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December 25, 2017

IPFW in the News for December 25, 2017

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December 25

Laid-Off WLOS Anchor Larry Blunt Lands on his Feet, in WNC Real Estate
Citizen Times
He is also a U.S. Navy Veteran, tribal member of the Cherokee Nation (Western Band), and a graduate of Purdue University at Fort Wayne. He's the father of four grown children, and he and Jan have two grandchildren.

Westmoreland Campus Clippings: Men’s Basketball Fort Wayne
Trib Total Media
Junior guard Kason Harrell (Hempfield) poured in a career-high 28 points to lead Fort Wayne to a 92-72 victory over Indiana. The Mastodons (8-5) have knocked off the Hoosiers (6-6) two years in a row.

December 23

Poor Shooting in 1st Half Costs IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Daquan Bracey scored 25 points, Jacobi Boykins added 23 and Louisiana Tech took advantage of a cold-shooting first half by IPFW to defeat the Mastodons 85-76 on Friday in the championship game of the New Orleans Shootout.

They Said It: Quotes From the Week
The Journal Gazette
Daquan Bracey scored 25 points, Jacobi Boykins added 23 and Louisiana Tech took advantage of a cold-shooting first half by IPFW to defeat the Mastodons 85-76 on Friday in the championship game of the New Orleans Shootout.

Johnson, Hepler Lead Triton to Win
Times Union Online
“Our No. 1 priority was to play with an attack mentality.” IPFW men's basketball coach John Coffman after his squad upset Indiana University for the second consecutive year.

December 22

IPFW Men Advance to Shootout Final
The Journal Gazette
Kason Harrell scored 17 points, Bryson Scott added 15 and Fort Wayne led wire-to-wire in a win over Liberty at the New Orleans Shootout on Thursday.

Butler Blasts W. Illinois: Notre Dame, IPFW Post Victories
Pharos Tribune
Kason Harrell scored 17 points, Bryson Scott added 15 and Fort Wayne led wire-to-wire in a win over Liberty at the New Orleans Shootout on Thursday.

Hoosiers Get Back on Right Track: Letdown vs. IPFW Still Weighs on Team
The Journal Gazette
They were admittedly a bit testy the past couple of days, especially in practice, where the Indiana Hoosiers got after each other and tried to distance themselves from such an embarrassing loss. Three days after being taken apart at home 92-72 by IPFW, coach Archie Miller's team bounced back with a cathartic 87-59 rout of visiting Tennessee Tech on Thursday.

Music Listings: More Shows
The Journal Gazette
“Video Games Live”: 7:30 p.m. March 3; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 260-481-0777, Philharmonic box office.

LOPRESTI: Indiana Colleges Prepare for Big Tests in Conference Play
Indianapolis Business Journal
Next, what’s harder to predict this winter, the Indiana weather or the Indiana Hoosiers? It’s hard to rely on a team’s focus when it storms past Notre Dame, smacks Iowa, but loses at home to Indiana State by 21 and Fort Wayne by 20, somehow allowing 17 3-pointers by each. (Duke, on the other hand, had only three). Archie Miller’s word was best. “Incomprehensible.” How’s incomprehensible going to work in 16 Big Ten games?

Hoosiers Win Big Over the Golden Eagles 87-59
Indiana Sports Coverage
The Indiana Hoosiers move to 7-6 after defeating Tennessee Tech 87-59. IU was in desperate need of a blowout performance after they were blown out themselves on Monday night to IPFW.

Fort Wayne Campus Home to Purdue’s First And Only School of Music
WBOI
As IPFW continues its transition to Purdue University Fort Wayne, the College of Visual and Performing Arts is establishing a School of Music.

IPFW Falls in Shootout Finals
The Journal Gazette
Daquan Bracey scored 25 points, Jacobi Boykins added 23 and Louisiana Tech defeat IPFW 85-76 on Friday in the championship game of the New Orleans Shootout.

December 21

Game Preview: IU vs. Tennessee Tech
Indiana Sports Coverage
The Indiana Hoosiers (6-6) will host Tennessee Tech (8-4) on Thursday night. Indiana will look to regain momentum against the Golden Eagles after the loss to IPFW as we move closer to the conference end of the schedule.

Mastodons Face New Road Test: Liberty on a 3-Game Win Streak Entering Big Easy Tournament
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team proved Monday it can step into a very tough arena – and win.

IPFW to Form New Schools as Part of 2018 Realignment
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The department of manufacturing and construction engineering technology will merge with the department of computer, electrical and information technology at a local university to form a new polytechnic school there. Merging the departments will form one of three new schools Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne announced earlier this month that it would create next year to prepare for the realignment of IPFW into Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University Fort Wayne.

