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

April 4, 2016

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...

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

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 rebounds after tough loss

November 16, 2015

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...

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

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor

September 24, 2015

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

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 Starts Homestand Right

Julian Reed

January 29, 2015

The Whitman Men's basketball team is finally back in Walla Walla for a five-game home stand after playing five of their first six games on the road over winter break. While most Whitties were catching up on sleep, the team returned on Dec. 27 to prepare for their first conference game of the season...

Athletes Stay On Campus Over Winter Break

Athletes Stay On Campus Over Winter Break

Sarah Debs

January 24, 2013

For most students, winter break means leaving campus to enjoy the holiday season elsewhere with family and friends. For some varsity athletes, however, this is not the case. Instead, these athletes spend the majority of winter break on campus training or travelling around the Pacific Northwest for compet...

Men’s Basketball Preview

Tristan Gavin

November 29, 2012

Last spring, the Whitman men's basketball team graduated one of the school's highest all-time scorers in Brandon Shaw, a pair of layers who would go on to sign professional contracts in JP Alvarez and David Michaels, and versatile wing D.J. Wright. In spite of its losses, this year's team expects to...

Three former Whitties globetrot into world of professional basketball

Tristan Gavin

November 15, 2012

The National Collegiate Athletic Association advertises the fact that most student athletes go pro in something other than sports. At Whitman, a small NCAA Division III school, the number of students whose athletic careers end with graduation is even higher. For three Whitman graduates last spring,...

Whit men fall to Puget Sound in playoffs

Pamela London

March 1, 2012

One and done: The double-edged sword of the collegiate basketball postseason hit the Whitman men's basketball team the hard way last Thursday night as the Missionaries fell 79-62 to the University of Puget Sound. Despite winning five of seven games to finish off the season at 11-5 in conference, Whitman lost the battle for the second seed in the Northwest Conference tournament to Puget Sound by way of a head-to-head ti...

Whitman Sports Blog: Seniors’ final efforts not enough as Whit teams fall in semis

Pamela London

February 28, 2012

Two of the most successful seasons in the history of Whitman basketball came to an abrupt end Thursday night in the opening round of the Northwest Conference tournament. Both the men's and the women's teams finished the season in third place and hit the road to open up tournament play. Both teams...

Whitman basketball teams combine to take three of four from Tacoma schools

Pamela London

February 9, 2012

After a weekend of electric crowds, furious rallies and stifling defense, the Whitman men's and women's basketball teams find themselves in a position where everyone wants to be: in line for a spot in the four-team Northwest Conference tournament. Boisterous crowds filled Sherwood Center Friday and Saturda...

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