A window inside life at Augustana College

Augustana lacrosse programs combine for perfect 5-0 week

This week was great in terms of experiencing the sports information lifestyle…and also a lot of work. Tuesday we hosted a baseball doubleheader at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. and then women’s lacrosse at 7:30 p.m. the same day. I had the opportunity to work all three events following a couple hours in the office to […]

Putting a good spin on not so good things

In the sports information business, as in life, it is necessary that we are always able to find the good in every situation…including a 23-1 loss. Luckily, Augustana was on the 23 side of that game and I got to write a much more upbeat story. However, I was curious how the other side of […]

My opportunities in the sports information office

As many of you know, I am completing an internship in the sports information office here on the campus of Augustana. My main responsibilities include writing stories following every men’s and women’s lacrosse game, regardless of if it is home or away. Along with those stories I am also given opportunities to write various stories […]

How other stories stack up

I finally got a chance to visit the Mount St. Joseph athletic website to see how their write-up of the game that Augustana beat them in triple overtime compared to my own version. I think that it goes without saying that I got to write on the better end of the affair. Getting the chance […]

Experience

This week I had the opportunity to write stories for three of Augustana’s varsity teams. In my last blog I mentioned our women’s lacrosse home-opener. The women won 15-8 over DePauw and moved to 5-0 with each of their wins coming in a different state. Here’s the link for the women’s lacrosse story: http://www.athletics.augustana.edu/news/2014/3/21/WLAX_0321140203.aspx?path=wlax. I […]

Same name, two different sports

Friday night marked the first home game for the women’s lacrosse team this season. The evening also marked an attempt to explain to our rookie Statcrew spotter how the women’s game was going to be different than to the two men’s games he had called stats for. Instead of just asking what the differences were […]

Curiosity got the best of me tonight

Even though the lacrosse programs here at Augustana are in their early stages, I could not help but wonder if any of the teams’ accomplishments were Division III records. The men’s team found the record book under the scoring defense category for their 2012 campaign when they recorded a 5.14 average good for 13th best. […]

Lacrosse season is upon us

Earlier this week I worked the men’s lacrosse home-opener inputting live stats from the pressbox at Thorson-Lucken Field. That chilly evening saw the Vikings set several records in their 20-1 win over Dubuque. The single game record of 31 points was upped to 33 as Augie scored 20 goals and assisted 13 of them, which […]

First Day of my Internship!

It has been awhile since I have posted a blog but for anyone that is reading this post there will be a lot more where this is coming from. One of the academic requirements for my internship is to keep a blog regarding what I am up to at my internship as well as my […]

Finals Week – Round 8

I’m just now realizing that I am closer to graduating from college than I am from having started college, as in I’ve completed 2.66 years here and I only have 1.3 years left. It’s amazing how time flies and I can’t believe that this is my eighth finals week at Augustana. This means I only have […]