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  • NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

    July 18, 2014 11:56 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. Concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year's draft, and with 37 of them not selected, the... more »
  • 3 more Tigers, 5 Tiger commits drafted to MLB

    June 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE -Three LSU players were selected Saturday during the third and final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. Junior right-handed pitcher Joe Broussard was chosen in the 15th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, senior outfielder Sean McMullen was selected in the 30th round by the... more »
  • LSU's Moore picked in sixth round by Mets

    June 6, 2014 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge product and LSU 1B/C Tyler Moore was selected Friday in the sixth round by the New York Mets. Moore wasn't drafted coming out of Dunham High School, but turned in an outstanding junior season for the Tigers to bring his draft stock up. ... more »
  • Obama congratulates first openly gay NFL draftee

    May 11, 2014 1:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Obama calls the selection of Sam "an important step forward." Obama says that from the playing field to the corporate boardroom, gay and lesbian Americans, quote, "prove every day... more »
  • Mett 1 of 3 Tigers taken on day 3 of the NFL Draft

    May 10, 2014 2:01 PM

    NEW YORK - Zach Mettenberger will spend the beginning of his NFL career as a Tennessee Titan, after being drafted early in the 6th round. The quarterback was picked 224th overall. Mettenberger was the 7th Tiger taken in this year's draft. Lamin Barrow started off day 3 of the... more »
  • Four LSU Tigers go on Day 2 of NFL Draft Play Video

    May 9, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU underclassmen had a great showing on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, with four of them being drafted in the second and third rounds Friday night. Defensive tackle Ego Ferguson was the first to go on the second day of the draft, going to the... more »
  • Manziel-Mania arrives in Cleveland

    May 9, 2014 2:38 PM

    BEREA - Johnny Manziel expects life in the NFL to be even crazier than college. Selected in the first round of the draft by the Cleveland Browns, Manziel was introduced Friday to a soundtrack of whirring cameras as he took the initial steps of his pro career. Humble and self-assured,... more »
  • LSU offensive coordinator comes to Mettenberger's defense Play Video

    May 7, 2014 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron came to former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's defense Wednesday, after the former Tiger QB had his drug tests leaked to the public revealing too much water in his urine sample. "I'm pretty worked up about that," Cameron told reporters at the... more »
  • LSU basketball press conference set for 2pm

    April 23, 2014 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will hold a press conference this afternoon at 2pm with Coach Johnny Jones and freshman forward Jordan Mickey. Mickey is expected to announce his future plans. Sunday is the deadline for players to declare for the NBA draft. LSU junior forward Johnny O'Bryant has... more »
  • Southern's Pro Day finds 'diamond in the rough'

    April 9, 2014 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While veteran players like Lee Doss and Dray Joseph still have a good chance to be picked up by an NFL team this May, Southern's Pro Day found a name not regularly featured on a fall Saturday on The Bluff. Rashaun Allen only registered nine receptions... more »
  • LSU players perform for NFL scouts Play Video

    April 9, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football players hoping to get drafted are putting their skills on display for NFL scouts today. Seventeen players from LSU's 2013 football team will take part, including top prospects QB Zach Mettenburger, WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., RB Jeremy Hill and offensive guard... more »
  • Former LSU stars finding inspiration from cancer patient Play Video

    March 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parker Rivera lit up when his favorite LSU Tigers, Anthony Johnson and Jarvis Landry, walked through the door at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. What Parker didn't realize was that he was the inspiration for the future... more »
  • LSU Offensive Tackle says he's back for senior year Play Video

    January 14, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After six underclassmen declared themselves eligible for the NFL Draft, La'el Collins says he's staying in college for the 2014 football season. "I think the bigger questions is why wouldn't I come back," the big offensive tackle told members of the media in a Tuesday afternoon... more »
  • LSU offensive stars headline list of early departures

    January 13, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, LSU is facing a mass exodus of early departures. Last year, 10 players left early for the chance to play in the NFL Draft: this year, seven players are leaving with eligibility still on the table, including offensive stars Jarvis Landry,... more »
  • Hill, Landry, Turner announce they're turning pro

    January 13, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's top rusher and receiver are entering the NFL draft, along with one of the Tigers' starting offensive linemen. In separate announcements Monday, sophomore running back Jeremy Hill, junior receiver Jarvis Landry and sophomore right guard Trai Turner have confirmed their intentions to turn pro. Hill has... more »
  • South Carolina WR Ellington to enter NFL draft

    January 3, 2014 2:40 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina's Bruce Ellington has picked football over basketball, giving up his final seasons in each sport to enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-9 Ellington played point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team and was a receiver on the football squad the past three seasons. But it was... more »
  • Texas A&M WR Mike Evans delcares for NFL draft

    January 2, 2014 2:46 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans is declaring for the NFL draft. Evans, a redshirt sophomore, was a consensus All-American and a Biletnikoff Award finalist this season. He had 69 receptions for a school-record 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also set a school record with 279... more »
  • LSU Juniors weighing NFL decision after bowl Play Video

