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  • Southeastern football with a target on their backs

    Southeastern football with a target on their backs

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

    McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:18:58 GMT
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
  • McNeese in favor of Instant Replay

    McNeese in favor of Instant Replay

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

    McNeese seniors named All-American Scholars

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:40:46 GMT
    McNeese seniors Kelsey Haynie and McKayla Anderson have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches of America for the 2013-2014 season.More >>
    McNeese seniors Kelsey Haynie and McKayla Anderson have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches of America for the 2013-2014 season.
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  • McNeese picked 2nd in preseason polls; SLC media wraps up

    McNeese picked 2nd in preseason polls; SLC media wraps up

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:18:27 GMT
    Let the 2014 football season begin. That was the unanimous feeling on Wednesday at the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day event at the L’Auberge Resort.More >>
    Let the 2014 football season begin. That was the unanimous feeling on Wednesday at the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day event at the L’Auberge Resort.More >>
  • Southeastern Louisiana Picked To Defend Southland Title

    Southeastern Louisiana Picked To Defend Southland Title

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:56:24 GMT
    By Southland Conference:LAKE CHARLES, La. – Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced Wednesday at its annual media day at L'auberge Resort.Southeastern was the top pick by both the coaches and the SIDs, receiving nine first-place votes and 99 points total in coaches' poll and a maximum 10 first-place v...More >>
    By Southland Conference:LAKE CHARLES, La. – Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced Wednesday at its annual media day at L'auberge Resort.Southeastern was the top pick by both the coaches and the SIDs, receiving nine first-place votes and 99 points total in coaches' poll and a maximum 10 first-place v...More >>
  • SLC to hold Football Media Day event in Lake Charles on Wednesday

    SLC to hold Football Media Day event in Lake Charles on Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:09:55 GMT
    The 2014 football season officially gets underway for the Southland Conference on Wednesday when league head coaches and players convene at L’Auberge for the annual SLC Football Media Day event.More >>
    The 2014 football season officially gets underway for the Southland Conference on Wednesday when league head coaches and players convene at L’Auberge for the annual SLC Football Media Day event.More >>
  • Southeastern picked to defend Southland Title

    Southeastern picked to defend Southland Title

    Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.More >>
    Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.More >>
  • McNeese Track and Field announces signees and additions

    McNeese Track and Field announces signees and additions

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:45:39 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese track and field head coach Brendon Gilroy has announced the signing of 17 athletes to his 2014 recruiting class in addition to another 13 that will join the squad when classes begin in August. The signing class includes 11 females and six males. Seven of those are distance runners, two middle-distance, two multi-events, three throws, two pole vaulters and a sprinter. Distance runner signees include transfers Gemma Bridge (University of Brimingham in the United Kingdom),...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese track and field head coach Brendon Gilroy has announced the signing of 17 athletes to his 2014 recruiting class in addition to another 13 that will join the squad when classes begin in August. The signing class includes 11 females and six males. Seven of those are distance runners, two middle-distance, two multi-events, three throws, two pole vaulters and a sprinter. Distance runner signees include transfers Gemma Bridge (University of Brimingham in the United Kingdom),...More >>
  • Gametime, TV set for McNeese vs. Nebraska game

    Gametime, TV set for McNeese vs. Nebraska game

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:14:11 GMT
    McNeese State's season opener at Nebraska will kick-off at 11 a.m. and will be televised by ESPNU, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.More >>
    McNeese State's season opener at Nebraska will kick-off at 11 a.m. and will be televised by ESPNU, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.
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  • Cowboys land 10 on preseason All-SLC football teams

    Cowboys land 10 on preseason All-SLC football teams

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:40:45 GMT
    Returning all-conference players Antoine Everett, Everett Ellefsen, Bo Brown and Aaron Sam lead a list of 10 McNeese State players on the 2014 all-Southland Conference preseason football team, the league office announced on Wednesday.More >>
    Returning all-conference players Antoine Everett, Everett Ellefsen, Bo Brown and Aaron Sam lead a list of 10 McNeese State players on the 2014 all-Southland Conference preseason football team, the league office announced on Wednesday.
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  • Three McNeese games slated to be broadcast in 2014

