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  • Drew leads Cowgirls in series finale win over Incarnate Word

    Drew leads Cowgirls in series finale win over Incarnate Word

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:50:44 GMT
    Junior shortstop Hailey Drew hit two home runs and accounted for four RBI here Saturday in McNeese's 8-3 Southland Conference softball win against Incarnate Word to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The sweep is the third straight for the Cowgirls and the first conference series sweep of the season.   McNeese (22-11, 9-0 SLC) picked up 11 hits and got another good outing from senior pitcher Rachel Smith. Smith had a one-hit shutout going until the sixth...More >>
    Junior shortstop Hailey Drew hit two home runs and accounted for four RBI here Saturday in McNeese's 8-3 Southland Conference softball win against Incarnate Word to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The sweep is the third straight for the Cowgirls and the first conference series sweep of the season.   McNeese (22-11, 9-0 SLC) picked up 11 hits and got another good outing from senior pitcher Rachel Smith. Smith had a one-hit shutout going until the sixth...More >>
  • McNeese softball sweeps Friday double header over UIW

    McNeese softball sweeps Friday double header over UIW

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:57:45 GMT
    McNeese softball picked up a combined 21 hits in its 15-4 (5 inn.), 6-4 Southland Conference road doubleheader win here Friday against Incarnate Word. The series will conclude with a single game at noon Saturday. The game will be streamed and fans can also follow live stats. All links can be found on mcneesesports.com.  Incarnate Word (5-25, 1-7 SLC) scored in the opening frame of game 1 to take a 1-0 lead on three hits. The slim Cardinal lead didn’t last long as McNeese s...More >>
    McNeese softball picked up a combined 21 hits in its 15-4 (5 inn.), 6-4 Southland Conference road doubleheader win here Friday against Incarnate Word. The series will conclude with a single game at noon Saturday. The game will be streamed and fans can also follow live stats. All links can be found on mcneesesports.com.  Incarnate Word (5-25, 1-7 SLC) scored in the opening frame of game 1 to take a 1-0 lead on three hits. The slim Cardinal lead didn’t last long as McNeese s...More >>
  • Pokes hammer Nicholls in game one; extend home win streak to 14

    Pokes hammer Nicholls in game one; extend home win streak to 14

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:54:06 GMT
    Dustin Duhon's first career home run (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Dustin Duhon's first career home run (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Senior left-hander Austin Sanders worked seven innings to earn his second win of the year Friday afternoon while the McNeese baseball team erupted for six runs across the first three innings to cruise to a 9-2 victory over Nicholls at Joe Miller Ballpark.   The Cowboys, who remain perfect at home this season and have pushed their home winning streak to 14 straight dating back to last year, improved to 16-6 overall and 7-0 in the Southland Conference. The Pokes are now i...More >>
    Senior left-hander Austin Sanders worked seven innings to earn his second win of the year Friday afternoon while the McNeese baseball team erupted for six runs across the first three innings to cruise to a 9-2 victory over Nicholls at Joe Miller Ballpark.   The Cowboys, who remain perfect at home this season and have pushed their home winning streak to 14 straight dating back to last year, improved to 16-6 overall and 7-0 in the Southland Conference. The Pokes are now i...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:12:15 GMT
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
  • Guidry on returning to DC duties: "Defense is loving it"

    Guidry on returning to DC duties: "Defense is loving it"

    The Cowboys are practicing with more energy since head coach Lance Guidry took over the defensive coordinator duties. 

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    The Cowboys are practicing with more energy since head coach Lance Guidry took over the defensive coordinator duties. 

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  • McNeese bringing energy into spring drills

    McNeese bringing energy into spring drills

    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The Cowboys put on pads for the first time of the spring on Wednesday.

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    The Cowboys put on pads for the first time of the spring on Wednesday.

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  • McNeese softball falls 4-0 at Texas

    McNeese softball falls 4-0 at Texas

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:02:07 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Texas needed just two innings to score the runs it needed in a 4-0 softball win over McNeese here Wednesday. The Longhorns (17-11) scored three runs on four hits in their first at bat of the game in the first inning to take a quick 3-0 then added an insurance run in the sixth on a solo home run.  Devon Tunning led the first inning off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Stephanie Wong then scored on a double by Randel Leahy for a 1-0 lead. A single by Fe...More >>
    Texas needed just two innings to score the runs it needed in a 4-0 softball win over McNeese here Wednesday. The Longhorns (17-11) scored three runs on four hits in their first at bat of the game in the first inning to take a quick 3-0 then added an insurance run in the sixth on a solo home run.  Devon Tunning led the first inning off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Stephanie Wong then scored on a double by Randel Leahy for a 1-0 lead. A single by Fe...More >>
  • Green Wave rolls past McNeese, 10-2

    Green Wave rolls past McNeese, 10-2

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:45:32 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    The McNeese baseball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in its bout with in-state foe Tulane as the Green Wave rolled to a 10-2 victory at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium Tuesday night.   The defeat handed McNeese (15-6) only its second loss out of its last 10 contests while Tulane (7-13) picked up its second victory over a Southland Conference opponent this season. The Pokes are now 3-1 against in-state programs this year.   The Cowboys were out hit, 13-5, with...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in its bout with in-state foe Tulane as the Green Wave rolled to a 10-2 victory at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium Tuesday night.   The defeat handed McNeese (15-6) only its second loss out of its last 10 contests while Tulane (7-13) picked up its second victory over a Southland Conference opponent this season. The Pokes are now 3-1 against in-state programs this year.   The Cowboys were out hit, 13-5, with...More >>
  • McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-03-21 19:36:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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  • McNeese basketball great David Lawrence dies at 58

    McNeese basketball great David Lawrence dies at 58

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-03-21 18:42:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    McNeese Hall of Famer and Cowboy basketball great David Lawrence passed away at his residence in Milan, Italy on Monday. Lawrence, 58, the younger brother of another Cowboy great Edmond who passed away in 2015, played for the Cowboys from 1977-1980 and followed in his brother’s footsteps as becoming one of the greatest rebounders in school history. He’s one of three players in school history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, joining Edmond and John R...

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    McNeese Hall of Famer and Cowboy basketball great David Lawrence passed away at his residence in Milan, Italy on Monday. Lawrence, 58, the younger brother of another Cowboy great Edmond who passed away in 2015, played for the Cowboys from 1977-1980 and followed in his brother’s footsteps as becoming one of the greatest rebounders in school history. He’s one of three players in school history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, joining Edmond and John R...

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  • McNeese's Matt Gallier named SLC Hitter of the Week

    McNeese's Matt Gallier named SLC Hitter of the Week

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-03-21 04:03:11 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese senior third baseman Matt Gallier has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league announced Monday afternoon.   The weekly honor is the second for Gallier this season. He was named the LSWA Hitter of the Week earlier in the season for his efforts on the diamond. It is the fourth overall accolade for the Cowboy squad this season.   Gallier hit .500 (8-for-16) with five runs, five RBI, a double, three home runs and ...More >>
    McNeese senior third baseman Matt Gallier has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league announced Monday afternoon.   The weekly honor is the second for Gallier this season. He was named the LSWA Hitter of the Week earlier in the season for his efforts on the diamond. It is the fourth overall accolade for the Cowboy squad this season.   Gallier hit .500 (8-for-16) with five runs, five RBI, a double, three home runs and ...More >>
  • McNeese run-rules SFA to complete SLC series sweep

    McNeese run-rules SFA to complete SLC series sweep

    Sunday, March 19 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-03-19 22:16:47 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball team completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep of Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon as the Cowboys scored ten runs over the final three innings en route to an 11-1 run-rule victory at Joe Miller Ballpark. The series sweep marked the first time since 2014 that the Pokes (15-5, 6-0 SLC) swept back-to-back league series. McNeese has now won its first six contests to begin conference play, extending already its longest SLC winning streak in school histo...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep of Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon as the Cowboys scored ten runs over the final three innings en route to an 11-1 run-rule victory at Joe Miller Ballpark. The series sweep marked the first time since 2014 that the Pokes (15-5, 6-0 SLC) swept back-to-back league series. McNeese has now won its first six contests to begin conference play, extending already its longest SLC winning streak in school histo...More >>
  • McNeese sweeps Sam Houston State in three straight shutouts

    McNeese sweeps Sam Houston State in three straight shutouts

    Saturday, March 18 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-03-19 01:02:09 GMT
    Piancastelli 3-for-6 with 2 HR & RBI on Saturday. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Piancastelli 3-for-6 with 2 HR & RBI on Saturday. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    For the second straight day, McNeese softball scored early and often in its Southland Conference doubleheader win 8-0 (5 inn.) and 7-0 against Sam Houston State Saturday to pick up the series sweep over the Bearkats. McNeese opened the series with a 10-0 (5 inn.) win on Friday. McNeese outscored the Bearkats 25-0 in the series.   McNeese, winners of its last seven games and 13 of its last 14, improves to 19-10 on the season and 6-0 in conference play. Sam Houston State falls to 1...More >>
    For the second straight day, McNeese softball scored early and often in its Southland Conference doubleheader win 8-0 (5 inn.) and 7-0 against Sam Houston State Saturday to pick up the series sweep over the Bearkats. McNeese opened the series with a 10-0 (5 inn.) win on Friday. McNeese outscored the Bearkats 25-0 in the series.   McNeese, winners of its last seven games and 13 of its last 14, improves to 19-10 on the season and 6-0 in conference play. Sam Houston State falls to 1...More >>
  • Long ball helps Pokes past SFA to clinch series

    Long ball helps Pokes past SFA to clinch series

    Saturday, March 18 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-03-19 00:58:05 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    It was again the long ball that helped the McNeese baseball team to an 8-4 Southland Conference series victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon as a solo-shot from Matt Gallier in the seventh broke a 4-4 tie while a one-run bomb from Mitchell Rogers early in the game and a three-run homer from Robbie Podorsky helped provided insurance runs to help the Pokes remain perfect at The Jeaux.   McNeese improved to 14-5 overall with the victory a...More >>
    It was again the long ball that helped the McNeese baseball team to an 8-4 Southland Conference series victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon as a solo-shot from Matt Gallier in the seventh broke a 4-4 tie while a one-run bomb from Mitchell Rogers early in the game and a three-run homer from Robbie Podorsky helped provided insurance runs to help the Pokes remain perfect at The Jeaux.   McNeese improved to 14-5 overall with the victory a...More >>
  • Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

  • Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:56:17 GMT
    Lance Guidry working with defensive backs on day one of spring drill. (SourceLance Guidry working with defensive backs on day one of spring drill. (Source
    McNeese football opened spring drills under 2nd year head coach Lance Guidry.  On day one the defensive unit sported the old school D.W.A practice jerseys. Guidry ran around the practice field hollering from field to field with plenty of emphasis on defensive technique. After the departure of last years defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo, Guidry announced earlier this year he would take over those duties in 2017. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    McNeese football opened spring drills under 2nd year head coach Lance Guidry.  On day one the defensive unit sported the old school D.W.A practice jerseys. Guidry ran around the practice field hollering from field to field with plenty of emphasis on defensive technique. After the departure of last years defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo, Guidry announced earlier this year he would take over those duties in 2017. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Pokes take down SFA, 4-1; Remain perfect in SLC play

    Pokes take down SFA, 4-1; Remain perfect in SLC play

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:19:43 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
     A pair of RBI-hits from Shane Selman plus a Matt Gallier tater late in the game was enough to carry the McNeese baseball team past Stephen F. Austin, 4-1, in Friday's Southland Conference series opener to earn its 11th consecutive home win dating back to last season.   The home win streak currently stands as the fifth longest in the country and only three games behind leaders Louisville and South Florida. The Cowboys also are tied for fourth for the...More >>
     A pair of RBI-hits from Shane Selman plus a Matt Gallier tater late in the game was enough to carry the McNeese baseball team past Stephen F. Austin, 4-1, in Friday's Southland Conference series opener to earn its 11th consecutive home win dating back to last season.   The home win streak currently stands as the fifth longest in the country and only three games behind leaders Louisville and South Florida. The Cowboys also are tied for fourth for the...More >>
  • McNeese shuts out Sam Houston State in game one, 10-0

    McNeese shuts out Sam Houston State in game one, 10-0

    Friday, March 17 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-03-18 02:42:07 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball scored early and often and senior hurler Rachel Smith threw a gem in a 10-0, five inning Southland Conference win over Sam Houston State here Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series. The series will conclude with a noon doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (17-10, 4-0 SLC) has now won 12 of its last 13 games and it's the second straight time the Cowgirls begin a SLC series with a run-rule victory. Last Friday, McNeese defeated Central Arkans...More >>
    McNeese softball scored early and often and senior hurler Rachel Smith threw a gem in a 10-0, five inning Southland Conference win over Sam Houston State here Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series. The series will conclude with a noon doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (17-10, 4-0 SLC) has now won 12 of its last 13 games and it's the second straight time the Cowgirls begin a SLC series with a run-rule victory. Last Friday, McNeese defeated Central Arkans...More >>
  • McNeese opens spring football on Friday

    McNeese opens spring football on Friday

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:49:47 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese will kick-off its 2017 spring training session on Friday afternoon at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields for the first of 15 scheduled outings over the next 3 ½ weeks. The first two practices will be conducted in helmets and no pads with the first one in full pads will be on Wednesday, March 22. Two scrimmages are scheduled, the first on April 1 at 10 a.m. at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields, and the second, the Blue-Gold Spring Game, on April 8 at 1 o’clock, in...More >>
    McNeese will kick-off its 2017 spring training session on Friday afternoon at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields for the first of 15 scheduled outings over the next 3 ½ weeks. The first two practices will be conducted in helmets and no pads with the first one in full pads will be on Wednesday, March 22. Two scrimmages are scheduled, the first on April 1 at 10 a.m. at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields, and the second, the Blue-Gold Spring Game, on April 8 at 1 o’clock, in...More >>
  • McNeese softball on a roll heading into Sam Houston State series this weekend

    McNeese softball on a roll heading into Sam Houston State series this weekend

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:40:35 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese softball will return to the diamond this weekend after a week off to host Sam Houston State in a Southland Conference series beginning Friday night. McNeese (16-10, 3-0 SLC), winners of its last four games and 11 of its last 12 games will open the series against Sam Houston State (12-11, 3-0 SLC) with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday. The Bearkats enter the weekend on a five game winning streak and picked up a series ...More >>
    McNeese softball will return to the diamond this weekend after a week off to host Sam Houston State in a Southland Conference series beginning Friday night. McNeese (16-10, 3-0 SLC), winners of its last four games and 11 of its last 12 games will open the series against Sam Houston State (12-11, 3-0 SLC) with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday. The Bearkats enter the weekend on a five game winning streak and picked up a series ...More >>
  • McNeese to host Southern on the gridiron in 2019

    McNeese to host Southern on the gridiron in 2019

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:36:10 GMT
    Source: McNeeseSource: McNeese
    The Southern Jaguars will be coming to Cowboy Stadium in 2019. A contract was recently agreed upon, and signed, by both school’s athletic directors, that will have Southern playing in Lake Charles for the first time on Aug. 31, 2019. “We’re excited to have such a great program come to Cowboy Stadium, in what will no doubt, draw a big crowd,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “It’s always great when you can get an in-state team lik...More >>
    The Southern Jaguars will be coming to Cowboy Stadium in 2019. A contract was recently agreed upon, and signed, by both school’s athletic directors, that will have Southern playing in Lake Charles for the first time on Aug. 31, 2019. “We’re excited to have such a great program come to Cowboy Stadium, in what will no doubt, draw a big crowd,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “It’s always great when you can get an in-state team lik...More >>
  • Scheiner's homers send Houston past McNeese, 6-5

    Scheiner's homers send Houston past McNeese, 6-5

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-03-15 04:01:11 GMT
    (Source: UH Athletics)(Source: UH Athletics)
    The McNeese baseball team held an early lead and stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s ranked teams but it was the No. 24 Houston Cougars who used a pair of home runs to hit past the Cowboys and score a 6-5 mid-week victory at Schroeder Park Tuesday night. The loss snapped McNeese’s eight-game winning streak and dropped the Pokes to 12-5 overall on the season. The Cougars improved to a 10-5 mark on the season and 7-2 at home. For the 14th time this season, the Cowboy...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team held an early lead and stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s ranked teams but it was the No. 24 Houston Cougars who used a pair of home runs to hit past the Cowboys and score a 6-5 mid-week victory at Schroeder Park Tuesday night. The loss snapped McNeese’s eight-game winning streak and dropped the Pokes to 12-5 overall on the season. The Cougars improved to a 10-5 mark on the season and 7-2 at home. For the 14th time this season, the Cowboy...More >>
  • McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

  • McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-03-14 03:12:24 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Following a standout week on the diamond where it defeated a nationally ranked team plus completing a conference sweep, the McNeese baseball team has been recognized nationally by receiving votes from a couple of major collegiate polls. The Cowboys (12-4) received a vote from the USA Today Coaches’ Baseball Poll while also receiving votes from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in its weekly poll. The Pokes are one of two Southland Conference teams to rec...More >>
    Following a standout week on the diamond where it defeated a nationally ranked team plus completing a conference sweep, the McNeese baseball team has been recognized nationally by receiving votes from a couple of major collegiate polls. The Cowboys (12-4) received a vote from the USA Today Coaches’ Baseball Poll while also receiving votes from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in its weekly poll. The Pokes are one of two Southland Conference teams to rec...More >>
  • McNeese travels to Houston for mid-week tilt

    McNeese travels to Houston for mid-week tilt

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-03-14 03:10:20 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    The McNeese baseball team will be back in action Tuesday evening as the Cowboys travel to take on nationally-ranked Houston in a mid-week tilt set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s contest can be heard on KEZM 1310 AM and on kezmonline.com with Bruce Merchant calling the action. Fans can also follow the game by logging on to McNeeseSports.com and clicking on the “Live Stats” link under the baseball schedule page.  McNeese (12-4) had an outstanding week on the diamond as...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team will be back in action Tuesday evening as the Cowboys travel to take on nationally-ranked Houston in a mid-week tilt set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s contest can be heard on KEZM 1310 AM and on kezmonline.com with Bruce Merchant calling the action. Fans can also follow the game by logging on to McNeeseSports.com and clicking on the “Live Stats” link under the baseball schedule page.  McNeese (12-4) had an outstanding week on the diamond as...More >>
  • SFA eliminates McNeese from SLC women's basketball tourney, 77-63

    SFA eliminates McNeese from SLC women's basketball tourney, 77-63

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-03-10 23:12:50 GMT
    (Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The Southland Conference Women’s Player of the Year wasted little time establishing herself on Friday afternoon.   In the process, Taylor Ross and the rest of the third-seeded Ladyjacks imposed their will.

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    The Southland Conference Women’s Player of the Year wasted little time establishing herself on Friday afternoon.   In the process, Taylor Ross and the rest of the third-seeded Ladyjacks imposed their will.

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  • Pokes win eighth straight; sweep UCA, 5-3

    Pokes win eighth straight; sweep UCA, 5-3

    Sunday, March 12 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-03-13 01:28:24 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    With a strong relief effort from sophomore Aidan Anderson, the McNeese baseball team completed a three-game Southland Conference sweep over Central Arkansas, 5-3, Sunday afternoon to stretch its winning streak to eight consecutive on the season.   Entering in the top of the second to relieve starter Bryan King, Anderson worked an impressive 4.2 scoreless innings in his second appearance on the week. The right-hander limited the Bears offense to just one hit and a walk w...More >>
    With a strong relief effort from sophomore Aidan Anderson, the McNeese baseball team completed a three-game Southland Conference sweep over Central Arkansas, 5-3, Sunday afternoon to stretch its winning streak to eight consecutive on the season.   Entering in the top of the second to relieve starter Bryan King, Anderson worked an impressive 4.2 scoreless innings in his second appearance on the week. The right-hander limited the Bears offense to just one hit and a walk w...More >>
  • Cowgirls complete series sweep over UCA with 7-3 Win

    Cowgirls complete series sweep over UCA with 7-3 Win

    Saturday, March 11 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-03-12 01:30:47 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball defeated Central Arkansas 7-3 here Saturday to complete its Southland Conference sweep over the Bears. McNeese picked up an 8-0 (6 inning) and 6-2 doubleheader win over the Bears on Friday night.   McNeese 16-10, 3-0 SLC) scored runs in the first four innings and took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame on a RBI by Tori Yanitor and a UCA wild pitch.   UCA (7-17, 0-3 SLC) tied the game with two runs in the second via a Cowgirl error that allowed both ru...More >>
    McNeese softball defeated Central Arkansas 7-3 here Saturday to complete its Southland Conference sweep over the Bears. McNeese picked up an 8-0 (6 inning) and 6-2 doubleheader win over the Bears on Friday night.   McNeese 16-10, 3-0 SLC) scored runs in the first four innings and took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame on a RBI by Tori Yanitor and a UCA wild pitch.   UCA (7-17, 0-3 SLC) tied the game with two runs in the second via a Cowgirl error that allowed both ru...More >>
  • Deaton, Pokes withstand UCA to win series, 5-3

