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Hope for a season

Ryan Liszka, Tyler Precia and Egon Hein run side-by-side in a practice drill during the cool early morning hours Oct. 23 at Perkins Stadium
Warhawk Football prepares for comeback from COVID-19 delay
October 25, 2020

The UW-Whitewater football team is ready to get off the bench and onto the field. In fact they’re already practicing on the hallowed grounds of Perkins Stadium and staying inspired by their coaching...

Quinn Meinerz taking his game to next level

The team captains, from left, defensive back Nate Tranel, linebacker Jacob Erbs, running back Ronny Ponick and offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz approach midfield for the coin toss. UW-Whitewater defeated St. John's University (Minnesota) 35-32 in a Div. III NCAA national championship football semifinal game on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Perkins Stadium in Whitewater.
MVP Q&A
August 31, 2020

Senior Quinn Meinerz, captain of the Whitewater football team received the Offensive-Lineman of the Year Award and was named Most Valuable Player last season. Meinerz helped lead the Warhawks to a share...

Warhawk Football Offense Explodes in 4th

September 19, 2017

The UW-Whitewater football team (1-2) scored 27 points in the fourth quarter en route to the Warhawks’ 40-21 victory against Washington-St. Louis on Sept. 16 at Francis Field. Entering the final quarter,...

Concordia’s running game forces Warhawks to 0-2 season start

Jarrod Ware
September 12, 2017

The No. 15 UW-Whitewater football team is 0-2 to start the season for the first time since 1999, following the Warhawks’ 25-17 defeat against Concordia College on Sept. 9 in Moorhead-Minnesota. UW-W...

Perfect storm: Flooding on the QB

February 13, 2017

Dec. 14, 2016 NASA. Boeing Co. Football. John Flood does it all. The senior defensive lineman is a finalist for the 2016 Gagliardi Trophy, an award that goes to the most outstanding NCAA Division-III...

’Hawks come back in fourth again

October 20, 2016

Undefeated opponents crumble when they come to play the UW-Whitewater football team. The team has faced 10 straight undefeated opponents counting back to last year’s playoff run and have a 9-1 record...

Record crowd witnesses history

Sophomore running back Drew Patterson sheds multiple tacklers on a run in the 17-14 victory against UW-Oshkosh. Patterson carried the ball 20 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. Photo by Kimberly Wethal
’Hawks beat Titans 17-14 after last-second winner
October 13, 2016

When sophomore running back Drew Patterson received a toss on the Warhawks patented stretch play on third-and-13 with the game on the line, a collective groan emerged from some of the 17,535 fans in attendance. Seconds...

Sophomores shine in ‘Hawks win

Junior tight end Tony Gumina sheds a tackler in UW- Whitewater’s victory against Morningside College on Sept. 24. Gumina caught a team-high five passes for 39 yards in the 30-24 road victory against No. 5 UW-Platteville on Oct. 1 in the WIAC opener. Photo by Kim Gilliland, graphic by Carlie Sue Herrick
October 7, 2016

By Justin St. Peter Oct. 5, 2016 With 10:41 to go in the fourth quarter, the No. 2 UW-Whitewater Warhawks football team found themselves down 24-20 to the No. 8 UW-Platteville Pioneers. With 3:58...

‘Hawks run away from opponents

Sophomore Jarrod Ware had 21 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown. Photo by Kim Gilliland
October 6, 2016

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 14, 2016 When the No. 2 overall football team in the nation trailed 13-10 in week two of the regular season, with the opponent threatening for more, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks...

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....

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...

‘Hawks rally in second half

'Hawks rally in second half
December 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas Just when the end seemed near for the Warhawks football team, a fourth-quarter momentum surge led them to rack up 21 unanswered points to put away the Wartburg College...

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