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Former all-american gymnast reflects on her Whitewater career

Gymnast Erika Briscoe

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

Former All-American gymnast, Erika Briscoe had one incredible career at UW-Whitewater. Briscoe’s journey was not the typical transition many college athletes have to take to get where they want to be. Even taking time away from a sport to realize the passion it can bring out. Briscoe held an incre...

Star Quarterback Transfers to UW-Whitewater

Star Quarterback Transfers to UW-Whitewater

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

When Evan Lewandowski stepped into the Warhawk football stadium in a Lacrosse Eagle’s uniform last season, he had no idea he would return in 2020, but as a Warhawk. A talented quarterback out of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Lewandowski’s first two seasons of college football were played with the Lacrosse...

Remembering Lucas Burns

Senior guard Andre Brown (14) makes a three-point shot late in the second half to bring the Warhawks within one point of UW-Oshkosh in a WIAC conference game at the Williams Center on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  The Warhawks could not overcome the No. 5 Titans but Brown in the first half became the 29th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points.

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and surrounding community mourns the loss of former men's basketball forward Lucas Burns, who died at the age of 30.  Burns was part of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball program that won the 2012 national championship. Burns never played...

Sports reporting job a crazy journey

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

I’m not sure where to begin. To be honest, I wasn’t even interested in sports until 10 years ago. I’ve been a WWE fan for most of my life, but that’s sports entertainment, not actual sports. I’m not sure what got me interested in sports, but for some reason it stuck with my one day and I ha...

Strive for your passions, take chances

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

Getting to the sports editor position at the Royal Purple was not an easy journey. In fact, it took a lot longer than I hoped for. But I earned it by striving day in and day out to get here. I’ve known I wanted to do something associated with writing since my senior year at Ozaukee High School. I began writin...

‘Jon Snow of the Royal Purple’ offers farewell and gratitude

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

May 8, 2018

Even though I was only at Royal Purple for one year, it’s truly something I will cherish forever. This great experience would not have been possible if it wasn’t for two people. Although I still honestly don’t know what your titles are, I’m so glad you guys were in the position to place your ...

Warhawks ridin’ hot start from Bryden

Warhawks ridin’ hot start from Bryden

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter

April 23, 2018

The UW-Whitewater baseball team has been on a tear as of late, and outfielder Daytona Bryden is a big contributing factor. Bryden, a senior from Rockton, Illinois, has put up some of the best numbers in the country so far this season and has helped propel the No. 3 Warhawks to a 17-3 record. Bryden has s...

Softball drops first WIAC game of season

Softball drops first WIAC game of season

Tyler Job, Sports Reporter

April 23, 2018

The UW-Whitewater softball team continued to roll past its competition this past week, going 3-1 against WIAC foes UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls. All four games were contested on the road, even though the Warhawks’ games against UW-RF were technically at home. That doubleheader was moved to...

Womens’ tennis tops Wheaton College

Womens’ tennis tops Wheaton College

Cal Steed, Sports Reporter

April 23, 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s tennis team was victorious  Saturday against Wheaton with a score of 9-0. The Warhawks extended their winning streak against Wheaton to seven in a row. The victory brought Whitewater’s record to 16-6, while Wheaton’s record drops to 14-3. In dou...

Softball bounces back from slow start, wins five of six

Softball bounces back from slow start, wins five of six

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter

April 15, 2018

The UW-Whitewater softball team turned things around quickly this past week, going 5-1 in a span of three days. The Warhawks improve to 14-8 overall and 4-0 in the WIAC following a shaky regular season start in Florida. UW-W kicked off its busy week by sweeping UW-Stevens Point in consecutive blowouts,...

Warhawk football hires new assistant offensive coach

Warhawk football hires new assistant offensive coach

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

April 15, 2018

The UW-Whitewater football team has announced that Peter Jennings will take over as the offensive coordinator on an interim basis for the 2018 season, and he couldn’t be more excited. “I don’t know if there is a better coordinating job in the country,” Jennings said. The Warhawk football team has...

No. 3 Baseball starts WIAC play undefeated

No. 3 Baseball starts WIAC play undefeated

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter

April 8, 2018

The No. 3 UW-Whitewater baseball team started conference play with four straight wins in two doubleheader sweeps of WIAC opponents. On April 5 the Warhawks traveled to Chicago to take on Illinois Tech before hosting UW-Stout in a doubleheader over the weekend. Doubleheader vs. Illinois Tech On Thursday, April 5...

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