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Men’s Basketball Ready for Post-Season

Men’s Basketball Ready for Post-Season

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018

With just two more games left in their regular season schedule, Men’s basketball has accomplished an extraordinary feat for the second season in a row; they are the only undefeated team left in NCAA basketball. Whitman’s win last week against George Fox (their 38th consecutive regular season win) brin...

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

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

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

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

Rolaun Dunham '18 at the line. Photo by Halley McCormick.

Julian Reed

November 20, 2014

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

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

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


November 10, 2009

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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