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September 2, 2016

Michael Bond hired as Sports Information Director at Finlandia University

Finlandia University has hired Michael Bond to the role of Sports Information Director. Bond has 26 years of experiences in the sports management field, including most recently helping out at University of Detroit Mercy and Concordia University Ann Arbor.

“I’m appreciative of the opportunity given to me by Finlandia University,” said Bond. “With all the sports we have added in the last few years, it tells me that we are serious about growing the university and the athletic programs. I’m excited [...]

August 23, 2016

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund reaches 70 percent of goal

More than $7,000 raised from friends, teammates and family

Midway through July friends and family of the late Shawn Wickersheim came together to honor his memory with the creation of the Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund. Now, after just over four weeks of seeking donations, the fund is over 70 percent toward its goal of $10,000.

“The support we’ve seen from Wick’s former teammates, friends and family has been incredible,” said Tucker Thoreson, a good friend and former teammate of Shawn’s who is [...]

August 22, 2016

Blue Line Club 2016 Golf Outing is September 4

The Finlandia Blue Line Club Golf Outing is Sunday, September 4 at the Calumet Golf Course.

This annual event features a three-man scramble and is open to the public. Registration is $120 per three-person team or $40 per player. All proceeds help support the men’s varsity, men’s junior varsity, and women’s hockey programs at FinnU.

“We hope you can join us for a great day of golf, to meet the players from all three hockey teams, and to welcome back coach Joe Burcar,” [...]

August 22, 2016

Blue Line Club Golf Outing

The Finlandia Blue Line Club Annual Golf Outing is coming up on Sunday, September 4th at the Calumet Golf Course. All proceeds help support the Men’s Varsity, Men’s JV, and Women’s Hockey programs. We hope you can join us for a great day of golf, to meet the players from all three hockey teams, and to welcome back coach Joe Burcar. The price is $120 per three-person team, or $40 per player. We are also looking for hole sponsors. It is $25/hole. Your [...]

August 19, 2016

Men’s Soccer Intrasquad Scrimmage

Last year’s top Association of Division III Independents men’s soccer team will be getting a fun start to the 2016 season Wednesday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. as the squad plays the annual Blue and Gray Game at McAfee Field.

The game will be free for all fans, with warmups starting at 5 p.m.


The soccer team will play an exhibition game on August 27 against NCAA Division II Northern Michigan University. The first D-III game will be at Northland College on [...]

June 8, 2016

Finlandia continues work on Terry Talo Lion’s Den at McAfee Field

On Monday a crew from LJJ Construction, Inc. will continue work on the first phase of the athletics fieldhouse at McAfee Field. The building which will house the Terry Talo Lion’s Den.

The project is expected to be finished in early August. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 3, during the football team’s home opener against Concordia College.

“This project is made possible through the support of an anonymous friend of the university who wished to name the building [...]

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September 1, 2015

Finlandia breaks ground on first phase of fieldhouse

University invests $700,000 in McAfee Field building that’s set to open in 2016

While Finlandia’s first NCAA Division III football game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Tuesday morning university leadership had something a little more long-term in mind as they announced the start of construction on the first phase of the athletics fieldhouse at McAfee Field.

“This is a good day for Finlandia,” President Philip Johnson said. “This project marks another step toward meeting the commitments we have made in our strategic [...]

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