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 […]

Midfielder Jay Tegge handles a pass during a 3-1 win over St. Olaf last Wednesday. -- Alyssa Noble

In top form

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 […]

Wartburg's takes a swing during a meet last season. -- File Photo

Keeping down the ‘racquet’

With four Iowa Conference meets in the next 10 days and the IIAC tournament quickly approaching, the Wartburg women’s tennis team is entering perhaps its most grueling portion of the season. The team is 5-2 and is third in the conference with a 3-1 record. In singles, junior Marissa Buresh […]

by · September 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Blogs, Sitting Courtside, Sports, Tennis
Wartburg running back Brandon Domeyer and Bethel defensive back Josh Treimer come face-to-face during last year's NCAA Division III second-round playoff game. -- File Photo

Iowa-Iowa State? Forget about it

The state will always gravitate toward the Cy-Hawk Series. But sports columnist Nathan Ford says there’s a bigger and more important college football game in Iowa this afternoon.

by · September 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Blogs, Football, Orange and Black Extra, Sports