    December 30, 2013 1:24 PM

    TAMPA - Last year's mass exodus to the NFL certainly took its toll on this year's LSU defensive squad. Ten Tiger underclassmen declared early for last April's NFL draft, leaving Les Miles the hard decision of playing 14 true freshman in 2014. Sports 2's Chris Price has more... more »
  • Mettenberger still draft hopeful Play Video

    December 4, 2013 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans were in appreciation of Zach Mettenberger's contributions to the LSU football team Wednesday as they learned he will not play in a bowl game due to a knee injury. Mettenberger was hit in his left knee during LSU's game against Arkansas Friday. The university said... more »
  • Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    June 27, 2013 7:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the NBA draft. The Cavaliers passed on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the forward who has starred for Canada's junior national teams and was... more »
  • Demps: Pelicans have many options on draft day

    June 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he wants to maintain a "poker face" and give away as little as possible regarding his club's intentions heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft. The Pelicans- formerly called the Hornets - hold the sixth overall pick and have no... more »
  • NFL Draft moving to May

    May 28, 2013 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL draft is moving to May next year. The league officially announced Tuesday that the 2014 edition will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall because of a scheduling conflict in April at the venue. The NFL has yet to decide on dates for... more »
  • Decimal error means customers charged 10x more

    May 6, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- ATMOS customers who are enrolled in automatic drafts or bill pay may have noticed extremely high bills recently. A company spokesperson said a vendor, hired to collect monthly bills from customers, accidentally misplaced a decimal and drafted up to ten times more than what should have been... more »
  • Saints select OT Armstead with third-round pick

    April 26, 2013 9:03 PM

    METAIRIE- The New Orleans Saints have selected Terron Armstead, an offensive tackle out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, with their third-round pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 306-pound lineman, picked 75th overall, represents New Orleans' lone pick on Friday night. The Saints were docked their second-round selection as part of their... more »
  • Falcons pick Southeastern Louisiana CB Alford

    April 26, 2013 9:01 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.- Cornerback Robert Alford of Southeastern Louisiana has been selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the NFL draft. The Falcons have taken cornerbacks with each of their first two picks. They traded up in the first round on Thursday night to make Washington cornerback... more »
  • Eagles select LSU DT Bennie Logan in 3d round

    April 26, 2013 8:58 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Eagles have selected LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan in the third round of the NFL draft. Logan, 6-foot-2 and 309 pounds, was chosen Friday night with the 67th overall pick. Logan had two sacks, forced two fumbles and made 45 tackles last year. The Eagles chose Stanford... more »
  • Cardinals take Honey Badger

    April 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    NEW YORK- Former LSU safety Tyrann Matheiu will be back on the football field again, snatched by the Arizona Cardinals as the team's third-round draft pick. Arizona took one LSU player, linebacker Kevin Minter, in the second round and took a chance in the third by selecting the Honey... more »
  • Browns select Mingo with sixth pick

    April 25, 2013 8:23 PM

    BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns have selected LSU linebacker Barkevious (bar-kee-vous) Mingo with the No. 6 overall pick in their first NFL draft under owner Jimmy Haslam. The 6-foot-4, 241-pound Mingo played defensive end in college, but will likely be used as an outside pass rusher by the Browns,... more »
  • This year's draft heavy on size, light on glamour

    April 25, 2013 10:43 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The NFL draft kicks off Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with the Kansas City Chiefs holding the No. 1 pick for the first time in franchise history. The Chiefs are expected to select an offensive tackle, most likely Texas A&M's... more »
  • Robert Alford suiting up for the NFL draft Play Video

    April 24, 2013 8:08 PM

    HAMMOND, La. - Former Southeastern Lion Robert Alford is heading to the NFL Draft, but he's not going to the league without looking good. The FBS cornerback is dressing for success with a little help from his favorite local tailor. Sports 2's Brian Holland followed him as Alford got... more »
  • LSU ready for what could be record-setting NFL Draft

    April 24, 2013 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The next three days could be historical for the LSU football program as the Tigers may see as many as 14 former players selected in the NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The... more »
  • Saints enter draft needing pass rushers, LT

    April 23, 2013 10:32 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints learned during Sean Payton's bounty suspension last season that their offense is still among the NFL's best. For Payton, the key to getting New Orleans back to the post season is fixing its last-ranked defense. He's already begun to overhaul the unit with a... more »
  • RG3 deal fueled Rams' rebuilding efforts

    April 22, 2013 10:05 AM

    ST. LOUIS - The pricey Robert Griffin III trade was worth it to the Washington Redskins. The St. Louis Rams consider themselves the real winners in the deal, and they're not done getting paid off. The Rams gave up the second overall pick in 2012 to move down just four... more »
  • LSU's Fico drafted #1 in NPF Senior Draft Play Video

