Senior Monroe brings a D.C. flare to the basketball court

Tyvez Monroe goes up for a shot against Georgia College; Monroe is averaging 11 points and six rebounds per game as the Jaguars went to the exam break with a 5-2 mark. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Khadijah Sandifer |
Contributor

Situated on the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Va.,  is known for its Old Town, with brick sidewalks and well-preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Founded in 1749, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in America. Alexandria was the hometown of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jim Morrison and Mama Cass. It is also the hometown of Augusta University’s Tyvez Monroe, a senior captain on the men’s basketball team. Continue reading “Senior Monroe brings a D.C. flare to the basketball court”

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The Sports Squad Report: ATL Utd. wins MLS; AU men’s hoops moves to 5-2

Troy Cracknell (21) launches a jumper over Emmanuel’s Kyler Ingram in AU’s 77-70 win over the Lions before 2,688 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. (photo by Khadijah Sandifer)

Edited by Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports editor

In the MLS final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 8, Atlanta Utd. defeated Portland Timbers 2-0 to win the league title in its second year of competition. Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored the goals for Atlanta. Keeper Brad Guzan made several key saves for the home team. ATL Manager Gerardo Martino was coaching in his last match for the club as he is moving on to coach the Mexican national team. It was Atlanta’s first major professional championship since the Braves won the World Series in 1995. Elsewhere in sports: Continue reading “The Sports Squad Report: ATL Utd. wins MLS; AU men’s hoops moves to 5-2”

Jaguar men hold on to defeat Emmanuel 77-70 on Education Day

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Rafael Monteiro (22) goes up for two of his 10 points in Augusta University’s 77-70 win over Emmanual. (photo by Khadijah Sandifer)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports editor

In front of more than 2,000 excited and raucous Richmond County fifth-graders, the Augusta University men’s basketball team defeated Emmanuel College 77-70 in Christenberry Fieldhouse on Education Day. AU dominated the Lions early on, leading by as much 20 in the first half before settling for a 47-31 halftime lead and then holding on for the victory. Continue reading “Jaguar men hold on to defeat Emmanuel 77-70 on Education Day”

Jaguars open PBC play with 74-69 overtime win over Georgia College

Senior forward Deane Williams dunks as regulation ends to tie the game at 62-62 and send it into overtime. (photo by Khadijah Sandifer)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports editor

The Augusta University basketball teams started Peach Belt Conference play against Georgia College on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, with the men winning a 74-69 overtime thriller and the women falling 66-56 in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Jaguars open PBC play with 74-69 overtime win over Georgia College”

Kimball and Hulett lead Jaguars to top-30 finish in cross country national championship race

Senior Noah Hulett (31) helped lead Augusta University to 28th place and its second straight top-30 finish in the NCAA Division II championship. (photo by Zack Hill)

By Zack Hill |
Contributor

PITTSBRUGH, Pa.—The ground of Schenley Park on Saturday, Dec. 1, the day of the NCAA Division II cross country championship, was soaked and covered with water-filled craters and traction-less mud. The conditions seemed better suited for a war film than a running competition; the expressions and attitudes on display, however, were perfectly suited for either. The parallel was obvious, a battle was about to be had. Continue reading “Kimball and Hulett lead Jaguars to top-30 finish in cross country national championship race”

AU men’s XC team finishes 28th in NCAA Division II championship

Hunter Kimball was the top finisher for Augusta University in the NCAA Division II XC championship in Pittsburgh; Jags finished 28th. (staff photo)

Staff report |

The Augusta University men’s cross country team finished 28th in the NCAA championship in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Dec. 1. Continue reading “AU men’s XC team finishes 28th in NCAA Division II championship”

Jaguars set to compete in the cross country nationals for second straight year

AU’s Hunter Kimball leads a contingent of Jaguar runners into the NCAA Division II Championship in Pittsburgh. (staff photo)

AU prepares for NCAA Division II XC Championship video (CLICK HERE)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports editor

Augusta University’s men will sprint from the starting line of the 10-kilometer race at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the NCAA Division II Championship. Continue reading “Jaguars set to compete in the cross country nationals for second straight year”

The Sports Squad: Georgia-Alabama 2, again from Atlanta

Bulldogs hope to avenge last season’s last-play loss to the Tide in the national championship game. (staff photo)

The Sports Squad takes a look at the SEC Championship football game, to be played Saturday, Dec. 1, in Atlanta. It’s a repeat of last January’s national title game, also played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Georgia-Alabama 2 has major implications for the College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide is ranked first and UGa. fourth in the current Associated Press poll. Brandon Johnson, Leeroy Francis Jr. and Ben Marshall offer their analyses and predictions on Episode 9 of The Sports Squad:

Georgia-Alabama 2 (Click Here) Continue reading “The Sports Squad: Georgia-Alabama 2, again from Atlanta”