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Augie ready to kick off against North Park University on Saturday. Augie won 71-0 at home.

Augie Football Steam Rolls North Park

Alexis Jones October 24, 2019

The Augustana football team cruised to a 71-0 victory against the Vikings of North Park University on Oct. 19. The team improved to 4-2 on the season and remain unbeaten at home this year. 71 points from...

Augustana senior Bobby Jarosz (#15, center) rushes through as senior Tommy Simon (#73, right) blocks Elmhurst junior Tavey Durns (#11, far right) during the Family Weekend home game against Elmhurst College on Saturday Sept, 21 2019. Augustana won the game 55-13. Photo by Ian Murrin.

Augustana Demolishes Elmhurst in First CCIW Game at Family Weekend

Anjelica Ortiz September 26, 2019

ROCK ISLAND, ILL.- After a successful 41-3 win against Coe College last Saturday, the Augustana Vikings kept it rolling with a 55-13 victory against Elmhurst College in their first CCIW game of the season...

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...

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...

Augie Talks with Luke Sawicki

Sarah Major October 18, 2018

1. When did you start playing football? “I started in second grade and played pad football, and then I played flag football when I was five or six.” 2. Did you play any other sports? “I grew up playing...

Left to Right: Chaz Williams, JR, #74. Zachary Fuller, SR, #12.

Football falls to North Central at Homecoming

Clint Ugolini October 11, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 6, Augustana's football team dropped their homecoming game against North Central College by a score of 48-10. After losing their past three games, their record for the season is now...

Augustana football players tackle the Wesleyan football players to prevent a touchdown. Photo by Christina Rossetti.

Football drops first home game

Katrina Scheer September 27, 2018

At their home opening game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 22, the Vikings (2-1) were defeated by the Illinois Wesleyan Titans 41-24 in their first loss of the year. The game started off with the Vikings...

Football 2-0 for first time in 10 years

Clint Ugolini September 20, 2018

Augustana's football team begins their season 2-0 for the first time in 10 years. After taking down Coe College on Saturday, Sept. 8th, they routed the Elmhurst Bluejays 35-0 in their first conference...

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

Madison Williams December 14, 2017

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...

Alek Jacobs, the quarterback for the Augustana Vikings, runs the ball towards the end-zone, as his teammates help keep the Wesleyan Titans from tackling him. The Vikings lost 28-10. Photo by Brady Johnson

Vikings look to make a rebound during homecoming game

October 12, 2017

After picking up their first win of the season against Elmhurst last weekend, the Augustana Vikings welcomed the Illinois Wesleyan Titans to Lindberg Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game started off...

Stytz Earns CCIW Recognition

September 28, 2017

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,...

Augustana Vikings line up against Carthage College on Saturday. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Vikings fall to Carthage in home opener

September 28, 2017

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,...

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