NCAA Rule Would Affect Ducks, Raiders

ASHLAND, Ore. A proposed rule change in college football would deliver a significant blow to up-tempo offenses like Southern Oregon and the University of Oregon. If approved, the change would force offenses to wait 10 seconds after the play clock starts running before they can snap the ball. Typically the SOU offense snaps the ball … Continue reading »

SOU Men, OIT Women Win

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Southern Oregon and Oregon Tech met up for the final time of the regular season on Saturday. The SOU men narrowly beat the Owls 69-67 while the Oregon Tech women dominated the Raiders 87-54. Check out the highlights from both games above.

Amateur Athlete: Brock Gutches

ASHLAND, Ore. – Just three years ago, Brock Gutches thought his wrestling career was over. Unsatisfied with the daily grind of NCAA wrestling, Gutches left Boise and returned home. SOU coach Mike Ritchey was happy to bring him on board. “He was excited about it,” said Ritchey. “He felt like it would be a nice balance … Continue reading »

SOU Men, OIT Women Win in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore — For 30 minutes, the SOU and OIT men played to nearly a draw, but the Raiders broke things open late, beating their rivals 86-74 Saturday night at Bob Riehm arena. Eric Thompson led the Raiders with 20 points, while Tim Weber, Kyle Tedder, Dex Daum and Jordan West all hit double digits. … Continue reading »

SOU Tops Corban in Ashland

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. – The Corban men’s basketball couldn’t keep up the 3-point pace it set early Saturday night. Southern Oregon University did. The result was SOU’s 84-64 Cascade Conference win at Bob Riehm Arena, sparked by 14 makes out of 31 tries from downtown. Eric Thompson hit four of them on … Continue reading »

SOU Men, Women Rout Warner Pac

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. – The Warner Pacific Knights had the remedy for Kyle Tedder’s recent shooting struggles in the form of their zone defense. Tedder, the Southern Oregon men’s basketball team’s senior guard, took advantage of his numerous outside looks Saturday night as usual against the Knights. He scored 22 points, … Continue reading »

Mountaineers Stun SOU, 38-37

ASHLAND, Ore. — The SOU Raiders turned the ball over five times including once in the final minute as Eastern Oregon upset #25 Southern Oregon 38-37 at Raider Stadium. The Raiders were previously unbeaten on their home field in three years under Craig Howard. SOU held a 37-24 lead in the second half when the … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Paulla Pinheiro

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon volleyball player Renee Yomtob learned to count to 20 in Portuguese from Pualla Pinheiro. Raiders’ coach Josh Rohlfing brought the Brazilian in largely because he wanted to expand the minds of his players. “I knew that we were looking to bring in an international athlete that was going to help … Continue reading »

Raiders Open With Rout of Pioneers

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. – The fourth-ranked Southern Oregon University men’s basketball team’s slow start to the season was short-lived Saturday night against Pacific Union. The Raiders’ five-point lead ballooned in a hurry during their 88-45 win over the Pioneers at Bob Riehm Arena thanks to eight second-half 3-pointers. In the last … Continue reading »

SOU Drops Battle For 1st to Carroll

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics HELENA, Mont. – The Southern Oregon Raiders are the defending Frontier Conference champions, but Carroll College still rules the league. SOU couldn’t overcome the biggest home field advantage in the NAIA on Saturday afternoon, and its Frontier Conference title hopes took a major blow as a result. Five turnovers doomed … Continue reading »

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