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  • Men's Basketball Sinks at New Orleans, 90-74

    Men's Basketball Sinks at New Orleans, 90-74

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:08 AM EST2018-02-18 05:08:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    NEW ORLEANS – The McNeese Cowboys are doing their best to keep the tournament hopes alive, but their efforts fell short tonight in a 90-76 loss at New Orleans. The Cowboys were forced to make do without shining sophomore guard Kalob Ledoux, who was out due to a foot injury. Ledoux is averaging over 15 points per game, which could very well have been a deciding factor in today’s loss. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson continued to be a dominating force for McNeese, pulling down ...

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    NEW ORLEANS – The McNeese Cowboys are doing their best to keep the tournament hopes alive, but their efforts fell short tonight in a 90-76 loss at New Orleans. The Cowboys were forced to make do without shining sophomore guard Kalob Ledoux, who was out due to a foot injury. Ledoux is averaging over 15 points per game, which could very well have been a deciding factor in today’s loss. Transfer Quatarrius Wilson continued to be a dominating force for McNeese, pulling down ...

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  • SWLA Knights fall in ACEL State Championship, 78-68

    SWLA Knights fall in ACEL State Championship, 78-68

  • Cowgirls fall 84-62 At New Orleans

    Cowgirls fall 84-62 At New Orleans

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-02-18 02:17:54 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NEW ORLEANS—Sophomore Caitlin Davis scored a career high 23 points and senior Dede Sheppard chipped in 14 here Saturday in an 84-62 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference loss at New Orleans. The loss drops McNeese to 11-14 overall and evened its conference record to 7-7. UNO improved to 13-13 and 9-6 in the SLC. McNeese trailed by as many as 10 points in the first quarter before going on a 9-2 run to cut the Privateer lead to three (17-14) two minutes into the s...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS—Sophomore Caitlin Davis scored a career high 23 points and senior Dede Sheppard chipped in 14 here Saturday in an 84-62 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference loss at New Orleans. The loss drops McNeese to 11-14 overall and evened its conference record to 7-7. UNO improved to 13-13 and 9-6 in the SLC. McNeese trailed by as many as 10 points in the first quarter before going on a 9-2 run to cut the Privateer lead to three (17-14) two minutes into the s...More >>
  • McNeese Falls 11-1 To 9th Ranked Alabama

    McNeese Falls 11-1 To 9th Ranked Alabama

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:06 PM EST2018-02-18 02:06:12 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HATTIESBURG, MS.—McNeese softball suffered an 11-1, five inning loss to 9th ranked Alabama (5-0) here Saturday at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational to fall to 5-3 on the season. The run-rule loss is the first for McNeese since the 2015 season. After two scoreless innings, the Tide plated six runs in the third with single runs coming on a sacrifice fly by Hemphill and a double by Gabby Callaway for a 2-0 lead. Back-to-back home runs by Claire Jenkins and Peyton Grant...

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    HATTIESBURG, MS.—McNeese softball suffered an 11-1, five inning loss to 9th ranked Alabama (5-0) here Saturday at the Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational to fall to 5-3 on the season. The run-rule loss is the first for McNeese since the 2015 season. After two scoreless innings, the Tide plated six runs in the third with single runs coming on a sacrifice fly by Hemphill and a double by Gabby Callaway for a 2-0 lead. Back-to-back home runs by Claire Jenkins and Peyton Grant...

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  • Cowboy Baseball Falls To the Shockers 11-2

    Cowboy Baseball Falls To the Shockers 11-2

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-18 02:00:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowboy baseball team dropped Saturday's game against Wichita State 11-2. Junior Shane Selman was the only Cowboy to earn an RBI in the loss, batting in both of McNeese's runs in the fourth inning with his second homerun of the season. McNeese managed only six hits, two of which came off the bat of Jake Cochran, the others coming during at bats from Selman, Carson Maxwell, and Welles Cooley. Head coach Justin Hill mentions the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowboy baseball team dropped Saturday's game against Wichita State 11-2. Junior Shane Selman was the only Cowboy to earn an RBI in the loss, batting in both of McNeese's runs in the fourth inning with his second homerun of the season. McNeese managed only six hits, two of which came off the bat of Jake Cochran, the others coming during at bats from Selman, Carson Maxwell, and Welles Cooley. Head coach Justin Hill mentions the...More >>
  • SWLA Lady Knights win ACEL State Championship

    SWLA Lady Knights win ACEL State Championship

  • #SWLAprep round up for February 16

    #SWLAprep round up for February 16

  • Fog halts McNeese-Wichita State game in 9th with Cowboys trailing 10-6

    Fog halts McNeese-Wichita State game in 9th with Cowboys trailing 10-6

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:22 AM EST2018-02-17 05:22:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Winter in the south is never dull. That was proven on Friday night when McNeese baseball's season opening game against Wichita State was halted in the ninth inning due to fog… yes, fog. The game will be resumed at 1 p.m. on Saturday and game two will follow 40-45 minutes at the conclusion of game one. Trailing 10-5 heading to the bottom of the ninth, McNeese got one out triple from Jake Cochran whose deep fly to right-centerfield might have been...More >>
    Winter in the south is never dull. That was proven on Friday night when McNeese baseball's season opening game against Wichita State was halted in the ninth inning due to fog… yes, fog. The game will be resumed at 1 p.m. on Saturday and game two will follow 40-45 minutes at the conclusion of game one. Trailing 10-5 heading to the bottom of the ninth, McNeese got one out triple from Jake Cochran whose deep fly to right-centerfield might have been...More >>
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Lady Saints fall in Semifinal round, 3-1

    HIGHLIGHTS: Lady Saints fall in Semifinal round, 3-1

  • No. 24 McNeese splits results on day one of Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational

    No. 24 McNeese splits results on day one of Southern Miss Black and Gold Invitational

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-02-17 05:16:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball came from behind to defeat Mississippi Valley State 12-6 in the nightcap here Friday to finish day one of the Southern Miss Invitational with a 1-1 record. The Cowgirls opened tournament play with a 7-1 loss to 11th ranked Baylor. McNeese (5-2) will face 9th ranked Alabama at at 1 p.m. Saturday and Southern Miss at 10 a.m. Sunday morning to conclude tournament action.  McNeese scored the first run of the game but gave up five runs over the next two innings to t...More >>
    McNeese softball came from behind to defeat Mississippi Valley State 12-6 in the nightcap here Friday to finish day one of the Southern Miss Invitational with a 1-1 record. The Cowgirls opened tournament play with a 7-1 loss to 11th ranked Baylor. McNeese (5-2) will face 9th ranked Alabama at at 1 p.m. Saturday and Southern Miss at 10 a.m. Sunday morning to conclude tournament action.  McNeese scored the first run of the game but gave up five runs over the next two innings to t...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Kevin Anderson

    Sports Person of the Week - Kevin Anderson

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-02-16 05:42:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Vinton's Kevin Anderson Jr. is like a lot of small town kids coming up. Sports is their life.  "I always grew up playing basketball. It gets me away from things," said Anderson. "Vinton is a small town and we really don’t have anything else to do, but play basketball." Since he was a young boy, Anderson dreamed of one day following in his father's footsteps as a star play for the Vinton Lions. What he didn't realize, is they'd share the same ...More >>
    Vinton's Kevin Anderson Jr. is like a lot of small town kids coming up. Sports is their life.  "I always grew up playing basketball. It gets me away from things," said Anderson. "Vinton is a small town and we really don’t have anything else to do, but play basketball." Since he was a young boy, Anderson dreamed of one day following in his father's footsteps as a star play for the Vinton Lions. What he didn't realize, is they'd share the same ...More >>
  • FIRST ROUND HIGHLIGHTS: #SWLApreps basketball round up for February 15

    FIRST ROUND HIGHLIGHTS: #SWLApreps basketball round up for February 15

    FIRST ROUND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS.

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    FIRST ROUND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS.

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  • No. 24 McNeese upset by Louisiana Tech, 8-7

    No. 24 McNeese upset by Louisiana Tech, 8-7

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-15 05:26:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The 24th ranked McNeese Cowgirls couldn’t get the timely hitting it needed here Wednesday night as Louisiana Tech handed the Cowgirls their first blemish of the season with an 8-7 loss. “I thought we did a good job extending some innings and got people on base, we just couldn’t get the timely hitting we needed. We needed to put together good at bats and look for good pitches to hit, unfortunately we let the lead slip away from us,” said head coach James Landre...More >>
    The 24th ranked McNeese Cowgirls couldn’t get the timely hitting it needed here Wednesday night as Louisiana Tech handed the Cowgirls their first blemish of the season with an 8-7 loss. “I thought we did a good job extending some innings and got people on base, we just couldn’t get the timely hitting we needed. We needed to put together good at bats and look for good pitches to hit, unfortunately we let the lead slip away from us,” said head coach James Landre...More >>
  • Pelicans fly past Lakers at home, head into All-Star break on three-game winning streak

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Try as the Lakers might, but they couldn't stop Anthony Davis Wednesday night. His 41 points and 15 rebounds paced the New Orleans Pelicans to a 139-117 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at home.

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    Try as the Lakers might, but they couldn't stop Anthony Davis Wednesday night. His 41 points and 15 rebounds paced the New Orleans Pelicans to a 139-117 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at home.

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  • Baudin's 30 allows UCA to sink Cowgirls at home, 51-45

    Baudin's 30 allows UCA to sink Cowgirls at home, 51-45

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-02-15 05:00:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese scored the game’s first seven points but Central Arkansas put together a 16-0 run at the end of the second quarter and beginning of the third, then held off a late Cowgirl rally to pull out a 51-45 Southland Conference win on Wednesday night in Burton Coliseum. UCA’s Taylor Baudin scored a career-high 30 points and came within one board with 12 for the game as the Sugar Bears (17-7, 10-3) dominated the glass with 47 total rebounds, 21 of those on the offensive end...More >>
    McNeese scored the game’s first seven points but Central Arkansas put together a 16-0 run at the end of the second quarter and beginning of the third, then held off a late Cowgirl rally to pull out a 51-45 Southland Conference win on Wednesday night in Burton Coliseum. UCA’s Taylor Baudin scored a career-high 30 points and came within one board with 12 for the game as the Sugar Bears (17-7, 10-3) dominated the glass with 47 total rebounds, 21 of those on the offensive end...More >>
  • Cowboys stifle Bears beyond the arc, defeat UCA 76-72

    Cowboys stifle Bears beyond the arc, defeat UCA 76-72

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-15 04:52:31 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    Senior LaBarrius Hill would pull down an offensive rebound, send it back out to Jarren Greenwood, who would pass to Kalob Ledoux, eventually sending it in for a long three, giving the McNeese Cowboys the leverage needed to put Central Arkansas away 76-72 in Conway on Wednesday night.   Head coach Dave Simmons was able to prepare his Cowboys for tonight's predicted shootout, "We talked before about games you just have to win, tonight wa...More >>
    Senior LaBarrius Hill would pull down an offensive rebound, send it back out to Jarren Greenwood, who would pass to Kalob Ledoux, eventually sending it in for a long three, giving the McNeese Cowboys the leverage needed to put Central Arkansas away 76-72 in Conway on Wednesday night.   Head coach Dave Simmons was able to prepare his Cowboys for tonight's predicted shootout, "We talked before about games you just have to win, tonight wa...More >>
  • St. Louis upsets Loyola to advance to the Division III semifinals, 6-5

    St. Louis upsets Loyola to advance to the Division III semifinals, 6-5

    The Saints will travel to E.D. White for the right to play in the state title game.

