Mike Wirta
Mike Wirta
Nickname: "Biggs"
Title: Statistician/Historian (1970-)
Phone: 503-554-2032
Email: mwirta@georgefox.edu

Better known as "Biggs" by his friends, Mike Wirta is in his 44th year as George Fox University's basketball statistical guru. The school's most loyal fan, he entered the 2013-14 season with a string of attendance at 768 straight George Fox men's basketball contests, home and road, and has worked 503 in a row at home. The last home game he missed was in 1972 when he was in military service. He has now seen 1,179 men's games altogether (53.45 percent of all 2,206 games in the team's 108 seasons of competition).

Wirta, 63, devotes many volunteer hours to compiling statistics and records for George Fox players and teams. His vast knowledge of Bruin sports history is invaluable in his position as official historian for the school's Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He also calls statistics for the women's basketball team and handles scorebook duties for the Bruins during the baseball season.

A 1974 graduate of George Fox with a bachelor of arts in history and a longtime member of the university's plant services staff, Wirta has the upkeep of the Wheeler Sports Center as his major responsibility. In 1988, the university's Alumni Association named him its Volunteer of the Year, just the second person to receive the designation at that time. In 1994, he received an NAIA District 2 Meritorious Service Award. He was inducted into the George Fox Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. 

6:00 PM January 30
Women's Basketball
at Puget Sound
8:00 PM January 30
Men's Basketball
at Puget Sound
4:00 PM January 31
Women's Basketball
vs. Linfield
6:00 PM January 31
Men's Basketball
vs. Linfield
6:00 PM February 06
Women's Basketball
vs. Willamette
8:00 PM February 06
Men's Basketball
vs. Willamette
4:00 PM February 07
Women's Basketball
at Pacific Lutheran
6:00 PM February 07
Men's Basketball
at Pacific Lutheran
4:00 PM February 13
Softball
at Chapman
6:00 PM February 13
Women's Basketball
at Whitworth
6:00 PM February 13
Softball
at Chapman
8:00 PM February 13
Men's Basketball
at Whitworth
12:00 PM February 14
Softball
at Pomona-Pitzer
2:00 PM February 14
Softball
at Pomona-Pitzer
4:00 PM February 14
Women's Basketball
at Whitman
6:00 PM February 14
Men's Basketball
at Whitman
10:00 AM February 15
Softball
at Redlands
12:00 PM February 15
Softball
at Redlands
6:00 PM February 17
Women's Basketball
at Pacific (Ore.)
8:00 PM February 17
Men's Basketball
at Pacific (Ore.)
6:00 PM February 20
Women's Basketball
vs. Lewis & Clark
8:00 PM February 20
Men's Basketball
vs. Lewis & Clark
February 23
Women's Golf
California Baptist Invitational
@ Victoria Country Club, Riverside, Calif.
February 24
Women's Golf
California Baptist Invitational
@ Victoria Country Club, Riverside, Calif.
TBA February 26
Men's Basketball
vs. TBA
Northwest Conference Tournament Semi-Finals
TBA February 26
Women's Basketball
vs. TBA
Northwest Conference Tournament Semi-finals
TBA February 28
Men's Basketball
vs. TBA
Northwest Conference Tournament Semi-Finals
TBA February 28
Women's Basketball
vs. TBA
Northwest Conference Tournament Semi-finals
12:00 PM February 28
Softball
vs. Pacific Lutheran
2:00 PM February 28
Softball
vs. Pacific Lutheran
March 01
Men's Golf
George Fox Spring Kick-Off
@ The Reserve Golf Course, Aloha, Ore.
March 01
Women's Golf
Dual Match -Pacific Lutheran University
@ Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Tacoma, Wash.
12:00 PM March 01
Softball
vs. Puget Sound
2:00 PM March 01
Softball
vs. Puget Sound
TBA March 06
Men's Basketball
vs. TBA
12:00 PM March 07
Softball
at Linfield
2:00 PM March 07
Softball
at Linfield
12:00 PM March 08
Softball
vs. Willamette
2:00 PM March 08
Softball
vs. Willamette
March 14
Men's Golf
Lewis & Clark Invitational
@ Heron Lakes, Portland Ore.
March 14
Women's Golf
George Fox Westbrook Invitational
@ Westbrook Village, Peoria, Ariz.
12:00 PM March 14
Softball
at Lewis & Clark
2:00 PM March 14
Softball
at Lewis & Clark
March 15
Men's Golf
Lewis & Clark Invitational
@ Heron Lakes, Portland Ore.
March 15
Women's Golf
George Fox Westbrook Invitational
@ Westbrook Village, Peoria, Ariz.
12:00 PM March 15
Softball
at Lewis & Clark
2:00 PM March 15
Softball
at Lewis & Clark
Final January 24
Men's Basketball
L, 86-65 at Lewis & Clark
Final January 24
Women's Basketball
W, 63-43 at Lewis & Clark
Final January 20
Men's Basketball
L, 91-82 vs. Pacific (Ore.)
Final January 20
Women's Basketball
W, 81-57 vs. Pacific (Ore.)
Final January 17
Men's Basketball
L, 89-68 vs. Whitworth
Final January 17
Women's Basketball
W, 70-39 vs. Whitworth
Final January 16
Men's Basketball
L, 83-78 vs. Whitman
Final January 16
Women's Basketball
W, 77-63 vs. Whitman