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  • Men's Basketball Sinks at New Orleans, 90-74

    Men's Basketball Sinks at New Orleans, 90-74

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:08 AM EST2018-02-18 05:08:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    NEW ORLEANS – The McNeese Cowboys are doing their best to keep the tournament hopes alive, but their efforts fell short tonight in a 90-76 loss at New Orleans. The Cowboys were forced to make do without shining sophomore guard Kalob Ledoux, who was out due to a foot injury. Ledoux is averaging over 15 points per game, which could very well have been a deciding factor in today’s loss. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson continued to be a dominating force for McNeese, pulling down ...

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    NEW ORLEANS – The McNeese Cowboys are doing their best to keep the tournament hopes alive, but their efforts fell short tonight in a 90-76 loss at New Orleans. The Cowboys were forced to make do without shining sophomore guard Kalob Ledoux, who was out due to a foot injury. Ledoux is averaging over 15 points per game, which could very well have been a deciding factor in today’s loss. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson continued to be a dominating force for McNeese, pulling down ...

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  • Cowgirls fall 84-62 At New Orleans

    Cowgirls fall 84-62 At New Orleans

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-02-18 02:17:54 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NEW ORLEANS—Sophomore Caitlin Davis scored a career high 23 points and senior Dede Sheppard chipped in 14 here Saturday in an 84-62 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference loss at New Orleans. The loss drops McNeese to 11-14 overall and evened its conference record to 7-7. UNO improved to 13-13 and 9-6 in the SLC. McNeese trailed by as many as 10 points in the first quarter before going on a 9-2 run to cut the Privateer lead to three (17-14) two minutes into the s...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS—Sophomore Caitlin Davis scored a career high 23 points and senior Dede Sheppard chipped in 14 here Saturday in an 84-62 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference loss at New Orleans. The loss drops McNeese to 11-14 overall and evened its conference record to 7-7. UNO improved to 13-13 and 9-6 in the SLC. McNeese trailed by as many as 10 points in the first quarter before going on a 9-2 run to cut the Privateer lead to three (17-14) two minutes into the s...More >>
  • McNeese Falls 11-1 To 9th Ranked Alabama

    McNeese Falls 11-1 To 9th Ranked Alabama

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:06 PM EST2018-02-18 02:06:12 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HATTIESBURG, MS.—McNeese softball suffered an 11-1, five inning loss to 9th ranked Alabama (5-0) here Saturday at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational to fall to 5-3 on the season. The run-rule loss is the first for McNeese since the 2015 season. After two scoreless innings, the Tide plated six runs in the third with single runs coming on a sacrifice fly by Hemphill and a double by Gabby Callaway for a 2-0 lead. Back-to-back home runs by Claire Jenkins and Peyton Grant...

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    HATTIESBURG, MS.—McNeese softball suffered an 11-1, five inning loss to 9th ranked Alabama (5-0) here Saturday at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational to fall to 5-3 on the season. The run-rule loss is the first for McNeese since the 2015 season. After two scoreless innings, the Tide plated six runs in the third with single runs coming on a sacrifice fly by Hemphill and a double by Gabby Callaway for a 2-0 lead. Back-to-back home runs by Claire Jenkins and Peyton Grant...

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  • Cowboy Baseball Falls To the Shockers 11-2

    Cowboy Baseball Falls To the Shockers 11-2

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-18 02:00:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowboy baseball team dropped Saturday's game against Wichita State 11-2. Junior Shane Selman was the only Cowboy to earn an RBI in the loss, batting in both of McNeese's runs in the fourth inning with his second homerun of the season. McNeese managed only six hits, two of which came off the bat of Jake Cochran, the others coming during at bats from Selman, Carson Maxwell, and Welles Cooley. Head coach Justin Hill mentions the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowboy baseball team dropped Saturday's game against Wichita State 11-2. Junior Shane Selman was the only Cowboy to earn an RBI in the loss, batting in both of McNeese's runs in the fourth inning with his second homerun of the season. McNeese managed only six hits, two of which came off the bat of Jake Cochran, the others coming during at bats from Selman, Carson Maxwell, and Welles Cooley. Head coach Justin Hill mentions the...More >>
  • Fog halts McNeese-Wichita State game in 9th with Cowboys trailing 10-6

    Fog halts McNeese-Wichita State game in 9th with Cowboys trailing 10-6

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:22 AM EST2018-02-17 05:22:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Winter in the south is never dull. That was proven on Friday night when McNeese baseball's season opening game against Wichita State was halted in the ninth inning due to fog… yes, fog. The game will be resumed at 1 p.m. on Saturday and game two will follow 40-45 minutes at the conclusion of game one. Trailing 10-5 heading to the bottom of the ninth, McNeese got one out triple from Jake Cochran whose deep fly to right-centerfield might have been...More >>
    Winter in the south is never dull. That was proven on Friday night when McNeese baseball's season opening game against Wichita State was halted in the ninth inning due to fog… yes, fog. The game will be resumed at 1 p.m. on Saturday and game two will follow 40-45 minutes at the conclusion of game one. Trailing 10-5 heading to the bottom of the ninth, McNeese got one out triple from Jake Cochran whose deep fly to right-centerfield might have been...More >>
  • No. 24 McNeese splits results on day one of Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational

    No. 24 McNeese splits results on day one of Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-02-17 05:16:02 GMT
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    McNeese softball came from behind to defeat Mississippi Valley State 12-6 in the nightcap here Friday to finish day one of the Southern Miss Invitational with a 1-1 record. The Cowgirls opened tournament play with a 7-1 loss to 11th ranked Baylor. McNeese (5-2) will face 9th ranked Alabama at at 1 p.m. Saturday and Southern Miss at 10 a.m. Sunday morning to conclude tournament action.  McNeese scored the first run of the game but gave up five runs over the next two innings to t...More >>
    McNeese softball came from behind to defeat Mississippi Valley State 12-6 in the nightcap here Friday to finish day one of the Southern Miss Invitational with a 1-1 record. The Cowgirls opened tournament play with a 7-1 loss to 11th ranked Baylor. McNeese (5-2) will face 9th ranked Alabama at at 1 p.m. Saturday and Southern Miss at 10 a.m. Sunday morning to conclude tournament action.  McNeese scored the first run of the game but gave up five runs over the next two innings to t...More >>
  • No. 24 McNeese upset by Louisiana Tech, 8-7

    No. 24 McNeese upset by Louisiana Tech, 8-7

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-15 05:26:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The 24th ranked McNeese Cowgirls couldn’t get the timely hitting it needed here Wednesday night as Louisiana Tech handed the Cowgirls their first blemish of the season with an 8-7 loss. “I thought we did a good job extending some innings and got people on base, we just couldn’t get the timely hitting we needed. We needed to put together good at bats and look for good pitches to hit, unfortunately we let the lead slip away from us,” said head coach James Landre...More >>
    The 24th ranked McNeese Cowgirls couldn’t get the timely hitting it needed here Wednesday night as Louisiana Tech handed the Cowgirls their first blemish of the season with an 8-7 loss. “I thought we did a good job extending some innings and got people on base, we just couldn’t get the timely hitting we needed. We needed to put together good at bats and look for good pitches to hit, unfortunately we let the lead slip away from us,” said head coach James Landre...More >>
  • Baudin's 30 allows UCA to sink Cowgirls at home, 51-45

