SOU Raiders Parade in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — The streets of Downtown Ashland were lined with fans as the Raiders took their victory ride through town today. The players and coaches said they are certainly enjoying their time in the spotlight, especially all the love and support from fans. Holding their banner proudly, the newest NAIA champs are back in … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Win NAIA Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The SOU Raiders are the 2014 NAIA National Champions in football after a convincing 55-31 win over Marian University. NAIA Player of the Year Austin Dodge threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns and the SOU defense forced seven turnovers as the Raiders led wire to wire. SOU jumped out to a … Continue reading »

Dodge Named NAIA Player of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The NAIA Awards Banquet was held at the team hotel. Both Marian and Southern Oregon attended. There were gift exchanges. Craig Howard received a standing ovation,but it was all capped off with the presentation of the Player of the Year award. The winner of that award, for the first time in … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Championship Special

Check out our half-hour special, SOU Raider Football: Drive to a Championship. Hear from the Raiders coaches, players as well as Athletic Director Matt Sayre and Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich.

Raiders Ride at Daytona Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Craig Howard calls his offense the Ricky Bobby offense, referencing the Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights about a star race car driver. On Wednesday, the Raiders got a chance to experiencing racing at one of the most famous race tracks in the world, the Daytona International Speedway. The team took hot … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Take On the Race Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. –Tuesday the Southern Oregon Football team took some time off from football as the Raiders took to the beach, but Wednesday the team went from the beach to the race track. Coach Howard calls the Raider Offense, the “Ricky Bobby Offense.” It’s a reference to the Will Ferrell movie, ‘Talladega Nights’, about … Continue reading »

Raiders Talk to Florida High Schoolers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Tuesday was Southern Oregon’s first full day in Daytona Beach. While the players got a practice in, they also took some time away from football. The Raiders visited Mainland High School to talk to student athletes about character, strength and honor. It was a chance for the Mainland students to hear … Continue reading »

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’s an uncertainty if he will get to … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Mariota’s Heisman Speech

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