No Hard Feelings

I cannot lie. Southeastern’s fall sports have me excited.
Not because of the possibility that the football team can continue their run from last year’s conference showing.
Not because of the mainstay that soccer has become.
Not because of the young potential of the volleyball team.
My excitement deals with the mentality that the Lions, across the board, are showing. For the longest, just being able to play was enough. When football was reinstated 10 years ago, the sentiment of rebuilding the Lions football team was wholly supported, but expectations were low.
Now it’s different. Whether it has something to do with Ron Roberts, the dramatic conference victories or the recruitment of high profile transfers, I want to believe in our football team.
But the football team should not take precedence. All of our teams at Southeastern should be celebrated for whatever they accomplish, and I promise you that you are missing out on some great student-athletes.
I can go on and on about the Lady Lions soccer team and their continued run in the SLC. A group of seven golfers with one senior finished a massive 13 strokes better than the second place UCA Bears to claim the SLC title. Individual performers within the Track and Field teams showed their best throughout a 2012-13 campaign.
This is only a small sampling of what our student-athletes are doing to represent our school. And as students, faculty, staff, alumni and community we need to support them. Football returning and becoming more than just a losing record is a big positive.
But it is not the only reason to stay. Let our other teams show you what they can do, and you just may be surprised at what you see.


‘No Hard Feelings’ is a bi-weekly sports column that reflects the personal views of The Lion’s Roar newspaper’s sports writers based on first hand observations. It is meant to offer analysis of Southeastern’s athletics from the writer’s perspective.