The Lion's Roar

Lions drop second game in a row to McNeese

Lions drop second game in a row to McNeese

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

The men's basketball team fell to the McNeese State University Cowboys of 77-61 at the on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the University Center.  After the loss Lions, head coach David Kiefer explained how he was proud of the way the team fought through the game despite being short-handed. “Obviously we...

Lady Lions open Southland Conference play with a loss

Lady Lions open Southland Conference play with a loss

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

The Lady Lions losing ways continued on Wednesday night against Lamar University with a final score of 65-57. With the loss, Southeastern fell to 3-6 and opened up Southland Conference play in the loss column.  Head coach Ayla Guzzardo explained how the Lady Lions messed up on some of the easy...

Jeremy White adds 14 wins in first season at the helm

Jeremy White adds 14 wins in first season at the helm

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

The Lady Lions volleyball team wrapped up their most successful season since 2004. Head Coach Jeremy White was hired to oversee the volleyball program in Dec. 2018. The team finished their 2019 fall season with a 14-17 record and a spot in the Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament. White commented...

Devin Dixon prepares for final season of eligibility

Devin Dixon prepares for final season of eligibility

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2019

With each college athletic program, there are usually students who have played the sport for the majority of their lives. Devin Dixon, a graduate student sprinter for the track and field team, started running track and field with his father since he was nine years old. “The next year after that,...

Lions prepare for late December road trip after beating Jackson State

Lions prepare for late December road trip after beating Jackson State

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2019

The Lions are currently sitting at a 3-6 record after defeating Southern University at New Orleans on Dec. 6. Lions prepare for a three-game road trip that will span across three states. The team will start their road trip with the Dec. 18 Southland Conference match-up at Lamar, then will travel to...

Templet elected on executive board of LCIRSA

Templet elected on executive board of LCIRSA

Briyana Anderson, staff reporter

December 13, 2019

Jason Templet, coordinator of competitive sports, was elected for being on the executive board of the Louisiana Colleges Intramural and Recreational Sports Association this semester. Templet explained his new position that he was elected for. “The position I was elected for was being on the boa...

Lady Lions extend win streak to 3 with victory over Jackson State

Lady Lions extend win streak to 3 with victory over Jackson State

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The university women’s basketball team defeated Jackson State University 63-59 on Dec. 7, continuing their streak with three consecutive wins. With 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Lady Lions took the lead 61-59. Two free throws placed the team four points ahead of the Tigers. Head...

Student-Athlete spotlight: Caroline Golden

Student-Athlete spotlight: Caroline Golden

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2019

Caroline Golden, a junior outside hitter for the Lady Lions Volleyball team, completed her third season with the university this year. Golden explained what drew her to volleyball. “I think my interest started from watching my sister play,” explained Golden. “Just kinda watching from the sides...

Walk-on athletes: how they make it and breaking stereotypes

Walk-on athletes: how they make it and breaking stereotypes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

With the men’s basketball team having a total of 15 student-athletes and only 13 full-paid scholarships to hand out, it leaves the team with two walk-ons. These walk-ons are not guaranteed playing time, have to pay for their education out of pocket and sometimes are not able to travel with the ...

Gipson institutes new program for student-athletes

Gipson institutes new program for student-athletes

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

A new leadership program has been developed by the university to help student-athletes improve their communication skills, social skills and involvement with the community. The Lion Leadership Institution is a program that began this August and is run by Benjamin Gipson, interim assistant athletic di...

Southeastern beats Villanova 45-44, advances to face University of Montana

Southeastern beats Villanova 45-44, advances to face University of Montana

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The Lions advanced to the second round of the FCS Playoffs with a 45-44 win over Villanova University on Nov. 30. The football team came back from a 31-14 deficit to win their first playoff game in over six seasons. Southeastern outgained the Wildcats 602 to 501 in total offensive yards in the victor...

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The Lions finished the 2019 regular season with the first ranked overall offense in the Southland Conference for the first time under Frank Scelfo’s regime. Offensive line coach Andrew Hopp shared that he feels all areas of the team have excelled this season and the players on the offensive line...