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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Contributed by Naji Saker.

Q&A with national champion swimmer Tanner Filion

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

Junior Tanner Filion competed in the NCAA Division III national competition in Indianapolis over spring break. Filion competed in three events, a feat given that there are usually only around 16 athletes...

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...

Kyle Reisman, So. Tyler Lewis, So. Baseball Team. Studying o chem.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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
Seniors Marah Alindogan and Sarah Anderegg discuss their journey towards being on the Whitman women's basketball team, national runners-up and one of the most successful teams in school history.

College Players Gain Right to Unionize, Next Step Unclear

Dylan Snyder April 17, 2014
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Coulter has led the charge in student athlete unionization and legitimizing the College Athlete Players Association or CAPA. What is most interesting about the CAPA isn’t that they now have a legitimate claim to collectively bargain, but what the union plans on asking for.

Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title

Pamela London March 21, 2014
With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (26-4) Friday night, the Missionaries (30-1) advanced to the first national championship game in program history. Whitman will play for the Division III national title Saturday night against Farleigh Dickinson University, Florham.
Womens 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.

Athletes Deserve Right to Unionize

Mitchell Smith February 13, 2014
The news broke a few weeks ago that Northwestern University starting quarterback, Kain Colter, as well as 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 the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board that included cards filled out by a majority of the players on the Northwestern team in favor of the unionization. This rebellion against the NCAA is neither the first nor the last time that the power of this all-powerful association has or will be challenged. It's also the exact step that college athletes need.
Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Marah Alindogan November 21, 2013
The cross country team found great success last Saturday as they culminated their season at the Division III West Regional meet.
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