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  • Walker High set for field turf and track upgrades check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 5:29 PM

    WALKER - Excitement at Walker High School in Livingston Parish is growing as plans for a new turf field and brand new outdoor track are finalized. "I mean they're going to come out here and see it, and I mean it's an eye catcher," said Walker Football Head Coach... more »
  • Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

    March 12, 2015 2:53 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma football team is taking a stand. In a statement players released nearly simultaneously on their social media accounts Thursday, they called for the expulsion of leaders of a fraternity tied to a racist video that has rocked the campus. The team, which is predominantly black,... more »
  • Jimmy Graham traded to Seattle

    March 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a trade that will send Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN , the Saints will trade Graham to the Seahawks for center, Max Unger, and multiple draft picks. At least one... more »
  • LSU punished for violation of recruiting rule

    February 27, 2015 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football program will have its recruiting privileges revoked for the second time in four years. The punishment from the Southeastern Conference comes after LSU continued to engage in unlimited contact with Matt Womack, a prospective early enrollee and offensive tackle from Mississippi, after he... more »
  • Council OKs Los Angeles-area stadium backed by Rams owner

    February 25, 2015 1:58 AM

    INGLEWOOD, CA - The Inglewood City Council has approved plans to build a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner. With a 5-0 vote, the council approved the $2 billion plan at a meeting Tuesday night. The vote... more »
  • After tense exchange, Aaron Hernandez murder trial resumes

    February 23, 2015 2:09 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumes after a tense exchange last week between the judge and a prosecutor. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told prosecutor William McCauley he could not ask the victim's sister anything about text messages sent minutes... more »
  • NFL's competition committee may consider replay expansion

    February 20, 2015 11:43 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Rams coach Jeff Fisher says the NFL's competition committee has an unprecedented number of proposals to expand replay reviews next season. Fisher is the committee co-chair, and he says he's not sure it will happen. Fisher says everything currently is reviewable -- other than penalties -- and that... more »
  • Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

    February 20, 2015 2:06 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The teams announced plans for the $1.7 billion stadium in Carson in a joint statement Thursday... more »
  • LSU names Tony Ball wide receivers coach

    February 13, 2015 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head coach Les Miles says he's hired former Georgia assistant Tony Ball as the Tigers' new receivers coach. Ball has coached at the college level for about three decades, working with wide receivers for about 20 years. He spent the past nine years at Georgia, working... more »
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013

    February 13, 2015 4:19 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, according to tax returns submitted by the league. The NFL on Friday released the amount Goodell earned in salary, bonus and pension compensation. Goodell made $35.1 million in 2012, with an additional $5 million in incentive pay and... more »
  • Ex-Patriot's fiance granted immunity in murder trial

    February 11, 2015 2:00 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to resume after his fiancée was granted immunity to testify for prosecutors. Hernandez is expected back in court Wednesday. He is charged with murder for the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin... more »
  • English Premier League sells UK live TV rights for $7.8bn

    February 10, 2015 11:50 AM

    LONDON - The English Premier League has awarded the domestic television rights to Sky and BT in three-year deals worth 5.136 billion pounds ($7.8 billion). To show matches from the 2016-17 season, the broadcasters are paying 70 percent more than their current three-season deals are worth. To show 154 live... more »
  • Pace of play not expected to be college football rules issue

    February 9, 2015 4:39 PM

    The NCAA coordinator of college football officials says he does not expect pace of play to be a major topic when the rules committee meets this week. Rogers Redding said Monday the use of technology on the sideline will be a focus during committee meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. Redding said... more »
  • National Signing Day off and roaring check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is picking up strong recruits for National Signing Day, but the day is still young and already producing some surprises. University High running back Nick Brossette signed with the Tigers after flirting with Texas. He led UHigh to the state title in 2014 and was... more »
  • Who's playing where?: A guide to National Signing Day check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Super Bowl champs return to another New England snowstorm

