Whitworth Football Starts Spring Practices - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Whitworth Football Starts Spring Practices

Posted:
New Whitworth head coach Rod Sandberg directing his players through a drill in the Pirates first spring practice. New Whitworth head coach Rod Sandberg directing his players through a drill in the Pirates first spring practice.

by Whitworth University Sports Information

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Whitworth football team opened 2014 spring practice on Monday afternoon with a two-hour session that included drills, formation implementations and specific teams work.

Monday’s practice was also the first time the Pirates were on the field with new head coach Rod Sandberg, as well as offensive coordinator Alan Stanfield.

“I know the players are extremely excited to learn our new offensive and defensive schemes, and just generally to see the difference in how practices will be run,” Sandberg said. “We have an amazing group of coaches who are taking a lot of pride in how they prepare to teach, drill and impact our players. It is going to be fun to see it all come together out on the field this spring.”

NCAA Division III rules limit Whitworth to 15 practices over a five-week period. The Pirates will be practicing on Monday and Wednesday afternoons (4:15 – 6:00) and Saturday mornings (11:00 – noon) from now until May 10th.

“I am so excited to take maximum advantage of these practices and have a lot of work to do to become the type of team we want to be,” Sandberg said. “It is great to get out on the field and begin to determine what kind of team we have. You can only learn so much in the winter when you are inside in the weight room or out on the track.”

Whitworth will conclude its spring practice series with a Spring Fling on May 10th in the Pine Bowl. Practice that day will include several competitive drills and will end with a picnic BBQ that all friends of the program are invited to attend. Off-season awards will be presented.

  • College

    • WSU continues homestand against Nevada on Saturday

      Washington State leads the all-time series with Nevada 2-1 and will be hosting the Wolfpack in Pullman for the first time in series history.

    • WSU men's basketball 2017-18 Pac-12 schedule released

      Washington State University men's basketball opens up Pac-12 play with two-straight games at Los Angeles on ESPN2, first against UCLA, Friday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m., followed by a trip to the Galen Center to take on USC.

    • Press Pass Pullman: Week Three

      In this week's edition of Press Pass Pullman, head coach Mike Leach reflects on the Cougs' dominant win over Oregon State and looks ahead to Nevada, a team which features a myriad of connections to Washington State.

    • Super 8 Plays of the Week 9/18

      Check out this week's top plays from across the state!

    • Scoot's Place, Griz Team Barbershop

      Former Griz WR Caleb Lyons had to retire last year after suffering a head injury. He's now a student coach but he's also become the team barber. Watch him give Shaun Rainey a haircut on live TV and find out why all the players go to "Scoot's Place" to get a fresh cut. 
    • Crowd Surfing 9/17

      With the weather getting colder, things look a bit different for our local football games, as we take a look at during this week's Crowd Surfing.
    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • WhitworthWhitworthMore>>

  • Whitworth shuts out La Verne 53-0

    Whitworth shuts out La Verne 53-0

    Kolste throws for 4 TD passes leading Whitworth to victory.Kolste throws for 4 TD passes leading Whitworth to victory.

    The 20th-ranked Pirates built a 43-0 halftime lead while improving to 3-0 with the non-conference victory.

    >>

    The 20th-ranked Pirates built a 43-0 halftime lead while improving to 3-0 with the non-conference victory.

    >>
  • Whitworth football to host La Verne in Pine Bowl

    Whitworth football to host La Verne in Pine Bowl

    This will be Whitworth's final non-conference game of season. Photo: Whitworth AthleticsThis will be Whitworth's final non-conference game of season. Photo: Whitworth Athletics

    The 20th-ranked Pirates (2-0) are coming off of a 49-10 win over Whittier University in their home opener last Saturday. Saturday will mark the 12th all-time meeting between the two schools.

    >>

    The 20th-ranked Pirates (2-0) are coming off of a 49-10 win over Whittier University in their home opener last Saturday. Saturday will mark the 12th all-time meeting between the two schools.

    >>
  • Whitworth wins home opener, beating Whittier 49-10

    Whitworth wins home opener, beating Whittier 49-10

    Ian Kolste throws 3 TD passes to bring his season total to 9. Photo: Whitworth AthleticsIan Kolste throws 3 TD passes to bring his season total to 9. Photo: Whitworth Athletics

    Whitworth University ran out to a 25-0 lead late in the second quarter and cruised to a 49-10 win over visiting Whittier College on Saturday afternoon at the Whitworth Pine Bowl.

    >>

    Whitworth University ran out to a 25-0 lead late in the second quarter and cruised to a 49-10 win over visiting Whittier College on Saturday afternoon at the Whitworth Pine Bowl.

    >>