March 7, 2014 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - He may be small, but he's shown a lot of heart battling a form of brain cancer at St Jude's hospital in Baton Rouge over the past two years.
Now JJ Walker takes on another challenge: being the newest member of the Southern Jaguar football team.... more »
March 6, 2014 3:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars got back on the football field for the first time since winning the SWAC Championship in December.
The new look for the Jags was obvious from the very start, beginning with Southern's signal caller.
Dray Joseph was no longer in the huddle,... more »
March 1, 2014 12:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A ruling from the Southwestern Athletic Conference will allow the Southern University men's and women's basketball will be allowed to play in the SWAC tournament.
This comes after the decision earlier this week from the NCAA to ban the Jaguars from postseason play.
The SWAC... more »
February 21, 2014 7:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - The NCAA says Southern University has a "significant amount of work" to do before its athletic programs can become eligible for post-season play, but the university hopes to get that work done in time for its basketball teams to compete in conference and NCAA tournaments. An NCAA... more »
February 17, 2014 10:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - On a night Southern University deemed Blue Monday, the Jaguar men's and women's basketball teams scored wins over Mississippi Valley State.
The women beat the Delta Devils 70-65, and the men survived a scare of their own, as MVSU took a second half lead before the... more »
February 12, 2014 11:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are out to a 9-1 start in SWAC play so far this year, leading the conference.
Their secret weapon is a dynamic duo of father and son: head coach Roman Banks and freshman point guard Tre'lun.
Being a coach's son cut down... more »
February 5, 2014 7:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - National Signing Day is here and the Southern University football program is happy to welcome the future wave of Jaguars who will compete for championships for years to come.
Join Head Coach Dawson Odums and the coaching staff when they unveil the 2014 class at the... more »
February 1, 2014 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Calvin Godfrey scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Southern to a 62-54 win over Alcorn State on Saturday. Malcolm Miller added 11 points and YonDarius Johnson 10 for the Jaguars (12-10, 8-1 Southwest Athletic Conference), who limited Alcorn State to 30.4 percent shooting. Octavious... more »
January 25, 2014 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's men's and women's basketball teams kept ahead of the pace in the SWAC as both scored wins over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
The Jaguars women's team started things off with a dominating 81-59 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
At one point, the Jags... more »
January 18, 2014 2:42 PM
ITTA BENA, Ms. - Two bomb threats at Mississippi Valley State University last week have prompted school officials to close the campus until Tuesday, evacuating students and moving Saturday's men's and women's basketball games against Alcorn State to Lorman, Miss. Monday's men's and women's games between MVSU and Southern have... more »
January 13, 2014 12:50 PM
JACKSON, Ms. - Jackson State has hired former NFL standout Harold Jackson as its football coach. Jackson replaces Rick Comegy, who was fired in December after eight seasons. Jackson State had an 8-4 record this fall, but lost to Southern in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. The 68-year-old Jackson... more »
January 12, 2014 6:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Following Malcom Miller's 19 point performance against Grambling State on Saturday night, Jaguars Head Coach Roman Banks called Miller a SWAC Player of the Year candidate.
"Unfortunately he got off to a slow start but he's starting to find his rhythm some," Banks said in his post... more »
January 11, 2014 12:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors will pay former Athletic Director Greg LaFleur about $150,000 to settle his breach of contract lawsuit. Southern officials say that the settlement represents roughly half of the money the school would have paid LaFleur if he'd been allowed to fulfill the... more »
December 31, 2013 7:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern basketball woke up today to criticism from several national media outlets questioning why the Jaguars scheduled, then beat Champion Baptist College by 104 points Monday night.
Some of that criticism even came from CBC's own head coach Eric Capaci, who questioned why Southern would keep... more »
December 30, 2013 10:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern set an NCAA record by scoring the first 44 points of the game en route to a 116-12 rout of Champion Baptist College on Monday. The Jaguars (4-9) broke the all-divisions record that used to be held when Seton Hall scored the first 34 points against... more »
December 22, 2013 10:54 PM
WACO, Tx - Isaiah Austin had 14 points and 10 rebounds as No. 12 Baylor won its 10th straight home game, beating Southern University 81-56 on Sunday. Austin had his first double-double of the season while leading five players in double-figure scoring for the Bears (10-1). Brady Heslip had 13... more »
December 20, 2013 10:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern head coach isn't shy about his vision of the future for the Jaguar football program.
"Long term it's to outgrow this building," said Odums to the media Friday morning. "It's all about winning. If we keep getting in the bigger and better recruits...my plan... more »
December 19, 2013 12:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University and Head Football Coach Dawson Odums have reached an agreement on contract terms to extend the leader of the Jaguars' resurgence, culminating in a 2013 SWAC Championship, 9-4 (8-2 SWAC) record.
