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Vikings win rival game against Titans

After a tough defeat against the Illinois Wesleyan Titans earlier in the season, the Augustana Vikings (16-4) redeemed themselves winning 88-79 in a close, rivalry game on Wednesday, January 31. Coming off a loss at home against Carthage the Saturday before, the Vikings needed a confidence booster. With the help…

Men’s basketball begin second round CCIW games

With a 6-2 conference record for the first half of the season, the number two CCIW ranked Augustana men’s basketball team will begin their conference rematches this week. Since the CCIW is an extremely competitive conference, the Vikings have had some intense matchups this 2017-18 season. The results of the…

Vikings Split CCIW Contests

The Augustana Vikings faced adversity in both of their games last week, but Augie, the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, was able to split its CCIW contests against Wheaton and Carroll. On Wednesday night, the Vikings faced off against the Wheaton Thunder at the Carver Center. Falling behind…

Vikings beat North Central

After losing in double overtime on the road at UW-Oshkosh, the Vikings responded in a big way beating North Central 79-72, which featured four Viking athletes in double figures. With how competitive the CCIW Conference is, Coach Giovanine expressed the importance of winning these early conference games especially with this…

Vikings Lose in Double OT Thriller

After a 5-0 start to the season, the No. 2 ranked Augustana Vikings suffered its first loss of the season to the No. 18 UW-Oshkosh Titans by a score of 95-89 in double overtime. Augustana, led by Junior captain, Chrishawn Orange, had 23 points and five rebounds, trailed by as…

Pierson Discusses Injury

The Observer sat down with junior Pierson Wofford and talked about the team’s goals as well as the implications of his recent injury. 1. Last year, the team was very successful. How was it getting second in Nationals? It’s a tough feeling, we really were so close with just a…

Men’s basketball prepares for Illinois/Michigan Classic

After losing by two points in last year’s National Championship, which ended the men’s basketball’s magical run, the Vikings are now ranked 1st in the preseason poll. Now, they look to start off their season right with their home opener against Calvin in the Illinois/Michigan Classic November 17. They have…

Alumnus follows hoops passion

Augustana basketball alumnus Hunter Hill is coming back from Germany after continuing his dreams of playing basketball professionally. Hill graduated in 2016, along with several other basketball players who comprised the team that went 29-2, which tied the best overall record in Augustana history. In Hill’s four years on the…

Underdog Vikings finish second in the nation

It was a wild year leading up to the Augustana men’s basketball team second place finish in the nation. It was a year of finding niches, reconstruction, restructuring and players stepping up in the numerous points throughout the season. Coming off from the team that tied the best overall record, 29-2,…

Vikings punch ticket to NCAA Division III Championship game

Starting and finishing out the game strong against Williams College, the Augustana men’s basketball team earned their way into the NCAA Division III Championship game against Babson College. The battle for the championship title will begin at 6 p.m. ET. The Vikings started off the game with a 17-2 lead…