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  • McNeese men's basketball coach, Heath Schroyer introduces 2018-19 staff

    McNeese men's basketball coach, Heath Schroyer introduces 2018-19 staff

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:37:53 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer introduced his 2018-19 basketball staff to the media, including the final piece to the puzzle with the hiring of Jalen Courtney to complete his coaching staff. Courtney comes to McNeese after spending the last three years on staff at Mississippi State where he served as a graduate assistant and also as the team’s video coordinator. The Jackson, Mississippi native signed to play basketball at LSU ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer introduced his 2018-19 basketball staff to the media, including the final piece to the puzzle with the hiring of Jalen Courtney to complete his coaching staff. Courtney comes to McNeese after spending the last three years on staff at Mississippi State where he served as a graduate assistant and also as the team’s video coordinator. The Jackson, Mississippi native signed to play basketball at LSU ...More >>
  • McNeese beats NSU 4-3 to win weekend series

    McNeese beats NSU 4-3 to win weekend series

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:39:03 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese won its sixth game in the last seven outings in large part to the relief pitching effort by Zach Rider who threw 4.1 innings and allowed just one run and four hits to pick up his second win of the season as the Cowboys downed Northwestern State 4-3 on Sunday to capture the Southland Conference baseball series. The win improved McNeese's record to 19-21 overall, but more importantly, 14-7 in conference play and back into a tie for second place in the league stan...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese won its sixth game in the last seven outings in large part to the relief pitching effort by Zach Rider who threw 4.1 innings and allowed just one run and four hits to pick up his second win of the season as the Cowboys downed Northwestern State 4-3 on Sunday to capture the Southland Conference baseball series. The win improved McNeese's record to 19-21 overall, but more importantly, 14-7 in conference play and back into a tie for second place in the league stan...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep series with Lamar

    Cowgirls sweep series with Lamar

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:02:29 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    BEAUMONT, Texas— McNeese softball came out aggressive at the plate and on the base paths to defeat Lamar 10-6 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep here Saturday to improve to 33-16 overall and 15-6 in the SLC. The loss drops Lamar to 24-24 overall and 9-12 in the SLC. The Cowgirls picked up 14 hits in the game, the second most in a game this season. A total of 10 Cowgirls picked up at least one hit in the game with Justyce McClain leading the way with three. Er...More >>
    BEAUMONT, Texas— McNeese softball came out aggressive at the plate and on the base paths to defeat Lamar 10-6 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep here Saturday to improve to 33-16 overall and 15-6 in the SLC. The loss drops Lamar to 24-24 overall and 9-12 in the SLC. The Cowgirls picked up 14 hits in the game, the second most in a game this season. A total of 10 Cowgirls picked up at least one hit in the game with Justyce McClain leading the way with three. Er...More >>
  • McNeese falls in game two against NSU, 9-4

    McNeese falls in game two against NSU, 9-4

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:56:41 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES – Northwestern State scores six runs in the first two innings off of seven hits, then kept McNeese from clawing back into the game after stranding five Cowboy runners in scoring position as the Demons captured game two of the Southland Conference baseball series by a 9-4 score on Saturday. The two teams will play the rubber match at 1 on Sunday as the Cowboys (18-21, 13-7 SLC) will start Tyler Wesley (3-2, 4.54 ERA) on the mound. NSU (21-18, 9-8) is expected to thr...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Northwestern State scores six runs in the first two innings off of seven hits, then kept McNeese from clawing back into the game after stranding five Cowboy runners in scoring position as the Demons captured game two of the Southland Conference baseball series by a 9-4 score on Saturday. The two teams will play the rubber match at 1 on Sunday as the Cowboys (18-21, 13-7 SLC) will start Tyler Wesley (3-2, 4.54 ERA) on the mound. NSU (21-18, 9-8) is expected to thr...More >>
  • Provenzano hits walk-off in the 13th as McNeese tops NSU

    Provenzano hits walk-off in the 13th as McNeese tops NSU

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:11:09 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES – Joe Provenzano was one of several heroes in McNeese’s Friday night Southland Conference game against Northwestern State as his walk-off double with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Shane Selman to give the Cowboys a 2-1 win in the series opener. Provenzano’s game-winning hit capped off a night where the two Anderson brothers – Grant and Aidan – combined to throw the full 13 innings, striking out a school-record 18 batters wh...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Joe Provenzano was one of several heroes in McNeese’s Friday night Southland Conference game against Northwestern State as his walk-off double with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Shane Selman to give the Cowboys a 2-1 win in the series opener. Provenzano’s game-winning hit capped off a night where the two Anderson brothers – Grant and Aidan – combined to throw the full 13 innings, striking out a school-record 18 batters wh...More >>
  • McNeese sweeps doubleheader at Lamar

    McNeese sweeps doubleheader at Lamar

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:47:37 GMT
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    BEAUMONT, Texas—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader here Friday (6-4, 5-2) over Lamar to secure the series. The final game of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. With the win, McNeese improves to 32-16 overall and 14-6 in the SLC. Lamar falls to 24-23 overall and 9-11 in the SLC. McNeese combined to pick up 20 hits on the day including seven doubles and two home runs. The Cowgirls opened the series with 12 hits in game one then picked up eig...

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    BEAUMONT, Texas—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader here Friday (6-4, 5-2) over Lamar to secure the series. The final game of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. With the win, McNeese improves to 32-16 overall and 14-6 in the SLC. Lamar falls to 24-23 overall and 9-11 in the SLC. McNeese combined to pick up 20 hits on the day including seven doubles and two home runs. The Cowgirls opened the series with 12 hits in game one then picked up eig...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Jurakova

    Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Jurakova

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:08:09 GMT
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    "Sarah is someone who really brings the team up,” Helena Besovic said. “She works very hard, very dedicated."   Sarah Jurakova is having a remarkable season. The senior finished 11-0 in conference play and helped lead her team to a Southland conference championship after a sweep over Nicholls, for the first time in program history.   "It was really amazing because it was my last match ever at home, it was my senior day,” Sarah Jurakova said. ...More >>
    "Sarah is someone who really brings the team up,” Helena Besovic said. “She works very hard, very dedicated."   Sarah Jurakova is having a remarkable season. The senior finished 11-0 in conference play and helped lead her team to a Southland conference championship after a sweep over Nicholls, for the first time in program history.   "It was really amazing because it was my last match ever at home, it was my senior day,” Sarah Jurakova said. ...More >>
  • Cowgirls fall to No. 22 UL Lafayette, 5-3

    Cowgirls fall to No. 22 UL Lafayette, 5-3

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:47:52 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball missed a few opportunities to score more runs in a game that saw several outstanding defensive plays from both teams in a 5-3 loss to 22nd ranked UL Lafayette here Wednesday night. “We knew we were going to face a good UL Lafayette team and they lived up to it,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “When we were able to put people on, they made some key defensive plays and Summer (Ellyson) did a good job of keeping us off bal...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball missed a few opportunities to score more runs in a game that saw several outstanding defensive plays from both teams in a 5-3 loss to 22nd ranked UL Lafayette here Wednesday night. “We knew we were going to face a good UL Lafayette team and they lived up to it,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “When we were able to put people on, they made some key defensive plays and Summer (Ellyson) did a good job of keeping us off bal...

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  • McNeese overcomes slow start to down Houston Baptist, 11-8

    McNeese overcomes slow start to down Houston Baptist, 11-8

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:16:24 GMT
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    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese slapped a season-high 16 hits and matched an inning-high with seven runs in the third inning as the Cowboys rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist, 11-7, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Cowboys (17-20) and seventh victory in the last 10 outings. HBU fell to 16-21 on the season. Peyton McLemore (1-1) picked up the win in relief effort after he threw three scoreless and hitless ...More >>
    McNeese slapped a season-high 16 hits and matched an inning-high with seven runs in the third inning as the Cowboys rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist, 11-7, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Cowboys (17-20) and seventh victory in the last 10 outings. HBU fell to 16-21 on the season. Peyton McLemore (1-1) picked up the win in relief effort after he threw three scoreless and hitless ...More >>
  • McNeese's Dustin Duhon named Southland and LSWA hitter of the week

    McNeese's Dustin Duhon named Southland and LSWA hitter of the week

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:08:45 GMT
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    McNeese catcher Dustin Duhon had a career week at the plate, and because of that, the junior from Moss Bluff has been named this week’s Southland Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Baseball Hitter of the Week. Duhon slugged .688 for the week, going 11-for-16 in four games at the plate. He set a career-high with five singles at Louisiana-Lafayette last Tuesday to start the week, then over the weekend, helped the Cowboys sweep UNO in a Southland Conference baseball series a...More >>
    McNeese catcher Dustin Duhon had a career week at the plate, and because of that, the junior from Moss Bluff has been named this week’s Southland Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Baseball Hitter of the Week. Duhon slugged .688 for the week, going 11-for-16 in four games at the plate. He set a career-high with five singles at Louisiana-Lafayette last Tuesday to start the week, then over the weekend, helped the Cowboys sweep UNO in a Southland Conference baseball series a...More >>
  • McNeese men's hoops adds two more to signing class

    McNeese men's hoops adds two more to signing class

    Monday, April 16 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-04-16 18:50:35 GMT

    New McNeese basketball coach Heath Schroyer has announced the signing of two players that will join the Cowboys for the 2018-19 season – Kevin Hunt, a 6-3 guard out of the College of Central Florida; and Jeremy Harrell, a 6-7 forward out of Southwest Mississippi College. The duo brings the total number of signees to seven for Schroyer’s first class as McNeese’s head coach. Hunt, a native of Little Rock, will have three years of eligibility remaining to play f...

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    New McNeese basketball coach Heath Schroyer has announced the signing of two players that will join the Cowboys for the 2018-19 season – Kevin Hunt, a 6-3 guard out of the College of Central Florida; and Jeremy Harrell, a 6-7 forward out of Southwest Mississippi College. The duo brings the total number of signees to seven for Schroyer’s first class as McNeese’s head coach. Hunt, a native of Little Rock, will have three years of eligibility remaining to play f...

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  • Cowboys sweep series against UNO

    Cowboys sweep series against UNO

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-16 04:17:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    The junior catcher tied a single-game school record with three doubles in game one of a doubleheader, added a fourth double on the day in game two, and completed the DH hitting 6-for-8 in helping lead McNeese to a doubleheader sweep over UNO by scores of 9-6 and 9-7, as well as capturing the Southland Conference series sweep. The victories improve the Cowboys to 12-6 in league play, 16-20 overall, while UNO falls to 17-20 and 7-11. McNeese also swept the Privateers for the fifth stra...More >>
    The junior catcher tied a single-game school record with three doubles in game one of a doubleheader, added a fourth double on the day in game two, and completed the DH hitting 6-for-8 in helping lead McNeese to a doubleheader sweep over UNO by scores of 9-6 and 9-7, as well as capturing the Southland Conference series sweep. The victories improve the Cowboys to 12-6 in league play, 16-20 overall, while UNO falls to 17-20 and 7-11. McNeese also swept the Privateers for the fifth stra...More >>
  • Cowgirls win SLC tennis championship for the first time ever

    Cowgirls win SLC tennis championship for the first time ever

    Sunday, April 15 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-04-16 00:29:50 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese tennis squad swept Southland Conference foe Nicholls on Sunday to secure at least a share of its first Southland Conference Championship in program history. The victory also clinched the overall number one seed going into the Southland Conference tournament which will be played April 27-29 in Beaumont. McNeese, who ended the regular season with a 15-3 overall record, posted a 10-1 league mark and matching the most conference w...

