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How AU’s sports teams are embracing the sports science and analytics movements

(04/20/21 6:42pm)

Steve Jennings wishes he had access to sports science technology and advanced statistics when he was a player. Now, as the head coach of American University’s field hockey team, Jennings gets to implement these new elements into his coaching system and learn alongside his players. 

Men’s basketball sweeps Bucknell, clinches fifth seed in PL Tournament

(03/01/21 2:18am)

With the fewest games played in the Patriot League this season, the American University men’s basketball team was expected to be ineligible for the postseason tournament this year as recently as Wednesday. When the Patriot League announced Thursday that it was expanding the tournament to its usual format with all 10 teams, the Eagles stood last in the standings. But after completing their sweep over Bucknell (4-6) this weekend with a dominant 81-68 victory at Bender Arena, the Eagles (4-5) were able to move all the way up and clinch the fifth seed. For head coach Mike Brennan, the absurdity of the last few days have been a testament to his team's resilience in what has already been a bizarre season for his players.

AU’s men’s basketball opener postponed again due to positive COVID test in the AU program

(01/07/21 1:51pm)

The American University men’s basketball team has postponed its opening slate of games against Lehigh on Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 after a “Tier 1” positive COVID-19 test within the program, the University and the Patriot League announced on Wednesday. 

BREAKING: AU men’s basketball opener postponed due to positive COVID test in Loyola program

(12/31/20 7:56pm)

The American University’s men’s basketball team’s opening doubleheader against Loyola Maryland has been postponed after a “Tier 1” positive COVID-19 test within the Loyola Maryland men’s basketball program, the Patriot League announced Thursday.

Black AU athletes form coalition to grow community among themselves and amplify their voices

(11/16/20 8:31pm)

Amid nationwide protests and discussions about racism and injustice, Black student-athletes at American University formed the AU Black Athlete Coalition in September. They hope the organization will create an environment for Black student-athletes to openly share their experiences in a safe space, grow a community among themselves and hold AU Athletics accountable for its anti-racist promises.