City to Consider Youth Science Team’s Suggestions for Stormwater Management
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Earlier this month, Team Storm competed in the Northern Indiana FIRST Lego League championship hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The team won the Champion’s Award and took first place in the robot game; it will advance to the FIRST World Championship in April at Detroit.

Big First Half Carries IPFW Over Liberty
The Journal Gazette
Kason Harrell scored 17 points, Bryson Scott added 15 and IPFW led wire-to-wire in a 75-64 win over Liberty at the New Orleans Shootout on Thursday.

December 20

Verbatim: IPFW Open Limited Hours During Winter Recess
The Journal Gazette
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will have limited office hours between December 23, 2017, and January 2, 2018, in observance of a winter recess.

Indiana Hired Archie Miller to Perform a Rebuild with the Hoosiers, Not a Miracle
Sporting News
It was about 25 minutes after Indiana had beaten No. 18 Notre Dame in overtime that this question was presented to coach Archie Miller during the postgame press conference: “Coach, I know you're focused on today, but in 48 hours you play Fort Wayne, who beat Indiana last year, and about five or six years ago, you had a great game with them at Dayton. I was wondering what your thoughts were on Fort Wayne.”

Huskers Hoping Tshimanga Can End Early Slump
Nebraska Husker Online
***That said, Miles said he made sure to bring up Indiana’s 20-point loss to IPFW on Monday night as an example of what happens when you take a team for granted and don’t come ready to play.

IU Basketball Experiences Embarrassing Hangover in Loss to Fort Wayne
Indiana Daily Student
Monday’s 92-72 loss to Fort Wayne in Bloomington was like déjà vu for the IU men’s basketball team.

Doughty College Notebook: No One-Time Wonder
Roanoke Times
Another W&L graduate was in the headlines this week as Fort Wayne upset Indiana University 92-72 on Monday night in Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Jon Coffman, a 1996 W&L graduate with degrees in economics and geology, is in his fourth season as head coach of the Fort Wayne (also known as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) Mastodons, who had defeated then-No. 3 Indiana 81-78 last December in Fort Wayne.

A Deadly Fungus is Infecting Snake Species Seemingly at Random
Science News
In snakes, the disease not only “could result in the downfall of vulnerable species, but could also impact whole communities,” says Bruce Kingsbury, a biologist at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, who was not part of the study. Snakes are important predators in many ecosystems — if the reptiles go, then populations of small mammals that they help control could boom, throwing the ecosystem out of whack.

IPFW Open Limited Hours During Winter Recess
Public Now
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will have limited office hours between December 23, 2017, and January 2, 2018, in observance of a winter recess.

December 19

Mastodons Do It Again: IPFW Hits 17 3-Pointers to Dominate Indiana on Hoosiers’ Home Court
The Journal Gazette
IPFW coach John Coffman simply told his players to be themselves Monday night at Indiana. He wanted them to use their 3-point shooters to attack Indiana's defense. He wanted them to stick to the defensive game plan.

Huskers’ Christmas Wish: Avoid New Case of ‘Buy’ Game Remorse
Grand Island independent
“Ghosts of Christmas Past” applies to more than holiday tales. It’s a thing in men’s college basketball, too. Nebraska has enough of those ghosts — losses in December “buy” games to lesser-known schools such as Gardner-Webb, Samford and Incarnate Word — that no reminder should be needed to show up ready for Wednesday’s game at Pinnacle Bank Arena against Texas-San Antonio. Yet a big warning appeared Monday night, courtesy of fellow Big Ten member Indiana, which lost at home 92-72 to IPFW of the Summit League.

Turnstone Names Chief Marketing Officer
Inside Indiana Business
Fort Wayne-based Turnstone has named Stasha Carrasquillo chief marketing officer. Carrasquillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Media & Public Communication and Interpersonal & Organizational Communication from IPFW and her Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Tech.

Today on KSR: Indiana Lost to Fort Wayne and a Woman Vomited at an NBA Game
Kentucky Sports Radio
It sounds crazy, but Fort Wayne (Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne) upset Indiana in Bloomington for a second straight season last night.

It’s Big-Time: 6 Times the Scott Twins Owned IU Basketball
Indy Star
Look, it's no secret that Indiana basketball has seen better days. After building some hope with a recent win over ranked Notre Dame, the Hoosiers look hopeless again after falling to unranked Fort Wayne.

Five Takeaways from Indiana’s Loss to Fort Wayne
Inside the Hall
Indiana was crushed on its home floor for the second time this season on Monday night as the Hoosiers fell to Fort Wayne, 92-72, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The loss, Indiana’s second straight to the Mastodons, dropped the Hoosiers to 6-6 with two non-conferences games remaining.

