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Former Warhawks quarterback signs with Packers

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By: Justin St. Peter Former UW-Whitewater starting quarterback Matt Blanchard is headed to the green and gold after signing a deal with the Green Bay Packers. The former Warhawks quarterback won the national championship in 2009, 2010 and 2011 with the Warhawks. The Packers had...

Matt Behrendt – RP Male Athlete of the Year – Tradition sets up success

Matt Behrendt – RP Male Athlete of the Year – Tradition sets up success

May 6, 2014

    May 7, 2014 By Justin St. Peter Matt Behrendt was a varsity wide receiver at Class 5A Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park, Ill. The Roadrunners’ starting quarterback was struggling. Behrendt was the backup and was inserted into the lineup with two games left in the season...

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...

Blanchard finds home after UW-W

September 6, 2012

  When former Warhawk quarterback Matt Blanchard arrived on campus in 2009 after transferring from  Northern Michigan, the NFL was one of the last things on his mind. Then, his assignment was to back up starting quarterback, Jeff Donovan. In addition to quarterback, Blanchard worked at wide...

New tailback in town

August 29, 2012

It was a cold day in December when Josh Williams made the trip from Downers Grove, Ill. to Whitewater, Wis. to catch the NCAA Division-III quarterfinal game between Salisbury University and UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks delivered. Coming out on top 34-14, but the game wasn’t the only thing they won...

Blanchard has NFL in mind

February 8, 2012

This past Saturday, former UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard continued his NFL preparation campaign by playing in the Player’s All-Star Classic. This game is held annually in Little Rock, Ark., for potential NFL prospects to showcase their abilities. The Player’s All-Star Classic capped...

Reunion with Mount Union

December 14, 2011

You almost knew it was going to happen. After a 20-0 drubbing of St. Thomas University (Minn.) Saturday, the Warhawks earned their seventh-consecutive Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl berth. They will also face Mount Union for the seventh-straight time at 6 p.m. CDT Friday in Salem, Va., for the Division-III...

Warhawks secure seventh-straight Stagg Bowl appearance

December 10, 2011

With their 44th consecutive win in the books after a 20-0 drubbing of St. Thomas University, the Warhawks earned their seventh-consecutive trip to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. They will face Mount Union Friday in Salem, Va., for the Division-III championship. “We played a very fine football...

One win away from Stagg Bowl

December 7, 2011

After facing a spread option offense a week ago against Franklin, the Warhawks came into its matchup against a Salisbury Univeristy team that ran a triple option. The Sea Gulls led Division-III in scoring offense (47.5 points per game) and were second in rushing offense (365 rushing yards per game). That...

Warhawks advance to semifinals

December 3, 2011

The Warhawks defeated Salisbury University 34-14 Saturday and will host St. Thomas University (Minn.) Saturday with times to be announced. Facing the No. 1 ranked offense in Division-III (D3Sports.com), the 'Hawks held the Sea Gulls to 293 yards total offense, while senior running back Levell Coppage...

Another perfect regular season

November 16, 2011

The two-time defending national champion Warhawk football team begins its quest for a seventh straight Stagg Bowl appearance after defeating UW-La Crosse Saturday 17-3. With the win, the ’Hawks went undefeated in the regular season for the third straight year, earned th No. 1 overall seed and will...

Lucky number seven for football team

November 9, 2011

If someone were to look at the stat sheets, it would have appeared that UW-Eau Claire defeated the UW-Whitewater football team by a lot. But if someone looked at the scoreboard from Saturday, they would have seen that the Warhawks defeated the BluGolds 37-22. The BluGolds led the ’Hawks in f...

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