• 10 games to watch in 2016
    August 29, 2016
    Every fan hopes to watch more than ten games this season. But, if you want to pay attention beyond just your favorite team, these are the marquee regular season matchups that columnist Clyde Hughes is excited about.
  • Engineering a climb up the HCAC mountain
    September 22, 2015
    Rose-Hulman is off to another fast start, but the Fightin' Engineers know that they have to get past Franklin to claim their first outright HCAC crown. The arm of Austin Swenson and an improved defense might be enough to get Rose-Hulman to the promised land this year.
  • Change for the right reasons
    September 09, 2015
    At Augustana, Rowan and Emory & Henry, a little change has done the program some good. New offenses have helped spur these programs back into familiar territory, so far.
  • Best D-III road trips of 2015: Week 1, Midwest
    August 10, 2015
    Let's start in Indiana and head due west to see four games in Week 1.
  • Monmouth's winningest coach moves to Augustana
    January 09, 2015
    Steve Bell, the winningest coach in Monmouth history, will try to turn around Augustana, which won four consecutive titles in the '80s but hasn't been to the playoffs since 2005 and hasn't finished above .500 since 2010.
  • Cushman resigns at Augustana
    December 02, 2014
    After three consecutive .500 seasons, Augustana coach Rob Cushman is stepping down. The Vikings, who won four consecutive national titles in the 1980s, last went to the playoffs in 2005.
  • Vikings victorious in Knowlton Kickoff Classic
    September 08, 2013
    Augustana rode a punishing ground attack in the first half and smothering defensive effort in the second to post a 20-10 win over Mount St. Joseph in the inaugural Austin E. Knowlton Kickoff Classic Saturday night at Lindberg Stadium. Senior Eric Chandler rushed for 167 yards in barely more than a half of action and the Viking defense held the Lions without a second-half first down until the final minute of the game.
  • Vikings fall 39-21 at Dubuque in season opener
    September 01, 2012
    Dubuque rode its high-powered offense to a 39-21 win over Augustana Saturday night at Chalmers Field in the season opener for both teams. The key stretch in the game came late in the first half and early in the second, when the Spartans scored four touchdowns in a span of less than five and a half minutes and went from down 14-7 to up 33-14.
  • Augustana's Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex will feature Lindberg Stadium and Anderson Academic All-America Club
    July 13, 2012
    The Augustana football facility is undergoing an extreme makeover and will sport a new look upon scheduled completion in August of 2013. Thanks to a multi-year gift from the Knowlton Foundation, the facility, which will be home to the school’s football and track & field programs, will be known as the Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex.
  • Augustana wins second in a row 27-24 over North Park
    October 22, 2011
    A pair of long David Lee touchdown passes less than five minutes apart in the second half spelled the difference Saturday as Augustana came away with a 27-24 Homecoming win over North Park at Ericson Field. With the win, the Vikings improve to 2-5 on the year and 2-2 in the CCIW, while North Park falls to 3-4 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
  • Augustana downs Carthage 19-13
    October 15, 2011
    Defense and special teams were the keys Saturday night at Ericson Field as Augustana defeated Carthage 19-13 in College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin play. The win snaps a string of heartbreaking setbacks for the Vikings and improves the team's record to 1-5 on the year and 1-2 in conference action. Carthage falls to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.
  • Augustana falls to Millikin 30-27
    October 01, 2011
    Austin Brettschneider’s 37-yard field goal with :00.9 seconds left Saturday provided the margin of victory as Millikin defeated Augustana at Ericson Field by a score of 30-27.
  • Late field goal sinks Vikings
    September 17, 2011
    Logan Mitseff’s 45-yard field goal at the final gun Saturday gave Adrian a 17-14 win over Augustana at Ericson Field. The loss drops the Vikings to 0-3 on the season while the Bulldogs improve to 3-0.
  • Getting the weekend started
    September 02, 2011
    Trine rode its defense to an opening-night win, as did Baldwin-Wallace. Dubuque held on, while McMurry got steamrolled in its first trip up the ladder.
