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  • Sam Houston walks-off with 10-9 win over McNeese

    Sam Houston walks-off with 10-9 win over McNeese

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:00:42 GMT
    (Source: KBTX)(Source: KBTX)

    A battle between the top two teams in the Southland Conference baseball standings didn't disappoint as the 27th-ranked and first place McNeese Cowboys were three outs away from taking game one of a big league series from Sam Houston State, but a two-run ninth, capped off with a walk-off single by Clayton Harp lifted the Bearkats to 10-9 win over the Cowboys.   The loss dropped the Cowboys to 28-12 overall and 18-4 in league play but continue to hold onto sole possession of first

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    A battle between the top two teams in the Southland Conference baseball standings didn't disappoint as the 27th-ranked and first place McNeese Cowboys were three outs away from taking game one of a big league series from Sam Houston State, but a two-run ninth, capped off with a walk-off single by Clayton Harp lifted the Bearkats to 10-9 win over the Cowboys.   The loss dropped the Cowboys to 28-12 overall and 18-4 in league play but continue to hold onto sole possession of first

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  • McNeese repeats as Southland golf champions

    McNeese repeats as Southland golf champions

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:52:00 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    Repeat is just as sweet.   McNeese's men's golf team successfully defended its Southland Conference title on Wednesday afternoon, when after being delayed by early storms then fighting against a brisk northerly wind, the Cowboys won their second-straight league title by a four-stroke margin over Stephen F. Austin.   The Cowboys earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals for the second year in-a-row as they'll be making their third-consecutive postseason appearan...More >>
    Repeat is just as sweet.   McNeese's men's golf team successfully defended its Southland Conference title on Wednesday afternoon, when after being delayed by early storms then fighting against a brisk northerly wind, the Cowboys won their second-straight league title by a four-stroke margin over Stephen F. Austin.   The Cowboys earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals for the second year in-a-row as they'll be making their third-consecutive postseason appearan...More >>
  • McNeese's Smegal, Graf break school records in steeplechase at LSU

    McNeese's Smegal, Graf break school records in steeplechase at LSU

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:50:30 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Distance runners Alison Smegal and Christoph Graf etched their names in the McNeese track and field record book on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet as the two set school records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.   Smegal became the first Cowgirl runner to dip below the 11-minute mark in the event, winning Saturday's race with a time of 10:54.54, breaking a 13-year old record of 11:01.70 held by Helen Kibby in 2004.   Graf's time was just as impressive ...More >>
    Distance runners Alison Smegal and Christoph Graf etched their names in the McNeese track and field record book on Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet as the two set school records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.   Smegal became the first Cowgirl runner to dip below the 11-minute mark in the event, winning Saturday's race with a time of 10:54.54, breaking a 13-year old record of 11:01.70 held by Helen Kibby in 2004.   Graf's time was just as impressive ...More >>
  • Saldivar's walk-off single gives McNeese extra inning win over Houston

    Saldivar's walk-off single gives McNeese extra inning win over Houston

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:23:12 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    For the second straight game and three days removed from defeating Lamar in walk-off fashion, McNeese softball picked up a 5-4, eight inning walk-off victory over Houston here Tuesday night to improve to 33-16 on the season. The loss drops Houston to 23-21 overall. “This is a good win for us to build on,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We showed resilience and kept fighting. We were taking tough pitches and getting good at bats but we were hitting the ball right...More >>
    For the second straight game and three days removed from defeating Lamar in walk-off fashion, McNeese softball picked up a 5-4, eight inning walk-off victory over Houston here Tuesday night to improve to 33-16 on the season. The loss drops Houston to 23-21 overall. “This is a good win for us to build on,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We showed resilience and kept fighting. We were taking tough pitches and getting good at bats but we were hitting the ball right...More >>
  • Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Ninth-inning rally lifts Cowboys to 5-4 win over Demons

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:12:09 GMT
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
    McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon. The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season as they improve to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league standings due to Sam Houston State getting swept at Cen...More >>
  • Stranded runners doomed Cowboys in 7-4 loss to NSU

    Stranded runners doomed Cowboys in 7-4 loss to NSU

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:33:26 GMT

    McNeese stranded 16 base runners against Northwestern State on Saturday while Demons’ third baseman Matthew Alford provided all the offense NSU would need on the afternoon against 23rd-ranked McNeese, hitting a three-run home run in the third inning then a solo shot in the seventh to help pave the way for a NSU 7-4 win over the Cowboys. McNeese (27-11, 17-3) held onto sole possession of first place in the league standings while NSU improved to 13-24 overall and 5-12 in the leag...

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    McNeese stranded 16 base runners against Northwestern State on Saturday while Demons’ third baseman Matthew Alford provided all the offense NSU would need on the afternoon against 23rd-ranked McNeese, hitting a three-run home run in the third inning then a solo shot in the seventh to help pave the way for a NSU 7-4 win over the Cowboys. McNeese (27-11, 17-3) held onto sole possession of first place in the league standings while NSU improved to 13-24 overall and 5-12 in the leag...

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  • Catron's walk-off grand slam sends McNeese to series win over Lamar, 7-3

    Catron's walk-off grand slam sends McNeese to series win over Lamar, 7-3

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:21:14 GMT
     Morgan Catron's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning helped McNeese softball to a 7-3 rubber game victory and a 2-1 series clincher over Lamar here Saturday. Lamar opened the series with a 6-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader Friday. McNeese evened the series one game apiece with a 10-2 (5 inning) win in game two.   McNeese (32-16, 18-3) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead off a sacrifice fly by Catron in the opening frame that scored Justyce McCl...More >>
     Morgan Catron's walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning helped McNeese softball to a 7-3 rubber game victory and a 2-1 series clincher over Lamar here Saturday. Lamar opened the series with a 6-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader Friday. McNeese evened the series one game apiece with a 10-2 (5 inning) win in game two.   McNeese (32-16, 18-3) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead off a sacrifice fly by Catron in the opening frame that scored Justyce McCl...More >>
  • McNeese splits Friday doubleheader with Lamar

    McNeese splits Friday doubleheader with Lamar

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-04-22 04:48:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese softball missed an opportunity to widen its lead in the conference standings tonight due to the fact that Abilene Christian lost 3-2 at Sam Houston State in the second game of a doubleheader but the Cowgirls fell 6-1 to Lamar in the first game of Friday's doubleheader before evening the series one game apiece with a 10-2 second game victory. The rubber match is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1310 KEZM) and kezmonline.com. Str...More >>
    McNeese softball missed an opportunity to widen its lead in the conference standings tonight due to the fact that Abilene Christian lost 3-2 at Sam Houston State in the second game of a doubleheader but the Cowgirls fell 6-1 to Lamar in the first game of Friday's doubleheader before evening the series one game apiece with a 10-2 second game victory. The rubber match is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1310 KEZM) and kezmonline.com. Str...More >>
  • Clutch hits drive McNeese to 13-4 win over NSU

    Clutch hits drive McNeese to 13-4 win over NSU

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-04-22 04:38:52 GMT
    (Source: NSUDemons.com)(Source: NSUDemons.com)

    11 of McNeese's 14 hits came after the 4th inning.

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    11 of McNeese's 14 hits came after the 4th inning.

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  • McNeese baseball projected to play in NCAA Tournament

    McNeese baseball projected to play in NCAA Tournament

    D1 Baseball and Baseball America have the Cowboys playing in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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    D1 Baseball and Baseball America have the Cowboys playing in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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  • Texas State uses five-run seventh to down McNeese, 5-4

    Texas State uses five-run seventh to down McNeese, 5-4

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:42:29 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Texas State scored five unanswered runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind to defeat McNeese 5-4 here Wednesday in a non-conference softball contest. The loss drops the Cowgirls to 30-15 overall while Texas State improves to 32-10 on the season. Both teams used one inning apiece to score their runs with McNeese taking a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning on four hits and one Bobcat error. Justyce McClain led the inning off with a bunt single. Piancastelli singled th...More >>
    Texas State scored five unanswered runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind to defeat McNeese 5-4 here Wednesday in a non-conference softball contest. The loss drops the Cowgirls to 30-15 overall while Texas State improves to 32-10 on the season. Both teams used one inning apiece to score their runs with McNeese taking a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning on four hits and one Bobcat error. Justyce McClain led the inning off with a bunt single. Piancastelli singled th...More >>
  • Cowboys fall to LA Tech in walk-off fashion, 8-7

    Cowboys fall to LA Tech in walk-off fashion, 8-7

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:44:27 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    Louisiana Tech’s Jordan Washam blasted a double off the top of the center field wall with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, scoring J’Mar Smith as the Bulldogs walked off with an 8-7 win over the 23rd-ranked McNeese Cowboys here Tuesday night. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Cowboys as they fall to 26-10 on the season. Louisiana Tech improved to 24-13 overall and avenged a 5-3 loss to the Cowboys two weeks ago. Collin Kober, the sixth McNeese pitc...More >>
    Louisiana Tech’s Jordan Washam blasted a double off the top of the center field wall with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, scoring J’Mar Smith as the Bulldogs walked off with an 8-7 win over the 23rd-ranked McNeese Cowboys here Tuesday night. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Cowboys as they fall to 26-10 on the season. Louisiana Tech improved to 24-13 overall and avenged a 5-3 loss to the Cowboys two weeks ago. Collin Kober, the sixth McNeese pitc...More >>
  • McNeese jumps to No. 15 in latest NCAA RPI poll

