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Record crowd witnesses history

Record crowd witnesses history

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

‘Hawks prepare for WIAC battles

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

Sophomores shine in ‘Hawks win

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...

‘Hawks run away from opponents

‘Hawks run away from opponents

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-...

Second time’s the charm

December 10, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas It’s a rivalry many years in the making. The UW-Oshkosh Titans have long been a conference foe for the Warhawk football team, with each squad tallying two victories over the past four meetings – the Titans’ most recent win just seven weeks ago, resulting in a tight 10-7...

’Hawks back on track again

’Hawks back on track again

October 21, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Oct. 21, 2015 The Warhawk’s football team has faced its share of difficulties in the recent past, but last week it proved just how resilient it is. Just six days after the team suffered its first loss in nearly three years, the ’Hawks faced off against conference rival UW-L...

A streak, broken

A streak, broken

October 21, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Oct. 14, 2015 All good things must come to an end. After a 36-game win streak spanning three years, the Warhawk’s football team took its first lost since Oct. 27, 2012, against conference rival UW-Oshkosh by a score of 10-7. “It was a surprising feeling,” junior quarterback Chris N...

Ratliffe embraces ’Hawks mantra

Ratliffe embraces ’Hawks mantra

October 21, 2015

By Justin St. Peter Oct. 14, 2015 The Warhawks’ football team’s longstanding mentality is, “pound the rock,” in reference to the program’s ability and tendency to run the football. Senior running back Jordan Ratliffe has made a career of shedding tacklers and lives by the ’Hawks’ mant...

Football breaks record, UW-P’s hearts

Football breaks record, UW-P’s hearts

October 8, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Oct. 7, 2015 Despite a cloudy 50-degree afternoon interspersed with chilling 16-mile-per-hour winds, a record-breaking crowd filled Perkins Stadium this past Saturday to watch the Warhawks football team defeat the UW-Platteville Pioneers, 17-7, in the 21st annual George Chryst Me...

Warhawks trample records

Warhawks trample records

September 25, 2015

September 23, 2015 By Justin St. Peter The No. 1 ranked Warhawks forced as many turnovers (3) as points allowed (3) in a 66-3 route against Finlandia (Michigan) University in their home opener on Sept. 19. Head coach Kevin Bullis said that winning the turnover battle was a top priority heading into...

Seniors roll on the ground

Seniors roll on the ground

September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 By Andrea Sidlauskas If the season opener is any indication of how the rest of the Warhawks’ season is going to play out, it’s likely the team could add another trophy to its already-stocked case. After a bye last week, the Warhawk football team traveled to Jackson, Mississippi...

‘Hawks ready for new start

‘Hawks ready for new start

September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015 By Andrea Sidlauskas When former Warhawks football coach Lance Leipold left his dynasty in Whitewater to pursue a Division I coaching position at the University of Buffalo, he invited several members of his coaching staff to accompany him, including former defensive assistant Kevin Bull...

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