WBRZ Southern Sports

  • Southern doesn't take long to make QB switch

    Updated: 7:24 AM 9/1/2014

    LAFAYETTE - Dawson Odums began with Deonte Shorts at quarterback for his Southern University football team at Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, but quickly moved to freshman Austin Howard. 

    It remains to be seen whether Odums will continue with Howard as the starter on September 6 against Central Methodist, but Odums likes what he sees from the former West St. John standout. 

    Sports 2's Seth Lewis explains why Odums made the switch against the Cajuns. 

  • ULL takes down Southern 45-6 in battle of reigning conference champions

    ULL takes down Southern 45-6 in battle of reigning conference champions

    Updated: 4:44 PM 8/31/2014

    LAFAYETTE - Terrance Broadway threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another to lead Louisiana past Southern, 45-6, in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. Broadway threw a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes and Louisiana took a 24-0 lead into halftime and moved past 14-year NFL veteran... (More)
  • Game day for the Jags: What to watch for

    Game day for the Jags: What to watch for

    Updated: 2:27 PM 8/30/2014

    LAFAYETTE - The Southern Jags are looking for a repeat performance of their SWAC championship starting tonight at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin Cajuns won a share of the Sun Belt Conference title last year and their 3rd straight R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. They will be looking... (More)
  • Free parking, shuttles offered for Southern, ULL game

    Free parking, shuttles offered for Southern, ULL game

    Updated: 2:44 PM 8/28/2014

    LAFAYETTE- Due to anticipated crowds for the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on or near the campus. The University also will provide free shuttle runs from several locations. Free... (More)
  • Southern, ULL prepare for in-state clash

    Updated: 9:20 AM 8/27/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars and UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are set to square off Saturday at Cajun Field. Both teams won their conference last year, but ULL returns their three-year starting quarterback while SU will break in redshirt freshman Deonte Shorts with his first collegiate start. "I... (More)
  • Could Southern lose players before the first game?

    Updated: 8:14 AM 8/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars could be down a few starters when the team takes to Cajun Field in Lafayette for their first game. Head coach Dawson Odums said academics and injuries could sideline several players when they travel I-10 to take on the ULL Ragin' Cajuns Saturday.... (More)
  • Southern preps for game week

    Updated: 10:44 PM 8/23/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are ready to start hitting someone in an opponent's jersey.

    Head coach Dawson Odums announced his starting quarterback against that first opponent will be former Southern Lab star Deonte Shorts.

    Also, redshirt freshman quarterback Francis Kanneh has made it known he will not play with the Jags this season, after being demoted in practice to fourth string.

    Southern takes on UL-Lafayette on August 30th at Cajun Field.

  • Willie Quinn back at practice

    Updated: 6:06 AM 8/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Even with the bad news that redshirt freshman quarterback Deonte Shorts will be out for a few practices leading up to the final scrimmage this fall, the Southern Jaguars believe they have one of their pivotal pieces back at practice. Wide receiver Willie Quinn got back... (More)
  • Southern men's hoops facing hardships ahead

    Updated: 8:48 AM 8/14/2014

    The Southern men's basketball team is dealing with the loss of a couple of key pieces, losses that could be hard to overcome in the years ahead. Dealing with NCAA restrictions, the Jaguars lost two returning players who opted to transfer due to the team's inability to lay in... (More)
  • First scrimmage in the books for Southern

    Updated: 11:10 PM 8/9/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars battled the daunting heat in their first scrimmage of the fall. While the Jags haven't named their starting quarterback, there were some new wrinkles in the offense. Returning running back Lenard Tillery(two touchdowns) did a good job fending off RB transfers from... (More)