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    The Saints will travel to E.D. White for the right to play in the state title game.

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  • LSU falls 80-65 to Alabama

    LSU falls 80-65 to Alabama

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:51 AM EST2018-02-14 11:51:10 GMT

    The LSU men’s basketball team could not find the answers to sustain a drive that got them back to within one point of the Alabama Crimson Tide early in the second half before Alabama was able to put together an 80-65 decision Tuesday night here at Coleman Coliseum.

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    The LSU men’s basketball team could not find the answers to sustain a drive that got them back to within one point of the Alabama Crimson Tide early in the second half before Alabama was able to put together an 80-65 decision Tuesday night here at Coleman Coliseum.

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  • Aidan Anderson to start opening day for McNeese

    Aidan Anderson to start opening day for McNeese

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Anderson will get the Friday start vs Wichita State.

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    Anderson will get the Friday start vs Wichita State.

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  • McNeese PIcks Up Second Win Over #20 Tulsa, 8-6

    McNeese PIcks Up Second Win Over #20 Tulsa, 8-6

    Saturday, February 10 2018 11:09 PM EST2018-02-11 04:09:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—For the second straight day, McNeese softball picked up a win over 20th ranked Tulsa with a come from behind 8-6 win over the Hurricane here Saturday night on Day 3 of the Cowgirl Classic. McNeese remains undefeated on the season at 4-0 while the Hurricane fall to 1-2.  “We learned a lot about our team tonight, having being down and then coming back to get the win against a good Tulsa team,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we st...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—For the second straight day, McNeese softball picked up a win over 20th ranked Tulsa with a come from behind 8-6 win over the Hurricane here Saturday night on Day 3 of the Cowgirl Classic. McNeese remains undefeated on the season at 4-0 while the Hurricane fall to 1-2.  “We learned a lot about our team tonight, having being down and then coming back to get the win against a good Tulsa team,” said head coach James Landreneau. “I thought we st...More >>
  • Davis Leads Cowgirls in 67-49 Win Over Southeastern

    Davis Leads Cowgirls in 67-49 Win Over Southeastern

    Saturday, February 10 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-02-11 03:53:15 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Sophomore Caitlin Davis flirted with a triple-double on Saturday with 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as she helped guide the McNeese Cowgirls to a 69-47 Southland Conference win over Southeastern Louisiana and sweeping the regular season series.   It was the first game back in Burton Coliseum for the Cowgirls since January 10.   The win as the third in the last four games for McNeese as it improved to 11-12 overall and 7-5 in league play while ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Sophomore Caitlin Davis flirted with a triple-double on Saturday with 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as she helped guide the McNeese Cowgirls to a 69-47 Southland Conference win over Southeastern Louisiana and sweeping the regular season series.   It was the first game back in Burton Coliseum for the Cowgirls since January 10.   The win as the third in the last four games for McNeese as it improved to 11-12 overall and 7-5 in league play while ...More >>
  • Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern

    Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern

    Saturday, February 10 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-02-11 03:49:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern LAKE CHARLES – Junior transfer Qutarrius Wilson finished with his third consecutive double-double on Saturday with 20 points and 14 rebounds, as the McNeese Cowboys fell 74-67 in a Southland Conference loss to Southeastern Louisiana, splitting the regular season series. After starting the season 6-0 at home, it was the fourth straight loss in Burton for the Cowboys.   The loss was McNeese's second in a row...More >>
    Wilson Earns 10th Double-Double in 74-67 Loss to Southeastern LAKE CHARLES – Junior transfer Qutarrius Wilson finished with his third consecutive double-double on Saturday with 20 points and 14 rebounds, as the McNeese Cowboys fell 74-67 in a Southland Conference loss to Southeastern Louisiana, splitting the regular season series. After starting the season 6-0 at home, it was the fourth straight loss in Burton for the Cowboys.   The loss was McNeese's second in a row...More >>
  • Lady Saints advance to semifinals with 7-1 win over Hannan

    Lady Saints advance to semifinals with 7-1 win over Hannan

  • McNeese picks up ranked win over No. 20 Tulsa, 6-3

    McNeese picks up ranked win over No. 20 Tulsa, 6-3

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-10 04:52:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over 20th ranked Tulsa here Friday night on Day 2 of the Cowgirl Classic to remain undefeated at 3-0 while the Hurricane fell to 1-1 on the season. “Anytime you play a Tulsa team, you know they are going to play you hard, be well coached and they have a great tradition, said head coach James Landreneau. “Tonight was about us focusing on doing the best job we could do and compete hard.” The Cowgirls picked up a season high 10 hit...

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    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over 20th ranked Tulsa here Friday night on Day 2 of the Cowgirl Classic to remain undefeated at 3-0 while the Hurricane fell to 1-1 on the season. “Anytime you play a Tulsa team, you know they are going to play you hard, be well coached and they have a great tradition, said head coach James Landreneau. “Tonight was about us focusing on doing the best job we could do and compete hard.” The Cowgirls picked up a season high 10 hit...

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  • #SWLApreps basketball roundup for February 9

    #SWLApreps basketball roundup for February 9

  • McNeese baseball picked to finish third in SLC play

    McNeese baseball picked to finish third in SLC play

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-09 22:56:29 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    The defending Southland Conference baseball champion McNeese Cowboys have been projected for a third place finish in this year's league standings according to the head coaches and baseball sports information directors, the conference released on Thursday.   The Cowboys, who tied a school record with 22 league victories in 2017, won the Southland by two games for their first conference title since 2006.   McNeese tallied 246 points in the poll with one first place vote. Sam H...More >>
    The defending Southland Conference baseball champion McNeese Cowboys have been projected for a third place finish in this year's league standings according to the head coaches and baseball sports information directors, the conference released on Thursday.   The Cowboys, who tied a school record with 22 league victories in 2017, won the Southland by two games for their first conference title since 2006.   McNeese tallied 246 points in the poll with one first place vote. Sam H...More >>
  • NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southwest Louisiana 2018 athletes sign letters of intent

    NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southwest Louisiana 2018 athletes sign letters of intent

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:34 PM EST2018-02-09 20:34:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    High school athletes are putting their college commitments in writing today. Today is National Signing Day, the day when recruits around the country sign letters of intent to play college athletics. Locally, several athletes have already signed letters of intent, although more are expected to do so.

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    High school athletes are putting their college commitments in writing today. Today is National Signing Day, the day when recruits around the country sign letters of intent to play college athletics. Locally, several athletes have already signed letters of intent, although more are expected to do so.

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  • Gray Plantation names Kevin Gillette new tennis director

    Gray Plantation names Kevin Gillette new tennis director

  • Sports Person of the Week - Joanna Hardin

    Sports Person of the Week - Joanna Hardin

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:01 AM EST2018-02-09 06:01:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    There's always something special about your first-- anything. For Virginia coach Joanna Hardin, McNeese was her first head coaching job. During her two seasons with McNeese (2015-16), she led the Pokes to a conference title and a NCAA tournament appearance. For the first time in two years, Hardin returned to Cowgirl Diamond on Thursday. I have such a heart for Lake Charles and McNeese and it is just been a blessing to come back and see so many faces and see the work in pro...More >>
    There's always something special about your first-- anything. For Virginia coach Joanna Hardin, McNeese was her first head coaching job. During her two seasons with McNeese (2015-16), she led the Pokes to a conference title and a NCAA tournament appearance. For the first time in two years, Hardin returned to Cowgirl Diamond on Thursday. I have such a heart for Lake Charles and McNeese and it is just been a blessing to come back and see so many faces and see the work in pro...More >>
  • McNeese softball opens season with doubleheader sweep over Virginia

    McNeese softball opens season with doubleheader sweep over Virginia

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-02-09 05:47:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Morgan Catron's bloop single over second base in the bottom of the seventh inning gave McNeese (2-0) a 4-3 win over Virginia(0-2) in the second game of a doubleheader to preserve the sweep over the Cavaliers here Thursday night on the opening day of the Cowgirl Classic. The Cowgirls defeated Virginia 7-0 in their season opener.   The Cowgirl Classic will continue Friday with Virginia taking on Houston Baptist at 1 p.m. and #20 Tulsa at 3:30 p.m. McNeese will face Tulsa at 6 p.m. ...More >>
    Morgan Catron's bloop single over second base in the bottom of the seventh inning gave McNeese (2-0) a 4-3 win over Virginia(0-2) in the second game of a doubleheader to preserve the sweep over the Cavaliers here Thursday night on the opening day of the Cowgirl Classic. The Cowgirls defeated Virginia 7-0 in their season opener.   The Cowgirl Classic will continue Friday with Virginia taking on Houston Baptist at 1 p.m. and #20 Tulsa at 3:30 p.m. McNeese will face Tulsa at 6 p.m. ...More >>
  • McNeese's feverish rally comes up just short against SFA

    McNeese's feverish rally comes up just short against SFA

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:30 AM EST2018-02-09 05:30:20 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese would trail 56-32 at the half, but outscore Stephen F Austin 63-43 in the second half for a comeback that would fall only four-points short in a 99-95 loss on Thursday. The Cowboys fall to 8-13 on the season and 5-6 in Southland Conference play. Head coach Dave Simmons is confident in the team’s effort, “I’m proud of our guys tonight, we picked up our energy. A game like this, and an effort like this- pays dividends in the long run.” Junior James ...More >>
    McNeese would trail 56-32 at the half, but outscore Stephen F Austin 63-43 in the second half for a comeback that would fall only four-points short in a 99-95 loss on Thursday. The Cowboys fall to 8-13 on the season and 5-6 in Southland Conference play. Head coach Dave Simmons is confident in the team’s effort, “I’m proud of our guys tonight, we picked up our energy. A game like this, and an effort like this- pays dividends in the long run.” Junior James ...More >>
  • LSU baseball picked to finish 4th in the West

    LSU baseball picked to finish 4th in the West

    LSU has been picked to finish fourth in the West and the Florida Gators are the popular pick to win the 2018 SEC baseball championship as voted by the league’s head coaches.

