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Falcons basketball heading to D3 Hoops Classic in Las Vegas

November 20, 2019

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team has booked its D3 Hoops Classic trip for December in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New women’s basketball coach aims to fill seats of Don Page Arena

October 17, 2019

The women’s basketball team at UW-River Falls starts its regular season on Nov. 8 against Marian University of Milwaukee. The Falcons’ first game of the year will be at home in the Don Page Arena and that is how the brand new coach wants it.

Women’s basketball season ends with three consecutive victories

March 12, 2019

UW-River Falls Women’s basketball season came to an end after a three-game win streak propelled the team to a 10-15 record on the year.

Men’s basketball season ends without a playoff berth

March 11, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Men’s basketball team had their season come to a conclusion against UW-Whitewater on Feb. 16, 2019, after a 77-74 loss in the closing seconds of regulation.

Falcons comeback falls short in last second thriller

February 12, 2019

The UW–River Falls Women’s basketball team dropped to 7-14 on the season following a last second 63-60 loss against UW–Stevens Point at Don Page Arena on Feb. 2. The Falcons came into the game at the bottom of the WIAC standings with a 1-9 record. The UW–Stevens Point Pointers came into the game second to last in the WIAC with a 4-6 record.

Falcons fall to nationally ranked Titans

February 12, 2019

UW–River Falls Men’s basketball dropped to 8-11 on the season, including a 1-7 WIAC record, following an 80-69 loss to UW–Oshkosh at Don Page Arena on Jan. 26.

Men’s basketball treasures playing at U.S. Bank Stadium

December 12, 2018

Despite traveling to Minneapolis and suffering a defeat, the Falcons and UWRF still look at the experience as favorable behind all of the work it took to put together this U.S. Bank Stadium Classic event.

Falcons men’s basketball makes history at U.S. Bank Stadium

December 2, 2018

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball moved to 4-2 on the season after an 85-70 loss to the University of St. Thomas on Friday, Nov. 30. The Falcons played a neutral site game for the first time this season at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Minnesota Timberwolves fandom finally paying off

April 18, 2018

The Minnesota Timberwolves will no longer be the trivia answer in the category of “longest playoff drought in the NBA.” With their 112-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets on the last day of the regular season, the Timberwolves clinched their first playoff appearance since the 2003-2004 season.

Athlete of the week: Alex Herink

February 14, 2018

Alex Herink, a senior basketball player from Hudson, averaged 20 points and 5 rebounds per game last week as the Falcons knocked off WIAC foe UW-Whitewater on Saturday night. The reigning WIAC player of the year is averaging 16 points per game on 48 percent shooting to help lead the team to a 15-7 record so far this year.

Athlete of the week: Brynn Liljander

February 7, 2018

Brynn Liljander, a senior from Isanti, Minn., led the Falcons with 16.5 points per game last week as the Falcons women’s basketball team suffered two tight losses. Liljander recently set the UWRF women’s record for three-pointers made, and she currently leads the team with 15 points per game, 2 assists per game and almost 2 steals per game.

The Student Voice sat down with Liljander to discuss her senior season and what the Falcons need to do to overcome their four-game losing streak.

Falcons fall to UW-Oshkosh in rematch of WIAC title game

January 31, 2018

The UWRF men’s basketball team fell in a hard-fought contest to WIAC foe UW-Oshkosh 78-57 on Saturday night at Page Arena. UW-Oshkosh, ranked 19th in the country, led by only three points at halftime but used an early 16-3 in the second half to create a gap the Falcons wouldn’t seriously threaten again.

Here is this semester's Student Voice staff. Click on a name to see what the staff member has written.

Melissa Thorud

Melissa Thorud

Editor

Brooke Shepherd

Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

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Hallie Diekoff

Reporter

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Isabella Forliti

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Anna Gunderson

Reporter

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Reagan Hoverman

Reporter

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Taylor Kiel

Reporter

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Ally Langer

Proofreader

Madelyn Markulics

Madelyn Markulics

General Manager

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Sara Ollig

Photographer

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Angelique Tretsven

Photographer