McNeese Mayhem appeared in the form of a last-second three-point shot off the hands of Zach Scott on Saturday as the Cowboys defeated HBU 78-75 on the same day of the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reopening of the Legacy Center.
cNeese Cowboy transfer sprinter Jalon White burned up the track in making his McNeese debut at the Texas A&M Ted Nelson Invitational to kick-off the indoor track and field season as the 400-meter 2021 Division II National Champion transfer from Quincy University set a new McNeese school record in his event while running the anchor leg of the 4x400-relay to help the Cowboys breeze to a second school mark on the day.
Former Duke and Long Beach State volleyball standout, Sasha Karelov, has been named McNeese Cowgirl volleyball head coach, Athletics Director Heath Schroyer announced on Friday. The contract is a three-year deal that will run through the 2025 season.
Coming off the heels of a southland conference championship win and an NCAA appearance it’s understandable that the expectations are high for this team, but head coach James Landreneau is confident that his team will be prepared for what’s to come this season.
McNeese State University Athletic Director Heath Schroyer announced Thursday that McNeese and Cowgirl Head Soccer Coach Drew Fitzgerald have agreed to terms on a new three-year contract extension through the 2025 season.
McNeese put on a record-setting display against Arlington Baptist in its first game played in the Ralph Ward Recreation Complex in 50 years as the Cowboys dominated the Patriots from start to finish in a 120-44 win and leading into Saturday’s Southland Conference opener versus HBU in the reopening of the Legacy Center.
It will have been 681 days since either of the McNeese Basketball teams played in the Legacy center following the devastation of Hurricane Laura. Now both teams are preparing for the grand reopening on Saturday. For both coaches, it represents how far the community has come and a return home.
The Cowboys returned home on Monday following a fourth-place showing in the southland tip-off event in Katy and despite losing their last two games of the tournament, the Pokes have a better scouting report on the rest of the league and are confident they can compete for a championship heading into conference play.
Zach Scott paced McNeese with 15 points while Brendan Medley-Bacon and Myles Lewis each scored 10, but Texas A&M-Corpus Christi held the Cowboys to just three baskets in the final 10 minutes to pull out a 67-54 win to capture third place at the inaugural Southland Tip-Off Tournament.
McNeese rallied from a 16-point early second-half deficit to take a one-point lead at 71-70 following a Zach Scott three-pointer with 7:22 to play, but Southeastern outscored the Cowboys 13-8 the rest of the way to escape with an 83-78 win to advance to the championship game of the 2022 Southland Tip-Off Tournament.
Goff and McNeese received commitments from two of those transfers Friday in Virginia Tech quarterback Knox Kadum and Valdosta State offensive lineman Richard LeClair. Both were classified as freshmen this past season which means they’ll come to McNeese with three years of eligibility left.
McNeese hoops proved it belongs to be mentioned when discussing teams that will make a run for this year’s Southland Conference championship when on Thursday the Cowboys defeated New Orleans 92-82 in double-overtime in the first round of the Southland Tip-Off Event.
McNeese will open up the 2022 year at the Southland Tip-Off Event on Thursday against New Orleans. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Merrell Center in Katy, the site of the league postseason tournament. The game will broadcast live on ESPN+.
McNeese returned home for the first time in 38 days and responded by blowing out Ecclesia College 115-66 in the program’s final scheduled game in Burton Coliseum before returning to the Legacy Center on January 15 to open up Southland Conference play against HBU.
A little over a week following the introduction of Gary Goff as the new football head coach, Goff has started to fill out his staff. Today the Cowboys announced 10 new assistant coaches were being added to the staff. Much of the incoming assistants were members of Goff’s staff at Valdosta State.
McNeese Volleyball head coach Kristee Porter, who led McNeese to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship match for the first time since 1999 has resigned from the program after two seasons to accept the head coaching position at North Texas.
When McNeese Athletics Director Heath Shroyer was making his checklist of what he was looking for in a head coach, he was looking for one oddly specific and personal preference that would tell him all he needed to know about his next head coach Gary Goff.
