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Cardinals Esports to host virtual tournament May 1

Cardinals Esports is hosting a "Minecraft Hunger Games" tournament on May 1 at 3 pm. The club decided to host the tournament to bring the Cardinals Esports team back together during the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

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Sports Club weekend update 2/26/20

In this week's edition of the Sport Clubs weekend update, we will update you on the results from club baseball and club soccer's games on Saturday as well as exclusive photos you cannot find anywhere else!

LU Collegiate Archers keep winning

The LU Collegiate Archers has been continuing their winning streak, winning big at both the Lancaster Archery Classic in Pennsylvania and the Indoor Collegiate Nationals at Texas A&M University. More...

LU Gamers earn a win, cash, and qualifications

Two freshmen, Gabe Ruff and Kenny Ho, not only secured the win but each scored a $1,250 cash prize awarded by C League and qualified for the Fortnite season playoffs. More...

Fortnite team ranked third in nation

Cardinals Esports placed third in their Fortnite duos season for central conference in the Collegiate Starleague (CSTAR). The Fortnite team is comprised of freshmen Computer Science majors Gabe Ruff and Kenny Ho. More...

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Esports team competes for Lamar pride

The Cardinals Esports team is a campus sports club consisting of students who get together to play video games and compete against other schools. More...

Lamar falls to McMurry 0-3 in three game tourney

Lamar University Cardinals Esports fell to McMurry University 0-3 on Saturday Jan. 11 in their 4th Rocket League tourney this season with a win-loss ratio of 0-4. More...

Intramurals Spring 2020 Season Update


Intramurals Presents "Raising The Bar" April 30

Raising the BarIntramurals is presenting "Raising The Bar" as part of their virtual Netflix watch party series on April 30 at 3 pm.

The movie stars Kelli Berglund, Lili Karamalikis, and Tess Fowler and is about a teenager who gives up her spot on a top US gymnastics program because of her family moving to Australia. When in Australia, she enters a competition to help a new friend.

All students need to have an active Netflix account and need to download the Netflix Watch Party extension through the Chrome Web Store.

Students are urged to visit imleagues.com to RSVP as IMLeagues will send an automated message on the day of the event with the link to the watch party.


Intramurals Expands E-sports Options

LU's intramural sports has expanded its e-games tournaments. Photo by Tim Cohrs, University Press Staff Writer.

With the current global COVID-19 pandemic forcing students to self-quarantine and social distance, contact sports has been put on hold. Lamar University’s intramural sports program has followed the lead of the NBA, MLB and the NCAA and canceled face-to-face activities.

As a result, intramural sports has expanded their existing e-games program and added virtual events such as workout challenges, Kahoot games and virtual Netflix watch parties.

“Yes, we will miss that in-person interaction with our participants, because we enjoy seeing them taking part and having fun with our events, but we feel that it is necessary to help our participants take their mind off all that is going on and be able to pass the time and win some prizes,” Jason Harrington, Intramurals and Sport Club Coordinator, said. For the full story click here.


IM Update: Championship Edition

This is our last weekend update of the Spring 2020 semester. We thank everyone for an amazing season!


IM Weekend Update February 20, 2020

This is the weekend update for Lamar Intramural Sports! For live game updates, follow us on Twitter @IntramuralsLU.

Cardinals Esports to host virtual tournament May 1

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Cardinals Esports is hosting a "Minecraft Hunger Games" tournament on May 1 at 3 p.m. The club decided to host the tournament to bring the Lamar and Cardinals Esports team back together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The idea came about after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all competitive tournaments both within Lamar such as their weekly "Super Smash Brothers" tournaments and outside of Lamar. Cardinals Esports President, Jason Chambliss decided to create a Cardinals Esports "Minecraft" server to keep the club connected during quarantine and has since seen lots of engagement from it. The idea evolved into using the server for virtual tournaments open to the Lamar community such as the one being hosted on May 1.

“A lot of the world has come to a standstill, but the world of online gaming is busier than ever,” Chambliss said. “For most of our competitive games, the tournaments have been put on hold due to COVID-19. However, Cardinals Esports at Lamar University has served a gateway to keep students connecting and interacting with one another. One way that we have kept our members active is by creating a "Minecraft" server open to any Lamar students. Within this server, students can interact in a virtual, social environment during this time of social distancing.”

In the future, Cardinals Esports may host more tournaments both in the "Minecraft" server and a variety of other games.

“We also have plans for tournaments to be held within "Minecraft" and potentially some other games in order to maintain a healthy, social, and competitive atmosphere for all of our members,” Chambliss said.  "Staying socially active is a great part of many people’s lives and some people have lost the ability to participate in social activities in these unprecedented times. Video games create a safe, healthy environment for individuals to continue interacting with others. Cardinals Esports is embracing video games as an outlet and resource for students who want to stay connected.”

The first "Minecraft Hunger Games" tournament is open to all Lamar students on May 1 at 3 p.m. To RSVP, sign up on the Google Doc.

LU Collegiate Archers keep winning

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The LU Collegiate Archers has been continuing their winning streak, winning big at both the Lancaster Archery Classic in Manheim Pennsylvania on January 25 and the Indoor Collegiate Nationals at Texas A&M University on February 1.

