Category: Athletics

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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KAKE News covers story: Newman Jet Basketball brothers reunite

Updated – 3:28 p.m. (CST) Two Newman University basketball players were featured in a live video broadcast on KAKE News on Thursday, Jan. 12. Here is a summary from that broadcast:  Brothers Daniel (senior) and Matthew (freshman) Green ...

Jan. 14 basketball games canceled

The women’s and men’s basketball games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14 against Lubbock Christian have been canceled due to weather. The make-up date for these games will be determined and announced at a later time. ...

Get tickets now for the 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 3-4

Four individuals and two teams will be honored at several events on the first weekend of February during celebrations for the 2017 Newman University Athletic Hall of Fame. Former Newman student-athletes Curtis Chenoweth, Stephanie (Huckaby) ...

Mark Potter to retire after season

The surprising news broke Dec. 9. Longtime Men’s Head Basketball Coach Mark Potter will leave the Newman University sidelines following the completion of the current season. ...

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Women’s Basketball – fire and ice in Alaska

The Newman University Women’s Basketball team is still thawing out from a bitter cold Thanksgiving. While the rest of us enjoyed a relatively warm weather during the holiday, the Lady Jets battled -13 degree weather in ...

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Newman athletic teams finish up fall season strong

The weather is starting to cool down, finals week is right around the corner and the fall sports season is coming to a close. Here is a look at just a few of the highlights ...

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Daniel Nwosu Jr. crafts artistic pieces to be part of the solution

Daniel Nwosu Jr. says he is creating art. And 50,000 people agree. Nwosu was born in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently attending Newman University to play basketball and study communication. He has been creating spoken-word poetic pieces ...

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Halloween 5K Walk/Run raises money for Make-A-Wish

The Newman campus was full of eager runners and walkers at the 2nd Annual Halloween 5K Walk/Run on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Newman University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organized the community-wide event ...

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Athletic alumni reunions bring old friends together again

There comes a time each year when the Newman community misses its alumni a little too much. This is why the Alumni Relations office organizes athletic alumni reunions – events that invite Newman graduates of ...

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Students invite families to participate in Family Weekend

This past weekend marked the annual Family Weekend, a chance for Newman students to invite their families to visit, partake in events both on and off campus and receive a little taste of the Newman ...

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Men’s bowling team strikes big win at MidStates Championship

The Newman University Men’s Bowling Team won the MidStates Championship at Northrock Lanes in Wichita during the weekend of Oct. 8-9. It was the first time ever for the Newman team to win the tournament, ...

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Triathlon team races into first year

Triathlon is a sport at Newman University this year. Coach Jeff Lovgren comes to Newman with years of experience in the sport. Lovgren, along with Coach Heidi Coble, are leading the first institution-sponsored college triathlon program in Kansas. According ...

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First volleyball conference match at home

The Newman women’s volleyball team will have their first conference match at home against St. Edwards on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. With an overall score of 12-5 and a conference score of 1-1, coach ...

Newman students find dream golf house

There is great camaraderie among all of the Newman athletic teams, but one team in particular is a little closer than the others… literally closer. Last year the members of the men’s golf team decided ...

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Soccer team unites players from around the world

In most countries, soccer is not called soccer. In fact, it is mostly known as ‘football’ around the world. Many of the players on the Newman men’s soccer team are from countries where they’ve grown up ...

Women’s volleyball team sets NCAA Division II record

This past weekend, Friday, Sept. 9, the Newman women’s volleyball team played at the New Victorian Inn and Suites/Runza Fall Classic against Black Hills State in Kearney, Neb. What makes this game important is that ...

SAAC at Newman University aims to do more fundraising this year

Newman University, like many universities, has a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to represent the school and its student-athletes — but they want to make sure everyone on campus plays a part, not just the athletes. That’s ...

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Upcoming athletic events for Newman University

Newman University NCAA Division II sports is going into its ninth year. According to David Rung, Newman sports information director, the past 2015-2016 season was the athletics division’s most successful year yet, and they’re hoping ...

Rain, weather could not hold back the 2016 Jet Open

The 32nd Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction took place on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 7, 8, respectively. Sunday night’s Kickoff Party and auction were as successful as ever. Big prizes ...

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2016 Jet Open to raise money for athletics scholarships

Newman University will host the 32nd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 7 and 8. The golf tournament is designed to raise funds for the Athletic Department, and gives Newman supporters ...

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Newman alumnus Florian Temengil makes his second trip to the Olympics

Newman University alumnus Florian Skilang Temengil is headed to the Olympic Games for the second time. Temengil graduated from Newman in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sonography. While at Newman, Temengil competed in ...

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5th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash benefits Newman Athletics

Competitors on the reality television show “Survivor” have nothing on the nearly 1,400 people who braved the heat and challenging obstacle course June 11 for the 5th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash at Sedgwick County Park. The ...