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IPFW in the news for March 2-9, 2015

IPFW in the News for March 9, 2015

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March 9

Resting on the Greenway rises to the top
Around Fort Wayne
Team member, Kim Sabrosky an employee at American Electric Power, accepted the award this afternoon in Indianapolis on behalf of the Leadership Team. Other team members included Kim Fuhrmann of Fort Wayne International Airport, Matthew Wirtz of City Utilities, Shawna Squibb of IPFW, and Chad Tranter of Wells Fargo.

Winter Market Series: Chef Eric Wears More Than One Hat
Living Fort Wayne
Chef Eric Braun is also a Limited Term Lecturer at IPFW this semester.

College basketball: IUPUI, IPFW out of Summit tournament
Indianapolis Star
Brandon Bos scored a career-high 29 and No. 5 seed South Dakota beat fourth-seeded Fort Wayne in the Summit League tournament quarterfinals.

Life hard in one-bid leagues
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
When IPFW took a team trip to Canada over the summer, coach Jon Coffman discussed the month of March with his team.

IPFW shows toughness even in tourney defeat
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW put itself in yet another dire situation, only to demonstrate that at its core, this program – if nothing else – has heart.

Furious IPFW rally falls short in tourney loss
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The IPFW men's basketball team trailed by as many as 21 points, and by 20 in the second half to the South Dakota Coyotes, before the Mastodons rallied back, cutting the gap to as few as five points with just over a minute remaining, but unable to get any closer in the 82-73 South Dakota victory in the second day of quarterfinals in the 2015 Summit League Tournament.

Strong late run comes up short
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Yes, the Mastodons returned seniors Steve Forbes, Joe Edwards and Isaiah McCray, as well as multiple key contributors. But a 16-14 record should not be looked at through the eyes of failure.

SOFT: Mastodons Drop Two Close Games
WANE
After travel delays forced the IPFW softball to cancel two of its games at the Hampton Inn Camel Stampede, the Mastodons closed out the tournament with a pair of tough losses to Morehead State 4-3 and Campbell 4-2.

March 8

IPFW can't hold off top-seed South Dakota in tourney
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The eighth seeded IPFW women's basketball team overcame a 12-point second half deficit to lead with 4:21 remaining, but the Mastodons were unable to hang on as they fell to top seeded South Dakota 78-70.

Healthy concern: For some Hoosiers, coverage may hinge on Supreme Court
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“In states with state-run exchanges, it will have no effect,” said Abraham Schwab, a medical ethicist and associate professor of philosophy at IPFW. But in Indiana, such a ruling “would be a disaster for the poor who are seeking health insurance.”

IPFW can't hold off top-seed South Dakota in tourney
FortWayne.com
The eighth seeded IPFW women's basketball team overcame a 12-point second half deficit to lead with 4:21 remaining, but the Mastodons were unable to hang on as they fell to top seeded South Dakota 78-70.

MSU Hosts IPFW Before Three-Match Texas Swing
Missouri State Athletics
The Missouri State women's tennis team begins a busy week as the Bears play host to the IPFW Mastodons at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the Cooper Tennis Complex.

Seekamp leads Coyotes past upset minded IPFW, 78-70
KSFY.com
Nicole Seekamp scored a season-high 25 points and Kelly Stewart logged her first collegiate double-double as top-seeded South Dakota christened Denny Sanford PREMIER Center with a 78-70 win against eighth-seeded Fort Wayne Saturday in the first game of the Summit League Tournament.

Disastrous first half for IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW already had one disadvantage: a partisan South Dakota crowd. Once the ball was tipped, South Dakota’s Brandon Bos became an even bigger impediment.

Home Runs Power Softball to Sweep of Fairfield and IPFW
Morehead State Athletics
Junior first baseman Dana Hutchins, freshman designated player Lindsay Ward and senior third baseman Katie Raile crushed home runs to lift Morehead State to a softball sweep of Fairfield and IPFW in the Hampton Inn Camel Stampede on Sunday at Littlejohn Stadium.

USD Holds Off IPFW Behind Career Night by Bos
The Summit League
South Dakota advanced to Monday's semifinal clash against South Dakota State with an 82-73 victory over Fort Wayne Sunday at the 2015 Summit League men's basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.

MBB: IPFW falls to South Dakota in Summit League Quarterfinals
WANE
A 21-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome for IPFW. The Mastodons lost their Summit League Tournament quarterfinal game Sunday, 82-73 to South Dakota.

USD men top IPFW, setting up semifinal vs. SDSU
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
South Dakota crossed the first Summit League tournament win in program history off the to-do list on Sunday night aided by a blistering first-half performance from Brandon Bos.

