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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...

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...

Activism in athletics: what student-athletes are doing to promote social justice

Anjelica Ortiz October 9, 2020

Ever since the death of George Floyd, people all around the world have been protesting and calling for justice for lives lost at the hands of police. This has sparked outrage among the general public,...

Augustana football players tackle the Wesleyan football players to prevent a touchdown. Photo by Christina Rossetti.

Football drops first home game

Katrina Scheer September 27, 2018

At their home opening game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 22, the Vikings (2-1) were defeated by the Illinois Wesleyan Titans 41-24 in their first loss of the year. The game started off with the Vikings...

Football team reflects on their 1-9 season and prepares for the future

Madison Williams December 14, 2017

The Augustana football team ended their 2017 season with a 1-9 record, but they aren’t letting these numbers define them. Instead, they are using their record as motivation for improvement for the next...

Despite Tough Loss, Vikings Remain Optimistic

September 21, 2017

After two close losses against non-conference opponents Suny Cortland and Central, the Augustana football team was looking for its first win of the season on Saturday evening against CCIW foe Carroll University. After...

Augustana football players practice during their first spring practice on Sunday, April 2. The team will have a total of 16 practices now that they have completed their 2017 draft offseason program. The draft program was a new regimen for the team. Photo by Nate Wendt.

Football heads to spring training

April 5, 2017

Offseasons for teams can feel like boring drudgery as athletes often weight lift or practice individually. The Augustana football team decided to change their offseason by introducing a new and exciting...

Michael Daniels wins CoSIDA award

Michael Daniels wins CoSIDA award

December 15, 2016

A tough choice loomed for former Vikings’ football linebacker Michael Daniels at the beginning of this year as he had to choose whether he wanted more game time or to continue being a linebacker. Daniels...

Football gears up for spring training

Football gears up for spring training

April 7, 2016

The Augustana football team is gearing to begin their official spring practice after a 4-6 season under head coach Steve Bell’s first year at Augustana. After using the winter off season to lift and...

Arizona Cardinals consider Frasco

Arizona Cardinals consider Frasco

December 4, 2015

One small email from Head football coach Steve Bell has a large impact on Senior Sam Frasco, who is being considered to join the Arizona Cardinals. Frasco first received word that the Arizona cardinals...

Vikings prepare for Elmhurst

October 1, 2015

Looking to turn their season record to 2-2 and their conference game record to 1-0, the Vikings will host their first conference game against Elmhurst College on Sat. 3. Last week when the Vikings played...

Sam Frasco runs the ball during the game against the Albion College Britons, Sat. Sept. 12. Frasco had 469 total offensive yards, breaking Ken Anderson’s school record.

Vikings fall in football shootout 60-49

September 16, 2015

Penalties and unfinished tackles proved to be the bane to the Vikings chances of victory during their home game against Albion College Sat. 12. Coach Bell called the game, “UNACCEPTABLE” and emphasized...

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