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Beinborn shoots her way into records by achieving a 1000-point career

Santiago Cuevas December 7, 2023

Fifth-Year Macy Beinborn has joined history by becoming the 14th player in the women’s basketball program to achieve a 1000-point career. On Nov. 26, Beinborn achieved a 1000-point career at Augustana...

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...

OBScast – The Augustana Observer Podcast – NBA Playoffs

April 13, 2023

On this episode of the Augustana Observer Podcast, Podcast Director Jaren Smith sits down with Augustana men’s basketball player, sophomore Nicolas Giliberto, to discuss the upcoming NBA Playoffs along...

Basketball at Augustana scores high throughout season

Molly Sweeney March 2, 2023

The men’s and women’s basketball teams at Augustana have finished their seasons, with records broken on both sides. For the first time in the program’s history, Augie women’s basketball competed...

Morgan Bullen goes to return the ball at the team’s practice on Thursday, March 28, 2019 while preparing for their matches against Illinois Insitute of Technology and Coe College on Saturday, March 31. (previously published in 2019)

Augustana tennis courts to move to Lincoln Park

Charlie Roiland February 27, 2023

Augustana and the city of Rock Island will be working together to create six new tennis courts at Lincoln Park, paid for by the college. On Feb. 27, the Rock Island City Council announced the construction...

Why Augie Athletics is valuable to students

Hailey Glasnovich October 29, 2022

Augustana College is part of the NCAA Division III athletics program. This is different from Division I and II schools because the NCAA prohibits athletic scholarships to athletes attending Division III...

Fans no longer require proof of vaccination at athletic events. So what?

Abhib Amatya February 24, 2022

Feb. 11 Augustana changed its COVID-19 policy allowing visitors to attend athletic events without having to present their proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test. Not requiring proof...

Knut Erickson Award winners speak out on how to balance academics with sports

Jannae Mehaffey October 25, 2020

The Knut Erickson Academics Award is an award given to the top male and female student athletes who attend the blanket award ceremony every spring. The athletes who qualify for an academic blanket are...

Augie Talks with Nolan Ebel (19), international basketball player

Augie Talks with Nolan Ebel (’19), international basketball player

Matthew McKay April 8, 2020

Nolan Ebel, a 2019 graduate of Augustana College, has been playing professional basketball in Spain. Ebel played for Circulo Gijon Baloncesto in Spain's LEB Plata league this past season. Ebel is currently...

Augustana Vikettes perform their country dance during halftime of the mens basketball game against Caroll on Saturday December 1, 2018. Vikings won 68-56.

Vikettes dance into basketball season

Sarah Major December 6, 2018

The clock ticks down to zero and the Augustana men’s basketball team heads into the locker room for halftime. Some fans rise and head to the concession stand while most stay in their seats, watching...

Micah Martin, sophomore, blocks Luke Peters, junior from Wheaton College, attempting to score. Photo by Collin Schopp.

Vikings Split CCIW Contests

January 18, 2018

The Augustana Vikings faced adversity in both of their games last week, but Augie, the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, was able to split its CCIW contests against Wheaton and Carroll. On Wednesday night,...

Augustana Adds eSports

December 14, 2017

Although the NCAA does not officially recognize eSports as a team sport yet, the number of collegiate teams around the nation has grown exponentially over the past few years. After working to get the proper...

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