UW-Stevens Point ended UW-Whitewater's men's basketball team's unbeaten streak at 11 Wednesday night with a 64-51 win in the WIAC opener.

UW-W won a pair of home games over the weekend to improve to 7-0 and sat at No. 12 in the d3hoops.com poll last week. The mission seems pretty simple: wins as many nonconference games in as many different ways and against as many different styles as possible.

Five years ago, UW-W edged Mary Hardin-Baylor 16-15. Five years before that, the Warhawks beat the Crusaders 39-13. And on Saturday, the two teams will renew their rivalry with a game back in Belton, with each hoping to earn a spot in the Stagg Bowl—Division III’s national title game.

Famus Hasty made two interceptions in the Warhawks’ NCAA Division III second-round playoff victory over St. Norbert last week, returning one 48 yards for a touchdown for what the Packers’ play-by-play man, Wayne Larrivee, would have called “the dagger.”

Henschler, a Janesville Craig High graduate, was one of 10 players this week announced as a semifinalist for the Gagliardi Trophy--essentially the Heisman of DIII football. Henschler is one of four defensive players among those 10 remaining candidates.

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.