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  • Cowboys offense leading the way in the Southland

    Cowboys offense leading the way in the Southland

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:06 PM EST2018-01-18 23:06:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Six games deep into conference play of the 2017-18 season, the Cowboys are sitting at 3-3 after a huge defeat in Hammond over the then, undefeated Southeastern Lions. Their performance impressed many others throughout the league, and made them aware of the movement that is Cowboy basketball. McNeese is currently ranked eighth in the league, with road games against Houston Baptist (4-14, 0-5) and Lamar (10-8, 2-3) on the horizon. Head coach Dave Simmons and his ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Six games deep into conference play of the 2017-18 season, the Cowboys are sitting at 3-3 after a huge defeat in Hammond over the then, undefeated Southeastern Lions. Their performance impressed many others throughout the league, and made them aware of the movement that is Cowboy basketball. McNeese is currently ranked eighth in the league, with road games against Houston Baptist (4-14, 0-5) and Lamar (10-8, 2-3) on the horizon. Head coach Dave Simmons and his ...More >>
  • McNeese Leads The Southland In Rebounds

    McNeese Leads The Southland In Rebounds

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-01-18 04:15:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—With only one game on tap this week for the McNeese women’s basketball team, that gives the Cowgirls an opportunity to work on things that need improving for its upcoming games. One thing that the Cowgirls are very good at this season is rebounding, where they rank 21st in the nation in rebounds, pulling down 43.5 per game. It’s on the offensive glass where the Cowgirls have done their damage and its where they rank 6th in the nation with 17.0 offensive...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—With only one game on tap this week for the McNeese women’s basketball team, that gives the Cowgirls an opportunity to work on things that need improving for its upcoming games. One thing that the Cowgirls are very good at this season is rebounding, where they rank 21st in the nation in rebounds, pulling down 43.5 per game. It’s on the offensive glass where the Cowgirls have done their damage and its where they rank 6th in the nation with 17.0 offensive...More >>
  • Guidry not going to Florida State, will remain at McNeese

    Guidry not going to Florida State, will remain at McNeese

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-16 20:59:03 GMT
    Source: KPLCSource: KPLC
    Despite being linked to the Florida State Seminoles in multiple reports over the last week, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry will remain head coach of the Cowboys. In a report from GridironNow.com, the website said Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL and was being considered as an assistant coach for the Seminoles. Guidry's likely interest in the position stemmed directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Willie Taggart. Guidry served as defens...More >>
    Despite being linked to the Florida State Seminoles in multiple reports over the last week, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry will remain head coach of the Cowboys. In a report from GridironNow.com, the website said Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL and was being considered as an assistant coach for the Seminoles. Guidry's likely interest in the position stemmed directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Willie Taggart. Guidry served as defens...More >>
  • Cowboys Cage Lions, End Losing Steak, in 71-62 Win at Southeastern

    Cowboys Cage Lions, End Losing Steak, in 71-62 Win at Southeastern

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:11 PM EST2018-01-14 04:11:30 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HAMMOND  - The McNeese men's basketball team had all the right moves on Saturday, taking home a much-deserved road win against the conference leading Southeastern Lions 71-62 in Hammond. 

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    HAMMOND  - The McNeese men's basketball team had all the right moves on Saturday, taking home a much-deserved road win against the conference leading Southeastern Lions 71-62 in Hammond. 

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  • McNeese Picks Up 77-65 Win over Southeastern

    McNeese Picks Up 77-65 Win over Southeastern

    Saturday, January 13 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-01-13 22:42:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    HAMMOND—It took McNeese women’s basketball going on the road to end its three game losing streak with a 77-65 win at Southeastern La. here Saturday. “It’s always good to win on the road,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I was kind of ready to get on the road after our last two games. We had to win those last two but this was a good turnaround and we took care of business today.” Four Cowgirls scored in double figures with Dede Sheppard leading...More >>
    HAMMOND—It took McNeese women’s basketball going on the road to end its three game losing streak with a 77-65 win at Southeastern La. here Saturday. “It’s always good to win on the road,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I was kind of ready to get on the road after our last two games. We had to win those last two but this was a good turnaround and we took care of business today.” Four Cowgirls scored in double figures with Dede Sheppard leading...More >>
  • Copy-Nicholls edges McNeese with 85-80 win on Peters' 26 points

    Nicholls edges McNeese with 85-80 win on Peters' 26 points

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:19 PM EST2018-01-11 04:19:33 GMT

    Roddy Peters scored 26 points and Kevin Johnson had 19 on 8-of-10 shooting and Nicholls beat McNeese 85-80 on Wednesday night.

