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Warhawk Football Offense Explodes in 4th

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

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, the Warhawks trailed 14-13. In just nine minutes, the team scored 21-unanswered points to take a ...

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

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

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

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 outgained Concordia 363 to 336 in yards, but committed three turnovers and 11 penalties in the process. “You can’t...

Perfect storm: Flooding on the QB

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 14, 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 football. To date, 41 ballots have been cast for the award, including one from the fans from Nov. ...

’Hawks come back in fourth again

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

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 against them (the only loss was the national semifinal game against the University of Mount Union)....

Record crowd witnesses history

Record crowd witnesses history

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

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 later, the groan turned to a cheer for Warhawk fans as Patterson waited for a creas...

Sophomores shine in ‘Hawks win

Sophomores shine in ‘Hawks win

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

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 remaining, a pair of sophomores scored the game-winning touchdown to seal the team’s 12th straight...

‘Hawks run away from opponents

‘Hawks run away from opponents

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

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 defense stepped up. Belhaven University (Mississippi) had the ball with a first and goal at the one-...

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...

‘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 Knights, 37-33, in the quarterfinal round of NCAA Division-III Playoffs at Perkins Stadium Dec....

Appreciate Lance Leipold’s historic tenure

December 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014 By Zuhayr Tahir To say that the Whitewater student body was surprised to learn their beloved head football coach wouldn’t be returning next season is an understatement. Shocked is more like it. Nnews broke on Nov. 30 that UW-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold would be leaving...

Leipold to run with the Bulls

Leipold to run with the Bulls

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas With the success head football coach Lance Leipold attained during his reign at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, it’s reasonable for fans, athletes and alumni to wonder how long a small Division-III institution would be able to hold on to such an integral...

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