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Football team reflects on their 1-9 season and prepares for the future

The Augustana football team ended their 2017 season with a 1-9 record, but they aren’t letting these numbers define them. Instead, they are using their record as motivation for improvement for the next season. Other than having the typical football difficulties of injuries and young starters, the team’s main struggle…

Stytz Earns CCIW Recognition

The Observer sat down with senior kicker Jacob Stytz and discussed his tenure at Augustana and his recent historic performance against Carroll. Stytz, who was awarded CCIW Special Teams Player of the Week, tied a school record with four field goals, which included a 52-yarder that ranks as the second…

Vikings fall to Carthage in home opener

This past Saturday the Augustana Vikings fell to the Carthage Redman with a score of 55-14 during their home opener at Lindberg Stadium. Despite going into their second conference game with a 0-3 record, the Vikings sideline looked energetic at the start of the game. They gained the lead early…

Despite Tough Loss, Vikings Remain Optimistic

After two close losses against non-conference opponents Suny Cortland and Central, the Augustana football team was looking for its first win of the season on Saturday evening against CCIW foe Carroll University. After losing starting quarterback Zach Fuller to an injury late in the second quarter, backup quarterback Luke Bleyer…

Football heads to spring training

Offseasons for teams can feel like boring drudgery as athletes often weight lift or practice individually. The Augustana football team decided to change their offseason by introducing a new and exciting regimen. The offseason training was formulated into a competition of nine Augustana football players composed teams. Nine players were…

Michael Daniels wins CoSIDA award

A tough choice loomed for former Vikings’ football linebacker Michael Daniels at the beginning of this year as he had to choose whether he wanted more game time or to continue being a linebacker. Daniels chose to become a defensive end and earn more game time, earning a spot on…

WAUG offers live broadcasts at home games

The fall of 2016 brought with it a new school year, a new football season and a new feature of WAUG reporting. WAUG, the student run radio station here on campus, has begun live coverage of home football games. Though this style of coverage did exist in previous years through…

Football prepares for North Central game

Head coach Steve Bell and defensive coordinator Dan Bauder are both looking to win in their next home game against North Central College this Saturday. Before preparing for the game, the coaches had their sights set on a win during their game against Millikin University played this last Saturday. “In…