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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese tennis squad swept Southland Conference foe Nicholls on Sunday to secure at least a share of its first Southland Conference Championship in program history. The victory also clinched the overall number one seed going into the Southland Conference tournament which will be played April 27-29 in Beaumont. McNeese, who ended the regular season with a 15-3 overall record, posted a 10-1 league mark and matching the most conference w...

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  • Cowgirls pick up their 30th win and take series from Nicholls

    Cowgirls pick up their 30th win and take series from Nicholls

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:24:21 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball manufactured runs when it needed to and came away with a 7-3 rubber game win over Nicholls Saturday to pick up an important Southland Conference series 2-1 that moved the Cowgirls into a first place tie in the league standings.  The win is also McNeese’s 30th of the season to improve to 30-15 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. The 30-win season is the 10th straight for the program. The loss drops Nicholls to 27-13 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball manufactured runs when it needed to and came away with a 7-3 rubber game win over Nicholls Saturday to pick up an important Southland Conference series 2-1 that moved the Cowgirls into a first place tie in the league standings.  The win is also McNeese’s 30th of the season to improve to 30-15 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. The 30-win season is the 10th straight for the program. The loss drops Nicholls to 27-13 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. ...More >>
  • Cowgirls split doubleheader with SLC-leading Nicholls

    Cowgirls split doubleheader with SLC-leading Nicholls

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:15:17 GMT
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    Cowgirls split a doubleheader with Nicholls on Friday, April 13. Game one of the doubleheader went to the Colonels, who scored five home runs and run-ruled the cowgirls, 10-2. Game two, the cowgirls returned the favor. McNeese scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, run-ruling the Colonels 14-5 in five innings. Game three is Saturday, April 3 at noon.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Cowgirls split a doubleheader with Nicholls on Friday, April 13. Game one of the doubleheader went to the Colonels, who scored five home runs and run-ruled the cowgirls, 10-2. Game two, the cowgirls returned the favor. McNeese scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, run-ruling the Colonels 14-5 in five innings. Game three is Saturday, April 3 at noon.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Maxwell swipes home as Cowboys win game one over UNO

    Maxwell swipes home as Cowboys win game one over UNO

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:03:22 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Carson Maxwell’s game-tying double in the seventh inning was only the precursor to bigger things when two batters later and Maxwell standing on third, the third baseman straight up stole home with two outs to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually the win over New Orleans in game one of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. Aidan Anderson, who seems to have rooted himself at the team’s closer, picked up his third save in his last five outings as he worked out...More >>
    Carson Maxwell’s game-tying double in the seventh inning was only the precursor to bigger things when two batters later and Maxwell standing on third, the third baseman straight up stole home with two outs to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually the win over New Orleans in game one of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. Aidan Anderson, who seems to have rooted himself at the team’s closer, picked up his third save in his last five outings as he worked out...More >>
  • McNeese coach Heath Schroyer discussing changing the culture with his 2018 signing class

    McNeese coach Heath Schroyer discussing changing the culture with his 2018 signing class

    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day.

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    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day.

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  • Cowgirls upset No. 16 Baylor on the road, 7-3

    Cowgirls upset No. 16 Baylor on the road, 7-3

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:12:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
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    McNeese softball bounced back from a 10-2 run rule loss at 16th ranked Baylor on Tuesday with a 7-3 win on Wednesday to snap the Bears’ five-game winning streak. McNeese (28-14) took the early lead by scoring three runs in the second inning on two hits. A leadoff walk by Lauren Brown eventually turned into the first Cowgirl run as Brown made her way around the base path and eventually scored on a sacrifice bunt by Tayler Strother. A Justyce McClain single to left center brought...More >>
    McNeese softball bounced back from a 10-2 run rule loss at 16th ranked Baylor on Tuesday with a 7-3 win on Wednesday to snap the Bears’ five-game winning streak. McNeese (28-14) took the early lead by scoring three runs in the second inning on two hits. A leadoff walk by Lauren Brown eventually turned into the first Cowgirl run as Brown made her way around the base path and eventually scored on a sacrifice bunt by Tayler Strother. A Justyce McClain single to left center brought...More >>
  • McNeese's Schroyer signs five in first signing class

    McNeese's Schroyer signs five in first signing class

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:44:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
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    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day, all four being targets since his first day on the job and all who he expects to make an immediate impact. Signing on Wednesday were Tykeem Anderson, a 6-3 guard from Trinidad State and a native of Ruston; Roydell Brown, a 6-5 guard/forward from Southwest College and of Harvey; Shamarkus Kennedy, a 6-8 forward from Chipola College and a native of Tuscaloosa; Will Robin...More >>
    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day, all four being targets since his first day on the job and all who he expects to make an immediate impact. Signing on Wednesday were Tykeem Anderson, a 6-3 guard from Trinidad State and a native of Ruston; Roydell Brown, a 6-5 guard/forward from Southwest College and of Harvey; Shamarkus Kennedy, a 6-8 forward from Chipola College and a native of Tuscaloosa; Will Robin...More >>
  • McNeese introduces Heath Schroyer as head men's basketball coach

    McNeese introduces Heath Schroyer as head men's basketball coach

    Monday, March 19 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-03-20 00:03:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's a new day for Cowboy basketball as McNeese formally introduced BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head men's basketball coach. It didn't take long for Schroyer to make bold proclamations about the future of the program. "I really believe that we can turn this into a mid-major powerhouse," Schroyer said. "I think we have the best facility and the best city in this area." Schroyer has head coaching experience at the Division I level. In nine s...

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    It's a new day for Cowboy basketball as McNeese formally introduced BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head men's basketball coach. It didn't take long for Schroyer to make bold proclamations about the future of the program. "I really believe that we can turn this into a mid-major powerhouse," Schroyer said. "I think we have the best facility and the best city in this area." Schroyer has head coaching experience at the Division I level. In nine s...

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  • McNeese women's basketball signs three players on signing day

    McNeese women's basketball signs three players on signing day

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:18:48 GMT
    McNeese women's basketball head coach Kacie Cryer added to her 2018-19 squad with the addition of Damilola (Dami) Balogun, Jamara Levy and Maddisen Martin who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.   Balogun, a 6-0, forward from Lagos, Nigeria comes to the Cowgirls from Bossier Parish Community College.   "I chose McNeese because I feel it is a great opportunity to further my education," said Balogun. "I also appreciated the persistence of ...More >>
    McNeese women's basketball head coach Kacie Cryer added to her 2018-19 squad with the addition of Damilola (Dami) Balogun, Jamara Levy and Maddisen Martin who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.   Balogun, a 6-0, forward from Lagos, Nigeria comes to the Cowgirls from Bossier Parish Community College.   "I chose McNeese because I feel it is a great opportunity to further my education," said Balogun. "I also appreciated the persistence of ...More >>
  • Menard wins 200 as DeRidder downs Westlake

    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder downs Westlake

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder shuts out Westlake, 4-0.

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    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder shuts out Westlake, 4-0.

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  • Cajuns hold off Cowboys 12-10 on Tuesday

    Cajuns hold off Cowboys 12-10 on Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:59:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAFAYETTE – An inning of offensive brilliance couldn’t hold up for McNeese as the Cowboys squandered a three-run, sixth inning lead to fall 12-10 to Louisiana-Lafayette in a midweek baseball contest on Tuesday night in front of 4,761 fans. A 4-6-3 triple-play turned by UL Lafayette in the top of the seventh inning with runners on first and second for the Cowboys, put a stamp on the type of game it was for McNeese. “That one was one me,” said head coach Justin...

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    LAFAYETTE – An inning of offensive brilliance couldn’t hold up for McNeese as the Cowboys squandered a three-run, sixth inning lead to fall 12-10 to Louisiana-Lafayette in a midweek baseball contest on Tuesday night in front of 4,761 fans. A 4-6-3 triple-play turned by UL Lafayette in the top of the seventh inning with runners on first and second for the Cowboys, put a stamp on the type of game it was for McNeese. “That one was one me,” said head coach Justin...

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  • Cowgirls Improve After Downing Cardinals

    Cowgirls Improve After Downing Cardinals

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:25:46 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowgirls kept their hopes alive for their first-ever women's tennis Southland Conference championship after downing Lamar by a 5-2 score on Tuesday afternoon at the Nancy Hank Tennis Center. 

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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowgirls kept their hopes alive for their first-ever women's tennis Southland Conference championship after downing Lamar by a 5-2 score on Tuesday afternoon at the Nancy Hank Tennis Center. 

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  • Baylor softball run rules McNeese State

    Baylor softball run rules McNeese State

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:19:18 GMT

    No. 16/17 Baylor softball (25-9, 3-3 Big 12) had a strong showing in the opening game of a two-game midweek set with McNeese State (27-14, 10-5 Southland), running away with a 10-2 (6) win over the Cowgirls on Tuesday evening at Getterman Stadium.

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    No. 16/17 Baylor softball (25-9, 3-3 Big 12) had a strong showing in the opening game of a two-game midweek set with McNeese State (27-14, 10-5 Southland), running away with a 10-2 (6) win over the Cowgirls on Tuesday evening at Getterman Stadium.

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  • McNeese Falls to 16th Ranked Baylor, 10-2

    McNeese Falls to 16th Ranked Baylor, 10-2

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:11:57 GMT
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    WACO, Texas—Sixteenth-ranked Baylor scored seven runs in the sixth inning to hand McNeese softball a 10-2, six-inning loss Tuesday in the first game of the non-conference series. The two team will meet again at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised on Fox Southwest (Channel 38) Suddenlink in the Lake Charles area.  The loss drops McNeese to 27-14 overall while Baylor improves to 25-9 overall. McNeese picked up a total of eight hits. Erika Piancastelli and Bren...More >>
    WACO, Texas—Sixteenth-ranked Baylor scored seven runs in the sixth inning to hand McNeese softball a 10-2, six-inning loss Tuesday in the first game of the non-conference series. The two team will meet again at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised on Fox Southwest (Channel 38) Suddenlink in the Lake Charles area.  The loss drops McNeese to 27-14 overall while Baylor improves to 25-9 overall. McNeese picked up a total of eight hits. Erika Piancastelli and Bren...More >>
  • Cowboys visit Ragin' Cajuns on Tuesday

    Cowboys visit Ragin' Cajuns on Tuesday

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:36:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAFAYETTE – McNeese baseball will head east on Interstate 10 on Tuesday for an out of conference game against in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette.   First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Louisiana-Lafayette M.L. "Teague" Moore Field at Russo Park. 

