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  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:49 AM

    The Final Four will not have any upstarts like the past few years. The power programs that did make it will still have plenty to prove in North Texas. Florida, the top overall seed, is back in the Final Four for the first time since winning consecutive titles in 2006-07,... more »
  • Dr Pepper to sponsor College Football Playoff

    March 25, 2014 7:54 PM

    DALLAS - ESPN says Dr. Pepper will be the first presenting sponsor of the new College Football Playoff championship trophy. The four-team playoff will begin this season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series. Dr. Pepper is the first corporate partner for the College Football Playoff championship. ESPN also announces Dr. Pepper... more »
  • LSU gymnastics prepares for SEC tournament

    March 18, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team has its sights set on winning an SEC title this weekend, but once again the competition will be the toughest in the country. LSU will join gym powerhouses Florida, Georgia and Alabama in Birmingham this weekend and DD Breaux's team will try... more »
  • SE Louisiana, LSU athletes earn LSWA honors

    November 26, 2013 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southeastern Louisiana, finishing off a season that has earned them the fourth seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, and LSU, coming off an impressive 34-10 win over Texas A&M, had athletes earn state player of the week honors as chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Southeastern... more »
  • Parents disagree with high school football brackets Play Video

    November 15, 2013 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school football teams took to the field Friday night after months of controversy over the new LHSAA football playoff brackets. Some football teams were dropped from their playoff brackets and moved to new ones this post-season. Private schools will play private schools and public... more »
  • Balloon festival loses money in Ascension

    November 8, 2013 8:44 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Parish officials are taking a hard look at the Louisiana Balloon Championship Festival, after the event took a sizeable loss on paid attendance this year. Attendance for the three-day event in September at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center was 35,000, down from 60,000. With $158,369 in expenses... more »
  • Heat ring in new season, beat Bulls

    October 30, 2013 8:57 AM

    UNDATED - The Miami Heat celebrated their second straight NBA championship by distributing rings and raising the title banner before Tuesday's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls. They spent the first half proving they have the horses to win a third straight championship. Miami built a 54-33 halftime... more »
  • PGA Championship underway after heavy rains

    August 8, 2013 10:14 AM

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Some dampness greeted the golfers teeing it up for the start of the 95th PGA Championship this morning in suburban Rochester, N.Y. Heavy overnight rains soaked the Oak Hill Country Club course, but the sun was out when the first of the 156-player field teed off. Robert... more »
  • Record money at tennis grand slam

    August 1, 2013 9:41 AM

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The 2013 U.S. Open singles champions will earn a record $2.6 million apiece this year. A player who loses in the first round of singles at Flushing Meadows will make $32,000, a jump of 39 percent from last year's $23,000. Last year's singles champions,... more »
  • Championship rings, drugs seized in Zion City arrests

    July 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Pittsburgh Steeler and LSU football player told News 2 he's glad police recently recovered four stolen championship rings which belonged to him. Justin Vincent, who currently works for LSU, said he was told today investigators had recovered his Steelers Super Bowl championship ring, 2003... more »
  • Bruins look to clinch first CWS title

    June 25, 2013 10:21 AM

    OMAHA - Known for great success in men's basketball and several NCAA championships, UCLA is on the verge of winning its first NCAA baseball crown. The Bruins took a 1-0 lead in the best of three College World Series last night with Game 2 this evening in Omaha. The... more »
  • A dynasty in South Beach

    June 21, 2013 10:34 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami Heat made it back-to-back NBA championships -- and third since 2006 -- with a gritty 95-88 victory over San Antonio in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. As usual, LeBron James made it happen. The Heat superstar poured in 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to... more »
  • Cardinals coach keeps promise, gets 'L' tattoo

    April 26, 2013 12:30 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rick Pitino is now inked up. The Louisville coach followed through Friday on his promise to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA championship, adorning his left shoulder blade with the school's old-English 'L' emblem in red. He got it done at Tattoo Salvation, a... more »
  • Cowboys Stadium gets 1st playoff championship game

    April 24, 2013 6:55 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will... more »
  • Eight is great for UConn women

    April 10, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Connecticut women made it look easy in the Big Easy. Connecticut ruined the Louisville women's dream of trying to equal the Louisville men's team's national championship by routing the Cardinals 93-60 to win its eighth national title. The eight titles ties UConn with Tennessee for most... more »
  • Cardinal fans revel in Louisville NCAA victory

    April 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky police used pepper spray and an armored car to calm disturbances that erupted at the tail end of celebrations following the Cardinals' NCAA championship win over Michigan. Gatherings were mostly peaceful Monday night following Louisville's 82-76 victory - the school's first title since 1986. Louisville police... more »
  • Bowling Congress tournaments return to Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 27, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The United States Bowling Congress announced they will return to Baton Rouge. The city will play host to the Women's Championships in 2017, and host the Open Championships again in 2025. East Baton Rouge Parish saw an estimated $113 million economic impact when they hosted... more »
  • BCS title game's TV rating hurt by rout

