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Whitman’s varsity basketball teams reflect on unique but successful season

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports reporter March 25, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning, playing sports has been a different experience for athletes at Whitman College. With the basketball season coming to an end, sophomore Megan Taylor...

First-year Macy Hampton dribbles the ball.

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....

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...

Contributed by Tim Howell, senior

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...

Photo by James Baker.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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