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

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 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the second round of the national tournament Saturday night. Earlier Friday, CMS ended Whitworth's season in dramatic fashion with an 83-82 edge. The Whitworth Pirates had entered the tournament ranked #2 on D3hoops.com, having seized the NWC Tournament title from Whitman in a buzzer beater last weekend. Whitman's women's basketball team earned an NCAA at-large bid last week but...

Should DIII Athletes Be Eligible for Athletic Scholarships?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer

September 15, 2016

What is the difference between Division I and Division III athletics? Many point to higher standards of competition, more demanding time commitments and larger institutions as characteristics of DI programs. We have all heard of the debate on paying some DI college athletes, but what about DIII a...

Duke conquers March Madness

Dylan Snyder

April 9, 2015

March is always the time in which even the most casual sports fan hits a fever pitch of excitement as there is more basketball that can physically be watched for two weekends. This year was different though, as the tournament had several other enticing aspects to follow. Obviously there was the undefeated...

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 NCAA is dealing with, as well as try to better prepare athletes for college life. As with many of these...

Cardale Jones Puts Post Football Life First

Dylan Snyder

January 29, 2015

On Dec. 5, 2014, Cardale Jones was a nobody. Third-string quarterbacks in top football programs rarely make the national news. However, there was something different about Jones. On Jan. 12, 2015, he was the biggest name in college football, after leading Ohio State in one of the most incredible post...

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Marah Alindogan

May 15, 2014

This semester, seniors Marah Alindogan and Sarah Anderegg juggled the positions of being Pio sports reporters while also playing on the Whitman women's basketball team––national runners-up and one of the most successful teams in school history. Alindogan and Anderegg reflected on their journeys as Whit...

College Players Gain Right to Unionize, Next Step Unclear

Dylan Snyder

April 17, 2014

The conversation about paying college athletes has taken a turn in recent years, and the recent decision to count college athletes as school employees has opened the door for real change to occur. The National Labor Review Board, in their landmark decision, has given the opportunity for athletes at Northwestern...

Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title

Pamela London

March 21, 2014

Add another one to the list: in a season that has been defined thus far by broken records and program firsts, perhaps it is only fitting that the Whitman women's basketball team is going to end its year playing for the national title. With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Pamela London

March 19, 2014

The game is done, the nets are cut down and for the first time in program history the Whitman women's basketball team has danced all the way to the Final Four. In front of a raucous crowd that filled the Sherwood Center to the brim Saturday night, Whitman (30-1) defeated Thomas More College (31-1) 76-60 to earn a b...

Athletes Deserve Right to Unionize

Mitchell Smith

February 13, 2014

The news broke a few weeks ago that Northwestern University starting quarterback Kain Colter and a few other college athlete advocates had taken the first steps to organize a union for the college football players at Northwestern. Colter worked with Player Advocate Ramogi Huma to submit paperwork to...

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Marah Alindogan

November 21, 2013

The Whitman men's and women's cross country teams found great success last Saturday, Nov. 16 as they finished their season at the Division III West Regional meet. Both the men's and women's teams finished with greater success than in past years. The men finished eighth out of 18 teams, while the women finished fifth...

EA Sports Settlement Doesn’t Bode Well for NCAA

EA Sports Settlement Doesn’t Bode Well for NCAA

Dylan Snyder

October 10, 2013

In the seemingly endless war between the NCAA and its athletes, the athletes recently scored a key victory. In a recent landmark ruling, over 200,000 current and former NCAA athletes were awarded $40 million after the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and EA Sports illegally used the players' l...

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