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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.
As much as Ben College is trying to avoid it, the “what-if” of the Whitworth men’s basketball season is difficult to dodge.
In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of Washington’s Court of Appeals Division III said a new Public Records Act exemption can retroactively apply to the documents in question.
Team personnel, credentialed administration and media, as well as gameday staff, will be permitted to attend the game. Any purchased tickets will be refunded, according to the release.
Whitworth is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years. Ben College scored 24 points, and the Pirates rallied in the second half to beat host Texas-Dallas 73-66 Saturday in the second round of the Division III Tournament.
The Whitworth men’s basketball team is headed back to the Division III NCAA Tournament. After losing the Northwest Conference Tournament championship game at home to rival Whitman on Saturday, the Pirates got an at-large bid to the 64-team field, which was announced Monday morning.
“This is the place where errors get corrected,” Korsmo said of the appeals court.
Korsmo, who has served on the court since 2008, plans to retire at the end of the year. Spokane Municipal Judge Tracy Staab and local attorney Marshall Casey are running to replace him.
Seems like it worked out fine, considering Kahler has become one of the most decorated players in program history. She has led the Pirates back to the Division III National Tournament for the first time since her freshman year.
“The people do not give public servants the right to decide what is good and what is not good for the people to know,” the judges ruled. “Free and open examination of public records serves the public interest, even though such examination causes inconvenience or embarrassment to public officials or others.”
In the latest twist of a legal turf battle, appellate judges ruled Tuesday that at a Stevens County District Court judge overstepped her legal authority when she instructed clerks to refuse to file preliminary-hearing orders made by Superior Court judges in Colville.
For the first time in 13 seasons, Whitworth won’t play in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The 64-team field was announced Monday morning.
Leif Ericksen threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, but the Pirates (10-1) fell 45-24 to Saint John’s in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in Collegeville, Minnesota.
The score stands out, certainly: 84-6. That’s the margin – a playoff record-setting margin – by which Martin Luther lost to Saint John’s last week in the first round of the Division III football playoffs.
Four programs – Mount Union, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Linfield – have won 17 of the past 18 NCAA Division III national football championships. Add in St. Thomas, which has reached two title games in that stretch, and there is a royal flush of championship-caliber teams that all, coincidentally, wear purple jerseys. But there’s one notable, cardinal-donning outlier: Saint John’s, the team Whitworth faces in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday in Collegeville, Minnesota.
The Whitworth Pirates will travel to Collegeville, Minnesota, for a second-round tussle against St. John’s University on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
This might be the year, the Whitworth Pirates hoped, that the NCAA would get it right.
Whitworth is 22-3 and ranked fourth in the nation despite returning only one starter and adding 10 new players.
Two sexually violent predators from Spokane may not be getting new court hearings to seek their freedom after appellate judges sided with the state of Washington over when it can submit mental evaluations of the inmates.
Jordan Lester scored 26 points in his Whitworth basketball debut and Ben College added 18 points for the Pirates, who earned their fifth straight season-opening victory.