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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...

Womens soccer coach Scott Mejia explains a drill at the beginning of practice at Thorson-Lucken Field on Wednesday,
Oct. 14, 2020.

Coaches share their experiences in honor of national coaches day

Stuti Shrestha October 23, 2021

Oct. 6, National Coaches Day, several Augustana coaches reflected on their experience of being a college coach. Football head coach Steve Bell knew he wanted to coach when he was in college.  “My...

Football beats North Park at homecoming game

Football beats North Park at homecoming game

Jannae Mehaffey October 14, 2021

The Augustana football team had their homecoming game this past weekend and beat North Park 17-14. Every team in the conference is competitive so junior Xavier Buckley believes any win against a...

Vikings football falls in spring opener

Nick Gainey April 16, 2021

The Augustana Vikings varsity football team took the field for the first time in 506 days to take on the Illinois Wesleyan University Titans (IWU) at Charles D. Lindberg Stadium on March 27. Despite the...

Football quarantines due to positive COVID-19 tests

Sydney Krueger October 30, 2020

Due to the pandemic, athletics have been presented with new challenges they have not had to deal with in the past. Augustana’s head football coach, Coach Steve Bell, recently tested positive for COVID-19....

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...

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