    Baudin's 30 allows UCA to sink Cowgirls at home, 51-45

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-02-15 05:00:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese scored the game’s first seven points but Central Arkansas put together a 16-0 run at the end of the second quarter and beginning of the third, then held off a late Cowgirl rally to pull out a 51-45 Southland Conference win on Wednesday night in Burton Coliseum. UCA’s Taylor Baudin scored a career-high 30 points and came within one board with 12 for the game as the Sugar Bears (17-7, 10-3) dominated the glass with 47 total rebounds, 21 of those on the offensive end...More >>
    McNeese scored the game’s first seven points but Central Arkansas put together a 16-0 run at the end of the second quarter and beginning of the third, then held off a late Cowgirl rally to pull out a 51-45 Southland Conference win on Wednesday night in Burton Coliseum. UCA’s Taylor Baudin scored a career-high 30 points and came within one board with 12 for the game as the Sugar Bears (17-7, 10-3) dominated the glass with 47 total rebounds, 21 of those on the offensive end...More >>
  • Cowboys stifle Bears beyond the arc, defeat UCA 76-72

    Cowboys stifle Bears beyond the arc, defeat UCA 76-72

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-15 04:52:31 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    Senior LaBarrius Hill would pull down an offensive rebound, send it back out to Jarren Greenwood, who would pass to Kalob Ledoux, eventually sending it in for a long three, giving the McNeese Cowboys the leverage needed to put Central Arkansas away 76-72 in Conway on Wednesday night.   Head coach Dave Simmons was able to prepare his Cowboys for tonight's predicted shootout, "We talked before about games you just have to win, tonight wa...More >>
    Senior LaBarrius Hill would pull down an offensive rebound, send it back out to Jarren Greenwood, who would pass to Kalob Ledoux, eventually sending it in for a long three, giving the McNeese Cowboys the leverage needed to put Central Arkansas away 76-72 in Conway on Wednesday night.   Head coach Dave Simmons was able to prepare his Cowboys for tonight's predicted shootout, "We talked before about games you just have to win, tonight wa...More >>
  • McNeese softball cracks Top 25 poll for first time ever

    McNeese softball cracks Top 25 poll for first time ever

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-14 02:00:30 GMT

    After opening the season with a 4-0 start with wins over Virginia and preseason 20th ranked Tulsa last weekend at the Cowgirl Classic, McNeese softball cracked the first USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll of the season, coming in at no. 24. This marks the first time in program history the Cowgirls are ranked in a major poll. The Cowgirls picked up 80 votes in the poll. The poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one vote representing each of the NCAA’...

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    After opening the season with a 4-0 start with wins over Virginia and preseason 20th ranked Tulsa last weekend at the Cowgirl Classic, McNeese softball cracked the first USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll of the season, coming in at no. 24. This marks the first time in program history the Cowgirls are ranked in a major poll. The Cowgirls picked up 80 votes in the poll. The poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one vote representing each of the NCAA’...

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  • Aidan Anderson to start opening day for McNeese

    Aidan Anderson to start opening day for McNeese

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    Anderson will get the Friday start vs Wichita State.

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    Anderson will get the Friday start vs Wichita State.

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  • McNeese PIcks Up Second Win Over #20 Tulsa, 8-6

    McNeese PIcks Up Second Win Over #20 Tulsa, 8-6

    Saturday, February 10 2018 11:09 PM EST2018-02-11 04:09:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—For the second straight day, McNeese softball picked up a win over 20th ranked Tulsa with a come from behind 8-6 win over the Hurricane here Saturday night on Day 3 of the Cowgirl Classic. McNeese remains undefeated on the season at 4-0 while the Hurricane fall to 1-2.  “We learned a lot about our team tonight, having being down and then coming back to get the win against a good Tulsa team,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we st...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—For the second straight day, McNeese softball picked up a win over 20th ranked Tulsa with a come from behind 8-6 win over the Hurricane here Saturday night on Day 3 of the Cowgirl Classic. McNeese remains undefeated on the season at 4-0 while the Hurricane fall to 1-2.  “We learned a lot about our team tonight, having being down and then coming back to get the win against a good Tulsa team,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we st...More >>
  • Davis Leads Cowgirls in 67-49 Win Over Southeastern

    Davis Leads Cowgirls in 67-49 Win Over Southeastern

    Saturday, February 10 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-02-11 03:53:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Sophomore Caitlin Davis flirted with a triple-double on Saturday with 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as she helped guide the McNeese Cowgirls to a 69-47 Southland Conference win over Southeastern Louisiana and sweeping the regular season series.   It was the first game back in Burton Coliseum for the Cowgirls since January 10.   The win as the third in the last four games for McNeese as it improved to 11-12 overall and 7-5 in league play while ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Sophomore Caitlin Davis flirted with a triple-double on Saturday with 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as she helped guide the McNeese Cowgirls to a 69-47 Southland Conference win over Southeastern Louisiana and sweeping the regular season series.   It was the first game back in Burton Coliseum for the Cowgirls since January 10.   The win as the third in the last four games for McNeese as it improved to 11-12 overall and 7-5 in league play while ...More >>
  • Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern

    Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern

    Saturday, February 10 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-02-11 03:49:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern LAKE CHARLES – Junior transfer Qutarrius Wilson finished with his third consecutive double-double on Saturday with 20 points and 14 rebounds, as the McNeese Cowboys fell 74-67 in a Southland Conference loss to Southeastern Louisiana, splitting the regular season series. After starting the season 6-0 at home, it was the fourth straight loss in Burton for the Cowboys.   The loss was McNeese's second in a row...More >>
    Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern LAKE CHARLES – Junior transfer Qutarrius Wilson finished with his third consecutive double-double on Saturday with 20 points and 14 rebounds, as the McNeese Cowboys fell 74-67 in a Southland Conference loss to Southeastern Louisiana, splitting the regular season series. After starting the season 6-0 at home, it was the fourth straight loss in Burton for the Cowboys.   The loss was McNeese's second in a row...More >>
  • McNeese picks up ranked win over No. 20 Tulsa, 6-3

    McNeese picks up ranked win over No. 20 Tulsa, 6-3

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-10 04:52:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over 20th ranked Tulsa here Friday night on Day 2 of the Cowgirl Classic to remain undefeated at 3-0 while the Hurricane fell to 1-1 on the season. “Anytime you play a Tulsa team, you know they are going to play you hard, be well coached and they have a great tradition, said head coach James Landreneau. “Tonight was about us focusing on doing the best job we could do and compete hard.” The Cowgirls picked up a season high 10 hit...

