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  • LSU kicker Delahoussaye injured in deadly crash in Wisconsin

    July 24, 2016 3:51 PM

    Merton, Wis. – LSU football kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured and two other college football players were killed in a car crash in Wisconsin Saturday night, local media reports. According to Fox6now.com, the crash happened around 11:45 p.m. on Beaver Lake Road near Merton, Wis. Fox 6 reports that... more »
  • 10 Tigers selected for Preseason Media All-SEC Teams

    July 15, 2016 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 10 Tiger players have landed spots on 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Teams, according to the SEC office on Friday. LSU’s 10 players is the second-most of any team, just two behind Alabama at 12. Tennessee was third with nine All-SEC players. Four LSU players... more »
  • LSU RB Fournette shares selfie to show support for Alton Sterling

    July 7, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU star running back Leonard Fournette has made his thoughts on the recent shooting of a man by Baton Rouge Police apparent via social media after he posted an image of himself wearing a Sterling shirt on Thursday. The selfie went up on Twitter around 1... more »
  • Andrew Luck signs new contract with Colts

    June 30, 2016 11:20 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck has signed a new contract with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. The $140 million deal was completed Wednesday with Luck, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft. Owner Jim Irsay revealed the maximum value on Twitter, calling it... more »
  • Southern University unveils new football turf

    June 27, 2016 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Jaguars will take to a freshly surfaced stadium for their home opener at A.W. Mumford Stadium on Sept. 17. Construction crews are installing a new state-of-the-art turf as the final phase of stadium renovations gets underway ahead of the project’s July 18 scheduled... more »
  • Fournette receives 2015-16 SEC Sportsmanship Award

    June 16, 2016 12:10 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - LSU’s record-setting running back, Leonard Fournette, has been named the men’s recipient of the 2015-16 SEC Sportsmanship Award, according to a Thursday announcement from the league. Fournette joins the women’s winner Lloydricia Cameron of the Florida track & field team and the Kentucky Wildcat Volleyball team... more »
  • LSU barring opponents' bands from performing at halftime

    June 11, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new LSU policy is barring opponents' marching bands from performing at halftime of football games at Tiger Stadium. LSU athletic department spokesman Michael Bonnette says the school adopted the policy last season to address safety concerns. He says the field's sidelines aren't large enough to accommodate... more »
  • SEC releases TV schedule for Weeks 1-3

    June 7, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the 2016 SEC football season close enough to taste, the conference has released the full TV schedule for the first three weeks of the season. The Southeastern Conference released the schedule via The Paul Finebaum TV show on Tuesday afternoon. LSU will take on the... more »
  • UL offers scholarship to 14-year-old who hasn't started high school

    June 2, 2016 12:27 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A 14-year-old who has yet to play a single down of high school football has already been offered a scholarship to University of Louisiana at Lafayette, according to a Mississippi newspaper. However, NCAA rules prevent UL coach Mark Hudspeth from speaking publicly about a recruit. A UL... more »
  • Les Miles shares tender moment with Mike the Tiger

    May 26, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football coach Les Miles shared a tender moment Thursday with the university's live tiger mascot, Mike VI. Miles shared a picture on his official Facebook page of him touching the glass at Mike’s habitat as the Tiger swam in his pool. “Coach Miles is... more »
  • Report: NFL sought to improperly influence study on brain injuries

    May 23, 2016 1:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior House Democrat has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. The report by New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the... more »
  • SEC to adopt new process for instant replay review

    May 17, 2016 8:55 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The SEC says the conference will implement a collaborative process for instant replays with the start of the 2016 season. The decision was made via unanimous vote by the league’s athletics directors and approval by the SEC Executive Committee. In February, the NCAA Football Rules... more »
  • Les Miles to talk LSU satellite camps in noon conference

    May 17, 2016 6:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head coach Les Miles is to address the media Tuesday at noon about upcoming satellite camps. The Tigers will host a pair of camps in New Orleans with one of those in conjunction with the New Orleans Saints. A second camp will be held in... more »
  • EBR schools say equipment in compliance after player's injury Play Video

    May 5, 2016 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high school football player remains in the hospital after a serious injury incurred during a practice Wednesday afternoon . Sources said Marcus Thomas, number 37, is in ICU at an area hospital. Thomas, who will be a junior in the fall at Scotlandville High, is... more »
  • Scotlandville High football player in ICU after practice injury

    May 5, 2016 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high school football player remains in the hospital after a serious injury incurred during a practice Wednesday afternoon. Sources said Marcus Thomas, number 37, is in ICU at an area hospital. Thomas, who will be a junior in the fall at Scotlandville High , is... more »
  • Jones first Tiger off the board; LB picked by Atlanta

