The Lion's Roar

Destined to compete

Daisha Nickelson, a sophomore hurdler on the track and field team, runs her event, the 100-meter hurdles, at the Strawberry Relays. Nickelson’s love of playing sports led her to pursue being a college athlete.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

From a competitive nature to passion, different factors contribute to student-athletes’ decision to play at the collegiate level. Kia Coleman, a freshman jumper on the track and field team, knew she was meant to be an athlete from an early age. “I knew since when I was racing on the playground ...

The purpose of a uniform

In the Mane DIsh, workers can be identified by their black uniforms. Whether for work, recreation, sports or academics, uniforms can be seen every day.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

Whether for work, sports, recreation or school, students’ preferences for uniforms can depend on a number of factors. Connor Wilson, a junior golfer, views his uniform as a means to showcase the university and honor his family. “It’s nice to be able to put on a shirt that has a Southeastern golf logo and repr...

Student-athletes admire the work ethic of pros

The men’s basketball team stretches to warm up before the game against Sam Houston State University. Athletes are commonly viewed as role models to both athletes and non-athletes alike.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Professional athletes help shape other athletes’ games and character. Evan Pace, a senior catcher for the baseball team, shared how athletes can relate to professional athletes in their particular sport. “They’ve been through what we’ve been through,” said Pace. “Most of the baseball athletes hav...