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  • McNeese Kicker feels at home in Cowboy Stadium

    McNeese Kicker feels at home in Cowboy Stadium

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:15:44 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State University)(Source: McNeese State University)
    McNeese with plenty of depth this season, particularly in Special Teams. One of those fighting for a starting position, Kicker Alex Kjellsten who transferred from LSU. And he says being back in Lake Charles and playing for the Cowboys feels like home."What really sealed the deal was the home environment. I have a great family in Lake Charles and I didn't want to leave them. I grew up watching McNeese football. My grandpa has season tickets here, so I was always at McNeese football games and a...More >>
    McNeese with plenty of depth this season, particularly in Special Teams. One of those fighting for a starting position, Kicker Alex Kjellsten who transferred from LSU. And he says being back in Lake Charles and playing for the Cowboys feels like home."What really sealed the deal was the home environment. I have a great family in Lake Charles and I didn't want to leave them. I grew up watching McNeese football. My grandpa has season tickets here, so I was always at McNeese football games and a...More >>
  • Demons finish second scrimmage with a bang

    Demons finish second scrimmage with a bang

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:06:39 GMT
     A sensational leaping catch in the corner of the end zone by a tightly-covered Ed Eagan for a 20-yard touchdown pass from Zach Adkins capped an explosive two-hour, 120-play Northwestern State football scrimmage Saturday morning.More >>
     A sensational leaping catch in the corner of the end zone by a tightly-covered Ed Eagan for a 20-yard touchdown pass from Zach Adkins capped an explosive two-hour, 120-play Northwestern State football scrimmage Saturday morning.More >>
  • McNeese football full-padded practice, defensive line ready for action

    McNeese football full-padded practice, defensive line ready for action

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:30:17 GMT
    Tuesday's first practice in full pads didn't lack any excitement as the McNeese Cowboys prepare for the 2014 football season and working toward the first scrimmage of fall camp this Saturday evening at 6 p.m.More >>
    Tuesday's first practice in full pads didn't lack any excitement as the McNeese Cowboys prepare for the 2014 football season and working toward the first scrimmage of fall camp this Saturday evening at 6 p.m.
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  • McNeese Women's Basketball releases 2014-2015 season schedule

    McNeese Women's Basketball releases 2014-2015 season schedule

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:29:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State University)(Source: McNeese State University)
    The McNeese State women's basketball team released its 20014-15 schedule on Wednesday.More >>
    The McNeese State women's basketball team released its 20014-15 schedule on Wednesday.More >>
  • McNeese Training Camp - Tight Ends

    McNeese Training Camp - Tight Ends

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:26:22 GMT
    This is another position where the Cowboys lost a starter in Nic Jacobs, who left school early to enter the NFL Draft and was signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints. McNeese signed Deondre Skinner in the summer, a 6-3, 247 freshman from Patterson who inked with Houston out of high school, and then Tulane, but never enrolled at either. Skinner will compete for the starting spot with returning sophomore Zach Hetrick, who has been named to the Southland Conference preseason first tea...More >>
    This is another position where the Cowboys lost a starter in Nic Jacobs, who left school early to enter the NFL Draft and was signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints. McNeese signed Deondre Skinner in the summer, a 6-3, 247 freshman from Patterson who inked with Houston out of high school, and then Tulane, but never enrolled at either. Skinner will compete for the starting spot with returning sophomore Zach Hetrick, who has been named to the Southland Conference preseason first tea...More >>
  • McNeese Men's Basketball releases 2014-2015 season schedule

    McNeese Men's Basketball releases 2014-2015 season schedule

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:29:00 GMT
    2014-14 McNeese Cowboys Basketball ScheduleNov. 14 at Baylor TBANov. 18 LOUISIANA COLLEGE 7 p.m.Nov. 21 JARVIS CHRISTIAN 7 p.m.Nov. 29 at LSU TBADec. 3 SOUTHERN-N.O. (DH) 8 p.m.Dec. 6 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 7 p.m.Dec. 13 at TCU TBADec. 16 LSU-ALEXANDRIA 7 p.m.Dec. 20 TOLEDO 1 p.m.Dec. 22 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 7 p.m.Dec. 30 at Mississippi State TBAJan. 3 *STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (DH) 3 p.m.Jan. 5 *HOUSTON BAPTIST 7 p.m.Jan. 10 *at AM-Corpus Christi (DH) TBAJan. 17 *at Sam Houston State (DH) TBAJan. 20 *ABI...More >>
    2014-14 McNeese Cowboys Basketball ScheduleNov. 14 at Baylor TBANov. 18 LOUISIANA COLLEGE 7 p.m.Nov. 21 JARVIS CHRISTIAN 7 p.m.Nov. 29 at LSU TBADec. 3 SOUTHERN-N.O. (DH) 8 p.m.Dec. 6 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 7 p.m.Dec. 13 at TCU TBADec. 16 LSU-ALEXANDRIA 7 p.m.Dec. 20 TOLEDO 1 p.m.Dec. 22 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 7 p.m.Dec. 30 at Mississippi State TBAJan. 3 *STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (DH) 3 p.m.Jan. 5 *HOUSTON BAPTIST 7 p.m.Jan. 10 *at AM-Corpus Christi (DH) TBAJan. 17 *at Sam Houston State (DH) TBAJan. 20 *ABI...More >>
  • McNeese Soccer ready for start of season

