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Colin Vedros

Colin Vedros, KNWD - Sports Director

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Letter from the incoming KNWD general manager

Letter from the incoming KNWD general manager

January 22, 2023

My name is Colin Vedros and I am the incoming general...

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NSU recorded their first Southland Conference series sweep of the season at home against Texas A&M Corpus Christi back in early April.

SLC woes call for Demons to ‘stay consistent’

April 27, 2022

One of the most difficult milestones to reach in any...

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Athletics provides an exclusive experience to the Natchitoches community.

Inside NSU Athletics: the heart of NSU

April 21, 2022

At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, student...

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It can be as simple as throwing away potato chip bags or empty popcorn boxes, but cleaning up after each other can help Turpin and Northwestern State University of Louisiana as a whole become more Earth-friendly.

Turpin suffers from litter

April 13, 2022

Harry "Rags" Turpin Stadium, home of Northwestern State...

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Cal Carvers transfer from Wichita State University to Northwestern State University of Louisiana in July 2019 landed him across the country.

Student-athlete spotlight: Cal Carver to new normals

April 5, 2022

A dominant southpaw with a willingness to reach any...

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Students involved in Northwestern State of University of Louisiana athletics are taught how to use a camera to film games and use computer programs to keep record of stats in games.

Behind the scenes in athletics

March 31, 2022

At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, students...

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After 23 seasons,  Men’s basketball head coach Mike McConathy leaves as Louisianas all-time leader in college basketball coaching victories, but he couldn’t do it alone.

McConathy retires after 23 years with NSU

March 16, 2022

Northwestern State University of Louisiana will undergo...

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A couple of additions to the coaching staff, Offensive Coordinator Cody Crill and defensive coordinator, plus four others integrated, and better weather in Harry Turpin Stadium gives NSU 14 practices left before the Joe Delaney Bowl on April 9.

Spring football is back in action

March 10, 2022

A couple of additions to the coaching staff, Offensive...

Northwestern State University of Louisiana baseball gained the opportunity to play at an  Major League Baseball stadium in the last weekend of February.

NSU battles OU at Globe Life, expectations high

March 7, 2022

It’s any young kid’s dream to play baseball in...

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Jordan Todd is no stranger to getting her hands dirty; she’s always ready to drive to the basket for her team when the moment calls for it.

Student Athlete Spotlight: Jordan Todd, finding a family in her team

March 3, 2022

If you’re looking for a student athlete who can play...

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Last season’s 27-26 overall record included a full weekend sweep versus Nicholls State, a win against Louisiana State University and a plethora of double headers that went on for what seemed like a couple weeks.

Demon baseball is taking on the 2022 season

February 21, 2022

From the smell of the humid 70 degrees to the windy...

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Though it is gradual, positive changes are being made for the Black community in the sports industry.

Black sports figures look for transparency

February 16, 2022

According to Entertainment and Sports Programming Network...

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DuBois, the Robeline native from Many High school, didn’t look far to see her success at a Division 1 level.

Expectations steadily rising for Lady Demons softball

February 11, 2022

DuBois, the Robeline native from Many High school,...

New football cordinators fired up to revamp the Demons

February 2, 2022

This fall, Northwestern State University of Louisiana...

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Lady Demon softball starts on Feb. 11, kicking the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission Lady Demon Classic against Chattanooga.

NSU athletics look to the season ahead

January 24, 2022

For Northwestern State University Athletics, last year...

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Kevin Bostian was the executive associate athletic director for development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for roughly two years.

Kevin Bostian chosen as NSU’s director of athletics

January 18, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Northwestern State University...

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For those that love sports, it doesn’t take much convincing to rejuvenate their energy and excitement towards their high school’s current teams.

NSU students keep up with their high school sports

December 3, 2021

After graduating high school, most students come to...

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Every time NSU versus McNeese is on the menu, the Cowboys and the Demons leave everything on the table each game, especially with the Fall 2021 season’s addition to playing SLC teams more than once.

Cowboys and Demons: a new and necessary rivalry

December 2, 2021

The Demon Football team ended its season with 24-20...

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Student Athletic Advisory Committee, known as SAAC, President Bronte Rhoden oversees the mission of student athletes and contributes to giving back to the community.

