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 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 »

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 »

Howard, SOU Seniors, Lead Turnaround

ASHLAND, Ore. — Craig Howard came to SOU in 2011 to take over a 3-7 Raiders football team. The players he recruited that year are seniors now and with the Raiders about to go on a playoff run, that group, along with Howard, has left its mark on SOU football.

Retzlaff Carries SOU Past Montana Tech

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics BUTTE, Mont. – The fifth-ranked Southern Oregon University football team escaped early trouble Saturday afternoon with the help of receiver Dylan Young (Salem, Ore./North Salem)’s milestone day and toppled Montana Tech, 45-33, at Alumni Coliseum. The Raiders (9-1 overall, 8-1 Frontier Conference) matched three other SOU squads for the program … Continue reading »

Raiders Knock Off Battlin’ Bears 45-28

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Southern Oregon offense continues to find its groove late in the regular season as the 5th ranked Raiders took down 21st ranked Rocky Mountain College at Raider Stadium on Saturday. NAIA record holder Austin Dodge threw for 350 yards on 21-31 passing with four touchdowns and one interception. Dodge spread the … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Motade Atanda

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s a bit disconcerting for SOU’s opponents when Motade Atanda rises for the attack. Maybe it’s the nearly four kills per set, or maybe it’s the lightning speed on her finish. “She hits it pretty fast so it’s coming up,” head coach Josh Rohlfing said. “It’s coming at you like a fastball … Continue reading »

Dodge, Raiders Rout College of Idaho

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics CALDWELL, Idaho –Fans at College of Idaho’s Simplot Stadium were introduced to the right arm of Austin Dodge (Vancouver, Wash./Skyview) on Saturday afternoon. After seventh-ranked Southern Oregon’s 66-16 win, the good news is they’ll never have to see it again. The Raiders (7-1 overall, 6-1 Frontier Conference) got loose in … Continue reading »

Gutches Invited to NWCA All-Star Classic

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU’s Brock Gutches is putting together one of the most dominant wrestling careers in NAIA history. He’s a three-time national champion, with a 15-9 record against NCAA DI wrestlers. On November 1st, Gutches will get his chance to compete on one of the biggest stages in college wrestling. Gutches was invited to … Continue reading »

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