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Fraternity competition hits the court

Fraternity competition hits the court

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Kappa Sigma Fraternity took home the win against Kappa Alpha Order in the three versus three intramural basketball tournament. The two fraternities competed in the Pennington Student Activity Center on Nov. 13. Tyron McLemore, a senior business administration major, played for Kappa Sigma. He shared...

Suiting up for game day

Suiting up for game day

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

At the university, Athletics partners with Adidas to provide the sports apparel for the official university teams. In 2008, Athletics inked a contract naming Adidas the Official Athletic Apparel Provider for the university through 2021. “We have been in a partnership with team Adidas for a while...

Transitioning to college sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Almost six percent of high school athletes compete at a National Collegiate Athletic Association school, according to the NCAA and face the next level in their athletic career. “So far, my transition into college has been a really good one,” said Sydney Rivers, a freshman forward on the women’s...

Lions win at home

Lions win at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions men's basketball team won its first home game of the season 78-57 against William Carey University. Six Lions players scored in the double digits with Moses Greenwood, a senior forward, and Marlain Veal, a senior guard, leading with 12 points each. Head Coach Jay Ladner discussed the...

Tailgating’s leisure sport takes a competitive turn

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


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The Neighbors won against the Corn Puffs 11-5 at the Intramural Cornhole Tournament. Three teams competed in a round-robin tournament to determine which two-person team would become victorious at the Pennington Student Activity Center on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Coordinator of Competitive Sports Jason...

Legendary Lions

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Student-athletes can make their mark in Lion history and go on to professional sports or beyond. 1967 Alumnus Billy Andrews played both offense and defense for the Lions football team. Andrews was selected as the All-Gulf States Conference player in 1965 as a center and in 1966 as a linebacker. Among...

A day in the life of Chason Virgil

A day in the life of Chason Virgil

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Mesquite, Texas native Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback, started his quarterback experience when he was 4 years old and continued into college. Virgil transferred to the university from California State University, Fresno. He explained what he learned from his time there. “My time there taught...

By the numbers

By the numbers

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

As the men's basketball team starts its season, here is a look at the team's performance last season. 1- Number of wins the Lions were away from the Southland Conference Championship last season. 6.4- Highest number of 3’s averaged last season by 2018 Alumnus Joshua Filmore. 7- The team’s...

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions football team wrapped up its last home game of the season with a 23-6 win against McNeese State University. The two teams competed on Nov. 3 in Strawberry Stadium. The match was also "Senior Night" for the Lions. Head Coach Frank Scelfo shared his thoughts on the match. "Our guys did...

Soccer season ends in Beaumont

Soccer season ends in Beaumont

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lady Lions soccer team finished its season with a loss at the Southland Conference Tournament. The Lady Lions fell to Lamar University 3-2 on Oct. 31 in Beaumont, Texas. The match started out with two goals in the first half by Lamar. In the second half, the Lady Lions scored two goals, but another...

Girard is the voice of the stadium

Girard is the voice of the stadium

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

With student-athletes implementing their strategies for the games and cheerleaders entertaining the crowd, announcements updating the crowd about the latest development contribute to the spirit on the field. Paul Girard, an engineer, is the voice of the stadium and has been working with the university...

Soccer high scorer: Christina Cutura

Soccer high scorer: Christina Cutura

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Archive, Showcase, Sports

With seven goals scored this season, Christina Cutura is the highest scoring player on the Lady Lions soccer team. “Christina has been a true team player this year by taking on a new position in her senior year,” said soccer Head Coach Christopher McBride. “She is constantly working hard. It...