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  • No. 13 LSU run-rules McNeese to end Cowgirls' season

    No. 13 LSU run-rules McNeese to end Cowgirls' season

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:45:54 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    It was quite the long day for the McNeese Cowgirls. After defeating Fairfield late Saturday night, the Cowgirls advanced in the Baton Rouge Regional to face LSU on Sunday. The Lady Tigers' used a seven-run fourth inning to run-rule McNeese, 10-1. The start time was delayed nearly 40 minutes just prior to the first pitch. The contest was then halted in the second inning for just under six hours. The fatigue of a long break showed for both teams. Cowgirls got on the board first i...

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    It was quite the long day for the McNeese Cowgirls. After defeating Fairfield late Saturday night, the Cowgirls advanced in the Baton Rouge Regional to face LSU on Sunday. The Lady Tigers' used a seven-run fourth inning to run-rule McNeese, 10-1. The start time was delayed nearly 40 minutes just prior to the first pitch. The contest was then halted in the second inning for just under six hours. The fatigue of a long break showed for both teams. Cowgirls got on the board first i...

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  • McNeese coach Justin Hill reflects on clinching Southland regular season title

    McNeese coach Justin Hill reflects on clinching Southland regular season title

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

    McNeese won its first SLC championship since 2006

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    McNeese won its first SLC championship since 2006

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  • Lightning again suspends play for McNeese softball vs. LSU

    Lightning again suspends play for McNeese softball vs. LSU

    Sunday, May 21 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-05-21 19:54:43 GMT
    (Source: Travis Webb/KATC)(Source: Travis Webb/KATC)

    McNeese is facing LSU in an elimination game in the Baton Rouge Regional.  Play was dealyed around 1:25 p.m. due to lightning. The game has yet to start. The winner of McNeese/LSU was scheduled to take on UL Lafayette at 4:00 p.m. It is not yet known when that game will start. Click here for updates Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    McNeese is facing LSU in an elimination game in the Baton Rouge Regional.  Play was dealyed around 1:25 p.m. due to lightning. The game has yet to start. The winner of McNeese/LSU was scheduled to take on UL Lafayette at 4:00 p.m. It is not yet known when that game will start. Click here for updates Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Saldivar's home run jump starts Cowgirls in 6-2 win over Fairfield

    Saldivar's home run jump starts Cowgirls in 6-2 win over Fairfield

    Sunday, May 21 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-05-21 18:57:11 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    McNeese softball tied the school record with its 43rd win of the season here Saturday night and avoided elimination in the Baton Rouge Regional Tournament with a 6-2 win over Fairfield. The Cowgirls will face LSU at 1:34 Sunday afternoon in another elimination game for the right the face UL-Lafayette in the championship game later on in the day. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 and can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM).   After the Ragin' Cajuns no-hit t...More >>
    McNeese softball tied the school record with its 43rd win of the season here Saturday night and avoided elimination in the Baton Rouge Regional Tournament with a 6-2 win over Fairfield. The Cowgirls will face LSU at 1:34 Sunday afternoon in another elimination game for the right the face UL-Lafayette in the championship game later on in the day. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 and can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM).   After the Ragin' Cajuns no-hit t...More >>
  • Homers help McNeese run-rule Lamar in regular season finale

    Homers help McNeese run-rule Lamar in regular season finale

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:43:25 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    A total of 17 hits, seven of those for extra-bases including four home runs, the final one being a three-run moonshot over the left field wall by Shane Selman, lifted the Southland Conference champion McNeese Cowboys to a 16-6, seven inning run-rule win over Lamar to close out the 2017 regular season. McNeese (36-18, 22-8 SLC), the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament, will see Lamar at least one more time when it opens tourney play against the No. 8 seeded Cardinals...More >>
    A total of 17 hits, seven of those for extra-bases including four home runs, the final one being a three-run moonshot over the left field wall by Shane Selman, lifted the Southland Conference champion McNeese Cowboys to a 16-6, seven inning run-rule win over Lamar to close out the 2017 regular season. McNeese (36-18, 22-8 SLC), the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament, will see Lamar at least one more time when it opens tourney play against the No. 8 seeded Cardinals...More >>
  • McNeese baseball falls to Lamar, 4-1

    McNeese baseball falls to Lamar, 4-1

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:51:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    One night after clinching the 2017 Southland Conference baseball regular season championship and the number one seed in next week's tournament, the McNeese Cowboys appeared to be suffering from the celebration aftereffects in a 4-1 loss to Lamar on Friday.   McNeese (35-18, 21-8 SLC) lost for just the fifth time at home on the season, committing three errors in the process with just one extra-base hit, all on a day where the team honored its eight seniors in a pregame ceremony.

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    One night after clinching the 2017 Southland Conference baseball regular season championship and the number one seed in next week's tournament, the McNeese Cowboys appeared to be suffering from the celebration aftereffects in a 4-1 loss to Lamar on Friday.   McNeese (35-18, 21-8 SLC) lost for just the fifth time at home on the season, committing three errors in the process with just one extra-base hit, all on a day where the team honored its eight seniors in a pregame ceremony.

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  • McNeese Softball Falls 6-0 To UL-Lafayette

    McNeese Softball Falls 6-0 To UL-Lafayette

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-05-20 00:41:13 GMT

    Solid defensive plays by Number 14 UL-Lafayette coupled with four errors by McNeese were the difference in a 6-0 Cowgirl loss here Thursday in the first game of the Baton Rouge Region. McNeese will play the loser of Friday’s LSU-Fairfield game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in an elimination game. The game was scoreless after the first three innings despite an outstanding catch by UL-Lafayette’s centerfielder Aleah Craighton that robbed Morgan Catron of a homerun that would have g...

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    Solid defensive plays by Number 14 UL-Lafayette coupled with four errors by McNeese were the difference in a 6-0 Cowgirl loss here Thursday in the first game of the Baton Rouge Region. McNeese will play the loser of Friday’s LSU-Fairfield game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in an elimination game. The game was scoreless after the first three innings despite an outstanding catch by UL-Lafayette’s centerfielder Aleah Craighton that robbed Morgan Catron of a homerun that would have g...

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  • McNeese baseball downs Lamar, wins regular season Southland Conference title

    McNeese baseball downs Lamar, wins regular season Southland Conference title

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:01:45 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The McNeese Cowboys entered Thursday needing one game to clinch a share of the Southland Conference baseball crown. The Pokes used a few big innings against Lamar to down the Cardinals, 10-2. Local products Matt Gallier (St. Louis) and Shane Selman (Barbe) each had a trio of RBIs in the win. Just minutes later in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen F. Austin defeated Houston Baptist 4-0 to give McNeese its first conference title since 2006. It's the Pokes' fourth SLC championship in sch...More >>
    The McNeese Cowboys entered Thursday needing one game to clinch a share of the Southland Conference baseball crown. The Pokes used a few big innings against Lamar to down the Cardinals, 10-2. Local products Matt Gallier (St. Louis) and Shane Selman (Barbe) each had a trio of RBIs in the win. Just minutes later in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen F. Austin defeated Houston Baptist 4-0 to give McNeese its first conference title since 2006. It's the Pokes' fourth SLC championship in sch...More >>
  • McNeese begins Baton Rouge Regional play Friday

    McNeese begins Baton Rouge Regional play Friday

    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:02:25 GMT
    (SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)(SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)
     McNeese softball will begin play in its fifth Regional Tournament at 3 p.m. Friday against 14th ranked Louisiana-Lafayette in Baton Rouge. LSU will take on Fairfield at 5:30 p.m.  The tournament runs through Sunday with the championship game scheduled for 1:30 p.m. All tournament games can be seen on ESPN3 and all Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310) and kezmonline.com.   Individual session tickets will go on sale to the public Thurs...More >>
     McNeese softball will begin play in its fifth Regional Tournament at 3 p.m. Friday against 14th ranked Louisiana-Lafayette in Baton Rouge. LSU will take on Fairfield at 5:30 p.m.  The tournament runs through Sunday with the championship game scheduled for 1:30 p.m. All tournament games can be seen on ESPN3 and all Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310) and kezmonline.com.   Individual session tickets will go on sale to the public Thurs...More >>
  • D1 Baseball and Baseball America project McNeese as a three seed

    D1 Baseball and Baseball America project McNeese as a three seed

    Neither publication has the Cowboys playing in Baton Rouge

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    Neither publication has the Cowboys playing in Baton Rouge

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  • McNeese posts strong final day, finishes 10th at Austin Regional

    McNeese posts strong final day, finishes 10th at Austin Regional

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:55:25 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese golf posted the third-best round of the day at -10 on the third and final round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Austin Regional and moved up to finish 10th in the team standings with a total score of 877. The 274 score on Wednesday was also better than seven nationally ranked schools in the field, including host school Texas who finished second in the tournament with an 841. Meanwhile Blake Elliott's tournament score of 1-over 214 was just four shots off from him qualifying as ...More >>
    McNeese golf posted the third-best round of the day at -10 on the third and final round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Austin Regional and moved up to finish 10th in the team standings with a total score of 877. The 274 score on Wednesday was also better than seven nationally ranked schools in the field, including host school Texas who finished second in the tournament with an 841. Meanwhile Blake Elliott's tournament score of 1-over 214 was just four shots off from him qualifying as ...More >>
  • Podorsky gets stolen base record in McNeese's 5-4 loss to Houston

