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  • Jindal budget links college financing to uncertain proposals

    March 2, 2015 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After months of worry that Louisiana's colleges would face steep cuts next year, campuses remain in a precarious position with the release of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget. Much of the funding Jindal proposes to pay for higher education, $372 million, is dependent on uncertain tax credit changes.... more »
  • College Goal Sunday relieves stress of applying for FAFSA Play Video

    February 27, 2015 6:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Preparing for the financial burden of college can be a hassle for students and parents. There's an opportunity for you to relieve some of that pressure this weekend. Financial aid professionals from around the area will be on hand at College Goal Sunday to help you... more »
  • La. colleges to adopt uniform sexual misconduct policy Play Video

    February 25, 2015 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All Louisiana colleges and universities will be on the same page by the end of the year when it comes to sexual misconduct. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved a statewide uniform sexual misconduct policy this week. The policy identifies the best practices to prevent and... more »
  • With declining enrollment, layoffs Loyola NO restructuring

    February 25, 2015 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Loyola University in New Orleans has announced restructuring plans that include the restoration of the university's College of Arts and Sciences and the creation of a new College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The move comes as the university deals with declining enrollment and budget deficits in... more »
  • Man sentenced for driving over former girlfriend

    February 22, 2015 6:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette man who drove over his former girlfriend in a college parking lot has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Brian Anthony Woods, 27, was sentenced Friday. Judge David Ritchie also ordered Woods to pay the woman's medical expenses and to not have contact with her.... more »
  • La. colleges looking for their own money

    February 21, 2015 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Threatened with the loss of up to half of their state financing, Louisiana's higher education leaders are devising their own package of ideas to generate new cash for their campuses. College system heads have asked for ideas from campus leaders, and they've been floating suggestions to lawmakers... more »
  • Jags falls to Jackson St.

    February 10, 2015 1:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Janarius Middleton had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kaven Bernard had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Jackson State beat Southern 62-52 on Monday night. Javeres Brent scored 14 and Raeford Worsham added 10 points and nine rebounds for Jackson State (8-16, 6-5... more »
  • College freshmen partied less in high school than their parents

    February 5, 2015 2:03 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A new survey of the nation's college freshmen shows that teenagers across the United States are spending much less time partying and socializing with friends during their last year of high school than their parents' generation did. The annual survey released Wednesday, conducted by the Higher... more »
  • Who's playing where?: A guide to National Signing Day Play Video

    February 4, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's a big day for high school senior athletes in our area: it's National Signing Day. It's the day we learn who's going where to play college ball. Here are times for schools in our area: 8:00 a.m.- West Feliciana 8:30 a.m.- Plaquemine 9:00 a.m.-... more »
  • Lady Tigers edge No. 15 Mississippi St. 71-69 in 2OT

    January 16, 2015 1:55 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - Danielle Ballard scored 24 points, including the go-ahead bucket in double overtime, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lift LSU to a 71-69 upset over No. 15 Mississippi State on Thursday night. Raigyne Moncrief contributed 18 points and DaShawn Harden added 13 for LSU (9-8, 3-2 SEC),... more »
  • Obama to propose free community college program

    January 8, 2015 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says in a videotaped message that he wants to make community college free "for everybody who is willing to work for it." Obama says in the video posted on Facebook that he will announce his plan to make community college accessible to anyone during a... more »
  • Muschamp gets close look in Auburn's 34-31 loss to Wisconsin

    January 1, 2015 5:40 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Incoming Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp got an eyeful in the Tigers' latest loss. Melvin Gordon ran for an Outback Bowl-record 251 yards and three touchdowns, and Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give the 18th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers a 34-31 victory over the... more »
  • No. 16 Missouri rumbles past Minnesota, 33-17

    January 1, 2015 3:44 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history. Minnesota... more »
  • ACT help available for local students Play Video

