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McNeese softball releases 2020 schedule

McNeese softball head coach James Landreneau has released the 2020 schedule that includes four tournaments and 22 home games at Joe Miller Field.

Offense rolls, defense dominates in Cowboys’ 42-27 homecoming win over HBU

  McNeese hosts HBU for Homecoming

  McNeese’s passing attack led by Orgeron and Sutton continues to improve

  Road woes continue for McNeese

  Heath Schroyer names junior AJ Lawson as the Pokes’ starting point guard

  Coach Gilbert remaining optimistic following Cowboys’ loss to Central Arkansas

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Orgeron throws career-high four touchdowns in Cowboys’ 40-31 loss to UCA

McNeese travels to Central Arkansas for Red Beans & Rice Bowl

McNeese Picked 9th In Southland Preseason Poll

  Cowboy defense preps for pass-happy UCA offense

McNeese’s Brown, Kennedy named to All-SLC Preseason Team

  McNeese preparing for No. 16 Central Arkansas

VIDEO: McNeese’s Sterlin Gilbert previews UCA in weekly press conference

The McNeese Cowboys are coming off the biggest win of the Sterlin Gilbert era— a 38-34 win over then No. 19 Southeastern. It was the Cowboys’ first ranked win as an unranked team since 2009.

  McNeese looks back on Saturday’s win over No. 19 Southeastern

Saturday’s victory was the Pokes' first as an unranked team against a ranked opponent since defeating Appalachian State in 2009.

McNeese’s Orgeron, McCoy earn national honors for their play on Saturday

For their play in Saturday’s 38-34 win over nationally-ranked Southeastern Louisiana, McNeese quarterback Cody Orgeron and defensive back Cory McCoy have been recognized by two separate national media outlets that cover the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

McNeese rides big fourth quarter to down Southeastern, 38-34

McNeese used a 14-point fourth quarter to pick up the win over the number one team in the SLC, Southeastern.

McNeese football has 4 p.m. start against Southeastern Louisiana

  Guidry returns to McNeese as Cowboys host No. 19 Southeastern Saturday

  McNeese offense struggling on third down

Cruisin’ while listening to country music one of Coach O’s highlights during the bye week

  New look Cowboys hit the floor for first practice on Monday

  McNeese falls at home to Sam Houston State, 28-17

McNeese basketball to hold inaugural McNeese Madness on Oct. 23

Basketball fans can get a first-hand look at the McNeese Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams on Wednesday, October 23 at the inaugural McNeese Madness.

Cowboys 2nd, Cowgirls 3rd at Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Stampede

McNeese’s Daniel Saina led the Cowboys for the third straight time in as many cross country meets this season as he finished first overall at the Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Stampede here Saturday morning.

McNeese takes on Sam Houston State

The Pokes take on the Bearkats for Saturday's Hall of Fame game

  Cowboys preparing for first meeting with Sam Houston State since 2016

While this will be the two teams first meeting since 2016, it’ll be their first time going at it in "The Hole" since the Bearkats ended McNeese’s 2015 season in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

  Junior running back Mack leading McNeese backfield

The USF transfer was the bell cow back for McNeese last week rushing for 125 yards on just 18 carries.

  Cowgirls hold first practice of 2019-2020 season

McNeese is approaching this season with a different outlook than previous years.

Rice, Texas A&M, Youngstown State, Alcorn added to future schedules

Visits to Rice in 2022 and Texas A&M in 2024 as well as a home-and-home with Youngstown State highlights future games for the McNeese Cowboy football team, which were announced by the athletic department on Friday.

  McNeese moves on from ACU loss

Despite the Cowboys league opening loss to Abilene Christian on Saturday their offense was able to put up the most yards this season has seen.

McNeese coach Sterlin Gilbert recaps ACU loss and previews Sam Houston State

The McNeese Cowboys hosted their weekly press conference Monday following the team’s 17-10 loss to ACU. Head coach Sterlin Gilbert recapped the team’s conference opener as well as previewed McNeese’s upcoming opponent in Sam Houston State.

McNeese fights late but falls in SLC opener against ACU, 17-10

On Saturday night, the Wildcats took advantage of some bad McNeese breaks late in the fourth quarter to top the Cowboys 17-10.

McNeese opens Southland at Abilene Christian

Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

  Cowboys begin Southland play with road trip to face Abilene Christian

The two teams are on completely different ends of the spectrum as ACU ranks second in the SLC in total offense while the Pokes are dead last.

