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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 --...

Men’s b-ball counting on new faces to maintain its progress

Michael Dywan November 28, 2023

After showing improvement last year, the men’s basketball team will be relying on some new faces for continued progress. The Pride finished with a 12-17 overall record last season, a five-game...

After a winless season last fall, the women’s soccer team stands at 2-4-2. They lost to Grand Valley on Sept. 22.

New focus, balance of vets and new talent, lead to strongest women’s start

Michael Dywan October 31, 2023

After a winless fall season last year, things are looking better for the women’s soccer team.  The Pride finished their 2022 season with a 0-18-1 record. This season, the team has already won two...

Though the men’s soccer home opener against Lewis University on Aug. 31 was a 0-0 tie, the men’s Pride is off to a
strong start with four wins.

Personnel shakeups power strong start for Pride men’s soccer team hungry for success

Michael Dywan October 31, 2023

The Purdue Northwest men’s soccer team is shaking up its roster, starting with a new head coach to lead the charge. Luke Dunn, who joined the staff last winter, is the new PNW men’s soccer team...

Dorm policies encourage athletes to meet other student residents

Ajit Pandey October 25, 2023

A group of tennis athletes met in the floor lounge of Peregrine Hall during the peaceful hours of a Friday night while most students were relaxing in their dorm rooms. They laughed as they discussed their...

Winning is family business for new volleyball coaches

Michael Dywan October 18, 2023

A husband-and-wife coaching duo has quickly turned what once was a lackluster athletic program into one of PNW’s best.  Sean Douglas was hired as the newest PNW volleyball coach in January 2022....

STUNT becomes 21st varsity sport

Michael Dywan October 18, 2023

Purdue Northwest is adding one of the fastest-growing women’s sports to the university’s roster of athletic programs. STUNT will become PNW’s 21st varsity athletic program next fall.  STUNT...

The Pride golf team has a fresh outlook as it begins the spring season with a new coach and flock of young players.

Fresh faces, new coach, state-of-art training technology make Pride golfers optimistic about the teams’ prospects this spring season

Michael Dywan March 28, 2023

There’s a lot new with PNW Men’s and Women’s – new coach, new players and new, higher expectations. Former PNW golfer Jack Nietfeldt, who graduated in 2021, is interim head coach and is counting...

SAAC works to improve lives of student athletes, surrounding community

Nina Stosic March 28, 2023

A group of athletes is working to make changes – off the court and playing field. PNW’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, comprised of athletes from all Division II sports, advocates for athletes...

Early exits by PNW and West Lafayette made this
March Madness heartbreaking for Purdue fans. (Pexel photo by Markus Spiske)

March Madness has been frustrating for Purdue fans as PNW, West Lafayette make early exits

Mikell Cooper March 28, 2023

Purdue fans looking for March Madness magic got their hearts broken as both PNW and Purdue-West Lafayette made early exits from their respective tournaments. PNW’s men’s Pride basketball team was...

Senior Patricia Dizon says the tennis team’s focus on family builds a sense of team. (Photo by PNW Athletics)

Pride tennis attracts global talent to play in Northwest Indiana

Michael Dywan March 1, 2023

Purdue Northwest’s tennis is ready to begin its team seasons behind a passionate, new head coach and players from all corners of the globe. Roscoe Moonieyan was hired as men’s and women’s tennis...

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