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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Strawberry Stadium has been the proud home of Southeastern football since 1937.

OPINION | Why SLU football needs greater fan support for next season

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor December 15, 2023

Southeastern football did not enjoy a very successful season on the gridiron this fall. Following a Southland Conference championship in 2022, the Lions faltered in 2023 to a final record of 3-8. However,...

Junior Lions running back Harlan Dixon attempts to get by Colonels defender Brandon Lairy at Strawberry Stadium during the River Bell Classic. (Nov. 16, 2023 - Hammond)

A look back at the 34th edition of the River Bell Classic

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor December 14, 2023

Southeastern (3-8, 3-4 SLC) was unable to get a fourth straight victory a month ago to the day in Strawberry Stadium against Nicholls (6-5, 7-0 SLC) during the 34th edition of the River Bell Classic, ultimately...

Lions cruise past FAMU in first round of FCS Playoffs

Lions cruise past FAMU in first round of FCS Playoffs

Chase Gispert, Staff Reporter November 29, 2021

Southeastern (8-3) made it look easy in their 38-14 defeat of Florida A&M (9-2) on Saturday night in the team’s return to the postseason. The special teams unit, coached by Ross Jenkins, made...

Lions cruise past Demons 56-28

Lions cruise past Demons 56-28

Chase Gispert, Staff Reporter November 14, 2021

Heading into battle with Northwestern State on Saturday night, Southeastern ranked No. 14 in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25 and carried a 7-2 record.  The game went about as the records suggested, with...

In the University Center, student actors learn the waltz for a wedding scene in Big Love during rehearsal.

Southeastern brings on romantic crime thriller “Big Love”

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter November 8, 2021

Southeastern’s theatre department will premiere the murder mystery “Big Love” on Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.  The play will take place in the Strawberry Stadium Parking Garage. The Vonnie Borden...

The Lionettes and cheerleaders hype up the crowd at Strawberry Jam in the parking garage. Strawberry Jam was moved from the field to the parking garage at Strawberry Stadium due to weather.

A reflection on Welcome Week

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter August 23, 2021

On the horizon of the first full week of school, Welcome Week commenced with fun events and activities for incoming students.  From Aug. 15-20, many of the week’s events took place on all different...

Senior center Drew Jones checks Northwestern State’s defensive line prior to snapping the ball to senior quarterback Cole Kelley. The Lions moved to 2-1 on the spring season after defeating the Demons at home .

Lions outlast Demons on game-winning field goal

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 16, 2021

With the score tied 24-24 and seconds remaining on the clock, fans in Strawberry Stadium anticipated overtime for Saturday night’s football game against Northwestern State. The No. 18 Lions left no...

 A university cheerleader smiles at fans while she sells programs at the football game in Strawberry Stadium on March 6, 2021. Despite precautions put in place, fans showed their Lion pride with family and friends after 461 days since the last home game.

Football is back and students are loving it

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

On Saturday, Lion fans returned to Strawberry Stadium for the long-awaited football home opener.    Many were there to support the Lions as they crushed the McNeese State Cowboys 25-20 on March 6....

Senior quarterback Cole Kelley threw for 301 total yards in Saturday’s 25-20 victory over McNeese State University. Kelley is a native of Lafayette and a transfer from the University of Arkansas. The Lions will face Northwestern State University at home on March 13 at 6 pm.

Lions defeat McNeese at home 25-20

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter March 9, 2021

After over a year of absence from Strawberry Stadium, the Lions returned home to defeat the McNeese Cowboys 25-20. The Lions’ conference rival maintained the pressure throughout the game, keeping the...

High schools throughout southeast Louisiana have been using Strawberry Stadium to play football games. More than 15 games have taken place so far. Andrew
Bechac, deputy director of athletics, believes sharing Strawberry Stadium goes hand in hand with developing the university’s relationship with the community.

High schools find temporary home at Strawberry Stadium

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter November 10, 2020

High schools throughout southeast Louisiana have used the university’s facilities to host football games during the fall semester. Due to capacity restrictions, a number of high schools have sought...

Students, faculty and community members gathered in Strawberry Stadium on Dec. 7 to watch the FCS Playoff game against the University of Montana. Fans were encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and food while cheering for the Lions.

Athletics hosts watch party at home to support away game

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter December 11, 2019

While the university football team was on the road playing the University of Montana, a group of students and community members had the opportunity to cheer on the Lions at home. Athletic Marketing...

The university hosts home games in the Strawberry Stadium. The Lions’ overall record for the season stands at 3-6. Paul Girard is the PA announcer for the football home games, and he informs audiences about latest updates.

Girard is the voice of the stadium

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter November 1, 2018

With student-athletes implementing their strategies for the games and cheerleaders entertaining the crowd, announcements updating the crowd about the latest development contribute to the spirit on the...

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