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    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over 20th ranked Tulsa here Friday night on Day 2 of the Cowgirl Classic to remain undefeated at 3-0 while the Hurricane fell to 1-1 on the season. “Anytime you play a Tulsa team, you know they are going to play you hard, be well coached and they have a great tradition, said head coach James Landreneau. “Tonight was about us focusing on doing the best job we could do and compete hard.” The Cowgirls picked up a season high 10 hit...

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  • McNeese baseball picked to finish third in SLC play

    McNeese baseball picked to finish third in SLC play

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-09 22:56:29 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    The defending Southland Conference baseball champion McNeese Cowboys have been projected for a third place finish in this year's league standings according to the head coaches and baseball sports information directors, the conference released on Thursday.   The Cowboys, who tied a school record with 22 league victories in 2017, won the Southland by two games for their first conference title since 2006.   McNeese tallied 246 points in the poll with one first place vote. Sam H...More >>
    The defending Southland Conference baseball champion McNeese Cowboys have been projected for a third place finish in this year's league standings according to the head coaches and baseball sports information directors, the conference released on Thursday.   The Cowboys, who tied a school record with 22 league victories in 2017, won the Southland by two games for their first conference title since 2006.   McNeese tallied 246 points in the poll with one first place vote. Sam H...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Joanna Hardin

    Sports Person of the Week - Joanna Hardin

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:01 AM EST2018-02-09 06:01:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    There's always something special about your first-- anything. For Virginia coach Joanna Hardin, McNeese was her first head coaching job. During her two seasons with McNeese (2015-16), she led the Pokes to a conference title and a NCAA tournament appearance. For the first time in two years, Hardin returned to Cowgirl Diamond on Thursday. I have such a heart for Lake Charles and McNeese and it is just been a blessing to come back and see so many faces and see the work in pro...More >>
    There's always something special about your first-- anything. For Virginia coach Joanna Hardin, McNeese was her first head coaching job. During her two seasons with McNeese (2015-16), she led the Pokes to a conference title and a NCAA tournament appearance. For the first time in two years, Hardin returned to Cowgirl Diamond on Thursday. I have such a heart for Lake Charles and McNeese and it is just been a blessing to come back and see so many faces and see the work in pro...More >>
  • McNeese softball opens season with doubleheader sweep over Virginia

    McNeese softball opens season with doubleheader sweep over Virginia

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-02-09 05:47:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Morgan Catron's bloop single over second base in the bottom of the seventh inning gave McNeese (2-0) a 4-3 win over Virginia(0-2) in the second game of a doubleheader to preserve the sweep over the Cavaliers here Thursday night on the opening day of the Cowgirl Classic. The Cowgirls defeated Virginia 7-0 in their season opener.   The Cowgirl Classic will continue Friday with Virginia taking on Houston Baptist at 1 p.m. and #20 Tulsa at 3:30 p.m. McNeese will face Tulsa at 6 p.m. ...More >>
    Morgan Catron's bloop single over second base in the bottom of the seventh inning gave McNeese (2-0) a 4-3 win over Virginia(0-2) in the second game of a doubleheader to preserve the sweep over the Cavaliers here Thursday night on the opening day of the Cowgirl Classic. The Cowgirls defeated Virginia 7-0 in their season opener.   The Cowgirl Classic will continue Friday with Virginia taking on Houston Baptist at 1 p.m. and #20 Tulsa at 3:30 p.m. McNeese will face Tulsa at 6 p.m. ...More >>
  • McNeese's feverish rally comes up just short against SFA

    McNeese's feverish rally comes up just short against SFA

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:30 AM EST2018-02-09 05:30:20 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese would trail 56-32 at the half, but outscore Stephen F Austin 63-43 in the second half for a comeback that would fall only four-points short in a 99-95 loss on Thursday. The Cowboys fall to 8-13 on the season and 5-6 in Southland Conference play. Head coach Dave Simmons is confident in the team’s effort, “I’m proud of our guys tonight, we picked up our energy. A game like this, and an effort like this- pays dividends in the long run.” Junior James ...More >>
    McNeese would trail 56-32 at the half, but outscore Stephen F Austin 63-43 in the second half for a comeback that would fall only four-points short in a 99-95 loss on Thursday. The Cowboys fall to 8-13 on the season and 5-6 in Southland Conference play. Head coach Dave Simmons is confident in the team’s effort, “I’m proud of our guys tonight, we picked up our energy. A game like this, and an effort like this- pays dividends in the long run.” Junior James ...More >>
  • McNeese lands three Cowboys on 2018 All-Southland preseason baseball teams

    McNeese lands three Cowboys on 2018 All-Southland preseason baseball teams

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-02-06 20:46:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Defending Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team all-league outfielder Shane Selman, first team second baseman Joe Provenzano and relief pitcher Grant Anderson have been voted to represent McNeese 2018 All-Southland Conference Preseason Baseball Teams, the league announced on Tuesday. Preseason polls will be released on Thursday. In 2017, Selman hit .333 with 14 home runs and 59 runs batted in, leading the team in both homers and RBI. A starter in all 53 games, the j...More >>
    Defending Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team all-league outfielder Shane Selman, first team second baseman Joe Provenzano and relief pitcher Grant Anderson have been voted to represent McNeese 2018 All-Southland Conference Preseason Baseball Teams, the league announced on Tuesday. Preseason polls will be released on Thursday. In 2017, Selman hit .333 with 14 home runs and 59 runs batted in, leading the team in both homers and RBI. A starter in all 53 games, the j...More >>
  • McNeese's Cowboy Stadium to get new turf

    McNeese's Cowboy Stadium to get new turf

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-06 20:32:35 GMT
    A rendering of what the new turf will look like. (Source: McNeese)A rendering of what the new turf will look like. (Source: McNeese)
    Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium will undergo a face lift in the coming weeks. A transformation to be exact as a new surface by Hellas Construction will be in place for the 2018 football season. Lake Charles businessman and McNeese alum Robert Noland, who provided the funds for the first turf field, presented McNeese $935,000 with $650,000 of those funds to be used for the new Louis Bonnette Field. The remaining $285,000 has been used to purchase a second McNeese State Univers...More >>
    Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium will undergo a face lift in the coming weeks. A transformation to be exact as a new surface by Hellas Construction will be in place for the 2018 football season. Lake Charles businessman and McNeese alum Robert Noland, who provided the funds for the first turf field, presented McNeese $935,000 with $650,000 of those funds to be used for the new Louis Bonnette Field. The remaining $285,000 has been used to purchase a second McNeese State Univers...More >>
  • Kalob Ledoux With Career Night In McNeese's 75-62 Win Over Northwestern State

    Kalob Ledoux With Career Night In McNeese's 75-62 Win Over Northwestern State

    Saturday, February 3 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-02-04 00:43:00 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NATCHITOCHES – The Cowboys revived themselves with a lively performance by sophomore Kalob Ledoux, who finished with a career-high 34 points, hitting seven of eight attempts from the arc. McNeese’s 74-62 win over Northwestern State completes the season sweep against the Demons. “We needed that tonight, every bit of it, and it feels good to get back in the win column and build back some confidence,” head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-13 against Northwestern Stat...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – The Cowboys revived themselves with a lively performance by sophomore Kalob Ledoux, who finished with a career-high 34 points, hitting seven of eight attempts from the arc. McNeese’s 74-62 win over Northwestern State completes the season sweep against the Demons. “We needed that tonight, every bit of it, and it feels good to get back in the win column and build back some confidence,” head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-13 against Northwestern Stat...More >>
  • Jones Leads Cowgirls With Double-Double In 60-44 Win At Northwestern State

