April 30, 2013 2:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Bad weather canceled Tuesday night's softball game between No. 8 LSU and Northwestern State.
The game will not be made up, according to the university.
The Tigers (40-11, 15-6 SEC), who have already clinched a share of the SEC Western Division title, will travel to... more »
April 24, 2013 6:55 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will... more »
April 16, 2013 10:25 AM
CLEVELAND - LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Cole finished... more »
April 3, 2013 1:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today that the Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation Classic baseball game between LSU and Southern Mississippi scheduled at Zephyr Field in Metairie has been postponed due to bad weather.
The game has been re-scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Zephyr Field. LSU... more »
April 1, 2013 10:29 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville guard Kevin Ware had successful surgery on his broken right leg last night and is recovering from that horrific injury he suffered in yesterday's NCAA tournament game with Duke.
The accident happened in the first half when he landed awkwardly after trying a three-point shot. Cardinals'... more »
March 15, 2013 10:51 AM
UNDATED - Kobe Bryant received several hours of treatment on his severely sprained left ankle Thursday in hopes of a speedy return to the Lakers line-up.
The All-Star guard suffered what he called the worst sprain of his 16-year career late in the Lakers loss to Atlanta Wednesday night.... more »
February 25, 2013 11:21 PM
LAFAYETTE - The LSU Tigers say they will conduct themselves with nothing but professionalism when they hit the road to the ULL Ragin Cajuns for their first away game of the season.
Although there has been bad blood in the past, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri says he doesn't... more »
February 6, 2013 6:35 AM
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The classic Monopoly game is set for its most significant change in decades after fans voted to add a new token to replace the shoe, wheelbarrow or iron after they received the least support in an online contest. Toy maker Hasbro Inc. will announce the new token... more »
January 4, 2013 10:48 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
January 3, 2013 10:41 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama are in Florida and continuing preparations for Monday night's BCS championship game.
Both teams arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday afternoon for a matchup that was set more than a month ago.
It's a return home for Crimson... more »
January 3, 2013 10:38 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. - College football's never-ending bowl schedule continues tonight with the Fiesta Bowl. It features two teams that were in the national championship discussion before each suffered a late-season loss. Fifth-ranked Oregon meets No. 7 Kansas State in a meeting of 11-1 clubs. The Wildcats and Ducks are both... more »
January 2, 2013 4:48 PM
MIAMI - For even casual college football fans, No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 Notre Dame stands out as a classic matchup for the national title. While the schools may seem like opposites - one in the South and the other in the North, one public and one private -... more »
January 2, 2013 11:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The lone college football game of the day is the Sugar Bowl pitting fourth-ranked Florida against No. 22 Louisville. The 11-1 Gators are making their 40th bowl appearance after a regular-season loss to Georgia cost them a shot at a national championship. They are seeking their school-record... more »
January 1, 2013 4:07 PM
TAMPA, Fla. - Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday, giving No. 11 South Carolina a 33-28 victory over No. 19 Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Thompson replaced Connor Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after... more »
January 1, 2013 4:05 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a... more »
December 28, 2012 5:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans sitting Monday's Chick-fil-A game out have caused ticket sales to suffer.
The bowl sold about 35,000 tickets to local and regional buyers. The remaining tickets were purchased by LSU and Clemson and the schools continue to sell those tickets to their fans.
LSU... more »
December 6, 2012 10:53 AM
NEW YORK - Online game company Zynga says it has asked Nevada gambling regulators for a decision that could pave the way for it to enter the U.S. gambling market. This follows Zynga's October disclosure that it has signed a deal to offer online poker and casino games, played with... more »
December 6, 2012 10:31 AM
JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State says defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as interim coach for the Red Wolves as they prepare to play No. 25 Kent State in the GoDaddy.com bowl next month. Thompson takes over for Gus Malzahn, who's leaving Arkansas State for Auburn after one season. Malzahn... more »
November 14, 2012 3:31 PM
METAIRIE - Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says Darren Sproles looked good in his first practice since breaking a bone in his left hand during a loss at Denver three games ago. Sproles is now practicing with a protective glove on the hand he injured on Oct. 28 and... more »
November 13, 2012 2:13 PM
RUSTON- The kickoff of Louisiana Tech's final game of the season - Nov. 24 against the San Jose State Spartans - has been moved to 9:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Louisiana Tech is ranked 19th in the Associated Press poll. The Bulldogs play Utah State on... more »
October 30, 2012 4:52 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Melanie and Alan Murr love each other, and they also love the schools they graduated from. That's why the week leading up to the annual LSU-Alabama game can be tense around their home.
The couple married about three months ago. Melanie is an LSU graduate who... more »
October 23, 2012 10:42 AM
LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team attempts to bounce back from their first Sun Belt Conference loss of the season when the Cajuns host defending SBC champion Arkansas State at 7:00 p.m. in Cajun Field tonight.
