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‘Hawks move on in playoffs

‘Hawks move on in playoffs

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas Three turnovers committed in a single game are usually enough to end a team’s season, especially in the second round of NCAA Division-III playoffs. But the top-ranked Warhawks football team proved it was able to overcome adversity on Saturday as they continued...

Warhawk football to fill vacancy

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Daniel Schoettler With UW-Whitewater football coach Lance Leipold leaving to take the head coaching position at the University of Buffalo, the question now is how will the university go about replacing one of its greatest coaches in program history. The easiest thing for Whitewater...

Football: Pointers out of ’Hawks’ reach

November 1, 2012

The thirteenth-ranked Warhawk football team fell to WIAC conference rival UW-Stevens Point 17-14 Saturday at Community Stadium in Stevens Point. The loss was the first time the ‘Hawks have lost consecutive games since 2001. Sophomore quarterback Matt Behrendt was pressured by the opposition’s...

Football: Victory slips away for ‘Hawks

September 20, 2012

  The Warhawk football team saw its historic 46-game winning streak snapped by Buffalo State College 7-6 last Saturday. The Bengals cut off the ’Hawks’ winning streak at Perkins Stadium and handed head coach Lance Leipold his first non-conference regular season loss, dropping his all-time...

Warhawks extend winning streak

October 12, 2011

After a slow start last week to UW-Platteville, the Warhawks came into Saturday’s game with a mindset of not letting that happen again.      The ’Hawks did just that, storming out to a 28-7 halftime lead. They ended up beating the Falcons 42-10, improving their record to 5-0. Senior quart...

Warhawks win home opener

September 21, 2011

In front of a packed crowd of 6,823, the UW-Whitewater football team put on a show in their home opener Saturday, defeating Campbellsville University 54-14. The Warhawks came out strong and used a sequence of big scoring plays to put away the Fighting Tigers. The ’Hawks had scoring plays that consisted...

Warhawks win season opener

September 7, 2011

The first game of the season tells a lot about a team. Going into the season, the Warhawks had many unanswered questions. Losing almost half of the starters from last season to graduation, the ’Hawks proved once again Saturday that they can overcome anything. The ’Hawks stepped up defensively, opening...

Donovan delivers in more than one way

May 12, 2010

2009-10 Royal Purple Male Athlete of the Year: Jeff Donovan Jeff Donovan’s year has been a non-stop process. It’s been practice-after-practice, game-after-game. It’s also been win-after-win and one championship after another. After putting on a dominating display during the football season,...

Questions for champs at quarterback, secondary as team begins spring practice

April 7, 2010

They received a standing ovation at a Wisconsin Badger basketball game. They have been recognized by the Whitewater Common Council. They even mingled and shared a few laughs with Gov. Jim Doyle at his mansion in Madison. It’s been quite the ride for the football team since defeating Mount Union College (Alliance, Ohio), 38-28, on Dec. ...

2009 Football Individual Awards

January 20, 2010

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...

Warhawk Perfection: Football team finishes undefeated, wins second national title

January 20, 2010

The 2009 season will not be forgotten anytime soon. It was a season the UW-Whitewater football team dominated for much of the year. It was a season where numerous team and individual records were broken. And it was a season that ended in the most dramatic fashion on Division III’s grandest...

Leipold has created a lasting legacy in just three years

January 20, 2010

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...

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