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Women’s hoopers finish season in third at home

Maddie Drain, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

The UW-Whitewater women’s wheelchair basketball team finished third in the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) this weekend. The Warhawks battled hard the first day,  but fell to the eventual national champion University of Alabama  51-41. UW-W led by five at half, and sen...

Gymnasts prepare for D-I opponents

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team tallied its third straight win, defeating UW-Eau Claire 189.300-186.475 on Jan. 28 at home. The Warhawks’ team score ranks 20th in the program record book, and it added a top-10 mark as a team on the parallel uneven bars (47.925, 7th). “It is gre...

UW-W AD takes same position at D-II level

Athletic Director Paul Plinske

August 14, 2013

  By Kevin Cunningham   Numerous rumors in the past have linked UW-Whitewater athletic director, Dr. Paul Plinske, to make a career jump to the Division I or II level. Earlier this morning it was made official that the former Warhawks athletic director took the same position at the University of Nebraska Kearney, a Division II University. Plinske will take over for Jon McBride, who reportedly stepped down from the position this spring due to health reasons. Plinske spent nine years as the athletic director for UW-Whitewater, winning nine national titles, including four D-III football national championships during his tenure. The titles earned during his time aren’t the only thing Plinske will be remembered for—he also oversaw numerous facility upgrades, secured external funding for employment opportunities and made personal connections with coaches, athletes and athletic department staff. Warhawks head men’s basketball coa...

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