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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...

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...

Nolan Ebel named to fourth team All-American

Madison Williams March 29, 2018

Being named to the All-American team is something junior Nolan Ebel has dreamed of his entire basketball career. Following this 2017-18 season, his dream came true when D3hoops.com named Ebel to the fourth...

Augustana Chris Orange (’19) plays defense against UW-Oshkosh player at the NCAA Division III Elite Eight game on Saturday. Photo by Maria Do.

Vikings finish their season in a tough Elite 8 loss against Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Madison Williams March 15, 2018

The Augustana Vikings (25-6) finished their history-making 2017-18 postseason after losing to Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 10. The game went into overtime,...

Augustana Junior Chrishawn Orange goes up against a Hope College player during the NCAA game on Saturday night at the Carver Center. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Vikings win second round battle against Hope

Madison Williams March 4, 2018

The Augustana Vikings are headed to their fourth consecutive Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III tournament after their 95-83 win over Hope College on Saturday, March 3. The winningest player in Augustana...

Augustana Junior Joe Kellen goes up for a lay up during the Vikings game against Carthage on Saturday. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Vikings win rival game against Titans

Madison Williams February 8, 2018

After a tough defeat against the Illinois Wesleyan Titans earlier in the season, the Augustana Vikings (16-4) redeemed themselves winning 88-79 in a close, rivalry game on Wednesday, January 31. Coming...

Men’s basketball prepares for Illinois/Michigan Classic

November 20, 2017

After losing by two points in last year's National Championship, which ended the men's basketball's magical run, the Vikings are now ranked 1st in the preseason poll. Now, they look to start off their...

Alumnus Hunter Hill, who graduated in 2016, is coming home after playing basketball professionally in Germany.

Alumnus follows hoops passion

April 2, 2017

Augustana basketball alumnus Hunter Hill is coming back from Germany after continuing his dreams of playing basketball professionally. Hill graduated in 2016, along with several other basketball players...

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