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Wild Championship Epitomizes 2016 March Madness Tournament

Alden Glass
April 5
Filed under SPORTS

The 2016 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament ended in a win for Villanova over the University of North Carolina on Monday night. With two clutch three-point shots in the last ten seconds, the final will go down as one of the most exciting finishes to a tournament in NCAA history. As always, the tournament...

Men’s Basketball Caps Historic Season With Trip to Sweet 16

April 4
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

The Whitman Men’s Basketball team just came off of an incredible season, filled with many firsts. They put together the most wins in the school’s history and received a birth to the DIII national tournament for the first time, making it all the way to the sweet sixteen. Coach Eric Bridgeland attributes...

Sweets Eyeing Strong 2016 Season

Alec Rainsford
April 4
Filed under SPORTS

Led by a strong veteran presence, the Whitman Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team is off to a strong start in 2016. The hard work and effort in a grueling preseason, one that included practice five to six days a week resulted in an epic finals win at the Stanford Invitational. The Lady Sweets were able t...

Men’s Tennis Continues Dominance

Men’s Tennis Continues Dominance

March 10
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

In the spring of 2015, the men’s tennis team brought home its eighth straight Northwest Conference title trophy, prompting talk of an emerging dynasty on the courts of Whitman College. After the success of the ’14-’15 season and the loss of All-American Colton Malesovas, it seemed as though Whi...

On to the Next: The ‘Big Dance’ Continues for Men’s Basketball

March 10
Filed under Game of the Week, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Two weeks ago, there was uncertainty whether the Whitman men’s basketball would even make an appearance in this year’s postseason. Bowing out in the semi-finals of a conference tournament is hardly an ideal way to make a case for a spot in the national tournament, no less instill any kind of fear ...

Missionaries No More? Perspectives From the Athletic Community

Alden Glass
March 10
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Discussions about the appropriateness of the Whitman College mascot, the Missionary, have cropped up all over campus in recent months. President Kathleen Murray pledged to address issues concerning the mascot by creating a working group to start a meaningful conversation about the possibility of...

Historic Season Not Over Yet For Men’s Basketball

March 3
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

As the clock hit zero last Thursday night, and the Whitman men's basketball team fell in the semi-final round of the Northwest Conference tournament, cheers turned to murmurs, and disappointment, doubt and deja vu filled the Sherwood Athletic Center. It seemed like an exact replica of last year, only...

With new talent dormant until this season, a miracle on could be brewing for Leicester City

With new talent dormant until this season, a miracle on could be brewing for Leicester City

Alden Glass
March 3
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

  While the Barclay’s Premier League has been gaining popularity in the United States in the past decade, teams like Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion have yet to become house hold names. A year ago, the same could be said for Leicester City. In January of 2015, they were rooted to the bottom...

Whitman Climbing Team Ascends to New Heights in NC3 Rankings

Whitman Climbing Team Ascends to New Heights in NC3 Rankings

March 3
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Most Whitman students know about the huge climbing wall and it’s popularity regardless of whether or not they actually climb. But what students might not know is that Whitman has a club climbing team that is currently ranked first in the NC3 (Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit). The NC3 is made up elev...

With season on the line, men’s basketball looks forward to crucial conference semifinal

With season on the line, men’s basketball looks forward to crucial conference semifinal

Alden Glass
February 25
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

The Whitman Men’s Basketball team finished out conference play this weekend with two convincing wins over University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University to finish second in conference with a record of 14-2. Conference rivals Whitworth clinched the first seed after two much tighter contests...

Swim season ends strong with two second place conference finishes, four NCAA bound athletes

February 25
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

After finishing the 2015 season strongly with a second place finish in the conference for the women and a conference championship for the men, expectations were fairly high going into the 2015-16 season for Whitman Swimming. Combined, the teams also lost only four seniors. During the regular ...

Golden State setting new golden standard for NBA

Golden State setting new golden standard for NBA

February 18
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Illustration by Luke Hampton. By Alec Rainsford and Mario Santos-Davidson   Heading into the all-star break last weekend, the Golden State Warriors, at 48-4, were off to the best start in NBA history and on pace to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in a season. Even after winn...

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