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McNeese takes on BYU for the first time

The Pokes are taking on BYU for the first time in Utah this evening.

McNeese’s Guidry on No. 25 BYU: ‘I don’t think they’ll overlook us’

The Cowboys are deep into game week as McNeese gets set to travel by plane to Utah on Friday, ahead of Saturday night’s tussle with No. 25 BYU.

Lance Guidry reflects on McNeese’s history vs. FBS opponents

The Cowboys travel to #25 BYU on Saturday.

McNeese prepares for first ranked FBS team since 2014

McNeese prepares to travel to BYU for week four.

McNeese cracks Top 10 in both polls

McNeese made the biggest jump in this week’s STATS FCS media poll, climbing seven spots and into the top 10 with a No. 9 ranking after Saturday’s 20-10 Southland Conference win over then-No. 13 Nicholls.

McNeese defense powered by Blunt Force

McNeese defense powered by Blunt Force.

Cowboys down Colonels 20-10 to stay unbeaten on the season

McNeese beats Nicholls in home opener and advances to 3-0.

McNeese to take on Nicholls State at home opener

McNeese to take on Nicholls State tonight at 6:00 p.m.

McNeese looks forward to home opener against Nicholls State

McNeese has their first home game on Saturday against Nicholls State. Colonels handed McNeese one of their two losses in 2017.

Cowboys look forward to home opener against Nicholls State

McNeese had their first home game on Saturday against Nicholls State. The Colonels handed McNeese one of their two losses in 2017.

McNeese sweeps SLC weekly awards, holds steady in FCS polls

Two days after setting school records for most passing yards and touchdowns thrown in a half, McNeese senior quarterback James Tabary received numerous awards for his play in the Cowboys’ 51-34 win over HBU in last Saturday’s Southland Conference opener.

Cowboys pick up first SLC win over HBU, 51-34

Offense explodes as Cowboys post 51-34 win over HBU.

McNeese opens Southland Conference against Houston Baptist

McNeese opens Southland Conference play against the Houston Baptist Huskies in Houston Saturday evening.

Landreneau announces the addition of Cory McCrary to 2019 roster

Landreneau announces the addition of Cory McCrary to 2019 roster

McNeese focusing on opening up SLC play with Houston Baptist

The Pokes season opener was truly a tale of two halves, but McNeese came out with the victory and moved up in both FCS top 25 polls.

McNeese climbs in both polls after win at N. Colorado

McNeese moved up in both national FCS Top 25 polls on Monday climbing one sport to No. 16 in the STATS poll while moving up four spots to No. 14 in the AFCA Coaches rankings.

Cowgirl soccer beats Cajuns, 3-0

Cowgirls beat Cajuns 3-0

17th-ranked Cowboys defeat UNC 17-14 in opener

McNeese downs Northern Colorado 17-14.

No. 17 McNeese preparing to open the season at Northern Colorado

It's finally game week for the 2018 McNeese Cowboys. The team returned to the practice field on Sunday night before having its regular in-season Monday off, then due to the weather, had its Tuesday afternoon practice session pushed back to the evening. But the excitement is there as the Cowboys,

Pokes wrap up fall camp with second scrimmage

LAKE CHARLES – McNeese officially put an end to preseason football camp on Saturday morning with its final scrimmage, focusing mostly on third-down and red zone situations. The roughly 90-play scrimmage included about 60 live plays where both sides of the ball displayed some good things.

Pokes' Trevor Begue shines, when he's on the field

After losing three key receivers to graduation, the Pokes have some question marks at the wideout position. But, Trevor Begue is a name that stood out at this year's fall camp. The redshirt sophomore has proven himself worthy of taking reps with the 1s.  This season, Begue is able to give McNeese more confidence in that position. "I'm excited for that guy," James Tabary said, "He really deserves it and he's been working his tail off the past years ...

McNeese wraps up last practice of fall camp

The last day of fall camp saw nothing but more physicality out of the players. The guys continue to get antsy to hit someone who doesn't share a locker room with them. September 1st is approaching fast, the Pokes still have things some things to polish up, but overall fall camp was successful.  "Well, we had some fights which are to be expected,” Lance Guidry said. “It was hot out here today, and they knew it was the last on and they were trying to compete again...

Defense dominates in McNeese's first fall scrimmage

McNeese Football tackled its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday morning, getting a good look at the first three units in different situations including a two-minute period; third-and-long, medium and short; as well as an overtime session. The two-hour, roughly 105-play scripted scrimmage included around 80 live tackling plays. “It wasn’t clean, but I didn’t expect it to be too clean,” said head coach Lance Guidry. “The offense did some good things...

McNeese set for Saturday morning's scrimmage

McNeese wrapped up day eight of fall camp on Friday morning as lightning forced the session to be cut short but not before the Cowboys were able to get in their full teamwork as head coach Lance Guidry adjusted the schedule in the event of such stoppage. The Cowboys will hold their first scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday morning at 9 in Cowboy Stadium. The event will be open to the public. The scrimmage will include all three teams running 25 plays each and will work ...

Cowboys happy to see Ryan Ross back on the field

McNeese senior running back Ryan Ross suffered a broken ankle in the Pokes' spring game in 2017 on a 4th down play inside the red zone. Ross was finally cleared for contact earlier this week and the Pokes are planning to have just as much confidence in him now, as they did before the injury.  "I'm excited for him. I think he's going to have a good year. I don't know when he's going to be at his best, I don't know if that's going to be early," admitted h...

McNeese's Livings on hitting in practice: 'It's just a feeling you've been waiting for all summer'

With the first full-padded practice officially in the books, the Cowboys are getting more and more excited to hit someone without 'McNeese' across their chest. "You know when you put the pads on that we're about to start tackling.  It's like that adrenaline starts going at practice after you get that first contact," said McNeese receiver Kylon Highshaw. "You start to calm down and get in the rhythm of practice." The Pokes have been patiently waiting to ...