    January 8, 2013 10:35 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The BCS title game's preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN. That's up 14 percent from last year's game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory,... more »
  • Tonight's the night for 'Bama-Notre Dame

    January 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    MIAMI - The battle lines are drawn for tonight's BCS Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Notre Dame, the top-ranked team with a 12-0 mark, has the distinction of being a fairly heavy underdog against 12-1 Alabama. Oddsmakers are rating the Crimson Tide about a 9-point favorite, largely... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Irish and Tide in control of their own fate

    November 19, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW YORK - Taking advantage of losses by Oregon and Kansas State, Notre Dame and Alabama sit 1-2 in the BCS standings as we approach the end of college football's regular season. The unbeaten Fighting Irish need to beat Southern California on Saturday in Los Angeles to earn their first... more »
  • Stimulant use forces LSU to vacate track title

    November 16, 2012 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will be forced to vacate their 2012 women's outdoor track title after the NCAA said a member of the team tested positive for a banned stimulant. LSU senior sprinter Semoy Hackett tested positive for Methylhexaneamine during the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • LSU the favorite to win SEC championship

    July 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. - LSU has been picked to win its second straight Southeastern Conference championship. The Tigers got the nod in the Western Division over Alabama, the team that beat LSU in the BCS championship game in January. Arkansas was picked to finish third in the West, followed by Auburn,... more »
  • Saban: 'Bama vets know traps of trying to repeat

    July 19, 2012 10:17 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. - Nick Saban says some of Alabama's veterans can use past experiences of trying to repeat as national champions to avoid missteps. He notes that players who were on both the 2009 and 2011 title teams know the potential pitfalls and what made them successful. Alabama fans and... more »
  • Balloon championship delayed to October

    July 16, 2012 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers announced today that the 2012 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship is being pushed back two months to October. Ascension Parish officials said they rescheduled the event, which was to take place in two weeks, to Oct. 5 and 6 for more favorable weather conditions. ... more »
  • Vandy loses, will face NC State in Regional Championship

    June 4, 2012 8:00 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Matt Bergquist had the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning that helped North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt 6-5 on Sunday night in the Raleigh Regional. Trea Turner drove in two runs for the top-seeded Wolfpack (42-18), who avenged Saturday night's loss to the second-seeded Commodores... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man accused of assaulting LSU fan

    May 17, 2012 12:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state grand jury has indicted a University of Alabama fan on sexual battery and obscenity charges for assaulting a passed-out LSU fan at a Bourbon Street restaurant in January. Brian Downing, 32, is expected to turn himself in tomorrow, according to a New Orleans newspaper.... more »
  • President honors Alabama, BCS champs

    April 19, 2012 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama honored the University of Alabama football team for winning the BCS championship in January. It was the Crimson Tide's 14th championship. Alabama entered the game ranked second and beat top-ranked Louisiana State University 21-0. Obama says it was a "fun season to watch" but also... more »
  • Kentucky wins 8th national championship

    April 3, 2012 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky won its eighth national championship in New Orleans Monday, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory Monday night. The Wildcats (38-2) led by as many as 18 points in the first half and were still up 15 with 5:13 to play. Kansas (32-7), a team... more »
  • Bowling tournament starts Saturday

    February 10, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships will begin its 151-day run Saturday at the newly-constructed 48-lane bowling facility inside the Baton Rouge River Center where the first of more than 60,000 bowlers will take to the lanes. The tourney will begin at 12:30 p.m.... more »
  • Pennington deflates balloon championship sponsorship

    February 1, 2012 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the first time in nine years the Pennington Biomedical Research Center will not host the annual Baton Rouge hot air balloon championship. Pennington has been one of the balloon festival's largest sponsors in recent years, and last year the festival identified itself as the Pennington... more »
  • LSU, Alabama fans descend on New Orleans Play Video

    January 5, 2012 7:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rammer jammer. Tiger bait. Roll Tide. Geaux Tigers. The sounds of a healthy college football rivalry are all over New Orleans tonight, after thousands of fans descended on the Big Easy ahead of Monday's BCS National Championship between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama. ... more »
  • List of special events for BCS National Championship

    January 4, 2012 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers are kicking into high gear for the next six days as they prepare for the BCS National Championship on Jan. 9. The team's schedule is filled with practices, media appearances and other special events, such as private team parties and a visit to the... more »
  • LSU band purchasing 500 tickets to play at championship Play Video

    December 28, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's costing a pretty penny to get the Golden Band from Tigerland into the stands for the BCS National Championship game. The LSU Athletic Department anticipates spending close to $500,000 to get the band to New Orleans for the game. That includes buying about 500 tickets... more »
  • Lawmakers buying $350 BCS championship tickets

