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LU’s Ronnie Jones Jr., above, sacks the QB and forces a fumble during Lamar’s 30-21 victory over Incarnate Word at Provost Umphrey Stadium, Saturday.
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LU clinches winning season

Ronnie Jones Jr. earns SLC defensive POW in 31-20 senior night win over Incarnate Word The Lamar Football team won their final home game, Saturday, defeating Incarnate Word 31-20. Lamar’s victory moved them to 7-4 (4-3 SLC), and clinched their first winning season since 1979.[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Sports
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Women’s Basketball The Lady Cardinals lost to Oklahoma University, 100-73, in a non-conference game, Tuesday, in Norman, Okla. Senior Dominique Edwards had 24 points, 13 rebounds, and collected her 13th career double-double. Lamar returns home to host UTSA  in the Montagne Center, Tuesday. Tipoff is[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Sports
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Smith, Ortiz, Foster inducted into athletics Hall of Honor

A legendary coach, a pitching ace and a former Olympian were inducted into the Lamar Hall of Honor this week. Pat Foster, David Smith and Yamelis Ortiz were enshrined during Lamar’s regular-season finale against Incarnate Word, Saturday. “It is our privilege to add these three[Read More…]

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Men’s basketball prepares for season opener against SMU

The Lamar University men’s basketball team will open the 2014 season against Southern Methodist University, 8:30 p.m., Friday, at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. After going 3-28 last year, the Cardinals are eager to make major improvements. “I think we have improved a lot since last[Read More…]

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Women’s Basketball Friday will be a banner day for the Lamar Lady Cardinals, as they unveil their Southland Conference championship and WNIT banners from last season. They will also receive their championship rings prior to the 7 p.m. tipoff against Louisiana in the season opener[Read More…]

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Jayce Nelson scores a touchdown to send Lamar to its first overtime in program history during the 44-41 loss, Saturday.
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LU Loses Heartbreaker

Begelton becomes all-time receptions leader with 193 yard performance The Cardinal football team lost a heartbreaker to Central Arkansas, 44-41, in a road game, Saturday. Senior Caleb Berry completed 43 passes for school-record 554 yards and four touchdowns, but it was not enough to put[Read More…]

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Men’s Basketball A scrimmage that appeared to be a one-sided blowout in the opening half, came down to the final seconds as the Red team defeated the White, 81-80, in the Lamar Cardinals’ Red & White scrimmage in the Montagne Center, Tuesday. “Tonight was a[Read More…]

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DaQuan Stewart returns the ball after making one of his two interceptions on the day.

Record breakers

Roberts, Berry set marks in 72-14 Homecoming victory over Huskies The Lamar football team scored a decisive victory, Saturday, defeating Houston Baptist University 72-14, in the Homecoming game. Senior Mark Robert’s performance garnered him national attention, being named College Sports Madness National Offensive Player of[Read More…]

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The Lamar cross country teams pose with their trophies after the teams swept the SLC Championships, Monday.

LU cross country sweeps SLC championships

The Lamar Cross Country team swept the Southland Conference Championships, Monday, at the Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La. Senior Sam Stabler, and freshman Minttu Hukka, each broke records and claimed individual titles. “We’re really proud of both groups,” coach Darren Gauson said.[Read More…]

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Lamar guard, Addesha Collins dribbles down the court during practice in the Montage Center, Oct. 22.
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Building on success

Lady Cards hope to repeat by building on foundation of ‘D’ The Lady Cardinals basketball team ended their 2013-14 season on top, owning a share of the Southland Conference regular-season title. They finished 13-5 in conference play (18-5 overall), and competed in the WNIT, making[Read More…]

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