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New Zealand Rugby Team to Play Exhibition Match at Niagara University

July 3, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The St. Peter’s College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the university’s varsity soccer field behind the Kiernan Center. St. Peter’s College is a Christian institution... Read on →

Schwartz

Schwartz Drafted By The Oakland A’s In MLB Draft

June 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Purple Eagle Jordan Schwartz was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the fourth round with the 132nd pick of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday. Schwartz, a 6-foot-2 right-hand pitcher from Hornell, N.Y., is the second highest drafted player in program history behind Doug Farrell... Read on →

Gray

Simon Gray Named Director of Athletics

May 16, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that Simon Gray has been appointed as the new director of athletics for the Purple Eagles. Gray has more than 15 years of experience in athletic administration, and most recently served as the acting director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University. “We are very... Read on →

MLB Summit

Five NU Students Participating in Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit

April 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Five Niagara University students are currently attending the sold-out Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit in New York City. Accompanied by Dr. Jimmy Smith, assistant professor of sport management, students Jon Hibbard, Chris Kryszynski, Chris Norman, Brian Phillips and Mike Seaman are participating in what Major League Baseball calls “the... Read on →

Maher

Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

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Niagara University Launches Free Mobile Application

January 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has launched a free mobile application to help iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices connect to campus from anywhere in the world. The app is currently available for download in the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store (Android Market), and can be accessed by visiting www.niagara.edu/app. App... Read on →

Kendra Faustin

Faustin Receives Contract Extension

January 21, 2014  |  by Andrew Houle

Niagara University women’s basketball head coach Kendra Faustin has received a contract extension through the 2017-18 season, announced today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., university president. Faustin, who is in her seventh season as head coach, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in... Read on →

Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Honors

November 25, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara men’s soccer program was recently honored with a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 season. To earn an NSCAA Team Academic Award, a team must combine for a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The NSCAA honored 864 soccer teams... Read on →

Niagara University Purple Eagles

Purple Eagles Excelling in the Classroom

October 29, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of Niagara University student-athletes is 6 percent higher than the Division I national average, according to figures released Thursday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Purple Eagles posted a cumulative GSR of 88 percent. In addition to the overall department score, five programs... Read on →

Fallon Lapp

Purple Eagles Put Smile on Face of Seven-Year-Old Superfan

October 25, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Meet Fallon Lapp, a 7-year-old dinosaur enthusiast who loves to ride his bicycle and cheer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. At first glance, Fallon looks like any other young boy, but still, there is one critical difference between Fallon and his fellow comrades. He has Autism Spectrum Disorder, a disorder of... Read on →

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