The contract, pending Southern University Board of Supervisors' approval, will include a 3-year... more »
December 17, 2013 11:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University football Coach Dawson Odums sat down with Whitney on Tuesday to talk about the Jags' success and his future.
Odums led the Jaguars (9-4) to the SWAC Championship in his first full season at the helm. It was the team's first title since 2004.... more »
December 6, 2013 5:35 AM
Baton Rouge- It has been a long time since Southern and Southeastern Louisiana University have been this good at football.
The Southern Jaguars (8-4) are back in the SWAC Football Championship for the first time since 2004 and are facing a familiar opponent. The Jags played Jackson State (8-3)... more »
November 30, 2013 7:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS - As much as Grambling could have used a morale-boosting triumph in the Bayou Classic, Dray Joseph and the Southern Jaguars were not going to let that happen. Joseph and Lee Dross connected for three touchdowns and Southern defeated Grambling 40-17 in the Bayou Classic on Saturday. The... more »
November 29, 2013 11:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Grambling State interim coach Dennis "Dirt" Winston praises his players for "making history" with their walkout last month in protest of the conditions under which they've been forced to train, travel and play this season. Now Winston and the Tigers aim for an upset of historical proportions... more »
November 22, 2013 10:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Will Neighbour came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the University of Arkansas Little Rock to an 85-82 defeat of Southern University in overtime Friday night. Neighbour went 8 of 15 from the field and 7 of 9 from... more »
November 16, 2013 7:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dray Joseph is Southern's all-time leading career passer with 8,182 yards.
Joseph needed only 58 yards going into tonight's game versus Clark Atlanta, and he got the record(and the game ball) in the first quarter.
Southern had one defensive touchdown on the first drive of... more »
November 16, 2013 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's senior day on the Bluff for the Southern Jaguars, and senior quarterback Dray Joseph could end his tenure at AW Mumford Stadium with a couple new records to his name.
Joseph is 58 yards and five touchdowns shy of being the career passing yards and... more »
November 13, 2013 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars men's basketball team has fallen to 0-3 to start the new season, with a 79-73 defeat at home to the Tulane Green Wave.
Freshman point guard, and head coach Roman Banks' son, Trelun Banks led all Jaguar scores with 21 points in his... more »
October 29, 2013 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - When Southern closed a 17-point halftime deficit at homecoming to Alcorn State last Saturday, it begged the question: 'why run the ball when the passing game was so efficient?'
However, the answer might not be as simple as some fans might think.
The more the... more »
October 29, 2013 7:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - The coaching saying "don't let one loss become two" is the Jaguars' focus this week(on a short week) as they prepare for SWAC foe Texas Southern.
Southern head coach Dawson Odums told members of the media Tuesday "we just have to find a way to finish... more »
October 25, 2013 11:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police at Southern University urge fans to arrive three to four hours early for their homecoming matchup between the Jaguars and the Alcorn State Braves at 5:30 p.m.
Campus officials expect the game to attract more than 20,000 people, with thousands more who will just be... more »
October 23, 2013 2:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - As seen by the recent events at Grambling State University(football players refusing to play a conference game because of hazardous conditions), leadership is as important as the teams that perform at the collegiate level.
Southern University has Dr. William Broussard leading the Jaguars' athletics programs, and... more »
October 12, 2013 11:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern perservered through a near-two hour weather delay, referees leaving the field calling victory for Alabama A&M, and a blocked field goal in the first overtime period to take a victory from the Bulldogs 20-17.
At the end of regulation, the Jaguars thought they lost the... more »
October 12, 2013 9:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's been a defensive struggle for both teams in the second half, but Southern leads Alabama A&M 14-10 with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter.
After scoring two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the game, Southern hasn't found the end zone.
Senior quarterback... more »
September 28, 2013 11:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars came up just short Saturday night at home vs Jackson State, 19-14.
The Jags offense had a tough time getting in a rhythm, amassing only 348 total yards on the night; Jackson St. totaled 355 yards.
The game came down to the... more »
September 12, 2013 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University is gearing up for its first home football game of the season.
Southern Athletic Director William Broussard anticipates larger crowds this season. The A.W. Mumford Stadium suites are sold out for the first time ever. Season ticket sales are on the rise. Reserved parking... more »
September 11, 2013 11:24 AM
GRAMBLING, La. - Grambling State University running backs coach George Ragsdale has assumed head football coaching duties, effective immediately.
Ragsdale becomes interim head coach as the Tigers head to the Missouri Classic in Kansas City with a 0-2 record. The G-Men finished the 2012 season with a record of... more »
September 7, 2013 11:44 PM
NATCHITOCHES - The Southern Jaguars couldn't rebound from their blowout loss to the University of Houston, losing again on the road, this time, to Northwestern State, 55-14.
