|School Name:||Lamar University|
|Head coach:||Tic Price|
Lamar University is a four-year university located in Beaumont, Texas, and a member of the Texas State University System. As of September 2006, the university had an enrollment of 9,906 students. Enrollment declined somewhat in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita in September 2005.
Lamar University is a member of the Southland Conference, participating in men and women's basketball, baseball, and other sports. Lamar does not have a football program, one of four Southland Conference members not participating in the sport. The football program was dropped in 1989, largely due to budget overruns and declining attendance.