    McNeese jumps to No. 15 in latest NCAA RPI poll

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-04-18 00:35:44 GMT
     It's been a magical 2017 season so far for the McNeese Cowboys' baseball squad – out to one of its best starts in school history at 26-9 while posting its best Southland Conference start in history at 16-2 while standing alone in first place atop the standings.   Another first came on Monday when the Cowboys cracked a top 25 national baseball poll for the first time in school history with their No. 23 ranking in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Collegiate Baseball is on...More >>
     It's been a magical 2017 season so far for the McNeese Cowboys' baseball squad – out to one of its best starts in school history at 26-9 while posting its best Southland Conference start in history at 16-2 while standing alone in first place atop the standings.   Another first came on Monday when the Cowboys cracked a top 25 national baseball poll for the first time in school history with their No. 23 ranking in the Collegiate Baseball poll. Collegiate Baseball is on...More >>
  • Piancastelli named Southland hitter of the week

    Piancastelli named Southland hitter of the week

    Monday, April 17 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-04-17 19:28:14 GMT
    After nearly hitting for the cycle in the rubber game of the conference series at Nicholls and ending the weekend with a .600 batting average, McNeese junior Erika Piancastelli has been named this weeks Southland Conference Softball Hitter of the Week, presented by UniversalCoin.com.   Piancastelli, the native of Carlsbad, California stepped up in a big way in the crucial conference series against the Colonels, which is one of the top three teams in the league. She pick...More >>
    After nearly hitting for the cycle in the rubber game of the conference series at Nicholls and ending the weekend with a .600 batting average, McNeese junior Erika Piancastelli has been named this weeks Southland Conference Softball Hitter of the Week, presented by UniversalCoin.com.   Piancastelli, the native of Carlsbad, California stepped up in a big way in the crucial conference series against the Colonels, which is one of the top three teams in the league. She pick...More >>
  • McNeese baseball breeding confidence with success

    McNeese baseball breeding confidence with success

    McNeese baseball jumps to 15th in the latest RPI rankings listed by D1baseball.com.

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    McNeese baseball jumps to 15th in the latest RPI rankings listed by D1baseball.com.

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  • Cowgirls remain atop SLC standings with DH win at Nicholls

    Cowgirls remain atop SLC standings with DH win at Nicholls

    Saturday, April 15 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-04-16 01:23:39 GMT
    McNeese softball bounced back from its Southland Conference opening series loss against Nicholls Friday with an 8-4, 7-4 doubleheader win Saturday to clinch the series and remain atop the Southland Conference standings. The losses are the first for Nicholls at home this season.   McNeese (30-14, 16-2 SLC) recorded program's ninth straight 30-win season and the first under first year head coach James Landreneaux with the wins.   Junior Erika Piancastelli led th...More >>
    McNeese softball bounced back from its Southland Conference opening series loss against Nicholls Friday with an 8-4, 7-4 doubleheader win Saturday to clinch the series and remain atop the Southland Conference standings. The losses are the first for Nicholls at home this season.   McNeese (30-14, 16-2 SLC) recorded program's ninth straight 30-win season and the first under first year head coach James Landreneaux with the wins.   Junior Erika Piancastelli led th...More >>
  • Selman's HR lifts Cowboys to 9-7 win and sweep over UNO

    Selman's HR lifts Cowboys to 9-7 win and sweep over UNO

    Saturday, April 15 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-04-16 01:21:54 GMT
     Shane Selman's three-run, seventh inning home run capped off an offensive onslaught over a three-inning span that saw McNeese rally from a 6-0 deficit through four innings to a 9-7 win over New Orleans on Saturday afternoon and completing a three-game Southland Conference series sweep.   Facing a hitter's count at 2-and-0, Selman took a fastball from UNO pitcher Raphael Martinez, the sixth of seven Privateer hurlers to hit the mound, over the left field wall to give McNeese...More >>
     Shane Selman's three-run, seventh inning home run capped off an offensive onslaught over a three-inning span that saw McNeese rally from a 6-0 deficit through four innings to a 9-7 win over New Orleans on Saturday afternoon and completing a three-game Southland Conference series sweep.   Facing a hitter's count at 2-and-0, Selman took a fastball from UNO pitcher Raphael Martinez, the sixth of seven Privateer hurlers to hit the mound, over the left field wall to give McNeese...More >>
  • Walker solid in game 3, LSU beats Ole Miss, 3-2

    Walker solid in game 3, LSU beats Ole Miss, 3-2

    Saturday, April 15 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-04-15 22:41:22 GMT

     LSU held on for the 3-2, series-clinching win in a highly contest rubber match against Ole Miss. LSU took two of three in the weekend series, moving to 25-12 overall and 9-6 in SEC play. With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 22-14 and 7-8 in the conference. Fr. right-hander Eric Walker (5-0, 2.48 ERA) earned the win, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five and surrendering no walks. Fr. lefty Ryan Rolison (4-2, 2.19 ERA) suffered the loss for Ole Miss, pitching five a...

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     LSU held on for the 3-2, series-clinching win in a highly contest rubber match against Ole Miss. LSU took two of three in the weekend series, moving to 25-12 overall and 9-6 in SEC play. With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 22-14 and 7-8 in the conference. Fr. right-hander Eric Walker (5-0, 2.48 ERA) earned the win, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five and surrendering no walks. Fr. lefty Ryan Rolison (4-2, 2.19 ERA) suffered the loss for Ole Miss, pitching five a...

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  • McNeese softball falls 4-3 at Nicholls in series opener

    McNeese softball falls 4-3 at Nicholls in series opener

    Saturday, April 15 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-04-15 04:08:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Nicholls used a fifth inning two-run homerun by sophomore Kasey Frederick to pick up a 4-3 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Friday to remain undefeated at home (11-0) in the opening game of a three game conference series. The series will conclude with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (28-14, 14-2) still holds a one game lead over the second place Colonels (27-13, 13-3 SLC).   Nicholls opened the game by taking a 2-0 lead on three hits in the first inning....More >>
    Nicholls used a fifth inning two-run homerun by sophomore Kasey Frederick to pick up a 4-3 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Friday to remain undefeated at home (11-0) in the opening game of a three game conference series. The series will conclude with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (28-14, 14-2) still holds a one game lead over the second place Colonels (27-13, 13-3 SLC).   Nicholls opened the game by taking a 2-0 lead on three hits in the first inning....More >>
  • Deaton remains perfect following 5-3 win over UNO

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:40:25 GMT
     Rhett Deaton threw six innings of three-run ball then the fresh McNeese bullpen closed out the final three innings by striking out seven of the nine outs to hurl the Cowboys to a 5-3 win over UNO on Friday night and capturing the Southland Conference series.   Deaton remained perfect on the year by improving to 6-0. Three pitchers came out of the pen – Grant Anderson, Trent Fontenot, Collin Kober – to pitch an inning apiece, each throwin...More >>
     Rhett Deaton threw six innings of three-run ball then the fresh McNeese bullpen closed out the final three innings by striking out seven of the nine outs to hurl the Cowboys to a 5-3 win over UNO on Friday night and capturing the Southland Conference series.   Deaton remained perfect on the year by improving to 6-0. Three pitchers came out of the pen – Grant Anderson, Trent Fontenot, Collin Kober – to pitch an inning apiece, each throwin...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Austin Nelson

    Sports Person of the Week - Austin Nelson

    Friday, April 14 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-04-15 01:23:25 GMT
    On the diamond and in the batter's box, coaches preach, 'keep your eye on the ball.' But that was easier said than done for Austin Nelson. "It was when I would either still a bag or run to second, I would try to look at Coach Zaleski, our third base coach, and I couldn't see him," Nelson said. "What I would do, I would have to close my right eye." What started out as an inconvenience, became much more. "I can still remember to this day ...More >>
    On the diamond and in the batter's box, coaches preach, 'keep your eye on the ball.' But that was easier said than done for Austin Nelson. "It was when I would either still a bag or run to second, I would try to look at Coach Zaleski, our third base coach, and I couldn't see him," Nelson said. "What I would do, I would have to close my right eye." What started out as an inconvenience, became much more. "I can still remember to this day ...More >>
  • Sanders gets ice bath after first career complete game shutout

    Sanders gets ice bath after first career complete game shutout

    Thursday, April 13 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-04-14 03:42:06 GMT
     Austin Sanders had a night to remember on Thursday night as the senior left-handed pitcher tossed his first career complete game shutout in helping McNeese blank New Orleans 5-0 to open up a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   Sanders used 111 pitches to silence the high-powered offensive attack of the Privateers, holding the opponents to just six hits while allowing only one baserunner to get past second base.   "My fastball was working well t...More >>
     Austin Sanders had a night to remember on Thursday night as the senior left-handed pitcher tossed his first career complete game shutout in helping McNeese blank New Orleans 5-0 to open up a three-game Southland Conference baseball series.   Sanders used 111 pitches to silence the high-powered offensive attack of the Privateers, holding the opponents to just six hits while allowing only one baserunner to get past second base.   "My fastball was working well t...More >>
  • Local athletes sign on National Spring Signing Day's regular period

    Local athletes sign on National Spring Signing Day's regular period

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-04-13 01:28:47 GMT
    Iowa's Amy Reed (LSU-A) and Carli Fontenot (Lindenwood) signed scholarships to play softball. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)Iowa's Amy Reed (LSU-A) and Carli Fontenot (Lindenwood) signed scholarships to play softball. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Wednesday was the start of the Regular Signing Period for the 2017 class for many NCAA sports like basketball, baseball, softball and track. 

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    Wednesday was the start of the Regular Signing Period for the 2017 class for many NCAA sports like basketball, baseball, softball and track. 

