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  • Cowboys Dominate Champion Christian in 85-48 Victory

    Cowboys Dominate Champion Christian in 85-48 Victory

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-11-23 02:29:56 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese men's basketball game added its second win of the season to its schedule after defeating Champion Christian College 85-48 on Thanksgiving Eve. The Cowboys will return to Burton on Saturday, when they host Southern- New Orleans at 3:00 p.m.   "Tonight was refreshing after a really tough overtime loss at Loyola Marymount" head coach Dave Simmons said.   "We seemed to be mentally fatigued from our road trip to California...

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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese men's basketball game added its second win of the season to its schedule after defeating Champion Christian College 85-48 on Thanksgiving Eve. The Cowboys will return to Burton on Saturday, when they host Southern- New Orleans at 3:00 p.m.   "Tonight was refreshing after a really tough overtime loss at Loyola Marymount" head coach Dave Simmons said.   "We seemed to be mentally fatigued from our road trip to California...

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  • McNeese Falls 75-60 To Grambling

    McNeese Falls 75-60 To Grambling

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES--  McNeese women’s basketball dropped its first home game of the young season with a 75-60 loss to Grambling here Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. “Grambling came out with a lot of intensity and obviously their game plan was to crash the boards,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “We have been doing a decent job at boxing out but today we struggled and giving up 19 offensive rebounds in very uncharacteristic of us but you have to give them credit.&rd...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES--  McNeese women’s basketball dropped its first home game of the young season with a 75-60 loss to Grambling here Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. “Grambling came out with a lot of intensity and obviously their game plan was to crash the boards,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “We have been doing a decent job at boxing out but today we struggled and giving up 19 offensive rebounds in very uncharacteristic of us but you have to give them credit.&rd...More >>
  • Kalob Ledoux with Career High 26-Points in Loss at LMU

    Kalob Ledoux with Career High 26-Points in Loss at LMU

    Sunday, November 19 2017 10:28 PM EST2017-11-20 03:28:10 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LOS ANGELES, California – The McNeese men’s basketball team would hold the lead for nearly 32 minutes but an aggressive second half by Loyola Marymount would send the Cowboys into overtime and eventually back to Lake Charles with a 92-86 loss in hand. The first half looked like the Cowboys everyone has been waiting to see this season. Leading by 11 points headed into halftime, McNeese was shooting nearly 60% from the field and beyond the arc. “We thought we had the...More >>
    LOS ANGELES, California – The McNeese men’s basketball team would hold the lead for nearly 32 minutes but an aggressive second half by Loyola Marymount would send the Cowboys into overtime and eventually back to Lake Charles with a 92-86 loss in hand. The first half looked like the Cowboys everyone has been waiting to see this season. Leading by 11 points headed into halftime, McNeese was shooting nearly 60% from the field and beyond the arc. “We thought we had the...More >>
  • Cowgirls Pick Up 73-53 Win Over LSU-Alexandria

    Cowgirls Pick Up 73-53 Win Over LSU-Alexandria

    Sunday, November 19 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-11-19 23:43:56 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES--  Sophomore guard Caitlin Davis had a career game to lead McNeese women’s basketball in a 73-53 win over LSU-Alexandria in the first game of a four game home stand here Sunday. “We didn’t come out with the energy and intensity to begin the game that I had hoped and we challenged our team at halftime but we had a lot of positives that came out of the game,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. The Breaux Bridge native ended the game with a double do...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES--  Sophomore guard Caitlin Davis had a career game to lead McNeese women’s basketball in a 73-53 win over LSU-Alexandria in the first game of a four game home stand here Sunday. “We didn’t come out with the energy and intensity to begin the game that I had hoped and we challenged our team at halftime but we had a lot of positives that came out of the game,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. The Breaux Bridge native ended the game with a double do...More >>
  • McNeese tops Lamar, 13-3; hopes 9 wins earns an FCS berth

    McNeese tops Lamar, 13-3; hopes 9 wins earns an FCS berth

    James Tabary found Tavarious Battiste for a 46-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter and Gunnar Raborn kicked a pair of field goals and McNeese knocked off Lamar, 13-3 on Saturday night.More >>
    James Tabary found Tavarious Battiste for a 46-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter and Gunnar Raborn kicked a pair of field goals and McNeese knocked off Lamar, 13-3 on Saturday night.More >>
  • Atkins and No. 2 Texas pound McNeese State 100-34

