Record breaking Purple Eagles

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Over the past few months, some Purple Eagles have been shattering records across campus. Program records in sports like Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Swimming & Diving, and Women’s Track & Field have been dropping like flies. Here’s some of the record-breaking performances that have happened in that time span. Rachel MacCheyne, Lacrosse … Continue reading Record breaking Purple Eagles

Studio and scoreboard renovations coming to campus

  By Franklin Heinzmann NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The NU Campus is getting a makeover. Over the course of the next month, two new LED video boards will be installed in the Gallagher Center, one LED video board will be installed at Dwyer Arena, and a new scoreboard is projected to be installed on the … Continue reading Studio and scoreboard renovations coming to campus

Grading Bills free agency signings

By Franklin Heinzmann WRs Cole Beasley and John Brown: A The clear objective in signing both John Brown and Cole Beasley was to give QB Josh Allen receivers that he can trust. Cole Beasley slots in right away as a starting receiver. Beasley comes from the Dallas Cowboys after finishing last year with 65 catches … Continue reading Grading Bills free agency signings

A reality check for the Sabres   

By Franklin Heinzmann BUFFALO, N.Y.- With just under 20 games to go in the regular season, the Buffalo Sabres are within a few points of a wild card spot. That’s something Sabres fans have been unable to truthfully say in the past six seasons. While the team may have stringed together ten wins in a … Continue reading A reality check for the Sabres   

Purple Pride Program permeates across campus

By Franklin Heinzmann NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – On Jan. 22 the Purple Pride Program app was launched in the App Store and the Google Play store. The app rewards NU Students for attending sporting events, and special events, across campus. Students accumulate points by using the Purple Pride Program app to check-in at events listed … Continue reading Purple Pride Program permeates across campus

The Semester Awards

By Niagara Wire Sports Staff Introducing, The Semester Awards. The Niagara Wire Sports Staff’s biannual awards given out to the greatest Niagara players, coaches, and teams of the proceeding semester. Here are The Semesters for the Fall 2019 semester:   Team of the Semester: Hockey The Purple Eagles have had  quite a semester on the … Continue reading The Semester Awards

Top sports moments of the semester

By Niagara Wire Sports Staff Hockey wins the Battle of the Bridge  The Purple Eagles were crowned champions of this year’s Battle of the Bridge when they took two games out of two against the Canisus Golden Griffs. The Purple Eagles lethal offense came to play, as they put up 14 goals across two games. … Continue reading Top sports moments of the semester

Purple Eagles to watch

By: Franklin Heinzmann Caroline Leitch – Women’s Volleyball Leitch has been a force to be reckoned with on the court this season. The outside hitter is sixth in the MAAC in kills (257), and seventh in kills per set (2.89) and total points (289.0). Leitch leads the Purple Eagles in all three of those categories. … Continue reading Purple Eagles to watch

Sophmore Anna Heerdt sings for the Buffalo Sabres

By: Franklin Heinzmann BUFFALO, N.Y. - Imagine leaving class one afternoon and driving home. Then hopping in the car with your parents, heading to the KeyBank Center, getting escorted through the bowels of the arena, and singing the national anthem in front of about 19,000 screaming fans. This is a day in the life of … Continue reading Sophmore Anna Heerdt sings for the Buffalo Sabres

After three years of darkness, the Power is back on

The Niagara Power will be taking the field this summer for the first time in three years. The team was bought by Niagara University's School of Hospitality and Management, and has been revitalizing the Power for the past . President of the Power and Sport Management Professor Patrick Tutka said bringing the Power back to … Continue reading After three years of darkness, the Power is back on