Stories tagged: rod sandberg
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Jaylen Gonzales was sure he wanted to play football at Whitworth, but he wasn’t sure how he would pay for it.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
It was the middle of summer, and Noah Alejado got a text from his football coach, Rod Sandberg.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
The way the 32-team Division III football playoffs are structured, with only five at-large bids available, the Whitworth Pirates’ surest way to reach the postseason was to win the Northwest …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
Coming off the first of their two September bye weeks, the Whitworth Pirates are in Orange, California, on Saturday to close out their two-game nonconference schedule against the Chapman Panthers.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
The Whitworth football team took to the practice field on Thursday to open fall camp, bearing a swagger not just from winning a playoff game a year ago, but from …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Pirates head coach Rod Sandberg surveyed a preliminary depth chart, seemingly prepared to circle every name.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
It is summertime in the basement of Graves Gym, and Bryan Olson’s office soundtrack is the drone of dribbling basketballs, one floor above his head.
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019
The Pirates – and all other NCAA Division III programs – aren’t allowed to suit up during the spring.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
By many metrics 2018 was one of the best seasons in Whitworth football history: a 10-1 record and a playoff victory, feats accomplished by only this and the 2006 Whitworth …
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Northwest Conference champion Whitworth University is well represented on the 2018 All-Northwest Conference football team, released Monday by the conference office. Rod Sandberg is the 2018 NWC Coach of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
The 12th-ranked Whitworth football team will take the field at the Pine Bowl on Saturday in need of one more win to claim the Northwest Conference championship and a spot …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
One win away from clinching a conference title, Whitworth has no plans of slowing down after the regular season ends
All that stands between Whitworth (7-0) and a playoff appearance is a win against either of the bottom two teams in the NWC standings: Lewis & Clark on Saturday, or …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
After striking early and often the last three games, the Whitworth offense didn’t look like itself early on against Pacific on Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Whitworth came out of halftime and held Linfield without another first down until the final play of the third quarter. By then the Pirates’ offense had started rolling, and Whitworth …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018
Decade of dominance: Defeating Northwest Conference power Linfield at top of to-do list for Whitworth football
A senior with 23 career starts on the Whitworth offensive line, Jacob Hubbard has been part of the football program’s resurgence under fifth-year coach Rod Sandberg.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
The Pirates wrap up their brief two-game non-conference slate when they host the Chapman Panthers, reigning champion of their southern California conference, the SCIAC.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
The cast of characters is changing at Whitworth. However, the entertainment factor will remain high at the Pine Bowl, where the Pirates will host six games while continuing coach Rod …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
For the Whitworth quarterbacks, Friday morning’s practice was a breath of fresh air and a lot more.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
The atmosphere was thick with enthusiasm Monday morning among the Whitworth football players and even the coaches. It was even thicker than the air itself. After an opening day in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018
Even with the graduation of star quarterback Ian Kolste and six other offensive starters, Whitworth has high expectations this year.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Willamette never makes things simple. Over the last three seasons, head coach Rod Sandberg has found that Whitworth’s second-longest rival usually saves its toughest battles for the Pirates.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
A week after Whitworth’s football team downed the Pacific Boxers 30-20 in Forest Grove, Oregon, the Pirates will make a U-turn back to Oregon on Saturday to face the Lewis …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Things don’t always work out the way the football gods say they will. Just ask the Huskies over in Seattle, or the Cougars down in Pullman.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Sophomore Leif Ericksen shook off an early interception in his first start and Tariq Ellis accounted for the only score of the second half with a 60-yard run to lift …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m., Sparks Stadium, Puyallup, Washington Records: Whitworth (3-2, 0-2 Northwest Conference), Pacific Lutheran (1-2, 1-1)
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
This wasn’t exactly the big comeback Rod Sandberg had hoped for.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
In the battle of the unstoppable force, No. 14 Whitworth’s high-powered offense, against the immovable object, No. 8 Linfield’s defense, the defense ruled Saturday as the Wildcats dropped the previously …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Not even three full games into his senior season, Whitworth quarterback Ian Kolste set the school’s all-time passing record.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
After a 49-10 dispatching of Whittier College on Saturday at the Pine Bowl, the Pirates’ defense is proving to be just as menacing as its offense.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
Four months after Rod Sandberg was introduced as Whitworth’s head football coach, the former Wheaton College defensive coordinator was met with an offensive line held together by chicken wire.