Athletics

Alumni-Sponsored MU Night At Blazer-Laker Game

Comments Off Written on April 4th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General, Students

Are you excited? I don't blame you.

2 Things For Everyone Not Going With The Group

  1. The group will be meeting before-hand at Flying Pie Pizza - go hang out with old friends, newer students, and faculty/staff.
  2. If you're going to be at the game...find the group anyway and hang out...maybe you can sneak onto the court after the game with them (but you didn't hear that from me, and don't tell the Blazer's event staff that I said that!)

Here's The Deal

Here's The Catch

All the tickets sold out in record time!

They've been sold out for at least a week. Yeah, I'm bummed too. Whaddya gonna do? They purchased 130 tickets and they all got snapped up. The Alumni Department reserved them over a year ago. We figure that with the waiting list and amount of calls for tickets this past week that there is a demand for at least 175-225 tickets. I'm pretty sure I heard Michelle Peel say that she's going to reserve at least 200 for next year's Alumni-MU night.

Wanna Complain?

OK, you're right, complaining won't help you get to the game. So, if you'd like to encourage her to buy more, please comment below on this blog or email the Alumni Department directly at alumni@multnomah.edu.

Pics From Last Year

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Wear Some Multnomah Gear!

Now, if you were lucky enough to get tickets, then go represent!

MU Basketball 2008-09 Season Wrap-Up

Comments Off Written on March 20th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, General

A Very Good Year

The Multnomah University Lions started the year with a new style of play that would score many points and be an exciting brand of basketball to watch, but would it win games and produce results? As a coach, I felt that our style of play would be both exciting and prosperous, so I was willing to take the chance with a bunch of guys who I knew could really shoot the ball.

Our first indication that firing up three pointers as much as we could might work was at NCAA Division II Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. We came out firing on all cylinders from behind the arc, hitting on 21 of 57 attempts and scoring 97 points. Even though we lost, this was a big game for our confidence that we could make things happen offensively, even against great competition.

Conference

As the conference season started, it was clear that our main rival would be Portland Bible College. As the end of January rolled around, they had yet to lose a single conference game, while we had beat every conference team at least once. We were over matched on the boards against PBC, but we felt we could catch them from the outside. The first game in December, we lost by 10. The next game we were blown out by 28 points. The third game gave us some hope, even though we lost on a shot from just inside half court at the buzzer, we felt we could compete. Then, on February 17th, we finally broke through with a 106-98 win at home. It was their first and only conference loss of the regular season.

As the conference tournament began, the Lions were the 4th seed which meant they had to play Golden State with PBC getting the winner the next night. The Lions took care of business against GSB, winning 110-83 behind Nick Kamlade's 34 points, setting up the rematch with PBC.

On Friday, February 27th, we simply played our best game of the season. Falling behind 62-56 at the half, we came out and scored 88 second half points to win 144-134. Nick Kamlade led the way with 42 points as we hit 27 out of 55 three point baskets. The win put us into the championship game where we lost to the host school, West Coast Baptist, 98-104, despite Kamlade scoring 51 points.

Numbers

Nick Kamlade had an outstanding junior season. He averaged 25 points per game and dished out a total of 190 assists. Sophomore Tyler Yates led the way from behind the three point line with school records of 139 makes and 441 attempts.  We had seven different players hit at least 50 three pointers. We made at least 20 three pointers in a game 11 times.  We led the entire nation in three point makes (651) and attempts (2096).
(check our stats page)

More MU Lion Basketball

Though the season is over, here are some links to get you by until next season.

MU Lions Second at 2009 PCA Conference Tournament

Comments Off Written on March 6th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, General

The Multnomah University Lions men's basketball team has made us proud this season, but now we are just downright impressed. Coach Bickley's high flying tactics have already created quite a bit of a buzz nationally. This last weekend in the 2009 Pacific Christian Athletic Tournament, Multnomah University finished second in the conference championships losing by 6 to the tournament hosts West Coast Baptist.

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Big Moments of Note

  • MU knocked out the number 1 ranked Portland Bible College in the conference tourney. It was a shooter's game. MU came out on top 144-134. 88 of that just in the second half and the MU Lions hit 27 out of 55 from the three point line!
  • Nick Kamlade scored 34 against Golden State Baptist, 42 against Portland Bible College, and a career high 51 points in the championship game against the West Coast Baptist Eagles. He was named MVP of the Conference.
  • On Wednesday in Oklahoma City, it was announced that Nick Kamlade had made ACCA 1st Team All American. Tyler Yates was named 2nd team all conference and Brent Looyenga earned an honorable mention.
  • As of last Saturday, Multnomah University had hit 624 three pointers as a team!
  • The local news covering the tournament had two articles about our high scoring Lions. Read the Antelope Valley Press coverage of the Golden State Baptist (PDF) win and another on the Portland Bible College (PDF) victory.

Next

The guys have two games left so be sure to check the updates on the MU Men's Basketball site.

