The worldwide Augustana College experience

Viking men hit the town and the waves in Rio

If we thought that we listened to loud music in the U.S., last night’s trip to the Lapa street festival made it seem like we were quiet. The club that we all ended at was all but empty when we got there. So we started our own party and started dancing by ourselves. Before we [...]

Viking men get comfy on beach, with American food

The day started early for us with a bus trip to Rio de Janeiro.  Along the way we made two stops — the first was to get paperwork that we needed and the second was our lunch.  At lunch we had different places to choose to eat but most of us chose to eat at [...]

Viking women met by children, Facebook requests

Today is a day that will definitely be remembered as a highlight of this trip. Senior Chaney Tambling After being able to sleep in a little bit, the team got to go to what the Brazilians call an Olympic Village. These complexes are in areas of Rio that are very poverty-stricken. The people from these [...]

Viking men hit market, begin trip to Rio

Today we spend our last day in Jundiai.  We ate breakfast as a team in the hotel. Then we had time to relax pool side and try not to get burnt in the hot winter morning sun or spend time in our rooms. Or we could take another adventurous trip to the market near the [...]

OT loss can’t damper skills camp experience for Viking men

Wednesday in Jundiai started out with a trip to the supermarket that was an eye-opening experience for all of us. With no one there to translate we had to struggle through the check out without Portuguese being spoken (at least by us).

For Viking women, real fun comes after the game

Well, we’ve done it again. We have our second win of this Brazil trip and have just one more to go!  Today’s game was by far a highlight of this trip.

Viking women enjoy relaxing day ahead of Game 2

Well we’ve had a great couple of days here in Rio.  After a fabulous buffet dinner last night in our hotel, today we have a relaxing day.  The sun is out, and we have a game so we’ll be hanging out by the pool, getting nice tans and preparing to get a win.

Viking men ‘keep coming’ for win, pizza

What an unbelievable time for the Augustana basketball program. After about a 10-hour flight from Chicago to Sao Paulo, we made it in one piece. Dan Jurgutis overcame his anxiety of long plane rides, and Tayvian Johnson took the first flight of his life. Junior Mark Roth

Women’s team ventures onto Sugar Loaf Mountain

After a great first night here in Rio we woke up to a wonderful breakfast in our hotel. Breakfast proved to be very delicious and soon after we took a bus and a tour guide to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Senior Chaney Tambling

Viking women soak in opening victory in Brazil

Well we’ve finished up our first day here in Rio with a 62-44 Augustana win! We played a Brazilian team from the Club Municipal in Rio and played in a stadium full of both students and other Brazilian fans.  We got a chance to talk to several groups of students and understand a little bit [...]