    Atkins and No. 2 Texas pound McNeese State 100-34

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 2:11 PM EST2017-11-15 19:11:07 GMT
    Ariel Atkins scored 23 points and No. 2 Texas made eight 3-pointers in the first half as the Longhorns rolled to a 100-34 win over McNeese State on Wednesday.More >>
    Ariel Atkins scored 23 points and No. 2 Texas made eight 3-pointers in the first half as the Longhorns rolled to a 100-34 win over McNeese State on Wednesday.More >>
  • McNeese prepares for Lamar

    McNeese prepares for Lamar

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-11-15 02:12:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Pokes had their last home game of the season this past weekend and grabbed their eighth win against Northwestern State. Offensively, the team came alive, scoring five touchdowns for the first time since their shut-out game against SFA in week 5. "Our Seniors, especially offensively played well on senior night,” Lance Guidry said. “James had a good night. The receivers and tight end caught the ball. We were able to run the ball as well. I thought in the first half...More >>
    The Pokes had their last home game of the season this past weekend and grabbed their eighth win against Northwestern State. Offensively, the team came alive, scoring five touchdowns for the first time since their shut-out game against SFA in week 5. "Our Seniors, especially offensively played well on senior night,” Lance Guidry said. “James had a good night. The receivers and tight end caught the ball. We were able to run the ball as well. I thought in the first half...More >>
  • Kalob Ledoux leads McNeese to 101-54 win over Ecclesia College

    Kalob Ledoux leads McNeese to 101-54 win over Ecclesia College

    Monday, November 13 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-11-14 04:52:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The McNeese Men's Basketball team opened their home slate with style Monday night when they defeated the Ecclesia College Royals 101-54 at Burton Coliseum. Sophomore Kalob Ledoux lead the Cowboys with 20 points, while Jarren Greenwood would pull down seven rebounds.   "We're closer as a team and bonding more, and I think its showing on the court. It was nice to get a win tonight after such a heart-breaking loss to a good Houston team, I know we're all really happy to get the...More >>
    The McNeese Men's Basketball team opened their home slate with style Monday night when they defeated the Ecclesia College Royals 101-54 at Burton Coliseum. Sophomore Kalob Ledoux lead the Cowboys with 20 points, while Jarren Greenwood would pull down seven rebounds.   "We're closer as a team and bonding more, and I think its showing on the court. It was nice to get a win tonight after such a heart-breaking loss to a good Houston team, I know we're all really happy to get the...More >>
  • Cowboys Hosting Ecclesia College Royals for 2017-18 Home Opener

    Cowboys Hosting Ecclesia College Royals for 2017-18 Home Opener

    Sunday, November 12 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-13 00:27:17 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES - The McNeese Cowboys basketball team will open its last season at Burton Coliseum on Monday when they play host to Ecclesia College, tip-off slated for 7:00 p.m.   McNeese (0-1) is looking to start its home slate with a win after going 3-2 on home openers over the passed five years.   McNeese's match against Ecclesia College will be one of 13 home games the Cowboys will host this year, four of which are non-conference opponents like Ecclesia College.   The...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES - The McNeese Cowboys basketball team will open its last season at Burton Coliseum on Monday when they play host to Ecclesia College, tip-off slated for 7:00 p.m.   McNeese (0-1) is looking to start its home slate with a win after going 3-2 on home openers over the passed five years.   McNeese's match against Ecclesia College will be one of 13 home games the Cowboys will host this year, four of which are non-conference opponents like Ecclesia College.   The...More >>
  • Rogers Leads McNeese in 76-61 Win Over Southern-New Orleans

    Rogers Leads McNeese in 76-61 Win Over Southern-New Orleans

    Sunday, November 12 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-11-12 23:37:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES-  Senior Mercedes Rogers led McNeese with a double-double (13 pts., 13 reb.) and was one of four Cowgirls to score in double figures Sunday in a season opening 76-61 win over Southern-New Orleans. “I thought our defensive effort was good,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I’m really pleased with our effort, obviously we have things we need to improve on but it’s a good win to start the season. We had a lot of players that stepped up and pl...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES-  Senior Mercedes Rogers led McNeese with a double-double (13 pts., 13 reb.) and was one of four Cowgirls to score in double figures Sunday in a season opening 76-61 win over Southern-New Orleans. “I thought our defensive effort was good,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I’m really pleased with our effort, obviously we have things we need to improve on but it’s a good win to start the season. We had a lot of players that stepped up and pl...More >>
  • Tabary leads McNeese to 8th win, beating NW State 44-24