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    LAFAYETTE – McNeese baseball will head east on Interstate 10 on Tuesday for an out of conference game against in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette.   First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Louisiana-Lafayette M.L. "Teague" Moore Field at Russo Park. 

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  • Cowgirls prep for two-game series with Baylor

    Cowgirls prep for two-game series with Baylor

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:35:19 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will step out of Southland Conference action for midweek games at #16/17 Baylor on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s 4 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Southwest (Suddenlink- channel 38) in the Lake Charles area.  Tuesday’s 5 p.m. game will be streamed on Fox Sports Plus and live stats will be available for both contest. Links can be found on mcneesesports.com. The games will be the second and third meetings this season. Mc...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will step out of Southland Conference action for midweek games at #16/17 Baylor on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s 4 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Southwest (Suddenlink- channel 38) in the Lake Charles area.  Tuesday’s 5 p.m. game will be streamed on Fox Sports Plus and live stats will be available for both contest. Links can be found on mcneesesports.com. The games will be the second and third meetings this season. Mc...More >>
  • Cowboys win series with ACU after a 6-2 victory in game three

    Cowboys win series with ACU after a 6-2 victory in game three

    Sunday, April 8 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-04-09 02:30:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Tyler Wesley is solidifying his status as one of the top Sunday starting pitchers in the Southland Conference for McNeese. That was strengthened this Sunday when the senior kept the league’s top-hitting team out of sync for most of his 6.2 innings pitched, and guided the Cowboys to a 6-2 win over Abilene Christian while capturing the weekend series two games to one. “He was the story of the game,” said head coach Justin Hill about Wesley who ha...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Tyler Wesley is solidifying his status as one of the top Sunday starting pitchers in the Southland Conference for McNeese. That was strengthened this Sunday when the senior kept the league’s top-hitting team out of sync for most of his 6.2 innings pitched, and guided the Cowboys to a 6-2 win over Abilene Christian while capturing the weekend series two games to one. “He was the story of the game,” said head coach Justin Hill about Wesley who ha...More >>
  • Cowboys fall 9-3 to ACU on Saturday

    Cowboys fall 9-3 to ACU on Saturday

    Saturday, April 7 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-04-08 00:13:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Abilene Christian scored six of its nine runs in the final three innings as McNeese was never able to get into an offensive rhythm in a 9-3 loss to the Wildcats on a blustery cold Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Ballpark. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 12-19 overall and 8-6 in Southland Conference play while ACU improved to 15-14 and 3-11 in the league. McNeese will go for the series win on Sunday with a 1 o’clock start. It’s also Kids Day as kids ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Abilene Christian scored six of its nine runs in the final three innings as McNeese was never able to get into an offensive rhythm in a 9-3 loss to the Wildcats on a blustery cold Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Ballpark. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 12-19 overall and 8-6 in Southland Conference play while ACU improved to 15-14 and 3-11 in the league. McNeese will go for the series win on Sunday with a 1 o’clock start. It’s also Kids Day as kids ...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep series with Islanders

    Cowgirls sweep series with Islanders

    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-07 21:50:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball completed its Southland Conference series sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Joe Miller Field Saturday with a 10-2 (5 inning) run rule win and senior Erika Piancastelli added two more career records to her long list of accomplishments. “We did a good job today. Settle got us in an out pretty quick,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “We were able to get some base runners on quick. J-Mac (Justyce McClain) and Erika ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball completed its Southland Conference series sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Joe Miller Field Saturday with a 10-2 (5 inning) run rule win and senior Erika Piancastelli added two more career records to her long list of accomplishments. “We did a good job today. Settle got us in an out pretty quick,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “We were able to get some base runners on quick. J-Mac (Justyce McClain) and Erika ...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep Islanders in doubleheader

    Cowgirls sweep Islanders in doubleheader

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:14:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader win (5-3, 9-0/5 innings) over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi here Friday night at Joe Miller Park to claim its fourth SLC series of the season and improved to 26-13 overall and 9-5 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Saldivar (Alexandria) thrives in that situation. She has been swinging the bat well, we were just waiting for the right opportunity to get h...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader win (5-3, 9-0/5 innings) over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi here Friday night at Joe Miller Park to claim its fourth SLC series of the season and improved to 26-13 overall and 9-5 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Saldivar (Alexandria) thrives in that situation. She has been swinging the bat well, we were just waiting for the right opportunity to get h...

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  • Rogers' homer lifts Cowboys to game one win over ACU

    Rogers' homer lifts Cowboys to game one win over ACU

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-04-07 00:39:25 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    McNeese first baseman Mitchell Rogers was instructed by head coach Justin Hill, prior to him stepping into the batter’s box, not to try to hit a home run with a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Cowboys trailing 2-1.,  The bat didn’t listen as Rogers connected on a first-pitch slider that sent the ball over the left field wall to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually a one-run win over Abilene Christian in the first game of a ...More >>
    McNeese first baseman Mitchell Rogers was instructed by head coach Justin Hill, prior to him stepping into the batter’s box, not to try to hit a home run with a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Cowboys trailing 2-1.,  The bat didn’t listen as Rogers connected on a first-pitch slider that sent the ball over the left field wall to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually a one-run win over Abilene Christian in the first game of a ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Morgan Woods

    Sports Person of the Week - Morgan Woods

    Friday, April 6 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-04-06 18:31:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese Javelin thrower Morgan Woods never thought she would be competing at the collegiate level, especially when she first started in high school. "My first two years I got second to last every meet and I was really bad,” Morgan Woods said. “Then my junior year, I just jumped 30 feet and got second in state. Then, got second in state my senior year, but I still didn't think I was good." But McNeese thought otherwise, and Woods has proven the Pokes correct. T...More >>
    McNeese Javelin thrower Morgan Woods never thought she would be competing at the collegiate level, especially when she first started in high school. "My first two years I got second to last every meet and I was really bad,” Morgan Woods said. “Then my junior year, I just jumped 30 feet and got second in state. Then, got second in state my senior year, but I still didn't think I was good." But McNeese thought otherwise, and Woods has proven the Pokes correct. T...More >>
  • Cowboys slide past LSUA in midweek game, 9-4

    Cowboys slide past LSUA in midweek game, 9-4

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-05 02:22:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Carson Maxwell drove in four runs, including a third inning bases loaded, three-run double and Tyler Wesley threw a perfect fourth and fifth inning to get the win out of the bullpen as McNeese defeated LSU-Alexandria 9-4 in mid-week baseball action on Wednesday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 11-18 on the season and will host Abilene Christian for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. LSUA fell to 17-18 on the ...More >>
    Carson Maxwell drove in four runs, including a third inning bases loaded, three-run double and Tyler Wesley threw a perfect fourth and fifth inning to get the win out of the bullpen as McNeese defeated LSU-Alexandria 9-4 in mid-week baseball action on Wednesday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 11-18 on the season and will host Abilene Christian for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. LSUA fell to 17-18 on the ...More >>
  • Southland Conference adds home run derby to baseball tournament week

    Southland Conference adds home run derby to baseball tournament week

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-04-04 20:54:18 GMT
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event, which will include fireworks displays, is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.   The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter be...More >>
    The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event, which will include fireworks displays, is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.   The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter be...More >>
  • #14 LSU run-rules McNeese, 9-1

    #14 LSU run-rules McNeese, 9-1

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-04-04 03:18:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES— McNeese softball fell 9-1 to 14th ranked LSU in five innings Tuesday night in a game that saw the Tigers score seven of their nine runs off five home runs in front of a Cowgirl Diamond record crowd of 1,228. “They got a couple of people on and put some good swings on some pitches,” said head coach James Landreneau. “You got to tip your hat to them, they came out ready to attack and they made good contact.” McNeese (24-13) used three pitche...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES— McNeese softball fell 9-1 to 14th ranked LSU in five innings Tuesday night in a game that saw the Tigers score seven of their nine runs off five home runs in front of a Cowgirl Diamond record crowd of 1,228. “They got a couple of people on and put some good swings on some pitches,” said head coach James Landreneau. “You got to tip your hat to them, they came out ready to attack and they made good contact.” McNeese (24-13) used three pitche...More >>
  • McNeese prepares for #13 LSU

    McNeese prepares for #13 LSU

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:19:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES- McNeese softball returns to Cowgirl Diamond Tuesday, April 3 to host nationally ranked LSU. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m. and the game will be televised on Cox Sports. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse until 5 p.m. Tuesday or fans may purchase them online at mcneesesports.com. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and fans may also purchase tickets there as long as they are available.  It’s the second meeting of the season ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES- McNeese softball returns to Cowgirl Diamond Tuesday, April 3 to host nationally ranked LSU. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m. and the game will be televised on Cox Sports. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse until 5 p.m. Tuesday or fans may purchase them online at mcneesesports.com. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and fans may also purchase tickets there as long as they are available.  It’s the second meeting of the season ...More >>
  • McNeese falls to Texas, 5-4

    McNeese falls to Texas, 5-4

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:18:10 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas took advantage of three McNeese errors in the third inning to score three unearned runs, then held off the Cowboys for a 5-4 win Monday night in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2002 season. McNeese (10-18) trailed 5-0 after four innings but made a charge beginning in the fifth inning when Andrew Bryan blasted a two-run home run after Dustin Duhon led-off the inning with a double. That made it a 5-2 game. Following Bryan’s homer, Ja...

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    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas took advantage of three McNeese errors in the third inning to score three unearned runs, then held off the Cowboys for a 5-4 win Monday night in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2002 season. McNeese (10-18) trailed 5-0 after four innings but made a charge beginning in the fifth inning when Andrew Bryan blasted a two-run home run after Dustin Duhon led-off the inning with a double. That made it a 5-2 game. Following Bryan’s homer, Ja...

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  • McNeese takes series against Northwestern State

    McNeese takes series against Northwestern State

    Saturday, March 31 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-04-01 01:33:07 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    NATCHITOCHES—McNeese softball split a doubleheader against Northwestern State Saturday to win the Southland Conference series 2-1. McNeese dropped the first game 6-2 before picking up the final game of the series by a 5-1 score. McNeese improved to 24-12 overall and 7-5 in the SLC while Northwestern State fell to 21-11 overall and 9-3 in the SLC. In the opening game, Northwestern State used the long ball to score five of its six runs. Cayla Jones gave the Lady Demons the early...

