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Throwback Thursday

SOU football Keegan Lawrence

SOU football – Keegan Lawrence

@SOU_Football @SOURaiders @k_law21

With an average of 7 yards per carry during his freshman season last year, what will Keegan do for an encore during his sophomore season this fall?

BTW, Southern Oregon is #1 in the nation in the Director’s Cup which looks at a school’s entire athletic program. Full standings can be seen here.

Four softball games at home this week

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

The SOU softball team’s Spring “Break” consists of six games. They were supposed to play two today in Eugene, but those were rained out. They will play two tomorrow in Klamath Falls. Friday and Saturday will feature doubleheaders in Ashland. I’m on my way to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for my Spring Break so I won’t see any of these games.

Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes

SOU women's basketball Kristen Schoenherr

Kristen Schoenherr (far left) and Carly Meister (far right)

@SOURaiders @SOU_WBB @CarlyMeister34

Congratulations to Kristen Schoenherr and Carly Meister for maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale as a junior or senior while leading the Raiders to the Sweet 16 this year.

Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes

SOU Men's Basketball Justin Martin

Justin Martin passes to Eric Thompson

@SOURaiders @joelspear @TimWeber14

The SOU men’s basketball team landed four players on the 2014-15 Daktronics-NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes list. The players were Justin Martin, Eric Thompson, Tim Weber, and Joel Spear.

Details here.

Sweet Sixteen for both SOU teams

SOU men's basketball Joel Spear

SOU men’s basketball – Joel Spear

@SOURaiders @SOU_WBB @joelspear @CCCSports #MarchMadness

The Southern Oregon men’s basketball team upset #10 Midland University earlier today to move on to the next round of the NAIA Championship Tourney. The SOU women won yesterday. The women will play at 6:30 a.m. PST on Friday (3/13/15), and the men will play at about 11:45 a.m. Details and links to live stats and video here.

As I mentioned before, with a large amount of NAIA teams (and NAIA headquarters) coming out of the middle part of the country, there is bias in the polling against teams not from the Midwest. This is especially true for football, where the Frontier Conference is routinely snubbed, but the CCC is showing this is true for basketball as well. The Cascade Conference is 5-1 in the tournament so far, and even the one loss could have gone the other way.

SOU will be the favorite in both of Friday’s games so hopefully there will be no upsets in the Round of 16. This is the first time both teams have been in the Sweet 16 in school history.

NAIA Individual National Champions

2015 NAIA Individual 197-pound Wrestling National Champion Taylor Johnson

2015 NAIA Individual 197-Pound Wrestling National Champion Taylor Johnson

@SOUWrestling @SOURaiders @ChuckTaylor132 @BrockGutches

SOU wrestling Brock Gutches

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 NAIA Individual 174-Pound Wrestling National Champion Brock Gutches

More details here.

The walls of the McNeal Pavilion are packed with photos of SOU’s student-athletes of the past decades. There is no space for more. So in what was likely my last photo opportunity in McNeal today, I took some photos for the future building that will be taking its place in fall of 2016.

More Southern Oregon University wrestling photos can be found here.

In just 3 weeks…

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football

…this is happening in Ashland.

On to the Sweet 16

SOU women's basketball Kristen Schoenherr

SOU women’s basketball – Kristen Schoenherr scored 10 and had 4 rebounds in the win

@SOURaiders @SOU_WBB

With this morning’s 96-61 victory over Chicago’s Robert Morris University, the Lady Raiders move on the next round of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament. Carly Meister had a big game, scoring 25 points with 9 rebounds. The Lady Raiders will play Friday morning (6:30 a.m. PST) against Tabor College; Tabor upset Marian University earlier in the day.

NAIA Tourney begins now

SOU women's basketball Autumn Durand

SOU women’s basketball – Autumn Durand

@SOURaiders @SOU_WBB @ADurand25

Tip off is at 8:15 a.m. PST. Details and links to live stream and live stats here.

2015 AIFF Preview

AIFF 2014 Al Case Ashland Armory

@ashlandfilm #AIFF15

Wondering what films to see at AIFF15?

When: March 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: SOU Music Recital Hall
This event is FREE and open to the public!

This is your first chance to see clips from festival films, pick up the pocket guide, and get insider information on special guests and new events for the Ashland Independent Film Festival 2015.

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