    April 29, 2016 10:00 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach... more »
  • Saints draft Buckeye WR Thomas in 2nd round

    April 29, 2016 9:06 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas, who was picked 47th overall, caught 56 passes for 781 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Buckeyes. His selection comes... more »
  • Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil's comments on receiving cash

    April 29, 2016 3:17 PM

    OXFORD - Mississippi says it will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school. The university said in a statement Friday it is "aware of the reports from the NFL Draft regarding Laremy Tunsil and... more »
  • WATCH: Miles ready as NCAA allows coaches to text recruits Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks the first day college coaches can contact high school recruits via texting. In a video posted on Facebook, LSU Coach Les Miles did a series of finger stretches to prepare. The NCAA deregulated electronic communication between coaches and recruits, meaning coaches can now send... more »
  • New NCAA sanctions make Southern teams ineligible for postseason

    April 20, 2016 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sanctions released by the NCAA on Wednesday mean a total of 10 Southern University athletic programs will be ineligible for postseason play in the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. While the entirety of SU’s athletic program was reinstated from a two-year ban from postseason play 11 months... more »
  • LSU produces inspiring pre-kickoff video for 2016 season Play Video

    April 20, 2016 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletics has produced a chill bump-inducing “LSU Anthem” video ahead of the rapidly approaching 2016 season of Tiger football. The two-minute long video will air 45 minutes before kickoff in Death Valley, according to the LSU Athletics Department. It features images of Tiger teams of... more »
  • Get ready for LSU's Saturday Spring Game

    April 15, 2016 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers football team is set to close out spring practice on Saturday as the National L Club Spring Game roars into Tiger Stadium. Here’s some info to get you ready if you’re planning to catch the game this weekend: Admission Fee Admission to... more »
  • Attorney: Will Smith did not brandish gun

    April 13, 2016 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for the family of Will Smith says the former New Orleans Saints star did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death. Peter Thompson, an attorney for the Smith family, gave an account of the shooting Wednesday based... more »
  • Everything you need to know about LSU football's spring game

    April 13, 2016 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football will kick off its annual Spring Game in Tiger Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday. LSU is offering free admission to the game The University is also hosting a block party on North Stadium Road between Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Center at... more »
  • LSU announces block party for Spring Game

    April 6, 2016 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU announced that its athletic department will host a block party on North Stadium Drive prior to kickoff of the National L Club Spring Game next Saturday. The LSU Football Block Party will start at 1 p.m. on Apr. 16 and will feature local bands Rockin’ Dopsie Jr.... more »
  • Regulating booze, tailgating hours part of sweeping changes LSU is considering Play Video

    April 5, 2016 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is proposing sweeping changes to football tailgate activities for students in what appears to be a way to curb underage drinking. A meeting with students is set for 4:30 Tuesday to discuss the proposal, which limits what items can be brought to a student organization... more »
  • Southern University announces football schedule for upcoming season

    April 5, 2016 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University announced its football schedule for the upcoming season on Tuesday afternoon. The Jaguars will open the first two weeks of the season on the road against University of Louisiana at Monroe and Tulane University. The Jaguars will travel to ULM on Sept. 3 in the... more »
  • LSU announces homecoming game and other home games for season

    April 5, 2016 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU announced its homecoming game date against Missouri for its upcoming season along with other home game dates on Tuesday. The homecoming game will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Tiger Stadium where the two teams will meet for only the second time in football. Other homecoming activities... more »
  • Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty

    March 31, 2016 3:07 PM

    BOSTON - A preliminary study by Boston University researchers shows a link between the number of hits a player takes in youth, high school and college football and the development of cognitive difficulties as an adult. The authors warn that more research is needed before parents or policy-makers draw conclusions... more »
  • LSU's National Club Spring game to be televised

    March 23, 2016 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The SEC Network will televise LSU’s National Club Spring Game on Saturday, April 16. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. in Tiger Stadium and admission to the game is free. Former LSU player Marcus Spears will be commentating the action for the SEC Network with... more »
  • LSU's Les Miles in Cuba for today's historic baseball game

    March 22, 2016 12:02 PM

    HAVANA, Cuba - Les Miles is in Cuba, the football team tweeted Tuesday morning. The secret is out. @LSUcoachMiles is in Cuba this week. Could he be down there auditioning to become the World's Most Interesting Man? — LSU Football (@LSUfootball) March 22, 2016 Miles, LSU's... more »
  • Cam Cameron to get 20% pay cut; other salaries will be rubber-stamped Friday

