October 31, 2014 3:42 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Friday, where a judge is scheduled to... more »
October 30, 2014 3:10 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »
October 28, 2014 4:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU is asking fans not to storm the field should the Tigers defeat Alabama in the next home game.
LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said Tuesday, fans should celebrate in their seats and not on the field. Following Saturday's defeat of Ole Miss,... more »
October 28, 2014 1:44 AM
ARLINGTON, TX - Colt McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath's 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Tony Romo returned from an apparent injury, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday night that snapped the Cowboys' six-game winning streak. McCoy, the former Texas... more »
October 27, 2014 12:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU and Alabama will meet in primetime, according to an announcement by the SEC on Monday.
Kickoff time for the game in Tiger Stadium is set for 7 p.m. as the Tigers and the Crimson Tide will play in prime time under the bright lights for... more »
October 24, 2014 1:53 AM
DENVER, CO - Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory... more »
October 23, 2014 4:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Downtown Baton Rouge bar owners expect both LSU and Ole Miss fans to flood the city this weekend.
The third ranked Ole Miss Rebels come into town to face LSU on national television. Tickets online are going for anywhere between $187-500 on StubHub .
Andrew... more »
October 23, 2014 9:17 AM
BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... more »
October 11, 2014 1:29 PM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Prosecutors say seven students have been charged as part of an investigation into hazing on a New Jersey high school football team. Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said Friday night three of the students are charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal restraint and other crimes.... more »
October 8, 2014 11:40 AM
ATHENS, Ga. - An important Southeastern Conference Eastern Division showdown is being overshadowed this week by another deluge of compelling SEC West games. The only ranked teams from the SEC East will meet on Saturday when No. 13 Georgia visits No. 23 Missouri in a game which could provide some... more »
October 7, 2014 3:08 AM
LANDOVER, MD - Russell Wilson rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown Monday night, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame more than a dozen penalties - including three that wiped out apparent touchdowns by Percy Harvin - in a 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins. Wilson completed 18 of... more »
October 6, 2014 9:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Businesses are taking a hit with LSU's lackluster start to the season.
Managers at businesses depending on LSU to attract customers said Monday, they've seen high-dollar differences the Sunday following an LSU loss.
"Everybody's just in a period of mourning after a big loss," Zippy's... more »
October 4, 2014 7:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Thousands packed Southern University's campus to celebrate this year's homecoming.
For the past two weeks, the school has been celebrating 100 years on Scott's Bluff.
To many of the Jaguars, being a part of the century old legacy is something that is priceless.
"When... more »
October 4, 2014 6:58 PM
OXFORD, Miss. - Bo Wallace threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, and No. 11 Mississippi rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to stun No. 3 Alabama 23-17 on Saturday. Ole Miss (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) has won five games to start the season for... more »
October 3, 2014 6:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Members of the Jaguar Nation spent the end of homecoming week working to get fit and healthy.
Students at Southern University participated in workout sessions organized as part of the two weeks of celebrations for the school's centennial at Scott's Bluff.
Students said they're happy... more »
October 2, 2014 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - When LSU coach Les Miles discusses Brandon Harris, he notes that the offense as a whole has played well when the freshman quarterback is under center. Harris, who's been promoted to starter for 15th-ranked LSU's game at No. 5 Auburn on Saturday, doesn't sound like he's letting... more »
October 1, 2014 10:14 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - When you score 64 points in a game, a lot of things are going your way that night.
For Denham Springs, one of those right things was running back Tyre Goldman. He finished with 185 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in a 64-20 rout... more »
September 30, 2014 7:20 AM
KANSAS CITY, MO - Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248 yards and three scores, and the... more »
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 »
September 25, 2014 10:28 PM
PRIDE - For about a month, marching band students at Northeast High School have been practicing for their big halftime show Friday night.
It's the first time the school will have a band play at a football game.
"Let's give them the show that they came to see,"... more »
September 25, 2014 9:37 PM
With newer information coming in, weekend forecast details have become clearer but unfortunately, a few minor timing issues still exist.
