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Robert Silvers

Robert Silvers is a student at UW-River Falls.

April 7, 2011

Campus plan maps future

The completed UW-River Falls master plan will showcase many future changes to the campus structure including the creation of a campus gateway to serve as a front door welcoming visitors. The preliminary plan released on March 2 calls for new looks to the union plaza, the open area located just north of the University Center […]

February 10, 2011

Falcon men’s hockey surging; is it too little, too late?

For weeks Hunt Arena sat quiet and forgotten with the students off on break and no one to cheer, but on Friday the Hunting Grounds awoke to screams of 785 as the Falcons came from behind to win 4-2. Two short weeks ago the Falcons were reeling; they had dropped six of their last seven […]

December 9, 2010

Winning teams struggle for fans

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah Hellier wrote about the lack of fans for women’s hockey, and I am about to beat that same path again. It’s not just women’s hockey I’m worried about, but also men’s and women’s basketball. I would love to call the UWRF community the Falcon Faithful, but as the numbers […]

December 2, 2010

Falcon football ends losing streak against UW-Eau Claire

The Falcon football team broke through for their first and only win of the 2010 season Saturday, Nov. 13 with a 45-42 upset win at UW-Eau Claire. The Falcons used career best performances from three of their seniors to gain the win. Ryan Luessenheide had the best performance of his career as he tossed the […]

November 10, 2010

Solution to BCS mess available, teams would compete against best

No.3 TCU trumped No.5 Utah 47-7 Saturday, sending a message to college football that they are a legit undefeated team.  No.4 Boise State walked all over unranked Hawaii 42-7. How would the BCS respond? How about with a resounding yawn. Boise State has the longest winning streak in major college football at 22 games, yet […]

November 4, 2010

Penalty kill, defense hinders men’s hockey

The No. 9 ranked Falcon men’s hockey team went 1-1 against conference UW-Superior this past weekend. On Friday, the Falcons downed the Yellowjackets 5-3 surviving a third period flurry by Superior as the Yellowjackets scored three times in the third. On Saturday, the Falcons didn’t play with the intensity they did the night before and […]

October 28, 2010

WRFW expands coverage

Besides being a sports columnist for the Student Voice, I am also the assistant sports director at 88.7 FM WRFW where I am privileged to bring Falcon athletics to life for fans through their radios and internet. In the last three and a half years, WRFW has expanded its sports coverage to include the softball […]

October 21, 2010

Open coach position has benefits for Brewster to consider

After yet another loss this season, Tim Brewster was fired from his position of head coach for the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher’s football team. Prior to the Gophers, Brewster had been a tight end coach and assistant head coach, but never had he been coordinator of the offense or defense. With the tight end […]

October 14, 2010

Play selection contributes to another Falcon loss

The Falcons football team dropped yet another game this past weekend against formerly winless UW-La Crosse by a score of 37-20. The Falcons offense moved the ball well early in the game, but after falling behind 21-14, they were unable to get much going. The glaring story on the day was the offensive game plan […]

October 7, 2010

Yankees’ pitching statistics show no match for the Twins

For what is seemingly the umpteenth time since Ron Gardenhire replaced Tom Kelly as the manager of the Minnesota Twins, they open up the postseason against each other in the American Lesgue Division Series. And surprisingly the Twins are actually favored to win a series against the Yankees. However when you look at the pitching […]

September 30, 2010

Continuation rule leaves Detroit with another loss

In week one the Detroit Lions scored on a last minute touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson. Johnson went up in the air, came down with both feet in the end zone and maintained possession as he hit the ground. But as he got up, he let go of the ball and the officials ruled it incomplete on a continuation call.

September 23, 2010

Different quarterback, the exact same results

Last Saturday the Falcons football team committed to changing quarterbacks for what appears to be the remainder of the 2010 season. Junior B.J. LeTourneau was named the starter Friday and played every offensive snap against the No. 17 ranked Trine Thunder. The end result, however, was the same as the Falcons loss, 14-35. LeTourneau replaced […]