    McNeese Soccer ready for start of season

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:25:47 GMT
    "I know that we've worked on a lot of balls in the air and our main goal is scoring more goals this year and just staying strong, and starting it off as a winning record. I think we can do it, I think it's going to be our year." -Tori Lasiter"I think we've got a really good senior class, I think we've got good numbers in our seniors class. Each of them plays a very important role on the field, and I think that experience, along with their leadership, is really going to pay off for us. " - Hea...More >>
    "I know that we've worked on a lot of balls in the air and our main goal is scoring more goals this year and just staying strong, and starting it off as a winning record. I think we can do it, I think it's going to be our year." -Tori Lasiter"I think we've got a really good senior class, I think we've got good numbers in our seniors class. Each of them plays a very important role on the field, and I think that experience, along with their leadership, is really going to pay off for us. " - Hea...More >>
  • McNeese Volleyball has their first practice

    McNeese Volleyball has their first practice

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:57:49 GMT
    Volleyball practice is underway as the 2014 season draws near. New head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald got a chance to work with the girls in the Spring, but is really getting the Cowgirls prepared for Match 1 on August 29th."Really looking forward to getting this season started, returning a lot of kids. I only have 3 new ones. It's my first year and my staff's first year but I feel like we have some familiarity with everybody because we got a chance to work with them in the spring, so we're going...More >>
    Volleyball practice is underway as the 2014 season draws near. New head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald got a chance to work with the girls in the Spring, but is really getting the Cowgirls prepared for Match 1 on August 29th."Really looking forward to getting this season started, returning a lot of kids. I only have 3 new ones. It's my first year and my staff's first year but I feel like we have some familiarity with everybody because we got a chance to work with them in the spring, so we're going...More >>
  • McNeese Training Camp, shoulder pads

    McNeese Training Camp, shoulder pads

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:51:13 GMT
    Day 3 for McNeese training camp is in the books as the cowboys added shoulder pads for the first time, and the veterans are continuing to show their leadership. Like those in the running back position. Junior Dylan Long, who in 2013, rushed for 335 yards, scored a total of 72 points with 12 total touchdowns. Along with Junior Kelvin Bennett, who led the team with 7.2 yards per carry and 64.5 yards per game rushing; add on 774 total rushing yards and one really wouldn't think this team could g...More >>
    Day 3 for McNeese training camp is in the books as the cowboys added shoulder pads for the first time, and the veterans are continuing to show their leadership. Like those in the running back position. Junior Dylan Long, who in 2013, rushed for 335 yards, scored a total of 72 points with 12 total touchdowns. Along with Junior Kelvin Bennett, who led the team with 7.2 yards per carry and 64.5 yards per game rushing; add on 774 total rushing yards and one really wouldn't think this team could g...More >>
  • McNeese Training Camp, Friday

    McNeese Training Camp, Friday

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:40:22 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese learned early on Friday that it had been tabbed with a No. 8 ranking in The Sports Network Top 25 preseason football poll and ended the day with a nearly 2 ½ hour practice to cap off the first workout of fall camp. Friday's slate in shorts and helmets was the first of nine straight practices, weather permitting, and the energy and enthusiasm didn't disappoint."Everybody had high intensity, we were ready to go, excited to get started. And I feel like today was oerall a g...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese learned early on Friday that it had been tabbed with a No. 8 ranking in The Sports Network Top 25 preseason football poll and ended the day with a nearly 2 ½ hour practice to cap off the first workout of fall camp. Friday's slate in shorts and helmets was the first of nine straight practices, weather permitting, and the energy and enthusiasm didn't disappoint."Everybody had high intensity, we were ready to go, excited to get started. And I feel like today was oerall a g...More >>
  • McNeese Reporting Day