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  • McNeese-LSU Softball Game Canceled

    McNeese-LSU Softball Game Canceled

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:57:45 GMT
    Tuesday's home softball game against 11th ranked LSU has been canceled due to inclement weather. Both teams are looking for a possible make-up date in the future.   The Cowgirl will return to the diamond this weekend for an important Southland Conference series at second place Nicholls. The series will begin with a 6 p.m. game Friday with and end with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    Tuesday's home softball game against 11th ranked LSU has been canceled due to inclement weather. Both teams are looking for a possible make-up date in the future.   The Cowgirl will return to the diamond this weekend for an important Southland Conference series at second place Nicholls. The series will begin with a 6 p.m. game Friday with and end with a 12 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • McNeese softball set to host No. 8 LSU Tuesday

    McNeese softball set to host No. 8 LSU Tuesday

    Monday, April 10 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-04-11 02:48:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball will face its second Top 10 opponent in less than a week when the Cowgirls host no. 8 LSU (32-9) Tuesday in a 6 p.m. game. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse or by calling (337) 562-4MSU. The Parapokes skydiving team will make an appearance prior to the game. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM) or on kezmonline.com. Live streaming and live stats will also be available. McNeese (28-13) is c...More >>
    McNeese softball will face its second Top 10 opponent in less than a week when the Cowgirls host no. 8 LSU (32-9) Tuesday in a 6 p.m. game. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse or by calling (337) 562-4MSU. The Parapokes skydiving team will make an appearance prior to the game. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (KEZM 1310 AM) or on kezmonline.com. Live streaming and live stats will also be available. McNeese (28-13) is c...More >>
  • Ryan Ross out 3-4 months with broken ankle

    Ryan Ross out 3-4 months with broken ankle

    McNeese running back Ryan Ross suffered a broken ankle in McNeese's Blue-Gold spring game. He's expected to miss the next 3 to 4 months.

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    McNeese running back Ryan Ross suffered a broken ankle in McNeese's Blue-Gold spring game. He's expected to miss the next 3 to 4 months.

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  • Cowboys make history in complete sweep over ACU

    Cowboys make history in complete sweep over ACU

    Sunday, April 9 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-04-10 02:15:04 GMT
    McNeese’s record-breaking baseball season added more flair on Sunday when the Cowboys completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep over Abilene Christian with an 8-5 win. It’s the Cowboys’ 13th league win through the first 15 games, the best start in conference action in school history. The sweep also tied a school record with the program’s fourth conference sweep of the season. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese, who improved to 23-9 overall ...More >>
    McNeese’s record-breaking baseball season added more flair on Sunday when the Cowboys completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep over Abilene Christian with an 8-5 win. It’s the Cowboys’ 13th league win through the first 15 games, the best start in conference action in school history. The sweep also tied a school record with the program’s fourth conference sweep of the season. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese, who improved to 23-9 overall ...More >>
  • Young guns step up in McNeese's Blue-Gold Spring Game

    Young guns step up in McNeese's Blue-Gold Spring Game

    Justin Pratt named Blue-Gold Spring Game MVP. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Justin Pratt named Blue-Gold Spring Game MVP. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    McNeese gets big showing from Orgeron brothers in Blue-Gold Spring game. Cody Orgeron finished 5-of-9 for 71 yards and a touchdown. Parker Orgeron caught five passes for 88 yards. Sophomore running back Justin Pratt was named the game’s MVP after he led all rushers with 89 yards on seven carries including a 61-yard sprint up the middle after breaking a couple of tackles, to give the Gold the game-winning score.

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    McNeese gets big showing from Orgeron brothers in Blue-Gold Spring game. Cody Orgeron finished 5-of-9 for 71 yards and a touchdown. Parker Orgeron caught five passes for 88 yards. Sophomore running back Justin Pratt was named the game’s MVP after he led all rushers with 89 yards on seven carries including a 61-yard sprint up the middle after breaking a couple of tackles, to give the Gold the game-winning score.

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  • Cowboys pound out 19 hits in 18-5 win over ACU on Saturday

    Cowboys pound out 19 hits in 18-5 win over ACU on Saturday

    Saturday, April 8 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-04-09 01:24:48 GMT
    Shane Selman collected four hits, Mitchell Rogers three and four other players with two hits as the McNeese Cowboys slugged out 19 total hits in an 18-5 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday to win the weekend series over the Wildcats. The win improved McNeese to 22-9 on the season and 12-2 in Southland Conference play while ACU dropped its 11th straight game, falling to 9-18 overall and 1-13 in the league. Starting pitcher Rhett Deaton stayed perfect on the year, improving to 5-0 ...More >>
    Shane Selman collected four hits, Mitchell Rogers three and four other players with two hits as the McNeese Cowboys slugged out 19 total hits in an 18-5 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday to win the weekend series over the Wildcats. The win improved McNeese to 22-9 on the season and 12-2 in Southland Conference play while ACU dropped its 11th straight game, falling to 9-18 overall and 1-13 in the league. Starting pitcher Rhett Deaton stayed perfect on the year, improving to 5-0 ...More >>
  • Keasler's Cardiac Cowboys make return at annual Blue-Gold spring game

    Keasler's Cardiac Cowboys make return at annual Blue-Gold spring game

    Saturday, April 8 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-04-08 23:03:08 GMT
    McNeese’s annual Blue-Gold spring scrimmage on Saturday was headlined by former coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate as the two took the reigns as honorary coaches for the game – Keasler the Gold team and Tate the Blue. And just like Keasler’s teams from the 1990s with their numerous late-game heroics that had folks calling his squads the “Cardia Cowboys”, that persona made a return in Cowboy Stadium on Saturday as Keasler’s Gold team rallied from ...More >>
    McNeese’s annual Blue-Gold spring scrimmage on Saturday was headlined by former coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate as the two took the reigns as honorary coaches for the game – Keasler the Gold team and Tate the Blue. And just like Keasler’s teams from the 1990s with their numerous late-game heroics that had folks calling his squads the “Cardia Cowboys”, that persona made a return in Cowboy Stadium on Saturday as Keasler’s Gold team rallied from ...More >>
  • McNeese softball completes series sweep over Texas A&M-CC, 9-1

    McNeese softball completes series sweep over Texas A&M-CC, 9-1

    Saturday, April 8 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-04-08 22:54:25 GMT
    McNeese softball took advantage of six Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-26, 1-11 SLC) errors and sophomore Justyce McClain continued her stellar weekend  by going 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs along three stolen bases to lead McNeese in a 9-1 (6 inn.) win here Saturday to complete the Southland Conference series sweep. McNeese picked up a 7-1, 4-0 doubleheader win over the Islanders on Friday. McClain ended the series with a .545 batting average with six hits, two RBI ...More >>
    McNeese softball took advantage of six Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-26, 1-11 SLC) errors and sophomore Justyce McClain continued her stellar weekend  by going 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs along three stolen bases to lead McNeese in a 9-1 (6 inn.) win here Saturday to complete the Southland Conference series sweep. McNeese picked up a 7-1, 4-0 doubleheader win over the Islanders on Friday. McClain ended the series with a .545 batting average with six hits, two RBI ...More >>
  • McNeese gearing up for annual spring game on Saturday

    McNeese gearing up for annual spring game on Saturday

    Friday, April 7 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-04-08 03:44:38 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese football will hold its annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. in Cowboy Stadium with a bit of history taking the field with the current Cowboys. The game is free and fans are asked to sit on the west side of Cowboy Stadium (press box side). Season ticket information will be available at the entrance (northwest gate). Former head coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate – the only coaches to guide McNeese to the National Championship game (199...More >>
    McNeese football will hold its annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. in Cowboy Stadium with a bit of history taking the field with the current Cowboys. The game is free and fans are asked to sit on the west side of Cowboy Stadium (press box side). Season ticket information will be available at the entrance (northwest gate). Former head coaches Bobby Keasler and Tommy Tate – the only coaches to guide McNeese to the National Championship game (199...More >>
  • Nelson, Selman homer as McNeese beats ACU, 7-4

    Nelson, Selman homer as McNeese beats ACU, 7-4

    Friday, April 7 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-04-08 02:46:23 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    Making his first start in nearly a year and just his second appearance since being activated last week, Austin Nelson returned to the lineup with a flair as the sophomore belted his second-career home run to help guide McNeese to a 7-4 win over Abilene Christian on Friday night in the first of a three-game Southland Conference series.   In addition to Nelson's stick, center fielder Robbie Podorsky continued his tear at the top of the lineup with a 3-for-4 game...More >>
    Making his first start in nearly a year and just his second appearance since being activated last week, Austin Nelson returned to the lineup with a flair as the sophomore belted his second-career home run to help guide McNeese to a 7-4 win over Abilene Christian on Friday night in the first of a three-game Southland Conference series.   In addition to Nelson's stick, center fielder Robbie Podorsky continued his tear at the top of the lineup with a 3-for-4 game...More >>
  • McNeese takes doubleheader at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    McNeese takes doubleheader at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    Friday, April 7 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-04-08 02:26:02 GMT
    (Source: McNeese State)(Source: McNeese State)
    McNeese softball was aggressive at the plate and on the base paths here Friday afternoon at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, combining for 15 hits and 17 stolen bases in its 7-1, 4-0 Southland Conference doubleheader win. Sophomore Justyce McClain tied a McNeese single game record with four stolen bases in the opening game then stole another in the nightcap for her fifth of the day. McNeese (27-13, 14-1 SLC) opened the doubleheader by scoring single runs in the second and third to take...More >>
    McNeese softball was aggressive at the plate and on the base paths here Friday afternoon at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, combining for 15 hits and 17 stolen bases in its 7-1, 4-0 Southland Conference doubleheader win. Sophomore Justyce McClain tied a McNeese single game record with four stolen bases in the opening game then stole another in the nightcap for her fifth of the day. McNeese (27-13, 14-1 SLC) opened the doubleheader by scoring single runs in the second and third to take...More >>
  • McNeese signs five to rodeo scholarships

