SPC Piestewa

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016.  I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner.  Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school!  Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
 AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
SPC Piestewa:
Fifteen years ago today, SPC Lori Ann Piestewa gave her life in Iraq.  A member of the Hopi tribe, she was the first female US soldier to die in the 2003 Iraq war.  I remember whem this happened, and the entire Flagstaff community came together to remember her.  Thank you, SPC Piestewa. #NeverForget #Hero
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 431,434,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors.  Way t ogo Jacks!!!
Science:
This article discusses NAU Professor Jani Ingram, a professor of analytical and environmental chemistry at Northern Arizona University.  Ingram received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.  Keep up the good work, Jani!
This article discusses how the Ecological Society of America (ESA) has elected Northern Arizona University biological sciences professor Yiqi Luo as a 2018 fellow. #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a  program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals.  The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Time to hit the slopes!  Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!
Sports:
ll-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!!!
The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar!  Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th.  Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you!  #NAUStrong
And Still:
Although the Jack’s season is over, with Arizona’s loss in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, ASU’s loss in the NCAA play-in game to Syracuse, and GCU’s 1st round loss at the CBI tournament, the NAU Lumberjacks are the last NCAA Basketball team from the state of Arizona to play a “meaningful” basketball game in April (April 2nd, 2015, NAU lost 65-71 to Evansville in the CIT Finals).
Men’s Basketball 5-27, (2-16):
Well, at least that’s finally over.  The Jacks lost to Portland State (66-72), Idaho (52-66), and on the road to Eastern Washington (68-85) before, unsurprisingly, losing their first game of the Big Sky Tournament in Reno to Northern Colorado (59-82).  Thank you Jacks for all your hard work this season!
Women’s Basketball 7-23, (4-14):
The Lady Jacks dropped a road game against Portland State, 59-68 before losing home games against Idaho (83-93) and Eastern Washington (83-98).  They concluded their season with a loss to Portland State (61-77) at eh Big Sky Tournament in Reno. Thank you for all your hard work this season, ladies!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks are currently in Houston for the WAC Championships from the 21st through the 24th. They’ve finished 1st on Wednesday and Thursday, and will (hopefully) be able to keep it up through Saturday.  Go AquaJacks!!!
Men’s Tennis 6-9 (4-1):
The Men lost to Idaho (3-4), Beat Eastern Washington (6-1), lost to Marquette (3-4), and beat North Dakota and Northern Colorado (both 7-0), before losing to UNLV (2-5).  Next Saturday, they be on the road at Idaho State and Weber State on Sunday. #NAUStrong
Women’s Tennis 10-3 (5-0):
The women beat Portland State (6-1), lost at UNLV (2-4) and beat Eastern Washington (5-2), and Idaho (4-3) in Idaho.  Up next, they take on Southern Utah on Tuesday in Utah.  Go Jacks!
Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 17th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson.  Up next, they will play the Red Rocks Invitation in Sedona on the 24th and 25th. Go Jacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):
http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his
Update:  Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
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 (118 wins (81 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!
Well, that was embarrassing.  The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41.  Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened.  Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):
They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships.  Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):
The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento.   Great season ladies, we are proud of you! 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 successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday.  Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances.  Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!!  #NAUStrong #GoJacks
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year!  Way to go, Michael!
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 6-9 (4-1)
Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:
Golf:
     Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
     Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz  at Nationals in Florida.  Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso.  Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 2
     Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
     Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
     Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Spring 2017 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 2017 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
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Mercy

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 233,460,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors. Way t ogo Jacks!!!

Science:
This article discusses NAU Professors’ work at using drone/virtual reality to expand researchers’ ability to explore Mars. Keep up the good work, Jacks!
This article discusses 30 San Diego high school students who took advantage of Lisa Markovchick’s efforts to provide a hands on approach to the science behind plants (a.k.a. “Botony”). #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
This article discusses the gut-microbe/exercise relationship research that is being conducted by Greg Caporaso, director of the Microbiome Center at The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at NAU. Keep up the great work, Greg!
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals. The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!
Sports:
ll-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!!!
The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar! Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th. Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you! #NAUStrong
Men’s Basketball 5-27, (2-16):
Well, at least that’s finally over. The Jacks lost to Portland State (66-72), Idaho (52-66), and on the road to Eastern Washington (68-85) before, unsurprisingly, losing their first game of the Big Sky Tournament in Reno to Northern Colorado (59-82). Thank you Jacks for all your hard work this season!
Women’s Basketball 7-23, (4-14):
The Lady Jacks dropped a road game against Portland State, 59-68 before losing home games against Idaho (83-93) and Eastern Washington (83-98). They concluded their season with a loss to Portland State (61-77) at eh Big Sky Tournament in Reno. Thank you for all your hard work this season, ladies!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks are currently in Houston for the WAC Championships from the 21st through the 24th. They’ve finished 1st on Wednesday and Thursday, and will (hopefully) be able to keep it up through Saturday. Go AquaJacks!!!
Men’s Tennis 3-6 (1-0):
The Men split their last 4 matchups 2-2 (Beat Portland State, (6-1), lost to Oregon (0-4), lost toe Loyola Marymount (1-6), and then beat UC Riverside (4-0). They’ll hit the road this weekend and take on Idaho this Friday and Eastern Washington on Saturday. #NAUStrong
Women’s Tennis 7-2 (2-0):
The women took their last 3 matchups defeating Montana (6-1), Wyoming (5-2) and Sacramento State (6-1). They will take on Portland State today in Portland. Go Jacks!

