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UW-Whitewater Men’s Basketball Center Trevon Chislom

Jake Klein, Journalist

October 25, 2020

Sophomore Trevon Chislom is aiming to be a key part of the Whitewater Men’s Basketball team this upcoming season. The six foot, six inches forward played high school basketball at McFarland High School where he was named first team all-conference twice and also honorable state mention. Chislom l...

Remembering Lucas Burns

Senior guard Andre Brown (14) makes a three-point shot late in the second half to bring the Warhawks within one point of UW-Oshkosh in a WIAC conference game at the Williams Center on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  The Warhawks could not overcome the No. 5 Titans but Brown in the first half became the 29th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points.

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and surrounding community mourns the loss of former men's basketball forward Lucas Burns, who died at the age of 30.  Burns was part of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball program that won the 2012 national championship. Burns never played...

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 23, 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 30, 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 30, 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...

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