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The Lion's Roar

Lion’s defeat Xavier to earn their first win of the regular season

Von Julian, a senior guard, going up for the layup as he gets fouled. Julien finished the game eight points, five rebounds and six assists.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, the university basketball team took on Xavier University of Louisiana in the University Center.  With the first home game of the season, the Lions came out on top with a 77-70 victory. Although they won the game, head coach David Kiefer had mixed feelings about hi...

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...

Ladner steps down

Jay Ladner, former head coach of men's basketball, returned to coach at his alma mater. Ladner won the 1987 NIT Tournament with the Golden Eagles.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

After five seasons as the head coach of men’s basketball team, Jay Ladner stepped down to lead a different team. Ladner resigned on April 18 to take the position of head coach at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi. “I will always remember the opportunity I was given to be a Divi...

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