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Play Like a Girl

Play Like a Girl

Southern Oregon University’s women’s soccer and volleyball teams were honored in “Play Like a Girl” this past Saturday night during the halftime of the SOU women’s basketball game against Eastern Oregon at Ashland High School. During the halftime, both teams made their way to the center of the court where select few athletes of each […]

Durand, Lady Raiders Storm Back to Defeat OIT

Durand, Lady Raiders Storm Back to Defeat OIT

On Tuesday evening, the Southern Oregon University women’s basketball team took the next step in claiming their first regular season conference title in 8 seasons.  In front of a packed Mountain Avenue Gymnasium, the lady Raiders stormed back from a nine-point halftime deficit, to triumph over rival Oregon Tech 71-64. The first half was one […]

Raider Men Win 9th Straight At Home Behind DeSaulnier’s 22

Raider Men Win 9th Straight At Home Behind DeSaulnier’s 22

The Southern Oregon Men’s basketball team continued their run of dominance at home, defeating Walla Walla University 79-59 Saturday night. The win marks the ninth consecutive home victory for the Raiders, and their win streak now stands at five. Saturday’s game was the first of a four-game homestand.  SOU sits at 20-5 overall, and is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women’s Basketball Starts Hot

Women’s Basketball Starts Hot

Following Southern Oregon University’s dream run to the NAIA Sweet 16 last season, now-senior Carly Meister said, “We have some big shoes to fill.”  This was clear, as SOU lost all-conference seniors Alexi Smith and Kristin Shoenherr to graduation, and now-former SOU coach Lynn Kennedy convinced freshman phenom Courtney West to join him at Portland […]

SOU Says Goodbye To Coach Kennedy

SOU Says Goodbye To Coach Kennedy

When college teams and coaches are successful, coaches often receive offers from other schools, and sometimes the offer is too good to pass up.  Southern Oregon University is learning this the hard way.  Head women’s basketball coach Lynn Kennedy, who led the lady Raiders to their first NAIA tournament win since 1999, has decided to […]

Women Close Season With Heads High

Women Close Season With Heads High

The Southern Oregon women’s basketball team came out hot in their NAIA Sweet 16 game against Tabor College, but Tabor fought back and ultimately ended the Raider’s season, winning 72-65. In the first half, the Raiders scored the first 8 points, but lost their rhythm and let the Blue Jays of Tabor back into the […]

Final Second Victory Keeps Raider Men Alive in Missouri

Final Second Victory Keeps Raider Men Alive in Missouri

The Southern Oregon men’s basketball team slowed down one of the hottest teams in the nation and last season’s NAIA runner-up Midland University, winning 73-71 to advance to the round of 16 teams of the NAIA tournament in Point Lookout, Missouri.  With the upset victory, the Raiders move onto the Sweet 16 for the third […]

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