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    LSU has been picked to finish fourth in the West and the Florida Gators are the popular pick to win the 2018 SEC baseball championship as voted by the league’s head coaches.

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  • Bre'Ashlee Jones records second straight double-double in McNeese's loss at SFA

    Bre'Ashlee Jones records second straight double-double in McNeese's loss at SFA

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-02-08 05:11:56 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese women’s basketball tried to do something here Wednesday night no other team has been able to do all season in Nacogdoches, Texas and that was to win. Stephen F. Austin continued its dominance at home with a 73-58 Southland Conference victory over the Cowgirls to improve to 12-0 at home. Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones recorded her second consecutive double double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Jones was 4 of 11 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Seven ...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball tried to do something here Wednesday night no other team has been able to do all season in Nacogdoches, Texas and that was to win. Stephen F. Austin continued its dominance at home with a 73-58 Southland Conference victory over the Cowgirls to improve to 12-0 at home. Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones recorded her second consecutive double double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Jones was 4 of 11 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Seven ...More >>
  • Pelicans-Pacers game postponed due to leak in Smoothie King Center roof

    Pelicans-Pacers game postponed due to leak in Smoothie King Center roof

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The start to Wednesday night's Pelicans home game against the Indiana Pacers has been delayed due to a leak in the roof of the Smoothie King Center, according to the Smoothie King Center Twitter account. 

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    The start to Wednesday night's Pelicans home game against the Indiana Pacers has been delayed due to a leak in the roof of the Smoothie King Center, according to the Smoothie King Center Twitter account. 

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  • Ja'Marr Chase goes in-depth on why he picked LSU

    Ja'Marr Chase goes in-depth on why he picked LSU

    Ja'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.comJa'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.com
    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports in our sitdown interview he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavily in the decision. Also, a lack of workhouse running back means a lot more passing in 2018 for the Tigers. Myles Brennan is the presumed starter at quarterba...More >>
    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports in our sitdown interview he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavily in the decision. Also, a lack of workhouse running back means a lot more passing in 2018 for the Tigers. Myles Brennan is the presumed starter at quarterba...More >>
  • Fitzgerald Signs Nine to Rising Cowgirl Soccer Program

    Fitzgerald Signs Nine to Rising Cowgirl Soccer Program

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-02-07 21:58:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – 2018 National Signing Day is upon us and the fax machine at Hodges Fieldhouse is burning up with faxes from nine new Cowgirls. Head coach Drew Fitzgerald and his staff have matched last year's class as one of the largest to come through the McNeese women's soccer program.   Fitzgerald, in his second year at the helm- managed to turn the program around for its first winning season since 2008, and first 12-win season since 2007, producing the Southlan...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – 2018 National Signing Day is upon us and the fax machine at Hodges Fieldhouse is burning up with faxes from nine new Cowgirls. Head coach Drew Fitzgerald and his staff have matched last year's class as one of the largest to come through the McNeese women's soccer program.   Fitzgerald, in his second year at the helm- managed to turn the program around for its first winning season since 2008, and first 12-win season since 2007, producing the Southlan...More >>
  • LSU lands 5-star receiver Ja'Marr Chase

    LSU lands 5-star receiver Ja'Marr Chase

    Ja'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.comJa'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.com

    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavy in the decision. Chase verbally committed to Kansas, then decommitted. Verbally committed to Florida, but decommitted after the head coach got fired.

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    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavy in the decision. Chase verbally committed to Kansas, then decommitted. Verbally committed to Florida, but decommitted after the head coach got fired.

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  • Cowboys ink 18 on National Signing Day

    Cowboys ink 18 on National Signing Day

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-02-07 21:23:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry announced the Cowboys 2018 signing class on Wednesday, National Signing Day, as the Cowboys targeted wide receivers and offensive linemen. Of the 18 signees on the day, nearly half play those two positions. “We really wanted to go after wide receivers,” said Guidry. “We lost a lot last year so we felt that was an area we needed to focus on. Along with offensive linemen.” McNeese inked a few local ...

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    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry announced the Cowboys 2018 signing class on Wednesday, National Signing Day, as the Cowboys targeted wide receivers and offensive linemen. Of the 18 signees on the day, nearly half play those two positions. “We really wanted to go after wide receivers,” said Guidry. “We lost a lot last year so we felt that was an area we needed to focus on. Along with offensive linemen.” McNeese inked a few local ...

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  • LSU hoping to finish NSD with a bang

    LSU hoping to finish NSD with a bang

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 4:32 AM EST2018-02-07 09:32:08 GMT

    It's National Signing Day and LSU has four scholarships to fill and a chance to finish the day with an excellent recruiting class.

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    It's National Signing Day and LSU has four scholarships to fill and a chance to finish the day with an excellent recruiting class.

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  • #SWLApreps basketball roundup for February 6

    #SWLApreps basketball roundup for February 6

    Boys highlights from LCCP at Washington-Marion, Lake Arthur at Kinder and Tioga at Leesville. Girls highlights from Leesville and Tioga.

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    Boys highlights from LCCP at Washington-Marion, Lake Arthur at Kinder and Tioga at Leesville. Girls highlights from Leesville and Tioga.

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  • McNeese lands three Cowboys on 2018 All-Southland preseason baseball teams

    McNeese lands three Cowboys on 2018 All-Southland preseason baseball teams

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-02-06 20:46:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Defending Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team all-league outfielder Shane Selman, first team second baseman Joe Provenzano and relief pitcher Grant Anderson have been voted to represent McNeese 2018 All-Southland Conference Preseason Baseball Teams, the league announced on Tuesday. Preseason polls will be released on Thursday. In 2017, Selman hit .333 with 14 home runs and 59 runs batted in, leading the team in both homers and RBI. A starter in all 53 games, the j...More >>
    Defending Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team all-league outfielder Shane Selman, first team second baseman Joe Provenzano and relief pitcher Grant Anderson have been voted to represent McNeese 2018 All-Southland Conference Preseason Baseball Teams, the league announced on Tuesday. Preseason polls will be released on Thursday. In 2017, Selman hit .333 with 14 home runs and 59 runs batted in, leading the team in both homers and RBI. A starter in all 53 games, the j...More >>
  • McNeese's Cowboy Stadium to get new turf

    McNeese's Cowboy Stadium to get new turf

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-06 20:32:35 GMT
    A rendering of what the new turf will look like. (Source: McNeese)A rendering of what the new turf will look like. (Source: McNeese)
    Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium will undergo a face lift in the coming weeks. A transformation to be exact as a new surface by Hellas Construction will be in place for the 2018 football season. Lake Charles businessman and McNeese alum Robert Noland, who provided the funds for the first turf field, presented McNeese $935,000 with $650,000 of those funds to be used for the new Louis Bonnette Field. The remaining $285,000 has been used to purchase a second McNeese State Univers...More >>
    Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium will undergo a face lift in the coming weeks. A transformation to be exact as a new surface by Hellas Construction will be in place for the 2018 football season. Lake Charles businessman and McNeese alum Robert Noland, who provided the funds for the first turf field, presented McNeese $935,000 with $650,000 of those funds to be used for the new Louis Bonnette Field. The remaining $285,000 has been used to purchase a second McNeese State Univers...More >>
  • 'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees

    'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees

    With Wednesday's National Signing Day, Coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have added some talent to its roster.  

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    With Wednesday's National Signing Day, Coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have added some talent to its roster.  

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  • 2018 SPE Elite Camp at Sulphur High School

    2018 SPE Elite Camp at Sulphur High School

  • St. Louis Wrestling wins first in 2018 James Southwest Shootout

    St. Louis Wrestling wins first in 2018 James Southwest Shootout

    Monday, February 5 2018 1:21 AM EST2018-02-05 06:21:43 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Sulphur, LA - St. Louis Catholic Wrestling Team won first place in the 2018 Jesse James Southwest Shootout held Saturday at Sulphur High School’s Freshman Campus. The Saints Wrestling Team final score was 175.5 points with 23 wins by fall. Of the 16 registered wrestlers, 7 wrestlers earned first place awards 4 earned second place awards and 1 third place award. This is the third tournament of the 2017-18 the team has won overall honors. · First place-106 lbs Cameron With...More >>
    Sulphur, LA - St. Louis Catholic Wrestling Team won first place in the 2018 Jesse James Southwest Shootout held Saturday at Sulphur High School’s Freshman Campus. The Saints Wrestling Team final score was 175.5 points with 23 wins by fall. Of the 16 registered wrestlers, 7 wrestlers earned first place awards 4 earned second place awards and 1 third place award. This is the third tournament of the 2017-18 the team has won overall honors. · First place-106 lbs Cameron With...More >>
  • High percentages on 3-pointers and free throws push LSU over Arkansas

    High percentages on 3-pointers and free throws push LSU over Arkansas

    Saturday, February 3 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-04 01:29:59 GMT

    LSU still showed that it is a team that can get dominated down low, as Arkansas outscored the Tigers 48-24 in the paint, but LSU was able to shoot its way to a victory 94-86 Saturday.

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    LSU still showed that it is a team that can get dominated down low, as Arkansas outscored the Tigers 48-24 in the paint, but LSU was able to shoot its way to a victory 94-86 Saturday.

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  • Kalob Ledoux With Career Night In McNeese's 75-62 Win Over Northwestern State

    Kalob Ledoux With Career Night In McNeese's 75-62 Win Over Northwestern State

    Saturday, February 3 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-02-04 00:43:00 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NATCHITOCHES – The Cowboys revived themselves with a lively performance by sophomore Kalob Ledoux, who finished with a career-high 34 points, hitting seven of eight attempts from the arc. McNeese’s 74-62 win over Northwestern State completes the season sweep against the Demons. “We needed that tonight, every bit of it, and it feels good to get back in the win column and build back some confidence,” head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-13 against Northwestern Stat...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – The Cowboys revived themselves with a lively performance by sophomore Kalob Ledoux, who finished with a career-high 34 points, hitting seven of eight attempts from the arc. McNeese’s 74-62 win over Northwestern State completes the season sweep against the Demons. “We needed that tonight, every bit of it, and it feels good to get back in the win column and build back some confidence,” head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-13 against Northwestern Stat...More >>
  • Marshon Lattimore named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

    Marshon Lattimore named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

    Marshon Lattimore would have missed Monday's practice with an ankle injury. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Marshon Lattimore would have missed Monday's practice with an ankle injury. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    It’s a clean sweep for the Black and Gold with rookie awards this year. 

