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Track and Field team wins championship

Track and Field team wins championship

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

Fremin and Hayes disappointed, seasons ends early

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

COVID-19 cuts Lady Lions’ basketball championship run short

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

Cheer clinics for Fall 2020 tryouts are underway

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...

Beach volleyball drops first three matches in program history at New Orleans Invitational

Beach volleyball drops first three matches in program history at New Orleans Invitational

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

The university’s first beach volleyball team fell to three opponents during their season opener at the Digs Volleyball Complex in Covington last weekend. The Lions went 0-3 at the New Orleans Invitational Tournament, coming up short against Texas A&M Kingsville and Southern Miss on Friday, Marc...

William Meyers hopes final season is his best

William Meyers hopes final season is his best

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

After coming into his freshman year with a new coach and spending his senior season injured, graduate student and golf player William Meyers is ready to finish out his time with the university in a strong way. When Meyers began his career, he was the only American on the team. This year, the team is...

From player to coach: Katie Lacour’s career as a Lady Lion outfielder

From player to coach: Katie Lacour’s career as a Lady Lion outfielder

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Lady Lions softball team added a new position to its coaching staff in 2020 with the addition of 2016 alumna Katie Lacour. Lacour sticks out from the other coaches in the fact that she’s coaching at the university where she broke many records. Lacour talked about her playing days as a Lady Lio...

Lions late comeback falls short in Alex Box Stadium

Lions late comeback falls short in Alex Box Stadium

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

Southeastern took its talents to Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge on Tuesday to try and take down 20th ranked Louisiana State University.  The Lions came in with a 5-6 record and off of a 5-2 victory against the Stony Brook Seawolves. Southeastern fell behind early giving five runs in the first three innings. The Lio...

Lady Lions win big on Senior Night

Lady Lions win big on Senior Night

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

The seniors on the women’s basketball team saluted their home court after winning their final home game last Saturday. The Lady Lions secured a 66-41 win against Northwestern State University on Feb. 29, the final home game of their season. 20 minutes prior to the competition, a celebration took...

Lions top Demons 95-92 in power outage

Lions top Demons 95-92 in power outage

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

After losing eight games in a row, the university men’s basketball team secured a victory over Northwestern State at the Senior Day game on Saturday, Feb. 29, with a final score of 95-92. To start off the game, senior guard Von Julien put the team in the lead by scoring the first two points with...