The Lion's Roar

REC Sports and Wellness turns to esports

The most popular game for the 2020 esports season was Call of Duty, a cross platform war-like video game. Of the 308 participants in the state of Louisiana 70 are students at Southeastern. The second most popular game this season was RocketLeague.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2020

With the intramural spring sports seasons being cancelled, Recreational Sports and Wellness turned to a new type of competition for university students. The REC launched its first-ever esports season in the spring semester of 2019. The idea came about due to students having no way to compete against eac...

Flag Football wraps up season with championships

Flag Football wraps up season with championships

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

The 2019 Intramural Flag Football season wrapped up Tuesday night with the championship rounds in Strawberry Stadium. In the first game, Kappa Sigma A team defeated Kappa Sigma B team 24-12 to win the men’s greek league, in the second game Phi Mu Fraternity defeated Alpha Omicron Pi 7-6 to bring h...

REC helps youth stay active

Children participate in art activities during the “Roomie’s REC Camp.“ This year’s camp begins on May 28 and will provide children aged 4-12 opportunities to engage in a friendly learning environment.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness works to promote various youth programs for the entire community to experience. “Roomie’s REC Camp” offers the chance for children aged 4-12 years to build self-confidence while being engaged in a friendly, learning environment. The summer camp will be held near t...

Students can get muddy and have fun

Students enjoy themselves and bond while participating in “Swamp Bowl.” The mud volleyball tournament is hosted each year outside the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The annual “Fais Do Do and Swamp Bowl” offers students a chance to enjoy friendly competition as final exams approach. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 3-7:30 p.m. outside the Pennington Student Activity Center. The “Swamp Bowl” tournament will provide participants with a fun and safe environm...

Intramural softball league rolls on

Six teams fought for their place in the intramural softball league at North Oak Park. The teams

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2019

The intramural softball league, hosted by Recreational Sports and Wellness, matched up another six competitive teams. The league continued on Thursday, March 14 in the North Oak Park at 6 p.m. The "White Lightening" beat the "Kappa Sigma Brew Crew" 18-2 while the "Alpha Trap Tropics" secured a...

Kicks led three teams to victory

After three games, Delta Tau Delta, Arsenal, and Blue Lagoon were the winning teams. Students who wish to register their own intramural soccer teams can sign up on the university website.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019

Intramural soccer, sponsored by Recreational Sports and Wellness, had three back-to-back games. The matches started on Mar. 4 at 6 p.m. in North Oak Park. The first game was a matchup between "Multiple Scorgasams" and "Arsenal." The second game was "Delta Tau Delta" against Sig Tau Gamma Fraternity's...

Creating an engaging environment for kids

Cameron Wood, a sophomore business administration major, helps two kindergartners with their homework. This contributes to the goals of the “Rec Kids After School Program.”

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

After-school programs offer a convenient, helpful and engaging setting for children. Recreational Sports and Wellness organizes the “REC Kids After School Program” for kids from 5-13 years old. It aims to craft an educational and fun-filled environment by offering homework help to children, activities...

A racket, a serve and over a century of history

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 13, 2019

Intramural sports may promote physical activity and student engagement on college campuses, but their introduction also carries on the history of sports like badminton. The sport originates from battledore and shuttlecock, a game that resembles one in ancient Greek drawings. A more modern version of t...

Spring sports filling the rec

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness is offering 11 intramural sports leagues for students to participate in, including a tournament at Louisiana Tech University in April. The spring schedule starts with doubles racquetball on Feb. 6 and ends with “Swamp Bowl” on May 2. Jason Templet, coordinator of competitive sp...

Training to be an officiate

The rec center hosted its interest meeting for referee training on Jan. 31. Jason Templet, coordinator of competitive sports, presented information to the students at their first meeting.

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness put together a training session for students to teach the skills of being an official in charge of a basketball event. "Intramural Basketball Referee Training" took place on Jan. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center, Room 108. Jason...

Intramural football takes the field

Morgan Foret, Alpha Sigma Tau quarterback, rolls out to the right in her team's flag football match.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Intramural flag football was in full swing Monday afternoon as the Boo-Bees and Doo-Bees faced off against the Saints and Sinners Beta. On Monday, Sept. 17, the Saints and Sinners Beta were first to light up the scoreboard by scoring a touchdown in the first half. The second half was all Boo-Bees...

Solidarity in sport with special athletes

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

Recreational Sports and Wellness has joined teams with Special Olympics Louisiana to create a unified flag football league. Starting on Sept. 19, students from the university and Special Olympic athletes from the area will participate in their first flag football game of this season. Although this...