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    It’s a clean sweep for the Black and Gold with rookie awards this year. 

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  • Alvin Kamara named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

    Alvin Kamara named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    Alvin Kamara, as if anyone had a doubt, is the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. 

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    Alvin Kamara, as if anyone had a doubt, is the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. 

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  • Jones Leads Cowgirls With Double-Double In 60-44 Win At Northwestern State

    Jones Leads Cowgirls With Double-Double In 60-44 Win At Northwestern State

    Saturday, February 3 2018 5:07 PM EST2018-02-03 22:07:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    NATCHITOCHES—Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones recorded her second career double-double here Saturday by leading all players with 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 60-44 McNeese win over Northwestern State. The victory is the second win over Northwestern State (7-15, 2-9 SLC) this season that improved McNeese to 10-11 overall and 6-4 in the SLC. The win also gave McNeese a 5-1 conference road record. “I loved our defensive intensity today, that’s what set the tone,&rdquo...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES—Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones recorded her second career double-double here Saturday by leading all players with 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 60-44 McNeese win over Northwestern State. The victory is the second win over Northwestern State (7-15, 2-9 SLC) this season that improved McNeese to 10-11 overall and 6-4 in the SLC. The win also gave McNeese a 5-1 conference road record. “I loved our defensive intensity today, that’s what set the tone,&rdquo...More >>
  • #SWLApreps basketball roundup for February 2nd

    #SWLApreps basketball roundup for February 2nd

  • #SWLApreps playoff soccer roundup for February 2

    #SWLApreps playoff soccer roundup for February 2

    Boys highlights from Sulphur and New Iberia. Girls highlights from Zachary at Barbe and Erath at DeRidder.

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    Boys highlights from Sulphur and New Iberia. Girls highlights from Zachary at Barbe and Erath at DeRidder.

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  • Alvin Kamara fan-voted Rookie of the Year

    Alvin Kamara fan-voted Rookie of the Year

    Source: NFL.comSource: NFL.com
    Alvin Kamara has earned the fan-vote for Rookie of the Year.  The award was voted on by fans at NFL.com. Kamara accepted the award this morning in Minneapolis.  Kamara, a 2018 Pro Bowl selection, led all rookies with 14 total touchdowns and ranked second with 1,554 scrimmage yards. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1965) as the only rookies in NFL history to have at least five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown...More >>
    Alvin Kamara has earned the fan-vote for Rookie of the Year.  The award was voted on by fans at NFL.com. Kamara accepted the award this morning in Minneapolis.  Kamara, a 2018 Pro Bowl selection, led all rookies with 14 total touchdowns and ranked second with 1,554 scrimmage yards. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1965) as the only rookies in NFL history to have at least five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown...More >>
  • Sam Houston drops playoff match with South Terrebonne

    Sam Houston drops playoff match with South Terrebonne

  • Sports Person of the Week - Grace McKenzie

    Sports Person of the Week - Grace McKenzie

    Thursday, February 1 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-01 23:10:40 GMT

    “I was lucky, McNeese found me. I was really lucky,” Grace McKenzie said. “I was just a little back kicking runner from Ireland and the fact that they spotted some talent, I was very lucky.” The Pokes are the lucky ones. Junior multi-event performer Grace McKenzie has been phenomenal for McNeese over the last three years. McKenzie continued her stellar career by making school history last weekend. She set a new school record in the pantheon with 3,880 points t...

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    “I was lucky, McNeese found me. I was really lucky,” Grace McKenzie said. “I was just a little back kicking runner from Ireland and the fact that they spotted some talent, I was very lucky.” The Pokes are the lucky ones. Junior multi-event performer Grace McKenzie has been phenomenal for McNeese over the last three years. McKenzie continued her stellar career by making school history last weekend. She set a new school record in the pantheon with 3,880 points t...

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  • St. Louis wrestling rolls Barbe

    St. Louis wrestling rolls Barbe

    St. Louis wrestling won 11 of 14 matches against Barbe on Wednesday night. Final: 59-18.

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    St. Louis wrestling won 11 of 14 matches against Barbe on Wednesday night. Final: 59-18.

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  • Sheppard's late three lifts McNeese over Sam Houston State

    Sheppard's late three lifts McNeese over Sam Houston State

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-02-01 03:45:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese women’s basketball outscored Sam Houston State 6-3 in the final two minutes here Wednesday night and came away with a 66-63 Southland Conference win. With the Cowgirls trailing 63-62 with 21 second remaining, senior Dede Sheppard drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to put McNeese up 65-63. Sam Houston State called a timeout to advance the ball but missed a layup with 6 seconds that would have tied the game McNeese got the rebound and ...More >>
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese women’s basketball outscored Sam Houston State 6-3 in the final two minutes here Wednesday night and came away with a 66-63 Southland Conference win. With the Cowgirls trailing 63-62 with 21 second remaining, senior Dede Sheppard drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to put McNeese up 65-63. Sam Houston State called a timeout to advance the ball but missed a layup with 6 seconds that would have tied the game McNeese got the rebound and ...More >>
  • Cowgirls unanimous favorites to repeat as Southland softball champs

    Cowgirls unanimous favorites to repeat as Southland softball champs

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-01-31 21:12:34 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    McNeese is the unanimous favorite to win the 2018 Southland Conference softball regular season, according to the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The conference announced the preseason poll Wednesday.  The Cowgirls swept all possible first-place votes for the second consecutive season. The preseason poll is voted on by head coaches and SIDs from each Southland softball school. Voting for one’s own team is not permitted. After winning back-to-b...More >>
    McNeese is the unanimous favorite to win the 2018 Southland Conference softball regular season, according to the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The conference announced the preseason poll Wednesday.  The Cowgirls swept all possible first-place votes for the second consecutive season. The preseason poll is voted on by head coaches and SIDs from each Southland softball school. Voting for one’s own team is not permitted. After winning back-to-b...More >>
  • Kardell Thomas is '110% TIGERS,' shuts down recruiting process

    Kardell Thomas is '110% TIGERS,' shuts down recruiting process

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 4:57 AM EST2018-01-31 09:57:36 GMT

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron got some great news Monday night when five-star offensive lineman Kardell Thomas shut down his recruiting process.

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    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron got some great news Monday night when five-star offensive lineman Kardell Thomas shut down his recruiting process.

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  • Big runs doom McNeese vs. Sam Houston St., 67-57

    Big runs doom McNeese vs. Sam Houston St., 67-57

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-01-31 05:06:59 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)

    Josh Delaney drained five from long range to finish with 15 points and lead Sam Houston State to a 67-57 victory over McNeese in Southland Conference play on Tuesday night.

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    Josh Delaney drained five from long range to finish with 15 points and lead Sam Houston State to a 67-57 victory over McNeese in Southland Conference play on Tuesday night.

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  • Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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  • LHSAA releases 2018 girls soccer playoff brackets

    LHSAA releases 2018 girls soccer playoff brackets

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:20 PM EST2018-01-30 22:20:48 GMT
    The LHSAA released its 2018 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship matches will be held February 21-23 at UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajun Soccer Field in Lafayette. Local teams that made the cut and their first round match up are listed below. Division I- (22) Zachary at (11) Barbe (17) Sulphur at (16) Dutchtown Division II- (18) South Terrebonne at (15) Sam Houston Division III- (21) Erath at (12) DeRidder (2) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE&nb...More >>
    The LHSAA released its 2018 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship matches will be held February 21-23 at UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajun Soccer Field in Lafayette. Local teams that made the cut and their first round match up are listed below. Division I- (22) Zachary at (11) Barbe (17) Sulphur at (16) Dutchtown Division II- (18) South Terrebonne at (15) Sam Houston Division III- (21) Erath at (12) DeRidder (2) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE&nb...More >>
  • McNeese gets five Cowgirls named to Southland preseason softball teams

    McNeese gets five Cowgirls named to Southland preseason softball teams

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-01-30 22:03:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball is well represented on the 2018 Southland Conference preseason team that was released by the conference office Tuesday. McNeese along with Nicholls, Abilene Christian placed five on the team with the Cowgirls leading the way with four named to the first team. Three-time Southland Conference player and hitter of the year, Erika Piancastelli heads the list as a first team utility. The senior from Carlsbad, CA. is coming off a junior season where she became the McNeese ...More >>
    McNeese softball is well represented on the 2018 Southland Conference preseason team that was released by the conference office Tuesday. McNeese along with Nicholls, Abilene Christian placed five on the team with the Cowgirls leading the way with four named to the first team. Three-time Southland Conference player and hitter of the year, Erika Piancastelli heads the list as a first team utility. The senior from Carlsbad, CA. is coming off a junior season where she became the McNeese ...More >>
  • 1 LSU basketball player off the team, another done for season, 2 others face 1-game suspensions

    1 LSU basketball player off the team, another done for season, 2 others face 1-game suspensions

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:07 AM EST2018-01-30 10:07:14 GMT

    LSU head coach Will Wade announced Monday that freshman guard Galen Alexander is off the team permanently for violating team rules.

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    LSU head coach Will Wade announced Monday that freshman guard Galen Alexander is off the team permanently for violating team rules.

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  • Pelicans expect to stay the course without DeMarcus Cousins

    Pelicans expect to stay the course without DeMarcus Cousins

    Source: N.O. PelicansSource: N.O. Pelicans

    If there was any joy of beating the Rockets on Friday night, it was short-lived. When DeMarcus Cousins had to be helped off the floor following a non-contact injury to his lower left leg, many feared for the worst, and the worst came true. 

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    If there was any joy of beating the Rockets on Friday night, it was short-lived. When DeMarcus Cousins had to be helped off the floor following a non-contact injury to his lower left leg, many feared for the worst, and the worst came true. 

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  • Cowboys Drop Road Match to Lamar, 86-80

    Cowboys Drop Road Match to Lamar, 86-80

    Saturday, January 27 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-01-28 02:53:05 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Sophomore Kalob Ledoux led the Cowboys with his fourth 20-point performance of the season on Saturday, as the Cowboys fell to Lamar 86-80.   Head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-8 all time against the Cardinals, "It was a hard- fought game, and we knew coming in it would be a battle. Two school, sixty miles apart, and the guys played hard and played a full forty minutes tonight," Simmons said.   Transfer junior Quatarrius Wilson followed ...More >>
    Sophomore Kalob Ledoux led the Cowboys with his fourth 20-point performance of the season on Saturday, as the Cowboys fell to Lamar 86-80.   Head coach Dave Simmons is now 11-8 all time against the Cardinals, "It was a hard- fought game, and we knew coming in it would be a battle. Two school, sixty miles apart, and the guys played hard and played a full forty minutes tonight," Simmons said.   Transfer junior Quatarrius Wilson followed ...More >>
  • Michael Thomas to wear special Mardi Gras cleats during Pro Bowl

    Michael Thomas to wear special Mardi Gras cleats during Pro Bowl

    Source: Michael Thomas InstagramSource: Michael Thomas Instagram

    With Mardi Gras season underway, New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas is already in the spirit and he will show it during Sunday's Pro Bowl. 

