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Herds of AU students, alumni and staff sporting red shirts filled Nationals Park on Aug. 28 as the Washington Nationals took on the Miami Marlins for the fourth annual AU Night at Nationals Park.
Despite a record number of fans in Bender Arena on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles fell 3-1 against the No. 4 University of Florida on Aug. 30 in Bender Arena. A crowd of 2,629 filled the bleachers with blue for AU’s inaugural District Day, and Blue Crew members offered face-painting, free t-shirts and free rally towels to all students as part of the event.
With March Madness winding down, college basketball season is coming to a close. The Eagles, whose season has been over for a couple weeks now, have already begun preparing for next year, starting with roster changes. On March 31, ESPN reported that AU sophomore guards Justice Montgomery and Langdon Neal will be departing the program. AU Athletics confirmed Montgomery and Neal are seeking transfers along with freshman guard George Langberg.
Bucknell University, one of the most dominant Patriot League powers, got a little weaker Monday, March 30, as reigning Coach of the Year Dave Paulsen was announced as the new George Mason University men’s basketball head coach.
Patriot League foe College of the Holy Cross unveiled their new head coach Bill Carmody at a press conference Monday, March 23. Carmody becomes the second product of the legendary Princeton head coach Pete Carril’s coaching tree to enter the Patriot League, joining AU Men’s Basketball head coach Mike Brennan.
The No. 6 seeded AU Eagles fell short tonight in a heartbreaking thriller, 65-63, to the Lafayette Leopards.
The No. 6 seeded AU Eagles upset yet another Patriot League foe tonight, ending the No. 2 seeded Colgate Raiders’ season with a decisive 73-62 win in the PL semifinals. Aided by a combination of precise shooting and smothering defense, the Eagles are headed to their second straight Patriot League Championship final.
The Patriot League Tournament is a wondrous time of the year, where regular season records are left at the door and the only thing that matters is the game being played right now. In a tense battle of willpower and determination, the No. 6 seeded AU Eagles upset No. 3 seeded Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 68-62.
The Patriot League women’s basketball regular season champions have another trophy to add to the case, or rather three. The Eagles claimed three of four major Patriot League awards on Tuesday Mar. 3. Senior point guard Jen Dumiak earned Patriot League Player of the Year while fellow senior guard Shaquilla Curtis was tapped as Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year. Head coach Megan Gebbia, reigning Patriot League Coach of the Year, secured her second consecutive Coach of the Year award. The Eagles also placed three players, Dumiak, Michelle Holmes and Arron Zimmerman on the All-Patriot League team.
The Eagles were all smiles in the postgame interviews after their win versus Bucknell, 65-55. AU, already Patriot League regular season champions and the No. 1 seed in the Patriot League tournament, was able to play relaxed in their last regular season game at Bender Arena. The Eagles also celebrated the careers of three seniors, guards Jen Dumiak, Shaquilla Curtis and forward Arron Zimmerman, in a pregame ceremony.
The Eagles traveled up the snow filled coast to West Point, New York to face the United States Military Academy (Army) Black Knights Feb. 22. The last place Black Knights delivered the latest blow to the Eagles season, winning 72-63.
Even on five days rest the American University Eagles were unable to cool off the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, who move to 7-1 since their loss to AU on Jan. 17. After starting the game on a 16-8 run the Eagles went cold and headed into halftime down 33-19. The deficit proved too large to overcome, leading to an AU 65-58 loss.
Coming off a decisive 59-43 loss to first place Colgate University, the Eagles are looking to rebound against Lehigh University on Feb.12. With only six games left in the regular season, every game is pivotal in securing a favorable position in the Patriot League tournament.
Welcome to our live-blog coverage of Super Bowl XLIX. Follow along for commentary from The Eagle's Erin Vail, Shannon Scovel, Matt Holt and Mark Lieberman. From Idina Menzel's rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" to the return of James Spader on "The Blacklist," we'll cover it all.
The Eagles traveled up to New York, NY this weekend to take on Columbia and Hofstra, two EIWA conference opponents. The back-to-back matches took place within hours of each other Sunday, Jan. 25. After a tight 23-14 loss to Columbia, the Eagles were unable to match Hofstra either and eventually lost 26-14.
The new year has brought a new AU Women’s Basketball team. After starting the season 0-3, the Eagles are in now sole possession of first place in the Patriot League and riding a seven game win streak since the start of conference play. The Boston University Terriers were the latest casualty, losing 75-45 in front of AU fans in Bender Arena on Jan. 21.
Sports Editor Jennifer Reyes will make weekly recommendations on what games to catch on AU-provided cable.
The Eagles traveled to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland Jan. 16, but fell to the Midshipmen 32-10. Only winning three of 10 bouts, the Eagles finished behind the Mids, and their defeat marked the 10th loss to Navy out of the 11 meetings between the two teams.