SOU Wins Double OT Thriller Over NCU

Game story courtesy SOU Sports Information: ASHLAND, Ore. — The 23rd-ranked Southern Oregon men’s basketball team ended a five-game losing streak to Northwest Christian in dramatic fashion Wednesday night with a 98-92 double-overtime victory in the quarterfinal round of the Cascade Conference Championships presented by U.S. Bank. NCU’s Javonte Byrd hit a fadeaway 3-pointer as time … Continue reading »

SOU Signs 40 Incoming Players

ASHLAND, Ore. — The SOU football teams signed 40 players on Wednesday, including North Medford quarterback Troy Fowler. Fowler was at the Raiders’ signing day party at Granite Taphouse in Ashland and talks about his decision to play for the Raiders. Here is SOU’s 2015 signing class in its entirety: TANNER ALDRIDGE – OL, 6-4, 265, … Continue reading »

Freshman DeSaulnier Chipping in for SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — The SOU men are 18-4 this season and ranked 12th in the nation. The Raiders actually have more wins now than they did at this point last year, despite losing three starters off of last year’s team. They weren’t just any starters, that group included the school’s all time three point leader … Continue reading »

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. NAIA 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 »

Raiders Ride at Daytona Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Craig Howard calls his offense the Ricky Bobby offense, referencing the Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights about a star race car driver. On Wednesday, the Raiders got a chance to experiencing racing at one of the most famous race tracks in the world, the Daytona International Speedway. The team took hot … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Take On the Race Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. –Tuesday the Southern Oregon Football team took some time off from football as the Raiders took to the beach, but Wednesday the team went from the beach to the race track. Coach Howard calls the Raider Offense, the “Ricky Bobby Offense.” It’s a reference to the Will Ferrell movie, ‘Talladega Nights’, about … Continue reading »

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 »

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