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’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...

Kevin Bullis named new head football coach

Kevin Bullis named new head football coach

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 By Justin St. Peter UW-Whitewater has removed one word from Kevin Bullis’s job title as interim head football coach. That word is “interim,” as Athletic Director Amy Edmonds named Bullis the new head football coach. “We are thrilled to promote Kevin to the position of head...

Final five head football coaching finalists speak to community, players

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Justin St. Peter E R How do you replace the fastest coach to reach 100 wins in NCAA history? That is exactly what the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater top officials have to worry about after Lance Leipold left for the University of Buffalo head coaching position last month. Whoever...

The RP predicts Kevin Bullis to be next head football coach

The RP predicts Kevin Bullis to be next head football coach

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Justin St. Peter The Royal Purple believes that Kevin Bullis is the man for the Warhawks head football job. Amy Edmonds would make a grave mistake letting Bullis leave the program after he chose to stay. Even if he stayed on, or got an expanded role, it would be awkward for th...

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