AU men’s basketball team moves into the top-20 of NABC Division II poll

Sophomore Lee Flenor (3) has been a big spark for the Jaguars in their first two games with a 9.5-point average, helping AU to a No. 16 ranking. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports editor

The Augusta University men’s basketball team received the No. 16 ranking in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II poll this week, moving up seven spots from their previous ranking of 23rd. Continue reading “AU men’s basketball team moves into the top-20 of NABC Division II poll”

Lopsided foul calls hurt AU against No. 16 UNG

Center Kennedi Manning (24) powers to the basket for two of her 20 points for the Jaguars against the Nighthawks. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports editor

The Augusta University women’s basketball team suffered an 87-76 non-conference loss to the NCAA Division II No. 16 ranked University of North Georgia, Tuesday night, Dec. 8, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Lopsided foul calls hurt AU against No. 16 UNG”

West leads AU women to win over UNC Pembroke

Zairya West (0) led the Jaguars with 17 points and three assists in the 77-51 win over UNC Pembroke. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Jack Johnson |
Contributor

The Augusta University women’s basketball team defeated the University of North Carolina at Pembroke 77-51 at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Dec. 5 in the Jaguars’ second game of the season. Continue reading “West leads AU women to win over UNC Pembroke”

Second-half comeback lifts AU over Lander in season opener

Darren Lucas-White (11) goes up for two of is 22 points as AU rallied from 15 down at the half to win by 15 against Lander. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports editor

The Augusta University men’s basketball team successfully completed a comeback in the second half to defeat Lander University 87-72 on Wednesday night, Dec. 2, at Christenberry Fieldhouse in the season-opener for both teams. The game had no spectators, giving it a practice-like atmosphere. Continue reading “Second-half comeback lifts AU over Lander in season opener”

The Sports Squad: Season 3, Episode 5

The Sports Squad: S3, E5 (<–Click here)

Join Bell Ringer Sports Editor Carlos Rodriguez as he talks AU sports with Jaelyn Autman and Chad Cook. Autman is a junior communication major, and Cook is the color commentator on SUVtv’s telecast of Jaguar basketball. They discuss the Peach Belt Conference cross-country championships, as well as basketball. Continue reading “The Sports Squad: Season 3, Episode 5”

Peach Belt Conference to play 16-game schedule for 2020-21 basketball season

Senior Troy Cracknell (21) is a returning sharpshooter for the Augusta men’s basketball team; he and his teammates will play 16 regular-season games. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports editor

The Peach Belt Conference will play a 16-game schedule for the upcoming basketball season, the league announced on Oct. 29. Continue reading “Peach Belt Conference to play 16-game schedule for 2020-21 basketball season”

Sports Roundup: AU men’s golf set to open fall season at UAB

Staff report |

The Augusta University men’s golf team opens its fall season with a tournament at UAB in Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 29 and 30. The tournament is set to take place at the Greystone Country Club golf course. Continue reading “Sports Roundup: AU men’s golf set to open fall season at UAB”

All summer sports camps at AU cancelled

Augusta University Volleyball Camp from 2019; all AU sports camps are closed this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. (photo by AU Athletics)

Erin Burditt |
Sports writer

Augusta University will not be having its annual summer sports camps this year, according to AU Athletics Director Clint Bryant. Continue reading “All summer sports camps at AU cancelled”

Georgia College downs Jaguars in PBC Tournament opener

Rafael Monteiro (22) goes up for two of his 19 points in the PBC quarterfinal loss to Georgia College. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team suffered an 85-75 loss to Georgia College in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 4, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Georgia College downs Jaguars in PBC Tournament opener”

Strong second half secures victory for AU women over Georgia College Bobcats

Zairya West (0) goes in for two of her team-high 17 points in the Jaguar women’s 65-51 win over Georgia College on Senior Day. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

The Augusta University women’s basketball team defeated Georgia College 65-51, on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Strong second half secures victory for AU women over Georgia College Bobcats”