    McNeese signs five to rodeo scholarships

    Iowa's Zach Jongbloed and Bell City's Kati Murphy both sign with the Pokes

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    Iowa's Zach Jongbloed and Bell City's Kati Murphy both sign with the Pokes

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  • McNeese Pro Day notes: Spikes runs 4.47 40; Golden sits out on-field drills

    McNeese Pro Day notes: Spikes runs 4.47 40; Golden sits out on-field drills

    • Former DB Brent Spikes received lots of attention from scouts-- ran 4.47 40 and had 16 reps on the bench
    • DT Isaiah Golden sat out on-field drills after running one 40 (5.2 unofficial) due to ankle injury
    • Saints and Rams scouts in attendance
    • DB Khalil Thomas and OL Thor Miller also worked out
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    • Former DB Brent Spikes received lots of attention from scouts-- ran 4.47 40 and had 16 reps on the bench
    • DT Isaiah Golden sat out on-field drills after running one 40 (5.2 unofficial) due to ankle injury
    • Saints and Rams scouts in attendance
    • DB Khalil Thomas and OL Thor Miller also worked out
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  • McNeese falls 10-3 at No. 6 Texas A&M

    McNeese falls 10-3 at No. 6 Texas A&M

    Thursday, April 6 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-04-06 04:01:59 GMT
    (Source: KAGS-TV)(Source: KAGS-TV)
    McNeese softball let its early lead slip away at 6th ranked Texas A&M Wednesday night in a 10-3 loss. McNeese (25-13) came out aggressive at the plate and scored two runs in the second inning and one in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.  Alexandria Saldivar scored the first run of the game on an error then Taylor Smith drew a bases loaded walk to give McNeese a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Cowgirls added a single run in the third inning on a Saldivar single to ce...More >>
    McNeese softball let its early lead slip away at 6th ranked Texas A&M Wednesday night in a 10-3 loss. McNeese (25-13) came out aggressive at the plate and scored two runs in the second inning and one in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.  Alexandria Saldivar scored the first run of the game on an error then Taylor Smith drew a bases loaded walk to give McNeese a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Cowgirls added a single run in the third inning on a Saldivar single to ce...More >>
  • McNeese rally lifts Pokes over LA Tech, 5-3

    McNeese rally lifts Pokes over LA Tech, 5-3

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-04-06 03:56:37 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball bats struggled early but heated up in the latter part of Wednesday night’s mid-week contest while the Cowboys pitched effectively throughout the game to rally back and defeat Louisiana Tech, 5-3, at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese to 20-9 overall on the year while Louisiana Tech dipped to 19-11 this season. The Cowboys now hold eight wins over in-state schools after having snapped a three-game mid-week losing skid. The Bulldogs took a thr...More >>
    The McNeese baseball bats struggled early but heated up in the latter part of Wednesday night’s mid-week contest while the Cowboys pitched effectively throughout the game to rally back and defeat Louisiana Tech, 5-3, at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese to 20-9 overall on the year while Louisiana Tech dipped to 19-11 this season. The Cowboys now hold eight wins over in-state schools after having snapped a three-game mid-week losing skid. The Bulldogs took a thr...More >>
  • Guidry brings back pride for DWA

    Guidry brings back pride for DWA

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

    Lance Guidry brings back old school DWA passion.

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    Lance Guidry brings back old school DWA passion.

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  • Pokes, Lions split Saturday DH; SLU takes series

    Pokes, Lions split Saturday DH; SLU takes series

    Sunday, April 2 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-04-02 22:03:32 GMT
     The McNeese baseball team split a Saturday doubleheader with Southeastern Louisiana but was unable to capture a Southland Conference series for the first time this season as the Lions took two of three on the weekend at Pat Kennelly Diamond.   The two squads split the doubleheader with McNeese taking the first game, 4-1, as the Lions scored the series win with a 5-4 walk-off win in the finale.   Following the series, McNeese is now 19-9 overall on the season and 10-2 i...More >>
     The McNeese baseball team split a Saturday doubleheader with Southeastern Louisiana but was unable to capture a Southland Conference series for the first time this season as the Lions took two of three on the weekend at Pat Kennelly Diamond.   The two squads split the doubleheader with McNeese taking the first game, 4-1, as the Lions scored the series win with a 5-4 walk-off win in the finale.   Following the series, McNeese is now 19-9 overall on the season and 10-2 i...More >>
  • Pokes offense hopes for better showing in upcoming spring game

    Pokes offense hopes for better showing in upcoming spring game

    McNeese football held first scrimmage of 2017 season.

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    McNeese football held first scrimmage of 2017 season.

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  • DWA brings high energy in Pokes first scrimmage

    DWA brings high energy in Pokes first scrimmage

    Saturday, April 1 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-04-02 00:14:23 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese's Defense With Attitude (DWA) held the upper hand in Saturday morning's first scrimmage of the spring season, sacking five different quarterbacks a total of 10 times while intercepting three passes.   The two-hour scrimmage included special teams, 3rd-down situations in long and medium settings, 2-minute drill, overtime and series starting at different yard lines.   "Yesterday (Thursday), the offense had a lot of energy and made some plays," said head coach...More >>
    McNeese's Defense With Attitude (DWA) held the upper hand in Saturday morning's first scrimmage of the spring season, sacking five different quarterbacks a total of 10 times while intercepting three passes.   The two-hour scrimmage included special teams, 3rd-down situations in long and medium settings, 2-minute drill, overtime and series starting at different yard lines.   "Yesterday (Thursday), the offense had a lot of energy and made some plays," said head coach...More >>
  • Rachel Smith's extra inning walk-off homer clinches series over NSU

    Rachel Smith's extra inning walk-off homer clinches series over NSU

    Saturday, April 1 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-04-02 00:08:04 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Senior pitcher Rachel Smith’s three-run walk off homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning helped McNeese softball clinch the Southland Conference series 2-1 over Northwestern State here Saturday with a 5-2 win in the second game of a doubleheader. McNeese dropped its first conference loss of the season with a 1-0 loss in the opening game Saturday. Northwestern State took the early lead for the second straight game, after taking a 1-0 lead in the opening game. The Lady Demons...More >>
    Senior pitcher Rachel Smith’s three-run walk off homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning helped McNeese softball clinch the Southland Conference series 2-1 over Northwestern State here Saturday with a 5-2 win in the second game of a doubleheader. McNeese dropped its first conference loss of the season with a 1-0 loss in the opening game Saturday. Northwestern State took the early lead for the second straight game, after taking a 1-0 lead in the opening game. The Lady Demons...More >>
  • Southeastern hands McNeese its first conference loss of the season, 10-2

    Southeastern hands McNeese its first conference loss of the season, 10-2

    Friday, March 31 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-04-01 03:57:23 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)
     Errors and miscues proved to plague the McNeese baseball team Friday evening as the Cowboys fell to Southeastern Louisiana, 10-2, at Pat Kennelly Diamond. The two squads will finish out the series Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. The series was altered due to a chance of inclement weather in the area on Sunday. The loss handed McNeese its first conference defeat on the year as the Pokes dipped to 18-8 overall and 9-1 in league play while the Lions impr...More >>
     Errors and miscues proved to plague the McNeese baseball team Friday evening as the Cowboys fell to Southeastern Louisiana, 10-2, at Pat Kennelly Diamond. The two squads will finish out the series Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. The series was altered due to a chance of inclement weather in the area on Sunday. The loss handed McNeese its first conference defeat on the year as the Pokes dipped to 18-8 overall and 9-1 in league play while the Lions impr...More >>
  • McNeese wins 10th straight SLC game with 8-0 win over NSU

    McNeese wins 10th straight SLC game with 8-0 win over NSU

    Friday, March 31 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-04-01 03:55:04 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    For the second time in the last three years, McNeese softball opened the conference race by winning its first 10 games with an 8-0 (5 inn.) win over Northwestern State here Friday night in the opening game of the three game series. The series will conclude with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. McNeese (24-11, 10-0 SLC) took advantage of eight free passes and three Lady Demon (13-21-1, 3-7 SLC) errors to take a 5-0 lead after the third inning. The Cowgirls scored single runs in the fi...More >>
    For the second time in the last three years, McNeese softball opened the conference race by winning its first 10 games with an 8-0 (5 inn.) win over Northwestern State here Friday night in the opening game of the three game series. The series will conclude with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday. McNeese (24-11, 10-0 SLC) took advantage of eight free passes and three Lady Demon (13-21-1, 3-7 SLC) errors to take a 5-0 lead after the third inning. The Cowgirls scored single runs in the fi...More >>
  • McNeese cornerback competition heating up in spring drills

    McNeese cornerback competition heating up in spring drills

    Colby Burton McNeese sophomore DB. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Colby Burton McNeese sophomore DB. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    Lance Guidry updates the latest on McNeese's cornerback competition through spring drills.

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    Lance Guidry updates the latest on McNeese's cornerback competition through spring drills.

