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Look Sharp! It’s Recruiting Time

Look Sharp! It’s Recruiting Time

Currently, Southern Oregon coaches are scattered along the West Coast in hopes of securing the coveted signatures of high school and junior college football players. To say the West Coast is a hotbed for recruiting for Raider coaches is an understatement. Of the 119 players currently on the roster, only 3 are not based in […]

Woman’s Basketball: No Sign of Slowing Down

Woman’s Basketball: No Sign of Slowing Down

The Southern Oregon University women’s basketball team is undefeated at 15-0, and these women show no signs of letting up. They’re stronger, faster, and playing harder than ever. “There’s a confidence, and an urgency we take with us going into each game,” said Ashley Claussen, one of the top scorers for the raiders. “We’re playing […]

Men’s Basketball Doubles Down On Weekend Wins

Men’s Basketball Doubles Down On Weekend Wins

The Southern Oregon men’s basketball team conquered crunch-time in the opening weekend of Cascade Conference play, defeating Corban University 86-84 on Saturday and Northwest Christian University 80-75 on Sunday. Following the weekend action, coach Brian McDermott echoed the importance of being in close games.  “It can only help you.  It’s a little maddening going through […]

Women’s Hoops Sets Tone for Conference Play

Women’s Hoops Sets Tone for Conference Play

The Southern Oregon women’s basketball team got off to a scorching start to Cascade Conference play this weekend; defeating Corban University 112-66 on Saturday and Northwest Christian University 88-70 on Sunday. Saturday’s affair was all SOU, with six players scoring in double figures.  They also knocked down a program record 15 three-pointers, led by six […]

Football Returns to the Big Stage

Football Returns to the Big Stage

Snow, wind, cold, and a win were all in attendance at Saturday’s NAIA semi-final matchup between the No. 1 ranked Morningside College Mustangs and the No. 7 ranked Southern Oregon Raiders. If the players blood wasn’t already pumping from the chilly 37° degree weather, the game got it going. It came down to the wire, […]

Raiders Score a Trip to Sioux City for Nationals

Raiders Score a Trip to Sioux City for Nationals

  After receiving the last at large bid for the NAIA national tournament, the SOU women’s volleyball team was determined to extend their season another two weeks, defeating La Sierra University in a four set match on Saturday. This win secured a spot for the team at the national championships in Sioux City, Iowa, December […]

SOU Women Runners Place 14th, Men’s Race Lost To Illness

SOU Women Runners Place 14th, Men’s Race Lost To Illness

The flu bug proved to be too mountainous for the number two ranked Southern Oregon University Men’s Cross Country team.  Three of SOU’s runners—including consistent 1st and 2nd runners Jared Hixon and Ray Schireman—came down with the flu overnight and weren’t able to race in Saturday’s championship. Schireman was this year’s Cascade Conference champion and […]

New Leaders Stepping Up For Men’s Basketball

New Leaders Stepping Up For Men’s Basketball

The Southern Oregon University men’s basketball team had substantial shoes to fill entering the season.  Following last season’s run to the Elite 8 of the NAIA tournament, SOU lost NAIA All-American and all-time winningest players Eric Thompson and Tim Weber.  But, similar to the women’s team, the men were not left completely scathed with their veteran […]

Climbers Uniting to Protect Access

Climbers Uniting to Protect Access

  “Our hope is to work with the recreation community in promoting rock climbing in SW Oregon. Primarily [in] the west side of the cascades.” That’s why founding board member Greg Orton is creating a non profit organization, The Southwest Oregon Climber’s Coalition, to protect and promote access to climbing in Southwest Oregon. “Today, 1 […]

“Young Bucks” Clinch the Win

“Young Bucks” Clinch the Win

The brightly lit field reflects excitement and anticipation as two rival teams prepare to face-off. It’s a game unlike any other, bringing back members from previous years (the alumni) and pitting them against the current team in a friendly and classic competition of old versus new. Kicking off their 6th Annual Alumni game, the Southern  […]