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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

All Northwest Conference games, meets suspended until 2021

If any sports are being played at Whitworth between now and January, it won’t be Northwest Conference competition.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 9, 2020

Opening of Whitworth Athletic Leadership Team Center a bright spot for Pirates

In a season of social distancing, there is irony in the Whitworth athletics department celebrating the fact that nearly all their coaches can now – after years spent in five …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Whitworth athletics preps for busy spring slate, even with NCAA championships canceled for traditional fall sports

For as much as spring sports were disrupted when NCAA Division III sports shut down in March, fall sports weren’t spared, either.


20 for 20: Ranking Whitworth’s top 20 athletes since 2000

With 21 varsity sports offered, the Whitworth athletic department has produced no shortage of decorated athletes in the past 20 years.


UPDATED: Sun., July 26, 2020

Locally: Whitworth men’s basketball earns national academic honors

The Whitworth men were well represented when the National Association of Basketball Coaches released its Academic Team and Honors Court awards for Division III schools last week.


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Northwest Conference postpones start of high-contact fall sports until spring of 2021

Many winter and spring athletes at Whitworth had their seasons cut short earlier this year due to the pandemic, but there was hope that come fall, a return to normalcy …


UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

‘You’re trying to make contingency plans for everything’ Whitworth’s fall sports face uncertainty due to schedule changes

As Division I conferences have made moves toward a conference-only football season this fall, Division III programs like Whitworth face uncertainty of their own.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Locally: Whitworth swimmers Owen Lempert, Jamie Siegler named Scholar All-Americans

Jamie Siegler and Owen Lempert of Whitworth were named 2019-20 Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association and two Pirates teammates and four from Washington State received …


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Lost spring: Group of Whitworth senior athletes talk about the abrupt end to their seasons

Like those on college campuses across the country, the Whitworth fields and courts are all but empty these days.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

NCAA distribution shortfall likely won’t affect Whitworth outside of national championship tournaments

The NCAA announced significant cuts in its revenue distribution on Thursday that reflect the revenue it lost when it canceled the Division I men’s basketball championships, a highly lucrative television …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Whitworth players look back and ahead after basketball season cut short

As much as Ben College is trying to avoid it, the “what-if” of the Whitworth men’s basketball season is difficult to dodge.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Whitworth basketball has NCAA D-III Tournament cut short ahead of Sweet 16 showdown at Swarthmore

Like so many college teams’ seasons, that of the Whitworth men’s basketball team will end with a win and likely an asterisk.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Whitworth’s Sweet 16 game at Swarthmore College to be played without fans due to COVID-19 concerns

Team personnel, credentialed administration and media, as well as gameday staff, will be permitted to attend the game. Any purchased tickets will be refunded, according to the release.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Area baseball: Gonzaga earns four-game split with Cal State Northridge

Area baseball: Jack Machtolf drew a bases-loaded walk with no outs in the bottom of the eighth, and Josh Bristyan followed with a sacrifice fly as Gonzaga rallied to beat …


College baseball: Washington State rolls to 10-4 win over Niagara

Jack Smith and Kyle Manzardo each scored three runs on 4-for-5 efforts, and Washington State defeated Niagara 10-4 at Bailey-Brayton Field.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Ben College scores 24; Whitworth beats Texas-Dallas to reach Sweet 16

Whitworth is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years. Ben College scored 24 points, and the Pirates rallied in the second half to beat host …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Isaiah Hernandez’s last-second score helps Whitworth hold off LeTourneau, advance in NCAA Division III Tournament

Isaiah Hernandez tried to get to the rim in the closing seconds.


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Whitworth faces NCAA Division III challenge against high-scoring Nate West of LeTourneau

Just a few hours after learning he and the Whitworth Pirates would be headed to Texas to play LeTourneau in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Ben College was …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Whitworth men’s basketball earns at-large bid to Division III NCAA Tournament

The Whitworth men’s basketball team is headed back to the Division III NCAA Tournament. After losing the Northwest Conference Tournament championship game at home to rival Whitman on Saturday, the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Whitman uses second-half surge to down Whitworth in Northwest Conference Tournament title game

The ladder waited under the basket, and the Whitworth Pirates sat across the court, heads down on the home bench.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

College baseball: Ryan Sullivan sparks Gonzaga in win over South Alabama

Gonzaga battled back from an early hole and ran away late in a 13-3 victory over South Alabama in a college baseball game Saturday in Mobile, Alabama.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Whitworth thumps Pacific Lutheran in NWC Tournament semifinals to set up title-game showdown with Whitman

Liam Fitzgerald played his most complete game of the season, matching career-highs in scoring (16 points) and rebounds (14) to lead the top-seeded Whitworth men’s basketball team to an 87-57 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

‘Grit and heart’: Whitworth senior Garrett Hull hasn’t let pair of knee injuries derail his college basketball career

When Garrett Hull went down near the 3-point line and clutched his leg, he recognized immediately he had once again done real damage to his right knee.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Whitworth guard Ben College named Northwest Conference player of the year; West Valley’s Nick Drynan is freshman of the year

College leads the conference in scoring (22.1 points per game) and sank 81 3-pointers during the regular season, most in the NWC.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Dempsey Roggenbuck lifts Linfield over Whitworth in regular-season finale

Dempsey Roggenbuck scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, leading Linfield past Whitworth 91-80 in the Northwest Conference regular-season finale for both teams Saturday.


College baseball: Collin Montez clobbers pair of homers in WSU victory

Collin Montez homered twice and drove in five runs, and Washington State cruised to a 6-2 nonconference win over Hawaii in Honolulu late Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Whitworth football notebook: Pirates add game at Saint John’s, home contest against Occidental for next season

With his football team’s schedule seemingly set, Rod Sandberg fielded two unexpected phone calls two weeks ago that re-routed and expanded the Pirates’ 2020 season.


Whitworth men defeat Whitman to take control of Northwest Conference race

Ben College scored a game-high 23 points as Whitworth defeated host Whitman 87-82 Tuesday night to break a tie for first place in the Northwest Conference men’s basketball.


Whitworth Pirates aiming to clinch NWC title this week

Three Whitworth men’s basketball players celebrated Senior Day last weekend, but none were particularly keen on the prospect of that being their final game at the Fieldhouse. The Pirates sit …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Seniors shine in final regular-season game at the Fieldhouse as Whitworth holds off George Fox 83-76

A couple months ago, the Whitworth Pirates lost three times in the span of five games.