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  • Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass

    February 24, 2017 7:55 AM

    BOSTON - A new book and a movie are in the works about Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring. But Patriots Nation seems ambivalent, and the superstar quarterback's foes say they'll take a pass. Author Casey Sherman and Boston writer... more »
  • LSU Football announces homecoming, special events plans

    February 22, 2017 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU's game against Troy on Sept. 30 will serve as the 2017 Homecoming contest for the Tigers. Troy will also serve as the “Purple Game” for the Tigers as LSU will wear its purple jerseys for the game against the Trojans. As part of the “Purple... more »
  • Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion

    February 21, 2017 9:47 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018. The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential backers. Tuberville says he's awaiting poll results that will gauge public support. Tuberville coached at Auburn from... more »
  • Ex-NFL receiver Meachem released from jail

    February 16, 2017 8:06 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem has been released from jail after paying $100,000 in child support and alimony to his ex-wife. The payment represents just a quarter of the nearly $400,000 Meachem owed when he was ordered jailed by state District Judge Adrian Adams on... more »
  • LSU's Etling named vice-chair of SEC leadership council

    February 16, 2017 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Danny Etling has been elected as the vice-chair of the Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council, the league announced Thursday. Etling joins Kentucky's Greg Hart, who was selected to serve as chair for the group, as the two elected leaders of the football council. Etling... more »
  • Arden Key taking time away from LSU football for 'personal reasons'

    February 15, 2017 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Head coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday that Sophomore linebacker Arden Key has decided to take time away from football for “personal reasons.” “We fully support Arden in his decision and look to welcoming him back home to the Tiger family at the appropriate time,” Orgeron said.... more »
  • Auburn again replacing landmark oaks at Toomer's Corner

    February 14, 2017 10:09 AM

    AUBURN - Auburn University is once again replacing its landmark oak trees at Toomer's Corner. A university statement says workers will plant new trees on Saturday because of damage caused by a fire in September. The current trees were planted there after a University of Alabama fan poisoned the original... more »
  • 10 LSU players invited to NFL Combine

    February 13, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is sending 10 football players to the NFL Combine in late February. LSU and Alabama lead all Southeastern Conference teams for NFL Combine invites, followed by Texas A&M with nine and Arkansas and Florida with eight each. The SEC as a whole will send... more »
  • Quarterback Brandon Harris is leaving LSU

    February 13, 2017 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Brandon Harris says he is leaving LSU. In a statement shared on Twitter Monday, Harris said LSU head coach Ed Orgeron gave him a full release and he will transfer away from LSU. “I look forward to finishing school and graduating and finding... more »
  • LSU's Ed Orgeron introduces new assistant coaches Play Video

    February 9, 2017 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron introduced two new assistant coaches joining the program for the 2017 season. At a 10 a.m. press conference, Orgeron introduced new wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph and running backs coach Tommie Robinson. The two men replace Jabbar Juluke and... more »
  • President Trump says Patriots by 8 over Falcons

    February 5, 2017 5:13 PM

    HOUSTON - President Donald Trump is predicting an 8-point victory by the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Trump made the prediction during a Fox News interview taped Saturday and aired a few hours before the game. While Trump counts Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a friend and says... more »
  • Dylan Moses named Parade Player of the Year

    February 5, 2017 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former University Laboratory School football player Dylan Moses was named Parade Magazine's Player of the Year for 2017. The now Alabama Crimson Tide student received his first college scholarship offer from former LSU head coach Les Miles all the way back in 2012, when he was... more »
  • 5 times in 5 weeks, more arrests made for trespassing in Tiger Stadium

    February 4, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – For the fifth time in just as many weeks, someone was arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium. University spokesperson Ernie Ballard confirmed to WBRZ that five male juveniles were caught in Tiger Stadium around 1:41 p.m. Saturday. The individuals were charged with unauthorized entry into a... more »
  • Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class

    February 4, 2017 8:45 PM

    HOUSTON - Running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis and quarterback Kurt Warner are part of the seven-man class heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sackmaster Jason Taylor and kicker Morten Andersen also made it in Saturday, along with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a contributor, and Seahawks safety... more »
  • Morten Andersen selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    February 4, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints legendary kicker Morten Andersen was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017, it was announced Saturday night. Andersen joins LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner & Jason Taylor make up 2017 class of the Pro FB Hall of Fame. The... more »
  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP honors