    December 30, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people are nervous when they take the ACT exam. The 100 Black Men of Greater Baton Rouge want to help students shake off the nerves and do their best on the test. Their annual ACT Prep Academy begins Tuesday, January 6rg at T.T. Allain Hall... more »
  • Grebe kicks Navy to 17-16 Poinsettia Bowl win

    December 24, 2014 2:03 AM

    SAN DIEGO, CA - Austin Grebe kicked a 24-yard field goal with 1 minute, 27 seconds left and Navy beat San Diego State 17-16 in the sloppy Poinsettia Bowl on Tuesday night after Donny Hageman was wide right on a 34-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left. Hageman had... more »
  • 'Yes Means Yes' becoming norm on NY campuses

    December 13, 2014 10:12 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Administrative policy may be the new pillow talk on college campuses across New York. A universal "affirmative consent" standard is now part of a sexual assault prevention policy adopted across the state's public university system. It spells out for students that only "yes" - not silence or... more »
  • Perseverant brothers among Fall Southern graduates Play Video

    December 12, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marked a batch of important life moments as Southern University in Baton Rouge graduated a total of 465 students today and two close brothers were among that number with a trail of tribulations left conquered in their wake. Beyond being a big day for the... more »
  • Spending plans approved for college incentive fund

    November 14, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Money from a $40 million higher education incentive fund should begin flowing within weeks now that the Board of Regents has signed off on spending plans submitted by colleges. Approval from the Regents' executive committee Friday was the final step before the colleges could receive the money.... more »
  • In college, field goals aren't a sure thing

    November 12, 2014 4:05 PM

    Whenever an NFL kicker attempts a field goal from inside 50 yards these days, success seems inevitable. That isn't the case in college. Just two weeks ago, Duke beat Pittsburgh 51-48 in overtime after Chris Blewitt missed a 26-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Panthers.... more »
  • RPCC new state of the art facility

    September 10, 2014 6:51 PM

    River Parishes Community College has opened up in Gonzales in it's new state of the art facility. State and parish leaders came to celebrate the new and improved college with a ribbon cutting, The college moved from Sorrento to Gonzales last month. "It's amazing to watch the development from... more »
  • College savings on the rise in United States

    September 9, 2014 2:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount still isn't enough to cover one year at a four-year public university. The College Savings Plan Network says the average 529 college savings plan is worth... more »
  • NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

    September 5, 2014 2:08 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes. The NCAA announced Thursday night that it has asked Northern California U.S. District Judge... more »
  • More schools are mixing beer, football at college stadiums

    August 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU... more »
  • Obama trumpets proposals to lower college costs

    August 16, 2014 10:35 AM

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama is calling on Congress and colleges to help make the cost of higher education more manageable. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says higher education is "the surest ticket to the middle class." But he says paying for that education is a... more »
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    August 8, 2014 5:37 PM

    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in... more »
  • Mills, Harris move to 'veterans' practice Play Video

    August 5, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head coach Les Miles made it clear to media members Monday evening. Freshman participating in the "veterans" morning practice didn't necessarily mean those selected few were on a fast track to significant playing time this fall. Even so, it does give a glimpse of... more »
  • Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    July 31, 2014 7:03 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools have taken a step beyond that, making their campuses tobacco-free as well, including all of Central Louisiana's colleges and universities. Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Louisiana State University of Alexandria... more »
  • Talent showing up at LSU football camps Play Video

    July 25, 2014 7:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The importance on camps in other sports isn't as intense as it is in football. LSU, like other universities around the country, use their summer high school camps to identify talent. This year, plenty of local high school football players took to the field on... more »
  • Senator seeks report on college sexual assault

    July 11, 2014 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is asking higher education leaders to compile a report detailing the numbers of sexual assaults reported on Louisiana's college campuses in the last five years. Sen. J.P. Morrell sent a letter Friday to Board of Regents Chairman Clinton "Bubba" Rasberry and the... more »
  • Fresh faces hoping to make an impact for LSU Play Video

