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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...

Forward Ellie Williams runs the ball during Southeasterns match against Houston Baptist on April 1.

Last Week in Sports: April 12-19

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

After heading into the Southland Conference Tournament with a 6-2-3 conference record, the Lady Lions Soccer squad ran the table and earned the program’s fourth Southland Tournament Title by knocking...

Last Week in Sports: April 5-12

Last Week in Sports: April 5-12

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021

After losing two straight River Bell Rivalry games to the Colonels, the Lions football team hit the road to try and change their luck in the adjusted 2021 spring season. Last season’s matchup against...

Senior wide receiver Austin Mitchell lines up for a snap against McNeese State University on March 6. The Lions defeated McNeese 25-20 with Mitchell having 3 receptions for 18 yards. The Lions will take on Nicholls State University on Apr. 10.

Austin Mitchell: The man, the myth, the receiver from Plaquemine

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter April 7, 2021

Plaquemine, a small community nestled along a bend in the Mississippi River, is where it all started for senior wide receiver Austin Mitchell.  At just five years old, Mitchell was throwing and catching...

Over the weekend James Benson II and Jonathon Sawyer both broke university records in the 400 meter race. The Lions’ track and field sqaud will be back in action on April 1 in Gainesville, Fla.

Last week in Sports: March 23-30

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

During the week of March 22-29, the track and field squad continued to break records, with Jonathon Sawyer breaking the university record for the 400-meter race. The senior broke James Benson’s record,...

In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) shakes hands with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) after an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. Winston signed a one-year contract with the Saints in 2021.

Drew Brees calls it a career after 20 seasons in the NFL

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2021

Over the weekend, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees officially retired from the National Football League. Speculation arose that Brees would be returning after the Saints fell to the Buccaneers...

The Lions defeated Northwestern State University 27-24 on Saturday March 13. On March 20, the Lions will hit the road to take on the University of Incarnate Word.

Last week In Sports: March 10-16

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2021

The sports-packed spring semester continued last week with the Lions baseball team extending its win streak to eight games.  Currently sitting at 11-4, Lions baseball swept Southland Conference rival...

 A university cheerleader smiles at fans while she sells programs at the football game in Strawberry Stadium on March 6, 2021. Despite precautions put in place, fans showed their Lion pride with family and friends after 461 days since the last home game.

Football is back and students are loving it

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

On Saturday, Lion fans returned to Strawberry Stadium for the long-awaited football home opener.    Many were there to support the Lions as they crushed the McNeese State Cowboys 25-20 on March 6....

Junior wide receiver CJ Turner lines up against a McNeese State University defensive back. The Lions will play their next home game on March 13 against Northwestern State University.

Last week in sports: March 3-9

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2021

Southeastern started the month of March on the right foot after the football, women’s basketball and baseball teams all collected victories. The Lions football team shifted back into the win column...

Senior distance runner Shea Foster broke the Southeastern record for the 8k. The teams conference championship is currently scheduled for Feb. 15.

Last week in sports: Feb. 2-9

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2021

The week of Feb. 2-9 was a relatively quiet week of athletics for Southeastern as only two of the 12 university sports teams had games/matches. The university’s cross country squad had a record-breaking...

The Lady Lions volleyball team kicked off their 2021 season with splitting a weekend series with the University of Southern Miss. Head coach Jeremy White looks to improve on his 2019 campaign.

Last Week in Southeastern Sports

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2021

The men’s basketball team continued their hot streak with two home victories over Southland foes University of Central Arkansas and the University of New Orleans. The Lions went into last week at 2-4...

The 2019 alumnus Chason Virgil passed for a total of 3,791 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Lions in his senior season.  Virgil, a native of Mesquite, Texas returned to his home state to coach and teach at North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas.  Virgil one day hopes to become a head coach at the high school level.

Former Lion tries hand at coaching Texas high school football

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter November 20, 2020

After finishing his collegiate career in the Lions’ record books, 2019 alumnus Chason Virgil decided to try his hand at coaching football in the state of Texas. Virgil, a native of Mesquite, Texas,...

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