In the aftermath of the Wartburg football team’s latest demolition — an 81-21 victory over Loras at a snow-covered Walston-Hover Stadium — Division III football bracketologists penned the fifth-ranked Knights a first-round playoff opponent of little merit. There was St. Scholastica (10-0), a three-time defending Upper Midwest Athletic Conference […]
Greetings, football fans. It’s Fall Break, but my parents have a somewhat reliable Internet connection in rural Jasper County, so I’m still tuning in to Wartburg coach Rick Willis’ weekly radio show on KWAY with Terry Goetzinger. The sixth-ranked Knights (6-0, 3-0) are coming off a 42-9 homecoming victory over […]
From statistical analysis, researchers have found little to no evidence supporting the idea that crowds can influence a team or player’s ability or make a visiting team’s performance worse. What fans can influence: the referees and the calls they make.
Greetings again, football fans. Sorry to leave you hanging the last few weeks, but I’m back with notes from Wartburg head football coach Rick Willis’ radio show (every Wednesday from 7:30-8 p.m. on KWAY) after being tied up with other coverage during the last couple shows. The Knights are coming off […]
Like most professional sports, it is hard to pin down exactly why some soccer teams are more successful than others, why some teams with above-average spending continue to struggle (Aston Villa) while other teams spend their cash wisely (Manchester United). Is success attributed to player personnel, coaching schemes, physical and […]