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Athletics thanks sponsors

Athletics thanks sponsors

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 30, 2018


Filed under Archive, Showcase, Sports

Athletics showed its appreciation to sponsors at its inaugural "Partner Kickoff Luncheon." Sponsors included the official health care of university athletics North Oaks Health System, the official chicken finger of university athletics Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the official wealth advisors...

‘What inspires you?’ A word from the coaches

‘What inspires you?’  A word from the coaches

Jonathan Rhodes, Senior Staff Reporter

July 24, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports, Uncategorized

How Salim found an avenue to success

How Salim found an avenue to success

Larshell Green, Editor-In-Chief

July 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

As members of the Chicago Cubs stole bases during televised games, one little boy was glued to the television, eagerly watching with laughter, tears and intense passion.  “I knew at a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in sports,” said Christopher Salim. “I just wasn’t sure of the exac...

From the eyes of a coach

From the eyes of a coach

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

As athletes strive towards their goals, their coaches mentor and help them reach their dreams. Erica Fraley began coaching Devin King in pole vault during his freshman year of high school and continued until King started college. After former track and field head coach Sean Brady took a position at...

New faces, new season

New faces, new season

Jennifer Dettwiller, Staff Reporter

July 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The university football team welcomes 17 new recruits to the team roster for the upcoming 2018 football season. Head Coach Frank Scelfo described his hopes for the upcoming season with the new talent the recruits bring to the team. “We’re very excited about the incoming class of recruits who...

Coaching Lions: A new staff for 2018

Coaching Lions: A new staff for 2018

Jennifer Dettwiller & Annie Goodman

June 14, 2018


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Head Coach Frank Scelfo directs the Lion football team at a spring game in May 2018. Scelfo was announced as the head coach in January 2018 following former head coach Ron Roberts’ decision to take a job at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. File Photo/The Lion’s Roar With one head...

Recruits to the volleyball program bring optimism

Recruits to the volleyball program bring optimism

Jacob Summerville

June 12, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Volleyball Head Coach Jim Smoot oversees a Lady Lions match. The volleyball team gained two players, transfer student Tijana “Jo” Simovic and incoming freshman Amanda Caluda for its upcoming season. File Photo/The Lion’s Roar The university’s volleyball team signed an inc...

The progression and recovery of a student athlete on the track

The progression and recovery of a student athlete on the track

Zachary Araki

June 12, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Senior jumper and criminal justice major Rodney “DJ” Ruffin performs in the long jump at the Strawberry Relays. Ruffin returned to competition after a knee injury took him out of play during his sophomore year. File Photo/The Lion’s Roar   Senior jumper and criminal justice ...

Lady Lions host bunko for community

Lady Lions host bunko for community

Jennifer Dettwiller

May 8, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Senior basketball players Bre’Zall Warren and Taylin Underwood pose for a photo using the Cinco de Mayo themed props in the photo booth. Jennifer Dettwiller/The Lion’s Roar The Lady Lions basketball program hosted “Bunko for Basketball” to help raise money for a foreign tour...

Lions support blood drive

Lions support blood drive

Jonathan Rhodes

May 8, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Lions football senior wide receiver Nih-Jer Jackson gave blood to the United Blood Services during a blood drive that the Lions sponsored. Jonathan Rhodes/The Lion’s Roar The Lions football team sponsored a blood drive by the United Blood Services in front of the Dugas Center. Lions playe...

On to the tourney

On to the tourney

Jacob Summerville

May 8, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Senior outfielder Kinsey Nichols scored a run for the Lady Lions during the third game of the series against McNeese State University this past weekend. File Photo/The Lion’s Roar Closing their regular season schedule this past week, the Lady Lions finished the season with an overall record...

Golf team finishes eighth in championships

Brianna Hawkins

April 30, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions golf team competed in their last tournament of the season at the Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championships finishing in eighth place. The three-day championship was played at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas from April 23-25. In the last day of the tourname...