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    Roddy Peters scored 26 points and Kevin Johnson had 19 on 8-of-10 shooting and Nicholls beat McNeese 85-80 on Wednesday night.

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  • Nicholls edges McNeese with 85-80 win on Peters' 26 points

    Nicholls edges McNeese with 85-80 win on Peters' 26 points

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-01-11 04:16:21 GMT
    Roddy Peters scored 26 points and Kevin Johnson had 19 on 8-of-10 shooting and Nicholls beat McNeese 85-80 on Wednesday night.More >>
    Roddy Peters scored 26 points and Kevin Johnson had 19 on 8-of-10 shooting and Nicholls beat McNeese 85-80 on Wednesday night.More >>
  • Cowgirls Let First Half Lead Slip Away In 61-54 Loss To Nicholls

    Cowgirls Let First Half Lead Slip Away In 61-54 Loss To Nicholls

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-01-11 04:00:23 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—Senior Jasmyn Carswell recorded her first double double of the season by scoring a career high 14 points to go along with her 11 rebounds in a 61-54 Southland Conference loss to Nicholls. “We still haven’t put a 40-minute game together,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “In the first half, everything was flowing and everything was going our way and we were really hurting them on the boards. The second half, once again we didn’t get a stop ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—Senior Jasmyn Carswell recorded her first double double of the season by scoring a career high 14 points to go along with her 11 rebounds in a 61-54 Southland Conference loss to Nicholls. “We still haven’t put a 40-minute game together,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “In the first half, everything was flowing and everything was going our way and we were really hurting them on the boards. The second half, once again we didn’t get a stop ...More >>
  • Report: Florida State interested in McNeese's Lance Guidry for assistant coaching job

    Report: Florida State interested in McNeese's Lance Guidry for assistant coaching job

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-01-10 06:00:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    According to a report from GridironNow.com, McNeese head football coach Lance Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL over the weekend and is being considered as an assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles.   KPLC attempted to contact Guidry directly for comment, but no response has been given. McNeese officials declined to comment on the report. Guidry's interest in the position stems directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Wi...More >>
    According to a report from GridironNow.com, McNeese head football coach Lance Guidry made a trip to Tallahassee, FL over the weekend and is being considered as an assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles.   KPLC attempted to contact Guidry directly for comment, but no response has been given. McNeese officials declined to comment on the report. Guidry's interest in the position stems directly from his relationship with new FSU coach, Wi...More >>
  • McNeese Loses Overtime Thriller to Defending Champ New Orleans

    McNeese Loses Overtime Thriller to Defending Champ New Orleans

    Saturday, January 6 2018 9:42 PM EST2018-01-07 02:42:26 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese dropped it's first home game of the season on Saturday, 82-75, in an overtime thriller to New Orleans. Junior point guard Jarren Greenwood led the offensive attack for the second game in a row with 22 points.  James Harvey and Kalob Ledoux both finished in the double-digits as well, with 17 and 14 respectively.  "New Orleans is a big, physical team and played really well tonight. There were a couple calls I thought should hav...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese dropped it's first home game of the season on Saturday, 82-75, in an overtime thriller to New Orleans. Junior point guard Jarren Greenwood led the offensive attack for the second game in a row with 22 points.  James Harvey and Kalob Ledoux both finished in the double-digits as well, with 17 and 14 respectively.  "New Orleans is a big, physical team and played really well tonight. There were a couple calls I thought should hav...More >>
  • McNeese Falls 77-64 To UNO

    McNeese Falls 77-64 To UNO

    Saturday, January 6 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-06 22:44:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball had a scoring lapse in the third quarter that ultimately led to its 77-64 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans here Saturday. With the Cowgirls (6-9, 2-2 SLC) leading 39-32 at the half, UNO (6-9, 2-2 SLC) outscored McNeese 23-4 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.  “They came out more aggressive than us in the third quarter and made a run,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  “We had the shots w...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball had a scoring lapse in the third quarter that ultimately led to its 77-64 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans here Saturday. With the Cowgirls (6-9, 2-2 SLC) leading 39-32 at the half, UNO (6-9, 2-2 SLC) outscored McNeese 23-4 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.  “They came out more aggressive than us in the third quarter and made a run,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  “We had the shots w...More >>
  • Report: Yankees to sign former McNeese/HCS infielder Jace Peterson

    Report: Yankees to sign former McNeese/HCS infielder Jace Peterson

    Saturday, January 6 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-01-06 05:19:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Moss Bluff native Jace Peterson looks to be trading in his tomahawk for pinstripes. According to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo, former McNeese and Hamilton Christian alumni, Jace Peterson will sign with the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old will receive an invitation to spring training. Peterson, 27, expects to earn a role in the Yankee’ infield rotation, after the organization parted ways with Chase Headley and Starlin Castro, earlier this winter. The Braves could hav...More >>
    Moss Bluff native Jace Peterson looks to be trading in his tomahawk for pinstripes. According to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo, former McNeese and Hamilton Christian alumni, Jace Peterson will sign with the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old will receive an invitation to spring training. Peterson, 27, expects to earn a role in the Yankee’ infield rotation, after the organization parted ways with Chase Headley and Starlin Castro, earlier this winter. The Braves could hav...More >>
  • McNeese Outscored in Final Minutes, Fall at Abilene Christian 79-74

    McNeese Outscored in Final Minutes, Fall at Abilene Christian 79-74

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-01-04 04:24:10 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    ABILENE – Outscored 15-2 in the final four minutes and giving up a lead lasting 37 minutes, the McNeese men's basketball team lost to Abilene Christian onWednesday, 79-74. The Cowboys would lead by as many as 13 in the second half, but went only 1-7 in the final five and a half minutes, allowing the Wildcats to catch-up and regain control of the ball game. McNeese would get out in front of ACU pretty quickly in the first half, first taking the lead at the 16:46 mark with a thr...More >>
    ABILENE – Outscored 15-2 in the final four minutes and giving up a lead lasting 37 minutes, the McNeese men's basketball team lost to Abilene Christian onWednesday, 79-74. The Cowboys would lead by as many as 13 in the second half, but went only 1-7 in the final five and a half minutes, allowing the Wildcats to catch-up and regain control of the ball game. McNeese would get out in front of ACU pretty quickly in the first half, first taking the lead at the 16:46 mark with a thr...More >>
  • Cold shooting first half dooms Cowgirls in loss to Abilene Christian

    Cold shooting first half dooms Cowgirls in loss to Abilene Christian

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-01-04 03:53:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—As cold as it was outside of Burton Coliseum here Wednesday, McNeese women’s basketball’s shooting was equally as cold inside the coliseum in the first half of its 80-75 Southland Conference loss to Abilene Christian. McNeese (6-7, 2-1 SLC) has gotten off to slow starts in several of its game this season and tonight wasn’t any different. The Cowgirls opened the game trailing the Wildcats 15-7 in the first quarter behind a 17.6 field goal percent. ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—As cold as it was outside of Burton Coliseum here Wednesday, McNeese women’s basketball’s shooting was equally as cold inside the coliseum in the first half of its 80-75 Southland Conference loss to Abilene Christian. McNeese (6-7, 2-1 SLC) has gotten off to slow starts in several of its game this season and tonight wasn’t any different. The Cowgirls opened the game trailing the Wildcats 15-7 in the first quarter behind a 17.6 field goal percent. ...More >>
  • McNeese announces 2018 football schedule

    McNeese announces 2018 football schedule

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-03 23:00:20 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
     McNeese football has announced its 2018 schedule that includes visits to Big Sky member Northern Colorado and FBS member BYU. And for the first time since the 2010 season, the slate does not include a non-Division I opponent. McNeese (9-2 in 2017) will play five home games beginning with the first on September 15 against Nicholls.  The Cowboys will open the season at Northern Colorado of the Big Sky Conference. It’ll be the first-ever meeting between the two school...More >>
     McNeese football has announced its 2018 schedule that includes visits to Big Sky member Northern Colorado and FBS member BYU. And for the first time since the 2010 season, the slate does not include a non-Division I opponent. McNeese (9-2 in 2017) will play five home games beginning with the first on September 15 against Nicholls.  The Cowboys will open the season at Northern Colorado of the Big Sky Conference. It’ll be the first-ever meeting between the two school...More >>
  • McNeese Stays Undefeated at Home, Takes Down Northwestern State 72-63

    McNeese Stays Undefeated at Home, Takes Down Northwestern State 72-63

    Saturday, December 30 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-12-31 03:01:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Kalob Ledoux and James Harvey went eight for 11 from three-point territory, each ending the night with 19 points, leading the McNeese men's basketball team to a 72-63 win over the Northwestern State Demons. The Cowboys are now 5-7 on the season and an undefeated 2-0 in Southland conference play.   In less than three minutes, the Demons jumped out to a quick eight-point lead, but back-to-back three-pointers by Harvey and Ledoux would keep the Cowboys in the ga...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Kalob Ledoux and James Harvey went eight for 11 from three-point territory, each ending the night with 19 points, leading the McNeese men's basketball team to a 72-63 win over the Northwestern State Demons. The Cowboys are now 5-7 on the season and an undefeated 2-0 in Southland conference play.   In less than three minutes, the Demons jumped out to a quick eight-point lead, but back-to-back three-pointers by Harvey and Ledoux would keep the Cowboys in the ga...More >>
  • Jones, Rogers Lead McNeese In 72-67 Win over Northwestern State

    Jones, Rogers Lead McNeese In 72-67 Win over Northwestern State

    Saturday, December 30 2017 8:43 PM EST2017-12-31 01:43:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES--  Redshirt freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones and senior Mercedes Rogers both picked up double-doubles to lead McNeese women’s basketball in a 72-67 Southland Conference win over Northwestern State here Saturday.  It’s the first time since March 9, 2017 that McNeese has two players record double-doubles. For Jones, its her first career double-double (15 pts., 12 reb.) while Rogers, who came off the bench picked up her 10th career double-double (17 pts...

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    LAKE CHARLES--  Redshirt freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones and senior Mercedes Rogers both picked up double-doubles to lead McNeese women’s basketball in a 72-67 Southland Conference win over Northwestern State here Saturday.  It’s the first time since March 9, 2017 that McNeese has two players record double-doubles. For Jones, its her first career double-double (15 pts., 12 reb.) while Rogers, who came off the bench picked up her 10th career double-double (17 pts...

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  • Harvey, Wilson lead Cowboys to a 85-62 win over UIW

    Harvey, Wilson lead Cowboys to a 85-62 win over UIW

    Thursday, December 28 2017 11:59 PM EST2017-12-29 04:59:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Four Cowboys walked off the court tonight with double-digit scores, as they led the McNeese men's basketball team to an 85-62 victory over University of the Incarnate Word, in the first conference game of the 2017-18 season. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson said, "Fueled by anger, we come out here and play hard. Play hard for everyone, our teammates, our coaches, the fans. We came out here today to show everyone that doubted us, everyone that had us finishing last ...More >>
    Four Cowboys walked off the court tonight with double-digit scores, as they led the McNeese men's basketball team to an 85-62 victory over University of the Incarnate Word, in the first conference game of the 2017-18 season. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson said, "Fueled by anger, we come out here and play hard. Play hard for everyone, our teammates, our coaches, the fans. We came out here today to show everyone that doubted us, everyone that had us finishing last ...More >>
  • Cowgirls open SLC play with a 66-57 win over UIW

    Cowgirls open SLC play with a 66-57 win over UIW

    Thursday, December 28 2017 11:23 PM EST2017-12-29 04:23:06 GMT
    Source: McNeeseSource: McNeese
    McNeese sophomore Caitlin Davis led a trio of Cowgirls here Thursday night with 18 points in a 66-57 Southland Conference opening victory over Incarnate Word.   The win was a good win in many ways for the Cowgirls, the first is a win to give McNeese a good start to Southland Conference play. It also marks the first road win of the season for the Cowgirls who entered the game 0-5 on the road that included road games at nationally ranked Texas and Baylor. Now the Cowgirls, who have...More >>
    McNeese sophomore Caitlin Davis led a trio of Cowgirls here Thursday night with 18 points in a 66-57 Southland Conference opening victory over Incarnate Word.   The win was a good win in many ways for the Cowgirls, the first is a win to give McNeese a good start to Southland Conference play. It also marks the first road win of the season for the Cowgirls who entered the game 0-5 on the road that included road games at nationally ranked Texas and Baylor. Now the Cowgirls, who have...More >>
  • McNeese opens Southland play on the road at UIW Thursday

