The Lion's Roar

Lions fall to Nicholls from a last-minute fumble

Linebackers Alexis Ramos and Joshua Carr sack Nicholls State quarterback Chase Fourcade. Ramos was ejected in the third quarter due to a targeting penalty.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Southeastern fell 28-27 to River Bell Classic rival Nicholls State University on Thursday night to finish the regular season 7-4.  With the loss the Lions did not win the Southland Conference Championship and did not receive an automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs.  Head coach Frank Scelfo talk...

River Bell rivalry returns to Strawberry Stadium

Southeastern football players raise the River Bell Trophy after defeating Nicholls State University 21-17 in 2017. This will be the first time both schools are ranked in the River Bell Classic game. Nicholls and Southeastern will be playing for the Southland Conference title.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The university prepares to face off in the River Bell Classic game against in-state rival, Nicholls State University, on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Strawberry Stadium. The Lions will put their four-game winning streak to test by facing the number 19 ranked team in the STATS FCS Top 25 poll. Frank Scelfo,...

The River Bell rivalry

A player poses with the River Bell Classic trophy. The competition showcases the rivalry between the Lions and Colonels.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018

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...