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Whitman Soccer Coach Jose Cedeno Named Head Coach of Walla Walla High School

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
November 17, 2016
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While the Whitman Men’s Soccer team officially ended their season with a draw at Whitworth University on Nov. 5, the team will be strengthening ties with the Walla Walla community for the rest of the school year. Most significantly, Walla Walla High School hired Whitman Head Coach Jose Cedeno on Oct. 28 to c...

Development Plans for Athletic Complex

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2016
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The grass is green and the future is bright for Whitman’s Athletic Complex. The Athletic Department is progressing on plans to bring game streaming capability and possibly a new clubhouse to the facility. Located three blocks north of campus, the Athletic Complex is host to practice and game fields...

The Rise of Soccer in America: MLS Playoffs Heating Up

Arie Knops, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2016
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The 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) season is coming to a close and its popularity has never been higher. The 2016 season had 25.7 million gross viewership, an eight percent increase from the 2015 season. The league is particularly optimistic because 55 percent of its viewership was aged 18-49, the...

Men’s Basketball Ranked in the Preseason Top 10

Men’s Basketball Ranked in the Preseason Top 10

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

As Whitman’s campus settles in for the upcoming winter, three things are for certain: the temperatures will grow colder, election results will feel like a dream and the Whitman men’s basketball team will continue to be competitive on the court.  In the most recent preseason poll released by D3Hoops.com, the Blues...

Dawgs Bring the Pound

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
November 3, 2016
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In one of their closest games of the season, the University of Washington Huskies pulled off a 31-24 victory against the University of Utah Utes in football on Sunday, Oct. 29. The Huskies came into the game ranked No. 4 in the country with a record of 7-0, while the Utes were ranked No. 16 with a recor...

NBA Season Preview

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
November 3, 2016
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After three months of a shirtless J.R. Smith celebrating the city of Cleveland’s first National Basketball Association championship, the NBA season has finally arrived. The NBA offseason featured several huge signings and draft selections that will alter the landscape of the league for several years...

Whitman Women’s Golf Ranked #2 in the Country

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter
November 3, 2016
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Two weeks ago at the 2016 Whitworth Invitational, the Whitman women’s golf team dominated their NWC competition, earning themselves the No.2 spot in the nation within Division III varsity golf. Heading into the tournament, Whitman sat at a No. 8 standing, which was quickly altered with the stellar pe...

From the Sideline: Mascot Musings

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
October 27, 2016
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Those among us who had harbored passionate visions of a fierce-looking Walla Walla Wallaby as the official representative of Whitman College had their hopes shattered last week as the Mascot Working Group revealed the final four mascot candidates. With marsupials out of the picture (perhaps justifiably),...

Whitman’s Own Frolf Course Guide

Whitman’s Own Frolf Course Guide

Arie Knops, Sports Reporter
October 27, 2016
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One of Whitman’s most popular leisure activities is a round on the unofficial frolf course of campus. The course can be played competitively scored, or simply be a study break lap around campus. Despite the variance of difficulties, all holes are scored as Par 3s. Hole 1: The first hole begi...

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter
October 27, 2016
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“The outdoor program fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through skills and risk management training, leadership development and environmentally sound trips in a supportive community.” This is the Whitman College Outdoor Program’s mission and...

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor
October 20, 2016
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A head to head collision triggers familiar signs: the ringing in the ears, the persistent headache, the nonstop feeling of nausea. If you break a bone, an X-ray confirms it. If you tear an ACL, an MRI confirms it. But if you experience a concussion, no such clear diagnostic test exists. This lack of a d...

NHL Season Outlook

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter
October 20, 2016
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Mid-October brings several guarantees: leaves on the ground, crisp weather and the start of the National Hockey League season. Despite a busy offseason, many of last year’s contenders look to remain atop their respective conferences competing for the Stanley Cup. This coming season may be one of the ...

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