    March 16, 2016 7:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Salaries for some LSU Football coaches will be rubber-stamped at the LSU Board of Supervisors meeting Friday. The governing body of the university will discuss the contracts of Jeffrey Grimes, Ed Orgeron, Cam Cameron, Dameyune Craig and Jabbar Juluke. Both Craig and Juluke are new to... more »
  • Beckwith sidelined with knee injury on third day of spring practice

    March 11, 2016 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple sources are indicating that LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith injured his knee during Thursday’s session of spring practice. LSU is still waiting to hear back from medical staff on Friday about the severity of the injury, but the word around the web is that the injury... more »
  • Injured Southern football player receives heartfelt welcome home Play Video

    March 5, 2016 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Devon Gales took a life-changing hit in a football game against the Georgia Bulldogs last fall, and ever since then he's been fighting his way back to a full recovery at an Atlanta hospital. On Saturday, the Jaguar Nation welcomed him back home. After his flight... more »
  • 3 seniors charged with hazing freshman on 'No Gay Thursday'

    March 4, 2016 12:22 PM

    BERWYN, Pa. - Three senior football players at a suburban Philadelphia high school are accused of sexually assaulting a freshman on what the team called "No Gay Thursday." District Attorney Tom Hogan said Friday that three 17-year-old students at Conestoga High School held down a 14-year-old boy on Oct. 15... more »
  • Upon Saturday return home, Devon Gales will be honored at SU basketball game

    March 1, 2016 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University will throw a welcome home party for injured football player Devon Gales Saturday. Gales, who was hurt in a game in September. During a collision during a third-quarter kickoff, Gales suffered several fractures in his neck in what doctors described as a "burst injury."... more »
  • Foundation to build Devon Gales, family a new home Play Video

    February 25, 2016 10:03 AM

    ATHENS, Georgia - In his last public appearance before returning to Baton Rouge next week, Southern University football player Devon Gales met with the opposing team from the game that changed his life. ( LIVE STREAM HAS ENDED; WATCH REPORTS ON NEWS 2 BROADCASTS TODAY ) The... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Devon Gales says 'I will walk again' Play Video

    February 24, 2016 11:30 PM

    ATLANTA – A Southern University Jaguar, injured in a football game in September, is one step closer to returning home to Baton Rouge. WBRZ News 2 was the only station there as Devon Gales completed his last day of physical therapy Wednesday. Also Wednesday, Gales was discharged from the Shepherd... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Devon Gales finishes rehab, prepares to return to Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 23, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Devon Gales, a Southern University football player, will be released from a rehabilitation facility Wednesday. (LIVE STREAM HAS ENDED) "That day changed my life a lot, but I think it made me a better person" @IAmDevonGales before his graduation today.. @WBRZ — BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington)... more »
  • Doctors clear Devon Gales for release next week Play Video

    February 18, 2016 12:25 PM

    ATLANTA - Devon Gales', the Southern University football player injured during a game in September learned from his doctors Thursday he'll be out of the hospital next week. Gales, a wide receiver, has been at the Shepard Center in Atlanta, Georgia, for months undergoing surgery and rehabilitation. WBRZ reporter... more »
  • LSU football finalizes spring practice schedule

    February 16, 2016 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers have set their dates for the 15 spring practices that will be conducted in March and April, concluding with the annual National L Club Spring Game at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 16 in Tiger Stadium. LSU football opens spring drills on Monday,... more »
  • Documents: Ex-NFL star Sharper has new plea hearing Thursday

    February 16, 2016 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents show that former NFL star Darren Sharper has a new plea hearing set for Thursday, further indication that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Earlier this month, court records showed that Sharper had renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors... more »
  • Jabbar Juluke hired as LSU running back coach

    February 13, 2016 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU coach Les Miles says he's hired Jabbar Juluke as his new running backs coach. Juluke, who coached the past three seasons at Louisiana Tech, comes to LSU after spending just a month on Kliff Kingbury's Texas Tech staff. Juluke replaces Frank Wilson, who left LSU... more »
  • Louisiana governor's speech stokes fears, threatens football

    February 12, 2016 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hospitals shuttered. Hospice services and kidney dialysis treatments cut. Colleges closed mid-semester. And no football season for the LSU Tigers. Gov. John Bel Edwards outlined dire consequences to Louisiana residents in his statewide televised speech urging them to support tax hikes to close a massive budget gap.... more »
  • SEC targets spring break practices in reaction to Harbaugh

    February 9, 2016 3:47 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference is asking for a rule preventing football teams from holding practices during spring break. The move comes nearly a week after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said on national signing day that the Wolverines would practice in Florida over spring break starting later this... more »
  • Security heavy and visible around Super Bowl

