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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,...

Senior Captain Dylan Sortillo celebrates as he runs through the crowd after the Vikings victory over John Carroll on Friday. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Little things turn into big things for Sortillo

Matthew McKay March 15, 2018

In the second round of Augustana basketball's playoff run, the Vikings defeated Hope College by a score of 95-83. The Vikings were led by Senior Dylan Sortillo, who scored a season high 30 points while...

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 Viking Dylan Sortillo (’18) attempts to pass the ball to his teammates at the CCIW tournament against Wheaton. Photo by Maria Do.

Vikings win first round of CCIW tournament against Thunder

Madison Williams February 24, 2018

Number one-ranked Augustana overcame a challenging first game battle against number four-ranked Wheaton in their first game of the CCIW tournament. The Vikings won 72-64. The Vikings held the Thunder back...

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...

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,...

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 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 forward Pierson Wofford goes up for a shot during the mens basketballs game against North Park University. Augustana lost the game 78-87 and fell to 0-1 in conference play 5-2 overall. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Men's basketball falls to North Park University 78-87

December 4, 2016

On Saturday, the Vikings struggled against North Park University and were not able to prevail as they lost their first CCIW game 78-87. Part of what Giovanine said that has been influencing games is that...

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...

Sophomore guard Nolan Ebel tries to make a shot through the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh defense on Nov. 30. The Vikings defeated the Titans 77-64. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Sortillo's 20 points leads the way to Vikings victory over UW-Oshkosh 77-64

Sophia Reid November 30, 2016

With a strong sophomore performance leading the Augustana men's basketball team they won 77- 64 and improved their record to 5-1 after defeating the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 7 p.m. tonight. To...

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