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100 years of football

2022 marks the 100th season of Augustana Viking football. After an NSIC championship season in 2021, the team looks to defend its top spot this fall.  Head coach Jerry Olszewski has big plans for the team this year. He said he feels confident that, with the current roster, his players are more than prepared to…

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Next athletics senior women administrator announced

For the third time in three years, Augustana University has a new senior women administrator.  Madison Peterson is Augustana’s newest associate athletic director for compliance. Peterson most recently served as the assistant athletic director for compliance and operation at Truman State in Missouri, starting in May 2018. “One of the real joys of my role…

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Vikings’ volleyball fueled by experience

With volleyball picked to finish fourth in the NSIC preseason poll, the No. 23 nationally ranked 10-2 Vikings no longer see itself fighting to make the playoffs, but as a team ready to make a statement come postseason.  Experience has helped the Vikings, with almost every starter returning from the previous season. Six of their…

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Zach’s highlight reel

Troy Trojans at Appalachian State Mountaineers The site of “College GameDay” saw the home team trailing late, praying for a miracle. Down 28-26 with two seconds left on their own 47 yard-line, the Mountaineers lined up for one last play. With three receivers to the right of the formation, quarterback Chase Brice took the snap.…

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Augustana graduate contends for NFL draft

Logan Swanson is a contender for the NFL draft this spring, but his life centers around much more than football. Swanson graduated from Augustana last December, finishing out with majors in secondary education and STEM composite, an interdisciplinary program in the natural sciences focusing on math and physics. Swanson also graduated with minors in computer…

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Baseball sweeps USF in three-game series

The Vikings’ baseball team knocked out USF over three games May 1-2. On Monday, May 2, the players won 12-2 against the Cougars. The Vikings were able to hold USF to two fewer runs than the Sunday evening game. On Sunday, May 1, Augustana won both doubleheader games, first by 2-0 and the second at…

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Bowden Field kept under renovation until summer 2022

The grand reopening of the new softball field is pushed back to the end of June. Bowden Field has been under construction since earlier last year for renovations and was projected to be completed in time for this season. President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin said the field’s opening was delayed because the specific poles needed for the…

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Vikings’ softball tallies 19 straight wins

With first place in the NSIC, winning 19 games straight and sitting on the nation’s longest home winning streak with 43 straight home wins, the Vikings’ softball team is having yet another incredible season. At 36-7, the Vikings haven’t lost since April 3, and are hitting .367 with an ERA of 2.00. Senior Delaney Young…

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Billeter serves as coach, mentor for Vikings

Augustana University’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, two-time national coach of the year and a national champion, Tom Billeter has left his mark in Sioux Falls.  Like a tune from Johnny Cash, Billeter in his 32 years of coaching has been to Tucson, Houston, Fargo, New York, College Station and Istanbul.  “I’ve been a lot…

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