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    NATCHITOCHES—McNeese softball split a doubleheader against Northwestern State Saturday to win the Southland Conference series 2-1. McNeese dropped the first game 6-2 before picking up the final game of the series by a 5-1 score. McNeese improved to 24-12 overall and 7-5 in the SLC while Northwestern State fell to 21-11 overall and 9-3 in the SLC. In the opening game, Northwestern State used the long ball to score five of its six runs. Cayla Jones gave the Lady Demons the early...

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  • Cowboys drop series following 9-1 loss to SLU on Saturday

    Cowboys drop series following 9-1 loss to SLU on Saturday

    Saturday, March 31 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-03-31 23:38:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kyle Schimpf provided all the runs the Lions would need on Saturday in a 9-1 win over McNeese, as Schimpf’s first inning grand slam set the tone for the Lions to win the Southland Conference series two games to one. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 10-17 overall and 7-5 in league play while SLU improved to 21-10 and 9-3. McNeese will return to action on Monday when it visits Texas at 6:30 in a game that will be televised on the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kyle Schimpf provided all the runs the Lions would need on Saturday in a 9-1 win over McNeese, as Schimpf’s first inning grand slam set the tone for the Lions to win the Southland Conference series two games to one. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 10-17 overall and 7-5 in league play while SLU improved to 21-10 and 9-3. McNeese will return to action on Monday when it visits Texas at 6:30 in a game that will be televised on the...More >>
  • King rules Southeastern in Cowboys game two win

    King rules Southeastern in Cowboys game two win

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:47:46 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Bryan King was magnificent in his seven innings of work on the mound for McNeese on Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana after he allowed just two unearned runs and struck out five batters, and pinch-hitter Carson Maxwell’s RBI double in the seventh inning put the Cowboys on top for good in a 5-2 win over the Lions in the second game of the Southland Conference series. Jacob Stracner put a stamp on the win with a two-run home run in the bottom of the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Bryan King was magnificent in his seven innings of work on the mound for McNeese on Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana after he allowed just two unearned runs and struck out five batters, and pinch-hitter Carson Maxwell’s RBI double in the seventh inning put the Cowboys on top for good in a 5-2 win over the Lions in the second game of the Southland Conference series. Jacob Stracner put a stamp on the win with a two-run home run in the bottom of the...More >>
  • McNeese defeats Northwestern State 5-3 in series opener

    McNeese defeats Northwestern State 5-3 in series opener

    Friday, March 30 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-03-31 02:00:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A four-run fourth inning including home runs by Erika Piancastelli and Brenique Wright along with a complete game by Alexsandra Flores helped McNeese softball to a 5-3 Southland Conference opening series win here Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.  McNeese (23-11, 6-4 SLC) and Northwestern State (20-10, 8-2 SLC) both had five hits apiece. The Cowgirls had five different players pick up one hit apiece. Besides Piancastelli and ...More >>
    A four-run fourth inning including home runs by Erika Piancastelli and Brenique Wright along with a complete game by Alexsandra Flores helped McNeese softball to a 5-3 Southland Conference opening series win here Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.  McNeese (23-11, 6-4 SLC) and Northwestern State (20-10, 8-2 SLC) both had five hits apiece. The Cowgirls had five different players pick up one hit apiece. Besides Piancastelli and ...More >>
  • Jones, Soto set track ablaze in 5k at Florida Relays

    Jones, Soto set track ablaze in 5k at Florida Relays

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:44:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    GAINSVILLE, Florida – McNeese distance runner Nathan Jones posted the second-fastest time in the 5,000-meters in school history when he clocked a first-place time and nation's fastest mark of 14:02.59 on Thursday night to cap the first day of the Pepsi Florida Relays. That mark, a new personal record by 13 seconds, was 12 seconds off the meet record in an event that has featured some of the best distance runners in the country over the years. Teammate Enrique So...

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    GAINSVILLE, Florida – McNeese distance runner Nathan Jones posted the second-fastest time in the 5,000-meters in school history when he clocked a first-place time and nation's fastest mark of 14:02.59 on Thursday night to cap the first day of the Pepsi Florida Relays. That mark, a new personal record by 13 seconds, was 12 seconds off the meet record in an event that has featured some of the best distance runners in the country over the years. Teammate Enrique So...

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  • McNeese prepares for Southland leader Northwestern State this weekend

    McNeese prepares for Southland leader Northwestern State this weekend

    Friday, March 30 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-03-30 04:00:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball returns to its Southland Conference schedule this weekend when the Cowgirls will travel to Natchitoches to take on league-leading Northwestern State (20-9, 8-1 SLC) in a three-game series. The series will begin with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday before concluding with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Live streaming and live stats will be available with links located on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (22-11, 5-4 SLC) is coming off a 9-6 non-conf...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball returns to its Southland Conference schedule this weekend when the Cowgirls will travel to Natchitoches to take on league-leading Northwestern State (20-9, 8-1 SLC) in a three-game series. The series will begin with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday before concluding with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Live streaming and live stats will be available with links located on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (22-11, 5-4 SLC) is coming off a 9-6 non-conf...

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  • Lions edge Cowboys 5-4 in series opener

    Lions edge Cowboys 5-4 in series opener

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-03-30 03:58:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had its chances against Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of a three game Southland Conference series on Thursday night, but base running miscues and excessive walks hampered the Cowboys in a 5-4 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 9-16 overall and 6-4 in conference play while SLU improved to 20-9 and 8-2. Game two of the series will take place on Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. McNeese trailed 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning wh...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had its chances against Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of a three game Southland Conference series on Thursday night, but base running miscues and excessive walks hampered the Cowboys in a 5-4 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 9-16 overall and 6-4 in conference play while SLU improved to 20-9 and 8-2. Game two of the series will take place on Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. McNeese trailed 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning wh...More >>
  • South Alabama downs McNeese in back-and-forth game

    South Alabama downs McNeese in back-and-forth game

    Thursday, March 29 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-03-29 04:21:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    After two lightning delays, five lead changes and two ties, South Alabama walked away with a 9-6 softball victory here Wednesday night in a game that lasted four hours and snapped McNeese’s five-game winning streak. McNeese (22-11) led 6-5 after the fifth inning but South Alabama (18-14) scored four runs in the sixth with three of their four runs coming off solo home runs by Kristian Foster, Lyric Cabral and Haleigh Lowe. The home runs are the first of the season for all three ...More >>
    After two lightning delays, five lead changes and two ties, South Alabama walked away with a 9-6 softball victory here Wednesday night in a game that lasted four hours and snapped McNeese’s five-game winning streak. McNeese (22-11) led 6-5 after the fifth inning but South Alabama (18-14) scored four runs in the sixth with three of their four runs coming off solo home runs by Kristian Foster, Lyric Cabral and Haleigh Lowe. The home runs are the first of the season for all three ...More >>
  • McNeese adds Michael Dubose to coaching staff

    McNeese adds Michael Dubose to coaching staff

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-03-29 03:19:26 GMT
    (Source: Chiploa Junior College)(Source: Chiploa Junior College)
    (Source: Chiploa Junior College)(Source: Chiploa Junior College)
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has added another piece to the rebuilding of the Cowboys’ basketball program with the hiring of Michael Dubose as an assistant coach. Dubose comes to Lake Charles from Chipola College where he spent the past two seasons in helping guide the Indians to 44 wins over that span, including a 22-8 record this past year and an appearance in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 State Championship game. “I have...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has added another piece to the rebuilding of the Cowboys’ basketball program with the hiring of Michael Dubose as an assistant coach. Dubose comes to Lake Charles from Chipola College where he spent the past two seasons in helping guide the Indians to 44 wins over that span, including a 22-8 record this past year and an appearance in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 State Championship game. “I have...More >>
  • McNeese basketball adds UTEP transfer Trey Touchet

    McNeese basketball adds UTEP transfer Trey Touchet

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-03-28 21:43:26 GMT
    (Source: UTEP Athletics)(Source: UTEP Athletics)
    (Source: UTEP Athletics)(Source: UTEP Athletics)
    It was known Heath Schroyer would begin turning over the McNeese roster with new players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys added a Louisiana native to next year's team. UTEP senior guard Trey Touchet announced on Facebook that he is transferring to McNeese.  "New Home! Excited about the opportunity at McNeese State for my senior year," Touchet said in his post. The 6'2 guard was known for his ability to shoot and play defense. Touchet averaged 2.3 points...More >>
    It was known Heath Schroyer would begin turning over the McNeese roster with new players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys added a Louisiana native to next year's team. UTEP senior guard Trey Touchet announced on Facebook that he is transferring to McNeese.  "New Home! Excited about the opportunity at McNeese State for my senior year," Touchet said in his post. The 6'2 guard was known for his ability to shoot and play defense. Touchet averaged 2.3 points...More >>
  • McNeese finishes seventh as Ragin' Cajuns win Lake Charles Invitational

    McNeese finishes seventh as Ragin' Cajuns win Lake Charles Invitational

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-03-28 04:45:54 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Sutton Farmer shot a 5-under 67 on the final day of the Lake Charles Invitational here Tuesday morning to lead McNeese who shot the day's second-lowest round as a team at 4-under par to finish the event in a tie for seventh in the 11-team field.   Louisiana-Lafayette ran away with the team title with a three round total of 7-under par with scores of 286-283-281, beating out No. 39 Marquette by seven strokes.   Stephen F. Austin finished third with a score of 870. Lamar follo...More >>
    Sutton Farmer shot a 5-under 67 on the final day of the Lake Charles Invitational here Tuesday morning to lead McNeese who shot the day's second-lowest round as a team at 4-under par to finish the event in a tie for seventh in the 11-team field.   Louisiana-Lafayette ran away with the team title with a three round total of 7-under par with scores of 286-283-281, beating out No. 39 Marquette by seven strokes.   Stephen F. Austin finished third with a score of 870. Lamar follo...More >>
  • Late runs doom McNeese in 9-2 loss to Louisiana Tech

    Late runs doom McNeese in 9-2 loss to Louisiana Tech

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-03-28 04:13:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Joe Provenzano reached a rare milestone on Tuesday night against Louisiana Tech when his first inning single through the third base and shortstop hole gave him his 200th career base hit, something only seven other Cowboys in school history have been able to do.   Unfortunately for the senior second baseman, McNeese (9-15) was unable to hold off a charging Bulldog team who put up six runs in the ninth inning to prevail 9-2 over the Cowboys.   "It's a testament ...More >>
    Joe Provenzano reached a rare milestone on Tuesday night against Louisiana Tech when his first inning single through the third base and shortstop hole gave him his 200th career base hit, something only seven other Cowboys in school history have been able to do.   Unfortunately for the senior second baseman, McNeese (9-15) was unable to hold off a charging Bulldog team who put up six runs in the ninth inning to prevail 9-2 over the Cowboys.   "It's a testament ...More >>
  • McNeese struggles on first day of Lake Charles Invitational

