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Augustana College’s Senior Corey Whitlockshoots shoots a 3-pointer while UW Platville’s Sarah Mueller blocks on Nov. 16. The Vikings were defeated, falling to the Pioneers by a score of 83-74.

Shooting beyond the arc: Basketball teams looking for a successful season

Medin Sehic November 23, 2023

The ball is on the court again as the men’s and women’s basketball teams are starting off their seasons. The weekend of Nov. 18, the men’s team had a couple of losses against Crown University and...

Football team falls in Isthmus Bowl, finishes 8-3

Timothy Wallis November 23, 2023

The football team made program history the weekend of Nov. 18 by playing in the Culvers Isthmus Bowl. The bowl game was the first time Augustana had played in a postseason game since the 2005 season when...

Men’s water polo seeded at no. 2 for upcoming conference

Dhwani Parekh November 16, 2023

The men’s water polo team is making waves as they are set to compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) conference championship on Nov. 17. Currently, the team has a 6-0 conference record...

Augustana College women’s wrestling team’s Sydney Tajkowski (left) and Alicia Felker (right) go head to head in preparation for a match, during the team practice on Nov. 14.

Men’s and women’s wrestling ready to takedown the season

Elisabeth Ruggiero November 16, 2023

The season has officially started for the men’s and women’s wrestling teams. The men’s team won their home opener against the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) on Nov. 5, securing a 30-18 win.  This...

Augustana College Vikings defend the ball in an attempt to shut down North Central Cardinals offense.

Football team misses playoffs, set to compete at Isthmus Bowl

Timothy Wallis November 16, 2023

The Vikings football team ends the regular season with an 8-2 record after a loss to North Central at home. This is the program’s best record since 2005 when the Vikings finished the season 10-2 and...

Senior Emma Odle competing at the NCAA Midwest Regional Meet in Waverly, Iowa on Nov. 11.

Ready, set, go: Cross Country sends two individuals to nationals

Medin Sehic November 16, 2023

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the Midwest Regionals in Waverly, Iowa.  The men’s team placed 12th and the women’s team placed 13th. Both teams also...

Offensive line tackles their way through a successful season

Elisabeth Ruggiero November 9, 2023

Augustana’s football team has made history with a 7-1 season, a season-best that hasn’t happened since 2005. After years of loss, the team accredits a large part of this season’s success to the five...

Defending the goal: Ups and downs for the women’s soccer team

Medin Sehic November 9, 2023

The Augustana Women’s soccer team’s season came to a close after a recent defeat. Last Saturday, Oct. 28, the Vikings were defeated 1-0 in overtime by Millikin University in the CCIW quarterfinals.  This...

Caitlyn Hanulikova, a senior majoring in public health and sociology, is recognized on the All-CCIW list.

Three women’s tennis players ace 2023 CCIW All-Conference

Dhwani Parekh November 9, 2023

During the 2023 season, the women’s tennis team saw three players win awards in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).  First-Year Anna-Maria Huebel was named the CCIW's First-Year...

Women’s bowling strikes success in tournaments by focusing on culture

Santiago Cuevas November 2, 2023

The women’s bowling team is opening its season with two highly competitive tournaments. Last weekend, the Vikings competed at the 5 Seasons Classic hosted by Mount Mercy, placing sixth out of 14 teams....

Sophomore Cesar Castillo from Panama during an Augustana College men’s swimming and diving team practice in Lindberg.

Just warming up: men’s and women’s swimming win first meet

Medin Sehic October 26, 2023

The men’s and women's swimming teams won their season opener against North Central College on Oct. 14. The men won with a score of 150-24, while the women won with a score of 174-24. With their victory...

Esports prepares for the upcoming season

Dhwani Parekh October 26, 2023

The Augustana esports team recently underwent a director change since last semester. The new director for the esports team is Peyton Tucker, who is replacing former director Joe Loomis. Despite the change...

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