The Maroon

Wolf Pack volleyball to start conference play in the spring

Wolf Pack volleyball player Dallis Brown poses with her mask on. Loyola's volleyball team had their season postponed to spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. courtesy of Kyle Encar

Jillian Oddo

September 29, 2020

Loyola's women's volleyball team has season been delayed to spring 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. College coaches work to build winning teams by emphasizing consistency and routine, but for the last several months, Wolf Pack volleyball head coach Jesse Zabal has had to make do with change and...

University Sports Complex and Athletic Department reopen

Loyola students social distance while using the USC's basketball courts. Isabella Ramos runs on a treadmill while wearing a disposable mask. Requiring students to bring their own basketballs was one safety precaution the USC implemented this semester. Photo credit: Kadalena Housley

Shamaria Bell

September 26, 2020

When the University Sports Complex reopened in August, visitors were greeted by signs encouraging social distancing and mask wearing, but these were just a few changes the fitness center underwent to operate safely this semester. The University Sports Complex stayed closed from March to August following...

Cross country leaves SSAC for 2020-2021 season

Members of Loyola's women's cross country team run together at a September practice. The Wolf pack will spend the remainder of the 2020-2021 season as a member of the AII. Photo credit: Peter Buffo

Brendan Heffernan

September 25, 2020

Loyola's men's and women's cross country teams will not be competing in the Southern States Athletic Conference this season. Instead, Wolf Pack cross country will spend the 2020-2021 season as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Association of Independent Institutions...

Business owners prep for socially distanced Saints season

The New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in the Superdome without fans, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Deja Magee

September 24, 2020

In Louisiana, football season is a significant time for many small businesses. With the state of the New Orleans Saints' eight regular season home games still uncertain, business owners are anxious to see how the unprecedented season will effect their bottom lines. Paige Ahern, owner of the Etsy...

Cheer coach leads on racial justice committee

Photo credit: Gabrielle Korein

Will Ingram

September 15, 2020

The start of a new school year always means new titles for undergraduate students, but this year Cheer and Dance coach Rickey Hill has a new role on campus as well. Hill, who started at Loyola in 2018, was appointed to the Southern States Athletic Conference’s new Racial Justice committee in July. “I'm...

Cross country prepares for uncertain season

A member of the cross country team runs at an early morning practice Sept. 1. The team has been running in small groups in order to abide by COVID-19 safety guidelines. Photo credit: Peter Buffo

Brendan Heffernan

September 3, 2020

Cooper Talbott, psychology sophomore, expected to finish summer 2020 in New Orleans, sweating alongside his teammates in preparation for a new cross country season. But while the Wolf Pack spent its first practice jogging alongside the St. Charles Streetcar Line, Talbott was running down a country road...

University-mandated quarantine leaves student-athletes feeling deprived of nutrition

Clip art footsteps lead to a container of to-go food. Students in quarantine complained about not receiving enough food while in isolation.

Gabriella Killett and Brendan Heffernan

September 3, 2020

Kevin was shocked when he received his first Loyola provided meal during quarantine the morning after his suitemate, friend and fellow student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19. Kevin, whose name has been changed for the purpose of anonymity, has a life-threatening chocolate allergy. When he opened...

University Sports Complex set to reopen

The Loyola University Sports Complex will be reopening on Monday, Aug. 17. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced.

Brendan Heffernan

August 13, 2020

The Loyola Athletic Department will reopen the University Sports Complex on Monday, Aug. 17, according to a campus-wide email from Athletic Director Brett Simpson. The athletic department has partnered with Ochsner Health Systems and has implemented safety protocols to ensure that Louisiana Department of Health gu...

Life goes on for Wolf Pack recruits who lost senior seasons

Loyola commit Stephen Still plays the field in one of the final games of his high school career. Courtesy of Dunham Athletics.

Brendan Heffernan

July 23, 2020

After six years of being on the same team, Wolf Pack volleyball recruit Emily Sheperis wasn’t sure if she’d see some of her best friends ever again. “I’ve seen these girls grow up.” said Sheperis, “We went from being thirteen year olds and not being able to play, to us all going to college...

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...

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