NSU Sports: Schedule Updates

Northwestern State’s season opener at Lamar postponed to March 27

The Northwestern State football team has waited 457 days to return to competitive football, but the Demons will be forced to wait some more.  Saturday’s season opener at Lamar has been postponed because of the snow and ice covering roads in Louisiana and Texas.  The game has been rescheduled for March 27, which sets NSU up for six games this spring in six weeks. Kickoff is at 3 p.m.  NSU now opens its spring football schedule at home on March 6 against Nicholls, which will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 6 p.m.

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Arctic weather forces adjustments to Lady Demons’ schedule

NATCHITOCHES – The unusual circumstances surrounding Northwestern State’s elusive season opener for tennis have once again struck, this time in the form of ice and snow.  Because of continued inclement weather across Louisiana, the Lady Demons’ Friday match against Louisiana-Lafayette will be postponed until an agreed upon date. NSU’s Saturday match against Louisiana-Monroe has been moved back to Sunday at 2 p.m.  This weekend’s schedule adjustments have, however, allowed the opportunity to add a match for this upcoming week. NSU now plans to take on LSU-Alexandria at home on Tuesday at 1 p.m., making up for its previously scheduled matchup on Jan. 31.

NSU-Southern Miss series shifts to Saturday-Monday schedule

Another day, another change for the Northwestern State baseball team’s season-opening weekend series at Southern Miss.  The lasting effects of the winter weather in northwest Louisiana will keep the Demons from traveling Friday and will put the series with the Golden Eagles on a Saturday-Monday schedule. The series reverts to a three-games-in-three-days scenario, which was the original plan before it briefly became a Saturday-Sunday set.  Northwestern State and Southern Miss will play at 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 12 p.m. Monday at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Soccer’s Friday match at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi postponed

The Northwestern State soccer team will not be making the long trip to Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday. NSU’s match with the Islanders was postponed and a makeup date has yet to be announced.  The Lady Demons are set to travel to Houston Baptist on Sunday at 1 p.m. NSU lays claim to a 3-0 overall record, which includes a 1-0 mark in Southland Conference play.

Lady Demons vs. Nicholls moved to Feb. 22

Wednesday’s postponed Northwestern State women’s basketball game against Nicholls has a new time and date.  The Lady Demons will now host the Colonels on Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m., creating a home Demon doubleheader.  The NSU men take on Houston Baptist, a game originally scheduled for Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., with the potential of an earlier start pending the end of the women’s game.  

SOURCE: NSU Athletic Department

Winter weather prevents Northwestern State from traveling to Texas Tech meet

Because of snow and ice covering Louisiana and East Texas, the Northwestern State track team will not be able to travel to the Texas Tech Matador Qualifier scheduled for Friday.  The meet was slated to be NSU’s final regular season competition before the Southland Conference Championships from Feb. 28-March 1.  The Demons and Lady Demons were able to compete in two nonconference meets in this COVID-19 shortened slate.