    McNeese struggles on first day of Lake Charles Invitational

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-03-27 04:04:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A rough beginning ended with a little light at the end of the tunnel for the McNeese Cowboys golf team on Monday on the first day of the Lake Charles Invitational hosted by McNeese and played at the Country Club at the Golden Nugget. A swirling wind seemed to play havoc with most of the teams on the day, including the Cowboys who finished the first two rounds in a tie for eighth place in the 11-team field with a two-round score of 597 after posting rounds of 302 and 295. The tournam...More >>
    A rough beginning ended with a little light at the end of the tunnel for the McNeese Cowboys golf team on Monday on the first day of the Lake Charles Invitational hosted by McNeese and played at the Country Club at the Golden Nugget. A swirling wind seemed to play havoc with most of the teams on the day, including the Cowboys who finished the first two rounds in a tie for eighth place in the 11-team field with a two-round score of 597 after posting rounds of 302 and 295. The tournam...More >>
  • Four-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-4 win over Nicholls

    Four-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-4 win over Nicholls

    Sunday, March 25 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-03-25 21:34:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    THIBODAUX – Shane Selman’s two-strike, two-out double in the top of the ninth inning capped scored two runs to give McNeese a 5-4 lead and capping a four-run frame while Aidan Anderson closed the door on Nicholls in the bottom of the inning as the Cowboys rallied for the one-run win over the Colonels on Sunday afternoon and snapping a 14-game losing streak on the Nicholls home field. The win snapped the Cowboys three-game overall losing streak as they improved to 6-3 in S...More >>
    THIBODAUX – Shane Selman’s two-strike, two-out double in the top of the ninth inning capped scored two runs to give McNeese a 5-4 lead and capping a four-run frame while Aidan Anderson closed the door on Nicholls in the bottom of the inning as the Cowboys rallied for the one-run win over the Colonels on Sunday afternoon and snapping a 14-game losing streak on the Nicholls home field. The win snapped the Cowboys three-game overall losing streak as they improved to 6-3 in S...More >>
  • Cowboys drop 1-0 nail biter to Nicholls

    Cowboys drop 1-0 nail biter to Nicholls

    Saturday, March 24 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-03-25 02:35:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    THIBODAUX – McNeese was the victim of an unfortunate situation to end the game in a 1-0 loss to Nicholls on Friday night to open a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. With a runner on first base one one out in the top of the ninth, Dustin Duhon hit a line drive to the Nicholls shortstop who appeared to have intentionally dropped the ball to turn a double play and end the game. The double play was turned but after a few minutes of meeting among the umpires, it was ...

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    THIBODAUX – McNeese was the victim of an unfortunate situation to end the game in a 1-0 loss to Nicholls on Friday night to open a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. With a runner on first base one one out in the top of the ninth, Dustin Duhon hit a line drive to the Nicholls shortstop who appeared to have intentionally dropped the ball to turn a double play and end the game. The double play was turned but after a few minutes of meeting among the umpires, it was ...

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  • Cowboys fall 7-2 to Nicholls on Saturday

    Cowboys fall 7-2 to Nicholls on Saturday

    Saturday, March 24 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-03-25 02:34:33 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    THIBODAUX – Nicholls scored a first inning run then plated four runs in the fourth inning off of a bases loaded, base clearing double by Lee Clark as the Colonels beat McNeese 7-2 to capture the Southland Conference baseball series with their second win in as many days here Saturday night. McNeese (8-14, 5-3) will look to snap a 14-game losing streak to Nicholls in Thibodaux while attempting to avoid a sweep in the series finale at 1 on Sunday. The Colonels (8-14, 4-4) captured...More >>
    THIBODAUX – Nicholls scored a first inning run then plated four runs in the fourth inning off of a bases loaded, base clearing double by Lee Clark as the Colonels beat McNeese 7-2 to capture the Southland Conference baseball series with their second win in as many days here Saturday night. McNeese (8-14, 5-3) will look to snap a 14-game losing streak to Nicholls in Thibodaux while attempting to avoid a sweep in the series finale at 1 on Sunday. The Colonels (8-14, 4-4) captured...More >>
  • Cowboys spring season is over, not having a spring game

    Cowboys spring season is over, not having a spring game

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Catron's Walk Off Home Run Gives Cowgirls Series Sweep Over Incarnate Word

    Catron's Walk Off Home Run Gives Cowgirls Series Sweep Over Incarnate Word

    Saturday, March 24 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-03-24 23:41:02 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball has relied on timely hitting and there wasn’t any hit more timed than senior Morgan Catron’s walk off home run in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Incarnate Word (6-17, 2-7) that gave the Cowgirls a 6-5 win to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The Cowgirls took the first game of the doubleheader by a 5-4 score. “Our kids are resilient and they compete hard in the box,” said head coach Jame...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball has relied on timely hitting and there wasn’t any hit more timed than senior Morgan Catron’s walk off home run in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Incarnate Word (6-17, 2-7) that gave the Cowgirls a 6-5 win to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The Cowgirls took the first game of the doubleheader by a 5-4 score. “Our kids are resilient and they compete hard in the box,” said head coach Jame...More >>
  • Cowgirls shut out UIW, 8-0

    Cowgirls shut out UIW, 8-0

    Friday, March 23 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-03-24 03:48:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball began its home opening Southland Conference series with an 8-0, six inning run rule victory over Incarnate Word here Friday night behind 13 hits and a solid pitching performance from sophomore Alexsandra Flores.  The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon in its Military/First Responder’s Day. All military personnel will be admitted free with an ID. “I thought our kids did a good thing at swinging at s...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball began its home opening Southland Conference series with an 8-0, six inning run rule victory over Incarnate Word here Friday night behind 13 hits and a solid pitching performance from sophomore Alexsandra Flores.  The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon in its Military/First Responder’s Day. All military personnel will be admitted free with an ID. “I thought our kids did a good thing at swinging at s...More >>
  • McNeese freshman Reid Bourque providing spark atop the lineup

    McNeese freshman Reid Bourque providing spark atop the lineup

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Shortstop and lead off hitter Reid Bourque continued his current hot streak at the plate vs the Cajuns by going 2-for-3 and hit his first collegiate home run of his career. The true freshman from Moss Bluff has hit safely in 10 straight games and since taking over the lead-off spot in the batting order seven games ago, is hitting .367. He's seen his average rise from .209 on March 10 to its current mark of .279.

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    Shortstop and lead off hitter Reid Bourque continued his current hot streak at the plate vs the Cajuns by going 2-for-3 and hit his first collegiate home run of his career. The true freshman from Moss Bluff has hit safely in 10 straight games and since taking over the lead-off spot in the batting order seven games ago, is hitting .367. He's seen his average rise from .209 on March 10 to its current mark of .279.

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  • McNeese 2018 Pro Day Results

    McNeese 2018 Pro Day Results

    Thursday, March 22 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-03-22 19:59:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese's Pro Day kicked off early Wednesday morning with 11 former Cowboys aiming to impress scouts from the Bears, Raiders, Redskins, Saints and Seahawks. Wide receiver Kent Shelby was the standout from the day thanks to his measurements and on-field workout. Shelby was measured at 6'2" and 205 pounds, which is a few pounds lighter than his playing weight. Shelby didn't wow scouts with any of his drill results, but they were on par with many NFL hopefuls at the combine. As a ...

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    McNeese's Pro Day kicked off early Wednesday morning with 11 former Cowboys aiming to impress scouts from the Bears, Raiders, Redskins, Saints and Seahawks. Wide receiver Kent Shelby was the standout from the day thanks to his measurements and on-field workout. Shelby was measured at 6'2" and 205 pounds, which is a few pounds lighter than his playing weight. Shelby didn't wow scouts with any of his drill results, but they were on par with many NFL hopefuls at the combine. As a ...

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  • Cajuns snap Cowboys six-game winning streak

    Cajuns snap Cowboys six-game winning streak

    Thursday, March 22 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-03-22 19:28:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – UL Lafayette took advantage of four infield singles and a wild pitch in the first two innings to grab a 4-0 lead, then was able to hold off a couple of McNeese rallies later in the game to beat the Cowboys 5-2 in front of 1,952 fans – the fifth-largest crowd in school history.  The loss dropped the Cowboys to 8-12 overall and snapped a six-game winning streak as they head into a three-game Southland Conference road series at Nicholls beginning Fri...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – UL Lafayette took advantage of four infield singles and a wild pitch in the first two innings to grab a 4-0 lead, then was able to hold off a couple of McNeese rallies later in the game to beat the Cowboys 5-2 in front of 1,952 fans – the fifth-largest crowd in school history.  The loss dropped the Cowboys to 8-12 overall and snapped a six-game winning streak as they head into a three-game Southland Conference road series at Nicholls beginning Fri...More >>
  • McNeese baseball coach Justin Hill: Every game has 'felt like a tournament game'

    McNeese baseball coach Justin Hill: Every game has 'felt like a tournament game'

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Cowboys have won six straight games heading into their matchup with the Cajuns.

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    The Cowboys have won six straight games heading into their matchup with the Cajuns.

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  • McNeese adds Nicholls' John Aiken to basketball staff as associate head coach

    McNeese adds Nicholls' John Aiken to basketball staff as associate head coach

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-03-20 19:35:17 GMT
    (Source: UT Martin Athletics)(Source: UT Martin Athletics)
    (Source: UT Martin Athletics)(Source: UT Martin Athletics)
    New McNeese basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has announced his first addition to his staff, that being John Aiken who will hold the title as associate head coach. Aiken comes to McNeese after spending the previous two seasons as the top assistant at Nicholls where he helped lead the Colonels to a share of the Southland Conference regular season title this past year.  In his two years with the Colonels, he was responsible for recruiting three SLC All-Conference selections, t...More >>
    New McNeese basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has announced his first addition to his staff, that being John Aiken who will hold the title as associate head coach. Aiken comes to McNeese after spending the previous two seasons as the top assistant at Nicholls where he helped lead the Colonels to a share of the Southland Conference regular season title this past year.  In his two years with the Colonels, he was responsible for recruiting three SLC All-Conference selections, t...More >>
  • VIDEO: Cowboy coach Heath Schroyer on changing the culture at McNeese

    VIDEO: Cowboy coach Heath Schroyer on changing the culture at McNeese

    The former BYU assistant made bold claims, but he's got the resume to back it up. This is Schroyer's fourth head coaching job, and he said there are advantages with the Pokes, that he's never had anywhere else. He expects to win now-- on and off the court.

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    The former BYU assistant made bold claims, but he's got the resume to back it up. This is Schroyer's fourth head coaching job, and he said there are advantages with the Pokes, that he's never had anywhere else. He expects to win now-- on and off the court.

