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Eagles split tourney

AU Women's Basketball lost a close contest on Saturday to No. 25 Arizona by a score of 75-63, then came back Sunday to rout Utah State 60-41. Both games were part of the Fiesta Bowl Classic, hosted by the University of Arizona.

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New AD takes over

Learn Dr. Joni Comstock's name. AU's new athletic director takes over today and with her at the helm, bounds are limitless and excitement is high.

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Volleyball drops to No. 25 Terrapins

The team on the losing end of a 3-0 volleyball match doesn't always have much to be happy about. AU was an exception Friday night in College Park, Md., in its first-round match with No. 25 Maryland in the NCAA Tournament before a loud crowd of 1,012, about a fifth were Eagles fans.

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Inspired Eagles stomp UNCG

Almost two weeks ago, AU Men's Basketball opened its home campaign with a groggy, uninspired effort against Delaware - a game that ended as a 72-63 Eagle loss.

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Volleyball NCAA's close to home

AU's first four trips to the NCAA Tournament involved hectic treks to Colorado and Kentucky and a battle with ice in North Carolina. But for its fifth, the Eagles won't have to travel to the end of the Green Line.

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Countdown

AU's Sports Desk aspires to start rivalries with at least ten other schools, and here they are in our regular Sports Countdown feature.

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Silver lining for Mens' Basketball

It took longer than they would have liked, but after tough losses at home against Delaware on Nov. 26 and at Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, the Eagles snatched their first win of the season with an 83-69 win at Radford Tuesday. AU moves to 1-3 with the win while Radford drops to 3-2.

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Eagles down the Mount

The AU Women's Basketball team bounced back from its first defeat of the season to beat Mount St. Mary's 72-62 Wednesday night in Emmittsburg, Md., to improve its record to 3-1 on the young season. The Eagles were led by Chanel Spriggs, who bounced back from a rough shooting game to score 16 points and lead a balanced Eagles attack, which featured five double-digit scorers.

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The AU Football fantasy

Columnist Ian Quillen says he once tried to start a college football program here at AU. "I recruited some solid blue-collar players, secured a position in the reforming Big East and designed striking AU blue and red uniforms as well as a reasonable 30,000-seat stadium named Quillen Memorial Field, despite the fact that I'm not dead yet."

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V-ball takes PL title yet again

Sunday's Patriot League Volleyball championship in Bender Arena had all the trappings of a typical match-up between AU and Bucknell. There were multiple lead changes, an aggressive Bucknell defense to counter AU's powerful hitting, and a yellow card given to the Bisons animated coach, Cindy Opalski. And, characteristic of the previous outings between the teams, the Eagles came out on top, proving to be too strong for the Bison.

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Better luck next time for Men's Basketball

The dream of upsetting neighboring giants Maryland in its season opener turned into a nightmare for the AU Men's Basketball team, which only managed eight points in the first half of a 79-48 loss to the Terrapins Saturday night in College Park, Md.

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Aloha, Men's Basketball

The AU Men's Basketball team will travel to Honolulu this December to participate in the 40th annual Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic basketball tournament. The three-day tournament includes eight teams and takes place from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30. Teams featured in this tournament are Hawaii, East Tennessee State, Bowling Green, Lamar, Fairfield, IUPUI and Pepperdine.

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Fantasy sport junkie

Sports Columnist Elliot Smilowitz is addicted to fantasy sports. It started innocently enough. An NCAA tournament bracket here, a friendly wager on a baseball game there. Finally, he decided that this NFL season, he would dive head-first into the world of fantasy football.

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Rodriguez and Draughn look to lead B-ball this year

The road's been neither straight nor easy for senior basketball players Andres Rodriguez and Jernavis Draughn. Both members of the twosome have graced other programs than the Eagles during their four years of eligibility. And despite senior status, their first year playing together was last season.

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The man, the myth, the Goldberg

Volleyball coach Barry Goldberg has been combining compassion with coaching at AU since he took the reins of the program in 1989. In his 14 seasons, he has taken a tiny program without uniforms for its players and turned it into one of the most successful in the region, amassing a 370-149 record and four NCAA Tournament berths.

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Kucerkova steals spotlight, V-ball still unbeaten

It may have been Senior Night for AU Volleyball Saturday, but the small Bender crowd knew it was really Kucerkova Night. Senior Karla Kucerkova was honored as the only senior in her final regular-season home game, a 3-0 drudging of Maryland-Eastern Shore, just one night after she secured the career kill record in a 3-0 victory at Navy.