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  • Sugar Bowl parade to march through French Quarter

    December 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say traffic in the French Quarter will be disrupted for a time Tuesday morning by a parade honoring the Sugar Bowl. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pat O'Brien's bar at St. Peter and Royal streets, head down Royal to Bienville Street, turn left on... more »
  • Navy wins Armed Forces Bowl 24-6 over MTSU

    December 30, 2013 2:19 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas- Keenan Reynolds ran for two more touchdowns and Navy won for only the second time its last seven bowl games, beating Middle Tennessee State 24-6 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday. Reynolds had a 3-yard score to cap the opening drive for Navy (9-4), and added... more »
  • Young Hawkeyes using bowl practice to prep for 2014

    December 23, 2013 5:33 PM

    IOWA CITY, Ia. - Iowa's preparation for the Outback Bowl against LSU is as much about the team's youngsters as it is about the Tigers. The Hawkeyes should be one of the most experienced teams in the Big Ten next season. But they'll still need three new starting linebackers, a... more »
  • Ragin Cajuns edge Green Wave 24-21

    December 21, 2013 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A missed field goal in the final seconds of the game costed Tulane a shot at overtime. With the Wave down 24-21, Cairo Santos lined up for a 48 yard field goal to tie the game. It was good, but the Ragin Cajuns took a time... more »
  • GNOSF marks 25 years of luring big games

    December 20, 2013 7:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - When a record New Orleans Bowl crowd of well over 50,000 files into the Superdome on Saturday night, it will mark the latest success of an institution created a quarter century ago with the hope of making the Big Easy a premier sports tourism destination. The Greater... more »
  • UL aims to spoil Tulane's postseason return

    December 20, 2013 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nick Montana has a chance to play his first bowl game in the same stadium where his famous father, Joe, won a Super Bowl. That is, if he's healthy enough to take the field for Tulane in Saturday night's New Orleans Bowl. If Montana can't go, the... more »
  • Tulane to play in New Orleans Bowl

    December 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane will play in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. Tulane accepted the bowl bid today to represent Conference USA. The game will take place December 21 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 8:00 p.m. It will be televised by... more »
  • Alabama football party shooting

    December 3, 2013 10:46 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A woman charged with shooting and killing a fellow Alabama football fan moments after the Iron Bowl has been released from jail. Shelby County jail records show 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey of Birmingham is out on $75,000 bond. Briskey is charged with murder in the killing of 36-year-old... more »
  • Super Bowl premium tickets double to $2,600

    September 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    NEW YORK- Super Bowl fans can prepare to pay double for the best seats. The NFL says the highest-priced tickets will be about $2,600 each for 9,000 premium seats for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That's more than twice the $1,250... more »
  • New Orleans Bowl set for Dec. 21

    May 1, 2013 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Bowl officials say the date for the 2013 edition of the bowl game has been set for Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. local time. The bowl game currently has agreements to match bowl eligible teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. The Louisiana-Lafayette... more »
  • Independence Bowl to become Advocare V100 Bowl

    February 28, 2013 8:45 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Independence Bowl is changing its name to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl as part of a new sponsorship deal. The Independence Bowl Foundation and AdvoCare, who announced the deal jointly on Thursday, say the agreement is aimed at rebranding the bowl and helping it grow into one of... more »
  • Super Bowl falls short of ratings record

    February 4, 2013 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record. The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history. Both the 2010... more »
  • Obama hoping for close match in Super Bowl

    February 1, 2013 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping for a close game in this year's Super Bowl. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will watch Sunday's game and expects it to be highly entertaining, even though his beloved Chicago Bears aren't playing. Obama hasn't said who he's rooting for... more »
  • Saints get $5M state payment for Super Bowl

    February 1, 2013 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The New Orleans Saints are getting a $5 million payment from the state because the Big Easy is hosting the Super Bowl. The incentive was included in the 2009 deal between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the Saints in Louisiana through 2025. The... more »
  • Athletes, stars lend hand in Super Bowl host city

    January 31, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Some athletes and celebrities headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl weekend are picking up hammers and packaging food for the homeless in the big game's host city. The downtown area where most Super Bowl festivities will happen has arguably never looked better, with a renovated Superdome and... more »
  • Favre returns to Super Bowl for NFL Network