A weak disturbance developing in the Gulf of Mexico will navigate northward towards the coast by Sunday. At this time, the two key computer forecast models offer slightly different... more »
September 22, 2014 5:56 PM
METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints are taking a critical look at their first victory of the season. While they're relieved they've finally won after a pair of close loses to open the season, they're not entirely happy with how they played in their home opener against Minnesota. New Orleans,... more »
September 22, 2014 2:09 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ben Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 37-19 on Sunday night. The Steelers had gone eight quarters without a touchdown before Roethlisberger's two scoring strikes in the third. They were... more »
September 19, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Plaquemine trailed Woodlawn 21-6 in the 1st quarter. They didn't allow another point for the rest of the game.
The Devils pulling off the comeback victory, 35-21 over the Panthers, scoring 29 unanswered points.
Plaquemine running back Austin Mitchell scoring three touchdowns on the night,... more »
September 19, 2014 11:01 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - A community remembered 15-year-old Brandon Augusta under the Friday night lights this week.
Augusta was murdered; his body was found beaten to death behind a levee a month ago. He had been missing for a week. Law enforcement is still searching for the killer.
Donaldsonville High... more »
September 19, 2014 8:24 PM
WATSON - State Police worked a crash involving a pedestrian outside of Live Oak High School Friday evening.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene after reports that someone was hit by a vehicle. Emergency crews were sent to the school shortly before 8 p.m.
The Live Oak High... more »
September 15, 2014 6:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - The eighth-ranked LSU Tigers are bracing for what they expect to be their stiffest challenge yet when unbeaten Mississippi State visits Tiger Stadium this weekend. LSU has allowed opposing quarterbacks just a 40 percent completion rate for 94 yards per game. But the Bulldogs have scored at... more »
September 14, 2014 1:39 PM
South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15. The SEC had eight teams ranked for the third straight week and five teams in the top 10... more »
September 13, 2014 6:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers extended their record of consecutive non-conference wins to 48 in a row, beating Lousiana Monroe 31-0 Saturday night.
LSU freshmen scored three touchdowns on the ground, including a 24 yard touchdown run from Leonard Fournette to make the score 24-0 over ULM in... more »
September 12, 2014 11:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Woodlawn picking up a comfortable win over Madison Prep 35-16.
The Panthers picking up touchdowns on the ground and in the air from quarterback Charles Brooks.
Woodlawn moves to 2-0 on the year while Madison Prep drops to 1-1. more »
September 12, 2014 11:31 PM
WALKER - Springfield pulling out a thriller in double overtime over Walker 43-42.
After the Wildcats pulled ahead 42-35, the Bulldogs scoring and deciding to go for two to end the game.
Walker led 27-0 in the 2nd quarter, but after a weather delay, Springfield stormed back by... more »
September 12, 2014 11:07 PM
Watch the attached video for the complete Friday Night Blitz, Week 2 broadcast.
Archbishop Rummel 37, Hahnville 31, OT Archbishop Shaw 60, Fisher 6 Ascension Catholic 24, Dunham 23 Ascension Christian School 12, Crescent City Christian 8 Ascension Episcopal 35, False River Academy 6 Barbe 34,... more »
September 12, 2014 9:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans and the sounds of a game in Tiger Stadium are getting louder, especially with the addition of the new end zone.
About 100,000 people packed the stadium last Saturday. The additional fans and the new sound blew created noise that blew people away. But,... more »
September 12, 2014 2:04 AM
BALTIMORE, MD - Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night. Rice was reaching the end of a two-game suspension for domestic violence when a video... more »
September 8, 2014 11:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team played 16 freshmen against Sam Houston State, a record under Les Miles' tenure, and it appears there's no turning back from the Tigers' youth movement this season.
Four freshmen scored touchdowns against the Bearkats and while Les Miles called it a "productive... more »
September 8, 2014 6:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - When LSU has looked to air it out, the results have been promising. As the 10th-ranked Tigers prepare to host Louisiana-Monroe this Saturday night, evidence is mounting that LSU's young quarterbacks and receivers can provide balance to an offense that was expected to rely heavily on the... more »
September 7, 2014 2:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU climbed the rankings ladder after their blowout win over Sam Houston St. Saturday night.
The Tigers move up to No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 9 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. Last week, LSU was 12 in both polls.
