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Clothing-optional Whitworth kicker ponders high expectations

The outcome of football games often comes down – after all those blocks, hits and tackles – to the leg of a kicker who spends most of his time doing …


Whitworth Pirates battle smoke, each other at practice

The Whitworth Pirates’ football practice Monday started with partly-cloudy blue skies and an ominous smoke plume to the north. Halfway through practice, the wind changed and the players were sucking …


Whitworth optimistic about 2016 football season

The Whitworth Pirates kick-start their 2016 campaign on Sunday as the team tries to match last year’s squad, which made it to the NCAA Division III playoffs for only the …


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’s Kiourkas named All-American

Whitworth tight end Nick Kiourkas was selected as a third team All-American by D3football.com. Kiourkas, who was an All-Northwest Conference first team selection, had 37 catches for 603 yards and …


Whitworth not backing down in second chance against powerful Linfield

It’s odd to apply the underdog label to the Whitworth football team, which won nine games by an average of nearly 20 points.


John Blanchette: Whitworth’s Rod Sandberg uses his platform for more than winning

Football 2015 began at Whitworth University under a choking shroud from the relentless August wildfires that chased the Pirates – and everyone else in this area code – indoors.


Whitworth has 14 selected to All-Northwest Conference football teams

Fourteen Whitworth Pirates have been recognized on the 2015 All-Northwest Conference football team.


Whitworth gets NCAA football bid, rematch with Linfield

Whitworth football players gathered in the Robinson Teaching Theater inside Weyerhaeuser Hall, chiming in with the countdown clock leading into the NCAA Division III playoff selection show Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 6:42 p.m.

Whits spot Pacific 11-point lead before racing to win

On day when defense became an endangered luxury, Whitworth overcame an 11-point first-half deficit Saturday to pull away for a 50-33 win over the Pacific Boxers.


Whitworth insists no hangover from Linfield loss

Fresh off a humbling defeat to No. 2 Linfield, the Whitworth Pirates have done their best this week to re-focus their efforts on a visiting Pacific team that has matched …


Whitworth Pirates at Linfield Wildcats

The Pirates hit the road for the biggest game of the Rod Sandberg era.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 10:19 p.m.

Whitworth at Linfield: Historic power versus upstart

When Rod Sandberg was hired in 2014 to take over the Whitworth football program, he aspired to match the successes of Linfield.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 8:30 p.m.

Whitworth football breaks into Top 25

After matching its best start since it went 10-0 in 2006, the Whitworth Pirates (6-0, 3-0 Northwest Conference) are ranked No. 25 this week in both the D3football.com Top 25 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 7:37 p.m.

Aggressive defense ignites undefeated Whitworth Pirates

The Whitworth Pirates have successfully navigated every challenge thus far and head into weekend matchup against a Pacific Lutheran team that has been its nemesis of late.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 9:03 p.m.

Whitworth football team shines on defense, tops Puget Sound

Duke DeGaetano ran for 159 yards and a score on 46 carries and Whitworth’s defense shined in windy and rainy conditions in a 24-7 Northwest Conference win over Puget Sound …


Whitworth, UPS ready for fireworks in Tacoma

Whitworth and UPS are two of the most prolific passing attacks in NCAA DIII.


Idaho, Whitworth football previews

Vandals at Bobcats Kickoff: 4 p.m., Jim Wacker Field, San Marcos, Texas


Idaho, Whitworth on the road, look to rebound from home losses

Idaho and Whitworth are back on the road this week, looking to rebound on Saturday from losses at home last week.


Whitworth coach Rod Sandberg eager to open season

The Rod Sandberg era is set to begin Saturday as the Whitworth Pirates host league foe Lewis & Clark at the Pine Bowl.


Matt Miethe leaves Rogers for Whitworth

Matt Miethe has always been a Pirate. Miethe, the head football coach for the Rogers Pirates the last seven seasons, is returning to Whitworth as the offensive line coach.


Shadle Park’s Alan Stanfield takes offensive coordinator job at Whitworth

Rod Sandberg is a defensive coach. He admitted that when he was hired as the head football coach at Whitworth University. His first order of business was to find an …


Whitworth hands offense over to Shadle’s Alan Stanfield

Shadle Park High School head football coach Alan Stanfield has been named the offensive coordinator at Whitworth University. Pirate head coach Rod Sandberg made that announcement this morning.


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 …


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.


Linfied sends Whitworth to fifth straight defeat

The Linfield Wildcats looked every bit a national powerhouse when they used a quick start to crush a struggling Whitworth team 51-17 at the Pine Bowl on Saturday. The Pirates …


Bearcats prolong Pirates’ slump

SALEM – The Whitworth football team’s struggles continued Friday night with a 50-21 loss to Willamette in a Northwest Conference game. The loss was the Pirates’ fourth straight after a …


La Verne handles Whitworth

In a thriller that came down to the last play, the Whitworth Pirates dropped a hard fought 25-20 game Saturday against the visiting La Verne Leopards.


Pirates plunder Poets possessions in win

Fumble, fumble, fumble, interception, punt, punt, stopped on downs, fumble, time expired. As second-half drive charts go, the one above is mighty ugly for an offense and thoroughly satisfying for …


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.