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Cardinal shares perspective shaped by life events

Mar 11th, 2014
Cardinal shares perspective shaped by life events

By Raul Dominguez The drills in preparation for the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) upcoming football season were painfully exhausting and the heat was oppressive. The Cardinals were struggling to make it through a humid practice, but surely it wasn’t as difficult for their newest teammate. Jason Everding enrolled in college after serving four
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Ricky Williams joins UIW football coaching staff

Nov 18th, 2013
Ricky Williams joins UIW football coaching staff

  By Raul Dominguez, Jr. University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) football fans, there is great news. The Cardinals’ backfield is blessed with players who are more athletically gifted than Ricky Williams. The Ricky Williams who won the 1998 Heisman Trophy to cap a stellar four-year career at the University of Texas and rushed for
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UIW installs Bronze Cardinal

Nov 18th, 2013
UIW installs Bronze Cardinal

A new bronze Cardinal adorns the entranceway to the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. The statue, designed by Larry Stevens with Stevens Art Foundry in Bulverde, Texas, was installed on June 28. There were approximately 10 miniatures that incorporated ideas and design directions that Stevens kept refining until coming up with the final product. Steven’s
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UIW bids farewell to Synchro Coach

Nov 18th, 2013
UIW bids farewell to Synchro Coach

Kimberly Wurzel-Lo Porto, who built UIW’s Synchronized Swimming program from scratch and served as head coach for 12 years, left the poolside to pursue a career in real estate. During her tenure at UIW, she won a total of eight South Collegiate Regional Championship titles, was named the 2012 United States Synchronized Swimming Coach of
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UIW’S ATHLETICS WEBSITE HAS A NEW LOOK

Nov 18th, 2013

UIW’s athletics department has a new website design. The new layout is intended to be more fan friendly with a fresh, updated look. Visit  www.uiwcardinals.com for the new Cardinals online experience.



UIW football coach to appear on Animal Planet’s “Catch and Release”

Jul 15th, 2013
UIW football coach to appear on Animal Planet’s “Catch and Release”

By Shane Meling What have you been doing with your spare time? Former Navy SEAL and current UIW assistant football coach Jake Zweig has gone into survival mode…literally. Zweig recently finished shooting the first season of Animal Planet’s new reality television show “Catch and Release.” He is one of the show’s five participants with a
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UIW women’s basketball head coach assumes administrative role

Jul 15th, 2013
UIW women’s basketball head coach assumes administrative role

Long-time UIW women’s basketball head coach Angela Lawson has moved into an administrative role after 13 years with the program. On April 3, it was announced that Lawson had accepted the position of Associate Athletic Director Academic Services and Senior Woman Administrator for UIW. “With our move to Division I, I just felt like it
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UIW golf teams strive for excellence on and off the course

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW golf teams strive for excellence on and off the course

By Shane Meling “If you don’t expect someone to do something they probably won’t do it.” That was the first sentence uttered by University of the Incarnate Word Men’s and Women’s Golf Head Coach Brad Martin in a recent interview and it shows exactly what he is trying to do for his program—raise expectations. Currently,
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UIW accepts Invitation to Division I

Nov 16th, 2012
UIW accepts Invitation to Division I

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA Division I—Here we come! Beginning in the fall of 2011, UIW actively pursued a transition from Lone Star Conference (LSC) in NCAA’s Division II to Southland Conference (SLC) in Division I. And now it’s official! SLC’s Commissioner, Tom Burnett, formally invited UIW to the league during a press conference held
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“Forever First” Seniors Bid Farewell

Nov 16th, 2012
“Forever First” Seniors Bid Farewell

By Shane Meling It may be hard to believe, but the University of the Incarnate Word football program has been playing games for four seasons now. The seniors of the “Forever First” group of recruits are entering the final days of their playing careers. The program’s first official signing day came in February of 2008
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