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COLLEGE SOFTBALL: WOU clinches spot in championships

PORTLAND — With a spot in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball tournament on the line, Western Oregon responded in a big way, winning three of four against Concordia. The Wolves won a doubleheader on April 20, winning 4-3 and 2-1 in the team’s home finale. The Wolves split with Concordia on Thursday, winning 4-2 before falling 5-0.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Ribich sets another school record

AZUSA, Calif. — Competing in two states, Western Oregon’s track and field team saw strong performances from several athletes. Sophomore David Ribich set a new school record in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., on Saturday. Ribich finished with a time of 3 minutes, 43.41 seconds, a personal best by seven seconds and breaking the old school mark of 3:44.27 set by West Tilgner in 1987. The time is the second fastest in the Division II level so far this season.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Baseball sweeps Saint Martin's

LACEY, Wash. — Western Oregon’s baseball team went 6-0 against Saint Martin’s last week. The Wolves opened with 11-1 and 8-4 wins on April 13 before winning 20-6 and 4-2 on Sunday, and 8-0 and 7-4 on Sunday.

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COLLEGE BASEBALl: Miller off to a roaring good start

MONMOUTH — In the time before Western Oregon pitcher Brady Miller takes the field, he’s blasting tunes to get him pumped up. His artist of choice? Katy Perry.

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WESTERN OREGON TRACK AND FIELD: Dobson hurdles over doubts

MONMOUTH — The moments before the gun goes off signaling the start of a race may seem like just seconds to the crowd, but it can seem like an eternity for those waiting to compete.

COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Redefining masculinity

WOU part of pilot program to prevent sexual assault, promote healthy masculinity

MONMOUTH — What does it mean to be a man? Everything from friends and families to TV, movies and books impact how people view masculinity, both positively and negatively.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Baseball sweeps Central Washington

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Western Oregon’s baseball team won all four games against Central Washington on Saturday and Sunday.

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The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

MONMOUTH — In the moments after, it hurt. Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team, fresh off a 74-55 loss to Augustana in the NCAA Division II Final Four on Thursday, didn’t feel quite like celebrating yet.

WOU ROUNDUP: Baseball drops two of three to MSUB

BILLINGS, Mont. — Western Oregon’s baseball team got off to a strong start before dropping two of three games against Montana State Billings on Saturday and Sunday. The Wolves won the opening matchup 10-0 on Saturday and lost the other two.

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Weather wreaks havoc on WOU’s home schedule

HILLSBORO — Thanks to a two-game sweep of Saint Martin’s, Western Oregon softball coach Lonny Sargent surpassed 300 career victories on Saturday.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wolves' historic run comes to an end

FRISCO, Texas – The ride is over.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: WOU advances to Final Four

Western Oregon to host watch party on Thursday

FRISCO, Texas – The dance continues.

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former coach becomes Western's 'biggest fan'

REGIS — Of all the fans rooting for Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team during its run in the NCAA Division II tournament, one has a special relationship to many of the current players — one who played a major role in helping WOU get to where it is now.


PORTLAND — Western Oregon distance runner Bailey Beeson took first in the women’s 800-meter run at the Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open on Friday and Saturday. Beeson finished with a time of 2 minutes, 16.16 seconds. Teammate Stephanie Stuckey placed second in 2:16.49. Emily Wetherell took second in the hammer with a throw of 166 feet, 3¾ inches.

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WOU advances to the Elite Eight

UPDATE: Western Oregon will face Saginaw Valley State on Wednesday (March 23) at 6:30 p.m.