SOU Raiders Win NAIA Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The SOU Raiders are the 2014 NAIA National Champions in football after a convincing 55-31 win over Marian University.┬áNAIA Player of the Year Austin Dodge threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns and the SOU defense forced seven turnovers as the Raiders led wire to wire. SOU jumped out to a … Continue reading »

Dodge Named NAIA Player of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The NAIA Awards Banquet was held at the team hotel. Both Marian and Southern Oregon attended. There were gift exchanges. Craig Howard received a standing ovation,but it was all capped off with the presentation of the Player of the Year award. The winner of that award, for the first time in … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Championship Special

Check out our half-hour special, SOU Raider Football: Drive to a Championship. Hear from the Raiders coaches, players as well as Athletic Director Matt Sayre and Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich.

Raiders Talk to Florida High Schoolers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Tuesday was Southern Oregon’s first full day in Daytona Beach. While the players got a practice in, they also took some time away from football. The Raiders visited Mainland High School to talk to student athletes about character, strength and honor. It was a chance for the Mainland students to hear … Continue reading »

Raiders Arrive in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Monday was an easy day for the SOU Raiders. A breakfast in Medford, a cross-country flight, a quick practice and then back to the team hotel. The schedule picks up on Tuesday. The team is visiting local high schools, then later in the week they have a press conference at Daytona … Continue reading »

Raiders Going to National Championship

Story updated to include highlights and post game reaction. CHICAGO, Ill. — The SOU Raiders are going to the NAIA National Championship for the first time ever after a dominating 62-37 win over St. Xavier University. Trailing 17-10 after the first quarter, the Raiders scored 31 unanswered to take control of the game. SOU tied … Continue reading »

Raiders in Chicago for NAIA Semis

CHICAGO, Ill. — The SOU football team is in Chicago for Saturday’s NAIA semifinal game against St. Xavier and NewsWatch 12’s Brandon Kamerman is with them. Check out our pre-game coverage from Illinois.

Raiders Talk About Snow, Carroll Win

ASHLAND, Ore. — You can say without exaggeration that Saturday’s win was the most important one in SOU football history. It was their first ever win the NAIA Quarterfinal round, coming against the number one seed in the playoffs, not to mention the conditions that SOU had to play in. The temperature for game time … Continue reading »

SOU Upsets #1 Carroll in Quarterfinals

Story updated to include highlights of SOU’s win. HELENA, Mont. — The last time the SOU Raiders went to Carroll College, they nearly completed an improbable fourth quarter comeback. Saturday against the Saints, the Raiders started the comeback a little earlier. SOU trailed 35-18 in the second half, but rallied to beat the top ranked … Continue reading »

Raiders Give Anti-Bully Message to Kids

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ten SOU football players spoke at Walker Elementary School on Wednesday with an important anti-bullying message. The players gave presentations to four 4th and 5th grade classrooms, focusing on the things that make for good team work on and off the field. The Raiders said it was important for them to use … Continue reading »

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