The Lion's Roar

Senior Night victory

Senior Night victory

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2018

The Lady Lions soccer team finished "Senior Night" with a 4-0 win over Nicholls State University. Head Coach Christopher McBride commented on the first half where neither team scored any points. "The first half was two teams battling it out for the last game of the regular season," said McBride....

Tennis finishes fall season

Tennis finishes fall season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 28, 2018

The Lady Lions tennis team finished the fall season by placing 5th in the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational. The university hosted seven other universities from Oct. 26-28 to compete in a series of matches. The University of West Florida took home 1st place. "We didn't start with the result...

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Faculty Athletics Representative David Busekist received his title after the former representative, Joseph Morris, stepped down from the position. A long-time member of the Athletic Committee, Busekist has been working with athletes for many years now. President Dr. John Crain appointed him to the...

Getting ready for the basketball season

Getting ready for the basketball season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 23, 2018

The men's and women's basketball teams looked to raise fan excitement leading to their season openers in November with the 11th annual "Full Court Fest." Both basketball teams took to the court in the University Center on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The event included games with fan engagement, prizes, free...

The university judo club

The university judo club

Staff Reports

October 23, 2018

Founded in 1882, judo is an ancient form of martial arts from Japan created by Jigura Kano as an alternative to jujitsu. This sport carries on today with clubs across the world including the Southeastern Judo Club. Professor of Physics Dr. Sanichiro Yoshida, an instructor of the class, explained how...

Trailing behind at home

Trailing behind at home

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

With over 600 yards given up on defense, the Lions football team lost to Abilene Christian University this past Saturday at the athletic Hall of Fame Game 48-27. Head Coach Frank Scelfo was disappointed by the team's performance as a whole. "We didn’t practice like that all week long," said Scelfo....

Student-athletes finding their fire

Student-athletes finding their fire

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

When kids are young, they watch superhero movies, play with legos or watch athletes play their favorite sport. Some student-athletes watch their favorite professional athlete to get inspired. Mimicry is a common thing throughout sports teams and is often noticeable among young athletes. When growing...

The cost of maintenance

The cost of maintenance

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Fans and players may see the bright lights, clean stands and waxed floors at athletic facilities but not the necessary maintenance crew.  Keeping athletic facilities in tip-top shape requires maintenance such as waxing the floors or fixing broken equipment by cleaning crews. The Pennington Student ...

Lady Lions and Ladyjacks tie game

Lady Lions and Ladyjacks tie game

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The Lady Lions competed against the Stephen F. Austin State University Ladyjacks and closed the game with a 1-1 tie. On Friday, Oct. 12, the Lady Lions trailed the Ladyjacks 0-1 going into the second half, but Sofia Olsson, senior defender, tied the game with a goal in the second half. The goal was...

Homecoming from the eyes of student-athlete alumni

Homecoming from the eyes of student-athlete alumni

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

Tailgating before the annual Homecoming Game can bring alumni student-athletes together for a Homecoming experience different from their years at the university. Brent Wagner, an offensive lineman on the football team from 2012-15, compared attending Homecoming as an alumnus and as a student-athlete. “It’s...

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018

The Homecoming Game ended with a victory for the Lions over the Houston Baptist University Huskies 62-52. The Lions and Huskies faced off in Strawberry Stadium on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. To Frank Scelfo, head coach, his team's resiliency stood out to him. "I'd say we compete all the way through the...

Lady Lions fall at home

Lady Lions fall at home

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

The Lady Lions volleyball team lost its home match 3-0 against the University of Central Arkansas. The final set scores for the Lady Lions were 18-25, 9-25 and 18-25. The Lady Lions stand at a 1-17 overall record. "The biggest takeaway I would say is consistency," said Caroline Golden, a sophom...