    Jones Leads Cowgirls With Double-Double In 60-44 Win At Northwestern State

    Saturday, February 3 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-02-03 22:07:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    NATCHITOCHES—Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones recorded her second career double-double here Saturday by leading all players with 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 60-44 McNeese win over Northwestern State. The victory is the second win over Northwestern State (7-15, 2-9 SLC) this season that improved McNeese to 10-11 overall and 6-4 in the SLC. The win also gave McNeese a 5-1 conference road record. “I loved our defensive intensity today, that’s what set the tone,&rdquo...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES—Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones recorded her second career double-double here Saturday by leading all players with 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 60-44 McNeese win over Northwestern State. The victory is the second win over Northwestern State (7-15, 2-9 SLC) this season that improved McNeese to 10-11 overall and 6-4 in the SLC. The win also gave McNeese a 5-1 conference road record. “I loved our defensive intensity today, that’s what set the tone,&rdquo...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Grace McKenzie

    Sports Person of the Week - Grace McKenzie

    Thursday, February 1 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-01 23:10:40 GMT

    “I was lucky, McNeese found me. I was really lucky,” Grace McKenzie said. “I was just a little back kicking runner from Ireland and the fact that they spotted some talent, I was very lucky.” The Pokes are the lucky ones. Junior multi-event performer Grace McKenzie has been phenomenal for McNeese over the last three years. McKenzie continued her stellar career by making school history last weekend. She set a new school record in the pantheon with 3,880 points t...

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    “I was lucky, McNeese found me. I was really lucky,” Grace McKenzie said. “I was just a little back kicking runner from Ireland and the fact that they spotted some talent, I was very lucky.” The Pokes are the lucky ones. Junior multi-event performer Grace McKenzie has been phenomenal for McNeese over the last three years. McKenzie continued her stellar career by making school history last weekend. She set a new school record in the pantheon with 3,880 points t...

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  • Sheppard's late three lifts McNeese over Sam Houston State

    Sheppard's late three lifts McNeese over Sam Houston State

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-02-01 03:45:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese women’s basketball outscored Sam Houston State 6-3 in the final two minutes here Wednesday night and came away with a 66-63 Southland Conference win. With the Cowgirls trailing 63-62 with 21 second remaining, senior Dede Sheppard drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to put McNeese up 65-63. Sam Houston State called a timeout to advance the ball but missed a layup with 6 seconds that would have tied the game McNeese got the rebound and ...More >>
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese women’s basketball outscored Sam Houston State 6-3 in the final two minutes here Wednesday night and came away with a 66-63 Southland Conference win. With the Cowgirls trailing 63-62 with 21 second remaining, senior Dede Sheppard drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to put McNeese up 65-63. Sam Houston State called a timeout to advance the ball but missed a layup with 6 seconds that would have tied the game McNeese got the rebound and ...More >>
  • Cowgirls unanimous favorites to repeat as Southland softball champs

    Cowgirls unanimous favorites to repeat as Southland softball champs

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-01-31 21:12:34 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    McNeese is the unanimous favorite to win the 2018 Southland Conference softball regular season, according to the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The conference announced the preseason poll Wednesday.  The Cowgirls swept all possible first-place votes for the second consecutive season. The preseason poll is voted on by head coaches and SIDs from each Southland softball school. Voting for one’s own team is not permitted. After winning back-to-b...More >>
    McNeese is the unanimous favorite to win the 2018 Southland Conference softball regular season, according to the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The conference announced the preseason poll Wednesday.  The Cowgirls swept all possible first-place votes for the second consecutive season. The preseason poll is voted on by head coaches and SIDs from each Southland softball school. Voting for one’s own team is not permitted. After winning back-to-b...More >>
  • Big runs doom McNeese vs. Sam Houston St., 67-57

    Big runs doom McNeese vs. Sam Houston St., 67-57

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-01-31 05:06:59 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)

    Josh Delaney drained five from long range to finish with 15 points and lead Sam Houston State to a 67-57 victory over McNeese in Southland Conference play on Tuesday night.

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    Josh Delaney drained five from long range to finish with 15 points and lead Sam Houston State to a 67-57 victory over McNeese in Southland Conference play on Tuesday night.

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  • Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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  • McNeese gets five Cowgirls named to Southland preseason softball teams

    McNeese gets five Cowgirls named to Southland preseason softball teams

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-01-30 22:03:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball is well represented on the 2018 Southland Conference preseason team that was released by the conference office Tuesday. McNeese along with Nicholls, Abilene Christian placed five on the team with the Cowgirls leading the way with four named to the first team. Three-time Southland Conference player and hitter of the year, Erika Piancastelli heads the list as a first team utility. The senior from Carlsbad, CA. is coming off a junior season where she became the McNeese ...More >>
    McNeese softball is well represented on the 2018 Southland Conference preseason team that was released by the conference office Tuesday. McNeese along with Nicholls, Abilene Christian placed five on the team with the Cowgirls leading the way with four named to the first team. Three-time Southland Conference player and hitter of the year, Erika Piancastelli heads the list as a first team utility. The senior from Carlsbad, CA. is coming off a junior season where she became the McNeese ...More >>
  • Cowboys Drop Road Match to Lamar, 86-80

    Cowboys Drop Road Match to Lamar, 86-80

    Saturday, January 27 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-01-28 02:53:05 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Sophomore Kalob Ledoux led the Cowboys with his fourth 20-point performance of the season on Saturday, as the Cowboys fell to Lamar 86-80.   Head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-8 all time against the Cardinals, "It was a hard- fought game, and we knew coming in it would be a battle. Two school, sixty miles apart, and the guys played hard and played a full forty minutes tonight," Simmons said.   Transfer junior Quatarrius Wilson followed ...More >>
    Sophomore Kalob Ledoux led the Cowboys with his fourth 20-point performance of the season on Saturday, as the Cowboys fell to Lamar 86-80.   Head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-8 all time against the Cardinals, "It was a hard- fought game, and we knew coming in it would be a battle. Two school, sixty miles apart, and the guys played hard and played a full forty minutes tonight," Simmons said.   Transfer junior Quatarrius Wilson followed ...More >>
  • Cowgirls Fall To Lamar, 83-58

