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Falcons softball ends season of rebuilding with doubleheader win

May 5, 2016

Falcons Softball ended their WIAC season on a high note, dropping the Pioneers from UW-Platteville 11-0 and 10-5 in a doubleheader Saturday, April 30.

Falcon Center construction, Hunt update continue ahead of schedule

May 4, 2016

The UW-River Falls campus has been aching for a new athletics facility, and the new Falcon Center is now ahead of schedule.

One thing’s for sure: Both male and female athletes get hurt

May 4, 2016

An athlete’s worst fear is hearing they have to sit out their sport due to an injury. Whether it be a minor contusion, or a severely torn ACL, both men and women athletes are not immune to getting hurt.

UW-River Falls mascot, once deemed scary, brings fun to campus events

May 4, 2016

You see him on Saturdays at Ramer Field and you see him roaming the UW-River Falls campus. Freddy Falcon brings a positive attitude and he puts pep in people’s step no matter if it is a UWRF football game or if it is a normal Tuesday afternoon.

UWRF athletics hosts Don Page Memorial Tournament

April 29, 2016

For the 31st consecutive year, the Don Page Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the River Falls Golf Club on June 20 to raise money for the UW-River Falls Athletics Department.

Dual-sport athletes at UW-River Falls never out of season

April 29, 2016

Whether athletes, especially young ones, should specialize in one sport or compete in many remains open to debate. On university campuses such as UW-River Falls, most student athletes specialize, but a handful compete in more than one sport.

Falcon football works hard in off-season

April 29, 2016

The Falcons have been practicing at Ramer Field three times a week for the entire month of April. Division III allows sixteen practices over five months in the offseason, but UWRF is only trying to get in twelve practices before finals week and when academics take precedent.

A year after surviving budget cut, UWRF tennis team rebuilds

April 20, 2016

It has been a full year since the UW-River Falls women’s tennis team survived an effort to drop it in response to state funding cuts. Now, under new Coach Dan Stumpf, a former tennis player at Creighton University, the team is rebuilding.

UWRF softball honors new field with a win against UW-Eau Claire

April 20, 2016

The Falcons opened up their new softball field with an impressive performance Wednesday, April 13, dropping the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds 7-1 in the first game of their doubleheader and tied 3-3 with a finish to be announced later in their second match-up.

Unnoticed by many, athletic trainers keep Falcons in competition

April 20, 2016

At UW-River Falls there is one job that makes all sports possible: Athletic trainers make sure athletes are physically capable of participating in sporting events, and take care of them when they’re not.

Defensive coordinator’s return to UWRF makes it a family affair

April 14, 2016

After first stepping onto the UW-River Falls campus as a prospective student six years ago, Rocky Larson knew where he belonged. It was the school his parents attended and met at when they were students, and where they made the decision to move to Somerset, Wisconsin, to begin their family.

UWRF softball to start conference games after challenging pre-season experiences

April 6, 2016

After an up and down start to the season and a successful Florida trip, the Falcons traveled to St. Kates University to avenge an earlier 8-0 loss in the season opener. UWRF looked like an entirely different team in this meeting, stretching the undefeated Wildcats to 13 innings before they fell 7-6.

UWRF football hires youngest defense coordinator in history

April 6, 2016

Fresh off the most wins since 2001, the UW-River Falls football defense has a new face in the form of Rocky Larson, who was named defensive coordinator. At age 24, Larson the youngest coordinator in UWRF’s history.

For UW-River Falls pole vaulter, 13 may be a lucky number

April 6, 2016

It takes a different breed of person to compete in pole vault, and for the UW-River Falls outdoor record holder Riley Claude, the mold is perfectly in place for her.

UWRF coach: It’s a privilege to influence people beyond campus

March 30, 2016

Inspiration often comes in a number of ways, but for many athletes at UW-River Falls in the last 16 years, Carmen Pata has been the face of it.