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Football Fix Column: Is Warhawk football ‘back’?

October 1, 2013

  By Kevin Cunningham The answer as to whether Warhawk football is ‘back’ is an unfair one. It’s a question that has recently been asked across campus and on social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook. Since head coach Lance Leipold has taken the reins of the Warhawk football...

Former Warhawk Olson fulfills NFL dream, agrees to terms with Jets

November 29, 2012

  By Neal Johnson Just a few weeks ago, former Warhawk safety Lane Olson was working a job in finance at Northwestern Mutual in Waukesha, Wis. Come January, he won’t be sitting behind a desk anymore. After trying out for the New York Jets on Tuesday, Olson was offered a future contract...

Former Warhawk scores tryout with Jets

November 27, 2012

  By Andrew Bayliss When Lane Olson played football for UW-Whitewater during the 2010 season, he had 32 more tackles than anyone else on the team. Now, defensive players are struggling to tackle him. After his final year as a Warhawk, Olson got an opportunity to play professionally in the...

NFL future could be in store for Olson

April 6, 2011

Lane Olson isn’t your prototypical NFL strong safety. Standing at 5-foot-8 inches and weighing just more than 200 pounds, the Racine native didn’t even play the position for the majority of his college career. But after posting some of the best numbers in this year’s safety draft class at ...

2009 Football Individual Awards

January 20, 2010

Team MVP - Jeff Donovan The senior picked apart defensive secondaries all season and simply overwhelmed the opposition, including Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl last month. Additionally, his efficiency was second to none especially in the national championship game when he put the ball in th...

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