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 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 »

Retzlaffs Post Montana Tech Game

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon wide receivers Ryan and Matt Retzlaff react to Southern Oregon’s 59-32 win over Montana Tech. The former South Medford brothers combined for 19 receptions, 352 yards and six touchdowns in the Frontier Conference rout.

Dodge Throws 8 TDs, Raiders Rout Diggers

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU quarterback Austin Dodge broke a school record with eight passing touchdowns and the Raiders won their third straight game, beating Montana Tech 59-32 at Raider Stadium. Dodge also threw for 559 yards as the Raiders improved their conference record to 3-2. The game looked like it might be over early, as … Continue reading »

Retzlaffs React to Historic Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – In Southern Oregon’s thrashing of Eastern Oregon on Saturday, Ryan Retzlaff finished with eight receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. It was one of the best performances of his career, but somehow he wasn’t even the most productive Retzlaff on the field. Ryan’s brother Matt finished with an astounding 10 receptions, … Continue reading »

Retzlaffs Carry SOU to First 2013 Win

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Southern Oregon University football conjured a foolproof remedy to its recent late-game woes on Saturday: put up the second-highest point total in program history and leave Eastern Oregon behind well before the final buzzer. The Raiders bolted to a 27-point halftime lead en route to … Continue reading »

Raiders Feature New Road Uniforms

ASHLAND, Ore. – When Craig Howard took over as the Southern Oregon head football coach in 2011, he faced a variety of challenges. The Raiders were 8-21 in three prior seasons, and they were an independent team leaving them out of any conference championships. Within two years, however, Howard led SOU to the top of … Continue reading »

SOU Defense Wins Round Two

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Southern Oregon spring tour through the Rogue Valley made its way to Grants Pass for the Raiders’ second scrimmage. SOU played a night scrimmage at Mel Ingram Stadium at Grants Pass High School. Last week at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford, the Raiders offense stole the show. Austin Dodge and Chris … Continue reading »

Redshirts Shine in First SOU Scrimmage

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Raiders strapped on the pads and got back into competitive action on Saturday at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford. It was the Raiders first scrimmage of the spring season, and it was a chance for the coaches to get a glimpse at the future. Specifically, SOU head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »

SOU Clinches Share of Conference Title

ASHLAND, Ore. – In the Frontier Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the Southern Oregon Raiders were picked to finish 5th in the conference. Montana Tech was picked to finish 6th. A full season of play later and the two teams competed for the conference title. The Raiders entered the game on a 5-game winning streak while … Continue reading »