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Augustana College senior Micah Martin (#44, right) reaches the ball toward the basket for a dunk on Carthage College senior Brad Perry (#54, left) at the Carver P.E. Center, February 15, 2020.  The Augustana Vikings won the game against the Carthage Red Men with a score of 83 - 81.

Vikings pull off a nail bitting win against Carthage College

Margaret Cecilio February 20, 2020

Men’s basketball pulls off a close win against Carthage College 83-81. The two teams battled it out on Augie’s home court at the Carver Center on Saturday, Feb. 15. Augustana improves 17-7 for the...

The twist of a leg: How athletes recover from injuries

The twist of a leg: How athletes recover from injuries

Madison Williams April 16, 2019

It takes one slight twist of a leg to change an athlete’s life forever. While injuries of the body can be healed, an injury can cause long lasting mental side effects for the athlete. Every injury story...

Augustana senior Chrishawn Organe goes up for a short over his Wheaton opponent senior Trevor Gunter. The Vikings lost 93-79 on Friday, Mar. 8 in the Carver Center.

Augustana’s NCAA tournament run cut short at Sweet 16

Madison Williams March 14, 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...

Mens basketball stays undefeated in CCIW play

Men’s basketball stays undefeated in CCIW play

Madison Williams January 28, 2019

The number one nationally DIII ranked men’s basketball team (19-1, 11-0) is currently undefeated in conference play. If they win their five remaining CCIW games, it will be the first time since the 1972-73...

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....

Junior Pierson Wofford suffered from a torn ACL during Augustana’s game against the University of Illinois. Photo by Tony Dzik.

Pierson Discusses Injury

December 7, 2017

The Observer sat down with junior Pierson Wofford and talked about the team's goals as well as the implications of his recent injury. 1. Last year, the team was very successful. How was it getting second...

Sophomore Nolan Ebel (14) attempts an attack against Elmhurst during the first half of the game. Photo by Janie Le.

Augustana men’s basketball beats Elmhurst 87-76

January 26, 2017

For the second time in ten days, the Augustana men's basketball team took on the Elmhurst Bluejays and won 87-76 to bring their overall record to 15-3 and their CCIW record to 8-1. The Vikings knew going...

Sophomore Crishawn puts up a shot in the Vikings game against Wheaton. The VIkings won 73-71 and are 1-1 in the CCIW. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo

Ebel and Johnston hit crucial shots, gives Vikings first CCIW win

Madison Williams December 7, 2016

Despite the constant battle between the two teams throughout the Vikings’ CCIW game against the Wheaton College Thunder, the Vikings won their first conference game of the season 73-71 at the Roy J....

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...

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...

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