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  • Flores, McNeese shut out Houston in mid-week tilt

    Flores, McNeese shut out Houston in mid-week tilt

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:59:16 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Freshman Alexsandra Flores threw a two-hitter and the Cowgirls picked up seven hits in a 1-0 midweek win over Houston her Wednesday night to improve to 23-11 overall. Flores (8-2) picked up her second shutout of the season while striking out five along the way. She gave up only two walks in the game and didn’t allow the Cougars past second base. Taylor Schmidt led the Cowgirls with two hits with one being a double for the only extra base hit of the game. Justyce McClain, Erika...More >>
    Freshman Alexsandra Flores threw a two-hitter and the Cowgirls picked up seven hits in a 1-0 midweek win over Houston her Wednesday night to improve to 23-11 overall. Flores (8-2) picked up her second shutout of the season while striking out five along the way. She gave up only two walks in the game and didn’t allow the Cougars past second base. Taylor Schmidt led the Cowgirls with two hits with one being a double for the only extra base hit of the game. Justyce McClain, Erika...More >>
  • McNeese announces 2017 football schedule

    McNeese announces 2017 football schedule

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:46:26 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Five home games, including Southland Conference matchups with Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State, highlights McNeese football’s 2017 schedule that was released on Wednesday.  In addition to the 2017 schedule release, McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a home-and-home series with Big Sky Conference member Northern Colorado that will take the Cowboys to Greely, Colorado in 2018 followed by a return trip from...More >>
    Five home games, including Southland Conference matchups with Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State, highlights McNeese football’s 2017 schedule that was released on Wednesday.  In addition to the 2017 schedule release, McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a home-and-home series with Big Sky Conference member Northern Colorado that will take the Cowboys to Greely, Colorado in 2018 followed by a return trip from...More >>
  • No. 21 UL Lafayette hands McNeese its first home loss, 3-1

    No. 21 UL Lafayette hands McNeese its first home loss, 3-1

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:59:06 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The No. 18 UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns launched two home runs and held a hot-hitting McNeese baseball team to just two hits on the night to take down the Cowboys, 3-1, and snap a 16-game home winning streak Tuesday evening at Joe Miller Ballpark. The Cowboys (18-7) dropped their third consecutive mid-week contest in the loss to ULL and dropped their first contest at home since losing to Central Arkansas back on May 13, 2016. The win propelled the Cajuns to 14-9 on the year as th...More >>
    The No. 18 UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns launched two home runs and held a hot-hitting McNeese baseball team to just two hits on the night to take down the Cowboys, 3-1, and snap a 16-game home winning streak Tuesday evening at Joe Miller Ballpark. The Cowboys (18-7) dropped their third consecutive mid-week contest in the loss to ULL and dropped their first contest at home since losing to Central Arkansas back on May 13, 2016. The win propelled the Cajuns to 14-9 on the year as th...More >>
  • McNeese baseball set to host No. 21 UL Lafayette on Tuesday

    McNeese baseball set to host No. 21 UL Lafayette on Tuesday

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:58:12 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball team is set to compete in one of its most important home contests of the season as the Cowboys welcome No. 21 UL Lafayette to Joe Miller Ballpark for an in-state showdown Tuesday night.   The game is set for a 6 p.m. first pitch with the McNeese Parapokes set to make an appearance before the game. Ryan Navarre with Billy Navarre Chevrolet will throw out the first pitch prior to the start of the contest.   Tuesday's contest will be featured on KEZM 1...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team is set to compete in one of its most important home contests of the season as the Cowboys welcome No. 21 UL Lafayette to Joe Miller Ballpark for an in-state showdown Tuesday night.   The game is set for a 6 p.m. first pitch with the McNeese Parapokes set to make an appearance before the game. Ryan Navarre with Billy Navarre Chevrolet will throw out the first pitch prior to the start of the contest.   Tuesday's contest will be featured on KEZM 1...More >>
  • McNeese offense "in place" with Tabary returning at quarterback

    McNeese offense "in place" with Tabary returning at quarterback

    The Cowboys return 97% of their offense from 2016.

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    The Cowboys return 97% of their offense from 2016.

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  • McNeese offense propels Cowboys to best start in program history

    McNeese offense propels Cowboys to best start in program history

    McNeese is off to an 18-6 record.

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    McNeese is off to an 18-6 record.

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  • Pokes complete Southland sweep of Nicholls, 11-8

    Pokes complete Southland sweep of Nicholls, 11-8

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-03-27 02:08:17 GMT
    The McNeese baseball team scored four runs in the first inning coupled with runs scored throughout all but two frames of Sunday afternoon’s contest en route to an 11-8 victory over Nicholls to complete the three-game Southland Conference sweep of the Colonels at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese’s home winning streak to 16 straight, which ties Louisville for the best record in the nation. The Pokes are now 18-6 on the year with a perfect 9-0 league record....More >>
    The McNeese baseball team scored four runs in the first inning coupled with runs scored throughout all but two frames of Sunday afternoon’s contest en route to an 11-8 victory over Nicholls to complete the three-game Southland Conference sweep of the Colonels at Joe Miller Ballpark. The victory improved McNeese’s home winning streak to 16 straight, which ties Louisville for the best record in the nation. The Pokes are now 18-6 on the year with a perfect 9-0 league record....More >>
  • Drew leads Cowgirls in series finale win over Incarnate Word

    Drew leads Cowgirls in series finale win over Incarnate Word

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:50:44 GMT
    Junior shortstop Hailey Drew hit two home runs and accounted for four RBI here Saturday in McNeese's 8-3 Southland Conference softball win against Incarnate Word to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The sweep is the third straight for the Cowgirls and the first conference series sweep of the season.   McNeese (22-11, 9-0 SLC) picked up 11 hits and got another good outing from senior pitcher Rachel Smith. Smith had a one-hit shutout going until the sixth...More >>
    Junior shortstop Hailey Drew hit two home runs and accounted for four RBI here Saturday in McNeese's 8-3 Southland Conference softball win against Incarnate Word to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The sweep is the third straight for the Cowgirls and the first conference series sweep of the season.   McNeese (22-11, 9-0 SLC) picked up 11 hits and got another good outing from senior pitcher Rachel Smith. Smith had a one-hit shutout going until the sixth...More >>
  • McNeese softball sweeps Friday double header over UIW

    McNeese softball sweeps Friday double header over UIW

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:57:45 GMT
    McNeese softball picked up a combined 21 hits in its 15-4 (5 inn.), 6-4 Southland Conference road doubleheader win here Friday against Incarnate Word. The series will conclude with a single game at noon Saturday. The game will be streamed and fans can also follow live stats. All links can be found on mcneesesports.com.  Incarnate Word (5-25, 1-7 SLC) scored in the opening frame of game 1 to take a 1-0 lead on three hits. The slim Cardinal lead didn’t last long as McNeese s...More >>
    McNeese softball picked up a combined 21 hits in its 15-4 (5 inn.), 6-4 Southland Conference road doubleheader win here Friday against Incarnate Word. The series will conclude with a single game at noon Saturday. The game will be streamed and fans can also follow live stats. All links can be found on mcneesesports.com.  Incarnate Word (5-25, 1-7 SLC) scored in the opening frame of game 1 to take a 1-0 lead on three hits. The slim Cardinal lead didn’t last long as McNeese s...More >>
  • Pokes hammer Nicholls in game one; extend home win streak to 14

    Pokes hammer Nicholls in game one; extend home win streak to 14

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:54:06 GMT
    Dustin Duhon's first career home run (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Dustin Duhon's first career home run (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Senior left-hander Austin Sanders worked seven innings to earn his second win of the year Friday afternoon while the McNeese baseball team erupted for six runs across the first three innings to cruise to a 9-2 victory over Nicholls at Joe Miller Ballpark.   The Cowboys, who remain perfect at home this season and have pushed their home winning streak to 14 straight dating back to last year, improved to 16-6 overall and 7-0 in the Southland Conference. The Pokes are now i...More >>
    Senior left-hander Austin Sanders worked seven innings to earn his second win of the year Friday afternoon while the McNeese baseball team erupted for six runs across the first three innings to cruise to a 9-2 victory over Nicholls at Joe Miller Ballpark.   The Cowboys, who remain perfect at home this season and have pushed their home winning streak to 14 straight dating back to last year, improved to 16-6 overall and 7-0 in the Southland Conference. The Pokes are now i...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:12:15 GMT
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
  • Guidry on returning to DC duties: "Defense is loving it"

    Guidry on returning to DC duties: "Defense is loving it"

    The Cowboys are practicing with more energy since head coach Lance Guidry took over the defensive coordinator duties. 

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    The Cowboys are practicing with more energy since head coach Lance Guidry took over the defensive coordinator duties. 

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  • McNeese bringing energy into spring drills

    McNeese bringing energy into spring drills

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

    The Cowboys put on pads for the first time of the spring on Wednesday.

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    The Cowboys put on pads for the first time of the spring on Wednesday.

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  • McNeese softball falls 4-0 at Texas

    McNeese softball falls 4-0 at Texas

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:02:07 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Texas needed just two innings to score the runs it needed in a 4-0 softball win over McNeese here Wednesday. The Longhorns (17-11) scored three runs on four hits in their first at bat of the game in the first inning to take a quick 3-0 then added an insurance run in the sixth on a solo home run.  Devon Tunning led the first inning off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Stephanie Wong then scored on a double by Randel Leahy for a 1-0 lead. A single by Fe...More >>
    Texas needed just two innings to score the runs it needed in a 4-0 softball win over McNeese here Wednesday. The Longhorns (17-11) scored three runs on four hits in their first at bat of the game in the first inning to take a quick 3-0 then added an insurance run in the sixth on a solo home run.  Devon Tunning led the first inning off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Stephanie Wong then scored on a double by Randel Leahy for a 1-0 lead. A single by Fe...More >>
  • Green Wave rolls past McNeese, 10-2

    Green Wave rolls past McNeese, 10-2

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:45:32 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    The McNeese baseball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in its bout with in-state foe Tulane as the Green Wave rolled to a 10-2 victory at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium Tuesday night.   The defeat handed McNeese (15-6) only its second loss out of its last 10 contests while Tulane (7-13) picked up its second victory over a Southland Conference opponent this season. The Pokes are now 3-1 against in-state programs this year.   The Cowboys were out hit, 13-5, with...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in its bout with in-state foe Tulane as the Green Wave rolled to a 10-2 victory at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium Tuesday night.   The defeat handed McNeese (15-6) only its second loss out of its last 10 contests while Tulane (7-13) picked up its second victory over a Southland Conference opponent this season. The Pokes are now 3-1 against in-state programs this year.   The Cowboys were out hit, 13-5, with...More >>
  • McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-03-21 19:36:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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  • McNeese basketball great David Lawrence dies at 58

    McNeese basketball great David Lawrence dies at 58

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-03-21 18:42:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    McNeese Hall of Famer and Cowboy basketball great David Lawrence passed away at his residence in Milan, Italy on Monday. Lawrence, 58, the younger brother of another Cowboy great Edmond who passed away in 2015, played for the Cowboys from 1977-1980 and followed in his brother’s footsteps as becoming one of the greatest rebounders in school history. He’s one of three players in school history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, joining Edmond and John R...

