SE sports making changes, preparing for first fall game

by Kelly Blue
Contributing writer

SE’s upcoming fall semester has an array of NCAA sports. In total, there are 11 sports teams at SE.

Luke Willman, director of external operations, said, “Southeastern offers affordable family entertainment from the pre-game, to media half times, to post game.”

Willman also projects a good year for SE because if this year is anything like last year, more people from the area will attend sporting events. According to Willman, last year showed a marked improvement over the previous year.

“Attendance was up 8 percent in 2012 over the last six year average, and overall attendance has had steady growth over the last five seasons.”

With Southeastern being a charter member of the Great American Conference and this year ushering in the school’s sophomore season in the league, Willman said he expects SE to “be leaders in the conference in the upcoming year.”

Darin Grover, head women’s basketball coach, explained that the upcoming season for his team was going to be one of learning and development. Grover’s team is primarily comprised of freshmen, and with all teams new to the field, some challenges are to be expected.

Grover said, “Our 9 new recruits are all freshmen, and this will really be a turnaround year for us.”

Last year, the squad struggled with a record of 11 and 17. The year prior was better with SE women finishing at 20 and 8.

Football will kick off on Sept. 1 at Texas A&M Commerce.