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Amy Edmonds named UW-W Athletic Director

June 6, 2014


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By Justin St. Peter Anytime somebody has the word interim in their job title removed, they can breathe a large sigh of relief. Former interim athletic director Amy Edmonds agrees. On May 28, Chancellor Richard Telfer hired her as the athletic director for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “Over...

UW-Whitewater to D-II? Not so fast

April 23, 2014


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  April 23, 2014 By Paul Bressler UW-Whitewater Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Amy Edmonds put to bed any rumors that the Warhawks would make the jump to Division-II, at least for the near future. “We definitely believe in the Division-III philosophy,” Edmonds said....

Plinske takes AD position at Nebraska Kearney

September 4, 2013


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  By Kevin Cunningham Numerous rumors in the past have linked UW-Whitewater athletic director, Dr. Paul Plinske, to make a career jump to the Division-I or II level. The morning of Aug. 12, it was made official that the former Warhawks athletic director took the same position at the University...

UW-W AD takes same position at D-II level

UW-W AD takes same position at D-II level

August 14, 2013


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  By Kevin Cunningham   Numerous rumors in the past have linked UW-Whitewater athletic director, Dr. Paul Plinske, to make a career jump to the Division I or II level. Earlier this morning it was made official that the former Warhawks athletic director took the same position at the University of Nebraska Kearney, a Division II University. Plinske will take over for Jon McBride, who reportedly stepped down from the position this spring due to health reasons. Plinske spent nine years as the athletic director for UW-Whitewater, winning nine national titles, including four D-III football national championships during his tenure. The titles earned during his time aren’t the only thing Plinske will be remembered for—he also oversaw numerous facility upgrades, secured external funding for employment opportunities and made personal connections with coaches, athletes and athletic department staff. Warhawks head men’s basketball coa...

UW-Milwaukee to Interview Plinske for AD Position

February 12, 2013


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  By Justin Woodard   UW-Whitewater Athletic Director Paul Plinske has seen several UW-Whitewater varsity athletic teams claim both WIAC and national titles during his tenure, many of which can be attributed partly to the athletic program Plinske helped build. As all professionals...

Warm-hearted memories of UW-W’s biggest fan

Warm-hearted memories of UW-W’s biggest fan

January 23, 2013


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  By: Zach Hicks Lying in his bed on Milwaukee Children’s Hospital’s cancer floor, Shaymus Guinn turned to his father to make a request. The request was not one many would expect from an 11-year-old who was losing his fight against Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, with his...

Royal Purple says goodbye to trademarked logo

September 12, 2012


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Sept. 12, 2012 By Andrea Behling There were big changes at the Royal Purple last semester when we debuted our new banner, replacing the Warhawk head logo, on top of the April 4 issue following spring break. This change was made upon request by the UW-Whitewater Marketing and Media Relations Departme...

UW-W Division-III Kings

May 9, 2012


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What a year. With seven conference championships and three national titles, UW-Whitewater athletics has shown this year that it is one of the best in Division-III. “The 2011-2012 academic year is really a culmination of several years of ongoing success in our athletic department,” UW-Whitewater...

2011-12 Royal Purple Male Athlete of the Year: Chris Davis

May 9, 2012


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Transferring from Madison Area Technical College after his sophomore year, senior Chris Davis decided to use his two years of eligibility left at UW-Whitewater to try to win a national championship. After a tough loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season, Davis redeemed himself during...

2011-12 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year: Emily Gerber

May 2, 2012


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Emily Gerber always had the stats. A three-time WIAC Player of the Year, Gerber has said her individual statistics and records are nice, but her goals have always been to win and go far as a team. After carrying the Warhawks to their first ever Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament this year, she...

Henschel bids farewell to UW-W

February 1, 2012


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Goodbyes are always tough and for UW-Whitewater, the university had to say goodbye to head coach Greg Henschel this past week. Henschel, who coached both the men’s and women’s soccer programs since 1999, has accepted a job as the head coach of the UW-Milwaukee women’s soccer team. Hens...

Quamme named women’s head coach

February 1, 2012


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Following the departure of Greg Henschel to UW-Milwaukee, Ryan Quamme assumed the position of women’s head soccer coach. He will also act as the interim coach for the men’s program until a new head coach is found. “I want to thank coach Henschel for the opportunity to come on staff four years...

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