Raiders Arrive in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Monday was an easy day for the SOU Raiders. A breakfast in Medford, a cross-country flight, a quick practice and then back to the team hotel. The schedule picks up on Tuesday. The team is visiting local high schools, then later in the week they have a press conference at Daytona … Continue reading »

The Story of Mr. Raider Football

Stan Smith is known to the Southern Oregon University football team as Mr. Raider Football and he tries to come to every game. Once a football star himself for the only undefeated team in school history, he and his family say football is in their blood. Although there‚Äôs an uncertainty if he will get to … Continue reading »

Web Extra: SOU Steamrolls Saint Xavier

CHICAGO, Ill. — Southern Oregon steamrolled Saint Xavier 62-37. The 25 point win is the Raiders’ second straight win on the road to punch a ticket to the NAIA National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Last week’s win was really an awesome win in the snow up in Carroll,” Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »

Raiders Going to National Championship

Story updated to include highlights and post game reaction. CHICAGO, Ill. — The SOU Raiders are going to the NAIA National Championship for the first time ever after a dominating 62-37 win over St. Xavier University. Trailing 17-10 after the first quarter, the Raiders scored 31 unanswered to take control of the game. SOU tied … Continue reading »

Raiders in Chicago for NAIA Semis

CHICAGO, Ill. — The SOU football team is in Chicago for Saturday’s NAIA semifinal game against St. Xavier and NewsWatch 12’s Brandon Kamerman is with them. Check out our pre-game coverage from Illinois.

Raiders Talk About Snow, Carroll Win

ASHLAND, Ore. — You can say without exaggeration that Saturday’s win was the most important one in SOU football history. It was their first ever win the NAIA Quarterfinal round, coming against the number one seed in the playoffs, not to mention the conditions that SOU had to play in. The temperature for game time … Continue reading »

SOU Upsets #1 Carroll in Quarterfinals

Story updated to include highlights of SOU’s win. HELENA, Mont. — The last time the SOU Raiders went to Carroll College, they nearly completed an improbable fourth quarter comeback. Saturday against the Saints, the Raiders started the comeback a little earlier. SOU trailed 35-18 in the second half, but rallied to beat the top ranked … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon v Carroll, Round 3

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA made official on Sunday what Southern Oregon learned after its first-round win late Saturday: the eighth-ranked Raiders are heading back to Helena, Mont., for a third matchup with the top-ranked Carroll Saints. This one will be for the NAIA Football Championship Series quarterfinals, set … Continue reading »

Raiders Advance to NAIA Quarterfinals

ASHLAND, Ore. — The seesaw affair at Raider Stadium tipped fully in Southern Oregon’s favor in the 2nd half of a 44-26 win over MidAmerica Nazarene in the First Round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday. It started strong for SOU. After a 85-yard kickoff return touchdown by JJ Latu shortly before the … Continue reading »

SOU Will Host Opening Round

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics Complete Playoff Pairings KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in 12 years, the NAIA Football Championship Series is returning to Raider Stadium next Saturday for round one of the 16-team playoff. Southern Oregon University (9-2 overall) woke up Sunday to a No. 8 ranking in the NAIA top … Continue reading »

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