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Eager to start

Eager to start

Cardinals to begin season with home-opener, Friday Lamar University’s baseball team will kick off the 2018-19 season this weekend in the Cardinal Classic, a non-conference tournament featuring Illinois, Texas Southern and Missouri State, at Vincent-Beck Stadium. “(In) non-conference, we have some pretty challenging opponents,” head[Read More…]

February 15, 2018 0 comments Sports
­­UP sports briefs

­­UP sports briefs

Men’s Basketball Lamar University had a four-point lead with 1:03 remaining, but turnovers on their last two possessions cost the Cardinals as they fell at Sam Houston State, 71-69, Saturday, at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville. LU knocked down 10 of its first[Read More…]

February 15, 2018 0 comments Sports
Junior catcher, Paige Holmes helps prepare the young freshmen team at practice, Tuesday at the LU Softball Complex. UP photo by Cassandra Jenkins.

‘Playing without fear’

LU softball to start season with young roster Last year’s Lamar University softball team was one for the books.  The 2017-18 squad went to the Southland Conference tournament before being defeated in game three. However, their post-season continued after being invited to the National Invitational[Read More…]

February 8, 2018 0 comments Sports
UP sports roundup

UP sports roundup

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The Lamar University Lady Cardinals used a balanced scoring effort to move into sole possession of first place in the Southland Conference women’s basketball standings with a hard-fought 79-65 victory over the visiting Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks in the Montagne Center, Saturday. The[Read More…]

February 8, 2018 0 comments Sports
Rec Sports kicks off busy spring semester

Rec Sports kicks off busy spring semester

Lamar University’s Recreational Sports begins their busiest semester with numerous events and clubs. The spring semester will focus on intramurals and sports clubs from basketball and football to cricket and ultimate Frisbee.  “As normal, our stable sports are basketball, outdoor soccer, 8-on-8 cricket outdoors, flag[Read More…]

February 8, 2018 0 comments News, Sports
FROM THE ARCHIVE: John Payton

FROM THE ARCHIVE: John Payton

Editor’s note: The following story was published Nov. 3, 2004 in the University Press when John Payton, the first black coach at Lamar, was inducted into the Texas Basketball Hall of Fame. Payton died Saturday at age 83. Kinesiology professor and long-ago basketball coach John[Read More…]

February 1, 2018 0 comments Sports

Former LU coach John Payton dies at age 83

A 2003 inductee into the Cardinals Hall of Honor, John Payton, died Saturday morning.  Payton became the first African-American coach at Lamar University when athletics director J.B. Higgins hired him in May of 1970 to coach offensive backs under then-coach Vernon Glass. Payton remained in[Read More…]

February 1, 2018 0 comments News, Sports
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Superbowl: Does anyone really want A Patriot win?

UP sports editor Cassandra Jenkins and staffer Cade Smith break down Sunday’s big NFL showcase Cassie: Super Bowl LII is officially underway. It’s only days now before the two teams clash, and I am definitely rooting for the Eagles. I can’t stand the Patriots and[Read More…]

February 1, 2018 0 comments Features, Sports
Lady Cards rope in Cowgirls, 83-58

Lady Cards rope in Cowgirls, 83-58

Moe Kinard scored 24 points to lead four Lamar University Cardinals in double figures, while Kiandra Bowers registered her 30th career double-double as LU rolled to its 23rd straight home win, an 83-58 decision over the McNeese Cowgirls in a Southland Conference women’s basketball game,[Read More…]

February 1, 2018 0 comments Sports

LU to honor hoops legends

 Lamar University will honor three of the greatest players in the history of the LU program when the jerseys of Carolyn Ford, Kalis Loyd and Carol Sims will be retired at the halftime of Saturday’s game against Stephen F. Austin. The trio will be the[Read More…]

February 1, 2018 0 comments Sports