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Alumnus Hunter Hill, who graduated in 2016, is coming home after playing basketball professionally in Germany.

Alumnus follows hoops passion

April 2, 2017

Augustana basketball alumnus Hunter Hill is coming back from Germany after continuing his dreams of playing basketball professionally. Hill graduated in 2016, along with several other basketball players...

Men's Basketball's season ends with loss to St. Thomas

March 12, 2016

After a tough start, the Vikings weren’t able to stop the St. Thomas Tommies, losing the game 76-87 and ending their season. The Vikings were able to take an early lead, starting the first seven minutes...

Coach Giovanines starting line up of seniors Ben Ryan, Hunter Hill, Jawan Straughter, Tayvian Johnson, and Griffin Pils prepare for the beginning of the March 4th game against Westminster. Photo by Kelsey Cunningham.

Vikings advance to Saturday's game against University of St. Thomas

March 11, 2016

The Augustana Vikings defeat the Emory Eagles 88-65 and advance to tomorrow’s game against the eighth ranked St. Thomas. Although Emory won the tip-off and got the first points of the game, the Vikings...

Men's basketball defeats Carthage on senior night

February 6, 2016

The men's basketball team was able to keep their winning streak going on senior night, toppling Carthage College 69-47. The win makes the Vikings 20-1 for the season and 9-1 in CCIW games. The game started...

Men's basketball defeats Carthage on senior night

February 6, 2016

The men's basketball team was able to keep their winning streak going on senior night, toppling Carthage College 69-47. The win makes the Vikings 20-1 for the season and 9-1 in CCIW games. The game started...

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...

Senior Jawan Straughter dribbles the ball during Augustanas game against . Photo by Ryan Jenkins.

Men's basketball defeats MacMurray College

December 15, 2015

The men's basketball team continued their perfect season, defeating MacMurray College 86 to 62 points. Many of the Vikings points came from their bench, 33 of the 86 points came from the bench players. Senior...

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...

Inaugural Gus Gala Recognizes Augustana Athletic Success

May 4, 2015

More than a month has passed since the Viking faithful celebrated the remarkable achievements of the men’s basketball team and track and field 4x4 relay team. The two teams, along with other Augustana...

Brandon Motzel goes for a layup during the first half. Photo by Alex Cintado.

Augustana men's basketball takes second in NCAA Division III National title game

March 21, 2015

SALEM, VA.— The Augustana men's basketball team was defeated by University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the NCAA Division III National title game, with a final score of 70-54. Junior forward Brandon...

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