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Riley obtains broadcasting experience from renowned alumna

Riley obtains broadcasting experience from renowned alumna

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2019

An application for an internship in New York City became a reality for Raychelle Riley, a junior communications major. Riley spent her summer learning about television broadcasting through Robin Roberts, a university alumna and anchor for “Good Morning America.” Through this process, she not only...

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2019

Head Coach Christopher McBride looks to lead the Lady Lions soccer team to their first conference title since 2015. The Lady Lions soccer team finished sixth in the Southland Conference after the 2018 season with a 7-7-4 record overall. McBride, who is in his fourth year of coaching at the university,...

Intensity in the first half drives soccer team to victory

Intensity in the first half drives soccer team to victory

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

August 31, 2019

The Lady Lions soccer team advances to 1-1-1 after their 4-0 win against the Jackson State University Tigers on Aug. 30. Ellie Williams, a freshman forward, scored the first two goals within the first two minutes of the match and was named "Player of the Game." Williams shared what she thought...

Lions stomp Gamecocks at home

Lions stomp Gamecocks at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

After a 35-14 win over Jacksonville State University, the Lions have started their football season with a 1-0 record. The game took place on Aug. 29 in Strawberry Stadium, where the Lions maintained a lead for the entirety of the game. Frank Scelfo, head coach of football, talked about how the...

Lions prepared to take on Gamecocks

Lions prepared to take on Gamecocks

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

This weekend, the Lions football team will open the season against last season’s number one team in the Ohio Valley Conference. The game is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. “I don’t have any concerns right now,” stated Frank Scelfo, football head coach. “Just...

Lady Lions look to bounce back this season

Lady Lions look to bounce back this season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Finishing last season with two wins and 27 losses and with the departure of former Head Coach Jim Smoot, the Lady Lions Volleyball team looks to bounce back during the 2019 regular season. Jeremy White, head coach of volleyball, will be starting his first season with the Lady Lions and described what...

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Head Coach Christopher McBride looks to lead the Lady Lions soccer team to their first conference title since 2015. The Lady Lions soccer team finished sixth in the Southland Conference after the 2018 season with a 7-7-4 record overall. McBride, who is in his fourth year of coaching at the university,...

“Green & Gold Match” prepares Lady Lions for the volleyball season

“Green & Gold Match” prepares Lady Lions for the volleyball season

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

August 25, 2019

As is tradition, the women's volleyball team played a scrimmage match against one another before facing the first teams on their schedule. The 2019 volleyball schedule kicked off with the annual "Green & Gold Match" on Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the University Center. With the roster split into two,...

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

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

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

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

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...