Raiders Double Up Yotes 56-28

ASHLAND, Ore. – The #9 Southern Oregon Raiders played a very different opponent in their second “home game” of the 2014 season. However, much like SOU’s 38-35 win over Carroll College at Ashland High School on Sept. 6, the Raiders pulled off another hard-fought battle on Saturday, eventually dispatching of College of Idaho with a 56-28 … Continue reading »

Raiders Escape with Win at EOU

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics LA GRANDE, Ore. — There was nothing all that aesthetically pleasing, neither on the field nor on the stat sheet, about the Southern Oregon University football team’s 35-31 win Saturday afternoon at Eastern Oregon’s Community Stadium. That spotless 3-0 record doesn’t look so bad though. The 22nd-ranked Raiders (2-0 Frontier … Continue reading »

SOU Delivers Statement Win Over Carroll

ASHLAND, Ore. — In his senior season, Austin Dodge has become the face of the Southern Oregon University football team, but on Saturday it was Dodge’s teammates that carried the Raiders to their biggest win in two years. SOU’s defense clamped down in the 4th quarter and running back Melvin Mason rushed for 202 yards … Continue reading »

Lawrence Debuts with 2 TDs for Raiders

ASHLAND, Ore. — As if the SOU football team wasn’t loaded enough, the Raiders may have found another weapon in their offense. In Saturday’s game against Menlo, true freshman Keegan Lawrence led the Raiders with ten carries, 61 yards and two rushing touchdowns in the Raiders 51-14 win. Lawrence edged out returning starter Melvin Mason … Continue reading »

SOU Routs Menlo in Non-Conference Opener

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ATHERTON, Calif. – Upstaging the Southern Oregon University football team’s offense is never an easy task. Especially on a day when Austin Dodge adds five touchdowns to his résumé. SOU’s defense did the closest thing to that with a shutout through three quarters in the season-opener Saturday at Menlo, where … Continue reading »

Raiders Hope for Hot Start to 2014

ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Dodge and the Raiders offense looked sharp at SOU’s first scrimmage of the season and the defense also made some big plays. The Raiders expect big things this season, with ten starters returning from the nation’s top offense last year. Expectations for SOU outside of Ashland, aren’t quite as high. The … Continue reading »

Avila Getting Ready for Next Step

ASHLAND, Ore. — Eric Avila won an NAIA National Championship in the 1,500 in May. It was his last race as a member of the SOU track team, but Avila hasn’t stopped running. He ran in a few races this summer, highlighted by a tenth place finish in the finals of the US Track and … Continue reading »

Avila Takes 10th at T & F Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was just a few years ago Eric Avila wasn’t even running competitively. On Saturday, Avila finished 10th overall in the 1,500 meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. After a year at Northern Arizona University, Avila took two years off before joining Southern Oregon University’s cross … Continue reading »

Raiders Host Schools for Football Camp

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s the middle of June but the sights and sounds of football are all around Southern Oregon University. The Raiders are hosting their annual camp for high school teams. For one week, the schools that come are immersed in Raider football. The Raiders will go through many of the same drills that … Continue reading »

Summer Basketball Team Opens Doors

ASHLAND, Ore. -Five years ago SOU assistant basketball coach Brant Minor put together a 17-under summer league team for local high school basketball players. It started as a way of recruiting talent from around Oregon to eventually join the Raiders, but it turned into a whole lot more than that. “I got approached by Brant … Continue reading »

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