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 17th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson. Up next, they will play the Red Rocks Invitation in Sedona on the 24th and 25th. Go Jacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):
http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his
Update: Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
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 (118 wins (81 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!
Well, that was embarrassing. The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41. Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened. Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):
They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):
The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! 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 successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday. Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances. Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!! #NAUStrong #GoJacks
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year! Way to go, Michael!
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 3-6 (1-0)
Tennis (Women) 7-2 (2-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2
Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Spring 2017 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 2017 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

Back from the dead

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:

https://www.tbp.org/off/DisplayChapterInfo.cfm?ID=8

I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.

AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:

Distance: 320,541,600 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)

(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)

http://theconversation.com/how-i-discovered-the-origins-of-the-cigar-shaped-alien-asteroid-oumuamua-89577

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/astronomers-to-check-interstellar-body-for-signs-of-alien-technology/ar-BBGCXco?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42397398

https://www.providr.com/astronomer-oumuamua-alien-probe-engines/?f=one&utm_source=TrustMe&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

Science:

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/01/scientists-are-learning-exciting-new-things-from-shitholes/

Had to put this one on here, and it is loosely tied to NAU as there is a quote from Faith Walker, a genetics research professor at NAU. #NAUStrong

Off Campus Life:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/snowbowl-opens-for-the-winter-season-with-entirely-manmade-snow/article_86665695-5ac6-5e42-8998-416d2aa49096.html

Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba

ll-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!!!

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/wsu-deputy-ad-mike-marlow-named-athletic-director-at-northern-arizona-university/

The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar! Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th. Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you! #NAUStrong

Men’s Basketball 4-17, (1-7):

The Jacks finally got back into the Win column edging out Montana State on the road 77-75 after dropping home games to Eastern Washington (76-81) and Idaho (80-84). The will continue their trip to Montana as they take on Montana on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Basketball 4-15, (1-7):

The Lady Jacks match the fellas’ record by losing 3 straight to Eastern Washington (62-82), Idaho (68-83) and Montana State (56-78). Up next, they will face Montana at home tomorrow. Go Jacks!!!

Swimming and Diving:

The Aqua Jacks will travel to UCLA for the Bruin Diving Invitational and lost to Colorado State (120-123) but beat Northern Colorado (157-86). Up next, they will take on Boise State in Flagstaff on the 27th. Go AquaJacks!!!

Football (7-5, 6-2):

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

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/campos-finds-new-direction-heads-to-san-antonio-from-nau/article_e2969392-a266-56ab-b4f8-90aed699ebd7.html

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

http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/20/jerome-souers-to-remain-nau-football-head-coach.aspx?path=football

Update: Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.

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 (118 wins (81 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!

Well, that was embarrassing. The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41. Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened. Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):

They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!

Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):

The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! 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 successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday. Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances. Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!! #NAUStrong #GoJacks

http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/21/cross-country-director-of-xc-michael-smith-named-national-mens-coach-of-the-year.aspx

Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year! Way to go, Michael!

Golf:

The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock. Go Jacks!!!

Winter 2017 Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 4-17 (1-7)

Basketball (Women) 4-15 (1-7)

Swimming and Diving –

First Place Finishes (Team) – 5

First Place Finishes (Individual) – 55 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (8), Tonya Kurach (3), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (8), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (6), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3)).

Track and Field:

http://nauathletics.com/news/2018/1/11/track-field-kicks-off-indoor-season-with-friday-night-challenge.aspx

Track and Field will get their season up and running today. They will travel to Ames, Iowa on the 9th for the Iowa State Classic.

Dance:

NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!

Football 2018:

I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 7-5 (6-2)

Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)

Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)

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

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5

1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))

Cross Country (Women’s) –

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2

Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))

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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Goodbye, Lucy!