The Jaguars struggled again on defense, allowing three first half touchdown passes by the Demons' Zach Adkins. Northwestern running back Robert Walker... more »
August 29, 2013 3:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dawson Odums and his team rolled out of Ace W. Mumford's parking lot Thursday afternoon with hopes of improvement from last year's catastrophic season opener - a 66-21 loss at New Mexico.
"Coach Odums has been stressing win the first five minutes of the game," said... more »
August 8, 2013 1:50 PM
If you ask Jaguar players, two-a-days are anything but 'light.' However, there are a couple of things Southern is doing to keep themselves fresh in the August heat.
While some people think of only water and Gatorade as ways to beat the heat, the Jaguars are getting creative -... more »
July 29, 2013 11:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Roman Banks, from Southern University, has been named the Outstanding College Coach of the Year for the State of Louisiana and Archbishop Rummel's Jay Roth, has been selected as the Outstanding Prep Coach of the Year for Louisiana. Both coaches will be recognized at the Greater New... more »
June 21, 2013 6:32 PM
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Southern Jaguars now know when they will open their season vs the University of Houston on August 30th. The Jags and Cougars will play at Reliant Stadium at 7:30pm CT.
The game can be viewed by fans on ESPN3.
The Big East made the... more »
May 17, 2013 5:11 PM
FT. WORTH, Tx - The Southern Jaguars baseball season likely came to an end Friday, losing to Prairie View A&M 11-4 on the second day of the SWAC Tournament.
Southern ends their season with a record of 21-23 on the year after three Jaguar pitchers combined to give up... more »
May 6, 2013 8:38 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fl. - Dear Mr. President, please order the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow. That was the gist of a petition started by some Jaguars fans Monday, hoping President Barack Obama makes their team bring the popular quarterback to Jacksonville for a happy homecoming. It received a few hundred... more »
April 10, 2013 10:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Tigers took advantage of eight Jaguar errors and posted 16 runs on 16 hits to blast Southern, 16-2.
Wednesday's win comes a day after LSU beat Southern in the Wally Pontiff Jr Classic at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. Mason Katz and Alex Bregman got... more »
April 1, 2013 7:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Final Four is set for this weekend, a place thought to be out of reach for LSU and Southern basketball...but maybe not for long.
After lowered expectations this year, both programs exceeded predictions from college basketball prognosticators. For a look back on the year that... more »
March 29, 2013 4:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Jaguars' baseball series this weekend vs Selma at Lee Hines Field has been canceled due to travel issues.
Southern is back on the diamond Wednesday at University of New Orleans. more »
March 27, 2013 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council honored the Southern University basketball team for their performance in the NCAA tournament. The 16-seed Southern played a close game against the first-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs, but the Jaguars lost 58-64. Councilwoman Tara Wicker expressed how proud the parish was in their... more »
March 12, 2013 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Last year, Dray Joseph was competing for the starting quarterback role with JP Douglas. This year, there's no question about who's at the helm of the Southern offense.
Joseph will lean on his experience last year and the chip on his shoulder -- which, if history... more »
March 11, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University discussed ways to increase enrollment and boost graduation rates at The Press Club this afternoon.
Albert Tezeno, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, told reporters the university is working to increase partnerships with high schools and community colleges, a tactic echoed by Southern students.
... more »
February 28, 2013 10:58 PM
HOUSTON - Omar Strong scored 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Texas Southern won its 11th straight game, 79-66 over Southern, on Thursday night to take control of the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Strong was 9 of 15 from the floor, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range, for... more »
December 12, 2012 8:09 PM
WBRZ Sports 2 has learned Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins has removed his name from the Southern University football coaching search.
Dr. Williams Broussard, Southern University's Athletics Director, will go through with his plan of presenting his recommended candidate to the Board of Supervisors Friday.
Three candidates were... more »
December 8, 2012 11:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - WBRZ Sports has learned current Nevada offensive lineman coach James Spady is a finalist for the vacant Jaguars head coaching job. Southern will bring in Spady Monday for an on-campus interview.
Athletics Director Dr. William Broussard indicated on Jaguar Journal , hosted by Reggie Flood on... more »
September 13, 2012 10:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University will open conference play tonight in Baton Rouge and on ESPNU.
The Jaguars are playing host Mississippi Valley State for the home opener. Southern is coming off a 66-21 loss against New Mexico.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at A. W. Mumford... more »
August 29, 2012 10:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University canceled all football activities for the remainder of week due to Hurricane Isaac.
However, the Jaguars still plans to fly out to Albuquerque, N. M. on Friday for this weekend's game.
The team is scheduled to take on the New Mexico Lobos Saturday... 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 »
August 21, 2012 10:28 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A person familiar with the situation says the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to play multiple home games in London beginning in 2013.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL and the team are waiting to announce the deal Tuesday in Jacksonville.
