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

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Caldwell looks to lead Lions to 2021 Southland Championship

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter October 16, 2020

After averaging 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 13 blocks for the Lions men’s basketball team in 2020, sophomore guard/forward Nick Caldwell is looking to lead the Lions to a 2021 Southland Conference title. Caldwell,...

Riley Conroy was coached in college at Tulane University by former NBA Coach of the Year Mike Dunleavy Sr. The Tulane alumnus is currently obtaining a MBA in Sports Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Lions men’s basketball promotes Riley Conroy to interim assistant coach

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

After serving one season as the men’s basketball director operations and recruiting coordinator, Riley Conroy has been promoted to assistant head coach. Conroy was promoted from director of operations...

Mark Lieberman, associate head coach and fourth from left, started his coaching career in Florida after graduating from Florida International University. Lieberman was first introduced to head coach David Kiefer over twenty years ago before Lieberman coached with Louisiville legend Rick Patino.

From New York City to Hammond: Lieberman’s journey

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter October 9, 2020

Mark Lieberman, associate head coach for men’s basketball, arrived at the university in the fall of 2019 shortly after David Kiefer was promoted to head coach. Lieberman, a New York City native, has...

Senior guard Von Julien brings the ball down the court in Saturday’s 95-92 victory over Northwestern State University. With the win the Lions improved their regular season record to 7-22, Julien finished the game with eight points, two rebounds and three assists.

Lions top Demons 95-92 in power outage

Brynn Lundy , Staff Reporter March 3, 2020

After losing eight games in a row, the university men’s basketball team secured a victory over Northwestern State at the Senior Day game on Saturday, Feb. 29, with a final score of 95-92. To start...

University basketball takes loss against Abilene Christian

University basketball takes loss against Abilene Christian

Symiah Dorsey, Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter February 23, 2020

The university men’s and women’s basketball teams fell to Abilene Christian University in consecutive home games as they each trailed their opponents by six points. Both teams took on the reigning...

Freshman guard Byron Smith brings the ball down court during their game against Grambling State University. Smith finished the game with four points, one steal and two rebounds. With Friday’s 79-74 win, the Lions sit at a 3-6 record.

Lions prepare for late December road trip after beating Jackson State

Gerard Borne , Staff Reporter December 14, 2019

The Lions are currently sitting at a 3-6 record after defeating Southern University at New Orleans on Dec. 6. Lions prepare for a three-game road trip that will span across three states. The team will...

Senior guard Von Julien gets ready to catch a pass from freshman guard Byron Smith. With the 65-58 victory the Lions improved to 2-2 on the regular season. Southeasterns next game will be on the road against the University of Tulsa on Nov. 20.

Lions knock off Rams to earn a second victory

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter November 20, 2019

The men’s basketball team took a win on Nov. 17, defeating the University of Mobile Rams 65-58. The team made 23 of 63 field goal attempts, had 18 defensive rebounds and 17 total steals.  David...

Jeremiah Saunders, a sophomore guard, defends in Saturday’s win against William Carey University. Saunders is one of two returning starters for the 2019-2020 season.

Men’s basketball starts a new chapter this season

Maggie Tregre , Staff Reporter November 1, 2019

After finishing the last season with a 17-16 record and a 12-6 record in the Southland Conference play, the men’s basketball team is preparing for the fall 2019 season. This year, there are seven...

Jordan Brooks, men’s basketball assistant coach.

New season, new assistant coach

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter October 16, 2019

The university men’s basketball team has welcomed a new assistant coach. Jordan Brooks has been recruited to the team to guide players and coach from the upcoming season onwards. Before being hired...

The Lions beat the Northwestern State University Demons 69-55. Moses Greenwood, senior forward, led the Lions with 22 points.

Lions show out on Senior Day

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter March 8, 2019

On Senior Day, the Lions basketball team beat the Northwestern State University Demons 69-55. Moses Greenwood, senior forward, led the Lions with 22 points. Jay Ladner, head coach of men's basketball,...

Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, poses with the Harlem Globetrotters including former player Nate Lofton in the University Center. Ladner aims to help his players reach their full potential as a coach.

Lead a team like a family

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor February 27, 2019

With decades of coaching experience, Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, constructs relationships with his team as he continues to break school records. Growing up the son of a basketball...

Marlain Veal, senior guard, looks for an open pass in Saturdays game against Nicholls State University. The Lions beat the Colonels 91-70.

Lions are victorious at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter February 4, 2019

In the ninth Southland Conference game of the season, the men's basketball team landed a victory against Nicholls State University. The Lions finished the game 91-70, setting the overall record to 9-13. Marlain...

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