    February 3, 2015 2:03 AM

    BOSTON, MA - The New England Patriots have arrived safely in snowbound Boston. The team landed at Logan International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday following its 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. It retweeted a message from running back Shane Vereen: "Boston! Your Champs just... more »
  • Former NFL player shares message of hope in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A message of hope and perseverance was the focal point at Hearts of Ease Family Life Church on Sunday. Former defensive and defensive tackle for the New York Jets, Dennis Byrd, talked about the day that put his life on a different course. In November... more »
  • Top Tigers in the Super Bowl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has had no shortage of players go on to play in the Super Bowl after their college career concludes. News 2's John Pastorek looks back in this edition of Louisiana Super Bowl legends. LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon played in one Super Bowl... more »
  • Beckham, Brees team up to set world record

    January 30, 2015 5:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Two of Louisiana's biggest football stars teamed-up Thursday to break a world record. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and former-LSU Wide Receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. shattered the Guinness World Record for most one-handed catches in a minute. The pair combined for 33 catches in just... more »
  • Louisiana's Super Bowl Legends check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, we took a look back at some of the greatest Louisiana Super Bowl Legends today on 2une In. The legendary coach Vince Lombardi once called Jim Taylor the most determined runner he'd ever seen. Taylor credits Lombardi... more »
  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    January 28, 2015 3:04 PM

    BOSTON - A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers. The study published Wednesday says researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem... more »
  • AP: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    January 28, 2015 12:19 PM

    PHOENIX - An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws in each state and the District of Columbia finds that fewer than half contain all of the key principles of the model legislation. The laws were pushed for by the NFL after Washington state passed the first bill... more »
  • Million Dollar Man: Kevin Steele's contract released and spring dates announced

    January 26, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will make $1 million per year with performance-based incentives that could push that number to $1.125 million each of the next two years. The contract breaks down into a $500,000 base salary with an additional $500,000 in "supplemental media compensation",... more »
  • Saints shine in Pro Bowl

    January 26, 2015 6:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The New Orleans Saints had four players selected for this year's NFL Pro Bowl. Three of them shined in Team Irvin's 32-28 win over Team Carter. The brightest was Tight End Jimmy Graham. The Black and Gold's leading receiver caught three passes for 30 yards with... more »
  • Benson's granddaughter off Saints board

    January 22, 2015 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began work Thursday to transition ownership and control of the New Orleans Saints to his wife, and away from his other family members. The first steps reported by WWL were removing his granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, from her position of... more »
  • NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

    January 22, 2015 11:07 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday. The league did not specify what the gesture was in the win over... more »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    January 22, 2015 2:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
  • Riverdale's Donte Jackson commits to LSU over UGA

    January 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverdale High senior cornerback Donté Jackson announced on Wednesday morning his decision to pass on Georgia and USC, making his verbal commitment to come play for LSU later this year. Jackson, a 5'11", 164-pound cornerback out of New Orleans, announced his commitment this morning at a... more »
  • Report: NFL finds Patriot game balls were deflated

    January 21, 2015 2:10 AM

    The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated Press... more »
  • Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

    January 19, 2015 1:59 AM

    For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots. In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s,... more »
  • LSU to introduce two new football coaches

    January 14, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU athletics officials said they will introduce two new coaches for the Tiger football program Wednesday afternoon. The university confirmed Tuesday they'd hired former Alabama linebacker coach Kevin Steele. On Wednesday LSU also said they'd hired former Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron to be the... more »
  • Alabama's Kevin Steele named LSU def. coordinator check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for LSU athletics confirmed that Alabama assistant coach Kevin Steele has been hired as the Tiger's new defensive coordinator. Michael Bonnette confirmed the hire Tuesday afternoon. Steele replaced John Chavis, who left LSU for a post at Texas A&M shortly after the Tigers' bowl... more »
  • Hunter makes NFL draft choice official

