Lamar University head football coach Ray Woodard will not return for the 2017 season, Director of Athletics Jason Henderson announced Nov. 21.
“We would like to thank Coach Woodard for all that he has done for the Lamar University football program,” said Henderson. “It still remains our goal to compete for championships and to put our student-athletes in a position to be successful on the field and in the classroom.”
Dorothy Becker was one tough lady. Long before she taught vocational nursing at Lamar University during the 1950s and ’60s or worked at Baptist Hospital and St. Elizabeth, she joined the U.S Army after receiving a nursing degree from Columbia Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Becker, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 92, served as an officer and nurse during World War II.
Lamar University cross country continued its unprecedented run at the Southland Conference Championships. The men scored 43 points to claim their fourth-straight title and 10th in 11 seasons Oct. 28 at the Pecan Acres Park near the campus of Stephen F. Austin.
A 22-yard scoring strike from Carson Earp to DeWan Thompson with six seconds on the clock handed the Lamar University football its most thrilling victory since bringing back the program at the start of the 2010 season. Trailing by as many as 13 points with less than two minutes remaining, LU (3-3, 3-1 Southland Conference) scored two touchdowns in the final 1:43 of the contest to record the victory over Northwestern State, 32-31, on Oct. 15 at Provost Umphrey Stadium.
The Lamar University football team made it consecutive wins on the season by knocking off Abilene Christian, 38-10, on Oct. 8 at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. The Cardinals (2-3, 2-1 Southland Conference) continue their dominance over ACU in Abilene improving, to 7-2 all-time on the road in the series.
The Lamar University men’s basketball team released its 2016-17 schedule, announced head coach Tic Price, and the slate is highlighted by 15 home dates, including nine Southland Conference games in Beaumont.
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