The school is encouraging fans to wear white to the... more »
October 15, 2012 10:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's Oct. 20 football game at Texas A&M will kickoff at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN, it was announced by the Southeastern Conference on Sunday morning.
CBS exercised its six-day option last weekend, and selected the South Carolina at Florida game for its 2:30 p.m. CT... more »
October 11, 2012 10:31 AM
UNDATED - The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 held a meeting to work out the details of their joint bowl game, including a host city.
SEC spokesman Charles Bloom confirmed that representatives of the two leagues, including SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and Big 12 chief Bob Bowlsby, met Wednesday... more »
October 8, 2012 4:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU warned fans going to this weekend's home game against South Carolina to be aware of changes due to renovations being made at the stadium.
LSU started working on a new addition to the southern end zone which will add suites, club seats and more public... more »
August 29, 2012 4:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Athletic officials canceled or rescheduled several high school football games in response to this week's storms. Here's a list of games planned for this weekend so far: SATURDAY: Walker at St. Michael - 2 p.m. SUNDAY: Independence at Baker - 11 a.m. Plaquemine at Brusly - 7... more »
August 27, 2012 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers and the Southern Jaguars are now just five days away from kicking off the 2012 season.
Coach Les Miles and the Tigers play host to North Texas Saturday night, while the Southern Jaguars travel to New Mexico.
As of now, both teams... more »
June 25, 2012 5:09 PM
NEW YORK - A spokeswoman says "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is "up and about" in a Los Angeles hospital as he recovers from a mild heart attack. Sony Pictures Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Monday that Trebek is "in good spirits" while doctors complete their tests. She says he has... more »
June 21, 2012 10:52 AM
FAIRFAX, Va. - The presidential ground game has gone high tech, marrying old-school organizing work with innovative digital tools. Volunteers in Virginia for Mitt Romney's campaign wear red T-shirts that feature a digital code that voters can zap with their smart phones to learn more about the Republican presidential hopeful.... more »
June 10, 2012 10:43 AM
Baton Rouge- The LSU Tigers will have to wait a little longer for their chance to head to Omaha.
Sunday's game 3 of the NCAA Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium has been pushed back to 7 p.m., that's according to LSU.
The Tigers' matchup against the Stony... more »
June 8, 2012 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's game against Stony Brook was officially postponed to 10:05 a.m. Saturday after severe weather forced a lengthy delay.
The game went into the 12th inning and was tied 4-4 when heavy rain moved in, forcing ground crews to cover the field.
People with tickets... more »
May 18, 2012 11:39 AM
The Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regular-season champions against each other in a bowl game for five years beginning in 2014. The agreement between two of the most successful BCS conferences was announced Friday. If one or both of the... more »
May 17, 2012 6:15 PM
COLUMBIA, S. C. - Bad weather forced tonight's baseball game between LSU and South Carolina to be postponed.
The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Rain earlier forced the teams into a delay for more than an hour before the game was called.
The Tigers will face... more »
May 1, 2012 7:46 AM
LAKE CHARLES - Authorities in Lake Charles say four men posing as business owners scammed several people out of more than $10,000 through a card game. The Calcasieu Parish sheriff said the men disguised themselves as business owners and contacted several small businesses about constructing a building in Lake Charles.... more »
February 10, 2012 2:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A Michigan man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge he phoned in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January. The charge brought Friday against 34-year-old Shawn H. Payton, of Jackson,... more »
January 25, 2012 8:15 AM
MONROE - Narcotics agents have arrested two Mississippi men after Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents allegedly found them with the materials for a methamphetamine lab in a vehicle in the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area. Chadwick Hudson and Joshua Weeks, both of Vicksburg, Miss., were booked into Ouachita... more »
January 10, 2012 10:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU fans were still sour Tuesday, about 24 hours after the Tiger football team suffered a devastating 21-0 loss to Alabama in the National Championship game.
Disbelief and disappointment are the overwhelming feelings from Tiger fans, and unfortunately, they're something fans have had little relief from since... more »
January 7, 2012 10:22 AM
NEW ORLEANS-New Orleans police say a gunman opened fire into a crowd leaving a high school basketball game, wounding a man and four teenage boys. Police spokesman Frank Robertson III said the injuries from late Friday's shooting at Warren Easton Charter High School were not life-threatening. Robertson said a motive... more »
December 28, 2011 5:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Residents in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans are happy to see the Big Easy benefit from all the big games in the Superdome in the coming weeks. However, they are skeptical about whether they will actually see a trickle down effect from it.
At Pugh's... more »
November 3, 2011 5:23 PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's newly toughened ethics law prohibits legislators and other state officials from receiving most free gifts, including football tickets.
