SHREVEPORT, La. – The LSU Shreveport Athletics department unveiled their new logo that will be used going forward beginning with the 2015-16 season. Not only will they be supporting a new logo but also a new color. Navy is out and purple is in to go along with gold; this color change was mandated by the LSU system saying that any school under there umbrella must use the purple and gold colors beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
When most people hear the nickname Pilots, the initial image that comes to mind is that of airplane pilots. On the campus of LSU Shreveport, that is not the case. The athletic teams are actually riverboat pilots. The student body at LSU Shreveport chose the Pilots as the official school mascot to honor the history of the city of Shreveport. When selecting the nickname, thought was given to the community's ties to Barksdale Air Force Base, but ultimately the riverboat pilot became the mascot of choice.
ALEXANDRIA, La. – LSUA Athletics has announced the hiring of Jerry Breaux as head coach of the LSUA softball team. Breaux is leaving Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., after 22 seasons to take over a team coming off of two consecutive trips to the NAIA Softball College World Series.
While at Evangel, Breaux guided the Crusaders to 10 Heart of America Athletic Conference championships since 1996, six straight league titles from 2004-2009, and NAIA national rankings in eight different seasons.
MARSHALL, Texas – Wiley College and the Wiley Department of Athletics have introduced Andrew Glover as the new sports information director.
Glover, a native of Littleton, Colorado, comes to Wiley from Stillwater, Okla., where he was a sports reporter for the Stillwater News Press from 2012-2015. He helped with the newspaper's coverage of Oklahoma State University, which included covering the baseball team's run to Super Regionals in 2014. Glover covered the OSU women's basketball team this past season.