The Lion's Roar

Gipson institutes new program for student-athletes

Gipson institutes new program for student-athletes

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

A new leadership program has been developed by the university to help student-athletes improve their communication skills, social skills and involvement with the community. The Lion Leadership Institution is a program that began this August and is run by Benjamin Gipson, interim assistant athletic di...

Southeastern beats Villanova 45-44, advances to face University of Montana

Southeastern beats Villanova 45-44, advances to face University of Montana

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The Lions advanced to the second round of the FCS Playoffs with a 45-44 win over Villanova University on Nov. 30. The football team came back from a 31-14 deficit to win their first playoff game in over six seasons. Southeastern outgained the Wildcats 602 to 501 in total offensive yards in the victor...

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The Lions finished the 2019 regular season with the first ranked overall offense in the Southland Conference for the first time under Frank Scelfo’s regime. Offensive line coach Andrew Hopp shared that he feels all areas of the team have excelled this season and the players on the offensive line...

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

As the current Roomie is about to graduate, the university cheer team is looking to recruit a student who wants to represent Roomie the Lion. Catherine Lawrence, head cheerleading coach and spirit director,  informed that the new mascot will be trained and assured that there will be little to no...

Scelfo talks preparation for FCS Playoffs

Scelfo talks preparation for FCS Playoffs

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2019

After suffering a 28-27 loss against Nicholls State University on Nov. 21 the Lions saw there playoff chances go slim. Since Southeastern did not win a share of the Southland Conference title the team was not guaranteed a playoff spot, but the FCS committee voted in the Lions despite the loss.   ...

Lady Lions defeat Generals 89-67 to continue win streak

Lady Lions defeat Generals 89-67 to continue win streak

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2019

The Lady Lions hosted their first home game of the 2019-2020 regular season with a win over Louisiana State University of Alexandria on Wednesday, Nov. 27. With the second win of the season, Southeastern improved their regular-season record to 2-4.  Head coach Ayla Guzzardo explained what are the th...

Devonte Williams reflects on childhood and life after college

Devonte Williams reflects on childhood and life after college

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

After senior running back Devonte Williams, finished high school at Bullis School, he chose to continue his athletic career at Indiana University. Prior to his days playing at Southeastern, Williams won multiple accolades at Indiana University, before transferring his junior year. Williams started play...

Schwebel gives praise to teammates for his success

Schwebel gives praise to teammates for his success

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2019

Bransen Schwebel, a senior tight end for the university football team, has been playing as a Lion for four years. A native of Amite, Louisiana, Schwebel plays on the offensive side. He shared what inspires him to perform better. “I think it’s just honestly the people around me,” said Schwebel. ...

Lions fall to Nicholls from a last-minute fumble

Lions fall to Nicholls from a last-minute fumble

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Southeastern fell 28-27 to River Bell Classic rival Nicholls State University on Thursday night to finish the regular season 7-4.  With the loss the Lions did not win the Southland Conference Championship and did not receive an automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs.  Head coach Frank Scelfo talk...

Underclassmen help football team maintain winning record with playoff hopes

Underclassmen help football team maintain winning record with playoff hopes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

With two regular season games left on the regular season schedule, the university football team has surpassed their 2018 win total. The Green and Gold, who currently sit at a 6-3 record, have had help from some new faces this season on all three sides of the ball. Austin Dunlap, a freshman punter, expla...

Women’s rugby looking for interested female student-athletes

Women’s rugby looking for interested female student-athletes

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Women interested in playing rugby have the opportunity to form their own club team and compete against other universities. Interest meetings will be held for females interested in the sport, and the development of the team will be dependent on the number of students who are willing to participate. ...

Fourth-quarter comeback not enough for an SLU victory over LSU

Fourth-quarter comeback not enough for an SLU victory over LSU

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The women’s basketball team fell to Louisiana State University 52-62 after scoring a combined 15 points between the second and third quarters. Taking place on Nov. 20 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, the Lady Lions trailed by only six points at the end of the first quarter but lost their pace,...