    July 6, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the departure of several key players on the hardwood for LSU, recruits and transfers coming into the program are going to have to pick up the slack. Keith Hornsby and Josh Gray are two transfers who both hope to fill the big shoes of departed... more »
  • Starbucks to open college program for baristas Play Video

    June 16, 2014 5:45 AM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week. They will be able to choose from a... more »
  • 2-year colleges could see a spike in tuition this fall

    June 12, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's community and technical colleges could start charging more for tuition and fees this fall. The Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System approved a measure on Wednesday to allow colleges the ability to raise their tuition up to 10 percent. The... more »
  • Students find 40-grand in couch

    May 15, 2014 5:57 AM

    NEW YORK - Some college roommates in New York picked up a couch for just $20.00 at the Salvation Army, and the three teens got plenty of bang for their buck. The couch was lumpy, so they decided to look inside the cushions to see why. Inside the couch,... more »
  • La. Senate to debate changes to TOPS program

    May 12, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate is considering whether to raise eligibility standards for the state's free college tuition program called TOPS. The price tag for the program is growing to $250 million next year, and lawmakers are questioning whether the state needs to trim its costs. Louisiana has among... more »
  • Officials: 1 in custody after Ga. college shooting

    May 5, 2014 3:04 PM

    AUGUSTA- Officials say a suspect is in custody after a person was shot at a college in Georgia. Richmond County sheriff's officials say in a news release that one person was shot at Paine College in Augusta. The shooting Monday prompted a lockdown at Paine and several nearby campuses, including... more »
  • Federal Agency: College athletes can unionize

    March 26, 2014 2:33 PM

    CHICAGO - Northwestern University says it disagrees with the decision from a federal agency that found that the school's football players qualify as employees, and can create the nation's first union of college athletes. The university, based in Evanston, Illinois, says it will appeal to labor authorities in Washington. The... more »
  • 10-second college football rule withdrawn

    March 5, 2014 2:38 PM

    NEW YORK- A person with knowledge of the decision says a proposed rule that would have slowed college football's fast-paced offenses has been withdrawn by the NCAA rules committee. After a conference call by the football rules committee, it was agreed the so-called 10-second rule would not be given to... more »
  • Lawmakers seek higher ed funding boost Play Video

    February 17, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers say they'll do their best to funnel more money into higher education. On Monday a handful of state legislators spoke to higher education leaders about what they plan to do to improve higher education this session. They expect to bring higher education to the... more »
  • Welch helps #5 South Carolina top #19 LSU in Baton Rouge

    February 16, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch each scored 19 points to help No. 5 South Carolina stay on top of the SEC with a 73-57 win over 19th-ranked LSU on Sunday. The victory was the first for South Carolina (23-2, 11-1 SEC) in Baton Rouge since Jan. 15,... more »
  • LSU finishes Natl. Signing Day with No. 2 class Play Video

    February 5, 2014 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU capped an impressive National Signing Day by finishing with the second-ranked recruiting class in the nation, including top prospects in several key positions. Besides landing the top-ranked high school recruit in the nation, St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette, the Tigers also scored an offensive... more »
  • Tigers back on right track, win 81-58

    January 18, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dominating performance both on offense and defensively helped the LSU Tigers to a strong Southeastern Conference win, 81-58, over the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The win upped LSU's record to 11-5 and 2-2 in the SEC, while Vanderbilt dropped... more »
  • Bomb threats cause MVSU games to be relocated

    January 18, 2014 2:42 PM

    ITTA BENA, Ms. - Two bomb threats at Mississippi Valley State University last week have prompted school officials to close the campus until Tuesday, evacuating students and moving Saturday's men's and women's basketball games against Alcorn State to Lorman, Miss. Monday's men's and women's games between MVSU and Southern have... more »
  • LSU's coeds use bizarre website to find love, money

    January 13, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- College students are apparently going to dating websites instead of banks or their parents to get money to pay for college. A website that connects wealthy people with life partners said LSU is in the top twenty colleges where students are signing up and looking for assistance... more »
  • LSU downs South Carolina for first SEC win, 71-68