But in some cases they can still buy tickets to big games, like this weekend's Alabama-LSU game, at face value. That's an advantage over most state residents... more »
October 31, 2011 11:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - After a season filled with daytime kickoffs, LSU's homecoming at least will be a Saturday night in Death Valley.
The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the Tigers' Nov. 12 game against Western Kentucky will kick off at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.
The LSU men's basketball... more »
October 19, 2011 9:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some LSU fans say the possible suspension of three football players is another black eye for the program, and some worry it could hurt the chances for a win over Auburn.
"I'm sick about it. It's like they're thumbing their nose at authority," LSU fan Linda Mitchell... more »
October 19, 2011 1:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - A person familiar with the decision says No. 1 LSU has suspended star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, along with defensive back Therold Simon and running back Spencer Ware for this Saturday's home game against Auburn.
The person told The Associated Press about the suspensions on condition of... more »
October 6, 2011 6:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the Tiger's prepare for the Gator's this weekend, many home cooks are prepping their own gators for the dinner menu.
The popular Louisiana specialty is making waves nationally, which is boosting the price locally.
"It's really turned the industry around you know cause everybody's wanting... more »
September 30, 2011 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- The "Saturday Night in Death Valley" tradition is one LSU says it wants to maintain, but sometimes the SEC, its schedules and its contracts get in the way.
In the case of Saturday's 11:20 a.m. kick-off, SEC's contract with another big network, which is carrying two SEC... more »
September 25, 2011 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries asks hunters to clean out their freezers and donate frozen game to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help the needy in our community.
Frozen game and fish will be accepted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the... more »
September 23, 2011 10:22 PM
BRUSLY- Athletes at Brusly High School are hoping to keep the story of their missing teacher, and the hope that she'll turn up, alive, in the form of stickers and pins on their uniforms.
The football team and cheerleading squad revealed the tribute to Sylvianne Lozada at the team's... more »
September 21, 2011 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Just days before the weekend, some people are still trying to figure out a way to get to Morgantown to watch the matchup between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the LSU Tigers.
Specialty package trips have been sold out for nearly a month now, and Jim Dumigan,... more »
September 2, 2011 2:15 PM
New Orleans - Game time for Tulane's football season opener against Southeastern Louisiana this Saturday has been moved up to 12:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Superdome due of the impending threat of inclement weather from Tropical Storm Lee.
Lee is forecast to produce heavy rains and winds in the... more »
August 31, 2011 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU fans doled out plenty of green today to see the purple and gold in Dallas.
The Tiger faithful picked up last-minute supplies for the 550-mile road trip to Cowboys Stadium.
Some fans spared no expense and rented a luxury RV for the trip.
"Compared... more »
August 31, 2011 2:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System will launch this year's Touchdown Express service for LSU home football games starting Saturday, Sept. 10. Touchdown Express helps fans avoid traffic by providing continuous service beginning four hours prior to kickoff and ending one hour after the game ends. The service is... more »
February 2, 2011 8:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - High school athletics in Louisiana will return to courts and fields across the state after a compromise among sports leaders.
Officiators across the state held a strike Tuesday night, forcing dozens of basketball games to be postponed. The boycott was in response to a pay raise... more »
January 11, 2011 1:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has settled up with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. They had a bet on last weekend's playoff game between the Saints and the Seahawks. Seattle won the wild card game 41-36 to advance to a Sunday matchup against Chicago. A Tuesday news release... more »
December 12, 2010 11:22 AM
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will play on Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm.
The NFL says kickoff will be at 7:20 p.m. Eastern time.
Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time... more »
December 7, 2010 3:39 PM
BATON ROUGE – A video game developer based in the U. K. is now the newest addition to the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge. Representatives from Firebrand Games and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber made the announcement with parish officials earlier today. They said Firebrand would locate a new... more »
October 25, 2010 12:15 PM
LSU’s game against Alabama will be another afternoon game, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday. Kickoff at Tiger Stadium has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6. The game will be broadcast on CBS. LSU and Alabama both have an open date this weekend. LSU goes into the Alabama... more »
October 8, 2010 6:46 PM
Southern University is hoping gridiron action can help ease budget cuts.
The goal is $90,000, and Southern hopes its annual radiothon can benefit from fans in town for the homecoming game.
News 2’s Stephanie Ryan got answers on why the money is important, especially this year. more »
October 8, 2010 5:25 PM
Fans at Southern University are gearing up for the homecoming game against Mississippi Valley State University tomorrow. News 2’s photojournalist and Southern alumni Tommy Harris talked to people who have the spirit. more »
October 6, 2010 6:53 PM
The LSU Alumni Association will not travel to the Florida game for the first time in eight years.
That decision was made in the spring when the association saw a lack of interest.
