With three starters, who were the team’s top three scorers, graduated and gone, the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball coach knows her group needs to develop a new identity.

And yet the other WIAC head coaches and sports information directors tabbed the Warhawks to win the league title in their preseason poll.

Top-seeded UW-Eau Claire beat the second-seeded Warhawks in four sets Saturday night, earning the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship. The Blugolds won, 25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 28-26.

UW-Whitewater's football team is 6-0, ranked No. 6 in the nation in Division III and has allowed 19 points total this season, but the Warhawks still have room for improvement, including in the area of turnover margin.

Daytona Bryden homered and drove in three runs and Austin Jones pitched 5 1/3 innings of effective relief as the UW-Whitewater baseball team defeated the University of Texas-Tyler 8-2 on Saturday for its second NCAA regional win in Sauget, Illinois. 

Caitlin Catino drove in three runs and took away a potential game-tying home run to lead the UW-Whitewater Warhawks softball team to a 3-2 win Monday over Coe University (Iowa) and the team's first NCAA Super Regional berth since 2014. 

A pair of college basketball coaches with UW-Whitewater ties have helped lead their teams to the NCAA Tournament. T.J. Otzelberger, a former Warhawks player, is the head coach at South Dakota State. Nate Oats, a former UW-W assistant, is head coach at Buffalo.