As I like to say, Opelousas is a small town with a big story to tell. And there are many chapters to that big story. One chapter that most have probably never heard is the one about the first woman cheerleader in the US and her connection to Opelousas.
Longtime McNeese Cowboy coach and radio broadcaster, Johnny Suydam, passed away on Sunday night in a local care facility. He was 80-years-old.
McNeese softball was three outs away from reaching its first Super Regionals in program history but No. 7 Washington scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to complete a 7-6 comeback win that resulted in a heart breaking loss for the Cowgirls who end their season 47-16.
McNeese softball is headed to the Seattle Region where they will be the No. 3 seed along with top seed and host Washington along with the No. 2 seed Northern Colorado and No. 4 seed Minnesota.
John Aiken will not return as the McNeese Cowboys basketball coach for the final year of his contract in 2023-24, McNeese Director of Athletics Heath Schroyer announced on Wednesday.
One of the fastest growing NCAA intercollegiate sports, beach volleyball, will be coming to McNeese Athletics in the spring of 2024, Director of Athletics Heath Schroyer announced on Friday.