    Podorsky gets stolen base record in McNeese's 5-4 loss to Houston

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:16:19 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese center fielder Robbie Podorsky's fifth-inning stolen base, the second of three on the night for the first-year Cowboy, surged the junior transfer into the McNeese record book with his 36th stolen base of the season, breaking the previous record of 35 held by Jason Alleman and Jace Peterson. His third swipe of the game increased his record to 37 by the end of the contest.   The event was the highlight in a 5-4 loss to the 18th-ranked Houston Cougars in the final ...More >>
    McNeese center fielder Robbie Podorsky's fifth-inning stolen base, the second of three on the night for the first-year Cowboy, surged the junior transfer into the McNeese record book with his 36th stolen base of the season, breaking the previous record of 35 held by Jason Alleman and Jace Peterson. His third swipe of the game increased his record to 37 by the end of the contest.   The event was the highlight in a 5-4 loss to the 18th-ranked Houston Cougars in the final ...More >>
  • McNeese improves on day two, but falls to 13th heading into final round

    McNeese improves on day two, but falls to 13th heading into final round

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:15:19 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese shot three strokes better in the second round of the NCAA Austin Regional men’s golf tournament than what it posted in the first round, but the Cowboys were unable to gain any ground on the rest of the field and ended the day in 13th place with a team score of 300. Blake Elliott matched his first round total with a 2-over par 73 on Tuesday after he birdied two of the last six holes he played. For the tournament, he’s tied for 22nd at 4-over par with a 146. Andrea...More >>
    McNeese shot three strokes better in the second round of the NCAA Austin Regional men’s golf tournament than what it posted in the first round, but the Cowboys were unable to gain any ground on the rest of the field and ended the day in 13th place with a team score of 300. Blake Elliott matched his first round total with a 2-over par 73 on Tuesday after he birdied two of the last six holes he played. For the tournament, he’s tied for 22nd at 4-over par with a 146. Andrea...More >>
  • McNeese ready for showdown with UL Lafayette in Baton Rouge Regional

    McNeese ready for showdown with UL Lafayette in Baton Rouge Regional

    McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m.

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    McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m.

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  • McNeese baseball enters final week with golden opportunity ahead

    McNeese baseball enters final week with golden opportunity ahead

    McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland Conference standings. 

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    McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland Conference standings. 

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  • Cowboys 12th after day 1 at NCAA Austin Regional

    Cowboys 12th after day 1 at NCAA Austin Regional

    Monday, May 15 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-05-15 21:55:29 GMT
    Blake Elliott led McNeese with a 2-over 73 on day one of the NCAA Austin Regional at The University of Texas Golf Club on Monday as the Cowboys sit in 12th place of the 14-team field with a 19-over par score of 303. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions, are 13 shots behind Iowa State, Arizona State and North Carolina State for the final two spots in advancing to the NCAA Championships. The top five teams in the regional will advance to the May 36-31 championship tourney to be ...More >>
    Blake Elliott led McNeese with a 2-over 73 on day one of the NCAA Austin Regional at The University of Texas Golf Club on Monday as the Cowboys sit in 12th place of the 14-team field with a 19-over par score of 303. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions, are 13 shots behind Iowa State, Arizona State and North Carolina State for the final two spots in advancing to the NCAA Championships. The top five teams in the regional will advance to the May 36-31 championship tourney to be ...More >>
  • No. 28 McNeese hosts Houston at 6 on Tuesday

    No. 28 McNeese hosts Houston at 6 on Tuesday

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:30:34 GMT
    McNeese will head into its final regular season week of the baseball season with four home games and as a nationally ranked team, starting with the University of Houston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.   The Cowboys (34-16) were tabbed as the No. 28 team in the country by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday after they swept Creighton, the top team in the Big East Conference, in three games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha over the weekend.   McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over...More >>
    McNeese will head into its final regular season week of the baseball season with four home games and as a nationally ranked team, starting with the University of Houston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.   The Cowboys (34-16) were tabbed as the No. 28 team in the country by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday after they swept Creighton, the top team in the Big East Conference, in three games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha over the weekend.   McNeese holds a 1 ½-game lead over...More >>
  • Cowgirls are headed back to Baton Rouge

    Cowgirls are headed back to Baton Rouge

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:29:28 GMT
    For the second straight year, McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m. (CT) at Tiger Park. The game will be streamed on ESPN3. The four-team double elimination tournament (May 19-21) will also include host LSU (41-8) and Fairfield (26-26) in the regional tournament. "We are excited to be headed to Baton Rouge and to get to keep playing softball, " said head coach James Landreneau. "It is close e...More >>
    For the second straight year, McNeese softball is headed to the Baton Rouge Regional and will face Louisiana-Lafayette this Friday at 3 p.m. (CT) at Tiger Park. The game will be streamed on ESPN3. The four-team double elimination tournament (May 19-21) will also include host LSU (41-8) and Fairfield (26-26) in the regional tournament. "We are excited to be headed to Baton Rouge and to get to keep playing softball, " said head coach James Landreneau. "It is close e...More >>
  • Selman's 2 HR, Gallier's granny ignites Cowboys to 9-4 win

    Selman's 2 HR, Gallier's granny ignites Cowboys to 9-4 win

    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-05-15 01:07:18 GMT
    A Matt Gallier third inning grand slam opened up the flood gates for the McNeese Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park as the Cowboys scored nine unanswered runs after falling behind 4-0 in the first inning to down Creighton 9-4 and finish off a three-game sweep over the Big East Conference's first place team.   The win improves the Cowboys to 34-16 on the season and sets up the final week of the regular season with four home games beginning Tuesday at 6 aga...More >>
    A Matt Gallier third inning grand slam opened up the flood gates for the McNeese Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park as the Cowboys scored nine unanswered runs after falling behind 4-0 in the first inning to down Creighton 9-4 and finish off a three-game sweep over the Big East Conference's first place team.   The win improves the Cowboys to 34-16 on the season and sets up the final week of the regular season with four home games beginning Tuesday at 6 aga...More >>
  • McNeese NCAA softball selection show viewing Sunday night

    McNeese NCAA softball selection show viewing Sunday night

    Saturday, May 13 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-05-14 02:39:16 GMT
    The 2017 Southland Conference Tournament champions, McNeese softball would like to invite fans to join them for the NCAA Selection Show that will reveal the NCAA Tournament bracket at 9 p.m. (CT), Sunday, May, 14 in the football team meeting room on the first floor of the Jack Doland Fieldhouse. Southland Conference Coach of the Year James Landreneau will address the crowd at 8:30 p.m. to recap the weekend.   The 64-team field will be revealed on ESPN2 with 32 teams ear...More >>
    The 2017 Southland Conference Tournament champions, McNeese softball would like to invite fans to join them for the NCAA Selection Show that will reveal the NCAA Tournament bracket at 9 p.m. (CT), Sunday, May, 14 in the football team meeting room on the first floor of the Jack Doland Fieldhouse. Southland Conference Coach of the Year James Landreneau will address the crowd at 8:30 p.m. to recap the weekend.   The 64-team field will be revealed on ESPN2 with 32 teams ear...More >>
  • McNeese claims second straight SLC Tournament title to earn NCAA Tournament bid

    McNeese claims second straight SLC Tournament title to earn NCAA Tournament bid

    Saturday, May 13 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-05-13 18:27:08 GMT
    (Source: UCA Sports Information)(Source: UCA Sports Information)

    McNeese softball claimed its second straight Southland Conference Tournament title here early Saturday morning by defeating Nicholls 8-0 in a run-rule victory to earn the league’s NCAA automatic bid. The run-rule win is the third of the tournament for McNeese. “We were able to put good at bats early in the game even though we weren’t getting the results we were looking for,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we were relentless with our approac...

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    McNeese softball claimed its second straight Southland Conference Tournament title here early Saturday morning by defeating Nicholls 8-0 in a run-rule victory to earn the league’s NCAA automatic bid. The run-rule win is the third of the tournament for McNeese. “We were able to put good at bats early in the game even though we weren’t getting the results we were looking for,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we were relentless with our approac...

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  • 4-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-1 win over Creighton

    4-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-1 win over Creighton

    Friday, May 12 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-12 23:45:54 GMT
    McNeese swatted five of its nine hits in the ninth inning, leading to four runs that snapped a 1-1 tie and the Cowboys were able to pull out a 5-1 win over Creighton here Friday in the first game of a three-game series. The win snapped a three-game losing streak as the Cowboys improved to 32-16 on the season with the Blue Jays fell to 22-20. Game two will carry a 6:30 first pitch on Saturday. McNeese starting pitcher Austin Sanders went 6 2/3 innings and allowed one unearned run an...More >>
    McNeese swatted five of its nine hits in the ninth inning, leading to four runs that snapped a 1-1 tie and the Cowboys were able to pull out a 5-1 win over Creighton here Friday in the first game of a three-game series. The win snapped a three-game losing streak as the Cowboys improved to 32-16 on the season with the Blue Jays fell to 22-20. Game two will carry a 6:30 first pitch on Saturday. McNeese starting pitcher Austin Sanders went 6 2/3 innings and allowed one unearned run an...More >>
  • McNeese run-rules Nicholls to advance to the Southland Conference championship

    McNeese run-rules Nicholls to advance to the Southland Conference championship

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:55:46 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Top-seeded McNeese advanced to the championship game of the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament, defeating No. 2 Nicholls 11-2 in six innings Thursday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The run-rule victory was the Cowgirls’ second-straight win in that fashion after riding past Sam Houston State in their opening game 9-1 Wednesday.   The defending tournament champions picked up right where they left off a game ago, getting the bats going early in the first. Mc...More >>
    Top-seeded McNeese advanced to the championship game of the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament, defeating No. 2 Nicholls 11-2 in six innings Thursday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The run-rule victory was the Cowgirls’ second-straight win in that fashion after riding past Sam Houston State in their opening game 9-1 Wednesday.   The defending tournament champions picked up right where they left off a game ago, getting the bats going early in the first. Mc...More >>
  • Cajuns sweep season series with Pokes, 4-1