LSU moved ahead... more »
September 5, 2014 11:19 PM
Friday Night Blitz Week 1: Acadiana 55, Northside 6 Airline 57, Bossier 0 Amite School, Miss. 27, Baton Rouge CHEF 14 Archbishop Rummel 39, East St. John 0 Archbishop Rummel 39, East St. John 0 Ascension Catholic 28, Grand Lake 0 Barbe 29, Washington-Marion 0 Bastrop 56, Huntington 7 Baton... more »
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 »
September 5, 2014 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- High school football has returned and that means the Sports 2 team is covering all the action.
But, they need your help to find the most outstanding kids of the week. Nominate your favorite player each Friday in the Fans Choice contest.
Click HERE to get... more »
September 5, 2014 3:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - A child refugee and high school senior won't get to step onto the gridiron this year, according to the child's host mom.
Clement Mubungirwa, 19, is a refugee from Congo and a member of Episcopal High School's football team. Jeanne James, Mubungirwa's host mom, says he... more »
September 5, 2014 8:45 AM
We've got some football to play. We could really do without any follies from the weather. But unfortunately, the stale summer pattern will continue. Ample heat and humidity will be firing off rounds of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon through Monday.
Friday Forecast: For your Friday Night fix of... more »
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 »
September 4, 2014 5:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU will implement several changes to game day parking and traffic starting this football season.
Tiger fans will no longer be able to park in the street along Nicholson Drive or Burbank Drive south of Skip Bertman Drive. In addition, a pedestrian buffer zone will be... more »
September 2, 2014 8:51 AM
LOUISVILLE, KY - Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's... more »
August 30, 2014 3:19 PM
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and... more »
August 30, 2014 2:27 PM
LAFAYETTE - The Southern Jags are looking for a repeat performance of their SWAC championship starting tonight at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Ragin Cajuns won a share of the Sun Belt Conference title last year and their 3rd straight R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. They will be looking... more »
August 30, 2014 11:26 AM
HOUSTON, Tx. - The long wait is over for Tiger fans across the country, as the Bayou Bengals will take the field for the first time in 241 days. For the Tigers and Badgers, it will be their first game of the College Football playoff era. The Tigers come in... more »
August 29, 2014 11:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - High school jamborees continuing on Friday in the Baton Rouge Area. At Olympia Park, U-High defeating McKinley 21-7 thanks to Nic Brossette, who scored a touchdown in the game. Also at Olympia, Northeast defeating Tara 8-6. In Zachary, Central getting the win over Baker 21-0, as James... more »
August 29, 2014 9:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - CATS Touchdown Express will roll again for LSU home football games but with several changes due to new gameday traffic rules.
Capital Area Transit System buses will bring Tigers fans to Death Valley from several locations including Hollywood Casino, Hotel Indigo, Florida and I-10 underpass and... more »
August 29, 2014 8:23 AM
Today: Friday will begin with sunshine and a warmup into the lower 90s before afternoon clouds, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity is expected to be a bit more than Wednesday and Thursday with scattered coverage in the rain department.
Tonight: The area will maintain humidity, cloud cover and spotty... more »
August 28, 2014 11:32 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Bo Wallace threw four touchdowns passes in a sloppy season opener, and No. 18 Mississippi pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Boise State 35-13 on Thursday night. Shaking off Wallace's three first-half interceptions, the Rebels (1-0) got the victory before a sparse crowd in the... more »
August 28, 2014 11:22 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak. Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in... more »
August 28, 2014 11:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - High School football began tonight in the Baton Rouge area as Dutchtown and Port Allen both hosted jamborees.
The Griffins played host to the Walker Wildcats, where Kajuan Coleman and Averee York both scored touchdowns to lead Dutchtown to a 33-0 victory.
In Port Allen,... more »
August 28, 2014 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - With LSU football just two days away, many Tiger fans are packing up and heading to Houston for the matchup this weekend.
Tickets for the game online at StubHub range from $100 for seats in the 600 section to several hundred dollars for field level seating.... more »
August 28, 2014 2:43 AM
Nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. A majority, however, say they haven't prevented their child from playing the game they love. In the poll, 44 percent of parents... more »
August 27, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will be met by stricter security enforcing a new bag law implemented this year by the NFL at all NFL-affiliated stadiums.