    Three McNeese games slated to be broadcast in 2014

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:00:19 GMT
    By McNeese SID Matthew BonnetteLAKE CHARLES – Just over three weeks remain until the McNeese Cowboys report for August camp and with the excitement of football season beginning to fill the air, the Southland Conference has announced its 2014 football broadcast schedule, one that features the Cowboys in three contests on the season. McNeese (10-3 in 2013) will be featured as the Southland Conference Television Network Game of the Week on October 11 at Sam Houston State and on November 15 at So...More >>
    By McNeese SID Matthew BonnetteLAKE CHARLES – Just over three weeks remain until the McNeese Cowboys report for August camp and with the excitement of football season beginning to fill the air, the Southland Conference has announced its 2014 football broadcast schedule, one that features the Cowboys in three contests on the season. McNeese (10-3 in 2013) will be featured as the Southland Conference Television Network Game of the Week on October 11 at Sam Houston State and on November 15 at So...More >>
  • Terence Cahee Youth Football Camp

    Terence Cahee Youth Football Camp

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:12:59 GMT
    Terence Cahees' first annual Youth football camp started with a great turnout, around 250 kids. It featured local celebrities like Marcus Wiltz, Arinze Agada, Nic Jacobs, and Cody Stroud, as well as the Mayors of Lake Charles, Sulphur, and Westlake. The camp lasts through Saturday and while Cahee wants the kids to work on perfecting their position techniques, his main concern is for them to have fun."I wanna see the kids come out and compete, I want to see them have a good time. I have a bunc...More >>
    Terence Cahees' first annual Youth football camp started with a great turnout, around 250 kids. It featured local celebrities like Marcus Wiltz, Arinze Agada, Nic Jacobs, and Cody Stroud, as well as the Mayors of Lake Charles, Sulphur, and Westlake. The camp lasts through Saturday and while Cahee wants the kids to work on perfecting their position techniques, his main concern is for them to have fun."I wanna see the kids come out and compete, I want to see them have a good time. I have a bunc...More >>
  • McNeese Women's Tennis Named 2014 ITA All-Academic Team

    McNeese Women's Tennis Named 2014 ITA All-Academic Team

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:42:42 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES - The McNeese women's tennis team has been named a 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. Five players on the team have been named ITA Scholar-Athletes for their strong academic performance during the 2013-14 academic year: Vivien Borbely, Sara Castellano, Julia Kral, Anna Peacock and Diana Pirciu. To qualify for the ITA All-Academic Team award, the team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or above on a 4.00 scale. The Cowgirls had a 3.5 c...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES - The McNeese women's tennis team has been named a 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. Five players on the team have been named ITA Scholar-Athletes for their strong academic performance during the 2013-14 academic year: Vivien Borbely, Sara Castellano, Julia Kral, Anna Peacock and Diana Pirciu. To qualify for the ITA All-Academic Team award, the team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or above on a 4.00 scale. The Cowgirls had a 3.5 c...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week; July 9, 2014

    Sports Person of the Week; July 9, 2014

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:42:59 GMT
    Our Sports Person of the Week is McNeese Football Senior Antoine Everett. The offensive lineman has been selected onto the Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America First Team. Everett started in all 13 games last year, while earning first team all-conference honors, as well as helping the Cowboys offensive unit set five team school records. Congratulations to our Sports Person of the Week, Antoine Everett.More >>
    Our Sports Person of the Week is McNeese Football Senior Antoine Everett. The offensive lineman has been selected onto the Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America First Team. Everett started in all 13 games last year, while earning first team all-conference honors, as well as helping the Cowboys offensive unit set five team school records. Congratulations to our Sports Person of the Week, Antoine Everett.More >>
  • Former Cowboy great, Artie Shankle, passes away

    Former Cowboy great, Artie Shankle, passes away

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-07-05 03:51:10 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese Hall of Famer and former running back great Artie Shankle passed away on Sunday, June 29, at his home in Silsbee after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese Hall of Famer and former running back great Artie Shankle passed away on Sunday, June 29, at his home in Silsbee after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. More >>
  • McNeese Baseball Adds Seven Signees to 2014-15 Class