    January 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brett Favre is returning to the NFL - to work for the NFL Network. The retired three-time NFL MVP quarterback will join the network's crew for daylong coverage of Sunday's NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Favre hasn't been heard from much... more »
  • ACLU's suit over Super Bowl "clean zone" settled

    January 28, 2013 2:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have agreed to a settlement resolving the group's lawsuit over the city's plans to enforce a "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week. The... more »
  • DOTD: No lane closures during 'Super Gras'

    January 24, 2013 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities. The Louisiana Department of Transportation... more »
  • Hard-hitting Pollard provides swagger to Ravens' D

    January 23, 2013 4:00 PM

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Bernard Pollard likes to talk and loves to hit. The Baltimore Ravens strong safety is one of the chattiest players in the locker room, eager to discuss anything from NFL policy to gay marriage. On the field, Pollard is arguably the fiercest tackler on a rugged... more »
  • Timberlake to perform at pre-Super Bowl party

    January 23, 2013 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Justin Timberlake will appear in his first concert in more than four years the night before the Super Bowl. Timberlake has signed on to perform during "DIRECTV Super Saturday Night," held Feb. 2 in New Orleans. The singer recently released a new single, "Suit and Tie," featuring Jay-Z,... more »
  • NFL hopes to decide Pro Bowl future by April

    January 22, 2013 5:28 PM

    HONOLULU - The NFL is hoping to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game will largely depend on how much effort this year's Pro Bowlers put into the game. NFL Executive Vice... more »
  • Ex-LSU star Mathieu attends Senior Bowl practice

    January 21, 2013 5:37 PM

    FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu is at the Senior Bowl and hopes to meet with NFL coaches and executives. He says his ambitions haven't changed even if his days as the "Honey Badger" ended with his college career. The 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist watched ex-teammate Lavar Edwards... more »
  • SU's "Human Jukebox" headed to the Super Bowl

    January 4, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Marching Band is headed back to the Super Bowl. The band, nicknamed the "Human Jukebox," will perform in New Orleans during pre-game activities of Super Bowl XLVII being held Feb. 3 in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. This will mark the fourth Super... more »
  • Alabama gets set for Irish offensive attack

    January 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
  • Saban, Kelly lead Bama and ND out of darkness

    January 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered. As the 21st century dawned, the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide were old news, stodgy remnants of a glorious past, not moving... more »
  • Irish and Tide roll into Sunshine State

    January 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama are in Florida and continuing preparations for Monday night's BCS championship game. Both teams arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday afternoon for a matchup that was set more than a month ago. It's a return home for Crimson... more »
  • Could be another high-scoring Fiesta Bowl

    January 3, 2013 10:38 AM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - College football's never-ending bowl schedule continues tonight with the Fiesta Bowl. It features two teams that were in the national championship discussion before each suffered a late-season loss. Fifth-ranked Oregon meets No. 7 Kansas State in a meeting of 11-1 clubs. The Wildcats and Ducks are both... more »
  • Championship classic: Notre Dame vs Alabama

    January 2, 2013 4:48 PM

    MIAMI - For even casual college football fans, No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 Notre Dame stands out as a classic matchup for the national title. While the schools may seem like opposites - one in the South and the other in the North, one public and one private -... more »
  • Gators take on Cardinals

    January 2, 2013 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lone college football game of the day is the Sugar Bowl pitting fourth-ranked Florida against No. 22 Louisville. The 11-1 Gators are making their 40th bowl appearance after a regular-season loss to Georgia cost them a shot at a national championship. They are seeking their school-record... more »
  • Storm hosts Rose Parade show after fiery accident

    January 1, 2013 6:06 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - Hannah Storm was back on the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade telecast three weeks after a propane gas grill accident left the ESPN anchor with first- and second-degree burns to her face, hands, chest and neck. Storm lost roughly half her hair in the accident Dec.... more »
  • Thompson's late TD pass decides Outback Bowl

    January 1, 2013 4:07 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday, giving No. 11 South Carolina a 33-28 victory over No. 19 Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Thompson replaced Connor Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after... more »
  • Murray's 5 TDs lift Georgia by Nebraska in Cap One

    January 1, 2013 4:05 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a... more »
  • Oklahoma St rolls Purdue in Heart of Dallas Bowl

