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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz (77) prepares to
set a block for running back Jarrod Ware (9), during a game between UW-Whitewater and
Dubuque (Iowa) in September 2019.

Star lineman alum raises NFL draft stock

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

Former First Team All-American offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz has the guts to make it big in the NFL. The UW-W alum drastically improved his draft chances in the January Reese’s Senior Bowl held...

UW-Whitewater football defensive lineman Mackenzie Balanganayi, during a game against
UW-Eau Claire, at Perkins Stadium in October 2019. - Dane Sheehan

NFL prospect pushes for goal

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor October 4, 2020

Last week I sat down with NFL prospect Mackenzie Balanganayi, Defensive Linemen for UW-Whitewater. Balanganayi hopes to be drafted in 2021. He shared with me how he got this far, and what expectations...

Trewyn following Kumerow’s footsteps

Former Warhawk center hopes to make it to NFL
Dylan Piccolo, Staff Reporter January 29, 2019

Thirty-two NFL teams will make their selections in the 2019 NFL Draft in April, and front offices will choose the future of their organization based on a full body of work. If you look at UW-Whitewater...

You have a right to sit, stand or kneel

You have a right to sit, stand or kneel

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff September 26, 2017

People are taking a stand by not standing. When at least 200 NFL players knelt, locked arms or neglected to appear during the National Anthem at all, they were protesting President Donald Trump's comments...

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...

Talk, or be talked about

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By  Connor Moore Bill Belichick and Marshawn Lynch. What do these men all have in common? Both have won at least won one NFL championship. Another similarity is that both are, for...

Doubting Jake Kumerow is a mistake

Doubting Jake Kumerow is a mistake

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Justin St. Peter Jake Kumerow is no stranger to having to prove himself. From growing up with a dad that played in the NFL, to being a preferred walk-on for the University of Illinois...

Domestic violence in the National Football League

October 16, 2014

Oct. 15 2014 Every Sunday countless individuals gather around their living room televisions to watch in anticipation as their favorite professional football team strives for a win. Watching NFL has...

Former Warhawk scores tryout with Jets

November 27, 2012

  By Andrew Bayliss When Lane Olson played football for UW-Whitewater during the 2010 season, he had 32 more tackles than anyone else on the team. Now, defensive players are struggling to tackle...

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...

Devin Cramer, football player, commits to UW-W

February 15, 2012

Choosing the right college is potentially one of the hardest decisions an athlete can make. Not only does the sport he/she plays have to fit in to the decision, but the school and community as well. For...

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.,...

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