Augustana Football Featured on 'Life to the Max'

Augustana football was the feature of a Life to the Max program that aired earlier this week on WCCO-TV in Minneapolis and on the Midco Sports Network.

The segment, "Vikings of the South," highlighted the team's recent visit to the Shriners Hospital, St. Paul, and explored the history and recent success of the Augustana football program. In addition to vintage Viking football footage, the segment includes interviews with players Tyler Schulte and Dan Schoen, Professor Emeritus and former coach Dr. Ken Kessinger, Athletic Director Bill Gross, Football Coach Mike Aldrich and President Rob Oliver.

The host of the show is Mike Max, a well-known broadcasting personality who makes his home on Minneapolis-based WCCO's television and radio stations.

Augustana men's basketball was also featured on Life to the Max last February.

View the "Vikings of the South" segment.

History in the Making

The Life to the Max feature coincides with the Vikings' highly anticipated playoff game set for Noon on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

The Vikings, ranked the No. 2 seed in Super Regional Three, will play the winner of the No. 3 seed Grand Valley State/No. 6 seed Colorado School of Mines game, a first-round contest that will be played on Saturday, Nov. 20.

This marks the third time Augustana has been selected for the NCAA Playoffs. Augustana also made postseason action in 1988 and 1989.

Tickets for the game are on sale now at, the athletics office located on the second floor of the Elmen Center, or by phone at 605.274.4311. Phone or in-person purchases will only be handled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Ticket sales will conclude at Noon on Nov. 26. Ticket orders on Thanksgiving will only be taken online.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations