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The GSC Postpones Fall Sports
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The GSC Postpones Fall Sports

BY: Jayla BrownThe spread of COVID-19 has shifted the way colleges and universities are being run for the fall semester, including their athletic departments. Many athletic departments have had to postpone fall athletics until the spring. Auburn University at Montgomery's (AUM) athletic department is included. On August 12, 2020, The Gulf South Conference (GSC) postponed basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball until January 2021. The announcement was given by the GSC Board of Directors. The board classified these sports as high risk and high contact according to the (NCAA).I was able to catch up with athletic director Jessie Rosa about the future of AUM athletics. When asked about the difficult decision to postpone AUM’s fall sports season, Rosa stated, “It was an inc...
AUM Softball Could Benefit from Stoppage in Play
Athletics

AUM Softball Could Benefit from Stoppage in Play

BY: Jason MartinWith so many sports programs across the country being affected by the CoViD-19 virus, there can be positives taken from the nationwide sports hiatus that was put into effect by the NCAA and the Gulf South Conference. One benefit to the stoppage in play could lay with the AUM softball team. The Warhawks were tabbed to be one of the top teams in the country after being picked third in the Gulf South Conference preseason polls, and that is where they currently stand at the break. After winning seven games in a row, the Orange & Black brought their record to 17-5 on the year with an 8-4 record in conference action. The Warhawks were about to enter a critical GSC series at the AUM Softball Complex against No. 25 Alabama Huntsville, but the season was put on hold the day...
NCAA Makes Right Move with Eligibility Announcement
Athletics, Clubs and Organizations

NCAA Makes Right Move with Eligibility Announcement

BY: Jason MartinIn the middle of all the uncertainty around college athletics as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the NCAA made the right move and shut down sports for the foreseeable future. One thing that had sports fans and student athletes concerned was the question surrounding students’ eligibility. There is a lot that goes into giving a student-athlete their eligibility back. Scholarships, incoming freshmen, and promised playing time makes for an interesting and difficult decision on how to continue with this decision.Winter sport athletes like basketball may have a more difficult time arguing an extra year of eligibility because their season was either over or ending within the next few weeks if the virus had not shut everything down. Spring sports, however, had major conce...
AUM Men’s Basketball Takes Vital Step in Quest for Relevance
Athletics

AUM Men’s Basketball Takes Vital Step in Quest for Relevance

BY: Jason MartinAlabama, Alabama State, Auburn, Faulkner, Huntington, and AUM are all fighting for relevance in central Alabama, and the AUM men’s basketball team took a big step in the fight after a stellar 2019-20 season. The Warhawks finished the season with a winning record at 15-14 and competed in the program’s first-ever Gulf South Conference Championship. AUM struggled to begin their season, dropping three of their first five games to Rollins, Miles, and Embry-Riddle. The season, however, saw many accomplishments as early as their 115-80 loss to Embry-Riddle— senior guard Darrion Taylor became the 19th player in program history to record 1,000 career points. The initial glimpse of greatness from the 2019-20 squad came in the conference opener at the AUM Gymnasium on N...
AUM Women’s Basketball Sees Growth in Opening Season
Athletics

AUM Women’s Basketball Sees Growth in Opening Season

BY: Jason MartinIn their first season as full members of NCAA DII’s Gulf South Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery’s women’s basketball team showed a great deal of promise during the 2019-20 season. The Warhawks finished the season with a 12-16 record and went 5-15 in conference play. Led by senior forward Victoria Morales, AUM improved upon their 5-23 record from the 2018-19 campaign.?AUM started the season strong by going 4-1 against regional non-conference opponents. However, the Warhawks did see a swift decline in performance when conference play opened in late November. There were, however, some positive signs in the latter stages of 2019, as the Warhawks were able to gain two victories over Trevecca Nazarene University and Fort Valley State before resuming GSC actio...
AUM Softball Embraces Underdog Role In 2020
Athletics

