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Alumnus baseball player earns two pitching awards

Alumnus baseball player earns two pitching awards

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

Corey Gaconi, an alumnus pitcher, earned two accolades for his performance in the 2019 regular season. Gaconi brought home the 2019 Louisiana Sports Writer Pitcher of the Year and the 2018-2019 SLU Male Student-Athlete of the Year award. The university baseball team finished with a 33-27 record in...

Manuel returns as an assistant pitching coach

Manuel returns as an assistant pitching coach

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 24, 2019

An alumni pitcher’s lifelong passion for baseball lead him back to coach at the university starting this upcoming season. Whether it was through video games or watching television, for Kaleb Manuel, interim assistant baseball coach and pitching coach, the sport has always been prominent to him....

Lions defeat Cardinals at home

Lions defeat Cardinals at home

September 23, 2019

In the second home game of the season, the university football team defeated Southland Conference rival Lamar University. The Lions defeated the Cardinals 45-34 in a game that saw seven touchdowns from the Lions offense. Frank Scelfo, head coach of football, was happy with the team performance. "We...

Intramurals return for Fall 2019

Intramurals return for Fall 2019

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

Each semester, students have the opportunity to compete against each other by playing intramural sports through the  Recreational Sports and Wellness program. The university offers many ways for students to stay active and get involved on campus. The university’s recreational sports program...

Sports place a physical and mental toll on athletes

Sports place a physical and mental toll on athletes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

When is it OK to quit? Is it when your passion for the game runs out, or is it when your body can not take the brutal six month seasons? Is it okay to give up on a fan base when you have had enough or when they feel satisfied? The truth is it’s okay to quit when you feel that you have completed...

Kiefer promoted to men’s basketball head coach

Kiefer promoted to men’s basketball head coach

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2019

Jay Ladner, former basketball coach, worked for five seasons and led the team to a 76-88 record overall and an appearance in the 2018 National Invitational Tournament. The University of Southern Mississippi alumnus has returned to his alma mater to coach the Golden Eagles basketball team. After...

Byerley steps in as new assistant softball coach

Byerley steps in as new assistant softball coach

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

A new assistant coach has been hired to train the softball team. Jack Byerley was hired in July of 2019 to assist Rick Fremin, head coach of softball. Byerley started his coaching career from Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Alabama. During his time coaching there, the team won state championships...

Pennington expands workout options

Pennington expands workout options

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

The Pennington Student Activity Center will be expanding its workout area by adding a turf expansion to the old racquetball room. Seth Thomas, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, hopes to have the new area fully functioning by the Spring 2020 semester. Thomas talked about what the expansion...

Rugby Club starts its schedule

Rugby Club starts its schedule

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 15, 2019

To kick off their season, students on the university Rugby Club team faced off against alumni as a way of practice. The scrimmage took place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. on the North Oak Park Soccer Field. The university team played against a team comprised mostly of alumni. A couple of students...

Hurricane impacts football game

Hurricane impacts football game

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

Due to Hurricane Dorian, the university's football game against Bethune-Cookman University has been cancelled. The game scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Daytona Beach, Florida will not be rescheduled. Devonte Williams, a senior running back, talked about the effect of the cancellation...

Pennington offers ‘Silver Sneakers’ class to community

Pennington offers ‘Silver Sneakers’ class to community

Gerard borne, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness offers multiple group fitness classes six days a week in the Pennington Student Activity Center that is free for students. One of these group fitness classes is “Silver Sneakers” a course designed for elderly men and women to stay active and meet new people while...

Football ranked in top 25 after win

Football ranked in top 25 after win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

For the first time since 2015, the university football team is ranked in the STATS FCS top 25 rankings. The Lions are sitting at No. 23 after knocking off then No. 6 Jacksonville State University 35-14 in the home opener on Aug. 29. Devonte Williams, a senior running back, shared how it felt to...