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Top of His Class: Rodeo’s Favorite Clown

Top of His Class: Rodeo’s Favorite Clown

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer

September 21, 2017


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  At the Pendleton Round-Up, a rodeo event where professional athletes risk life and limb to wrestle one-and-a-half ton bulls, a jovial middle-aged man in face paint steals the show. Justin “Rumpshaker” Rumford, a 36 year old Oklahoma native, is one of the nation’s premiere rodeo clo...

Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Volleyball Travels to San Antonio

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

September 19, 2017


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Whitman’s volleyball team began the 2017 season by traveling to San Antonio, Texas, to play in a tournament hosted by Trinity University. The four teams Whitman played against were all ranked in the top 25 nationally, including defending national champion Calvin College from Michigan. After improving...

Whitman Women’s Frisbee: Sweets Take Nationals

Whitman Women’s Frisbee: Sweets Take Nationals

Wil Kotnik, Sports Writer

September 19, 2017


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This year, the Whitman women’s frisbee program has reached unprecedented levels of success. Eight Sweets or Sweets alumni were invited to the United States U24 national team tryouts, which is a competition that determines who will be representing the United States in ultimate frisbee on the in...

Immigration Reform: Another Player on Your Favorite Sports Team

Gaby Thomas, Sport's Writer

September 12, 2017


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You switch on the television. The news at the moment is dominated by coverage of a natural disaster's destruction. The next station consists of debates regarding the latest piece of immigration reform announced by the federal government. Switching the channel once more leaves you watching one of this...

Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor

September 11, 2017


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While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying the last few days of summer sun and preparing for another school year, the Blues men’s basketball team was aboard a flight headed directly for San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  Over the course of the next week, the Blues not only had the...

Santa Cruz Trip Provides Optimism for Women’s Soccer

Santa Cruz Trip Provides Optimism for Women’s Soccer

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

September 10, 2017


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After finishing with a disappointing 3-15-2 record and zero road wins during the 2016 season, the Whitman women’s soccer team looks to bounce back in 2017. With only two seniors on the roster and 17 out of the 24 players being underclassmen, the Blues are keeping an eye on the future, with man...

Mad Money: A History of Soccer’s Expensive Transfer Fees

Mad Money: A History of Soccer’s Expensive Transfer Fees

Alden Glass, Sport's Reporter

September 7, 2017


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In a transfer window filled with ludicrous amounts of money being thrown at soccer’s biggest talents across Europe, Brazilian superstar Neymar’s world record $263 million transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain has been the exclamation point on the enormous influence money plays in the landscape...

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Wil Kotnik, Sports Reporter

September 7, 2017


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Ever since Whitman men’s soccer coach Jose Cedeno took over the reigns of the program in 2015, there have been monumental alterations in team cadence and culture. Entering the 2017 season, the team roster is comprised primarily of sophomores that were members of Coach Cedeno’s first recruiting clas...

Lacrosse Team Welcomes New Players, New Coach and New Possibilities

Lacrosse Team Welcomes New Players, New Coach and New Possibilities

Gaby Thomas, Sports Reporter

September 5, 2017


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Three years ago, Whitman College athletics broke new ground when they added a women’s lacrosse team to the list of varsity sports offered at the school. At first, the team consisted of eleven first-years, a handful of upperclasswomen and a single coach. Since then, the team has added recruited player...

Hall of Fame Showcases Whitman’s Finest

Hall of Fame Showcases Whitman’s Finest

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017


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In the foyer of Sherwood Athletic Center sits Whitman College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. 58 athletes, coaches and supporters from over a 100-year span have plaques in the Hall of Fame, celebrating momentous athletic events, from Olympic time trials to multi-decade coaching careers. The Hall of Fame...

Bittersweet End to Frisbee Seasons

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017


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This past weekend Whitman College welcomed sunshine, warm weather, a swift breeze and a swarm of frisbee players from all over the Northwest for the USA Ultimate Northwest Division I College Regionals. Many of the colleges at the tournament were large state schools with deep, well-developed programs...

Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

May 4, 2017


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With numerous conference and NCAA trophies headed to Sherwood Center's display cases, it has been a memorable year for Whitman varsity athletics. Here's a recap of five of the year's top team accomplishments. Swimming They were not the favorites–far from it. Going into February’s conference meet,...

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