    February 7, 2016 3:10 PM

    SANTA CLARA - Security was heavy and visible Sunday around Super Bowl locations, from hotels in San Francisco to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Drones are banned around the stadium and there are overall flight restrictions. And San Francisco will not have large-scale public viewing spot downtown, unlike the way... more »
  • Cam Newton wins NFL Most Valuable Player award

    February 6, 2016 9:49 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Cam Newton has won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide. The Carolina Panthers' All-Pro quarterback, who will lead his team in Sunday's Super Bowl against Denver, received 48 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover... more »
  • Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall

    February 6, 2016 9:23 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 also includes contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr. and senior selection Dick Stanfel. The announcement was made Saturday, a day before the... more »
  • Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

    February 6, 2016 2:50 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. That's the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub. Prices are holding steady, said Jason Deppen, StubHub's director of field operations. "We're... more »
  • SUBR's Devon Gales coming home in coming weeks Play Video

    February 5, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's Devon Gales is getting ready to return home to Louisiana on Feb. 24. Right now, he's still undergoing physical therapy at the Shepard Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern wide receiver was injured during a football game in September against the Georgia Bulldogs, suffering a... more »
  • Goodell vows to help Oakland, San Diego teams get new venues

    February 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday "to do everything possible" to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. Goodell says: "The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the teams... more »
  • Coldplay to honor past present and future at Super Bowl

    February 4, 2016 4:56 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future. At a press conference Thursday, the band said that they will have the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles there to represent the future and Beyonce -... more »
  • A Letter from Joe Alleva

    February 4, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Below is a letter from LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva addressed to Tiger fans in a Thursday afternoon press release: Dear Tiger Fan, National Signing Day has generated a tremendous amount of energy and excitement within our football program, and I'd like to congratulate... more »
  • Fans pack Bayou Bash Play Video

    February 3, 2016 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans have been celebrating the new highly ranked football class since the announcements began rolling in. The Gridiron Club's Bayou Bash at the River Center began at 8:30 Wednesday morning. It's the biggest annual recruiting party in the country, and some people take off work... more »
  • Stage set for LSU to have a big National Signing Day

    February 3, 2016 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In a few hours the LSU football team will find out what players it has to work with next season. Colleges across the country will spend the entire day tracking prospective players, hoping their program ends up at the top of the players list. Many college football analysts... more »
  • Les Miles and LSU look to secure #1 recruiting class today

    February 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to claim the number one class in the country on National Signing Day Wednesday. Nearly two-dozen high school seniors are set to commit to LSU. Of the freshmen group, three are from the capital region: Donavaughn Campbell of Ponchatoula High School, Caleb Roddy... more »
  • Hopson gets his shot at leading Southern Miss football

    February 1, 2016 3:17 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Jay Hopson was an assistant coach on some good Southern Mississippi football teams during the 2000s. Now he's returning to try and duplicate that success as the program's leader. Hopson was introduced as Southern Mississippi's new football on campus Monday, saying the position is an... more »
  • Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

    January 31, 2016 11:17 PM

    HONOLULU - Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks star, who was the first player picked in the all-star game's draft, led scoring drives on three of Team Irvin's first... more »
  • NFL players question teams' attitudes on health

    January 31, 2016 3:35 PM

    An Associated Press survey of 100 NFL players finds that fewer than half think the league's clubs, coaches and team doctors have the athletes' best interests at heart when it comes to health and safety. The divide between older and younger players is striking. Barely a third of the players... more »
  • Brett Favre to be headline speaker at LSU Football Coaches Clinic

    January 30, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers are getting the help from some NFL star power over the off season. National Football League star and Gulfport native Brett Favre will be the headline speaker at the LSU Football Coaches Clinic, according to LSU Football spokesperson Michael Bonnette. Excited... more »
  • Former Port Allen track star chases dream of playing pro football Play Video

    January 30, 2016 12:49 AM

    PORT ALLEN - If you're going to chase your dreams, it helps to be fast: Johnathan Johnson has always been fast. The 2009 100-meter champion from Port Allen is now running after a dream of playing pro football as he prepares for a tryout with the Saskatchewan Roughriders nearly... more »
  • Mammoth bones unearthed on Oregon State football field

    January 28, 2016 11:49 AM

    PORTLAND - Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field. The Oregonian reports crews working on an expansion around Reser Stadium found a femur from one of the ancient elephants and bones from a bison and camel,... more »
  • Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win

    January 28, 2016 11:18 AM

    BOSTON - A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached - yet he says he has no regrets. Thirty-one-year-old Burke O'Connell says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance... more »
  • LHSAA moves to continue split football playoffs