    Deaton, Pokes withstand UCA to win series, 5-3

    Saturday, March 11 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-03-12 01:27:55 GMT
     McNeese starting pitcher Rhett Deaton tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and only two walks to go along with a career-high nine strikeouts, while the McNeese baseball team withstood a late rally to earn a 5-3 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Bear Stadium.   Deaton (2-0) threw a career-high 101 pitches, 66 of which were for strikes, allowing just two UCA batters to advance past second base. After a pair of McNeese pitchers relieved ...More >>
     McNeese starting pitcher Rhett Deaton tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and only two walks to go along with a career-high nine strikeouts, while the McNeese baseball team withstood a late rally to earn a 5-3 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Bear Stadium.   Deaton (2-0) threw a career-high 101 pitches, 66 of which were for strikes, allowing just two UCA batters to advance past second base. After a pair of McNeese pitchers relieved ...More >>
  • Big hits lift Cowgirls to doubleheader sweep of UCA

    Big hits lift Cowgirls to doubleheader sweep of UCA

    Saturday, March 11 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-03-11 05:14:55 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Taylor Schmidt and Morgan Catron had the two big hits in separate games for the McNeese softball team to help the Cowgirls post a double header sweep over Central Arkansas, 8-0 and 6-2, to open up Southland Conference play on Friday night. Schmidt hit a two-out, fourth inning grand slam in the first game to spark the Cowgirls to an 8-0, 6-inning win. But not to be outdone, Catron blasted a three-run, first inning homer in game two as McNeese posted a 6-2 win in the night cap. The Co...More >>
    Taylor Schmidt and Morgan Catron had the two big hits in separate games for the McNeese softball team to help the Cowgirls post a double header sweep over Central Arkansas, 8-0 and 6-2, to open up Southland Conference play on Friday night. Schmidt hit a two-out, fourth inning grand slam in the first game to spark the Cowgirls to an 8-0, 6-inning win. But not to be outdone, Catron blasted a three-run, first inning homer in game two as McNeese posted a 6-2 win in the night cap. The Co...More >>
  • No. 6 McNeese handles No. 7 Nicholls in Southland Tournament first round, 79-58

    No. 6 McNeese handles No. 7 Nicholls in Southland Tournament first round, 79-58

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-03-09 23:05:22 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference Media Relations)(Source: Southland Conference Media Relations)
    A dominating effort from Frederica Haywood helped push sixth-seed McNeese past Nicholls 79-58 in the second opening round game of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. The Cowgirls advance to a Friday afternoon second-round matchup against third-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. SFA won the previous meeting, earning a 96-65 win at Burton Coliseum on Jan. 2.   Haywood scored 14 points and pulled down a career-...More >>
    A dominating effort from Frederica Haywood helped push sixth-seed McNeese past Nicholls 79-58 in the second opening round game of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. The Cowgirls advance to a Friday afternoon second-round matchup against third-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. SFA won the previous meeting, earning a 96-65 win at Burton Coliseum on Jan. 2.   Haywood scored 14 points and pulled down a career-...More >>
  • McNeese downs No. 7 LSU in front of record crowd

    McNeese downs No. 7 LSU in front of record crowd

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 11:51 PM EST2017-03-09 04:51:59 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    A squeeze bunt from McNeese senior Matt Gallier gave the McNeese baseball team the lead it was looking for late in Wednesday's sold out contest while two home runs from junior Mitchell Rogers sealed the Cowboys' victory over the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers at Joe Miller Ballpark.   A crowd of 2,821 spectators, a complex record, crammed The Jeaux to witness the showdown and neither McNeese or LSU did not disappoint.     With both teams deadlocked at 3-3 i...More >>
    A squeeze bunt from McNeese senior Matt Gallier gave the McNeese baseball team the lead it was looking for late in Wednesday's sold out contest while two home runs from junior Mitchell Rogers sealed the Cowboys' victory over the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers at Joe Miller Ballpark.   A crowd of 2,821 spectators, a complex record, crammed The Jeaux to witness the showdown and neither McNeese or LSU did not disappoint.     With both teams deadlocked at 3-3 i...More >>
  • Cowboys excited to host LSU for the first time since 2012

    Cowboys excited to host LSU for the first time since 2012

    LSU defeated the Cowboys, 19-10

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    LSU defeated the Cowboys, 19-10

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  • McNeese aiming to stay grounded vs No. 7 LSU

    McNeese aiming to stay grounded vs No. 7 LSU

    The battle of the Cowboys and Tigers is sold out

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    The battle of the Cowboys and Tigers is sold out

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  • Sixth-seeded Cowgirls preparing for Southland Conference Tournament matchup with Nicholls

    Sixth-seeded Cowgirls preparing for Southland Conference Tournament matchup with Nicholls

    McNeese heads to Katy, TX to face the Colonels on Thursday

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    McNeese heads to Katy, TX to face the Colonels on Thursday

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  • McNeese riding four-game winning streak heading into home contest with No. 7 LSU

    McNeese riding four-game winning streak heading into home contest with No. 7 LSU

    McNeese hosts the Tigers on Wednesday

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    McNeese hosts the Tigers on Wednesday

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  • Justin Hill gets career win No. 100 in McNeese's DH sweep over Prairie View A&M

    Justin Hill gets career win No. 100 in McNeese's DH sweep over Prairie View A&M

    Sunday, March 5 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-03-05 05:22:28 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese completed its three-game baseball sweep over Prairie View with a double header sweep on Saturday by scores of 12-9 and 7-2 while giving head coach Justin Hill his 100th career victory after the day's first win. The Cowboys (8-4), now winners of four straight while improving to 8-0 at home, will next be in action on Wednesday when they host LSU at 6 p.m. That game is sold out. McNeese combined for 24 hits in the twinbill as Will Fox collected four hits with two of those doub...

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    McNeese completed its three-game baseball sweep over Prairie View with a double header sweep on Saturday by scores of 12-9 and 7-2 while giving head coach Justin Hill his 100th career victory after the day's first win. The Cowboys (8-4), now winners of four straight while improving to 8-0 at home, will next be in action on Wednesday when they host LSU at 6 p.m. That game is sold out. McNeese combined for 24 hits in the twinbill as Will Fox collected four hits with two of those doub...

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  • Cowgirls fall to Lamar, earn SLC Tournament 6th seed

    Cowgirls fall to Lamar, earn SLC Tournament 6th seed

    Saturday, March 4 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-03-05 02:45:24 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese women’s basketball ended the regular season with an 83-67 loss to Lamar Saturday but will continue its season next week at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas as the sixth seed. The Cowgirls will face 7th seed Nicholls at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Merrell Center. The first three round games can be seen on ESPN3 while the championship game will be at 12 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. All Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1470/1...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball ended the regular season with an 83-67 loss to Lamar Saturday but will continue its season next week at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas as the sixth seed. The Cowgirls will face 7th seed Nicholls at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Merrell Center. The first three round games can be seen on ESPN3 while the championship game will be at 12 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. All Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1470/1...More >>
  • McNeese's comeback falls short in 90-83 loss to Lamar

    McNeese's comeback falls short in 90-83 loss to Lamar

    Saturday, March 4 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-03-05 02:00:38 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Colton Weisbrod scored 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting, including eight straight in a late game-breaking run, and Lamar beat McNeese State 90-83 in Saturday's season finale.

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    Colton Weisbrod scored 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting, including eight straight in a late game-breaking run, and Lamar beat McNeese State 90-83 in Saturday's season finale.

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  • McNeese softball downs BYU, SDSU in California

    McNeese softball downs BYU, SDSU in California

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-03-03 04:55:11 GMT
    (Source: Richard Martin/McNeese)(Source: Richard Martin/McNeese)
    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over Brigham Young and held on for a 7-6 win over San Diego State to extend its winning streak to five games here Thursday on the first day of the San Diego Classic I, hosted by both San Diego and San Diego State. McNeese (10-9) picked up a combined 19 hits on the day with four coming from California native, Taylor Schmidt. Schmidt led McNeese on the day with a .571 batting average and scored two runs. Baylee Corbello picked up three hits on the d...More >>
    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over Brigham Young and held on for a 7-6 win over San Diego State to extend its winning streak to five games here Thursday on the first day of the San Diego Classic I, hosted by both San Diego and San Diego State. McNeese (10-9) picked up a combined 19 hits on the day with four coming from California native, Taylor Schmidt. Schmidt led McNeese on the day with a .571 batting average and scored two runs. Baylee Corbello picked up three hits on the d...More >>
  • Sam Houston holds off McNeese, 79-74

    Sam Houston holds off McNeese, 79-74

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-03-03 04:20:51 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Kalob Ledoux and Stephen Ugochukwu each scored 17 points to lead McNeese in Thursday night’s Southland Conference game at Sam Houston State, but the Cowboys were unable to capitalize late in the game when given the opportunities as the Bearkats escaped with a 79-74 win. The loss was the seventh straight suffered by McNeese as it falls to 7-21 overall and 4-13 in league play. SHSU improves to 19-11 and 10-7 in the conference. The Bearkats never led by more than six points in th...More >>
    Kalob Ledoux and Stephen Ugochukwu each scored 17 points to lead McNeese in Thursday night’s Southland Conference game at Sam Houston State, but the Cowboys were unable to capitalize late in the game when given the opportunities as the Bearkats escaped with a 79-74 win. The loss was the seventh straight suffered by McNeese as it falls to 7-21 overall and 4-13 in league play. SHSU improves to 19-11 and 10-7 in the conference. The Bearkats never led by more than six points in th...More >>
  • Seniors lead Cowgirls to road victory over Sam Houston State

    Seniors lead Cowgirls to road victory over Sam Houston State

    Thursday, March 2 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-03-03 03:11:09 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Seniors Amber Donnes and Victoria Rachal combined to score 37 points in a 61-58 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference victory over Sam Houston State. Donnes scored a game high and tied her career high with 21 points. The Hammond native scored 11 first half points, ending the game 8 of 15 from the field including three 3-pointers. Rachal chipped in with 16 points on 6 of 12 from the field along with two three-pointers.  Frederica Haywood continued her consi...More >>
    Seniors Amber Donnes and Victoria Rachal combined to score 37 points in a 61-58 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference victory over Sam Houston State. Donnes scored a game high and tied her career high with 21 points. The Hammond native scored 11 first half points, ending the game 8 of 15 from the field including three 3-pointers. Rachal chipped in with 16 points on 6 of 12 from the field along with two three-pointers.  Frederica Haywood continued her consi...More >>
  • McNeese's homers send Pokes past ULM, 14-5

    McNeese's homers send Pokes past ULM, 14-5

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-03-02 05:20:04 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Joe Provenzano hit two home runs while driving in six and Matt Gallier belted a 3-run, fifth inning home run to spark a 6-run inning as McNeese rallied from an early game deficit to down Louisiana-Monroe for the second time in the last eight days, this time by a 14-5 score. McNeese (5-4) improved to 4-0 at home after winning the first of a five-game home stand. The Cowboys trailed 5-2 to the Warhawks (4-5) going into the bottom of the fifth inning when the bats exploded for five hit...

