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Cole Kelley is the first player in Southeastern’s program to win the Walter Payton Award. Last season’s recipient of the award was North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, who was previously selected third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelley takes home Walter Payton Award

Gerard Borne, Editor-In-Chief June 14, 2021

In a season filled with ups, downs and doubt, one thing was a constant throughout the Lions 2021 season - senior quarterback Cole Kelley’s consistency throughout every game. It was this consistency that...

Cole Kelley is the first player in Southeastern’s program to win the Walter Payton Award. Last season’s recipient of the award was North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, who was previously selected third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelley named Walter Payton Award finalist

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2021

After capping off a seven-game 2021 spring season, Lions’ starting quarterback Cole Kelley was named a finalist for the Walter Payton Award. The award is given annually to the best overall player...

With the winning streak the Lady Lions secured the number 2 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament. The Lady Lions women’s volleyball team continued to stay hot over the week as they extended their win streak to seven games after knocking off Houston Baptist and Incarnate Word

Last week in sports: March 16-March 23

Gerard Borne, Editor-In-Chief March 23, 2021

The Lady Lions women’s volleyball team continued to stay hot over the week as they extended their win streak to seven games after knocking off Houston Baptist and Incarnate Word. Sitting at 10-3 the...

Senior center Drew Jones checks Northwestern State’s defensive line prior to snapping the ball to senior quarterback Cole Kelley. The Lions moved to 2-1 on the spring season after defeating the Demons at home .

Lions outlast Demons on game-winning field goal

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 16, 2021

With the score tied 24-24 and seconds remaining on the clock, fans in Strawberry Stadium anticipated overtime for Saturday night’s football game against Northwestern State. The No. 18 Lions left no...

Senior quarterback Cole Kelley threw for 301 total yards in Saturday’s 25-20 victory over McNeese State University. Kelley is a native of Lafayette and a transfer from the University of Arkansas. The Lions will face Northwestern State University at home on March 13 at 6 pm.

Lions defeat McNeese at home 25-20

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter March 9, 2021

After over a year of absence from Strawberry Stadium, the Lions returned home to defeat the McNeese Cowboys 25-20. The Lions’ conference rival maintained the pressure throughout the game, keeping the...

Lions look to win Southland after historic 2019 season

Lions look to win Southland after historic 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2021

The 2019 season was one for the record books for the university’s football team. From knocking off No. 6 ranked Jacksonville State in the season opener to having a 17-point comeback over No. 8 Villanova...

What are your thoughts on Andrew Luck retiring due to the mental toll from having physical injuries?

What are your thoughts on Andrew Luck retiring due to the mental toll from having physical injuries?

September 27, 2019

  “Andrew Luck has millions of dollars. He’s taken care of his family fine, but his health was at question. So, I completely understand what he’s doing. I’d probably do the same thing...

University cheerleaders charge onto the field in Strawberry Stadium to cheer on the Lions at the start of a game. Cole Kelley, a transfer from the University of Arkansas, looks to have that same atmosphere next season as a member of the university’s football team.

Kelley returns home to finish eligibility

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter March 11, 2019

Cole Kelley, a Lafayette native, transferred to the Lions to play as a quarterback after playing for two seasons at the University of Arkansas. Frank Scelfo, football head coach, believes Kelley will...

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