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Defense Struggles in 2016 Opener

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The duo of Nenad Markovic (Fr., Belgrade, Serbia) and Emmanuel Morris (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) were on their game in Saturday’s season opener, but it was not enough to lift the Statesmen men’s soccer team in a 4-2 non-conference loss to Calumet-St. Joseph (Ind.). William Penn (0-1) held a 19-13 advantage in shots, including a 12-10 […]

Statesmen Winless at Season-Opening Tournament

William Penn University Athletics

Huntington, Ind.–The William Penn volleyball team improved as the first weekend of the year wore on, but still came up without a victory at the Huntington Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Statesmen (0-3) opened with a 3-0 loss to host Huntington Friday (15-25, 8-25, 18-25). They then dropped a 3-1 matchup to Robert Morris (Ill.) […]

Grinnell Expected to Win Fifth Straight Cross Country Championship

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – The Grinnell College men’s cross country program has dominated the Midwest Conference (MWC), winning 28 of the last 30 league titles. The Pioneers reign over the MWC is expected to continue in 2016 as Grinnell has been picked by the league coaches to win the conference for the fifth straight season in […]


David Arseneault Jr.

GRINNELL, Iowa – After a successful run coaching in the NBA D-League, David Arseneault Jr. ’09 will be back on the Darby Gymnasium sidelines in 2016-17. Arseneault Jr. has been named the Pioneers’ interim head men’s basketball coach for the season, taking over duties from his father, David Arseneault. The elder Arseneault will be on […]

Grinnell Picked to Win Fourth Straight Women’s Golf Title

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – The Midwest Conference (MWC) women’s golf coaches have picked Grinnell College to win its fourth straight league title in the annual MWC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Pioneers garnered the maximum six first-place votes and totaled 36 points in the poll. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team. Lake Forest […]

Fall Sports Get Underway In Oskaloosa

The 'Old Shoe Game' 2016

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The final days of summer are here, and the school year is here. Student athletes at schools around Iowa have been hard at work preparing for the fall sports season. Those fall sports have arrived, and in Oskaloosa Friday night, the community got a first look at it’s new head football coach, […]

Grinnell’s Joshua Tibatemwa competes in Olympic Games

Grinnell College Athletics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Grinnell College’s Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 had the experience only most can dream about Thursday morning when he competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Tibatemwa swam in the 50-meter freestyle preliminaries, posting a time of 25.98 to take sixth in the fourth heat. The heat winner was Hilal Hemed Hilil […]

Statesmen 23rd in Preseason Rating

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn enters 2016 as a legitimate contender for national success as the NAIA’s preseason top-25 rating was released Monday. The Statesmen (7-4 in 2015, 3-2 North) popped up two spots from the summer ranking to #23 with 54 points. The Heart of America Athletic Conference is also represented by #5 Baker (Kan.), #6 Grand […]

Grinnell’s Joshua Tibatemwa carries torch for Olympics‏

Grinnell's Joshua Tibatemwa carries torch for Olympics‏

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Grinnell College student-athlete Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 earned a major thrill earlier this summer when he was selected to the Ugandan team for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The swimmer added to that excitement Friday night as he served as flag bearer for his native country at the Opening Ceremonies. Tibatemwa, the […]

Seddon, Coertze Named Booster Club Players of the Year

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the fourth annual John Eberline Player of the Year Awards. Junior track and field athlete Derek Seddon (Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) won the Male award, while senior women’s golfer Demi Coertze (Johannesburg, South Africa, Digital Communication) collected the Female honor. Seddon, a four-time […]


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