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Falcons softball splits weekend series against Whitewater and Platteville

April 25, 2018

The UW-River Falls softball team was finally able to get back on the field this past weekend, splitting two series against UW-Whitewater and UW-Platteville to open up WIAC play.

Texas fistfight brings Canadian athlete to UWRF in time for Year of Canada

April 25, 2018

Sometime after the fight, Savidant’s new friend Singerhouse chose to attend UWRF to play on the hockey team, and he convinced Savidant to join him in doing so. With Savidant being the only Canadian player on the UWRF men’s team, he hopes next year’s Year of Canada theme will bring more excitement to the game of hockey for both fans and players.

Diversity efforts in Athletics Department go beyond ethnicity

April 18, 2018

When senior basketball player Devin Buckley began school at UW-River Falls as a freshman, he said everybody mainly just went with the flow and there weren’t many conversations about diversity in the predominately Caucasian Athletics Department.

Now, the Athletics Department is driven to increase diversity efforts on campus and aren’t afraid to talk about those challenging topics that are tough to have, Buckley said.

Joe Mauer: How to feel about the Minnesota native

April 18, 2018

With the modern Twins, I think about Joe Mauer. With Joe Mauer, grabbing his 2,000 hit last Thursday, it really makes you think about the career that he has had. As I watched the Minnesota native tip his helmet to the fans, I began to wonder how to remember or feel about his career. How do you feel about a guy who ultimately peaked before signing his big contract? Does he belong among the greats I mentioned?

Minnesota Timberwolves fandom finally paying off

April 18, 2018

The Minnesota Timberwolves will no longer be the trivia answer in the category of “longest playoff drought in the NBA.” With their 112-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets on the last day of the regular season, the Timberwolves clinched their first playoff appearance since the 2003-2004 season.

The worst five-year run in sports

April 11, 2018

Over the last twenty years, we have witnessed a trend in sports. The trend shows that winning is contagious. During this time period, we have seen cities—with more than one professional team—ride the momentum of other teams located within the same area.

New lacrosse coach looks to build program from the ground up

April 11, 2018

Alison Jennings was named the university’s first lacrosse coach in July, after the athletic department announced in April that lacrosse would be added as the 17th varsity sport. Jennings helped start the program at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and was the assistant coach for the past four years.

Falcons softball uses timely pitching to split with St. Mary’s

April 4, 2018

The Falcons softball team split a series against St. Mary’s University last Thursday in their first action since spring break. UWRF took a high-scoring game one by a score of 10-9 but fell to the Cardinals 6-3 in game two.

Falcons get strong performances from hitters, pitchers to go 10-2 on Florida trip

March 21, 2018

The UWRF softball team finished up a successful spring break trip with a 10-2 record last week to improve to 13-3 on the season, already surpassing last season’s total win total.

Softball begins season with strong showing in dome games

March 7, 2018

The Falcons softball team graduated only one senior last season, returning five seniors with multiple years of experience and three all-conference players on the team. Their leadership was on display this weekend in Rochester, Minn., with the Falcons going 3-1 and outscoring their opponents 43-15 in their four games in the Rochester Dome.

Athlete of the week: Colton Sorensen

March 7, 2018

Colton Sorensen, a senior pole vaulter from Balsam Lake, Wis., qualified for the DIII National Indoor meet in Birmingham, Ala., this past weekend at the Last Chance Meet at UW-Stevens Point. His vault of 4.91 meters moved him up to 10th in the country and qualified him for the national meet.

Women’s hockey advances to fifth straight O’Brien Cup final

February 28, 2018

The Falcons advanced to their fifth straight O’Brien Cup final with wins over UW-Stevens Point 9-0 and 6-1 in the WIAC semifinals series.

UWRF athlete of the week: distance runner Katelyn Moore

February 21, 2018

Katelyn Moore is a freshman distance runner from Hudson, Wis. She set a 15-second personal record in the mile this season with a time of 5:11. That was good enough to take first place in the event at the Parents’ Day Open at the University of Minnesota last Saturday.

Men’s hockey finishes tough regular season with signs of improvement

February 14, 2018

After a deflating 5-0 home loss to UW-Superior a few weeks ago, the Falcons knew they had to respond differently on the road in Superior, according to Eddie Matsushima, a junior captain for the UWRF men’s hockey team.

Athlete of the week: Alex Herink

February 14, 2018

Alex Herink, a senior basketball player from Hudson, averaged 20 points and 5 rebounds per game last week as the Falcons knocked off WIAC foe UW-Whitewater on Saturday night. The reigning WIAC player of the year is averaging 16 points per game on 48 percent shooting to help lead the team to a 15-7 record so far this year.