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The F.B.I. Cracks Down on College Athletics

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

As some may now know, there has been a recent discovery of scandals amongst the NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams. This scandal has been mainly targeted around the University of Arizona, where the...

Hall of Fame Showcases Whitmans Finest

Hall of Fame Showcases Whitman’s Finest

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter May 4, 2017

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...

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter April 13, 2017

Frustrations have risen among Whitman’s top runners as the push to return the track team to varsity status has met strong resistance from administration. The track program currently functions as a...

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Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief March 9, 2017

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...

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

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

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

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...

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

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...

Development Plans for Athletic Complex

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter November 10, 2016

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...

Working group considers “The Missionaries” with community survey

Ellen Ivens-Duran February 18, 2016
Whitman's mascot working group recently sent out a survey to approximately 19,000 people soliciting feedback about the "Missionary".

Northam leads tennis team to new heights

Mitchell Smith February 12, 2015

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,...

College protocol helps concussed early, often

Mitchell Smith October 23, 2014

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,...

Laura Williamson Named New Women’s Soccer Head Coach

Cole Anderson April 4, 2014

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...

LGBTQ Athletes Still Search for Place at Whitman

Quin Nelson February 13, 2014

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....

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