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Whitman Sports Blog: Ultimate teams finish seasons at Regionals

Pamela London

May 14, 2012

Two teams of Whitman Sweets. Two top-tier finishes at Regionals. And two very different feelings on the trip home. After successful runs in 2011, both Sweets teams set their sights high and decided to compete in the Division I National Championships for the second year in a row. The men traveled to...

Whitman Sports Blog: Season wrap-ups

Pamela London

May 4, 2012

Baseball wraps up season with series loss Facing a tough test to close out the 2012 season, the Whitman baseball team was swept by rival Whitworth University in a three-game series 7-4, 13-2 and 8-7. Whitman trailed 4-0 heading into the seventh inning in game one before sophomore Kyle Moyes st...

Whitman Sports Blog: Weekend wrap-up 4/20-4/22

Pamela London

April 23, 2012

"Dynasty, dynasty" After an undefeated Northwest Conference season, there was only one fitting finish to this story: a NWC tournament title. This past weekend, the Whitman men's tennis team finished what they started by winning the 2012 NWC tournament championship at the outdoor courts on the W...

Whitman Sports Blog: Early entry opportunities versus staying in school

Pamela London

April 18, 2012

For many athletes, college stands as a hurdle to the pros. The world is chock full of outstanding athletes, all of whom deserve every award they receive and every dollar they earn. But what's to say that they have to rush into all that? Why take a huge leap to the professional ranks when you can go...

Whitman Sports Blog: Weekend wrap-up 4/13-4/15

Pamela London

April 16, 2012

Men's tennis wins NWC regular season title Nothing was going to stop the Whitman men's tennis team this season. With an 8-1 win against Lewis & Clark College in the home finale, Whitman improved to 12-0 in the Northwest Conference and clinched its perfect season with a regular season conferen...

Whitman Sports Blog: Weekend wrap up 4/6-4/8

Pamela London

April 10, 2012

Men's tennis inches closer to NWC perfection One win away. One win from an undefeated run through the Northwest Conference. One win from a sixth consecutive conference championship. The Whitman men's tennis team went 2-0 this past Sunday with a pair of road victories at Linfield and at Willamet...

Whitman Sports Blog: Kentucky wins NCAA DI national title

Pamela London

April 4, 2012

One shining moment and then it's all over. Five months of early morning practices, long road trips, blood, sweat and tears by the NCAA's best collegiate men's basketball programs led up to one defining moment, one defining game. In a tournament that saw thousands of brackets - mine included - busted...

Whitman Sports Blog: Weekend recap

Pamela London

April 2, 2012

Baseball takes weekend series The Whitman baseball team wrapped up its second series victory of the season this weekend, defeating Lewis & Clark College two games to one. Whitman also won its first back-to-back games of the season and improved to 4-11 on the year, good for seventh place in the Nor...

Whitman Sports Blog: Spring Break Wrap-up

Pamela London

March 28, 2012

Tennis men seek top five ranking Nine days, eight matches and eight wins: that is how the Whitman men's tennis team celebrated spring break. Facing five conference foes as well as two non-conference foes ranked regionally and nationally, Whitman stepped up its game another notch looking to improve ...

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 Sports Blog: Return of the NBA to Seattle?

Pamela London

February 24, 2012

The National Basketball Association is coming back to Seattle. At least the optimist in me, and hundreds of other Seattleites, thinks it looks that way. Ever since that fateful day in July of 2006 when Howard Schultz –– yes, that is Howard Schultz of Starbucks –– sold the SuperSonics and...

Whitman Sports Blog: Is NCAA’s new stipend a positive change?

Pamela London

February 14, 2012

There are over 365,000 NCAA student-athletes and just about all of us are going pro in something over than sports. But are some already more "pro" than others? The quintessential commercial for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pursues a message that intercollegiate athletics...

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