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Staying in shape at home during the COVID-19 lockdown

Since the governor announced stay-at-home order, people have been following different methods to exercise and stay fit. A family goes on a walk to stay active together.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2020

Following the closure of all gyms, many people were quick to jump onto at-home exercise trends to stay fit. Challenges are spreading throughout social media. People have started walking and jogging, creating their own workouts or participating in routines from a trainer or from the Pennington Student...

Adeyemi-Berglund selected third to Stampeders

Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund celebrates a sack in the 2018 matchup against Louisiana State University. The Lions lost to the Tigers 31-0 to fall to 0-2.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, Canadian native from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, did something a university football player has never done before. Adeyemi-Berglund was the first-ever Lion selected in the Canadian Football League, drafted to the Calgary Stampeders in the first round with the third overall pick...

REC Sports and Wellness turns to esports

The most popular game for the 2020 esports season was Call of Duty, a cross platform war-like video game. Of the 308 participants in the state of Louisiana 70 are students at Southeastern. The second most popular game this season was RocketLeague.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2020

With the intramural spring sports seasons being cancelled, Recreational Sports and Wellness turned to a new type of competition for university students. The REC launched its first-ever esports season in the spring semester of 2019. The idea came about due to students having no way to compete against eac...

Lady Lions host conference tournament for next two years

The Lady Lions softball team plans to host the next two Southland Conference Tournaments despite the recent cancellation of all Southland sporting events due to COVID-19.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

With previous cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the university softball team’s season was cut short. With only a few games under their belt, they planned to host the Southland Conference Tournament this year at North Oak Park. Even though the team will be able to host the next two years, th...

Lions promote Lachney to interim defensive coordinator for 2020 season

Chris Lachney.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2020

After the sudden departure of defensive coordinator Lance Guidry to Florida Atlantic University, the Lions were left with a hole in the defensive coordinator position on its coaching staff. Head football coach Frank Scelfo decided to stay in-house and promote linebackers coach Chris Lachney to interim ...

How student-athletes maintain momentum during pandemic

Although the university softball team is finished for the season, maintaining their skill level during off-season is still important for the Lady Lions. The closure of gyms and cancellation of practices has pushed student-athletes to find alternative ways to stay fit for when they are able to play again.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The enforcement of social distancing has put a halt to all university athletics, leaving student-athletes with no choice but to adjust their lifestyles. With the progression of the coronavirus outbreak, workout facilities on and off campus are closed until further notice. These limited res...

Track and Field team wins championship

The indoor track and field team made it to the Southland Conference Tournament for the First time since 2014. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Southland sporting events have been cancelled through March 30.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

Led by head coach Corey Mistretta, the university men’s indoor track team clinched a spot at the top of the Southland Conference. The team had not accomplished this goal since 2014. With the team placing second in the conference last year, Mistretta explained how incoming recruits and redshirt runner...

Fremin and Hayes disappointed, seasons ends early

Since the NCAA authorized a dead period for all sports, there will not be a champion in any spring sports.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

After the National Collegiate Athletic Association, otherwise known as the NCAA, suspended all spring sports effective immediately through April 15, the university’s athletic programs had to make drastic changes.  The NCAA authorized a dead period for all sports, spanning across all three divi...

COVID-19 cuts Lady Lions’ basketball championship run short

This season was the first year since 2012 that the Lady Lions made the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Lady Lions finished with a 12-17 record which was just enough to get the team the eight seed. Pictured is senior guard Charliee Dugas who saw her final season get cut short due to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak. Dugas finished her career averaging 10 points, one assist, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Lady Lions.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

As the women’s basketball team warmed up for the Southland Conference Tournament, word had been confirmed that the game would be postponed. Later on, the Lady Lions faced the hardship of having the tournament itself cancelled. With the tournament cancelled, five of the Lady Lion’s careers were cut sho...

Lady Lions return to Conference tournament for first time since 2012

Lady Lions return to Conference tournament for first time since 2012

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

For the first time since the 2011-2012 season, the Lady Lions will make an appearance at the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. Third year Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo led the Lady Lions to a 12-17 season, their best record since the 2010-2011 season in which the university finished 1...

Cheer clinics for Fall 2020 tryouts are underway

Junior Kristine Stubbs cheers on the Lions in a 2019 football game. Cheer clinics will be hosted on March 22 also on April 5 and 22.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

The university’s cheerleading team will host cheer clinics through the rest of the semester. The cheer clinics are geared to help prospective members prepare for tryouts. The clinics include stunting, gameday material and tumbling. The clinics are designed to help those who are coming from a high school...

Hall of Fame nominations due

Hall of Fame nominations due

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

The Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of former student-athletes. With the addition of the 2019 Hall of Fame class, there are now a total of 147 members who have been acknowledged by the university. A few former nominees include Bobby Hill, Robert “Doc” Goodwin, Kari...

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