    Cajuns sweep season series with Pokes, 4-1

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-05-11 03:11:53 GMT
    Louisiana-Lafayette scored three first-inning runs then rode the arm of starting pitcher Nick Lee to a 4-1 win over McNeese here Wednesday night in front of 5,174 fans at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.  Lee (6-4), the Cajuns’ regular Saturday starter up until a couple of weeks ago, held McNeese (31-16) hitless through four innings then got the Cowboys to hit into double plays in the sixth and seventh innings, killing what could’ve been big innings for the Cowb...More >>
    Louisiana-Lafayette scored three first-inning runs then rode the arm of starting pitcher Nick Lee to a 4-1 win over McNeese here Wednesday night in front of 5,174 fans at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.  Lee (6-4), the Cajuns’ regular Saturday starter up until a couple of weeks ago, held McNeese (31-16) hitless through four innings then got the Cowboys to hit into double plays in the sixth and seventh innings, killing what could’ve been big innings for the Cowb...More >>
  • Top-seeded Cowgirls cruise past Sam Houston State, 9-1

    Top-seeded Cowgirls cruise past Sam Houston State, 9-1

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-05-11 01:47:17 GMT
    Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year. (Source: McNeese athletics)Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year. (Source: McNeese athletics)
    McNeese’s Baylee Corbello crossed the plate to end the last game of the first day in the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament in run-rule fashion 9-1 over Sam Houston State on Wednesday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The top-seeded team needed just five innings to punch its ticket to the winners’ bracket to take on No. 2 Nicholls on Thursday at 3 p.m. With two runners in scoring position, McNeese outfielder Justyce McClain hit to third base. It looked as i...More >>
    McNeese’s Baylee Corbello crossed the plate to end the last game of the first day in the 2017 Southland Conference Softball Tournament in run-rule fashion 9-1 over Sam Houston State on Wednesday at Farris Field in Conway, Ark.   The top-seeded team needed just five innings to punch its ticket to the winners’ bracket to take on No. 2 Nicholls on Thursday at 3 p.m. With two runners in scoring position, McNeese outfielder Justyce McClain hit to third base. It looked as i...More >>
  • McNeese boasts top-20 ranked offense, Selman leading the way

    McNeese boasts top-20 ranked offense, Selman leading the way

    Offensively, the Cowboys are hitting .307 as a team and are led by left fielder Shane Selman’s .365 batting average to go along with 11 home runs and 48 RBI. 

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    Offensively, the Cowboys are hitting .307 as a team and are led by left fielder Shane Selman’s .365 batting average to go along with 11 home runs and 48 RBI. 

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  • Southland coaches believe SLC can be a three-bid league

    Southland coaches believe SLC can be a three-bid league

    The conference has three teams in the top 75.

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    The conference has three teams in the top 75.

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  • McNeese's Piancastelli, Smith and Landreneau earn Southland's top honors

    McNeese's Piancastelli, Smith and Landreneau earn Southland's top honors

    Monday, May 8 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-05-08 19:49:06 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    The 2017 Southland Conference Champions, McNeese softball is well represented on the All-Southland Conference team that was released by the league office Monday. McNeese picked up four of the six individual honors including Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year. Junior Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year and becomes the first McNeese and SLC softball athlete to pick up both honors three ti.

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    The 2017 Southland Conference Champions, McNeese softball is well represented on the All-Southland Conference team that was released by the league office Monday. McNeese picked up four of the six individual honors including Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year. Junior Erika Piancastelli was named Player and Hitter of the Year for the third straight year and becomes the first McNeese and SLC softball athlete to pick up both honors three ti.

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  • Islanders take advantage of five run fifth, downing Cowboys, 5-4

    Islanders take advantage of five run fifth, downing Cowboys, 5-4

    Sunday, May 7 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-05-08 01:40:54 GMT
    McNeese was looking for an exciting, dramatic, bottom of the ninth ending to Sunday’s rubber match game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Instead the drama went against the Cowboys as they fell 5-4 to the Islanders while dropping their first home Southland Conference series of the season. After rallying from a 5-0 deficit early on, McNeese trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Shane Selman led things off with a single up the middle to put the tying run on ...More >>
    McNeese was looking for an exciting, dramatic, bottom of the ninth ending to Sunday’s rubber match game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Instead the drama went against the Cowboys as they fell 5-4 to the Islanders while dropping their first home Southland Conference series of the season. After rallying from a 5-0 deficit early on, McNeese trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Shane Selman led things off with a single up the middle to put the tying run on ...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep Southeastern, earning record setting 24th conference win

    Cowgirls sweep Southeastern, earning record setting 24th conference win

    Saturday, May 6 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-05-07 01:40:09 GMT
    McNeese softball won its school record 24thSouthland Conference game this season with its 11-4, 7-3 doubleheader win over Southeastern Louisiana here Saturday to complete the series sweep. The Cowgirls also ended the regular season having won all nine conference series and enter next week's Southland Conference Tournament on a nine game winning streak.   McNeese (39-16, 24-3 SLC) started the day like they did Friday night in its 13-1, five inning game and that was by taking an ea...More >>
    McNeese softball won its school record 24thSouthland Conference game this season with its 11-4, 7-3 doubleheader win over Southeastern Louisiana here Saturday to complete the series sweep. The Cowgirls also ended the regular season having won all nine conference series and enter next week's Southland Conference Tournament on a nine game winning streak.   McNeese (39-16, 24-3 SLC) started the day like they did Friday night in its 13-1, five inning game and that was by taking an ea...More >>
  • Long ball lifts Islanders past McNeese, 10-4

    Long ball lifts Islanders past McNeese, 10-4

    Saturday, May 6 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-05-07 00:48:47 GMT
    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi used two, three-run home runs then added three insurance runs late to upset first place McNeese by a score of 10-4 on Saturday in the second game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   The loss was the first league home loss of the season for the Cowboys, who fall to 31-14 overall and 20-6 in league play. McNeese, now 20-2 at home on the season, keeps a two-game lead over Sam Houston State in the loss column in the conference standing...More >>
    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi used two, three-run home runs then added three insurance runs late to upset first place McNeese by a score of 10-4 on Saturday in the second game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   The loss was the first league home loss of the season for the Cowboys, who fall to 31-14 overall and 20-6 in league play. McNeese, now 20-2 at home on the season, keeps a two-game lead over Sam Houston State in the loss column in the conference standing...More >>
  • Sanders' fans career high in win over A&M-Corpus Christie

    Sanders' fans career high in win over A&M-Corpus Christie

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:49:54 GMT
     Austin Sanders tied a career-high with nine strike outs in 7 2/3 innings pitched while Ricky Ramirez, Jr. and Joe Provenzano each came up with big hits in both the fourth and fifth innings to help lead McNeese to a 6-4 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night and winning the first game of a three-game Southland Conference series. The win improved McNeese's record to 31-13 and 20-5 in conference play on the season while it maintained a two-g...More >>
     Austin Sanders tied a career-high with nine strike outs in 7 2/3 innings pitched while Ricky Ramirez, Jr. and Joe Provenzano each came up with big hits in both the fourth and fifth innings to help lead McNeese to a 6-4 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night and winning the first game of a three-game Southland Conference series. The win improved McNeese's record to 31-13 and 20-5 in conference play on the season while it maintained a two-g...More >>
  • Piancastelli breaks two career records in series opening win against Southeastern La.

    Piancastelli breaks two career records in series opening win against Southeastern La.

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:39:14 GMT
    Junior Erika Piancastelli broke the McNeese and Southland Conference career walks record in her first time at the plate and Carleigh Chaumont picked up six RBI here Friday night in a 13-1, five inning win over Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of the final regular season series. The 13 runs, 13 hits and 13 RBI are the second most in a game by the Cowgirls this season.   The Cowgirls and Lady Lions will conclude the regular season with a 12 p.m. double...More >>
    Junior Erika Piancastelli broke the McNeese and Southland Conference career walks record in her first time at the plate and Carleigh Chaumont picked up six RBI here Friday night in a 13-1, five inning win over Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of the final regular season series. The 13 runs, 13 hits and 13 RBI are the second most in a game by the Cowgirls this season.   The Cowgirls and Lady Lions will conclude the regular season with a 12 p.m. double...More >>
  • McNeese golf saddled with No. 12 seed, headed to Austin for NCAA Regional

    McNeese golf saddled with No. 12 seed, headed to Austin for NCAA Regional

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:54:41 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese men’s golf is heading to Austin as the place for its third-consecutive NCAA Regional tournament, the NCAA announced on Thursday on The Golf Channel. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions for the second consecutive year, earned the league’s automatic bid into the postseason and will play at the No. 12 seed. “This is exciting,” said fifth-year head coach Austin Burk who was named the league’s coach of the year for the second straight year.

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    McNeese men’s golf is heading to Austin as the place for its third-consecutive NCAA Regional tournament, the NCAA announced on Thursday on The Golf Channel. McNeese, the Southland Conference champions for the second consecutive year, earned the league’s automatic bid into the postseason and will play at the No. 12 seed. “This is exciting,” said fifth-year head coach Austin Burk who was named the league’s coach of the year for the second straight year.