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    McNeese Hall of Famer and Cowboy basketball great David Lawrence passed away at his residence in Milan, Italy on Monday. Lawrence, 58, the younger brother of another Cowboy great Edmond who passed away in 2015, played for the Cowboys from 1977-1980 and followed in his brother’s footsteps as becoming one of the greatest rebounders in school history. He’s one of three players in school history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, joining Edmond and John R...

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  • McNeese's Matt Gallier named SLC Hitter of the Week

    McNeese's Matt Gallier named SLC Hitter of the Week

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-03-21 04:03:11 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese senior third baseman Matt Gallier has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league announced Monday afternoon.   The weekly honor is the second for Gallier this season. He was named the LSWA Hitter of the Week earlier in the season for his efforts on the diamond. It is the fourth overall accolade for the Cowboy squad this season.   Gallier hit .500 (8-for-16) with five runs, five RBI, a double, three home runs and ...More >>
    McNeese senior third baseman Matt Gallier has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league announced Monday afternoon.   The weekly honor is the second for Gallier this season. He was named the LSWA Hitter of the Week earlier in the season for his efforts on the diamond. It is the fourth overall accolade for the Cowboy squad this season.   Gallier hit .500 (8-for-16) with five runs, five RBI, a double, three home runs and ...More >>
  • McNeese run-rules SFA to complete SLC series sweep

    McNeese run-rules SFA to complete SLC series sweep

    Sunday, March 19 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-03-19 22:16:47 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball team completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep of Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon as the Cowboys scored ten runs over the final three innings en route to an 11-1 run-rule victory at Joe Miller Ballpark. The series sweep marked the first time since 2014 that the Pokes (15-5, 6-0 SLC) swept back-to-back league series. McNeese has now won its first six contests to begin conference play, extending already its longest SLC winning streak in school histo...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep of Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon as the Cowboys scored ten runs over the final three innings en route to an 11-1 run-rule victory at Joe Miller Ballpark. The series sweep marked the first time since 2014 that the Pokes (15-5, 6-0 SLC) swept back-to-back league series. McNeese has now won its first six contests to begin conference play, extending already its longest SLC winning streak in school histo...More >>
  • McNeese sweeps Sam Houston State in three straight shutouts

    McNeese sweeps Sam Houston State in three straight shutouts

    Saturday, March 18 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-03-19 01:02:09 GMT
    Piancastelli 3-for-6 with 2 HR & RBI on Saturday. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Piancastelli 3-for-6 with 2 HR & RBI on Saturday. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    For the second straight day, McNeese softball scored early and often in its Southland Conference doubleheader win 8-0 (5 inn.) and 7-0 against Sam Houston State Saturday to pick up the series sweep over the Bearkats. McNeese opened the series with a 10-0 (5 inn.) win on Friday. McNeese outscored the Bearkats 25-0 in the series.   McNeese, winners of its last seven games and 13 of its last 14, improves to 19-10 on the season and 6-0 in conference play. Sam Houston State falls to 1...More >>
    For the second straight day, McNeese softball scored early and often in its Southland Conference doubleheader win 8-0 (5 inn.) and 7-0 against Sam Houston State Saturday to pick up the series sweep over the Bearkats. McNeese opened the series with a 10-0 (5 inn.) win on Friday. McNeese outscored the Bearkats 25-0 in the series.   McNeese, winners of its last seven games and 13 of its last 14, improves to 19-10 on the season and 6-0 in conference play. Sam Houston State falls to 1...More >>
  • Long ball helps Pokes past SFA to clinch series

    Long ball helps Pokes past SFA to clinch series

    Saturday, March 18 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-03-19 00:58:05 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    It was again the long ball that helped the McNeese baseball team to an 8-4 Southland Conference series victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon as a solo-shot from Matt Gallier in the seventh broke a 4-4 tie while a one-run bomb from Mitchell Rogers early in the game and a three-run homer from Robbie Podorsky helped provided insurance runs to help the Pokes remain perfect at The Jeaux.   McNeese improved to 14-5 overall with the victory a...More >>
    It was again the long ball that helped the McNeese baseball team to an 8-4 Southland Conference series victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon as a solo-shot from Matt Gallier in the seventh broke a 4-4 tie while a one-run bomb from Mitchell Rogers early in the game and a three-run homer from Robbie Podorsky helped provided insurance runs to help the Pokes remain perfect at The Jeaux.   McNeese improved to 14-5 overall with the victory a...More >>
  • Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

  • Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:56:17 GMT
    Lance Guidry working with defensive backs on day one of spring drill. (SourceLance Guidry working with defensive backs on day one of spring drill. (Source
    McNeese football opened spring drills under 2nd year head coach Lance Guidry.  On day one the defensive unit sported the old school D.W.A practice jerseys. Guidry ran around the practice field hollering from field to field with plenty of emphasis on defensive technique. After the departure of last years defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo, Guidry announced earlier this year he would take over those duties in 2017. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    McNeese football opened spring drills under 2nd year head coach Lance Guidry.  On day one the defensive unit sported the old school D.W.A practice jerseys. Guidry ran around the practice field hollering from field to field with plenty of emphasis on defensive technique. After the departure of last years defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo, Guidry announced earlier this year he would take over those duties in 2017. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Pokes take down SFA, 4-1; Remain perfect in SLC play

    Pokes take down SFA, 4-1; Remain perfect in SLC play

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:19:43 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
     A pair of RBI-hits from Shane Selman plus a Matt Gallier tater late in the game was enough to carry the McNeese baseball team past Stephen F. Austin, 4-1, in Friday's Southland Conference series opener to earn its 11th consecutive home win dating back to last season.   The home win streak currently stands as the fifth longest in the country and only three games behind leaders Louisville and South Florida. The Cowboys also are tied for fourth for the...More >>
     A pair of RBI-hits from Shane Selman plus a Matt Gallier tater late in the game was enough to carry the McNeese baseball team past Stephen F. Austin, 4-1, in Friday's Southland Conference series opener to earn its 11th consecutive home win dating back to last season.   The home win streak currently stands as the fifth longest in the country and only three games behind leaders Louisville and South Florida. The Cowboys also are tied for fourth for the...More >>
  • McNeese shuts out Sam Houston State in game one, 10-0

    McNeese shuts out Sam Houston State in game one, 10-0

    Friday, March 17 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-03-18 02:42:07 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball scored early and often and senior hurler Rachel Smith threw a gem in a 10-0, five inning Southland Conference win over Sam Houston State here Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series. The series will conclude with a noon doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (17-10, 4-0 SLC) has now won 12 of its last 13 games and it's the second straight time the Cowgirls begin a SLC series with a run-rule victory. Last Friday, McNeese defeated Central Arkans...More >>
    McNeese softball scored early and often and senior hurler Rachel Smith threw a gem in a 10-0, five inning Southland Conference win over Sam Houston State here Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series. The series will conclude with a noon doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (17-10, 4-0 SLC) has now won 12 of its last 13 games and it's the second straight time the Cowgirls begin a SLC series with a run-rule victory. Last Friday, McNeese defeated Central Arkans...More >>
  • McNeese opens spring football on Friday

    McNeese opens spring football on Friday

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:49:47 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese will kick-off its 2017 spring training session on Friday afternoon at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields for the first of 15 scheduled outings over the next 3 ½ weeks. The first two practices will be conducted in helmets and no pads with the first one in full pads will be on Wednesday, March 22. Two scrimmages are scheduled, the first on April 1 at 10 a.m. at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields, and the second, the Blue-Gold Spring Game, on April 8 at 1 o’clock, in...More >>
    McNeese will kick-off its 2017 spring training session on Friday afternoon at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields for the first of 15 scheduled outings over the next 3 ½ weeks. The first two practices will be conducted in helmets and no pads with the first one in full pads will be on Wednesday, March 22. Two scrimmages are scheduled, the first on April 1 at 10 a.m. at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields, and the second, the Blue-Gold Spring Game, on April 8 at 1 o’clock, in...More >>
  • McNeese softball on a roll heading into Sam Houston State series this weekend

    McNeese softball on a roll heading into Sam Houston State series this weekend

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:40:35 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese softball will return to the diamond this weekend after a week off to host Sam Houston State in a Southland Conference series beginning Friday night. McNeese (16-10, 3-0 SLC), winners of its last four games and 11 of its last 12 games will open the series against Sam Houston State (12-11, 3-0 SLC) with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday. The Bearkats enter the weekend on a five game winning streak and picked up a series ...More >>
    McNeese softball will return to the diamond this weekend after a week off to host Sam Houston State in a Southland Conference series beginning Friday night. McNeese (16-10, 3-0 SLC), winners of its last four games and 11 of its last 12 games will open the series against Sam Houston State (12-11, 3-0 SLC) with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday. The Bearkats enter the weekend on a five game winning streak and picked up a series ...More >>
  • McNeese to host Southern on the gridiron in 2019

    McNeese to host Southern on the gridiron in 2019

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:36:10 GMT
    Source: McNeeseSource: McNeese
    The Southern Jaguars will be coming to Cowboy Stadium in 2019. A contract was recently agreed upon, and signed, by both school’s athletic directors, that will have Southern playing in Lake Charles for the first time on Aug. 31, 2019. “We’re excited to have such a great program come to Cowboy Stadium, in what will no doubt, draw a big crowd,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “It’s always great when you can get an in-state team lik...More >>
    The Southern Jaguars will be coming to Cowboy Stadium in 2019. A contract was recently agreed upon, and signed, by both school’s athletic directors, that will have Southern playing in Lake Charles for the first time on Aug. 31, 2019. “We’re excited to have such a great program come to Cowboy Stadium, in what will no doubt, draw a big crowd,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “It’s always great when you can get an in-state team lik...More >>
  • Scheiner's homers send Houston past McNeese, 6-5

    Scheiner's homers send Houston past McNeese, 6-5

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-03-15 04:01:11 GMT
    (Source: UH Athletics)(Source: UH Athletics)
    The McNeese baseball team held an early lead and stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s ranked teams but it was the No. 24 Houston Cougars who used a pair of home runs to hit past the Cowboys and score a 6-5 mid-week victory at Schroeder Park Tuesday night. The loss snapped McNeese’s eight-game winning streak and dropped the Pokes to 12-5 overall on the season. The Cougars improved to a 10-5 mark on the season and 7-2 at home. For the 14th time this season, the Cowboy...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team held an early lead and stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s ranked teams but it was the No. 24 Houston Cougars who used a pair of home runs to hit past the Cowboys and score a 6-5 mid-week victory at Schroeder Park Tuesday night. The loss snapped McNeese’s eight-game winning streak and dropped the Pokes to 12-5 overall on the season. The Cougars improved to a 10-5 mark on the season and 7-2 at home. For the 14th time this season, the Cowboy...More >>
  • McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

  • McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-03-14 03:12:24 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Following a standout week on the diamond where it defeated a nationally ranked team plus completing a conference sweep, the McNeese baseball team has been recognized nationally by receiving votes from a couple of major collegiate polls. The Cowboys (12-4) received a vote from the USA Today Coaches’ Baseball Poll while also receiving votes from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in its weekly poll. The Pokes are one of two Southland Conference teams to rec...More >>
    Following a standout week on the diamond where it defeated a nationally ranked team plus completing a conference sweep, the McNeese baseball team has been recognized nationally by receiving votes from a couple of major collegiate polls. The Cowboys (12-4) received a vote from the USA Today Coaches’ Baseball Poll while also receiving votes from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in its weekly poll. The Pokes are one of two Southland Conference teams to rec...More >>
  • McNeese travels to Houston for mid-week tilt

    McNeese travels to Houston for mid-week tilt

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-03-14 03:10:20 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    The McNeese baseball team will be back in action Tuesday evening as the Cowboys travel to take on nationally-ranked Houston in a mid-week tilt set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s contest can be heard on KEZM 1310 AM and on kezmonline.com with Bruce Merchant calling the action. Fans can also follow the game by logging on to McNeeseSports.com and clicking on the “Live Stats” link under the baseball schedule page.  McNeese (12-4) had an outstanding week on the diamond as...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team will be back in action Tuesday evening as the Cowboys travel to take on nationally-ranked Houston in a mid-week tilt set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s contest can be heard on KEZM 1310 AM and on kezmonline.com with Bruce Merchant calling the action. Fans can also follow the game by logging on to McNeeseSports.com and clicking on the “Live Stats” link under the baseball schedule page.  McNeese (12-4) had an outstanding week on the diamond as...More >>
  • SFA eliminates McNeese from SLC women's basketball tourney, 77-63

    SFA eliminates McNeese from SLC women's basketball tourney, 77-63

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-03-10 23:12:50 GMT
    (Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The Southland Conference Women’s Player of the Year wasted little time establishing herself on Friday afternoon.   In the process, Taylor Ross and the rest of the third-seeded Ladyjacks imposed their will.

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    The Southland Conference Women’s Player of the Year wasted little time establishing herself on Friday afternoon.   In the process, Taylor Ross and the rest of the third-seeded Ladyjacks imposed their will.

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  • Pokes win eighth straight; sweep UCA, 5-3

    Pokes win eighth straight; sweep UCA, 5-3

    Sunday, March 12 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-03-13 01:28:24 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    With a strong relief effort from sophomore Aidan Anderson, the McNeese baseball team completed a three-game Southland Conference sweep over Central Arkansas, 5-3, Sunday afternoon to stretch its winning streak to eight consecutive on the season.   Entering in the top of the second to relieve starter Bryan King, Anderson worked an impressive 4.2 scoreless innings in his second appearance on the week. The right-hander limited the Bears offense to just one hit and a walk w...More >>
    With a strong relief effort from sophomore Aidan Anderson, the McNeese baseball team completed a three-game Southland Conference sweep over Central Arkansas, 5-3, Sunday afternoon to stretch its winning streak to eight consecutive on the season.   Entering in the top of the second to relieve starter Bryan King, Anderson worked an impressive 4.2 scoreless innings in his second appearance on the week. The right-hander limited the Bears offense to just one hit and a walk w...More >>
  • Cowgirls complete series sweep over UCA with 7-3 Win

    Cowgirls complete series sweep over UCA with 7-3 Win

    Saturday, March 11 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-03-12 01:30:47 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball defeated Central Arkansas 7-3 here Saturday to complete its Southland Conference sweep over the Bears. McNeese picked up an 8-0 (6 inning) and 6-2 doubleheader win over the Bears on Friday night.   McNeese 16-10, 3-0 SLC) scored runs in the first four innings and took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame on a RBI by Tori Yanitor and a UCA wild pitch.   UCA (7-17, 0-3 SLC) tied the game with two runs in the second via a Cowgirl error that allowed both ru...More >>
    McNeese softball defeated Central Arkansas 7-3 here Saturday to complete its Southland Conference sweep over the Bears. McNeese picked up an 8-0 (6 inning) and 6-2 doubleheader win over the Bears on Friday night.   McNeese 16-10, 3-0 SLC) scored runs in the first four innings and took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame on a RBI by Tori Yanitor and a UCA wild pitch.   UCA (7-17, 0-3 SLC) tied the game with two runs in the second via a Cowgirl error that allowed both ru...More >>
  • Deaton, Pokes withstand UCA to win series, 5-3

    Deaton, Pokes withstand UCA to win series, 5-3

    Saturday, March 11 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-03-12 01:27:55 GMT
     McNeese starting pitcher Rhett Deaton tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and only two walks to go along with a career-high nine strikeouts, while the McNeese baseball team withstood a late rally to earn a 5-3 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Bear Stadium.   Deaton (2-0) threw a career-high 101 pitches, 66 of which were for strikes, allowing just two UCA batters to advance past second base. After a pair of McNeese pitchers relieved ...More >>
     McNeese starting pitcher Rhett Deaton tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and only two walks to go along with a career-high nine strikeouts, while the McNeese baseball team withstood a late rally to earn a 5-3 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Bear Stadium.   Deaton (2-0) threw a career-high 101 pitches, 66 of which were for strikes, allowing just two UCA batters to advance past second base. After a pair of McNeese pitchers relieved ...More >>
  • Big hits lift Cowgirls to doubleheader sweep of UCA

    Big hits lift Cowgirls to doubleheader sweep of UCA

    Saturday, March 11 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-03-11 05:14:55 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Taylor Schmidt and Morgan Catron had the two big hits in separate games for the McNeese softball team to help the Cowgirls post a double header sweep over Central Arkansas, 8-0 and 6-2, to open up Southland Conference play on Friday night. Schmidt hit a two-out, fourth inning grand slam in the first game to spark the Cowgirls to an 8-0, 6-inning win. But not to be outdone, Catron blasted a three-run, first inning homer in game two as McNeese posted a 6-2 win in the night cap. The Co...More >>
    Taylor Schmidt and Morgan Catron had the two big hits in separate games for the McNeese softball team to help the Cowgirls post a double header sweep over Central Arkansas, 8-0 and 6-2, to open up Southland Conference play on Friday night. Schmidt hit a two-out, fourth inning grand slam in the first game to spark the Cowgirls to an 8-0, 6-inning win. But not to be outdone, Catron blasted a three-run, first inning homer in game two as McNeese posted a 6-2 win in the night cap. The Co...More >>
  • No. 6 McNeese handles No. 7 Nicholls in Southland Tournament first round, 79-58

    No. 6 McNeese handles No. 7 Nicholls in Southland Tournament first round, 79-58

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-03-09 23:05:22 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference Media Relations)(Source: Southland Conference Media Relations)
    A dominating effort from Frederica Haywood helped push sixth-seed McNeese past Nicholls 79-58 in the second opening round game of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. The Cowgirls advance to a Friday afternoon second-round matchup against third-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. SFA won the previous meeting, earning a 96-65 win at Burton Coliseum on Jan. 2.   Haywood scored 14 points and pulled down a career-...More >>
    A dominating effort from Frederica Haywood helped push sixth-seed McNeese past Nicholls 79-58 in the second opening round game of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. The Cowgirls advance to a Friday afternoon second-round matchup against third-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. SFA won the previous meeting, earning a 96-65 win at Burton Coliseum on Jan. 2.   Haywood scored 14 points and pulled down a career-...More >>
  • McNeese downs No. 7 LSU in front of record crowd

