News from the Aurora University community

Play ball! Spartans sitting at top of preseason coaches’ polls

AU baseball team

It looks like an exciting spring athletic season at Aurora University, with both the AU baseball and softball teams being picked in preseason coaches’ polls to finish near the top of the Northern Athletic Conference.

Photo gallery: Men’s basketball

With only two weeks remaining before the NAC tournament, the Spartans have improved to 11-10 in the regular season.

Women’s lacrosse program drawing recruits from across the country

The new AU women’s lacrosse team is shaping up to be an eclectic mix of student-athletes from across the country.

Revamped Spartan Club connecting past and present AU student-athletes

AU cheerleaders

Developing and maintaining a strong connection between past and present players has always been a big part of Aurora University athletics. Now the new motto for the revamped Spartan Club — Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan — makes it clear how much current student-athletes depend on the support of alumni who still bleed blue and white.

Spartan men adding depth with returnees, newcomers

All things considered, a 15-win season was somewhat of a miracle. Aurora University did open the 2010-11 men’s basketball season with only one returning starter and there was precious little depth. This year could be different.