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  • McNeese softball wins second straight Southland regular season title

    McNeese softball wins second straight Southland regular season title

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-05-03 04:45:24 GMT
    (SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)(SOURCE: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    With its series sweep over Stephen F. Austin coupled by two losses by Abilene Christian over the weekend, McNeese softball clinched its second straight Southland Conference regular season title and fourth in the last five years.   The 2017 title is the sixth overall for the program which is the most regular season title by current conference members and it ties former conference member Texas State who also won six conference titles.   McNeese (36-16, 21-3 SLC) picked up a 9-...More >>
    With its series sweep over Stephen F. Austin coupled by two losses by Abilene Christian over the weekend, McNeese softball clinched its second straight Southland Conference regular season title and fourth in the last five years.   The 2017 title is the sixth overall for the program which is the most regular season title by current conference members and it ties former conference member Texas State who also won six conference titles.   McNeese (36-16, 21-3 SLC) picked up a 9-...More >>
  • Tyler Wesley, pitching staff solid in 4-2 win over LSUA

    Tyler Wesley, pitching staff solid in 4-2 win over LSUA

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-05-03 04:03:25 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Tyler Wesley struck out 10 batters in five innings of work and four McNeese relief pitchers followed with seven more strike outs as the Cowboys tied a single-season school record with 17 Ks thrown in a 4-2 win over LSU-Alexandria on Tuesday night in the first home game in 17 days. The win gave McNeese (30-13) its 30th win of the season marking the fourth-consecutive year to notch 30 or more wins in a season, all under head coach Justin Hill. It’s just the second time in school ...More >>
    Tyler Wesley struck out 10 batters in five innings of work and four McNeese relief pitchers followed with seven more strike outs as the Cowboys tied a single-season school record with 17 Ks thrown in a 4-2 win over LSU-Alexandria on Tuesday night in the first home game in 17 days. The win gave McNeese (30-13) its 30th win of the season marking the fourth-consecutive year to notch 30 or more wins in a season, all under head coach Justin Hill. It’s just the second time in school ...More >>
  • McNeese's Burk, O'Loughlin garner top awards from Southland Conference

    McNeese's Burk, O'Loughlin garner top awards from Southland Conference

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:23:05 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Five days after leading McNeese to its second-consecutive Southland Conference men's golf championship, head coach Austin Burk was named the league's coach of the year for the second straight year while Daniel O'Loughlin garnered freshman of the year honors making him the third Cowboy golfer in the last four years to receive the award.   In addition to his individual honor, O'Loughlin, along with Andreas Krokeide, were named first team All-Southland Confe...More >>
    Five days after leading McNeese to its second-consecutive Southland Conference men's golf championship, head coach Austin Burk was named the league's coach of the year for the second straight year while Daniel O'Loughlin garnered freshman of the year honors making him the third Cowboy golfer in the last four years to receive the award.   In addition to his individual honor, O'Loughlin, along with Andreas Krokeide, were named first team All-Southland Confe...More >>
  • McNeese controls own destiny with three weeks remaining in regular season

    McNeese controls own destiny with three weeks remaining in regular season

    McNeese baseball ranked 27th in latest RPI ranking.

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    McNeese baseball ranked 27th in latest RPI ranking.

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  • $1 Dog Night as Cowboys return home to host LSUA

    $1 Dog Night as Cowboys return home to host LSUA

    Monday, May 1 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-05-01 22:15:56 GMT
    McNeese returns to The Jeaux after spending the last 16 days away from home when it hosts LSU-Alexandria at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. It’s Dollar Dog Night as fans will be treated to $1 hot dogs at the concession stand. The game will be broadcast live on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM, McNeeseSports.com, KEZMonline.com). McNeese (29-13, 19-5 SLC) will be going for its 30th win of the season marking the fourth straight season to post 30 or more wins, all under head coach Jus...More >>
    McNeese returns to The Jeaux after spending the last 16 days away from home when it hosts LSU-Alexandria at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. It’s Dollar Dog Night as fans will be treated to $1 hot dogs at the concession stand. The game will be broadcast live on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM, McNeeseSports.com, KEZMonline.com). McNeese (29-13, 19-5 SLC) will be going for its 30th win of the season marking the fourth straight season to post 30 or more wins, all under head coach Jus...More >>
  • McNeese comes up short in 8-6 loss to SHSU on Sunday

    McNeese comes up short in 8-6 loss to SHSU on Sunday

    Sunday, April 30 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-05-01 02:11:38 GMT
    McNeese had the tying runs on base with no outs in the top of the ninth inning but Sam Houston State reliever Dominic Robinson closed the door on an 8-6 Bearkat win over the first place Cowboys and winning the Southland Conference series two games to one.   McNeese (29-13, 19-5 SLC) had more opportunities than just the ninth inning to score runs but didn't execute when needed.   "I don't think the game was necessarily won or lost in the ninth inning," said head coa...More >>
    McNeese had the tying runs on base with no outs in the top of the ninth inning but Sam Houston State reliever Dominic Robinson closed the door on an 8-6 Bearkat win over the first place Cowboys and winning the Southland Conference series two games to one.   McNeese (29-13, 19-5 SLC) had more opportunities than just the ninth inning to score runs but didn't execute when needed.   "I don't think the game was necessarily won or lost in the ninth inning," said head coa...More >>
  • Sam Houston walks-off with 10-9 win over McNeese

    Sam Houston walks-off with 10-9 win over McNeese

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:00:42 GMT
    (Source: KBTX)(Source: KBTX)

    A battle between the top two teams in the Southland Conference baseball standings didn't disappoint as the 27th-ranked and first place McNeese Cowboys were three outs away from taking game one of a big league series from Sam Houston State, but a two-run ninth, capped off with a walk-off single by Clayton Harp lifted the Bearkats to 10-9 win over the Cowboys.   The loss dropped the Cowboys to 28-12 overall and 18-4 in league play but continue to hold onto sole possession of first

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    A battle between the top two teams in the Southland Conference baseball standings didn't disappoint as the 27th-ranked and first place McNeese Cowboys were three outs away from taking game one of a big league series from Sam Houston State, but a two-run ninth, capped off with a walk-off single by Clayton Harp lifted the Bearkats to 10-9 win over the Cowboys.   The loss dropped the Cowboys to 28-12 overall and 18-4 in league play but continue to hold onto sole possession of first

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  • McNeese repeats as Southland golf champions

    McNeese repeats as Southland golf champions

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:52:00 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    Repeat is just as sweet.   McNeese's men's golf team successfully defended its Southland Conference title on Wednesday afternoon, when after being delayed by early storms then fighting against a brisk northerly wind, the Cowboys won their second-straight league title by a four-stroke margin over Stephen F. Austin.   The Cowboys earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals for the second year in-a-row as they'll be making their third-consecutive postseason appearan...More >>
    Repeat is just as sweet.   McNeese's men's golf team successfully defended its Southland Conference title on Wednesday afternoon, when after being delayed by early storms then fighting against a brisk northerly wind, the Cowboys won their second-straight league title by a four-stroke margin over Stephen F. Austin.   The Cowboys earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals for the second year in-a-row as they'll be making their third-consecutive postseason appearan...More >>
  • McNeese's Smegal, Graf break school records in steeplechase at LSU

    McNeese's Smegal, Graf break school records in steeplechase at LSU

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:50:30 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Distance runners Alison Smegal and Christoph Graf etched their names in the McNeese track and field record book on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet as the two set school records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.   Smegal became the first Cowgirl runner to dip below the 11-minute mark in the event, winning Saturday's race with a time of 10:54.54, breaking a 13-year old record of 11:01.70 held by Helen Kibby in 2004.   Graf's time was just as impressive ...More >>
    Distance runners Alison Smegal and Christoph Graf etched their names in the McNeese track and field record book on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet as the two set school records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.   Smegal became the first Cowgirl runner to dip below the 11-minute mark in the event, winning Saturday's race with a time of 10:54.54, breaking a 13-year old record of 11:01.70 held by Helen Kibby in 2004.   Graf's time was just as impressive ...More >>
  • Saldivar's walk-off single gives McNeese extra inning win over Houston

    Saldivar's walk-off single gives McNeese extra inning win over Houston

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:23:12 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    For the second straight game and three days removed from defeating Lamar in walk-off fashion, McNeese softball picked up a 5-4, eight inning walk-off victory over Houston here Tuesday night to improve to 33-16 on the season. The loss drops Houston to 23-21 overall. “This is a good win for us to build on,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We showed resilience and kept fighting. We were taking tough pitches and getting good at bats but we were hitting the ball right...More >>
    For the second straight game and three days removed from defeating Lamar in walk-off fashion, McNeese softball picked up a 5-4, eight inning walk-off victory over Houston here Tuesday night to improve to 33-16 on the season. The loss drops Houston to 23-21 overall. “This is a good win for us to build on,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We showed resilience and kept fighting. We were taking tough pitches and getting good at bats but we were hitting the ball right...More >>
  • Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:12:09 GMT
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
  • Stranded runners doomed Cowboys in 7-4 loss to NSU

    Stranded runners doomed Cowboys in 7-4 loss to NSU

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:33:26 GMT

    McNeese stranded 16 base runners against Northwestern State on Saturday while Demons’ third baseman Matthew Alford provided all the offense NSU would need on the afternoon against 23rd-ranked McNeese, hitting a three-run home run in the third inning then a solo shot in the seventh to help pave the way for a NSU 7-4 win over the Cowboys. McNeese (27-11, 17-3) held onto sole possession of first place in the league standings while NSU improved to 13-24 overall and 5-12 in the leag...

