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Brett Simpson wins Athletic Director of the Year awards

Wolfpack athletic director Brett Simpson wins the SSAC AD of the year award for the second year in a row Courtesy of Wolf Pack Athletics

Brendan Heffernan

June 4, 2020

Loyola Athletic Director Brett Simpson won a pair of Athletic Director of the Year Awards this spring, one from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the other from the Southern States Athletic Conference.Simpson, A'96, MBA'03, has spent 23 years with the Wolf Pack athletic ...

Tulane basketball’s Hightower charged with murder

Brendan Heffernan

April 26, 2020

Tulane basketball player Teshaun Hightower has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with an April 8 homicide in Stockbridge, Georgia, according to ESPN. Hightower is being charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possesion of a firearm during the commission of a felony and battery....

LSU dominates first round of NFL draft

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Brendan Heffernan

April 24, 2020

In a draft expected to shatter television ratings, the team which dominated 2019 stole the spotlight. Louisiana State University had five players selected in the first round of the National Football League Draft. The only team to have more players selected in the first round of a single draft are...

Athletic Department postpones annual golf outing, adapts to life online

Philip Nijoka, business junior, and Mark Nijoka, finance junior, finished participate in the Desert Intercollegiate on March 27, 2018. The Athletic Department had to cancel the annual Golf Outing for 2020 due to COVID-19. Courtesy of Wolf Pack Athletics.

Brendan Heffernan

April 22, 2020

Wolf Pack Athletics Director Brett Simpson announced that the Athletic Department’s annual golf outing has been postponed. The tournament is now scheduled to take place on September 18, 2020, joining the long list of Loyola events to be postponed or cancelled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. According...

University Sports Complex offers online exercise classes

Courtesy of Loyola Athletics.

Gabriella Killett

April 6, 2020

The University Sports Complex is providing free 30-minute virtual group exercise classes three times a week, according to a Loyola Athletics tweet on Saturday, April 4. The classes will be broadcast live via their Facebook page and led by University Sports Complex lead instructor Alison McConnell,...

Loyola hoopers earn All-American honors

Four members of the Wolf Pack basketball program were selected to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American team Thursday. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Brendan Heffernan

March 30, 2020

Four members of the Wolf Pack basketball program were selected to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American team Thursday. From the women’s team, senior Kalia Anthony was named to the NAIA’s All-American second team, just one week after being named a Women’s Basketball...

Jesters soccer player reacts to cancelled season

New Orleans Jesters soccer player Igor Shishcov poses with his wife, Julia and his daughter Alina. The Jesters' season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Courtesy of Igor Shishcov

Andres Fuentes

March 29, 2020

Igor Shishcov couldn’t wait to bring soccer back to New Orleans. After the Jesters took the 2019 season off, the team’s central midfielder was excited to compete in the city again and see the Pan-American Stadium stands filled with fans.  “After an eternity off, everyone was super excited,” he said...

Basketball teams try to move on following championship cancellation

Accounting senior Paige Franckiewicz and the women's team celebrate during a regular season game. Their final season was cut short amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Brendan Heffernan

March 25, 2020

On the evening of March 11, both Loyola basketball teams gathered to watch the 2020 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Tournament selection show, where both teams earned the right to compete for a national title. Less than 24 hours later, they knew that tournament would never be played. “We...

Dance and cheer teams turned around mid trip to nationals

Loyola dance team members perform their conference routine. The dance team placed second out of five teams and earned a chance to compete in the 4th annual National Alliance of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championships. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Gabriella Killett

March 20, 2020

In route to their national competitions in Davenport, Iowa, Loyola's dance and cheer teams decided to return home upon the announcement that classes would move online last Wednesday, according to head cheer and dance coach Rickey Hill. Hill said the NAIA decided to cancel the championships, regardles...

Saints’ Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19

Gabriella Killett

March 19, 2020

Saints' Head Coach Sean Payton told ESPN Thursday he tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. Payton is the first to come forward with a positive novel coronavirus test in the world of the NFL. A tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter released the news. Payton told ESPN he "wants all people to heed...

NAIA cancels spring sports, won’t charge athletes with year of competition

The NAIA has cancelled all spring sports in the wake of coronavirus. Courtesy of NAIA.

Brendan Heffernan

March 16, 2020

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has cancelled the 2020 spring sports season today according to NAIA officials. This announcement comes following the cancellation of all winter sports championships, and the NCAA’s decision to cancel their spring sports season. “All possible...

SSAC suspends athletic competition until March 25

Loyola's athletic conference, the SSAC, suspends athletic competition until March 25th. Courtesy of SSAC.

Brendan Heffernan

March 12, 2020

The Southern States Athletic Conference is suspending all regular season athletic competitions until Wednesday, March 25 amid concerns for the spread of COVID-19 according to conference officials. “The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, fans and administrators is always our...

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