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The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Larry Hymel (right) and his daughter Kayla Hymel Tomeny pose for a picture at Roux & Brew Seafood and Steak House in Ponchatoula during his book signing on June 18.

SLU athletics legend Larry Hymel releases book on Lion sports history

Chase Gispert July 19, 2022

SLU has a rich tradition in sports, and Larry Hymel portrays this in his new book, “70 Years: Southeastern Lions Athletic History.”   Larry Hymel is as decorated as they come, having served as...

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.

A relationship rebuilt

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,...

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