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
Willis Radio: Sept. 10

Willis Radio: Sept. 10

Notes from Wartburg football coach Rick Willis’ weekly radio show (Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.) on KWAY. The Knights are coming off a 40-3 win at Augsburg and host another MIAC opponent Saturday — defending league champion and seventh-ranked Bethel. The Royals beat Wartburg twice last season, 30-17 in Week 2 and […]

Bethel's Jared Schultz and Wartburg's Logan Pitz battle for a pass during their NCAA Division III second-round game last November. The seventh-ranked Royals and 17th-ranked Knights will meet in Waverly on Sept. 13. -- File Photo

Who has the toughest non-conference schedule in the IIAC?

  Wartburg fans are well aware that their program’s non-conference schedule has ramped up considerably this fall, with the MIAC’s Augsburg and the WIAC’s Wis.-Stout replacing bottom-feeders MacMurray and Carthage. And, defending MIAC champion and seventh-ranked Bethel is still on the schedule. But is that slate the toughest in the […]

Schedule: At-large volleyball bid could be achieved

Schedule: At-large volleyball bid could be achieved

  Non-conference strength-of-schedule matters a lot more to the NCAA Division III volleyball selection committee when determining which teams get the 20 at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament. It’s going to matter a lot more in every sport, actually. The NCAA Championships Committee, of which Wartburg assistant athletic director Monica […]