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Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m. practices, though senior forward Lily Gustafson hasn’t given too much thought to the bright and early...

Rising Stars: Tim Howell and Casey Poe Prepare for Another Season on the Court

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor

November 16, 2017

Whitman basketball preseason All-Americans Tim Howell and Casey Poe, of the men’s and women’s teams respectively, sat down with The Wire to talk about their upcoming senior seasons. Both teams are looking to repeat their deep runs into the NCAA tournament last year. Tim Howell Q: You are a preseason...

Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor

September 11, 2017

While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying the last few days of summer sun and preparing for another school year, the Blues men’s basketball team was aboard a flight headed directly for San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  Over the course of the next week, the Blues not only had the...

Men’s Basketball Ranked in the Preseason Top 10

Men’s Basketball Ranked in the Preseason Top 10

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

As Whitman’s campus settles in for the upcoming winter, three things are for certain: the temperatures will grow colder, election results will feel like a dream and the Whitman men’s basketball team will continue to be competitive on the court.  In the most recent preseason poll released by D3Hoops.com, the Blues...

Men’s Basketball Falls Short in Second Battle of the Whits

Sarah Anderegg

February 19, 2014

In the second battle of the Whits in men's basketball this season, both Whitman and Whitworth had their fair share of ups and downs throughout the 40 minutes of play.  However, it was the 13th-ranked Whitworth who prevailed, coming out on top of the Missionaries 79-76 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Despite...

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,...

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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