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Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

Willamette University will honor the newest members of the Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Oct. 24. Individual inductees are Scott Baker '94 (basketball, track & field), Jamie Barton '98 (soccer), Jim Booth '64 (football, basketball, baseball, track), Jenny (Joseph) Cohen '97 (basketball), Chuck Pinkerton '98 (football), Skip Spence '61 (track).

Teams being inducted are the 1959-60 Men's basketball team and the 1985-86 Women's basketball team.  In addition, coach Gordie James (men's basketball 1987-2009) and coach Jim Tursi (women's soccer 1993-2007) will be inducted.

For more details on the event and to register to attend, click here.

Bearcat Club Events

The Bearcat Club will be holding two events in the coming weeks at Willamette Football away games.

The first is a Bearcat Club Reception at Boise State University, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Details about the reception can be found here.

There will also be a tailgate at Menlo College in Menlo Park, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 14. Details for the tailgate can be found here.

Digital Sports Video Passes Available to Watch WU Football Games Online

Willamette Football has created a Digital Sports Video (DSV) Anywhere online season pass, which allows fans to watch the same game film the players watch after the game. By purchasing the DSV Anywhere online season pass, members of the Willamette community are able to watch all 10 regular season games, plus any post season games, on any computer with internet access. Videos are available one day after each game is played.

If interested, fans should call or email coach Tony Cassinerio at 503-949-9827 or tcassine@willamette.edu to purchase a pass. Cost is $75 for the season, and proceeds go to support Willamette Football.

Willamette Rowing Unveils New Boathouse

The Willamette rowing teams will unveil their new boathouse on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Salem Yacht and Boating Club.
The Willamette University rowing program unveiled their new boathouse on Saturday, Oct. 10.

WU rowing enters this year after its most successful season in school history last year. The women's varsity eight+ took fifth place in the Division III Petite Final at the NCAA Championship Regatta. As a result, the Bearcats finished 11th overall in their first appearance at the NCAA Championships.

For the third season in a row, Willamette rowing has received an invitation to race at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The Head of the Charles, which is held in Boston, Mass., is the world’s largest two-day rowing event. More than 7,500 athletes from around the world compete in 55 different races.

Willamette will race in the women’s collegiate 4+ on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 12:54 p.m. (PDT). The women’s collegiate 8+ will race on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 10:13 a.m. (PDT). Competing in The Head of the Charles Regatta presents WU with an opportunity to race against the top ranked DII, DIII and club programs in the nation.

The Bearcats open the season on Oct. 17 at the Head of the Silcox hosted by the University of Puget Sound. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. (PDT) and will take place on American Lake in Tacoma, Wash.