News 2’s Rob Krieger spoke with one sports travel agent, who said there’s another reason... more »
October 1, 2010 10:26 PM
LSU is competing on a different kind of green field this weekend. More than 80 universities are in the race for "most recycled."
The school has been green on game day since 2004. The effort has expanded to the stadium and suites just recently, but the response from tailgaters... more »
September 30, 2010 2:48 PM
New Orleans Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton, says he'll wait until Sunday to decide whether hobbled running back Pierre Thomas plays against Carolina.
Thomas missed his second-straight practice on Thursday, after injuring his ankle during the Saints' 27-24 overtime loss to Atlanta last Sunday.
The Saints are already... more »
September 20, 2010 11:39 AM
A chapter of an international game developer’s group has been formed in Baton Rouge to help grow the state’s digital media industry. Three state groups worked together to create a local chapter of the International Game Developer’s Association, according to a press release Monday from the Baton Rouge Area Digital... more »
September 17, 2010 5:09 PM
Click Here To View The Parking Map
Parking map courtesy of LSU police for the school's football game against Mississippi State on Setpember 18. more »
September 8, 2010 4:23 PM
If you are planning to do any work in New Orleans on Thursday, forget it. City Hall is closed, schools are closing early, the Superdome is spruced up, a parade, concert and hours of tailgating are planned as the Who Dat Nation gets ready to celebrate - after a 43-year... more »
September 7, 2010 6:13 PM
Tiger Stadium will roar again as football returns, and this year there’s added parking. However, some said they think it’s not enough to ease the parking issues on game day. News 2’s Michael Shingleton got answers on who gets to park there. more »
August 17, 2010 7:55 AM
An ex-employee of a video game store has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for robbing other video stores. Gregory Reaux was fired from a GameStop store in Hammond in 2008. Four GameStop stores were robbed in 2009 in St. Tammany Parish by a man using a box cutter... more »
August 12, 2010 5:25 AM
A Thibodaux man accused of illegally modifying a video game console and selling a pirated video game to undercover investigators has pleaded guilty to violating a federal copyright law. Reno Jean Daret IV faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $500,000 fine following his guilty plea... more »
July 12, 2010 5:28 PM
The 2010 Home Run Derby takes off tonight from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Eight participants will slug it out over three rounds to be named champion.
The four powers out of the American League include Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox,... more »
February 5, 2010 5:51 AM
U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao is going to the White House on Sunday for a super occasion: He's going to watch the New Orleans Saints play in the Super Bowl. Cao, a Republican who represents most of New Orleans, was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama. He... more »
February 4, 2010 5:16 AM
The NFL is taking a hard line with the tiny Prytania Theater. The New Orleans theater - the only single screen theater still operating in Louisiana - canceled the movie and threw open the doors for anyone who wanted to watch the New Orleans Saints' NFC championship game on their... more »
February 2, 2010 10:23 AM
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has toured the site of Sunday's Super Bowl and says the security plan is ready to thwart any threats. The NFL said Monday's tour of Sun Life Stadium was the first by a Cabinet secretary before a championship game. Napolitano says she considered it... more »
October 21, 2009 6:24 PM
Drivers near Southern University are being warned about the possibility of heavy traffic as the Jags are preparing for a rare, Thursday night football game.
It's the last game of the season and starts at 6:30 p.m. University officials say you may have a slow drive down Scenic Highway... more »
October 13, 2009 11:28 AM
Four people from Atlanta were arrested by LSU Police, accused of selling counterfeit tickets to last weekend's football game against the University of Florida. Detective Jason Bettencourtt said several fans filed reports Saturday that tickets they purchased from people on campus would not scan when they tried to get into... more »
October 11, 2009 4:05 PM
Cleaning crews are picking up around LSU after tons of trash were left behind from this weekend's football game. Hundreds of workers started filling bags of trash from all corners of the campus early this morning. One crew expects the clean-up to last most of the day. So far, they've... more »
October 6, 2009 10:24 AM
Click on the following items for more information:
Parking and tailgating
ESPN College GameDay Football
LSU auction more »
September 28, 2009 2:20 PM
News 2 has confirmed that the kickoff time for the LSU vs. Florida game will be 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.
The LSU Tigers will take on the Florida Gators on Saturday, October 10. more »
September 26, 2009 12:29 PM
Mississippi State leads LSU 14-13 in the first quarter of the game. The teams faced-off in Starkville, Mississippi despite rain and lightening. The 7th ranked LSU Tigers are hoping to take the lead against the Bulldogs. more »
September 4, 2009 4:55 AM
Subscribers to The Advocate may not get their Sunday paper on time because of the late start of the LSU football game against the University of Washington. The paper will get the results of Saturday's game late. Additional information and photos from the game will be available in Monday's paper. more »