Bars Preparing to Watch the Raiders

MEDFORD, Ore.– As the Southern Oregon Raiders prepare themselves for the big game Friday, local businesses are getting ready for the crowds. The NAIA National Championships game begins at noon on ESPN-U. Several bars and restaurants across Southern Oregon are showing the game. Here is a list of the places we know so far: Ashland: … Continue reading »

The Story of Mr. Raider Football

Stan Smith is known to the Southern Oregon University football team as Mr. Raider Football and he tries to come to every game. Once a football star himself for the only undefeated team in school history, he and his family say football is in their blood. Although there’s an uncertainty if he will get to … Continue reading »

Web Extra: SOU Steamrolls Saint Xavier

CHICAGO, Ill. — Southern Oregon steamrolled Saint Xavier 62-37. The 25 point win is the Raiders’ second straight win on the road to punch a ticket to the NAIA National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Last week’s win was really an awesome win in the snow up in Carroll,” Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »

Ashland Students Walk Out for Ferguson

ASHLAND, Ore.– Students at Southern Oregon University are trying to get the word out about what they call ‘social injustice in society’. The President of the Black Association at SOU arranged a walkout on campus, Monday. About 50 students walked out of class with their hands up and then gathered in the Churchill Court for … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon v Carroll, Round 3

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA made official on Sunday what Southern Oregon learned after its first-round win late Saturday: the eighth-ranked Raiders are heading back to Helena, Mont., for a third matchup with the top-ranked Carroll Saints. This one will be for the NAIA Football Championship Series quarterfinals, set … Continue reading »

Raiders Advance to NAIA Quarterfinals

ASHLAND, Ore. — The seesaw affair at Raider Stadium tipped fully in Southern Oregon’s favor in the 2nd half of a 44-26 win over MidAmerica Nazarene in the First Round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday. It started strong for SOU. After a 85-yard kickoff return touchdown by JJ Latu shortly before the … Continue reading »

SOU Teaming WIth Chevy for Carbon Plan

DETROIT, Mich. – Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges across the U.S. become less carbon reliant, including Southern Oregon University (SOU). The move is part of the automakers voluntary initiative to reduce 8 million metric tons of carbon from being emitted. According to the company, that’s the … Continue reading »

SOU Will Host Opening Round

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics Complete Playoff Pairings KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in 12 years, the NAIA Football Championship Series is returning to Raider Stadium next Saturday for round one of the 16-team playoff. Southern Oregon University (9-2 overall) woke up Sunday to a No. 8 ranking in the NAIA top … Continue reading »

Raiders Fall to Mounties 31-27

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the second straight season, Southern Oregon lost to Eastern Oregon in its final home game of the regular season. The Raiders could not find a way to slow down the Mountaineers’ running game, specifically junior Jace Billingsley. Billingsley carried the ball 45 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns leading EOU … Continue reading »

SOU Enrollment Up Year-to-Year

ASHLAND, Ore. – Enrollment at Southern Oregon University has risen more than 1 percent since last year. According to a new report from Oregon State University, 6,200 students enrolled this fall, representing the first year-to-year increase since 2011. New transfers are up more than 8 percent from last year, while new freshmen have increased by about 10 percent, … Continue reading »

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