The Lion's Roar

Rising to the top

Matt Riser, baseball head coach, gives a motivational talk to the team. Coming off last season’s 37-22 record, Riser looks to maintain his success with the program this season.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

Ranked among the top 10 coaches under the age of 40 in “Baseball America,” Matt Riser, baseball head coach, looks forward to a successful season in 2019. Although he once aspired to have a career in medicine, Riser chose to pursue his passion. “Coming out of college, I originally planned to p...

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Bryce Tassin, a junior pitcher, throws a pitch in the eighth inning of the alumni game. The Lions scored a 13-3 victory against the alumni team.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

In a scrimmage against university alumni including former and current professional baseball players, the Lions won 13-3. Matt Riser, baseball head coach, discussed the incentive of holding the alumni game. "It's a great thing that our baseball team hosts for the community," said Riser. "It's more...

Father and son bonding at camp

Father and son pairs participated in baseball's first

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

The Lions baseball team offered its first "Father/Son Camp" to help build relationships between fathers and sons on and off the field. 30 father and son pairs signed up to learn more about baseball techniques from university coaches on Nov. 19 at Alumni Field. Baseball Head Coach Matt Riser explained...

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Football, baseball and men’s basketball attract the most attendees to their games at the university. The popularity of these sports stem both from their national popularity and their success in season play.

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...

Eyes on the nation’s most popular sports

Since 1972, football has been the most popular spectator sport in the United States. 37 percent of Americans reported it as their favorite sport to watch.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018

Across the nation, people tune in to watch teams compete in their favorite sports.  According to a Gallup poll, 37 percent of Americans voted football as their favorite sport to watch followed by basketball at 11 percent, baseball at nine percent and soccer at seven percent in 2017. The same poll sh...