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Football breaks record, UW-P’s hearts

Football breaks record, UW-P’s hearts

October 8, 2015

By Andrea Sidlauskas Oct. 7, 2015 Despite a cloudy 50-degree afternoon interspersed with chilling 16-mile-per-hour winds, a record-breaking crowd filled Perkins Stadium this past Saturday to watch the Warhawks football team defeat the UW-Platteville Pioneers, 17-7, in the 21st annual George Chryst Me...

Dial Ratliffe for the end zone

Dial Ratliffe for the end zone

October 1, 2015

By Andrea Sidlasukas Sept. 30, 2015 After two lopsided wins by the Warhawks, the football team was put to its first real test of the 2015 season on Sept. 24, as they faced off against NAIA’s No. 1-ranked Morningside College Mustangs after a hasty four-day break since their previous game. Trailing ...

Warhawks trample records

Warhawks trample records

September 25, 2015

September 23, 2015 By Justin St. Peter The No. 1 ranked Warhawks forced as many turnovers (3) as points allowed (3) in a 66-3 route against Finlandia (Michigan) University in their home opener on Sept. 19. Head coach Kevin Bullis said that winning the turnover battle was a top priority heading into...

Seniors roll on the ground

Seniors roll on the ground

September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 By Andrea Sidlauskas If the season opener is any indication of how the rest of the Warhawks’ season is going to play out, it’s likely the team could add another trophy to its already-stocked case. After a bye last week, the Warhawk football team traveled to Jackson, Mississippi...

Kevin Bullis named new head football coach

Kevin Bullis named new head football coach

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 By Justin St. Peter UW-Whitewater has removed one word from Kevin Bullis’s job title as interim head football coach. That word is “interim,” as Athletic Director Amy Edmonds named Bullis the new head football coach. “We are thrilled to promote Kevin to the position of head...

The RP predicts Kevin Bullis to be next head football coach

The RP predicts Kevin Bullis to be next head football coach

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Justin St. Peter The Royal Purple believes that Kevin Bullis is the man for the Warhawks head football job. Amy Edmonds would make a grave mistake letting Bullis leave the program after he chose to stay. Even if he stayed on, or got an expanded role, it would be awkward for th...

Another year, another title

Another year, another title

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Andrea Sidlauskas It was a familiar foe, at a familiar place, with familiar stakes. The Warhawks football team faced long-time rival, Mount Union University, for the ninth time in 10 years on Dec. 19 at the 2014 Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., which ended in a familiar result for the...

Justin Howard grabs game-winning touchdown pass

November 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas The Warhawk football team is no stranger to a blowout. But a nail-biter is another story. Trailing 25-21 with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter against UW-River Falls on Saturday, senior quarterback Matt Behrendt hit senior wide receiver Justin...

‘Hawks win 34th WIAC title

'Hawks win 34th WIAC title

November 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas The Warhawks football team has a winning tradition. They’ve won five of the last seven Division-III national titles, nine conference championships in the last 10 years, and 26-straight games to earn the longest win streak currently in D-III and the second-longest...

‘Hawks’ defense sparks win

'Hawks' defense sparks win

November 5, 2014

By Andrea Sidlauskas Nov. 5, 2014 The rivalry between UW-Whitewater and UW-Platteville’s football teams has been long in the making. Since 1993, the two teams square off each year in the George Chryst Memorial Bowl, named in honor of former UW-P head coach George Chryst, to earn the Miner’s Pick. This...

‘Hawks get homecoming win

'Hawks get homecoming win

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas The Warhawks football team has historically been neck-and-neck with the UW-Oshkosh Titans football team, and Saturday’s Homecoming Game was no different. After blowing out opponent after opponent and posting two shutouts, the ’Hawks won their closest battle...

Leipold reaches milestone

October 22, 2014

  Oct. 22, 2014 By Justin St. Peter “Powered by Tradition” is the slogan followed by most athletic teams at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For the Warhawks football team, the tradition seems to be winning. Head coach Lance Leipold reached a milestone Oct. 18 after the ’Hawk...

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