    Cowgirls Fall To Lamar, 83-58

    Saturday, January 27 2018 5:29 PM EST2018-01-27 22:29:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    BEAUMONT, Texas— Mercedes Rogers led McNeese women’s basketball with her fourth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn’t good enough in the Cowgirls’ 83-58 loss to preseason favorite Lamar here Saturday. Rogers was joined in double figures by fellow senior Jasmyn Carswell who scored 10 points on 5 of 5 from the field. The Cowgirls (8-11, 4-4 SLC) were pressured all day and were forced into 29 turnovers which resulted in 37 Lamar ...More >>
    BEAUMONT, Texas— Mercedes Rogers led McNeese women’s basketball with her fourth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn’t good enough in the Cowgirls’ 83-58 loss to preseason favorite Lamar here Saturday. Rogers was joined in double figures by fellow senior Jasmyn Carswell who scored 10 points on 5 of 5 from the field. The Cowgirls (8-11, 4-4 SLC) were pressured all day and were forced into 29 turnovers which resulted in 37 Lamar ...More >>
  • Cowboy Basketball Is Here to Stay

    Cowboy Basketball Is Here to Stay

    Thursday, January 25 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-25 23:20:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – You may have heard it once before, the broadcast analyst says over the stream, "Those Cowboys just keep coming back, they won't go away." And they're right- the McNeese men's basketball team is the 14-man squad teams are beginning to fear.   Head coach Dave Simmons has guided his team to a 7-10 overall record, 4-3 in conference play after 11 weeks of play.   The Cowboys have already matched last year's win records, with ten more conte...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – You may have heard it once before, the broadcast analyst says over the stream, "Those Cowboys just keep coming back, they won't go away." And they're right- the McNeese men's basketball team is the 14-man squad teams are beginning to fear.   Head coach Dave Simmons has guided his team to a 7-10 overall record, 4-3 in conference play after 11 weeks of play.   The Cowboys have already matched last year's win records, with ten more conte...More >>
  • McNeese hosts indoor college and high school meet starting Friday

    McNeese hosts indoor college and high school meet starting Friday

    Thursday, January 25 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-25 22:51:40 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    McNeese indoor track and field returns to action on Friday with the hosting of the McNeese Indoor II meet at the Ralph O. Ward Recreation Complex on the McNeese campus. In addition, several multi-event athletes will be competing at the Arkansas State Invitational and Multis on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s meet at McNeese will get underway at 11 a.m. with the women’s weight throw and men’s shot put. Running events will start at 4 p.m. with the prelims of the m

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    McNeese indoor track and field returns to action on Friday with the hosting of the McNeese Indoor II meet at the Ralph O. Ward Recreation Complex on the McNeese campus. In addition, several multi-event athletes will be competing at the Arkansas State Invitational and Multis on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s meet at McNeese will get underway at 11 a.m. with the women’s weight throw and men’s shot put. Running events will start at 4 p.m. with the prelims of the m

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  • The new home for McNeese women's basketball

    The new home for McNeese women's basketball

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-01-25 03:49:28 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES- When the 2018 Southland Conference women’s basketball schedule was released, there was one stretch in it with seven consecutive road games for McNeese, something no head coach likes to see. Normally a coach wouldn’t want to go on the road for seven straight games for particular reasons, but for the Cowgirls, the road has been a good thing for them- at least in their first three conference road games. Getting on the road was something head coach Kacie Cryer w...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES- When the 2018 Southland Conference women’s basketball schedule was released, there was one stretch in it with seven consecutive road games for McNeese, something no head coach likes to see. Normally a coach wouldn’t want to go on the road for seven straight games for particular reasons, but for the Cowgirls, the road has been a good thing for them- at least in their first three conference road games. Getting on the road was something head coach Kacie Cryer w...More >>
  • McNeese and softball coach James Landreneau agree on new three-year contract

    McNeese and softball coach James Landreneau agree on new three-year contract

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:05 PM EST2018-01-22 21:05:24 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for softball head coach James Landreneau effective immediately.   The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University.   "Coach Landreneau has been a key part of the softball program over the years and did a tremendous job in his first season as the head coach last y...More >>
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for softball head coach James Landreneau effective immediately.   The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University.   "Coach Landreneau has been a key part of the softball program over the years and did a tremendous job in his first season as the head coach last y...More >>
  • McNeese, Justin Hill agree on 3-year contract

    McNeese, Justin Hill agree on 3-year contract

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-01-22 21:00:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for baseball head coach Justin Hill effective immediately. The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University. “Coach Hill has made great strides on the field and is doing a magnificent job of preparing his young men for life after baseball,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hem...More >>
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for baseball head coach Justin Hill effective immediately. The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University. “Coach Hill has made great strides on the field and is doing a magnificent job of preparing his young men for life after baseball,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hem...More >>
  • McNeese prevails on road again after 86-81 win at HBU

    McNeese prevails on road again after 86-81 win at HBU

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-01-21 04:04:59 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    HOUSTON – Jarren Greenwood scored a game-high 21 points and Kalob Ledoux 20 while Quatarrius Wilson recorded his third straight double-double (seventh of the season) with 11 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as McNeese outlasted Houston Baptist 86-81 here Saturday night for it second straight win away from home. The victory comes one week after the Cowboys knocked off previously league unbeaten Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond last Saturday. Trailing 74-71 with 6:26 to pla...More >>
    HOUSTON – Jarren Greenwood scored a game-high 21 points and Kalob Ledoux 20 while Quatarrius Wilson recorded his third straight double-double (seventh of the season) with 11 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as McNeese outlasted Houston Baptist 86-81 here Saturday night for it second straight win away from home. The victory comes one week after the Cowboys knocked off previously league unbeaten Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond last Saturday. Trailing 74-71 with 6:26 to pla...More >>
  • McNeese PIcks Up Road Win At Houston Baptist

    McNeese PIcks Up Road Win At Houston Baptist

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-01-21 00:08:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HOUSTON, Texas— It was a tale of two halves and the McNeese women’s basketball team weathered through a good shooting first half by Houston Baptist and turned the tables in the second half to pick up an 86-74 Southland Conference win here Saturday. The Huskies connected on 15 of 23 attempts for a 66.7 field goal percent in the first half while the Cowgirls shot 52.6 percent on 11 of 33. All that changed in the second half as the Cowgirls shot 60.0 (21-35) and held the Hu...

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    HOUSTON, Texas— It was a tale of two halves and the McNeese women’s basketball team weathered through a good shooting first half by Houston Baptist and turned the tables in the second half to pick up an 86-74 Southland Conference win here Saturday. The Huskies connected on 15 of 23 attempts for a 66.7 field goal percent in the first half while the Cowgirls shot 52.6 percent on 11 of 33. All that changed in the second half as the Cowgirls shot 60.0 (21-35) and held the Hu...

