The Lion's Roar

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...

Senior Night victory

Senior Night victory

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lady Lions soccer team finished "Senior Night" with a 4-0 win over Nicholls State University. Head Coach Christopher McBride commented on the first half where neither team scored any points. "The first half was two teams battling it out for the last game of the regular season," said McBride....

Tennis finishes fall season

Tennis finishes fall season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lady Lions tennis team finished the fall season by placing 5th in the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational. The university hosted seven other universities from Oct. 26-28 to compete in a series of matches. The University of West Florida took home 1st place. "We didn't start with the result...

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Faculty Athletics Representative David Busekist received his title after the former representative, Joseph Morris, stepped down from the position. A long-time member of the Athletic Committee, Busekist has been working with athletes for many years now. President Dr. John Crain appointed him to the...

Getting ready for the basketball season

Getting ready for the basketball season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The men's and women's basketball teams looked to raise fan excitement leading to their season openers in November with the 11th annual "Full Court Fest." Both basketball teams took to the court in the University Center on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The event included games with fan engagement, prizes, free...

The university judo club

The university judo club

Staff Reports

October 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Founded in 1882, judo is an ancient form of martial arts from Japan created by Jigura Kano as an alternative to jujitsu. This sport carries on today with clubs across the world including the Southeastern Judo Club. Professor of Physics Dr. Sanichiro Yoshida, an instructor of the class, explained how...

Trailing behind at home

Trailing behind at home

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

With over 600 yards given up on defense, the Lions football team lost to Abilene Christian University this past Saturday at the athletic Hall of Fame Game 48-27. Head Coach Frank Scelfo was disappointed by the team's performance as a whole. "We didn’t practice like that all week long," said Scelfo....

Student-athletes finding their fire

Student-athletes finding their fire

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

When kids are young, they watch superhero movies, play with legos or watch athletes play their favorite sport. Some student-athletes watch their favorite professional athlete to get inspired. Mimicry is a common thing throughout sports teams and is often noticeable among young athletes. When growing...

The cost of maintenance

The cost of maintenance

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Fans and players may see the bright lights, clean stands and waxed floors at athletic facilities but not the necessary maintenance crew.  Keeping athletic facilities in tip-top shape requires maintenance such as waxing the floors or fixing broken equipment by cleaning crews. The Pennington Student ...

Lady Lions and Ladyjacks tie game

Lady Lions and Ladyjacks tie game

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lady Lions competed against the Stephen F. Austin State University Ladyjacks and closed the game with a 1-1 tie. On Friday, Oct. 12, the Lady Lions trailed the Ladyjacks 0-1 going into the second half, but Sofia Olsson, senior defender, tied the game with a goal in the second half. The goal was...

Homecoming from the eyes of student-athlete alumni

Homecoming from the eyes of student-athlete alumni

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Tailgating before the annual Homecoming Game can bring alumni student-athletes together for a Homecoming experience different from their years at the university. Brent Wagner, an offensive lineman on the football team from 2012-15, compared attending Homecoming as an alumnus and as a student-athlete. “It’s...