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Star season just ended, but Hockey already mulls changes for next year

Michael Dywan April 19, 2024

Three weeks after the men’s hockey team's trip to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Tournament in St. Louis, the team is already thinking about improving its performance...

Men’s Tennis team focuses on April tourney as winning season winds down

Prabhat Mani April 19, 2024

Pride Men’s Tennis is having its best season since 2016-17. The team is 10-5, with the season stretching to mid-April. That is a significant improvement over last year’s 6-9 record and its 3-13...

Freshman Cesar Andrade is PNWs new Intramural Free Throw campion.

Freshman wins intramural free throw contest

Makayla Rose Fuentes March 7, 2024

Cesar Andrade is PNW’s free throw champion. Andrade, a freshman, went 44-for-50 in the 18th Annual Intramural Free Throw Contest. He beat Darien Thompson, director of Student Success, by two shots.  It...

PNW teams are forces to be reckoned with. Mens Soccer just became GLIAC champs (above) and eSports are dominating the competition.

PNW quickly makes its mark in D2 sports

Khadijah Rashid and Damani Wicks March 7, 2024

PNW athletics teams have come a long way since the university became an NCAA Division II school in 2019.  While athletics were always part of university life at PNW and its predecessor schools,...

The Pride mens Hocket team will be the first PNW team to participate in national Division I competition when it faces Indiana Pennsylvania in ACHA D1 tournament. (PNW Athletics photo)

Conference Champions

Michael Dywan March 7, 2024

After just two years in Division One competition, the Purdue Northwest men’s hockey team has reached the mountaintop in its conference. The Pride won its first Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey Lockey...

eSports aficionados insist their time spend gaming at university’s arenas does not interfere with studies

Katelyn Wiening March 7, 2024

Though some students spend a lot of time at the university’s eSports Arenas, most insist it doesn’t distract them from school. “I put most of my time in school,” said Andrew McDowell, a junior...

PNW builds first STUNT team in Ind.

Bradley Bieniak March 7, 2024

PNW’s new STUNT coach has been preparing for the job since she was 2 years old. “I’ve done gymnastics since I was 2,” said Madesyn Samples, the coach hired to build PNW’s first STUNT team.  PNW...

Hockey heads to playoffs with best record yet

Hockey heads to playoffs with best record yet

Michael Dywan March 6, 2024

The Purdue Northwest Men’s Division One hockey team had a memorable inaugural campaign in 2022-23, but those previous accomplishments may fall short of what they are doing now.  Last season was successful...

For the 16th tie, student-athletes top GPA of 3.0

March 6, 2024

Pride student athletes achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the fall 2023 semester. It is the 16th consecutive semester over a 3.0 GPA. Volleyball took top honors with a 3.66 team GPA while Women’s Soccer...

PNW is updating its gyms on the Hammond and Westville campus to reflect heavier use in Hammond.

Fitness center changes may not meet students expectations

Parker Max December 22, 2023

PNW is planning a few changes at the university’s fitness centers, though they may not go far enough for some students. Starting next semester, the fitness centers at both Hammond and Westville will...

Women’s Pride hopes maturity will drive more wins this year

Michael Dywan November 28, 2023

Women’s Pride basketball is looking to make more breaks for itself this season. The team went 8-21 last year, matching its 2021 performance, but a little luck – and a few more breaks --...

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