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Whitworth approaches football opener with little knowledge of Poets

The Whitworth Pirates earned coach Rod Sandberg’s first road victory last season with a 30-17 decision over Whittier. Sandberg said he knows little about the team the Poets are bringing …


Whitworth football heads into offseason in right direction

A final game defeat did little to diminish Whitworth coach Rod Sandberg’s belief that his new program has the foundation for future success.


Newcomers a pleasant surprise for Whitworth football team

When the season began, new Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg said that several of the more than 50 new players for the Pirates would have to step up and play …


Newcomers a pleasant surprise for Whitworth football team

When the season began, new Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg said that several of the more than 50 new players for the Pirates would have to step up and play …


Banged up Whitworth looks to take next step

The Whitworth Pirates took their pass-happy offense on the road last week and stubbed their toes with seven dropped passes, nine penalties and several missed tackles but found a way …


Sophomore Ian Kolste will start at QB for Whitworth

When Whitworth travels to California this weekend to take on the Whittier Poets, the Pirates will start the game with a new quarterback: Ian Kolste. Kolste, a sophomore from Oak …


New-look Pirates rout Pioneers

Whitworth opened the Rod Sandberg era with a dominant defensive and offensive show Saturday as the Pirates pillaged Lewis & Clark 63-10 in the opening football game for both teams.


Whitworth coach Rod Sandberg eager to open season

The Rod Sandberg era is set to begin Saturday as the Whitworth Pirates host league foe Lewis & Clark at the Pine Bowl.


Changing direction

A week before Whitworth players arrived, new head coach Rod Sandberg invited all of his assistants and their wives over for dinner. He gave the wives a Pirate coffee mug …


Pirates use spring practices for ‘family’ activities

New Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg barks out instructions as his linebackers and defensive ends run through a series of padded dummies and deliver sweeping haymakers before they run and …


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 …


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.


In brief: Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner dies at 91

MLB: Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way into the baseball Hall of Fame and enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91. The Hall said …


Whitworth men fight back to defeat Whitman

Colton McCargar scored 23 points and Dustin McConnell added 20, including a 3-pointer with 7 minutes and 23 seconds left to snap a 67-all tie, as Whitworth (12-4, 6-1 Northwest …


Whitworth keeping assistant football coach Jason Tobeck

In the second coaching hire announcement this week, Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg said he has decided to retain assistant coach Jason Tobeck, who coaches receivers and serves as …


Whitworth hands offense over to Shadle’s Alan Stanfield

Shadle Park High School head football coach Alan Stanfield has been named the offensive coordinator at Whitworth University. Pirate head coach Rod Sandberg made that announcement this morning.


Sandberg working to assemble squad

Rod Sandberg has been the new football coach at Whitworth University for almost three weeks, but until Monday his office has his cell phone … in Wheaton, Illinois. His former …


Whitworth introduces new football coach

A well-built young man stood on the side of the crowd and approached new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg from the side. Sandberg knew him immediately, called him by …


Whitworth introduces new football coach

A well-built young man stood on the side of the crowd and approached new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg from the side.


Whitworth picks Rod Sandberg as football coach

Whitworth University announced Monday the hiring of Rod Sandberg as its next head football coach to replace John Tully. Whitworth chose Sandberg, a defensive coordinator from Division III Wheaton College, …