NNU News

NNU is excited to announce new university mascot

October 16, 2017

Over the past several years, NNU’s Board of Trustees has discussed and considered the possibility of changing the university’s institutional nickname and mascot. President Joel Pearsall announced Northwest Nazarene University’s new mascot in chapel this morning.

Paul Rush named Head Men's Basketball Coach

August 24, 2017

This morning Paul Rush, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders the past two seasons, was named as the new head men’s basketball coach for the Crusaders. “Paul Rush embodies the type of coach, mentor, and leader we want within NNU Athletics,” Lindley said.

Tiny Bellamy cheers on Crusaders with a better view

July 11, 2017

Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley shares about the impact Tiny Bellamy had on the NNU campus and athletics community.

Crusaders travel to Kenya to deliver Christmas gifts

January 19, 2016

Inspired by their coaches, Jake and Jenny Perry, seven current student-athletes and Northwest Nazarene alumnus Ashley Puga, volunteered their time this Christmas season to help Sean and Meredith Stewart with One 5 Ministries, and Andy and Jamie Fehr with Wordsower International.

5 highlights of 2015

January 1, 2016

The year 2015 has come and gone. But before we launch into 2016, we want to take a minute to reflect on some of the best moments of the year past. NNU saw its ups and downs in 2015, but has been overwhelmingly blessed along the way. Here are five moments that stood out above the rest.

Former player Jon Hawkins returns to NNU as assistant coach

November 11, 2015

Jonathan Hawkins, former NNU basketball player, says his appointment as assistant men’s basketball coach "wasn’t a coincidence—it was a Godincidence. Thankfully, God opened the door for me to walk through!"

5 reasons to be an NNU athlete

October 22, 2015

Although collegiate sports are not for everyone, my experience as an athlete has been a worthwhile investment. Despite the year-round time, energy, and effort that collegiate sports require on top of an already jammed student schedule, many of my favorite college memories derive from my involvement on the Track & Field team.

Athletic Director shares her NNU experience

October 22, 2015

“I’ve really enjoyed and fallen in love with NNU’s mission of transforming the whole person,” says Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley. “There’s a depth to what we try to do here. Our goal is to create a balance so student-athletes grow in every area of their lives—first and foremost that they grow to love the Lord more.”

For the love of the game

October 20, 2015

After returning from a mission trip to Masaya, three baseball players discover a love for missional service and the country of Nicaragua.

NNU welcomes basketball coach Scott Flemming

September 27, 2015

Hired in May, Scott Flemming brings a 440-273 career collegiate coaching record with him to the Northwest Nazarene sidelines along with two National Coach of the Year awards and a Christian College National Championship.