Current Ripon News

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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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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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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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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