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Former Warhawk Olson fulfills NFL dream, agrees to terms with Jets

November 29, 2012

  By Neal Johnson Just a few weeks ago, former Warhawk safety Lane Olson was working a job in finance at Northwestern Mutual in Waukesha, Wis. Come January, he won’t be sitting behind a desk anymore. After trying out for the New York Jets on Tuesday, Olson was offered a future contract...

Two brothers, two sports, one passion

November 27, 2012

  Justin St. Peter In a time of technology, cell phones and videogames during childhood, Marty and Jack Herum grew up with a ball in their hands at all times. “When it’s 100 degrees outside, a lot of kids go inside for the air-conditioning, playing videogames or something,” River...

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 him. After his final year as a Warhawk, Olson got an opportunity to play professionally in the...

Online profile displays student achievements

October 25, 2012

  What if the first website that came up in a search for a student’s name listed their achievements instead of questionable spring break pictures? Thanks to the new program readMedia, that is now possible. ReadMedia is a website that allows universities to spread the word about students’...

Loud crowd needed for conference clash on Saturday

October 18, 2012

Saturday is Homecoming for UW-Whitewater. It’s a big day for the university, but this Saturday will be even bigger for the Warhawk football team. As usual, Homecoming’s main event will take place at 1 p.m. in Perkins Stadium. This year, the ’Hawks will play a talented and hungry UW-Oshkosh...

’Hawks stomp Stout, Titans next

October 18, 2012

Saturday’s football game was the focal point of Hall of Fame Day for UW-Stout. Unfortunately, the Blue Devil’s hall-of-famers could not play against the Warhawk football team, which pounded the Blue Devils, 41-7. The ’Hawks found success in every facet of the game. Seniors Lee Brekke and...

Tackling Concussions

October 18, 2012

  By Zach Hicks These days in football, “getting your bell rung” on a helmet-to-helmet collision isn’t met with raucous applause from observers. Instead of a roaring stadium, a silence falls over the crowd. That’s because fans know the danger football players face today. According...

Unsung heroes lead special teams

September 19, 2012

Mistakes are a part of football. Sometimes they are blatantly obvious, but many mistakes, like a missed tackle or bad throw, can be covered up by a teammate making a great play. For Warhawks Eric Kindler and Zach Koch, however, every mistake made is magnified, and every success is merely expected....

Warhawks’ defensive ‘fource’

September 19, 2012

In football, the main focus is more often than not aimed toward the offense. But UW-Whitewater’s defense line, made up of junior linebackers Kyle Wismer, Ryan Cortez, Cole Klotz and senior Josh Williams, shouldn’t be overlooked. The four led the Warhawk defense to an undefeated season in 2011,...

Fans shouldn’t panic: Saturday’s loss doesn’t hurt ’Hawks chances

September 19, 2012

By Zach Hicks Nobody saw it coming. The Warhawk football team’s loss to Buffalo State College on Saturday has sparked conversation campus-wide. The surprise is understandable. After all, an NCAA-best 46 game winning streak came to an end Saturday. Some of the whispers on campus are filled...

Renamed building honors former coach

September 19, 2012

Powered by tradition. It’s a phrase that has played such a prominent role in the Warhawk football program’s history. Bob Berezowitz, who coached football at UW-Whitewater from 1985-2006 will be honored this weekend against UW-Stevens Point. The Student Athletic Complex (SAC) will be named after...

New tailback in town

August 29, 2012

It was a cold day in December when Josh Williams made the trip from Downers Grove, Ill. to Whitewater, Wis. to catch the NCAA Division-III quarterfinal game between Salisbury University and UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks delivered. Coming out on top 34-14, but the game wasn’t the only thing they won...

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