Sad

Science/On Campus Life/Memories:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/old-nau-dorm-makes-way-for-new-stem-building/article_1a283ca5-caa9-57ff-b81c-776e4be3fb6e.html

This article talks about NAU’s plan to demolish Peterson Hall to make way for a new STEM building.  As a former occupant of Peterson (one of the last ones), I’m sorry to see it go, but it’s for a good cause.

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/nau-lab-opens–d-printing-to-the-public/article_f73b62e5-080b-518d-8d3d-98b7923d92b5.html

This article talks about NAU’s MakerLab being open to the public. Hooray for Science (and 3D printing!)!

On Campus/Off Campus Life:

Las Vegas – Words cannot express how horrible this is.  The mother of one of our fellow Lumberjacks was one of the victims:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2017/10/03/las-vegas-shooting-mother-northern-arizona-university-student-among-those-killed-lisa-patterson/728021001/
Tom Petty passed away earlier this week.  You’re on your own finding links to that one, though.

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-football-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above article.  You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the TuneIn app.  Go Jacks!!!

Football (2-2, 2-0):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this season.  The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the remainder of the season.  Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky history (114 wins (78 Conf. wins) and counting).  I remember playing football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our practice.  We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never known an NAU football program without Coach Sours.  We wish you the best Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us.  You truly are a Lumberjack Legend!

2 days until NAU defends the Skydome against Illinois State and tries to keep their winning streak (2 wins) going!  This will be the Hall of Fame game during Family Weekend! Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (8-5-0, 3-1):

The Lady Jacks did better at home, beating both Northern Colorado and North Dakota 1-0 in Flagstaff.  Tomorrow, they hit the road to take on the Portland State and then Montana on Sunday.  Go Jacks!!!

Volleyball (6-9, 2-2):
The Lady Jacks split their last two games, beating Idaho State 3-0, but losing to Weber State 0-3).  Up next, the Lady Jacks will return home to take on Eastern Washington (today) and Idaho (Saturday) in Flagstaff. Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their rings in Sept.  Way to go, Jacks!

The Defending NCAA Champions keep up the good work with a 1st place finish (19 pts) at the Greater Louisville Classic.  The women finished in 5th place with 181 pts.  Up next, the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational for the Men on the 13th and the Pre-National Invitational on the 14th (both are away, in Madison and Louisville, respectively).  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx
Golf:

Two members of the Lumberjack Golf team played in the Cowgirl Desert  Intercollegiate on the 30th and 1st.  Loren Skibba finsihed tied for 56th (248) and Emma Reyes (251) both played as individuals.  Up next, the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate in Fort Collins, CO on the 6th through the 8th.Go Jacks!!!

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 2-2 (2-0)

Soccer – 8-5-0 (3-1-0)

Volleyball – 6-9 (2-2) 

Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending NCAA National Champions!

     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2

     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 2 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1))

Cross Country (Women’s) –

     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 1

     Best Finish (Individual) – 2 (Paige Gilchrist)

Golf:

     Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic

     Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 2016 Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

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Grasshopper Mice Return

Science:

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/russia-us-together-build-moon-134200418.html

This articles talks about NASA and Roscomos (Russian equivalent of NASA) working together to build an international lunar station.

http://news.nau.edu/science-engineering-day/#.WagooLAUnxg
Sheer awesomeness in this one, as this article talks about the Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept 22nd – Oct. 1st).
http://knau.org/post/brain-food-grasshopper-mice-teach-researchers-about-human-voices
The Grasshopper Mice make another appearance on the Go Jacks Blog.  Last time, they were howling like wolves, this time, they are singing like opera singers, according to Northern Arizona University Biologist Bret Pasch.  Way to go Bret, keep up the great work!  Go Jacks!

On Campus/Off Campus Life:

Hugh Hefner passed away last night.  Your on your own finding links to that one, though.

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-football-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above article.  You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the TuneIn app.  Go Jacks!!!

Football (1-2, 1-0):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this season.  The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the remainder of the season.  Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky history (113 wins (77 Conf. wins) and counting).  I remember playing football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our practice.  We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never known an NAU football program without Coach Sours.  We wish you the best Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us.  You truly are a Lumberjack Legend!

