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More than Just Pride at Stake for Marauders at 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championship

EVANSVILLE, IN—A typical business trip? No fancy attire. No briefcase. No first class treatment. Just seven ladies with round trip tickets, Marauders bags and new, logo-clad blue and white tops ready to board a flight destined for an important meeting: The 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships. “Now boarding flight 5873 for Evansville, Indiana,” stated the airline hostess at the gate. But they weren’t boarding the plane alone. Coincidentally, three of the top five ranked teams in the country gathered at terminal B31 in the Dallas airport: Adams State, Cal Baptist University and University of Mary, ready to share the...

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Meet the NCAA Championship Bound, University of Mary Cross Country Team: The Magnificent Seven

The University of Mary’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ compete for the NCAA cross country title Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:15 CT BISMARCK, ND — “ June 5, we started the journey,” commented University of Mary Head Cross Country Coach, Dennis Newell. That’s when 25 ladies, determined and driven to set the record straight, set out to prove that their seventh place finish at last year’s NCAA championships wasn’t good enough for their standards. The ladies would log hundreds of miles on their own, training during the hot summer months preparing for what is always a grueling cross country season and another crack at...

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Public Invited to Celebrate Birth of Christ and the 56th Annual Christmas at Mary Concert

BISMARCK, ND — Two traditional mainstays at the University of Mary, practically since the doors of its iconic Marcel Breuer-designed buildings opened in 1959, have been the Reuter organ, and one of the school’s and community’s most cherished annual events—the Christmas at Mary Concert. Like the perfect musical accompaniment, the two have complemented each other for decades and pleased generations upon generations of music lovers. Together, the two take center stage showcasing the school’s finest musical talent at the 56th annual Christmas at Mary concert Friday, December 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 3 p.m., in...

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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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