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The Champions Club is the primary fundraising source of the Purdue University Northwest Athletics Department.

Your support enables talented PNW student-athletes to receive a top-tier education while pursuing goals of excellence in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

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PNW Athletics competes in NCAA DII Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Our athletic facilities rival some of the best in the Midwest and will continue to develop along with our growing programs.

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John Friend

Athletic Director Emeritus/Consultant/Chief Fundraiser


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Rick Costello

Director of Athletics

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Purdue Northwest Freshman To Represent Native Bermuda in CONCACAF Qualifier

PNW soccer forward Jazir Warner has been selected to represent his native nation on its CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 team, which will compete November 5-14 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Former PNW women's assistant basketball coach Kahleah Copper

Copper Leads Sky to WNBA Title as the Former PNW Coach Earned Finals MVP

Purdue Northwest Athletics would like to congratulate former women’s assistant basketball coach Kahleah Copper on earning Finals MVP and helping the Chicago Sky capture the 2021 WNBA Championship.

PNW runner Christina Shaginaw competing at the GLIAC Outdoor Championships

PNW adds Women’s and Men’s Track and Field

Purdue University Northwest is proud to announce the addition of women’s and men’s track and field programs. PNW Track and Field will compete in both indoor and outdoor seasons and will officially launch in the 2022-23 academic year. The latest sport additions elevate PNW’s sport offering to 17 NCAA Division II teams.