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 »

SOU Rivalry Within

ASHLAND, Ore. – They’re all teammates now, but there was a time when they were all heated rivals. “It was Union, Camas or Skyview that were the top three every year,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Max Proudfit says. “It was nothing short of a championship for us every single time,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Dylan … Continue reading »

McKenzie Re-Signs with Jacksonville

Courtesy: SOU Raiders Athletics JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With National Football League fall camps beginning this week across the country, former Southern Oregon wide receiver Cole McKenzie will represent the Raiders 3,000 miles away from Ashland as he tries to earn a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2013 roster. After signing with the Jaguars as an undrafted free … Continue reading »

Chertow Camp Returns to SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ken Chertow Gold Wrestling Camp is back at Southern Oregon University for the second consecutive year. The camp is led by 3-time NCAA champion and former Olympian Ken Chertow. While the camp was directed at young wrestlers, some of the coaches, like SOU wrestler Prescott Garner, benefited as well. Garner is … Continue reading »

Web Extra: McKenzie Signs With Jaguars

Thirty minutes after the NFL draft, former SOU wide receiver Cole McKenzie was at his home in Red Bluff, CA. when he received a telephone call from the Jacksonville Jaguars. They asked him if he’d like to sign with the team as an undrafted free agent. We caught up with him on the phone shortly … 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 »

SOU’s Dodge Takes the Microphone

MEDFORD, Ore. – Austin Dodge is only entering his junior season at Southern Oregon University, but his legacy as the Raiders’ quarterback is well-established. Dodge, however, set out to prove that he was more than just a jock in pads. After the Raiders’ first spring scrimmage on Saturday, Dodge took the NewsWatch 12 microphone and … 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 »

Former Grizzly Coach Returns to Ashland

AHLAND, Ore. – Jim Nagel is a legend in Ashland after taking the Ashland High School’s football team to 16 straight state tournaments, five title games and winning three state championships during his tenure from 1983-2002. Since his time at Ashland, Nagel’s worked as an assistant coach at NCAA Div. III’s Linfield College. After deciding … Continue reading »

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