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International Sports: Kabaddi

International Sports: Kabaddi

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

A game of attack and defense - kabaddi is an indigenous game of South Asia played between two teams of seven players each on opposite halves of a court. The game, which got its name from the Tamil word “kai pidi,” meaning “to hold hands,” is a contact sport. Kabaddi is the national game of Bangla...

Setting his sights on further improvement

Setting his sights on  further improvement

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 5, 2019

Entering his fourth year as the softball head coach, Rick Fremin aims to continue the Lady Lions’ upward trajectory after setting school records for wins. Though Fremin initially aspired to be a college football coach, he started his softball coaching career at his former high school, Belle Chasse Hig...

Spring sports filling the rec

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness is offering 11 intramural sports leagues for students to participate in, including a tournament at Louisiana Tech University in April. The spring schedule starts with doubles racquetball on Feb. 6 and ends with “Swamp Bowl” on May 2. Jason Templet, coordinator of competitive sp...

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

In a scrimmage against university alumni including former and current professional baseball players, the Lions won 13-3. Matt Riser, baseball head coach, discussed the incentive of holding the alumni game. "It's a great thing that our baseball team hosts for the community," said Riser. "It's more...

Lions are victorious at home

Lions are victorious at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

In the ninth Southland Conference game of the season, the men's basketball team landed a victory against Nicholls State University. The Lions finished the game 91-70, setting the overall record to 9-13. Marlain Veal, senior guard and all-time program leader in assists and steals, scored 13 points...

Colonels prevail on Lion territory

Colonels prevail on Lion territory

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2019

After ending regulation time in a 60-60 tie, the Lady Lions fell to Nicholls State University in overtime with a final score of 73-66. The Lady Lions finished ahead of Nicholls after the first three quarters. Between the fourth quarter and overtime however, Nicholls put up 29 points, which outweighed...

Training to be an officiate

Training to be an officiate

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness put together a training session for students to teach the skills of being an official in charge of a basketball event. "Intramural Basketball Referee Training" took place on Jan. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center, Room 108. Jason...

Lions fall at home to Bearkats

Lions fall at home to Bearkats

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

The men's basketball team ended its four-game win streak in a match against Sam Houston State University. The Lions lost 62-52 in the "Jam the Jungle" game. "We didn't do a good job tonight and made too many turnovers on offense," shared Jay Ladner, head coach. "We played great on defense and held...

A career in basketball

A career in basketball

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

As a part of the men’s basketball team, freshman guard Parker Edwards represents the university. Edwards, a resident of Mandeville, started playing sports at a young age. “When I was younger, I used to play in my house, but I started playing organized basketball when I was in kindergarten at...

Changing coaches: volleyball’s new strategy

Changing coaches: volleyball’s new strategy

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

After Jim Smoot retired from his position as head coach, the volleyball program began a new chapter with Jeremy White stepping up to the head coach position. “Coach White checked all the boxes we were looking for,” explained Jay Artigues, director of athletics. “He’s had a great deal of success...

Fundraiser expects to raise over $15,000

Fundraiser expects to raise over $15,000

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

The university athletic department is organizing a fundraising event to promote and raise funds for the baseball team as well as increase community involvement. The “First Pitch Banquet” is scheduled to be hosted at the Le Fleur De Lis Reception Hall in Ponchatoula on Feb. 1 from 7-10 p.m. The...

Jay Ladner reaches out to fans

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

Lion men’s basketball enthusiasts can hear all the latest news through the head coach’s talk show. “Inside Southeastern Basketball with Jay Ladner” made its spring debut on Jan. 7 and will continue through March 4. During the show, Jay Ladner, men’s basketball head coach, recaps the past...