    Tabary leads McNeese to 8th win, beating NW State 44-24

    Saturday, November 11 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-11-12 03:45:39 GMT
    James Tabary threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns to lead McNeese to a 44-24 win over Northwestern State in Southland Conference action on Saturday night.More >>
    James Tabary threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns to lead McNeese to a 44-24 win over Northwestern State in Southland Conference action on Saturday night.More >>
  • Brooks leads Houston to 81-53 win over McNeese

    Brooks leads Houston to 81-53 win over McNeese

    Friday, November 10 2017 10:44 PM EST2017-11-11 03:44:10 GMT
    Armoni Brooks missed just three shots from the floor and totaled 22 points to lead Houston to an 81-53 victory over McNeese to open the season Friday night.More >>
    Armoni Brooks missed just three shots from the floor and totaled 22 points to lead Houston to an 81-53 victory over McNeese to open the season Friday night.More >>
  • McNeese set to open season at Houston on Friday

    McNeese set to open season at Houston on Friday

    Friday, November 10 2017 2:04 AM EST2017-11-10 07:04:33 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese basketball opens the book to a new season on Friday night when the Cowboys visit the Houston Cougars at 7 p.m. at the Texas Southern H&PE Arena on the Texas Southern campus. The game will air live on the McNeese Learfield Radio Network (1470 and 1290 AM, McNeeseSports.com) and will also broadcast live on ESPN3. McNeese is coming off a 7-22 campaign last season but has gone through a re-energizing offseason that has seen the team build size and strength as well as speed. ...More >>
    McNeese basketball opens the book to a new season on Friday night when the Cowboys visit the Houston Cougars at 7 p.m. at the Texas Southern H&PE Arena on the Texas Southern campus. The game will air live on the McNeese Learfield Radio Network (1470 and 1290 AM, McNeeseSports.com) and will also broadcast live on ESPN3. McNeese is coming off a 7-22 campaign last season but has gone through a re-energizing offseason that has seen the team build size and strength as well as speed. ...More >>
  • McNeese softball signs 10 to NLI

    McNeese softball signs 10 to NLI

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 9:49 PM EST2017-11-09 02:49:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese head softball coach James Landreneau landed another stellar signing class with one that is versatile and will add depth to several positions as he announced the signing of 10 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent Wednesday on the first day of the early signing period.   "We are extremely excited and fortunate to be able to sign a versatile group of young athletes with great power and speed." Landreneau said. "This class is one we foresee...More >>
    McNeese head softball coach James Landreneau landed another stellar signing class with one that is versatile and will add depth to several positions as he announced the signing of 10 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent Wednesday on the first day of the early signing period.   "We are extremely excited and fortunate to be able to sign a versatile group of young athletes with great power and speed." Landreneau said. "This class is one we foresee...More >>
  • McNeese women's basketball inks four to NLI on early signing day

    McNeese women's basketball inks four to NLI on early signing day

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 9:48 PM EST2017-11-09 02:48:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    Second year head coach Kacie Cryer announced the signing of four student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday. Joining the Cowgirl squad will be Barbe High’s Divine Tanks, Holden’s Kaylee Hughes, Denham Springs Maia Robinson and Zachary High’s Rayah Haynes. "What a tremendous signing class assistant coach Alaina Verdin has put together for our Cowgirl program,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “...

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    Second year head coach Kacie Cryer announced the signing of four student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday. Joining the Cowgirl squad will be Barbe High’s Divine Tanks, Holden’s Kaylee Hughes, Denham Springs Maia Robinson and Zachary High’s Rayah Haynes. "What a tremendous signing class assistant coach Alaina Verdin has put together for our Cowgirl program,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “...

