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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...

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...

Chrishawn Orange, senior, trys to overcome Ray Pierce, Carroll University player, during the Vikings Dec. 1 game. Photo by Alia McMurray.

Vikings begin CCIW season undefeated

Madison Williams December 3, 2018

The Augustana men’s basketball team (5-1, 1-0) has officially become undefeated in the CCIW after their first conference game of the season against Carroll University winning 68-56 on Saturday, Dec....

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...

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...

Men’s basketball shoots for big wins in future

Matthew McKay December 3, 2016

After falling to Washington University this past weekend, the Augustana men’s basketball team is looking to win big games this week, while taking the court with five new starters from the year before. After...

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...

Vikings Defeat Pointers 81-58

December 10, 2015

The court was full of Christmas-attired fans awaiting the moment Augustana’s Basketball team would redeem themselves against UW Stevens Point.   During the 2014-2015 basketball season, it was down...

Men's basketball wins first game of season

November 13, 2015

Taking the first of many steps to live up to several pre-season number one rankings, the Augustana men's basketball team picked up its first win of the season against the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse...

Vikings no.1 in pre-season

Vikings no.1 in pre-season

October 15, 2015

A recent poll by The Sporting News placed the Augustana men’s basketball team as the #1 team in the country  for this upcoming season. Head coach Grey Giovanine was proud of his team for earning this...

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