    McNeese Reporting Day

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:36:46 GMT
    McNeese welcomed 95 members of its football team on Thursday as the Cowboys arrived for the first day of August camp in preparation for the 2014 football season. Newcomers reported at 8 a.m. while the veterans arrived at 4 in the afternoon. The day was filled with meetings with academic and compliance advisors, issuing of equipment, then position meetings. The team will hit the practice field for the first time on Friday at 4:30."So I still think there's uh a learning curve from the coaches, ...More >>
    McNeese welcomed 95 members of its football team on Thursday as the Cowboys arrived for the first day of August camp in preparation for the 2014 football season. Newcomers reported at 8 a.m. while the veterans arrived at 4 in the afternoon. The day was filled with meetings with academic and compliance advisors, issuing of equipment, then position meetings. The team will hit the practice field for the first time on Friday at 4:30."So I still think there's uh a learning curve from the coaches, ...More >>
  • Former TCU DE Fields lands at Stephen F. Austin

    Former TCU DE Fields lands at Stephen F. Austin

    Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has joined Stephen F. Austin, an FCS schools where he will be eligible to play immediately.More >>
    Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has joined Stephen F. Austin, an FCS schools where he will be eligible to play immediately.More >>
  • McNeese Volleyball All-Academic Awards

    McNeese Volleyball All-Academic Awards

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-07 03:07:07 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State University)(Source: McNeese State University)
    LEXINGTON, Ky.-- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Tuesday that McNeese is one of 134 Division I volleyball programs to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 season. The Cowgirls, who posted a 3.33 team GPA for the school year, are one of two Southland Conference universities and one of three Louisiana schools named to the team.Abilene Christian is the other SLC university to earn the honor while Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe are the others...More >>
    LEXINGTON, Ky.-- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Tuesday that McNeese is one of 134 Division I volleyball programs to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 season. The Cowgirls, who posted a 3.33 team GPA for the school year, are one of two Southland Conference universities and one of three Louisiana schools named to the team.Abilene Christian is the other SLC university to earn the honor while Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe are the others...More >>
  • Talented SLU quarterback corps ready to lead No. 3 Lions

    Talented SLU quarterback corps ready to lead No. 3 Lions

    As the No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana football team goes through the opening week of fall practice, it does so featuring the deepest group of quarterbacks since the program returned from an 18-year hiatus in 2013.More >>
    As the No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana football team goes through the opening week of fall practice, it does so featuring the deepest group of quarterbacks since the program returned from an 18-year hiatus in 2013. More >>
  • McNeese ranked at no. 9 in Pre-Season FCS Coaches Poll

    McNeese ranked at no. 9 in Pre-Season FCS Coaches Poll

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-05 23:08:04 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State University)(Source: McNeese State University)
    LAKE CHARLES – The first college football preseason poll has been released and the McNeese Cowboys have been tabbed with a No. 9 ranking in the FCS Coaches Poll. McNeese is one of three Southland Conference schools listed in the top 25 ranking. Southeastern Louisiana sits at No. 3 while Sam Houston State is in at No. 14. North Dakota State, who captured its third straight FCS National Championship last January, is ranked No. 1 followed by Eastern Washington then SLU. Rounding out the top 10 i...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The first college football preseason poll has been released and the McNeese Cowboys have been tabbed with a No. 9 ranking in the FCS Coaches Poll. McNeese is one of three Southland Conference schools listed in the top 25 ranking. Southeastern Louisiana sits at No. 3 while Sam Houston State is in at No. 14. North Dakota State, who captured its third straight FCS National Championship last January, is ranked No. 1 followed by Eastern Washington then SLU. Rounding out the top 10 i...More >>
  • Southeastern selected No. 3 in Preseason FCS Coaches’ Poll

    Southeastern selected No. 3 in Preseason FCS Coaches’ Poll

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-05 04:32:48 GMT
    When Southeastern opened up fall practice, it did so with the highest-ranked football team the school has boasted in over 50 years as the defending Southland Conference champions were selected No. 3 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches poll.More >>
    When Southeastern opened up fall practice, it did so with the highest-ranked football team the school has boasted in over 50 years as the defending Southland Conference champions were selected No. 3 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches poll.More >>
  • McNeese State Track and Field hires Ben Chretien

    McNeese State Track and Field hires Ben Chretien

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:13:11 GMT
    Ben Chretien, a 2012 NCAA All-American and Southland Conference champion in the javelin throw for McNeese, has been named the track and field squad’s new throws coach, as announced by head coach Brendon Gilroy on Wednesday.More >>
    Ben Chretien, a 2012 NCAA All-American and Southland Conference champion in the javelin throw for McNeese, has been named the track and field squad’s new throws coach, as announced by head coach Brendon Gilroy on Wednesday.More >>
  • McNeese Baseball hosts All-Skills Youth Camp

