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 »
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 »
ASHLAND, Ore. – On Friday NewsWatch 12’s Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman faced the biggest challenge of their sports journalism careers: coaching in the SOU Spring Game. Leone’s White Team snuck by Kamerman’s Red Team 26-19, and after the game they asked each other and the players about their first experience coaching college football.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »