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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 7 McNeese impact players

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 7 McNeese impact players

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 00:12:48 GMT
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    We are just two weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players 7.  Defensive lineman Chris Livings The Barbe alum had a great freshman year ranking second on his team in sacks. Livings recorded nine total tackles and appear...

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    We are just two weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players 7.  Defensive lineman Chris Livings The Barbe alum had a great freshman year ranking second on his team in sacks. Livings recorded nine total tackles and appear...

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  • McNeese Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Honor

    McNeese Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Honor

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:31:06 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – McNeese volleyball is one of 822 teams to earn The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2016-2017 season. This number breaks the previous years total of 764 to set an all-time high. The honor is the seventh overall for the Cowgirl program and is the first since the 2014 season, Ashleigh Fitzgerald first season as head coach. McNeese earned the honor for the first time in 2005 that ran up until the 2009 season. After a four-...More >>
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – McNeese volleyball is one of 822 teams to earn The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2016-2017 season. This number breaks the previous years total of 764 to set an all-time high. The honor is the seventh overall for the Cowgirl program and is the first since the 2014 season, Ashleigh Fitzgerald first season as head coach. McNeese earned the honor for the first time in 2005 that ran up until the 2009 season. After a four-...More >>
  • Lance Guidry and The Cowboys Give Back

    Lance Guidry and The Cowboys Give Back

    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-23 19:39:50 GMT
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    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -  Head Coach Lance Guidry and the Mcneese football team held a back to school football camp July 22. The camp was free and for kids in grades 1-5. Giveaways included: Back sacks, T-shirts, Hamburgers and Hotdogs.  Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved.

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    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -  Head Coach Lance Guidry and the Mcneese football team held a back to school football camp July 22. The camp was free and for kids in grades 1-5. Giveaways included: Back sacks, T-shirts, Hamburgers and Hotdogs.  Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved.

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  • Guidry: McNeese running back Ryan Ross will miss 2-3 games to start season

    Guidry: McNeese running back Ryan Ross will miss 2-3 games to start season

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:51:00 GMT
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    Ryan Ross has been a staple in the McNeese backfield since 2014. The senior broke his ankle in the Cowboys' spring game and now he may miss extended time for the first time in his McNeese career. The Richwood, Texas native will miss a couple of games to open the season according to McNeese head coach Lance Guidry. "He is walking really well, but I haven't seen him run or change directions yet. He is walking very good. We are probably going to make a decision on g...More >>
    Ryan Ross has been a staple in the McNeese backfield since 2014. The senior broke his ankle in the Cowboys' spring game and now he may miss extended time for the first time in his McNeese career. The Richwood, Texas native will miss a couple of games to open the season according to McNeese head coach Lance Guidry. "He is walking really well, but I haven't seen him run or change directions yet. He is walking very good. We are probably going to make a decision on g...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:08:56 GMT
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
  • McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:26:17 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
  • Southland coaches offer their thoughts on Lance Guidry opting to call own plays

    Southland coaches offer their thoughts on Lance Guidry opting to call own plays

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  • McNeese picked third, Sam Houston to repeat as conference champs in Southland preseason poll

    McNeese picked third, Sam Houston to repeat as conference champs in Southland preseason poll

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:05:08 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    Sam Houston State received all possible first-place votes to earn the top spot in the 2017 Southland football preseason poll. Returning the spearheads of both their record-setting offense and defensive line, the Bearkats are favored to repeat as conference champions after an undefeated run through the league in 2016.   Leading the way for Sam Houston State is 2016 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremiah Bris.coe. 

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    Sam Houston State received all possible first-place votes to earn the top spot in the 2017 Southland football preseason poll. Returning the spearheads of both their record-setting offense and defensive line, the Bearkats are favored to repeat as conference champions after an undefeated run through the league in 2016.   Leading the way for Sam Houston State is 2016 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremiah Bris.coe. 

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  • McNeese's Cory Barton hired as Louisiana Tech's associate head coach, pitching coach

    McNeese's Cory Barton hired as Louisiana Tech's associate head coach, pitching coach

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 01:10:15 GMT
    McNeese coaches salute during the national anthem (From left to right, Nick Zaleski, Cory Barton, Justin Hill). (Source: KPLC)McNeese coaches salute during the national anthem (From left to right, Nick Zaleski, Cory Barton, Justin Hill). (Source: KPLC)
    Coming off one of the best season's in McNeese history, head baseball coach Justin Hill must now replace his top assistant. Associate head coach Cory Barton was hired by Louisiana Tech to fill the same role. Barton will also serve as the Bulldogs' pitching coach. The Bulldogs have yet to announce the hire officially. During his time with McNeese, Barton has been a key cog in the Cowboys' success. Barton’s 2015-16 recruiting class was recognized as one of the best in t...More >>
    Coming off one of the best season's in McNeese history, head baseball coach Justin Hill must now replace his top assistant. Associate head coach Cory Barton was hired by Louisiana Tech to fill the same role. Barton will also serve as the Bulldogs' pitching coach. The Bulldogs have yet to announce the hire officially. During his time with McNeese, Barton has been a key cog in the Cowboys' success. Barton’s 2015-16 recruiting class was recognized as one of the best in t...More >>
  • McNeese's Elliott qualifies for US Amateur Championships

    McNeese's Elliott qualifies for US Amateur Championships

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:02:36 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese golfer Blake Elliott will get his chance to play on the grandest stages of them all after qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Men’s Golf Championships following a third place finish at the qualifier tournament at the Lantana Golf Club in Dallas-Fort Worth. Elliott, who will be a junior this coming season for the Cowboys, will be part of the field at next month’s U.S. Amateur Championships at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. August 14-20. With a w...More >>
    McNeese golfer Blake Elliott will get his chance to play on the grandest stages of them all after qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Men’s Golf Championships following a third place finish at the qualifier tournament at the Lantana Golf Club in Dallas-Fort Worth. Elliott, who will be a junior this coming season for the Cowboys, will be part of the field at next month’s U.S. Amateur Championships at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. August 14-20. With a w...More >>
  • Eight McNeese Baseball Players Active in the Off-Season

    Eight McNeese Baseball Players Active in the Off-Season

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:26:35 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAKE CHARLES - A total of eight McNeese baseball players are active during the break playing summer league baseball. Those include Shane Selman (St. Cloud Rox), Jacob Stracner (Shelter Island Bucks), Brett Whelton (Rockford Rivets), Welles Cooley (Danville Dans), Gavin Sonnier (Danville Dans), Tyler Wesley (High Point Thomasville), Peyton McLemore (Florence Redwolves), and Cain Castille (Acadiana Cane Cutters). Both Selman and Stracner were selected to represent their squads in their...

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    LAKE CHARLES - A total of eight McNeese baseball players are active during the break playing summer league baseball. Those include Shane Selman (St. Cloud Rox), Jacob Stracner (Shelter Island Bucks), Brett Whelton (Rockford Rivets), Welles Cooley (Danville Dans), Gavin Sonnier (Danville Dans), Tyler Wesley (High Point Thomasville), Peyton McLemore (Florence Redwolves), and Cain Castille (Acadiana Cane Cutters). Both Selman and Stracner were selected to represent their squads in their...

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  • McNeese lands eight on preseason All-SLC teams

    McNeese lands eight on preseason All-SLC teams

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:21:10 GMT
    (Source: Mcneese Football)(Source: Mcneese Football)
    FRISCO, Texas – The McNeese Cowboys landed eight players on the 2017 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Team with two of those, tight end Lawayne Ross and safety Andre Fuller, garnering first team honors, the league released on Thursday. Earning a spot on the second team were defensive linemen Jammerio Gross-Whitaker and Chris Livings, wide receivers Kent Shelby and Darious Crawley, defensive back Dominique Hill and transfer offensive lineman Andy Dodd. Fuller, Gross-...More >>
    FRISCO, Texas – The McNeese Cowboys landed eight players on the 2017 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Team with two of those, tight end Lawayne Ross and safety Andre Fuller, garnering first team honors, the league released on Thursday. Earning a spot on the second team were defensive linemen Jammerio Gross-Whitaker and Chris Livings, wide receivers Kent Shelby and Darious Crawley, defensive back Dominique Hill and transfer offensive lineman Andy Dodd. Fuller, Gross-...More >>
  • Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

