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Wartburg's Nick Clasen grabs a hold of St. John's quarterback Nick Martin.

Wartburg’s consistency, balance makes it elite

When Wartburg’s offense needed to keep up with its counterpart, the defense made a game-winning play. When Wartburg’s defense needed to match the intensity of its counterpart, the offense produced a dominating game-winning drive. The fifth-ranked Knights’ two NCAA Division III playoff wins the last two weeks have demonstrated balance […]

Wartburg's Brandon Domeyer escapes Bethel tacklers in a Week 2 win. The Royals' loss to Augsburg in the final week of the regular season opened the playoff door to St. Thomas.

Bracketology: How Wartburg drew St. Thomas

  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 […]

Willis Radio: Oct. 22

Willis Radio: Oct. 22

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 […]

Do home crowds have an impact on games?

Do home crowds have an impact on games?

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.

Willis Radio: Oct. 15

Willis Radio: Oct. 15

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 […]

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