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    Joe Provenzano hit two home runs while driving in six and Matt Gallier belted a 3-run, fifth inning home run to spark a 6-run inning as McNeese rallied from an early game deficit to down Louisiana-Monroe for the second time in the last eight days, this time by a 14-5 score. McNeese (5-4) improved to 4-0 at home after winning the first of a five-game home stand. The Cowboys trailed 5-2 to the Warhawks (4-5) going into the bottom of the fifth inning when the bats exploded for five hit...

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  • Hot hitting Cowgirls defeat South Alabama on Mardi Gras

    Hot hitting Cowgirls defeat South Alabama on Mardi Gras

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:21 PM EST2017-03-01 04:21:31 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball continued its hot hitting and scored all the runs it needed in the first two innings here Tuesday in a 7-1 win over South Alabama. McNeese (8-9) gave up a run to South Alabama (13-2) in the first inning on a RBI single by Haleigh Lane for a 1-0 lead.  The Cowgirls responded with four runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. A three RBI home run by Morgan Catron who was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the week just minutes ...More >>
    McNeese softball continued its hot hitting and scored all the runs it needed in the first two innings here Tuesday in a 7-1 win over South Alabama. McNeese (8-9) gave up a run to South Alabama (13-2) in the first inning on a RBI single by Haleigh Lane for a 1-0 lead.  The Cowgirls responded with four runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. A three RBI home run by Morgan Catron who was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the week just minutes ...More >>
  • McNeese bats come alive at LA Tech Classic Sunday

    McNeese bats come alive at LA Tech Classic Sunday

    Monday, February 27 2017 11:58 AM EST2017-02-27 16:58:41 GMT

    he McNeese softball bats came alive here Sunday in the Cowgirls 6-2 win over Northern Iowa and 13-7 win over Louisiana Tech at the Louisiana Tech Classic. McNeese (7-9) picked up 25 hits including five home runs on the day. The Cowgirls entered the day with a combined seven home runs in the previous 14 games. All-American Erika Piancastelli hit her first two home runs of the season with one in each game. Also hitting home runs was Morgan Catron, Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. The lon...

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    he McNeese softball bats came alive here Sunday in the Cowgirls 6-2 win over Northern Iowa and 13-7 win over Louisiana Tech at the Louisiana Tech Classic. McNeese (7-9) picked up 25 hits including five home runs on the day. The Cowgirls entered the day with a combined seven home runs in the previous 14 games. All-American Erika Piancastelli hit her first two home runs of the season with one in each game. Also hitting home runs was Morgan Catron, Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. The lon...

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  • Former McNeese star Charles Jackson headed to 2017 Indoor National Championship

    Former McNeese star Charles Jackson headed to 2017 Indoor National Championship

    Sunday, February 26 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-02-27 02:40:23 GMT
    Every person has a dream. For Charles Jackson that passion and dream lives and breathes on the track. "I just believe that something down the road in track is waiting for me," said former McNeese State sprinter Charles Jackson.   At 28 years-old, Jackson has never given up on a dream to one day make it to the top. Once a former Northwestern State Demon and McNeese State Cowboy, Jackson has always been the under dog. "When I got to...More >>
    Every person has a dream. For Charles Jackson that passion and dream lives and breathes on the track. "I just believe that something down the road in track is waiting for me," said former McNeese State sprinter Charles Jackson.   At 28 years-old, Jackson has never given up on a dream to one day make it to the top. Once a former Northwestern State Demon and McNeese State Cowboy, Jackson has always been the under dog. "When I got to...More >>
  • No. 7 Arizona sweeps McNeese

    No. 7 Arizona sweeps McNeese

    Sunday, February 26 2017 9:18 PM EST2017-02-27 02:18:57 GMT
     In the final game of its weekend series, the McNeese baseball team put up a fight with the nation's seventh-ranked team but was defeated in eight innings, 12-5, by the Arizona Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field.   The Cowboys (4-4) return home during the upcoming week for a mid-week tilt with ULM on Wednesday followed by a weekend series against Prairie View A&M. Arizona improved to 8-0 to begin the season, with all eight victories coming at home.   McNeese put up three ...More >>
     In the final game of its weekend series, the McNeese baseball team put up a fight with the nation's seventh-ranked team but was defeated in eight innings, 12-5, by the Arizona Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field.   The Cowboys (4-4) return home during the upcoming week for a mid-week tilt with ULM on Wednesday followed by a weekend series against Prairie View A&M. Arizona improved to 8-0 to begin the season, with all eight victories coming at home.   McNeese put up three ...More >>
  • Cowboys battle but fall 81-70 to AMCC

    Cowboys battle but fall 81-70 to AMCC

    Saturday, February 25 2017 9:48 PM EST2017-02-26 02:48:18 GMT
     Kalob Ledoux led McNeese with 20 points but the Cowboys showed little life from the three-point line while hitting just 5 of 24, meanwhile Texas A&M-Corpus Christi got a 31-point, 15-rebound performance from Ehab Amin as the Islanders were able to hold off several McNeese threats to post an 81-70 Southland Conference win here Saturday afternoon.   The loss officially eliminated the Cowboys from the league postseason tournament as they fall to 7-20 overall and 4-12 ...More >>
     Kalob Ledoux led McNeese with 20 points but the Cowboys showed little life from the three-point line while hitting just 5 of 24, meanwhile Texas A&M-Corpus Christi got a 31-point, 15-rebound performance from Ehab Amin as the Islanders were able to hold off several McNeese threats to post an 81-70 Southland Conference win here Saturday afternoon.   The loss officially eliminated the Cowboys from the league postseason tournament as they fall to 7-20 overall and 4-12 ...More >>
  • Errors prove costly as Pokes fall to No. 7 Arizona, 12-3

    Errors prove costly as Pokes fall to No. 7 Arizona, 12-3

    Saturday, February 25 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-02-26 02:45:49 GMT
    The McNeese baseball team dropped a 12-3 decision to No. 7 Arizona Saturday afternoon as the Cowboys committed a string of errors that allowed the Wildcats to take advantage offensively and turn in its third victory of the weekend series.   With the loss, McNeese dropped to 4-3 overall on the season and 1-3 on the road while the Wildcats stretched its perfect record to a 7-0 mark to start the season. Both teams will be back on the diamond Sunday to complete the series starting a...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team dropped a 12-3 decision to No. 7 Arizona Saturday afternoon as the Cowboys committed a string of errors that allowed the Wildcats to take advantage offensively and turn in its third victory of the weekend series.   With the loss, McNeese dropped to 4-3 overall on the season and 1-3 on the road while the Wildcats stretched its perfect record to a 7-0 mark to start the season. Both teams will be back on the diamond Sunday to complete the series starting a...More >>
  • Cowgirls drops second straight, 77-66 at A&M-CC

    Cowgirls drops second straight, 77-66 at A&M-CC

    Saturday, February 25 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-02-25 21:55:51 GMT
    For the second straight game McNeese women’s basketball team struggled to score late in the game, this time resulting in a 77-66 loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. With McNeese (12-15, 7-9 SLC) trailing 63-62 with three minutes left in the game following a big three-pointer by senior Victoria Rachal, TAMU-CC made 14 of 14 free throws down the stretch and outscored McNeese 14-4 the rest of the way to pick up the victory in the only meeting between the two teams this season. T...More >>
    For the second straight game McNeese women’s basketball team struggled to score late in the game, this time resulting in a 77-66 loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. With McNeese (12-15, 7-9 SLC) trailing 63-62 with three minutes left in the game following a big three-pointer by senior Victoria Rachal, TAMU-CC made 14 of 14 free throws down the stretch and outscored McNeese 14-4 the rest of the way to pick up the victory in the only meeting between the two teams this season. T...More >>
  • Late rally lifts No. 7 Arizona over McNeese, 8-3

    Late rally lifts No. 7 Arizona over McNeese, 8-3

    Saturday, February 25 2017 12:08 AM EST2017-02-25 05:08:48 GMT
    (Source: Arizona SID)(Source: Arizona SID)

    An RBI-groundout, an error and an infield single in the seventh inning sparked a late-game rally that led to No. 7 Arizona’s comeback and 8-3 defeat over the McNeese baseball team at Hi Corbett Field Friday evening. With the Cowboys (4-2) holding a 3-2 lead over the span of four innings, a pitcher’s duel broke out before Arizona (6-0) eventually used its four-run spark in the seventh frame to take the lead over McNeese. The Wildcats pushed across three more runs in the n...

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    An RBI-groundout, an error and an infield single in the seventh inning sparked a late-game rally that led to No. 7 Arizona’s comeback and 8-3 defeat over the McNeese baseball team at Hi Corbett Field Friday evening. With the Cowboys (4-2) holding a 3-2 lead over the span of four innings, a pitcher’s duel broke out before Arizona (6-0) eventually used its four-run spark in the seventh frame to take the lead over McNeese. The Wildcats pushed across three more runs in the n...

