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Athlete of the Week: Taylor Karge

February 23, 2017

Taylor Karge, a junior from Mankato, Minnesota, achieved a career milestone this weekend by scoring her 1,000th point.

Exhibit examines role of Negro Leagues baseball in Dunn County

February 22, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, Chalmer Davee Library at UW-River Falls is sporting a Negro Leagues traveling history display.

Women’s basketball secures final seed in WIAC playoffs with Platteville win

February 22, 2017

The Falcons women’s basketball team closed out Karges Center in dramatic fashion, taking down UW-Platteville 80-61 and securing the final seed in the WIAC playoffs on Saturday.

Sisters from Minnesota back on ice together as Falcon hockey players

February 15, 2017

For the first season in over three years, UW-River Falls women’s hockey players and sisters, senior Defenseman Lydia Wagner and freshman Forward Bella Wagner, are able to wear the same jerseys on the ice.

Athlete of the Week: Alex Herink

February 15, 2017

Alex Herink, a junior forward from Hudson, Wisconsin, helped lead the No. 4 ranked Falcons men’s basketball team to a regular season WIAC championship with two wins over UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater this past week.

Women’s hockey shatters previous record with 23 wins in regular season

February 14, 2017

The Falcons managed to bring home their fourth consecutive WIAC regular season championship on Saturday, bouncing back to defeat UW-Eau Claire 3-2 after losing to the Blugolds 3-1 on the road on Friday.

Two top scorers help make UWRF basketball championship contender

February 8, 2017

It’s no secret that the UW-River Falls men’s basketball team has been on a tear this season. A major key to its success has been the play of the team’s two most consistent scorers, Alex Herink and Garret Pearson.

Athlete of the Week: Colton Sorensen

February 8, 2017

Colton Sorensen, a junior pole vaulter from Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, took home first place honors with a vault of 4.46 meters (14 feet, 7.5 inches) in the men’s pole vault at the Wartburg Indoor Select on Feb. 4. His vault of 4.80 meters (15 feet, 9 inches) at the Chuck Peterson open in December currently ranks No. 12 overall in the country in qualifying heights and fourth in the WIAC.

UWRF men’s hockey team turns season around after slow start

February 8, 2017

The Falcon men’s hockey team is finally hitting its stride at the proper time this season, winning 10 of its last 12 games as the WIAC tournament approaches.

Athlete of the Week: David Paynotta

February 1, 2017

David Paynotta, a senior sprinter from Finlayson, Minnesota, earned a big victory at the Falcon Winter Classic this past weekend. Paynotta took first in the men’s 55m with a time of 6.48, which currently ranks first in the WIAC and second nationally this season.

Falcon men’s basketball shatters consecutive win record

February 1, 2017

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team eclipsed its program record of 16 consecutive wins on Saturday, knocking off UW-Stevens Point 67-51.

Old basketball venue to see its final games this winter at UW-River Falls

December 14, 2016

Karges Center at UW-River Falls will host its final basketball games this winter after more than 50 consecutive years of Falcons athletics, paving way for the Falcon Center to take over operations.

At midway, UWRF women’s hockey ranks third, but men struggling

December 14, 2016

The UW-River Falls hockey season has reached the midway point. The women’s team is still ranked high nationally, but the men’s squad is struggling.

Athlete of the Week: Zach Quinn

December 14, 2016

Zach Quinn had a strong week in goal for the Falcons to help get three big wins for the struggling men’s hockey team.

California trip leads to strong start for Falcons

December 7, 2016

The Falcons men’s basketball team continued their hot start to the season by winning the Lee Fulmer Memorial Classic in California this past weekend.