Royal Purple

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...

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....

‘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...

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 win 34th WIAC title

‘Hawks win 34th WIAC title

November 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas The Warhawks football team has a winning tradition. They’ve won five of the last seven Division-III national titles, nine conference championships in the last 10 years, and 26-straight games to earn the longest win streak currently in D-III and the second-longest...

‘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...

‘Hawks get homecoming win

‘Hawks get homecoming win

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas The Warhawks football team has historically been neck-and-neck with the UW-Oshkosh Titans football team, and Saturday’s Homecoming Game was no different. After blowing out opponent after opponent and posting two shutouts, the ’Hawks won their closest battle...

Leipold reaches milestone

October 22, 2014

  Oct. 22, 2014 By Justin St. Peter “Powered by Tradition” is the slogan followed by most athletic teams at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For the Warhawks football team, the tradition seems to be winning. Head coach Lance Leipold reached a milestone Oct. 18 after the ’Hawk...

Friends on and off the gridiron

Friends on and off the gridiron

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Justin St. Peter ‘Matt Behrendt throws and it is caught by Jake Kumerow!’ ‘Matt Behrendt throws and it is caught, once again, by Jake Kumerow!’ Whenever the UW-Whitewater Warhawks are playing, get used to announcers saying that over and over again. The senior duo is a huge...

Warhawks 1-0 in WIAC

Warhawks 1-0 in WIAC

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas More than 10,000 fans gathered in Perkins Stadium Oct. 4 despite the cold, rainy weather to watch the football team kick off its conference season at Family Fest. The Warhawks had won 12 consecutive WIAC opening games prior to this season, and Saturday’s contest...

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,...

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