AUM Softball Embraces Underdog Role In 2020

BY: Jason MartinAuburn-Montgomery Athletics does one thing very well: spring sports. AUM Tennis is one of the powerhouses at the NAIA level, and their play in the transition phase from NAIA to NCAA DII proves that AUM tennis will not go away anytime soon. At Q.V. Lowe Field, the Warhawks have just two losing seasons in baseball in the history of the program. Playoff appearances, all-conference nominations, and national championship appearances are expected of AUM Baseball. AUM Softball, meanwhile, has never registered a losing season. The Warhawks opened play in 2009 and have already won two national championships. The transition has been tough on many other AUM teams, but softball has been exempt from this category. In 2019, the Warhawks finished third i...
Despite Undefeated Conference Weekend, AUM Baseball Leaves Something to be Desired
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Despite Undefeated Conference Weekend, AUM Baseball Leaves Something to be Desired

BY: Justin MartinAUM Baseball has a history of producing winning teams every season. Even with the difficult transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II status, AUM baseball continues to be competitive in a difficult conference.The Warhawks opened the season with a tough matchup against No. 20 North Georgia. The Orange & Black played three games in Dahlonega, Ga., against the Nighthawks and dropped all three games to start the 2020 campaign. AUM was only able to gain 10 runs over three games, but allowed more than 10 runs in each contest. With nowhere to go but up, AUM baseball set their sights to their Sunshine State foe: Embry-Riddle University. The Warhawks played ERU much closer than North Georgia in their previous series. However, the Warhawks still lost the first...
AUM Tennis Welcomes Six Newcomers to the Roster for the 2020 Season
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AUM Tennis Welcomes Six Newcomers to the Roster for the 2020 Season

BY: Justin HicksAuburn University at Montgomery has added six new faces to the roster for the 2020 season. The Warhawks hope that these additions will help the program excel to new heights. The newcomers include five freshmen and one transfer junior. Each one of these additions will have a strong role in the upcoming 2020 season. Men’s Tennis?Muhamad Bedwan Muhamad Bedwan is a freshman from Millbrook, Alabama who is majoring in kinesiology. Bedwan was born May 17, 2001 to Ashraf and Inas Bedwan. He has three older brothers: Naseim, Ammer and Amer. His brother, Amer, played tennis at Troy University. Before AUM, Bedwan attended Chapman Christian Academy. He previously played tennis for the United States Tennis Association for four years, where he represented t...
Lady Warhawks Lose to Mississippi College
Athletics

Lady Warhawks Lose to Mississippi College

BY: Brandon BarkerThe Lady Warhawks were swept by Mississippi College on Friday, losing a pivotal conference game. The Lady Choctaws won 3-0 against the Warhawks in a home game that helped boost their confidence as the season winds down. Mississippi College moves on with a record 10-19 and a total of 5 conference wins. The Warhawks move on with a record of 16-13 and 7 conference wins. The Warhawks are still eligible for the playoff with 3 games over .500 and a couple more games left in the regular season. Mississippi College won the match in straight sets 25-18, 25-14, 25-17.The first set started off slow for the Warhawks, but they eventually gained ground.. They eventually fought their way back at the end of the set, but could never get the lead. They lost the set after ...
AUM Men’s Basketball vs. Florida Tech University
Athletics

AUM Men’s Basketball vs. Florida Tech University

BY: Randy DunnAfter an unfortunate loss the night before, the Warhawks were back in action on Saturday afternoon against the Panthers of Florida Tech. This was only the second meeting of the two schools— the Warhawks won the previous matchup in 2018 (71-65). Knowing they let their first game slip away, the Warhawks hit the floor running against the Panthers. Senior guard #5 Carlos Bell put the team up 21 points while adding five rebounds, two assists, a block, and a steal. On top of his stellar play, other solid players like junior guard #2 Darrion Taylor added 10 assists and nine points. The big man protecting the paint, junior center #31 Aaron Reddick, had a quite an opening night and helped his squad by putting up 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Warhawks had a solid first half,...

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