“Spring Into Spring” events highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
“Spring Into Spring” week festivities open with the Baseball/Softball Season
Ticket Appreciation event on Monday in the Victory Club. An exclusive event open to
2020 baseball and softball season ticket holders only, doors open at 5:30 p.m. for
season ticket pickup and light refreshments. Fans wishing to purchase season tickets
will have an opportunity to do so before entering the event.
Head baseball coach Matt Riser and head softball coach Rick Fremin will speak
at 6 p.m. Select student-athletes from both teams will be on hand to sign autographs.
The Southeastern Louisiana football program will host a Signing Day show presented
by Champagne Beverage on Wednesday at Tope La Catering in downtown Hammond.
The show will air from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM
and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM and a free live video stream will also be able on the
Southeastern Sports Network at www.youtube.com/sluathletics.
Head coach Frank Scelfo, recruiting coordinator Ross Jenkins, wide receiver Austin
Mitchell, offensive lineman Rendon Miles-Character, linebacker Alexis Ramos, defensive
lineman Ronald Cherry III and host Allen Waddell will discuss the program’s 2020 signing
class and all things Lion Football.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for fans with free admission offered to
Touchdown Club and S Club members. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
The Lions opened the early signing period in December by adding 16 student-athletes.
Scelfo and his staff will close out the signing class with February additions on Wednesday.
The Southeastern Louisiana baseball program is set to host its annual First Pitch
Banquet and Alumni Game on Friday and Saturday.
Riser and the Lions will host the First Pitch Banquet on Friday at 7 p.m., at Le
Fleur De Lis Reception Hall (111 N. Sixth St.) in Ponchatoula.
The event includes dinner, a cash bar, silent auction, raffle and a cash drawdown.
Individual seats are $100 and include a raffle book and one drawdown ticket.
Reserved tables (eight seats per table) are available for $1,000 and includes
a raffle book, eight drawdown tickets and banquet recognition.
In addition to the dinner, silent auction, raffle and drawdown, a senior player will
be selected as the keynote speaker.
Banquet tickets are available online at www.LionSports.net/FirstPitchBanquet. For further information, contact the Lion Athletics Association at 549-5091 or email
email@example.com. All proceeds from the event benefit the Southeastern baseball program.
The Lions will also host an alumni game at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Pat Kenelly
Diamond at Alumni Field. Admission to the scrimmage, which features Southeastern baseball
alumni squaring off against the 2019 team, is free.
Baseball alumni wishing to participate in the game are asked to RSVP through
Jake Riser, director of baseball operations and player development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 347-9024.
The SLU women’s basketball team (9-11, 6-5 Southland) will play its part in “Spring
Into Spring” week at SLU, hosting Play4Kay and Alumni Day festivities in conjunction
with Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest versus UIW.
Southeastern is playing its part in raising cancer awareness by supporting the
nationwide Play4Kay initiative. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer
Fund, which raises money for cancer research and is named for the late North Carolina
State head coach who passed away from breast cancer in 2009.
Southeastern Athletics, North Oaks Health System and PRIDE will partner to host
the event. All cancer survivors will receive free admission, be honored at halftime
during the Survivor Walk and are invited to the pregame survivor reception from noon-1
p.m. in the University Center’s St. Tammany Room.
T-shirts will be given out to fans as available. Links will be sold for a $1
at the SLU-UIW contest for the survivor chain that will be displayed in the University
Center during the game. Southeastern student organizations, faculty and staff will
participate in a Stationary Bike Challenge with fans donating to the team they believe
will win. All proceeds from the links and Stationary Bike Challenge will benefit the
Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
For the contest, the Lady Lions will be decked out in brand new pink uniforms,
donated by Craig and Pam Cook Forrest. Cook Forrest is a member of PRIDE and the Southeastern
Athletics Hall of Fame, as well as one of three Lady Lions in school history to have
their jersey retired and one of the stars of the 1976-77 AIAW National Championship
In addition to supporting her team, Cook Forrest and her husband donated the
uniforms in memory of Craig’s sister, Kathy Dale Forrest. The couple believed buying
the uniforms was a fitting tribute to Kathy, a Southeastern graduate who passed away
due to breast cancer in December 2016.
Charliee Dugas will be Saturday’s Spotlight Player of the Game. The first 150
fans will receive a trading card featuring the Rayne, Louisiana native courtesy of
The Southeastern softball team will official open the 2020 schedule this week,
hosting the five-team Lion Classic on Friday through Sunday at North Oak Park. On
Friday, SLU hosts Buffalo at 4 p.m. and Alabama State at 6 p.m.