    January 9, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU junior Danielle Hunter formally announced his intention to enter the NFL draft Friday. Hunter told News 2 earlier this week he would not return to LSU for another season. On Friday he said coming to LSU was the best decision of his life. "I... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez murder trial to begin with jury selection

    January 9, 2015 2:30 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for... more »
  • Grand jury declines to indict ex-player in shooting

    January 8, 2015 8:21 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A grand jury in Calcasieu Parish declined to indict former LSU and NFL player Brandon Winey, 36, on an attempted second-degree murder charge. Police arrested Winey in April following the shooting that injured another former LSU player, Tahj Jones. Jones, 25, was shot after the two... more »
  • LSU back in Houston for 2017 opener against BYU

    January 8, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a come-from-behind victory in front a sellout crowd in 2014, LSU will get another chance to play their season opener at NRG Stadium in Houston in 2017. The school announced Thursday that the Tigers will open the 2017 season Sept. 2 against Brigham Young University.... more »
  • Former Tiger Beckham going to the Pro Bowl, replacing Megatron

    January 8, 2015 5:36 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is going to the Pro Bowl. The NFL announced Wednesday that Beckham has been chosen to replace the injured Calvin Johnson of Detroit in the Jan. 25 game. Beckham, who had 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12... more »
  • Galette lawyer: Alleged female victim was hurt by dog

    January 6, 2015 4:16 PM

    METAIRIE - A lawyer for Saints linebacker Junior Galette says a woman accusing the player of battery had her earring ripped out and was scratched by a dog that was reacting to her yelling. Galette and his cousin, Terrance Banks of Newark, New Jersey, were arrested Monday after a 22-year-old... more »
  • LSU lands 5-star recruits in football, basketball

    January 2, 2015 7:10 PM

    Five star recruits are hard to land in any sport. If a school lands two in one day, that's a big deal. But what if it's in two different sports? That's what happened today for LSU, as the Tigers landed WR Tyron Johnson in football and SG Antonio Blakeney... 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 »
  • Report: Chavis in Texas with A&M head coach

    January 1, 2015 12:46 PM

    HOUSTON - Former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is in Texas on New Year's Day getting situated with his new position at Texas A&M, according to reports. A Houston Chronicle reporter snapped pictures of Chavis getting off a plane with Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin, who confirmed Chavin's hiring.... more »
  • OSU hospital wraps babies in 'Beat Alabama' blankets

    January 1, 2015 12:12 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University hospital is making sure that even the littlest Buckeyes fans get the proper gear. Every baby born Thursday at OSU's Wexner Medical Center will be swaddled in a red blanket emblazoned with: "Beat Alabama. 1-1-15." The Buckeyes, of course, play Alabama on Thursday... more »
  • Report: LSU's Chavis hired at Texas A&M

    December 31, 2014 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Texas A&M has hired LSU's John Chavis to be the Aggies' next defensive coordinator, according to a report from Yahoo Sports . The site says Chavis will replace Mark Snyder, who was fired earlier this month. The Aggie defense ranked 103rd in the nation this season.... more »
  • Jets fire coach Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik

    December 29, 2014 8:02 AM

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets have fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history. With the Jets (4-12) failing to make the postseason for the fourth straight season, owner Woody Johnson opted to clean house Monday... more »
  • Tips for LSU fans headed to Nashville

    December 27, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU fans are getting ready to hit the road right behind the tigers. The football team left Saturday and fans trailed right along. Ashley Richard got on the road today to make it to Tennessee in time for Tuesday's game. " I'm going to Tennessee,... more »
  • Off day for NCAA bowls

    December 25, 2014 10:47 AM

    UNDATED - The Bowl barrage takes a break today for Christmas. It resumes tomorrow with three games on the schedule. In the Heart of Dallas Bowl 8-4 Louisiana Tech meets 6-6 Illinois. Rutgers takes a 7-5 mark into the Quick Lane Bowl against 6-6 North Carolina. The St. Petersburg Bowl... more »
  • Redskins' RG3 limited with sprained shoulder

