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National Meet Brings $2 Million Economic Benefit to Emporia Area

May 21, 2024 Athletics

Hosting the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the Zola Witten Track in Welch Stadium is not only a coup for Emporia State’s athletic department. The Emporia and area community also benefits from athletes and fans staying and spending money.

ESU Mourns Passing of Student-Athlete

July 3, 2022 Athletics

Emporia State Athletics mourns the passing of redshirt sophomore football player Brexten Green who passed away on July 2 in a cliff diving accident at Grand Lake in Oklahoma.

Athletic Director Kent Weiser announces plan to retire

March 9, 2022 Athletics

A career that has covered five different decades, the last 23 years at Emporia State, will be coming to an end on July 1, 2022 when Kent Weiser retires as the Director of Athletics at Emporia State University.

ESU Student-Athletes Return to practice

Sept. 14, 2020 Athletics

After a pause in practices, Emporia State University has resumed all intercollegiate athletics activities following a short delay due to an abundance of caution related to COVID-19.

Emporia State Breaks Ground on Historic Tennis Complex

Oct. 25, 2019 Athletics

Amid the numerous festivities on the ESU campus during last weekend’s Homecoming celebration, a defining moment for Emporia State Athletics took place. On Saturday, October 19, ESU held the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Kossover Family Tennis Complex.

Viewing of Fireworks Ideal on Emporia State Campus

July 1, 2019 Athletics

Welch Stadium on the Emporia State University campus will open at 8 p.m. for people who want to view the community fireworks display on Thursday, July 4. The west side of the stadium and the field offer the best views.