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William Penn Football Expecting Great Things

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William Penn football team looks to keep things hot when they work to defend their conference championship. The William Penn team starts off the year ranked 23rd overall, but for head coach Todd Hafner, “I was […]

WPU Starts 2017 at #23

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steilage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team will begin its 2017 campaign as one of the top programs in the nation as the NAIA’s preseason top-25 rating was released Monday. William Penn (7-4 in 2016, 4-1 Heart North) gained two positions from the spring poll, improving to #23 with 51 points. The Heart of America […]

Statesmen Looking for Improvement in Heart in 2017

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn volleyball team will be seeking to earn respect from the league as the 2017 Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll was released Thursday. WPU, which was 7-27 a year ago (0-13 Heart), has been selected to finish 14th in the 14-team conference. The navy and gold, who […]

William Penn Athletics #1 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The top individual performers get the spotlight once more as the #1 story of the 2016-2017 year is about our Statesmen All-Americans. Jamal Boma became the first All-American of the year, and the first ever for cross country (either team), as he concluded his record-breaking season with a big effort. Boma, who won three individual […]

Central adds Graewin to men’s golf staff

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Previously serving as an intern with the sports information department at Central College, Kris Graewin will be adding assistant men’s golf coach to his duties in 2017-18. Graewin, a 2016 graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, played for the V-Hawks for four years. He helped Viterbo to a runner-up finish at […]

Former Dutch decathlon star in international competition

Central Dutch Athletics

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — In the 24th edition of the Thorpe Cup, Central College alum Kurtis Brondyke ’11 earned a top-five finish with 7,595 points in the international decathlon competition. The Thorpe Cup is an annual competition between the United States and Germany in the men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon. Seven men and women from […]

William Penn Athletics #2 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–National-tournament runs by both William Penn basketball teams garner the runner-up spot on this year’s list. The men have cemented their case as one of the best programs in the NAIA, while the women proved their national stock is rising as well. The men went 33-4 overall, including a 23-3 record in the Heart of […]

Statesmen Again Predicted to Place Second in North

Oskaloosa–The William Penn football enters the 2017 season in familiar territory as the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ polls were released Monday. WPU (7-4 last year, 4-1 North) received 45 points and one first-place vote to sit in second in the North Division. The navy and gold were also second a year ago. […]

William Penn Athletics #3 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Athletic Department has gone through some major leadership changes and that story falls into our #3 slot in the ranking. For the first time in 10 years, the Statesmen will be under new leadership as Greg Hafner retired as Athletics Director and Nik Rule was hired as his successor. Hafner, who came […]

Seniors lead Central women’s track team in classroom

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA— The entire Central College women’s track and field team was honored for its performance in the classroom, but three May graduates served as the catalyst by earning spots on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. In order to qualify for the team award, the GPA of the team’s […]


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