    McNeese opens Southland play on the road at UIW Thursday

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-12-27 21:29:57 GMT
    (Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)
     McNeese women’s basketball will open Southland Conference action on the road Thursday, Dec. 28 at Incarnate Word. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. McNeese (4-7) will play its fourth consecutive road contest since its Dec. 13 game at Baylor and will be looking for its first road win of the season. The Cowgirls will enter the game at UIW (1-10) with three players averaging in double figures. Senior Keara Hudnall leads the Cowgirls with 11.5 ppg. while sophomore point guard Caitlin...More >>
     McNeese women’s basketball will open Southland Conference action on the road Thursday, Dec. 28 at Incarnate Word. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. McNeese (4-7) will play its fourth consecutive road contest since its Dec. 13 game at Baylor and will be looking for its first road win of the season. The Cowgirls will enter the game at UIW (1-10) with three players averaging in double figures. Senior Keara Hudnall leads the Cowgirls with 11.5 ppg. while sophomore point guard Caitlin...More >>
  • McNeese falls in back-and-forth battle at SMU

    McNeese falls in back-and-forth battle at SMU

    Friday, December 22 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-12-22 22:07:31 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese made a season high 10 three-pointers here Friday but it wasn’t enough in its 65-59 road loss at Southern Methodist in the Cowgirls’ final game before they break for the Christmas Holiday.  Caitlin Davis was the only Cowgirl to score in double figures with 18 points on 6 of 12 from the field and 3 of 6 from behind the arc. Regan Bolton added nine with all her points coming from three-point range. Jasmyn Carswell and Keara Hudnall led McNeese in rebounds with s...More >>
    McNeese made a season high 10 three-pointers here Friday but it wasn’t enough in its 65-59 road loss at Southern Methodist in the Cowgirls’ final game before they break for the Christmas Holiday.  Caitlin Davis was the only Cowgirl to score in double figures with 18 points on 6 of 12 from the field and 3 of 6 from behind the arc. Regan Bolton added nine with all her points coming from three-point range. Jasmyn Carswell and Keara Hudnall led McNeese in rebounds with s...More >>
  • Cowgirls look to bounce back after loss to LA Tech

    Cowgirls look to bounce back after loss to LA Tech

    Thursday, December 21 2017 3:05 PM EST2017-12-21 20:05:44 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball will travel to Dallas, Texas Friday to face Southern Methodist in a 1 p.m. game that will mark the final game before the Cowgirls break for the Christmas Holiday and it will also be their final tune-up before the Southland Conference opener on Dec. 28. This will be only the second meeting between the two teams who last played each other 32 years ago. The Mustangs lead the series 1-0 after defeating McNeese 77-65 in Dallas during the...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball will travel to Dallas, Texas Friday to face Southern Methodist in a 1 p.m. game that will mark the final game before the Cowgirls break for the Christmas Holiday and it will also be their final tune-up before the Southland Conference opener on Dec. 28. This will be only the second meeting between the two teams who last played each other 32 years ago. The Mustangs lead the series 1-0 after defeating McNeese 77-65 in Dallas during the...

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  • McNeese signs a pair of JUCO offensive linemen in early period

    McNeese signs a pair of JUCO offensive linemen in early period

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-12-20 22:55:56 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
     McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry has announced the signing of two offensive linemen on Wednesday to kick off the three-day football early signing period.   Inking letters of intent are junior college transfers Zack Jones (6-5, 298) of Mississippi Gulf Coast College and Tre Newton (6-4, 305) out of Blinn College.   Newton, a native of Spring, Texas and a Klein High School product, earned all-conference honors at Blinn College and was a top 30 offensive...More >>
     McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry has announced the signing of two offensive linemen on Wednesday to kick off the three-day football early signing period.   Inking letters of intent are junior college transfers Zack Jones (6-5, 298) of Mississippi Gulf Coast College and Tre Newton (6-4, 305) out of Blinn College.   Newton, a native of Spring, Texas and a Klein High School product, earned all-conference honors at Blinn College and was a top 30 offensive...More >>
  • McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn named AFCA FCS All-American

    McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn named AFCA FCS All-American

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-12-20 21:31:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2017 FCS All-America Teams on Wednesday, with six representatives from Southland Conference programs. McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn was one of those selected.  The Lafayette native led the FCS this past season by connecting on 92.3 percent of his field goals, hitting 12 of 13, with his only miss being a blocked kick in the 10th game of the season, that being a 31-yard attemt. A first team All-Southland Conference ...More >>
    The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2017 FCS All-America Teams on Wednesday, with six representatives from Southland Conference programs. McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn was one of those selected.  The Lafayette native led the FCS this past season by connecting on 92.3 percent of his field goals, hitting 12 of 13, with his only miss being a blocked kick in the 10th game of the season, that being a 31-yard attemt. A first team All-Southland Conference ...More >>
  • Wilson earns third double-double in McNeese's 84-68 win over Texas College