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    McNeese stranded 16 base runners against Northwestern State on Saturday while Demons’ third baseman Matthew Alford provided all the offense NSU would need on the afternoon against 23rd-ranked McNeese, hitting a three-run home run in the third inning then a solo shot in the seventh to help pave the way for a NSU 7-4 win over the Cowboys. McNeese (27-11, 17-3) held onto sole possession of first place in the league standings while NSU improved to 13-24 overall and 5-12 in the leag...

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  • Catron's walk-off grand slam sends McNeese to series win over Lamar, 7-3

    Catron's walk-off grand slam sends McNeese to series win over Lamar, 7-3

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:21:14 GMT
     Morgan Catron's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning helped McNeese softball to a 7-3 rubber game victory and a 2-1 series clincher over Lamar here Saturday. Lamar opened the series with a 6-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader Friday. McNeese evened the series one game apiece with a 10-2 (5 inning) win in game two.   McNeese (32-16, 18-3) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead off a sacrifice fly by Catron in the opening frame that scored Justyce McCl...More >>
     Morgan Catron's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning helped McNeese softball to a 7-3 rubber game victory and a 2-1 series clincher over Lamar here Saturday. Lamar opened the series with a 6-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader Friday. McNeese evened the series one game apiece with a 10-2 (5 inning) win in game two.   McNeese (32-16, 18-3) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead off a sacrifice fly by Catron in the opening frame that scored Justyce McCl...More >>
  • McNeese splits Friday doubleheader with Lamar

    McNeese splits Friday doubleheader with Lamar

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-04-22 04:48:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese softball missed an opportunity to widen its lead in the conference standings tonight due to the fact that Abilene Christian lost 3-2 at Sam Houston State in the second game of a doubleheader but the Cowgirls fell 6-1 to Lamar in the first game of Friday's doubleheader before evening the series one game apiece with a 10-2 second game victory. The rubber match is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1310 KEZM) and kezmonline.com. Str...More >>
    McNeese softball missed an opportunity to widen its lead in the conference standings tonight due to the fact that Abilene Christian lost 3-2 at Sam Houston State in the second game of a doubleheader but the Cowgirls fell 6-1 to Lamar in the first game of Friday's doubleheader before evening the series one game apiece with a 10-2 second game victory. The rubber match is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1310 KEZM) and kezmonline.com. Str...More >>
  • Clutch hits drive McNeese to 13-4 win over NSU

    Clutch hits drive McNeese to 13-4 win over NSU

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-04-22 04:38:52 GMT
    (Source: NSUDemons.com)(Source: NSUDemons.com)

    11 of McNeese's 14 hits came after the 4th inning.

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    11 of McNeese's 14 hits came after the 4th inning.

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  • McNeese baseball projected to play in NCAA Tournament

    McNeese baseball projected to play in NCAA Tournament

    D1 Baseball and Baseball America have the Cowboys playing in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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    D1 Baseball and Baseball America have the Cowboys playing in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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  • Texas State uses five-run seventh to down McNeese, 5-4

    Texas State uses five-run seventh to down McNeese, 5-4

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:42:29 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Texas State scored five unanswered runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind to defeat McNeese 5-4 here Wednesday in a non-conference softball contest. The loss drops the Cowgirls to 30-15 overall while Texas State improves to 32-10 on the season. Both teams used one inning apiece to score their runs with McNeese taking a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning on four hits and one Bobcat error. Justyce McClain led the inning off with a bunt single. Piancastelli singled th...More >>
    Texas State scored five unanswered runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind to defeat McNeese 5-4 here Wednesday in a non-conference softball contest. The loss drops the Cowgirls to 30-15 overall while Texas State improves to 32-10 on the season. Both teams used one inning apiece to score their runs with McNeese taking a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning on four hits and one Bobcat error. Justyce McClain led the inning off with a bunt single. Piancastelli singled th...More >>
  • Cowboys fall to LA Tech in walk-off fashion, 8-7

    Cowboys fall to LA Tech in walk-off fashion, 8-7

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:44:27 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    Louisiana Tech’s Jordan Washam blasted a double off the top of the center field wall with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, scoring J’Mar Smith as the Bulldogs walked off with an 8-7 win over the 23rd-ranked McNeese Cowboys here Tuesday night. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Cowboys as they fall to 26-10 on the season. Louisiana Tech improved to 24-13 overall and avenged a 5-3 loss to the Cowboys two weeks ago. Collin Kober, the sixth McNeese pitc...More >>
    Louisiana Tech’s Jordan Washam blasted a double off the top of the center field wall with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, scoring J’Mar Smith as the Bulldogs walked off with an 8-7 win over the 23rd-ranked McNeese Cowboys here Tuesday night. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Cowboys as they fall to 26-10 on the season. Louisiana Tech improved to 24-13 overall and avenged a 5-3 loss to the Cowboys two weeks ago. Collin Kober, the sixth McNeese pitc...More >>
  • McNeese jumps to No. 15 in latest NCAA RPI poll

    McNeese jumps to No. 15 in latest NCAA RPI poll

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-04-18 00:35:44 GMT
     It's been a magical 2017 season so far for the McNeese Cowboys' baseball squad – out to one of its best starts in school history at 26-9 while posting its best Southland Conference start in history at 16-2 while standing alone in first place atop the standings.   Another first came on Monday when the Cowboys cracked a top 25 national baseball poll for the first time in school history with their No. 23 ranking in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Collegiate Baseball is on...More >>
     It's been a magical 2017 season so far for the McNeese Cowboys' baseball squad – out to one of its best starts in school history at 26-9 while posting its best Southland Conference start in history at 16-2 while standing alone in first place atop the standings.   Another first came on Monday when the Cowboys cracked a top 25 national baseball poll for the first time in school history with their No. 23 ranking in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Collegiate Baseball is on...More >>
  • Piancastelli named Southland hitter of the week

    Piancastelli named Southland hitter of the week

    Monday, April 17 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-17 19:28:14 GMT
    After nearly hitting for the cycle in the rubber game of the conference series at Nicholls and ending the weekend with a .600 batting average, McNeese junior Erika Piancastelli has been named this weeks Southland Conference Softball Hitter of the Week, presented by UniversalCoin.com.   Piancastelli, the native of Carlsbad, California stepped up in a big way in the crucial conference series against the Colonels, which is one of the top three teams in the league. She pick...More >>
    After nearly hitting for the cycle in the rubber game of the conference series at Nicholls and ending the weekend with a .600 batting average, McNeese junior Erika Piancastelli has been named this weeks Southland Conference Softball Hitter of the Week, presented by UniversalCoin.com.   Piancastelli, the native of Carlsbad, California stepped up in a big way in the crucial conference series against the Colonels, which is one of the top three teams in the league. She pick...More >>
  • McNeese baseball breeding confidence with success

    McNeese baseball breeding confidence with success

    McNeese baseball jumps to 15th in the latest RPI rankings listed by D1baseball.com.

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    McNeese baseball jumps to 15th in the latest RPI rankings listed by D1baseball.com.

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  • Cowgirls remain atop SLC standings with DH win at Nicholls

    Cowgirls remain atop SLC standings with DH win at Nicholls

    Saturday, April 15 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-04-16 01:23:39 GMT
    McNeese softball bounced back from its Southland Conference opening series loss against Nicholls Friday with an 8-4, 7-4 doubleheader win Saturday to clinch the series and remain atop the Southland Conference standings. The losses are the first for Nicholls at home this season.   McNeese (30-14, 16-2 SLC) recorded program's ninth straight 30-win season and the first under first year head coach James Landreneaux with the wins.   Junior Erika Piancastelli led th...More >>
    McNeese softball bounced back from its Southland Conference opening series loss against Nicholls Friday with an 8-4, 7-4 doubleheader win Saturday to clinch the series and remain atop the Southland Conference standings. The losses are the first for Nicholls at home this season.   McNeese (30-14, 16-2 SLC) recorded program's ninth straight 30-win season and the first under first year head coach James Landreneaux with the wins.   Junior Erika Piancastelli led th...More >>
  • Selman's HR lifts Cowboys to 9-7 win and sweep over UNO

    Selman's HR lifts Cowboys to 9-7 win and sweep over UNO

    Saturday, April 15 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-04-16 01:21:54 GMT
     Shane Selman's three-run, seventh inning home run capped off an offensive onslaught over a three-inning span that saw McNeese rally from a 6-0 deficit through four innings to a 9-7 win over New Orleans on Saturday afternoon and completing a three-game Southland Conference series sweep.   Facing a hitter's count at 2-and-0, Selman took a fastball from UNO pitcher Raphael Martinez, the sixth of seven Privateer hurlers to hit the mound, over the left field wall to give McNeese...More >>
     Shane Selman's three-run, seventh inning home run capped off an offensive onslaught over a three-inning span that saw McNeese rally from a 6-0 deficit through four innings to a 9-7 win over New Orleans on Saturday afternoon and completing a three-game Southland Conference series sweep.   Facing a hitter's count at 2-and-0, Selman took a fastball from UNO pitcher Raphael Martinez, the sixth of seven Privateer hurlers to hit the mound, over the left field wall to give McNeese...More >>
  • Walker solid in game 3, LSU beats Ole Miss, 3-2

    Walker solid in game 3, LSU beats Ole Miss, 3-2

    Saturday, April 15 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-04-15 22:41:22 GMT

     LSU held on for the 3-2, series-clinching win in a highly contest rubber match against Ole Miss. LSU took two of three in the weekend series, moving to 25-12 overall and 9-6 in SEC play. With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 22-14 and 7-8 in the conference. Fr. right-hander Eric Walker (5-0, 2.48 ERA) earned the win, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five and surrendering no walks. Fr. lefty Ryan Rolison (4-2, 2.19 ERA) suffered the loss for Ole Miss, pitching five a...