2 days until NAU returns to the Skydome to try to keep their Big Sky winning “streak (1 win)” going!  The Jacks got that ever so elusive first win (in Big Sky Conference play, no less) against the Cal Poly Mustangs last week! Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (6-5-0, 1-1):

The Lady Jacks took down the Vandals (2-1), but came up short against the EWU Eagles (4-0).  Tomorrow, they return home to take on the NCo Bears.  Go Jacks!!!

Volleyball (5-8, 1-1):
The Lady Jacks picked up their first Big Sky win vs. SUU (3-0).  Up next, the Idaho St. Tigers in Pocatello, Idaho today. Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their rings earlier in Sept.  Way to go, Jacks!

The Defending NCAA Champions began their title defense on the right foot with 1st place finishes at the George Kyte Classic in Flagstaff!  Up next, the Greater Louisville Classic on the 30th.  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx
Golf:

The Lumberjack Golf team continued its season at Coeur D’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational on the 26th and 27th.  The team finished 14th, and 14th respectively.  Sofia Anokhina finished tied for 4th (-3), Sierra Bezdicek tied for 40th (+9), Kaitlyn Saum finished tied for 51st (+10), Lexi Keene finished tied for 86th (+26), and Carly Akine finished tied for 88th (+27).  Up next, the Cowgirl Desert  Intercollegiate on the 30th and 1st.  Go Jacks!!!

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 1-2 (1-0)

Soccer – 6-5-0 (1-1-0)

Volleyball – 5-8 (1-1) 

Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending NCAA National Champions!

     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 1

     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 1 (Peter Lomong)

Cross Country (Women’s) –

     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 1

     Best Finish (Individual) – 2 (Paige Gilchrist)

Golf:

     Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic

     Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 2016 Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

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Good Bye

Science:

http://newatlas.com/cassini-goodbye-images/51437/
Great article with some shots from Cassini’s last few days orbiting Saturn.

http://news.nau.edu/science-engineering-day/#.WagooLAUnxg
Sheer awesomeness in this one, as this article talks about NAU’s Science and Engineering Day (Sept. 23rd).  This coincides with the Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science (through Oct. 1st).

On Campus/Off Campus Life:

http://azdailysun.com/news/nau-police-warn-students-about-fake-maintenance-workers/article_ef74690e-cddc-5a2f-b184-657fd3e7a73d.html
Three men have been impersonating NAU Maintenance personnel in 3 separate dormitories at NAU.  Remember, NAU workers will have NAU uniforms and NAU identification.  Don’t be afraid to ask them for it.

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-football-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above article.  You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the TuneIn app.  Go Jacks!!!

Football (0-2, 0-0):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this season.  The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the remainder of the season.  Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky history (112 wins (76 Conf. wins) and counting).  I remember playing football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our practice.  We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never known an NAU football program without Coach Sours.  We wish you the best Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us.  You truly are a Lumberjack Legend!

1 day until NAU hits the road to take on Cal Poly for their Big Sky Opener!  Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (5-4-0, 0-0):

The Lady Jacks lost both games in the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico) falling to NMSU (3-2) and UNM (4-0).  Tomorrow, they kick off their Big Sky schedule against Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, followed by a matchup with Eastern Washington on Sunday in Cheney, Washington.  Go Jacks!!!

Volleyball (4-8, 0-1):
Hawaii was a bad experience for Lady Jacks, as they lost bothof their matchups in the Ahola state (3-0) against Hawaii.  They also got off to a slow start in Big Sky play, falling to Northern Colorado 3-2 in Flagstaff.  Up next, Southern Utah in Cedar City on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their rings earlier in Sept.  Way to go, Jacks!

The Defending NCAA Champions began their title defense on the right foot with 1st place finishes at the George Kyte Classic in Flagstaff!  Up next, the Greater Louisville Classic on the 30th.  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx
Golf:

The Lumberjack Golf team started its season at Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic on the 17th-19th.  The team finished 13th, T11th, and 12th respectively.  Kaitlyn Saum finished tied for 17th (+4), Sofia Anokhina finished tied for 24th (+5), Carly Akine finished tied for 67th (+17), and Lexi Keene finished 76th (+24).  Up next, the Coeur D’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational on the 26th and 27th.  Go Jacks!!!

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 0-2 (0-0)

Soccer – 5-4-0 (0-0-0)

Volleyball – 4-5 (0-0) 

Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending NCAA National Champions!

