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Student athletes manage Greek life and academics

Sarah Villani March 2, 2023

Now that Greek rush season has begun, student athletes have to balance a lot of different activities, and some are adding Greek life on top of their already busy schedules. Being a distance runner on...

Running on empty

Carly Davis April 16, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article discusses eating disorders/disordered eating. The pandemic has pushed college athletics as close to the breaking point as it can. Reducing crowds, limiting team bonding and...

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...

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...

Augustana Junior Brandon Keleher Jumps in the Men’s long jump at the Augustana Viking Olympics home meet.

GALLERY: Augustana Track-Viking Olympics

Ian Murrin April 4, 2019

Photographs by Ian Murrin

Men’s hockey aims to expand program in future

Matthew McKay October 22, 2016

On Nov. 4 and 5, the men’s hockey club will be playing against Wheaton College for their seventh game of the season. The Vikings are currently a very young hockey team led by sophomore captains Ben Sera...

Augustana hires new pitching coach

Matthew McKay September 9, 2016

Years ago, Justin Hauer could be seen wearing green and white as he played Friday night football for Alleman High School. Now, Hauer will don the Augustana navy and gold as he works with the baseball team...

Editorial: Athletic success puts spotlight on student athletes

April 9, 2014

The Observer would like to congratulate the Augustana athletic program on its combined success this past weekend. Six Augustana athletic teams combined to go 11-2 in action on Saturday and Sunday. These...

Pressure on PepsiCo

Pressure on PepsiCo

February 21, 2014

Every Monday the thundering of footsteps can be heard clashing with the hum of the treadmills and the pounding of basketballs throughout the PepsiCo Recreation Center. Multiple factors, including weather...

Letter to the Editor: Equality in history

Letter to the Editor: Equality in history

October 8, 2013

To the Editor: In his 9/26 column (“Gender Tough Subject in High School Athletics”), in order to demonstrate a historical pattern of gender inequity in sports, Daniel Hamilton stated that “The ancient...

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