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.
With only two weeks remaining before the NAC tournament, the Spartans have improved to 11-10 in the regular season.
The new AU women’s lacrosse team is shaping up to be an eclectic mix of student-athletes from across the country.
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.
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.