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  • LSU's Les Miles, Cam Cameron fired; Orgeron offered interim job Play Video

    September 25, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU athletics has fired head football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, WBRZ confirmed Sunday The Advoacte's Ross Dellenger reported that just before 4p.m. that Miles and Cameron were fired Sunday afternoon. BREAKING: Multiple sources confirm to The Advocate that #LSU has fired... more »
  • AP preseason Top 25 has Tigers at No. 5

    August 21, 2016 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers are number five in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. Coming in at No. 1 is defending national champion Alabama with 33 of 61 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson with 16 first-place votes. No. 3 Oklahoma with four first-place votes. And No 4.... more »
  • Days before first practice, Tech QB arrested

    August 6, 2016 12:35 PM

    RUSTON - Authorities say Louisiana Tech quarterback Ryan Higgins has been arrested on a drunken driving charge. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office says Higgins, a senior, was arrested early Friday in Ruston about a half-mile from the school's football stadium after a police officer stopped him for speeding. Higgins was... more »
  • 18 student-athletes receive degrees from LSU

    August 5, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday morning saw 18 LSU student-athletes receive their degrees during the summer commencement ceremony inside of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the Baton Rouge campus. 10 different LSU sports were represented among the graduates which included five football players, five combined members from the men’s... more »
  • Tigers return to campus this morning

    August 3, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football players started arriving on campus Wednesday morning. Sports anchor Chris Price found Donte Jackson arriving on campus. By lunch, all 105 players will be on campus as the Tigers prepare for the season. Donte Jackson might be the fastest man in college... more »
  • Already planned for 2018, LSU to face Rice in 2020 and 2024

    August 2, 2016 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU added additional games with Rice following its planned 2018 match, university athletic officials announced Tuesday. Already, LSU and Rice meet in Tiger Stadium in 2018. Now, the Tigers will travel to Houston and play the Owls in NRG Stadium on September 19, 2020 followed by... more »
  • Report: LSU's Alex Box the best place for baseball

    July 5, 2016 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alex Box is the best place to catch collegiate baseball, but it's not the only ranking stadium in Louisiana. Scout.com recently ranked the top 50 - posting editors visited "and reviewed almost every ballpark in Division I college baseball" to compile the list. The team found... more »
  • LSU faces Utah Valley Friday; SLU also at the Box Friday

    May 30, 2016 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will face Utah Valley at 2 p.m. Friday. Paul Mainieri announcing @LSUbaseball team awards, team prepares to learn NCAA bracket seeding/opponents pic.twitter.com/znM3MXlkvH — Chris Price (@cpricesports) May 30, 2016 LSU is a top 8 national seed. 2016 is the fifth year... more »
  • Foundation to build Devon Gales, family a new home Play Video

    February 25, 2016 10:03 AM

    ATHENS, Georgia - In his last public appearance before returning to Baton Rouge next week, Southern University football player Devon Gales met with the opposing team from the game that changed his life. ( LIVE STREAM HAS ENDED; WATCH REPORTS ON NEWS 2 BROADCASTS TODAY ) The... more »
  • WATCH: SkyEye2 takes flight; see live video over Baton Rouge & tonight's LSU Baseball game

    February 19, 2016 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First pitch for the LSU Baseball season is at 7 p.m. Friday. WBRZ will broadcast its 6 p.m. news Friday at the Box from the stadium. Above, SkyEye2 returns to the sky. The helicopter will circle the stadium ahead of the game and provide live views... more »
  • LSU wins at the PMAC Tuesday

    January 5, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU deflated number nine Kentucky at the PMAC Tuesday night. The Tigers' basketball team won 85 to 67 in a back-to-back conference win. LSU beat Vanderbilt on the road January 2nd. "We don't take any wins for granted. It feels great," freshman forward Ben Simmons... more »
  • Heisman hopes tackled; Fournette not a finalist

    December 7, 2015 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leonard Fournette is not a finalist for the Heisman. Instead, the finalists are Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, and Deshaun Watson. The three names were released after 5 p.m. Monday. The winner of the Heisman will be announced Saturday. Henry is a running back from Alabama... more »
  • Southern's Broussard not to return as athletic director Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University announced Monday that Dr. William Broussard will not return as director of athletics. In March, Southern University temporarily reassigned Broussard to the Southern System Presidents office as assistant to the president for institutional advancement. Monday’s announcement makes that assignment permanent. In the official... more »
  • Zachary taxpayers vote on sales tax to help fund school programs Play Video

    March 26, 2015 6:34 PM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary school board is asking taxpayers for an additional one percent in sales tax to fund school programs. Residents will vote Saturday on the sales tax, which would help fund programs like the arts, music, foreign language, and athletics department. "We're asking the public which... more »
  • Looming budget cuts force LSU to delay construction on athlete center