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  • McNeese falls 5-2 to Tulsa

    McNeese falls 5-2 to Tulsa

    Friday, February 24 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-02-25 04:12:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball fell behind early, allowing Tulsa to score two first inning runs in a 5-2 loss here Friday night. Things went south for the Cowgirls in the Tulsa's (6-6) first at bat as Julia Hollingsworth led the game off with a hit down the left field line. The ball hit the wall and scooted all the way to the wall in left field, all the while Hollingsworth was rounding the bases and ended up with an inside the park home run for a 1-0 lead. The Hurricane would score another run in ...More >>
    McNeese softball fell behind early, allowing Tulsa to score two first inning runs in a 5-2 loss here Friday night. Things went south for the Cowgirls in the Tulsa's (6-6) first at bat as Julia Hollingsworth led the game off with a hit down the left field line. The ball hit the wall and scooted all the way to the wall in left field, all the while Hollingsworth was rounding the bases and ended up with an inside the park home run for a 1-0 lead. The Hurricane would score another run in ...More >>
  • Cowgirls drop road contest at Houston Baptist, 72-68

    Cowgirls drop road contest at Houston Baptist, 72-68

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-02-23 05:47:53 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Houston Baptist women’s basketball team scored the games final five points here Wednesday night to defeat McNeese 72-68 in a game that consisted of eight lead changes and 14 ties. McNeese (12-14, 7-8) held a slim two-point lead 39-37 at the half. The Cowgirls held its largest lead of the game of six points midway through the second quarter. Houston Baptist (6-19, 4-11 SLC) held its largest lead of six points with 7:16 left in the game. With the Cowgirls trailing HBU by six poi...More >>
    Houston Baptist women’s basketball team scored the games final five points here Wednesday night to defeat McNeese 72-68 in a game that consisted of eight lead changes and 14 ties. McNeese (12-14, 7-8) held a slim two-point lead 39-37 at the half. The Cowgirls held its largest lead of the game of six points midway through the second quarter. Houston Baptist (6-19, 4-11 SLC) held its largest lead of six points with 7:16 left in the game. With the Cowgirls trailing HBU by six poi...More >>
  • McNeese softball swept in doubleheader at No. 25 Baylor

    McNeese softball swept in doubleheader at No. 25 Baylor

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-02-23 05:43:24 GMT
    McNeese committed a combined nine errors and let a 5-2 early lead slip away in a 6-5, eight inning loss in the opening game of a twinbill then dropped the nightcap 9-3 here Wednesday to 24th ranked Baylor.  In the opener, McNeese (5-8) committed a season high six errors and let a 5-2 fifth inning lead slip away in its 6-5, eight inning loss to Baylor in the first game of a twinbill. Junior Shanice Hagler and Morgan Catron led McNeese with two hits apiece and Hailey Drew knocked...More >>
    McNeese committed a combined nine errors and let a 5-2 early lead slip away in a 6-5, eight inning loss in the opening game of a twinbill then dropped the nightcap 9-3 here Wednesday to 24th ranked Baylor.  In the opener, McNeese (5-8) committed a season high six errors and let a 5-2 fifth inning lead slip away in its 6-5, eight inning loss to Baylor in the first game of a twinbill. Junior Shanice Hagler and Morgan Catron led McNeese with two hits apiece and Hailey Drew knocked...More >>
  • McNeese baseball headed to face No. 7 Arizona in four-game series

    McNeese baseball headed to face No. 7 Arizona in four-game series

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-02-22 22:26:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    The McNeese baseball team will take its undefeated record to the desert this weekend to battle last season’s College World Series runner-up as the Cowboys battle No. 7 Arizona in a four-game series. The series will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. (CST) followed by a Friday night contest set for 7 p.m. (CST). Saturday’s game is set for a 2 p.m. (CST) first pitch followed by the series final on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CST). Fans can follow the game via live stats and video by logg...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team will take its undefeated record to the desert this weekend to battle last season’s College World Series runner-up as the Cowboys battle No. 7 Arizona in a four-game series. The series will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. (CST) followed by a Friday night contest set for 7 p.m. (CST). Saturday’s game is set for a 2 p.m. (CST) first pitch followed by the series final on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CST). Fans can follow the game via live stats and video by logg...More >>
  • McNeese shatters record books in 32-4 win over ULM

    McNeese shatters record books in 32-4 win over ULM

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-02-22 05:20:12 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The McNeese Baseball team posted a night for the record books against ULM on Tuesday night as the Cowboys broke five team school records and one individual mark in a 32-4 win over the Warhawks.   The 32 runs scored on 29 hits are both single game records while a 15-run fifth inning that added to the blowout win, also set a record. Individually, Ricky Ramirez set a new school record by scoring six runs in the game. That tied as the most scored by a player in a single game in the N...More >>
    The McNeese Baseball team posted a night for the record books against ULM on Tuesday night as the Cowboys broke five team school records and one individual mark in a 32-4 win over the Warhawks.   The 32 runs scored on 29 hits are both single game records while a 15-run fifth inning that added to the blowout win, also set a record. Individually, Ricky Ramirez set a new school record by scoring six runs in the game. That tied as the most scored by a player in a single game in the N...More >>
  • Fisbeck earns National Player of the Week honors

    Fisbeck earns National Player of the Week honors

    Monday, February 20 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-02-20 22:54:12 GMT
    Sophomore Nate Fisbeck has been honored by Collegiate Baseball as a National Player of the Week following an impressive weekend on the diamond, the newspaper announced on Monday. The weekly national honor is the first for a Cowboy baseball player under the direction of head coach Justin Hill. Fisbeck was one of two Southland Conference representatives on the list, including Sam Houston State's pitcher Heath Donica. Fisbeck was on fire this weekend belting out some of the most impres...More >>
    Sophomore Nate Fisbeck has been honored by Collegiate Baseball as a National Player of the Week following an impressive weekend on the diamond, the newspaper announced on Monday. The weekly national honor is the first for a Cowboy baseball player under the direction of head coach Justin Hill. Fisbeck was one of two Southland Conference representatives on the list, including Sam Houston State's pitcher Heath Donica. Fisbeck was on fire this weekend belting out some of the most impres...More >>
  • McNeese softball falls 13-5 to Murray State

    McNeese softball falls 13-5 to Murray State

    Sunday, February 19 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-02-20 03:58:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese ended the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational with a 13-5 run-rule loss at the hands of Murray State here Sunday. The Cowgirls ended tournament action with a 2-2 record. Senior outfielder Marisa Taunton was named to the all-tournament team after hitting .500 with five hits, one double, one RBI, scored three runs and stole five of five bases.   McNeese hurlers Baylee Corbello, Alexsandra Flores and Jolie Trahan struggled from the circle...More >>
    McNeese ended the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational with a 13-5 run-rule loss at the hands of Murray State here Sunday. The Cowgirls ended tournament action with a 2-2 record. Senior outfielder Marisa Taunton was named to the all-tournament team after hitting .500 with five hits, one double, one RBI, scored three runs and stole five of five bases.   McNeese hurlers Baylee Corbello, Alexsandra Flores and Jolie Trahan struggled from the circle...More >>
  • Fisbeck's homer seals Lake Area Classic title

    Fisbeck's homer seals Lake Area Classic title

    Sunday, February 19 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-02-20 00:01:16 GMT
    McNeese sophomore Nate Fisbeck delivered once again as he lifted his third home run of the weekend in the fourth inning to give the McNeese baseball squad the lead it needed to stay ahead and take down Missouri State, 4-3, for the Lake Area Classic tournament title and the weekend sweep.   Fisbeck finished out the weekend with some of the most impressive numbers across the country with five hits, including a triple and three home runs, as well as 11 total RBIs. The soph...More >>
    McNeese sophomore Nate Fisbeck delivered once again as he lifted his third home run of the weekend in the fourth inning to give the McNeese baseball squad the lead it needed to stay ahead and take down Missouri State, 4-3, for the Lake Area Classic tournament title and the weekend sweep.   Fisbeck finished out the weekend with some of the most impressive numbers across the country with five hits, including a triple and three home runs, as well as 11 total RBIs. The soph...More >>
  • Duhon's sacrifice fly lifts Pokes past URI, 5-4

    Duhon's sacrifice fly lifts Pokes past URI, 5-4

    Saturday, February 18 2017 11:37 PM EST2017-02-19 04:37:29 GMT
     Dustin Duhon became the hero of the evening during Saturday's contest between the McNeese baseball team and Rhode Island as the sophomore catcher lifted a bases-loaded, sacrifice fly into centerfield that scored the winning run and pulled the Cowboys past the Rams, 5-4, on the second day of the Lake Area Classic.   McNeese (2-0) seemed as though it had secured the victory entering the top of the ninth leading by two until a Rhode Island (0-2) rally pulled the Rams back...More >>
     Dustin Duhon became the hero of the evening during Saturday's contest between the McNeese baseball team and Rhode Island as the sophomore catcher lifted a bases-loaded, sacrifice fly into centerfield that scored the winning run and pulled the Cowboys past the Rams, 5-4, on the second day of the Lake Area Classic.   McNeese (2-0) seemed as though it had secured the victory entering the top of the ninth leading by two until a Rhode Island (0-2) rally pulled the Rams back...More >>
  • McNeese softball splits Saturday double header

    McNeese softball splits Saturday double header

    Saturday, February 18 2017 11:11 PM EST2017-02-19 04:11:18 GMT
    McNeese softball split its games here Saturday on the second day of the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls picked up a 7-1 win over Butler before dropping a 1-0, eight inning game to South Alabama. McNeese will conclude tournament play against Murray State at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.   McNeese (5-5) opened the game against Butler with a 6-0 lead with a single run coming in the first and inning and five more in the second. Erika Piancastelli led the game off w...More >>
    McNeese softball split its games here Saturday on the second day of the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls picked up a 7-1 win over Butler before dropping a 1-0, eight inning game to South Alabama. McNeese will conclude tournament play against Murray State at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.   McNeese (5-5) opened the game against Butler with a 6-0 lead with a single run coming in the first and inning and five more in the second. Erika Piancastelli led the game off w...More >>
  • McNeese sneaks past Nicholls despite 30 turnovers, 59-52

    McNeese sneaks past Nicholls despite 30 turnovers, 59-52

    Saturday, February 18 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-02-18 23:14:01 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball made 10 three-pointers and senior Amber Donnes tied her career high with 21 points to lead the Cowgirls in a 59-52 Southland Conference win over Nicholls here Saturday. Donnes and fellow senior Victoria Rachal carried the Cowgirls on offense. Donnes ended the game 8 of 13 from the field including five three-pointers. Rachal scored 19 points on 5 of 11 from the field and 4 of 6 from three-point range. Juniors Mercedes Rogers and Frederica led McNeese i...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball made 10 three-pointers and senior Amber Donnes tied her career high with 21 points to lead the Cowgirls in a 59-52 Southland Conference win over Nicholls here Saturday. Donnes and fellow senior Victoria Rachal carried the Cowgirls on offense. Donnes ended the game 8 of 13 from the field including five three-pointers. Rachal scored 19 points on 5 of 11 from the field and 4 of 6 from three-point range. Juniors Mercedes Rogers and Frederica led McNeese i...More >>
  • McNeese bats explode over Stony Brook, 18-2 in opener

    McNeese bats explode over Stony Brook, 18-2 in opener

    McNeese pounds out 15 hits in season opener win over Stony Brook, 18-2.

