Steve Bell

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

The wait will soon be over for Augustana Vikings football fans, as Augie's season begins on September 7th at home against Coe College.


The new season begins in two weeks for the Augustana College football team, and coach Steve Bell is looking forward to a better year. The Vikings finished with a record of 4 and 6 a year ago, during his first season in Rock Island.


The Augustana College football team will play "on the road" this weekend - in Italy. The team leaves Tuesday for a two week trip that'll include two games next Sunday (5/29) against Italian teams, in Bologna. 

Head Coach, Steve Bell, says 120 people are making the trip, including 64 players, coaches, trainers, and parents. The main value of the trip is educational - with stops and tours in Rome, Bologna, Venice, and Milan. 

WVIK Staff

Augustana College didn't have to look very far to find a new head football coach.