Student Voice


April 25, 2024




Noah Hanson: Six years of perseverance

February 20, 2024

Noah Hanson entered his sixth year as a member of the UWRF Men’s Basketball team in the fall of 2023. His journey to eligibility this year follows some ups and downs: Hanson’s success, the COVID-19 pandemic, a season-ending injury, and, this season, a comeback story. 

Men’s basketball opens season 3-4, rivals mediocre 2022

December 11, 2023

UW-River Falls men’s basketball finds itself in a hole, similar to last season. After seven games, their 3-4 record mirrors their 2022 campaign. The Falcons started 3-4 in 2022 and finished 11-15 overall. UWRF struggled in the conference as well, going 5-9 against opponents in the WIAC. Late in the season, River Falls beat Stout and Stevens Point, leading to a WIAC tournament birth as the #6 seed. They would lose narrowly to UW-Whitewater in the first round, ending their season.

Women’s basketball starts 5-1 for second straight year

December 11, 2023

Through six games, UWRF women’s basketball is 5-1, mirroring last year’s hot start. The Falcons are coming off a mediocre 2022 season, where they failed to participate in the WIAC tournament. They went 14-11 overall but struggled against teams in the WIAC. River Falls finished 4-10 in the conference and tied with UW-Platteville for the final playoff seed. Platteville participated in the tournament as the #6 seed and the Falcon's season ended bitterly. 

Shelby Lyman enters 2nd year as women’s basketball head coach

December 11, 2023

Shelby Lyman is in her second year as the head coach of UW-River Falls’ women's basketball program. In 2022, she served as the interim head coach and led the Falcons to their first winning record since 2017. Before the 2023 season, Lyman was named the program's permanent head coach. Through six games this season, the Falcons are 5-1.

Falcons lose to Titans 70-79

February 8, 2023

The UW-River Falls men's basketball team hosted the UW-Oshkosh Titans in a late-season conference matchup on February 4. The Titans came in on a seven-game win streak and holding the number one seed in the WIAC, while the sixth-seed Falcons were looking to get back to .500 on the season.

Falcons basketball struggles in second half, drops to 3-4

December 12, 2022

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team hosted UW-Whitewater in their third straight home game on December 3. The Falcons came in at 3-3, eager to get back into the conference race against their visiting rival, the 4-3 Warhawks.

Falcons top Finlandia, cruise to 3-2 record

December 12, 2022

The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team hosted Finlandia University in its Nov. 23 home opener at Don Page Arena. The 2-2 Falcons looked to get above .500 in front of their home crowd.

UWRF women's basketball beats UW-Stevens Point 71-58 on senior night

February 17, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Women’s Basketball Team finished their regular season on a strong note, defeating the UW-Stevens Point Pointers 71-58 on senior night Feb. 16.

Athletes, coaches ready for spring season, tournaments

February 11, 2022

The regular seasons for a handful of Falcon teams are drawing to a close. With the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) tournaments fast approaching, here is where some of those teams stand going into the home stretch of their seasons.

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.

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

Jack Schindler Van Hoof


Lexi Janzer

Assistant Editor

Anna Gunderson

General Manager

Joshua Brauer


Rachel Karweick


Ethan Lay


Ashley Patrin


Madelyn Retzlaff


Ella Tretsven