    Nate Fisbeck had a career high seven rbi.

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    McNeese pounds out 15 hits in season opener win over Stony Brook, 18-2.

    Nate Fisbeck had a career high seven rbi.

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  • McNeese softball run-rules Jackson State, 12-2

    McNeese softball run-rules Jackson State, 12-2

    Friday, February 17 2017 3:39 PM EST2017-02-17 20:39:17 GMT
    (Source: Raymond Stewart)(Source: Raymond Stewart)
    Morgan Catron belted two homeruns including the game ending grand slam in the fifth inning to help McNeese softball pick up a 12-2 win over Jackson State here Friday at the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls will be back in action Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against Butler and 7 p.m. against South Alabama.   McNeese (4-4) collected 12 hits and was led by Catron, Tori Yanitor, Hailey Drew, Taylor Schmidt and Marisa Taunton's two hits apiece...More >>
    Morgan Catron belted two homeruns including the game ending grand slam in the fifth inning to help McNeese softball pick up a 12-2 win over Jackson State here Friday at the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls will be back in action Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against Butler and 7 p.m. against South Alabama.   McNeese (4-4) collected 12 hits and was led by Catron, Tori Yanitor, Hailey Drew, Taylor Schmidt and Marisa Taunton's two hits apiece...More >>
  • ACU edges McNeese, 82-78

    ACU edges McNeese, 82-78

    Thursday, February 16 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-02-17 04:20:14 GMT
    Kalob Ledoux scored a career-high 19 points but it was the second half play of Abilene Christian's Jalone Friday that stole the show as his 18 second half points helped his team hold off McNeese 82-78 in Southland Conference action Thursday night.   The loss was the fourth straight suffered by the Cowboys (7-18, 4-10 SLC) as their postseason hopes are slimmed with just four games remaining. ACU (12-13, 6-8), who is not eligible for postseason play as its in its final season ...More >>
    Kalob Ledoux scored a career-high 19 points but it was the second half play of Abilene Christian's Jalone Friday that stole the show as his 18 second half points helped his team hold off McNeese 82-78 in Southland Conference action Thursday night.   The loss was the fourth straight suffered by the Cowboys (7-18, 4-10 SLC) as their postseason hopes are slimmed with just four games remaining. ACU (12-13, 6-8), who is not eligible for postseason play as its in its final season ...More >>
  • Coyne throws shutout as ULM blanks McNeese, 3-0

    Coyne throws shutout as ULM blanks McNeese, 3-0

    Thursday, February 16 2017 12:16 AM EST2017-02-16 05:16:59 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard)(Source: Brady Renard)
    McNeese softball couldn’t get the bats going here Wednesday night, falling 3-0 to Louisiana-Monroe. The loss snapped a nine game home winning streak and it was the first home shutout for McNeese since 2015 when the Cowgirls fell 1-0 in to Utah. McNeese (3-4) picked up two hits in the game with the first hit coming off a Carleigh Chaumont single to short in the fifth that broke up ULM’s Melanie Coyne’s no-hitter. Taylor Schmidt picked up the other McNeese hit of the...More >>
    McNeese softball couldn’t get the bats going here Wednesday night, falling 3-0 to Louisiana-Monroe. The loss snapped a nine game home winning streak and it was the first home shutout for McNeese since 2015 when the Cowgirls fell 1-0 in to Utah. McNeese (3-4) picked up two hits in the game with the first hit coming off a Carleigh Chaumont single to short in the fifth that broke up ULM’s Melanie Coyne’s no-hitter. Taylor Schmidt picked up the other McNeese hit of the...More >>
  • McNeese believes strength on team is pitching

    McNeese confident with depth of bullpen and pitching staff to open season.

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    McNeese confident with depth of bullpen and pitching staff to open season.

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  • McNeese will start LHP Bryan King in season opener

    McNeese will start LHP Bryan King in season opener

    Sophomore left handed pitcher Bryan King will start Friday's season opener against Stony Brook.

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    Sophomore lefty handed pitcher Bryan King will start Friday's season opener against Stony Brook.

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  • Kober named to preseason All-SLC baseball squad

    Kober named to preseason All-SLC baseball squad

    Monday, February 13 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-02-13 22:40:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese senior reliever Collin Kober has been named to the All-Southland Conference preseason baseball squad as a first-team honoree, the league announced Monday morning. Kober, a native of Lake Charles, was automatically named to the preseason list after earning all-conference honors in 2016. The right-hander was also chosen to the preseason all-league list before last season's slate. He continued to be the go-to reliever when the Pokes were ready to close a game last sea...More >>
    McNeese senior reliever Collin Kober has been named to the All-Southland Conference preseason baseball squad as a first-team honoree, the league announced Monday morning. Kober, a native of Lake Charles, was automatically named to the preseason list after earning all-conference honors in 2016. The right-hander was also chosen to the preseason all-league list before last season's slate. He continued to be the go-to reliever when the Pokes were ready to close a game last sea...More >>
  • Jolie Trahan tosses first career shutout in win over Penn State

    Jolie Trahan tosses first career shutout in win over Penn State

    Sunday, February 12 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-02-12 23:10:49 GMT
    Junior Jolie Trahan tossed her first career shutout here Sunday to lead McNeese softball in a 6-0 win over Penn State on the final day of the LSU Tiger Classic. The win is the second over Penn State during tournament play. McNeese also defeated Penn State 4-1 on Friday. The Hackberry native, Trahan improved to 1-1 on the year with the complete game shutout. Trahan commanded the circle the entire game, giving up four hits, all singles, struck out two without giving up a walk.  M...More >>
    Junior Jolie Trahan tossed her first career shutout here Sunday to lead McNeese softball in a 6-0 win over Penn State on the final day of the LSU Tiger Classic. The win is the second over Penn State during tournament play. McNeese also defeated Penn State 4-1 on Friday. The Hackberry native, Trahan improved to 1-1 on the year with the complete game shutout. Trahan commanded the circle the entire game, giving up four hits, all singles, struck out two without giving up a walk.  M...More >>
  • McNeese softball drops two heartbreakers at LSU Classic Saturday

    McNeese softball drops two heartbreakers at LSU Classic Saturday

    Saturday, February 11 2017 10:02 PM EST2017-02-12 03:02:05 GMT
    McNeese softball suffered two heartbreaking losses here Saturday at the LSU Tiger Classic, falling 6-5 to Oklahoma State in eight innings and a 4-3 loss to no. 4 LSU in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Cowgirls will conclude tournament play with a 10 a.m. game against Penn State on Sunday. In the opening game of the day for McNeese, the Cowgirls took an early 1-0 lead in the first with back to back double by Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. McNeese added two more runs in the third ...More >>
    McNeese softball suffered two heartbreaking losses here Saturday at the LSU Tiger Classic, falling 6-5 to Oklahoma State in eight innings and a 4-3 loss to no. 4 LSU in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Cowgirls will conclude tournament play with a 10 a.m. game against Penn State on Sunday. In the opening game of the day for McNeese, the Cowgirls took an early 1-0 lead in the first with back to back double by Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. McNeese added two more runs in the third ...More >>
  • McNeese drops 3rd straight, 73-66 to Texas A&M-CC

    McNeese drops 3rd straight, 73-66 to Texas A&M-CC

    Saturday, February 11 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-02-12 01:27:41 GMT

    Two crucial McNeese turnovers in the final five minutes in Saturday's game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with the Cowboys trailing by 1 point proved to be key moments in a 73-66 Southland Conference loss.   McNeese (7-17, 4-9 SLC) rallied from several second half double-digit deficits and wound up with a couple of chances to take the lead late in the game.   Trailing 61-51 with 9:00 left on the clock, McNeese ran off an 11-2 run over the next 4:17 behind a couple 

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    Two crucial McNeese turnovers in the final five minutes in Saturday's game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with the Cowboys trailing by 1 point proved to be key moments in a 73-66 Southland Conference loss.   McNeese (7-17, 4-9 SLC) rallied from several second half double-digit deficits and wound up with a couple of chances to take the lead late in the game.   Trailing 61-51 with 9:00 left on the clock, McNeese ran off an 11-2 run over the next 4:17 behind a couple 

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  • McNeese snaps 4 game skid, 78-61 over UIW

    McNeese snaps 4 game skid, 78-61 over UIW

    Saturday, February 11 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-02-12 00:03:36 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball came out of its shooting slump and snapped a four game losing streak here Saturday with a 78-61 Southland Conference victory over Incarnate Word. McNeese  (11-12, 5-8) was led by junior Frederica Haywood’s seventh double-double of the season. Haywood ended the game with 14 points and a season high 19 rebounds. Seniors Victoria Rachal and Amber Donnes also scored in double figures with 17 ad 13 points, respectively. Incarnate Word fell to 6...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball came out of its shooting slump and snapped a four game losing streak here Saturday with a 78-61 Southland Conference victory over Incarnate Word. McNeese  (11-12, 5-8) was led by junior Frederica Haywood’s seventh double-double of the season. Haywood ended the game with 14 points and a season high 19 rebounds. Seniors Victoria Rachal and Amber Donnes also scored in double figures with 17 ad 13 points, respectively. Incarnate Word fell to 6...More >>
  • McNeese playoff fate starting to fade

    McNeese playoff fate starting to fade

    With six games remaining, McNeese currently sits tied for 11th in the Southland standings.

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    With six games remaining, McNeese currently sits tied for 11th in the Southland standings.