    April 1, 2013 8:32 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - LSU senior All-American pitcher Rachele Fico was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Akron Racers in the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch College Senior Draft presented by BOWNET Monday at the Ford Theatre located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It... more »
  • ESPN3 to carry LSU Pro Day

    March 11, 2013 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - ESPN3 will provide coverage of LSU's Pro Day on March 27as over 20 former Tigers will be on display for the NFL in advance of next month's draft in New York City. ESPN3's coverage of LSU's Pro Day will begin at 1:15 p.m. with Tom Hart... more »
  • Chris Faulk latest LSU Tiger to turn pro

    January 10, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's list of underclassmen entering the NFL draft reached 11 when offensive tackle Chris Faulk decided to forgo his senior season. Faulk was considered a candidate for early entry before the season, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against North Texas. Apparently he... more »
  • LSU's Reid skipping senior season for NFL Draft

    January 4, 2013 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today safety Eric Reid will forgo his senior season and instead go out for the 2013 NFL Draft. Reid was a first-team All-America selection in 2012. He finished third on the team in tackles with 91, and had seven pass breakups, two pass interceptions,... more »
  • Chiefs will go first in draft

    January 1, 2013 8:48 AM

    NEW YORK - The Kansas City Chiefs own the No. 1 pick in next April's draft, with the rest of the order set for non-playoff teams. Kansas City and Jacksonville finished 2-14 each, but the Chiefs had the weaker schedule, earning them the top selection. Oakland is third,... 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 »
  • Tyrann Mathieu to enter NFL Draft

    November 29, 2012 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu announced Thursday he is entering the 2013 NFL draft. "I want to thank LSU and the fans for all that they have done for me, but now it's time for me to move on to a next chapter and go... more »
  • Meetings set to review East Feliciana plan

    September 10, 2012 10:36 AM

    CLINTON - Meetings are scheduled this week for the public to review a draft plan for economic development, land use and transportation in East Feliciana Parish. The Advocate reports the first meeting will at J.D.'s Restaurant in Clinton Monday night. The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday... more »
  • LSU's Gausman signs deal with Orioles

    July 13, 2012 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At the last minute former LSU ace pitcher Kevin Gausman reached a deal to join the Baltimore Orioles today, inking a contract with a $4.32 million signing bonus. The Orioles picked Gausman in the first round of the MLB draft, and had until 4 p.m. today... more »
  • Tiller agrees to 4-year deal with Saints

    July 4, 2012 10:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with sixth-round draft choice Andrew Tiller, an offensive guard out of Syracuse. The 6-foot-5, 334-pound Tiller started 28 games at for the Orange, playing under head coach Doug... more »
  • MLB draft wraps up today, Tigers wait to hear names

    June 6, 2012 2:56 AM

    The third day of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft will conclude the selection process today and a number of Tiger baseball players are still waiting to hear their names called. Three LSU players have been drafted so far, pitcher Kevin Gausman taken in the first round by the... more »
  • NFL, Colts draw pick

    April 19, 2012 11:09 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts have made their decision on who to take with the No. 1 pick in next Thursday's NFL draft. They're just not saying. General manager Ryan Grigson told reporters Wednesday the team has known for awhile who will be taken with the Colts' first No.... more »
  • LSU's Patrick Peterson announces for NFL draft

    January 10, 2011 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson announced today he’s decided to enter the NFL draft instead of staying for his senior year. Peterson announced the decision at a press conference with Tigers head coach Les Miles today. "After the Cotton Bowl I had a long conversation with Coach... more »
  • NBA to hold draft in Newark in 2011

    October 27, 2010 7:39 PM

    The NBA will hold its 2011 draft in Newark, N.J., while Madison Square Garden undergoes renovations. Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday the event might keep moving around even after the work on the Garden is completed. The draft will take place at the Prudential Center on June 23, Stern... more »
  • MLB late round picks from LSU

    June 9, 2010 5:47 PM

    In the final day of the MLB draft, more LSU players and signees were selected. Those taken from LSU's current roster include outfielder Johnny Dishon and dual sport standout Chad Jones. Both were selected by the Milwaukee Brewers. LSU signee and lefty pitcher Mitchell Hopkins was selected by... more »
  • LSU prospects in the MLB draft

    June 8, 2010 6:11 PM

    Joining the five LSU Tigers selected during the MLB draft are nine signees set to join LSU next season. Those signees picked in the first round include outfielder Delino Dehields to the Houston Astros, right-handed pitcher Zach Lee to the Los Angeles Dodgers and right-handed pitcher Cam Bedrosian to... more »
  • McNabb traded to Redskins

    April 4, 2010 7:50 PM

    The Philadelphia Eagles have traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks. The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month's NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year. Kevin Kolb, who has started two games in... more »
  • Ole Miss QB Snead to enter NFL draft

    January 7, 2010 2:20 PM

    Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead has decided he will skip his senior season and will enter the NFL draft this year, according to a person close to the decision. Snead finished the 2009 season with 2,632 yards passing and 20 touchdowns. He completed 191 of 351attempts with 20... more »

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