Sports News

The 2018 soccer season will open this weekend for last year’s Southland Conference champion Lamar Cardinals. LU will host Grambling on Friday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. and the University of Houston on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. The Cards won an exhibition game Aug. 8 against Rice, 3-2.

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Lamar University will officially be kicking off the 2018-19 academic year with a family-oriented event for the fans. LU will be hosting Cardinal Fan Fest on Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Montagne Center at 5:30 p.m.

The LU football and soccer teams have reported to campus, and volleyball and cross-country will be reporting in the coming days, which means the start of a new athletic season has arrived in Beaumont.

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A popping cork fished over a live mullet, shrimp or mud minnow

One thing is certain in the world of fishing – corks will almost always lead the way to more fish, especially when you are after reds and trout during the hot summer months.

Last Saturday, I was fishing on Keith Lake, along with a ton of other fishermen, and not doing too well with lures. But there were mullet everywhere. The solution was simple – rig up a popping cork, use the cast net to box a couple dozen finger mullet and see what happens. The end result was three reds and two trout within an hour.

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Lamar University junior Zae Giles has been named to the 2018 Preseason All-Southland Conference. A receiver, Giles garnered second-team honors as punt returner on the squad.

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Corey Burnette began playing basketball at the age of 7. His mother signed him up for Little Dribblers, and though he didn’t immediately take to the sport, he eventually carried his basketball with him everywhere he went.

At 21, the West Brook graduate travels the world eight months out of the year playing professionally with the Flight Squad — a premier high-level exhibition basketball team consisting of former professional athletes.

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