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Byerley steps in as new assistant softball coach

Byerley steps in as new assistant softball coach

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

A new assistant coach has been hired to train the softball team. Jack Byerley was hired in July of 2019 to assist Rick Fremin, head coach of softball. Byerley started his coaching career from Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Alabama. During his time coaching there, the team won state championships...

Pennington expands workout options

Pennington expands workout options

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

The Pennington Student Activity Center will be expanding its workout area by adding a turf expansion to the old racquetball room. Seth Thomas, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, hopes to have the new area fully functioning by the Spring 2020 semester. Thomas talked about what the expansion...

Rugby Club starts its schedule

Rugby Club starts its schedule

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 15, 2019

To kick off their season, students on the university Rugby Club team faced off against alumni as a way of practice. The scrimmage took place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. on the North Oak Park Soccer Field. The university team played against a team comprised mostly of alumni. A couple of students...

Hurricane impacts football game

Hurricane impacts football game

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

Due to Hurricane Dorian, the university's football game against Bethune-Cookman University has been cancelled. The game scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Daytona Beach, Florida will not be rescheduled. Devonte Williams, a senior running back, talked about the effect of the cancellation...

Pennington offers ‘Silver Sneakers’ class to community

Pennington offers ‘Silver Sneakers’ class to community

Gerard borne, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness offers multiple group fitness classes six days a week in the Pennington Student Activity Center that is free for students. One of these group fitness classes is “Silver Sneakers” a course designed for elderly men and women to stay active and meet new people while...

Football ranked in top 25 after win

Football ranked in top 25 after win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

For the first time since 2015, the university football team is ranked in the STATS FCS top 25 rankings. The Lions are sitting at No. 23 after knocking off then No. 6 Jacksonville State University 35-14 in the home opener on Aug. 29. Devonte Williams, a senior running back, shared how it felt to...

Riley obtains broadcasting experience from renowned alumna

Riley obtains broadcasting experience from renowned alumna

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2019

An application for an internship in New York City became a reality for Raychelle Riley, a junior communications major. Riley spent her summer learning about television broadcasting through Robin Roberts, a university alumna and anchor for “Good Morning America.” Through this process, she not only...

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2019

Head Coach Christopher McBride looks to lead the Lady Lions soccer team to their first conference title since 2015. The Lady Lions soccer team finished sixth in the Southland Conference after the 2018 season with a 7-7-4 record overall. McBride, who is in his fourth year of coaching at the university,...

Intensity in the first half drives soccer team to victory

Intensity in the first half drives soccer team to victory

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

August 31, 2019

The Lady Lions soccer team advances to 1-1-1 after their 4-0 win against the Jackson State University Tigers on Aug. 30. Ellie Williams, a freshman forward, scored the first two goals within the first two minutes of the match and was named "Player of the Game." Williams shared what she thought...

Lions stomp Gamecocks at home

Lions stomp Gamecocks at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

After a 35-14 win over Jacksonville State University, the Lions have started their football season with a 1-0 record. The game took place on Aug. 29 in Strawberry Stadium, where the Lions maintained a lead for the entirety of the game. Frank Scelfo, head coach of football, talked about how the...

Lions prepared to take on Gamecocks

Lions prepared to take on Gamecocks

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

This weekend, the Lions football team will open the season against last season’s number one team in the Ohio Valley Conference. The game is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. “I don’t have any concerns right now,” stated Frank Scelfo, football head coach. “Just...

Lady Lions look to bounce back this season

Lady Lions look to bounce back this season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Finishing last season with two wins and 27 losses and with the departure of former Head Coach Jim Smoot, the Lady Lions Volleyball team looks to bounce back during the 2019 regular season. Jeremy White, head coach of volleyball, will be starting his first season with the Lady Lions and described what...