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Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

On an overcast day in central Virginia, the Whitman men's basketball team came up just short of completing their fairytale season, losing for the first and last time this year to No. 3 Babson in the National Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. That cloudy day, March 17, marked the final leg of a historic,...

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Profiles

Tim Howell is one of Whitman’s most visible students. Originally from Calabasas, California, Howell has made his mark on the Whitman campus in less than three years. A sociology major and member of the Whitman men’s basketball team, the junior point guard leads the Northwest Conference in scoring...

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Women's basketball unstoppable While many Whitman students take the Winter Break to relax, the women's basketball team spent their time away from school hard at work maintaining their hot start . The team carried the momentum from their 9-0 start into two more non-conference wins at the 2016 Hoops i...

Men’s basketball presses for another strong year

Men’s basketball presses for another strong year

Julian Reed
November 20, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

For a Whitman men's basketball team that boasts a thrilling run-and-gun offense, a frantic, trapping defense and a promising group of talents, the show at Sherwood will certainly be an exciting one this winter. Expectations are high. The team, which went 16-10 (11-5 in conference) last year, won their...

Men’s Basketball Season Preview

Men’s Basketball Season Preview

Dylan Snyder
November 7, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

The men's basketball team is coming off a strong season, but there is still room for improvement after their season-ending loss to Whitworth University in the Northwest Conference Tournament championship game. This season the team is hoping to move further in postseason play, whether it is capturin...

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Cole Anderson
October 23, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

The differences between Division I and Division III athletics are a hot topic, especially in recent years, and when it comes to recruiting, DIII schools are competing more than usual with DI programs. For the varsity coaches at Whitman, the recruiting constraints that come with competing at the Division III...

Influx of first-year players promise to spark Men’s basketball program

Influx of first-year players promise to spark Men’s basketball program

maxrausch
November 10, 2009
Filed under SPORTS

The last time the Missionaries' men's basketball team finished with a winning record, it was 1998; Michael Jordan was still playing for the Bulls, Bill Clinton was fighting off impeachment and Barack Obama had just been elected to the Illinois State Senate. Needless to say, it has been a while. Howe...

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