An XFL Primer

Image used under public domain NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Don't fret football fans, the NFL season may be over but there is a new wave in the world of football: the XFL. All games take place on Saturdays and Sundays, and can be seen on most major television networks including ESPN, ABC, and FOX. The … Continue reading An XFL Primer

Student-Athlete Profile: Chad Veltri

Picture by: Dan Richeal By: Franklin Heinzmann NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – When the Purple Eagles beat Mercyhurst 3-0 on Feb. 7, not only did the Purple Eagles get a crucial win over an Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) opponent, but it also meant that Purple Eagles goaltender Chad Veltri earned his first career shutout. He followed … Continue reading Student-Athlete Profile: Chad Veltri

NU’s new Nest

Picture by: Spencer Vadnais By: Spencer Vadnais NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The time had finally come. The final unveiling of The Nest, the newest lounge space for all NU students, was fast approaching. The cameras from local news stations slowly packed up and prepared to leave as students filed through the doors, the gravity of … Continue reading NU’s new Nest

In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant

Picture by: Keith Allison (CC BY-SA 2.0). By: Max Liebel NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - I'll never forget the day I started really watching basketball. I understood the rules and how to play but it never really interested me until I was introduced properly to it. I was nine years old and my childhood friend, a diehard … Continue reading In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant

The state of Purple Eagles basketball

  Photos by Niagara University Athletics By: Mike Taber and Franklin Heinzmann Men’s BasketballNU has played very well as of late, winning four out of their last seven games. On Friday Jan. 31, senior James Towns scored his one-thousandth point of his career in a loss against Marist. Fans at the Gallagher Center cheered him … Continue reading The state of Purple Eagles basketball

Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV

Image by: Jeffery Beall (CC by 4.0). By: Alex Bock NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - After trailing 20-10, the Kansas City Chiefs exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl LIV. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against a San … Continue reading Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV

The Semesters: Fall 2019

The Semester Awards, or Semesters for short, are the Niagara Wire Sports Staff’s biannual awards given to the best NU players, coaches, and teams of the preceding semester. Here are The Semesters for the Fall 2019 semester: All pictures are courtesy of Niagara Athletics and purpleeagles.com   Team of the Semester - Women’s Soccer It … Continue reading The Semesters: Fall 2019

Paulus honored to lead the Purple Eagles

Picture courtesy of Niagara University Athletics By: Franklin Heinzmann NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Greg Paulus was named the Men’s Basketball head coach on Nov. 7. While he doesn’t have any previous head coaching experience, Paulus has been molded by some of the greatest minds in sports. He played point guard at Duke under legendary college … Continue reading Paulus honored to lead the Purple Eagles

Athletes versus fans through the years

Image by b24chicago license under CC by 2.0 By Max Liebel BUFFALO, N.Y. - Miami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain was seen spitting on a young fan in the stands during the Dolphins' Week 7 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. In light of this incident, it brought to mind moments where athletes have displayed severely unsportsmanlike conduct … Continue reading Athletes versus fans through the years

Purple Eagles soaring high on the golf course

By Nastassja Posso NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – Both Women’s and Men’s Golf have been showing excellence on the golf course as of late. Senior Sarah Godfrey became the first player in Women's Golf program history to win an individual title at an event when she won the Vanessa Picciotto Perrine Intercollegiate in a sudden death … Continue reading Purple Eagles soaring high on the golf course