News from the Aurora University community

AU embraces first hockey season

Hockey Club

This winter season, AU launched its first year of co-ed club hockey. The AU hockey team, which practices at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, was started in part because of interest shown by players of the AU lacrosse team. Many of the athletes that joined the AU lacrosse team, which will be competing in its third season in the spring 2013 season, were former hockey players and expressed interest in bringing a hockey program to AU.

Women’s soccer brings home conference season championship, hopes strong play continues in play-offs

The women's soccer team, along with Head Coach Troy Edwards prepare for a game during their 2012 championship season

The Aurora University women’s soccer team are in the midst of a dream season this year, winning the Northern Athletics Conference regular season championship with a 12-0 regular season record.

Students gear up for Homecoming Week

Aurora University cheerleaders cheer on the Spartans during Homecoming 2011

Students are preparing to celebrate a special Homecoming this year with festivities commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the institution’s move from Mendota to Aurora and activities centered around the theme “Back to the Future.”

Spartans start an exciting athletic season

Cross Country Team Celebrates

The Spartans began an exciting athletic season with wins in tennis, soccer and volleyball, and impressive showings in cross country and golf.

Mark Walsh to step down as Aurora University Athletic Director, focus on role as head football coach

AU's Mark Walsh announced today that he will step down as Athletic Director to focus on serving as Head Football Coach.

Aurora University has announced that Mark Walsh will step down from the role of Athletic Director this September to focus his time on serving as Head Football Coach. An alumnus of the university, Walsh has worked in a number of AU coaching and administrative roles since 1986, and as Athletic Director since 1998.