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  • McNeese alum Kevin Hardy named to Rockets NBA G-League team

    McNeese alum Kevin Hardy named to Rockets NBA G-League team

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:59 PM EST2017-11-09 01:59:44 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Former McNeese basketball standout and Lake Charles native Kevin Hardy has earned a spot as a member of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G-League and an affiliate of the Houston Rockets. A two-time All-Southland Conference guard and a member of the Southland Conference All-Defensive Team, Hardy tried out with the Vipers in late October and was awarded a spot on the opening day roster. The St. Louis product wrapped up a four-year playing career at McNeese in 2015, and has...More >>
    Former McNeese basketball standout and Lake Charles native Kevin Hardy has earned a spot as a member of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G-League and an affiliate of the Houston Rockets. A two-time All-Southland Conference guard and a member of the Southland Conference All-Defensive Team, Hardy tried out with the Vipers in late October and was awarded a spot on the opening day roster. The St. Louis product wrapped up a four-year playing career at McNeese in 2015, and has...More >>
  • Kent Shelby climbing up the McNeese career receiving ranks

    Kent Shelby climbing up the McNeese career receiving ranks

    Shelby has a chance to finish top three in every major receiving category.

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    Shelby has a chance to finish top three in every major receiving category.

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  • McNeese Picks Up 72-43 Exhibition Win Over Wiley College

    McNeese Picks Up 72-43 Exhibition Win Over Wiley College

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:55 PM EST2017-11-08 03:55:22 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball team picked up a commanding 72-43 exhibition game victory over Wiley College Tuesday night in a game that saw all 11 Cowgirls in uniform score at least two points. The Cowgirls got 38 of their points from its bench. “I was very pleased with our energy and effort from start to finish from everyone tonight,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “Our effort defensively was impressive four an exhibition game. We have things to...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball team picked up a commanding 72-43 exhibition game victory over Wiley College Tuesday night in a game that saw all 11 Cowgirls in uniform score at least two points. The Cowgirls got 38 of their points from its bench. “I was very pleased with our energy and effort from start to finish from everyone tonight,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “Our effort defensively was impressive four an exhibition game. We have things to...More >>
  • McNeese prepares for Northwestern State

    McNeese prepares for Northwestern State

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 9:54 PM EST2017-11-08 02:54:16 GMT
    McNeese improved to 7-2 on the season this past Saturday against Southeastern. DWA held the number one rushing offense in the Southland to only 77 total rushing yards. “To hold an offense like that that’s been averaging over 300 yards and only giving up 77 yards, is really outstanding for anybody,” Lance Guidry said. “I was surprised a little bit that we were able to hold them that low. I thought we would play them well. We play them probably better than every...More >>
    McNeese improved to 7-2 on the season this past Saturday against Southeastern. DWA held the number one rushing offense in the Southland to only 77 total rushing yards. “To hold an offense like that that’s been averaging over 300 yards and only giving up 77 yards, is really outstanding for anybody,” Lance Guidry said. “I was surprised a little bit that we were able to hold them that low. I thought we would play them well. We play them probably better than every...More >>
  • McNeese beats SLU, 13-3

    McNeese beats SLU, 13-3

  • McNeese beats Southeastern in defensive slugfest, 13-3

    McNeese beats Southeastern in defensive slugfest, 13-3

    Saturday, November 4 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-11-05 03:30:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    David Hamm cut over right tackle and broke free for a 43-yard sprint for the game's only touchdown as McNeese edged Southeastern Louisiana, 13-3 on Saturday.

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    David Hamm cut over right tackle and broke free for a 43-yard sprint for the game's only touchdown as McNeese edged Southeastern Louisiana, 13-3 on Saturday.

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  • McNeese determined on not letting one loss become two

    McNeese determined on not letting one loss become two

    The Cowboys shift their focus to Southeastern

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    The Cowboys shift their focus to Southeastern

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  • McNeese prepares for Southeastern

    McNeese prepares for Southeastern

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-11-01 01:32:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Pokes grabbed their second loss of the season this past Saturday on the road against central Arkansas, 47 to 17. Although that game was a struggle, the Pokes don't have time to hang their heads.  "You don't have time to stick out your lip and pout, you got to go on,” Lance Guidry said. “We have a game this week. It's a big game. We have two losses on the year, right now we sit at 6-2 and we have a chance to get to 9-2, but you have to get to 7-2 first."...More >>
    The Pokes grabbed their second loss of the season this past Saturday on the road against central Arkansas, 47 to 17. Although that game was a struggle, the Pokes don't have time to hang their heads.  "You don't have time to stick out your lip and pout, you got to go on,” Lance Guidry said. “We have a game this week. It's a big game. We have two losses on the year, right now we sit at 6-2 and we have a chance to get to 9-2, but you have to get to 7-2 first."...More >>
  • McNeese's LaRicci named Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year

    McNeese's LaRicci named Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year

    Monday, October 30 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-10-31 01:30:17 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese senior forward Savannah LaRicci was named the 2017 Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year, the league announced Monday in conjunction with the all-conference first and second teams.   Senior Savannah LaRicci earned Player of the Year after her a phenomenal regular season, setting PR's in multiple offensive categories. The Sugar Land native also garnered Offensive Player of the Week twice, and NCAA Player of the Week for her performances as well...More >>
    McNeese senior forward Savannah LaRicci was named the 2017 Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year, the league announced Monday in conjunction with the all-conference first and second teams.   Senior Savannah LaRicci earned Player of the Year after her a phenomenal regular season, setting PR's in multiple offensive categories. The Sugar Land native also garnered Offensive Player of the Week twice, and NCAA Player of the Week for her performances as well...More >>
  • McNeese falls to 22nd in both FCS polls

    McNeese falls to 22nd in both FCS polls

    Monday, October 30 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-10-31 00:11:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese remained in both FCS top 25 polls this week, falling four spots to No. 22 in the FCS Coaches Poll while slipping two spots, also at No. 22, in the STATS Media Poll. McNeese (6-2, 4-2 SLC) is coming off a 47-17 loss at the hands of fourth-ranked and Southland Conference leader Central Arkansas this past Saturday and will return home this weekend for two straight home games, first against Southeastern Louisiana then versus Northwestern State. At 6-2, McNeese still has a chance...More >>
    McNeese remained in both FCS top 25 polls this week, falling four spots to No. 22 in the FCS Coaches Poll while slipping two spots, also at No. 22, in the STATS Media Poll. McNeese (6-2, 4-2 SLC) is coming off a 47-17 loss at the hands of fourth-ranked and Southland Conference leader Central Arkansas this past Saturday and will return home this weekend for two straight home games, first against Southeastern Louisiana then versus Northwestern State. At 6-2, McNeese still has a chance...More >>
  • Big plays doom Cowboys in loss to UCA

    Big plays doom Cowboys in loss to UCA

    Sunday, October 29 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-10-29 04:00:28 GMT

    Big plays doom Cowboys in loss to UCA

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    Big plays doom Cowboys in loss to UCA

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  • McNeese preparing for UCA quarterback Hayden Hildebrand

    McNeese preparing for UCA quarterback Hayden Hildebrand

    The senior QB is second in the Southland in passing.

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    The senior QB is second in the Southland in passing.

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  • McNeese aiming to focus on the 'purple and gray carpet' vs UCA

    McNeese aiming to focus on the 'purple and gray carpet' vs UCA

    The Cowboys will enter a loud and hostile environment vs the Bears on Saturday. 

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    The Cowboys will enter a loud and hostile environment vs the Bears on Saturday. 

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  • D.W.A. defense paving the way for McNeese

    D.W.A. defense paving the way for McNeese

    The Cowboy defense has been lights out over their last four games

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    The Cowboy defense has been lights out over their last four games

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  • McNeese piles up four pick-sixes in 55-7 homecoming win over UIW

    McNeese piles up four pick-sixes in 55-7 homecoming win over UIW

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:49:52 GMT

    Calum Foster and Colby Burton returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first quarter and McNeese tied an NCAA record with four interceptions returned for scores while dominating Incarnate Word 55-7 on Saturday...

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    Calum Foster and Colby Burton returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first quarter and McNeese tied an NCAA record with four interceptions returned for scores while dominating Incarnate Word 55-7 on Saturday night.

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  • McNeese Basketball Coaches Travel to Houston for SLC Social Media Day

    McNeese Basketball Coaches Travel to Houston for SLC Social Media Day

    Monday, October 16 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:27:21 GMT
    HOUSTON, Texas - Southland Conference basketball coaches gathered on Monday, October 16 at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston for the Southland Conference Basketball Social Media Day. McNeese men's basketball head coach, Dave Simmons, gave attending media a brief look into the 2017-2018 Cowboy basketball season.   Simmons is heading into his 12th season at the helm in Lake Charles. McNeese was recently ranked to finish last in the Southland Conference this season, bu...More >>
    HOUSTON, Texas - Southland Conference basketball coaches gathered on Monday, October 16 at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston for the Southland Conference Basketball Social Media Day. McNeese men's basketball head coach, Dave Simmons, gave attending media a brief look into the 2017-2018 Cowboy basketball season.   Simmons is heading into his 12th season at the helm in Lake Charles. McNeese was recently ranked to finish last in the Southland Conference this season, bu...More >>
  • Seven Goal Shutout Win for McNeese Soccer on Senior Day

    Seven Goal Shutout Win for McNeese Soccer on Senior Day

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:40:35 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese Soccer (11-3-1, 7-1) posted a 7-0 shutout victory over University of the Incarnate Word (2-11, 1-7) on Cowgirl Senior Day- scoring a goal for each of the seven seniors. Starting mid-fielder, Taylor Trent was part of the squad's record breaking shutout with 22 minutes of play split between the first and second half. The 7-0 victory is McNeese's 11th of the season, boosting them into first place in program history for shutouts in a season. A...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese Soccer (11-3-1, 7-1) posted a 7-0 shutout victory over University of the Incarnate Word (2-11, 1-7) on Cowgirl Senior Day- scoring a goal for each of the seven seniors. Starting mid-fielder, Taylor Trent was part of the squad's record breaking shutout with 22 minutes of play split between the first and second half. The 7-0 victory is McNeese's 11th of the season, boosting them into first place in program history for shutouts in a season. A...More >>
  • Northwestern State rallies back with three straight sets to down McNeese, 3-2

    Northwestern State rallies back with three straight sets to down McNeese, 3-2

    Friday, October 13 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-10-13 04:20:09 GMT
    (Source: Rraymond Stewart)(Source: Rraymond Stewart)
    McNeese volleyball let its Southland Conference match against Northwestern State slip away here Thursday night in a thrilling 3-2 (25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 16-25, 18-20) five set loss that that kept fans on the edge of their seat in a match that consisted of 35 ties and 11 lead changes. McNeese dropped to 12-10 overall and 4-4 in league play with the loss while the NW State improved to 9-12 overall and 4-2 in conference action. The Cowgirls will return home Saturday to host Central Arkan...More >>
    McNeese volleyball let its Southland Conference match against Northwestern State slip away here Thursday night in a thrilling 3-2 (25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 16-25, 18-20) five set loss that that kept fans on the edge of their seat in a match that consisted of 35 ties and 11 lead changes. McNeese dropped to 12-10 overall and 4-4 in league play with the loss while the NW State improved to 9-12 overall and 4-2 in conference action. The Cowgirls will return home Saturday to host Central Arkan...More >>
  • Former Cowgirl Emily Vincent named McNeese volunteer pitching assistant

    Former Cowgirl Emily Vincent named McNeese volunteer pitching assistant

    Vincent finished her McNeese career in 2016 and played with the NPF's Texas Charge in 2017

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    Vincent finished her McNeese career in 2016 and played with the NPF's Texas Charge in 2017

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  • Wright's catch helps preserve McNeese's exhibition win over NPF

    Wright's catch helps preserve McNeese's exhibition win over NPF

    Former Cowgirl Emily Vincent allows two runs in the McNeese win

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    Former Cowgirl Emily Vincent allows two runs in the McNeese win

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  • McNeese QB James Tabary: "Being 5-1, it takes a lot of stress off of you"

    McNeese QB James Tabary: "Being 5-1, it takes a lot of stress off of you"

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Pokes have won five straight games heading into their bye week

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    The Pokes have won five straight games heading into their bye week

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  • Red-hot Cowboys head into much deserved bye week

    Red hot Cowboys head into much deserved bye week

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-10-11 00:31:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The cowboys grabbed their fifth straight win on the road this past Saturday against ACU, making them 5 and 1 heading into their bye week. “Being 5-1 takes a lot of stress off you, it makes you comfortable and it also helps you gain a lot of confidence and gets the ball rolling,” James Tabary said. “Everyone can see the success and we just keep raising the level of our success higher and higher each week.” “We could be 6-0, but we could also be 3-3....

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    The cowboys grabbed their fifth straight win on the road this past Saturday against ACU, making them 5 and 1 heading into their bye week. “Being 5-1 takes a lot of stress off you, it makes you comfortable and it also helps you gain a lot of confidence and gets the ball rolling,” James Tabary said. “Everyone can see the success and we just keep raising the level of our success higher and higher each week.” “We could be 6-0, but we could also be 3-3....

