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School or Fantasy League?

School or Fantasy League?

This is a crazy time of year for any sports fan. It is especially tricky for college students and according to Gallup, seventy two percent of eighteen to twenty nine year olds claim to be sports fans. It is clear that many fans are probably college students. One might ask themselves, “How can I possibly […]

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 […]

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, […]

Winter Sports Looking for a Home

Winter Sports Looking for a Home

The remodeling of McNeal Pavilion at Southern Oregon University is a positive action in terms of safety and overall operation of the gymnasium, but it has left the school scrambling for practice facilities and game sites for various sports. With demolition set for this past August, the school had an agreement with the Ashland School […]

Raider Soccer Doubles Down

Raider Soccer Doubles Down

  Both Raider soccer teams had playoff hopes riding on the line with back to back games in back to back days over the weekend. The guys lost their opportunity to secure a playoff berth after they dropped both matches. The women had already secured their spot, however, they stayed the same in conference standings […]

Rivalry Week: Conference Title at Stake for Raiders

Rivalry Week: Conference Title at Stake for Raiders

The pressure is on as the SOU women’s volleyball team enters the home stretch of conference play over the next 10 days, hosting Eastern Oregon University on Friday at 7pm followed by College of Idaho on Saturday at 5pm. After defeating the OIT Owls on Tuesday, only four games stand in their way of a […]

SOU Soccer: A Tale of Two Seasons

SOU Soccer: A Tale of Two Seasons

The tale of two Raider soccer teams could not be more different. First, there is the Southern Oregon University men’s team which started this year and the women’s team which has been going strong since 2000. Then there is chemistry and win/loss columns. In comparing the teams there is a plot twist–despite a lack of […]

Cross Country Running Strong

Cross Country Running Strong

In the latest installment of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Cross Country Top 25 poll, the men of Southern Oregon were the unanimous selection for the No.1 spot. This is the fifth straight week in which Southern Oregon has been voted No.1; the Raiders received all 20 first-place votes, and totaled 560 points […]

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