The McNeese men’s basketball team got their 2022-23 season started on Monday night at the Legacy Center as they hosted the Champion Christian Tigers. The Cowboys entered the season with sophomore forward Christian Shumate getting named to the Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Southland Conference First Team, and against the Tigers, Shumate would have his way.
The McNeese Cowboys (2-6), are back in action as they host the Eastern Illinois Panthers. McNeese is coming off of a tight home loss to Southeastern Louisiana. Walker Wood will make his second start at quarterback tonight for the Cowboys after putting up 287 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns last week.
In Lynn Kennedy’s first season as head coach of the McNeese Women’s Basketball team, he helped the Cowgirls to an overall record of 13-15 in 2021-22, but in 2022-23, and coach Kennedy’s second year at the helm, Kennedy is hoping to see more out of his Cowgirls.
2021-22 was a rough season for the McNeese Men’s Basketball team in John Aiken’s first year as head coach as they finished with a record of 11-22 overall, and a 4-10 conference record, but with the 2022-23 season beginning on Monday, November 7th, coach Aiken likes where his team is at heading into his second season with the Cowboys.
Over the weekend McNeese Head Coach Gary Goff decided to make a change at Quarterback as the Cowboys took the field to take on Southeastern Louisiana. Walker Wood, who had played at wide receiver through the first 7 games of the season, made his first start under center for the Cowboys on Saturday.
The McNeese Cowboys were back in action Saturday night as they hosted the Southeastern Louisiana Lions. The game started out with a new face at quarterback for McNeese, as Walker Wood ran out with the offense for the first drive of the game. Early in the first the Cowboys would put together a really good good drive that would end with a Deonta McMahon touchdown to put the cowboys up 6-0.
Southland Conference Media Day was held on Wednesday as coaches spoke about their upcoming seasons, but with it, the men’s and women’s preseason conference teams were released as well, and three McNeese players were featured.
The McNeese Cowboys were back on the practice field Monday after yet another tough 4th quarter performance. Over the last two weeks the Cowboys have gave up 40 combined points in 4th quarters. As practice kicked off the biggest take way was finishing plays with effort and focus.
The McNeese Cowboys basketball season gets underway on November 7th when they welcome Champion Christian to Lake Charles, and they will be doing so with a solid foundation as they have five players returning from the 2021-22 season.
McNeese hosted the Mississippi College Choctaws tonight and it was full steam ahead as head coach Gary Goff was searching for his first win of the season. In the first quarter Knox Kadum would hand off to D’Angelo Durham and he would take it 49 yards for a touchdown, and then the Cowboys would go for two as Walker Wood dashed into the endzone to make it 8-0 cowboys. Mississippi college then responded with their first possession, as Ron Craten ran into the end zone for a 17 yard td to make it 8-7. Later in the 1st half the Cowboys defense would come up big in response though as Enos Lewis would pick up a Choctaws fumble and would take it all the way back making it 18-7 McNeese at the half.
It’s been a rough start to the 2022 season for the McNeese Cowboys football team as they’re 0-3 on the year with losses to Montana State, Rice, and Alcorn State, but this week McNeese has the opportunity to turn it around as they welcome the Mississippi College Choctaws to Cowboy Stadium on Saturday night.
Monday was a look in the mirror type of practice for the McNeese Cowboys, as they began to try to address some of the issues that came from the 30-19 loss to Alcorn State. As the Cowboys now sit at (0-3) on the season, Head Coach Gary Goff made it clear that this is not uncharted territory for him. Over a decade ago Goff was the Head Coach at Division II Tiffin University. At Tiffin Goff won only 5 games in his first three seasons, but managed to turn the program completely around finished 9-2 his last year with the program.
McNeese football named their first set of team tag holders for the upcoming season. The two that were picked are wide receiver Walker Wood, and defensive lineman C.J. Semien, a tag holder is head coach Gary Goff’s version of a team captain, but it has a twist.
This week, our Sports Person of the Week, is McNeese head football coach, Gary Goff. On Tuesday, Goff hosted the inaugural ‘Victory Day’ at Cowboy Stadium, a day to provide cognitively, and physically impaired children with the opportunity to play football with the Cowboys, cheer with the cheerleaders, go through drills, and much more.
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.