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McNeese State Cowboys

McNeese State Cowboys
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School Name: McNeese State University
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Arena: Burton Coliseum
Capacity: 8,500
Conference: Southland
Head coach: Dave Simmons

McNeese State University, founded in 1939, is a university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Originally called Lake Charles Junior College, the name became John McNeese Junior College in 1940; the school was part of the Louisiana State University system. In 1950, the school parted from the LSU system and became McNeese State College; in 1970, the institution gained university status.

McNeese's colors are blue and gold. The school's men's sports teams are known as the Cowboys, while the women's athetic teams are the Cowgirls. McNeese State sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southland Conference.

McNeese State University's teams are nicknamed the Cowboys (or Cowgirls). Their basketball teams play at Burton Coliseum south of campus.

Men's Basketball

Notable Alumni

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