SOU Raiders Return Home

  MEDFORD, Ore. —  All eyes are on the SOU Raiders as they bring home the championship. The arrivals area was filled with Raider red this afternoon as the team landed at Medford Airport. The team, of course, just finished steamrolling their way their first ever NAIA championship in Daytona Beach. And accomplishment definitely wasn’t lost … Continue reading »

Bars Preparing to Watch the Raiders

MEDFORD, Ore.– As the Southern Oregon Raiders prepare themselves for the big game Friday, local businesses are getting ready for the crowds. The NAIA National Championships game begins at noon on ESPN-U. Several bars and restaurants across Southern Oregon are showing the game. Here is a list of the places we know so far: Ashland: … Continue reading »

Interest in S.O.U. Grows

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the Raiders in the play-offs, eyes everywhere are on Southern Oregon University. That could mean new students and new money coming to the school. As the Raiders have progressed through the season, so have the number of followers. Officials tell us there’s a significant spike in Facebook likes and Twitter tweets. This kind of … Continue reading »

Web Extra: SOU Steamrolls Saint Xavier

CHICAGO, Ill. — Southern Oregon steamrolled Saint Xavier 62-37. The 25 point win is the Raiders’ second straight win on the road to punch a ticket to the NAIA National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Last week’s win was really an awesome win in the snow up in Carroll,” Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon v Carroll, Round 3

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA made official on Sunday what Southern Oregon learned after its first-round win late Saturday: the eighth-ranked Raiders are heading back to Helena, Mont., for a third matchup with the top-ranked Carroll Saints. This one will be for the NAIA Football Championship Series quarterfinals, set … Continue reading »

Raiders Advance to NAIA Quarterfinals

ASHLAND, Ore. — The seesaw affair at Raider Stadium tipped fully in Southern Oregon’s favor in the 2nd half of a 44-26 win over MidAmerica Nazarene in the First Round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday. It started strong for SOU. After a 85-yard kickoff return touchdown by JJ Latu shortly before the … Continue reading »

SOU Will Host Opening Round

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics Complete Playoff Pairings KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in 12 years, the NAIA Football Championship Series is returning to Raider Stadium next Saturday for round one of the 16-team playoff. Southern Oregon University (9-2 overall) woke up Sunday to a No. 8 ranking in the NAIA top … Continue reading »

Raiders Fall to Mounties 31-27

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the second straight season, Southern Oregon lost to Eastern Oregon in its final home game of the regular season. The Raiders could not find a way to slow down the Mountaineers’ running game, specifically junior Jace Billingsley. Billingsley carried the ball 45 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns leading EOU … Continue reading »

Retzlaff Carries SOU Past Montana Tech

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics BUTTE, Mont. – The fifth-ranked Southern Oregon University football team escaped early trouble Saturday afternoon with the help of receiver Dylan Young (Salem, Ore./North Salem)’s milestone day and toppled Montana Tech, 45-33, at Alumni Coliseum. The Raiders (9-1 overall, 8-1 Frontier Conference) matched three other SOU squads for the program … Continue reading »

Raiders Knock Off Battlin’ Bears 45-28

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Southern Oregon offense continues to find its groove late in the regular season as the 5th ranked Raiders took down 21st ranked Rocky Mountain College at Raider Stadium on Saturday. NAIA record holder Austin Dodge threw for 350 yards on 21-31 passing with four touchdowns and one interception. Dodge spread the … Continue reading »

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