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Football team tackles spring practices, looks to improve from last season

Kenna Frank April 25, 2024

After a four-month break, the football team is excited to get back to work and improve gameplay for the upcoming 2024 season. In preparation, the Vikings started their spring practices on April 7. The...

Augustana College Vikings defend the ball in an attempt to shut down North Central Cardinals offense.

Football team misses playoffs, set to compete at Isthmus Bowl

Timothy Wallis November 16, 2023

The Vikings football team ends the regular season with an 8-2 record after a loss to North Central at home. This is the program’s best record since 2005 when the Vikings finished the season 10-2 and...

Offensive line tackles their way through a successful season

Elisabeth Ruggiero November 9, 2023

Augustana’s football team has made history with a 7-1 season, a season-best that hasn’t happened since 2005. After years of loss, the team accredits a large part of this season’s success to the five...

Augustana College’s men’s football team wore purple and blue ribbon stickers on their helmets as a sign of solidarity for victims of gender-based violence and abuse during the second annual “Set The Expectation” game against North Park, on Oct. 21.

Augie football sets the expectation

Sylvia Hughes October 25, 2023

On Oct. 21, the football team played its second annual Set the Expectation (STE) game against North Park, standing up to sexual assault and violence. Players wore wristbands and had stickers on their helmets...

Senior Nick Harper intercepts the ball and gets it back for the Vikings, leading them to a victory during the football game on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Lindberg Stadium.

Football team starts season with a historic win

Timothy Wallis October 5, 2023

The Augustana Vikings football team has the best record since 2019. The team is currently 3-1. The Vikings started their season with a 49-27 win on the road against Simpson College. The Vikings continue...

New leadership brings new opportunities for fall sports teams

Timothy Wallis May 11, 2023

Leadership can be defined as many things. In sports, every team needs to have a leader that can bring the team together to achieve the ultimate goal, winning. Though it differs from sport to sport, team...

Track and field athletes and coaches prepare for the season

Said Nonoal December 9, 2022

After a long football season, junior Derek Butts looks to transition from the football field to the track and repeat as an all conference pole vaulter. Although the first official start of track season...

Junior Portia Carrera competes at the CCIW conference championship held at St. James Farm in Wheaton, Il. on Oct. 30.

To compete or not to compete: athletes share reasons why

Said Nonoal November 17, 2022

Senior Garrett Craig used to find himself protecting the quarterback during “Friday night lights,” but nowadays Craig finds himself hitting the books.  Craig was raised in the football culture,...

Augustana’s Football team getting ready for a play at the Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.

Vikings complete second half comeback

Said Nonoal and Santiago Cuevas November 4, 2022

The Augustana Vikings defeated the Illinois Wesleyan Titans this weekend with a final score of 24-21. The team drastically changed the game after an intense second half, catching up to the Titan’s initial...

Midterm season is a balancing act for student athletes

Sarah Villani October 27, 2022

Sophomore Anna Boardman often finds herself on the third floor of the library focusing on her academics. Outside the library, Boardman finds herself running heavy mileage as one of the lead runners for...

Offensive Line Daniel Skold protects the ball Satuday, Oct. 15, 2022 as WashU players try to take it from him during the homecoming game at the Lindberg stadium.

Football team looks toward conference

Said Nonoal October 20, 2022

On Saturday Oct. 15, the Augustana Vikings football team fell to the Washington University Bears by a score of 49-28. Despite the loss, the Vikings hold a 3-3 record and are 2-3 in conference matchup....

Fall sports approach the midpoint of the season

Said Nonoal October 6, 2022

It is officially October, and that means that the fall athletics seasons are in full swing, as Augustana athletic teams are approaching the midpoint of their seasons. The men’s water polo team has...

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