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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...

Junior Nolan Ebel prepares to pass the ball during the  men’s basketball game against MacMurray College. Photo by Tony Dzik.

Vikings Lose in Double OT Thriller

December 7, 2017

After a 5-0 start to the season, the No. 2 ranked Augustana Vikings suffered its first loss of the season to the No. 18 UW-Oshkosh Titans by a score of 95-89 in double overtime. Augustana, led by Junior...

Junior Pierson Wofford suffered from a torn ACL during Augustana’s game against the University of Illinois. Photo by Tony Dzik.

Pierson Discusses Injury

December 7, 2017

The Observer sat down with junior Pierson Wofford and talked about the team's goals as well as the implications of his recent injury. 1. Last year, the team was very successful. How was it getting second...

Senior Kaycee Kallenberger practices her serving during a practice. Photo by Jordyn Strange

Kallenberger Plays Volleyball

September 14, 2017

The observer sat down with senior Kaycee Kallenberger and talked about her athletic career at Augie. Kallenberger has played Varsity women's basketball for her 4 years here; however, She will now be playing...

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