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  • McNeese O-Line going through growing pains

    McNeese O-Line going through growing pains

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • SOURCE: Ledoux twins to transfer out of McNeese

    SOURCE: Ledoux twins to transfer out of McNeese

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Cowboys win 5-1 to complete sweep over SFA

    Cowboys win 5-1 to complete sweep over SFA

    Sunday, March 18 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-03-18 21:59:58 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Reid Bourque and Shane Selman came up with a couple of late-inning clutch base-hits in Sunday’s Southland Conference baseball series finale against Stephen F. Austin while starting pitcher Tyler Wesley and reliever Aidan Anderson stalled the Lumberjacks’ offense as the Cowboys completed their first three-game sweep on the season after a 5-1 win. The victory was the sixth consecutive for McNeese who improved to 8-11 overall and 5-1 in conference ...More >>
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Reid Bourque and Shane Selman came up with a couple of late-inning clutch base-hits in Sunday’s Southland Conference baseball series finale against Stephen F. Austin while starting pitcher Tyler Wesley and reliever Aidan Anderson stalled the Lumberjacks’ offense as the Cowboys completed their first three-game sweep on the season after a 5-1 win. The victory was the sixth consecutive for McNeese who improved to 8-11 overall and 5-1 in conference ...More >>
  • MCNEESE SPRING FOOTBALL: DWA has work to do

    MCNEESE SPRING FOOTBALL: DWA has work to do

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Cowgirls pick up first two wins in Southland after doubleheader victory against Sam Houston State

    Cowgirls pick up first two wins in Southland after doubleheader victory against Sam Houston State

    Saturday, March 17 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-03-17 22:33:15 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball picked up its first two Southland Conference wins of the season here Saturday with a doubleheader victory, taking game one 7-4 and then a 10-1, five inning win in the final game of the series to win the series 2-1. After giving up an early 3-0 lead in the first game of the series on Friday, it was the Cowgirls who jumped out to an early lead in the second game of the series and the first of a doubleheader on Saturday.  Senior Hailey Drew...More >>
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball picked up its first two Southland Conference wins of the season here Saturday with a doubleheader victory, taking game one 7-4 and then a 10-1, five inning win in the final game of the series to win the series 2-1. After giving up an early 3-0 lead in the first game of the series on Friday, it was the Cowgirls who jumped out to an early lead in the second game of the series and the first of a doubleheader on Saturday.  Senior Hailey Drew...More >>
  • Cowboys win five straight with 12-3 win over SFA

    Cowboys win five straight with 12-3 win over SFA

    Saturday, March 17 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-03-17 22:08:55 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NACOGDOCHES – Starting pitcher Bryan King made his return a solid one and Dustin Duhon kept swinging the hot bat as McNeese erupted for a 12-3 Southland Conference baseball win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon while capturing the league series for the second consecutive weekend. McNeese (7-11, 4-1 SLC) has won five straight games and will now go for its first sweep of the season when the two teams play the final game of the series at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. SFA f...More >>
    NACOGDOCHES – Starting pitcher Bryan King made his return a solid one and Dustin Duhon kept swinging the hot bat as McNeese erupted for a 12-3 Southland Conference baseball win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon while capturing the league series for the second consecutive weekend. McNeese (7-11, 4-1 SLC) has won five straight games and will now go for its first sweep of the season when the two teams play the final game of the series at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. SFA f...More >>
  • Cowgirls drop to 0-4 in conference play with 5-0 loss to Sam Houston State

    Cowgirls drop to 0-4 in conference play with 5-0 loss to Sam Houston State

    Saturday, March 17 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-03-17 04:15:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball was looking for its first Southland Conference win of the season against Sam Houston State (11-14, 4-0 SLC) here Friday, instead they came away with a 5-0 loss to fall to 17-10 overall and 0-4 in league play. The 0-4 conference start for McNeese is the first time the Cowgirls begin conference play winless since 2011, when they began the SLC 0-5. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday at noon.  The Cowgirls struggled at the ...More >>
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball was looking for its first Southland Conference win of the season against Sam Houston State (11-14, 4-0 SLC) here Friday, instead they came away with a 5-0 loss to fall to 17-10 overall and 0-4 in league play. The 0-4 conference start for McNeese is the first time the Cowgirls begin conference play winless since 2011, when they began the SLC 0-5. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday at noon.  The Cowgirls struggled at the ...More >>
  • Cowboys power by Lumberjacks, 7-5, in series opener

    Cowboys power by Lumberjacks, 7-5, in series opener

    Saturday, March 17 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-03-17 04:14:56 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese’s 3-4-5 hitters combined to collect six hits with two of those doubles and one home run while scoring four runs of their own and Cayne Ueckert closed the door in the final 1.1 innings as the Cowboys downed Stephen F. Austin, 7-5, in the first game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese as it improved to 6-11 overall and moved to 3-1 in league play. SFA fell to 5-12 and 0-1 in its first conference game of the sea...More >>
    McNeese’s 3-4-5 hitters combined to collect six hits with two of those doubles and one home run while scoring four runs of their own and Cayne Ueckert closed the door in the final 1.1 innings as the Cowboys downed Stephen F. Austin, 7-5, in the first game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese as it improved to 6-11 overall and moved to 3-1 in league play. SFA fell to 5-12 and 0-1 in its first conference game of the sea...More >>
  • Cowboys rally past Houston to pick up third straight win

    Cowboys rally past Houston to pick up third straight win

    Friday, March 16 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-03-16 20:21:06 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES – A Mitchell Rogers solo home run and Joe Provenzano’s three-run blast later that inning, fueled a four-run sixth inning to lead McNeese to a 7-6 mid-week baseball win over Houston here Tuesday night. The win was the third-straight for the Cowboys as they improve to 5-11 overall. Houston, who defeated McNeese 13-9 last Wednesday in Houston, fell to 8-8 on the year. “This was a good win for us,” said head coach Justin Hill. “They (Houston) s...

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    LAKE CHARLES – A Mitchell Rogers solo home run and Joe Provenzano’s three-run blast later that inning, fueled a four-run sixth inning to lead McNeese to a 7-6 mid-week baseball win over Houston here Tuesday night. The win was the third-straight for the Cowboys as they improve to 5-11 overall. Houston, who defeated McNeese 13-9 last Wednesday in Houston, fell to 8-8 on the year. “This was a good win for us,” said head coach Justin Hill. “They (Houston) s...

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  • C.E. Byrd powers past Sulphur with five-run third inning

    C.E. Byrd powers past Sulphur with five-run third inning

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    C.E. Byrd beats Sulphur, 10-5.

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  • McNeese hires BYU assistant as head basketball coach

    McNeese hires BYU assistant as head basketball coach

    Thursday, March 15 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-03-15 20:03:04 GMT
    Heath Schroyer (Source: BYU)Heath Schroyer (Source: BYU)

    McNeese State will hire BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head basketball coach. ??An introductory press conference will be held at noon on Monday in the End Zone Room, located on the second floor of the Jack V. Doland Field House. The public is invited to attend. Schroyer has a connection with McNeese AD Bruce Hemphill. Schroyer was an assistant coach at Wyoming from 2001-02, while Hemphill was serving as the associate athletics director. Schroyer has head coachin...

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    McNeese State will hire BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head basketball coach. ??An introductory press conference will be held at noon on Monday in the End Zone Room, located on the second floor of the Jack V. Doland Field House. The public is invited to attend. Schroyer has a connection with McNeese AD Bruce Hemphill. Schroyer was an assistant coach at Wyoming from 2001-02, while Hemphill was serving as the associate athletics director. Schroyer has head coachin...

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  • McNeese softball snaps losing streak as Piancastelli breaks another Cowgirl record

    McNeese softball snaps losing streak as Piancastelli breaks another Cowgirl record

    Thursday, March 15 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-03-15 04:10:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball snapped its five game losing streak with a 9-5 win over Florida International and senior Erika Piancastelli added to her long list of accolades by becoming the McNeese career doubles leader. The career record is her eighth overall and fifth McNeese career record. “We found a way to pick up a win against a good team tonight,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We put together some good at bats and Flores came in and did a good job of settling the gam...More >>
    McNeese softball snapped its five game losing streak with a 9-5 win over Florida International and senior Erika Piancastelli added to her long list of accolades by becoming the McNeese career doubles leader. The career record is her eighth overall and fifth McNeese career record. “We found a way to pick up a win against a good team tonight,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We put together some good at bats and Flores came in and did a good job of settling the gam...More >>
  • Sources: McNeese basketball search down to five

    Sources: McNeese basketball search down to five

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-03-14 21:29:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese's search for a men’s basketball coach is nearing a close.After sorting through over 100 applicants, the Cowboys have narrowed down the list to five names, according to sources. Wichita State's Isaac Brown, LSU-Alexandria's Larry Cordaro, St. Louis Catholic's Rick LeBato, Northwestern State's Jeff Moore and BYU's Heath Schroyer are the final five left in the coaching search.

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    McNeese's search for a men’s basketball coach is nearing a close.After sorting through over 100 applicants, the Cowboys have narrowed down the list to five names, according to sources. Wichita State's Isaac Brown, LSU-Alexandria's Larry Cordaro, St. Louis Catholic's Rick LeBato, Northwestern State's Jeff Moore and BYU's Heath Schroyer are the final five left in the coaching search.

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  • Cowgirls drop fifth straight in extra-inning loss to Houston

    Cowgirls drop fifth straight in extra-inning loss to Houston

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-03-14 03:57:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball suffered its fifth straight loss and second straight extra inning loss here Tuesday night in a 5-4, nine inning setback to Houston to fall to 16-9 overall. The Cowgirls will return to the Diamond Wednesday to host Florida International at 6 p.m.  A crawfish boil will be given for McNeese students prior to the game and they must have a valid ID in order to enter the game. McNeese trailed 3-0 in the second inning after Savannah Heebner singled ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball suffered its fifth straight loss and second straight extra inning loss here Tuesday night in a 5-4, nine inning setback to Houston to fall to 16-9 overall. The Cowgirls will return to the Diamond Wednesday to host Florida International at 6 p.m.  A crawfish boil will be given for McNeese students prior to the game and they must have a valid ID in order to enter the game. McNeese trailed 3-0 in the second inning after Savannah Heebner singled ...More >>
  • 'No finger-pointing' following UCA's three-game sweep of McNeese

    'No finger-pointing' following UCA's three-game sweep of McNeese

    McNeese hosts Houston on Tuesday and FIU on Wednesday

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    McNeese hosts Houston on Tuesday and FIU on Wednesday

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  • Cowboys riding high after SLC series win over Central Arkansas

    Cowboys riding high after SLC series win over Central Arkansas

    McNeese improved to 4-11 over the weekend and hosts Houston on Tuesday.

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    McNeese improved to 4-11 over the weekend and hosts Houston on Tuesday.