    January 11, 2014 2:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, SC - The LSU basketball team ended their two-game losing streak with a 71-68 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday afternoon. Freshman forward Jarell Martin came off the bench to score 18 points and grab eight rebounds for the Tigers. Jordan Mickey and Johnny O'Bryant III... more »
  • Southern defends Monday's 104-point win Play Video

    December 31, 2013 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern basketball woke up today to criticism from several national media outlets questioning why the Jaguars scheduled, then beat Champion Baptist College by 104 points Monday night. Some of that criticism even came from CBC's own head coach Eric Capaci, who questioned why Southern would keep... more »
  • LSU vs Rhode Island game moved to 4:30pm

    December 30, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has released a statement indicating Saturday's men's basketball game against Rhode Island has been moved to 4:30pm. The Tigers were originally supposed to tipoff at 7pm. The move was made in order for LSU and Saints fans to watch both games, as New Orleans'... more »
  • Odums talks about Southern's future Play Video

    December 20, 2013 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern head coach isn't shy about his vision of the future for the Jaguar football program. "Long term it's to outgrow this building," said Odums to the media Friday morning. "It's all about winning. If we keep getting in the bigger and better recruits...my plan... more »
  • Dismal graduation rate

    December 16, 2013 7:18 PM

    WASHINGTON- Just four in ten students who enter college graduate with a degree from the school they started. That figure comes from the research arm of the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit group that works with colleges and universities to verify student enrollment and graduation status. It's from... more »
  • Glendale, Tampa to host college football title games

    December 16, 2013 2:32 PM

    Glendale, Arizona will host the College Football Playoff championship game in 2016, while Tampa, Florida will be the site of the 2017 title game. The College Football Playoff has announced the sites of the second and third championship games in the new postseason system that goes into effect next season.... more »
  • Scammers targeting college students

    December 6, 2013 9:11 PM

    HAMMOND- Southeastern is warning students at its campus in Tangipahoa Parish and others at campuses across Louisiana about scammers targeting college students. Police at SLU said salespeople are pretending to sell magazines or asking students to complete credit card applications and are stealing person information. Police are asking... 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 »
  • Florida fires Offensive Coordinator after losing season

    December 1, 2013 4:48 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida has fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis after the program's first losing season since 1979. Pease and Davis were let go Sunday, a day after the Gators (4-8) ended the season with a humbling, 37-7 loss to rival Florida State. The... 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 »
  • #5 Louisville routs #14 LSU, 88-67

    November 14, 2013 10:38 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Asia Taylor scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville held No. 14 LSU scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run en route to an 88-67 rout of the Tigers in Thursday night's semifinal of the preseason WNIT. Leading 40-38 early in the second half, the Cardinals... more »
  • $1.3 billion sewer project to cause traffic snags

    November 11, 2013 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive will have partial lane closures for the next two weeks so crews can repair the road after sewer lines were installed over the summer. The lanes will be fully opened each day during peak hours, 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm, to allow sufficient... more »
  • Could running more help fix the Jags offense? Play Video

    October 29, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Southern closed a 17-point halftime deficit at homecoming to Alcorn State last Saturday, it begged the question: 'why run the ball when the passing game was so efficient?' However, the answer might not be as simple as some fans might think. The more the... more »
  • Name game: fight for "Louisiana"

    October 25, 2013 10:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The state university here is standing behind its brand after it was called into question for how it is used. People are taking issue to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette dropping 'Lafayette' on some references and using Louisiana or UL. Some believe that insinuates it is branding... more »
  • #5 Missouri reaching new heights

    October 21, 2013 10:14 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Few outside of the Missouri locker room expected the Tigers to compete in the Southeastern Conference in just their second season in the league. Predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East, the team is now ranked fifth in the country and holds a two-game lead in... more »
  • Southern works on freshman retention

