Royal Purple

Warhawk pitcher goes professional after MLB Draft

June 10, 2016

By Adam Reed June 10, 2016 One of last year’s starting pitchers for the UW-Whitewater baseball team has made national news by realizing his dream of playing in the major leagues. Junior Lake Bachar was drafted 144th overall by the San Diego Padres. Bachar’s selection in the fifth round made...

‘Hawks offense hums at home

April 13, 2016

By Adam Reed April 13, 2015 The UW-Whitewater softball team (14-7) went 4-2 over the last week, splitting doubleheaders with Lake Forest University (Illinois) and UW-Stout and sweeping UW-River Falls. The Warhawks started the week’s schedule on Thursday against Lake Forest, splitting the doubleh...

Undefeated hoops champs

April 4, 2016

By Adam Reed March 30, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men’s Wheelchair basketball team capped off an undefeated season, winning its third-consecutive national title on March 12 in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The victory against the University of Alabama in the championship game marks the fifth time in the last six year...

’Hawks bow out in round two

March 11, 2016

By Adam Reed March 9, 2016 A championship run for the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team (20-8 overall) was not to be this year; the team saw its season end in the second round of the NCAA national tournament on March 5. The Warhawks backed into the tournament on a three-game skid, but were able to g...

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

Column by 
Ashley McCallum 
Managing Editor

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 For the 2015 season, the Royal Purple was recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest as second place in the general excellence category. The general excellence category recognizes the best weekly newspaper at the collegiate level in the st...

’Hawks falter in final stretch

’Hawks falter in final stretch

February 24, 2016

By Adam Reed Feb. 24, 2016 The No. 11-ranked UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team (19-4 overall) finished regular season play this week, falling to UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire in back-to-back losses. The Warhawks went into the road contest with UW-Oshkosh on Feb. 17, riding a three-game win strea...

UW-W reigns supreme again

UW-W reigns supreme again

February 19, 2016

By Adam Reed Feb. 17, 2016 The 13th-ranked UW-Whitewater wrestling team won its fifth consecutive conference championship in Stevens Point on Sunday. The Warhawks held off the fifth-ranked UW-LaCrosse team by an overall score of 161.5 to 156. Not only is this the fifth-straight conference championsh...

Wrestlers reach reversal in Eau Claire

February 15, 2016

By Adam Reed Feb. 10, 2016 The 14th-ranked UW-Whitewater wrestling team competed in its last home meet on Feb. 4, followed by a road trip to UW-Eau Claire for the Don Parker Open on Feb. 6. It was a tale of two very different events for the Warhawks, who could not find a way to win. The UW-Parkside R...

Second is the best for UW-W

February 3, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016 By Adam Reed The UW-Whitewater track and field team was back in action on Jan. 29 and 30 at home at the Kachel Fieldhouse. Both the men’s and women’s teams earned second-place finishes. After finishing the last two events in third place, the women’s team came up just short of the ...

Sophomore has two more years to reach target

December 10, 2015

By Adam Reed Dec. 9, 2015 Eleven seconds! Eleven seconds is probably not a long time for most people. For sophomore cross country runner Brett Harms, however, it is an eternity. This year, 11 seconds was the difference in missing his goal of becoming an All-American for the first time. Harms...

’Hawks upset in first round

’Hawks upset in first round

November 19, 2015

By Adam Reed Nov. 18, 2015 The UW-Whitewater women’s volleyball team saw its season grind to an abrupt halt Nov. 13, losing a heartbreaker to the University of Northwestern [Minnesota] Eagles in the first round of the NCAA Division III regional tournament. The team jumped out to an early advantag...

Humphreys and Barnes named player and coach of the year

November 11, 2015

By Adam Reed Nov. 11, 2015 Junior tennis player Megan Humphreys and head coach Frank Barnes were named WIAC women’s tennis player and coach of the year for 2015. It was the second year in a row Humphreys was named the player of the year. Barnes has now won the award in seven of his 12 seasons si...

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