The Lion's Roar

Infielder takes advantage of extra year of eligibility by NCAA

Washington native and senior infielder Eli Johnson decided to stay on with the Lions after the National Collegiate Athletics Association decided to extend eligibility to spring student-athletes for another year. Following this decision, Johnson shared what he hopes to accomplish in his upcoming season.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

On March 12, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that the 2020 baseball season would be canceled due to COVID-19. This led to several senior-athletes saying goodbye earlier than anticipated. Approximately two weeks after the cancellation of the season, the NCAA came out with an ex...

COVID-19 cuts Lady Lions’ basketball championship run short

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.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

As the women’s basketball team warmed up for the Southland Conference Tournament, word had been confirmed that the game would be postponed. Later on, the Lady Lions faced the hardship of having the tournament itself cancelled. With the tournament cancelled, five of the Lady Lion’s careers were cut sho...

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...

University grows to include new sport

Students play volleyball at the sand court in Greek Village. Beach Volleyball has been added as an NCAA sport, and the university plans to begin competing in 2020 with Jeremy White as the head coach of beach volleyball.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

The university’s athletics program added beach volleyball to its roster and will begin competition in the sport in 2020. Jeremy White, a native of Vidor, Texas, has been appointed the head coach of beach volleyball. Beach volleyball is considered to be the university’s “sweet 16” because it will...

Temptations of athletes using drugs

While performance-enhancing drugs allow student-athletes short-term advantages, using the drugs are against NCAA rules and may result in long-term damage.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

The urge to get ahead of the competition can drive athletes to unintentionally put their health at risk. The National Collegiate Athletic Association created a list of banned drugs for the 2018-2019 season. The classifications of illegal drugs include stimulants, anabolic agents, diuretics and other...