College Sports

Lotief fired as Lady Cajun softball coach

LAFAYETTE — Michael Lotief has been fired as Louisiana-Lafayette’s head softball coach.
The university issued at statement Wednesday afternoon which stated, “Following complaints of students and a staff member of the Louisiana Athletics department, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has terminated head softball coach Michael Lotief, effective immediately.
“Lotief violated University and UL System policies by subjecting student-athletes and coworkers to violent, vulgar language and verbal and physical assault, creating a hostile learning and working environment.

Black team grabs opener in LSUE Fall Series

The "Black Magic" was in full effect in the opener of LSU Eunice's Fall World Series. The Black team shook off an early 3-run hole to claim the opener 7-3 in the best-of-seven series.

Game Two is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Bengals Stadium.

It was the "Golden Goats" that struck first in the opener. Jacob Richard blasted a lead-off opposite field home run off Black Magic starter Justin Barton to set an early tone for the Golden Goats. Nick Bellina followed that with a RBI single and Will Heath drove in the third run with a sacrifice ground out.

Tigers run past Rebels

OXFORD, Miss. – LSU running back Derrius Guice proved that he was back at full speed with a career performance on Saturday night, as the No. 24-ranked Tigers defeated Ole Miss, 40-24. Guice became the first player in SEC history to rush for 250-plus yards in three games over a career, finishing with 276 yards on the night. His total rushing yards for the game ranks third-highest in school history.

With the win, LSU improved to 6-2 overall, 3-1 in the SEC, and is bowl eligible for a school-record 18th consecutive season.

Cowboys roll for homecoming win

LAKE CHARLES – McNeese’s D.W.A. (Defense With Attitude) made NCAA history on Saturday night when it returned four pass interceptions for touchdowns which helped sparked the 19th-ranked Cowboys to a 55-7 Homecoming win over Incarnate Word and setting up a Southland Conference showdown at first place Central Arkansas next Saturday.

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