    February 4, 2017 7:46 PM

    HOUSTON - Quarterback Matt Ryan is the first Atlanta Falcons player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Ryan, also voted to the 2016 All-Pro Team by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL, earned 25 votes in balloting announced Saturday night... more »
  • No tackling? NY Lawmaker seeks tackle football ban for kids

    February 4, 2017 6:51 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York lawmaker wants to ban tackle football for kids under 14, citing growing evidence of the link between hard football hits and brain damage. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto's proposed ban is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. Similar bills by the... more »
  • No tackling? New York lawmaker seeks ultimate answer to football hits

    February 4, 2017 11:56 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York lawmaker wants to ban tackle football for kids under 14, citing growing evidence of the link between hard football hits and brain damage. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto's proposed ban is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. Similar bills by the... more »
  • Report: Doritos reign supreme for Super Bowl LI snacks

    February 2, 2017 12:12 PM

    When the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons for Super Bowl LI, many Americans will be munching on Doritos, one report says. According to Jet.com, nacho cheese flavored Doritos is the top snack that America is planning to eat for the big game. Frito-Lay said last... more »
  • National Signing Day commits from Baton Rouge area Play Video

    February 1, 2017 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - High school seniors across the Baton Rouge area will be committing to their chosen NCAA teams Wednesday for National Signing Day. West Feliciana High School Brent Williams - Army Hunter Smith - ULM Ronald Sims - Northwestern St. ... more »
  • LSU football signees to appear on 25 billboards for National Signing Day

    January 31, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will promote its 2017 football signees on billboards in four states to celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. LSU football will have players on 25 billboards in six cities, including eight in the Baton Rouge area and five in New Orleans. LSU football... more »
  • 'Hamilton' cast to sing at Super Bowl 51

    January 27, 2017 8:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Original cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit "Hamilton: An American Musical," will sing "America the Beautiful" during pregame festivities at Super Bowl 51, the NFL and Fox announced Friday. The performance by Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo, who starred as the... more »
  • Six former LSU tigers to play in Pro Bowl Sunday

    January 26, 2017 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Six former LSU players will take part in the NFL Pro Bowl, which pits players from the NFC against those from the AFC, Sunday. The former tigers are evenly split between the AFC and NFC with three player on either side. The NFC team will... more »
  • LSU's Spring Game set for April 22, practice to start March 11

    January 24, 2017 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will play its annual National L Club Spring Game on Saturday, Apr. 22 in Tiger Stadium. Details about the game and on-campus events leading up the game will be announced at a later time. Additionally, the Tigers return to practice for their first spring... more »
  • LSU remembers championships in Georgia Dome as venue hosts final game

    January 21, 2017 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Georgia Dome in Atlanta will host its final football game Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons face-off against the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship Game. The LSU Tigers have had some fond memories inside the Georgia Dome, having won four Southeastern Conference titles in... more »
  • LSU football dismisses Travonte Valentine

    January 19, 2017 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron announced Thursday that nose guard Travonte Valentine has been dismissed from the team. According to a statement released Thursday morning, Valentine was dismissed due to violating team rules. “At this point in time, Travonte is no longer part of... more »
  • Green Bay vs Dallas most watched divisional playoff game in NFL history

    January 16, 2017 4:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Green Bay's 34-31 win over Dallas was seen by an average of 48.5 million on Fox, the most-viewed NFL divisional playoff game ever. The game Sunday had a 26.1 rating and 46 share, the network said Monday, the highest-rated NFC divisional game since 1997. The rating is... more »
  • Steelers get rematch with Patriots for AFC title

    January 15, 2017 11:48 PM

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to get a rematch with the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. Chris Boswell set an NFL record with six field goals, Le'Veon Bell broke his own franchise playoff record by running for 170 yards as the Steelers advanced to the AFC title... more »
  • Lewis leads Pats over Texans 34-16 in playoffs

    January 14, 2017 11:45 PM

    Dion Lewis became the first player in NFL postseason history to score touchdowns by rushing, receiving and a kickoff return, leading New England to a 34-16 victory over the Houston Texans and pushing Tom Brady and the Patriots within two more wins of another title. The Patriots (15-2) weren't perfect... more »
  • Atlanta moving on after beating Seattle 36-20

    January 14, 2017 9:31 PM

    The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to the NFC championship game for the fourth time in franchise history, beating the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday. Matt Ryan threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns as Atlanta won just its second playoff game since 2004. Atlanta... more »
  • South Carolina pastor hopes Clemson fans join him to worship

