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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...

Augie Talks with Nolan Ebel (19), international basketball player

Augie Talks with Nolan Ebel (’19), international basketball player

Matthew McKay April 8, 2020

Nolan Ebel, a 2019 graduate of Augustana College, has been playing professional basketball in Spain. Ebel played for Circulo Gijon Baloncesto in Spain's LEB Plata league this past season. Ebel is currently...

Managing Success: How Men’s Basketball Manager Andrew Parker Made His Mark

Alexis Jones March 12, 2020

Do you ever wonder why sports fans cheer so loudly when a team manager or a guy who has never played a minute gets their moment in a game? It is because oftentimes these dedicated individuals have put...

Seniors (left to right) Maddy Murillo, Jeni Crain, Mia Lambert, Alexis Jones, and Emily Ness lined up for some pictures with their photo boards after defeating North Park 62-56 at Roy J. Carver on February 22, 2020.

Double Senior Night Equals Double Success

Anjelica Ortiz February 27, 2020

  Saturday night both the Augustana Men’s and Women’s basketball teams had their senior nights against North Park. Both teams honored their total of 11 seniors by defeating North Park, the Women...

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...

Seniors, Pierson Wofford (left) and Roman Youngblut (right) scream in happiness after their big win Senior, Micah Martin, for the Augustana Men’s Basketball team goes up for the backwards grab in their game against the Calvin Knights on November 16, 2019 in the Roy J. Carver Center for Physical Education. The Vikings won the game 70-67.

Viking Basketball holds out Calvin

Anjelica Ortiz November 21, 2019

Saturday night, the Augustana Vikings took on the Calvin Knights in a non-conference matchup that ended in a 70-67 win for the Vikings. The non-conference matchup started out with the Vikings down in the...

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 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 2, 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...

Mens basketball stays undefeated in CCIW play

Men’s basketball stays undefeated in CCIW play

Madison Williams January 28, 2019

The number one nationally DIII ranked men’s basketball team (19-1, 11-0) is currently undefeated in conference play. If they win their five remaining CCIW games, it will be the first time since the 1972-73...

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