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Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

Twenty-eight turnovers, many missed free throws and an eight minute stretch without a field goal handed the Warhawks men’s basketball team their fourth straight loss as they suffered a 60-55 defeat at the hands of UW-La Crosse. After starting the season 16-5 the Warhawks closed out the year with four co...

Home losses cool ‘Hawks’ hot start

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

January 22, 2018

The No. 2 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team went through a series of ups and downs over winter break, going 6-2 since many students left campus during the holidays. The Warhawks claimed several early season wins to climb up in the rankings, but after two home conference losses, they are beginn...

Miller time at UW-W

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017

Two national championships, four WIAC Coach of the Year awards and six regular season conference championships sound nice, but what stands out most to UW-W men’s head coach Pat Miller about his tenure at UW-W is consistency. “The element I admire about coaches who are peers is longevity. Coaches who...

Women’s basketball claims fifth win of season

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2017

Led by senior guard Brooke Trewyn’s near triple-double, the No.14 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team (5-0) handily defeated Augustana College (IL) 82-65 Nov. 30 at Kachel Gymnasium. Trewyn posted 22 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals against the Vikings. This season Trewyn i...

Giannais leads herd of young bucks

Tyler Job, Senior Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017

No player in the NBA has had a faster start to the 2017-18 season than premier young Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Over the first two weeks of the season, he was the NBA’s leading scorer at over 35 points per game. In addition to his obnoxious scoring abilities, the “Greek ...

Defense paces War hawks undefeated start

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

November 29, 2017

The No. 20 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team is finding just about every way to win games to being its season. The Warhawks pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 75-64 victory over Elmhurst College (IL) in their season opener Nov. 15 in a non-conference road match. The next two games were...

A look ahead at Men’s basketball

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2017

The UW-W men’s basketball team starts their season against No. 15 Claremont Mudd-Scripps in a game that Warhawk players hope is the start of another championship-winning season. “Win it all, that’s the main goal,” senior guard Chris Jones said. The greatest strength of the Warhawks last ...

Women’s basketball sneak peak

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2017

Going by the numbers, the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team had one of its most memorable seasons in recent memory in 2016-2017. The Warhawks finished with an overall record of 22-6, had two players named to the first team all-conference squad and won one WIAC tournament trophy. Even with all the suc...

Men’s basketball strengthens

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 25, 2017

W-Whitewater men’s basketball added two new staff members for the upcoming season, both who understand what it means to be a Warhawk. Lou Chapman and Jarod Wichser were announced as assistant coaches to the Warhawks’ 2017-2018 staff Sept. 14 by head coach Pat Miller. “He [Chapman] brings a lot o...

Silencing fans discourages competition

January 26, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Jan. 26, 2016 There’s less than 10 seconds to go before the half. The visiting team is down by two. The inbound pass goes in, the player dribbles down the court and the gym is rife with suspense. A pullup jumper flies, just beyond the three-point line. The ball sails thr...

In Fine Feather: Stay fit without the the extra expenses

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 By Alena Purpero [dropcap]F[/dropcap]itness – we all wish it was easy. Don’t we? Or do some of us almost grasp on to any excuse we can get a hold of to justify why we aren’t working out when we should? Don’t get me wrong, there are some valid reasons as to why you sometimes...

A legacy beyond basketball

February 16, 2011

Phil Negri can’t believe where the time has gone, but still doesn’t like thinking about the finish line. “I’ve tried really hard not to,” Negri said. “[I’m] just trying to stay focused and not really worry about the end.” But the end of his basketball career is quickly approaching...

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