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 November 21
Men's Basketball
vs. California Tech
5:00 PM November 22
Women's Basketball
at Wis. Lutheran
7:00 PM November 22
Men's Basketball
vs. Northwest (Wash.)
7:00 PM November 26
Men's Basketball
at St. Martin's
7:00 PM December 02
Women's Basketball
vs. Northwest Christian
7:30 PM December 03
Men's Basketball
vs. Portland Bible
6:00 PM December 05
Women's Basketball
at California Lutheran
5:00 PM December 06
Women's Basketball
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Linde Activities Center - Harvey Mudd College
7:00 PM December 12
Men's Basketball
at Seattle Pacific
4:00 PM December 20
Women's Basketball
vs. Wheaton (Mass.)
@ Honolulu, HI
11:00 AM December 21
Women's Basketball
vs. Lake Forest
@ Oahu, Hawaii
4:00 PM December 21
Men's Basketball
vs. Rhodes
@ Santa Cruz,Calif.
6:00 PM December 21
Men's Basketball
at California-Santa Cruz
Hotel Paradox WInter Classic
6:00 PM January 02
Women's Basketball
at Linfield
8:00 PM January 02
Men's Basketball
at Linfield
4:00 PM January 03
Women's Basketball
vs. Puget Sound
6:00 PM January 03
Men's Basketball
vs. Puget Sound
6:00 1st
November 21
Women's Basketball
at Wisconsin-Whitewater
Final November 16
Women's Basketball
W, 74-47 vs. La Verne
George Fox Classic
Final November 16
Men's Basketball
L, 98-90 at Colorado College
Final November 15
Women's Basketball
W, 63-40 vs. Trinity (Texas)
George Fox Classic
Final November 15
Men's Basketball
W, 124-114 vs. Grinnell
@ Colorado Springs, Colo.
Colorado College Tournament
Final November 15
Football
L, 49-7 at Pacific Lutheran
Final November 15
Women's Cross Country
17 of 19 (Women NCAA Division III West Regionals
@ Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, Ore.
Final November 15
Men's Cross Country
16 of 17 (Men) NCAA Division III West Regionals
@ Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, Ore.
Final November 08
Women's Volleyball
L, 3-1 vs. Whitman
Final November 08
Football
W, 30-12 vs. Lewis & Clark
Final November 08
Women's Soccer
L, 1-0 at Whitworth
Final November 07
Women's Volleyball
L, 3-0 vs. Whitworth
Final - OT November 07
Men's Soccer
L, 1-0 at Pacific (Ore.)
Final November 07
Women's Soccer
L, 2-1 at Whitman
Final November 02
Men's Soccer
L, 4-1 vs. Pacific Lutheran
Final November 02
Women's Soccer
L, 1-0 at Pacific (Ore.)
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