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  • Cowboys offense leading the way in the Southland

    Cowboys offense leading the way in the Southland

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:06 PM EST2018-01-18 23:06:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Six games deep into conference play of the 2017-18 season, the Cowboys are sitting at 3-3 after a huge defeat in Hammond over the then, undefeated Southeastern Lions. Their performance impressed many others throughout the league, and made them aware of the movement that is Cowboy basketball. McNeese is currently ranked eighth in the league, with road games against Houston Baptist (4-14, 0-5) and Lamar (10-8, 2-3) on the horizon. Head coach Dave Simmons and his ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Six games deep into conference play of the 2017-18 season, the Cowboys are sitting at 3-3 after a huge defeat in Hammond over the then, undefeated Southeastern Lions. Their performance impressed many others throughout the league, and made them aware of the movement that is Cowboy basketball. McNeese is currently ranked eighth in the league, with road games against Houston Baptist (4-14, 0-5) and Lamar (10-8, 2-3) on the horizon. Head coach Dave Simmons and his ...More >>
  • McNeese Leads The Southland In Rebounds

    McNeese Leads The Southland In Rebounds

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-01-18 04:15:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—With only one game on tap this week for the McNeese women’s basketball team, that gives the Cowgirls an opportunity to work on things that need improving for its upcoming games. One thing that the Cowgirls are very good at this season is rebounding, where they rank 21st in the nation in rebounds, pulling down 43.5 per game. It’s on the offensive glass where the Cowgirls have done their damage and its where they rank 6th in the nation with 17.0 offensive...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—With only one game on tap this week for the McNeese women’s basketball team, that gives the Cowgirls an opportunity to work on things that need improving for its upcoming games. One thing that the Cowgirls are very good at this season is rebounding, where they rank 21st in the nation in rebounds, pulling down 43.5 per game. It’s on the offensive glass where the Cowgirls have done their damage and its where they rank 6th in the nation with 17.0 offensive...More >>
  • Guidry not going to Florida State, will remain at McNeese

    Guidry not going to Florida State, will remain at McNeese

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-16 20:59:03 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Despite being linked to the Florida State Seminoles in multiple reports over the last week, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry will remain head coach of the Cowboys. In a report from GridironNow.com, the website said Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL and was being considered as an assistant coach for the Seminoles. Guidry's likely interest in the position stemmed directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Willie Taggart. Guidry served as defens...More >>
    Despite being linked to the Florida State Seminoles in multiple reports over the last week, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry will remain head coach of the Cowboys. In a report from GridironNow.com, the website said Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL and was being considered as an assistant coach for the Seminoles. Guidry's likely interest in the position stemmed directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Willie Taggart. Guidry served as defens...More >>
  • Cowboys Cage Lions, End Losing Steak, in 71-62 Win at Southeastern

    Cowboys Cage Lions, End Losing Steak, in 71-62 Win at Southeastern

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:11 PM EST2018-01-14 04:11:30 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HAMMOND  - The McNeese men's basketball team had all the right moves on Saturday, taking home a much-deserved road win against the conference leading Southeastern Lions 71-62 in Hammond. 

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    HAMMOND  - The McNeese men's basketball team had all the right moves on Saturday, taking home a much-deserved road win against the conference leading Southeastern Lions 71-62 in Hammond. 

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  • McNeese Picks Up 77-65 Win over Southeastern

    McNeese Picks Up 77-65 Win over Southeastern

    Saturday, January 13 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-01-13 22:42:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    HAMMOND—It took McNeese women’s basketball going on the road to end its three game losing streak with a 77-65 win at Southeastern La. here Saturday. “It’s always good to win on the road,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I was kind of ready to get on the road after our last two games. We had to win those last two but this was a good turnaround and we took care of business today.” Four Cowgirls scored in double figures with Dede Sheppard leading...More >>
    HAMMOND—It took McNeese women’s basketball going on the road to end its three game losing streak with a 77-65 win at Southeastern La. here Saturday. “It’s always good to win on the road,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I was kind of ready to get on the road after our last two games. We had to win those last two but this was a good turnaround and we took care of business today.” Four Cowgirls scored in double figures with Dede Sheppard leading...More >>
  • Copy-Nicholls edges McNeese with 85-80 win on Peters' 26 points

    Nicholls edges McNeese with 85-80 win on Peters' 26 points

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:19 PM EST2018-01-11 04:19:33 GMT

    Roddy Peters scored 26 points and Kevin Johnson had 19 on 8-of-10 shooting and Nicholls beat McNeese 85-80 on Wednesday night.

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    Roddy Peters scored 26 points and Kevin Johnson had 19 on 8-of-10 shooting and Nicholls beat McNeese 85-80 on Wednesday night.

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  • Cowgirls Let First Half Lead Slip Away In 61-54 Loss To Nicholls

    Cowgirls Let First Half Lead Slip Away In 61-54 Loss To Nicholls

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-01-11 04:00:23 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—Senior Jasmyn Carswell recorded her first double double of the season by scoring a career high 14 points to go along with her 11 rebounds in a 61-54 Southland Conference loss to Nicholls. “We still haven’t put a 40-minute game together,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “In the first half, everything was flowing and everything was going our way and we were really hurting them on the boards. The second half, once again we didn’t get a stop ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—Senior Jasmyn Carswell recorded her first double double of the season by scoring a career high 14 points to go along with her 11 rebounds in a 61-54 Southland Conference loss to Nicholls. “We still haven’t put a 40-minute game together,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “In the first half, everything was flowing and everything was going our way and we were really hurting them on the boards. The second half, once again we didn’t get a stop ...More >>
  • Report: Florida State interested in McNeese's Lance Guidry for assistant coaching job

    Report: Florida State interested in McNeese's Lance Guidry for assistant coaching job

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-01-10 06:00:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    According to a report from GridironNow.com, McNeese head football coach Lance Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL over the weekend and is being considered as an assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles.   KPLC attempted to contact Guidry directly for comment, but no response has been given. McNeese officials declined to comment on the report. Guidry's interest in the position stems directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Wi...More >>
    According to a report from GridironNow.com, McNeese head football coach Lance Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL over the weekend and is being considered as an assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles.   KPLC attempted to contact Guidry directly for comment, but no response has been given. McNeese officials declined to comment on the report. Guidry's interest in the position stems directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Wi...More >>
  • McNeese Loses Overtime Thriller to Defending Champ New Orleans

    McNeese Loses Overtime Thriller to Defending Champ New Orleans

    Saturday, January 6 2018 9:42 PM EST2018-01-07 02:42:26 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese dropped it's first home game of the season on Saturday, 82-75, in an overtime thriller to New Orleans. Junior point guard Jarren Greenwood led the offensive attack for the second game in a row with 22 points.  James Harvey and Kalob Ledoux both finished in the double-digits as well, with 17 and 14 respectively.  "New Orleans is a big, physical team and played really well tonight. There were a couple calls I thought should hav...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese dropped it's first home game of the season on Saturday, 82-75, in an overtime thriller to New Orleans. Junior point guard Jarren Greenwood led the offensive attack for the second game in a row with 22 points.  James Harvey and Kalob Ledoux both finished in the double-digits as well, with 17 and 14 respectively.  "New Orleans is a big, physical team and played really well tonight. There were a couple calls I thought should hav...More >>
  • McNeese Falls 77-64 To UNO

    McNeese Falls 77-64 To UNO

    Saturday, January 6 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-06 22:44:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball had a scoring lapse in the third quarter that ultimately led to its 77-64 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans here Saturday. With the Cowgirls (6-9, 2-2 SLC) leading 39-32 at the half, UNO (6-9, 2-2 SLC) outscored McNeese 23-4 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.  “They came out more aggressive than us in the third quarter and made a run,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  “We had the shots w...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball had a scoring lapse in the third quarter that ultimately led to its 77-64 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans here Saturday. With the Cowgirls (6-9, 2-2 SLC) leading 39-32 at the half, UNO (6-9, 2-2 SLC) outscored McNeese 23-4 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.  “They came out more aggressive than us in the third quarter and made a run,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  “We had the shots w...More >>
  • Report: Yankees to sign former McNeese/HCS infielder Jace Peterson