    January 14, 2017 5:21 PM

    GREENVILLE, S.C. - For Clemson fans who were seeking divine intervention for their team in last Monday's college football championship game, a South Carolina pastor is hoping those same fans will now seek a little divine guidance. The Greenville News reports Pastor Matthew Greer became an online sensation when he... more »
  • Malachi Dupre will enter the NFL Draft

    January 13, 2017 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football wide receiver Malachi Dupre officially announced Friday that he was leaving for the NFL draft. Dupre made the announcement by posting a video on Twitter. The video includes a statement where Dupre wished well to the LSU football team. " I want to... more »
  • Alabama fans catch man who sold fake tickets to title game

    January 12, 2017 2:38 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Three brothers from Louisiana pulled a fast one on a man they say sold them fake tickets to root for Alabama during the national championship game against Clemson in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times reports Joseph Steven Escalera agreed to meet a fan seeking a ticket to... more »
  • San Diego Chargers bolt to Los Angeles

    January 12, 2017 11:37 AM

    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades. Team chairman Dean Spanos made the announcement today in a letter posted on the... more »
  • LSU allows fewest touchdowns in the nation for 2016 season

    January 10, 2017 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Monday night's CFP national championship game, LSU has overtaken Alabama as the team to allow the fewest touchdowns for the entire 2016 season. Clemson scored five touchdowns in a 35-31 win over Alabama in the championship game, knocking them from the top spot. LSU... more »
  • All 4 divisional games regular-season rematches

    January 8, 2017 8:33 PM

    There will be a familiar feel to the NFL playoffs next weekend: Every divisional-round game will be a rematch from the regular season, the first time that's happened in six years. In the NFC, it's the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta... more »
  • Ticket prices soaring for Alabama-Clemson title matchup

    January 8, 2017 5:49 PM

    TAMPA - The College Football Playoff national championship game is a hot ticket. The combination of Alabama and Clemson meeting in a rematch of last year's final, plus the proximity of the schools to Tampa, is causing prices to surge for Monday night's game. Both Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Clemson, South... more »
  • LSU's Jamal Adams will enter NFL draft

    January 6, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football All-American safety Jamal Adams says he is going pro. Adams made the announcement that he was entering the NFL draft at LSU Football operations Friday morning. Adams started all 12 games for LSU’s defense in the 2016 season, earning First Team All American... more »
  • Report: Saints clean house, fire Joe Vitt, several assistant coaches

    January 5, 2017 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt and several assistant coaches were fired Thursday, per reports by WWLTV. Vitt, Bill Johnson, Greg McMahon, Stan Kwan and James Willis were all fired , according to WWLTV reporter Lyons Yellin. Vitt served as the assistant head... more »
  • Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    January 4, 2017 11:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann isn't happy with the San Francisco 49ers' decision to give Colin Kaepernick an award for "inspirational and courageous" player. Kaepernick sparked a national debate by kneeling during the national anthem before games as a way of protesting racial injustice and police... more »
  • Championship memorabilia stolen from former LSU player's home

    January 3, 2017 12:21 PM

    SHREVEPORT – A former LSU football player took to social media after being robbed of several items of championship memorabilia in hopes of finding the person responsible. Seth Fruge, a walk-on player of the LSU football team from 2009 to 2013, posted on Facebook Monday night that he had... more »
  • Hometown eyes on Derrius Guice for Citrus Bowl breakout Play Video

    December 30, 2016 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Just off LSU’s campus, down Nicholson Drive, sits the Campus Cuts Barber Shop. The autographed photos on the walls is the place where student athletes get their hair styled and sides trimmed. Derrius Guice has been coming there for years. And the barbers are some... more »
  • LSU's Fournette says he's sitting out the Citrus Bowl

    December 16, 2016 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Leonard Fournette will not play another game at LSU. Fournette addressed the media Friday afternoon at LSU Football Ops. “I wouldn’t want to be at any other school,” Fournette said. “LSU is forever in my heart.” Leonard Fournette: "I wouldn't want to be... more »
  • Texas to launch massive youth-athlete concussion study

    December 11, 2016 2:52 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is about to launch what state officials believe is the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among middle and high school athletes. The governing body for public high school sports in Texas is partnering with the O'Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center to... more »
  • LSU to face Louisville in Citrus Bowl Play Video

    December 4, 2016 3:21 PM

    ORLANDO - The LSU Tigers will face No. 13 Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31. Florida Citrus Sports' Chairman Harold Mills made the announcement Sunday afternoon. The game will be the first time LSU will play Louisville. "Looking forward to spending New Year's... more »
  • Alabama-Washington, Clemson-Ohio State in College Football Playoff semis

