Updated: 7:15 PM 12/12/2013NEW ORLEANS - The John Curtis Patriots captured the Division II high school football championship with a shutout victory over the U-High Cubs in New Orleans. With one minute remaining in the game, John Curtis broke through for a 79-yard touchdown run to put finishing touches on a 32-0... (More)
Updated: 6:10 PM 12/12/2013METAIRIE - While Saints coaches hoped former first-round draft pick Cameron Jordan would emerge as an elite pass rusher this season, they didn't expect Junior Galette to start. Now the pair comprise best pass-rushing tandem the Saints have had in years, combining for 20 1/2 sacks through 13 games. Jordan,... (More)
Updated: 4:01 PM 12/12/2013NEW ORLEANS - Paced by junior Orlando Bradford's four touchdowns, Calvary Baptist defeated Archbishop Hannan, 62-7 to capture the 2013 LHSAA Division III State Championship Thursday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Capturing their first football state championship in school history, Calvary Baptist (9-4) scored on the second play from scrimmage... (More)
Updated: 12:22 PM 12/12/2013
BATON ROUGE - Two Baton Rouge high school football teams with spotless records are hitting the Superdome turf this week for the state championships.
The University High Cubs (13-0) face the John Curtis Patriots (9-2) at 4:30 p.m. in the Division II final. Then on Friday, Livonia (14-0) takes the field against Union Parish (13-1) in the Class 3A final at 8:30 p.m.
Sports 2 has a look at the road both teams took to reach the Superdome.
Updated: 8:49 AM 12/12/2013RUSTON- Raheem Appleby scored 28 points as Louisiana Tech ran away from Northwestern State 93-71 on Wednesday night. Louisiana Tech (8-2) shot 58.5 percent from the floor, including 5 of 15 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Alex Hamilton added 13 points while Kenneth Smith dished out 12 assists to... (More)
Updated: 6:02 AM 12/12/2013BATON ROUGE- Southern University's successful head football coach is being considered for another job, the WBRZ News 2 sports team learned exclusively Wednesday night. Dawson Odums is being sought by his Alma matter, North Carolina Central University. The school wants him to become its new head coach. The position... (More)
Updated: 11:31 PM 12/11/2013NEW YORK - The members of the College Football Playoff selection committee won't say which teams they would have picked this season. Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich says: "We all made an agreement not to answer those questions." Radakovich, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and former NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt... (More)
Updated: 11:24 PM 12/11/2013NEW YORK - The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes. A major reason they lack that freedom in the first place is other NCAA members have feared widening the wealthiest programs' competitive advantage. Now NCAA President Mark Emmert and the leaders... (More)
Updated: 3:38 PM 12/11/2013METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says outside linebacker Victor Butler won't be returning for the Saints' playoff push. The chances of Butler returning appeared remote since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and had surgery in June. Yet New Orleans kept the possibility of Butler's... (More)
Updated: 7:32 AM 12/11/2013BATON ROUGE - We've seen the Fans Choice Award winners throughout the season put together some remarkable performances, but Tuesday it was their turn to sit back, relax, and enjoy their accomplishments at the WBRZ Studios. From Ascension Catholic High School to Central High, the winners showed up to... (More)