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A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have you enjoyed baseball season? We certainly did. And, yes, the past tense is deliberate.
The Whitworth men were well represented when the National Association of Basketball Coaches released its Academic Team and Honors Court awards for Division III schools last week.
If colleges reopen without adequate safeguards in place, they risk facilitating virus outbreaks that would endanger students, faculty and staff and be costly to get under control. But if they keep courses entirely online, they risk driving away students who expect a traditional college experience for their tuition dollars, as well as those with limited access to technology and the internet.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s Opening Day has been a rite of passage every spring since before anyone alive today can remember. Besides the colorful bunting, the ceremonial first-pitch, the long-winded introductions, there is something more emotional, more from the heart. There is a deep and abiding sense of hope. Of promise. Of optimism. Of potential. Will those feelings still be there when the 2020 season begins tonight?
Many winter and spring athletes at Whitworth had their seasons cut short earlier this year due to the pandemic, but there was hope that come fall, a return to normalcy would be possible.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yes. Lamenting lost loves. In that we love Hoopfest, it is lost for 2020 and we are lamenting it. That and other things.
As Division I conferences have made moves toward a conference-only football season this fall, Division III programs like Whitworth face uncertainty of their own.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • While wondering what Washington’s NFL franchise is going to be called now, it hit me there have been a bunch of teams in my lifetime that have either changed names or disappeared. And I neglected to invest in memorabilia from any of them.
Jamie Siegler and Owen Lempert of Whitworth were named 2019-20 Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association and two Pirates teammates and four from Washington State received honorable mention.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s odd, but we hadn’t thought of the butterfly effect in years. But this morning, while thinking about the virus and high school football, a butterfly flitted past our window. And it made me realize something about interconnection.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Truth be told, Mr. Peabody was one of my favorite Saturday morning friends. Maybe it was because he was a nerd. A nerd with a time machine. So let’s jump in the WayBac Machine and head, well, a little ways back.
Bill Fix died on May 30 due to heart complications at the age of 94. He was a savvy investor, philanthropist, mountaineer, conservationist, storyteller, runner and bibliophile, remembered by friends and family for his generosity with his time, knowledge and interest.
Thoughtful and creative are among Aliyah Crabb’s primary descriptors.
“I come from a very collectivist culture where we all get through things together, we work together, I serve my community,” said Nadia Sarfraz, who recently graduated from Whitworth University. “My entire life, I was raised around the idea of service.”
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is obvious the holiday weekend is so far behind us, we can’t even see it in the rearview mirror. How do we know? Things happened in the world of sports yesterday. Lots of things.
The Whitworth Pirates basketball team briefly appeared to be on track to be Spokane’s official basketball team after an erroneous draft copy of a proclamation declaring them the county’s team was unintentionally posted online.
Washington’s public colleges and universities, already taking financial hits from the COVID-19 pandemic, may have to contend with a 15% reduction in state funding in the next fiscal year – a move that could cost jobs and academic programs.
This weekend Whitworth University President Beck Taylor planned to accept hugs and handshakes from 600 students as they walked across the stage during commencement, but so far he’s only had the chance to shake the hand of one graduate: his daughter.
Colleges and universities in western states are taking a variety of approaches to the fall semester as many brace for a potential second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
University commencement season was scheduled to kick off this weekend with thousands of graduates walking across stages in Spokane and Pullman. But that didn’t happen, due to COVID-19, so graduating seniors and scheduled speakers are aiming to make due with rescheduled and online ceremonies.