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Caldwell: All those fingers in the pie left a financial mess

Brian “Duff” Bergquist was not aboard what he calls the Financial Crisis Express, but he was on the platform as the train approached. Now executive-in-residence at Whitworth University, Bergquist was …


Whitworth bests mark at nationals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Whitworth men’s 200-yard medley relay broke the school record during the first night of competition at the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on …


Whitworth’s Taylor named Division III player of year

SALEM, Va. – Whitworth senior guard Michael Taylor was named the D3hoops.com men’s player of the year, was named to a pair of All-America first teams, and led the West …


Roundup: NIC women win opener at basketball nationals

North Idaho College cruised to a 78-48 victory over Georgia Perimeter in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association national women’s basketball tournament in Salina, Kan., on …


No. 1 Whits see dream season end at hands of No. 5 Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio – It’s not often the No. 1 team in the country has to go on the road in the Division III men’s basketball national tournament, at least not …


Top-ranked Whitworth turns back Chapman in opener

No. 1-ranked Whitworth University unleashed its “German Beast” early in Saturday night’s matchup against visiting Chapman in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament. And with …


Racist cartoons, revived on YouTube, offer teaching moments

On YouTube, you can find thousands of racist cartoons, as well as animated film clips with racist themes. They date from the 1930s to the 1960s.


Top-ranked Whitworth roars back from halftime deficit

So could this be what Whitworth will face down the home stretch of this season? Earlier in the week, Pirates head coach Jim Hayford said it was an honor and …


Whitworth Pirates can flat out play basketball

At the Division III end of the NCAA basketball dial, generalities come easy. Typical is the suggestion that the only slam dunks are empty gyms and the starting five making …


Graduate’s job marries her two majors

In May, 22-year-old Danika Heatherly earned her journalism and marketing degrees from Whitworth University. Like other journalism graduates, her inbox was not crowded with job offers. In a Spokesman-Review article …


Grants pave way for construction

Part of Farwell Road will be rebuilt with one of four road grants Spokane County commissioners accepted Tuesday – if another, larger grant is approved as officials hope. The section …


Whits pour in school-record 18 three-pointers

Dinner, or perhaps a late lunch, was on Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team Sunday afternoon. The unbeaten Pirates, who are ranked No. 7 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, threw in …


Area roundup: Whitworth men’s team ranked seventh

After opening Northwest Conference play with a pair of road wins, the Whitworth men’s basketball team jumped from 10th to seventh in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, released Tuesday. Whitworth …


Locals spotlight: Ex-CV baseball coach honored

Ed Garcia, head baseball coach at Central Valley for 22 years before retiring in 2001, was inducted into the Washington High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame last weekend at …


Whitworth Pirates win big in basketball finale

David Riley scored 26 points to lead 16th-ranked Whitworth to an 86-67 win over Luther (0-4) in the final contest of the Surf’s Up Classic on Saturday in Honolulu. The …


It’s off to Hawaii for victorious Whitworth Pirates

Whitworth University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford was happy about a couple of things following Monday night’s 75-54 non-conference win over Trinity at Whitworth Fieldhouse. For starters, the Pirates are …


Whits pound Loras in rare season opener on home court

This is the story of Jim Hayford and the three Bears. With a starting lineup that featured three Brewster graduates, the Whitworth Pirates opened the 2010-11 men’s basketball season with …


Riley, Whits reach for more of the same

For three years, David Riley has contributed to the immense success of Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team by doing what he does best – which is score points. That will …


Events aim to raise awareness of hunger, homelessness

Food for Thought, the annual Shalom Ministries dinner in observance of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.


Whitworth Pirates end on high note

Now that’s going out in style. The Whitworth Pirates honored 13 seniors during pregame ceremonies and then sent them out with an endless supply of highlight-reel plays in a feel-good …


Linfield pummels Whitworth Pirates

Aaron Boehme threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 14-of-25 passing and rushed for 72 yards with three TDs and No. 12 Linfield (7-1, 5-0) rallied from a 17-14 …


Sandoval crashes party at Whitworth

Is Arturo Sandoval the best-known jazz artist Whitworth University has ever hosted? Dan Keberle, the college’s director of jazz, thinks he just may be. He called Sandoval “one of the …


Willamette knocks Whitworth out of title hunt

Although Willamette only led by a field goal against Whitworth at the end of the first quarter Saturday, the lead felt so much bigger. And that feeling was because of …


Football teammates starters on and off the field

It’s a typical Tuesday during the Whitworth football season. Hours of classes precede an afternoon of football. Grab some dinner. Hit the books. Turn off the lights around midnight, maybe …


Whitworth Pirates power past Pacific

Anthony Lessier rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns in place of leading rusher Adam Anderson as Whitworth scratched its way to a 24-12 Northwest Conference win over Pacific (0-6, …


Kansas hate group met by strong opposition at each stop

There’s nothing like an extremist hate group to bring out the best in Spokane residents. Hundreds arrived to counterprotest Thursday and advocate for peace, love and inclusion in the face …


Spokane unites against Westboro’s message of hate

A crowd of more than 1,000 has gathered at Eastern Washington University to demonstrate against a group of eight Westboro Baptist Church pickets — by far the largest crowd of …


Westboro plans pickets Thursday, Friday

Westboro Baptist Church, a radical anti-homosexual and anti-Semitic religious group based in Topeka, Kan., is planning to picket several cklsites in Spokane on Thursday and in Coeur d’Alene on Friday. …


Leaders embrace roles at faith-based universities

Thayne McCulloh and Beck Taylor may be separated by denomination, but the new leaders of Spokane’s two dominant private universities share more similarities than differences in matters of leadership, educational …


Whits fall to unbeaten Pacific Lutheran

Pacific Lutheran scored three touchdowns in the opening quarter, including a 52-yard fumble recovery for a score by Colby Davies, and carried that momentum to beat Whitworth 39-21 in Northwest …