The Lion's Roar

Senior athletes miss their final seasons due to COVID-19

Senior guard Charliee Dugas saw her final season get cut short due to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak. Dugas finished her career averaging 10 points, one assist, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Lady Lions.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

Universities across the nation have had to put a halt to their athletic programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the sudden cancellation of games, tournaments and seasons, many senior student-athletes did not get the chance to finish out their collegiate athletic careers. Tanner Wright, a f...

Sports place a physical and mental toll on athletes

Sports place a physical and mental toll on athletes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

When is it OK to quit? Is it when your passion for the game runs out, or is it when your body can not take the brutal six month seasons? Is it okay to give up on a fan base when you have had enough or when they feel satisfied? The truth is it’s okay to quit when you feel that you have completed...

When athletes’ careers run their course

Jacob Seward, a former outfielder, finished with All-Southland Conference awards during his career at the university. Seward now has career plans outside of the college sport.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Not all athletes make it to the professional level. So, what happens when they do not make it professionally? With 2% of all 492,000 collegiate athletes making it to the professional level, student-athletes should focus on life after sports. According to the document “NCAA Recruiting Facts” post...

Athletes influence the public

Johannes “Joey” Verhaegh, a graduate assistant for Multicultural and International Student Affairs and a former member of the Lions football team, left, speaks with Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, right. From their position in the public, athletes can find their voices bringing attention to political topics.

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...

Dating takes a page from the playbook

Carlisle Koestler, a senior pitcher, and Jenna Bordelon, a junior nursing major, pose for a picture in Friendship Circle. They   began dating about two years ago and have managed the time commitments of athletics.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Beyond balancing academics and sports, athletes’ schedules can find room for managing a social life, including dating. Anna Watkins, a senior psychology major, met Cole Stevens, a senior chemistry major on the rugby club, at Loranger High School, and they began dating in April of 2014. Watkins di...

Athletes’ social media represents more

Athletes’ social media represents more

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

To ensure student-athletes represent the university well, regulations are implemented for their social media usage. Rick Fremin, head coach of softball, advises his players to be cautious of what their social media represents. “Think before you post, try and be responsible, try to stay away from...