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Jury decides in Whitworth’s favor in John Tully age discrimination lawsuit

Spokane County jury has rejected a civil suit brought by former Whitworth coach John Tully, who had sued the school for age discrimination after the school terminated him following the …


Whitworth seniors have left legacy on gridiron

The Pine Bowl will welcome today a group of 16 senior Whitworth football players who are seeking an historic finish to careers that were interrupted by the turmoil of a …


George Fox’s game at Whitworth will create Tully reunion

Whitworth is hosting homecoming on Saturday, but the annual event has a deeper meaning as the Pirates welcome a George Fox team that is loaded with coaching ties to the …


Whitworth football heads into offseason in right direction

A final game defeat did little to diminish Whitworth coach Rod Sandberg’s belief that his new program has the foundation for future success.


New captain on board: Sandberg brings bevy of players, coaches and philosophies to Pirates

Less than a month away from the first practice, new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg has 45 new recruits headed to north Spokane as he begins the process of …


Pirates use spring practices for ‘family’ activities

New Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg barks out instructions as his linebackers and defensive ends run through a series of padded dummies and deliver sweeping haymakers before they run and …


Whitworth begins learning new football system

With a new football coach in hand, the Whitworth Pirates started spring practices this week with the tall order of learning new offensive and defensive schemes. Whitworth hired Rod Sandberg …


Whitworth begins learning new football system

With a new football coach in hand, the Whitworth Pirates started spring practices this week with the tall order of learning new offensive and defensive schemes.


Sandberg working to assemble squad

Rod Sandberg has been the new football coach at Whitworth University for almost three weeks, but until Monday his office has his cell phone … in Wheaton, Illinois. His former …


Whitworth picks Rod Sandberg as football coach

Whitworth University announced Monday the hiring of Rod Sandberg as its next head football coach to replace John Tully. Whitworth chose Sandberg, a defensive coordinator from Division III Wheaton College, …


Sources: Chris Tormey in mix for Whitworth football coaching job

The search for the head football coach at Whitworth University could be over by the end of the week and one of three finalists is former Idaho and Nevada head …


Sources: Tormey in mix for Whitworth job

The search for the head football coach at Whitworth University could be over by the end of the week and one of three finalists is former Idaho and Nevada head …


Whitworth, Tully part ways

Whitworth University announced Tuesday that John Tully resigned as the Pirates’ football coach after having won his 100th game Saturday. At 19 years, Tully had the longest tenure and most …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2013, 2:21 p.m.

Tully resigns as Whitworth football coach

Whitworth University today announced that John Tully has resigned as the Pirates’ football coach after having won his 100th game Saturday.


Treasured Pirate

Football games on television continue to haunt former Whitworth University great Michael Allan. The worst comes when he sees players he tested against in the 2007 NFL scouting combine or …


Big brothers

When defenses line up this year against the Whitworth Pirates, they have to try to run around or through a pair of brothers who simply are huge. Dalton and Kyle …


Whitworth looks impressive in opener

A stingy defense and explosive offense led the Whitworth Pirates to an impressive 36-7 over St. Scholastica in the opening game for both teams.


Whitworth has good depth on both sides of ball

Injuries produce depth Whitworth Pirates head coach John Tully said it’s just the nature of football that some players will miss time to injury. But the Pirates had several devastating …


Whitworth football confident of turnaround

Whitworth is coming off its first losing football season since 2003, but the Pirates don’t expect it to become a habit. “It’s been a long time and we want it …


Whitworth football confident of turnaround

Whitworth is coming off its first losing football season since 2003, but the Pirates don’t expect it to become a habit. “It’s been a long time and we want it …


Whitworth closes out season at UPS

The football season is ending a tad too early for Whitworth coach John Tully. “It’s been a growing year,” said Tully, whose Pirates close the season on the road against …


Whits host Linfield

Fresh from knocking off one of the Northwest Conference’s preseason favorites, Whitworth shifts its attention toward another today. The Pirates (3-5, 2-2) finally broke through in a close game, edging …


Whitworth faces biggest challenge of season

Fresh from knocking off one of the Northwest Conference’s preseason favorites, the Whitworth Pirates shift their attention toward another on Saturday.


Whitworth has sizable task

In a football season filled with challenges, Whitworth faces another big one today. The Pirates must find a way to deal with Willamette’s sizable offensive and defensive fronts when the …


Whitworth football trying to get over hump

Lewis & Clark’s and Whitworth’s football teams are turning back the clock. That’s a welcome change for the upstart Pioneers, not so much for the Pirates.


Whits look for good finish

The Whitworth Pirates have played pretty good football, but they don’t have a lot to show for it. The Pirates’ 1-3 record could easily be flip-flopped, but they’ve let two …


Pirates emphasize closing games

The Whitworth Pirates have played pretty good football, but they don’t have a lot to show for it.


Another big test for Whitworth football team

A week after playing well but falling short against a quality opponent, the Whitworth Pirates get a second chance Saturday when Menlo visits the Pine Bowl.


Whitworth begins long home stretch

Whitworth begins its longest string of home football games – four straight with a bye mixed in – since 1999 when Pomona-Pitzer visits the Pine Bowl Saturday.


Whitworth’s Thomason has chased his limits since an early age

Cailen Thomason started working on his speed at an early age. “Honestly it probably goes back to when I was 6 years old,” the Whitworth senior cornerback said. “My mom …