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  • Beginner’s Guide to Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Beginner’s Guide to Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Move aside March Madness, it’s time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs — said to be the most thrilling playoff run in all of sport.

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  • Cards fall to UH, 8-7

    Cards fall to UH, 8-7

    The Lamar Cardinal baseball team fell to the University of Houston, 8-7, Tuesday, at Vincent Beck Stadium in a non-conference game.

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  • Voluntad leads LU to 1-0 victory over UCA

    Voluntad leads LU to 1-0 victory over UCA

    The Lady Cardinals softball team shut out the Central Arkansas Bears, 1-0, Saturday, at the LU Softball Complex. The win gave LU the series win, 2-1.

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  • Women’s golf swings into SLC championships

    Women’s golf swings into SLC championships

    The Lady Cardinal golf team is looking to build on its momentum as they prepare for the Southland Conference championship, set for April 16-17, in High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia.

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  • Intramurals shines light on cricket

    Intramurals shines light on cricket

    Lamar’s intramural cricket league held a clinic, Saturday, to shed light on the rules and gameplay of one of the world’s most popular sports.

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  • LU home win streak snapped in WNIT loss

    LU home win streak snapped in WNIT loss

    The Lady Cardinals basketball team lost in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament to the University of South Alabama Jaguars, 71-72, in the Montagne Center, Friday, finishing their season 24-7 overall and 17-1 in Southland Conference play.

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  • Cardinals wrap up 2018-19 season, 20-13

    Cardinals wrap up 2018-19 season, 20-13

    The Lamar University men’s basketball team wrapped up their 2018-19 season with a 20-13 overall record and 12-6 record in Southland Conference play. The Cardinals overcame a rough start to the year to turn around and hit a nine-game winning streak before falling to New Orleans, 72-76, in the second round of the SLC tournament, March 14.

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  • Lady Cards to host South Alabama in WNIT, Friday

    Lady Cards to host South Alabama in WNIT, Friday

    The Lady Cardinals ended their regular season 24-6 overall (17-1 SLC) as back-to-back Southland Conference champions and were seeded No. 1 in the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy. However, they lost in the semi-finals to the Abilene Christian University Wildcats, 79-88, Saturday.

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  • WWE fan finds community in sport

    WWE fan finds community in sport

    When I was younger, I had a dream of becoming a professional wrestler. I don’t mean one of those wrestlers who compete in college and for National Championships. I had a dream of being one of those guys you see on television with a company like WWE

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  • Ultimate Frisbee invites students to tryouts

    Ultimate Frisbee invites students to tryouts

    The Lamar Ultimate Frisbee team will host tryouts, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, at the Ty Terrell Track, for the rest of the semester. Current students and incoming freshmen are invited.

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  • Cards defeat SFA, 81-79

    Cards defeat SFA, 81-79

    Lamar men’s basketball came out with a striking victory against Stephen F. Austin, Saturday. The Cardinals defeated the Lumberjacks 81-79 in the Montagne Center in an intense nail-biting victory that ended with two freethrows in the final 14 seconds to decide the game.

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  • Lady Cards avenge prior SFA loss with 62-46 victory

    Lady Cards avenge prior SFA loss with  62-46 victory

    The Lady Cardinals basketball team defeated the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks, 62-46, in the Montagne Center, Saturday, making them 23-5 overall and 16-1 in Southland Conference play. With the win the Lady Cards clinched at least a share of the SLC regular-season title and extended their home win streak to 41 games.

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  • Intramurals gears up for spring

    Intramurals gears up for spring

    While Lamar’s intramural basketball and flag football leagues are in full swing, there are many other upcoming leagues available to join, including indoor soccer, cricket, softball, dodgeball and volleyball.

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  • How player empowerment era is damaging NBA

    How player empowerment era is damaging NBA

    On Jan. 28, Anthony Davis informed the New Orleans’ Pelicans that he would not sign his Designated Veteran Extension – known as a supermax contract – and his agent informed the franchise that Davis wanted to be traded to a team that consistently wins and regularly enters the championship picture.

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  • Eckerman joins LU volleyball

    Eckerman joins LU volleyball

    Lamar University volleyball has hired Haley Eckerman to help head coach Michelle Kuester boost the Lady Cards for the 2019 fall season.

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  • Lady Cards defeat Peay, 3-0

    Lady Cards defeat Peay, 3-0

    The Lamar Cardinal softball team finished up the Cardinal Classic, Sunday, at the LU Softball Complex, winning the second game of a doubleheader. The team lost 9-0 to UTSA in the first game of the day, but came back to win the second game, 3-0, against the Governors of Austin Peay.

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  • Lady Cardinals squeak past SHSU, 81-76

    Lady Cardinals squeak past SHSU, 81-76

    The Lady Cards basketball team defeated the Sam Houston State University Bearkats, 81-76 in the Montagne Center, Saturday, making them 19-5 overall and 12-1 in Southland Conference play. With the win the Cardinals have extended their home court win streak to 39 games.

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  • Cards defeat No. 1 Sam Houston, 75-72

    Cards defeat No. 1 Sam Houston, 75-72

    The Lamar Cardinals basketball team defeated No. 1 Southland Conference-seeded Sam Houston State University Bearkats, 75-72, Saturday in the Montagne Center. The win marks the 1000th victory in program history.

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  • UPsports briefs

    UPsports briefs

    MEN’S BASKETBALL Senior Nick Garth scored 23 points and junior Jordan Hunter scored 20 to lead Lamar University to an 82-67 victory over Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, in Nacogdoches. Hunter opened the game with consecutive three-pointers to give LU a 6-0 advantage.

