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Eighth-ranked Whitworth falls to No. 16 Wisconsin-Whitewater

SAN ANTONIO – Chris Davis scored 22 points and 16th-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater shot 71 percent from the field in the second half to top No. 8 Whitworth 76-61 on Wednesday at …


Whits win on Lasisi’s late basket

Whitworth University seemed in no hurry Sunday afternoon to start its next long home-court winning streak. But with 7 seconds left in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting Northwestern …


Whitworth’s 41-game home winning streak ends

It was never going to last forever. But few of those on hand Saturday night for Whitworth University’s nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting Montana Tech expected the Pirates’ 41-game …


Whitworth men kick into gear during second half

Whitworth University’s first-half performance against Northwest Conference rival George Fox didn’t seem all that bad Saturday night. Unless one compared it to the way the eighth-ranked Pirates played in the …


Gebbers scores 25 as Whitworth pounds Washington University

Whitworth University has had plenty of chances in the past five years to measure its NCAA Division III men’s basketball program against the best in the country. It got another …


This tale has a familial feel to it

Among the hazards of being in the storytelling business is the inevitable feeling that you’re telling one that you’ve told before. But this time, it’s more than a feeling.


Book Notes: Auntie’s hosting Sedaris visit Dec. 1

David Sedaris, the best-selling writer and humorist, will return to Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main, on Dec. 1. The exact time and other details are still being worked out (although …


Whitworth suffers emotional setback

The Whitworth Pirates, who had already suffered through three close losses, endured their most painful defeat of the season Saturday. Just when it appeared the Pirates had forced overtime with …


Pirates fail to hold off Menlo at Pine Bowl

Frustration, Part III. Whitworth added to its growing list of losing winnable football games, coming up short in the trenches and falling to Menlo 24-17 in front of 1,405 Saturday …


Whitworth freshmen quarterback impressive in win

Bryan Peterson and Zac Hill aren’t making it easy on head coach John Tully to name a starting quarterback, which is probably an encouraging sign for the Whitworth Pirates. Both …


Whitworth drops opener on last-gasp field goal

ORANGE, Calif. – The Whitworth University football team didn’t start the 2011 season the way it hoped it would. After taking a 14-10 first-half lead, the Pirates’ offense stalled in …


Area roundup: WSU, Eastern release men’s basketball schedules

Washington State and Eastern Washington revealed their complete men’s basketball schedules on Wednesday and both include several games against 2011 postseason tournament participants. WSU will play 12 games in Pullman, …


In brief: Whitworth hires Bowman as assistant coach

Women’s basketball: Heather Bowman, the all-time leading scorer in the West Coast Conference while playing for Gonzaga, has been hired as an assistant coach at Whitworth University, Pirates head coach …


Shawn Vestal: Student, civil rights leaders revisit South’s battlegrounds

When Benjameen “JaJa” Quarless rode into Greensboro, N.C., on a bus Monday, he was traveling in the shadow of 1961. Quarless, a junior at Whitworth University, is part of a …


Sunday Locals: Gray, Vandersloot receive honors at Gonzaga

A pair of basketball standouts and two soccer players picked up individual honors at the Gonzaga Senior Student-Athlete Awards Social that recognized 66 seniors. Basketball players Steven Gray and Courtney …


This gifted professor practices what she preaches

Margo Long, 65, founded the Center for Gifted Education and Professional Development at Whitworth University 36 years ago. She’s retiring this month as director of the center, but Long will …


Book Notes: Pulitzer-winning Stiles lands at Whitworth

A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer will discuss his acclaimed “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,” at Whitworth University at 7 p.m. Thursday. T.J. Stiles achieved a double feat …


Spokane vortex goes viral with ‘Friday’ song

We used to call it the Spokane vortex – the way this town sprouts connections to major worldwide stories. Now the Spokane vortex has entered the viral age: The song …


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 …