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Warhawk football hires new assistant offensive coach

Warhawk football hires new assistant offensive coach

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

April 15, 2018

The UW-Whitewater football team has announced that Peter Jennings will take over as the offensive coordinator on an interim basis for the 2018 season, and he couldn’t be more excited. “I don’t know if there is a better coordinating job in the country,” Jennings said. The Warhawk football team has...

UW-W football releases 2018 schedule

UW-W football releases 2018 schedule

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

April 8, 2018

After starting off the 2017 season with three straight road games the 2018 UW-W football schedule features a more balanced set of five home games and five road games, including two home games versus teams that defeated the Warhawks in the 2017 season. “We’re excited, obviously we love playing at [Perkin’s Sta...

Several UW-W athletic facilities ready to be upgraded

Several UW-W athletic facilities ready to be upgraded

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018

Just months after finishing an expansion to UW-Whitewater baseball’s Miller Stadium--and while still in the process of an expansion to the Warhawk football team’s locker room--the UW-W athletic department has its eyes set on another expansion to the Warhawk athletic facilities. “We’re conti...

Baseball gets off to hot start during spring trip

Baseball gets off to hot start during spring trip

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

The No. 2 ranked UW-Whitewater baseball team got out of the gates at the RussMatt Invitational hotter than the Florida sun but stumbled in their last two games in Auburndale to finish their spring trip 6-2. The Warhawks outscored their opponents by 49 runs in a perfect 6-0 start on the season, inclu...

Ten partake in Track and Field nationals

Ten partake in Track and Field nationals

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

March 13, 2018

The UW-Whitewater track and field teams wrapped up their indoor seasons in Birmingham, Alabama with the men’s team finishing in the top 25 of the nation. The UW-W men’s track and field team finished tied for 16th place with WIAC opponent UW-Stevens Point, while the women’s team had three top...

Warhawk track rolls into Bama

Warhawk track rolls into Bama

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

March 11, 2018

The UW-Whitewater track and field teams wrapped up their indoor seasons in Birmingham, Alabama with the men’s team finishing in the top 25 of the nation. The UW-W men’s track and field team finished tied for 16th place with WIAC opponent UW-Stevens Point, while the women’s team had three top...

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team dropped the first game of the WIAC tournament despite a career-high 34 points from junior Derek Rongstad. The Warhawks lost 79-68 to UW-River Falls, dropping their third game of the season to the Falcons. UW-W came back from an 18-point first half deficit to ...

Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Fourth straight game slips away from UW-W

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018

Twenty-eight turnovers, many missed free throws and an eight minute stretch without a field goal handed the Warhawks men’s basketball team their fourth straight loss as they suffered a 60-55 defeat at the hands of UW-La Crosse. After starting the season 16-5 the Warhawks closed out the year with four co...

Home losses cool ‘Hawks’ hot start

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

January 22, 2018

The No. 2 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team went through a series of ups and downs over winter break, going 6-2 since many students left campus during the holidays. The Warhawks claimed several early season wins to climb up in the rankings, but after two home conference losses, they are beginn...

Miller time at UW-W

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017

Two national championships, four WIAC Coach of the Year awards and six regular season conference championships sound nice, but what stands out most to UW-W men’s head coach Pat Miller about his tenure at UW-W is consistency. “The element I admire about coaches who are peers is longevity. Coaches who...

Hawks hoops hot out of the gate

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports editor

November 29, 2017

  The No. 11 UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team took care of business at home with four straight wins to open the season; now it’s time for California. “It’s going to be a nice trip, but a quick trip,” UW-W head coach Pat Miller said. After opening up the season with an 82-66 wi...

Game of inches

Game of inches

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

It took two clutch defensive stops for the Warhawks to hold on to the Miner’s Axe in a thrilling 17-16 victory over the No. 20 UW-Platteville Pioneers. “As a (defensive) unit we enjoy the pressure and we rose to the occasion,” sophomore defensive back Jacob Frey said. UW-W was up 17-14 with th...

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