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  • McNeese makes jumps in Top 25 polls

    McNeese makes jumps in Top 25 polls

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:33:14 GMT
    (Source: Raymond Stewart)(Source: Raymond Stewart)
    Winners of five straight games and coming off a 13-7 win at Abilene Christian, the McNeese Cowboys moved up one spot to No. 21 in this week’s FCS Coaches Top 25 while breaking into the STATS Top 25 poll for the first time this year, debuting at No. 22. The Cowboys (5-1, 3-1 SLC) will be open this weekend before returning to action on October 21 against Incarnate Word for Homecoming before returning to the road against Central Arkansas on Oct. 28. At 5-1 on the season, McNeese ...More >>
    Winners of five straight games and coming off a 13-7 win at Abilene Christian, the McNeese Cowboys moved up one spot to No. 21 in this week’s FCS Coaches Top 25 while breaking into the STATS Top 25 poll for the first time this year, debuting at No. 22. The Cowboys (5-1, 3-1 SLC) will be open this weekend before returning to action on October 21 against Incarnate Word for Homecoming before returning to the road against Central Arkansas on Oct. 28. At 5-1 on the season, McNeese ...More >>
  • 22nd-ranked Cowboys hold on for 13-7 win over ACU

    22nd-ranked Cowboys hold on for 13-7 win over ACU

    Sunday, October 8 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-08 04:14:25 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    ABILENE, Texas – Justin Pratt clipped the 100-yard rushing mark for the second straight game with 109 as the DWA (Defense With Attitude) came up big time and time again by allowing 138 total yards as the 22nd-ranked McNeese Cowboys held on to beat Abilene Christian 13-7 here Saturday night.   McNeese (5-1, 3-1 SLC) won for the fifth straight time and third consecutive game away from home. The team will have an off week next Saturday before returning home on Oct. 2...More >>
    ABILENE, Texas – Justin Pratt clipped the 100-yard rushing mark for the second straight game with 109 as the DWA (Defense With Attitude) came up big time and time again by allowing 138 total yards as the 22nd-ranked McNeese Cowboys held on to beat Abilene Christian 13-7 here Saturday night.   McNeese (5-1, 3-1 SLC) won for the fifth straight time and third consecutive game away from home. The team will have an off week next Saturday before returning home on Oct. 2...More >>
  • McNeese prepares for ACU

    McNeese prepares for ACU

    Thursday, October 5 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-10-05 20:11:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's safe to say McNeese made a statement shutting out SFA this past Saturday 35 to nothing. The team posted over 500 yards of total offense and defensively, well, we already know what happened there. Head coach Lance Guidry says he feels like his team is finally starting to click. "We've kind of gotten back to our old ways," Head coach Lance Guidry said. "Espically defensively and running the football. We have always been able to run the football around here. Las...

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    It's safe to say McNeese made a statement shutting out SFA this past Saturday 35 to nothing. The team posted over 500 yards of total offense and defensively, well, we already know what happened there. Head coach Lance Guidry says he feels like his team is finally starting to click. "We've kind of gotten back to our old ways," Head coach Lance Guidry said. "Espically defensively and running the football. We have always been able to run the football around here. Las...

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  • Guidry: 'I think our best football is ahead of us'

    Guidry: 'I think our best football is ahead of us'

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese is coming off a 35-0 win over SFA

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    McNeese is coming off a 35-0 win over SFA

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  • McNeese releases 2018 baseball schedule

    McNeese releases 2018 baseball schedule

    Monday, October 2 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-10-02 20:03:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Home games against NCAA Super Regional finalists Mississippi State and Sam Houston State, along with a season-opening three game home series versus Wichita State, highlights the 2018 McNeese Baseball schedule that features 31 home games, which was released on Monday. In addition to those attractive home contests, McNeese, the 2017 Southland Conference champions, will host NCAA Regional participant Houston and Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, UTSA, as well ...More >>
    Home games against NCAA Super Regional finalists Mississippi State and Sam Houston State, along with a season-opening three game home series versus Wichita State, highlights the 2018 McNeese Baseball schedule that features 31 home games, which was released on Monday. In addition to those attractive home contests, McNeese, the 2017 Southland Conference champions, will host NCAA Regional participant Houston and Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, UTSA, as well ...More >>
  • McNeese women's basketball begins practice Tuesday

