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  • Fifth broken nose won’t stop Larkin from defending hard

    Mack Larkin prides himself on hard-nosed defense. If only his nose were a bit harder. “It’s been broken a few times,” Larkin says with a shrug. He pauses to count: …


  • Whitworth men defeat Redlands in D-III opener

    It took big 3-pointers and some even bigger free throws to lift sixth-ranked Whitworth past the University of Redlands and into the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s …


  • It’s no busman’s holiday for Whitworth women

    It was the day before Whitworth boarded a commercial flight for Atlanta and today’s 3:30 p.m. date with 14th-ranked Emory in the first round of the NCAA Division III women’s …


  • UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 12:14 p.m.

    Whitworth men, women headed to NCAAs

    The No. 8 Whitworth Pirates will host a men’s first-round NCAA Division III tournament game, playing the University of Redlands Saturday in the Fieldhouse. The Whitworth women will be making …


  • Pirates crush Whitman, wait for D-III tourney matchup

    Whitworth punched its dance card with extra emphasis. The No. 8-ranked Pirate men captured their seventh straight Northwest Conference basketball tournament championship, crushing archrival Whitman 93-72 Saturday night in a …


  • Gebbers leads Whitworth into NWC title game

    Some of Wade Gebbers’ shots were definitely not suitable for framing. “There were some ugly ones there,” the Whitworth senior guard said. “But when you’re a shooter, you just have …


  • Whitworth clinches crown

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – It took them a couple of extra games, but the Whitworth Pirates clinched their fourth consecutive outright Northwest Conference men’s basketball championship with an 86-53 victory over …


  • George Fox hands Whitworth men second straight NWC loss

    Surprisingly the lights were still on at the Whitworth Fieldhouse late Saturday night, even after the George Fox Bruins shot them out. Shrugging off a capacity crowd on Senior Night, …


  • Whitworth continues roll

    Whitworth’s 20th straight men’s basketball win was one of those efforts that make you wonder just how good these No. 3-ranked Pirates truly are. A month ago in Cottage Grove, …


  • Whitworth men run winning streak to 17

    George Valle led three Pirates in double figures with 15 points as fourth-ranked Whitworth weathered a 39 percent shooting night for a 62-53 Northwest Conference men’s basketball victory over Puget …


  • Sibling support

    Dustin McConnell wore a tired smile. The junior point guard had just helped No. 4 Whitworth to yet another men’s basketball victory and he chatted about his role in the …


  • McConnells count on sibling support

    Dustin McConnell wore a tired smile. The junior point guard had just helped No. 4 Whitworth to yet another men’s basketball victory and he chatted about his role in the …


  • Defense sparks Pirates’ victory

    When you play tough defense, building a lead pretty much takes care of itself. The No. 4 Whitworth Pirates put together one of their best defensive efforts of the season …


  • Late run boosts Whitworth past George Fox

    NEWBERG, Ore. – George Valle converted a three-point play with 22 seconds left and the Whitworth men held on to beat George Fox 61-59 in a Northwest Conference basketball game …


  • Whits welcome Whits

    Whitworth debuts its No. 6 men’s Division III national ranking at home Tuesday night against its most anticipated opponent.


  • Whitworth holds off Pacific on road

    FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Taylor Farnsworth scored 29 points and Whitworth built a 17-point second-half lead before holding off Pacific 80-77 in Northwest Conference men’s basketball on Friday. Wade Gebbers …


  • No. 6 Whitworth makes Oregon trip

    Whitworth opens 2013 with a new, loftier status in Division III men’s basketball. The Pirates finished the 2012 portion of their schedule with a New Year’s Eve win at home …


  • Visitors start fast, but Whitworth wins

    Getting hot is a good thing for a basketball team, but WHEN a team gets hot is even more important. Home for Christmas after a three-game sweep and almost a …


  • Phelps voted top male athlete

    SWIMMING: Michael Phelps has added another triumph to his list of accomplishments: The Associated Press male athlete of the year. The retired swimmer edged out LeBron James in voting announced …


  • Whits’ Logie learned about life, hoops from grandfather

    Truth be told, Matt Logie had his eye on the Whitworth basketball program long before he was hired in May 2011 to lead the Pirates. A full year before he …


  • Pirates stop PLU in conference opener

    In a tale of two halves, the Whitworth Pirates managed to score when it counted in earning a 63-56 come-from-behind men’s basketball win over visiting Pacific Lutheran Friday at the …


  • Whits come into focus with win

    After his Pirates dropped their season-opening game with St. Thomas on Saturday, second-year Whitworth men’s basketball coach Matt Logie said his team was still trying to figure out what kind …


  • Whitworth loses first home opener since 1978

    For the first time since 1978, Whitworth University opened the men’s basketball with a loss at home. St. Thomas University fended off a furious rally in the final minute by …


  • Idaho State holds off Whitworth

    POCATELLO – Dustin McConnell’s 3-point attempt as time expired just missed off of the back iron as Idaho State held off Whitworth 68-65 in a men’s basketball exhibition Tuesday. George …


  • Whitworth falls shy of ISU in exhibition

    POCATELLO – Dustin McConnell’s 3-point attempt as time expired just missed off of the back iron as Idaho State held off Whitworth 68-65 in a men’s basketball exhibition Tuesday.


  • Whitworth lands 6 recruits for basketball

    In recruiting, success usually builds on itself. That’s the hope at Whitworth, where men’s basketball coach Matt Logie recruited a diverse group of six players that was introduced on Monday. …


  • Whitworth’s Logie looks back at superb season

    For Whitworth basketball coach Matt Logie, it’s always been about the journey. Last year’s trip was extraordinary, taking Logie from the East Coast back to his Northwest roots – and …


  • Whitworth loses in controversial overtime finish

    WHITEWATER, Wis. – In every way, the Whitworth Pirates were fit to be tied Friday night. As Whitworth’s Dustin McConnell was driving the lane for the go-ahead lay-in with 3 …


  • Whitworth season ends

    In every way, the Whitworth Pirates were fit to be tied Friday night. As Whitworth’s Dustin McConnell was driving the lane for the go-ahead lay-in with 3 seconds left in …


  • Whitworth faces shorter, aggressive Marlins

    Don’t get him wrong: Felix Friedt is OK with scoring 35 points a game, if that’s what it takes.