homecoming will be celebrated as a part of Heritage Month during the week of Feb. 20-25, as a multitude of campus departments have banded together to organize a week designed to encourage campus ...

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Wheels up: Jets bowling teams on the road again

The Newman University Men’s and Women’s Bowling Teams close out their run of regular season tournaments this weekend as they prepare to make the 10-hour bus trip to Indianapolis, Ind., to compete in the Hoosier Classic. ...

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New ‘Flight Crew’ hopes to increase Jet spirit on campus

Newman University has a new way to spread some Jet spirit — the “Flight Crew.” The Crew is a new group on campus that will make regular appearances at games and other events. The main goal ...