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The Badger State’s “other” title town

May 7, 2014

    May 7, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham People are familiar with the phrase, “Title Town” here in Wisconsin. When looking over the 2013-14 school year, championships upon championships were won in the Badger State’s “other” title town: UW-Whitewater. Starting with basketball,...

Women’s Basketball: UW-W falls to Whitman, finishes third

Women's Basketball: UW-W falls to Whitman, finishes third

April 2, 2014

  April 2, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham Just one season ago, the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team created magic in the Final Four. The team had fallen short, losing to undefeated DePauw University in the national championship game, but memories were made. This time around, the...

Men’s Basketball: UW-Whitewater defeats Williams 75-73, wins second title in three years

March 25, 2014

  March 25, 2014 By Justin St. Peter Salem, Va. – Not one, not two, not three, but the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team now has four national championships. When Williams University senior center Michael Mayer tipped in a Duncan Robinson missed jumper with 4.9 seconds left on the clock, things looked dire for the Warhawks who were down 73-72. “I thought we had won a national championship,” Robinson said. “My first thought wasn’t to get back on defense.” ’Hawks forward K.J. Evans quickly turned and fired the inbounds pass to guard Quardell Young. Young caught it at the three point line and raced down the court. Four dribbles later, he elevated from the middle of the lane. As the ball left his dominant left hand, Mayer, the Ephs’ First Team All-American, hacked him across the arm. The ball hit the left side of the rim, bounced off the back iron, and dropped in. As the crowd erupted, the referee blew the whistle fo...

Warhawks eye second final four in three seasons

Warhawks eye second final four in three seasons

March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Paul Bressler The UW-Whitewater Warhawks are heading back to Salem as their ticket to the Final Four was punched with a 74-51 victory over the Emory University Eagles in the NCAA Tournament Saturday night. “Just obviously very proud of this team and happy to be...

Men’s Basketball Column: Warhawks win, avoid Stevens Point

Men's Basketball Column: Warhawks win, avoid Stevens Point

March 19, 2014

    March 19, 2014 By Paul Bressler The NCAA Division-III Tournament is supposed to be set up in a way that each qualifying team plays against a balanced field, but in reality, each team only has to beat the teams put in front of it. The UW-Whitewater Warhawks did just that by...

Women’s Basketball Column: ‘Hawks soar to another Final Four

Women's Basketball Column: 'Hawks soar to another Final Four

March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham The Warhawks overcame their demon, DePauw University, in the Elite Eight game on March 15. Just a season ago, in the national championship, the Tigers got the best of the ’Hawks, 69-51, completing their 34-0 perfect season. Fast forward nearly a year...

Feature: Merg beats more than just the buzzer

Feature: Merg beats more than just the buzzer

February 26, 2014

  Feb. 26, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham The stage could not have been bigger. With 3:04 remaining in regulation, the Warhawks’ women’s basketball team trailed Amherst College by 12 points in the 2013 Final Four. The ’Hawks had made zero 3-pointers in the game until the clock hit 2:49....

Heart Attack ’Hawks win thriller, advance to national championship game

March 15, 2013

  By Zach Hicks Clutch shooting, near cardiac arrest and history all showed their faces on Friday night’s Final Four game between the Warhawks women’s basketball team and Amherst College. The ’Hawks (26-6), ranked No. 22 in d3hoops.com’s most recent Top 25 poll, overcame a 12 p...

UW-W wins third title

March 21, 2012

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 Cabrini College 63-60 in a stunning 18-point comeback Saturday night...

Men’s basketball team advances to Final Four

March 11, 2012

After defeating Virginia Wesleyan 76-62 Saturday night, the men's basketball team will advance to the programs fourth Final Four appearance. The last time the Warhawks advanced the the Final Four was in 1989. The Warhawks will face MIT this Friday in Salem, Virginia. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. CST. ...

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