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. – The #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 »

SOU Routs Menlo in Non-Conference Opener

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ATHERTON, Calif. – Upstaging the Southern Oregon University football team’s offense is never an easy task. Especially on a day when Austin Dodge adds five touchdowns to his résumé. SOU’s defense did the closest thing to that with a shutout through three quarters in the season-opener Saturday at Menlo, where … Continue reading »

Avila Takes 10th at T & F Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was just a few years ago Eric Avila wasn’t even running competitively. On Saturday, Avila finished 10th overall in the 1,500 meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. After a year at Northern Arizona University, Avila took two years off before joining Southern Oregon University’s cross … 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.

SOU’s Unofficial Pro Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – NAIA schools often get overlooked by NFL scouts so in the case of Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard, that means fighting for attention. “When you have good players and they have success on the field,” Howard says, “my obligation as a coach is to spread the word, and I get on … Continue reading »

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