    March 3, 2015 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced late Tuesday, it was delaying construction of its new Tiger Athletic Nutrition Center. Construction was set to begin in April on the $12 million facility near the old Box. Funding for the project has already been secured through donations but university officials said with... more »
  • $40M donation to LSU largest in school history

    January 28, 2015 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Wednesday the university received a $40 million planned gift that will benefit athletic and engineering scholarships. A university spokesperson said once fully realized, the donation from an anonymous alumni will be the largest planned gift in the school's history. "This is a significant... more »
  • Some area teams leave Mercedes Benz Superdome without the bling

    December 5, 2014 10:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Superdome provided mixed news for football fans of the two lab schools associated with LSU and Southern Friday night. University High was declared the state champions in Division 2 by outplaying Parkview Baptist, also of Baton Rouge in a 46 to 32 final. Kick off was... more »
  • Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

    October 1, 2014 1:52 AM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals... more »
  • Cespedes repeats as HR Derby Champion Play Video

    July 15, 2014 2:05 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night. Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999. With a serious,... more »
  • Fans: Threat of Southern post season ban isn't fair Play Video

    February 13, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NCAA could ban all Southern University teams from post season play over a paperwork problem. Individual sports teams like football and basketball have received post season bans in the past, but this time, all athletic teams are at risk. "It's devastating to the school,... more »
  • Mississippi College looking for new coach

    November 20, 2013 2:32 PM

    CLINTON, Ms. - Norman Joseph has resigned as head football coach at Mississippi College after nine seasons. The announcement was made Tuesday by athletic director Mike Jones. Jones says a search committee would be appointed to find Joseph's successor. The school joins the Gulf South Conference next season. Joseph became... more »
  • Town buzzing with gameday excitement

    November 15, 2013 10:27 PM

    HAMMOND- The town is buzzing over Saturday's potentially record-breaking Southeastern Lions' football game. In addition to the fact that the game is expected to be a sellout, it is also the first time in fifty years that the team could go to the conference championship. SLU plays Sam Houston... more »
  • AL West showdown between Rangers, A's

    September 3, 2013 10:39 AM

    UNDATED - By the end of the day, there will be a sole leader in the American League West. Oakland and Texas will break their first-place tie when the meet tonight as part of a full 15-game slate in the majors. The Athletics have won seven of eight, including last... more »
  • Player taken away from football scrimmage via ambulance

    July 16, 2013 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Southern Lab senior was taken from a scrimmage by ambulance after he was knocked out Tuesday evening. A coach told WBRZ News 2, the teen hit another player on the field at Parkview Baptist and lost consciousness. It was not clear which team the other teen... more »
  • Smell like the Fighting Irish with $62 fragrance

    June 21, 2013 2:46 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.- Fans of the Fighting Iris can soon smell like their favorite athletes. A cologne and perfume company is developing a scent connected with Notre Dame. Cloudbreak Group is working with Steiner Collectibles on the fragrances the university's licensing director said. There will be variations for men... more »
  • St. Amant High School scores award for sports safety Play Video

    June 20, 2013 6:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The National Athletic Trainers' Association awarded St. Amant High School with the "1st Team recognition - Safe Sports School Award" for their work in sports medicine and managing player safety. The award was given out to only a handful of schools across the nation and recognizes schools... more »
  • LSU-Alexandria OK'd to offer more sports

    April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU-Alexandria will introduce five additional sports programs by the 2014-15 academic year. The additional sports will be financed through a student athletic fee, booster support, and other donor gifts. Students voted in mid-March to expand athletic programs and to increase student athletic fees. That vote... more »
  • Proposed law targets LHSAA split

    March 28, 2013 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers will discuss a proposed law that would, effectively, ban public schools from participating in the LHSAA. The bill, filed by State Rep. Bob Hensgens (R-Abbeville), "prohibits public high school participation in interscholastic athletics regulated by any association that discriminates among schools based on school admissions criteria... more »
  • SLU reports 137 ineligible players Play Video

    March 28, 2013 3:27 PM

    HAMMOND- Southeastern Louisiana University self-reported 137 ineligible players participated in university athletics from 2005 through 2010. Most of the violations occurred in the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons the university said in a news release Thursday. The infractions have been reported to the NCAA. "This was a case... more »
  • Master plan for UL Lafayette athletics facilities unveiled

    March 22, 2013 10:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette could start work on $115 million in new construction and improvements of its athletic facilities as early as this summer. Athletics Director Scott Farmer said Thursday the projects to improve facilities for student-athletes and fans are outlined in a master plan for... more »
  • Some school athletics already competing independently

    January 30, 2013 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While high schools in Louisiana are grappling with the decision to separate playoff games between private and public school athletics, one school is already playing under similar conditions. The Silliman Institute in Clinton is a member of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, and their school... more »

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