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  • Here's why your cell phone service has been terrible in Tiger Stadium Play Video

    September 26, 2014 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger Stadium upgrades are coming along, but not as quickly as some fans would like. "As soon as you get in the stadium, it's out," said Chris Crane about his cell phone service. Crane is part of a group of people, maybe hundreds or thousands,... more »
  • Fans Choice Award Winner Week 1: Derrius Guice Play Video

    September 10, 2014 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to see what it means to start a season, look no further than Derrius Guice. The Catholic High running back taking the Bears first offensive play of the year 51 yards to the house. That would only begin the night for this... more »
  • Football is back! Play Video

    September 5, 2014 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fans are ready for two home openers Saturday. LSU and Southern both host teams at home and at both games parking is expected to be an issue. Officials at both universities advise fans to arrive early and have patience. So, some people got a jump start.... more »
  • Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

    August 19, 2014 6:03 AM

    BARCELONA, Spain - Luis Suarez says Barcelona's fans needn't worry- he won't bite again. Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday, an event delayed for over five weeks since his transfer from Liverpool due to his latest suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez says "I say to all... more »
  • For US fans at work, a streaming milestone

    June 25, 2014 7:01 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - U.S. fans' surging interest in the country's World Cup fortunes, and the surging comfort level with watching games online and on mobile devices, come together in what could be a milestone for live streaming. The Americans' group finale Thursday will be smack in the middle of... more »
  • "Beat the Heat" shoots for twice as many fan donations

    June 4, 2014 6:39 PM

    NEW ROADS- A former pro basketball player plans to help a number of elderly people throughout the Louisiana area cope with the brutal summer months by distributing free air conditioning units and fans to those in need. James "Big Brown" Joseph started his "Beat the Heat" campaign a few... more »
  • Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

    March 27, 2014 8:52 AM

    Watch what you tweet, sports fans. Security firms are turning to social media to figure out whether or not there's an increased risk of fans storming the court or becoming feisty during sports events. Officials say the practice of watching online chatter before a big game can help them tap... more »
  • Tigers say please, be nice Saturday

    November 20, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU coaches and football players are asking fans- especially students- to refrain from using profanity and distasteful lyrics when the band plays fan favorite songs at Saturday's game against Texas A & M. "Neck" and "Tiger Rag" were shelved in recent years because of crude chants done... 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 »
  • New menu items debut in Tiger Stadium

    September 6, 2013 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger fans will have a pick of a number of new concession items in Tiger Stadium for LSU's first home Saturday night against UAB. The traditional favorites will still be available, including hot dogs, hamburgers, Manda sauasage, sodas, peanuts, nachos and popcorn. But there will... more »
  • NFL rules will apply for bags at LSU's game in TX

    August 28, 2013 11:03 PM

    DALLAS- LSU fans planning to attend Saturday's season opener at AT&T Stadium will need to reference the new bag policy for NFL stadiums. LSU alumni in Texas alerted members to the policy ahead of the game. Bags allowed: -Made of clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not... more »
  • LSU Football Fan Day set for Aug 11

    July 31, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE -LSU's annual football fan day will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Maravich Assembly Center and new LSU basketball practice facilities. Doors to fan day will open at 3:30 p.m. and the LSU football team will sign autographs and meet with fans from 5 to... more »
  • Baton Rouge car club revs up fan drive Play Video

    June 30, 2013 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A local car club swapped out their Camaros for a fire truck after donating 25 box fans to beat the heat. The fans are being collected by the St. George Fire Department. From there, the fans will go to the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging... more »
  • LSU #1 in baseball attendance for 18th straight season

    June 27, 2013 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is No. 1 in the final 2013 college baseball attendance rankings, marking the 18th straight season in which the Tigers have led the nation in total attendance. LSU posted an NCAA-record total attendance figure of 473,298 in 43 games this season in Alex Box Stadium, Skip... more »
  • Former Globetrotter helps people "Beat the Heat" Play Video

    May 31, 2013 5:52 PM

    NEW ROADS - A former pro basketball player is helping people in Pointe Coupee Parish beat the heat. James "Big Brown" Joseph and his friends will give out free fans and AC units this weekend to people in need. "It's very hot in the summer time in Louisiana... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... 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 »
  • 'Twilight' fans fill downtown LA ahead of premiere

    November 9, 2012 4:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - More than 1,500 "Twilight" fans are spending the weekend camping out in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the final film in the vampire-romance series. Tents filled the street in front of Staples Center and sprawled across L.A. Live plaza Friday, many decorated with homemade... more »
  • LSU and Bama fans already decked in team gear Play Video

    November 2, 2012 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some fans are already decked out in their gear to show support for their teams. There's no shortage of folks in Baton Rouge who want show they're in an LSU state of mind with purple and gold. "We want to drown as much of that crimson... more »
  • Thousands of Southern fans attend Homecoming game

    October 13, 2012 9:19 PM

  • WBRZ and LSU present Tigerama 2012

    October 8, 2012 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, Oct. 23, LSU fans will once again have a chance to witness one of those special events, as the Tiger Band will present this year's annual Tigerama concert at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and dress for the... more »
  • Record heat takes aim at Indy 500 fans, drivers

