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A Brief History of Whitman Football

Arie Knops, Sports Writer
December 1, 2016
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We all know the ending to this story. But few of us know the dramatic highs and definite lows encountered by Whitman College’s football team on Borleske Field over its 80 year history. It all started in 1897, when Whitman won games against Whitman Academy, Waitsburg Academy and Walla Walla High School, b...

Dive in: Whitman Swimming Preview

Quinn Salkand, Sports Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The men’s and women’s swim team started off their first season in impressive fashion, with each team earning back-to-back wins in back-to-back weekends. All four wins for each team came against Northwest Conference rivals Lewis & Clark, Pacific, Willamette and Linfield. Starting with a 4-0 record h...

On the Court: Women’s Basketball Shooting for a Successful Season

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

We are now halfway through November and the Whitman Women’s Basketball season is upon us. This year’s team is young, with half the 14 player roster being freshman, but predicted to be strong, nonetheless. The Northwest Conference coaches tab the Whitman Blues second in the preseason poll. They are...

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
Filed under SPORTS

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
Filed under SPORTS

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
Filed under SPORTS

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
Filed under SPORTS

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...

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