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Loyola hoopers earn All-American honors

Loyola hoopers earn All-American honors

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

Jesters soccer player reacts to cancelled season

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

Basketball teams try to move on following championship cancellation

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

Dance and cheer teams turned around mid trip to nationals

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

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

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

SSAC suspends athletic competition until March 25

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...

NAIA cancels all remaining winter sports championships

NAIA cancels all remaining winter sports championships

Brendan Heffernan

March 12, 2020

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has canceled all remaining winter sports championships, including those already underway because of concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 according to an official statement from the NAIA. “The health and safety of our student-athletes,...

NBA suspends season following player’s positive test for COVID-19

NBA suspends season following player’s positive test for COVID-19

Brendan Heffernan

March 11, 2020

The National Basketball Association suspended its season until further notice today when reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19, according to an official statement from the NBA.   "The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for...

Gamers find fun and competition in esports

Gamers find fun and competition in esports

Andrew Wellmann

March 10, 2020

Loyola alumnus Yuichiro Oguma founded the Loyola gaming club spring of 2016 on the foundation of maintaining a friendly environment and setting up occasional tournaments, according to senior and current gaming club President Quinton Liang. Liang, who's been the club's president for over a year, said club...

Basketball teams acknowledge success despite loss of conference titles

Basketball teams acknowledge success despite loss of conference titles

Gabriella Killett

March 9, 2020

After battling in the Southern States Athletic Conference playoffs, Loyola University New Orleans' men's and women's basketball teams lost their spot as conference champions in Montgomery, Alabama March 6-7, according to loyolawolfpack.com.Wolf Pack women's basketball lost to Martin Methodist 76-57 Friday, M...

Wreaking Havoc

Wreaking Havoc

Valerie Cronenbold

March 8, 2020

Loyola University New Orleans, named for St. Ignatius of Loyola, celebrates its Jesuit namesake with Havoc T. Wolf as the institution's mascot. "If the university chose the wolf as its mascot for any other reason than its connection to the family of Ignatius Loyola then I don't know it," The Rev. Greg...

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