The Lion's Roar

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year, the Lions will open up their season at home against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 29. With Jacksonville State’s impressive history - being ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference since 2014 - Frank Scelfo expects the first game to be a tough one. “They truly have a great...

Finding tailgate attire

Finding tailgate attire

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, On Campus, Sports

The fall semester begins Aug. 21, and with football season hot on its heels, preparation for tailgating is key. Tailgating season has numerous aspects to it, such as hanging out with friends, reconnecting with alumni, supporting one’s favorite team, and eating food. Regardless of the reason to attend,...

Staying cool this summer

Staying cool this summer

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Amidst barbecues, crawfish boils, beach adventures and tubing trips, knowing how to keep cool helps ensure everyone has fun and stays safe during the hot summer months. Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of athletic training, discussed why it is important to stay hydrated. “Every cell, every...

Breaud makes top 10

Breaud makes top 10

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Cracking into the top 10 in all-time hits for the university was how Brennan Breaud, a senior infielder, wrapped up his final season. Breaud earned 55 hits across 60 games, earning 22 RBI’s in the process. Breaud was not focused on the record books during the season but focused on performing...

Getting in shape this summer

Getting in shape this summer

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the loss of continuity in students’ schedules over the summer, many can struggle with maintaining healthy habits. Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of athletic training, talked about the best way to stay in shape over the summer. “The first step everyone should do is to make a personal...

Student-athletes reflect on their time as Lions

Student-athletes reflect on their time as Lions

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Graduating student-athletes will not only take a diploma after graduation but also memories from past years. Kyle Schimpf, a senior infielder, has enjoyed his time being a part of the baseball team over the years. “I think my favorite memory as being a part of Lion’s baseball was when Cody Gross...

Remodeling a hidden treasure

Remodeling a hidden treasure

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Kinesiology Pool is currently closed for remodeling, which will entail a resurfacing of the floors and overhaul of the locker room. The remodeling is projected to last from Monday, May 13 until Monday, May 27. Dr. Bing Athey, aquatics director, anticipates reopening of the pool after Memorial Da...

Personal development goes beyond the game

Personal development goes beyond the game

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Playing a sport and developing athletic abilities enables athletes to grow beyond just the field. Athletes get an opportunity to advance skills like leadership, maintaining trust and accepting failures and successes while learning to play a sport with their teammates. David DiPiazza, president of the men...

Summer preparations

Summer preparations

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

When the school year ends, many student athletes prepare for summer practice routines. Football players are among the student-athletes who practice during the summer months. Their workouts may vary in frequency and duration from regular season and from each other, but each athlete has goals and exerc...

University grows to include new sport

University grows to include new sport

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

The university’s athletics program added beach volleyball to its roster and will begin competition in the sport in 2020. Jeremy White, a native of Vidor, Texas, has been appointed the head coach of beach volleyball. Beach volleyball is considered to be the university’s “sweet 16” because it will...

Former athlete reaps benefits from local fundraiser

Former athlete reaps benefits from local fundraiser

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Covington native Ralph Crandle will have a fundraiser to help him pay for his medical bills. A former student-athlete from the university football team, he has recently been diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma. Ralph Crandle, a freshmen kinesiology major and former safety, was diagnosed with the disease shortly a...

Ladner steps down

Ladner steps down

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

After five seasons as the head coach of men’s basketball team, Jay Ladner stepped down to lead a different team. Ladner resigned on April 18 to take the position of head coach at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi. “I will always remember the opportunity I was given to be a Divi...