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Basketball teams to start conference play away from home
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Basketball teams to start conference play away from home

After going unbeaten against all non-conference opponents to start off the season, the Union University basketball teams will travel to Shorter University and Lee University this coming weekend to start conference play. On Thursday, Dec. 4, the Bulldogs will go to Rome, Georgia to compete against conference rival Shorter. On Saturday, Dec. 6, the men’s and women’s teams will face Lee […]

Photo credit by Tommy Sadler
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Women’s cross country advance to nationals; men’s team wraps up season

Union’s women’s cross country team qualified to compete in the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships after placing third in at the South Region Championships Saturday, Nov. 22 in Huntsville, Alabama. This is Union’s first chance at qualifying for nationals since being an active NCAA DII member. With a team score of 82, the women’s team gained their points […]

Faculty, staff and students gather in the small gym on weekdays at noon to to play basketball together. | Photo by Meg Rushing, staff photographer
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Faculty and students develop sense of community through “Noon Ball”

For years faculty, staff and students have met every Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m. to play basketball together. Paul Jackson, professor of biblical studies, theology and missions, along with George Guthrie, professor of Bible, theology and missions began playing pick-up basketball games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon back in 1993. They coined the term “Noon Ball.” At […]

Several athletic teams in action over weekend
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Several athletic teams in action over weekend

As weekend plans are made, excitement for the upcoming Thanksgiving break heightens, and ventures home are commencing, several athletic teams will be representing Union at games and championship meets. The mens’ and women’s basketball teams both have games on Saturday, Nov. 22. At 2 p.m., the Lady Bulldogs will play at home against Tennessee Temple University, and the men will […]

Early lead helps men’s basketball defeat Rust College 96-74
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Early lead helps men’s basketball defeat Rust College 96-74

On Wednesday, Nov. 19 the men’s basketball team improved to 3-0 as they defeated Rust College out of Holly Springs, Mississippi, 96-74. The Bulldogs went up 36-9 within the first ten minutes of the game and never trailed from there. At halftime, the Bulldogs were up 59-38. Marterrance Brock, junior sports management major and guard for the Bulldogs, led the way with […]

Get to know the bulldogs: Janey Berends and Jacob Whitney
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Get to know the bulldogs: Janey Berends and Jacob Whitney

Warmer weather is just one thing freshman cross country runner Janey Berends was thankful for when she moved to Jackson from Grand Rapids, Michigan to attend Union. “I hate the cold,” she said. “I enjoy the snow, but only for a little while.” Berends, an undecided major, “loves just going on a run in beautiful weather and knowing I’m in […]

Women’s basketball team defeats Rust College 86-66
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Women’s basketball team defeats Rust College 86-66

Union University’s women’s basketball team earned their second win of the season on Tuesday night, Nov. 18. The Lady Bulldogs played Rust College, out of Holly Springs, Mississippi. In a heated game, the team rallied hard and outscored Rust 86-66. Natalie Smith, a junior public relations major and guard for the team, said that the girls have worked long and hard at this point […]