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

    Berrigan's emotional week ends with San Antonio city title

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:07:56 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese golfer Ian Berrigan experienced a rollercoaster of emotions last week that ended with him winning the Greater San Antonio Amateur Men’s Golf Championship. On the Tuesday leading into the three-day, 54-hole event at The Quarry Golf Course, the father of one of Berrigan’s best friends, Randy Schriedel, lost his decade-long battle with cancer.  Five days later, Berrigan hoisted the city tournament championship trophy after a dramatic win on the tourney’s ...More >>
    McNeese golfer Ian Berrigan experienced a rollercoaster of emotions last week that ended with him winning the Greater San Antonio Amateur Men’s Golf Championship. On the Tuesday leading into the three-day, 54-hole event at The Quarry Golf Course, the father of one of Berrigan’s best friends, Randy Schriedel, lost his decade-long battle with cancer.  Five days later, Berrigan hoisted the city tournament championship trophy after a dramatic win on the tourney’s ...More >>
  • McNeese aims to fix rebounding woes heading into season

    McNeese aims to fix rebounding woes heading into season

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  • 7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:19:49 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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  • Five Cowboys earn All-Louisiana Baseball Honors

    Five Cowboys earn All-Louisiana Baseball Honors

    Monday, July 3 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-07-04 02:11:59 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – In helping McNeese win its first Southland Conference championship in 11 years and becoming just the second player in school history to lead the nation in a stat category, junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky has been named the 2017 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year the LSWA announced late Saturday in conjunction with the release of the 2017 All-Louisiana Baseball teams. Podorsky, who will forgo his senior season after he recently signed a professional contract wit...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – In helping McNeese win its first Southland Conference championship in 11 years and becoming just the second player in school history to lead the nation in a stat category, junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky has been named the 2017 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year the LSWA announced late Saturday in conjunction with the release of the 2017 All-Louisiana Baseball teams. Podorsky, who will forgo his senior season after he recently signed a professional contract wit...More >>
  • McNeese coach Lance Guidry says "exciting times" are ahead for Cowboys

    McNeese coach Lance Guidry says "exciting times" are ahead for Cowboys

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese returns nearly every offensive starter and eight on defense.

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    McNeese returns nearly every offensive starter and eight on defense.

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  • McNeese's Riley Isaac wins Louisiana Women's Amateur Title

    McNeese's Riley Isaac wins Louisiana Women's Amateur Title

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:16:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)

    McNeese’s Riley Isaac captured the Louisiana Women’s Amateur Golf Championship here Wednesday at the Lake Charles Country Club. Isaac, the native of Montgomery, Texas will be a sophomore in the upcoming season. The title is a welcoming sight for Isaac who has played in only five tournaments as a Cowgirl. Isaac was sidelined for the Spring and Fall of 2016 and for most of this past Spring due to an injury.  She opened the tournament with a 76 in the qualifying round ...

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    McNeese’s Riley Isaac captured the Louisiana Women’s Amateur Golf Championship here Wednesday at the Lake Charles Country Club. Isaac, the native of Montgomery, Texas will be a sophomore in the upcoming season. The title is a welcoming sight for Isaac who has played in only five tournaments as a Cowgirl. Isaac was sidelined for the Spring and Fall of 2016 and for most of this past Spring due to an injury.  She opened the tournament with a 76 in the qualifying round ...

