Lamar Cardinals

M.J. Eckart playing soccer

Lamar University senior M.J. Eckart was named the Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year, and the Cardinals placed four student-athletes on the conference’s all-academic team.

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The Lamar Cardinals football team started a tad slow against Division II UT-Permian Basin on Sept. 9 at Provost Umphrey Stadium but then built a 37-6 halftime lead before rolling up a 72-6 win, which was also a first for new head coach Mike Schultz.

It was the most points scored by LU since the Cardinals posted 73 points against Texas College in 2014.

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The Lamar University football team closed out the second week of preseason camp with a scrimmage at Provost Umphrey Stadium on Aug. 12. The closed scrimmage lasted nearly 90 minutes before the coaches wrapped up the workout, focusing on the two-minute offense.

Although the depth chart has not been set in stone for the season opener at North Texas, the LU coaching staff got an opportunity to look at the roster in numerous game scenarios.

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Alex Dunbar

The league’s coaches and sports information directors have predicted the Lamar University softball team will finish in the upper echelon of the Southland Conference this season.

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Come out and show your Cardinal pride as Lamar University commemorates its past, present and future with a day of exciting events tying together campus and community at the 2015 Homecoming celebration Saturday, Nov. 7.

With the Cardinals coming off a 55-7 victory over Houston Baptist, there is plenty to celebrate, as the team returns home to host the Nicholls Colonels on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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The Lamar Cardinals celebrate skipper Jim Gilligan's 1,300th career win.

It was tight, but a cast of characters led the Lamar baseball team to a 7-6 win over New Mexico State in the 2015 season opener on Friday, Feb. 6, at Vincent-Beck Stadium, and more importantly, led Cardinal skipper Jim Gilligan to his 1,300th career win.

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When Cardinal football was reintroduced in 2010, there was an excitement on campus that hadn’t been felt in a long time. It was a welcome return following two decades without a sport that Southeast Texans eat, sleep and breathe. Now that Big Red pride is back in full force, Lamar University reintroduces another tradition dating back more than half a century — the Homecoming Parade.

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Lamar sophomore Nikita Lis had to fight his way through a couple of three-set matches to earn a berth in the Cardinals’ Ron Wesbrooks Flight One Singles Championship against Texas-Pan American’s Juan Cruz-Soria.

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The new black-painted helmets didn’t help Lamar against Sam Houston State as the Cardinals were blown out at home in their Southland Conference opener by the score of 42-10 in front of announced crowd of 9,308.

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It’s a pretty common occurrence in college football — schedule teams that you know you can beat. They all do it, year in and year out. But many teams have that luxury.

Take, for instance, Texas A&M. The Aggies play in arguably the toughest conference in all of football — the Southeastern Conference. So their non-conference schedule this season includes Lamar, Rice, SMU and University of Louisiana-Monroe. The reason is because their conference schedule includes LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri and Ole Miss.

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