The Lion's Roar

Julien looking forward to his final season

Von Julien

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Von Julien, a senior guard on the university men’s basketball team, has been on the university roster for the past three seasons and started in all 33 games last season. Julien started to play basketball when he was a child. He was motivated by his father, who put the idea in his head to play sports. “I...

Lions fall at home to Bearkats

Marlain Veal, senior guard, did not start in the

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

The men's basketball team ended its four-game win streak in a match against Sam Houston State University. The Lions lost 62-52 in the "Jam the Jungle" game. "We didn't do a good job tonight and made too many turnovers on offense," shared Jay Ladner, head coach. "We played great on defense and held...

A career in basketball

Freshman Guard Parker Edwards began his college basketball career in the fall of 2018 at the university. Since then, he has gained some recognition for the Game against Louisiana State University where he scored 25 points in 10 minutes.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

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...

Jay Ladner reaches out to fans

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

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...

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Tyler Morrison, a junior guard, dribbles the ball down the court against Xavier University of Louisiana.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

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...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Although the tennis team started their season this September, they will continue competition in 2019 along with several other sport teams. The tennis team's first match of the spring semester will be against Tulane University on Jan. 27.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018

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...

Lions win at home

Marlain Veal, a senior forward, scored 12 points against William Carey University in the Lions' first home game of the season.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2018

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...

By the numbers

2018 Alumnus Joshua Filmore runs a break against Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

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...

Getting ready for the basketball season

The 11th annual

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 23, 2018

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...

A day in the life of Ashailee Brailey

For Ashailee Brailey, a senior general studies major, the daily life of a student-athlete requires both constant basketball practice and studying.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 11, 2018

Juggling classes, a social life and academics becomes the daily performance for a student-athlete. Ashailee Brailey, a senior general studies major, plays as a guard in women’s basketball. She discussed her preparation on the day of home games. “We’ll have an early morning practice, just...

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Football, baseball and men’s basketball attract the most attendees to their games at the university. The popularity of these sports stem both from their national popularity and their success in season play.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018

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

Since 1972, football has been the most popular spectator sport in the United States. 37 percent of Americans reported it as their favorite sport to watch.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018

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...