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George Fox’s game at Whitworth will create Tully reunion

Whitworth is hosting homecoming on Saturday, but the annual event has a deeper meaning as the Pirates welcome a George Fox team that is loaded with coaching ties to the Whitworth program. The Bruins (2-1) restarted football operations in 2014 after a 46-year hiatus and hired head coach Chris Casey, who previously served as defensive coordinator at Whitworth from 1994-04.

Whitworth football team picked to finish fourth by coaches

The Whitworth football team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Northwest Conference, but was the only school other than Linfield to pick up a first-place vote in a poll of the league coaches. Linfield, which is seeking to extend its national record 59 consecutive winning seasons, has been picked by conference coaches to repeat as champions, the NWC office announced Tuesday. However, the Wildcats shared the conference title last year with Pacific (Ore.) before Linfield advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals.

Whitworth vs. Chapman (Sept. 27)

Whitworth University suffers the first loss of the season to Chapman 49-34, Sept. 27, 2014, in the Pine Bowl. The Pirates are now 3-1 under new head coach Rod Sandberg.

Whitworth begins learning new football system

With a new football coach in hand, the Whitworth Pirates started spring practices this week with the tall order of learning new offensive and defensive schemes. Whitworth hired Rod Sandberg last fall to replace John Tully, who resigned. Sandberg then hired Alan Stanfield away from Shadle Park to run Whitworth’s offense.