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  • Competition is brewing at McNeese spring football

    Competition is brewing at McNeese spring football

  • McNeese Drops Final Game Of SLC Series at UCA, 7-6 in 9 innings

    McNeese Drops Final Game Of SLC Series at UCA, 7-6 in 9 innings

    Sunday, March 11 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-03-11 19:02:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team suffered its first Southland Conference series road sweep since 2011 with a 7-6, nine inning loss at Central Arkansas in the series finale here Saturday. McNeese (16-8, 0-3 SLC) took an early 5-0 lead after the second inning after scoring two runs in the first and three in the second. UCA (10-9, 3-0) scored a run in the fourth then two in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at five apiece to send...More >>
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team suffered its first Southland Conference series road sweep since 2011 with a 7-6, nine inning loss at Central Arkansas in the series finale here Saturday. McNeese (16-8, 0-3 SLC) took an early 5-0 lead after the second inning after scoring two runs in the first and three in the second. UCA (10-9, 3-0) scored a run in the fourth then two in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at five apiece to send...More >>
  • Cowboys sweep UCA in DH to win series

    Cowboys sweep UCA in DH to win series

    Saturday, March 10 2018 11:36 PM EST2018-03-11 04:36:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – The bats came alive for McNeese baseball, and in crucial times at that, as the Cowboys swept a Southland Conference baseball double header against Central Arkansas by scores of 6-5 and 8-3 and taking the league-opening weekend series two games to one. The DH sweep improved McNeese’s record to 4-11 overall and 2-1 in conference play while UCA dropped to 7-8 and 1-2. McNeese will be back home on Tuesday when it hosts the University of Houston with the first ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The bats came alive for McNeese baseball, and in crucial times at that, as the Cowboys swept a Southland Conference baseball double header against Central Arkansas by scores of 6-5 and 8-3 and taking the league-opening weekend series two games to one. The DH sweep improved McNeese’s record to 4-11 overall and 2-1 in conference play while UCA dropped to 7-8 and 1-2. McNeese will be back home on Tuesday when it hosts the University of Houston with the first ...More >>
  • McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

    McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

  • McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

    McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

    Saturday, March 10 2018 12:12 AM EST2018-03-10 05:12:04 GMT
    Trevor Begue (Source: KPLC)Trevor Begue (Source: KPLC)
    One of the burning questions regarding the 2018 McNeese football team is what will the Pokes do at receiver? The Cowboys lost Kent Shelby, Darious Crawley and Tavarious Battiste to graduation. Parker Orgeron is the lone returning starter from the wide receiving corps. While the talent is there, the in-game experience is not. "They are so young and you just have to teach them, they aren't used to game speed yet and you can only teach so much running around against air. What is a...More >>
    One of the burning questions regarding the 2018 McNeese football team is what will the Pokes do at receiver? The Cowboys lost Kent Shelby, Darious Crawley and Tavarious Battiste to graduation. Parker Orgeron is the lone returning starter from the wide receiving corps. While the talent is there, the in-game experience is not. "They are so young and you just have to teach them, they aren't used to game speed yet and you can only teach so much running around against air. What is a...More >>
  • Big inning does in Cowboys in 6-1 loss to UCA

    Big inning does in Cowboys in 6-1 loss to UCA

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-03-10 04:44:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Big innings by its opponents has been a sharp thorn in the McNeese Cowboys’ side as of late and that didn’t change in Friday night’s Southland Conference baseball opener against Central Arkansas when the Bears needed just one inning, the second to be exact, to score all six of their runs in a 6-1 win over the Cowboys. The series will continue on Saturday at 3 p.m. in what has been changed to a double header due to the impending weather on Sunday...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Big innings by its opponents has been a sharp thorn in the McNeese Cowboys’ side as of late and that didn’t change in Friday night’s Southland Conference baseball opener against Central Arkansas when the Bears needed just one inning, the second to be exact, to score all six of their runs in a 6-1 win over the Cowboys. The series will continue on Saturday at 3 p.m. in what has been changed to a double header due to the impending weather on Sunday...More >>
  • McNeese swept in doubleheader at UCA, drops first SLC series since 2015

    McNeese swept in doubleheader at UCA, drops first SLC series since 2015

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-03-10 04:41:37 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team opened the 2018 Southland Conference season with a doubleheader loss to Central Arkansas here Friday night dropping the opening game 8-6 and the nightcap 2-1 to fall to 16-7 overall and 0-2 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. In the opening game, UCA (9-9, 2-0 SLC) scored seven runs on five Cowgirl errors in the second inning to jump out to a 7-0 lead, chasing Cowgirl starter Caroline ...More >>
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team opened the 2018 Southland Conference season with a doubleheader loss to Central Arkansas here Friday night dropping the opening game 8-6 and the nightcap 2-1 to fall to 16-7 overall and 0-2 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. In the opening game, UCA (9-9, 2-0 SLC) scored seven runs on five Cowgirl errors in the second inning to jump out to a 7-0 lead, chasing Cowgirl starter Caroline ...More >>
  • McNeese coach Justin Hill compares 2018 résumé to 2016 team

    McNeese coach Justin Hill compares 2018 résumé to 2016 team

    Hill said the Cowboys' two wins remind him of 2016, as does the stretch of losses

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    Hill said the Cowboys' two wins remind him of 2016, as does the stretch of losses

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  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi eliminates Cowgirls from Southland Tourney

    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi eliminates Cowgirls from Southland Tourney

    Thursday, March 8 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-03-08 20:19:41 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    Eight days after losing at McNeese in the final regular season week, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi emphatically settled matters.   Second team all-conference guard Brittney Mbamalu scored 22 points as the fifth-seeded Islanders used a 19-6 run in the second quarter to eliminate the No. 8 Cowgirls 75-52 in the opening round of the Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. Mbamalu hit five of A&M-Corpus Christi’s seven three...More >>
    Eight days after losing at McNeese in the final regular season week, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi emphatically settled matters.   Second team all-conference guard Brittney Mbamalu scored 22 points as the fifth-seeded Islanders used a 19-6 run in the second quarter to eliminate the No. 8 Cowgirls 75-52 in the opening round of the Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. Mbamalu hit five of A&M-Corpus Christi’s seven three...More >>
  • Cowboys' rally comes up short in 13-9 loss to Houston

    Cowboys' rally comes up short in 13-9 loss to Houston

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-03-08 04:59:41 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HOUSTON – McNeese scored the game’s first two runs here against Houston before the Cougars rolled off 13 unanswered, eight of those in the fourth inning, but the Cowboys failed to throw in the towel and rallied for seven runs in the eighth and ninth innings to come up just short by a 13-9 score. The loss was the fourth straight suffered by Cowboys (2-10) who will next open up Southland Conference play at home against Central Arkansas on Friday at 6 to begin a three-game l...

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    HOUSTON – McNeese scored the game’s first two runs here against Houston before the Cougars rolled off 13 unanswered, eight of those in the fourth inning, but the Cowboys failed to throw in the towel and rallied for seven runs in the eighth and ninth innings to come up just short by a 13-9 score. The loss was the fourth straight suffered by Cowboys (2-10) who will next open up Southland Conference play at home against Central Arkansas on Friday at 6 to begin a three-game l...

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  • Cowboys aiming to not be defined by 2-9 record

    Cowboys aiming to not be defined by 2-9 record

    McNeese travels to Houston, before opening SLC play on Friday.

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    McNeese travels to Houston, before opening SLC play on Friday.

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  • Cowboys drop finale to UTSA, 14-3

    Cowboys drop finale to UTSA, 14-3

    Sunday, March 4 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-03-05 01:18:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had a golden opportunity for a big fourth inning when trailing 1-0 against UTSA in Sunday’s series finale, but like it has for the entire weekend, the offense couldn’t get the timely hits when the Cowboys loaded the bases with no outs and only got one run out of it. UTSA followed with 13 runs in the last five innings to capture a 14-3 win over McNeese and sweep the weekend series from the Cowboys. The loss dropped McNeese to 2-9 on the season...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had a golden opportunity for a big fourth inning when trailing 1-0 against UTSA in Sunday’s series finale, but like it has for the entire weekend, the offense couldn’t get the timely hits when the Cowboys loaded the bases with no outs and only got one run out of it. UTSA followed with 13 runs in the last five innings to capture a 14-3 win over McNeese and sweep the weekend series from the Cowboys. The loss dropped McNeese to 2-9 on the season...More >>
  • McNeese and Dave Simmons part ways after 12 seasons

    McNeese and Dave Simmons part ways after 12 seasons

    Sunday, March 4 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-03-05 01:10:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese State University will begin a national search for its next men’s basketball coach following the announcement by McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill that the University will not renew the contract of Coach Dave Simmons. Assistant Athletic Director, Tanner Stines, will chair the search. “We would like to thank Coach Simmons for his commitment to McNeese and to his student-athletes,” Hemphill said in a statement. “Following a compr...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese State University will begin a national search for its next men’s basketball coach following the announcement by McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill that the University will not renew the contract of Coach Dave Simmons. Assistant Athletic Director, Tanner Stines, will chair the search. “We would like to thank Coach Simmons for his commitment to McNeese and to his student-athletes,” Hemphill said in a statement. “Following a compr...More >>
  • McNeese beats Lamar but misses Southland tourney berth

    McNeese beats Lamar but misses Southland tourney berth

    Saturday, March 3 2018 7:46 PM EST2018-03-04 00:46:32 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Kalob Ledoux scored 17 points, Stephen Ugochukwu and Jacob Ledoux added 12 apiece, and McNeese rallied to beat Lamar 69-60 in Saturday's regular-season finale but missed getting the eighth and final berth in...

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    Kalob Ledoux scored 17 points, Stephen Ugochukwu and Jacob Ledoux added 12 apiece, and McNeese rallied to beat Lamar 69-60 in Saturday's regular-season finale. McNeese (11-17, 8-10), which entered tied for eighth with Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, needed to beat Lamar and for either the Wildcats or Islanders to lose, but Abilene Christian beat Incarnate Word on Saturday. TAMU-CC plays Houston Baptist at 7:00 P.M. If the Islanders win, Mc...

