SAU athletic facilities to see major improvements

Softball FIELD HOUSE 2014-15

Through an investment of approximately $2 million, SAU plans to build a new softball field house and completely rebuild its track and field facility. Construction is expected to begin on both projects in 2015, and there are opportunities for alumni and friends to be involved. “These projects represent more than just an investment in facilities; they represent an investment in students’ lives,” said SAU President Dr. David Rankin. “Making these enhancements in softball and track will give our coaches the Read More

2015 Mulerider Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame HomecomingWallis_17

The 2014 SAU Sports Hall of Fame inductees are recognized at the homecoming football game. Inductees included Tony Garcia (Baseball), Don Henson (Football), David Kirkpatrick (Baseball), Jim Leonard (Football), Stephanie Manning (Women’s Track), James Pettitt (Football), Krystal Poulin (Softball), Ken Schmidt (Football), and Michelle Shoppach (Coach – Volleyball).

SAU athletics announces the renewal of the men’s and women’s track programs

Southern Arkansas University and its athletic department are pleased to announce the renewal of the men’s and women’s track and field programs starting in the fall of 2014. The programs will compete under the NCAA classification of outdoor track and field and will have their championship season in the spring of every year. The renewal announcement was made by SAU President, Dr. David F. Rankin and SAU director of athletics, Steve Browning in late May. “The resurgence of track and Read More

Kings and Queens of the Diamond


In a span of just four days this spring, both the Southern Arkansas University baseball and softball teams hoisted Great American Conference (GAC) Championship trophies. Not only was it the first SAU softball championship, it was the first time that the two SAU athletic programs had won a conference championship in the same season. SAU also made history as this feat was also the first time a GAC school won both the baseball and softball tournament championships in the same Read More

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