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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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