    December 24, 2014 12:20 PM

    ASHBURN, Va. - Robert Griffin III is dealing with a sprained right shoulder as he prepares for the Washington Redskins' season finale against the Dallas Cowboys. Griffin was limited in practice Wednesday. He appeared to be throwing normally during the portion of the workout open to reporters. Coach Jay Gruden... 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 »
  • Wilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title

    December 22, 2014 2:05 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Seattle (11-4) moved into a... more »
  • Shut down the rumor mill, Miles staying at LSU check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 15, 2014 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Les Miles will not be going to Michigan. Miles told sports reporters after practice Monday, he was not interested in the head coaching job at his alma mater. In fact, he said, he had not even been contacted about the job. Miles said reporters could report... more »
  • LSU's Collins, Neighbors going to Senior Bowl

    December 15, 2014 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two LSU football players accepted invites to be part of the Reese's Senior Bowl Monday. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins and fullback Connor Neighbors were recently named the university's most valuable players on offense. The Tigers averaged 219 yards a game on offense during the 2014... more »
  • Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons rally for 43-37 win

    December 9, 2014 4:20 AM

    GREEN BAY, WI - Eddie Lacy ran for a touchdown and caught one of Aaron Rodgers' three TD passes, and the Green Bay Packers built a 24-point lead before holding off the Atlanta Falcons for a 43-37 victory Monday night. The Packers (10-3) earned their fifth consecutive victory to stay... more »
  • Oklahoma St beats No. 18 Oklahoma 38-35 in OT

    December 6, 2014 6:52 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. - Tyreek Hill returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds remaining to force overtime and Ben Grogan kicked a 21-yard field goal in the extra period to give Oklahoma State a 38-35 victory over No. 18 Oklahoma on Saturday. On the first overtime possession,... more »
  • No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri 42-13 for SEC title

    December 6, 2014 6:45 PM

    ATLANTA - Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each had a couple of touchdown runs, and top-ranked Alabama pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its 24th Southeastern Conference championship with a 42-13 victory over No. 14 Missouri on Saturday. Missouri made... more »
  • Some area teams leave Mercedes Benz Superdome without the bling

    December 5, 2014 10:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Superdome provided mixed news for football fans of the two lab schools associated with LSU and Southern Friday night. University High was declared the state champions in Division 2 by outplaying Parkview Baptist, also of Baton Rouge in a 46 to 32 final. Kick off was... more »
  • IHSA: Suit could lead to 'haves, have not' schools

    December 5, 2014 3:12 PM

    NEW LENOX, IL - The nation's first high school sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit is warning legal action could result in wealthier schools keeping their football programs and cash-strapped ones eliminating them. Illinois High School Association Director Marty Hickman said in a Friday news conference that... more »
  • SU Jags prepare to head west for SWAC title showdown check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 4, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars football team is headed west to Houston Thursday with a gridiron meeting with the Alcorn Braves for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship set as the final destination. This is Southern University's second year heading to the SWAC championship. Many fans came out to... more »
  • Saints running back Robinson back at practice

    December 3, 2014 4:30 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson, who has missed the past six games with a forearm injury, has returned to practice on a limited basis. Coach Sean Payton says Robinson is using a brace and that everything looked good in Wednesday's practice, though the team still wants... more »
  • Coach Brady Hoke fired at Michigan

    December 2, 2014 3:09 PM

    ANN ARBOR, MI - Michigan has fired football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett made the announcement Tuesday after weeks of speculation about Hoke's future. The Wolverines have struggled to regain their status among the top programs in the Big Ten, much less... more »
  • Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

    December 2, 2014 5:42 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Miami Dolphins kept their playoff hopes intact by rallying for a 16-13 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night when Caleb Sturgis made a 26-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining. Miami (7-5) rallied in an old-fashioned - some might say dull - slugfest... more »
  • Holidays perfect for playoff game in one small town check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 28, 2014 9:35 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - As a voice bellowed over the loud speakers at Springfield High Friday night, "alright, dog pound. For tonight's quarter finals, state playoff action, let's welcome our dogs to the dog pound," fans cheered and screamed as their men in blue run onto the field. The Bulldogs took... more »
  • Johnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago

    November 27, 2014 2:59 PM

    DETROIT - Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. After losing at Arizona and New England and falling out of first place in the NFC... more »
  • High School Football Playoffs: Round 2 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2014 11:08 PM

    Louisiana High School Football Class 5A Second Round Acadiana 38, Ponchatoula 28 C.E. Byrd 37, East Ascension 20 Destrehan 68, East St. John 14 Hahnville 28, Haughton 14 Mandeville 24, Barbe 21 Scotlandville 27, Thibodaux 15 West Monroe 24, Covington 7 Zachary 35, Denham Springs 10 Class 4A Second... more »
  • Saints without Cooks, Bush during stretch run

    November 17, 2014 3:32 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints will have to continue their chase for an NFC South title without a pair of starters: receiver Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush. Agent Jeff Sperbeck says Cooks had surgery on Monday on his broken thumb and that his recovery time is expected to... more »
  • AP source: Muschamp out as Florida coach

    November 16, 2014 10:45 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A person close to the situation says Will Muschamp is stepping down as Florida's coach, a day after a head-scratching meltdown against struggling South Carolina. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not made the announcement official. Muschamp will coach the last two... more »
  • No. 4 Alabama holds off No. 1 Bulldogs 25-20

    November 15, 2014 6:44 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Blake Sims, T.J. Yeldon and No. 4 Alabama's relentless defense delivered on a big stage, and the Crimson Tide held off No. 1 Mississippi State 25-20 on Saturday. The Tide (9-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 5 CFP) reasserted itself as a national title contender with a dominant... more »
  • Gordon sets rush record with 408 yards

    November 15, 2014 6:42 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Melvin Gordon rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and No. 22 Wisconsin overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday over No. 11 Nebraska. Gordon eclipsed the single-game mark held since 1999 by... more »
  • Jaguars look for 6th straight win in final home game

    November 15, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars (6-1, 7-3) close out their slate of home games tonight against Mississippi Valley State (1-7, 2-8) in Mumford Stadium. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. If SU pulls out the win today, next week's match up against Grambling at the Bayou... more »
  • High School Football Playoffs: Round 1 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2014 11:06 PM

    PREP FOOTBALL Class 1A First Round Block 42, North Central 0 Delhi 44, Arcadia 28 Elton 55, Lena Northwood 20 LaSalle 34, South Cameron 0 Logansport 48, East Iberville 0 Montgomery 40, Merryville 28 Oberlin 46, Grand Lake 16 Varnado 44, Ringgold 8 Class 2A First Round East Feliciana... more »
  • Winterized Fayetteville welcomes LSU check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 14, 2014 10:11 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE - As temperatures dip into the 20s Friday in Baton Rouge, crews in Fayetteville are rolling out the snow plows and preparing to salt the roads. The LSU Tigers take on the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday. LSU had planned to play in the snow, but that's not the case... more »
  • Source: LSU's Kenny Hilliard out for season

    November 14, 2014 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says LSU running back Kenny Hilliard is out for the rest of the regular season with a shoulder injury. Hilliard had 434 yards and six touchdowns for the No. 20 Tigers (7-3, 3-3, No. 17 CFP) before injuring his shoulder and... more »
  • Tannehill, former Tiger Landry lead Dolphins over Bills

    November 14, 2014 6:10 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Ryan Tannehill shook off five sacks and a third-quarter deficit, throwing for two late touchdowns to help the Miami Dolphins break a streak of three consecutive losses to Buffalo with a 22-9 win Thursday. Tannehill went 26 for 34 for 240 yards and threw touchdown... more »
  • Alleva's got choice words for chant with some choice words