    January 1, 2013 2:51 PM

    DALLAS - Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma State's five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a disappointing Big 12 finish by dominating Purdue 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday. The Cowboys, a year removed from a Fiesta Bowl win that capped the best season in... more »
  • Texas A&M DE Moore bypassing senior season for NFL

    December 31, 2012 10:57 AM

    DALLAS - Texas A&M leading tackler Damontre Moore says he went back and forth before deciding that the Cotton Bowl will be his last game for the Aggies. Moore says there were a lot of pros and cons about foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft. He said... more »
  • Music City, Sun, Liberty and Chick-fil-A today

    December 31, 2012 10:39 AM

    Four bowl games are whetting college football fans' appetite for the New Year's Day bowl extravaganza. First up is the Music City Bowl in Nashville where Vanderbilt is rated about a touchdown favorite over N.C. State. Vandy is trying for its first nine-victory season since 1915. The 8-4 Commodores... more »
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl ticket sales low Play Video

    December 28, 2012 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans sitting Monday's Chick-fil-A game out have caused ticket sales to suffer. The bowl sold about 35,000 tickets to local and regional buyers. The remaining tickets were purchased by LSU and Clemson and the schools continue to sell those tickets to their fans. LSU... more »
  • Ohio whips ULM 45-14 to win Independence Bowl

    December 28, 2012 4:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Tyler Tettleton threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, Beau Blankenship ran for four scores, and Ohio cruised to a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at the Independence Bowl on Friday. Chase Cochran caught three passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats (9-4) won their second... more »
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl preview

    December 28, 2012 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team is in Atlanta prepping for Monday's game against Clemson. The Dec. 31 matchup between No. 8 LSU and No. 14 Clemson will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. from the Georgia Dome. The game annually matches teams from the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic... more »
  • ULM playing in Independence Bowl today

    December 28, 2012 10:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The first of three more college bowls today is the Independence Bowl where Louisiana-Monroe plays Ohio in a matchup of 8-4 teams. Louisiana-Monroe is playing a postseason game for the first time since moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1994. more »
  • Miles: LSU has reinforcements coming for bowl Play Video

    December 12, 2012 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU football team returns to practice this week, there are signs the Tigers will be as deep as they've been all year when they take on Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. LSU coach Les Miles says offensive linemen Josh Williford and Evan... more »
  • Miles: LSU has reinforcements coming for bowl Play Video

    December 12, 2012 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU football team returns to practice this week, there are signs the Tigers will be as deep as they've been all year when they take on Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. LSU coach Les Miles says offensive linemen Josh Williford and Evan... more »
  • Miles to speak today about LSU bowl game

    December 12, 2012 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles will meet with the media today to preview the upcoming Chick-fil-A Bowl game against Clemson later this month. Miles has yet to speak publicly since his team received their invitation to play in the New Years Eve game in Atlanta.... more »
  • Arkansas State names interim coach for bowl game

    December 6, 2012 10:31 AM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State says defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as interim coach for the Red Wolves as they prepare to play No. 25 Kent State in the GoDaddy.com bowl next month. Thompson takes over for Gus Malzahn, who's leaving Arkansas State for Auburn after one season. Malzahn... more »
  • Beach Boys to headline free pre-bowl concert

    November 30, 2012 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Beach Boys and English rock band Bad Company are headlining a free concert the night before next month's New Orleans Bowl game. It'll be The Beach Boys' second show in New Orleans this year. The "Good Vibrations" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band performed at... more »
  • SEC fines Mississippi $5,000 after fans rush field

    November 27, 2012 11:02 AM

    OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi has been fined $5,000 by the Southeastern Conference after "fans entered the competition area" following the football team's 41-24 victory over No. 25 Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl on Saturday. Fans rushed the field after Ole Miss' victory over the Bulldogs. The win snapped the... more »
  • LSU tries to keep title hopes alive

    November 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    UNDATED - LSU's role in the SEC and national championship pictures have faded with two losses this season, but the No. 8 Tigers aren't totally dead yet. Just close to it. LSU tries to keep hope alive when it visits disappointing Arkansas this afternoon. A Tigers win is a must... more »
  • SEC, Big 12 get 12-year deal from ESPN for Sugar

