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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 7, 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 Column: ‘Hawks leave no doubt, finish 15-0

Football Column: ‘Hawks leave no doubt, finish 15-0

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014   By Kevin Cunningham Finishing a season with a perfect record is one of the most difficult things a team can accomplish. This is true for any major sport, where the competition plays at an extraordinarily high level game-in and game-out. When looking at the NFL, a perfect...

Football: Familiar foe, same result

Football: Familiar foe, same result

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014   By Andrea Sidlauskas Christmas came early for the Warhawks football team, as it celebrated its win in Stagg Bowl XLI on Dec. 20, 2013, to reclaim dominance in Division-III football after failing to make the playoffs last season. The ’Hawks traveled to Salem, Va., triumphing...

National champion Warhawks return to campus (Photo Gallery)

December 17, 2011

The UW-Whitewater football team returned to Perkins Stadium for a victory parade on fire trucks throughout campus and the city of Whitewater. Here are just a few photos from the Warhawks' arrival on campus. Photos by Brandon Feivor and Michael Gouvion.

Warhawks win third straight Stagg Bowl

December 16, 2011

It wasn’t the game everyone expected, but in the end, the No. 1 ranked Warhawk football team won its third straight NCAA Division-III National Title Friday night in Salem, Va., after defeating No. 2 Mount Union, 13-10. It was the ’Hawks seventh straight appearance in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. UW-Whitewa...

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 move on from 2008 defeat

October 26, 2011

Three years ago, UW-Whitewater hosted UW-Stevens Point. It was homecoming and the Warhawks had a 19-game winning streak. They had just previously defeated the University of Mount Union the year before for its first ever national championship and were looking to repeat. Leading the Pointers 16-9, the...

Coppage stands tallest

May 11, 2011

Royal Purple 2010-11 Male Athlete of the Year It’s Game Day and Levell Coppage’s eyes are closed. He’s lying down and visualizing what will occur on the football field that day. He sees himself making hard cuts and breaking loose from defenders trying to take him down. He sees himself ...

First-round loss to Mount Union leaves promising future

March 9, 2011

Underdog stories are highly coveted by fans, and it’s easy to understand why. The long rush of excitement finally came to an end for the No. 24 (D3hoops.com) women’s basketball team Friday, when they lost to No. 16 University of Mount Union, 69-55, at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. Seni...

Questions for champs at quarterback, secondary as team begins spring practice

April 6, 2010

They received a standing ovation at a Wisconsin Badger basketball game. They have been recognized by the Whitewater Common Council. They even mingled and shared a few laughs with Gov. Jim Doyle at his mansion in Madison. It’s been quite the ride for the football team since defeating Mount Union College (Alliance, Ohio), 38-28, on Dec. ...

Warhawk Perfection: Football team finishes undefeated, wins second national title

January 19, 2010

The 2009 season will not be forgotten anytime soon. It was a season the UW-Whitewater football team dominated for much of the year. It was a season where numerous team and individual records were broken. And it was a season that ended in the most dramatic fashion on Division III’s grandest...

Deja Vu: Warhawks advance to Stagg Bowl again

December 15, 2009

The pieces have been in place all season. Now, more than three months after the football team’s opening game in Dickinson, N.D., the puzzle is almost complete. This final piece to the Warhawks’ perfect campaign and second national championship in the last three years could be put into place Saturday in Salem, Va. UW-White...

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