Stories tagged: whitworth football
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
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.
One season ago, the Whitworth Pirates didn’t leave Spokane to play a football game until October.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pirates – and all other NCAA Division III programs – aren’t allowed to suit up during the spring.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
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.
The Whitworth Pirates put an exclamation point on their undefeated regular season Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:36 p.m.
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.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
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, 9:32 p.m.
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, 9:46 p.m.
After striking early and often the last three games, the Whitworth offense didn’t look like itself early on against Pacific on Saturday.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Two-thirds through their nine-game schedule, the 14th-ranked Whitworth Pirates enter Saturday’s home game against Pacific in position to all but clinch the Northwest Conference title.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
After waiting his turn to take over under center, Whitworth’s Leif Ericksen leading the way for unbeaten Pirates
At Glacier High School in Kalispell, Leif Ericksen didn’t start at quarterback until his senior year. At Whitworth, he waited two seasons behind record-setter Ian Kolste. Even his academic pursuit …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:38 p.m.
Leif Ericksen threw for three touchdown passes and Mason Elms rushed for 167 yards and two scores Saturday, powering the Whitworth Pirates’ 47-13 Northwest Conference football victory over Puget Sound …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
In its quest to secure the guaranteed playoff bid tied to the Northwest Conference title, the Whitworth football team can take a big step Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Whitworth (5-0, 3-0 NWC) scored six first-half touchdowns and held Pacific Lutheran without a first down until just before halftime, coasting from there to a 55-13 victory at the Pine …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
So far this year the Pirates (4-0, 2-0) have been assessed an average of 9.5 penalties per game for 97.3 yards. That’s about double the team’s 2017 numbers, when those …