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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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Dennis Franchione

One of most recognizable names in college football during his time as a head coach, Dennis Franchione, will serve as the guest speaker at the 2017 Lamar University Football Kickoff Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Montagne Center at 6 p.m.

Prior to the start of the banquet, there will be a special VIP reception with Coach Franchione in the Cardinal Club room at 5 p.m.

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Two front line athletes have signed on with the Lamar University volleyball program, joining three other athletes from the early signing period for the 2017 season.

Bre’Ala Box and Liz Eardly, both versatile athletes who play near the net, along with Iyara Walker, Kaitlyn Nutt and Alexis Wiley, signed with the Cardinals in November. The Cards also welcome one of the area’s – if not the state’s – top players in Kennidee Willis of Deweyville.

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Christus All-Star Classic

The high school sports season is not over yet. The Southeast Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) has continued its partnership with Christus to give outgoing seniors one last chance to perform.

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Coach Ray Woodard

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.”

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Up 2-0 at the break, all Lamar University volleyball needed was one more set win to lock a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament, but Incarnate Word flipped the script at the intermission to down the hometown Cardinals 3-2 (25-21, 37-35, 20-25, 23-25, 11-15) at McDonald Gym on Nov. 19.

The loss and Southeastern Louisiana’s win over New Orleans eliminated the Cardinals from tournament contention.

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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.

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The Lamar Cardinals opened football camp Aug. 4 and saw 44 lettermen return from last season including preseason senior All-Americans Kade Harrington (running back) and Bret Treadway (offensive lineman), to go along with a signing class that ranked fourth nationally at the FCS level this past February.

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Hall of Fame coach Gene Stallings will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Lamar Un
Lamar Volleyball

Hall of Fame coach Gene Stallings will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Lamar University Football Banquet on Sunday, Aug. 28, inside the Montagne Center beginning at 6 p.m. The banquet will serve as the Golden Triangle’s first opportunity to meet the 2016 LU players and coaches.

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Kevin Booze and Kiara Desamours (inset)

It will be a weekend full of Lamar basketball beginning Thursday, Dec. 17, with the Lady Cards (2-6) hosting Texas A&M-Kingsville at 7 p.m. The men (5-4) will host Jarvis Christian on Friday, Dec. 18, at noon then Texas Lutheran on Monday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.

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