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Track and field athletes and coaches prepare for the season

Said Nonoal December 9, 2022

After a long football season, junior Derek Butts looks to transition from the football field to the track and repeat as an all conference pole vaulter. Although the first official start of track season...

Team traditions bring athletes together and create strong competing mindsets

Sarah Villani December 9, 2022

During each season, the different sports teams here at Augie have different traditions to help bring the team closer together and to encourage each other before a game. For the men’s swim team, there...

Junior Rose Klinger scores a strike.

Women’s Bowling wins major victory in the 5 Seasons Classic

Sarah Villani November 24, 2022

The Augustana women’s bowling team sits at fifth after their first CCIW tournament held in Bettendorf, Iowa the weekend of Nov. 19-20. This is the fourth tournament the team has competed at since the...

Ubuntu for the women’s basketball team

Said Nonoal November 24, 2022

“Ubuntu” in Swahili means, “I am because of who we are.” This is the philosophy women’s basketball head coach Mark Beinborn instills in his players.  “We're gonna have players that are...

Augustana mens flag football team cometed at the NIRSA regional meet in Stillwater, OK. The team consists of varsity baseball players such as Trey Schmidt and Andy Shover. The team went 1-2 in the main tournament. 

Photo courtesy of Trey Schmidt.

Men’s flag football team competes at NIRSA regionals

Santiago Cuevas November 17, 2022

While wrapping up a season of competition, Augustana’s men’s IM flag football champion team had the opportunity to participate in a regional intramural tournament at Stillwater, OK on Nov. 6. This...

Junior Portia Carrera competes at the CCIW conference championship held at St. James Farm in Wheaton, Il. on Oct. 30.

To compete or not to compete: athletes share reasons why

Said Nonoal November 17, 2022

Senior Garrett Craig used to find himself protecting the quarterback during “Friday night lights,” but nowadays Craig finds himself hitting the books.  Craig was raised in the football culture,...

Players on the esports team practice in new facility.

Augustana Esports team remains undefeated going into playoffs

Sarah Villani November 17, 2022

The Augustana Esports team is well into the season, with many of the teams making it into the playoffs next week. The “Valorant” and “League of Legends” teams are the top seeds.  “The goal...

Augustanas mens basketball team fights against the UW-Whitewater for the rebound ball after shooting at the net. The Vikings went against the UW-Whitewater in their season opener game. The Vikings lost to a score of 90-95.

Men’s basketball team sets season goals

Gabo Luna November 17, 2022

The Augustana men’s basketball team hosted their season opener against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Falling just short to win, the team looks forward to improving on defense and is excited...

Members getting ready to swim on the starter blocks.

Swimming teams start season hungrier than ever

Gabo Luna November 10, 2022

The Augustana men’s and women’s swimming team had a strong start of the season. Both teams secured a dominant win over Monmouth College and are excited about what’s to come.  The season opener...

Racking up the points with team unity

Santiago Cuevas November 10, 2022

The men's and women’s tennis teams at Augustana have just finished their fall season and are looking forward to their spring season. This season was full of a lot of growth for players on both sides,...

Women’s soccer and women’s volleyball impress in 2022

Said Nonoal November 10, 2022

After ending the 2021 season with a record of 11-21, the women’s volleyball team was able to improve their ranking to 17-12 in 2022, ranking 5th among their CCIW counterparts. One of the more impressive...

Team members practicing in pairs.

The Wrestling team practice together in hopes of gaining new strategies for the upcoming season

Sarah Villani November 10, 2022

The wrestling team is a month into the season with practices already underway and a tournament on Saturday, Nov 5.  “I’m pretty confident, as I’ve been taking care of myself a lot more than last...

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