Whitworth Announces 2012 Football Schedule - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Whitworth Football

Whitworth Announces 2012 Football Schedule

Updated:
Whitworth will open the season at St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota (Photo: Whitworth Athletics) Whitworth will open the season at St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota (Photo: Whitworth Athletics)

by Whitworth Athletics

Whitworth head football coach John Tully has announced the 2012 schedule and the 2012 team captains as his squad heads into the summer break.

The Pirates have added the College of St. Scholastica, a 2011 NCAA Division III playoff participant, to the 2012 schedule which will give Whitworth ten games this fall.

Click here for the entire 2012 football schedule.

The Bucs will open the schedule with three consecutive road trips. Following the season opener at St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota on September 1st, the team will head to California on back to back weekends for games against Whittier and La Verne. Whitworth's home opener is on September 22nd against Chapman.

The Pirates will open their Northwest Conference schedule on September 29th at Pacific (Ore.). The 2012 Homecoming and Hall of Fame festivities will be part of the October 6th contest against Willamette.

The Pirates four home games in 2012 are: Chapman (Sept. 22), Willamette (Oct. 6), Puget Sound (Oct. 20) and Lewis & Clark (Nov. 10). The only bye on Whitworth's schedule comes on October 27th.

Both St. Scholastica and Whitter will be first-time opponents for the Pirates.

"With three straight road games to start the season, including the opener against a very good team that made the playoffs last year, we face a challenging schedule this fall," said Tully, heading into his 18th year leading the Pirates. "But most important, all ten of our games are against NCAA Division III West Region opponents."

Tully also announced that Ronnie Thomas, Scott Carr and Liam Brown will be team captains in 2012. Thomas was a First Team All-NWC running back in 2011 after leading the league with 1,042 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Carr was a Second Team All-NWC linebacker who led the Pirates with 9.5 tackles for loss. Brown is heading into his second season as a starter on the offensive line. Thomas and Carr will be seniors in the fall, while Brown will be a junior.

"These three have proven their leadership and led by example in the offseason," Tully said. "All three are ready for the role of team captain."

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Inside Eastern Washington Football Sneak Preview

    Inside Eastern Washington Football Sneak Preview

    Before the game SWX will start the festivities with a live pregame show at 11:00 a.m. PT with special ESPN guest Colin Cowherd, all leading up to a behind-the-scenes feature on EWU football at noon. Enjoy the trailer for the Inside Eastern Washington Football special in the video player above!>>
    Before the game SWX will start the festivities with a live pregame show at 11:00 a.m. PT with special ESPN guest Colin Cowherd, all leading up to a behind-the-scenes feature on EWU football at noon. Enjoy the trailer for the Inside Eastern Washington Football special in the video player above!>>
  • EWU Volleyball Preview

    EWU Volleyball Preview

    A wealth of talent at every position combined with a trio of determined senior leaders have the Eastern Washington volleyball program ready to make its 2014 campaign a memorable one.>>
    A wealth of talent at every position combined with a trio of determined senior leaders have the Eastern Washington volleyball program ready to make its 2014 campaign a memorable one.>>
  • Spokesman's Jim Allen On EWU Football

    Spokesman's Jim Allen On EWU Football

    Spokesman-Review Eastern Washington University beat writer Jim Allen joined SWX's John Collett in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football with the program's earliest and most prominent start quickly approaching.>>
    Spokesman-Review Eastern Washington University beat writer Jim Allen joined SWX's John Collett in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football with the program's earliest and most prominent start quickly approaching.
    >>
  • WhitworthWhitworthMore>>

  • Whitworth Head Coach Rod Sandberg In Studio

    Whitworth Head Coach Rod Sandberg In Studio

    Whitworth football head coach Rod Sandberg joined SWX's John Collett in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about the upcoming 2014 season at the Pine Bowl on Friday, Aug. 15. Sandberg is entering into his first season as the Pirates head coach after spending 11 years as the defensive coordinator at Wheaton College (Div. III) in Illinois and spent a total of 19 seasons with the Thunder as the linebackers coach before running the defense and also was the recruiting coordinato...>>
    Whitworth football head coach Rod Sandberg joined SWX's John Collett in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about the upcoming 2014 season at the Pine Bowl on Friday, Aug. 15. Sandberg is entering into his first season as the Pirates head coach after spending 11 years as the defensive coordinator at Wheaton College (Div. III) in Illinois and spent a total of 19 seasons with the Thunder as the linebackers coach before running the defense and also was the recruiting coordinato...>>
  • Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.>>
    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.
    >>
  • Local Basketball Teams Praised By NABC For Excellence

    Local Basketball Teams Praised By NABC For Excellence

    A trio of local University basketball teams have been named among the best academically by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday, July 23.>>
    A trio of local University basketball teams have been named among the best academically by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday, July 23.
    >>