Royal Purple

Hoopers win fifth in a row

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 After a quick stumble during the first few WIAC games without the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball leading scorer, junior guard Chris Jones, the ’Hawks have turned the tide and tallied five straight victories. The ’Hawks began the week with an 80-74 victory against UW-Stevens Point b...

Fast starts propel ‘Hawks in wins

Junior guard Chris Jones shoots over defenders in a home game earlier this year.

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017

After winning the first 11 non-conference games to begin the season, the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team scuffled at the beginning of WIAC conference play, losing three straight games. Since dropping three in a row though, the No. 25 ’Hawks have turned it around and won three straight confere...

Student athletes balance work, play, life

Graphic by Kirsten Tyrrell

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017

Imagine being the person that thousands of people are counting on to win the national championship for the school they attend. If the person fails, their reputation is tarnished and will forever have the stink of not coming up in the clutch, but if they win, their names will go down in history as one ...

’Hawks come back in fourth again

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

Undefeated opponents crumble when they come to play the UW-Whitewater football team. The team has faced 10 straight undefeated opponents counting back to last year’s playoff run and have a 9-1 record against them (the only loss was the national semifinal game against the University of Mount Union)....

Record crowd witnesses history

Sophomore running back Drew Patterson sheds multiple tacklers on a run in the 17-14 victory against UW-Oshkosh. Patterson carried the ball 20 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. Photo by Kimberly Wethal

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

When sophomore running back Drew Patterson received a toss on the Warhawks patented stretch play on third-and-13 with the game on the line, a collective groan emerged from some of the 17,535 fans in attendance. Seconds later, the groan turned to a cheer for Warhawk fans as Patterson waited for a creas...

‘Hawks prepare for WIAC battles

Senior defensive back Bennett Young stiff-arms a would-be tackler while returning his first career interception 43 yards. Young also led the team with 11 tackles. Photo by Kim Gilliland

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 28, 2016 If recent history was any indication, UW-Whitewater fans knew that Morningside College (Iowa), a top NAIA team, was going to prove to be quite a test for the Warhawks. Last year, it took a six yard touchdown run with 38 seconds left to secure a 33-30 road vic...

Sophomores shine in ‘Hawks win

Junior tight end Tony Gumina sheds a tackler in UW- Whitewater’s victory against Morningside College on Sept. 24. Gumina caught a team-high five passes for 39 yards in the 30-24 road victory against No. 5 UW-Platteville on Oct. 1 in the WIAC opener. Photo by Kim Gilliland, graphic by Carlie Sue Herrick

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

By Justin St. Peter Oct. 5, 2016 With 10:41 to go in the fourth quarter, the No. 2 UW-Whitewater Warhawks football team found themselves down 24-20 to the No. 8 UW-Platteville Pioneers. With 3:58 remaining, a pair of sophomores scored the game-winning touchdown to seal the team’s 12th straight...

Ranked squad travels the country

Junior defensive specialist Shelby Clifton serves the ball in a 
Warhawks victory against Edgewood College on Sept. 17. Photo by: Kim Gilliand

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

By: Justin St. Peter Sept. 21, 2016 24. It is the number of straight appearances by the UW-Whitewater women’s volleyball team in the NCAA tournament. If the No. 16 ranked squad wins the WIAC conference title, securing an automatic bid to the tournament as predicted by the conference’s coach...

Former coach files lawsuit

Former coach files lawsuit

October 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Justin St. Peter On May 13, 2014, then-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach Tim Fader’s children came home from school crying, all due to a letter that then-Chancellor Richard Telfer had distributed to the public, implying that their dad had done “something wr...

‘Hawks run away from opponents

Sophomore Jarrod Ware had 21 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown. Photo by Kim Gilliland

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 6, 2016

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 14, 2016 When the No. 2 overall football team in the nation trailed 13-10 in week two of the regular season, with the opponent threatening for more, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks defense stepped up. Belhaven University (Mississippi) had the ball with a first and goal at the one-...

Watch last week’s satire today

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 For those of you that don’t know who John Oliver is, I urge you to type his name into your search engine and go to a YouTube treasure trove of greatness. I have, and probably will in the future, spend hours watching some of his best videos from his HBO show “Last Week Tonight with...

Young team hopes to continue old success

April 4, 2016

By Justin St. Peter March 30, 2016 After three straight Regionals appearances, including a trip to the NCAA D-III Championships last year, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks softball team heads into uncharted waters with just two seniors on this year’s team. Still, the ’Hawks insist they have plenty o...

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