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  • LU adds nine on National Signing Day

    LU adds nine on National Signing Day

    Lamar University participated in National Signing Day, Feb. 6, in the Dauphin-Athletic Complex, as head coach Mike Schultz listed the nine new players who will be joining the Lamar football program in the fall.

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  • Schultz receives contract extension through 2021

    Schultz receives contract extension through 2021

    After leading the Lamar football program to one of the best season’s they have had since the return of the program, head coach Mike Schultz signed a contract at the end of January that extended his contract through the 2021 season.

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  • LU baseball seeks fresh start with new team

    LU baseball seeks fresh start with new team

    The Lamar baseball team will open their 2019 season, Feb. 14, against Long Island University Brooklyn at Vincent-Beck Stadium. This year’s Cardinals feature 21 returning players, including Cole Coker, Logan LeJune, and Ryan Erickson who were 2018 All-Southland Conference members, and 2017 All-SLC player Robin Adames.

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  • Time to Earn It

    Time to Earn It

    The LU softball team left their 2017-18 season in a disarray. The season saw many ups and downs as they battled through a strenuous year, ending Southland Conference 11-16, losing the last four games and their head coach.

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  • Bullseye - Lady Cardinals eye another SLC title

    Bullseye - Lady Cardinals eye another SLC title

    The LU women’s basketball team has been hard at work as they continue to battle for their spot at the top of the Southland Conference list.

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  • Men’s basketball hits road block

    Men’s basketball hits road block

    The men’s basketball team had a rocky start to their 2018-19 Southland Conference schedule losing their first game to Houston Baptist, 82-88, in overtime. They struggled to regain their momentum with a win over A&M Corpus-Christi before going on to lose three games straight. The Cardinals sit at 2-5 in conference and 9-11 overall.

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  • Cardinals ink 10 on early signing day

    Cardinals ink 10 on early signing day

    Lamar University signed four high school standouts to National Letters of Intent and added six junior college transfers announced LU head coach Mike Schultz at a press conference Wednesday morning in the Dauphin Athletics Complex.

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  • Bigger Stronger Faster

    Bigger Stronger Faster

    The Lamar University 2018 football squad will officially go down in history.

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  • Vincent-Beck field gets makeover

    Vincent-Beck field gets makeover

    The Lamar University baseball team finalized a contract to install new artificial grass to the entire field. Turf installations are scheduled to finish Jan. 15.

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  • Cardinal advance to FCS playoffs

    Cardinal advance to FCS playoffs

    Riding the back of one of the nation's longest win streaks, Lamar University has advanced to the NCAA FCS Championships for the first time in program history

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  • Kinard ties career-high 31 in win over Louisiana College

    Kinard ties career-high 31   in win over Louisiana College

    Senior guard Moe Kinard tied her career-high 31 points in the Lady Cards’ 94-43 win over Louisiana College Wildcats, Monday, in the Montagne Center.

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  • Cards extend win streak to five

    The Lamar University football team extended their winning streak to five games with a 38-9 victory over the Houston Baptist Huskies at Provost Umphrey Stadium, Saturday. The win secured the Cardinals a winning season as they moved to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in Southland Conference play.

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  • LU volleyball sweeps SLU in season finale

    Lamar University’s volleyball team finished their season with a victory, sweeping Southeastern Louisiana in three sets, Saturday, in the McDonald Gym.

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  • Cardinals crush Rams 79-59 in season-opener

    The Lamar Cardinals basketball team opened their 2018-2019 season defeating the Huston-Tillotson University Rams, 79-59, Tuesday in the Montagne Center.

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  • LU soccer falls to SFA, 2-1

    The Lamar soccer team lost in the Southland Conference Tournament semifinals to the no. 7-seeded Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks, 2-1, Friday, at the LU soccer complex.

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  • Defending the Nest

    LU’s women’s basketball team had a perfect conference season last year — almost. The 2017-18 squad kept their home-winning streak intact, but fell to Central Arkansas mid-season to finish with a 17-1 Southland record.

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  • LU men’s basketball seeks redemption year

    Last year, the Cardinal basketball team went on an 11-7 conference run, making it all the way to the Southland Conference Tournament for the second-consecutive year before being cut short with a 10-point loss in the opening round to Central Arkansas.

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  • Declawed!

    The Lamar football team defeated the no. 14 FCS-ranked Sam Houston State Bearkats, 41-23, Saturday, at Provost Umphrey Stadium. This marks the first win against a nationally-ranked opponent since the 2015 season when the Cardinals also defeated SHSU who were ranked third at the time.

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  • LU soccer defeats Islanders, 6-1

    The Lamar soccer team defeated the Texas A&M- Corpus Christi Islanders, 6-1, Sunday, at the LU Soccer Complex in their final home game of the season. The Lady Cards move to 11-4-2 (7-1-2 Southland Conference).

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  • Blocked!

    In a game defined by a crucial defensive play, the Lamar Cardinals were victorious, Saturday, beating the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals, 27-21 at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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  • ­­UPsports briefs

    LU volleyball’s Bre’Ala Box, Ivette Dim, and Monica Strohschein paced the offense in anmatch at Northwestern State, Saturday. The Lady Demons captured a three-set decision over the Lady Cards.

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  • LU picked first, fifth in pre-SLC hoops poll

    Lamar University men's basketball has been picked fifth in a preseason poll of the Southland Conference head coaches and media relations directors announced league officials, Oct. 10. The poll was released during the SLC Men's and Women's Basketball Media Day from the Toyota Center in Houston.

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  • ‘One Day, One Moment’

    The LU cross country team consists of nine men and eight women whose lives revolve around the feel of their feet pounding against an open trail. Day in and day out they train to be the best ...

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  • To Be Replaced