Dodge, Raiders Rout College of Idaho

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics CALDWELL, Idaho –Fans at College of Idaho’s Simplot Stadium were introduced to the right arm of Austin Dodge (Vancouver, Wash./Skyview) on Saturday afternoon. After seventh-ranked Southern Oregon’s 66-16 win, the good news is they’ll never have to see it again. The Raiders (7-1 overall, 6-1 Frontier Conference) got loose in … Continue reading »

Stork’s Triumphant Return Home

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, but the Raiders are still very much in contention for a postseason run, and a good reason for that is the improvement on defense. A team known for its offense is starting to turn heads on the other side of the ball. … Continue reading »

Not On Our Turf: SOU Wins 31-6

ASHLAND, Ore. – On the new turf at Raider Stadium, a shutout bid came up short, but the Southern Oregon Raider defense is more than pleased after allowing only two field goals in a 31-6 win over Montana Western on Saturday. SOU’s offense was uncharacteristically quiet in the first half, but the defense carried the … Continue reading »

Dodge Breaks Two NAIA Records in SOU Win

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics HAVRE, Mont. – Southern Oregon senior quarterback Austin Dodge (Vancouver, Wash./Skyview) became the NAIA’s new career record-holder for touchdown passes and passing yards with five regular-season games to spare Saturday, pushing the seventh-ranked Raiders to a 45-24 win at Montana State-Northern. Dodge completed 22 of 38 passes for six touchdown … Continue reading »

Raiders Double Up Yotes 56-28

ASHLAND, Ore. –┬áThe #9 Southern Oregon Raiders played a very different opponent in their second “home game” of the 2014 season. However, much like SOU’s 38-35 win over Carroll College at Ashland High School on Sept. 6, the Raiders pulled off another hard-fought battle on Saturday, eventually dispatching of College of Idaho with a 56-28 … Continue reading »

Raiders Escape with Win at EOU

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 »

SOU Delivers Statement Win Over Carroll

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 »

OIT Opens NAIA Tournament at COI

CALDWELL, IDAHO – The Oregon Tech softball team finished 3rd in the the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament after winning the regular season title. The bumpy finish left the Owls’ NAIA Softball National Championships in doubt. In the end, the committee selected OIT for its third appearance in the last four years (the Owls won the … Continue reading »

SOU Reacts to Coaching Debuts

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.

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 »

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