McNeese put full pads on for the first time in the 2018 season

It was like the first day of school for DWA to be able to put the full pads on. The guys were finally in live action. Practice number 5 for the Pokes consisted of about twenty-five live snaps between the 1s, 2s, and 3s. DWA totaled 3 picks on the day and their intensity stayed high. On the other side, the offense came alive towards the end of practice and had a couple good completions. Head Coach Lance Guidry said that practice number 5 was balanced overall, but in the weeks to come h...

Physical first day in full pads for McNeese

The sounds of shoulder pads clashing echoed out at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields on Tuesday morning when the McNeese Cowboys geared up in full pads for the first time in fall camp – the fifth practice of the preseason. The 2 ½-hour practice included around 24 live snaps that displayed some good things on both sides of the ball. “We had some hitting going on out there with different types of drills,” said head coach Lance Guidry. “I was a little qui...

James Tabary on track to make his mark in the McNeese history book

As James Tabary enters his senior season there are a couple of things hanging over his head. Tabary told the media on Friday that he was not happy with his overall play last season. This year, he plans to do everything in his power to make his performance better. The senior quarterback is only 2,680 passing yards, 180 completions, and 24 passing touchdowns from setting the all-time mark in each category. "If I can break every record, I'm going to try and do it," James Tabar...

Camp Notes: McNeese opens fall camp with speed and numbers

McNeese football wrapped up its first practice of the fall in about 2 ½ hours on Friday morning and the feel around Cowboy camp is there’s something special brewing. Depth and speed were two areas that were quickly noticeable. “We have a lot of speed but we knew we would,” said third-year head coach Lance Guidry. “There was a lot of energy out there. The offense did a good job of throwing, running and catching the ball.’ “All-in-all I thou...

McNeese names Giorgia Pozzan as new tennis coach

McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced the hiring of former Florida State assistant coach Giorgia Pozzan as the new head coach of the Southland Conference champion McNeese Cowgirls. Pozzan spent the past four seasons at FSU, helping guide the Seminoles to back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths including a spot in the 2018 NCAA Elite 8. “It’s very exciting to have someone with the knowledge and skills like Giorgia to lead our program and to continue and b...

Cowboys enter fall camp with an abundance of offensive linemen

Just a few months ago the Cowboys only had seven offensive linemen, but those numbers quickly changed for the start of fall camp. For the first time in a while, the Cowboys' offense has depth up front. "We have about 15 or 16 guys now. You just don't know how blessed you are to have numbers. We can go three groups now," Lance Guidry said. "It's exciting. I can't wait to get in the thick of this camp and get our pads on and go live and see how tough we can get.&quo...

McNeese soccer working towards season opener August 17

The 2018 McNeese Cowgirl soccer team reported to camp this week and have already chalked up several practices as it prepares for the upcoming season with its opener at Prairie View just two weeks away on August 17. The Cowgirls will open their home slate on August 24 against Texas State and will follow that with a big matchup two days later when they host SEC member Arkansas on August 26. “It was really good to see the returners hit the field for a bit and to get a look at how...

McNeese will reportedly host Houston Rockets' preseason practices in September

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said the Rockets will spend a few days during training camp in September practicing in McNeese's new on-campus basketball facility. The news was first reported by Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston. The Rockets will stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, also owned by Fertitta. "It gives them a little bit of seclusion. They can concentrate," said Fertitta in a statement to Be...

McNeese football reports ahead of Friday's first practice

McNeese Football head coach Lance Guidry welcomed back the 2018 Cowboys as the full squad reported on Thursday to begin fall camp. Newcomers reported at 8 a.m. with a team breakfast then checked in for their equipment before moving on to meetings with compliance and the study lab and then position meetings. Veterans reported at 4 p.m. with a team meeting that included compliance. “This is a different kind of busy than what we had in the summer,” said third-year head coa...

McNeese to release All-75th Anniversary football team throughout August

The 2018 football season will mark the 75th anniversary of McNeese Cowboy football – a winning tradition that began back in 1940. The program has played every year since that inaugural season for the exception of 1941-44 due to World War II. In the previous 74 football playing years, the Cowboys have won 19 conference championships, including a Southland Conference record 14 titles; participated in three Division I Bowl games – all three the Independence Bowl (1976, 1979...

McNeese TE Lawayne Ross named a STATS second team preseason All-American

McNeese junior tight end Lawayne Ross picked up a nice preseason honor on Tuesday when he was named to the STATS All-America team as a member of the second offensive unit. The three squads announced features 98 players from 56 schools across all 13 FCS conferences plus independent North Dakota. Ross, a native of Richwood, Texas, will be entering his second season as a tight end after playing in the offensive backfield his freshman year. In 2017, he posted one of the most productive...

Washington-Marion three-star linebacker Christian Guillory commits to McNeese

Another one of Southwest Louisiana's top prospects is staying home. Washington-Marion 2019 linebacker Christian Guillory announced his commitment to McNeese on his Twitter account Monday. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound defender chose the Cowboys over offers from Tulane, UTSA, Northwestern ...

7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2018 McNeese impact players

We are just two weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players.

McNeese, Southland players and coaches answered the "tough" questions at media day

Media days are the first chance for players and coaches to build up and discuss the upcoming season. Confidence and expectations are high heading into a new year.  It's also time for those same players and coaches to face the facts and answer the real "tough" questions. I knew that I, KPLC 7 Sports Director Brady Renard, was just the man to look the Southland Conference representatives in the eye and ask questions like, 'dogs or cats?'  Enjoy this piece...