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Deja Vu: Warhawks advance to Stagg Bowl again

December 16, 2009

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...

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

December 2, 2009

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 2, 2009

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 24, 2009

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 11, 2009

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 4, 2009

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 28, 2009

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 21, 2009

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...

Football team’s hidden gem

September 23, 2009

Andy Harris doesn’t have a fancy office or get any credit for the football team’s national success. But that doesn’t bother him. “I just like being behind the scenes and getting out of the way,” Harris, the team’s director of football operations, said. “I just like staying out of ...

Football team’s dynamic duo thrust into national spotlight

September 9, 2009

It was all a matter of seizing the opportunity.   For Levell Coppage and Antwan Anderson, this was the motto both played with throughout the 2008 football season. And when each had their chance to start, Coppage and Anderson grabbed it with full confidence and kept UW-Whitewater’s running back tr...

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