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Stanford's Chelsey Sveinnson is one of the several collegiate rugby players participating in an all-star camp at Niagara University. (Photo: Hector Garcia Molina)

College Rugby All-Star Camp Comes to NU

July 22, 2015

The ATAVUS All-Stars Women’s Collegiate 15s team will come together for camp July 22-26 at Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. The camp is highlighted by a game against the Canadian Provincial Select side, Ontario Storm, on July 25 at 4 p.m. ET. The Collegiate All-Stars roster is comprised of... Read on →

Jada Pierce Announceement

Jada Pierce Tabbed as Women’s Basketball Head Coach

July 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Jada Pierce, who has 18 years of collegiate coaching experience at the Division I and II levels, has been named the eighth head coach in the history of the Niagara University women’s basketball program. “We are very excited to welcome Jada Pierce to the Niagara University community,” said the Rev.... Read on →

Four Athletic Programs Recognized in NCAA’s Academic Progress Report

May 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Four Niagara University athletic programs were recognized in the 2015 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) for ranking in the top 10 percent in their respective sport announced on Wednesday. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I... Read on →

NU Club Hockey Champs

Men’s Club Hockey Team Wins Consecutive NECHL Championships

February 26, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University men’s club hockey team won its second consecutive Northeast Collegiate Hockey League championship Sunday, Feb. 22, defeating the University at Buffalo, 5-4. NU (18-5) battled back from a two-goal deficit more than halfway through the second period to claim victory and clinch its second American Collegiate Hockey... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher Named to NCAA Advisory Group

February 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has announced that the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, will become the conference’s representative to the NCAA Presidential Advisory Group, part of the NCAA Division I governance structure. “Father Maher will be a tremendous asset to the MAAC on the NCAA... Read on →

Community Service

Carnegie Foundation Cites NU for Outstanding Community Engagement

January 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, has again selected Niagara University for inclusion in its Community Engagement Classification. NU is among 240 colleges and universities nationwide, and 14 in New York state, selected for... Read on →

Women's Basketball

Niagara University Women’s Basketball Team Returns to Campus

November 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University women’s basketball team returned safely to campus on Wednesday morning at about 6:30 a.m. “We are grateful to have the team, whole and healthy, back on campus,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university. “It was certainly a long ordeal for them, but... Read on →

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Niagara Athletics Ties Highest Graduation Success Rate

October 29, 2014

The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of Niagara University student-athletes is seven percent higher than the Division I national average, according to figures released Tuesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the 2004-07 cohort. Niagara posted a cumulative GSR of 91 percent, which is tied for its highest... Read on →

Layden

Gallagher Center Court to be Named for Frank and Barbara Layden

September 16, 2014

When the Niagara University men’s and women’s basketball teams take the floor for the 2014-15 season, they will be playing their home contests on the newly named Frank and Barbara Layden Court. The official unveiling of the court will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, before Niagara hosts Canisius... Read on →

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 →

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