Three Vikings receive Academic All-America honors

TOWSON, Md. – Marcus Edgington and Cody Lensing represent Augustana on the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large first team, while Maggie Leland landed on the third team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Wednesday.

Lensing and Edgington were seniors on the Viking wrestling squad in 2011-12 and Leland recently concluded her sophomore season on the women’s golf team. Continue reading at

Olympics 2012: As colleges struggle to support non-revenue sports, the United States’s Olympic future is threatened

For 17 days this summer, much of the nation will set aside its economic angst and election-year acrimony to rally behind the U.S. Olympians competing at the 2012 London Games. But come fall, many of the sports in which these athletes compete — swimming, wrestling and gymnastics, among them — will be fighting for survival on college campuses around the country.

Olympic sports have become an endangered species at many major universities, where athletic departments are dropping varsity teams to remedy deficits and invest more heavily in the revenue-generating sports of football and men’s basketball. Continue reading at