The Lion's Roar

Senior basketball player finds success in Minn.

Senior basketball player finds success in Minn.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The Dos Equis 3X3U Tournament earlier this month gave Moses Greenwood, a senior forward for the men’s basketball team, the chance to showcase his athletic skills. Senior players from 33 Division I conferences competed. Each team was comprised of four players including one substitute. “It was an am...

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The Lions football team is scheduled to travel to Ruston to play Louisiana Tech University in the 2021 season to benefit the athletic programs of both universities. The athletic department handles various responsibilities of all the university’s sports, such as creating the teams’ season schedule...

Students can get muddy and have fun

Students can get muddy and have fun

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The annual “Fais Do Do and Swamp Bowl” offers students a chance to enjoy friendly competition as final exams approach. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 3-7:30 p.m. outside the Pennington Student Activity Center. The “Swamp Bowl” tournament will provide participants with a fun and safe environm...

From Scotland to the States: a coach’s journey

From Scotland to the States: a coach’s journey

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Christopher McBride, head coach of soccer, has traveled the world through his love for soccer. McBride entered his third year as the fourth head coach of the Lady Lions soccer team. McBride previously coached at the University of North Alabama and the University of South Alabama. When McBride developed...

Lady Lions triumph

Lady Lions triumph

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019

The Lady Lions softball team returned from a loss to take a 2-1 series win against Lamar University. The teams competed in North Oak Park on April 12-13. The wins improved the Lady Lions' overall record to 24-17. In the first game, Briahna Bennett, a freshman pitcher, hit a grand slam, and in the...

Lions take the series against Demons

Lions take the series against Demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019

The Lions baseball team won the series against the Northwestern State University Demons but dropped the final match. The first two matches ended with 5-3 and 8-1 victories while the third one resulted in a 1-3 loss. The series put the Lions' overall record at 18-18. In the second game, Preston Faulkner,...

Lions drop match to Green Wave

Lions drop match to Green Wave

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

The Lions baseball team fought but lost to the Tulane University Green Wave 15-14. The teams competed on April 9 at 6 p.m. at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The loss dropped the Lions' overall record to 16-17. The game ended with a Lions player caught stealing second base. “It’s tough...

Why athletes leave the game

Why athletes leave the game

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Being a student-athletes requires commitment and dedication to a sport, but some athletes may decide to pursue different paths for multiple reasons. Adam Sevario, a senior business management major and a former university baseball player, explained how the schedule for a student-athlete can become a ...

Practicing for perfection

Practicing for perfection

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Interested students can become involved in intramural teams through a variety of sports like basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball as well as others like battleship, home run derby and doubles badminton. James Schopp, a senior accounting major, plays intramural flag football and softball. While som...

Competing on and off the field

Competing on and off the field

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Breaking the “dumb jock” stereotype requires motivation and commitment for three student-athletes who prove that maintaining a high GPA can be a reality. Noah Vance, a sophomore defensive lineman for the football team, has a 3.0 cumulative GPA. He shared how he maintains his grades. “My whole life h...

Athletes influence the public

Athletes influence the public

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2019

From Colin Kaepernick, a former National Football League player, to Lindsey Vonn, a World Cup alpine ski racer, professional athletes can find their positions in the public lead to discussions about their political opinions. Whether for good or bad, Tanner Wright, a junior pitcher on the softball team, b...

Athletics advertise to fill home game stands

Athletics advertise to fill home game stands

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Devising new or improved ways to get community members attending and supporting games falls under the authority of Athletics Marketing and Promotions. Even though “Strawberry Jam” and “Full Court Fest” may be among the department’s most popular promotions, the group’s work does not end the...