This articles talks about NASA and Roscomos (Russian equivalent of NASA) working together to build an international lunar station.
Sheer awesomeness in this one, as this article talks about the Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept 22nd – Oct. 1st).
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.
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):
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!!!!
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!!!
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!!!
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)
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