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 »

Affirmative Action Not A Factor At SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Originally from Saudi Arabia, Southern Oregon University student Abdullaziz Alhumoudi said he has fallen in love with both the university and Ashland since moving here two years ago. “I’ve been traveling a lot. I couldn’t find anymore nicer people here, this is the place to be,” said Alhumoudi. Southern Oregon University bases … Continue reading »

Police Train For Campus Shooting

ASHLAND, Ore. — The situation was staged. The guns were artificial and the injuries were fake. Local police said, however, the experience and skills gained are very real. “We just want to be able to respond to any active threat that would come onto a college campus or high school campus and be prepared for … 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 »

Lofstedt’s Historic Career Revisited

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mitch Lofstedt holds nearly every important wrestling record at Southern Oregon University: most career wins, highest winning percentage, most wins in one season and two national championships at the 125 pound weight class. However, it’s not the individual accolades that will stick with Lofstedt after his Raider wrestling career. “I like the … Continue reading »

SOU and OIT Look for New Recruits

“I remember one time at the National Tournament,” Oregon Tech head basketball coach Danny Miles said. “I had a German player and we changed our defense in the last ten seconds of the game, and I asked if everyone knew what they were doing, and he was smiling at me. I found out after that … Continue reading »

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