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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...

New golf simulator promises to be game changer for Pride players tired of commuting to indoor range

New golf simulator promises to be game changer for Pride players tired of commuting to indoor range

Serena Hernandez February 28, 2023

PNW golf has gone high-tech.  In January, the golf team unveiled a new, state-of-the-art golf simulator that will enable team members to work on their games year-round, in good weather and bad. “Before...

The university’s eSports facilities are always packed – with official
Pride team members practicing or competing or with students
looking to fill time between classes.

Esports coach says Pride’s video success is result of a team effort – including his assistants

Phillip King February 28, 2023

Being head coach does not mean always being in charge. “I don’t coach every game,” said Justin Bragg, head coach of PNW’s eSports team. “I coach League of Legends. Student coaches mostly help...

Intramurals appeal to students with variety of competitive choices

Audrey Beck February 28, 2023

PNW intramurals try to offer something for everyone. Basketball is the most popular intramural sport, attracting about 150 students.  Volleyball ranks second  with 120 participants. But Matt Dudzik,...

Luca Kirchoff, recruited from Germany, is making a mark on Pride tennis.

Kirchoff moved half-way around globe to join Pride tennis team

Michael Dywan February 28, 2023

Luca Kirchhoff has had an eventful ride leading up to his senior season of collegiate tennis.  Born in Los Angeles to German parents, Kirchhoff moved around the country before ending up in his true...

Coaches convinced chemistry is key to winning athletics

Nina Stosic February 1, 2023

Drills and practices are vital to improve an athlete's skills, but players only come together as a team by bonding and developing chemistry. At least that’s the philosophy at PNW, according to Xavier...

22-year-old freshman center brings years of experience to Pride D1 ice hockey team

22-year-old freshman center brings years of experience to Pride D1 ice hockey team

Michael Dywan February 1, 2023

PNW is the latest stop on Andrew Remer’s journey to discover his passions.  Growing up in an athletic family from Lake Orion, Michigan, Remer’s parents wanted him to find his interests on his own.   “I...

Intramurals offer outlet for ex-players who miss basketball action

Audrey Beck February 1, 2023

Ryan Raczkowski loves intramural basketball.  A former high school player, Raczkowski wanted a physical outlet when he came to PNW. “I miss high school basketball so [intramural basketball] brings...

Wisconsin athletes makes Pride women’s basketball a ‘Sister Act’

Michael Dywan February 1, 2023

A pair of sisters who have played basketball with each other for nearly all of their lives face a different type of relationship this season.  Payton Courier, a former forward, is a student assistant...

Athlete alumni say their campus sports careers provided life skills employers seek in new recruits

Nicki Rucki December 8, 2022

Their game days are over but recent grads say the lessons they learned as a Pride student athlete is helping them in their post-PNW careers.  “A positive thing that affected me…was learning time...

New-to-DI hockey team makes ACHA top-25 rankings for the first time

Michael Dywan December 7, 2022

Purdue Northwest’s only Division One (DI) athletic program is still trying to find its footing. After spending just three seasons at the Division Two (DII) level, PNW was approved to play at the...

Pride women soccer players were not surprised that a national investigation commissioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation
found female soccer at all levels and ages experience gender bias.

Pride players not surprised probe found abuse in U.S. women’s soccer

Nicki Rucki December 7, 2022

A national report on systemic abuse in women’s soccer did not surprise PNW women’s Pride, whose players and coaches say they have personally experienced the problems. “Personally, I have dealt with...

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