The Lion's Roar

Lions fall to Nicholls from a last-minute fumble

Lions fall to Nicholls from a last-minute fumble

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...

Underclassmen help football team maintain winning record with playoff hopes

Underclassmen help football team maintain winning record with playoff hopes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

With two regular season games left on the regular season schedule, the university football team has surpassed their 2018 win total. The Green and Gold, who currently sit at a 6-3 record, have had help from some new faces this season on all three sides of the ball. Austin Dunlap, a freshman punter, expla...

Women’s rugby looking for interested female student-athletes

Women’s rugby looking for interested female student-athletes

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Women interested in playing rugby have the opportunity to form their own club team and compete against other universities. Interest meetings will be held for females interested in the sport, and the development of the team will be dependent on the number of students who are willing to participate. ...

Fourth-quarter comeback not enough for an SLU victory over LSU

Fourth-quarter comeback not enough for an SLU victory over LSU

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The women’s basketball team fell to Louisiana State University 52-62 after scoring a combined 15 points between the second and third quarters. Taking place on Nov. 20 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, the Lady Lions trailed by only six points at the end of the first quarter but lost their pace,...

Volleyball drops final game of 2019 regular season

Volleyball drops final game of 2019 regular season

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

The university women’s volleyball team ended their 2019 season 14-16 after a 3-2 loss against Sam Houston State University. After falling short in the first two sets, the Lady Lions fought to tie the match. In the final set, the Bearkats stopped the Lady Lions with a 15-12 win.  Jo Simovic,...

Lions knock off Rams to earn a second victory

Lions knock off Rams to earn a second victory

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

The men’s basketball team took a win on Nov. 17, defeating the University of Mobile Rams 65-58. The team made 23 of 63 field goal attempts, had 18 defensive rebounds and 17 total steals.  David Kiefer, head coach, was impressed with the underclassmen who played heavy minutes off the bench....

River Bell rivalry returns to Strawberry Stadium

River Bell rivalry returns to Strawberry Stadium

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,...

Siblings in sports: How competition helps their growth

Siblings in sports: How competition helps their growth

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter 

November 17, 2019

Siblings become more susceptible to rivalry when they play on the same sports team, but many of them also claim that university athletics have brought them closer together. The university has multiple siblings that compete on the same team in sports such as softball and cross-country. Madisen Blackford,...

International student-athletes try to make mark in the US

International student-athletes try to make mark in the US

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

The university is home to over 250 international students. These students represent over 70 countries around the world. Some international students are a part of the university’s athletic programs. Putri Insani, a sophomore accounting major, is a member of the tennis team. A native of Jakarta, Indone...

Charliee Dugas prepares for her final season as a Lady Lion

Charliee Dugas prepares for her final season as a Lady Lion

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Charliee Dugas, a guard for the university’s women’s basketball team, is now entering her fourth season with the team. After playing multiple sports growing up, Dugas reflected on how her family helped her gravitate toward playing basketball. “I was young, and my mama just kinda put me in al...

Lions lose first home game of the 2019-2020 season

Lions lose first home game of the 2019-2020 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Southeastern fell 81-70 to Grambling State University Wednesday night in the University Center.  The Lions dropped to 1-2 on the season with the loss, sophomore forward Ty Brewer led the Lions with 15 points.  Head coach David Kiefer explained how easy shots changed the outcome of the game fo...

Lady Lions volleyball advances to Southland Tournament

Lady Lions volleyball advances to Southland Tournament

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

The Lady Lions volleyball team won 3-1 against the Nicholls State University Colonels on Tuesday Nov. 12.  Prior to the match, the Lady Lions were in seventh place within the Southland Conference. Their victory has secured their spot in the Southland Conference Tournament. The team had not made it ...