South Dakota vs. IPFW (Quarterfinal #3) (Summit League Men's Championship)
ESPN
Brandon Bos scored a career-high 29 and No. 5 seed South Dakota beat fourth-seeded Fort Wayne 82-73 in the Summit League tournament quarterfinals on Sunday.

Comeback falls short for Mastodons
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In October, IPFW was favored to win the Summit League championship. It occupied last place in January before ending the regular season on an 8-2 tear. Finally, the Mastodons were playing their best basketball of the season in the appropriate month.

Home Runs Power MSU Softball to Sweep of Fairfield and IPFW
WMKY 90.3 FM
Junior first baseman Dana Hutchins, freshman designated player Lindsay Ward and senior third baseman Katie Raile crushed home runs to lift Morehead State to a softball sweep of Fairfield and IPFW in the Hampton Inn Camel Stampede on Sunday at Littlejohn Stadium.

IPFW Falls In Summit League Tournament Opener
21 Alive
IPFW's up and down basketball season ended on a down note when the fourth - seeded Mastodons lost to fifth - seeded South Dakota 82 - 73 in the first round of the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

March 7

IS sees history as heresy, IPFW expert says
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
New reports from Iraq’s tourism and antiquities ministry state that destruction has turned from objects to bulldozing the ancient palace of Nimrud, a place Dr. Richard Sutter, IPFW department chair of anthropology, said many consider the cradle of civilization.

WBK: Seekamp Carries USD Past IPFW
keloland.com
Nicole Seekamp scored a season-high 25 points and Kelly Stewart logged her first collegiate double-double as top-seeded South Dakota christened Denny Sanford PREMIER Center with a 78-70 win against eighth-seeded Fort Wayne Saturday in the first game of the Summit League Tournament.

VIDEO: USD downs IPFW, advances in Summit League Tournament
The Volante
They knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but the University of South Dakota Coyote women fought for a 78-70 win against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon at the Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center in Sioux Falls in the quarterfinals.

IPFW Hosts Regional Science Fair
21 Alive
Young scientists from around the area competed in the regional science and engineering fair at IPFW.

USD vs IPFW Women's Summit League Tournament
The Equalizer
Tia Hemiller #4 and Katie Liveringhouse #34 of the University of South Dakota and Hillary Moore #15 from Fort Wayne fight for a rebound in the second half of their first round Summit League Championship Tournament game Saturday afternoon at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. (Photo by Dick Carlson/Inertia)

March 6

IPFW women hope to use hostile environment in their favor
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW women's basketball coach Chris Paul knows his team will be playing a game over 750 miles away from the Gates Sports Center on Saturday. But he is still hoping for a little love from the crowd at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Indiana Colleges Noted For Return on Investment; IPFW ranks 599
Inside Indiana Business
Four colleges in Indiana are ranked in the top 100 on a national list for the best return on investment. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is highest among institutions in the state in the annual report from PayScale.com.

IPFW men rolling into postseason – again
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
It's March, and all basketball coaches at every level in the country have one wish: To have their teams playing their best basketball of the season.

IPFW basketball by the numbers
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The IPFW men's and women's basketball teams will travel this weekend to Sioux Falls, S.D., to begin play in the 2015 Summit League Tournament.

WBB: IPFW’s Haley Seibert and IUPUI’s Akilah Sims Named to All-Summit Second Team
WANE The Summit League announced their All-Conference teams on Thursday afternoon. Two local players were honored on the All-Summit second team.

IPFW Tops Men’s Tennis
PurpleEagles.com
The Niagara men's tennis team fell 6-1 to the IPFW Mastodons on Friday afternoon.

Summit League women's capsules, stats
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The Mastodons lead Summit League teams in 3-pointers made — 8.1 per game. They rank second behind South Dakota State in 3-point percentage (.358).

61st regional spelling bee slated for Saturday at IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The bee begins at 10 a.m. in the Rhinehart Recital Hall of IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center. The winner will represent The Journal Gazette and Touchstone Energy at the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May.

Haley Seibert selected to All-Summit League second team
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW women's basketball star Haley Seibert was named to the Summit League's all-conference second team.

IPFW rolling into postseason - again
FortWayne.com
It's March and every basketball coach in the country at every level has one wish: To have their team playing its best basketball of the season. In the case of the IPFW men's basketball program, the Mastodon coaches have figured out how to do just that.

IPFW basketball by the numbers
FortWayne.com
Both the IPFW men and women's basketball squads will travel to Sioux Falls, S.D. this weekend to begin play in the 2015 Summit League Tournament.

IPFW volleyball starts spring break with victory
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The No. 13-ranked IPFW men's volleyball team swept unranked Loras 25-19, 25-10, 25-17 at Hilliard Gates Sports Center behind 37 assists from junior setter Jordan Armstrong.

