Current Ripon News

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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Alumni Spotlight: Jim Mendyke ’83

Ripon’s Lasting Impact Jim Mendyke loved the feel of his small high school, so when it came time to look at colleges, his list was made up primarily of small schools. He was also hoping to continue playing basketball, so his goal was to find “a small college with great academics and a chance to participate in sports.” Jim’s father,… Continue reading

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Johnson set for 300th career win

After Tuesday’s 56-38 win at Lawrence University, Ripon College’s women’s basketball head coach Julie Johnson now needs one more victory to become just the fourth coach in Midwest Conference history to win 300 career games. Her first chance to reach that milestone comes in Saturday’s home game against Grinnell, beginning at 1 p.m. With a Ripon victory that day, Johnson… Continue reading

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