    McNeese Baseball Adds Seven Signees to 2014-15 Class

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-04 03:14:34 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese baseball team completed its top notch signing class Thursday with the addition of seven student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent during the spring, as announced by assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Cory Barton. The Cowboys will welcome Austin Briggs (Conroe, Texas), Tyler Day (Olathe, KS), Kris Molter (Jacksonville, FL), Ricky Ramirez (Deer Park, Texas), Lewis Guilbeau (Austin, Texas), Ethan Stremmel (Lake Jackson, Texas) and Garrett LaRosa (L...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese baseball team completed its top notch signing class Thursday with the addition of seven student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent during the spring, as announced by assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Cory Barton. The Cowboys will welcome Austin Briggs (Conroe, Texas), Tyler Day (Olathe, KS), Kris Molter (Jacksonville, FL), Ricky Ramirez (Deer Park, Texas), Lewis Guilbeau (Austin, Texas), Ethan Stremmel (Lake Jackson, Texas) and Garrett LaRosa (L...More >>
  • Antoine Everett named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America first team

    Antoine Everett named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America first team

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-03 03:16:05 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese senior offensive lineman Antoine Everett has been selected onto The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America first team, announced by the organization this week. Everett, a native of Richmond, Texas, is one of eight players from the Southland Conference to be listed on one of the three teams, as is joined by Southeastern Louisiana kick returner Xavier Roberson and cornerback Harlan Miller as first team selections. The 6-foot-3, 325-pounder started in all 13 games last s...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese senior offensive lineman Antoine Everett has been selected onto The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America first team, announced by the organization this week. Everett, a native of Richmond, Texas, is one of eight players from the Southland Conference to be listed on one of the three teams, as is joined by Southeastern Louisiana kick returner Xavier Roberson and cornerback Harlan Miller as first team selections. The 6-foot-3, 325-pounder started in all 13 games last s...More >>
  • McNeese Softball Catches the Eye of Jennie Finch

    McNeese Softball Catches the Eye of Jennie Finch

    Thursday, June 26 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-06-26 21:07:25 GMT
    McNeese Softball arguably had their best season in school history and it caught the attention of the Softball nation. That includes softball legend Jennie Finch, who now lives in Sulphur. The CowgirlsMore >>
    McNeese Softball arguably had their best season in school history and it caught the attention of the Softball nation. That includes softball legend Jennie Finch, who now lives in Sulphur. The CowgirlsMore >>
  • McNeese Baseball Lands Three on All-Louisiana Team

    McNeese Baseball Lands Three on All-Louisiana Team

    Saturday, June 21 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-06-21 04:09:16 GMT
    By McNeese Sports Information Assistant Hunter Bower LAKE CHARLES – Led by first-team selection Chayse Marion, three McNeese baseball players earned All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports WritersMore >>
    By McNeese Sports Information Assistant Hunter Bower LAKE CHARLES – Led by first-team selection Chayse Marion, three McNeese baseball players earned All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports WritersMore >>
  • SWLA's Je'Ron Hamm and Nic Jacobs for Tight End Spot with Saints

    SWLA's Je'Ron Hamm and Nic Jacobs for Tight End Spot with Saints

    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-06-20 03:56:23 GMT
    SWLA's Je'Ron Hamm and Nic Jacobs for Tight End Spot with Saints Both are undrafted rookies with ties to Southwest Louisiana. Hamm is a Leesville native who played his college ball at UL-Monroe. JacobsMore >>
    SWLA's Je'Ron Hamm and Nic Jacobs for Tight End Spot with Saints Both are undrafted rookies with ties to Southwest Louisiana. Hamm is a Leesville native who played his college ball at UL-Monroe. JacobsMore >>
  • Brooks Donald Williams is Chillin 4 Charity

    Brooks Donald Williams is Chillin 4 Charity

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-06-19 05:10:58 GMT
    Brooks Donald Williams is officially Chillin 4 Charity The Cowgirls Basketball Head Coach taking the cold water challenge to benefit the Kay Yow Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Williams alsoMore >>
    Brooks Donald Williams is officially Chillin 4 Charity The Cowgirls Basketball Head Coach taking the cold water challenge to benefit the Kay Yow Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Williams alsoMore >>
  • McNeese's Alanna DiVittorio Named Student-Athlete of the Year

