Whitworth Pirates

Overall record: 4-6 - Conference: 3-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/3 at Chapman L, 16-14 BX
9/10 vs. Pomona-Pitzer W, 34-7 BX RC
9/17 vs. Redlands L, 30-20 BX RC P
9/24 vs. Menlo L, 24-17 BX RC
10/8 vs. Pacific Lutheran * • L, 20-17 BX RC
10/15 at Lewis and Clark * • L, 30-22 BX
10/22 vs. Pacific * • W, 48-6 BX RC RC
10/29 at Willamette * • W, 25-24 BX
11/5 vs. Linfield * • L, 42-38 BX RC
11/12 at Puget Sound * • W, 40-34 BX
Overall record: 4-6 - Conference: 3-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/8 vs. Pacific Lutheran * • L, 20-17 BX RC
10/15 at Lewis and Clark * • L, 30-22 BX
10/22 vs. Pacific * • W, 48-6 BX RC RC
10/29 at Willamette * • W, 25-24 BX
11/5 vs. Linfield * • L, 42-38 BX RC
11/12 at Puget Sound * • W, 40-34 BX


Schools Conf All
Linfield 6-0 10-1
Lewis and Clark 4-2 7-2
Pacific Lutheran 4-2 6-3
Whitworth 3-3 4-6
Willamette 3-3 4-6
Pacific 1-5 1-8
Puget Sound 0-6 0-9

What We're Reading

  • »George Fox just months away
  • For the better part of the past 50 years, football during fall Saturdays has been a missing piece of "the George Fox experience." That ends in September.
  • »Conner Mertens came out
  • A kicker at Willamette, Mertens came out as bisexual to his team last night. He now comes out publicly in hopes of inspiring other LGBT athletes to come out and be true to themselves.
  • »Learning to love the purple powers
  • Some bemoan the fact that Mount Union and Whitewater always end up on opposite sides of the playoff bracket. To which I say, that?s the way it should be.

Past Records

2013 (4-6, 2-4 NWC)
2012 (7-3, 3-3 NWC)
2011 (4-6, 3-3 NWC)
2010 (5-5, 3-3 NWC)
2009 (5-5, 3-3 NWC)
2008 (6-3, 4-2 NWC)
2007 (8-2, 6-0 NWC)
2006 (11-1, 6-0 NWC)
2005 (5-3, 2-2 NWC)
2004 (7-2, 3-2 NWC)
2003 (4-6, 2-3 NWC)
2002 (7-3, 3-2 NWC)
2001 (7-2, 4-1 NWC)
2000 (6-3, 3-2 NWC)
1999 (5-5, 2-3 NWC)

Team Quick Facts



Coach: John Tully (Azusa Pacific '75)
Conference: NWC
Enrollment: 2116
Location: Spokane, WA
Colors: Crimson, Black
Stadium: Pine Bowl (2200)
Surface: Grass

News Releases

November 1, 2014
Whitworth Shuts Down George Fox on Senior Day
Whitworth limited visiting George Fox to only 144 yards of total offense and a single touchdown in a...
October 25, 2014
Pirates Roll Past Puget Sound on Record-Setting Day
Whitworth used a 28-0 third quarter to rout visiting Puget Sound 62-30 on Saturday at the Pine Bowl.
September 27, 2014
Turnovers Turn the Tide in Chapman's Favor
Whitworth turned the ball over on four consecutive possessions to start the third quarter, turning a...
September 23, 2014
A gunslinger's record-setting day
At the last minute, Bryan Peterson’s parents decided to make the trip to La Verne for...
September 20, 2014
Roundup: Tufts, St. Vincent end long streaks, TLU wins in bizarre ending
Tufts ended a 31-game slide, while St. Vincent knocked off Case to end a 23-game skid, while the...
September 6, 2014
Whitworth Rolls By L&C in 2014 Opener
Whitworth opened the 2014 football season with a dominating 63-10 win over visiting Lewis &...
December 22, 2013
Wheaton assistant takes Whitworth job
Rod Sandberg, a longtime defensive assistant coach at Wheaton (Ill.), has been selected as the head...
November 20, 2013
Tully resigns after 19 seasons at Whitworth
After 24 years as a head coach, 19 of them at Whitworth, John Tully resigns as Pirates coach.
November 9, 2013
Pacific Lutheran Holds Off Whitworth 28-21
Visiting Pacific Lutheran pulled away from a 14-14 halftime tie and defeated Whitworth 28-21 on...
October 19, 2013
Big Early Lead Gives Linfield a 51-17 Win at Whitworth
Second-ranked Linfield built an early 31-0 lead then pulled away late for a 51-17 win over Whitworth...
October 5, 2013
Pacific Claims 31-21 Win Over Whitworth
Pacific outscored Whitworth 17-0 in the third quarter on the way to a 31-21 victory over the Pirates...
September 25, 2013
Taking center stage
Whitworth's Bryan Peterson should have no problem performing on a big stage. That’s because...
September 21, 2013
La Verne Holds Off Whitworth's 4th Quarter Rally
The Pirates' potential game-winning pass fell incomplete on the final play and La Verne held on for...
September 14, 2013
Defense Dominates Again in Win over Whittier
For the second straight week the Whitworth defense led the Pirates to a runaway football victory in...
September 7, 2013
Whitworth's Defense Smothers St. Scholastica 36-7
The Whitworth defense never let visiting St. Scholastica get untracked offensively, leading to a...
September 4, 2012
Eagles put the 'D' in North Central's defeat
UW-La Crosse pulled off a big upset, St. Thomas had a strong comeback and Whitworth had a long trip...
November 5, 2011
Whitworth Scares 5th-ranked Linfield
Whitworth matched fifth-ranked Linfield touchdown for touchdown, but four missed extra points was...
October 22, 2011
Whitworth Runs Past Pacific 48-6
Sometimes a team has to make its own breaks. Whitworth, whose season so far has been defined by the...
October 8, 2011
PLU Edges Whitworth on Last-Second Field Goal
Nick Kaylor booted a 36-yard field goal as time expired to give visiting Pacific Lutheran a dramatic...
September 24, 2011
Menlo Sacks Whitworth 24-17
Menlo College turned ten quarterback sacks into a 24-17 comeback win at Whitworth University in a...
September 20, 2011
Look, dad ... one hand!
You won't want to miss this amazing grab. It's clear the wide receiver learned a lot from his...
September 17, 2011
Whitworth Falls to 17th-ranked Redlands
Two key fumbles may have been the difference between a frustrating loss and a season-charging upset...
September 10, 2011
Whitworth Beats Pomona-Pitzer for First Win of 2011
Whitworth ground out a methodical 34-7 win over visiting Pomona-Pitzer in a non-conference NCAA...
October 1, 2010
NWC officiating crew to make history
History will be made on Saturday at Connor Field in Atherton, Calif. when Menlo hosts Whitworth in a...
September 4, 2010
Hardin-Simmons 27, Whitworth 7
While Hardin-Simmons' highly-touted offense was good, it was the visiting Cowboys' defense that made...
August 3, 2010
Linfield picked to repeat in NWC
Defending champion Linfield is a unanimous choice to repeat as Northwest Conference football...
March 16, 2010
Football is coming to George Fox
Football is returning to George Fox for the first time since 1968, as the Division III school's...