Those attending the season opener against Wisconsin will be must follow tighter rules concerning what they can bring into the Houston Texans' NRG... more »
August 25, 2014 9:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested Tulane football player, Robert Kelley, 21, for allegedly beating up a fellow Tulane student and stealing his bicycle, according to WWL.
Kelley was booked on charges of simple robbery and simple battery on Aug. 4, and freed with a $10,000 bond.
According to... more »
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 »
August 21, 2014 7:05 PM
CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year.
Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... more »
August 20, 2014 3:31 PM
NEW YORK - Forbes says Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, valued at $3.2 billion. Only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global... more »
August 17, 2014 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Hailing from Texas as one of the best safety recruits in the country, LSU freshman Jamal Adams appears to be in line to continue the Tigers great run of elite defensive backs.
LSU head coach Les Miles has spoken highly of Adams, telling the media that... more »
August 17, 2014 1:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Associated Press came out with their preseason rankings Sunday, and LSU landed at No. 13. That's up one spot from last year's preseason rankings.
LSU's first opponent, Wisconsin, came in at No. 14. The two will start the season by playing each other in Houston... more »
August 15, 2014 7:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS - While Drew Brees didn't get the start at quarterback for the first preseason game inside the Superdome this season, Luke McCown showed great command of the offense to get the Saints off on the right foot.
The scoring drive took 16 plays, 80 yards, and 6:30... more »
August 15, 2014 6:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - The new SEC Network highlighted its second day of operation Friday night by announcing the 18-game Southeastern Conference men's basketball schedules for the 14-team league, including the list of dates and games for Coach Johnny Jones and his LSU Tigers.
The schedule is highlighted by a... more »
August 14, 2014 7:01 PM
SCOTLANDVILLE - The Hornets have plenty of help this season, with senior outside linebacker Donald Freeman.
The Scotlandville defender is gaining interest from Division 1, and even some SEC, schools as he decides where he'll spend his collegiate career.
Sports 2's Brian Holland takes a look at one... more »
August 14, 2014 6:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Redshirt-freshman Tanner Lee will be Tulane's starting quarterback when the Green Wave open the 2014 season at Tulsa on Aug. 28. Lee, of Destrehan, entered preseason camp atop the depth chart after a solid showing during spring practice. Coach Curtis Johnson says Lee cemented the starting post... more »
August 13, 2014 2:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy in consecutive years. Twenty-three underclassmen have won the award, but Ohio State running back Archie Griffin was the only one to capture it twice. Griffin... more »
August 10, 2014 9:26 PM
CENTRAL - The Wildcats hope to live up to their program tradition and last year's record(11-2) in 2014.
Central has won at least a share of their district crown in each of the past six years, but head coach Sid Edwards warns they only won it last year by... more »
August 9, 2014 10:56 PM
CLINTON, La. - The East Feliciana Tigers look to take a deeper run, after being ousted from the playoffs in the first round last year.
The Tigers will rely heavily upon their size on the defensive line, but head coach Cedric Anderson says they'll have to find key starters... more »
August 9, 2014 4:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former Port Allen High School star Darian Claiborne is on his way to Texas Southern.
Port Allen head coach Guy Blanchard confirmed the move to Sports 2 Saturday afternoon.
Claiborne has been told he will be able to play starting this season for the Tigers.... more »
August 8, 2014 11:06 PM
ST. LOUIS - The New Orleans Saints got offensive production from a couple of players with something to prove, and backup quarterback Ryan Griffin led the Saints to a 26-24 win in their preseason opener over St. Louis Friday night.
Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees sat out with... more »
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 »
August 7, 2014 9:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Coach Les Miles seems to be all for sweeping changes in top-tier college athletic conferences.
""I think it's imperative," he said. "I think there's an equity issue."
Thursday, the NCAA board of directors voted to restructure how schools and conferences govern themselves, prompting big changes... more »
August 7, 2014 12:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - They're the team behind the LSU football team, but their job is no less important.
The Tigers equipment team spends long days at the office preparing the equipment each team member will use during practice and on gamedays: they're also constantly updating their supplies.
Sports2's... more »
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 »
August 4, 2014 11:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU football hits the field for the first day of fall training camp today with varsity split squad practices getting underway in the morning.
Sunday was reporting day for the Tigers as 103 players headed to campus for organizational, academic and team meetings. Equipment fitting, physicals... more »