NAIA Passes Landmark Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) passed the first legislation of its kind in college sports to allow its student-athletes the opportunity to be compensated for use of their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). The legislation approved today by NAIA membership follows a year-long discussion on the topic and extends previous legislation relaxing NAIA rules related to amateurism and NIL.  … Continue reading NAIA Passes Landmark Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation

Even with a final loss, Mason takes gains from the court

As Carter Mason left the court following his three-set singles loss in the GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) Invite semifinals two weeks ago on Saturday, he had to take a moment to understand the reality that he had just played his last college tennis match. “I definitely took a moment after I lost. I just needed to gather myself because I realized it was my … Continue reading Even with a final loss, Mason takes gains from the court

Teams’ annual rosters include a line-up of new coaches

Adding to the overall changes this year, Hastings College has made multiple changes to its coaching staff, including Cara Romeike, who will take over the startup of the women’s wrestling program. Romeike spent last year coaching at Cyprus High School in Utah, but was ready to move into the college ranks. “I always knew that I wanted to be a head coach of a college. … Continue reading Teams’ annual rosters include a line-up of new coaches

Pumroy holds hope for season in midst of virus concerns

While navigating through the unknowns of COVID-19, second-year Athletic Director B.J. Pumroy remains confident that the protocols and precautions put in place by the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hastings College will be a success. “I feel very confident. We’ve worked with our Health District; we’ve worked with the governor’s phasing of operations,” Pumroy said. “Within the GPAC, we’ve worked together as all 12 … Continue reading Pumroy holds hope for season in midst of virus concerns

Earnest qualifies for U.S. Open

As the Hastings men’s bowling team continues their historic season, currently ranking third in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) poll, Senior Blake Earnest is adding to the list of accomplishments. On Feb. 16, the senior from Wood River, Nebraska qualified for the U.S. Open. After invitations are sent out to members of Team USA and Junior Team USA, as well as other major … Continue reading Earnest qualifies for U.S. Open

Grasso makes history as women’s basketball blocking machine

From coming off the bench her first two seasons to being a key player for the Broncos women’s basketball team the past two years now, Omaha native Gabby Grasso, has played a significant role for Hastings during her four years.  “I wasn’t getting a ton of playing time freshman year until someone got hurt,” Grasso said. “Our group of seniors have been taking charge and … Continue reading Grasso makes history as women’s basketball blocking machine

Men’s, women’s bowling third in NAIA polls

The Hastings College Bowling team continued their strong season as the team completed their final regular season home tournament, Bronco Blast IIV, on Feb. 1. HC played 36 baker games, with the men, who currently rank third in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) poll, finishing first out of ten teams and the women, who are currently receiving votes in the NAIA poll, coming … Continue reading Men’s, women’s bowling third in NAIA polls

SAAC supporting athletic events

Starting this school year, the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has been part of several initiatives on and off campus, ranging from events at games promoting attendance to looking inward at helping athletes succeed beyond sports. SAAC is formed of representatives from each sports team, a fine arts representative, and a faculty advisory board. SAAC promotes games in several ways, such as with tailgates, themed … Continue reading SAAC supporting athletic events