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  • McNeese basketball signs two JUCO big men for upcoming season

    McNeese basketball signs two JUCO big men for upcoming season

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:30:07 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese basketball head coach Dave Simmons has announced the signing of two big post players from a Top 16 JUCO squad that are expected to give the Cowboys a huge rebounding force for the coming season. Quattarius Wilson, a 6-8, 200-pounder, and Demarco Owens, also 6-8 and at 260 pounds, join McNeese from Moberly Area Community College out of Moberly, Missouri.  The Greyhounds, who ranked 16th in the final NJCAA national poll, posted a 27-5 record this past season while claimin...More >>
    McNeese basketball head coach Dave Simmons has announced the signing of two big post players from a Top 16 JUCO squad that are expected to give the Cowboys a huge rebounding force for the coming season. Quattarius Wilson, a 6-8, 200-pounder, and Demarco Owens, also 6-8 and at 260 pounds, join McNeese from Moberly Area Community College out of Moberly, Missouri.  The Greyhounds, who ranked 16th in the final NJCAA national poll, posted a 27-5 record this past season while claimin...More >>
  • 7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese Matchups in 2017

    7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese Matchups in 2017

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:38:28 GMT

    We are just 7 weeks away from football season and starting tonight, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We will start the countdown with the top 7 match ups for McNeese this season. Beginning at number 7 : The Cowboys face the Baptist Huskies on September 23 and its the first time these two teams are meeting. The Huskies enter the 2017 season win...

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    We are just seven weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We start the countdown with the top-seven matchups for McNeese this upcoming season. 7. Houston Baptist, September 23 It's the first-ever meeting between the Cowboys and the Houston Baptist Huskies. HBU comes...

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  • Former Cowgirl and Baylor volunteer coach Dani Price joins McNeese softball staff

    Former Cowgirl and Baylor volunteer coach Dani Price joins McNeese softball staff

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:28:17 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese head softball coach James Landreneau announced former Cowgirl Dani Price will join the Cowgirl staff for the 2018 season, serving as recruiting coordinator. “Dani is a proud alumni that comes highly recommended from coach Glen Moore of Baylor,” said Landreneau. “We are getting a great softball mind with outstanding character. Her championship experience coupled with her energetic coaching style will be a great addition to our staff. She will make an immediat...More >>
    McNeese head softball coach James Landreneau announced former Cowgirl Dani Price will join the Cowgirl staff for the 2018 season, serving as recruiting coordinator. “Dani is a proud alumni that comes highly recommended from coach Glen Moore of Baylor,” said Landreneau. “We are getting a great softball mind with outstanding character. Her championship experience coupled with her energetic coaching style will be a great addition to our staff. She will make an immediat...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-06-16 04:51:22 GMT

    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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  • McNeese's Selman, Ramirez Jr. named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

    McNeese's Selman, Ramirez Jr. named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:47:51 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman and senior utility player Ricky Ramirez, Jr. has been named to the 2017 South Central-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team, each picking up second team honors. he 26-player all-region squad includes Division I baseball players on teams from parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Selman, the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team All-SLC recipient, led McNeese in two of the three Triple Crown offensive ca...More >>
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman and senior utility player Ricky Ramirez, Jr. has been named to the 2017 South Central-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team, each picking up second team honors. he 26-player all-region squad includes Division I baseball players on teams from parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Selman, the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team All-SLC recipient, led McNeese in two of the three Triple Crown offensive ca...More >>
  • McNeese's Podorsky, Kober selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    McNeese's Podorsky, Kober selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-06-14 23:48:49 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky and senior relief pitcher Collin Kober had their dreams come true on Wednesday afternoon when the duo were selected in the 2017 MLB Draft – Podorsky taken by the San Diego Padres in the 25th round and Kober in the 27th round by the Seattle Mariners. This is the first time since 2011 McNeese baseball has seen multiple players selected in the same draft when Jace Peterson, Lee Orr and Zach Butler were all chosen. Both players put up ...More >>
    McNeese junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky and senior relief pitcher Collin Kober had their dreams come true on Wednesday afternoon when the duo were selected in the 2017 MLB Draft – Podorsky taken by the San Diego Padres in the 25th round and Kober in the 27th round by the Seattle Mariners. This is the first time since 2011 McNeese baseball has seen multiple players selected in the same draft when Jace Peterson, Lee Orr and Zach Butler were all chosen. Both players put up ...More >>
  • McNeese named to Athlon Sports preseason top 25