La. Tech (8-3) scored 40 of their 74 points from the free throw line (40-46) in a game that consisted of 50 personal fouls. The Cowgirls were called for 32 fouls while La. Tech had 18. The Lady Techsters also took advantage of the height difference to outrebound McNeese 58-31 with 27 La. Tech points coming off second chance points.
Nearly two weeks following the departure of Frank Wilson, McNeese has found its 18th head football coach in program history in Gary Goff. The former Valdosta State head coach was coaching in the DII national championship just two days ago. That type of success is what had him at the top of Athletics Director Heath Shroyer’s shortlist.
The Pokes identity change into an offense-first team has begun. Goff is a disciple of Hal Mumme and Mike Leach— the founders of the Air Raid offense. The system is a pass-heavy one designed to spread out defenses both vertically and horizontally. While at Valdosta State, Goff-led teams averaged over 500 yards and 40 points per game, but unlike some of his mentors, Goff’s brand has utilized dual-threat quarterbacks and the running game.
McNeese women’s basketball snapped its five-game losing streak with a commanding 81-54 road win over Louisiana-Monroe(4-9) here Saturday in the final game of its five-game road trip.McNeese will return home next Wednesday, Dec. 22 to host Louisiana Tech in its only home game in the month of December and the last game before the Christmas and New Year break. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Burton Coliseum.
McNeese was on the brink of pulling off the upset against UTEP on Thursday night after the Cowboys led for the first 28 minutes of the game. But the Miners rallied behind the strong shooting of Jorell Saterfield and Souley Boum as UTEP outscored the Cowboys 13-4 in the final 3:02 to pull away with an 82-72 win over the Cowboys.
McNeese all-conference safety André Sam signed with the Marshall Thundering Herd as a graduate transfer Wednesday. He heads to West Virginia with two years of eligibility remaining as he becomes the second MSU defensive back to transfer to Marshall in two years.
Outgoing McNeese defensive end Isaiah Chambers was named All-American to two different organizations on Tuesday, earning first-team honors by the Associated Press and third-team accolades by HERO Sports.
After a little more than a week off, the Cowboys return to action as they travel to face UTEP on Thursday. The break has come with the realization of the need to cut down the rotation and correct parts of the defensive scheme.
UL Lafayette ended the first half on a 20-6 run then outscored the McNeese 22-12 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to pull away with an 83-68 win over the Cowboys on Wednesday night in the Cajundome.
McNeese receiver Joshua Matthews became the latest Cowboy to enter his name into the transfer portal this offseason joining the likes of safety André Sam and kicker Jacob Abel. Matthews announced his decision to transfer on Twitter.
Lamar used the third quarter to outscore McNeese 29-16 and scored 42 points in the paint on its way to an 88-76 women’s basketball win here Tuesday night. Despite the loss, McNeese outrebounded Lamar 48-40 with 24 coming on offense and 24 on defense.
The coaching carousel has once again made its turn here in Lake Charles as McNeese coach Frank Wilson announced his resignation this morning. Wilson will return to Baton Rouge to be an Associate Head Coach for LSU.
The coaching carousel has once again made its turn in Lake Charles as McNeese coach Frank Wilson announced his resignation as head coach Tuesday morning. Wilson will return to Baton Rouge to be the Associate Head Coach for LSU.
The McNeese Cowboys return home from their trip to the northwest empty-handed after dropping games to Seattle and Wyoming. McNeese has had trouble getting settled after traveling nearly 7,000 miles this season and thus, sit with a 3-6 record.
The McNeese Cowboy baseball team announced the program’s 2022 schedule on Monday. The Slate includes a Joe Miller Ballpark all-time high of 35 scheduled home games for the reigning back-to-back Southland Conference Tournament Champions.
McNeese freshmen Christian Shumate and Trae English each scored 12 points but Wyoming was able to get points in the paint late while knocking down key three-pointers in a 79-58 win over the blue and gold Cowboys.
For the fifth time in 16 months, the McNeese Cowboys are losing a first-team All-Southland player to the transfer portal. The latest came Wednesday when safety André Sam announced via Twitter his intent to transfer out of the McNeese program.
As the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s 67th season breaks for the holidays, the McNeese State University men’s and women’s rodeo teams are at the top of their game. Currently, the McNeese men’s team is ranked first in the Southern Region while the women’s team is in third place.