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COVID-19 impacts UW-W athletic events, National championships canceled

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus or COVID-19, many facets of campus life have been affected. While dates for exams and classes can be moved around without much disruption, the athletic program and...

Madness is in the air

NCAA tournament once again living up to its hype
Tyler Job, Sports Editor April 3, 2019

The calendar has just flipped to April, but March Madness fever is still in full swing. After yet another tournament filled with exhilarating moments, four teams head to Minneapolis vying for a chance...

First-year head coach making impact

First-year head coach making impact

Matt Zwaschka earns Upper Midwest Regional Wrestling Co-Coach of the Year
Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2019

Starting in a collegiate program as head coach is a big responsibility. Matt Zwaschka’s situation was no different when he became head coach for the Warhawk wrestling team Sept. 18, 2018. But he was...

Six wrestlers advance to nationals

Ben Lokken, Staff Reporter February 25, 2019

The Warhawk wrestling team finished with 146 points in the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional and had six wrestlers move on to the NCAA championships in their respective weight classes. “I love competing in...

NCAA Tournament bid clinched

NCAA Tournament bid clinched

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2019

The UW-W women’s basketball team has been nearly unstoppable as of late, winning nine of 10 games before the WIAC Tournament started.   The Warhawks carried their momentum from the regular season...

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater women’s soccer coaches Ryan Quamme (far left) and Ben John (right) ready their team prior to a game last week. The pair reunited this season for UW-W.

Women’s soccer coaches reunite

Tyler Job, Sports Editor September 3, 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s soccer team has been striving for years to accomplish the ultimate goal of winning a national championship. UW-W is on a seven-year streak of reaching...

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Trio of Warhawk swimmers compete at championships

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor April 1, 2018

Three UW-Whitewater women swimmers competed at the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 21-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana University Natatorium.   Freshman...

Letter to the Editor: Athletes should talk mental health

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 “Mental toughness” is a term that every athlete has heard consistently throughout their sports career; meaning that an athlete must remain level headed through failures, and to not...

Men’s team eliminated early

Men’s team eliminated early

March 2, 2016

The Warhawks men’s basketball team had many question marks heading into the season after losing nine players and all five starters from last year’s WIAC championship-winning team. Many questions were...

Concussions threaten future of the NFL

February 16, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 16, 2016 Last week, we celebrated Super Bowl 50 with the same ritualistic precision as any American holiday. Nachos were eaten,  and those tiny, little cocktail weenies...

Second time’s the charm

December 10, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas It’s a rivalry many years in the making. The UW-Oshkosh Titans have long been a conference foe for the Warhawk football team, with each squad tallying two victories over the...

Record-breaking season ends

December 10, 2015

By Josh Sinclair Dec. 9, 2015 Reaching the national quarterfinals for the first time in school history, the UW-W women’s soccer team set records for wins (20) and goals (68). The last game of...

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