.@NAUBasketball has improved its record by five wins or more in each of the last three seasons. Remember this column when the Lumberjacks are competing for a conference championship in a few months.

Earlier in November, @phoenixraceway was the site of @NASCAR’s championship weekend. It was a celebration for three drivers as they became champions in their respective series’ after a grueling season full of surprises. 

 

.@chaseelliott’s NASCAR Cup Series title win will spark a new era for the series led by rising youngsters and fill the void left by recent retirees like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson.

 

NAU’s struggles last season defensively are fixed with new players jumping into their roles, more players to fill the depth chart and a postponed season to get everyone healthy.

Every election season, athletes are told to keep quiet when it comes to voting. After this year, that will no longer be the case as they realize the power they possess with their platforms.

The NFL has seen an influx of stellar rookies showing what they can do in an unpredictable 2020 season. When it comes to the @AP Offensive Rookie of the Year race, there is some serious competition.

Amid the pandemic, @NAUcheer is focused on staying safe while finding ways to practice, stay connected and prepare for the approaching football season.

While Bill O’Brien was recently fired by the Houston Texans, he did show some success as a head coach, but was not a successful general manager.

After weeks of tentative scheduling, the NAU men’s cross country team (@NAUTrackFieldXC) competed at the Oklahoma State Invitational Saturday morning and earned a victory to open the season.  

The NAU marching band (@naubands) is still striving to bring positivity to NAU with their music. While adjusting to COVID-19 precautions, the band is finding ways to play for fans.

For long-distance runners, there is a question of why we do what we do. For me, it is the thrill of being on the razor’s edge.

The @azcardinals are off to a hot start in the 2020 season. Now, the question is: Can they keep the success going and for how long?

Soccer is not a mainstream sport in the United States as it is across the world. However, U.S. men’s national team and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has the chance to change that by the 2026 World Cup, in which America is the host.

Flagstaff’s coaching family tree extends to Northland Preparatory Academy. Corie Murphy, wife of NAU Volleyball head coach Ken Murphy, prepares for her first season as girls’ varsity volleyball head coach.

In a college football season with so many unknowns, questions of a legitimate national champion will arise. Does every team have the same chance to win the College Football Playoff?

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the cultural landscape of the world. However, high school sports have returned to Flagstaff, and the players, coaches and community are ready to go for fall 2020.

While it’s not traditional to have ice hockey in a hot climate, Arizona hockey fans prove otherwise. The question comes around annually if the @arizonacoyotes will stay in the desert heat, but they have made it clear they are here to stay.

Today, NCAA Division I Council voted on a presumptive start date for the basketball season. In a year of uncertainty, college basketball fans now have a date to look forward to, and when fans can see their favorite team hit the court. 

With the NBA Playoffs becoming the forefront of awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s time for the country to finally take a seat and listen to how they can play a role in supporting racial justice.

With a proven track record of winning and success, new NAU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Taylor Spradling has the opportunity to help the soccer team reach heights never seen before.

In only his second year in the NBA, @dallasmavs superstar @luka7doncic has become a force to be reckoned with and has already proven to be a top five player in the league.

With NAU football being postponed until spring, it was only a matter of time until the news came that every other fall sport would be joining.

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