    October 7, 2013 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - About a dozen Southern University students are attending a Freshman Seminar class listening to an instructor talk about all the opportunities the school has to offer. The students are part of Southern's First Year Experience program, which is supposed to ease them through the transition from... more »
  • SE Louisiana launches new information tech degree

    September 30, 2013 7:43 AM

    HAMMOND - Looking to meet a growing demand for computer science and information technology professionals, Southeastern Louisiana University is launching its accelerated computing engineering program. University officials say the program will enable qualified students to graduate within three years with a bachelor of science in information technology. The program... more »
  • LSU reactivates Small Business Development Center

    September 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will once again host a Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the university. Beginning October 1, the center will be housed within the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. The previous development center at LSU was opearted... more »
  • Former football players sue NCAA over concussions

    September 4, 2013 10:13 AM

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. Chris Walker and Ben Martin, who played for Tennessee from 2007-2011, and Dan Ahern, who... more »
  • Map shows "likes" for LSU, TCU and other Top 25 teams

    August 30, 2013 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Facebook researched data of where people "liked" teams on the AP Top 25 Preseason Rankings then created a map of the United States highlighting with colors each county, or parish in Louisiana. LSU covers most parishes and nearly half the counties in Mississippi and Arkansas. TCU,... more »
  • National title chase begins

    August 29, 2013 10:46 AM

    UNDATED - The college football season kicks off tonight with a pair of games involving top 25 teams. No. 6 South Carolina opens up at home against North Carolina in a spotlight event that will showcase the Gamecocks defensive monster Jadeveon Clowney. The 6-foot-6, 274 pound defensive end is considered... more »
  • Chevron gives $2.7M for LSU engineering upgrades

    August 28, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that Chevron will give the university $2.7 million for renovations and upgrades to their Engineering and Science schools. An LSU spokesperson said $2 million will go toward the Patrick F. Taylor Hall renovation and expansion for the College of Engineering, while 700,000 will... more »
  • Missing persons case filed for LSU fraternity member Play Video

    August 27, 2013 11:28 PM

    UPDATE - This story has several significant updates linked under "Related Articles." BATON ROUGE- Police said a missing persons case is open for a member of an LSU fraternity who never returned home from a party the first week of school. Chris Broussard was reported missing Tuesday. He... more »
  • Ole Miss-Vanderbilt showdown gaining importance

    August 27, 2013 2:01 PM

    The Mississippi-Vanderbilt rivalry may never have a cool name like the Iron Bowl or the Egg Bowl. But there's little doubt the annual game is beginning to gain added importance now that both schools are upwardly mobile in the notoriously competitive Southeastern Conference. The fact they're meeting in a season-opening... more »
  • Students swarm LSU for move-in day Play Video

    August 22, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 2,500 students lugged bags, suitcases, and furniture onto the LSU campus today for the official on-campus move-in. The university said most of those students are freshmen, and 700 volunteers including student-athletes are on hand to help them get settled. "We're getting them introduced to... more »
  • Changes in store for Tigers' 2014 football slate

    August 21, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Though this year's college football season has yet to begin, LSU fans today got a look at who the Tigers will face next year. The Southeastern Conference released their 2014 league schedule today, and there are some changes in store for LSU. The Tigers replace... more »
  • Southern University adding international flavor

    August 19, 2013 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thirty-six Brazilian students will be roaming the campus along with Southern University's first-time freshmen and returning upperclassmen. Southern has made a push in recent years to open its campus to foreign students, sending Chancellor James Llorens overseas to establish relationships with universities in Turkey and Brazil. In... more »
  • La. Tech transformed under incoming Holtz regime

    August 16, 2013 1:37 PM

    RUSTON - In a season of dramatic transition for Louisiana Tech, the one thing the Bulldogs don't want to change is the win total. Skip Holtz takes over for former coach Sonny Dykes, who left for California after leading Louisiana Tech to a school-record-tying nine wins at the FBS level.... more »
  • Conferences end licensing deals with EA Sports

