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Coach Giovanine during a CCIW game in 2018. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Coach Giovanine retires with a lasting legacy

Madison Williams May 12, 2020

On Tuesday, May 5, head coach of the men’s basketball team Grey Giovanine shocked the Augustana community by announcing his retirement. After 21 years of leading the Vikings, Giovanine decided it was...

Senior spring athletes cope with the cancellation of their final season

Senior spring athletes cope with the cancellation of their final season

Madison Williams April 28, 2020

Senior night is a night dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments of senior athletes each year in college sports. This is an unbreakable tradition, until this year.  When Division I schools started...

Augustana hosts sixth round of NFL Draft

Madison Williams May 2, 2019

In 1971, Augustana football player Ken Anderson waited in his apartment near campus for a phone call. When the phone rang, the Cincinnati Bengals announced they would be selecting him in the third round...

Senior year in London: Striving to do what I love

Madison Williams April 16, 2019

Always do what you love. This is the motto I try to live by. I even have it written on the chalkboard next to my desk as a constant reminder. However, through my time at Augustana, I realize that I didn’t...

The twist of a leg: How athletes recover from injuries

The twist of a leg: How athletes recover from injuries

Madison Williams April 16, 2019

It takes one slight twist of a leg to change an athlete’s life forever. While injuries of the body can be healed, an injury can cause long lasting mental side effects for the athlete. Every injury story...

Augustana Sophomore Sriram Sugumaran, bumps the ball over the net at the Augustana Vikings match against the North Central College Cardinals at the Augustana College Tennis Courts. April 6, 2019. Photo by Ian Murrin.

Men’s tennis sweeps first CCIW match

Madison Williams April 11, 2019

The Augustana men’s tennis team (15-4, 1-0) opened their 2019 CCIW season with a sweep against North Central on Saturday, April 6, winning 9-0. The Vikings also accomplished a 7-2 win over non-conference...

Ekberg breaks school record at Nationals

Madison Williams March 24, 2019

For the first time in 33 years, an Augustana swimmer, senior Jared Ekberg, competed at the National Division III Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 21 through 23. Ekberg finished 21st...

Augie Talks with Caitlyn Schaffer

Madison Williams March 19, 2019

How does it feel to earn your fifth career CCIW Player of the Week honor? “It’s really exciting. I expected a lot coming into Augie as a freshman and now I’m a senior, so knowing that I’ve...

Augustana senior Chrishawn Organe goes up for a short over his Wheaton opponent senior Trevor Gunter. The Vikings lost 93-79 on Friday, Mar. 8 in the Carver Center.

Augustana’s NCAA tournament run cut short at Sweet 16

Madison Williams March 14, 2019

The Augustana men’s basketball team’s historical season came to an end this year in the Sweet 16 after losing 79-93 to their fellow CCIW team, the Wheaton Thunder on Friday, March 8 in the Carver Center. The...

Vikings end NCAA run after loss to Wheaton in Sweet 16

Vikings end NCAA run after loss to Wheaton in Sweet 16

Madison Williams March 10, 2019

The Augustana men’s basketball team’s historical season came to an end this year in the Sweet 16 after losing 79-93 to their fellow CCIW team, the Wheaton Thunder on Friday, March 8 in the Carver Center. The...

Vikings advance to fifth straight Sweet 16

Vikings advance to fifth straight Sweet 16

Madison Williams March 4, 2019

The Augustana Vikings (26-3) overcame a back and forth battle in their second round NCAA tournament game winning 85-72 over Capital University (21-8) on Saturday, March 2. The teams saw seven ties and...

Brett Benning (’19) makes a three-point shot during the Vikings’ 93-67 first round win against Aurora 93. The Vikings advance to Saturday’s game against Capital University on Saturday, March 2 at Carver Center. Photo by Maria Do

Vikings win first round of NCAA tournament in blowout game

Madison Williams March 3, 2019

The Augustana Vikings (25-3) proved to be strong contenders for the NCAA national championship after their 93-67 first round win over Aurora University (17-12). With the help of the home crowd at the...

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