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A career in basketball

A career in basketball

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

As a part of the men’s basketball team, freshman guard Parker Edwards represents the university. Edwards, a resident of Mandeville, started playing sports at a young age. “When I was younger, I used to play in my house, but I started playing organized basketball when I was in kindergarten at...

Changing coaches: volleyball’s new strategy

Changing coaches: volleyball’s new strategy

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

After Jim Smoot retired from his position as head coach, the volleyball program began a new chapter with Jeremy White stepping up to the head coach position. “Coach White checked all the boxes we were looking for,” explained Jay Artigues, director of athletics. “He’s had a great deal of success...

Fundraiser expects to raise over $15,000

Fundraiser expects to raise over $15,000

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

The university athletic department is organizing a fundraising event to promote and raise funds for the baseball team as well as increase community involvement. The “First Pitch Banquet” is scheduled to be hosted at the Le Fleur De Lis Reception Hall in Ponchatoula on Feb. 1 from 7-10 p.m. The...

Jay Ladner reaches out to fans

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Sports

Lion men’s basketball enthusiasts can hear all the latest news through the head coach’s talk show. “Inside Southeastern Basketball with Jay Ladner” made its spring debut on Jan. 7 and will continue through March 4. During the show, Jay Ladner, men’s basketball head coach, recaps the past...

The value of sportsmanship in the nation

The value of sportsmanship in the nation

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The university women’s soccer team has made itself known for its gracious treatment towards others by receiving the United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. This award is given to schools who show exemplary sportsmanship as well as receive few yellow cards. Christopher McBride,...

Women’s basketball starts the semester with chicken and tailgating

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Archive, Sports

Moved into the University Center due to weather, the "Back to School Bash" raised spirits leading to the women's basketball team's game against Houston Baptist University. Hosted by the Student Government Association on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 5–7 p.m., the women's basketball tailgate welcomed students...

Practicing to achieve perfection

Practicing to achieve perfection

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Archive, Sports

Starting his last season for the men’s basketball team, senior guard Marlain Veal reflected on his time at the university.  “I have learned a lot since playing here at Southeastern,” said Veal. “I learned that patience is key when it comes to basketball and sometimes taking it 50 miles per hour ...

The life of Roomie the Lion

The life of Roomie the Lion

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Showcase, Sports

The university’s mascot prowls the grounds of home games and campus social events. Roomie the Lion has been the name of the university mascot since 1964 and is named after former biology professor, alumnus and student-athlete Hollis “Roomie” Wilson. Although it has been decades since the university...

Wrapping up the fall sports for 2018

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Football, cross country, soccer and volleyball concluded their seasons this semester.  The football team wrapped up its season, finishing ninth in the Southland Conference with a 4-7 record. Football Head Coach Frank Scelfo discussed his team’s performance this season. “We did a lot of things ...

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lady Lions basketball team lost its second home game of the season 59-47 against Xavier University of Louisiana. The loss ended the Lady Lions' four game win streak on Nov. 30 in the University Center. Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo shared her thoughts on the loss. "We couldn't put the ball in...

Father and son bonding at camp

Father and son bonding at camp

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions baseball team offered its first "Father/Son Camp" to help build relationships between fathers and sons on and off the field. 30 father and son pairs signed up to learn more about baseball techniques from university coaches on Nov. 19 at Alumni Field. Baseball Head Coach Matt Riser explained...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, Showcase, Sports

As fall season sports end, some teams look towards spring competition and a shot at championships. Baseball will begin its season against Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 15-17. The team follows a 37-22 record last season. Men’s and women’s basketball both began competing in November and will...