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    With Mardi Gras season underway, New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas is already in the spirit and he will show it during Sunday's Pro Bowl. 

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  • Cowgirls Fall To Lamar, 83-58

    Cowgirls Fall To Lamar, 83-58

    Saturday, January 27 2018 5:29 PM EST2018-01-27 22:29:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    BEAUMONT, Texas— Mercedes Rogers led McNeese women’s basketball with her fourth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn’t good enough in the Cowgirls’ 83-58 loss to preseason favorite Lamar here Saturday. Rogers was joined in double figures by fellow senior Jasmyn Carswell who scored 10 points on 5 of 5 from the field. The Cowgirls (8-11, 4-4 SLC) were pressured all day and were forced into 29 turnovers which resulted in 37 Lamar ...More >>
    BEAUMONT, Texas— Mercedes Rogers led McNeese women’s basketball with her fourth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn’t good enough in the Cowgirls’ 83-58 loss to preseason favorite Lamar here Saturday. Rogers was joined in double figures by fellow senior Jasmyn Carswell who scored 10 points on 5 of 5 from the field. The Cowgirls (8-11, 4-4 SLC) were pressured all day and were forced into 29 turnovers which resulted in 37 Lamar ...More >>
  • Report: Pelicans Demarcus Cousins suffers torn Achilles

    Report: Pelicans Demarcus Cousins suffers torn Achilles

    Demarcus Cousins/File (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)Demarcus Cousins/File (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)

    The Pelicans won their fourth straight game tonight against Houston but suffered a big loss.

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    The Pelicans won their fourth straight game tonight against Houston but suffered a big loss.

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  • St. Louis captures 27th district title in 28 years with win over North Vermilion

    St. Louis captures 27th district title in 28 years with win over North Vermilion

    Saints down NVHS, 6-0

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    Saints down NVHS, 6-0

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  • Hamilton's late-game heroics send Sam Houston past Sulphur, 55-51

    Hamilton's late-game heroics send Sam Houston past Sulphur, 55-51

    Kyla Hamilton scores 26 points in the win

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    Kyla Hamilton scores 26 points in the win

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  • LaGrange holds off Barbe in OT, 79-77

    LaGrange holds off Barbe in OT, 79-77

    LaGrange beats Barbe in OT, 79-77.

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    LaGrange beats Barbe in OT, 79-77.

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  • Cournoyer drops 38 as Merryville breezes past Grand Lake, 78-50

    Cournoyer drops 38 as Merryville breezes past Grand Lake, 78-50

    Merryville rolls past Grand Lake, 78-50.

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    Merryville rolls past Grand Lake, 78-50.

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  • Davis, Cousins help Pelicans hold off Rockets

    Davis, Cousins help Pelicans hold off Rockets

    Source: nba.com/pelicansSource: nba.com/pelicans

    Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before injuring his left Achilles, and the New Orleans Pelicans survived a furious Houston rally for a 115-113 victory over the Rockets on Friday night. 

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    Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before injuring his left Achilles, and the New Orleans Pelicans survived a furious Houston rally for a 115-113 victory over the Rockets on Friday night. 

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  • Williams scores 24 as Barbe rolls past LaGrange, 49-37

    Williams scores 24 as Barbe rolls past LaGrange, 49-37

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Barbe Lady Bucs remain undefeated in district play after defeating the LaGrange Lady Gators, 49-37.

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    Barbe Lady Bucs remain undefeated in district play after defeating the LaGrange Lady Gators, 49-37.

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  • LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri previews the 2018 Tigers

    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri previews the 2018 Tigers

    Friday, January 26 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-01-26 20:18:57 GMT

    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri will preview the 2018 Tigers around noon Friday at Champion’s Club in Alex Box Stadium. We will stream the news conference live when it begins. 

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    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri will preview the 2018 Tigers around noon Friday at Champion’s Club in Alex Box Stadium. We will stream the news conference live when it begins. 

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  • LSU adds another 5-star recruit to highly ranked basketball class

    LSU adds another 5-star recruit to highly ranked basketball class

    The Tigers newest commitment is Emmitt Williams, a five-star power forward from Lehigh Acres, FL. 

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    The Tigers newest commitment is Emmitt Williams, a five-star power forward from Lehigh Acres, FL. 

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  • LSU WR DJ Chark impresses scouts on final day of Senior Bowl practice

    LSU WR DJ Chark impresses scouts on final day of Senior Bowl practice

    Friday, January 26 2018 9:00 AM EST2018-01-26 14:00:57 GMT

    LSU's DJ Chark made a nice impression on the scouts for what they call a week-long job interview for pro football, as the last day of practice at the Senior Bowl wrapped up.

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    LSU's DJ Chark made a nice impression on the scouts for what they call a week-long job interview for pro football, as the last day of practice at the Senior Bowl wrapped up.

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  • LSU players at Senior Bowl explain why former Tigers succeed in NFL

    LSU players at Senior Bowl explain why former Tigers succeed in NFL

    Friday, January 26 2018 8:24 AM EST2018-01-26 13:24:30 GMT
    Greg Gilmore (Source: WAFB)Greg Gilmore (Source: WAFB)

    It was just last year that LSU had three first round NFL draft picks and while it's most likely NOT going to happen this year, the Tigers still had 42 active players on rosters in 2017, which led all schools and begs the question: Why exactly is that?

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    It was just last year that LSU had three first round NFL draft picks and while it's most likely NOT going to happen this year, the Tigers still had 42 active players on rosters in 2017, which led all schools and begs the question: Why exactly is that?

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  • LSU players go through rigors of Senior Bowl week

    LSU players go through rigors of Senior Bowl week

    Friday, January 26 2018 7:24 AM EST2018-01-26 12:24:19 GMT
    Christian LaCouture (Source: WAFB)Christian LaCouture (Source: WAFB)

    Becoming a professional football player certainly appears to be a bit awkward at times. The players walk out in front of tons of strangers, then onto a stage wearing nothing but shorts, and next get measured and weighed like cattle.

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    Becoming a professional football player certainly appears to be a bit awkward at times. The players walk out in front of tons of strangers, then onto a stage wearing nothing but shorts, and next get measured and weighed like cattle.

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  • Top-ranked Lady K's down No. 7 Iota, 53-34

    Top-ranked Lady K's down No. 7 Iota, 53-34

    South Beauregard improves to 22-6

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    South Beauregard improves to 22-6

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  • Pickering basketball splits doubleheader with DeQuincy

    Pickering basketball splits doubleheader with DeQuincy

    DeQuincy girls down Pickering, while the Red Devil boys roll the Tigers

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    DeQuincy girls down Pickering, while the Red Devil boys roll the Tigers

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  • 2018 Louisiana High School All-Star basketball rosters announced

    2018 Louisiana High School All-Star basketball rosters announced

    Thursday, January 25 2018 10:06 PM EST2018-01-26 03:06:15 GMT

    The rosters have been announced for the 2018 LHSCA / LHSBCA All-star Basketball games on March 17. Southwest Louisiana athletes are selected to the West All-Stars of each game. The boys roster consists of one local athlete, South Beauregard's Micah Blackwell. The team also has South Beau coach, Adam Coleman as an assistant. The girls roster is loaded with local talent. Eight total athletes from Southwest Louisiana will play in the all-star game. Barbe's Brandi Williams and Divi...

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    The rosters have been announced for the 2018 LHSCA / LHSBCA All-star Basketball games on March 17. Southwest Louisiana athletes are selected to the West All-Stars of each game. The boys roster consists of one local athlete, South Beauregard's Micah Blackwell. The team also has South Beau coach, Adam Coleman as an assistant. The girls roster is loaded with local talent. Eight total athletes from Southwest Louisiana will play in the all-star game. Barbe's Brandi Williams and Divi...

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  • Cowboy Basketball Is Here to Stay

    Cowboy Basketball Is Here to Stay

    Thursday, January 25 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-25 23:20:05 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – You may have heard it once before, the broadcast analyst says over the stream, "Those Cowboys just keep coming back, they won't go away." And they're right- the McNeese men's basketball team is the 14-man squad teams are beginning to fear.   Head coach Dave Simmons has guided his team to a 7-10 overall record, 4-3 in conference play after 11 weeks of play.   The Cowboys have already matched last year's win records, with ten more conte...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – You may have heard it once before, the broadcast analyst says over the stream, "Those Cowboys just keep coming back, they won't go away." And they're right- the McNeese men's basketball team is the 14-man squad teams are beginning to fear.   Head coach Dave Simmons has guided his team to a 7-10 overall record, 4-3 in conference play after 11 weeks of play.   The Cowboys have already matched last year's win records, with ten more conte...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Halyn Senegal

    Sports Person of the Week - Halyn Senegal

    Thursday, January 25 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-01-25 23:14:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "I really like running a lot,” Halyn Senegal said. As she should. Sam Houston Freshman, Halyn Senegal has breezed past her competitors since competing at the high school stage. Senegal is ranked 6th among freshman in the country in the in the 400 meters and is ranked number two among all athletes in Louisiana. "She's young and she's really impressive,” Jason Flanagan said. “I was a little bit nervous for her because I didn't know how she was going to hand...More >>
    "I really like running a lot,” Halyn Senegal said. As she should. Sam Houston Freshman, Halyn Senegal has breezed past her competitors since competing at the high school stage. Senegal is ranked 6th among freshman in the country in the in the 400 meters and is ranked number two among all athletes in Louisiana. "She's young and she's really impressive,” Jason Flanagan said. “I was a little bit nervous for her because I didn't know how she was going to hand...More >>
  • McNeese hosts indoor college and high school meet starting Friday

    McNeese hosts indoor college and high school meet starting Friday

    Thursday, January 25 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-25 22:51:40 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    McNeese indoor track and field returns to action on Friday with the hosting of the McNeese Indoor II meet at the Ralph O. Ward Recreation Complex on the McNeese campus. In addition, several multi-event athletes will be competing at the Arkansas State Invitational and Multis on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s meet at McNeese will get underway at 11 a.m. with the women’s weight throw and men’s shot put. Running events will start at 4 p.m. with the prelims of the m

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    McNeese indoor track and field returns to action on Friday with the hosting of the McNeese Indoor II meet at the Ralph O. Ward Recreation Complex on the McNeese campus. In addition, several multi-event athletes will be competing at the Arkansas State Invitational and Multis on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s meet at McNeese will get underway at 11 a.m. with the women’s weight throw and men’s shot put. Running events will start at 4 p.m. with the prelims of the m

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  • LSU baseball announces 'coaching staff adjustment'

    LSU baseball announces 'coaching staff adjustment'

    Sean Ochinko will serve as LSU’s volunteer coach/hitting coach in 2018, taking the place of Micah Gibbs, who suffered a severe knee injury earlier this month while playing in a pickup basketball game.  

