Royal Purple

2009 Football Individual Awards

January 19, 2010


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Team MVP - Jeff Donovan The senior picked apart defensive secondaries all season and simply overwhelmed the opposition, including Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl last month. Additionally, his efficiency was second to none especially in the national championship game when he put the ball in th...

Leipold has created a lasting legacy in just three years

January 19, 2010


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When Lance Leipold was introduced as the new head football coach three years ago, he knew what awaited him. The Warhawks were coming off the best seasons in school history advancing to the national championship game in 2005 and 2006. “The bar has been raised here the last couple of y...

Deja Vu: Warhawks advance to Stagg Bowl again

December 15, 2009


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The pieces have been in place all season. Now, more than three months after the football team’s opening game in Dickinson, N.D., the puzzle is almost complete. This final piece to the Warhawks’ perfect campaign and second national championship in the last three years could be put into place Saturday in Salem, Va. UW-White...

Donovan shining under spotlight

December 8, 2009


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The spotlight has been on Jeff Donovan ever since he stepped foot on the UW-Whitewater campus in 2006. Now, in his final year as the quarterback of one of the top-ranked football offenses in the country, he is shining in that spotlight. “I want people to put their faith in me,” Donovan said...

Schebler selected as finalist for Division III’s top individual honor

December 1, 2009


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Senior kicker Jeff Schebler was selected last week as one of the 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, Division III’s most prestigious award. “That’s a real accomplishment for me,” Schebler said. Fans can vote for Schebler by going to D3football.com. Voting ends Dec. 7 and the winner will be i...

Defense anchors football team into NCAA quarterfinals

December 1, 2009


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At the football team’s annual media day session in August, Troney Shumpert had one main objective for his defensive unit in 2009. “Our goal is to be better than we were last year,” the senior defensive back said. More than three months later, as Shumpert and the Warhawks (12-0) head into Saturd...

Warhawk legends speak out on state of the football team

November 23, 2009


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The national championship game is still more than three weeks away, and the Warhawks have not punched their ticket into that game quite yet. But can this team return to Salem, Va., the site of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl and play in its fifth straight title game? Three UW-Whitewater Hall of Famers, who have either...

Five reasons how the Warhawk football team won another WIAC title

November 10, 2009


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Here are my top five reasons on how the UW-Whitewater football team captured its fifth straight conference championship. 1. Levell Coppage There are many reasons the football team is heading back to the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year, but no one has been more instrumental than sophomore runni...

Senior football players not finished yet in 2009

November 3, 2009


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More than likely the football team will have home field advantage throughout the postseason. The Warhawks have not clinched a berth in the NCAA tournament yet, but there is little doubt they will roll to the national championship game – especially after the drubbing the ’Hawks put on UW-Stevens Point las...

Football team cruises into showdown against Pointers with first place on the line

October 27, 2009


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Jordan Wells did not waver when he made this statement: “I guarantee they will know when we come off the football field that we’re the better football team,” the senior wide receiver said. Wells is, of course, referring to Saturday’s 1 p.m. showdown at UW-Stevens Point (5-2, 4-0 WIAC) –...

Homecoming 2009: Warhawks eye victory after last year’s disappointing loss

October 20, 2009


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No one saw it coming. It was almost one year ago to the date, when the unexpected happened on Homecoming. The previously undefeated Warhawks fell to UW-Stevens Point, 17-16, and shocked a packed Perkins Stadium crowd. UW-Whitewater was flying high up until that point and had just completed a...

McKay finds basketball success in Europe

October 20, 2009


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Myles McKay lives by one motto and everyone seems to know it. “I can’t accept anyone working harder than me,” said McKay, who as a senior last year led the men’s basketball team to the second round of the NCAA tournament. “I can’t accept it. Hard work is everything to me.” Not a bad motto for where it has taken him: It got him a Division I basketball scholarship ...

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