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Vikings baseball head into the CCIW

Vikings baseball head into the CCIW

Margaret Cecilio April 16, 2021

The Augustana Vikings baseball team saw their first losses of their season against North Central on Saturday, March 20 at home. The team was hoping for a better outcome to start the CCIW conference games. Earlier...

Volleyball fighting for the win

Volleyball fighting for the win

Margaret Cecilio March 29, 2021

The Augustana women's volleyball team has taken in a class of 17 first-year’s this year, more than doubling the returning roster of 10. Now, with a bench of 27, the squad is striving to show the conference...

Augustana wrestling ready for the win

Augustana wrestling ready for the win

Margaret Cecilio March 16, 2021

Augustana’s wrestling program has seen a huge turn around during the 2020-2021 season. After losing six senior wrestlers last season and gaining nine first-years this fall, the team is making a name...

NCAA offers all athletes an extra year of eligibility

Margaret Cecilio November 19, 2020

The NCAA Division three recently announced that athletes who are unable to play 50% or less of their season competitions, due to cancelation from COVID-19, are granted an additional year of eligibility....

How do sport teams get their funding?

Margaret Cecilio November 9, 2020

Augustana College has 28 varsity sports teams, each of which require funding in order to operate throughout the year. Budgeting for athletics is a constantly revolving process that tries to best cater...

Game day excitement felt through inter-squad soccer scrimmage

Margaret Cecilio October 26, 2020

The intense energy that comes along with a sports game is irreplaceable. However, given the circumstances of competition seasons being up in the air, teams on campus are trying out alternative ways to...

First week of practice turns into two weeks in quarantine

Margaret Cecilio October 9, 2020

After their first week of practice, a member of the women’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the whole team moved into a two week quarantine. Augustana’s athletic teams have...

Spikeball sees its debut on campus

Margaret Cecilio September 24, 2020

Many people are itching to get out of their rooms and do something fun, but it can be difficult. Especially now with limited socializing and social distancing, various events can no longer be held.  Students...

Senior Alek Jacobs and starting quarterback for the Vikings practices his throws during drills in their practice on Wednesday September 10th, 2020 at Thorson-Lucken Field.

Playing in a pandemic

Margaret Cecilio September 22, 2020

COVID-19 has uprooted the daily lives of all Augie students, and our student athletes are no exception. Last school year, the spring athletes had their seasons cut short and left campus unexpectedly in...

Mens and Womens Track and Field break personal records at the 2020 CCIW Indoor Championships

Margaret Cecilio March 5, 2020

  The Vikings Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed in the two-day 2020 CCIW Indoor Championships Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. d 29. With a team score of 73.5, the Men’s team...

Augie Talks with Mia Lambert

Margaret Cecilio February 27, 2020

Q:  North Park won the last matchup between the two teams, what do you think allowed Augie to win this time? Are you happy with the way you and the Vikings performed overall? A: “We definitely weathered...

Augustana College senior Micah Martin (#44, right) reaches the ball toward the basket for a dunk on Carthage College senior Brad Perry (#54, left) at the Carver P.E. Center, February 15, 2020.  The Augustana Vikings won the game against the Carthage Red Men with a score of 83 - 81.

Vikings pull off a nail bitting win against Carthage College

Margaret Cecilio February 20, 2020

Men’s basketball pulls off a close win against Carthage College 83-81. The two teams battled it out on Augie’s home court at the Carver Center on Saturday, Feb. 15. Augustana improves 17-7 for the...

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