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

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