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     LSU held on for the 3-2, series-clinching win in a highly contest rubber match against Ole Miss. LSU took two of three in the weekend series, moving to 25-12 overall and 9-6 in SEC play. With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 22-14 and 7-8 in the conference. Fr. right-hander Eric Walker (5-0, 2.48 ERA) earned the win, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five and surrendering no walks. Fr. lefty Ryan Rolison (4-2, 2.19 ERA) suffered the loss for Ole Miss, pitching five a...

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  • McNeese softball falls 4-3 at Nicholls in series opener

    McNeese softball falls 4-3 at Nicholls in series opener

    Saturday, April 15 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-04-15 04:08:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Nicholls used a fifth inning two-run homerun by sophomore Kasey Frederick to pick up a 4-3 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Friday to remain undefeated at home (11-0) in the opening game of a three game conference series. The series will conclude with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (28-14, 14-2) still holds a one game lead over the second place Colonels (27-13, 13-3 SLC).   Nicholls opened the game by taking a 2-0 lead on three hits in the first inning....More >>
    Nicholls used a fifth inning two-run homerun by sophomore Kasey Frederick to pick up a 4-3 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Friday to remain undefeated at home (11-0) in the opening game of a three game conference series. The series will conclude with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (28-14, 14-2) still holds a one game lead over the second place Colonels (27-13, 13-3 SLC).   Nicholls opened the game by taking a 2-0 lead on three hits in the first inning....More >>
  • Deaton remains perfect following 5-3 win over UNO

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:40:25 GMT
     Rhett Deaton threw six innings of three-run ball then the fresh McNeese bullpen closed out the final three innings by striking out seven of the nine outs to hurl the Cowboys to a 5-3 win over UNO on Friday night and capturing the Southland Conference series.   Deaton remained perfect on the year by improving to 6-0. Three pitchers came out of the pen – Grant Anderson, Trent Fontenot, Collin Kober – to pitch an inning apiece, each throwin...More >>
     Rhett Deaton threw six innings of three-run ball then the fresh McNeese bullpen closed out the final three innings by striking out seven of the nine outs to hurl the Cowboys to a 5-3 win over UNO on Friday night and capturing the Southland Conference series.   Deaton remained perfect on the year by improving to 6-0. Three pitchers came out of the pen – Grant Anderson, Trent Fontenot, Collin Kober – to pitch an inning apiece, each throwin...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Austin Nelson

    Sports Person of the Week - Austin Nelson

    Friday, April 14 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-04-15 01:23:25 GMT
    On the diamond and in the batter's box, coaches preach, 'keep your eye on the ball.' But that was easier said than done for Austin Nelson. "It was when I would either still a bag or run to second, I would try to look at Coach Zaleski, our third base coach, and I couldn't see him," Nelson said. "What I would do, I would have to close my right eye." What started out as an inconvenience, became much more. "I can still remember to this day ...More >>
    On the diamond and in the batter's box, coaches preach, 'keep your eye on the ball.' But that was easier said than done for Austin Nelson. "It was when I would either still a bag or run to second, I would try to look at Coach Zaleski, our third base coach, and I couldn't see him," Nelson said. "What I would do, I would have to close my right eye." What started out as an inconvenience, became much more. "I can still remember to this day ...More >>
  • Sanders gets ice bath after first career complete game shutout

    Sanders gets ice bath after first career complete game shutout

    Thursday, April 13 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-04-14 03:42:06 GMT
     Austin Sanders had a night to remember on Thursday night as the senior left-handed pitcher tossed his first career complete game shutout in helping McNeese blank New Orleans 5-0 to open up a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   Sanders used 111 pitches to silence the high-powered offensive attack of the Privateers, holding the opponents to just six hits while allowing only one baserunner to get past second base.   "My fastball was working well t...More >>
     Austin Sanders had a night to remember on Thursday night as the senior left-handed pitcher tossed his first career complete game shutout in helping McNeese blank New Orleans 5-0 to open up a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   Sanders used 111 pitches to silence the high-powered offensive attack of the Privateers, holding the opponents to just six hits while allowing only one baserunner to get past second base.   "My fastball was working well t...More >>
  • Local athletes sign on National Spring Signing Day's regular period

    Local athletes sign on National Spring Signing Day's regular period

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-04-13 01:28:47 GMT
    Iowa's Amy Reed (LSU-A) and Carli Fontenot (Lindenwood) signed scholarships to play softball. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)Iowa's Amy Reed (LSU-A) and Carli Fontenot (Lindenwood) signed scholarships to play softball. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Wednesday was the start of the Regular Signing Period for the 2017 class for many NCAA sports like basketball, baseball, softball and track. 

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    Wednesday was the start of the Regular Signing Period for the 2017 class for many NCAA sports like basketball, baseball, softball and track. 

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  • McNeese-LSU Softball Game Canceled

    McNeese-LSU Softball Game Canceled

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:57:45 GMT
    Tuesday's home softball game against 11th ranked LSU has been canceled due to inclement weather. Both teams are looking for a possible make-up date in the future.   The Cowgirl will return to the diamond this weekend for an important Southland Conference series at second place Nicholls. The series will begin with a 6 p.m. game Friday with and end with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Tuesday's home softball game against 11th ranked LSU has been canceled due to inclement weather. Both teams are looking for a possible make-up date in the future.   The Cowgirl will return to the diamond this weekend for an important Southland Conference series at second place Nicholls. The series will begin with a 6 p.m. game Friday with and end with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • McNeese softball set to host No. 8 LSU Tuesday

    McNeese softball set to host No. 8 LSU Tuesday

    Monday, April 10 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-04-11 02:48:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball will face its second Top 10 opponent in less than a week when the Cowgirls host no. 8 LSU (32-9) Tuesday in a 6 p.m. game. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse or by calling (337) 562-4MSU. The Parapokes skydiving team will make an appearance prior to the game. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM) or on kezmonline.com. Live streaming and live stats will also be available. McNeese (28-13) is c...More >>
    McNeese softball will face its second Top 10 opponent in less than a week when the Cowgirls host no. 8 LSU (32-9) Tuesday in a 6 p.m. game. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse or by calling (337) 562-4MSU. The Parapokes skydiving team will make an appearance prior to the game. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM) or on kezmonline.com. Live streaming and live stats will also be available. McNeese (28-13) is c...More >>
  • Ryan Ross out 3-4 months with broken ankle

    Ryan Ross out 3-4 months with broken ankle

    McNeese running back Ryan Ross suffered a broken ankle in McNeese's Blue-Gold spring game. He's expected to miss the next 3 to 4 months.

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    McNeese running back Ryan Ross suffered a broken ankle in McNeese's Blue-Gold spring game. He's expected to miss the next 3 to 4 months.

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  • Cowboys make history in complete sweep over ACU

    Cowboys make history in complete sweep over ACU

    Sunday, April 9 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-04-10 02:15:04 GMT
    McNeese’s record-breaking baseball season added more flair on Sunday when the Cowboys completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep over Abilene Christian with an 8-5 win. It’s the Cowboys’ 13th league win through the first 15 games, the best start in conference action in school history. The sweep also tied a school record with the program’s fourth conference sweep of the season. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese, who improved to 23-9 overall ...More >>
    McNeese’s record-breaking baseball season added more flair on Sunday when the Cowboys completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep over Abilene Christian with an 8-5 win. It’s the Cowboys’ 13th league win through the first 15 games, the best start in conference action in school history. The sweep also tied a school record with the program’s fourth conference sweep of the season. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese, who improved to 23-9 overall ...More >>
  • Young guns step up in McNeese's Blue-Gold Spring Game

    Young guns step up in McNeese's Blue-Gold Spring Game

    Justin Pratt named Blue-Gold Spring Game MVP. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Justin Pratt named Blue-Gold Spring Game MVP. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    McNeese gets big showing from Orgeron brothers in Blue-Gold Spring game. Cody Orgeron finished 5-of-9 for 71 yards and a touchdown. Parker Orgeron caught five passes for 88 yards. Sophomore running back Justin Pratt was named the game’s MVP after he led all rushers with 89 yards on seven carries including a 61-yard sprint up the middle after breaking a couple of tackles, to give the Gold the game-winning score.

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    McNeese gets big showing from Orgeron brothers in Blue-Gold Spring game. Cody Orgeron finished 5-of-9 for 71 yards and a touchdown. Parker Orgeron caught five passes for 88 yards. Sophomore running back Justin Pratt was named the game’s MVP after he led all rushers with 89 yards on seven carries including a 61-yard sprint up the middle after breaking a couple of tackles, to give the Gold the game-winning score.