    McNeese women's basketball begins practice Tuesday

    Monday, October 2 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-10-02 19:58:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese women’s basketball team will begin its official team practice Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 2:30-5 p.m. at Burton Coliseum. Second year head coach Kacie Cryer and the Cowgirls have been going through individual workouts and are ready to hit the court as a group. “We are excited about getting practice officially started,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “ The girls have worked hard in the preseason weights and conditioning but we are all anxious and ready to get o...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball team will begin its official team practice Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 2:30-5 p.m. at Burton Coliseum. Second year head coach Kacie Cryer and the Cowgirls have been going through individual workouts and are ready to hit the court as a group. “We are excited about getting practice officially started,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “ The girls have worked hard in the preseason weights and conditioning but we are all anxious and ready to get o...More >>
  • Cowboys running on all cylinders in a 35-0 win over SFA

    Cowboys running on all cylinders in a 35-0 win over SFA

    Saturday, September 30 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-10-01 03:41:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – McNeese was running on all cylinders Saturday night against Stephen F. Austin as the 25th-ranked Cowboys shutout the previously league unbeaten Lumberjacks by a score of 35-0 behind 342 rushing yards and 505 total.   The win was the fourth straight for McNeese (4-1, 2-1 SLC) while the margin of victory was the largest in a Cowboys' win in the history of the series. It was also the second shutout for McNeese in the series with the only other one coming b...More >>
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – McNeese was running on all cylinders Saturday night against Stephen F. Austin as the 25th-ranked Cowboys shutout the previously league unbeaten Lumberjacks by a score of 35-0 behind 342 rushing yards and 505 total.   The win was the fourth straight for McNeese (4-1, 2-1 SLC) while the margin of victory was the largest in a Cowboys' win in the history of the series. It was also the second shutout for McNeese in the series with the only other one coming b...More >>
  • McNeese Cowboy XC Stampede Meet

    McNeese Cowboy XC Stampede Meet

    Saturday, September 30 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-09-30 21:26:54 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese Cowboy XC Stampede Meet. Final results.

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    McNeese Cowboy XC Stampede Meet. Final results.

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  • McNeese quarterback James Tabary dealing with dislocated pinky

    McNeese quarterback James Tabary dealing with dislocated pinky

    Tabary hurt his pinky in the fourth quarter vs HBU

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    Tabary hurt his pinky in the fourth quarter vs HBU

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  • McNeese prepares for SFA

    McNeese prepares for SFA

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-09-27 01:32:16 GMT

    The Cowboys grabbed their third straight win Saturday night against conference opponent Houston Baptist. Although it wasn’t pretty, a win is a win. “The good thing is that we keep finding a way to win. I just wish the first game we could have won. We’d be sitting at an ugly 4-0 but it’d be a great 4-0.” Turnovers reared their ugly head yet again for the Cowboys on Saturday. McNeese threw two interceptions and lost a pair of fumbles in the...

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    The Cowboys grabbed their third straight win Saturday night against conference opponent Houston Baptist. Although it wasn’t pretty, a win is a win. “The good thing is that we keep finding a way to win. I just wish the first game we could have won. We’d be sitting at an ugly 4-0 but it’d be a great 4-0.” Turnovers reared their ugly head yet again for the Cowboys on Saturday. McNeese threw two interceptions and lost a pair of fumbles in the...

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  • McNeese breaks into the FCS Coaches Top 25 poll

    McNeese breaks into the FCS Coaches Top 25 poll

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-25 23:55:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese broke into the FCS Coaches Top 25 poll for the first time this season, debuting at No. 25 after its 27-12 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. The win gave the Cowboys (3-1, 1-1 SLC) their third straight victory on the year. McNeese is one of three Southland Conference teams ranked in the poll, following Sam Houston State at No. 3 and Central Arkansas at No. 12. The Cowboys received votes in the weekly STATS media top 25 ranking.  James Madison continues to top the pol...More >>
    McNeese broke into the FCS Coaches Top 25 poll for the first time this season, debuting at No. 25 after its 27-12 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. The win gave the Cowboys (3-1, 1-1 SLC) their third straight victory on the year. McNeese is one of three Southland Conference teams ranked in the poll, following Sam Houston State at No. 3 and Central Arkansas at No. 12. The Cowboys received votes in the weekly STATS media top 25 ranking.  James Madison continues to top the pol...More >>
  • Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

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