    November 10, 2014 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans got a stern warning from the college's vice chancellor and director of athletics, Joe Alleva, Monday night. Alleva's frustration was directed to a group of fans inside Tiger Stadium who chanted what Alleva termed as "a profane chant directed toward Coach Saban." The phrase... more »
  • Rodgers throws 6 TDs, Packers rout Bears 55-14

    November 10, 2014 1:59 AM

    GREEN BAY, WI - Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes to tie the Green Bay game record and match the NFL record for a half, and the Packers routed the reeling Chicago Bears 55-14 on Sunday night. Rodgers was 18 of 27 for 315 yards, throwing scoring passes of 73... more »
  • Thousand dollar parking spot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 8, 2014 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While there's no doubting that the culmination of this weekend will be the showdown between the tigers and the tide, that doesn't take away, from the southern tradition, that drew both tiger and Alabama fans out to LSU earlier this week. Tailgating, for many, is what... more »
  • Mike is being catty about going into Tiger Stadium check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 7, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mike has been absent from football games this season and fans are hoping he can be coaxed out of his habitat for Saturday's home finale against Alabama. Friday night, fans watched Mike the Tiger take a big yawn and fall back asleep. Fans took pictures as... more »
  • Alabama-LSU game a high-stakes affair yet again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 7, 2014 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alabama coach Nick Saban wants his players to understand that facing 14th-ranked LSU in Death Valley's famously frenzied atmosphere Saturday night is one of the hardest things they'll do all season. He also wants the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide to embrace it. Saban says great competitors "like challenges... more »
  • No. 4 Tide takes on No. 14 LSU's stingy secondary Play Video

    November 6, 2014 2:42 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - Alabama's Blake Sims and Amari Cooper are poised to face their toughest test. The same could be said for LSU's secondary. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide pits Cooper - the nation's No. 2 receiver - against No. 14 LSU on Saturday night. The Tigers lead the nation in pass... more »
  • Bring on Bama: Eating Grass check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2014 6:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Alabama-LSU series has produced many memorable games and plays. We're getting Tigers fans fired up for this weekend's matchup by recapping some of those moments. In 2010, the Tigers took a bite out of the Crimson Tide, and Coach Les Miles took a bite out... more »
  • Saints put FB Johnson on IR

    November 4, 2014 10:30 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have placed fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve, ending his season. Johnson, whose knee injury shelved him for New Orleans' previous game at Carolina, played in seven games this season with one start. The Saints needed Johnson to play a regular role... more »
  • Bring on Bama: Saban Bowl I check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 4, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Alabama-LSU series has produced many memorable games and plays. We're getting Tigers fans fired up for this weekend's matchup by recapping some of those moments. Today's Tiger-Tide flashback is from Saban Bowl I. On November 3rd, 2007, LSU played former coach Nick Saban for the... more »
  • Luck throws for 4 TDs, Indy routs Giants 40-24

    November 4, 2014 1:59 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Andrew Luck threw for four touchdowns and the Colts' defense kept Eli Manning and the Giants off balance in Indianapolis' 40-24 romp on Monday night. With his franchise-record seventh consecutive 300-yard game, Luck led the Colts (6-3) to a lopsided win one week after a 51-34... more »
  • Bring on Bama: The Stand check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Alabama-LSU series has produced many memorable games and plays. We're getting Tigers fans fired up for this weekend's matchup by recapping some of those moments. We begin back in 1958. The game was filled with legends like Bear Bryant, Paul Dietzel, Billy Cannon and the... more »
  • Roethlisberger, Steelers dominate Ravens 43-23

    November 3, 2014 1:58 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six scores to set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. A week after passing for a franchise-record six touchdowns against Indianapolis,... more »
  • Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed

    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 »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    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 »

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