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  • McNeese softball splits games at LSU Tiger Classic

    McNeese softball splits games at LSU Tiger Classic

    Friday, February 10 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-02-11 04:07:57 GMT
    After falling 5-1 to Oklahoma State in their opening game of the LSU Tiger Classic here Friday, McNeese softball ended their first day action with a 4-1 win over Penn State to improve to 2-1 on the season.  McNeese will face Oklahoma State again on Saturday at 10 a.m. before taking on 4th ranked LSU at 3 p.m. The LSU game will be streamed live on SECN+ and the WatchESPN app. All four Cowgirl runs against Penn State came off the bat of senior Tori Yanitor. Yanitor gave McNeese a...More >>
    After falling 5-1 to Oklahoma State in their opening game of the LSU Tiger Classic here Friday, McNeese softball ended their first day action with a 4-1 win over Penn State to improve to 2-1 on the season.  McNeese will face Oklahoma State again on Saturday at 10 a.m. before taking on 4th ranked LSU at 3 p.m. The LSU game will be streamed live on SECN+ and the WatchESPN app. All four Cowgirl runs against Penn State came off the bat of senior Tori Yanitor. Yanitor gave McNeese a...More >>
  • McNeese host Incarnate Word in Play-4-Kay Game

    McNeese host Incarnate Word in Play-4-Kay Game

    Friday, February 10 2017 5:34 PM EST2017-02-10 22:34:58 GMT

    McNeese women's basketball will host Incarnate Word at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in its Play-4-Kay game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. Donations will be accepted for a chance to win an autographed ball by the Cowgirls.   McNeese (10-12, 5-6 SLC) hasn't played since its 79-57 road loss at Lamar last Saturday. The Cowgirls will be looking to snap a four game losing streak, it's longest of the season. The four losses have come against four of the top 5 teams in the league standings

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    McNeese women's basketball will host Incarnate Word at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in its Play-4-Kay game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. Donations will be accepted for a chance to win an autographed ball by the Cowgirls.   McNeese (10-12, 5-6 SLC) hasn't played since its 79-57 road loss at Lamar last Saturday. The Cowgirls will be looking to snap a four game losing streak, it's longest of the season. The four losses have come against four of the top 5 teams in the league standings

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  • Cowboys host Islanders on ROOT Sports SW

    Cowboys host Islanders on ROOT Sports SW

    Friday, February 10 2017 5:31 PM EST2017-02-10 22:31:09 GMT
     McNeese basketball continues its current home stand on Saturday afternoon when it hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 3:30 in Burton Coliseum in Southland Conference action.   The game will be televised live on ROOT Sports Southwest that is carried nationally on DirecTV (channel 674). The game will lead into a Houston Rockets' game later that evening.   McNeese (7-16, 4-8 SLC) is coming off a 69-63 loss to first place UNO on Thursday night in a contest the Cowboys le...More >>
     McNeese basketball continues its current home stand on Saturday afternoon when it hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 3:30 in Burton Coliseum in Southland Conference action.   The game will be televised live on ROOT Sports Southwest that is carried nationally on DirecTV (channel 674). The game will lead into a Houston Rockets' game later that evening.   McNeese (7-16, 4-8 SLC) is coming off a 69-63 loss to first place UNO on Thursday night in a contest the Cowboys le...More >>
  • Vinton's Tony St. Julien gets four-star ranking

    Vinton's Tony St. Julien gets four-star ranking

    Friday, February 10 2017 1:35 AM EST2017-02-10 06:35:04 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard, KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard, KPLC)

    What a month it's been for Vinton running back Tony St. Julien. The Vinton Lion went from relative unknown to the hottest prospect in Louisiana. Since January 27, St. Julien has received scholarship offers from ULM, UTSA, LA Tech, Tulane and McNeese. According to his Twitter, he has also received interest from Kansas State, Ole Miss, Southern and TCU. St. Julien added to his off-season accomplishments Thursday, when 247Sports rated him as a four-star prospect for the 2018 recrui...

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    What a month it's been for Vinton running back Tony St. Julien. The Vinton Lion went from relative unknown to the hottest prospect in Louisiana. Since January 27, St. Julien has received scholarship offers from ULM, UTSA, LA Tech, Tulane and McNeese. According to his Twitter, he has also received interest from Kansas State, Ole Miss, Southern and TCU. St. Julien added to his off-season accomplishments Thursday, when 247Sports rated him as a four-star prospect for the 2018 recrui...

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  • McNeese opens season with 4-1 win over Southern Miss

    McNeese opens season with 4-1 win over Southern Miss

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-02-10 04:39:58 GMT
    McNeese softball opened the 2017 campaign at home for the first time in 15 years and the eighth largest crowd at Cowgirl Diamond saw the Cowgirls pick up a 4-1 win over Southern Miss here Thursday night. The win is also the first victory for first year head coach James Landreneau.   "There was a great deal of anticipation and excitement leading to tonight's game and the girls were ready to play," said head coach James Landreneau. "The crowd was great and ...More >>
    McNeese softball opened the 2017 campaign at home for the first time in 15 years and the eighth largest crowd at Cowgirl Diamond saw the Cowgirls pick up a 4-1 win over Southern Miss here Thursday night. The win is also the first victory for first year head coach James Landreneau.   "There was a great deal of anticipation and excitement leading to tonight's game and the girls were ready to play," said head coach James Landreneau. "The crowd was great and ...More >>
  • UNO rallies past McNeese to stay atop the SLC

    UNO rallies past McNeese to stay atop the SLC

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:08 PM EST2017-02-10 04:08:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Michael Zeno had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals as New Orleans pulled away in the final minutes to beat McNeese State 69-63 on Thursday night.

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    Michael Zeno had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals as New Orleans pulled away in the final minutes to beat McNeese State 69-63 on Thursday night.

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  • McNeese to visit BYU in 2018

    McNeese to visit BYU in 2018

    Thursday, February 9 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-02-09 20:52:06 GMT

    McNeese football will head to the Rocky Mountain region in 2018 as the Cowboys have signed a contract to play the BYU Cougars, the two schools jointly announced on Thursday. “This is an exciting addition to our 2018 schedule against, traditionally, one of the greatest football programs in the country,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “Not to mention the scenic beauty to be able to play in that part of the country. This will be a great experience f...

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    McNeese football will head to the Rocky Mountain region in 2018 as the Cowboys have signed a contract to play the BYU Cougars, the two schools jointly announced on Thursday. “This is an exciting addition to our 2018 schedule against, traditionally, one of the greatest football programs in the country,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “Not to mention the scenic beauty to be able to play in that part of the country. This will be a great experience f...

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  • McNeese in must win mode

    McNeese in must win mode

    McNeese in must win mode with only seven games remaining. The Cowboys are currently tied in the spot of the Southland Conference standings. McNeese will have five of it's final seven games at home.

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    McNeese in must win mode with only seven games remaining. The Cowboys are currently tied in the spot of the Southland Conference standings. McNeese will have five of it's final seven games at home.

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  • McNeese's Lance Guidry to reassume role as defensive coordinator

    McNeese's Lance Guidry to reassume role as defensive coordinator

    Monday, February 6 2017 9:28 PM EST2017-02-07 02:28:14 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry will pull double duty for the Cowboys as he assumes a role where he has made the Cowboys’ “Defense With Attitude” traditionally one of the nation’s best defenses – the defensive coordinator. In addition, Guidry will coach the cornerbacks and will hire a director of football operations person that will also coach the Buck safety position. “After every season, off-season, spring training and summer drills, we...More >>
    McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry will pull double duty for the Cowboys as he assumes a role where he has made the Cowboys’ “Defense With Attitude” traditionally one of the nation’s best defenses – the defensive coordinator. In addition, Guidry will coach the cornerbacks and will hire a director of football operations person that will also coach the Buck safety position. “After every season, off-season, spring training and summer drills, we...More >>
  • Cryer optimistic despite Cowgirls' four-game losing skid

    Cryer optimistic despite Cowgirls' four-game losing skid

    It's McNeese's longest losing streak since the 2009-10 season.

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    It's McNeese's longest losing streak since the 2009-10 season.

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  • Cowgirls commit 21 turnovers in 79-57 loss to Lamar

    Cowgirls commit 21 turnovers in 79-57 loss to Lamar

    Saturday, February 4 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-02-05 02:45:21 GMT
    Lamar used a full court press to force 21 McNeese turnovers and scored 31 points off those turnovers in a 79-57 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Saturday afternoon at the Montagne Center to remain undefeated (12-0) at home this season. Senior Amber Donnes tied her season high to lead McNeese with 19 points. Donnes was 7 of 12 from the field with three of those coming from behind the arc. Dede Sheppard came off the bench to chip in with 10 points. Lamar’s Kiandra Bowe...More >>
    Lamar used a full court press to force 21 McNeese turnovers and scored 31 points off those turnovers in a 79-57 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Saturday afternoon at the Montagne Center to remain undefeated (12-0) at home this season. Senior Amber Donnes tied her season high to lead McNeese with 19 points. Donnes was 7 of 12 from the field with three of those coming from behind the arc. Dede Sheppard came off the bench to chip in with 10 points. Lamar’s Kiandra Bowe...More >>
  • Career night by Ugochukwu lifts McNeese to road win over UIW

    Career night by Ugochukwu lifts McNeese to road win over UIW

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-02-03 05:13:40 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Stephen Ugochukwu scored a career-high 25 points with 13 rebounds and Jamaya Burr added 22 points for his second-consecutive 20-point game as the McNeese Cowboys beat Incarnate Word 87-79 here Thursday night in Southland Conference action and snapping a three-game losing streak. McNeese (7-14, 4-6 SLC) trailed 14-8 four minutes into the first half then rolled off 17 straight points and never looked back in ending UIW’s four-game winning streak. “We came in and beat a rea...More >>
    Stephen Ugochukwu scored a career-high 25 points with 13 rebounds and Jamaya Burr added 22 points for his second-consecutive 20-point game as the McNeese Cowboys beat Incarnate Word 87-79 here Thursday night in Southland Conference action and snapping a three-game losing streak. McNeese (7-14, 4-6 SLC) trailed 14-8 four minutes into the first half then rolled off 17 straight points and never looked back in ending UIW’s four-game winning streak. “We came in and beat a rea...More >>
  • McNeese baseball picked to finish fourth in Southland preseason polls

    McNeese baseball picked to finish fourth in Southland preseason polls

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-02-02 23:46:02 GMT
    (SOURCE: Richard Martin/McNeese)(SOURCE: Richard Martin/McNeese)
    The McNeese baseball team has been tabbed to finish fourth this season by the Southland Conference head coaches and sports information directors, the league announced on Thursday.   With Cowboy skipper Justin Hill entering his fourth season at the helm of the program, the Pokes look to make a splash after recording their third consecutive 30-win season in 2016. McNeese returns 21 letterwinners from last year's roster that advanced to the SLC Tournament as well as produc...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team has been tabbed to finish fourth this season by the Southland Conference head coaches and sports information directors, the league announced on Thursday.   With Cowboy skipper Justin Hill entering his fourth season at the helm of the program, the Pokes look to make a splash after recording their third consecutive 30-win season in 2016. McNeese returns 21 letterwinners from last year's roster that advanced to the SLC Tournament as well as produc...More >>
  • KPLC 7 Sports goes 1-on-1 with McNeese coach Lance Guidry on National Signing Day