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    Sean Ochinko will serve as LSU’s volunteer coach/hitting coach in 2018, taking the place of Micah Gibbs, who suffered a severe knee injury earlier this month while playing in a pickup basketball game.  

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  • The new home for McNeese women's basketball

    The new home for McNeese women's basketball

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-01-25 03:49:28 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES- When the 2018 Southland Conference women’s basketball schedule was released, there was one stretch in it with seven consecutive road games for McNeese, something no head coach likes to see. Normally a coach wouldn’t want to go on the road for seven straight games for particular reasons, but for the Cowgirls, the road has been a good thing for them- at least in their first three conference road games. Getting on the road was something head coach Kacie Cryer w...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES- When the 2018 Southland Conference women’s basketball schedule was released, there was one stretch in it with seven consecutive road games for McNeese, something no head coach likes to see. Normally a coach wouldn’t want to go on the road for seven straight games for particular reasons, but for the Cowgirls, the road has been a good thing for them- at least in their first three conference road games. Getting on the road was something head coach Kacie Cryer w...More >>
  • GM Mickey Loomis on Saints future: 'Nothing's promised'

    GM Mickey Loomis on Saints future: 'Nothing's promised'

    Drew Brees exits the field at U.S. Bank Stadium.Drew Brees exits the field at U.S. Bank Stadium.

    The entire landscape of the NFL can change in no time at all. Just look at 2017, where only one NFC team that made the playoffs in 2016 made it back.

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    The entire landscape of the NFL can change in no time at all. Just look at 2017, where only one NFC team that made the playoffs in 2016 made it back.

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  • Saints GM Mickey Loomis addresses Brees contract and their pursuit of his heir

    Saints GM Mickey Loomis addresses Brees contract and their pursuit of his heir

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees.Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

    As the week of practice continues in Mobile, Ala. at the Senior Bowl, the status of Drew Brees and new contract with the Saints remain just as big of a topic as the college players being evaluated. 

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    As the week of practice continues in Mobile, Ala. at the Senior Bowl, the status of Drew Brees and new contract with the Saints remain just as big of a topic as the college players being evaluated. 

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  • Barbe splits soccer matches with Sulphur

    Barbe splits soccer matches with Sulphur

    Sulphur boys beat Barbe, 2-1. Barbe Lady Bucs down Sulphur, 2-0.

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    Sulphur boys beat Barbe, 2-1. Barbe Lady Bucs down Sulphur, 2-0.

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  • Walker scores 32 as Washington-Marion downs Jennings, 100-48

    Walker scores 32 as Washington-Marion downs Jennings, 100-48

    Charging Indians remain perfect in district

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    Charging Indians remain perfect in district

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  • McNeese and softball coach James Landreneau agree on new three-year contract

    McNeese and softball coach James Landreneau agree on new three-year contract

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:05 PM EST2018-01-22 21:05:24 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for softball head coach James Landreneau effective immediately.   The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University.   "Coach Landreneau has been a key part of the softball program over the years and did a tremendous job in his first season as the head coach last y...More >>
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for softball head coach James Landreneau effective immediately.   The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University.   "Coach Landreneau has been a key part of the softball program over the years and did a tremendous job in his first season as the head coach last y...More >>
  • McNeese, Justin Hill agree on 3-year contract

    McNeese, Justin Hill agree on 3-year contract

    Monday, January 22 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-01-22 21:00:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for baseball head coach Justin Hill effective immediately. The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University. “Coach Hill has made great strides on the field and is doing a magnificent job of preparing his young men for life after baseball,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hem...More >>
    McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced a three-year contract for baseball head coach Justin Hill effective immediately. The contract has been approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which oversees nine state universities including McNeese State University. “Coach Hill has made great strides on the field and is doing a magnificent job of preparing his young men for life after baseball,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hem...More >>
  • St. Louis soccer shuts out Erath, 7-0

    St. Louis soccer shuts out Erath, 7-0

    SLC wins on senior night

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    SLC wins on senior night

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  • McNeese prevails on road again after 86-81 win at HBU

    McNeese prevails on road again after 86-81 win at HBU

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-01-21 04:04:59 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    HOUSTON – Jarren Greenwood scored a game-high 21 points and Kalob Ledoux 20 while Quatarrius Wilson recorded his third straight double-double (seventh of the season) with 11 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as McNeese outlasted Houston Baptist 86-81 here Saturday night for it second straight win away from home. The victory comes one week after the Cowboys knocked off previously league unbeaten Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond last Saturday. Trailing 74-71 with 6:26 to pla...More >>
    HOUSTON – Jarren Greenwood scored a game-high 21 points and Kalob Ledoux 20 while Quatarrius Wilson recorded his third straight double-double (seventh of the season) with 11 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as McNeese outlasted Houston Baptist 86-81 here Saturday night for it second straight win away from home. The victory comes one week after the Cowboys knocked off previously league unbeaten Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond last Saturday. Trailing 74-71 with 6:26 to pla...More >>
  • McNeese PIcks Up Road Win At Houston Baptist

    McNeese PIcks Up Road Win At Houston Baptist

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:08 PM EST2018-01-21 00:08:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HOUSTON, Texas— It was a tale of two halves and the McNeese women’s basketball team weathered through a good shooting first half by Houston Baptist and turned the tables in the second half to pick up an 86-74 Southland Conference win here Saturday. The Huskies connected on 15 of 23 attempts for a 66.7 field goal percent in the first half while the Cowgirls shot 52.6 percent on 11 of 33. All that changed in the second half as the Cowgirls shot 60.0 (21-35) and held the Hu...

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    HOUSTON, Texas— It was a tale of two halves and the McNeese women’s basketball team weathered through a good shooting first half by Houston Baptist and turned the tables in the second half to pick up an 86-74 Southland Conference win here Saturday. The Huskies connected on 15 of 23 attempts for a 66.7 field goal percent in the first half while the Cowgirls shot 52.6 percent on 11 of 33. All that changed in the second half as the Cowgirls shot 60.0 (21-35) and held the Hu...

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  • #SWLApreps basketball roundup for January 19

    #SWLApreps basketball roundup for January 19

  • St. Louis stuns the top ranked Lady K's, 52-34

    St. Louis stuns the top ranked Lady K's, 52-34

    Lady Saints hold South Beau to 3 of 39 shooting in the first half.

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    Lady Saints hold South Beau to 3 of 39 shooting in the first half.

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  • LaGrange downs Ville Platte in overtime, 78-70

    LaGrange downs Ville Platte in overtime, 78-70

    Gators rally in the second to get the win.

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    Gators rally in the second to get the win.

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  • Grand Lake moves past Elton,46-39

    Grand Lake moves past Elton,46-39

    Grand Lake beats Elton, 46-39

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    Grand Lake beats Elton, 46-39

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  • Lake Arthur downs Kinder, 79-57

    Lake Arthur downs Kinder, 79-57

    Five lady tigers score in double digits in win over Kinder, 79-57

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    Five lady tigers score in double digits in win over Kinder, 79-57

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  • Charging Indians roll their 5-A foe, 72-31

    Charging Indians roll their 5-A foe, 72-31

    Washington-Marion rolls past Sam Houston, 72-31

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    Washington-Marion rolls past Sam Houston, 72-31

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Andrew Young

    Sports Person of the Week - Andrew Young

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:30 AM EST2018-01-19 05:30:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Hornets have a lot to live up to this season, following in the footsteps of a 21-win team that won it's first playoff game in 11 years. "I think that we have what it takes to be the best team that Grand Lake has ever seen," said head coach Mark Caldwell. "We don’t really back down from anybody, it’s kind of a quiet confidence." "Our goal is to make it to Burton, it’s the same goal every year," admitted Hornets guard Andre...More >>
    The Hornets have a lot to live up to this season, following in the footsteps of a 21-win team that won it's first playoff game in 11 years. "I think that we have what it takes to be the best team that Grand Lake has ever seen," said head coach Mark Caldwell. "We don’t really back down from anybody, it’s kind of a quiet confidence." "Our goal is to make it to Burton, it’s the same goal every year," admitted Hornets guard Andre...More >>
  • Anderson scores 27 as Vinton rolls past DeQuincy, 94-46

    Anderson scores 27 as Vinton rolls past DeQuincy, 94-46

  • DeRidder scores 85 in win over Leesville

    DeRidder scores 85 in win over Leesville

  • 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 >>
  • Sam Houston inches past Sulphur, 44-41

    Sam Houston inches past Sulphur, 44-41

  • Sulphur downs Sam Houston, 51-37

    Sulphur downs Sam Houston, 51-37

  • Washington-Marion slams Iowa, 69-33

    Washington-Marion slams Iowa, 69-33

    Charging Indians remain undefeated in district play

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    Charging Indians remain undefeated in district play

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  • 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 >>
  • LSU men's basketball squanders early lead as Georgia wins late

    LSU men's basketball squanders early lead as Georgia wins late

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    LSU looked to be recovering from their Saturday home loss to Alabama nicely with a 12-point lead over Georgia in the early goings Tuesday in Baton Rouge but the Bulldogs stormed back to take the lead for good with five seconds left. 

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    LSU looked to be recovering from their Saturday home loss to Alabama nicely with a 12-point lead over Georgia in the early goings Tuesday in Baton Rouge but the Bulldogs stormed back to take the lead for good with five seconds left. 

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  • Saints fall to Vikings on touchdown pass as time expires

    Saints fall to Vikings on touchdown pass as time expires

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints defied the odds by making the playoffs after an 0-2 start, but their march to a Super Bowl ended prematurely with a heart-breaking 29-24 loss to the Vikings in Minneapolis.

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    The Saints defied the odds by making the playoffs after an 0-2 start, but their march to a Super Bowl ended prematurely with a heart-breaking 29-24 loss to the Vikings in Minneapolis.

