Jan 10, 2017

Bruins Host Linfield Wildcats on Saturday

A Winning Tradition

 
  • NCAA D-III National Champions (2009)
  • Three NCAA "Final Four" appearances (2009, 2012, 2015)
  • Six NCAA "Elite 8" appearances (2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • Nine NCAA "Sweet 16" appearances (2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • 14 NCAA National Tournament appearances in 16 years (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 12 Northwest Conference Championships (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • 25 straight winning seasons (1994-2018)
  • 14 Top 25 national rankings (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Three NCAA Division III National Coaches of the Year
  • Six NCAA Division III Region Coaches of the Year
  • 11 Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 20 All-Americans
  • One Academic All-American
  • Three Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Finalists (Justine Benner - 2015, Keisha Gordon - 2012, Katy Campbell - 2008)
  • One Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Winner (Kristen Shielee - 2009)
  • One George Fox Pasero Team of the Year (2009)
  • One Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year Award (Scott Rueck - 2009 finalist)
 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The storied rivalry of the George Fox University Bruins and the Linfield College Wildcats is more than a century old. They share Oregon's Yamhill County, compete for local fans and recruits, and square off dozens of times each year across all sports.

The Wildcats are the oldest rival of the Bruins, and this Saturday they compete again on the basketball court at George Fox's Miller Gymnasium. 

The Bruins plan to pack their gymnasium with residents from the Newberg community, so they can experience the excitement of college basketball in a family-friendly environment. To sweeten the deal, they'll offer free admission to anyone wearing George Fox apparel or the school colors, navy blue and old gold.

The women's basketball team is off to another hot start this season (11-2), and has historically matched up very well against the Wildcats (6-7). In fact, George Fox has won every contest between the two teams since 2007. The men's teams have been more evenly matched in the past decade and the Bruins enter the game with a 5-8 record (3-1 in conference) to Linfield's 7-6 record (1-3 in conference).

The women's game tips off at 4 p.m. and the men's game follows at 6 p.m.