Lance Leipold led the UW-Whitewater Warhawks to 29-straight wins and a spot in the NCAA Division 3 football quarterfinals. But Leipold is leaving after agreeing to become the head coach at the University of Buffalo.
Buffalo is expected to introduce Leipold at a news conference today.
The top-ranked Warhawks (12-0) beat Wabash, 38-14 in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on Saturday. Whitewater faces No. 13 Wartburg (Iowa) in the quarterfinals this Saturday.
Buffalo fired fifth-year coach Jeff Quinn after an Oct. 11 loss to Eastern Michigan. The Bulls were 3-4 at the time and Quinn was 20-36 overall at the school. Offensive coordinator Alex Wood finished out the season as interim head coach.
Division 1 Buffalo has been a member of the Mid-American Conference since 1998.
The Warhawks have advanced to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III title game, six times and won five of them. The last coming back in 2013.