Athletics News

The 13th-and-a-half president of Ripon College? The 13th President II?

On Wednesday, as part of the College’s Homecoming Week festivities, Sara Driebel ’16 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, will attempt to fill some big shoes as she trades places with President Zach Messitte for the day. She will be acting as Messitte in meetings with Administrative Council and the Board of Trustees, and conduct College business. Messitte, in turn, will hit… Continue reading

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Ernst Notches 150th Career Victory

(Reprinted from redhawks.ripon.edu) At the beginning of the day on Saturday, there was only one head football coach in the history of the Midwest Conference with at least 150 victories. At the end of the day, there are two, as Ripon College Professor of Exercise Science and Head Coach Ron Ernst joined that select group with a 48-28 victory over… Continue reading

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Ripon College and St. Norbert Presidents Reflect on Scholar Athletes

Last weekend, Ripon College President Zach Messitte and St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel collaborated on an opinion piece for the Wisconsin State Journal: “True student athletes are in Division III.” Written in advance of the Ripon College football game at St. Norbert, the two presidents express pride in the sportsmanlike rivalry of their two schools and in their mutual… Continue reading

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Bicycling for Earth Week and Beyond

As Ripon College continues to celebrate Earth Week, Ric Damm, head coach of the Red Hawks cycling team, is encouraging Ripon faculty, staff, students and alumni to carry the momentum of the cause throughout the summer by riding a bicycle. According to Damm, the 2013 National Bike Challenge is a free and fun program to help people across the United… Continue reading

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Bennett ’65 to Be Honored at Final Four

Wisconsin Coaching Legend and Ripon College Alumnus Dick Bennett ’65 will be honored with the Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the 17th Annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast held in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four Tournament in Atlanta on Saturday, April 6. The event is hosted by Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The presenting… Continue reading

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Men’s Basketball Coach Featured

As Ripon College’s men’s basketball team prepares for their Midwest Conference Tournament game on Friday, February 22 at St. Norbert College, the Green Bay Press Gazette offers a column about Red Hawks head coach Ryan Kane. Kane left a business career in Chicago to pursue his passion, basketball, and has found success in his first year as head coach at… Continue reading

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