    McNeese named to Athlon Sports preseason top 25

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-06-06 19:03:35 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Coming off a 6-5 season in Lance Guidry's first year as head coach, McNeese is expecting improvements in 2017. Athlon Sports is expecting the Cowboys to rise as well, tabbing the Pokes as a preseason top 25 FCS team. Athlon Sports has McNeese ranked 24 coming into the season thanks to play from quarterback James Tabary and a defense that returns its top seven tacklers. Three other Southland Conference teams made the list; Sam Houston State (four), Central Arkansas (17) and Nicholls (...

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    Coming off a 6-5 season in Lance Guidry's first year as head coach, McNeese is expecting improvements in 2017. Athlon Sports is expecting the Cowboys to rise as well, tabbing the Pokes as a preseason top 25 FCS team. Athlon Sports has McNeese ranked 24 coming into the season thanks to play from quarterback James Tabary and a defense that returns its top seven tacklers. Three other Southland Conference teams made the list; Sam Houston State (four), Central Arkansas (17) and Nicholls (...

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  • McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:42:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports. The award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year and is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. Selman, a Lake Charles native and product of Barbe High School, was named the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year while garnering first team All-SLC honors in helpin...More >>
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports. The award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year and is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. Selman, a Lake Charles native and product of Barbe High School, was named the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year while garnering first team All-SLC honors in helpin...More >>
  • Former Sulphur, McNeese standout Emily Vincent signs pro contract with the Texas Charge

    Former Sulphur, McNeese standout Emily Vincent signs pro contract with the Texas Charge

    Thursday, June 1 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-06-01 20:12:20 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Former McNeese softball standout Emily Vincent’s dream of becoming a professional softball player became reality earlier this week. Two weeks ago Vincent was in Baton Rouge cheering on her former teammates at the NCAA Regional Tournament before she got a phone call from Texas Charge head coach Crystl Bustos. The call took longer than expected-nearly a year after playing her last collegiate game. Vincent spent last summer playing in Italy before returning to McNeese last fa...More >>
    Former McNeese softball standout Emily Vincent’s dream of becoming a professional softball player became reality earlier this week. Two weeks ago Vincent was in Baton Rouge cheering on her former teammates at the NCAA Regional Tournament before she got a phone call from Texas Charge head coach Crystl Bustos. The call took longer than expected-nearly a year after playing her last collegiate game. Vincent spent last summer playing in Italy before returning to McNeese last fa...More >>
  • McNeese releases 2017 volleyball schedule

    McNeese releases 2017 volleyball schedule

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-05-31 20:32:39 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese volleyball head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald announced her 2017 schedule on Wednesday and its one with a lot of familiar opponents from the 2016 schedule. "We are really happy with how our fall schedule came together.  I love that we get to see a lot of our non-conference opponents from 2016 again in 2017,” said head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald.  “I'm excited to see how we will measure up against those teams this season.  We are also ecstatic about ...More >>
    McNeese volleyball head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald announced her 2017 schedule on Wednesday and its one with a lot of familiar opponents from the 2016 schedule. "We are really happy with how our fall schedule came together.  I love that we get to see a lot of our non-conference opponents from 2016 again in 2017,” said head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald.  “I'm excited to see how we will measure up against those teams this season.  We are also ecstatic about ...More >>
  • McNeese's season ends without NCAA Tournament bid

    McNeese's season ends without NCAA Tournament bid

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

    McNeese finishes the season 37-20 and ranked 42 in the RPI.

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    McNeese finishes the season 37-20 and ranked 42 in the RPI.

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  • Cowboy seniors emotional after Southland tourney exit

    Cowboy seniors emotional after Southland tourney exit

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