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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sports

University will not cut women’s golf and tennis teams

May 6th, 2015

With the proposed $300 million budget cuts that were proposed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker looming over the UW System everyone is wondering what is going to happen.

UWRF softball team places second at WIAC tournament, Perkins coaches last game

May 6th, 2015

The sixth seeded UW-River Falls softball team was able to reach the finals of the WIAC tournament, before losing to UW-Whitewater and receiving second place. The team ended the season with a 23-22 overall record and a 7-10 record in the WIAC conference.

Two Falcons set school records at WIAC track and field championships

May 6th, 2015

The UW-River Falls men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the WIAC Outdoor Championships on May 1-2 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The championships took place over two days where both the men and women had good performances on each side. The men were led by two strong performances from junior David Paynotta and senior Jordan Crockett.

Construction begins on new Ramer Field press box

April 29th, 2015

Warmer weather has allowed work on the Falcon Center project to progress ahead of schedule, including a major addition to Ramer Field, as work on the new press box has begun more than a month before it was scheduled to begin.

Track and field team has strong outing at St. Mary’s Cardinal Open

April 29th, 2015

The UW-River Falls men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the 2015 St. Mary’s University Cardinal Open on Saturday, April 25, in Winona, Minnesota, and both the men’s and women’s team had several top-five finishers.

Softball clinches playoff berth with three WIAC wins in final week

April 29th, 2015

The UW-River Falls softball team had a strong final week of the regular season finishing at 20-20 on the season and 4-2 in the last six games. The Falcons finished sixth in the WIAC and qualified for the WIAC tournament that begins on Friday, May 1, at UW-Eau Claire.

UWRF softball Head Coach Faye Perkins to retire

April 29th, 2015

Passionate, energetic, compassionate, supportive, adventurous, real, dedicated, fun-loving, inspiring, fair, hard-working, knowledgeable, caring and quirky are just some of the words that are used by her former players to describe Falcon softball Head Coach Faye Perkins.

Rugby culture differs from other sports

April 22nd, 2015

UW-River Falls men’s and women’s local club rugby culture differs from major U.S. sports in competitive and social aspects. Rugby is a simple game. It can be played with as little as a uniquely shaped ball, a mouth guard and a bunch of bodies with some shorts.

Track and field teams break through at St. Norbert Invitational

April 22nd, 2015

The UW-River Falls men and women’s track and field team had a strong showing at the 2015 St. Norbert Invitational on April 18.

Athletics department holds town hall meeting, possibility of cutting a women’s sport is high

April 22nd, 2015

A town hall meeting was held in the North Hall auditorium on Tuesday, April 21, and over 120 students and student-athletes were in attendance to discuss the future of the women’s golf and tennis teams.

Falcon Spotlight

Tia Harris became the third Falcon to qualify for the NCAA national meet.

Tia Harris becomes third UWRF runner ever to qualify for nationals

November 21st, 2013

Two weeks after a fourth place conference finish, junior runner Tia Harris in sixth place at the Midwest Regional and punched her ticket to the NCAA national meet.

Tess Lueders

November 14th, 2013

Tess Lueders is the lone senior on the UW-River Falls Falcons women’s basketball team. She is from Stillwater, Minn., and majors in Secondary Education, Broad Field Science with a Biology Emphasis.

Hillary Geipel

November 7th, 2013

Hillary Geipel is a senior runner, from Pewaukee, Wis., on the women’s cross country team.

Zach Schrotenboer

November 7th, 2013

Zach Schrotenboer is a sophomore forward on the UW-River Falls men’s hockey team. He is from Geneva, Ill., and last played on the junior hockey team Chicago, NAHL, according to uwrfsports.com.

Kait Mason

October 31st, 2013

Kait Mason is a senior forward on the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team. She is from Eagan, Minn.