IPFW In the News November 10-17

IPFW in the News for November 17, 2014

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November 16

IPFW shakes off slow start, rolls to win
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The college basketball season is a long and winding road that traverses four months of hazards and safeguards. IPFW is hoping it doesn’t encounter too many pitfalls, and it certainly didn’t on the opening night of the season.

Mastodons Look for Second Straight Win to Open Season
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The IPFW men's basketball team will look to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 1999 on Monday evening when the squad faces off against the SIUE Cougars in the squads' first road game of the 2014-15 season.

November 15

IPFW defeats Manchester 74-50
Fresno Bee
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Mo Evans scored 15 points, had eight assists and grabbed four rebounds to lead Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne to a 74-50 win to start off the season over Manchester on Friday night.

WBB: IPFW Hangs Tough But Falls 70-63 At Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - IPFW women’s basketball freshman KeShyra McCarver earned a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds in her first college game, as the Mastodons nearly knocked off Big Ten opponent Illinois on the road, falling 70-63.

IPFW women's volleyball falls in five at North Dakota State
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The IPFW women's volleyball team fell 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 15-8) to North Dakota State in Fargo, North Dakota on Friday.

November 14

Panel predicts great 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — IPFW's Doermer School of Business and Greater Fort Wayne Inc. joined with IU's business school in hosting the luncheon this year. Indiana University economists are forecasting blue skies for the region, state and nation next year.

Process vital for Coffman, IPFW
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — For 17 seasons, Jon Coffman spent game days as an assistant coach finishing up final preparations. Today, he takes a seat at the head of the bench.

‘The Imaginary Invalid’ Opens Today At IPFW
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Imaginary Invalid opens Nov. 14 at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne and runs through Nov. 22. Director John O’Connell, who has a flair for comedy, has cast Robert Phillips in the lead role of The Imaginary Invalid, assuring that something very interesting and very comical is sure to happen over the next two weekends at Williams Theatre.

Beard Takes 78th as Mastodons Place 27th at NCAA Regionals
MADISON, Wis. - Led by a career-best time of 21:46 over 6,000-meters from sophomore Brittany Beard, the IPFW women's cross country team placed 27th overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional hosted by the University of Wisconsin.

November 13

Steve Forbes set to lead IPFW Basketball to Big Dance
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — “We think about it every day, every workout, every weight session,” Forbes said. “That’s our motivation. It’s done nothing but fuel us. We told the young guys it’s not easy, and we have to work hard to get there again.”

College Hoop Preview: IPFW looks to continue upward momentum
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — After enjoying the most successful season in program history a year ago and graduating three starters, two of whom are playing professionally, expectations for this year's squad need to be tempered a bit. But not too much

November 12

Spencer Moves To Top While IPFW Falls To Valpo
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – After dropping the first two sets of its final home match of the season, the IPFW women’s volleyball team fought back to force a fifth set, before falling to Valparaiso 3-2 (25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 16-14). Emily Spencer earned her 17th double-double of the season with 23 kills and 10 digs. She also added four blocks and a pair of aces. Spencer not only improved her school record to 51 consecutive matches in double-digit kills, but also moved into first place on the Division I active career kill list with 2,046.

Spartans senior sticks with IPFW
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Homestead senior Josie Fisher went through three stages in her recruitment with the IPFW women’s basketball program – commitment, decommitment and recommitment. On Thursday, there will be a fourth stage when she officially becomes a part of the program by signing her national letter of intent.

Summit League Tournament Postponed Due to Extreme Cold
DENVER, Col. – The IPFW men's soccer team's match against Denver in the Summit League semifinal has been postponed once again due to extreme cold and snowy conditions in the Denver area. The match time, slated for 5 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, November 13, will now be held at 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday, November 14. Additionally, the championship match has also been postponed to Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. (ET).

November 11

Wrede Earns Second Summit League Defensive Player of the Week
ELMHURST, Ill. - IPFW women's volleyball player Anna Wrede has been named the Summit League's co-Defensive Player of the Week with IUPUI's Beth Howard for their performances Nov. 3-9.

IPFW Joins Community in Honoring America's' Veterans.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Events at IPFW included a flag ceremony and the first ever 24-hour vigil, held over an eternal flame and conducted by the IPFW Army ROTC program.

Flame Burns For Veterans In University Display
Indiana's News Center
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — With leaves blowing and students breezing to class on a Tuesday, it could have passed for a lot of November mornings on the IPFW campus. But a flame set ablaze under a podium on the school’s Alumni Plaza, set it apart as a day to say thank you. Cadets from the campus ROTC program lit the flame after 11 a.m., marking the anniversary of the agreement signed in 1918 ending World War I.

IPFW's New Immigrant Literacy Program is helping local Burmese population with math, reading, and science skills.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — IPFW Professor and Director of the New Immigrant Literacy Program, Kyaw T. Doe has led an all-volunteer effort to educate Burmese immigrants and their children.

Former Mastodon Eddie Rivera Named LVSM Rookie of the Year
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Former IPFW men's volleyball standout Eddie Rivera was recently unanimously named the Rookie of the Year in the Liga de Voleibol Superior Masculino (LVSM) in Puerto Rico. Rivera, who currently plays with the Giants of Carolina, received all 18 first-place votes.

IPFW marks Veterans Day with ceremony
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The IPFW Military Student Services office honored veterans and active military personal on Tuesday morning.

November 10

IPFW wins final exhibition
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
FORT WAYNE, Ind – Three months after their first games while on a trip to Canada, the IPFW men’s basketball team was able to showcase its progress in front of a home crowd with a 110-79 exhibition win over Division III Olivet College.

IPFW Men's Basketball Dominates Olivet to Win 110-79 in Exhibition Match
(Indiana's News Center*
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Thanks to strong performances by leaders Mo Evans and Steve Forbes, the Mastodons barely broke a sweat in their win against Olivet.