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Former AU athlete killed, 'of interest' in murder cases

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Jarion Childs, a standout defensive star and leader for the AU men's basketball team from 1997-2000, was shot and killed in his hometown of Groton, Conn. after breaking into a Dairy Queen shortly after midnight on June 28. His death has been ruled a homicide, according to WFSB, a news channel in Connecticut. Since then, Childs has also been named a "person of interest" involved in murder.

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AU eye on the Olympics - potential and former Olympians reflect

People watch the Olympics with varied interest. To some, the games inspire national pride, to others they offer entertainment. Yet of all the television viewers around the world, few connect to the athletes like the competitors of past Olympic Games and trials. Here, AU athletes and coaches relay their Olympic experiences.

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Rugby faces tough competition this summer

This summer the AU men's rugby club team has made some painful strides in trying to improve their program by competing in multiple matches during the off season. In late June the Eagles competed to a one-and-three record at the Potomac Athletic Club 7s Rugby Tournament.

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AU names new Women's Basketball Coach

Melissa McFerrin will succeed Shann Hart as the head coach of the AU Women's Basketball team, according to an announcement by the Athletics Department in early May. McFerrin joins the Eagles from the University of Minnesota, where she was an assistant coach for the past two years, including last season's run to the Final Four.



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Arsenic field renewal delayed

AU fans awaiting the construction of a multipurpose AstroTurf facility on campus will have to wait just a little bit longer. Work on a softball diamond with a turf outfield large enough to double as a regulation-sized field for field hockey - among other things - has been delayed by logistical issues typical of construction, said Ed McLaughlin, AU's associate athletic director for facilities and operations.


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Athens in Fear

Eagle Sports Columnist Adam Montgomery on the purpose and politics of the Olympics



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From the Eagle Sports Desk

The Eagle Sports Desk discusses the end of the women's lacrosse perfect record and the recent accomplishments of AU runner Kiera Carlstrom.


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A close look at the legend behind the man

Jeff Jones, head coach of the AU Men's Basketball team, made it to the Final Four in a different capacity this year - as a father. Putting aside painful memories of a third straight loss in the Patriot League Championship game, Jones took his 10-year-old son, Jeff Jr., to San Antonio for his first Final Four.


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Golf slices fifth place

In a season that saw them come so close so many times, the end result came as a surprise to no one. The AU Men's Golf team finished in fifth place at the Patriot League Championship at Colgate's Seven Oaks Golf Course, its final tournament of the year.


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United's young ranks

In 1989, while most students were returning home from elementary school to watch Disney Afternoon, Adu was born in Ghana. When 14-year-old sensation Freddy Adu joined the D.C. United this season, he became the youngest player in Major League Soccer history. He is also the highest paid player, who signed a $500 thousand a year contract.


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Stay the Course

Sports columnist Adam Montgomery reflects on the year in sports at AU and finds many positive and negative changes.


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New AD prepares for her first hire

When Joni Comstock stepped onto AU's campus as the new Athletic Director four months ago, she had no idea she'd be making such a monstrous hire so quickly. Now, here she sits, about to name the new Women's Basketball head coach, a hire that could make or break her tenure as the AD.


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Men's Tennis wins PL title

AU's regular-season Men's Tennis match against Army in late March was an epic, spanning over four hours and won in the final singles match on court. In the rematch - this Sunday's Patriot League championship - AU clinched victory before church let out.


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Kief drives Eagles to sixth-place showing

For the AU Men's Golf team, the spring season had been a challenge as it struggled to compete in one of the nation's hardest schedules. Coming into the weekend's Bullock Collegiate Classic in Fairborn, Ohio, the Eagles were determined to strike as they prepared to take on the Patriot League in the coming week.




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Eagles wallop PL for title

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 Eagles dominated the second meeting of the season between these two teams; four of the six matches. The championship is the second in three years for the Eagles, both coming against Army.


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Top 10 Late-round NFL draft picks in recent memory

While Maurice Clarett and Mike Williams await the ruling as to their eligibility for Saturday's NFL Draft, the rest of the prospective players sit anxiously, waiting to see what team will select them. If the draft goes as it has in previous years, it could be those sneaky late-round picks that make or break a team's playoff chances. With that in mind, The Eagle looks at the top 10 late-round NFL draft picks of recent memory.



As the semester comes to an end and one of the founding members leaves American University, Section 202 has decided to take a trip down memory lane. For our fans, old and new, who are wondering how Section 202 came to be, this episode is a must. Listen along as hosts Connor Sturniolo and Liah Argiropoulos reminisce about the beginning of Section 202 and how it got to where it is now.


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