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  • Cowboys pound out 19 hits in 18-5 win over ACU on Saturday

    Cowboys pound out 19 hits in 18-5 win over ACU on Saturday

    Saturday, April 8 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-04-09 01:24:48 GMT
    Shane Selman collected four hits, Mitchell Rogers three and four other players with two hits as the McNeese Cowboys slugged out 19 total hits in an 18-5 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday to win the weekend series over the Wildcats. The win improved McNeese to 22-9 on the season and 12-2 in Southland Conference play while ACU dropped its 11th straight game, falling to 9-18 overall and 1-13 in the league. Starting pitcher Rhett Deaton stayed perfect on the year, improving to 5-0 ...More >>
    Shane Selman collected four hits, Mitchell Rogers three and four other players with two hits as the McNeese Cowboys slugged out 19 total hits in an 18-5 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday to win the weekend series over the Wildcats. The win improved McNeese to 22-9 on the season and 12-2 in Southland Conference play while ACU dropped its 11th straight game, falling to 9-18 overall and 1-13 in the league. Starting pitcher Rhett Deaton stayed perfect on the year, improving to 5-0 ...More >>
  • Keasler's Cardiac Cowboys make return at annual Blue-Gold spring game

    Keasler's Cardiac Cowboys make return at annual Blue-Gold spring game

    Saturday, April 8 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-04-08 23:03:08 GMT
    McNeese’s annual Blue-Gold spring scrimmage on Saturday was headlined by former coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate as the two took the reigns as honorary coaches for the game – Keasler the Gold team and Tate the Blue. And just like Keasler’s teams from the 1990s with their numerous late-game heroics that had folks calling his squads the “Cardia Cowboys”, that persona made a return in Cowboy Stadium on Saturday as Keasler’s Gold team rallied from ...More >>
    McNeese’s annual Blue-Gold spring scrimmage on Saturday was headlined by former coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate as the two took the reigns as honorary coaches for the game – Keasler the Gold team and Tate the Blue. And just like Keasler’s teams from the 1990s with their numerous late-game heroics that had folks calling his squads the “Cardia Cowboys”, that persona made a return in Cowboy Stadium on Saturday as Keasler’s Gold team rallied from ...More >>
  • McNeese softball completes series sweep over Texas A&M-CC, 9-1

    McNeese softball completes series sweep over Texas A&M-CC, 9-1

    Saturday, April 8 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-04-08 22:54:25 GMT
    McNeese softball took advantage of six Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-26, 1-11 SLC) errors and sophomore Justyce McClain continued her stellar weekend  by going 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs along three stolen bases to lead McNeese in a 9-1 (6 inn.) win here Saturday to complete the Southland Conference series sweep. McNeese picked up a 7-1, 4-0 doubleheader win over the Islanders on Friday. McClain ended the series with a .545 batting average with six hits, two RBI ...More >>
    McNeese softball took advantage of six Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-26, 1-11 SLC) errors and sophomore Justyce McClain continued her stellar weekend  by going 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs along three stolen bases to lead McNeese in a 9-1 (6 inn.) win here Saturday to complete the Southland Conference series sweep. McNeese picked up a 7-1, 4-0 doubleheader win over the Islanders on Friday. McClain ended the series with a .545 batting average with six hits, two RBI ...More >>
  • McNeese gearing up for annual spring game on Saturday

    McNeese gearing up for annual spring game on Saturday

    Friday, April 7 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-08 03:44:38 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese football will hold its annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. in Cowboy Stadium with a bit of history taking the field with the current Cowboys. The game is free and fans are asked to sit on the west side of Cowboy Stadium (press box side). Season ticket information will be available at the entrance (northwest gate). Former head coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate – the only coaches to guide McNeese to the National Championship game (199...More >>
    McNeese football will hold its annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. in Cowboy Stadium with a bit of history taking the field with the current Cowboys. The game is free and fans are asked to sit on the west side of Cowboy Stadium (press box side). Season ticket information will be available at the entrance (northwest gate). Former head coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate – the only coaches to guide McNeese to the National Championship game (199...More >>
  • Nelson, Selman homer as McNeese beats ACU, 7-4

    Nelson, Selman homer as McNeese beats ACU, 7-4

    Friday, April 7 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-04-08 02:46:23 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    Making his first start in nearly a year and just his second appearance since being activated last week, Austin Nelson returned to the lineup with a flair as the sophomore belted his second-career home run to help guide McNeese to a 7-4 win over Abilene Christian on Friday night in the first of a three-game Southland Conference series.   In addition to Nelson's stick, center fielder Robbie Podorsky continued his tear at the top of the lineup with a 3-for-4 game...More >>
    Making his first start in nearly a year and just his second appearance since being activated last week, Austin Nelson returned to the lineup with a flair as the sophomore belted his second-career home run to help guide McNeese to a 7-4 win over Abilene Christian on Friday night in the first of a three-game Southland Conference series.   In addition to Nelson's stick, center fielder Robbie Podorsky continued his tear at the top of the lineup with a 3-for-4 game...More >>
  • McNeese takes doubleheader at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    McNeese takes doubleheader at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    Friday, April 7 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-04-08 02:26:02 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State)(Source: McNeese State)
    McNeese softball was aggressive at the plate and on the base paths here Friday afternoon at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, combining for 15 hits and 17 stolen bases in its 7-1, 4-0 Southland Conference doubleheader win. Sophomore Justyce McClain tied a McNeese single game record with four stolen bases in the opening game then stole another in the nightcap for her fifth of the day. McNeese (27-13, 14-1 SLC) opened the doubleheader by scoring single runs in the second and third to take...More >>
    McNeese softball was aggressive at the plate and on the base paths here Friday afternoon at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, combining for 15 hits and 17 stolen bases in its 7-1, 4-0 Southland Conference doubleheader win. Sophomore Justyce McClain tied a McNeese single game record with four stolen bases in the opening game then stole another in the nightcap for her fifth of the day. McNeese (27-13, 14-1 SLC) opened the doubleheader by scoring single runs in the second and third to take...More >>
  • McNeese signs five to rodeo scholarships

    McNeese signs five to rodeo scholarships

    Iowa's Zach Jongbloed and Bell City's Kati Murphy both sign with the Pokes

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    Iowa's Zach Jongbloed and Bell City's Kati Murphy both sign with the Pokes

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  • McNeese Pro Day notes: Spikes runs 4.47 40; Golden sits out on-field drills

    McNeese Pro Day notes: Spikes runs 4.47 40; Golden sits out on-field drills

    • Former DB Brent Spikes received lots of attention from scouts-- ran 4.47 40 and had 16 reps on the bench
    • DT Isaiah Golden sat out on-field drills after running one 40 (5.2 unofficial) due to ankle injury
    • Saints and Rams scouts in attendance
    • DB Khalil Thomas and OL Thor Miller also worked out
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    • Former DB Brent Spikes received lots of attention from scouts-- ran 4.47 40 and had 16 reps on the bench
    • DT Isaiah Golden sat out on-field drills after running one 40 (5.2 unofficial) due to ankle injury
    • Saints and Rams scouts in attendance
    • DB Khalil Thomas and OL Thor Miller also worked out
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  • McNeese falls 10-3 at No. 6 Texas A&M

    McNeese falls 10-3 at No. 6 Texas A&M

    Thursday, April 6 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-04-06 04:01:59 GMT
    (Source: KAGS-TV)(Source: KAGS-TV)
    McNeese softball let its early lead slip away at 6th ranked Texas A&M Wednesday night in a 10-3 loss. McNeese (25-13) came out aggressive at the plate and scored two runs in the second inning and one in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.  Alexandria Saldivar scored the first run of the game on an error then Taylor Smith drew a bases loaded walk to give McNeese a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Cowgirls added a single run in the third inning on a Saldivar single to ce...More >>
    McNeese softball let its early lead slip away at 6th ranked Texas A&M Wednesday night in a 10-3 loss. McNeese (25-13) came out aggressive at the plate and scored two runs in the second inning and one in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.  Alexandria Saldivar scored the first run of the game on an error then Taylor Smith drew a bases loaded walk to give McNeese a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Cowgirls added a single run in the third inning on a Saldivar single to ce...More >>
  • McNeese rally lifts Pokes over LA Tech, 5-3

    McNeese rally lifts Pokes over LA Tech, 5-3

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-04-06 03:56:37 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball bats struggled early but heated up in the latter part of Wednesday night’s mid-week contest while the Cowboys pitched effectively throughout the game to rally back and defeat Louisiana Tech, 5-3, at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese to 20-9 overall on the year while Louisiana Tech dipped to 19-11 this season. The Cowboys now hold eight wins over in-state schools after having snapped a three-game mid-week losing skid. The Bulldogs took a thr...More >>
    The McNeese baseball bats struggled early but heated up in the latter part of Wednesday night’s mid-week contest while the Cowboys pitched effectively throughout the game to rally back and defeat Louisiana Tech, 5-3, at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese to 20-9 overall on the year while Louisiana Tech dipped to 19-11 this season. The Cowboys now hold eight wins over in-state schools after having snapped a three-game mid-week losing skid. The Bulldogs took a thr...More >>
  • Guidry brings back pride for DWA

    Guidry brings back pride for DWA

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

    Lance Guidry brings back old school DWA passion.

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    Lance Guidry brings back old school DWA passion.

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  • Pokes, Lions split Saturday DH; SLU takes series

    Pokes, Lions split Saturday DH; SLU takes series

    Sunday, April 2 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-04-02 22:03:32 GMT
     The McNeese baseball team split a Saturday doubleheader with Southeastern Louisiana but was unable to capture a Southland Conference series for the first time this season as the Lions took two of three on the weekend at Pat Kennelly Diamond.   The two squads split the doubleheader with McNeese taking the first game, 4-1, as the Lions scored the series win with a 5-4 walk-off win in the finale.   Following the series, McNeese is now 19-9 overall on the season and 10-2 i...More >>
     The McNeese baseball team split a Saturday doubleheader with Southeastern Louisiana but was unable to capture a Southland Conference series for the first time this season as the Lions took two of three on the weekend at Pat Kennelly Diamond.   The two squads split the doubleheader with McNeese taking the first game, 4-1, as the Lions scored the series win with a 5-4 walk-off win in the finale.   Following the series, McNeese is now 19-9 overall on the season and 10-2 i...More >>
  • Pokes offense hopes for better showing in upcoming spring game

    Pokes offense hopes for better showing in upcoming spring game

    McNeese football held first scrimmage of 2017 season.