    January 27, 2016 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a short time-out, the Louisiana high school football playoffs will once again be split. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association said Wednesday's committee has ratified the select/non-select school split for high school football playoffs. This comes after the system was found to have been unconstitutionally... more »
  • LSU wins GameDay Recycling Challenge

    January 26, 2016 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU led the nation in recycling during the college football season, with 86,400 pounds. Tammy Millican, assistant director for facility and property oversight, says the results of the GameDay Recycling Challenge show that LSU also led the Southeastern Conference in tons recycled per capita. Ninety-nine colleges and universities... more »
  • Newton, Panthers rout Cardinals, 49-15 for NFC title

    January 24, 2016 10:16 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina's big-play defense stifled Arizona's top-ranked offense in a 49-15 romp Sunday for the NFC championship. The NFL's new top man at quarterback - Newton is an All-Pro this season - will lead the Panthers against... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • Thousands celebrate Alabama national football title

    January 23, 2016 2:58 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - Alabama football fans turned out by the thousands to celebrate the Crimson Tide's fourth national championship in seven years. The team and coaches walked through throngs of screaming fans gathered outside the football stadium Saturday after a short parade through campus in Tuscaloosa. Coach Nick Saban and team... more »
  • Beckwith, White will return to LSU for senior year

    January 18, 2016 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two defensive stars for the Tigers, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and cornerback/return specialist Tre'Davious White, will return to LSU for their senior year. Head football coach Les Miles said he knows this wasn't an easy decision for either player to make. "These guys took their time,... more »
  • Conference title games: Cards at Panthers, Pats at Broncos

    January 17, 2016 8:23 PM

    DENVER - The championship games are set, with the top two seeds in each conference coming through with victories over the weekend. In the AFC, it will be the New England Patriots at the Denver Broncos; in the NFC it's the Arizona Cardinals at the Carolina Panthers. The winners meet... more »
  • Manning, Broncos beat Steelers 23-16, reach AFC title game

    January 17, 2016 8:00 PM

    DENVER - Peyton Manning rescued the butter-fingered Broncos with a late touchdown drive and Denver advanced to the AFC championship game with a 23-16 win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Broncos (13-4) will host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (13-4) next weekend. Manning... more »
  • Osweiler active to be Manning's backup vs. Steelers

    January 17, 2016 3:45 PM

    DENVER - Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler is active and available to relieve Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos' playoff game against the battered Pittsburgh Steelers. Osweiler missed nearly two weeks of practice with a sprained right knee before returning Friday. With Osweiler available, the Broncos (12-4) deactivated QB Trevor Siemian.... more »
  • Devon Gales, injured Southern football player to return home at end of month Play Video

    January 15, 2016 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The road to recovery for Devon Gales has been long, but he says he's blessed just to be able to feel again. "It's just amazing to know that feeling is coming back and I have a chance at walking again," said Gales. He's starting to get feeling... more »
  • Condoleeza Rice says leave playoff at 4 teams

    January 14, 2016 3:51 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - College Football Playoff selection committee member Condoleeza Rice said she likes the four-team format and doesn't want to expand to eight. Speaking Thursday at the NCAA's annual convention, the former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford provost said she doesn't want to extend the competition calendar. Young... more »
  • Eric Randall to take over as Baker HS head football coach

    January 13, 2016 5:47 PM

    BAKER - Baker High School announced Wednesday evening that Eric Randall, a former high school coach and college quarterback, will take over as head football coach at the school. Randall replaces Richard Oliver, who held the position for four years. Oliver will continue to hold his position as assistant... more »
  • NCAA votes to allow Big 12 to hold a football title game

    January 13, 2016 5:12 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - The Big 12 will be allowed to hold a football championship game in the future if it wants to under a rule change approved at the NCAA's annual convention. The change scraps the requirement that leagues have 12 members and play in two divisions in order... more »
  • Long won't return as playoff committee chairman

    January 12, 2016 4:51 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will not be chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee next season. Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Tuesday that the chair position was created with one- or two-year terms in mind. Long will still be a member of the 12-person... more »
  • Leonard Fournette claims NCAA rushing title

    January 12, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Even after LSU's football season has ended, Leonard Fournette continues to impress. The standout sophomore was named the 2015 NCAA rushing champion after racking up an average of 162.8 yards per game this season. Fournette's most recent achievement makes him the first player in LSU history to lead... more »
  • Thrilling win for Seattle and tight game in suburban DC

    January 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    UNDATED - The road team is 4-0 thus far in the NFL playoffs, which means each wild-card team has advanced to the divisional playoffs. The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks each shook off slow starts to win on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers threw for a pair of first-half touchdowns and... more »

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