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The 2017 baseball season begins Friday, Feb. 17, when the Lamar Cardinals host the Cardinal Classic tournament at Vincent-Beck Stadium. LU will open with University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin on Friday at 6 p.m. They will play Illinois on Saturday at 4 p.m. then return Sunday to host the Illini at 10 a.m.

Reigning Hitter of the Year Reid Russell paved the way with five Cardinals voted to the Preseason All-Southland Conference teams.

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The Lamar University Cardinals signed 15 high school standouts to National Letters of Intent and added five transfers (three junior college and two FBS), announced first-year head coach Mike Schultz at a press conference in the Dauphin Athletics Complex on Feb. 1.

The signing class puts a focus on offensive talent, with 13 of the signees coming on the offensive side of the ball. LU also added six defensive players and one specialist.

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Lamar 2017 Distinguished Alumni

The Lamar University Office of Alumni Affairs has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2017, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit, officials said.

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Troy Douglas, Melvin Smith and Dan Dodd

Since the moment he was named Lamar University head football coach, Mike Schultz has been in a collegiate athletics whirlwind, getting to know his current players, putting together a staff and hitting the recruiting trail. He took one step closer to the start of the 2017 season with the naming of eight assistant coaches.

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Lamar University culinary students with Roger Kaplan

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) will host a dinner on the eighth floor of the John Gray Library at Lamar University on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a special presentation by Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan. 

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historical Gulf Coast map

Celebrate the art, literature, music and cuisine of the region at the launch of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Dr. Sam Monroe, president of Lamar State College Port Arthur from 1974-2013 and current president of the Port Arthur Historical Society, which operates the Museum of the Gulf Coast, will speak.

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Junior Colton Weisbrod netted a career-high 34 points to lead Lamar to a 74-54 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 7 at the Montagne Center. The Cardinals (10-6/2-1 Southland) trailed for a grand total of 13 seconds on their way to a rout of the Lions.

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Rhydan Bolton and Kristofer Garcia

UPDATE: Kristofer Garcia, 22, of Beaumont was found guilty of murder in the Jan. 19, 2015 shooting death of Rhydan Bolton, 19, a student at Lamar University. The jury later sentenced Garcia to 60 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine. 

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The Wayne A. Reaud Building is no doubt the centerpiece of what will be the new front door to Lamar University. However, there are several other pieces to this puzzle that will present an inviting and attractive gateway to students, faculty and other visitors to the campus.

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Kiandra Bowers

Lamar University senior post player Kiandra Bowers was chosen by College Sports Madness as the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 28.

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