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Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 26, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

In men's basketball #2 Whitman College hosted #4 Whitworth University in a Northwest Conference Championship title showdown Saturday night. The Blues claimed the top spot after narrowly ousting their rival 86-83 in overtime. This was Whitman's second Championship title of the night. At the U...

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

April 4, 2016
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...

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

March 10, 2016
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 ...

Historic Season Not Over Yet For Men’s Basketball

March 3, 2016
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 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, 2016
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...

Season-ending Injury Forces Redefined Leadership Role for Senior Jackson Clough

Season-ending Injury Forces Redefined Leadership Role for Senior Jackson Clough

February 4, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Profiles, Through their eyes, Varsity Sports

As the men's basketball season approached in the fall of 2015, there were high expectations for senior guard Jackson Clough, who was predicted to play a vital role in the success of the team's season. What was not predicted however, was that Clough’s contributions would not come from his stellar play...

Men’s Basketball eyes NWC title after historic beginning to ’15-16 campaign

Alden Glass
January 28, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

During the final home game of the fall semester, the Sherwood Athletic Center echoed with chants of "undefeated" in the aftermath of yet another Whitman men’s basketball win. With an impressive 9-0 start to the 2015-16 season, the excitement and anticipation around this team was almost visibl...

Men’s basketball rebounds after tough loss

November 16, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

After a wildly successful season last year, the Whitman men’s basketball team is motivated, geared up, and ready to put in work for another winning season. Statistically, last season was the team’s most successful season since their start in ’08-’09. In fact, they were one game away from making...

Annual tradition kicks of men’s basketball

Annual tradition kicks of men’s basketball

Alden Glass
October 25, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Illustration by Asa Mease. As the clock stuck midnight and the date changed to October 15, the Whitman men’s basketball team was in the gym running drills and preparing for the new season. While many Whitman students were sound asleep or finishing up a paper in the library, the team gathered in the Sher...

“Together We Can”: Camp teaches Walla Walla youth life lessons through play

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor
September 24, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

While the rest of the student body is either back at home or working a job or internship, each summer starting in 2009 the Whitman men's basketball team has extended its collective hand out to the rest of Walla Walla in putting on its "Together We Can" (TWC) basketball camp. This past summer more than...

Callahan assists men’s basketball in unconventional ways

Kyle Flannery
February 12, 2015
Filed under Athlete of the Week, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Profiles, Varsity Sports

Go to any Whitman Men's basketball game and you will rarely see senior Clay Callahan score, or even shoot for that matter. But what you will see him do are the intangibles, the little things that transcend box scores and the stat sheet. He won't win you the game with a single shot; he will win you the...

Men’s Basketball Falls Short in Second Battle of the Whits

Sarah Anderegg
February 19, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Scores, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Weekend Recaps

In the second battle of the Whits in men's basketball this season, both Whitman and Whitworth had their fair share of ups and downs throughout the 40 minutes of play.  However, it was the 13th-ranked Whitworth who prevailed, coming out on top of the Missionaries 79-76 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Despite...

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