    Wilson earns third double-double in McNeese's 84-68 win over Texas College

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 11:59 PM EST2017-12-20 04:59:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The McNeese men's basketball team claimed victory Tuesday night in an 84-68 rout of Texas College. The Cowboys advance to 3-7 on the season and begin preparing for Southland conference play on December 28th when they host Incarnate Word. McNeese led for the entire game after Jarren Greenwood put up the first basket of the night only 37 seconds into the game. From there, the Cowboys jumped out to a 6-0 lead before allowing the Steers their first basket of the night at the 17:13 m...More >>
    The McNeese men's basketball team claimed victory Tuesday night in an 84-68 rout of Texas College. The Cowboys advance to 3-7 on the season and begin preparing for Southland conference play on December 28th when they host Incarnate Word. McNeese led for the entire game after Jarren Greenwood put up the first basket of the night only 37 seconds into the game. From there, the Cowboys jumped out to a 6-0 lead before allowing the Steers their first basket of the night at the 17:13 m...More >>
  • Cowgirls lose to Lady Techsters on the road, 78-62

    Cowgirls lose to Lady Techsters on the road, 78-62

    Monday, December 18 2017 10:40 PM EST2017-12-19 03:40:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    RUSTON—The only thing that stopped Louisiana Tech's Alexus Malone here Monday night before she left the game with a game high 26 points and eight rebounds was her fouling out because McNeese women' basketball couldn't find an answer for her in its 78-62 loss.   Despite La. Tech being taller than the Cowgirls, the rebounds were equal at 35 apiece. McNeese only shot 36.1 percent from the field including 3 of 16 from 3-point range. Caitlin Davis and Bre'Ashlee Jones led McNees...

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    RUSTON—The only thing that stopped Louisiana Tech's Alexus Malone here Monday night before she left the game with a game high 26 points and eight rebounds was her fouling out because McNeese women' basketball couldn't find an answer for her in its 78-62 loss.   Despite La. Tech being taller than the Cowgirls, the rebounds were equal at 35 apiece. McNeese only shot 36.1 percent from the field including 3 of 16 from 3-point range. Caitlin Davis and Bre'Ashlee Jones led McNees...

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  • Cowboys Aim to Stay Undefeated at Home Against Texas College

    Cowboys Aim to Stay Undefeated at Home Against Texas College

    Monday, December 18 2017 2:53 PM EST2017-12-18 19:53:13 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese men's basketball team will look to stay undefeated at home when they host Texas College on Tuesday at 7PM at Burton Coliseum. Tuesday night's game will be the Cowboy's last chance to tighten the bolts before conference play begins.   McNeese will be facing Texas College for only the second time in program history. The first, coming in head coach Dave Simmons premier year- 2006. The Cowboys defeated the Tigers 77-53 at home.   The Ti...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese men's basketball team will look to stay undefeated at home when they host Texas College on Tuesday at 7PM at Burton Coliseum. Tuesday night's game will be the Cowboy's last chance to tighten the bolts before conference play begins.   McNeese will be facing Texas College for only the second time in program history. The first, coming in head coach Dave Simmons premier year- 2006. The Cowboys defeated the Tigers 77-53 at home.   The Ti...More >>
  • Cowboy’s Second-Half Comeback Efforts Fall Short in Durham

    Cowboy’s Second-Half Comeback Efforts Fall Short in Durham

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:28 PM EST2017-12-15 04:28:50 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    DURHAM, North Carolina – The McNeese men’s basketball team falls to 2-6 on the season after a thrilling comeback falls short at North Carolina Central University on Thursday night. The Cowboys lost in the final minutes, 77-71. McNeese struggled in the first half. Down by 10 points at halftime, the Cowboys were relying on free throws to keep them in the game. “We came in and missed some big defensive plays in the first half, we gave Brandon Goldsmith 16 points in th...More >>
    DURHAM, North Carolina – The McNeese men’s basketball team falls to 2-6 on the season after a thrilling comeback falls short at North Carolina Central University on Thursday night. The Cowboys lost in the final minutes, 77-71. McNeese struggled in the first half. Down by 10 points at halftime, the Cowboys were relying on free throws to keep them in the game. “We came in and missed some big defensive plays in the first half, we gave Brandon Goldsmith 16 points in th...More >>
  • Cowgirls Fall 95-34 at No. 6 Baylor

