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In a move that will allow the Patriot League to gain more national attention, the Patriot League's Council of Presidents, headed by AU President Dr. Benjamin Ladner, decided to change the PL's Friday-Sunday basketball schedule to a Wednesday-Saturday one effective this coming winter. The council cited the concern that Sunday be used as an academic-preparation day as the reason for their decision. Another factor that was considered was the ability to accommodate more television opportunities as national outlets look to televise the league's increasingly competitive basketball games.
When Illinois and Louisville tip off at 6:07 p.m. Saturday, the fireworks from what could be the best NCAA Final Four in years are sure to explode. The nightcap of North Carolina and Michigan State may even be better than the first match-up, if that's possible.
Many Washingtonians are unfamiliar with what to expect from the return of baseball to the District in 48 days, but the team is already preparing itself to make a splash in the Potomac despite an unknown team and a terrible record from last year.
The AU Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams traveled to Bucknell this weekend to participate in the Sprint Invitational.
The AU Women's Soccer team lost its second straight game for the first time this year after a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to Bucknell Universityon Saturday at Reeves Field.
American University's women soccer team lost their fourth game of the season on Wednesday against Loyola (Md.) by a score of 5-0.
According to the roster he was the smallest player on the field, but what the roster doesn't say is that he also has one of the biggest hearts on the team. One wouldn't have known it, though, because Freddy Llerena played so much bigger than the 5 feet 7 inches he is listed as on the roster.
Most teams would be drained after logging as many miles as the AU men's soccer team has this year, but not the Eagles who fought hard and earned a 3-0 win over Cornell.
When Deion Sanders announced to the world Sept. 1st that he was back in the NFL, people in the whole league felt shivers run down their spines.
A dynasty is in the making. The AU Women's Tennis team defeated the Army Black Knights this Sunday in the Patriot League Championship title game.
The Los Angeles Lakers aren't the favorite to win the NBA title. Did I stutter? No two ways about it. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal are not part of the team to beat this year. Instead, Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell form the one-two punch that will be most feared, at least according to seedings.
FREDDYYYY... ADUUUUU... When the 14-year-old soccer phenomenon's name gets called for the first time this Saturday at 4 p.m., the soccer nation will hold its collective breath, and rightfully so.
As the basketball seasons for both the Men's and Women's Basketball teams at AU come to a close, the two teams say goodbye to individuals who have had large impacts on their respective programs.
In quite possibly the most active season of trading in recent years, the whole NBA seems to have made a trade or two. The most active team has been the New York Knicks.
As the Men's and Women's Basketball season kicks off within the next week it is becoming more and more apparent that AU sports fans' support has been suffering.
Only five outs stood between the Boston Red Sox and the World Series on Thursday night and Red Sox fans were convinced The Curse had been broken.
Some nights you just have to find a way to score, and that was the case Tuesday night.
Sometimes a team is just overmatched. This was the case Wednesday when the Women's Soccer team hosted Youngstown State, coming off a 3-1 loss at Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 4. AU got a much-needed victory, jumping out to an early lead and winning, 4-0.
When AU plays Holy Cross in any sport one thing is for sure: you will always get both teams' best effort, no matter what the records.
The Holy Cross Crusaders played the AU Women's Soccer team (3-3-1) strong but succumbed to the continuous Eagle pressure early into the second half, losing the game 4-1.