The Lion's Roar

Southland Conference postpones fall sports

All fall sports have been postponed for the fall semester, the Southland Conference announced on Thursday.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

After weeks of speculation and uncertainty, the Southland Conference announced that all fall sports will be postponed.  The Southland Conference Board of Directors decided that football, volleyball, women’s soccer and cross country will not participate in any league competitions in the fall of 2020.  Inst...

Adeyemi-Berglund selected third to Stampeders

Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund celebrates a sack in the 2018 matchup against Louisiana State University. The Lions lost to the Tigers 31-0 to fall to 0-2.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, Canadian native from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, did something a university football player has never done before. Adeyemi-Berglund was the first-ever Lion selected in the Canadian Football League, drafted to the Calgary Stampeders in the first round with the third overall pick...

Lions promote Lachney to interim defensive coordinator for 2020 season

Chris Lachney.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2020

After the sudden departure of defensive coordinator Lance Guidry to Florida Atlantic University, the Lions were left with a hole in the defensive coordinator position on its coaching staff. Head football coach Frank Scelfo decided to stay in-house and promote linebackers coach Chris Lachney to interim ...

Football commit fatally shot just weeks after signing on with the university

Football commit fatally shot just weeks after signing on with the university

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

On Sunday Feb. 23, it was announced that university football commit Terry Delaney was murdered on the 3340 block of O’Neal Ln. in Baton Rouge. Delaney was 17 years old and chose to sign with the university on Feb. 5 to play on the defensive line. The 6’3, 317 pound strong side defensive lineman...

Hammond vs. Ponchatoula in Strawberry Stadium this Friday

Hammond High Magnet School will play against Ponchatoula High School on Friday, Nov. 8 at Strawberry Stadium.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Hammond High Magnet School’s football team is set to play against Ponchatoula High School at Strawberry Stadium on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The Hammond Tornadoes and the Ponchatoula Green Wave are considered athletic rivals within Tangipahoa Parish, and as a result, the game attracts attention from...

Lions move into second place with win over Stephen F. Austin

Glader Huszar, a freshman linebacker, brings down a Stephen F. Austin receiver. Huszar finished the game half a sack and half a tackle for loss. The Lions totaled 421 yards of total offense against the Lumberjacks. Southeastern is currently in sixth place in total offense in the FCS.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Lions football team emerged victorious over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks with a 47-30 Southland win on Nov. 2 in Strawberry Stadium. Frank Scelfo, head coach, commented on both teams’ good efforts, including what he was proud of from the Lions’ performance on the field. “Give credit...

Football ranked in top 25 after win

 Marcus Cooper, a sophomore running back, returns a kick in the Lions’ opening game against Jacksonville State University.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

For the first time since 2015, the university football team is ranked in the STATS FCS top 25 rankings. The Lions are sitting at No. 23 after knocking off then No. 6 Jacksonville State University 35-14 in the home opener on Aug. 29. Devonte Williams, a senior running back, shared how it felt to...

Lions prepared to take on Gamecocks

Thursday night’ matchup against the Gamecocks can be seen on ESPN or listened to on KSLU 90.9 FM. This will be the Lions’ first non-conferencematchup of the year and only non-conference game at Strawberry Stadium.

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

This weekend, the Lions football team will open the season against last season’s number one team in the Ohio Valley Conference. The game is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. “I don’t have any concerns right now,” stated Frank Scelfo, football head coach. “Just...

Lions prepare for 2019 season

The Lions football players storm the field before a game. The football team is hard at work with summer practices right now as they prepare for the opening game against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 29 in Strawberry Stadium.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

This year, the Lions will open up their season at home against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 29. With Jacksonville State’s impressive history - being ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference since 2014 - Frank Scelfo expects the first game to be a tough one. “They truly have a great...

Personal development goes beyond the game

Personal development goes beyond the game

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Playing a sport and developing athletic abilities enables athletes to grow beyond just the field. Athletes get an opportunity to advance skills like leadership, maintaining trust and accepting failures and successes while learning to play a sport with their teammates. David DiPiazza, president of the men...

Summer preparations

Football players sharpen their skills during a pregame warm up. Over the summer, athletes continue their practice regimen to prepare for the next season.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

When the school year ends, many student athletes prepare for summer practice routines. Football players are among the student-athletes who practice during the summer months. Their workouts may vary in frequency and duration from regular season and from each other, but each athlete has goals and exerc...

A relationship rebuilt

Lions football players signed posters and interacted with the community at “Hot August Night“ this past semester. In 1985, the football program at the university was cut due to a lack of funding. When the program was first cut, athletes and supporters abandoned the university with nothing here for them anymore. Since the 18-year hiatus ended in 2003, support for the football program has started to return. This is visible in funding and alumni involvement.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 7, 2019

In over a decade, the relationship between Lions football and the community began to grow again. In 1985, the football program was discontinued and entered an 18-year hiatus. Ken Kenelly, a 1975 alumnus, played on the Lions football team 1970-73 and later coached the team. He experienced the shift whe...