    Cowgirls Fall 95-34 at No. 6 Baylor

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-12-13 21:29:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    WACO, Texas—McNeese women’s basketball couldn’t match the height of the much taller and more athletic Baylor team that entered the game as the no. 6 ranked team in the nation here Wednesday in its 95-34 loss. “I was pleased with our effort today, I thought we came out and played really hard,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I was curious to see how much we would grow from playing Texas a month ago, and I thought we did in small different ways. Credit...More >>
    WACO, Texas—McNeese women’s basketball couldn’t match the height of the much taller and more athletic Baylor team that entered the game as the no. 6 ranked team in the nation here Wednesday in its 95-34 loss. “I was pleased with our effort today, I thought we came out and played really hard,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I was curious to see how much we would grow from playing Texas a month ago, and I thought we did in small different ways. Credit...More >>
  • McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn named AP All-American

    McNeese kicker Gunnar Raborn named AP All-American

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:04 PM EST2017-12-13 03:04:37 GMT
    (Source: McNeese athletics)(Source: McNeese athletics)

    McNeese junior kicker Gunnar Raborn became the first Cowboys' kicker in 11 years to be named an Associated Press (AP) All-American when on Tuesday, he was listed to the second team, the organization announced.   The Lafayette native led the FCS this past season by connecting on 92.3 percent of his field goals, hitting 12 of 13, with his only miss being a blocked kick in the 10th game of the season, that being a 31-yard attemt.   

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    McNeese junior kicker Gunnar Raborn became the first Cowboys' kicker in 11 years to be named an Associated Press (AP) All-American when on Tuesday, he was listed to the second team, the organization announced.   The Lafayette native led the FCS this past season by connecting on 92.3 percent of his field goals, hitting 12 of 13, with his only miss being a blocked kick in the 10th game of the season, that being a 31-yard attemt.   

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  • Backups play key role in McNeese's 84-46 win over Louisiana College

    Backups play key role in McNeese's 84-46 win over Louisiana College

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:18 PM EST2017-12-12 04:18:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese women’s basketball didn’t show any signs of being rusty after an eight day layoff here Monday night in an 84-46 victory over Louisiana College. In fact, McNeese (4-4) had its best shooting night of the season, ending the game with a 42.9 field goal percent on 33 of 77 from the field. McNeese shot above 40 percent in three of the four quarters. The 84 points is the second most scored by the Cowgirls this season, only to the 86 scored in the triple overtime loss at ...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball didn’t show any signs of being rusty after an eight day layoff here Monday night in an 84-46 victory over Louisiana College. In fact, McNeese (4-4) had its best shooting night of the season, ending the game with a 42.9 field goal percent on 33 of 77 from the field. McNeese shot above 40 percent in three of the four quarters. The 84 points is the second most scored by the Cowgirls this season, only to the 86 scored in the triple overtime loss at ...More >>
  • McNeese falls 98-86 To UL-Lafayette In Triple Overtime

    McNeese falls 98-86 To UL-Lafayette In Triple Overtime

    Sunday, December 3 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-12-04 04:39:58 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAFAYETTE— Seniors Dede Sheppard and Keara Hudnall both scored career high’s with 27 and 26 points, respectively in a 98-86 triple overtime loss to UL-Lafayette here Sunday. The Cowgirls came from behind in regulation as well as the first two overtimes behind hustle plays from several players. A few Cowgirls stepped up tonight to help handle the ball because starting guard Caitlin Davis was face guarded the entire game. “This shows you the fight these kids have,&rdq...More >>
    LAFAYETTE— Seniors Dede Sheppard and Keara Hudnall both scored career high’s with 27 and 26 points, respectively in a 98-86 triple overtime loss to UL-Lafayette here Sunday. The Cowgirls came from behind in regulation as well as the first two overtimes behind hustle plays from several players. A few Cowgirls stepped up tonight to help handle the ball because starting guard Caitlin Davis was face guarded the entire game. “This shows you the fight these kids have,&rdq...More >>
  • Tulane hits free throws down the stretch, down McNeese, 70-66