    Report: Yankees to sign former McNeese/HCS infielder Jace Peterson

    Saturday, January 6 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-01-06 05:19:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Moss Bluff native Jace Peterson looks to be trading in his tomahawk for pinstripes. According to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo, former McNeese and Hamilton Christian alumni, Jace Peterson will sign with the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old will receive an invitation to spring training. Peterson, 27, expects to earn a role in the Yankee’ infield rotation, after the organization parted ways with Chase Headley and Starlin Castro, earlier this winter. The Braves could hav...More >>
    Moss Bluff native Jace Peterson looks to be trading in his tomahawk for pinstripes. According to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo, former McNeese and Hamilton Christian alumni, Jace Peterson will sign with the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old will receive an invitation to spring training. Peterson, 27, expects to earn a role in the Yankee’ infield rotation, after the organization parted ways with Chase Headley and Starlin Castro, earlier this winter. The Braves could hav...More >>
  • McNeese Outscored in Final Minutes, Fall at Abilene Christian 79-74

    McNeese Outscored in Final Minutes, Fall at Abilene Christian 79-74

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-01-04 04:24:10 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    ABILENE – Outscored 15-2 in the final four minutes and giving up a lead lasting 37 minutes, the McNeese men's basketball team lost to Abilene Christian onWednesday, 79-74. The Cowboys would lead by as many as 13 in the second half, but went only 1-7 in the final five and a half minutes, allowing the Wildcats to catch-up and regain control of the ball game. McNeese would get out in front of ACU pretty quickly in the first half, first taking the lead at the 16:46 mark with a thr...More >>
    ABILENE – Outscored 15-2 in the final four minutes and giving up a lead lasting 37 minutes, the McNeese men's basketball team lost to Abilene Christian onWednesday, 79-74. The Cowboys would lead by as many as 13 in the second half, but went only 1-7 in the final five and a half minutes, allowing the Wildcats to catch-up and regain control of the ball game. McNeese would get out in front of ACU pretty quickly in the first half, first taking the lead at the 16:46 mark with a thr...More >>
  • Cold shooting first half dooms Cowgirls in loss to Abilene Christian

    Cold shooting first half dooms Cowgirls in loss to Abilene Christian

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-01-04 03:53:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—As cold as it was outside of Burton Coliseum here Wednesday, McNeese women’s basketball’s shooting was equally as cold inside the coliseum in the first half of its 80-75 Southland Conference loss to Abilene Christian. McNeese (6-7, 2-1 SLC) has gotten off to slow starts in several of its game this season and tonight wasn’t any different. The Cowgirls opened the game trailing the Wildcats 15-7 in the first quarter behind a 17.6 field goal percent. ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—As cold as it was outside of Burton Coliseum here Wednesday, McNeese women’s basketball’s shooting was equally as cold inside the coliseum in the first half of its 80-75 Southland Conference loss to Abilene Christian. McNeese (6-7, 2-1 SLC) has gotten off to slow starts in several of its game this season and tonight wasn’t any different. The Cowgirls opened the game trailing the Wildcats 15-7 in the first quarter behind a 17.6 field goal percent. ...More >>
  • McNeese announces 2018 football schedule

    McNeese announces 2018 football schedule

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-03 23:00:20 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
     McNeese football has announced its 2018 schedule that includes visits to Big Sky member Northern Colorado and FBS member BYU. And for the first time since the 2010 season, the slate does not include a non-Division I opponent. McNeese (9-2 in 2017) will play five home games beginning with the first on September 15 against Nicholls.  The Cowboys will open the season at Northern Colorado of the Big Sky Conference. It’ll be the first-ever meeting between the two school...More >>
     McNeese football has announced its 2018 schedule that includes visits to Big Sky member Northern Colorado and FBS member BYU. And for the first time since the 2010 season, the slate does not include a non-Division I opponent. McNeese (9-2 in 2017) will play five home games beginning with the first on September 15 against Nicholls.  The Cowboys will open the season at Northern Colorado of the Big Sky Conference. It’ll be the first-ever meeting between the two school...More >>
  • McNeese Stays Undefeated at Home, Takes Down Northwestern State 72-63

    McNeese Stays Undefeated at Home, Takes Down Northwestern State 72-63

    Saturday, December 30 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-12-31 03:01:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Kalob Ledoux and James Harvey went eight for 11 from three-point territory, each ending the night with 19 points, leading the McNeese men's basketball team to a 72-63 win over the Northwestern State Demons. The Cowboys are now 5-7 on the season and an undefeated 2-0 in Southland conference play.   In less than three minutes, the Demons jumped out to a quick eight-point lead, but back-to-back three-pointers by Harvey and Ledoux would keep the Cowboys in the ga...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Kalob Ledoux and James Harvey went eight for 11 from three-point territory, each ending the night with 19 points, leading the McNeese men's basketball team to a 72-63 win over the Northwestern State Demons. The Cowboys are now 5-7 on the season and an undefeated 2-0 in Southland conference play.   In less than three minutes, the Demons jumped out to a quick eight-point lead, but back-to-back three-pointers by Harvey and Ledoux would keep the Cowboys in the ga...More >>
  • Jones, Rogers Lead McNeese In 72-67 Win over Northwestern State

    Jones, Rogers Lead McNeese In 72-67 Win over Northwestern State

    Saturday, December 30 2017 8:43 PM EST2017-12-31 01:43:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES--  Redshirt freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones and senior Mercedes Rogers both picked up double-doubles to lead McNeese women’s basketball in a 72-67 Southland Conference win over Northwestern State here Saturday.  It’s the first time since March 9, 2017 that McNeese has two players record double-doubles. For Jones, its her first career double-double (15 pts., 12 reb.) while Rogers, who came off the bench picked up her 10th career double-double (17 pts...

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    LAKE CHARLES--  Redshirt freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones and senior Mercedes Rogers both picked up double-doubles to lead McNeese women’s basketball in a 72-67 Southland Conference win over Northwestern State here Saturday.  It’s the first time since March 9, 2017 that McNeese has two players record double-doubles. For Jones, its her first career double-double (15 pts., 12 reb.) while Rogers, who came off the bench picked up her 10th career double-double (17 pts...