Student athletes use holiday season to better their community

November 18, 2021

Student-athletes at Northwestern State University of...

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Burke guided Northwestern State University of Louisiana athletics as the longest-serving athletic director in Louisiana and the Southland Conference for 25 years.

Burke steps down as NSU athletic director

November 15, 2021

On Monday, Nov. 15, Greg Burke announced he is stepping...

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The Northwestern State University of Louisianas womens soccer team earned their first Southland Conference championship victory since 2005 after defeating University of Incarnate Word 1-0 on Sunday, Nov. 7.

Lady Demons soccer sweeps SLC

November 15, 2021

Northwestern State University of Louisiana claimed...

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NSUs Osha Cummings, left, started 13 games in her freshman season, appearing in every game on the year, averaging 27.7 minutes per game, the second most by a true freshman in the Southland Conference for the 2020-2021 season.

Lady Demons basketball mixes 12 new players into upcoming season

November 5, 2021

The Lady Demon basketball team at Northwestern State...

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Students enjoy a full NSU football gameday experience, including the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band in their pregame and halftime shows, as well as performing in the away side stands during the game.

NSU football in Turpin: the full student experience

October 29, 2021

A cool Saturday morning breeze enters the turf field...

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Kamarreo Jernigan wearing a mask while reading in the Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library.

Louisiana Governor lifts mask mandate

October 27, 2021

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, Louisiana...

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From left to right, Tjah Edwards, Miss Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Matt Nelson, Mr. NSU,   Madeleine Hensley, homecoming queen and Darrin Nixon, homecoming king, chatting before the start of their interview.

Your 2021 homecoming royalty, off the halftime field

October 23, 2021

Tja’h Edwards, Matt Nelson, Madeleine Hensley and...

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Gavin Landry, wide receiver for Northwestern State University of Louisiana, breaks through tackles and edges a first down against the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Walk-On’s announces NIL partnership with NSU’s Gavin Landry

October 22, 2021

Walk-On’s announced its partnership with Gavin Landry,...

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Demon football will take on Southeastern Louisiana University  for NSUs Homecoming game on Saturday.

Students prepare for the Demons to take on SLU

October 22, 2021

The Northwestern State University of Louisiana Demons...

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Two schools in particular, Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Natchitoches Central High School, stand in the heart of Natchitoches and provide modern tourists a portion of what the city of Natchitoches holds.

NCHS versus NSU football: who runs Natchitoches?

October 16, 2021

Some of Natchitoches’ most important traditions are...

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For former baseball student athletes at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, some players after graduation have seen potential success in their strive for professional work.

NSU baseball provides efficiency for future pros

October 4, 2021

Student athletes strive for excellence in every aspect...

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NSU students embraced the excitement that came with the annual Inferno Run.

Inferno Run brings inclusiveness and excitement to freshmen

September 24, 2021

Northwestern State University of Louisiana held its...

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With fans in the stands bringing Northwestern State University of Louisiana closer to normal, Demon fans await the excitement that comes with Saturday nights in Turpin Stadium.

Demon football comes home versus UT Martin

September 18, 2021

Northwestern State Demon football kicks off their two-game...

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Name, Image and Likeness gives student athletes the ability to receive compensation for their athletic work in college.

NIL serves student athletes in Louisiana and NSU

September 10, 2021

On July 1, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association...

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Fans are gearing up to attend the five home games in Turpin Stadium or the away games online in a new way.

NSU football set for season opener versus North Texas

September 3, 2021

Northwestern State Demon football is ready for their...

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Adversity was a big hump for this special teams player, especially with being a walk-on in 2016.

Gavin Landry: playing through adveristy

September 1, 2021

Northwestern State University Demon football is coming...

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NSU’s Director of Athletics Greg Burke noted that athletic programs are always looking to overcome adversity.

NSU Athletics upholds Fork ’em spirit with COVID-19 protcols

August 24, 2021

Student athletes at Northwestern State University of...

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana will require students receive the COVID-19 vaccine to attend NSU once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves it.

Students react to NSU COVID-19 vaccine mandate

August 20, 2021

The Student Government Association announced that the...

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