    KPLC 7 Sports goes 1-on-1 with McNeese coach Lance Guidry on National Signing Day

  • McNeese coach Lance Guidry excited about 2017 signing class

    McNeese coach Lance Guidry excited about 2017 signing class

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-02-02 00:36:14 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    A three-star gem, several two-star players and a host of athletic and talented gridiron warriors, highlight McNeese’s 2017 National Signing Day roster. In all, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry and staff signed 17 players that included four defensive backs, four defensive linemen, a linebacker, two offensive linemen, two wide receivers, a tight end, running back and two athletes. “We focused on the defensive side of the ball,” said Guidry who is entering his second s...More >>
    A three-star gem, several two-star players and a host of athletic and talented gridiron warriors, highlight McNeese’s 2017 National Signing Day roster. In all, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry and staff signed 17 players that included four defensive backs, four defensive linemen, a linebacker, two offensive linemen, two wide receivers, a tight end, running back and two athletes. “We focused on the defensive side of the ball,” said Guidry who is entering his second s...More >>
  • UCA shoots lights out in 72-49 win over McNeese

    UCA shoots lights out in 72-49 win over McNeese

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-02-01 05:05:38 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Central Arkansas Maggie Proffitt made a season high six three-pointers and scored a game high 22 points here Tuesday night in a 72-49 Southland Conference win over McNeese for its second win over the Cowgirls this season. Proffitt ended the game making 8 of 16 attempts from the field with six of those field goals coming from behind the arc to help UCA improve to 16-4 overall and 8-2 in the SLC.  McNeese fell to 10-11 overall and evened their conference record to 5-5 with its th...More >>
    Central Arkansas Maggie Proffitt made a season high six three-pointers and scored a game high 22 points here Tuesday night in a 72-49 Southland Conference win over McNeese for its second win over the Cowgirls this season. Proffitt ended the game making 8 of 16 attempts from the field with six of those field goals coming from behind the arc to help UCA improve to 16-4 overall and 8-2 in the SLC.  McNeese fell to 10-11 overall and evened their conference record to 5-5 with its th...More >>
  • McNeese softball picked to repeat as Southland champions

    McNeese softball picked to repeat as Southland champions

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 2:59 PM EST2017-01-31 19:59:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball, the reigning Southland Conference regular season and tournament champions, have been picked to repeat as champions in the league’s preseason polls released by the conference office here Tuesday. McNeese received 11 of the possible 12 first place votes and accumulated 121 points in both the coaches and Sports Information Director’s poll. Both polls have Abilene Christian garnering one first place vote in each poll and coming in second behind the Cowgirls....More >>
    McNeese softball, the reigning Southland Conference regular season and tournament champions, have been picked to repeat as champions in the league’s preseason polls released by the conference office here Tuesday. McNeese received 11 of the possible 12 first place votes and accumulated 121 points in both the coaches and Sports Information Director’s poll. Both polls have Abilene Christian garnering one first place vote in each poll and coming in second behind the Cowgirls....More >>
  • McNeese's Burr hoping to build off season-high 24-point game

    McNeese's Burr hoping to build off season-high 24-point game

    The senior point guard is hoping his scoring resurgence can elevate the Pokes.

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    The senior point guard is hoping his scoring resurgence can elevate the Pokes.

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  • McNeese lacking confidence amidst three game skid

    McNeese lacking confidence amidst three game skid

    McNeese has dropped it's last three games. The Cowboys are currently 2-9 away and 4-5 at home.

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    McNeese has dropped it's last three games. The Cowboys are currently 2-9 away and 4-5 at home.

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  • Hill: McNeese "We'll have an open rotation to start season"

    The Cowboys are coming off a 31-25 season in 2016. McNeese will start the 2017 season with an open competition at pitching.

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    The Cowboys are coming off a 31-25 season in 2016. McNeese will start the 2017 season with an open competition at pitching.

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  • Cowboys fall short at Nicholls, 78-74

    Cowboys fall short at Nicholls, 78-74

    Saturday, January 28 2017 11:32 PM EST2017-01-29 04:32:04 GMT
    Jahvaughn Powell’s 3-pointer with 33.2 seconds to play gave his Nicholls Colonels a 5-point lead while taking the air out of a remarkable second half comeback by McNeese as the Colonels held off the Cowboys 78-74 in Southland Conference action Saturday night. McNeese (6-14, 3-6 SLC) trailed 51-33 with 16:23 to play in the game before rallying to tie the game with 1:30 remaining. “I’m proud of the way we battled back but we never should’ve been in that situati...More >>
    Jahvaughn Powell’s 3-pointer with 33.2 seconds to play gave his Nicholls Colonels a 5-point lead while taking the air out of a remarkable second half comeback by McNeese as the Colonels held off the Cowboys 78-74 in Southland Conference action Saturday night. McNeese (6-14, 3-6 SLC) trailed 51-33 with 16:23 to play in the game before rallying to tie the game with 1:30 remaining. “I’m proud of the way we battled back but we never should’ve been in that situati...More >>
  • McNeese falls to Southland co-leader Abilene Christian, 77-65

    McNeese falls to Southland co-leader Abilene Christian, 77-65

    Saturday, January 28 2017 6:41 PM EST2017-01-28 23:41:38 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball team placed five players in double figure scoring but got off to a slow start here Saturday in a 77-65 loss to Southland Conference co-leader Abilene Christian, dropping the Cowgirls to 10-10 on the season and 5-4 in the SLC. Senior Victoria Rachal led McNeese with 17 points on 5 of 12 from the field and 7 of 9 from the charity stripe. Amber Donnes scored 11 points, her third straight game scoring in double figures. Mercedes Rogers, Frederica Haywood ...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball team placed five players in double figure scoring but got off to a slow start here Saturday in a 77-65 loss to Southland Conference co-leader Abilene Christian, dropping the Cowgirls to 10-10 on the season and 5-4 in the SLC. Senior Victoria Rachal led McNeese with 17 points on 5 of 12 from the field and 7 of 9 from the charity stripe. Amber Donnes scored 11 points, her third straight game scoring in double figures. Mercedes Rogers, Frederica Haywood ...More >>
  • McNeese baseball holds first practice Friday

    McNeese baseball holds first practice Friday

    Saturday, January 28 2017 12:23 AM EST2017-01-28 05:23:19 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball team is set to hold its first spring practice Friday afternoon when the Cowboys take the field at Joe Miller Ballpark in preparation for its upcoming season. McNeese head coach Justin Hill enters his fourth season at the helm and will welcome back 21 letterwinners from last season along with 11 newcomers. Hill is 93-78 overall in his first three seasons and looks to lead the Cowboys to their fifth consecutive Southland Conference Tournament appearance. "I k...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team is set to hold its first spring practice Friday afternoon when the Cowboys take the field at Joe Miller Ballpark in preparation for its upcoming season. McNeese head coach Justin Hill enters his fourth season at the helm and will welcome back 21 letterwinners from last season along with 11 newcomers. Hill is 93-78 overall in his first three seasons and looks to lead the Cowboys to their fifth consecutive Southland Conference Tournament appearance. "I k...More >>
  • Cowboys look to correct miscues at Nicholls

    Cowboys look to correct miscues at Nicholls

    Friday, January 27 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-01-27 22:37:52 GMT
    McNeese would like to forget about its last two basketball games. But before the Cowboys wad up the paper and toss those games out, head coach Dave Simmons will focus on the poorly played losses to Northwestern State, and most recently, New Orleans, in hopes of pinpointing where things are going wrong before Saturday night’s 6:30 game at Nicholls. “I think it’s pretty obvious,” said Simmons. “We’re turning the ball over too much and not hitting op...More >>
    McNeese would like to forget about its last two basketball games. But before the Cowboys wad up the paper and toss those games out, head coach Dave Simmons will focus on the poorly played losses to Northwestern State, and most recently, New Orleans, in hopes of pinpointing where things are going wrong before Saturday night’s 6:30 game at Nicholls. “I think it’s pretty obvious,” said Simmons. “We’re turning the ball over too much and not hitting op...More >>
  • Cowgirls travel to first place Abilene Christian

    Cowgirls travel to first place Abilene Christian

    Friday, January 27 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-01-27 22:36:12 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball will take one of its longest trips of the season Saturday when the Cowgirls head to Abilene, Texas to take on the reigning Southland Conference champs Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (Cajun Radio 1470/1290 AM and CajunRadio.com). Livestats and streaming will be provided as well. All links can be found on the women’s basketball schedule page on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (10-9, 5-3 SLC) is...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball will take one of its longest trips of the season Saturday when the Cowgirls head to Abilene, Texas to take on the reigning Southland Conference champs Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (Cajun Radio 1470/1290 AM and CajunRadio.com). Livestats and streaming will be provided as well. All links can be found on the women’s basketball schedule page on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (10-9, 5-3 SLC) is...More >>
  • Brown's 29 points lead New Orleans past McNeese, 71-59

    Brown's 29 points lead New Orleans past McNeese, 71-59

    Thursday, January 26 2017 11:21 PM EST2017-01-27 04:21:44 GMT
    McNeese women's basketball missed several point blank layups here Thursday night in its 71-59 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans to fall to 10-9 overall and 5-3 in league play. The Cowgirls will travel to Abilene, Texas to face Abilene Christian on Saturday.   The Cowgirls managed to get one play in double figure scoring, that being senior Amber Donnes who ended the game with 12 points. Junior Frederica led all players with 14 rebounds with eight coming on the def...More >>
    McNeese women's basketball missed several point blank layups here Thursday night in its 71-59 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans to fall to 10-9 overall and 5-3 in league play. The Cowgirls will travel to Abilene, Texas to face Abilene Christian on Saturday.   The Cowgirls managed to get one play in double figure scoring, that being senior Amber Donnes who ended the game with 12 points. Junior Frederica led all players with 14 rebounds with eight coming on the def...More >>
  • McNeese falls in early hole to UNO in 75-56 loss

    McNeese falls in early hole to UNO in 75-56 loss

    Thursday, January 26 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-01-27 04:03:42 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    Erik Thomas had 17 points and Travin Thibodeaux added 10 with nine rebounds and four assists as New Orleans took control early to ride to a 75-56 win over McNeese State on Thursday night.

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    Erik Thomas had 17 points and Travin Thibodeaux added 10 with nine rebounds and four assists as New Orleans took control early to ride to a 75-56 win over McNeese State on Thursday night.

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