    August 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    UNDATED - The Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern are following the NCAA's lead and will no longer allow EA Sports to use league logos in its college football video games. The NCAA announced last month it will no longer allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo starting next... more »
  • LSU sees potential for "spectacular" passing game

    August 12, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron isn't ready to promise that quarterback Zach Mettenberger and his top receivers will be better than the collection of talented underachievers they resembled a year ago. For now, the longtime college and NFL coach is only cautiously optimistic that the progress... more »
  • Obama signs student loan deal

    August 9, 2013 1:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to restore lower interest rates on loans for millions of students heading back to college this fall. Friday's Oval Office ceremony caps a frenzy of negotiations that led to a rare bipartisan compromise to lower rates before classes resume.... more »
  • Obama to sign student loan deal

    August 9, 2013 9:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - Students heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Barack Obama signs into law a rare bipartisan compromise. The president is scheduled to sign the deal Friday at the White House, ending a frenzied summer... more »
  • Student loan compromise heads toward final vote

    July 31, 2013 8:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - A deal that gives college students and their parents lower interest rates for loans is heading toward its final vote. The House is expected Wednesday to take up a bipartisan compromise that links student loan interest rates to the financial markets. Immediately, borrowers would see lower... more »
  • Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

    July 30, 2013 12:13 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year, according to two people familiar with the case. Daniel Chong was detained in an April 2012 drug raid in San Diego and left... more »
  • LSU employees to get pay raise Play Video

    July 26, 2013 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU System employees will receive a pay adjustment for the first time in four years the new president and chancellor announced Friday. "This is a long overdue action that has been precluded by financial circumstances," F. King Alexander said. The pay raises or supplements will range... more »
  • Computer glitch caused students to miss LSU football ticket window

    July 18, 2013 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A computer glitch caused quite a stir among upperclassmen at LSU over university football tickets. An email alerting them that student tickets were available indirectly was marked as spam, so it was filed in another folder in most people's inbox. Not realizing the email cam and they... more »
  • State touts first year of required ACT testing

    July 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisiana public school students taking the ACT college admissions test has jumped by roughly 11,000, now that the state requires high school students to take the exam - and the number scoring high enough to attend college without remedial work jumped by 3,600 this... more »
  • LSU QB named to Maxwell Award watch list

    July 8, 2013 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger made it onto the watch list for the 2012 Maxwell Award. Mettenberger is one of 16 SEC players in the hunt for the award, given by the Maxwell Football Club to the college football player of the year.... more »
  • Big headache this week: Lee Drive lane closures Play Video

    July 5, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive, a busy corridor connecting south Baton Rouge with the shopping centers on College and eventually I-10 and Mid City, will have lane closures starting today. There will be intermittent lane closures from Boone Avenue to Bluebell Drive from Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. through... more »
  • Students still want school loans after interest hike Play Video

    June 28, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Millions of students are taking out loans to get through school, despite a recent hike in interest rates for federal assistance. "I lost TOPS and that doesn't help. Basically I didn't have enough money," says LSU student Dylan Wegmann. Interest rates will double from 3.4 percent... more »
  • Court continues to allow affirmative action in college admissions

    June 24, 2013 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - For now, affirmative action in college admissions can still survive the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. In a ruling that avoided some difficult constitutional issues, the justices said a court may approve the use of race as a factor in admissions -- but only after it concludes that... more »
  • La. colleges hit roadblocks in legislative session

    June 10, 2013 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's higher education leaders and advocates had big goals for the just-ended legislative session. They were asking lawmakers to give up their authority over tuition hikes, to revamp the state's free college tuition program known as TOPS and to stop hitting the campuses with budget cuts. They... more »
  • Community college construction bill goes to Jindal

    May 31, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's community colleges have won their dispute with other higher education leaders over construction spending. The Senate gave final passage Friday to a measure that will let the community and technical college system sidestep the construction budget process for $250 million in projects. The bill heads to... more »

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