    McNeese downs No. 7 LSU in front of record crowd

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 11:51 PM EST2017-03-09 04:51:59 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    A squeeze bunt from McNeese senior Matt Gallier gave the McNeese baseball team the lead it was looking for late in Wednesday's sold out contest while two home runs from junior Mitchell Rogers sealed the Cowboys' victory over the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers at Joe Miller Ballpark.   A crowd of 2,821 spectators, a complex record, crammed The Jeaux to witness the showdown and neither McNeese or LSU did not disappoint.     With both teams deadlocked at 3-3 i...More >>
    A squeeze bunt from McNeese senior Matt Gallier gave the McNeese baseball team the lead it was looking for late in Wednesday's sold out contest while two home runs from junior Mitchell Rogers sealed the Cowboys' victory over the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers at Joe Miller Ballpark.   A crowd of 2,821 spectators, a complex record, crammed The Jeaux to witness the showdown and neither McNeese or LSU did not disappoint.     With both teams deadlocked at 3-3 i...More >>
  • Cowboys excited to host LSU for the first time since 2012

    Cowboys excited to host LSU for the first time since 2012

    LSU defeated the Cowboys, 19-10

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    LSU defeated the Cowboys, 19-10

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  • McNeese aiming to stay grounded vs No. 7 LSU

    McNeese aiming to stay grounded vs No. 7 LSU

    The battle of the Cowboys and Tigers is sold out

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    The battle of the Cowboys and Tigers is sold out

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  • Sixth-seeded Cowgirls preparing for Southland Conference Tournament matchup with Nicholls

    Sixth-seeded Cowgirls preparing for Southland Conference Tournament matchup with Nicholls

    McNeese heads to Katy, TX to face the Colonels on Thursday

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    McNeese heads to Katy, TX to face the Colonels on Thursday

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  • McNeese riding four-game winning streak heading into home contest with No. 7 LSU

    McNeese riding four-game winning streak heading into home contest with No. 7 LSU

    McNeese hosts the Tigers on Wednesday

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    McNeese hosts the Tigers on Wednesday

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  • Justin Hill gets career win No. 100 in McNeese's DH sweep over Prairie View A&M

    Justin Hill gets career win No. 100 in McNeese's DH sweep over Prairie View A&M

    Sunday, March 5 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-03-05 05:22:28 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese completed its three-game baseball sweep over Prairie View with a double header sweep on Saturday by scores of 12-9 and 7-2 while giving head coach Justin Hill his 100th career victory after the day's first win. The Cowboys (8-4), now winners of four straight while improving to 8-0 at home, will next be in action on Wednesday when they host LSU at 6 p.m. That game is sold out. McNeese combined for 24 hits in the twinbill as Will Fox collected four hits with two of those doub...

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    McNeese completed its three-game baseball sweep over Prairie View with a double header sweep on Saturday by scores of 12-9 and 7-2 while giving head coach Justin Hill his 100th career victory after the day's first win. The Cowboys (8-4), now winners of four straight while improving to 8-0 at home, will next be in action on Wednesday when they host LSU at 6 p.m. That game is sold out. McNeese combined for 24 hits in the twinbill as Will Fox collected four hits with two of those doub...

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  • Cowgirls fall to Lamar, earn SLC Tournament 6th seed

    Cowgirls fall to Lamar, earn SLC Tournament 6th seed

    Saturday, March 4 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-03-05 02:45:24 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese women’s basketball ended the regular season with an 83-67 loss to Lamar Saturday but will continue its season next week at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas as the sixth seed. The Cowgirls will face 7th seed Nicholls at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Merrell Center. The first three round games can be seen on ESPN3 while the championship game will be at 12 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. All Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1470/1...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball ended the regular season with an 83-67 loss to Lamar Saturday but will continue its season next week at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas as the sixth seed. The Cowgirls will face 7th seed Nicholls at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Merrell Center. The first three round games can be seen on ESPN3 while the championship game will be at 12 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. All Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1470/1...More >>
  • McNeese's comeback falls short in 90-83 loss to Lamar

    McNeese's comeback falls short in 90-83 loss to Lamar

    Saturday, March 4 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-03-05 02:00:38 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Colton Weisbrod scored 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting, including eight straight in a late game-breaking run, and Lamar beat McNeese State 90-83 in Saturday's season finale.

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    Colton Weisbrod scored 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting, including eight straight in a late game-breaking run, and Lamar beat McNeese State 90-83 in Saturday's season finale.

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  • McNeese softball downs BYU, SDSU in California

    McNeese softball downs BYU, SDSU in California

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-03-03 04:55:11 GMT
    (Source: Richard Martin/McNeese)(Source: Richard Martin/McNeese)
    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over Brigham Young and held on for a 7-6 win over San Diego State to extend its winning streak to five games here Thursday on the first day of the San Diego Classic I, hosted by both San Diego and San Diego State. McNeese (10-9) picked up a combined 19 hits on the day with four coming from California native, Taylor Schmidt. Schmidt led McNeese on the day with a .571 batting average and scored two runs. Baylee Corbello picked up three hits on the d...More >>
    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over Brigham Young and held on for a 7-6 win over San Diego State to extend its winning streak to five games here Thursday on the first day of the San Diego Classic I, hosted by both San Diego and San Diego State. McNeese (10-9) picked up a combined 19 hits on the day with four coming from California native, Taylor Schmidt. Schmidt led McNeese on the day with a .571 batting average and scored two runs. Baylee Corbello picked up three hits on the d...More >>
  • Sam Houston holds off McNeese, 79-74

    Sam Houston holds off McNeese, 79-74

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-03-03 04:20:51 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Kalob Ledoux and Stephen Ugochukwu each scored 17 points to lead McNeese in Thursday night’s Southland Conference game at Sam Houston State, but the Cowboys were unable to capitalize late in the game when given the opportunities as the Bearkats escaped with a 79-74 win. The loss was the seventh straight suffered by McNeese as it falls to 7-21 overall and 4-13 in league play. SHSU improves to 19-11 and 10-7 in the conference. The Bearkats never led by more than six points in th...More >>
    Kalob Ledoux and Stephen Ugochukwu each scored 17 points to lead McNeese in Thursday night’s Southland Conference game at Sam Houston State, but the Cowboys were unable to capitalize late in the game when given the opportunities as the Bearkats escaped with a 79-74 win. The loss was the seventh straight suffered by McNeese as it falls to 7-21 overall and 4-13 in league play. SHSU improves to 19-11 and 10-7 in the conference. The Bearkats never led by more than six points in th...More >>
  • Seniors lead Cowgirls to road victory over Sam Houston State

    Seniors lead Cowgirls to road victory over Sam Houston State

    Thursday, March 2 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-03-03 03:11:09 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Seniors Amber Donnes and Victoria Rachal combined to score 37 points in a 61-58 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference victory over Sam Houston State. Donnes scored a game high and tied her career high with 21 points. The Hammond native scored 11 first half points, ending the game 8 of 15 from the field including three 3-pointers. Rachal chipped in with 16 points on 6 of 12 from the field along with two three-pointers.  Frederica Haywood continued her consi...More >>
    Seniors Amber Donnes and Victoria Rachal combined to score 37 points in a 61-58 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference victory over Sam Houston State. Donnes scored a game high and tied her career high with 21 points. The Hammond native scored 11 first half points, ending the game 8 of 15 from the field including three 3-pointers. Rachal chipped in with 16 points on 6 of 12 from the field along with two three-pointers.  Frederica Haywood continued her consi...More >>
  • McNeese's homers send Pokes past ULM, 14-5

    McNeese's homers send Pokes past ULM, 14-5

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-03-02 05:20:04 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Joe Provenzano hit two home runs while driving in six and Matt Gallier belted a 3-run, fifth inning home run to spark a 6-run inning as McNeese rallied from an early game deficit to down Louisiana-Monroe for the second time in the last eight days, this time by a 14-5 score. McNeese (5-4) improved to 4-0 at home after winning the first of a five-game home stand. The Cowboys trailed 5-2 to the Warhawks (4-5) going into the bottom of the fifth inning when the bats exploded for five hit...

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    Joe Provenzano hit two home runs while driving in six and Matt Gallier belted a 3-run, fifth inning home run to spark a 6-run inning as McNeese rallied from an early game deficit to down Louisiana-Monroe for the second time in the last eight days, this time by a 14-5 score. McNeese (5-4) improved to 4-0 at home after winning the first of a five-game home stand. The Cowboys trailed 5-2 to the Warhawks (4-5) going into the bottom of the fifth inning when the bats exploded for five hit...

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  • Hot hitting Cowgirls defeat South Alabama on Mardi Gras

    Hot hitting Cowgirls defeat South Alabama on Mardi Gras

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:21 PM EST2017-03-01 04:21:31 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball continued its hot hitting and scored all the runs it needed in the first two innings here Tuesday in a 7-1 win over South Alabama. McNeese (8-9) gave up a run to South Alabama (13-2) in the first inning on a RBI single by Haleigh Lane for a 1-0 lead.  The Cowgirls responded with four runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. A three RBI home run by Morgan Catron who was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the week just minutes ...More >>
    McNeese softball continued its hot hitting and scored all the runs it needed in the first two innings here Tuesday in a 7-1 win over South Alabama. McNeese (8-9) gave up a run to South Alabama (13-2) in the first inning on a RBI single by Haleigh Lane for a 1-0 lead.  The Cowgirls responded with four runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. A three RBI home run by Morgan Catron who was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the week just minutes ...More >>
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