Knights abound on Championship Saturday

Knights abound on Championship Saturday

Wartburg’s wrestling and track and field teams would like to welcome the school’s basketball programs to the party. We’re used to seeing Knights’ grapplers, runners, throwers and jumpers dominate headlines at the end of February. So much so that winning championships in Iowa is almost the norm for these programs, who […]

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 […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Blogs, Football, Orange and Black Extra, Sports
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 […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Blogs, Football, Orange and Black Extra, Sports
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 […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Blogs, Football, Orange and Black Extra, Sports
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.