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From Division III to the 53

From Division III to the 53

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

January 21, 2019

Jake Kumerow defies the odds. Many UW-Whitewater fans and students alike know him as a former star wide receiver for the Warhawks and current receiver for the Green Bay Packers. He has enjoyed success on both teams. Growing up in a football family, Kumerow realized playing football was his dream s...

Another award for Leipold

Another award for Leipold

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Justin St. Peter After an unprecedented string of success as the head coach of the Warhawks football team, Lance Leipold faced uncharted territory after not making the Division III playoffs following the 2012 season. How did his team respond? Two years later, the Warhawks wrapped...

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...

Another year, another title

Another year, another title

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Andrea Sidlauskas It was a familiar foe, at a familiar place, with familiar stakes. The Warhawks football team faced long-time rival, Mount Union University, for the ninth time in 10 years on Dec. 19 at the 2014 Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., which ended in a familiar result for the...

‘Hawks rally in second half

‘Hawks rally in second half

December 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas Just when the end seemed near for the Warhawks football team, a fourth-quarter momentum surge led them to rack up 21 unanswered points to put away the Wartburg College Knights, 37-33, in the quarterfinal round of NCAA Division-III Playoffs at Perkins Stadium Dec....

Appreciate Lance Leipold’s historic tenure

December 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014 By Zuhayr Tahir To say that the Whitewater student body was surprised to learn their beloved head football coach wouldn’t be returning next season is an understatement. Shocked is more like it. Nnews broke on Nov. 30 that UW-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold would be leaving...

Leipold to run with the Bulls

Leipold to run with the Bulls

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas With the success head football coach Lance Leipold attained during his reign at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, it’s reasonable for fans, athletes and alumni to wonder how long a small Division-III institution would be able to hold on to such an integral...

‘Hawks move on in playoffs

‘Hawks move on in playoffs

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas Three turnovers committed in a single game are usually enough to end a team’s season, especially in the second round of NCAA Division-III playoffs. But the top-ranked Warhawks football team proved it was able to overcome adversity on Saturday as they continued...

Warhawk football to fill vacancy

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Daniel Schoettler With UW-Whitewater football coach Lance Leipold leaving to take the head coaching position at the University of Buffalo, the question now is how will the university go about replacing one of its greatest coaches in program history. The easiest thing for Whitewater...

Justin Howard grabs game-winning touchdown pass

November 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas The Warhawk football team is no stranger to a blowout. But a nail-biter is another story. Trailing 25-21 with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter against UW-River Falls on Saturday, senior quarterback Matt Behrendt hit senior wide receiver Justin...

‘Hawks’ defense sparks win

‘Hawks’ defense sparks win

November 5, 2014

By Andrea Sidlauskas Nov. 5, 2014 The rivalry between UW-Whitewater and UW-Platteville’s football teams has been long in the making. Since 1993, the two teams square off each year in the George Chryst Memorial Bowl, named in honor of former UW-P head coach George Chryst, to earn the Miner’s Pick. This...

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