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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Whitworth seeking resume-building win with George Fox visiting Pine Bowl

The Pirates (3-1 overall, 2-0 NWC) are coming off wins over Willamette and Lewis & Clark, teams they beat by a combined score of 150-37.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Leif Ericksen, opportunistic defense help Whitworth rout Lewis & Clark 68-30

Leif Ericksen threw four touchdowns and ran for another, the Whitworth defense forced six turnovers, and the Pirates routed Lewis & Clark 68-30 at Griswold Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Whitworth looks to keep momentum going with visit to much-improved Lewis & Clark

After setting a program record for margin of victory last week, the Whitworth Pirates are back on the road this weekend against what appear to be the much improved Lewis …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Whitworth lights up scoreboard in 82-7 home-opening rout of Willamette

Kaipo Barnes jogged to the sideline and then got his chance to hold court, accepting handshakes, hugs and other adulation from his teammates.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Whitworth has more questions than answers heading into Northwest Conference, home opener against Willamette

The Whitworth Pirates emerged from their nonconference schedule with a win, a loss and a series of injuries.


Whitworth receiver Noah Alejado pulls off unique feat as team’s new kicker

It was the middle of summer, and Noah Alejado got a text from his football coach, Rod Sandberg.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Rare loss in California refocuses Whitworth’s football goals

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: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Chapman uses powerful rushing attack to upset No. 10 Whitworth

Jonston MacIntyre rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Chapman held off Whitworth 37-30 Saturday night in a nonleague encounter.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Whitworth football gets opportunity at rare night game at Chapman

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: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Leif Ericksen throws 5 TDs as Whitworth routs La Verne in season opener

Leif Ericksen and Andrew Meredith connected for three touchdowns and Whitworth opened its season with a 50-24 rout of La Verne on Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Whitworth not leaning on last year’s drubbing of La Verne ahead of season opener

One season ago, the Whitworth Pirates didn’t leave Spokane to play a football game until October.


If Whitworth intends to make that elusive national championship run, it will likely require ‘Perfection’ during the regular season

Coming off their first Northwest Conference title since 2007, the Pirates are decidedly not underdogs anymore.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Football is in the air as Whitworth Pirates open camp

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, 9:14 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Whitworth

Pirates head coach Rod Sandberg surveyed a preliminary depth chart, seemingly prepared to circle every name.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Former players remember ex-Whitworth coach Daryl Squires as even-tempered gentleman

Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Whitworth football: Pirates don’t get a spring game, but they have fun by other means

The Pirates – and all other NCAA Division III programs – aren’t allowed to suit up during the spring.


Locally: Whitworth’s Tyler Adamson named Offensive MVP Honorable Mention at National Bowl All-Star Game

Whitworth’s 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman was named Offensive MVP Honorable Mention for his performance in a 2018 National Bowl All-Star Game Dec. 9 in Daytona Beach, Florida, in which his National …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates expect to build upon 2018 football success

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Whitworth football falls to Saint John’s in second round of Division III playoffs

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, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

High-scoring Saint John’s presents tough test for unbeaten Whitworth in Division III playoffs

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Whitworth won’t marvel at Saint John’s pedigree ahead of second-round playoff game

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: For high-flying WSU, EWU, Whitworth football diehards – Yippie ki yay, mustache faithful!

And now for the big Hollywood ending. Nearly three months after The Spokesman-Review kicked off the college football season with a special section inspired by classic sports films, we’re sprinting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Whitworth runs past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 48-6 in Division III playoff opener

Teams have tried all season to run the ball against Whitworth, and if there was a team equipped to do it well, surely that was the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee or Georgia: Whitworth’s playoff possibilities could take Pirates far from Pine Bowl

Making their first playoff appearance, the Stags (7-3) are unranked but heralded as champion of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They are one of two playoff teams with three …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Whitworth hoping to give Claremont-Mudd-Scripps a chilly reception in Division III playoff opener

Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg got a call this week, he said, from officials at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Pirates’ opponent Saturday. They were asking for heaters on the sidelines.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Logistics of Division III football put Whitworth football in scheduling no-man’s land

The Pirates (9-0) are preparing to host on Saturday the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (7-3), a team they’ve never faced and the winner of the only Division III football conference besides the …


Unbeaten Whitworth learns it will host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in first round of D-III playoffs

Whitworth will host thClaremont-Mudd-Scripps at noon Saturday, its first playoff home game since 2006.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Whitworth blanks Willamette for fifth undefeated regular season in school football history

The Whitworth Pirates put an exclamation point on their undefeated regular season Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Whitworth looks to finish unblemished regular season against one-win Willamette

Coach Rod Sandberg told his Whitworth Pirates football team this week that their season is half over.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Leif Ericksen, Garrett McKay help Whitworth rally past Lewis & Clark to remain unbeaten

On an afternoon when he wasn’t great, Whitworth quarterback Leif Ericksen made the throws he had to. And when he had to, he looked for Garrett McKay.