After winning four of its last five games last year to finish 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, Augustana has been picked for fourth place in the 2013 pre-season football coaches poll. The Vikings picked up 28 points to finish just ahead of fifth place Elmhurst, which was 10-2 and 6-1 a year ago.
Prior to the opening of the 2013 football season and the inaugural game at Lindberg Stadium (Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex), alumni and friends are invited to participate in the third annual Augustana Football Alumni & Friends golf outing. The event will be on Saturday, September 7 at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline, Illinois.
The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) will host the 2013 Football Coaches' Chat on Wednesday, August 7. Augustana head coach Rob Cushman will be one of the participants in the chat.
A strong finish to the 2012 season when his team won four of its last five games, has third-year Augustana head coach Rob Cushman understandably optimistic heading into the 2013 campaign. The Vikings return 42 letter winners, including 13 starters and hope to build on a 5-5 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin from a year ago.
Sophomore quarterback Sam Frasco (Prospect HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.) scored three touchdowns to help lead Augustana to a 20-13 victory over France on Saturday, July 27 at Stadium Lille Metropole in Villeneuve d'Ascq. Frasco tallied on runs of 59, five and 10 yards as the Vikings never trailed.