The Lion's Roar

Coaching football: a new chapter

Coaching football: a new chapter

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

A native of Garyville, Louisiana, Raymond Monica looks forward to joining the coaching staff as the assistant head coach of football for the 2019 season. Monica, who is in his 32nd year of coaching, explained why he took the position at the university. “The main reason I came here was because of coach ...

Cowboys defensive coordinator Lance Guidry becomes a Lion

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

A new defensive coordinator for the football team will head practices this spring with an ambition to pursue the Southland Conference Championship. Lance Guidry, who has been coaching since 1994 and started coaching at the collegiate level in 2000, replaced former defensive coordinator Louie Cioffi in Jan...

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 ...

The River Bell rivalry

The River Bell rivalry

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Archive, Showcase, Sports

The Lions and Nicholls State University Colonels fostered a rivalry over 27 games since the inception of the River Bell Classic in 1972.  “It has been a great healthy rivalry between Nicholls and ourselves,” said Director of Athletics Jay Artigues. “Both teams know each other well, and it’s alw...

A day in the life of Chason Virgil

A day in the life of Chason Virgil

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Mesquite, Texas native Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback, started his quarterback experience when he was 4 years old and continued into college. Virgil transferred to the university from California State University, Fresno. He explained what he learned from his time there. “My time there taught...

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions football team wrapped up its last home game of the season with a 23-6 win against McNeese State University. The two teams competed on Nov. 3 in Strawberry Stadium. The match was also "Senior Night" for the Lions. Head Coach Frank Scelfo shared his thoughts on the match. "Our guys did...

Why we should care about the invisible line

Why we should care about the invisible line

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Many things go unnoticed in sports: the referees’ names, the work it takes to make the field look good, and sometimes the positions of key players. One of the most underrated facets of sports is the football offensive line. To specify, I am talking about all five offensive line positions: left tackle,...

Trailing behind at home

Trailing behind at home

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

With over 600 yards given up on defense, the Lions football team lost to Abilene Christian University this past Saturday at the athletic Hall of Fame Game 48-27. Head Coach Frank Scelfo was disappointed by the team's performance as a whole. "We didn’t practice like that all week long," said Scelfo....

Lions hold off demons

Lions hold off demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The lions football team faced the Northwestern State University demons and emerged victorious with a 2-3 record. The lions were first on the board with a touchdown in the second play of the game. Northwestern State answered with a field goal. The second quarter started with a connection from Chason...

Home game loss

Home game loss

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the Lions' first home game of the season and the Southland Conference opener, the team lost 33-25 to the University of Central Arkansas, the Southland Conference defending champion. "When you look at it and you go back, it's a story of the explosive plays they were able to make, and we didn't make...

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The last time the Lions played Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge was in 1949 where they lost 48-7. On Sept. 8, history repeated itself when the Lions lost to the LSU Tigers 31-0. Frank Scelfo, head coach, listed some of the reasons that contributed to the team’s loss. “False starts,...

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...