The team won individual prizes in the barebow and bowhunter categories, ranking in the top 10 nationwide. In women’s barebow, senior Sherry Banditrat won 4th, graduate student Allison Guckes won 6th, and senior Hannah Rogers won 8th. In men’s bowhunter, senior Jass Gilfillian won 10th and senior Dylan Marshall won 15th. On the men’s barebow team, Cody Sahualla won 2nd and Shawn Blair won 3rd.

These wins gave the team extra momentum they needed for the Indoor Collegiate Nationals at Texas A&M University on February 1. The men’s barebow team swept their division 1-3 with Cody Sahualla taking 1st, Shawn Blair placing 2nd, and Allen Sexton winning 3rd. In women’s barebow, Sherry Banditrat took home the 2nd place win for her division.

This event also coincided with an open tournament against the top archers in the Texas and surrounding states with Sherry Banditrat coming in 3rd and Cody Sahualla winning 4th.

At the conclusion of all 13 regional tournaments, results will be polled, and the top 12 collegiate open archers will advance to the National Finals in Lousiville, KY, March 19-20.

At of the time of publication, Cody Sahualla ranks 1st in the nation, Sherry Banditrat ranks 4th, Shaun Blair ranks 4th , and Allen Sexton ranks 11th in their respective collegiate divisions.

LU gamers earn a win, cash, and qualifications

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Lamar Cardinal Esports placed third in the Fortnite duos season for central conference in the Collegiate Starleague. Two freshmen, Gabe Ruff and Kenny Ho, not only secured the win but each scored a $1,250 cash prize Awarded by C League and qualified for the Fortnite season playoffs.

“After we fluked the first two rounds, I got heated,” said Ho, a computer science major. “I knew I had to stop being nervous. I had to play well, because if we lost, I was only going to cash out $50."

The team won the third round and gained top points in the final round landing them in third place. Ho got the second greatest number of kills, 14, and Ruff, also a computer science major, put solid numbers up to make the strong finish. The team will now face off against the top eight teams from every conference and have a chance to be recognized as best in the nation.

Cardinals Esports and the Computer Science Department are proud of what these students have accomplished and looking forward to what is to come. “Student success is what Esports at Lamar University is all about,” said Dr. Tim Roden, faculty advisor for Cardinal Esports. “When we started this last fall one of our goals was to enable students to earn money for college expenses. So, this win has really energized everyone. I am super proud of our students. This is a fantastic year to be at Lamar.”

For updates about the team’s performance and standings, visit the Collegiate Starleague website. Those interested in joining Lamar Cardinal Esports can email Roden at troden@lamar.edu for information.

Fortnite team ranked third in nation

Photo by Delicia Rocha

Cardinals Esports placed third in their Fortnite duos season for central conference in the Collegiate Starleague (CSTAR). The Fortnite team is comprised of freshmen Computer Science majors Gabe Ruff and Kenny Ho. Ruff and Ho met in the Computer Science Cardinal Community, where they both said their favorite thing to do was play Fortnite.

The dynamic duo secured their top three finish in the final match of the season on January 25. Ho had a standout performance in this tournament, getting the second greatest number of kills with 14 cumulative kills during the match. When asked about the finish, Ho said, “it was easy.” clearly confident in his skills.

For their third-place finish, each player won $1,250 in scholarship money. The team also qualified for the Fortnite season playoffs, where they will face off against the top eight teams from every conference and have a chance to be recognized as best in the nation. 

For updates about the team’s performance and standings, visit the  Collegiate Starleague website or the Cardinals Esports website.

Esports team competes for Lamar pride

The Cardinals Esports team is a campus sports club consisting of students who get together to play video games and compete against other schools.

Cardinals Esports was founded in the fall by computer science major Zachary Mosteller, Vidor senior, alongside associate professor Timothy Roden of the computer science department. Mosteller recruited Jamal Watts, Allie Duerler and Tommy Nguyen to become the founding officers of the club.

We saw an opportunity,” Mosteller said. “There was an interest in esports. The provost showed interest in esports. There was a sense that there was an opportunity to start an esports team and we felt that if we didn’t act now, we wouldn’t have the support and funding in the future.”

Full the full story, click here.

Lamar falls to McMurry 0-3 in three game tourney

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Cardinals Esports fell to McMurry University 0-3 on Saturday, January 11 in their fourth Rocket League tourney this season with a win-loss ratio of 0-4. Despite being 0-4 this season, the team is still in the top 10 teams of the league, being ranked number nine, trailing University of Houston Victoria Jaguar Esports.

Players Jackson Nichols (In-Game Name: Glad1039), Jesus Lopez (IGN: hoodedmexican), and Jackson Gray (IGN: Zeku) competed against Ryan Siler (IGN: GRIZZ), Robert Samudio (IGN: RAINBOWSPRIMKLE), and Logan Herring (IGN: MCM_PHOENIX) from McMurry University Esports in the three game tourney. Although the team took their fourth loss this game, the team is going to keep practicing to perform better in their next game.

“We played pretty well for this being the first year that this has been put together,” Jackson Nichols said. “We have some communication issues, but we are going to continue to practice so as to get better. Jesus is really good defensively, so he primarily is the goalkeeper. Jackson (Zeku) makes great rotations and can pass the ball quite well. Jesus was the one to score the first goal for us this weekend with a pass play. We all have fun while playing, it gives the game this special touch playing for Lamar. We will continue to do our best to represent Lamar University, Go Cards!”

The team will be back on January 25 to compete against Baylor University Esports.