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Women’s basketball season preview

(01/01/21 2:42am)

The American University women’s basketball team had a shaky 2019-20 season, finishing seventh in the conference, yet it nearly snuck away with a win in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament falling 46-44 to the second-seeded Boston University. Throughout the season, the Eagles were riddled with inconsistent offensive performances, poor rebounding and a bevy of underclassmen who still looked a year away.

Court grants request for HR employee to testify in AU Athletics race discrimination case

(12/30/20 7:55pm)

In the next step of David Nakhid’s discrimination lawsuit against the University, on Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted his counsel’s request for an employee who works with AU’s Human Relations department and investigated his discrimination complaint to testify in regards to her knowledge of the search and discovery documents. 

AU receives $4.5M in donations for new athletics building, leadership academy

(12/02/20 5:07pm)

American University announced Monday that the University received two donations totaling $4.5 million, which will aid the construction of the Center for Athletic Performance (CAP) and revamp the AU Eagles Leadership Academy, according to an email from President Sylvia Burwell.  

AU women’s basketball announces 2021 recruiting class

(11/25/20 2:03pm)

Correction: This article has been updated since it was first published to include Laura Graytok among the players that are eliglible to play an additional season, due to adjusted NCAA guidelines. The American University women’s basketball team announced its complete 2021 recruiting class last week with the signings of Bailey Garbee and Jordyn Meunier, a pair of lengthy guards who bring a promise of athleticism and shooting ability to the program’s future.

AU top 10 sporting moments in the past decade: #10 and #9

(09/18/20 7:16pm)

It could be the adrenaline rush overtaking a fan in the heat of the moment. Butterflies in the pit of an athlete’s stomach sitting in anticipation waiting for the moment to come. The overwhelming excitement and reaction when it arrives. History shows us that American University athletics has no shortage of those types of moments.

Patriot League women’s basketball players demand rights, launch social justice coalition

(08/31/20 11:17am)

Women’s basketball players across the Patriot League knew they had to step up. Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other Black people at the hands of police, the student-athletes knew something had to give. They wanted to push for action, and they wanted their conference to be by their side. But for too long, they were met with near-silence.

Lacrosse coach released from contract amid potential cuts to scholarships and roster spots of five players

(03/27/20 4:00am)

This article has been updated with corrections since it was first published. Three players have now transfered from the University. Additionally, four out of the five players that received Petrucelli's initial letter on Nov. 25 had scholarships and a quote from Petrucelli has been corrected.

Women’s basketball closes out season with a win

(03/05/20 3:40pm)

The American University women’s basketball team defeated Navy (7-23, 2-17 PL) 57-42 in their final game of the regular season in Bender Arena on Wednesday. The Eagles and Midshipmen finished seventh and tenth in the Patriot League standings respectively, meaning that AU will host Navy again on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the first round of the Patriot League tournament.