     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 1

     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 1 (Peter Lomong)

Cross Country (Women’s) –

     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 1

     Best Finish (Individual) – 2 (Paige Gilchrist)

Golf:

     Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic

     Best Finish (Individual) – Kaitlyn Saum – T17

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 2016 Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

End of an Era

Science:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/world/cassini-mission-ending/index.html

The 13 year Cassini mission to Saturn will be ending in a fireball early Friday morning (if everything goes as planned).

http://news.nau.edu/science-engineering-day/#.WagooLAUnxg
Shear awesomeness in this one, as this article talks about NAU’s Science and Engineering Day (Sept. 23rd).  This coincides with the Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept 22nd – Oct. 1st).

http://news.nau.edu/cryosphere-report/
Accolades:
http://news.nau.edu/research-citations/

Researchers from around the globe cite research conducted at NAU frequently (in the top 10%, according to the World University Rankings)
On Campus/Off Campus Life:
https://ktar.com/story/1725903/flagstaff-student-temporary-employees-see-pay-raise/
Good news for NAU student and temporary workers.  They’re getting a raise ($8.50/hr by the end of Oct.).    Right now, the lowest paid workers receive $8.05/hr, and 25% of the student workers will see an increase, according to NAU President Rita Cheng.

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-football-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above article.  You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the TuneIn app.  Go Jacks!!!

Football (0-2, 0-0):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this season.  The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the remainder of the season.  Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky history (112 wins (76 Conf. wins) and counting).  I remember playing football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our practice.  We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never known an NAU football program without Coach Sours.  We wish you the best Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us.  You truly are a Lumberjack Legend!

9 days until NAU hits the road to take on Cal Poly!  Go Jacks!!!

Well, 57 yards rushing (and 278 yard of total offense) will usually not win yo a football game, which is what happened last Saturday.  Hopefully, the Jacks will take the week off and come back refreshed and get that first W of the season!  Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (5-2-0, 0-0):

The Lady Jacks lost to UNLV (2-1) but bounced back against Pacific (2-1).  Tomorrow, they kick off their New Mexico tour in Las Cruces to take on the Aggies before heading up to Albuquerque to face the Lobos (and close out non-Conference play).  Go Jacks!!!

Volleyball (4-5, 0-0):
Volleyball started the Lumberjack Classic in Flagstaff with 2 losses against Utah St. (1-3), ASU (1-3) and then got some payback (from the Jackrabbit Invitational) against CSU Bakersfield (3-1).  Up next, a trip to Hawaii to take on the Warriors! Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their rings last week.  Way to go, Jacks!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/5/cross-countrys-lomong-named-big-sky-athlete-of-the-week.aspx
Way to go Peter, congratulations!
The Defending NCAA Champions began their title defense on the right foot with 1st place finishes at the George Kyte Classic in Flagstaff!  Up next, the Greater Louisville Classic on the 30th.  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 0-2 (0-0)

Soccer – 5-2-0 (0-0-0)

Volleyball – 4-5 (0-0) 

Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending NCAA National Champions!

     1st Place Finishes – 1

Cross Country (Women’s) –

     1st Place Finishes – 1

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 2016 Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

Starting on the Right Foot

Science:

http://news.nau.edu/science-engineering-day/#.WagooLAUnxg
Shear awesomeness in this one, as this article talks about NAU’s Science and Engineering Day (Sept. 23rd).  This coincides with the Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept 22nd – Oct. 1st).

http://news.nau.edu/cryosphere-report/
Ted Schuur, an Ecology professor at NAU will be a busy man for the near future.  Mr. Schuur (and 100 other scientists from around the world) will be working on a Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.  Way to go, Ted!  Make NAU proud!
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/nau-mapping-technology-pinpoints-harvey-s-unexpected-impacts/article_5bcffee2-06d3-508b-b8d4-5d59abe838a7.html

Ben Ruddell of NAU is using a project he directs called FEWSion to predict the unexpected impacts of Hurricane Harvey on other cities in the US.  Much success, Ben!
On Campus/Off Campus Life:
http://news.nau.edu/passport-day-2/
Lumberjacks (and non-Lumberjacks) can renew their passports on Sept. 14th in the Blome Building at NAU.  Processing fees are waived for NAU affiliates, but they are still responsible for the Dept. of State fees.  Non-Affiliates can also get their passports renewed, but the fee will not be waived.