Walkup:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/lucy-walkup-dies-at/article_b63c2c6d-f227-5484-a7fd-1046a740a970.html

Lucy Walkup, widow of former NAU President J. Lawrence Walkup, died Monday at the age of 101.

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 227,845,920 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)

(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
http://theconversation.com/how-i-discovered-the-origins-of-the-cigar-shaped-alien-asteroid-oumuamua-89577
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/astronomers-to-check-interstellar-body-for-signs-of-alien-technology/ar-BBGCXco?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42397398
https://www.providr.com/astronomer-oumuamua-alien-probe-engines/?f=one&utm_source=TrustMe&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr
Science:
http://news.nau.edu/mack-goetz-boreal-forest/
This article discusses the nearly $2 million project from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), which s asking for researchers at Northern Arizona University  to assess the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest on DoD lands across central Alaska.  Professor Scott Goetz of NAU’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS), is the lead principal investigator on the project, and professor Michelle Mack of NAU’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), is a co-principal investigator along with researchers from the Woods Hole Research Center and a private environmental research firm based in Fairbanks. The project, which represents one of the first collaborations between SICCS and Ecoss, will build on work the researchers have been doing for many years throughout the Arctic.   #NAUStrong

Off Campus Life:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/snowbowl-opens-for-the-winter-season-with-entirely-manmade-snow/article_86665695-5ac6-5e42-8998-416d2aa49096.html
Time to hit the slopes!  Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!

 

 

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba

ll-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!!!
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/wsu-deputy-ad-mike-marlow-named-athletic-director-at-northern-arizona-university/
The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar!  Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th.  Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you!  #NAUStrong

 

 

Men’s Basketball 3-15, (0-5):

 

The Jacks are still looking for that first conference win, after losing to Southern Utah (75-81).  Up next, they will take on Eastern Washington in Flagstaff (Today). Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 4-12, (1-4):
The Lady Jacks lost to Southern Utah (57-60) at home on Saturday and are on the road to take on Eastern Washington on tonight.  Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks will travel to UCLA for the Bruin Diving Invitational and lost to Colorado State (120-123) but beat Northern Colorado (157-86).  Up next, they will take on Boise State in Flagstaff on the 27th.  Go AquaJacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):

 

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/
http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/campos-finds-new-direction-heads-to-san-antonio-from-nau/article_e2969392-a266-56ab-b4f8-90aed699ebd7.html

 

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his
http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/20/jerome-souers-to-remain-nau-football-head-coach.aspx?path=football

 

Update:  Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
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 (118 wins (81 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!
 

 

Well, that was embarrassing.  The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41.  Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened.  Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!

 

 

Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):

They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships.  Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!

 

 

Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):

 

The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento.   Great season ladies, we are proud of you! 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 successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday.  Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances.  Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!!  #NAUStrong #GoJacks
http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/21/cross-country-director-of-xc-michael-smith-named-national-mens-coach-of-the-year.aspx
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year!  Way to go, Michael!

 
 

Golf:

The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock.  Go Jacks!!!

 
Winter 2017 Sports Season:

 

Basketball (Men) 3-14 (0-4)

 

Basketball (Women) 4-11 (1-3)

 

Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 5

     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 55 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (8), Tonya Kurach (3), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (8), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (6), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3)).

Track and Field: 
http://nauathletics.com/news/2018/1/11/track-field-kicks-off-indoor-season-with-friday-night-challenge.aspx
Track and Field will get their season up and running today.  They will travel to Ames, Iowa on the 9th for the Iowa State Classic.
Dance:

NAU Dance is in Florida for Nationals

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

 

Football – 7-5 (6-2)

 

Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)

 

Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)  

 

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

 

     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5

 

     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))

 

Cross Country (Women’s) –

 

     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 2

 

     Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))

 

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!

 

 

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

Going to the dogs

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 214,367,520 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)

(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
http://theconversation.com/how-i-discovered-the-origins-of-the-cigar-shaped-alien-asteroid-oumuamua-89577
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/astronomers-to-check-interstellar-body-for-signs-of-alien-technology/ar-BBGCXco?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42397398
https://www.providr.com/astronomer-oumuamua-alien-probe-engines/?f=one&utm_source=TrustMe&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr
Science:
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/dogs-can-t-speak-human-here-s-tech-could-change-ncna836811
This article discusses the work of Dr. Con Slobodchikoff, a professor emeritus of biology at NAU and the author of “Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals”.  Dr. Slobodchikoff is attempting to parley his 30 years of studying prairie dogs into artificial intelligence that can translate animal communication into human communication.  Much success Dr. Slobodchikoff   #NAUStrong

Off Campus Life:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/snowbowl-opens-for-the-winter-season-with-entirely-manmade-snow/article_86665695-5ac6-5e42-8998-416d2aa49096.html
Time to hit the slopes!  Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!