We have added a lot of season pictures to the athletic site. Check out the men's basketball slideshow, women's volleyball and all MU athletics. You can also browse Multnomah University photos on Flickr.

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Lions Basketball: Making 3′s And News

2 comments Written on February 25th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, Media

Here's a fun article about how the MU Lions Men's Basketball team has attempted more 3-point shots this season than any other team in all of college basketball in the US (which probably means in the world)!

Read the Oregonian article before they archive it.

Download the PDF
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MU Athletics Website Gets Some Love

Comments Off Written on January 9th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, Media

Apparently some of the folks associated with the NCCAA thinks that MU has one of the "5 best sports websites" out there.

Read it for yourself

Our Web Developer (LeRoy Lee) and Digital Designer (Amanda May) and Promotions Coordinator (Dave Hardy) have worked very hard with our Athletics department to make this a great site.

www.multnomah.edu/athletics

J. Merrill Peterson Memorial Service

Comments Off Written on January 2nd, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, General

J. Merrill Peterson on extreme right
J. Merrill Peterson on extreme right

Former Multnomah University trustee and men’s basketball coach, James Merrill Peterson, died on December 17 of natural causes at the age of 86. He served faithfully for 40 years on Multnomah’s Board of Trustees and coached the men’s basketball team from 1962 to 1965. During Mr. Peterson’s reign as coach, he led Multnomah to a record year of 15 wins out of 19 games.

Mr. Peterson is remembered by family and friends as one who embodied strong moral integrity, a disciplined work ethic, and committed faithfulness to God and others. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Melba Baller; sons, Timothy J. and James M. Jr.; and six grandchildren.

In remembrance and celebration of his life, you are invited to a public memorial service held in Mr. Peterson’s honor on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. in Riverview Abbey Funeral Home, 0319 SW Taylors Ferry Road. His family has generously requested that all remembrances be sent to the Multnomah University Student Aid Fund, c/o Multnomah University, 8435 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220.

100 Dollar Dogs

Comments Off Written on October 9th, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General

Hopping Homecoming Hotdogs

It was a dollar a dog day when 96 of Multnomah’s alumni came home this past weekend in celebration of Homecoming 2008. All hot dog sales went to help fund STUGO (student government). Kyle Higginbotham won an Ipod Nano.  The day’s activities also included: Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, and the main event of the evening Men's varsity basketball vs. Alumni and what an exciting game it was. Our alumni gave our varsity team a run for their money. It was neck and neck up until the last 3 minutes of the game with the 1st half ending with Multnomah Alumni: 49 and Multnomah Lions: 51 – our current Lions took the game 101 to 87.

Special thanks

STUGO for your support in this year's event and to all of our Alumni participants, thank you.

Participants

Soccer:
Matthew Cyphert, Matt Rygg, Ben Thomas, Sarah Swenson, Jennifer Parnham, Jon Gonsalves, James Lewis, Devin Chapman, Ted Rydmark, Alyssa Mueller, Caleb Elliot, Danny Harvey, Dan Briggs, Mike Prewitt, Chase Reeves, Dave Groom, Jonathan Lowen, Colin Henderson, Chip Lubeck, Jeniffer Parnham, Timothy Alban

Volleyball:
Aime (Helman) Franklin, Aimee (Calenberg) Haworth, Anne Chang, Ashley Wright, Bri Knuckey, Chrisy Bryant, Debbie (Speer) Whitehead, Jessica Anderson, Jessica (Bunch) Ubel, Kelly (Bryant) Wilbanks, Koren (Tompkins) Faust, Melissa (Weber) Della Paloera, Melody (Lundquist) Barrera and Sally Duke.

Basketball:
Dan Johnson, Dave Odell, Kirby Gleason, Ryan Franklin, Sam Duke, Scott Chase, and Seth Duke

Just in time for Homecoming

Comments Off Written on October 3rd, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General

Gone today Home tomorrow

The Multnomah University homecoming is this Saturday (10/4/08) and we have lots of exciting things planned. The Current men's basketball and women's volleyball teams will get an opportunity to take on our legendary alumni. There will also be soccer, a 3-3 basketball tourney, a pep rally, prizes, and much, much more.

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A Web Response - www.multnomah.edu/athletics

Lately, we have been pretty excited about our MU Lions and now our website reflects that. This week, in fact, we rolled out our new and improved athletics site. It was time to pump up the design and add a slew of features to allow our faithful (and even reach out to those not so faithful) MU sports fans to get their fill of Lion sports action.

Among the changes you will find:

  • A new graphical layout
  • New photos everywhere
  • Intramural games schedule, score, and standings now have a home
  • Each sport home page includes - upcoming games, recent scores, and team record
  • The Game Log now brings you summaries of all MU games as well as Player of the Game
  • You can now sign up to email or rss updates of The Game Log so you always have the latest news

You should definitely check it out, kick the tires a bit, come back and tell us what you think...

And by all means subscribe! RSS - Email