At day four of Fall Training Camp, the Cowboys split time between the practice field, and Cowboy Stadium, the first time they have practiced in The Hole since fall camp began on Wednesday. However, the big story on Saturday was the quarterback battle, or lack thereof.
Football returned to Lake Charles on Wednesday as McNeese State returned to the football field for the beginning of Fall Training Camp, and it was a hot one as temperatures neared triple digits, but that didn’t slow down the Cowboys.
After Lamar, and Texas A&M - Commerce joined the Southland Conference, the Southland was forced to re-design their conference schedules in order to include the Cardinals, and Lions, and on Monday, the conference released the updated schedules.
The Air raid offense will make its debut on September third at Montana State but before the pokes get to week one, they first have to solidify a starting quarterback. Coach Goff says it’s a three-man battle between Walker Wood, Virginia tech transfer Knox Kadum and Georgia southern transfer Cam Ransom.
Goff, senior defensive end C.J. Semien and wide receiver/return specialist Mason Pierce took part in the 2022 Southland Conference Media Day on Wednesday at L’Auberge Resort and Casino in Lake Charles to officially kick off the season.
Foster accomplished a lot in his final season with the pokes. He was named the southland conference relief pitcher of the year, made all southland first first team, earned all-American honors and recorded the 10th lowest ERA in the nation.
The Southland Conference released the following statements after the University of the Incarnate Word announced its intention to stay in the Southland Conference. (The school had previously announced plans to join the Western Athletic Conference.):
McNeese standout relief pitcher Cameron Foster continues to reap the benefits of his outstanding 2022 season when on Thursday, he was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-American Team, picking up third team honors.
McNeese softball, the regular season and tournament champions landed a league high six student-athletes on the 2022 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic Team, the league announced Tuesday. All six Cowgirls named to the team were first team selections.
McNeese’s Sakari Famous earned second team All-American status here Saturday, becoming the first McNeese female All-American High jumper after placing 17th at the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
It’s that time of year again where the best from college rodeo come together and compete for all the marbles. The 2022 college national finals rodeo is set to get underway this weekend from June 12-18 in Casper, Wyoming.
The reigning Southland outdoor high jump champion leaped over six feet at the NCAA east prelims to punch her ticket to the championships next week. The mark was a school record, personal record and the record for her home country of Bermuda.
It’s been two years since the McNeese basketball has had a normal off-season. Following a second-round exit in the conference tournament, the Cowboys finally feel like they are gaining some level footing heading into year two of the John Aiken era.
For the sixth time this postseason, No. 2 Southeastern emerged victorious in an elimination or clinching game, topping No. 1 McNeese, 11-7, to claim the 2022 Southland Conference Tournament title Saturday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. It marks the first time the Lions have hoisted the tournament hardware since 2014.
With their backs against the wall yet again in the 2022 Southland Baseball Tournament, No. 2 Southeastern continued to fight with a 3-2 walk-off victory over No. 1 McNeese on Friday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The Lions even up the championship series at 1-1 and force a winner-take-all game on Saturday.
McNeese’s Peyton Johnson made the most of his first at-bat in the 2022 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament as his pinch-hit sac fly in the 12th inning lifted the top-seeded Cowboys to a 6-5 win over Southeastern on Thursday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. McNeese takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.
While the Cowgirls came up short of their goal of winning their first-ever regional, McNeese did make history this season. The Pokes won a pair of games against a nationally ranked Notre Dame team, making it to a regional final for the first time. Those wins, which included a run-rule victory over the Irish, gained the Pokes some national recognition. According to Google Trends, McNeese softball has been searched more in the past week than any time over the last five years.
It’s the end of the road in the Southland Conference this year and the top two pre-season teams, McNeese and Southeastern, will face off this week in the Conference Championship Series. It’s a fitting end to the season for the in-state rivals.
McNeese softball’s historical season came to an end here Sunday in the Evanston Region Championship game with a 10-2 (5 inn.) loss to Northwestern, the No. 1 seed in the region and the No. 10 team in the nation. The Cowgirls end their season with a 40-21 overall record while Northwestern advances to the Super Regionals in Tempe, Arizona this weekend.
McNeese Softball in an elimination game defeats Notre Dame 3-1 to advance to the first regional final in program history. The Cowgirls will face host Northwestern again at 6:00 P.M. and at 8:30 P.M. if necessary.
McNeese’s Southland Baseball Tournament immortality continued with a 7-2 win over No. 8 UIW Friday night, and the Cowboys will play for a third-straight conference title May 26-28 at Joe Miller Ballpark against the winner of the Hammond Bracket.
After nearly a four-hour weather delay Saturday afternoon, McNeese softball dropped a 17-3 run-rule game to Northwestern, the Evanston Regional No. 1 seed, sending the Cowgirls to an elimination game against the winner of Notre Dame/Oakland at 8:50 p.m. later tonight.
The game between McNeese and Nicholls didn’t exactly start the way the cowboys planned, but it couldn’t have ended in a better way. The pokes not only get the 8-4 win over the Colonels, but head coach Justin Hill is now the all-time winningest coach in program history.
McNeese will play for a spot in the championship for the third-straight year after the top-seeded Cowboys took care of business in an 8-4 win over No. 4 Nicholls in Friday evening’s winner’s bracket game at Joe Miller Ballpark.
With the last two rodeos on the season complete, the McNeese State University men’s rodeo team is the champion of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s (NIRA) Southern Region and the women’s team has finished in third place.
A 10-run first inning propelled McNeese to an upset win over the No. 18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the opening game of the Evanston Regional, 11-1. The victory was the Cowgirls’ first over a Top 25 opponent this season after going 0-5 in previous attempts.
Top-seeded McNeese continued its unbeaten run in the league’s postseason, claiming its ninth-straight Southland Conference Tournament victory by a 12-6 margin over No. 8 UIW on Thursday evening at Joe Miller Ballpark.
McNeese track and field has officially qualified 10 athletes in eight events for the 2022 NCAA East Preliminary Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held MCwoay 25-28 in Bloomington, Indiana and hosted by Indiana University.
For McNeese, making it to the NCAA tournament is nothing new. The Cowgirls are in regional play for the fifth time since 2016 and the eighth time overall. Cowgirl coach James Landreneau is ready to move back the goal post for his program.