 

 

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba

ll-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!!!
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/wsu-deputy-ad-mike-marlow-named-athletic-director-at-northern-arizona-university/
The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar!  Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th.  Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you!  #NAUStrong

 

 

Men’s Basketball 3-14, (0-4):

 

The Jacks are still looking for that first conference win, after losing to Weber State (55-95) and Idaho State (60-64).  Next up, Southern Utah (Saturday) and Eastern Washington in Flagstaff (Thursday). Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 4-11, (1-2):
The Lady Jacks got their first Big Sky win against Weber State (76-75), and then lost to Idaho State (55-75).  Next, they’ll take on Southern Utah at home on Saturday and then hit the road to take on Eastern Washington on Thursday.  Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks lost against UofA on Jan. 5th.  Up next, the Aqua Jacks will travel to UCLA for the Bruin Diving Invitational and to Colorado State (12th) and Northern Colorado (13th).  Go AquaJacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):

 

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/
http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/campos-finds-new-direction-heads-to-san-antonio-from-nau/article_e2969392-a266-56ab-b4f8-90aed699ebd7.html

 

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his
http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/20/jerome-souers-to-remain-nau-football-head-coach.aspx?path=football

 

Update:  Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
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 (118 wins (81 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!
 

 

Well, that was embarrassing.  The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41.  Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened.  Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!

 

 

Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):

They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships.  Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!

 

 

Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):

 

The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento.   Great season ladies, we are proud of you! 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 successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday.  Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances. Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!!  #NAUStrong #GoJacks
http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/21/cross-country-director-of-xc-michael-smith-named-national-mens-coach-of-the-year.aspx
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year!  Way to go, Michael!

 
 

Golf:

The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock.  Go Jacks!!!

 
Winter 2017 Sports Season:

 

Basketball (Men) 3-14 (0-4)

 

Basketball (Women) 4-11 (1-3)

 

Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 4

     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 44 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (6), Tonya Kurach (3), Roni Houck (4), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (4), Kimmy Richter (5), Monique King (5), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (2), Sarah Takach (3)).

Track and Field: 
http://nauathletics.com/news/2018/1/11/track-field-kicks-off-indoor-season-with-friday-night-challenge.aspx
Track and Field will get their season up and running today.
Dance:

NAU Dance is in Florida for Nationals

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

 

Football – 7-5 (6-2)

 

Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)

 

Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)  

 

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

 

     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5

 

     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))

 

Cross Country (Women’s) –

 

     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 2

 

     Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))

 

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!

 

 

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

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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Sara Bogle

A very special shout out to a soon-to-be NAU Alumni: Congratulations to Sara Bogle!!!  Way to go!!!

Science:

http://news.nau.edu/tipsi/

This article outlines how NAU students developed a cost effective means for viewing asteroids in the infrared spectrum to gauge their proximity to Earth.  Way to go Jacks!!!

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/nau-lab-allows-scientists-to-drive-on-mars/article_e1db08fa-fb96-5fbd-8ccd-d5f5e00e5afd.html

This article was missed last post, so I figured I’d bring it up now.  NAU has recently opened a lab that allows planetary scientists to control the Curiosity rover on Mars, and also lets them (through augmented reality goggles), experience the Martian landscape next to the rover.

Spring Sports Season:

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  Right now, the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA starting are ongoing.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Fall Sports Season:
Football:  The Jacks will hold their annual Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday at 2PM at the Skydome….football season is getting closer!  #GoJacks #NAUStrong

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/20170418w24b8v
Soccer: They Lady Jacks have announced their spring schedule for next year:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170221jy82me
Cross Country: The Newest Lumberjack, welcome to the family, Luis Grijalva!

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/sports/grijalva-signs-letter-of-intent-to-reigning-ncaa-champ-northern-arizona/

Winter Sports Season:
http://nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170407nexrc5

The Lady Jacks Basketball team has a new coach.  Loree Payne has been named the 12th Women’s Head Basketball Coach for NAU.  Congratulations Coach Payne, and we all wish you much success!

Awards:
http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170508nvtjib
Congratulations to NAU Womens’ Basketball player Rene Coggins, who will be taking her finals this week and attempting to finish her collegiate career with a perfect 4.0 GPA in her triple major of accountancy, finance and hotel & restaurant management.  Way to go, Rene, we’re all pulling for you!  #NAUStrong

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170418s8oi97

Congratulations to Patrick Baldenegro (Sr. Football) and Rene Coggins (Sr. Basketball) for winning the 2017 (and 39th Annual) Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Spring Sports Season:

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

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

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

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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