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Warhawk Perfection: Football team finishes undefeated, wins second national title

January 19, 2010

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The 2009 season will not be forgotten anytime soon. It was a season the UW-Whitewater football team dominated for much of the year. It was a season where numerous team and individual records were broken. And it was a season that e...

Leipold has created a lasting legacy in just three years

January 19, 2010

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When Lance Leipold was introduced as the new head football coach three years ago, he knew what awaited him. The Warhawks were coming off the best seasons in school history advancing to the national championship gam...

Deja Vu: Warhawks advance to Stagg Bowl again

December 15, 2009

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The pieces have been in place all season. Now, more than three months after the football team’s opening game in Dickinson, N.D., the puzzle is almost complete. This final piece to the Warhawks’ perfect campaign and ...

Donovan shining under spotlight

December 8, 2009

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The spotlight has been on Jeff Donovan ever since he stepped foot on the UW-Whitewater campus in 2006. Now, in his final year as the quarterback of one of the top-ranked football offenses in the country, he is shining in that spotlight. “I want people to put their faith in ...

Schebler selected as finalist for Division III’s top individual honor

December 1, 2009

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Senior kicker Jeff Schebler was selected last week as one of the 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, Division III’s most prestigious award. “That’s a real accomplishment for me,” Schebler said. Fans can vote for S...

Defense anchors football team into NCAA quarterfinals

December 1, 2009

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At the football team’s annual media day session in August, Troney Shumpert had one main objective for his defensive unit in 2009. “Our goal is to be better than we were last year,” the senior defensive back said. More than three months later, as Shumpert and the Warhawks (12-...

Warhawk legends speak out on state of the football team

November 23, 2009

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The national championship game is still more than three weeks away, and the Warhawks have not punched their ticket into that game quite yet. But can this team return to Salem, Va., the site of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl and play in i...

Men’s basketball team reloads for new season

November 17, 2009

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2009-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW More than 70 percent of its scoring is gone. All five of its starters from last year’s NCAA second round tournament game against eventual national champion, Washington University,...

Five reasons how the Warhawk football team won another WIAC title

November 10, 2009

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Here are my top five reasons on how the UW-Whitewater football team captured its fifth straight conference championship. 1. Levell Coppage There are many reasons the football team is heading back to the NCAA tournament ...

Senior football players not finished yet in 2009

November 3, 2009

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More than likely the football team will have home field advantage throughout the postseason. The Warhawks have not clinched a berth in the NCAA tournament yet, but there is little doubt they will roll to the national champ...

Football team cruises into showdown against Pointers with first place on the line

October 27, 2009

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Jordan Wells did not waver when he made this statement: “I guarantee they will know when we come off the football field that we’re the better football team,” the senior wide receiver said. Wells is, of course, referring to Saturday’s 1 p.m. showdown at UW-Stevens Point ...

Homecoming 2009: Warhawks eye victory after last year’s disappointing loss

October 20, 2009

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No one saw it coming. It was almost one year ago to the date, when the unexpected happened on Homecoming. The previously undefeated Warhawks fell to UW-Stevens Point, 17-16, and shocked a packed Perkins Stadium crowd. UW-Whitewater...

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