    McNeese's Alanna DiVittorio Named Student-Athlete of the Year

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-06-19 05:06:02 GMT
    By McNeese Assistant SID Pam LaFosse The McNeese softball team continued to receive recognition for its outstanding season as senior outfielder Alanna DiVittorio was named the 2014 Southland ConferenceMore >>
    By McNeese Assistant SID Pam LaFosse The McNeese softball team continued to receive recognition for its outstanding season as senior outfielder Alanna DiVittorio was named the 2014 Southland ConferenceMore >>
  • McNeese Baseball Places League High Five on SLC All-Academic Team

    McNeese Baseball Places League High Five on SLC All-Academic Team

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-06-18 03:48:09 GMT
    By McNeese Sports Information Assistant Hunter Bower: LAKE CHARLES – A league leading five McNeese baseball student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Southland Conference All-Academic Baseball Team,More >>
    By McNeese Sports Information Assistant Hunter Bower: LAKE CHARLES – A league leading five McNeese baseball student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Southland Conference All-Academic Baseball Team,More >>
  • Three transfers headline newcomer reporting for Cowboys on Monday

    Three transfers headline newcomer reporting for Cowboys on Monday

    Friday, June 13 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-06-13 16:11:14 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – Monday marked the first day of summer classes at McNeese State University, and with that, the first day for the McNeese football newcomers to officially become Cowboys.   Along with theMore >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Monday marked the first day of summer classes at McNeese State University, and with that, the first day for the McNeese football newcomers to officially become Cowboys.   Along with theMore >>
  • 5 McNeese softball players named to 2014 All Louisiana Team

    5 McNeese softball players named to 2014 All Louisiana Team

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-06-09 04:07:26 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – A second consecutive Southland Conference regular season championship along with a school record 40-win season has helped land five McNeese Cowgirl softball players on the 2014 All-LouisianaMore >>
    LAKE CHARLES – A second consecutive Southland Conference regular season championship along with a school record 40-win season has helped land five McNeese Cowgirl softball players on the 2014 All-LouisianaMore >>
  • Joanna Hardin to take the reins as new McNeese softball head coach

    Joanna Hardin to take the reins as new McNeese softball head coach

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-06-06 03:59:09 GMT
    By McNeese SID Matthew Bonnette LAKE CHARLES – Joanna Hardin, a key element in the sustained success of the McNeese Cowgirl softball program that has won back-to-back Southland Conference championships,More >>
    By McNeese SID Matthew Bonnette LAKE CHARLES – Joanna Hardin, a key element in the sustained success of the McNeese Cowgirl softball program that has won back-to-back Southland Conference championships,More >>
  • Hardin to take over Cowgirls softball program

    Hardin to take over Cowgirls softball program

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-06-03 19:44:56 GMT
    Joanna Hardin has been picked to take over the McNeese State softball program, sources tell KPLC. Hardin was with the Cowgirls for the last two seasons as an assistant coach and worked primarily withMore >>
    Joanna Hardin has been picked to take over the McNeese State softball program, sources tell KPLC. Hardin was with the Cowgirls for the last two seasons as an assistant coach and worked primarily withMore >>
  • Report: Ex-Kansas State quarterback Sams headed to McNeese

    Report: Ex-Kansas State quarterback Sams headed to McNeese

    Thursday, May 29 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-05-29 13:00:20 GMT
    According to ESPN.com, former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams is headed to McNeese State.
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    According to ESPN.com, former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams is headed to McNeese State.More >>
  • Four McNeese Baseball Players Named All-Southland Conference

    Four McNeese Baseball Players Named All-Southland Conference

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-05-20 03:21:33 GMT
    By McNeese Sports Assistant Hunter Bower LAKE CHARLES - The McNeese baseball team continued to surpass others expectations for the 2014 season on Monday as three players were named to the first-team All-SouthlandMore >>
    By McNeese Sports Assistant Hunter Bower LAKE CHARLES - The McNeese baseball team continued to surpass others expectations for the 2014 season on Monday as three players were named to the first-team All-SouthlandMore >>
  • Diontae Spencer motivated by NFL Draft

    Diontae Spencer motivated by NFL Draft

    Monday, May 12 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-05-12 04:06:04 GMT
    The NFL Draft finally wrapping up as 256 guys have been selected into the league, but beyond that number is an even larger group of hopefuls that don't hear their names called. This year that undraftedMore >>
    The NFL Draft finally wrapping up as 256 guys have been selected into the league, but beyond that number is an even larger group of hopefuls that don't hear their names called. This year that undraftedMore >>
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