    December 4, 2016 12:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Commence debate - the pairings are in, and Penn State and Michigan are out. Alabama is the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff and will meet No. 4 Washington in a semifinal game at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The other semifinal is No.... more »
  • No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

    December 3, 2016 8:41 PM

    ATLANTA - Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return Saturday before wearing down No. 15... more »
  • Grambling St. overtakes Alcorn St. 27-20 for SWAC title

    December 3, 2016 8:38 PM

    HOUSTON - The Grambling State overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat Alcorn State 27-20 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. The game was a rematch of the 2015 SWAC title game, which Alcorn State won 49-21. The Tigers won their first SWAC championship since 2011 and 24th... more »
  • LSU's '07 BCS crystal football to stay 'where it belongs' after $22,500 purchase

    December 3, 2016 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Waterford Crystal football claimed to be awarded to former LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman after the 2007 BCS National Championship was sold for $22,500 at an auction overnight Saturday. ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell tweeted Saturday afternoon that Bertman was selling his trophy through... more »
  • Riverside beats district rival for Division III state title Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverside Academy has captured the school's first-ever Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division III state football championship with a 47-20 win over district rival St. Charles Catholic. The Riverside Academy Rebels (12-1) got on the scoreboard first Friday inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome when Trey Catoire stripped... more »
  • Southern Lab repeats at Division IV champions Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defending their state championship from a season ago, the Southern Lab Kittens have defeated Ascension Episcopal 36-9 to capture the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV title. The Kittens (12-1) got on the scoreboard in the first quarter Friday when Shannon Forman sacked Ascension Episcopal... more »
  • St. Thomas captures first state championship against Parkview Baptist

    December 2, 2016 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a rematch of the 2015 Division II state championship game, the St. Thomas More Cougars defeated Parkview Baptist 54-29 in the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division II state championship game Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The win for the Cougars (10-3) is the... more »
  • LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White writes letter to LSU fans

    December 2, 2016 6:09 PM

    Dear LSU, As I write this, I'm preparing for my last week of school which means final exams at this awesome place that I now call home. You have no idea what being able to call you home for the past four years has done for my life.... more »
  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski to undergo back surgery Friday

    December 1, 2016 11:43 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.- Rob Gronkowski's season is likely over. The New England Patriots tight end was scheduled to have surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back, the team said in a statement Thursday night. He's likely to be out for eight weeks or more. The Super Bowl is scheduled... more »
  • Brees, Ingram, help Saints rout Rams, 49-21

    November 27, 2016 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns, Mark Ingram scored twice, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 49-21 on Sunday. Playing 10 days after being knocked unconscious in a Thursday night loss at Carolina, Ingram rushed for 146 yards on 14... more »
  • Grambling routs Southern in Bayou Classic, claims SWAC West

    November 26, 2016 4:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Martez Carter had 279 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns as Grambling defeated Southern 52-30 to claim the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division title in the Bayou Classic on Saturday. The Tigers (9-1, 9-0) advanced to the SWAC title game for the second consecutive year. They'll face... more »
  • Texas has 'let go' coach Charlie Strong after 3 seasons

    November 26, 2016 11:32 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has "let go" football coach Charlie Strong after a 16-21 record in three seasons. Strong had two years left on a guaranteed contract that pays more than $5 million per year. Strong was hired from Louisville in 2014 to replace Mack Brown, who won the 2005... more »
  • Tigers eat Aggies for Thanksgiving dinner; FINAL: 54-39

    November 24, 2016 5:46 PM

    A Twitter List by WBRZ COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The LSU Tigers defeated SEC opponent Texas A&M Thanksgiving night at Kyle Field. The Tigers has won all five games against the Aggies since Texas A&M joined the Southeastern Conference in 2012. LSU remains the only team in... more »
  • Police: 2 dead, 4 hospitalized in Louisville shootings

    November 24, 2016 4:58 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Police say two people are dead and four have been hospitalized in shootings at a riverfront park in Louisville. Louisville Metro Police says officers responded to a call of multiple shootings at Shawnee Park on Thursday afternoon. The injuries among those taken to University Hospital are not... more »
  • McKinley High football player recovering after drive-by shooting Play Video

    November 23, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- McKinley High School quarterback Bryant Lee was home Wednesday recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg according to family. The 17-year-old was standing in front of a house with friends Tuesday night on 73rd Avenue in North Baton Rouge when the drive-by occurred. The homeowner, Sheree... more »

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