husband) and I traveled across the wide wide state of Ohio to watch an Augustana Viking football playoff game vs. the Mount Union bad guys. I had graduated the previous May and worked (as I do now) in Admissions and Luke was in his senior year. Luke’s roommate was Josh Johnson, the starting defensive tackle for the Augustana Vikings.
When I see the Spirit banner that hangs around Augustana’s campus – I think of all the pride and cheering and excitement and loyalty that I witness here on a daily basis – but I really think of that game in Alliance, Ohio. It was classic old-school Augie football with our Viking offense pounding the ball down the field for an unprecedented 48:08 minutes of the game. The rushing attack netted 298 yards on 83 attempts and picked up a total of 28 first downs.
I lost my voice for 4 days from all the cheering. While the mighty Vikings fell – it wasn’t for lack of passion, or dedication or spirit. We just needed a few more minutes on the clock.
When you are looking for a college – do you want one with Spirit? I recommend it.