McNeese men’s and women’s cross country ranked in latest USTFCCCA Poll

The USTFCCCA released its latest 2019 regional cross country polls on Tuesday that has the McNeese Cowboys jumping up two spots, going from No. 10 to No. 8 and the Cowgirls dropping down two spots from No. 13 to No. 15 in the South Central Region.

Coach Gilbert reflects on Alcorn win

Coach Gilbert addressed the media Monday afternoon following their second win of the season.

  McNeese shifts focus to conference play after win over Alcorn State

Following last week’s blowout loss at the hands of Oklahoma state, McNeese was on a mission to get back in the win column.

Cowboys down Alcorn State and advance to perfect 14-0 all-time against SWAC opponents

McNeese rode behind a big first-half performance in their 17-14 win over Alcorn State.

  Cowboys looking ahead to showdown with Alcorn State

McNeese will aim to stay perfect against the Braves and SWAC teams as Saturday's matchup will be one last tuneup for the Pokes before beginning Southland play.

McNeese favored by one over Alcorn State

The McNeese Cowboys come off their worst loss since 2010, but still, are the favorite to win this week’s game over Alcorn State. The Pokes are a 1.5-point favorite to the Braves according to 5Dimes Sportsbook. The line is down from Monday when it opened at 2.5 points in favor of McNeese.

McNeese is moving on from loss at OSU

Monday afternoon coach Gilbert was quick to bury Saturday nights loss.

Former McNeese Cowboy Diontae Spencer signed to Denver Broncos 53-man roster

McNeese football fans will get to see a familiar face on Monday Night Football’s late game when the Denver Broncos take on the Oakland Raiders, that’s because former Cowboy standout Diontae Spencer will be the deep man returning kicks and punts for the Broncos.

Cowboys battle but fall 56-14 to Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State scored on its final two possessions of the second half, both on 91-yard drives, to build a 28-0 halftime lead, then opened the second half on a 75-yard pass and catch by Spencer Sanders to Tylan Wallace as that duo led OSU to a 56-14 win over McNeese here Saturday night.

McNeese falls to Oklahoma State in Stillwater

The Pokes had trouble in all three phases on Saturday night.

Cowboys visit Cowboys on Saturday in Stillwater

The McNeese Cowboys will step out of the FCS ranks on Saturday when they visit the Big 12 Conference’s Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium.

McNeese takes on Oklahoma State tonight

McNeese takes on Oklahoma State tonight

  Sports Person of the Week - Luke Lawton

After a six year career in the NFL, former McNeese Cowboy Luke Lawton recently started his own corporation that produces a line of smart helmets to monitor air pressure.

  McNeese’s Raborn named Southland Special Teams Player of the Week

Following his performance in his first game as McNeese’s starting punter, Bailey Raborn has been named the Southland Special Teams Player of the Week following the Cowboys’ 34-28 win over Southern.

McNeese All-Conference corner Colby Burton out for season with leg injury

After suffering a lower leg injury in Saturday night’s home opener, senior Colby Burton has been ruled out for the season.

Coach Gilbert reflects back on Saturday’s win over Southern

Saturday marked eight straight home-opening wins for the Cowboys dating back to 2002.

McNeese opens as 37.5-point underdog to Oklahoma State

The McNeese Cowboys have a tough game on hand following its season-opening win over Southern. The Pokes are a 37.5-point underdog to the OSU Cowboys according to 5Dimes Sportsbook.

  Cowboys win season home opener against Southern

In front of the most electric crowd at Cowboy Stadium in quite some time, the Pokes were able to start off the Sterlin Gilbert era on a high note as they outlasted a late Southern rally to take down the Jags 34-28.

Sterlin Gilbert era gets underway with win over Southern

The Sterlin Gilbert era of McNeese football got off to an exciting start when on Saturday night, McNeese downed Southern 34-28 in front of a Cowboy Stadium record crowd of 20,437.

  Sports Person of the Week - Keegan Nelms

McNeese outside hitter Keegan Nelms has been a staple on the Cowgirl volleyball team since she arrived on campus.

  McNeese staying focused ahead of opener with Southern

The hype surrounding Saturday is unlike any other but the Pokes aren’t really letting any of that interfere with their preparation.

Long-time McNeese volunteer equipment manager Fred Thomas dies at 87

Fred Thomas, a fixture in the McNeese State athletic department for more than 30 years, passed away Monday night.

Dawson Odums previews Southern’s season opener against McNeese State

Southern University head coach Dawson Odums held his first weekly news conference of the year, previewing the Jags season opener against McNesse State.