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  • Davis scores season-high 48 as Pelicans top Knicks in overtime

    Davis scores season-high 48 as Pelicans top Knicks in overtime

    Source: nba.com/pelicansSource: nba.com/pelicans

    After getting off to a slow start in the first quarter, the Pelicans roared back to force overtime before pulling out a 123-118 road victory, Sunday over the New York Knicks. 

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    After getting off to a slow start in the first quarter, the Pelicans roared back to force overtime before pulling out a 123-118 road victory, Sunday over the New York Knicks. 

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  • LSU men's basketball falls to Alabama, 74-66

    LSU men's basketball falls to Alabama, 74-66

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-01-14 05:46:10 GMT

    The LSU men's basketball team dropped a close conference game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 74-66, Saturday night in the Maravich Center.

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    The LSU men's basketball team dropped a close conference game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 74-66, Saturday night in the Maravich Center.

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  • 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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  • Report: Gerrit Cole to Houston Astros from Pittsburgh Pirates

    Report: Gerrit Cole to Houston Astros from Pittsburgh Pirates

    Saturday, January 13 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-01-14 01:00:47 GMT
    (Source: Baseball America)(Source: Baseball America)

    Gerrit Cole is heading to Houston after spending the past five seasons (2013-2017) in Pittsburgh. Throughout those years Cole posted a 59-42 record and a 3.5 ERA in 127 Major League Starts.  Cole was the Pirates No. 1 pick overall in the 2011 draft, and had his best season in 2015 when he was a National League All-Star and finished fourth in Cy Young voting after going 19-8 with a 2.60 ERA in 32 starts. The 27-year-old was the Pirates Opening Day starter last season and went 12...

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    Gerrit Cole is heading to Houston after spending the past five seasons (2013-2017) in Pittsburgh. Throughout those years Cole posted a 59-42 record and a 3.5 ERA in 127 Major League Starts.  Cole was the Pirates No. 1 pick overall in the 2011 draft, and had his best season in 2015 when he was a National League All-Star and finished fourth in Cy Young voting after going 19-8 with a 2.60 ERA in 32 starts. The 27-year-old was the Pirates Opening Day starter last season and went 12...

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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 >>
  • Cournoyer scores 48 as Merryville downs Elton, 68-48

    Cournoyer scores 48 as Merryville downs Elton, 68-48

  • Hamilton Christian rolls St. Edmund, 88-37

    Hamilton Christian rolls St. Edmund, 88-37

    Warriors pick up the district win

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    Warriors pick up the district win

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  • Barbe edges Sulphur in district battle, 46-42

    Barbe edges Sulphur in district battle, 46-42

    Bucs get the win

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    Bucs get the win

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  • Eccles' buzzer-beater sends Barbe past Sulphur, 36-35

    Eccles' buzzer-beater sends Barbe past Sulphur, 36-35

    Lady Bucs extend their win streak over Sulphur to five games

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    Lady Bucs extend their win streak over Sulphur to five games

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  • Indians hold off Trailblazers in OT

    Indians hold off Trailblazers in OT

  • Andrew Young hits 2,000 career points as Grand Lake rolls past Basile, 92-50

    Andrew Young hits 2,000 career points as Grand Lake rolls past Basile, 92-50

  • LSU introduces Steve Ensminger as new offensive coordinator

    LSU introduces Steve Ensminger as new offensive coordinator

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:20 AM EST2018-01-12 15:20:11 GMT

    LSU has promoted Steve Ensminger to the position of offensive coordinator. He will be officially announced as the new OC during a news conference at noon.

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    LSU has promoted Steve Ensminger to the position of offensive coordinator. He will be officially announced as the new OC during a news conference at noon.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Torrell Levias

    Sports Person of the Week - Torrell Levias

    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:31 PM EST2018-01-12 01:31:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Arthur boy’s basketball team has come a long way since their one-win season in 2015. The Tigers now hold the 5th spot in the Class 2A power rating after earning wins over Barbe, Acadiana and Breaux Bridge. “We’re worked hard. We won some games we shouldn’t have won and lost some I thought we should have won,” Freddie Thomassee said. “This year one of the reasons why we’re being successful is that those guys took their ...

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    The Lake Arthur boy’s basketball team has come a long way since their one-win season in 2015. The Tigers now hold the 5th spot in the Class 2A power rating after earning wins over Barbe, Acadiana and Breaux Bridge. “We’re worked hard. We won some games we shouldn’t have won and lost some I thought we should have won,” Freddie Thomassee said. “This year one of the reasons why we’re being successful is that those guys took their ...

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  • LSU losing another offensive lineman to the NFL Draft

    LSU losing another offensive lineman to the NFL Draft

    The second offensive lineman for LSU is leaving school early to declare for the NFL Draft.

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    The second offensive lineman for LSU is leaving school early to declare for the NFL Draft.

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  • LSU builds large first half lead on way to 75-54 win over Arkansas

    LSU builds large first half lead on way to 75-54 win over Arkansas

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:04 AM EST2018-01-11 10:04:58 GMT

    The LSU men's basketball team put on a show in Bud Walton Arena, limiting the Arkansas Razorbacks to 33 percent shooting from the field as it took a 75-54 win Wednesday night.

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    The LSU men's basketball team put on a show in Bud Walton Arena, limiting the Arkansas Razorbacks to 33 percent shooting from the field as it took a 75-54 win Wednesday night.

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  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • LSU's Guice will enter the 2018 NFL Draft

    LSU's Guice will enter the 2018 NFL Draft

    LSU running back Derrius Guice will enter this year's NFL Draft. 

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    LSU running back Derrius Guice will enter this year's NFL Draft. 

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  • Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup

    Makeup of Saints and Vikings different since Week 1 matchup

    Adrian Peterson was still a Saints in week 1. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)Adrian Peterson was still a Saints in week 1. (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)

    In the Saints week one matchup with the Vikings, a 29-19 loss, some of the makeup of the Black and Gold is not the same as today. Adrian Peterson got 6 carries, and he later got traded. Coby Fleener scored the only touchdown for the Saints, and he's now on injured reserve.  "They're a way different team than the first time, and so are we. I watched them throughout the season, and I think they've been doing really good. We'll have our hands full," said Vikings running b...

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    In the Saints week one matchup with the Vikings, a 29-19 loss, some of the makeup of the Black and Gold is not the same as today. Adrian Peterson got 6 carries, and he later got traded. Coby Fleener scored the only touchdown for the Saints, and he's now on injured reserve.  "They're a way different team than the first time, and so are we. I watched them throughout the season, and I think they've been doing really good. We'll have our hands full," said Vikings running b...

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  • LSU football adds Tennessee Tech QB transfer

    LSU football adds Tennessee Tech QB transfer

    Golden Eagles quarterback Andre Sale is leaving Tennessee Tech and transferring to LSU. 

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    Golden Eagles quarterback Andre Sale is leaving Tennessee Tech and transferring to LSU. 

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  • 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 >>
  • Barbe downs Sam Houston in to open district play, 41-31

    Barbe downs Sam Houston in to open district play, 41-31

    Lady Bucs trailed after the first quarter, but led the rest of the way.

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    Lady Bucs trailed after the first quarter, but led the rest of the way.

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  • Lady K's hold off Washington-Marion to gain sole possession of district lead

    Lady K's hold off Washington-Marion to gain sole possession of district lead

    South Beauregard remains unbeaten in district play

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    South Beauregard remains unbeaten in district play

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  • LCCP pulls past Iowa in the second half, 71-37

    LCCP pulls past Iowa in the second half, 71-37

    The Blazers stay in first place in the district

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    The Blazers stay in first place in the district

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  • Washington-Marion outlasts South Beauregard, 63-53

    Washington-Marion outlasts South Beauregard, 63-53

    Charging Indians get the win at home

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    Charging Indians get the win at home

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  • Vikings ready for their dome-field advantage against the Saints

    Vikings ready for their dome-field advantage against the Saints

    Stefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for the Vikings against the Saints in week 1. Source: Nola.comStefon Diggs hauled in two touchdowns for the Vikings against the Saints in week 1. Source: Nola.com
    When the Saints arrive here in Minneapolis on Saturday, the low could hit -12 degrees.  That's why they have U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings are 7-1 here, with a 6-game wining streak.  "New Orleans is a heck of a football team. I really think playing at U.S. Bank Stadium with our fans, and the crowd noise. Brees trying to change his protections, the audibles he makes at the line of scrimmage. I think that will play well into our hands," said Vikings Head Coach...More >>
    When the Saints arrive here in Minneapolis on Saturday, the low could hit -12 degrees.  That's why they have U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings are 7-1 here, with a 6-game wining streak.  "New Orleans is a heck of a football team. I really think playing at U.S. Bank Stadium with our fans, and the crowd noise. Brees trying to change his protections, the audibles he makes at the line of scrimmage. I think that will play well into our hands," said Vikings Head Coach...More >>
  • Alabama rides wave in 26-23 OT thriller against Georgia

    Alabama rides wave in 26-23 OT thriller against Georgia

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-01-03 22:45:10 GMT
    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:27 AM EST2018-01-09 07:27:58 GMT

    Tua Tagovailoa finds DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown pass to win the game in OT.

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    Tua Tagovailoa finds DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown pass to win the game in OT.

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  • LSU DB Kevin Toliver declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft

    LSU DB Kevin Toliver declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft

    DBU is losing junior defensive back Kevin Toliver to the 2018 NFL Draft.

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    DBU is losing junior defensive back Kevin Toliver to the 2018 NFL Draft.

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  • Saints win nail-biter over the Panthers to advance in playoffs

    Saints win nail-biter over the Panthers to advance in playoffs

    Ted Ginn, Jr. hauled an 8-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Source: Mark LaGrangeTed Ginn, Jr. hauled an 8-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. Source: Mark LaGrange

    For the first time since 2013, the Saints won in the postseason, beating NFC South rival Carolina, 31-26. 

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    For the first time since 2013, the Saints won in the postseason, beating NFC South rival Carolina, 31-26. 

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  • Who Dats celebrated all night, but how did the players react to the win?

    Who Dats celebrated all night, but how did the players react to the win?

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    Every Saints fan knows how to stand up and get crunk in the Dome, but Sunday The Saints got a throwback treat from a handful of players from the Superbowl Championship team.  

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    Every Saints fan knows how to stand up and get crunk in the Dome, but Sunday The Saints got a throwback treat from a handful of players from the Superbowl Championship team.  

