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Sports This Week: 11/5-11/10

November 5, 2018


Men’s Basketball Tips Off 2018-2019 Season

The Colonels tip off their 2018 season Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Stopher Gym against the Mississippi College Choctaws.

Then, they take on the University of Louisville Cardinals Thursday at 6 p.m. in Kentucky.

The team wraps up opening week on Sunday at 6 p.m. against the Washington State University Cougars.

Women’s Basketball Wins Exhibition Game

The Colonels won their exhibition match 85-71 on Nov. 1 against the Spring Hill College Badgers at Stopher Gym.

Nicholls officially begins its 2018-2019 season this week with hopes to return to March Madness.

The Colonels take on the Baylor University Bears Thursday at 6 p.m. and the Auburn University Tigers Friday at 6 p.m.

Cross Country Travels to Texas

The Colonels compete in the NCAA South Central Regionals Friday in College Station, Texas.

The women race at 9:15 a.m., and the men follow at 10:15 a.m.

After this event, the Colonels take on the NCAA Championships Nov. 17.

Football Crushes HBU

The Colonels posted 616 yards of offense in a convincing 41-20 win Saturday over the Houston Baptist University Huskies.

Junior quarterback Chase Fourcade completed 24 of 30 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores, while junior running back Dontrell Taylor racked up 104 yards on 11 carries and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass.

The Colonels (6-3, 5-2 SLC) stay home for their final two regular season games. Their next test is against the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks Saturday at 3 p.m. at John L. Guidry Stadium.

Volleyball Closes Out 2018 Season

The Colonels have two matches remaining in its 2018 campaign.

Nicholls enter these games on a 10-game losing streak and is not eligible for the Southland Conference Tournament.

The Colonels (3-24, 1-13 SLC) face the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and the University of Central Arkansas Bears Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stopher Gym.

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