The Lion's Roar

Caldwell looks to lead Lions to 2021 Southland Championship

Nick Caldwell, sophomore guard/forward, averaged 6.7 points for the Lions in 2020 while also collecting 13 blocks over the season. The Lions went 8-23 in 2020 and also failed to reach the Southland Conference Tournament.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2020

After averaging 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 13 blocks for the Lions men’s basketball team in 2020, sophomore guard/forward Nick Caldwell is looking to lead the Lions to a 2021 Southland Conference title. Caldwell, a 6-foot-7-inch Geismar native, committed to the university after being heavily recruite...

Lions men’s basketball promotes Riley Conroy to interim assistant coach

Riley Conroy was coached in college at Tulane University by former NBA Coach of the Year Mike Dunleavy Sr. The Tulane alumnus is currently obtaining a MBA in Sports Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

After serving one season as the men’s basketball director operations and recruiting coordinator, Riley Conroy has been promoted to assistant head coach. Conroy was promoted from director of operations and recruiting coordinator over the off-season. A notable recruit that Conroy signed over the offse...

Men’s basketball anticipates to have 2021 season

Junior forward Ty Brewer bings the ball down the court against Grambling state University. Last season, brewer played in all 31 games wile starting in 28 of them. In 2019-2020, Brewer lead the team in points per game with 14.9, 7.7 rebounds per game, steals with 46 and blocks with 18.

Gerard Borne, Staff Raporter

September 17, 2020

2020 has left nothing but questions for sports fans all across the world. Some are wondering if there will still be a season. Others are wondering if they will have to wait until COVID-19 has died down to see their favorite sporting events. The university women’s and men’s basketball teams plan to...

Senior athletes miss their final seasons due to COVID-19

Senior guard Charliee Dugas saw her final season get cut short due to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak. Dugas finished her career averaging 10 points, one assist, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Lady Lions.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

Universities across the nation have had to put a halt to their athletic programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the sudden cancellation of games, tournaments and seasons, many senior student-athletes did not get the chance to finish out their collegiate athletic careers. Tanner Wright, a f...

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...