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 – Southern Oregon University is getting a big gift from the state legislature to repair their outdated athletics building.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 »

Proposed Cuts for SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University has announced what programs could be cut to make up for a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The announcement is the next step in the long retrenchment process for the university. That budget gap could be anywhere from $3 million to $7 million, depending on enrollment numbers and state funding. … 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.

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

ASHLAND, Ore. — President Obama is calling attention to a college sexual assault epidemic. Research shows it’s a crime victims often deal with in secrecy. A White House report reveals 1 in 5 female students are assaulted, while only 1 in 8 student victims report it. Local law enforcement says Southern Oregon University is not … Continue reading »

SOU Men, OIT Women Win in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore — For 30 minutes, the SOU and OIT men played to nearly a draw, but the Raiders broke things open late, beating their rivals 86-74 Saturday night at Bob Riehm arena. Eric Thompson led the Raiders with 20 points, while Tim Weber, Kyle Tedder, Dex Daum and Jordan West all hit double digits. … Continue reading »

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 Tests Emergency Alert System

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon university is testing out a new emergency notification system. They say it’s partially in response to an increase in campus shootings around the country. Until now, the school only used cell phone alerts to inform students of public safety risks. This new system broadcasts through speakers both inside and on … 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 »

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