Men's and Women's Basketball Games Delayed 48 Hours

Spokane, WA– Due to the continued closure of the Portland International Airport and Interstate 84 east of Portland, Whitman and Whitworth College will now open Northwest Conference play in men’s and women’s basketball 48 hours later than originally scheduled. Whitman's women’s and men’s teams will now host Willamette University on Sunday and Whitworth will host Willamette on Monday at the same game times.

The decision was again made this afternoon based on mutual conversations between athletic administrators at Whitworth, Lewis & Clark, Willamette and Whitman College.

“Issues of safety are paramount,” said Whitworth College Director of Athletics Dr. Scott McQuilkin. “Given the forecast for Friday and road conditions in and around Portland, the safest decision is for those teams to travel on Saturday and play the games on Sunday.”