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UW-Whitewater chancellor pens letter after Packers commentator describes college as 'nowhere school'

WHITEWATER, Wis. - Some who knew and cheered for Packers wide receiver Jake Kumerow during his college football days at UW-Whitewater said they were not happy with how he's being received by some TV commentators. 

Chancellor Beverly Kopper wrote a letter to the broadcast team who provided play-by-play and color commentary during last Thursday's preseason between the Packers and the Tennessee Titans, blasting them for describing schools like UW-Whitewater as "nowhere schools."

"The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a premiere, public university that for 150 years has been inspiring, engaging and transforming lives. We are proud of the amazing contributions of our students, faculty, staff and alums," Kopper wrote. 

UW-Whitewater competes in the NCAA's Division III, where it has been dominant for years. In 2014, the school became the only school in any NCAA division to win national championships in football, men's basketball and baseball in the same year.

"Jake exemplifies what it means to be a Warhawk--talented, passionate, an unmatched work ethic and a relentless drive for excellence," Kopper wrote. 

Kumerow caught a touchdown in the first preseason game. He was also instrumental in helping the Warhawks win back-to-back national championships while he was in college. 

 


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