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    McNeese football held first scrimmage of 2017 season.

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  • DWA brings high energy in Pokes first scrimmage

    DWA brings high energy in Pokes first scrimmage

    Saturday, April 1 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-04-02 00:14:23 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese's Defense With Attitude (DWA) held the upper hand in Saturday morning's first scrimmage of the spring season, sacking five different quarterbacks a total of 10 times while intercepting three passes.   The two-hour scrimmage included special teams, 3rd-down situations in long and medium settings, 2-minute drill, overtime and series starting at different yard lines.   "Yesterday (Thursday), the offense had a lot of energy and made some plays," said head coach...More >>
    McNeese's Defense With Attitude (DWA) held the upper hand in Saturday morning's first scrimmage of the spring season, sacking five different quarterbacks a total of 10 times while intercepting three passes.   The two-hour scrimmage included special teams, 3rd-down situations in long and medium settings, 2-minute drill, overtime and series starting at different yard lines.   "Yesterday (Thursday), the offense had a lot of energy and made some plays," said head coach...More >>
  • Rachel Smith's extra inning walk-off homer clinches series over NSU

    Rachel Smith's extra inning walk-off homer clinches series over NSU

    Saturday, April 1 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-04-02 00:08:04 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Senior pitcher Rachel Smith’s three-run walk off homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning helped McNeese softball clinch the Southland Conference series 2-1 over Northwestern State here Saturday with a 5-2 win in the second game of a doubleheader. McNeese dropped its first conference loss of the season with a 1-0 loss in the opening game Saturday. Northwestern State took the early lead for the second straight game, after taking a 1-0 lead in the opening game. The Lady Demons...More >>
    Senior pitcher Rachel Smith’s three-run walk off homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning helped McNeese softball clinch the Southland Conference series 2-1 over Northwestern State here Saturday with a 5-2 win in the second game of a doubleheader. McNeese dropped its first conference loss of the season with a 1-0 loss in the opening game Saturday. Northwestern State took the early lead for the second straight game, after taking a 1-0 lead in the opening game. The Lady Demons...More >>
  • Southeastern hands McNeese its first conference loss of the season, 10-2

    Southeastern hands McNeese its first conference loss of the season, 10-2

    Friday, March 31 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-04-01 03:57:23 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)
     Errors and miscues proved to plague the McNeese baseball team Friday evening as the Cowboys fell to Southeastern Louisiana, 10-2, at Pat Kennelly Diamond. The two squads will finish out the series Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. The series was altered due to a chance of inclement weather in the area on Sunday. The loss handed McNeese its first conference defeat on the year as the Pokes dipped to 18-8 overall and 9-1 in league play while the Lions impr...More >>
     Errors and miscues proved to plague the McNeese baseball team Friday evening as the Cowboys fell to Southeastern Louisiana, 10-2, at Pat Kennelly Diamond. The two squads will finish out the series Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. The series was altered due to a chance of inclement weather in the area on Sunday. The loss handed McNeese its first conference defeat on the year as the Pokes dipped to 18-8 overall and 9-1 in league play while the Lions impr...More >>
  • McNeese wins 10th straight SLC game with 8-0 win over NSU

    McNeese wins 10th straight SLC game with 8-0 win over NSU

    Friday, March 31 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-04-01 03:55:04 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    For the second time in the last three years, McNeese softball opened the conference race by winning its first 10 games with an 8-0 (5 inn.) win over Northwestern State here Friday night in the opening game of the three game series. The series will conclude with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. McNeese (24-11, 10-0 SLC) took advantage of eight free passes and three Lady Demon (13-21-1, 3-7 SLC) errors to take a 5-0 lead after the third inning. The Cowgirls scored single runs in the fi...More >>
    For the second time in the last three years, McNeese softball opened the conference race by winning its first 10 games with an 8-0 (5 inn.) win over Northwestern State here Friday night in the opening game of the three game series. The series will conclude with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. McNeese (24-11, 10-0 SLC) took advantage of eight free passes and three Lady Demon (13-21-1, 3-7 SLC) errors to take a 5-0 lead after the third inning. The Cowgirls scored single runs in the fi...More >>
  • McNeese cornerback competition heating up in spring drills

    McNeese cornerback competition heating up in spring drills

    Colby Burton McNeese sophomore DB. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Colby Burton McNeese sophomore DB. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    Lance Guidry updates the latest on McNeese's cornerback competition through spring drills.

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    Lance Guidry updates the latest on McNeese's cornerback competition through spring drills.

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  • Flores, McNeese shut out Houston in mid-week tilt

    Flores, McNeese shut out Houston in mid-week tilt

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:59:16 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Freshman Alexsandra Flores threw a two-hitter and the Cowgirls picked up seven hits in a 1-0 midweek win over Houston her Wednesday night to improve to 23-11 overall. Flores (8-2) picked up her second shutout of the season while striking out five along the way. She gave up only two walks in the game and didn’t allow the Cougars past second base. Taylor Schmidt led the Cowgirls with two hits with one being a double for the only extra base hit of the game. Justyce McClain, Erika...More >>
    Freshman Alexsandra Flores threw a two-hitter and the Cowgirls picked up seven hits in a 1-0 midweek win over Houston her Wednesday night to improve to 23-11 overall. Flores (8-2) picked up her second shutout of the season while striking out five along the way. She gave up only two walks in the game and didn’t allow the Cougars past second base. Taylor Schmidt led the Cowgirls with two hits with one being a double for the only extra base hit of the game. Justyce McClain, Erika...More >>
  • McNeese announces 2017 football schedule

    McNeese announces 2017 football schedule

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:46:26 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Five home games, including Southland Conference matchups with Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State, highlights McNeese football’s 2017 schedule that was released on Wednesday.  In addition to the 2017 schedule release, McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a home-and-home series with Big Sky Conference member Northern Colorado that will take the Cowboys to Greely, Colorado in 2018 followed by a return trip from...More >>
    Five home games, including Southland Conference matchups with Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State, highlights McNeese football’s 2017 schedule that was released on Wednesday.  In addition to the 2017 schedule release, McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a home-and-home series with Big Sky Conference member Northern Colorado that will take the Cowboys to Greely, Colorado in 2018 followed by a return trip from...More >>
  • No. 21 UL Lafayette hands McNeese its first home loss, 3-1

    No. 21 UL Lafayette hands McNeese its first home loss, 3-1

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:59:06 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The No. 18 UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns launched two home runs and held a hot-hitting McNeese baseball team to just two hits on the night to take down the Cowboys, 3-1, and snap a 16-game home winning streak Tuesday evening at Joe Miller Ballpark. The Cowboys (18-7) dropped their third consecutive mid-week contest in the loss to ULL and dropped their first contest at home since losing to Central Arkansas back on May 13, 2016. The win propelled the Cajuns to 14-9 on the year as th...More >>
    The No. 18 UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns launched two home runs and held a hot-hitting McNeese baseball team to just two hits on the night to take down the Cowboys, 3-1, and snap a 16-game home winning streak Tuesday evening at Joe Miller Ballpark. The Cowboys (18-7) dropped their third consecutive mid-week contest in the loss to ULL and dropped their first contest at home since losing to Central Arkansas back on May 13, 2016. The win propelled the Cajuns to 14-9 on the year as th...More >>
  • McNeese baseball set to host No. 21 UL Lafayette on Tuesday

    McNeese baseball set to host No. 21 UL Lafayette on Tuesday

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:58:12 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball team is set to compete in one of its most important home contests of the season as the Cowboys welcome No. 21 UL Lafayette to Joe Miller Ballpark for an in-state showdown Tuesday night.   The game is set for a 6 p.m. first pitch with the McNeese Parapokes set to make an appearance before the game. Ryan Navarre with Billy Navarre Chevrolet will throw out the first pitch prior to the start of the contest.   Tuesday's contest will be featured on KEZM 1...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team is set to compete in one of its most important home contests of the season as the Cowboys welcome No. 21 UL Lafayette to Joe Miller Ballpark for an in-state showdown Tuesday night.   The game is set for a 6 p.m. first pitch with the McNeese Parapokes set to make an appearance before the game. Ryan Navarre with Billy Navarre Chevrolet will throw out the first pitch prior to the start of the contest.   Tuesday's contest will be featured on KEZM 1...More >>
  • McNeese offense "in place" with Tabary returning at quarterback

    McNeese offense "in place" with Tabary returning at quarterback

    The Cowboys return 97% of their offense from 2016.

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    The Cowboys return 97% of their offense from 2016.

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  • McNeese offense propels Cowboys to best start in program history

    McNeese offense propels Cowboys to best start in program history

    McNeese is off to an 18-6 record.

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    McNeese is off to an 18-6 record.

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  • Pokes complete Southland sweep of Nicholls, 11-8

    Pokes complete Southland sweep of Nicholls, 11-8

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:08:17 GMT
    The McNeese baseball team scored four runs in the first inning coupled with runs scored throughout all but two frames of Sunday afternoon’s contest en route to an 11-8 victory over Nicholls to complete the three-game Southland Conference sweep of the Colonels at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese’s home winning streak to 16 straight, which ties Louisville for the best record in the nation. The Pokes are now 18-6 on the year with a perfect 9-0 league record....More >>
    The McNeese baseball team scored four runs in the first inning coupled with runs scored throughout all but two frames of Sunday afternoon’s contest en route to an 11-8 victory over Nicholls to complete the three-game Southland Conference sweep of the Colonels at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese’s home winning streak to 16 straight, which ties Louisville for the best record in the nation. The Pokes are now 18-6 on the year with a perfect 9-0 league record....More >>
  • 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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