IU Suffers Disappointing Loss to IPFW
Indiana Sports Coverage
The Indiana Hoosiers did not show up in the second half in Monday night’s loss to IPFW. IU moves to 6-6 on the season after the 92-72 loss to the Mastodons.

New Study Provides Snapshot of People Who Live, Work in downtown Fort Wayne
News-Sentinel
A new 44-page analysis conducted for the Downtown Improvement District by the Community Research Institute at IPFW offers perhaps the most comprehensive comparison profile to date of the 99-block downtown core, comparing the area with surrounding neighborhoods and the community as a whole.

Doyel: These IU ‘Whosiers’ Play Like a Directional Program
Indy Star
 Until further notice, they are a directional school. They are IU-Central or IU-Bloomington, just another satellite campus that plays basketball in a crowded state system full of them. Earlier this season the Hoosiers of IU-Central were embarrassed at home, blown out in the opener by the Indiana State University, and now they have done it again. On Monday night IU-Central played Fort Wayne – a school once called IU-Fort Wayne, but one we might need to start calling IU-Daddy – and was blown out 92-72 by the Mastodons.

December 18

Insider: IU’s Veterans Must Make Sure This Doesn’t Happen Again
Indy Star
A fan base that has put up with a lot in the last decade red-lined Monday night. It was right that Robert Johnson, Juwan Morgan and Collin Hartman, all Big Ten champions during their college careers, met the media after Indiana’s 92-72 loss to Fort Wayne on Monday.

Fort Wayne’s 3-Point Barrage Shoots Down Indiana 92-72
Fox Sports
Fort Wayne coach John Coffman simply told his players to be themselves Monday night at Indiana.

Fort Wayne’s 3-Point Barrage Shoots Down Indiana 92-72
Bristol Herald Courier
Fort Wayne coach John Coffman simply told his players to be themselves Monday night at Indiana.

Indiana Falls to IPFW 92-72 on Monday Night
Sportzreport.com
The Indiana University Men’s Basketball team fell to the IPFW Mastodons on Monday night at Assembly Hall 92-72 despite leading at halftime. The Hoosiers are now 6-6 on the season, and still, remain tied for fourth in the overall Big Ten Standings at 1-1.

The Minute After: Fort Wayne
Inside the Hall
Indiana had just a one-day turnaround after its emotional victory against Notre Dame. And the Hoosiers would be playing an inferior opponent. A chance for a letdown, or maybe a lack of focus and energy was certainly in the cards. Maybe even expected. But this was Fort Wayne.

Video: Archie Miller reacts to Loss to Fort Wayne
Inside the Hall
Archie Miller met with the media following Indiana’s 92-72 loss to Fort Wayne on Monday night in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

Fort Wayne’s 3-Point Barrage Shoots Down Indiana 92-72
Lexington Herald Leader
Fort Wayne coach John Coffman simply told his players to be themselves Monday night at Indiana.

Bryson Scott Completes Hoosier-Killer Career
Hammer and Rails
The Indiana Hoosiers will no longer have to play Bryson Scott, and they are probably damned grateful they won’t have to, either. Bryson Scott is a Hoosier Killer and tonight he accomplished something that few, if any Purdue players have ever done in their careers: He never lost to Indiana. Yes, Bryson has not played for Purdue in three years. His Boilermaker career saw his minutes dwindle in his second season, leading to his transfer to Fort Wayne. Even through that, he completed the career sweep of the Hoosiers by going 3-0 with Purdue and a very impressive 2-0 with the Mastodons.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga Puts Clunker in Rear-View Mirror
The Spokesman Review
Don’t know about you, but some us have a hell of a time distinguishing IUPUI from IPFW in our college basketball soup. There was a handy way to do it Monday night, however. IUPUI was the team in town to nurse Gonzaga through its hangover from Saturday night. IPFW – which has technically “rebranded” into something almost as incomprehensible – was the team three time zones away putting a 20-point smackdown on Indiana in Assembly Hall, which is like your kid’s Kool-Aid stand outgrossing Coca-Cola in third quarter sales.

Fort Wayne Once Again Gets the Best of the Hoosiers
Fox Sports
Fort Wayne coach John Coffman simply told his players to be themselves Monday night at Indiana.

IPFW Student Launches Tax Service
Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News
John Lawrence, a young Fort Wayne entrepreneur who is a licensed tax preparer, has launched a new tax service to help area residents deal with one certainty of their lives: income taxes. Lawrence is a junior student at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) with a double major in accounting and finance.