Braves chopped out early by Cardinals (opinion)

The Atlanta Braves posted a 97-65 regular-season record, winning the NL East by four games over the Washington Nationals. (staff photo)

By River Gracey |
Sports writer

The Atlanta Braves’ 2019 season game to a humiliating finish after a 13-1 rout by the St. Louis Cardinals in the decisive Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Cardinals, who advanced to the National League Championship Series (losing the first game to the Washington Nationals on a near no-hitter), used a record-setting first inning that saw every Cardinal starter score a run as it was 10-0 before the third out was recorded. Continue reading “Braves chopped out early by Cardinals (opinion)”

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AU athletics update: Volleyball team wins league opener

Payton Murchie (12) sets up an Augusta University teammate. The Jags are off to a 12-3 start to the season before regional crossover play in North Carolina and Tennessee. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

Staff report

The Augusta University volleyball team opened the Peach Belt Conference campaign with a 3-2 win at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., on Oct. 4. Continue reading “AU athletics update: Volleyball team wins league opener”

Lamb moves from AU Athletics to digital content head at DCM

Taylor Lamb works in his new office in Augusta University’s Division of Communications and Marketing. (photo by Zach Mereau)

By Zach Mereau |
Contributor

Taylor Lamb, former director of athletic media relations at Augusta University, has had a lot of weight on his shoulders as he undertook the challenges of not only starting a new position on campus, but also becoming a father. Continue reading “Lamb moves from AU Athletics to digital content head at DCM”

Tail wags for the Jags

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AU Students de-stress with therapy pups (photo by Kelsey LeBlanc).

By Kelsey LeBlanc|
Contributor

Just five days before midterm, the wellness staff held an event targeted towards stressed-out students. The Midterm De-Stress Fest presented five furry friends: Callie, Drake, Jaxon, Skylar, and Trigger, along with their loving owners, for AU students to spend the morning with. All of the dogs are certified therapy dogs with the CSRA Therapy Dog Alliance.

Continue reading “Tail wags for the Jags”

AU’s Weathers and men’s team win Queen City Invite races

With the victory in Charlotte, AU junior Micah Weathers earned her second straight Peach Belt women’s cross country runner of the week award. (staff photo)

By Jeremiah Griffin |
Sports writer

Both the men and the women’s cross country teams performed well for Augusta University at the Queen City Invite on Friday, Sept. 27, with women’s runner Micah Weathers winning her race. Continue reading “AU’s Weathers and men’s team win Queen City Invite races”

Metress has noteworthy recruiting class for AU men’s hoops

Dip Metress (L), starting his 16th season as the Jaguars’ basketball coach, landed three freshmen and several transfers during the latest recruiting season. (staff photo)

By Tyvez Monroe |
Sports writer

Coming off a championship season that saw AU Coach Dip Metress lose three seniors, including Peach Belt Player of the Year Deane Williams (now playing professionally for Keflavík Icelandic Basketball Club), the veteran coach had a busy offseason replenishing his squad. Continue reading “Metress has noteworthy recruiting class for AU men’s hoops”

Jaguar volleyball team sweeps past Limestone College, 3-0

AU’s Kylie Martin gets a kill against Limestone in the Jaguars’ straight-sets win. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

By Brian Mitchell |
Sports writer

The Augusta University volleyball team defeated Limestone 3-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball team sweeps past Limestone College, 3-0”

The Sports Squad: Season 2, Episode 2

Nicolette Ramos readies for a kill in Augusta’s victory over Limestone in volleyball on Sept. 24 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

Staff report (Season 2, Episode 2)

The Sports Squad takes a look at Augusta University athletics, as cross country and volleyball rev up their campaigns. In other sports news the Sports Squad is following, Georgia‘s third-ranked football team held on to defeat No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17 at Sanford Stadium in Athens in the first major college football game of the season. Irish QB Ian Book had better numbers than Jake Fromm, but the Dawg signal caller made no mistakes while Book threw two interceptions … Continue reading “The Sports Squad: Season 2, Episode 2”

AU cross country teams take third place at Wingate race

Micah Weathers, a junior from Statham, took second for the Augusta University women at the Bulldog Stampede in North Carolina. (staff photo)

By Jeremiah Griffin |
Sports writer

Augusta University’s men and women’s cross country teams both placed third at the Bulldog Stampede in Wingate, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 21, losing out to Mount Olive and Wingate, respectively. Continue reading “AU cross country teams take third place at Wingate race”

AU volleyball team upends Belmont Abbey in four sets

Payton Murchie (12) serves during Augusta University’s victory over Belmont Abbey. Teammate Julieanne Saliba (21) watches the serve. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

By Cameron Windley |
Sports writer

The Augusta University volleyball team captured a 3-1 win over Belmont Abbey on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “AU volleyball team upends Belmont Abbey in four sets”