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Central slows Simpson but suffers women’s basketball road loss

Central Dutch Athletics

INDIANOLA—Central College delivered a stout defensive effort but turnovers again foiled hopes for a women’s basketball upset in a 72-59 defeat at Simpson College Saturday. The Dutch (8-6 overall, 0-5 American Rivers) held Simpson’s up-tempo attack 12 points under its season average. But they committed 32 turnovers, many against full-court pressure, their second consecutive outing […]

Harmon Named Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension

AMES, Iowa — Jay Harmon was named the associate dean for extension and outreach programs and director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University on Jan. 1. Harmon has served as interim since April 2017 when John Lawrence was named the interim vice president […]

Grinnell women’s soccer team earns Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s women’s soccer team has established itself as a top squad on the field, both in terms of play as well as sportsmanship. The latter trait was recognized recently as the Pioneers gained the United Soccer Coaches’ Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are presented to […]

Three Grapplers Ranked

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–A trio of Statesmen men’s wrestlers are rated as the NAIA released its third conference and national rankings Friday. Unfortunately, no William Penn grapplers are ranked within the NAIA, but three are in the top six in their respective weight classes in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Maxwell Diaz (Fr., Miami, Fla.) is fourth […]

Statesmen Open 2020 with 89-53 Triumph

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s basketball team was exceptional on both ends of the hardwood, beginning the 2020 calendar year with an 89-53 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over Baker Saturday. WPU (10-3, 6-2 Heart) outshot the Wildcats 54.2%-33.3% and owned a massive 44-25 rebounding edge en route to its sixth-consecutive win. The sides were […]

Statesmen Blow Out Wildcats in First Game of 2020

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa, Iowa— #5 William Penn hit the hardwood for the first time in 2020 to take on Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Baker. The Statesmen (13-1, 7-1 Heart) extended a six-game win streak to seven with a 97-56 victory over the Wildcats (6-8, 4-5 Heart) after a month layoff for the holiday break. There […]

Coe outscores Central men’s basketball team

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Central College put its five starters in double figures but couldn’t slow Coe College in an 86-76 men’s basketball setback Saturday. Forward Caden Mauck (junior, Kansas City, Mo., Blue Springs South HS) posted his 10th career double-double and the seventh of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. But Coe (8-5 overall, 3-1 American […]

Central women’s basketball offense sputters against Coe

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Coe College put the clamps on the Central College women’s basketball team as the Dutch offense sputtered to a 59-47 defeat. Entering the game, Central (8-4 overall, 0-3 American Rivers) was averaging 74.5 points a game with four double-figures scorers. But the Dutch shot any icy 35.4% from the floor and committed 23 turnovers. Guard […]

ASA Involved in Pair of Volunteering Activities

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Association of Student-Athletes organization was active during the holiday season, leading the way in a pair of causes. The group organized a Teddy Bear Toss for the men’s basketball home game against Evangel on December 7. Those in attendance received half-price admission if they brought a stuffed animal to the contest. Fans […]

WPU Experiencing Attendance Boom

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Athletics department enjoyed big crowds for several of its fall teams, bucking the current trend in collegiate athletics. Both men’s and women’s soccer, as well as football and women’s volleyball, all saw home attendance increases, headlined by women’s volleyball jumping 182% from 2018 and a whopping 298% from 2017 to an average […]


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