  • Augustana's Cushman anxious to keep tradition going
    August 28, 2011
    It didn’t take Rob Cushman very long to make an accurate assessment of the Augustana football program that he will be in charge of. Cushman, who spent the last three years as the defensive coordinator for the Vikings, was named the head coach following the resignation of Jim Barnes at the end of the 2010 campaign.
  • Augustana promotes defensive coordinator
    November 24, 2010
    Rob Cushman, who has been Augustana's defensive coordinator for three seasons, was elevated to replace Jim Barnes a day after Barnes stepped down.
  • Augustana coach resigns
    November 23, 2010
    Jim Barnes, second all-time in wins at Augustana, will step away from a program where he once served as team captain and has coached for 11 seasons.
  • Augustana beats Illinois Wesleyan to clinch 31st winning season in last 32 years
    November 13, 2010
    Junior quarterback David Lee scored on a one yard run with just :30 left in the game to lift Augustana to a 20-17 victory over Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday, November 13 at Ericson Field. The victory gave the Vikings a 6-4 overall record for the season and clinched their 31st winning season in the last 32 years.
  • Vikings fall to 17th-ranked Wheaton 20-14
    October 30, 2010
    Looking for its first home win of the season, the Augustana football team outgained 17th-ranked Wheaton by nearly 200 yards Saturday, but was unable to overcome four turnovers and a pair of missed field goals, falling to the Thunder 20-14 at Ericson Field. Wheaton improves to 8-0 on the year and 5-0 in the CCIW while the Vikings are now 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the league.
  • Augustana defeats North Park for 39th straight time
    October 23, 2010
    Augustana moved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin with a 21-0 shutout over North Park on Saturday, October 23. It was the 39th straight win by Augustana in this series.
  • Statistical Spotlight
    October 18, 2010
    Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
  • Augustana continues mastery of Carthage
    October 16, 2010
    Augustana continued its long domination of Carthage in football with a 43-16 win over the Red Men on Saturday, October 16 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Vikings have now won 34 of the last 36 meetings between the two schools that share affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Augustana leads the series by a whopping 61-14-5 margin.
  • Vikings fall to seventh ranked North Central on Homecoming
    October 09, 2010
    North Central bolted to a 20-0 halftime lead and went on to defeat Augustana 34-14 in CCIW action on Saturday, October 9 at Ericson Field.
  • David Lee's late scoring pass lifts Augustana past Millikin in CCIW opener
    October 02, 2010
    Augustana defeated Millikin for the 10th consecutive season as the Vikings scored a late touchdown to defeat the Big Blue 28-24 in the CCIW opener for both teams in Decatur, Illinois on Saturday, October 2.
  • Augustana 21, Adrian 7 in Adrian, Michigan
    September 18, 2010
    Augustana uses defense and running game to win at Adrian.
  • Central 28, Augustana 23
    September 11, 2010
    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — School-record tying performances from David Lee and Ben Hall weren’t quite enough Saturday night as Augustana fell to Central 28-23 at Ericson Field. Lee tied his own school record for completions in a game with 28 and Hall came away with three interceptions. The loss evens Augustana’s record at 1-1 while Central—the 7th-ranked team in NCAA Division III—improves to 2-0.
  • Augustana 28, Greenville 7
    September 03, 2010
    Edwardsville, Ill. — A combination of the junior David Lee’s accurate, and strong, right arm and a suffocating defense helped lead the way as Augustana defeated Greenville 28-7 on Friday, September 3. It was the season opener for both clubs and it was played at Edwardsville High School because work is being done to Greenville’s facility.
  • Gagliardi Trophy goes to a lineman
    December 15, 2009
    For the first time in the 16-year history of the Gagliardi Trophy, the award has been given to an offensive lineman.
  • Augustana back after early-season losses
    October 17, 2006
    Welcome back, Augustana. The Vikings haven’t exactly climbed back into the national rankings, but have reclaimed their position as the favorites in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
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