The Lion's Roar

Rising to the top

Rising to the top

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ranked among the top 10 coaches under the age of 40 in “Baseball America,” Matt Riser, baseball head coach, looks forward to a successful season in 2019. Although he once aspired to have a career in medicine, Riser chose to pursue his passion. “Coming out of college, I originally planned to p...

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports

In a scrimmage against university alumni including former and current professional baseball players, the Lions won 13-3. Matt Riser, baseball head coach, discussed the incentive of holding the alumni game. "It's a great thing that our baseball team hosts for the community," said Riser. "It's more...

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...

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Sports fans consistently head out to sporting venues or tune in on the TV and radio to watch their favorite teams compete. By attendance, football, baseball and men’s basketball are the university’s most popular sports. On record, football’s most attended game was against Jackson State University...

Eyes on the nation’s most popular sports

Eyes on the nation’s most popular sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Across the nation, people tune in to watch teams compete in their favorite sports.  According to a Gallup poll, 37 percent of Americans voted football as their favorite sport to watch followed by basketball at 11 percent, baseball at nine percent and soccer at seven percent in 2017. The same poll sh...