IPFW In the News January 5-12, 2015

IPFW in the News for January 12, 2015

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January 12

IPFW Women Score Bounceback Win (VIDEO)
Four different IPFW players scored in double-digits as the Mastodons overcame a nine-point first half deficit to defeat Oral Roberts 73-63 on Sunday.

January 11

IPFW men's volleyball fall in finale
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-20, 24-26, 30-28, 26-24) to No. 4 UC Santa Barbara late Saturday in the finale of the Santa Barbara Asics Invitational.

Statehouse key partner in IPFW's future: By IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This year’s legislative session is a very important one for IPFW. We are approaching the legislature with a detailed agenda that will provide us with the tools and support we need to serve our students, our city, and our region. The outcomes of the session will have far-reaching effects.

January 10

South Dakota outlasts IFPW, 64-62
Tyler Larson scored 14 points on 5 of 12 shooting from the field to lead South Dakota to a 64-62 victory over IPFW on Saturday night.

NOTE: Also reported on ESPN

IPFW drops another league game at Gates
For the second time in three home Summit League games, IPFW couldn't come away with a win on its home court.

WBB: Mastodons Drop Heartbreaker on Last Second Free Throw
The IPFW women’s basketball team overcame a nine-point second half deficit to South Dakota State, but a free throw with 0.7 seconds ended the game in heartbreaking fashion for the Mastodons, falling 65-64.

Track and Field Gets 2015 Underway at Bowling Green
The IPFW track and field team kicked off 2015 at the Bowling Green Opener at Perry Fieldhouse in Bowling Green, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.

January 9

Mo Evans scores 16, IPFW beats Denver 69-53
FOX Sports
Mo Evans was 3 of 4 from 3-point range with 16 points and IPFW beat Denver 69-53 on Thursday night.

Ball begins last season with IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s volleyball team opens its final season with coach Arnie Ball today at a tournament at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Mastodons right wrongs, defeat Denver to get back in Summit race
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Jon Coffman searched for answers Sunday in the aftermath of IPFW’s loss to Summit League bottom feeder IUPUI. The first-year head coach couldn’t pinpoint what had afflicted the Mastodons, but something was plaguing the team.

Sunday’s IPFW Women’s Game Pushed Back Two Hours
The IPFW women’s basketball game originally scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 11 vs Oral Roberts has been pushed back to a 4 p.m. tip-off at the Gates Sports Center.

MVB: IPFW Upsets No. 13 CSUN In Season Opener
The 15th ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team opened its 2015 season with an upset win over 13th ranked CSUN in the first game of the UCSB Asics Invitational, topping the Matadors 25-22, 25-23, 15-25, 16-25, 16-14.

Men's Basketball Looks for Second Straight Win on Saturday
The IPFW men's basketball team looks for its second straight win on Saturday evening, when the Mastodons take on the Coyotes of South Dakota in a 7 p.m. tip-off.

January 8

Mastodons mired in mediocrity
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The promise from the last season is fading as the IPFW Men's Basketball team has dropped 6 of last 8. Three days is a lifetime when it comes to mid-season practices. That’s a good thing for IPFW, which is teetering on the edge of the proverbial cliff.

January 6

IPFW Ready For Final Volleyball Season With Arnie Ball (VIDEO)
IPFW begins its final men's volleyball season with Arnie Ball as head coach later this week with three matches at the UCSB Invitational at Santa Barbara, California

Ball hopes last IPFW season can be a long one
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The last thing Arnie Ball will ever do during his last coaching season is spend every day thinking, "Well, that's the last time I'll ever do that."

January 5

IPFW falls to league, state rival: What we learned
IPFW fell to 0-2 in Summit League play Sunday, as IUPUI (5-10, 1-0) came into the Gates Sports Center and beat the Mastodons 63-58 in front of 1,048 fans.

Indiana Republican won’t vote for Boehner for speaker: IPFW Professor gives insight
Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, agreed that Stutzman’s vote against Boehner will play well in his conservative district. “It not only appeals to his base, but it in some respects appeals to the other end of the spectrum in that they want to see more fracturing (in the GOP),” Downs said.