Football Focus 2014

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  • Monday weather provides preview of what’s ahead Mar 31, 2014 2:28 PM
    Students are Judson University were finally able to enjoy some spring temperatures on campus Monday, and even a bit of time to relax by Tyler Creek while soaking up some sunshine between classes.

  • Condoleezza Rice opens Judson World Leaders Forum Mar 19, 2014 7:10 PM
    “I always say that I’m a professor who took an eight-year detour in Washington,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a packed crowd at Judson University Wednesday. Rice delivered the keynote speech at the university’s fourth annual World Leaders Forum. Rice, who teaches political science at Stanford University in California, spoke about her love for education, global leadership, the ongoing turmoil in Russia, and empowering young girls to become leaders.

  • Judson University to host health walk Mar 13, 2014 8:01 AM
    Judson University’s Health Education and Promotion class invites the Elgin community to join in the Every Body Walk! event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Lindner Tower, Classroom D, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. The event is part of Elgin’s March Into Health month, an annual program to promote physical activity in the community.

  • Suburban Christian band ascends to the big time Feb 19, 2014 6:07 AM
    After a decade of making music, Citizen Way, a Christian rock band with close ties to Judson University in Elgin, is finally enjoying the spotlight. The band will play Saturday at Allstate Arena during the first postgame concert in the Chicago Wolves' 20-year history. “As Christians and followers of Christ, we genuinely believe that this is God's calling in our lives through the talents he's given us,” Ben Blascoe said.

  • ECC board approves three-year contract Feb 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Elgin Community College board recently approved a new, three-year contract with the ECC Faculty Association after negotiations began in September 2013. The union’s members reviewed and ratified the agreement on Jan. 9. The previous contract was set to expire Dec. 31, 2013.

  • U-46 superintendent to receive humanitarian award Feb 4, 2014 11:49 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Josť Torres to receive humanitarian award, and other education beat news.

  • Judson to host enrollment meetings for adults Jan 6, 2014 1:57 PM
    Judson Universityís School of Leadership and Business will host enrollment meetings for busy adults seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees on three different dates in January at their Elgin, 1151 N. State St., Lindner Tower, and Rockford, 1055 Featherstone Road campuses.

  • Judson students, staff members help town recover from tornado Dec 19, 2013 5:52 AM
    Though his family’s home was spared from the Nov. 17 EF-4 tornado that ravaged Washington, Ill., Greg Butler knew he had to do something to help his community. The Judson University senior urged university officials to pull together a volunteer relief team to help with the cleanup. “He was delightfully persistent,” said Chris Lash, Judson’s director of university ministry.

  • Judson announces hall of fame class Dec 16, 2013 5:09 PM
    Six individuals and one team will be honored on Friday, January 24th when the Judson University Athletic Hall of Fame holds its 12th annual induction ceremony. Amy Brendlinger Vlastelica, Bob Dilliard, Leslie Ferguson, Kristin Lundquist DeBoer, Jack Mathias and Lee Paul will bring to 62 the number of former Judson athletes who have been enshrined into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 2003. Additionally, the 1983-84 menís basketball team will be recognized. This is the third year a team has been honored by the Hall of Fame. And, the Hall of Fame will also recognize Richard Besancon for his contributions to Judson athletics. AMY BRENDLINGER VLASTELICA A 2003 graduate, Brendlinger Vlastelica is being inducted for softball. She ranks in the Top Ten in six different career statistical categories, including being second in innings pitched (504 2/3) and wins (40), as well as third in strikeouts (228). Her senior season she was all-conference as well as NCCAA all-region. BOB DILLIARD Dilliard is being inducted for menís basketball. A 1970 graduate, he scored 1,123 career points. His 22.5 per game average and his 11.9 per game rebound average rank third on Judsonís all-time career list. Six individuals and one team will be honored on Friday, January 24th when the Judson University Athletic Hall of Fame holds its 12th annual induction ceremony. LESLIE FERGUSON A 2001 Judson graduate, Ferguson is being inducted for womenís soccer. A four-time letter winner, she is the Eaglesí all-time leader in assists (35) and ranks second all-time in points (137) and goals (51). She helped the team to a 5th place finish at the NCCAA National Tournament her sophomore year and an 8th place finish her junior year. KRISTIN LUNDQUIST DEBOER Lundquist DeBoer, a 2002 graduate, is being inducted for womenís basketball. She is the programís all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (230) and attempted (619) and she ranks in the Top Ten in three other categories. She scored 1,008 career points. A three-time letter winner, she was a two-time all-conference selection and was NCCAA All-Region in 2001-02. She helped Judson each the NAIA Sweet 16 in 2001 and 2002. JACK MATHIAS Attending Judson from 1972-75, Mathias will be inducted for baseball. A four-time letter winner, he ranks 3rd with 19 career home runs and 7th in career batting average (. 366). He was also a two-time letter winner in soccer. LEE PAUL A four-time letter winner in menís soccer Paul attended Judson from 1998-2002. He led the Eagles to the programís first two appearances at the NAIA National Tournament in 2001 and 2002, as well as the NCCAA National Championship in 2001, a 2nd place finish at the NCCAA National Tournament in 1998 and a 5th place finish in 1999. He was a third-team NAIA all-American in 2002. He was named the NCCAA National Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2002 and was CCAC Player of the Year. He ranks 1st in career goals scored with 96 and 2nd in points with 228. A special note about Paul: He now lives in Egypt, but does plan to attend the induction ceremony. üThe 1983-84 menís basketball team has the most wins in program history with a 24-7 record. The team finished third at the NCCAA National Tournament under the leadership of Coach Sam Harris. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, members of this team will be recognized at the Hall of Fame ceremony. üRichard Besancon is a pioneer of the Judson athletic program. He helped start the Judson menís basketball program and has been a consistent supporter of the athletic department for many years. For further information on Judson athletics, log on to †

