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Men’s wheelchair team wins back-to-back titles

March 14, 2012

The men’s wheelchair basketball team won its second straight national championship last weekend, after facing the University of Illinois in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Championship game for the fourth consecutive year. The Warhawks, who had the No. 2 overall seed in the tour...

Warhawks reach Final Four

March 14, 2012

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 will get to experience it as a coach after the Warhawks defeated Virginia Wesleyan...

Davis, Miller earn player/coach of year

March 7, 2012

Last week when the Warhawks earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament, that wasn’t the only good news. Head coach Pat Miller and senior Chris Davis were named coach and player of the year in the WIAC after posting a 23-5 regular season record while winning the regular season WIAC title. This is the...

How sweet it feels

March 7, 2012

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 some good teams that haven’t been able to achieve that and lost to some...

Men’s hoops finish second in WIAC Tourney

February 29, 2012

After defeating UW-River Falls last week on the road, the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team fell 64-58 to the Falcons at home in the WIAC Championship game Sunday. Although they suffered a loss, the ’Hawks still earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. “We’re excited, we kn...

Men win regular season title

February 22, 2012

Expect the unexpected. With last week’s loss to UW-Superior, the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team looked as if they ruined their chance at potentially capturing the No. 1 seed for the WIAC Tournament. They needed to win at UW-River Falls on Saturday and needed No. 12 ranked UW-Stevens ...

Devin Cramer, football player, commits to UW-W

February 15, 2012

Choosing the right college is potentially one of the hardest decisions an athlete can make. Not only does the sport he/she plays have to fit in to the decision, but the school and community as well. For Devin Cramer, choosing UW-Whitewater came easy, even though he passed up an offer from a Division-I...

UW-W baseball alumnus opens training facility

February 8, 2012

In today’s society, it’s not uncommon to see professional athletes who give back to the community. For UW-Whitewater alumni Greg Reinhard, that’s exactly what he did. Reinhard, who was a part of the 2005 National Champion UW-Whitewater baseball team, had a successful college career. He was...

Henschel bids farewell to UW-W

February 1, 2012

Goodbyes are always tough and for UW-Whitewater, the university had to say goodbye to head coach Greg Henschel this past week. Henschel, who coached both the men’s and women’s soccer programs since 1999, has accepted a job as the head coach of the UW-Milwaukee women’s soccer team. Hens...

Season best earns gymnasts win against defending national champs

January 25, 2012

After finishing second at nationals the past two years behind conference rival UW-La Crosse, the gymnastics team has started the season on a high note. The Warhawks defeated the Eagles in their first home meet 184.825-174.425 and improved to 2-0. Junior Katie Thompson said it was a great te...

Men’s basketball on a roll

January 25, 2012

The men’s basketball team will look to avenge its only loss of the season tonight at 7, when they take on UW-Stevens Point. The Warhawks fell to the Pointers 79-77 on Dec. 14. Since then, the No. 2 ranked ’Hawks have won nine straight games and took sole possession of first place in the WIAC. “I...

Minett named games MVP

January 18, 2012

Sophomore defensive end Louissant Minett couldn’t have said it better: “Good players make big plays.” That was the case for the Whitewater High School graduate, as he was named the Stagg Bowl MVP after forcing a fumble late into the third quarter which set up a one-yard touchdown run by senior...

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