Author: University of Mary

Josh Kotelnicki Dismissed as Head Football Coach at Mary

University of Mary Athletic Director, Dale Lennon, will serve as interim head coach until the position is filled BISMARCK, ND – The University of Mary will not renew the head football coaching contract of Josh Kotelnicki, and his duties will cease immediately. Under Kotelnicki’s tenure since 2014, Marauders football teams have experienced four consecutive sub-.500 record seasons. “I am extremely grateful to the University of Mary and President Monsignor James Shea for giving me my first head coaching opportunity,” stated Kotelnicki. “I am grateful for the efforts of all the players, assistant coaches, and support staff that have worked...

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University of Mary Women’s and Men’s Cross Country Teams Prep for Challenging Course at NCAA Central Region Championships

Competition Just Hours Away: Women Compete Saturday at 11 a.m. CT, Men at 12:15 p.m. CT   “Test, test,” said University of Mary Head Cross Country Coach Dennis Newell as he grabbed the intercom microphone at the head of the bus to see if it was working. “May I have your attention please ladies and gentleman. For all you geography buffs, we are approaching the Fort Randall Dam.“ Little did Newell know at that early point in the morning, on this final leg of the trip to Kearney, NE, for the NCAA Cross Country Central Region Championships, that his...

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The Emergence of Bismarck’s Jaiden Schuette on the University of Mary Women’s Cross Country Team

MITCHELL, SD—“What a way to start the trip,” shouted Lexi Zeis, as she entered her coach’s office this (Thursday) morning after hearing the news that the charter bus taking them to the NCAA Central Region Cross Country Championships in Kearney, NE, would be delayed by about an hour. “Worry about the things you can control, and not about the things you can’t control,” countered the whisker-faced Head Coach, Dennis Newell, whose mustache contorted as he grinned. “We’ll adjust and keep moving on.” That’s been the mind-set of the women’s team since last year when Ida Narbuvoll, one of their...

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Sisters of Annunciation and University of Mary Invite Public to Free Concert and Rededication of 54-Year-Old Reuter Organ

BISMARCK, ND — “They’re up there,” shouted Leslie Matters, pointing to the balcony about 100 feet away inside the beautiful and acoustic-friendly Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel. That’s where her husband, Justin Matters, and brother-in-law, Mark Matters, were, but hidden from view. Their muffled chatter could be heard, but not distinguished as the two crawled up inside the organ’s swell box, their bodies delicately positioned as to not accidentally bump, bend or break any of the tiny or massive aluminum and wooden organ pipes. Their job was to spend the better part of a day side-by-side these tubes—ranging in...

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University of Mary’s Knights of Columbus Awarded the Best in All Colleges and Universities in America

BISMARCK, ND — Day, after day, through all weather—including a late November and December onslaught of 55 inches of snow and frigid temperatures—at least two University of Mary Knights of Columbus Council members would brave their way outside on campus to the future site of the new Marian Grotto to say the rosary. Many University of Mary K of C members would say it was Mary herself, the university’s patroness, at work providing Her unwavering guidance and providential spirit for these students. “It was in response to this that I coined the term the “Mailman’s Rosary,” said senior math major, Joe...

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