    December 19, 2011 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's lawmakers are snapping up tickets to the BCS National Championship Game, but only the current legislators. New lawmakers are out of luck. Their terms start on game day. Tickets to the Jan. 9 matchup between LSU and Alabama are selling for thousands of dollars... more »
  • Dardenne back in office full time after surgery Play Video

    December 12, 2011 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he expects this week to be his first, full week back in office. Dardenne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer. He had surgery last month and says the outlook is good. Dardenne says the timing could not be better. ... more »
  • Jindal wagers seafood vs. BBQ in SEC Championship

    December 2, 2011 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters today he'd bet Georgia's governor that LSU would bring home the SEC Championship. Jindal said he'd put forward the usual wager: a Louisiana seafood dinner. In return, Gov. Nathan Deal wagered a meal of Georgia barbecue and a case of Diet... more »
  • Reserving BCS National Championship tickets Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the BCS National Championship game 41 days away, regardless of what happens this weekend in Atlanta, many LSU fans are shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars just to reserve tickets to the game. The 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship committee is offering fans reservations... more »
  • LSU fans feel championship fever

    November 25, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After LSU closed out its regular season 12-0 Friday evening, Tiger fans set their eyes on championship prizes. Some say the BCS Championship game is all fans need to prepare for, while others say the SEC title is just as important. Aside from "football future" conversations,... more »
  • Arkansas-LSU rivalry takes on higher stakes

    November 25, 2011 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Number-three Arkansas tees it up this afternoon against top-ranked LSU in the battle for "The Boot." A second loss would be a major blow to the national title hopes of the Razorbacks, who are 6-1 in the SEC and 10-1 overall. The Tigers are 7-0... more »
  • LSU-Arkansas rivalry takes on higher stakes

    November 24, 2011 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As huge and heavy as the trophy known as "The Boot" may be, Arkansas and LSU have much bigger things to play for when their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry is renewed Friday. This is arguably the biggest game to be played in venerable Tiger Stadium in more than... more »
  • Saturday balloon festivities canceled due to weather

    August 6, 2011 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Ballooning Foundation announced Saturday night's festivities of the Pennington Balloon Championships sponsored by WBRZ has been cancelled due to weather. George Richard, Executive Director of LBF said they can't take the risk again. "We had severe lightning with a sudden storm that blew in... more »
  • Parkview Baptist seeks elusive repeat

    July 5, 2011 9:34 PM

    2001, 2007, 2010......Three state titles in the past decade, but never in back-to-back-seasons. "We never repeated here at Parkview, ever. And that's our goal, is just to repeat," said Senior Linebacker Brody Burkhalter. Parkview Baptist is one of the state's premier prep programs, maintaining a level of consistency... more »
  • SWAC hits Southern, Jackson State with bans for low APR

    June 9, 2011 3:59 PM

    HOUSTON - The Southwestern Athletic Conference has voted to ban Jackson State and Southern from competing in the league's 2011 football championship game. The NCAA already hit both schools with a postseason ban because of low APR scores, which were released last month. But the SWAC football championship did... more »
  • British Open update

    July 15, 2010 4:36 PM

    The British Open began early Thursday morning from St. Andrews links Scotland. Many expect Tiger Woods to have a "breakout" tournament. Woods is a three-time Open Championship winner. Two of those wins were in 2000 and 2005 where Woods won at St. Andrews. His first round scores did not... more »
  • College World Series preview

    June 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    South Carolina will look to win the College World Series and national championship Tuesday night in game 2 against UCLA. The win would give the Gamecocks their first mens' national championship ever. Left-handed pitcher Michael Roth will get the start for the Gamecocks in game 2. The sophomore leads... more »
  • NBA Finals begin

    June 3, 2010 4:44 PM

    Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers tips off tonight right here on WBRZ. The game is set for 8:00 p.m. in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Boston leads the overall head-to-head series 9-2. While the Celtics will play the... more »
  • Payton, Brees bask in glory of New Orleans' title

    February 8, 2010 8:43 AM

    Drew Brees says he turned to his wife when he woke up and asked: "Did it really happen?" The Saints and their fans awoke Monday to the realization that the once lovable losers from New Orleans were Super Bowl champions for the first time in the club's 43-year history. The... more »
  • College football playoff bill approved by panel

    December 9, 2009 11:59 AM

    A House subcommittee has approved legislation aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion. The bill would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I football game as a national championship unless that title contest is the result of a playoff.... more »
  • Balloon Championship Awes Baton Rouge

    August 9, 2009 10:36 AM

    The Pennington Balloon Championship experienced a little bad weather, but that didn't stop the crowd from enjoying the festivities. "We didn't think the show would go on, but we knew if someone could do it it would be the US Military," said spectator Dirk Burton. Though the balloons... more »

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