    McNeese Baseball hosts All-Skills Youth Camp

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:10:16 GMT
    McNeese baseball head coach Justin Hill has announced the dates for the final Youth All-Skills Camp of the summer, which will be held July 28-31 at Cowboy Diamond.More >>
    McNeese baseball head coach Justin Hill has announced the dates for the final Youth All-Skills Camp of the summer, which will be held July 28-31 at Cowboy Diamond.More >>
  • McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:03:53 GMT
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown.More >>
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown.More >>
  • McNeese basketball on-campus arena in the works

    McNeese basketball on-campus arena in the works

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:22:58 GMT
    Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says plans to build an on-campus basketball arena are quickly moving forward.He says that the school has secured financing for the project and signed contracts with a local architect, however the start date is still up in the air. The new facility is hoped to be up and running in about four years. MSU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Simmons thinks it will be a great way to bring in more alumni."School, players, I think the old guys will benefit coming back. I...More >>
    Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says plans to build an on-campus basketball arena are quickly moving forward.He says that the school has secured financing for the project and signed contracts with a local architect, however the start date is still up in the air. The new facility is hoped to be up and running in about four years. MSU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Simmons thinks it will be a great way to bring in more alumni."School, players, I think the old guys will benefit coming back. I...More >>
  • McNeese Volleyball ready for 2014 Season

    McNeese Volleyball ready for 2014 Season

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:17:38 GMT
    The McNeese volleyball team and their last open gym taking place Monday evening. What a better way to end the summer and get back on the grind than playing a little beach volleyball at L'Auberge Hotel and Casino. The Cowgirls season begins in less than a month, this year with a new head coach, Ashley Fitzgerald, and the team says she has really whipped them into shape."She's been really awesome from the first time we actually met her. We had a couple of practice with her and she was very posi...More >>
    The McNeese volleyball team and their last open gym taking place Monday evening. What a better way to end the summer and get back on the grind than playing a little beach volleyball at L'Auberge Hotel and Casino. The Cowgirls season begins in less than a month, this year with a new head coach, Ashley Fitzgerald, and the team says she has really whipped them into shape."She's been really awesome from the first time we actually met her. We had a couple of practice with her and she was very posi...More >>
  • Southeastern football with a target on their backs

    Southeastern football with a target on their backs

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:58:56 GMT
    2014 Southland Conference Preseason Polls Coaches’ Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (9) 99 2. McNeese (2) 92 3. Sam Houston State 79 4. Central Arkansas 70 5. Northwestern State 59 T6. Stephen F. Austin 52 T6. Lamar 52 8. Abilene Christian 36 9. Nicholls 35 10. Incarnate Word 21 11. Houston Baptist 10 SID Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (10) 100 2. McNeese (1) 89 3. Sam Houston State 78 4. Central Arkansas 72 5. Northwestern State 61 6. Stephen F. Austin 55 7. Lamar 45 8. Abilene Christian 39 9...More >>
    2014 Southland Conference Preseason Polls Coaches’ Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (9) 99 2. McNeese (2) 92 3. Sam Houston State 79 4. Central Arkansas 70 5. Northwestern State 59 T6. Stephen F. Austin 52 T6. Lamar 52 8. Abilene Christian 36 9. Nicholls 35 10. Incarnate Word 21 11. Houston Baptist 10 SID Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (10) 100 2. McNeese (1) 89 3. Sam Houston State 78 4. Central Arkansas 72 5. Northwestern State 61 6. Stephen F. Austin 55 7. Lamar 45 8. Abilene Christian 39 9...More >>
  • McNeese in favor of Instant Replay

    McNeese in favor of Instant Replay

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:53:47 GMT
    The 2014 SLC football season will have many changes, the biggest of which is adding Instant Replay to games. The Southland Conference Board of Directors officially approved full implementation of NCAA-approved instant replay for all home games beginning this season. The application of full instant replay will apply to televised and non-televised home and neutral-site contests hosted by Southland teams. This presidential approval means the Southland will become the first Division I Football Ch...More >>
    The 2014 SLC football season will have many changes, the biggest of which is adding Instant Replay to games. The Southland Conference Board of Directors officially approved full implementation of NCAA-approved instant replay for all home games beginning this season. The application of full instant replay will apply to televised and non-televised home and neutral-site contests hosted by Southland teams. This presidential approval means the Southland will become the first Division I Football Ch...More >>
  • McNeese seniors named All-American Scholars

    McNeese seniors named All-American Scholars

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:40:46 GMT
    McNeese seniors Kelsey Haynie and McKayla Anderson have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches of America for the 2013-2014 season.More >>
    McNeese seniors Kelsey Haynie and McKayla Anderson have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches of America for the 2013-2014 season.
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