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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.

Athlete of the Week: Dani Sibley

December 7, 2016

Dani Sibley, a senior forward from Monticello, Minnesota, has had a historic two weeks for the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team. Sibley has recorded three consecutive hat tricks over the course of a 6-2 win over St. Olaf, a 9-0 win versus UW-Superior and a 6-0 win against St. Scholastica.

Renovation of UW-River Falls hockey arena gets positive fan reaction

November 30, 2016

Recent renovations of Hunt Arena on the UW-River Falls campus have improved many amenities and created an entirely new fan experience for those in attendance at Falcons hockey games.

UW-River Falls pledges to increase diversity in athletics department

November 30, 2016

UW-River Falls is among universities that have signed on to the NCAA’s presidential pledge to increase diversity in their sports programs.

Athlete of the Week: Rance Ashley

November 16, 2016

UWRF senior Rance Ashley had a monster Senior Day to lead the Falcons to a huge win over the UW-Stevens Point Pointers 34-16 on Saturday.

UWRF Football nabs a tough win during Senior Day

November 16, 2016

The UW-River Falls Falcon Football pulled a stunning upset fueled by the senior leaders to take down UW-Stevens Point 34-16 on Senior Day at Ramer Field.

Successful home opener launches UWRF Women’s Hockey into a promising season

November 9, 2016

The number two ranked UW-River Falls Women’s Hockey proved they belong in the national championship discussion as they dominated Bethel 7-1 and took down eighth ranked St. Thomas 2-1 in their opening home stand this past weekend.

Athlete of the Week: Joey Leonard

November 9, 2016

Joey Leonard, a sophomore linebacker from Medford, Wisconsin, gave a huge performance for the UWRF defense as UWRF fell in overtime to UW-Whitewater 27-20 on Saturday.

Last season’s Falcons goalie now in early stages of pro ice hockey career

November 2, 2016

Former UW-River Falls men’s hockey goalie Tanner Milliron graduated last spring. His days playing for the Falcons came to a close, but his hockey career was far from over.

UWRF women’s basketball returns from historic season ready to win

November 2, 2016

After a historic season last year, the UWRF Women’s Basketball team is focusing on the little things to make the difference in order to potentially have their best season to date.

Athlete of the Week: Haley Nielsen

November 2, 2016

Haley Nielsen made a big impact in the number two nationally-ranked Falcons Hockey 4-0 win over Bethel. The sophomore defender from Plymouth, Minnesota, scored two goals and recorded an assist for the Falcons as they opened up their season with a shutout at Bethel Saturday night. Nielsen’s first goal was on the power play in the second period and she added an unassisted goal in the third period. Nielsen also earned WIAC Player of the Week honors for her performance.

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Halverson

October 26, 2016

Tyler Halverson had a huge day as receiver for the Falcons in their 50-28 win over the UW-Stout Blue Devils. Halverson, a junior from Big Lake, Minnesota, had six receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown, averaging 26 yards per catch.