Mulerider baseball tabbed No. 13 in preseason poll

SAU team celebrates the 2013 GAC Championship victory.

The Southern Arkansas baseball team will enter the 2014 season as the 13th-ranked team in Division II according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll. Last year, the Muleriders were nationally-ranked throughout the season by Collegiate Baseball and finished the 2013 campaign with a record of 42-17 en route to repeating as Great American Conference regular season and tournament champions while also making their sixth-consecutive regional tournament appearance. In 2014, the Muleriders return four starters from their lineup and five Read More

Muleriders repeat as GAC Tournament Champions

SAU GAC Champions

The dramatic walk-off home run that won the inaugural 2012 Great American Conference Baseball Tournament a year ago was not needed this year for the top-seeded Southern Arkansas baseball team, but the result was much of the same as the Muleriders cruised to an 11-2 win over Arkansas-Monticello to capture their second straight GAC Tournament Championship. The tournament crown is the Muleriders’ (40-15) fourth in the last five years as they won the Gulf South Conference Tournament title in 2009 Read More

Hammer and Wood receive Auburn Smith Award at SAU All-Sports Banquet

The 2013 recipients of the Auburn Smith Award were Brittany Wood, left, and Mickey Hammer, right. They are pictured with SAU Athletic Director Steve Browning.

Seniors Mickey Hammer (men’s cross country) and Brittany Wood (softball) received the highest distinction a student-athlete at SAU can garner as they were chosen as the 2012-13 recipients of the Auburn Smith Award. The two were presented with the award at the annual SAU All-Sports Banquet on Monday, April 22, 2013. The Auburn Smith Award, given annually to both a women’s and men’s student-athlete, is named in memory of Auburn Smith, who served as athletics director, administrator, coach and instructor Read More

James Robertson

Coach Robertson

People ask SAU Golf Coach James Robertson all of the time, “Why Southern Arkansas University?” Robertson, who has built a reputation of success as a PGA tour instructor, former director of The St. Andrews Golf Academy and staff writer for The World Golf Teachers Federation, simply responds, “I’m here because I want to be here.” “This is a phenomenal place and we can do phenomenal things. We can make a difference in kids’ lives. I’m excited about where we’re going,” Read More

Coach Leonard Biddle Golf Endowment

Coach Leonard Biddle was a true “people person” even before he came to Southern Arkansas University; first to work, then to study, coach, teach, play and especially to build relationships. This July 13 marked the one-year anniversary of Biddle’s death, but his personality and passion for helping others has left a strong legacy. His mark on SAU and the community will also live on through the Leonard Biddle Golf Endowment, established through the SAU Foundation. Please ensure the continuation of Read More