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Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is a student at UW-River Falls.

May 5, 2011

Falcons seeded first in WIAC tournament

The Falcons softball team clinched the WIAC conference championship after sweeping UW-Oshkosh Tuesday at Ramer Field. The Falcons finished the regular season with a 13-3 conference record, and 22-13 overall. By clinching the WIAC conference championship, the Falcons ensured that the WIAC conference tournament will be played at River Falls. Falcon head coach Jody Gabriel […]

April 14, 2011

Owner of NBA franchise threatens online journalists

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, spouted an interesting post on his blog about internet journalism which was not good if that is something you enjoy. Cuban wrote April 4 that NBA teams now have “reached a point where our interests are no longer aligned,” and said that “websites have become the equivalent […]

May 7, 2010

Falcons look back on 2009-2010 athletics

The 2009-10 athletic season of UW-River Falls is scheduled to conclude in May, with track and field and softball expected to compete in their conference finals and for a chance at an NCAA berth. The fall sports season at UWRF was the busiest time for athletics, with parts of seven seasons being held over this […]

April 22, 2010

UWRF hosts Little Siblings Weekend

The UW-River Falls’ Residence Hall Association hosted the first campus Little Siblings weekend April 16-18 with around 170 registered participants attending, according to an event organizer. Justina Deering, the program director for the RHA, said the committee had been planning the event for months, and was pleased with the outcome. She also said the event […]

April 16, 2010

Falcon invitational opens up UWRF track and field season

The Falcon Invitational, held April 9-10 at Ramer Field, was a success for much of the UW-River Falls track and field team as they began the outdoor track season. The Falcons had many good finishes from athletes, and at least one qualified for the NCAA tournament as well, said Keven Syverson, the head coach. “It […]

April 8, 2010

Campus concerns over bike safety lead to awareness month

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls safety committee will be raising the awareness of bike safety in the month of April to help inform students of proper bicycling on campus. Connie Smith, the director of risk management at UWRF, said that concerns from those on campus have led to the bike safety awareness. “Given the level […]

April 2, 2010

Women’s hockey uses NCAA tournament as benchmark for season

The women’s hockey team played in the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season, losing to Gustavus Adolphus College by two goals March 13 in St. Peter, Minn. The team made the tournament by winning the NCHA conference tournament for the second consecutive year, and earning an automatic bid. The Falcons defeated UW-Superior by one […]

March 31, 2010

Florida Gators head coach embarrasses organization

Urban Meyer, the coach of the Florida Gators’ football team, put Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeremy Fowler in a hairy predicament after calling him out at a team spring practice for doing his job. Fowler was in “hot water” with Meyer after he quoted one of the Gator players; wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who said that […]

March 26, 2010

Proposed Health and Human Performance building to improve campus

The proposed Health and Human Performance (HHP) building is expected to open in four years, but that hasn’t stopped those around campus from thinking about its benefits now. According to campus officials, the new HHP building is expected to not only help bring in more prospective students, but also to help the recruiting of sports […]

March 11, 2010

Falcon softball starts season at Rebel Games in Florida

The Falcon softball team starts its season on March 14, with two games. The games are not played in the Midwest, but instead 1,500 miles away in Kissimmee, Fla. The Falcons start the season playing the Rebel Spring Games, a collection of games being played to give teams from across the country a warm-up to […]

March 5, 2010

Falcon hockey teams experience success in NCHA playoffs

The WIAC playoffs have started for the UW-River Falls men’s and women’s hockey teams, as both try to earn bids into the NCAA tournament draw. The Falcon men hosted their first round of the WIAC playoffs Feb. 19 and 20 against UW-Eau Claire, and the women’s team played their first round of the playoffs at […]

February 18, 2010

Fair offers student employment positions

Students filled the University Center Ballroom Feb. 10 for the UW-River Falls’ Fair for On-Campus Jobs where employers spoke about positions. Students who attended the meeting had the opportunity to meet with 20 different employers, ranging from campus media to athletic groups. The goal of the fair was to allow students the opportunity to meet […]