    May 27, 2012 11:37 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tens of thousands of fans are arriving at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for what could be the hottest Indianapolis 500 on record. Temperatures were forecast to climb into the mid-90s during Sunday's race, and many fans brought ice, extra water and misting fans with them for the "Greatest... more »
  • Saints fans mourn penalties, season

    March 21, 2012 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The talk at "Walk-On's," a sports bar and restaurant near the Superdome, is always about sports, but on Wednesday the focus was greatly reduced. The penalties handed down by the NFL against the New Orleans Saints were the topic at every table. And the assessment was pretty... more »
  • Tiger fans still sulking over BCS loss

    January 10, 2012 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU fans were still sour Tuesday, about 24 hours after the Tiger football team suffered a devastating 21-0 loss to Alabama in the National Championship game. Disbelief and disappointment are the overwhelming feelings from Tiger fans, and unfortunately, they're something fans have had little relief from since... more »
  • Championship shirts go to third-world countries Play Video

    January 10, 2012 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - So what happens to all those "LSU National Champion" t-shirts that didn't make it to store shelves after the Tigers lost? They go to clothe people in third-world countries, after the shirts' manufacturers donate the unused merchandise. Today, stores like Academy loaded boxes and boxes... more »
  • Livington business cashes in on BCS fever

    January 9, 2012 5:47 PM

    LIVINGSTON- BCS Championship fever is paying off for businesses all over Louisiana. Wayne's BBQ in Livingston is definitely cashing in. Reece Key tells News 2 he brought the whole family down to Wayne's on game day for some of their famous ribs and a little football. He... more »
  • Tiger fans line up to win tickets to BCS National Championship

    December 17, 2011 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of people lined up for their chance to win tickets to see the Tigers take on the Crimson Tide at the BCS National Championship. The line to enter the drawing was so long it wrapped around the parking lot outside the Co-op Bookstore off Burbank Drive.... more »
  • Tigers' undefeated season already in shirt form Play Video

    November 25, 2011 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When the clock hit zero and the Tigers hit 12-0, there was already a T-shirt for that. Tiger District makes graphic tees covering a number of different LSU football topics, including the Honey Badger phenomenon and the correct pronunciation of "L-S-shoe". Today's shirt said it... more »
  • LSU fans react to possible player suspensions

    October 19, 2011 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some LSU fans say the possible suspension of three football players is another black eye for the program, and some worry it could hurt the chances for a win over Auburn. "I'm sick about it. It's like they're thumbing their nose at authority," LSU fan Linda Mitchell... more »
  • Early LSU kick off the result of SEC contract conflict

    September 30, 2011 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The "Saturday Night in Death Valley" tradition is one LSU says it wants to maintain, but sometimes the SEC, its schedules and its contracts get in the way. In the case of Saturday's 11:20 a.m. kick-off, SEC's contract with another big network, which is carrying two SEC... more »
  • Fans weigh-in on rest of the season following Oregon win

    September 9, 2011 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Most fans say the bar fight that landed starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns behind bars is still troubling three weeks later, since it left the team short-handed. Now they say it's time to focus on the field. Police say the fight left... more »
  • Tiger fans prep for road trip to Dallas

    August 31, 2011 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU fans doled out plenty of green today to see the purple and gold in Dallas. The Tiger faithful picked up last-minute supplies for the 550-mile road trip to Cowboys Stadium. Some fans spared no expense and rented a luxury RV for the trip. "Compared... more »
  • Tiger Bait? Not so fast...

    March 18, 2011 10:37 PM

    GQ magazine has ranked LSU the sixth "worst fans" in the nation. The magazine awarded LSU the not-so-coveted position because of the haggling and taunting to opposing team fans, specifically during football games. GQ even goes so far as to call LSU "deep fried lunatics". Fans of the... more »
  • Football fans say NFL-player dispute not in their best interest

    March 11, 2011 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Labor talks broke down today in the fight between the NFL and players. The players' union de-certified which could lead to the first pro-football work stoppage in 23 years. Players want a portion of a huge amount of money the NFL got for TV rights. Football... more »
  • LSU fans react to Les Miles' decision to stay

    January 11, 2011 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Talk of Les Miles' decision to stay with the Tigers spread fast among LSU fans. Most purple and gold faithful said they are looking forward to starting another season with Miles. "It's great, and we don't have to get another coach, and he's pretty good.... more »
  • Tiger fans follow team to Cotton Bowl

    January 9, 2011 10:37 AM

    Tiger fans made themselves at home in Texas, some setting up tailgates the day before the Cotton Bowl. Most fans had two things on their minds, watching LSU play in Cowboys Stadium, but more importantly, seeing the Tigers beat the Aggies. Penny Elkins, an LSU football mom, traveled... more »
  • Twilight Stars talk to WBRZ

    December 18, 2010 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fans of the hit series Twilight spent the day waiting in line to meet famous fans. They made a stop at Best Buy in Baton Rouge. News 2's Rob Krieger caught up with the stars who had plenty to say about the Capital City. more »
  • Free HIV tests for fans at Bayou Classic

