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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 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...

Mens basketball stays undefeated in CCIW play

Men’s basketball stays undefeated in CCIW play

Madison Williams January 28, 2019

The number one nationally DIII ranked men’s basketball team (19-1, 11-0) is currently undefeated in conference play. If they win their five remaining CCIW games, it will be the first time since the 1972-73...

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...

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,...

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...

Sophomore Chrishawn Orange shoots a basket in Augustana’s game against Wheaton College earlier in their season. Orange had a stellar start to the NCAA tournament, with two buzzer beater shots two games in a row. The mens basketball team will play in Salem, VA next. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Orange makes big contributions to team

March 15, 2017

Sophomore Chrishawn Orange’s clutch performances in the Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament have undoubtedly helped the Augustana Vikings progress to the Final Four. Orange’s two buzzer beater...

Junior Dylan Sortillo shoots the ball in Augustanas victory against Illinois Wesleyan. The Vikings won 92-77. Photo by Alia McMurray.

Men’s basketball shooting for seventh win

January 27, 2017

The Augustana men’s basketball team has catapulted up the Division III national men’s basketball rankings, now at No. 20 in the nation. Before they went on their seven game win streak, the Vikings...

Sophomore Nolan Ebel (14) attempts an attack against Elmhurst during the first half of the game. Photo by Janie Le.

Augustana men’s basketball beats Elmhurst 87-76

January 26, 2017

For the second time in ten days, the Augustana men's basketball team took on the Elmhurst Bluejays and won 87-76 to bring their overall record to 15-3 and their CCIW record to 8-1. The Vikings knew going...

First-year Chrishawn Orange drives the ball against North Central on Jan. 13 in the Carver Center.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Orange stands out as freshman guard

January 21, 2016

Chrishawn Orange, who scored a season high 18 points against North Central last week, has start- ed to come out of the woodwork and see more playing time. Although he is a freshman, head coach Grey...

Hunter Hill drives the ball against North Centrals Jayme Moten in the Carver Center on Wednesday.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Vikings early lead leads to North Central loss, 76-49

January 13, 2016

Bad things must come in twos as the Vikings led the North Central Cardinals 33-2, 15 minutes into the first half of the game on Wednesday. The Vikings ultimately won the game 76-49. Senior Hunter Hill...

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