The Lady Lions take on Buffalo (4 p.m.) and Tennessee-Martin (6 p.m.) on Saturday.
Sunday’s tournament finale will see Southeastern face Grambling at 2 p.m. Sunday’s
game features a Cane’s Challenge. If SLU scores three or more runs versus GSU, fans
can redeem their game ticket or student coupon at their local participating Raising
Cane’s Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with the purchase of equal or greater
The SLU men’s basketball team (6-16, 3-8 Southland) will open the week with a
7 p.m. contest versus league foe Houston Baptist on Wednesday in the University Center.
Wednesday will feature the “Jam the Jungle” student promotion. There will be free
food served to the first 300 students in attendance as well as fun in-game promotions.
Buy one, get one general admission ticket offer is available for fans. Use the promo
code JUNGLE online at www.lionsports.net/tickets or mention “Jam the Jungle” when you purchase tickets over the phone.
Wednesday will also be a Cane’s Challenge in the UC. If the Lions score 70 or
more points versus HBU, fans can redeem their game ticket or student coupon at their
local participating Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with the
purchase of another of equal or greater value.
On Saturday, SLU travels to UIW for a 4:15 p.m. league contest in San Antonio,
All of this week’s men’s basketball games and Saturday’s women’s basketball contest
will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the TuneIn Radio and Lions Gameday Experience apps. Saturday’s doubleheader
will be televised on ESPN3.
The Southeastern Sports Network will offer a free video stream of this week’s
softball games, Saturday’s women’s basketball game and Wednesday’s men’s basketball
contest. Tune in online at www.LionSports.net or the Lions Game Day Experience app for Android or iOS devices. Fans can also watch
on Southeastern’s YouTube channel (/SLUathletics) with any mobile, tablet or smart
TV device (e.g., Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku).
The Southeastern tennis team (2-1) opens the week with a 2 p.m. match versus
Alcorn State on Tuesday at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. On Sunday, SLU hits the
road for a 1 p.m. match at Southern.
The latest episode of Inside Southeastern Basketball with David Kiefer is set
for Monday at 7 p.m. Hosted by Allen Waddell, the show will feature Kiefer breaking
down the previous games and previewing the upcoming games each week through March
2 from Rainbow Daiquiris located at 14384 W. Thomas Street. Fans can submit questions
for Kiefer at LionSports.Net for the “Ask the Coach” segment.
The show will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun
107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM). Fans can also listen
live at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio
apps. A live video stream of the show will be available at www.youtube.com/sluathletics.
Baseball/Softball, Season Ticket Appreciation Event, Victory Club, 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball, Inside Southeastern Basketball with David Kiefer, Rainbow Daiquiris,
7 p.m. (KSLU) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM) (SSN)
Tennis, vs. Alcorn State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.
Football, Signing Day Show presented by Champagne Beverage, Tope La Catering, 5:30
p.m. (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (The Boss 103.7/WFPR 1400 AM) (SSN)
Men’s Basketball, vs. Houston Baptist, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (SSN)*
- Jam the Jungle
- Cane’s Challenge
Baseball, First Pitch Banquet, Le Fleur De Lis Reception Hall, 7 p.m.
Softball, Lion Classic – Day One, North Oak Park
- UT Martin vs. Buffalo, 12 p.m.
- UT Martin vs. Alabama State, 2 p.m.
- Southeastern Louisiana vs. Buffalo, 4 p.m. (SSN)
- Southeastern Louisiana vs. Alabama State, 6 p.m. (SSN)
Women’s Basketball, vs. UIW, University Center, 1 p.m. (SSN)*
- Play4Kay Game
- Alumni Game
- Charliee Dugas Trading Card Day
Men’s Basketball, at UIW, San Antonio, Texas, 4:15 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, Lion Classic – Day Two, North Oak Park
- Grambling vs. Alabama State, 10 a.m.
- Alabama State vs. UT Martin, 12 p.m.
- Buffalo vs. Grambling, 2 p.m.
- Southeastern Louisiana vs. Buffalo, 4 p.m. (SSN)
- Southeastern Louisiana vs. UT Martin, 6 p.m. (SSN)
Baseball, Alumni Game, Alumni Field, 11 a.m.
Softball, Lion Classic – Day Three, North Oak Park
- Alabama State vs. Buffalo, 10 a.m.
- UT Martin vs. Grambling, 12 p.m.
- Southeastern Louisiana vs. Grambling, 2 p.m. (SSN)
- Cane’s Challenge
Tennis, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 1 p.m.
Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest