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Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
March 9
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The pitcher’s mound at Safeco Field in Seattle contains a six inch by two feet slab of white rubber placed exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate. In the 18 years of Safeco’s existence as the home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, that rubber has hosted four no-hitters, two perfect games and coun...

Free to Play? Where the Athletics Millions Come From and Who Gets Them

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
March 9
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman has seen many athletic success in the past few years, but these victories have come at a cost. According to Whitman’s 2016 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Survey (covering the 2015-2016 academic year), Whitman spent a grand total of $2,794,892 on our varsity sports teams. Of this multi-mill...

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference Championship Tournament. Both teams played with tenacity and toughness, both teams fought back fr...

Development Plans for Athletic Complex

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
November 10
Filed under SPORTS

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...

Working group considers “The Missionaries” with community survey

Ellen Ivens-Duran
February 18
Filed under NEWS

Whitman's mascot working group recently sent out a survey to approximately 19,000 people soliciting feedback about the "Missionary".

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Northam leads tennis team to new heights

Mitchell Smith
February 12
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Whitman's Athletic Department is in the middle of a renaissance of sorts that has seen a number of different sports experience historic success over the last decade. Still, there are dominant programs, and then there is Whitman College tennis, winners of the last nine Northwest Conference championships...

College protocol helps concussed early, often

Mitchell Smith
October 23
Filed under SPORTS

A severe head injury, especially the kind with the potential to recur, is a student's and athlete's worst nightmare. Although they attract the most controversy at the professional and D-I levels of athletics, concussions remain a major issue at Whitman as well. Concussions are suffered in varsity...

Laura Williamson Named New Women’s Soccer Head Coach

Cole Anderson
April 4
Filed under SPORTS

After an extensive and comprehensive search to fill the vacant Women's Soccer head coaching position, Dean Snider and the women's team have found a new head coach, Laura Williamson from Vassar College. For the majority of this spring semester thus far, the Whitman women's soccer team has been without...

LGBTQ Athletes Still Search for Place at Whitman

Quin Nelson
February 13
Filed under SPORTS

LGBTQ athletes who choose to play for the Missionaries sometimes face clashing ideals. While the college prides itself on being progressive and inclusive, the sports world can often be rigid and conservative. When these perceived opposites meet, which wins out? Although Whitman's accepting environment has c...

Women’s Soccer Looks to Move On After Cato Steps Down

Cole Anderson
February 6
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Earlier this week, the Whitman women's soccer team suffered a setback that may be felt on the team for years to come. Former women's soccer Head Coach Heather Cato has left Whitman for another coaching opportunity at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. Though coaching changes are often beneficial...

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Libby Arnosti
April 4
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

For the first 18 years of his life, wrestler Hudson Taylor didn't think he knew anybody who was gay. Since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2010, however, he has spent much of his time standing in front of college athletes around the country discussing the importance of recognizing and supporting...

Tennis Court Remodel

Tennis Court Remodel

Tristan Gavin
January 24
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

In February, Whitman's Board of Trustees will meet to make a decision on the possibility of expanding the tennis courts in the center of campus. Whether they choose to add the proposed two new courts or go ahead with the planned remodel of the existing is a verdict that will have great repercussions...

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