During the COVID-19 pandemic, NAU golf was on pause after the Big Sky canceled the 2020 season. For players like junior Elle Kocourkova, she returned to her home of the Czech Republic and adapted to being without her teammates.

The NAU IceJacks hockey club will not have a season and members of the team react to how they will adapt without competing for a full year.

The .@NAUBasketball team came into the new year with a 2-6 overall record. However, the team is looking to build more momentum in 2021 after beating the University of Idaho Vandals in overtime, 83-78. 

The NAU men’s basketball team’s offensive woes continued in a home opening loss to UC Riverside, as they put up their lowest scoring performance since Shane Burcar took over as head coach. 

After trailing by double digits early in the second half, GCU rallied with their full-court defense to steal a win late from the Lumberjacks.

.@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.

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