    Tulane hits free throws down the stretch, down McNeese, 70-66

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:50 PM EST2017-11-30 04:50:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball scrapped and clawed until the final buzzer but fell short in a 70-66 loss to Tulane here Wednesday. “The effort that we played with tonight was the best I’ve seen us play all year,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “We won every 50-50 ball that was on the ground, any hustle play that there was to make- we made them and I thought that’s what kept us in the game.” Senior Keara Hudnall and sophomore Cai...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball scrapped and clawed until the final buzzer but fell short in a 70-66 loss to Tulane here Wednesday. “The effort that we played with tonight was the best I’ve seen us play all year,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “We won every 50-50 ball that was on the ground, any hustle play that there was to make- we made them and I thought that’s what kept us in the game.” Senior Keara Hudnall and sophomore Cai...More >>
  • McNeese fights back but can't overcome early deficit to UL Lafayette

    McNeese fights back but can't overcome early deficit to UL Lafayette

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 11:46 PM EST2017-11-29 04:46:46 GMT
    (Source: KATC)(Source: KATC)

    Malik Marquetti scored a career-high 17 points with five 3-pointers, JaKeenan Gant added 16 points, and UL Lafayette made 11 3-pointers in defeating McNeese 89-78 on Tuesday night. Frank Bartley IV and Jonathan Stove scored 11 points apiece, Bryce Washington grabbed 11 rebounds, and UL Lafayette (5-2) scored 28 points off 16 Cowboys' turnovers. Marcus Stroman's 3-pointer put UL Lafayette up for good, 7-6, and sparked a 16-0 run. The Cowboys closed on a 10-2 run...

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    Malik Marquetti scored a career-high 17 points with five 3-pointers, JaKeenan Gant added 16 points, and UL Lafayette made 11 3-pointers in defeating McNeese 89-78 on Tuesday night. Frank Bartley IV and Jonathan Stove scored 11 points apiece, Bryce Washington grabbed 11 rebounds, and UL Lafayette (5-2) scored 28 points off 16 Cowboys' turnovers. Marcus Stroman's 3-pointer put UL Lafayette up for good, 7-6, and sparked a 16-0 run. The Cowboys closed on a 10-2 run...

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  • Bolton Leads Cowgirls With Career High In Come From Behind Win Over ULM

    Bolton Leads Cowgirls With Career High In Come From Behind Win Over ULM

    Sunday, November 26 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-27 02:47:43 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women's basketball erased a 14 point deficit midway through the third quarter and came away with a 65-61 win over Louisiana-Monroe here Sunday behind a career high 19 points from Regan Bolton.   "This was a huge win for us today," said head coach Kacie Cryer. "Coming off a loss against a good Grambling team, we went back to work and got better. We never hung our heads when we got down by fourteen, we just executed and clawed ourselve...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women's basketball erased a 14 point deficit midway through the third quarter and came away with a 65-61 win over Louisiana-Monroe here Sunday behind a career high 19 points from Regan Bolton.   "This was a huge win for us today," said head coach Kacie Cryer. "Coming off a loss against a good Grambling team, we went back to work and got better. We never hung our heads when we got down by fourteen, we just executed and clawed ourselve...More >>
  • Cowboys Post 103-79 Win Over SUNO on Saturday

    Cowboys Post 103-79 Win Over SUNO on Saturday

    Saturday, November 25 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-26 02:22:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – One word comes to mind when describing the performance by McNeese today in its win against Southern – New Orleans, exhilarating. The Cowboys played hard for all 40 minutes in the 103-79 win on Saturday.   "This was probably the most complete game we played this year. The energy, the chemistry, it was all working, from start to finish" said head coach Dave Simmons.   Leading 56-34 at halftime, the Cowboys were shooting more than 55% f...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – One word comes to mind when describing the performance by McNeese today in its win against Southern – New Orleans, exhilarating. The Cowboys played hard for all 40 minutes in the 103-79 win on Saturday.   "This was probably the most complete game we played this year. The energy, the chemistry, it was all working, from start to finish" said head coach Dave Simmons.   Leading 56-34 at halftime, the Cowboys were shooting more than 55% f...More >>
  • Cowboys Dominate Champion Christian in 85-48 Victory

    Cowboys Dominate Champion Christian in 85-48 Victory

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

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

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

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  • McNeese Falls 75-60 To Grambling

    McNeese Falls 75-60 To Grambling

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

    Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

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