The first “thwack” of balls hitting racket strings came a little after 9 a.m. on the second day of fall semester classes. Seven students in instructor Beri Dwyer’s beginning tennis course became the first class to take the courts at Chapman University’s sleek new Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center at the corner of Cypress Street
Former Chapman University water polo player Jake Gross ’15 competed in the 2017 Maccabiah Games, an Olympic-style athletic competition now held every four years in Israel for some 10,000 Jewish athletes from around the world. First staged in 1932, the games have included such elite athletes as Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz and basketball players Ernie
The victories just keep rolling in for the Chapman University men’s lacrosse team, which has won its first 13 games this season, earning the Panthers the No. 1 spot in two national rankings. The winning streak includes a 14-4 drubbing of USC at the Coliseum in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 3. But that’s just
A dream 20-years in the making – since Chapman University brought football back to campus in 1994 after a 62-year hiatus – became reality this season as the Panthers reached the grand stage of the Division III football world.
The final outcome wasn’t what Chapman fans hoped for, but watching Panther football bring home Chapman University’s first SCIAC championship and NCAA Division III playoff berth was a ride worth watching. The Panthers fell, 55-24, to Linfield College in Oregon this weekend. Complete game coverage is available at Chapman Athletics.
By Brian Kirwan ’13 Chapman University’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently hosted nearly 100 athletes from the Southern California chapter of the Special Olympics for a basketball clinic in Harold Hutton Sports Center. The event was in partnership with NCAA Division III and the Special Olympics. The goal was
The third time was the charm for the Chapman University women’s lacrosse team on Saturday. The Panthers earned a berth in the SCIAC Championships finals with a 13-10 comeback win over host Occidental College at Jack Kemp Stadium on Saturday morning. Oxy had defeated Chapman twice during the regular season, including just
Freshman sprinter Lauren Deats put an exclamation mark on her impressive rookie season, setting a pair of Chapman University records at the SCIAC Track & Field Championships hosted by Occidental College on Friday and Saturday. Read more at the Athletics website.
Junior starting pitcher Justin Hanks tossed his second straight complete game, leading the Chapman University baseball team to a 9-0 shutout over Whittier on Friday at Hart Park. The Panthers have bounced back from a seven game losing streak, winning four straight games to improve their conference record to 13-9. Read more at the Athletics
By Brian Kirwan ‘13 The Chapman University football team always tries to make its mark on the field, but it recently made an impact off the field helping to feed needy families in Santa Ana. Several players pitched in to help assemble and deliver grocery bags packed with enough pasta and sauce for several hundred