Football

  • Whittier College Finalizes Plans For Stadium Renovations
    May 13, 2008
    Whittier College will take the first step in the renovation of its athletic facilities with the resurfacing of Newman Field and Bonham Track in Memorial Stadium this summer. The project is set to begin May 27 and finish August 15, in time for the 2008 football and soccer seasons.
  • Scurlock Featured in Hometown Newspaper
    January 08, 2008
    Whittier College senior quarterback, Josh Scurlock, was featured in an interview for the Bakersfield Californian on January 8. Scurlock talks about his experiences at Whittier, being a student-athlete and bringing "The Shoes" back to their rightful home in Whittier.
  • 2007 Football Recap
    December 01, 2007
    Whittier College football enjoyed their greatest success since the 2000 season with a 4-5 record in 2007. They finished fourth in the SCIAC with a 3-3 record. The highlight of the season came in the final game of the year, as the Poets won back “The Shoes” in a thrilling 67-61 victory over Occidental College.
  • Seven Poet Football Players Honored by SCIAC
    November 28, 2007
    Seven Whittier College football players were honored by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for their performances during the 2007 season. Three Poets were named to first teams.
  • Scurlock Named SCIAC Athlete of the Week for Second Time
    November 14, 2007
    Josh Scurlock ’08 was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Male Co-Athlete of the Week for his performance against Occidental College on November 11.
  • Poets Bring Home "The Shoes", Upset #24 Occidental in Season Finale
    November 10, 2007
    Josh Scurlock '08 ended his Whittier College career throwing for seven touchdowns and running for another to lead the Poets to a 67-61 victory over SCIAC rival, nationally ranked #24 Occidental College, at Memorial Field on November 10. The win marks the first time the Poets have beaten Occidental since 2000.
  • Football Trounced at Redlands, Season Finale November 10
    November 03, 2007
    Whittier College was outscored 35-0 in the first half on their way to a 59-6 loss to SCIAC rival University of Redlands on November 3 in Redlands, Calif. The loss drops the Poets record to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play.
  • Football Back On Track With SCIAC Win at La Verne
    October 20, 2007
    Josh Scurlock ’08 passed for the touchdowns and ran for another to lead Whittier College to a 31-28 win over SCIAC rival University of La Verne on October 20 in La Verne, Calif. The Poets are back at .500 with a 3-3 overall record and are now 2-1 in conference play. More to come...
  • Poets Give Up 28 Unanswered, Fall to Chapman on the Road
    October 13, 2007
    Josh Scurlock ’08 threw his second touchdown pass of the day midway through the third quarter to give Whittier College a 20-10 lead, but 28 unanswered points gave Chapman University a 38-20 victory in Orange, Calif., on October 13. Their second loss in a row drops the Poets’ record to 2-3.
  • Football Held to One Touchdown in Loss to Cal Lutheran
    October 06, 2007
    Whittier College lost its first conference game of the season, 44-7 to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on October 6. The Poets turned the ball over five times in the game, as their record falls to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in SCIAC play.
  • Football Wins SCIAC Opener, Scurlock has Second 100-yard Rushing Game
    September 29, 2007
    Josh Scurlock ’08 had his second straight 100-yard rushing game and threw for 297 yards to lead Whittier College to a 28-7 victory in its SCIAC opener against Pomona-Pitzer Colleges at Memorial Stadium on September 29. The Poets are now 2-1 overall and the Sagehens fall to 1-2.
  • Football Picks Up First Win, Scurlock Scores Four TD's
    September 22, 2007
    Josh Scurlock ’08 scored four touchdowns and rushed for 106 yards to lead Whittier College to a 28-26 victory at the University of Puget Sound on September 22. The win evens the Poets record at 1-1 heading into conference play and avenges a 26-19 loss to the Loggers last season.
  • Football Loses Season Opener in High-Scoring Affair
    September 15, 2007
    Josh Scurlock ’08 accounted for 252 yards of total offense and four touchdowns, but the Whittier College football team lost its season opener 35-28 to visiting Carthage College on September 15.
  • 2007 Poets Football Preview
    August 15, 2007
    The storied history of the Whittier College football program began in 1907, and since the inception of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1915, the Poets have captured 26 conference titles. From 1957-1964, Whittier won eight straight SCIAC titles under the direction of legendary coaches Don Coryell (1957-59) and John Godfrey (1960-1979). Their most recent championships came back-to-back in 1997 and 1998. Twenty-two Poets have earned All-American honors, the most recent coming in 1998 with linebacker George Willacy.
  • Nine Football Players Honored by SCIAC, Eddow '08 Named to 1st Team Defense
    November 20, 2006
    Whittier College had nine football players earn All-Conference Awards from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this week. Chasen Eddow '08 was named to the defensive first team. Eddow had 53 tackles this season and led the Poets with three interceptions.