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Blanchard finds home after UW-W

September 6, 2012

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  When former Warhawk quarterback Matt Blanchard arrived on campus in 2009 after transferring from  Northern Michigan, the NFL was one of the last things on his mind. Then, his assignment was to back up starting quarterback,...

New tailback in town

August 29, 2012

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It was a cold day in December when Josh Williams made the trip from Downers Grove, Ill. to Whitewater, Wis. to catch the NCAA Division-III quarterfinal game between Salisbury University and UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks delivered....

45-0: Have Warhawks reached the pinnacle?

August 29, 2012

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   With the last few drops of summer gone, students are moving back into their apartments, houses and residence halls in anticipation for another year of higher learning. The football team has been back on campus for much...

2011-12 Royal Purple Male Athlete of the Year: Chris Davis

May 9, 2012

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Transferring from Madison Area Technical College after his sophomore year, senior Chris Davis decided to use his two years of eligibility left at UW-Whitewater to try to win a national championship. After a tough loss in the...

2011-12 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year: Emily Gerber

May 2, 2012

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Emily Gerber always had the stats. A three-time WIAC Player of the Year, Gerber has said her individual statistics and records are nice, but her goals have always been to win and go far as a team. After carrying the Warhawks...

Pitching trio leading the way

April 25, 2012

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No player can be fully replaced. Those who come after are bound to play with their own style. The Warhawks could not replace All-American pitcher Jessica Stang with just one pitcher, but instead, rebuilt their rotation with three...

Freshman duo off to impressive start

April 18, 2012

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The term “phenom” is used frequently in sports. Whenever a player has a strong start to their career, they are immediately tagged with that label. But if someone were to call Warhawk freshmen first baseman Marty Herum and...

Warhawks open up home play

April 11, 2012

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Opening day finally came to Whitewater this past weekend  as the baseball team split a four-game series against UW-Oshkosh. For Warhawk baseball fans, the first home games were a cold and windy experience, but a welcome one. “I...

Gymnasts win first title ever

April 4, 2012

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For the last couple years, the gymnastics team had a national championship in mind. Finishing third in 2009 and 2010 and second last year, the Warhawks finally reached that goal after winning their first national title the weeken...

UW-W wins third title

March 21, 2012

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On the court of the Salem Civic Center Arena, it read “Salem, Virginia’s Championship City.” They might as well change that to ‘Whitewater’s Championship City,’ after the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team defeated...

Warhawks reach Final Four

March 14, 2012

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The last time the men’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four, head coach Pat Miller was the guard for the 1989 team and eventually went on to win the program its second national championship. This time around, Miller...

How sweet it feels

March 7, 2012

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For the first time since 1996, the men’s basketball team will return to the Sweet 16 of the Division-III NCAA Tournament. “It feels great and I’m really happy for this team,” head coach Pat Miller said. “We’ve had...

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