    November 24, 2010 2:07 PM

    Bayou Classic fans will be able to get a little more than a football game in New Orleans on Saturday. The state health department is giving free tests for the AIDS virus. It's part of a daylong health fair outside the Superdome, where Southern and Grambling will be... more »
  • News 2 goes behind the scenes of LSU football Facebook page

    November 9, 2010 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight, News 2 took you behind the scenes of one of the most popular Facebook pages around. The LSU Tiger’s football page is growing, and News 2’s Rob Krieger found out more about Jake Terry, the face behind the page. Terry said his goal with the Facebook... more »
  • SU fans gear up for homecoming game

    October 8, 2010 5:25 PM

    Fans at Southern University are gearing up for the homecoming game against Mississippi Valley State University tomorrow. News 2’s photojournalist and Southern alumni Tommy Harris talked to people who have the spirit. more »
  • Couple shares wedding celebration with fellow Saints fans

    September 9, 2010 6:41 PM

    A huge party is underway in the Big Easy. It started early with tailgaters out in full force around the Superdome as the Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings tonight. Now, the kickoff celebration is in high gear. News 2 showed a live look at the first ever NFL... more »
  • Saints fever closes down much of New Orleans

    September 8, 2010 4:23 PM

    If you are planning to do any work in New Orleans on Thursday, forget it. City Hall is closed, schools are closing early, the Superdome is spruced up, a parade, concert and hours of tailgating are planned as the Who Dat Nation gets ready to celebrate - after a 43-year... more »
  • Organization provides free fans to senior citizens

    August 3, 2010 5:24 PM

    Some senior citizens in East Baton Rouge can stay cool for free. The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has been giving away fans so seniors can beat the heat since June. Joe Wilson is a Baton Rouge native but moved to Oregon and lived there for many years.... more »
  • Saints exhibit is a hit in Shreveport

    July 9, 2010 8:53 AM

    Thousands of northwest Louisiana fans flocked to the Shreveport Convention Center for the Saints' Championship Tour exhibit. Even though no current members of the New Orleans Saints were there, the star attraction of the exhibit was the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Among the dignitaries on hand was Mayor Cedric Glover, who,... more »
  • 15 Injured in World Cup Stampede

    June 6, 2010 2:45 PM

    15 people were injured, including a police officer, when thousands of soccer fans stampeded a stadium in South Africa before a World Cup exhibition game. Several people fell under the rush of people. Many were wearing Nigeria jerseys. The stadium in Johannesburg seats about 12,000 people. Authorities say the police... more »
  • Saints fans head home from Miami

    February 8, 2010 10:42 PM

    Saints fans started their exodus from Miami today. News 2's Luke Margolis was at the Miami airport to send off some fans that were still celebrating. more »
  • Who Dat fans in Miami start their three-day weekend

    February 5, 2010 5:17 PM

    Some Who Dat fans from Louisiana got their weekend started early in Miami today, and they brought some good luck charms with them. Estimates show that about 100 million people will be watching the Saints take on the Colts in the Super Bowl this Sunday. Predictions say this game... more »
  • More than 1,500 Saints fans rally in Monroe

    February 5, 2010 8:00 AM

    Excitement over the New Orleans Saints' getting into the Super Bowl isn't just a south Louisiana phenomenon. More than 1,500 people showed up to rally for the team in the Monroe Civic Center. Thursday's rally featured loud music celebrating the Saints' best season in team history and lots of "Who... more »
  • The "Who Dat Nation" heads to Miami

    February 3, 2010 10:25 PM

    News 2’s Luke Margolis headed to Florida for the "Black and Gold" Super Bowl. He was on a plane to Miami with a wide array of Saints fans. From people with tickets, to those just going to soak-up the atmosphere, the “Who Dat Nation" never seems to miss a party. more »
  • Saints fans gear up for Superdome showdown

    January 23, 2010 7:47 PM

    Saints fans across the area spent the day gearing up for tomorrow's game, and retailers are hoping to turn the black and gold into green. News 2's Rob Krieger found out some of the best ways to show your Who Dat pride. more »
  • Brees asks fans to 'black out the dome'

    January 15, 2010 4:53 PM

    A new Saints T-shirt has come out, and quarterback Drew Brees wants you to wear it to the game Saturday in the Superdome. Proceeds from the shirt go to charities across the New Orleans area. more »
  • Saints fans gear up for the battle against the Patriots

    November 30, 2009 5:05 PM

    News 2 caught up with some New Orleans Saints fans who spent the day tailgating. Their prediction: the Who Dats will stay undefeated. Despite the rain, fans set up tents and started barbecuing 24 hours before the game. They say tonight's game against the New England Patriots is one... more »
  • Fans paint Mike the Tiger on their door

    October 9, 2009 11:45 AM

    Update: Video Attached. Tiger fans all over Baton Rouge are finding artistic ways to support their favorite team in preparation of tomorrow's big game. One family painted Mike's face on their front door. Plenty of people have stopped by to compliment the work. "We've had so many... more »

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