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-football-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above article.  You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the TuneIn app.  Go Jacks!!!

Football (0-1, 0-0):

2 days until NAU returns to the Skydome to take on Western Illinois!  Go Jacks!!!

Well, at least we scored 24 (too bad we gave up 62) in Tucson.  Apparently, this game was pretty offensive NAU had 562 yds on offense while the ‘Cats had 595.  One of the big differences: turnovers.  NAU had 3, UA had none.  On to Western Illinois!  Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (4-1-0, 0-0):

The Lady Jacks took down the Detroit Mercy Titans (1-0) and Nevada (1-0), and will play UNLV tomorrow.  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/6/womens-soccer-junior-madeline-waszak-named-big-sky-offensive-player-of-the-week.aspx
Junior Maeline Waszak was named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week.  Way to go Madeline! #NAUStrong
Volleyball (3-3, 0-0):
Volleyball started the Hampton Inn Jackrabbit Invitational off strong with a victory (3-0) over Valparaiso, but then dropped their next matchup to CSU Bakerfield (1-3) and then took down the hosts (SD St.) 3-0. Tomorrow, they will begin the Lumberjack Classic in Flagstaff against Utah St. (Fri), ASU (Fri) and will look for some payback against CSU Bakersfield (Sat).  Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
The Defending NCAA Champions began their title defense on the right foot with 1st place finishes at the George Kyte Classic in Flagstaff!  Up next, the Dave Murray Invitational down in Tucson on the 15th.  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 0-1 (0-0)

Soccer – 4-1-0 (0-0-0)

Volleyball – 3-3 (0-0) 

Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending NCAA National Champions!

     1st Place Finishes – 1

Cross Country (Women’s) –

     1st Place Finishes – 1

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 2016 Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

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Kick Off

Eclipse 2017 (Aug 21st):

Article related to the partial solar eclipse that occurred on Aug 21st:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/total-solar-eclipse-looked-amazing-221903357.html

Found this article and thought I would share.  There was a lot of info about the eclipse from Earth, but figured a from-space point of view would be something a little different.

Off Campus/On Campus Life:

http://news.nau.edu/flagstaff-named-no-1-small-college-town-great-quality-life/?utm_content=bufferca71c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.WZ96PhlMFAg

Great news about NAU and Flagstaff as the school year kicks off!  Way to go Jacks!!!

Football:

9 days until NAU kicks off the 2017 season at UofA!  Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer:

The Lady Jacks split their first 2 games and will face Grand Canyon University tomorrow.  Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball:
1 day until NAU takes on Southern Illinois!  Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
9 days until the Defending NCAA Champions begin their title defense in Flagstaff.  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 0-0 (0-0)

Soccer – 1-1-0 (0-0-0) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 0-0 (0-0)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) –

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

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A Plague Upon Us

Off Campus Life/On Campus Life:

http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2017/08/plague-carrying_fleas_confirme.html

http://www.kyma.com/news/fleas-test-positive-for-the-plague-in-two-arizona-counties/605666582

Both of these articles are pretty clear, the Bubonic Plague (yes, the same plague that ravaged Europe and Asia almost 700 years ago), is back in Northern Arizona and New Mexico.  Navajo and Coconino Counties in Arizona have produced plague positive fleas, according to tests performed by NAU’s very own Center for Pathogen and Microbiome Institute.  Try to stay plague free out there, and if you have flu-like symptoms, go see a doctor.

Eclipse 2017 (4 days):

Articles related to the partial solar eclipse on Aug 21st:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

https://www.arizonahighways.com/blog/eclipse-2017-how-see-it-arizona

http://fox8.com/2017/07/23/nasa-wants-all-of-us-to-be-citizen-scientists-during-august-solar-eclipse/

http://www.wmdt.com/solar-eclipse/how-to-make-your-own-solar-eclipse-viewer-from-a-cereal-box/590439506

Football:

15 days until NAU kicks off the 2017 season at UofA!  Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer:
1 day until NAU takes on the Texas State Bobcats in San Marcos, TX!  Go Jacks!!!

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/6/12/6_12_2017_533.aspx

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/8/9/soccer-preseasonpoll.aspx

Volleyball:
8 days until NAU takes on Southern Illinois!  Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
16 days until the Defending NCAA Champions begin their title defense in Flagstaff.  Go Jacks!!!

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51