WATCH: McNeese coach Sterlin Gilbert’s season-opening press conference

It’s been a long nine months without McNeese football, but it’s finally game week.

Cowboys making transition from fall camp to game week

McNeese sits eight days away from opening the season against Southern and is shifting their focus to the Jaguars.

McNeese preparing for opener with Southern

The McNeese Cowboys kick off the 2019 season next Saturday in front of what could be their biggest crowd in 35 years. McNeese welcomes in-state foe Southern to Cowboy Stadium for the second-ever meeting between the two schools. The Cowboys visited Southern in 2004, beating the Jaguars 35-18.

  Sports Person of the Week - Blake Elliott

The former McNeese golfer's pro career has been off to a good start. Elliott has competed in four events and recently finished third at the Texas Open, winning just under 14,000 dollars.

McNeese offensive lineman Collin Fountain sidelined following practice injury

McNeese offensive lineman Collin Fountain is out for the 2019 football season and likely beyond following a serious practice injury last week. The school released a statement on the injury Thursday.

McNeese releases its 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule

Visits to NCAA Tournament participant Wisconsin on Nov. 13 and reigning NIT champion Texas on Nov. 30 highlights the 2019-20 basketball schedule for the McNeese Cowboys.

Cowgirls Erika Piancastelli and Emily Vincent reunite to play for Team Forli

Former Cowgirl All-American Erika Piancastelli and standout Emily Vincent have once again reunited as members of team Forli that is participating in the European Cup that began August 19 and runs through August 24.

Thunderstorms shorten Saturday’s scrimmage

Thunderstorms forced an early end to McNeese’s second scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday morning, but not before the Cowboys were able to get in around 50 plays that once again, saw both sides of the ball make some plays.

  Sports Person of the Week - Rachel Palet

The McNeese soccer team is coming off arguably their best season in team history. A key returner from last years' squad is midfielder Rachel Palet.

McNeese basketball gained valuable experience with Bahamas trip

McNeese men’s basketball had quite the experience last week in the Bahamas where the Cowboys faced off against three of the island’s professional teams at the BBF Summer of Thunder event.

McNeese announces 2020 baseball coaching staff

McNeese Baseball head coach Justin Hill announced promotions and additions to his 2020 coaching staff on Wednesday.

McNeese to have three of first four football games televised

Three of McNeese’s first four football games will be broadcast, the Southland Conference announced on Tuesday as part of its 2019 football television schedule for the first four weeks of the season.

  Cowboys adjusting to Gilbert’s new offense

The Cowboys struggled offensively in 2018 ranking dead last in the league in total offense as well as second to last in scoring.

  Cody Orgeron settling into McNeese starting quarterback role

It was announced at Southland Conference Media Day that Cody Orgeron will be McNeese’s starting quarterback this season.

Both sides make plays in fall’s first scrimmage

Quarterback Cody Orgeron accounted for four touchdowns – three passing and one rushing – while defensive end Chris Livings recorded four sacks in McNeese football’s first full scale scrimmage of fall camp.

Cowboys close out first full week of camp; focus on Saturday morning scrimmage

McNeese wrapped up its first full week of fall camp on Friday in shells while gearing up for Saturday morning’s first scrimmage of the preseason.

Cowboys work on redzone during practice No. 6

It was another scorcher on the practice field for the McNeese Cowboys Thursday morning, both with the 100-degree heat index in the air and the competition on the field.

  Cowboys have talented, diverse stable of running backs

The McNeese Cowboys stable of running backs is a talented and diverse group. McNeese has always been a team to use a handful of backs and 2019 will be no different.

  Intensity cranks up for McNeese on first day with full pads

Practice No. 5 of fall camp for the McNeese football team on Wednesday followed an off day and was also the first practice in full pads and it didn’t disappoint.

Six Cowgirls named to 2019 preseason All-Southland soccer teams

The McNeese soccer team placed six Cowgirls on the 2019 Preseason All-Southland Conference team, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Cowboys wrap up day four of fall practice, strap on full pads Wednesday

McNeese wrapped up day four of fall camp Monday morning as the team will take Tuesday off before donning the full pads on Wednesday morning.

College Baseball Hall of Fame induction coming to Baton Rouge, so could a museum be next?

Governor John Bel Edwards and local leaders announced Monday, Aug. 5 that the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions induction and awards ceremony will take place at the River Center Nov. 2.

  Download KPLC’s new 7Sports GameTime App

KPLC has launched the 7Sports GameTime app, available now on iTunes and in the Google Play store.