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Referees: Sporting stripes for the game

Referees: Sporting stripes for the game

Nathaniel Callaway, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

Beyond winning games and scoring points, sporting events involve officials that maintain order and fairness in competition. Andrew Bechac, senior associate athletic director for Internal Operations, talked about how refereeing can be an excellent way to get one’s foot in the door. Bechac said,...

Coaching opposite genders

Coaching opposite genders

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 19, 2018

Coaches work to connect with their athletes to optimize their training, and gender differences can be one of multiple factors that stand in their way. Although minimal women coach male sporting teams, 58.8 percent of head coaches for women’s teams are men according to the University of Minnesota’s...

Intramural football takes the field

Intramural football takes the field

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Intramural flag football was in full swing Monday afternoon as the Boo-Bees and Doo-Bees faced off against the Saints and Sinners Beta. On Monday, Sept. 17, the Saints and Sinners Beta were first to light up the scoreboard by scoring a touchdown in the first half. The second half was all Boo-Bees...

Speeches make the game

Speeches make the game

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

When people think of sports, they think of players, wins and losses. Fans also think of coaches, the championship game and the “game winning play.” Although all of these are important to the nature of sports, there are many more pillars to sports. One major pillar of sports is the pregame speech....

The physical price of playing sports

The physical price of playing sports

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018

A common problem in sports is injuries and the physical toll it takes on others. Because of this, many chose not to participate in sports and other recreational activities. Every sport has its own direct impact on injuries and its various types of injuries. From a broad perspective, each sport tends...

Home game loss

Home game loss

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 16, 2018

In the Lions' first home game of the season and the Southland Conference opener, the team lost 33-25 to the University of Central Arkansas, the Southland Conference defending champion. "When you look at it and you go back, it's a story of the explosive plays they were able to make, and we didn't make...

Ready to work out?

Ready to work out?

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

The Pennington Student Activity Center is hosting a fitness program for students who are determined to shed the extra pounds this semester. “Lighten Up Lions” allows students to dictate specific health goals they wish to achieve by the end of the six-week period. Kayla Noll, a graduate assistant...

From head to skull

From head to skull

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

While some people choose to collect items such as stamps, coins or memorabilia, this student takes interest in cleaning and preserving the skulls of deceased animals. Featured on the “Humans of Southeastern” Instagram page, Austin George, a senior general studies major, has a huge collection of...

Solidarity in sport with special athletes

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

Recreational Sports and Wellness has joined teams with Special Olympics Louisiana to create a unified flag football league. Starting on Sept. 19, students from the university and Special Olympic athletes from the area will participate in their first flag football game of this season. Although this...

A day in the life of Ashailee Brailey

A day in the life of Ashailee Brailey

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 11, 2018

Juggling classes, a social life and academics becomes the daily performance for a student-athlete. Ashailee Brailey, a senior general studies major, plays as a guard in women’s basketball. She discussed her preparation on the day of home games. “We’ll have an early morning practice, just...

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

The last time the Lions played Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge was in 1949 where they lost 48-7. On Sept. 8, history repeated itself when the Lions lost to the LSU Tigers 31-0. Frank Scelfo, head coach, listed some of the reasons that contributed to the team’s loss. “False starts,...

Know your soccer terms

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018

While sports can include numerous technical terms, any spectator can keep up with the game by knowing the terms.   Forwards - Players in the attacking third of the field. A forward is primarily responsible for scoring. Defenders - Players in the defensive third of the field. Their most...