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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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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 […]

Bobbi Burrows looks to pass during Wartburg's season-ending defeat at Loras in the Iowa Conference tournament semifinals Thursday. -- Justin Szykowny

Column: Wartburg women hope to carry momentum into next season

When lone senior and second leading scorer Carly Jacobs tore her ACL in a 74-70 loss to Coe that dropped Wartburg’s women’s basketball team to 1-3 in the IIAC, the Knights didn’t seem to have much left in the tank. An overtime win over Buena Vista in the next game […]