The Lion's Roar

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018

The Lions football team wrapped up its last home game of the season with a 23-6 win against McNeese State University. The two teams competed on Nov. 3 in Strawberry Stadium. The match was also "Senior Night" for the Lions. Head Coach Frank Scelfo shared his thoughts on the match. "Our guys did...

Trailing behind at home

Trailing behind at home

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

With over 600 yards given up on defense, the Lions football team lost to Abilene Christian University this past Saturday at the athletic Hall of Fame Game 48-27. Head Coach Frank Scelfo was disappointed by the team's performance as a whole. "We didn’t practice like that all week long," said Scelfo....

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018

The Homecoming Game ended with a victory for the Lions over the Houston Baptist University Huskies 62-52. The Lions and Huskies faced off in Strawberry Stadium on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. To Frank Scelfo, head coach, his team's resiliency stood out to him. "I'd say we compete all the way through the...

Lions hold off demons

Lions hold off demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2018

The lions football team faced the Northwestern State University demons and emerged victorious with a 2-3 record. The lions were first on the board with a touchdown in the second play of the game. Northwestern State answered with a field goal. The second quarter started with a connection from Chason...

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

The last time the Lions played Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge was in 1949 where they lost 48-7. On Sept. 8, history repeated itself when the Lions lost to the LSU Tigers 31-0. Frank Scelfo, head coach, listed some of the reasons that contributed to the team’s loss. “False starts,...

Looking for luck on the field

Looking for luck on the field

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018

While skill, talent, hard work and dedication play a large role in sporting events, sometimes a bit of luck can determine the outcome of a game. Because of this, players and coaches alike often have rituals or good luck charms for game day. The football team’s superstitions begin with Frank Scelfo,...

Quirks of a football coach

Quirks of a football coach

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018

Everyone has their quirks, and the football coaching staff is not immune to this. “Every coach has their sayings,” said Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback. “Coach Stevens is just always real laid-back, real calm and collected. We’ve never seen coach Stevens yell. Coach Spurlock: he don’t...

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018

Sports fans consistently head out to sporting venues or tune in on the TV and radio to watch their favorite teams compete. By attendance, football, baseball and men’s basketball are the university’s most popular sports. On record, football’s most attended game was against Jackson State University...

Four players named to preseason teams

Four players named to preseason teams

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 7, 2018

The league honored four Lion football players by naming them to the 2018 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Teams. Junior kick returner Juwan Petit-Frere was selected for the first team while sophomore running back Marcus Cooper, junior offensive lineman Alfred Beverly III and senior linebacker...

Athletics thanks sponsors

Athletics thanks sponsors

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 30, 2018

Athletics showed its appreciation to sponsors at its inaugural "Partner Kickoff Luncheon." Sponsors included the official health care of university athletics North Oaks Health System, the official chicken finger of university athletics Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the official wealth advisors...

New faces, new season

New faces, new season

Jennifer Dettwiller, Staff Reporter

July 23, 2018

The university football team welcomes 17 new recruits to the team roster for the upcoming 2018 football season. Head Coach Frank Scelfo described his hopes for the upcoming season with the new talent the recruits bring to the team. “We’re very excited about the incoming class of recruits who...