2017 Whittier College Football News

  • Support Football During Big Poet Give
    March 15, 2018
    Calling all FOOTBALL alumni! Please answer your phones tonight to chat with our current players! As part of this year’s Big Poet Give (3.28) a generous donor and former Poet athlete is challenging the football team to get 75 people to participate. You can also visit for more information!
  • Bryson Sanders named 2nd Team All-SCIAC
    November 21, 2017
    Senior wideout Bryson Sanders (Manetca, Calif.) ended his career on a high note Tuesday as he was recognized on the All-SCIAC 2nd Team as a Wide Receiver.
  • Football wraps up 2017 with loss to La Verne
    November 11, 2017
    The Whittier College Football team wrapped up their 2017 season Saturday but faced a tough match-up on the road with the University of La Verne as they fell 82-17.
  • Football faces tough match-up with Redlands
    November 04, 2017
    The Whittier College Football team faced a tough match-up with the University of Redlands Saturday evening as they fell 76-7 at Ted Runner Stadium.
  • Homecoming Football Game Cancelled
    October 24, 2017
    The Whittier College Football Homecoming Game/Senior Day, slated to be played this Saturday, October 28 at 5:00pm against Occidental College, has been cancelled.
  • Football puts up 34 points in loss to Kingsmen
    October 21, 2017
    The Whittier College Football team again put up big points for the fifth straight game but faced a tough match-up with Cal Lutheran University falling 60-34 at William Rolland Stadium.
  • Miguel Avina combines for 443 yards in loss to Sagehens
    October 14, 2017
    Sophomore quarterback Miguel Avina (Indio, Calif.) got off to a slow start Saturday afternoon but finished strong in a 45-23 loss to Pomona-Pitzer.
  • Football comeback falls short in loss to Panthers
    October 07, 2017
    The Whittier College Football team attempted to spoil Homecoming for Chapman University Saturday night but couldn’t overcome a 31-point halftime deficit falling 45-24.
  • Poets come up short against Stags 41-34
    September 30, 2017
    The Whittier College Football team hosted an instant classical Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opener, losing to the Claremont-M-S Stags, 41-34, on Saturday.
  • Football sees home opener spoiled by ACU
    September 23, 2017
    The Whittier College Football team gave a valiant losing effort in the home opener on Saturday, against Arizona Christian University, falling 56-38 at Memorial Stadium in front of almost 1,500 strong.
  • Whittier College vs. Arizona Christian Football Preview
    September 22, 2017
    The 2017 Whittier College Poets will take the field for their home opener and debut of the newly-renovated Memorial Stadium on Saturday 9/23/17 at 5 PM. #FearthePoet
  • 2017 "Hard Knocks" - Episode 4: Fight Through
    September 19, 2017
    As the Whittier College Football team sets to make its home debut, players and coaches reflect on embracing the grind of training camp.
  • Football falters in opener 49-10 to No. 24 Whitworth
    September 09, 2017
    The Whittier College Football team opened up 2017 Saturday on the road, but found the season opener tough as they fell 49-10 to 24th Ranked Whitworth University at the Pine Bowl.
  • 2017 "Hard Knocks" - Episode 3: Family
    September 06, 2017
    As the opening of the 2017 season draws closer, the family dynamic of the Poet locker room comes into play as the team closes out the final stages of training camp.
  • 2017 "Hard Knocks" - Episode 2: Big Gains
    September 01, 2017
    Get an inside look at some of the changes that have happened with the Poet facilities, staff, and personnel during the 2017 off-season. Follow the Whittier College Sports Network (WCSN) as they continue to follow the Purple & Gold as they gear up for the 2017 season in Episode 2 of "Hard Knocks" - Big Gains
  • 2017 "Hard Knocks" - Episode 1: Earn It
    August 29, 2017
    Whittier College Football is back prepping for the 2017 season. In his second season at the helm, Head Coach Mike Neale leads a roster of over 90 players on their quest to restore glory to Whittier's Div. III football program. Join the Whittier College Sports Network as they go inside the huddle with the Purple & Gold during the first edition of "Hard Knocks".
  • Football releases 2017 Schedule
    May 25, 2017
    Whittier College Head Football Coach Mike Neale released his 2017 Schedule Thursday, which includes four home games and a trip to Washington.