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Whitman men’s basketball welcomes new changes

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

The Whitman basketball team has welcomed new head coach, Coach John Lamanna who is excited to take the helm and get on the court with his new team. Lamanna brings a lot of experience and a history of...

Senior Lily Gustafson high-fives teammates. Photos by James Baker

Women’s basketball takes NWC title

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

The Whitman College women’s varsity basketball team claimed the title of Pacific Northwest Conference champions this past Valentine’s Day, but their work is far from done. Senior Natalie Whitesel...

Photo by Ridley Eastland-Fruit

Photos: Men’s BB Top Schreiner in NCAA Round 1

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor March 3, 2018

The 27-1 Whitman Blues men's basketball team glided past visiting Schreiner University 87-77 in NCAA Round 1 action Friday night. The Blues, ranked #1 all season in the D3hoops.com rankings, will face...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Deep Summer

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor September 7, 2017
You know about the doldrums.

Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor May 4, 2017

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...

Whitman Basketball - NWC Tournament Champions

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor February 26, 2017

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...

NBA Season Preview

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter November 3, 2016

After three months of a shirtless J.R. Smith celebrating the city of Cleveland’s first National Basketball Association championship, the NBA season has finally arrived. The NBA offseason featured several...

Crowning a Champion: Playoffs or a Table?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer September 29, 2016

Competitive sports are, by nature, competitive. Their success and excitement depends on having a winner–this is hardly up for debate. But how that winner is decided varies between sports and between...

Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

December 7, 2015

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members...

NBA playoff preview

Dylan Snyder April 23, 2015

The NBA Playoff schedule, unlike its college equivalent, is the result of extreme exertion, coaching battles and a test of endurance rarely seen in other sports. It also puts a premium on being good...

Freshman eligibility a thing of the past?

Dylan Snyder March 12, 2015

Last month, the Big Ten Conference made a proposal that would render academic first-years ineligible to play in certain sports. The main focus would be to curtail the athlete-student dilemma that the...

Popovich and Coach K reach elusive 1,000 wins

Dylan Snyder February 19, 2015

In the last month we have seen two historic coaches reach a milestone signifying a lifetime of hard work and dedication to the sport of basketball. Both Duke Coach Mike Kryzewski and San Antonio Spur's...

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