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The Badger State’s “other” title town

May 6, 2014

    May 7, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham People are familiar with the phrase, “Title Town” here in Wisconsin. When looking over the 2013-14 school year, championships upon championships were won in the Badger State’s “other” title town: UW-Whitewater. Starting with basketball,...

Alexandra Bayliss – RP Female Athlete of the Year – Senior seeks teaching, coaching back home

Alexandra Bayliss – RP Female Athlete of the Year – Senior seeks teaching, coaching back home

May 6, 2014

  May 7, 2014 By Paul Bressler   Senior Alexandra Bayliss, the most accomplished tennis player in UW-Whitewater history, can add yet another award to her collection after winning Royal Purple’s 2014 Female Athlete of the Year. “That’s really cool,” Bayliss said. “Hon...

Women’s Basketball: UW-W falls to Whitman, finishes third

Women’s Basketball: UW-W falls to Whitman, finishes third

April 1, 2014

  April 2, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham Just one season ago, the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team created magic in the Final Four. The team had fallen short, losing to undefeated DePauw University in the national championship game, but memories were made. This time around, the...

UW-Whitewater dominant at more than just football

April 1, 2014

April 2, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer It’s easy for the topic of conversation to go directly to football when talking about UW-Whitewater, and for good reason. The Warhawks have competed in eight of the last nine NCAA Division-III championship games, and have won four of the last five. From...

Roles reversed, down goes DePauw

Roles reversed, down goes DePauw

March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham History repeated itself in one way, yet did not repeat itself in another on March 15 in the Elite Eight game against DePauw University, when the UW-Whitewater Warhawks defeated the Tigers, 88-71, for the right to move on to the Final Four. Nearly...

Women’s Basketball Column: ‘Hawks soar to another Final Four

Women’s Basketball Column: ‘Hawks soar to another Final Four

March 18, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham The Warhawks overcame their demon, DePauw University, in the Elite Eight game on March 15. Just a season ago, in the national championship, the Tigers got the best of the ’Hawks, 69-51, completing their 34-0 perfect season. Fast forward nearly a year...

Merg, Ruchti power ‘Hawks to Sweet 16

Merg, Ruchti power ‘Hawks to Sweet 16

March 11, 2014

  March 12, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham For some teams, hitting the road can be seen as a burden. For the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team, playing in opposing teams’ gyms seems to be just another challenge the Warhawks embrace. “It feels like more of a tournament when we travel,”...

Feature: Merg beats more than just the buzzer

Feature: Merg beats more than just the buzzer

February 26, 2014

  Feb. 26, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham The stage could not have been bigger. With 3:04 remaining in regulation, the Warhawks’ women’s basketball team trailed Amherst College by 12 points in the 2013 Final Four. The ’Hawks had made zero 3-pointers in the game until the clock hit 2:49....

Women’s Basketball: ‘Hawks down UW-Superior, improve to 13-0 in WIAC play

February 8, 2014

  Feb. 8, 2014 By Daniel Schoettler The Warhawks women’s basketball team continued their undefeated run in the WIAC with an 86-73 win over UW-Superior Saturday afternoon in Kachel Gymnasium.  The game was the team’s annual Play4Kay game, which included raffling away an autographed Antonio Freeman jersey at halftime.  ...

Women’s Basketball Column: Warhawks no longer one-dimensional

Women’s Basketball Column: Warhawks no longer one-dimensional

January 29, 2014

  Jan. 29 By Kevin Cunningham Last season, head coach Keri Carollo led her women to their finest season in school history, finishing second in the NCAA Tournament, losing to undefeated DePauw University, 69-51. UW-Whitewater fell short to the Tigers, a team which shot 61 percent from...

Women’s Basketball: Warhawks now relying on balanced attack, improve to 8-0 in WIAC play

January 23, 2014

  Jan. 22 By Daniel Schoettler The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team extended their winning streak to six games with their 84-75 win over UW-La Crosse on Wednesday night in Kachel Gym.  Both teams combined for 59 fouls, which resulted in a combined 50-71 from the free throw line. “W...

Women’s Basketball: Carollo’s club perfect in WIAC play

Women’s Basketball: Carollo’s club perfect in WIAC play

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 By Justin St. Peter While most of the campus was home during winter break, the Warhawks’ women’s basketball team remained busy. The 17th-ranked `Hawks (according to d3hoops) went 5-2 during the break and have sole possession of the WIAC lead. Senior forward Amy Mandrell said...

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