  • Elgin celebrates college grads this weekend Dec 14, 2013 5:34 PM
    Elgin Community College and Judson University both held commencement ceremonies over the weekend to send their graduates out into the world. ECC held their ceremony on Friday evening and Judson held two ceremonies Saturday honoring their graduates.

  • Two U-46 high schools ranked among best for 2013 Dec 16, 2013 1:38 PM
    Two Elgin Area School District U-46 high schools made the list of best schools for 2013 of two national magazines. U.S. News and World Report named Elgin High School among the Best High Schools for 2013. Meanwhile, Newsweek named Bartlett High School to its list of Americaís Best High Schools for 2013.

  • Buddy the Elf delivers Christmas cheer to students at Judson U. Dec 12, 2013 4:38 PM
    Dressed as Buddy the Elf, Judson University President Gene C. Crume Jr. spread Christmas cheer to students studying during finals week as he and his helpers passed out milk and cookies during the annual "Storm the Dorms" event Wednesday night.

  • A look at the Fox Valleyís biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 10:31 AM
    The year 2013 saw at least a half dozen court cases across the Fox Valley came to an end, turnover in key political positions, progress on several construction projects and important property acquisitions. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a trip across the pond to speak to a select group at Judson University and Batavia rejoiced when after more than 100 years its football team won the Class 6A state football championship. Those stories and the others that follow, had all of us talking.

  • Judson seeking submissions for faith-based film festival Nov 27, 2013 6:00 AM
    Judson University is now accepting film submissions for the 10th annual Imago Film Festival April 1-5 at the universityís Elgin campus. The Imago Film Festival showcases faith-based independent film emphasizing image and story.

  • McHenry Community College earns sustainability award Dec 9, 2013 3:08 PM
    McHenry County College is one of seven Illinois community colleges recently honored for setting and meeting environmental goals on their campuses.

  • Former secretary of state to speak at 2014 World Leaders Forum Nov 15, 2013 3:38 PM
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be the keynote speaker at Judson Universityís fourth annual World Leaders Forum March 19, the university announced Friday. Rice, the first black woman to serve as secretary of state, will speak about global leadership at a community event on the universityís Elgin campus and at a VIP reception later that night in Chicago.

  • Judson women win, but men fall Nov 13, 2013 10:46 PM
    Diamond Courts and Hailey Cnota each scored 16 points Wednesday night to lead the Judson University womenís basketball team to a 90-59 win over Moody Bible Institute.

  • Judson lacks experience but has depth Nov 12, 2013 1:57 PM
    Things are looking up for the Judson University menís basketball team. The Eagles, who went 6-24 last year (5-15 in conference play), have already notched a third of that win total through their first five games this season. And Judson has done so with a roster lacking in collegiate experience.

  • More depth a plus for Judson Nov 11, 2013 6:23 PM
    Second-year Judson University womenís basketball coach Kristi Cirone wonít have to worry about depth this season. Cirone is excited about the talent she has up and down her roster as Judson looks to improve on last yearís 9-22 overall mark (4 conference wins).

  • Judson University marks 50 years in Elgin Oct 22, 2013 2:02 PM
    In the fall of 1963, Judson College welcomed its first class of students to its Elgin campus — consisting of a mansion and a carriage house situated on roughly 19 acres of undeveloped land off Route 31. Today, Judson University’s campus houses 17 buildings and is home to 1,170 students pursuing more than 50 different majors and minors in liberal arts, sciences and professions. This year the private Christian university marks its 50th year in Elgin.

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