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  • 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 »
  • Women hold off McNeese at LSU

    December 21, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU was able to hold-off McNeese State Friday afternoon. But not without scaring some fans. The game final: 82-75. Junior forward Theresa Plaisance finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman guard Danielle Ballard scored 21 points for the second straight game. More on... more »
  • Spelman College in Ga. ditches athletics program

    November 1, 2012 4:33 PM

    ATLANTA - Spelman College in Atlanta is ditching its athletics program and spending the money on a campus-wide health and fitness program. The president of the historically black women's college says the school was spending about $1 million on its athletics program but that money is now going to benefit... more »
  • LSU athletics dept. to donate $36M to academics

    September 7, 2012 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletics Department has agreed to give $36 million over five years to the flagship campus, to help bolster academic programs that have been hit with continued budget cuts. The university's governing board, the Board of Supervisors, approved the unique, profit-sharing arrangement Friday. Athletics Director Joe... more »
  • UNO to announce acceptance to Southland Conference

    August 21, 2012 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The University of New Orleans is being granted membership to the Southland Conference, marking another major step for an athletics program that has struggled to stay afloat since Hurricane Katrina. League and school officials have scheduled an official announcement Thursday. Former UNO basketball standout Gabe Corchiani, now... more »
  • A's complete stunning sweep of Yankees

    July 23, 2012 9:39 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep. Smith homered... more »
  • Stanford athletics awarded Directors Cup

    June 27, 2012 9:00 AM

    STANFORD, CA - Stanford has extended its unprecedented run of overall athletic dominance. The prestigious academic university won its 18th straight Directors' Cup on Tuesday. The award is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the nation's top overall athletic program. Stanford finished... more »
  • LSU board approves pay for Jones, Chavis

    June 9, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 million annual pay package for new basketball coach Johnny Jones and a raise for football defensive coordinator John Chavis that will take his average annual pay to $1.1 million over the next three seasons. The board, which met Friday,... more »
  • Fines, suspensions given for HS football brawl

    October 25, 2011 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state athletics association suspended 17 players and issued $1,000 fines to Parkview Baptist and Baker high schools for their actions in a fight that ended last Friday's football game early. The Louisiana High School Athletics Association issued the fines and suspensions after a morning-long sportsmanship... more »
  • Capitol High ordered to forfeit six games from 2010

    August 22, 2011 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capitol High School has been ordered to forfeit six football games from last year's schedule because of an ineligible player. The Louisiana High School Athletics Association issued the ruling today, which included a one-year academic probation and $200 fine. The student in question will also be... more »
  • Report: Tennessee interested in LSU AD Alleva

    July 26, 2011 4:16 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - According to reports, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva may be moving to the University of Tennessee in the coming days. ESPN 1180 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tweeted earlier today that a source told them the Volunteers had worked out a deal with Alleva and he would be... more »
  • UNO athletics seeking to become Division II

    March 4, 2011 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The University of New Orleans is making its pitch to its governing board to reclassify its athletic standing, to move to Division II. The LSU Board of Supervisors considers the request at its Friday afternoon meeting. UNO had received formal NCAA approval in July to... more »
  • Les Miles meets with Michigan AD in Baton Rouge

    January 10, 2011 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletics officals confirm football coach Les Miles spent a portion of this evening meeting with Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon. Brandon flew into town from Dallas this afternoon, and reportedly left following his meeting with Miles, and then returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Miles and... more »
  • Sheets out for season with elbow injury

    July 29, 2010 6:25 PM

    The Oakland Athletics confirmed what they had feared and announced pitcher Ben Sheets is out for the season due to a torn flexor in his right elbow. Sheets was examined by Texas Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Wednesday, who said Sheets has a tear and would not... more »

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