IPFW rolls to 3-0 win over Loras
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's volleyball team defeated Loras 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-17) at the Gates Center on Friday.

The IPFW men's volleyball team defeated Loras 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-17) at the Gates Center on Friday.
WANE
The 13th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team swept Loras to kick off spring break in Fort Wayne. The Mastodons finished 25-19, 25-10, 25-17, improving to 11-5, while the Duhawks fell to 3-13.

IPFW women face difficult task
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A .500 record, top-three finish in the Summit League and Women’s Basketball Invitational berth last season gave IPFW momentum entering the 2014-15 campaign.

March 5

Fort Wayne in sweet spot, economist says; Omnibus speaker optimistic about growth
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Energy costs are a national – even international – issue. But Anthony Chan tied the topic firmly to Fort Wayne when he visited the IPFW campus Wednesday as part of the Omnibus Lecture Series.

Local students advance to Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
Budding future scientists and engineers will gather Saturday, March 7, as competitors in the 60th annual Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NEIRSEF).

IPFW heading to play in Summit League Tournament
FortWayneHomepage.com
The team will practice in Fort Wayne through Wednesday then start practicing in South Dakota on Thursday.

College softball update: OU, OSU host tournaments; TU at New Mexico State
Tulsa World
Kelsey Stevens is the Big 12 pitcher of the week after throwing a no-hitter against IPFW. She had 11 strikeouts against only one walk.

Regional centers ‘increasingly occurring’ in higher education
The Gazette
The concept isn’t entirely new in other parts of the country. In Indiana, for example, Purdue and Indiana universities share space on satellite campuses in both Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

March 4

IPFW Holds Final Practice At Gates Before Heading To Sioux Falls
WANE
The IPFW men’s basketball team held its final practice in Fort Wayne on Wednesday afternoon before heading out to the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Mikautadze Dance Theatre pares down performance
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
On the cold, glossy and well-worn hardwood floor of IPFW’s Dolnick Learning Center, dancers rehearse for an upcoming production.

March 3

IPFW Men Ready for Summit League Tournament
WANE
The IPFW men’s basketball team will soon hit the road and travel west. The ‘Dons are set to open the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sunday.

Playing for IPFW coach is a family tradition
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
When Jay Golsteyn and Julie Hefty-Price played volleyball for IPFW in the late-1980s, coach Arnie Ball was just building the men's and women's programs.

Concert brings unique Indian-Celtic music collaboration to city
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Zakir Hussain of India, one of the world's renowned players of the tabla, a pair of Indian drums, will perform a collaborative concert with top Celtic musicians during their Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections concert at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW.

Playing for IPFW coach is a family tradition
FortWayne.com
Sometimes not so secretly, every parent hopes their child might try to accomplish the same things they did and maybe even do better. But no one ever expects them to play a Division I sport for the same coach.Sometimes not so secretly, every parent hopes their child might try to accomplish the same things they did and maybe even do better. But no one ever expects them to play a Division I sport for the same coach.

Chase chief economist will speak at IPFW on global economy
FortWayne.com
The Omnibus Lecture Series at IPFW is sponsoring a talk by Anthony Chan, chief economist for J.P. Morgan Chase, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center.

Herrera Helps NSU Split Doubleheader with IPFW
Norfolk State University Athletics
Freshman Ismael Herrera tallied career highs of three hits and three RBI to help NSU rally for a 7-5 win in game 1 as the Spartans earned a split of Monday's doubleheader with IPFW at the Perfect Game Lake Point South complex.

Wednesday's going out entertainment guide
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
ANTHONY CHAN: Omnibus Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Free tickets available at Larson Ticket Office in Gates Athletics Center or Rhinehart Music Center one hour before lecture starts.

Chase chief economist will speak at IPFW on global economy
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The Omnibus Lecture Series at IPFW is sponsoring a talk by Anthony Chan, chief economist for J.P. Morgan Chase, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rhinehart Music Center.

Mavs look to end season on winning streak
Omaha.com
The Mavs rallied from 11 down in the second half to win in Fort Wayne on Thursday, then came out on top in a double-overtime thriller in Indianapolis on Saturday.

Video: IPFW coach embraces challenge of Summit League Tournament
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
News-Sentinel sports editor Tom Davis sat down recently with IPFW men's basketball coach Jon Coffman at the Gates Sports Center to discuss the upcoming Summit League Tournament.

Columbia City high-speed pursuit ends in Fort Wayne WANE
The pursuit quickly traveled down Coliseum Boulevard before the driver drove through a portion of the IPFW campus, at which time IPFW police got involved in the chase.

As February Wraps Up, A Legislative Milestone Passes: By IPFW's Andrew Downs
WBOI.org
The week of February 23rd includes a legislative milestone for the current session of the Indiana General Assembly.