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  • McNeese drops regular season finale to Lamar, seeded eighth in SLC tourney

    McNeese drops regular season finale to Lamar, seeded eighth in SLC tourney

    Saturday, March 3 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-03-04 02:34:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese women’s basketball dropped its final regular season game and final game that will be played in Burton Coliseum to Lamar here Saturday by a 81-72 score on senior day. Lamar clinched the regular season title with the win. “We played really well and our seniors gave everything they had. I’m really proud of their effort they are a great group that have been through a lot of ups and downs in their career,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  McNeese (12-17,...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball dropped its final regular season game and final game that will be played in Burton Coliseum to Lamar here Saturday by a 81-72 score on senior day. Lamar clinched the regular season title with the win. “We played really well and our seniors gave everything they had. I’m really proud of their effort they are a great group that have been through a lot of ups and downs in their career,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  McNeese (12-17,...More >>
  • UTSA takes series with 5-2 win over McNeese on Saturday

    UTSA takes series with 5-2 win over McNeese on Saturday

    Saturday, March 3 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-03-04 02:26:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese pitching was on point for the second straight day, but also for the second consecutive outing, the bats were silent when needed the most as the Cowboys dropped a 5-2 decision to UTSA to lose the weekend series. McNeese (2-8) will look to win Sunday’s series finale while the Roadrunners (4-5) will be going for their first weekend sweep of the season. The Cowboys got a solid outing from starting pitcher Bryan King through two innings, but after the final out of the secon...More >>
    McNeese pitching was on point for the second straight day, but also for the second consecutive outing, the bats were silent when needed the most as the Cowboys dropped a 5-2 decision to UTSA to lose the weekend series. McNeese (2-8) will look to win Sunday’s series finale while the Roadrunners (4-5) will be going for their first weekend sweep of the season. The Cowboys got a solid outing from starting pitcher Bryan King through two innings, but after the final out of the secon...More >>
  • McNeese clinches Southland Conference Tournament spot with win over Texas A&M-CC

    McNeese clinches Southland Conference Tournament spot with win over Texas A&M-CC

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-03-01 05:20:26 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese women’s basketball did its part here Wednesday night in picking up a 70-64 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to move one step closer to clinching a spot in next weeks Southland Conference Tournament then had to wait about 30 minutes to find out that New Orleans defeated Southeastern Louisiana that confirmed the Cowgirls would be in the eight team tournament field.  “It feels good to clinch a tournament spot but we knew we had to get this win first,”...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball did its part here Wednesday night in picking up a 70-64 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to move one step closer to clinching a spot in next weeks Southland Conference Tournament then had to wait about 30 minutes to find out that New Orleans defeated Southeastern Louisiana that confirmed the Cowgirls would be in the eight team tournament field.  “It feels good to clinch a tournament spot but we knew we had to get this win first,”...More >>
  • Flores throws shutout as McNeese downs ULM, 2-0

    Flores throws shutout as McNeese downs ULM, 2-0

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-03-01 05:10:36 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball needed one swing of the bat from sophomore Brenique Wright and got a complete game shutout from sophomore Alexsandra Flores to pick up a 2-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) here Wednesday night to extend its winning streak to nine games. “Flores (Alexsandra) pitched a gem tonight. She was aggressive in the zone and was able to produce some quick innings for us. Shortstop Hailey Drew and second baseman Carleigh Chaumont were busy tonight and were up for the chal...More >>
    McNeese softball needed one swing of the bat from sophomore Brenique Wright and got a complete game shutout from sophomore Alexsandra Flores to pick up a 2-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) here Wednesday night to extend its winning streak to nine games. “Flores (Alexsandra) pitched a gem tonight. She was aggressive in the zone and was able to produce some quick innings for us. Shortstop Hailey Drew and second baseman Carleigh Chaumont were busy tonight and were up for the chal...More >>
  • McNeese's tourney hopes take a hit after road loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    McNeese's tourney hopes take a hit after road loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-03-01 05:07:18 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    The McNeese Cowboys were outrebounded 28 to 45 in a devastating 82-70 loss to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi on Wednesday night (Feb.28). League leading rebounder Quatarrius Wilson was allowed only one rebound and two points in McNeese’s loss to AMCC. Before tonight, Wilson was averaging 11.4 rebounds per game against conference opponents. In an attempt to make up the lack of coverage on the board, senior forward Stephen Ugochukwu stepped up, pulling down seven rebounds....More >>
    The McNeese Cowboys were outrebounded 28 to 45 in a devastating 82-70 loss to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi on Wednesday night (Feb.28). League leading rebounder Quatarrius Wilson was allowed only one rebound and two points in McNeese’s loss to AMCC. Before tonight, Wilson was averaging 11.4 rebounds per game against conference opponents. In an attempt to make up the lack of coverage on the board, senior forward Stephen Ugochukwu stepped up, pulling down seven rebounds....More >>
  • Cowboys upset No. 21 Mississippi State at the Jeaux, 6-3

    Cowboys upset No. 21 Mississippi State at the Jeaux, 6-3

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-03-01 04:59:34 GMT
    Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)
    Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)
    McNeese’s success against SEC baseball teams at Joe Miller Ballpark continued on Wednesday night when four pitchers combined to strike out 12 Mississippi State batters while getting home runs from Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell to lead the Cowboys to a 6-3 win over the 21st-ranked Bulldogs. It’s the third win over a SEC team at home in the Justin Hill era. The Cowboys defeated Missouri back in 2014 at the start of the season, and downed sixth-rank LSU 5-4 last year. The...More >>
    McNeese’s success against SEC baseball teams at Joe Miller Ballpark continued on Wednesday night when four pitchers combined to strike out 12 Mississippi State batters while getting home runs from Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell to lead the Cowboys to a 6-3 win over the 21st-ranked Bulldogs. It’s the third win over a SEC team at home in the Justin Hill era. The Cowboys defeated Missouri back in 2014 at the start of the season, and downed sixth-rank LSU 5-4 last year. The...More >>
  • Goree, Ueckert combined to no-hit Texas State in 1-0 win

    Goree, Ueckert combined to no-hit Texas State in 1-0 win

    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:35 PM EST2018-02-26 02:35:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – McNeese baseball picked up its first win in a historic fashion on Sunday in the series finale against Texas State. Freshman starting pitcher Adam Goree and junior transfer Cayne Ueckert combined to pitch a no-hitter and a 1-0 win over the Bobcats. It’s the first combined no-hitter in school history and the fifth no-no overall. The last one came in 2001 by Chris Howay against Sam Houston State. Goree started the game and threw the first two innings bef...More >>
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – McNeese baseball picked up its first win in a historic fashion on Sunday in the series finale against Texas State. Freshman starting pitcher Adam Goree and junior transfer Cayne Ueckert combined to pitch a no-hitter and a 1-0 win over the Bobcats. It’s the first combined no-hitter in school history and the fifth no-no overall. The last one came in 2001 by Chris Howay against Sam Houston State. Goree started the game and threw the first two innings bef...More >>
  • Cowgirls Defeat Arkansas 6-5 In Comeback Fashion

    Cowgirls Defeat Arkansas 6-5 In Comeback Fashion

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:35 PM EST2018-02-25 20:35:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—McNeese softball erased a 5-2 deficit in the fifth inning against Arkansas here Sunday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 6-5 win over the Razorbacks to complete tournament play undefeated at 5-0 and improved to 13-3 overall. Senior Carleigh Chaumont had herself a career day picking up three of the seven McNeese hits. Chaumont went 3 for 3 with three RBI. One of Chaumont’s hi...More >>
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—McNeese softball erased a 5-2 deficit in the fifth inning against Arkansas here Sunday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 6-5 win over the Razorbacks to complete tournament play undefeated at 5-0 and improved to 13-3 overall. Senior Carleigh Chaumont had herself a career day picking up three of the seven McNeese hits. Chaumont went 3 for 3 with three RBI. One of Chaumont’s hi...More >>
  • McNeese Picks Up Two More Wins At Madeira Beach Inv. On Saturday

    McNeese Picks Up Two More Wins At Madeira Beach Inv. On Saturday

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:03 PM EST2018-02-25 04:03:51 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—Madeira Beach has been a good place for McNeese softball this week as the Cowgirls picked up two more wins on Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational behind freshmen pitchers Amber Coons and Ashley Koncir to improve to 12-3 on the year and 4-0 in tournament play. The two wins also extended McNeese’s winning streak to seven games including wins over #9 Florida State and North Florida earlier in the week and a win over Southern Miss to...More >>
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—Madeira Beach has been a good place for McNeese softball this week as the Cowgirls picked up two more wins on Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational behind freshmen pitchers Amber Coons and Ashley Koncir to improve to 12-3 on the year and 4-0 in tournament play. The two wins also extended McNeese’s winning streak to seven games including wins over #9 Florida State and North Florida earlier in the week and a win over Southern Miss to...More >>
  • Wilson records his 13th double-double in 88-79 win over HBU

    Wilson records his 13th double-double in 88-79 win over HBU

    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-02-25 02:21:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Quatarrius Wilson earned his thirteenth double-double in McNeese’s 88-79 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. The Cowboys defeated the Huskies for the second time this season, sweeping HBU on the year. Wilson ran away with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win, his 13th double-double is the most amongst the Southland Conference. The 13-rebounds pulled down by Wilson are good for his 15th game with more than ten, another SLC player high. The Cowbo...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Quatarrius Wilson earned his thirteenth double-double in McNeese’s 88-79 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. The Cowboys defeated the Huskies for the second time this season, sweeping HBU on the year. Wilson ran away with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win, his 13th double-double is the most amongst the Southland Conference. The 13-rebounds pulled down by Wilson are good for his 15th game with more than ten, another SLC player high. The Cowbo...More >>
  • Cowgirls fall in OT to HBU, 67-61

    Cowgirls fall in OT to HBU, 67-61

    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-02-25 01:15:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball was outscored 15-9 in overtime here Saturday, falling 67-61 to Houston Baptist. McNeese 11-16 (7-9 SLC) suffered its fourth straight loss in a game where the Cowgirls were playing without Caitlin Davis, their leading scorer and Mercedes Rogers, their leading rebounder. Rogers has missed the last two games due to an injury and Davis was ruled out prior to Saturday’s game due to an illness.  Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball was outscored 15-9 in overtime here Saturday, falling 67-61 to Houston Baptist. McNeese 11-16 (7-9 SLC) suffered its fourth straight loss in a game where the Cowgirls were playing without Caitlin Davis, their leading scorer and Mercedes Rogers, their leading rebounder. Rogers has missed the last two games due to an injury and Davis was ruled out prior to Saturday’s game due to an illness.  Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones...More >>
  • Big innings do in Cowboys in 12-1 loss to Texas State

    Big innings do in Cowboys in 12-1 loss to Texas State

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-02-24 04:59:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – The big inning was the thorn in the McNeese Cowboys side once again, this time on Friday night when Texas State scored five runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings to post a 12-1 win over the Cowboys in game one of a three-game baseball series. But the big frame in the seventh inning was aided by a fielding error and two wild pitches as the Bobcats (2-3) were able to put the game away over McNeese (0-5).  Game two will carry a 4 p.m. first pitch ...More >>
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – The big inning was the thorn in the McNeese Cowboys side once again, this time on Friday night when Texas State scored five runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings to post a 12-1 win over the Cowboys in game one of a three-game baseball series. But the big frame in the seventh inning was aided by a fielding error and two wild pitches as the Bobcats (2-3) were able to put the game away over McNeese (0-5).  Game two will carry a 4 p.m. first pitch ...More >>
  • 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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  • 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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