    November 14, 2012 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference have agreed to a 12-year deal with ESPN for the rights to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. A person familiar with the contract said it was worth about $80 million per year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • New sponsor, new route for Orleans 10K

    November 14, 2012 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A popular 10-kilometer race in New Orleans has a new sponsor and a new course. The Allstate Sugar Bowl will be the new chief sponsor of the Crescent City Classic race, which celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. The Sugar Bowl replaces The Times-Picayune as title sponsor.... more »
  • Louisiana Tech enters BCS standings

    October 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    RUSTON - For the first time in program history, Louisiana Tech has entered the Bowl Championship Series Standings following its 28-14 weekend win over New Mexico State. Head coach Sonny Dykes and the Bulldogs are No. 25 in the latest standings released Sunday. Tech also earned its highest ranking ever... more »
  • SEC-Big 12 meet, no update on Champions Bowl site

    October 11, 2012 10:31 AM

    UNDATED - The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 held a meeting to work out the details of their joint bowl game, including a host city. SEC spokesman Charles Bloom confirmed that representatives of the two leagues, including SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and Big 12 chief Bob Bowlsby, met Wednesday... more »
  • Commissioners target sites for 1st playoff final

    September 24, 2012 8:46 PM

    UNDATED - BCS conference officials have identified candidate cities to host the first championship game in college football's new postseason system, and the four current BCS bowls will be among the choices. The current BCS games - the Fiesta, Rose, Orange and Sugar bowls - are about to enter an... more »
  • NO airport wants renovations done by Super Bowl

    April 23, 2012 7:03 AM

    KENNER - Louisiana's major airport is trying to finish several renovation projects before the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong International Airport is planning for 42,000 visitors leaving the city the day after the game. Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says a new parking garage is about 65 percent... more »
  • Super Bowl draws record 111.3M viewers

    February 6, 2012 3:08 PM

    NEW YORK - For the third consecutive year, the Super Bowl has set a record as the most-watched television show in U.S. history. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots on Sunday night. That narrowly... more »
  • Fiesta Bowl chief says excesses are over

    November 18, 2011 2:44 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The new head of the Fiesta Bowl says the excesses of the past at the top-tier bowl game are over. Executive Director Robert Shelton says the bowl will no longer shower athletes and coaches at its game with lavish gifts, and bowl employees no longer can... more »
  • LSU sold out of Cotton Bowl tickets

    December 13, 2010 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has sold out of its entire allotment of Cotton Bowl tickets before the public even had a chance at them. According to the LSU Ticket Office, the school had 12,500 tickets available and received more than 15,000 requests from season ticket holders and students. ... more »
  • Florida football coach Urban Meyer resigns

    December 8, 2010 1:37 PM

    GAINESVILLE - Florida football coach Urban Meyer is stepping down after the Gators appearance in the Outback Bowl. Meyer led Florida to two national titles but began to show the strain of his high-profile job last season when he briefly quit but then returned to the team. In a statement... more »
  • Tax status of bowl games challenged

    September 22, 2010 2:49 PM

    Opponents of how college football crowns its champion say three of the nation's premier bowls are violating their tax-exempt status - by paying excessive salaries and perks, providing "sweetheart loans" and doing undisclosed lobbying. Political action committee Playoff PAC, plans to file a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service... more »
  • Lawsuit dismissed in doctor lawsuit case

    September 6, 2010 10:46 AM

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a doctor convicted of molesting a 13-year-old Mississippi boy during a trip to the Independence Bowl football game in Louisiana in 2002. Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger in Mississippi said there's been no action in the suit since 2008. The victim's attorney... more »
  • New Orleans mayor makes wager on Super Bowl

    January 29, 2010 1:22 PM

    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin appears to be betting the loot left over from the Saints championship game on the Super Bowl. Nagin bet Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak that the Saints would beat the Minnesota Vikings. His wager included CDs, pralines, mix for the square doughnuts called beignets, as... more »
  • Delta adding flights for Super Bowl

    January 26, 2010 1:55 PM

    If you are still in need of a flight to the Super Bowl, you may be in luck. Delta Air Lines is adding flights to and from New Orleans and Indianapolis to the big game in Florida February 7. Delta is adding a nonstop flight on Feb. 5... more »

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