SOU Students Speak Out for Fair Housing

ASHLAND, Ore. – Three years ago, AJ Herlitz began what turned out to be a near-impossible apartment search. His first dozen calls all yielded the same response. “They automatically said ‘we don’t rent to college kids, especially male,’” said Herlitz. A survey performed last year by The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) and … Continue reading »

SOU Gets Funds to Fix Athletic Complex

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University is getting a big gift from the state legislature to repair their outdated athletics building. The Joint Ways and Means Committee approved $21.8 million for seismic upgrades, security improvements, and structural repair on the McNeal Pavilion. That’s the largest project the legislature has funded this year for the Oregon … Continue reading »

SOU Professors Settle Contract

ASHLAND, Ore. – Just more than a week after Medford teachers ended their strike, SOU professors narrowly avoid a strike of their own. After about eight months of negotiations, their union has accepted a deal that amounts to what they say is a pay freeze. Union leaders say about 80% of their members voted to … Continue reading »

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 »

Round Ball Wrap, January 24th

A number of battles for 1st place highlight this week’s Round Ball Wrap, but none of them compared to the battle for the top spot in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Highlights include Southern Oregon and College of Idaho’s double overtime game, North Medford/Crater, Roseburg/Grants Pass, Klamath Union/Eagle Point, Henley/Phoenix and North Valley/Hidden Valley.

SOU Tops Corban in Ashland

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. – The Corban men’s basketball couldn’t keep up the 3-point pace it set early Saturday night. Southern Oregon University did. The result was SOU’s 84-64 Cascade Conference win at Bob Riehm Arena, sparked by 14 makes out of 31 tries from downtown. Eric Thompson hit four of them on … Continue reading »

SOU Campuses Open for Finals Week

ASHLAND, Ore. - The Ashland School District is closed for a third snow day, but students at Southern Oregon University still have to show up for their final exams. Students trying to get to campus said the snow is causing a huge inconvenience during finals week. Transportation to and from the campus is proving to be … Continue reading »

SOU Men, Women Rout Warner Pac

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. – The Warner Pacific Knights had the remedy for Kyle Tedder’s recent shooting struggles in the form of their zone defense. Tedder, the Southern Oregon men’s basketball team’s senior guard, took advantage of his numerous outside looks Saturday night as usual against the Knights. He scored 22 points, … Continue reading »

Raiders Open With Rout of Pioneers

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ASHLAND, Ore. – The fourth-ranked Southern Oregon University men’s basketball team’s slow start to the season was short-lived Saturday night against Pacific Union. The Raiders’ five-point lead ballooned in a hurry during their 88-45 win over the Pioneers at Bob Riehm Arena thanks to eight second-half 3-pointers. In the last … Continue reading »

SOU Drops Battle For 1st to Carroll

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 »

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