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  • Brees on 2009 Saints return: 'That brotherhood will always be there'

    Brees on 2009 Saints return: 'That brotherhood will always be there'

    Reggie Bush was one of many '09 Saints to return Sunday. Source:  (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Reggie Bush was one of many '09 Saints to return Sunday. Source: (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Saints Super Bowl winning team of '09 made a return to the Superdome this weekend for the Panthers game. 

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    The Saints Super Bowl winning team of '09 made a return to the Superdome this weekend for the Panthers game. 

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  • 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 >>
  • Merryville's Andrea Cournoyer surpasses 5,000 career points

    Merryville's Andrea Cournoyer surpasses 5,000 career points

    Saturday, January 6 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-01-06 05:37:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Merryville point guard Andrea Cournoyer continues to rack up accomplishments in her record-breaking high school career. The UL Lafayette signee made history on Friday as she surpassed 5,000 career points in the Lady Panthers' matchup with South Cameron. Cournoyer becomes just the eighth player in history to hit that mark and only the second in Louisiana girls basketball history according to MaxPreps.  Cournoyer is rated a 3-star college prospect by ESPN and is the two-time...More >>
    Merryville point guard Andrea Cournoyer continues to rack up accomplishments in her record-breaking high school career. The UL Lafayette signee made history on Friday as she surpassed 5,000 career points in the Lady Panthers' matchup with South Cameron. Cournoyer becomes just the eighth player in history to hit that mark and only the second in Louisiana girls basketball history according to MaxPreps.  Cournoyer is rated a 3-star college prospect by ESPN and is the two-time...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 >>
  • #SWLApreps hoops roundup 01-05-18

    #SWLApreps hoops roundup 01-05-18

    The highlight train swings by St. Louis, Grand Lake, DeRidder and Westlake.

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    The highlight train swings by St. Louis, Grand Lake, DeRidder and Westlake.

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  • Colleagues, players remember Welsh's Dutton Wall

    Colleagues, players remember Welsh's Dutton Wall

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-01-05 22:22:00 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    "My dad's best attribute was his relationships with people,” Jeptha Wall said. “Especially with young kids. That's probably got him more wins in life than anything." "When I think of coach Wall I get a warm and fuzzy feeling because he left that impression with me," James Marcantel added. "I love him,” Talbert Courville said. “Everybody that knew him, loved him." "He was the man in Welsh," Lance Guidry said. Former We...

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    "My dad's best attribute was his relationships with people,” Jeptha Wall said. “Especially with young kids. That's probably got him more wins in life than anything." "When I think of coach Wall I get a warm and fuzzy feeling because he left that impression with me," James Marcantel added. "I love him,” Talbert Courville said. “Everybody that knew him, loved him." "He was the man in Welsh," Lance Guidry said. Former We...

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  • 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 >>
  • Saints focus on getting 3-game sweep of the Panthers

    Saints focus on getting 3-game sweep of the Panthers

    The Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in the regular season. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in the regular season. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in a two-game sweep. But that was the regular season, and now it's the postseason.  

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    The Saints outscored Carolina 65-34 in a two-game sweep. But that was the regular season, and now it's the postseason.  

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  • Late-game reception gives Notre Dame win over LSU in Citrus Bowl

    Late-game reception gives Notre Dame win over LSU in Citrus Bowl

    Monday, January 1 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-01-01 21:51:28 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    No. 16 LSU (9-3, 6-2 SEC) and No. 14 Notre Dame (9-3) are scoreless in the second quarter of the Overton's Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL.

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    No. 16 LSU (9-3, 6-2 SEC) and No. 14 Notre Dame (9-3) are scoreless in the second quarter of the Overton's Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL.

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  • After Further Review: Five reasons Saints can be successful in playoffs

    After Further Review: Five reasons Saints can be successful in playoffs

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Welcome to 2018! And for the Saints, after three years away, there’s postseason life after the New Year. 

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    Welcome to 2018! And for the Saints, after three years away, there’s postseason life after the New Year. 

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  • Saints lose to the Bucs; will host Panthers in the playoffs

    Saints lose to the Bucs; will host Panthers in the playoffs

    Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas helped the Saints clinch the NFC South. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneAlvin Kamara and Michael Thomas helped the Saints clinch the NFC South. Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Saints lost to the Bucs 31-24, but still clinched the NFC South, thanks to the Falcons beating the Panthers, 22-10. 

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    The Saints lost to the Bucs 31-24, but still clinched the NFC South, thanks to the Falcons beating the Panthers, 22-10. 

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  • 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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  • Sports Person of the Week - Trey Quinn

    Sports Person of the Week - Trey Quinn

    Saturday, December 30 2017 12:01 AM EST2017-12-30 05:01:09 GMT
    (Source: SMU Athletics)(Source: SMU Athletics)
    It's been a remarkable year for former Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn. After transferring from LSU in 2016, Quinn led the SMU Mustangs in nearly every receiving category in 2017, including setting the single-season SMU catch record with 114 receptions. "I think it was a little throwback for everybody to the Barbe days because we were slinging the ball around," said Quinn. "I think that is the best part about football, it's the passing game." His success on t...More >>
    It's been a remarkable year for former Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn. After transferring from LSU in 2016, Quinn led the SMU Mustangs in nearly every receiving category in 2017, including setting the single-season SMU catch record with 114 receptions. "I think it was a little throwback for everybody to the Barbe days because we were slinging the ball around," said Quinn. "I think that is the best part about football, it's the passing game." His success on t...More >>
  • Guards Waters and Mays lead LSU to 71-61 win over Memphis

    Guards Waters and Mays lead LSU to 71-61 win over Memphis

    Friday, December 29 2017 4:29 AM EST2017-12-29 09:29:29 GMT
    Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)

    The LSU men’s basketball team used a strong four-plus minute period early in the second half to break open a tight game and then kept the host Memphis Tigers at bay to score a solid, 71-61, victory Thursday night at the Fed Ex Forum in LSU’s first true road game of the season.

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    The LSU men’s basketball team used a strong four-plus minute period early in the second half to break open a tight game and then kept the host Memphis Tigers at bay to score a solid, 71-61, victory Thursday night at the Fed Ex Forum in LSU’s first true road game of the season.

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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 >>
  • Saints get revenge on the Falcons, clinch playoff berth

    Saints get revenge on the Falcons, clinch playoff berth

    The Saints defense wreaked havoc all day on the Falcons. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints defense wreaked havoc all day on the Falcons. Source: Mark LaGrange
    For the first time since 2013, the Saints will be in the playoffs after beating Atlanta, 23-13. Two weeks ago, the Falcons beat New Orleans, 20-17. So revenge was on the menu for the Black and Gold in the Superdome today. Right before half, Drew Brees found Ted Ginn for a 54-yard touchdown, blowing the game wide-open in the Saints favor. Brees finished the game 21-of-28 passing, 239 yards and a touchdown pass. Brees hit some huge passing numbers in the contest. He became the third -...More >>
    For the first time since 2013, the Saints will be in the playoffs after beating Atlanta, 23-13. Two weeks ago, the Falcons beat New Orleans, 20-17. So revenge was on the menu for the Black and Gold in the Superdome today. Right before half, Drew Brees found Ted Ginn for a 54-yard touchdown, blowing the game wide-open in the Saints favor. Brees finished the game 21-of-28 passing, 239 yards and a touchdown pass. Brees hit some huge passing numbers in the contest. He became the third -...More >>
  • #SWLApreps hoops roundup 12-22-17

    #SWLApreps hoops roundup 12-22-17

  • 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 >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Christian Trahan

    Sports Person of the Week - Christian Trahan

    Friday, December 22 2017 12:57 AM EST2017-12-22 05:57:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "It's just been a big ole blur." That about sums up recruiting in 2017. Players are pulled in different directions with schools aiming to get their signature on signing day. Sulphur tight end Christian Trahan, was no exception. The 3-star made his choice this week, signing with the Houston Cougars. "It's really exciting and it's a real stress relief too, because it had been building up with all of the schools," admitted Trahan. "Now I know I can j...More >>
    "It's just been a big ole blur." That about sums up recruiting in 2017. Players are pulled in different directions with schools aiming to get their signature on signing day. Sulphur tight end Christian Trahan, was no exception. The 3-star made his choice this week, signing with the Houston Cougars. "It's really exciting and it's a real stress relief too, because it had been building up with all of the schools," admitted Trahan. "Now I know I can j...More >>
  • Broussard hits buzzer beater in win over Breaux Bridge, 56-55

    Broussard hits buzzer beater in win over Breaux Bridge, 56-55

  • Lady Tigers fall to Scotlandville, 51-43

    Lady Tigers fall to Scotlandville, 51-43

  • Barbe edges Eunice, 65-60

    Barbe edges Eunice, 65-60

    The Bucs pick up their 10th win of the season

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    The Bucs pick up their 10th win of the season

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  • Sulphur downs Iowa, 53-47

    Sulphur downs Iowa, 53-47

    The Tors edge out the Yellow Jackets

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    The Tors edge out the Yellow Jackets

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  • Bagley's last-second three propels DeRidder past LCCP, 77-76

    Bagley's last-second three propels DeRidder past LCCP, 77-76

    Bagley scores 33 points in the win

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    Bagley scores 33 points in the win

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  • Welsh rolls past DeQuincy, 82-34

    Welsh rolls past DeQuincy, 82-34

  • Barbe alum Trey Quinn sets SMU single-season catch record

    Barbe alum Trey Quinn sets SMU single-season catch record

    Thursday, December 21 2017 5:31 PM EST2017-12-21 22:31:33 GMT
    (Source: SMU)(Source: SMU)

    It's been a year to remember for former Barbe and LSU wide receiver Trey Quinn. Since transferring to SMU, he's made multiple headlines, from a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award to All-AAC and All-American Honors. With his eight catches vs Louisiana Tech in the DXL Frisco Bowl, Quinn now holds the SMU single-season catch record with 114 receptions this season. Quinn also led the Mustangs in receiving yards (1,236) and touchdowns (13). 

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    It's been a year to remember for former Barbe and LSU wide receiver Trey Quinn. Since transferring to SMU, he's made multiple headlines, from a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award to All-AAC and All-American Honors. With his eight catches vs Louisiana Tech in the DXL Frisco Bowl, Quinn now holds the SMU single-season catch record with 114 receptions this season. Quinn also led the Mustangs in receiving yards (1,236) and touchdowns (13). 

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  • Saints lose Saints defense leader Kenny Vaccaro for season

    Saints lose Saints defense leader Kenny Vaccaro for season

    Kenny Vaccaro | File (Source: Mark LaGrange)Kenny Vaccaro | File (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    The Saints star safety Kenny Vaccaro has been placed on the injured reserve list.

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    The Saints star safety Kenny Vaccaro has been placed on the injured reserve list.

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  • 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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