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  • Harvey, Wilson lead Cowboys to a 85-62 win over UIW

    Harvey, Wilson lead Cowboys to a 85-62 win over UIW

    Thursday, December 28 2017 11:59 PM EST2017-12-29 04:59:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Four Cowboys walked off the court tonight with double-digit scores, as they led the McNeese men's basketball team to an 85-62 victory over University of the Incarnate Word, in the first conference game of the 2017-18 season. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson said, "Fueled by anger, we come out here and play hard. Play hard for everyone, our teammates, our coaches, the fans. We came out here today to show everyone that doubted us, everyone that had us finishing last ...More >>
    Four Cowboys walked off the court tonight with double-digit scores, as they led the McNeese men's basketball team to an 85-62 victory over University of the Incarnate Word, in the first conference game of the 2017-18 season. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson said, "Fueled by anger, we come out here and play hard. Play hard for everyone, our teammates, our coaches, the fans. We came out here today to show everyone that doubted us, everyone that had us finishing last ...More >>
  • Cowgirls open SLC play with a 66-57 win over UIW

    Cowgirls open SLC play with a 66-57 win over UIW

    Thursday, December 28 2017 11:23 PM EST2017-12-29 04:23:06 GMT
    Source: McNeeseSource: McNeese
    McNeese sophomore Caitlin Davis led a trio of Cowgirls here Thursday night with 18 points in a 66-57 Southland Conference opening victory over Incarnate Word.   The win was a good win in many ways for the Cowgirls, the first is a win to give McNeese a good start to Southland Conference play. It also marks the first road win of the season for the Cowgirls who entered the game 0-5 on the road that included road games at nationally ranked Texas and Baylor. Now the Cowgirls, who have...More >>
    McNeese sophomore Caitlin Davis led a trio of Cowgirls here Thursday night with 18 points in a 66-57 Southland Conference opening victory over Incarnate Word.   The win was a good win in many ways for the Cowgirls, the first is a win to give McNeese a good start to Southland Conference play. It also marks the first road win of the season for the Cowgirls who entered the game 0-5 on the road that included road games at nationally ranked Texas and Baylor. Now the Cowgirls, who have...More >>
  • McNeese opens Southland play on the road at UIW Thursday

    McNeese opens Southland play on the road at UIW Thursday

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-12-27 21:29:57 GMT
    (Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)
     McNeese women’s basketball will open Southland Conference action on the road Thursday, Dec. 28 at Incarnate Word. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. McNeese (4-7) will play its fourth consecutive road contest since its Dec. 13 game at Baylor and will be looking for its first road win of the season. The Cowgirls will enter the game at UIW (1-10) with three players averaging in double figures. Senior Keara Hudnall leads the Cowgirls with 11.5 ppg. while sophomore point guard Caitlin...More >>
     McNeese women’s basketball will open Southland Conference action on the road Thursday, Dec. 28 at Incarnate Word. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. McNeese (4-7) will play its fourth consecutive road contest since its Dec. 13 game at Baylor and will be looking for its first road win of the season. The Cowgirls will enter the game at UIW (1-10) with three players averaging in double figures. Senior Keara Hudnall leads the Cowgirls with 11.5 ppg. while sophomore point guard Caitlin...More >>
  • McNeese falls in back-and-forth battle at SMU

    McNeese falls in back-and-forth battle at SMU

    Friday, December 22 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-12-22 22:07:31 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese made a season high 10 three-pointers here Friday but it wasn’t enough in its 65-59 road loss at Southern Methodist in the Cowgirls’ final game before they break for the Christmas Holiday.  Caitlin Davis was the only Cowgirl to score in double figures with 18 points on 6 of 12 from the field and 3 of 6 from behind the arc. Regan Bolton added nine with all her points coming from three-point range. Jasmyn Carswell and Keara Hudnall led McNeese in rebounds with s...More >>
    McNeese made a season high 10 three-pointers here Friday but it wasn’t enough in its 65-59 road loss at Southern Methodist in the Cowgirls’ final game before they break for the Christmas Holiday.  Caitlin Davis was the only Cowgirl to score in double figures with 18 points on 6 of 12 from the field and 3 of 6 from behind the arc. Regan Bolton added nine with all her points coming from three-point range. Jasmyn Carswell and Keara Hudnall led McNeese in rebounds with s...More >>
  • Cowgirls look to bounce back after loss to LA Tech

    Cowgirls look to bounce back after loss to LA Tech

    Thursday, December 21 2017 3:05 PM EST2017-12-21 20:05:44 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball will travel to Dallas, Texas Friday to face Southern Methodist in a 1 p.m. game that will mark the final game before the Cowgirls break for the Christmas Holiday and it will also be their final tune-up before the Southland Conference opener on Dec. 28. This will be only the second meeting between the two teams who last played each other 32 years ago. The Mustangs lead the series 1-0 after defeating McNeese 77-65 in Dallas during the...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball will travel to Dallas, Texas Friday to face Southern Methodist in a 1 p.m. game that will mark the final game before the Cowgirls break for the Christmas Holiday and it will also be their final tune-up before the Southland Conference opener on Dec. 28. This will be only the second meeting between the two teams who last played each other 32 years ago. The Mustangs lead the series 1-0 after defeating McNeese 77-65 in Dallas during the...

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  • McNeese signs a pair of JUCO offensive linemen in early period

    McNeese signs a pair of JUCO offensive linemen in early period

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-12-20 22:55:56 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
     McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry has announced the signing of two offensive linemen on Wednesday to kick off the three-day football early signing period.   Inking letters of intent are junior college transfers Zack Jones (6-5, 298) of Mississippi Gulf Coast College and Tre Newton (6-4, 305) out of Blinn College.   Newton, a native of Spring, Texas and a Klein High School product, earned all-conference honors at Blinn College and was a top 30 offensive...More >>
     McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry has announced the signing of two offensive linemen on Wednesday to kick off the three-day football early signing period.   Inking letters of intent are junior college transfers Zack Jones (6-5, 298) of Mississippi Gulf Coast College and Tre Newton (6-4, 305) out of Blinn College.   Newton, a native of Spring, Texas and a Klein High School product, earned all-conference honors at Blinn College and was a top 30 offensive...More >>
  • McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn named AFCA FCS All-American

    McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn named AFCA FCS All-American

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-12-20 21:31:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2017 FCS All-America Teams on Wednesday, with six representatives from Southland Conference programs. McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn was one of those selected.  The Lafayette native led the FCS this past season by connecting on 92.3 percent of his field goals, hitting 12 of 13, with his only miss being a blocked kick in the 10th game of the season, that being a 31-yard attemt. A first team All-Southland Conference ...More >>
    The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2017 FCS All-America Teams on Wednesday, with six representatives from Southland Conference programs. McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn was one of those selected.  The Lafayette native led the FCS this past season by connecting on 92.3 percent of his field goals, hitting 12 of 13, with his only miss being a blocked kick in the 10th game of the season, that being a 31-yard attemt. A first team All-Southland Conference ...More >>
  • Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:31:54 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    The Southland Conference has released its preseason All-Conference teams. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State led the way in the 2017 Southland Football Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Thursday. The Bears earned a dozen selections while the Bearkats earned eleven. McNeese and Stephen F. Austin follow, both earning eight selections. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Southland Conference has released its preseason All-Conference teams. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State led the way in the 2017 Southland Football Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Thursday. The Bears earned a dozen selections while the Bearkats earned eleven. McNeese and Stephen F. Austin follow, both earning eight selections. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
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