Sports

End of Life for Aaron Hernandez

By: Chris Fritsch Aaron Hernandez found dead in Prison cell early morning on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Hernandez was a former New England Patriots tight end. Hernandez’s life took a dramatic turn on June 26th, 2013 many people may remember that back in 2013 he was arrested for murder. In 2015, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole ...

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Softball Falls Short

By: Cody Gregory For Cat Yanis, a sophomore pitcher, and the Aurora softball team, their day did not start out on a hot note. The University of Chicago softball team jumped out to an early one to nothing lead in the top of the first inning. After the unearned run crossed the plate, Yanis took the matter into her own ...

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Baseball Drops Non-Conference Game to Carthage

By: Aliyah Ferrell Aurora University played Carthage College at Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery, IL Tuesday. After a tough weekend at Benedictine University, the Spartans did not play well against Carthage. “Today may not be there result we wanted, but as a team we will use this as a learning experience to clean up some mistakes and push us in ...

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Out of State Students

By: Chris Fritsch Going to school out of state can be challenging because for most people it’s the first time kids have left their parents. Being a part of the basketball team for two years here at AU allowed me to spend a lot of time with people from different states. Hearing the different stories of how they were raised ...

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Women’s Lacrosse vs Benedictine

By: Ryan Kolten This past week the Women’s Spartan Lacrosse team went up against school rivals Benedictine Eagles at Vago Field to improve on their record and continue their march through the final few games of the season. Right out of the gate the Spartans held the lead over the Eagles by going up 12-4 by the time the first ...

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Baseball Needs Eight vs North Central

By: Will Rohleder The Aurora University men’s baseball team played the North Central men’s baseball team on April 12 at 3pm in Montgomery, IL. This none conference game ended in eight innings with the final score being 14-4 in favor of the Spartans which ended early due to a mercy ruling. North Central at a 10-8 record and the Aurora ...

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Softball vs BU

By: Chris Fritsch The Aurora Spartans softball team took on rival Benedictine University April 12 at the Stuart Sport Complex in Aurora Ill. The Spartans split with the Eagles winning game one 5-2 and losing game 1-2. Junior pitcher Britni Wilson picked up the win for the day improving to 10-2 on the mound this season. Senior infielder Mandy Shrader ...

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On to the Outdoors

By: Jeff Woods Fresh off of a successful indoor season with their fifth consecutive indoor NACC championship, the women’s track and field team embarks on their 2017 outdoor season. They kicked off the season at Augustana College, and the ladies haven’t missed their mark. AU took sixth overall out of eleven teams with many stand out performances. Sophomore Jackie Schane ...

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Lacrosse at Cornell

By: Ryan Kolton This week, the Men’s’ Spartan Lacrosse team took to the road to face off against the Cornell College Rams at Ash Park Stadium in an effort to extend their winning streak and continue to prove the dominance they so far have been able to show. The first half of the game they were absolutely dominant with opening ...

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Writers Roundup

AU Spartan Media presents “Writers Round Up” a sports talk show by students for students. Episode 3: Will Rohleder, Chris Fritsch, Ryan Kolton.

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