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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...

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...

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,...

Augustana football players practice during their first spring practice on Sunday, April 2. The team will have a total of 16 practices now that they have completed their 2017 draft offseason program. The draft program was a new regimen for the team. Photo by Nate Wendt.

Football heads to spring training

April 5, 2017

Offseasons for teams can feel like boring drudgery as athletes often weight lift or practice individually. The Augustana football team decided to change their offseason by introducing a new and exciting...

Michael Daniels wins CoSIDA award

Michael Daniels wins CoSIDA award

December 15, 2016

A tough choice loomed for former Vikings’ football linebacker Michael Daniels at the beginning of this year as he had to choose whether he wanted more game time or to continue being a linebacker. Daniels...

Football prepares for North Central game

October 21, 2016

Head coach Steve Bell and defensive coordinator Dan Bauder are both looking to win in their next home game against North Central College this Saturday. Before preparing for the game, the coaches had their...

Vikings fight for the ball during their game against Elmhurst College on Saturday. The Vikings lost 14-3 and fell to 2-1 in the CCIW. They will play Illinois Wesleyan University this weekend.
Photo by: Tawanda Mberikwazvo

Vikings defense not enough to overcome Elmhurst, fall 14-3

October 2, 2016

  After a first half of primarily defense, the Vikings offense wasn’t enough to break through Elmhurst College’s defensive line, ending in a loss for the Vikings, 14-3. The Vikings are now 1-2...

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