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Wheelchair Basketball wins big at home tournament

Jeromie Meyer takes a 3-point shot early in the first half against Illinois.

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

It was a simple basketball play, a drive and kick to the top of the key. But as the shooter, Jeromie Meyer, took his shot, he clearly rolled over the 3-point line. In able-bodied basketball, the shot would’ve counted for two, but it’s not that simple. This is Wheelchair basketball. Meyer, better known ...

Adaptive Athletics relishing success

Drew Selz takes a shot during basketball practice as his teammates jockey for position on the rebound.

Carter Secor, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

When most people think of the location of traditionally successful athletic programs on UW-Whitewater’s campus, minds usually go to the football team that practices at Perkins Stadium. But, there is an equally successful program practicing inside the Roseman Building, and they are getting ready to comp...

Hoopers fall in title game

Senior Jordan Scheidecker hugs an assistant on the bench as he is subbed out for a final time as a Warhawk. Scheidecker is one of three ’Hawks graduating. Photo by Sierra High

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

When you think of athletic programs with traditions of winning at UW-Whitewater, many people could list off multiple teams from around the university, but they better include wheelchair basketball in that conversation. After the men’s squad won three straight National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Bask...

UW-W to host hoops championships

John Miller, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

The 2017 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) is set to be hosted by UW-Whitewater March 9-11. The men’s (20-4) and women’s (11-8) UW-Whitewater wheelchair basketball teams will participate in separate tournaments, alongside teams from across the country. For the men’s team...

Men are champs again

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Ryan Altman When Jeremy Lade took over as head coach of eight-time men’s wheelchair basketball national champions UW-Whitewater in 2008, he envisioned adding more titles, but not necessarily at the pace it had happened. Following a semi-final victory last Friday over host University...

‘Hawks to host CID tourney

November 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014 By Ryan Altman The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s wheelchair teams have witnessed success as they enter the 2013-14 season with a combined five national championships in the past three years that the expectations for this year should be no different. Both men’s head coach,...

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,...

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball: Men win fourth in six-year span

Men's Wheelchair Basketball: Men win fourth in six-year span

March 12, 2014

  March 12, 2014 By Ryan Altman A wild finish to the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament title game on March 8 capped off another championship season for the UW-Whitewater men’s wheelchair basketball team. The ’Hawks’ victory in Arlington, Texas, gives the...

M/W Wheelchair Basketball: Perfect Weekend

M/W Wheelchair Basketball: Perfect Weekend

January 29, 2014

  Jan. 29 By Ryan Altman There is only one word that can describe the success of the UW-Whitewater Warhawks men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams this past weekend: perfection. During a two-day span on Jan. 25 and 26 at the University of Edinboro, the two teams combined for...

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...

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