New... more »
August 20, 2012 10:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - Both the LSU Tigers and the Southern Jaguars will begin double-duty as University classes begin throughout the day.
LSU continues preparations for its season opener at home against North Texas on September 1st. The Jags hit the road for their first game at New Mexico.
... more »
August 7, 2012 10:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - An attorney claims Southern University breached the contract of then-Athletic Director Greg LaFleur when it announced, three days after his arrest on a misdemeanor prostitution charge, that LaFleur had been fired.
A Houston jury acquitted LaFleur on the charge earlier this year.
LaFleur was arrested... more »
July 16, 2012 8:21 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southern University was picked to finish fourth overall at the SWAC Football Media Day in Birmingham today.
Head Coach Stump Mitchell and members of the 2012 Southern Jaguars team were in Birmingham for the announcement.
Mitchell flirted with the NFL back in February before deciding... more »
May 18, 2012 10:33 AM
BATON ROUGE -The Jaguars need to win two games today to keep their chances of a SWAC championship alive.
Southern (1-1) squares off with Alcorn State (1-1) at 9:00 in the early elimination game.
With a win, the Jags would then face Mississippi Valley State (2-0) at 3:00.... more »
March 23, 2012 8:33 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey insists he wanted quarterback Tim Tebow. Speaking before a fan event Thursday night, Mularkey says "don't believe everything you hear or read in the media." Mularkey adds that "it's hard not to want a guy like that." There were reports that Jacksonville's front office and... more »
March 1, 2012 8:50 AM
The Southern Jaguar basketball teams are back in action tonight hosting Prairie View A&M at the Clark Center. Coach Roman Banks and his men's team is currently in second place in the SWAC standings, with no chance of locking up the regular season title after Mississippi Valley St. has locked... more »
February 22, 2012 8:57 AM
Despite recent reports regarding his future at Southern University, head football coach Stump Mitchell opens 2012 spring football practice on Wednesday, the university announced.
The Jaguars begin the first of 15 scheduled practices at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow afternoon in shells before moving to full pads for the first time... more »
February 21, 2012 8:46 AM
BATON ROUGE- Derick Beltran scored 22 points and Southern University rallied to beat Alabama State 55-53 on Monday night. The Jaguars (15-13, 11-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 44-38 with 6:37 remaining before going on a 14-2 run.
They scored six straight to cap the run, going up 52-46 on... more »
February 20, 2012 8:50 AM
The Southern Jags and Lady Jags continue conference play tonight, facing Alabama State on the road. Both of Southern's teams sit at 10-4 in league play. The Lady Jags are tied for first place, while the men check in second behind Mississippi Valley State. Sports 2 will get you updated... more »
February 7, 2012 9:04 AM
BATON ROUGE- The Southern Jaguar mens' team rolled off their fifth straight win, however they needed the extra frame of overtime to topple the JSU Tigers.
Jameel Grace scored six of his 18 points in overtime to lead Southern University past Jackson State 49-44 Monday night.
Grace hit... more »
October 5, 2011 6:16 PM
BATON ROUGE-- Dianne Woods and her family have been tailgating in the same spot between Harding Boulevard and the F.G. Clark Arena on Southern's campus for 18 years. That tradition is nearing the end, and Woods is frustrated.
Five years ago, a traffic officer told Woods she and her... more »
September 16, 2011 2:17 AM
BATON ROUGE- Following a News 2 report on some Southern University faculty members rethinking their signatures on furlough agreements, Chancellor James Llorens issued the following statement:
"The Southern University -Baton Rouge campus faculty agreed to participate in a voluntary furlough plan to help the SUBR campus with its 2011-2012... more »
August 22, 2011 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE-- Step onto Southern's campus or LSU's campus, and you can feel the vibrant energy in the students buzzing about on their first day of classes.
But look closely into their eyes, and there's a good chance they're dreaming about something other than the information in their textbooks.... more »
July 19, 2011 12:58 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Jackson State is the favorite to win its division despite being ineligible to play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.
League coaches picked Jackson State to win the East Division and Grambling State to win the West in balloting released Tuesday at SWAC media day.... more »
April 29, 2011 10:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's interim athletic director announced that Freda Allen and Frazier Hall had been chosen as the school's 2011 Athletes of the Year this morning.
Allen, a senior, is a forward for the women's basketball team. She was named SWAC Freshmen of the Year in '07-'08.... more »
December 23, 2010 10:06 PM
A four point halftime lead provided a glimmer of hope for the Southern Jaguars this afternoon. But Tulane responded with a strong second half in a 68-65 victory. With the loss, the Jags are now 1-10 on the season.
Blake Sanford led the Jags with a game-high 22 points... more »
October 22, 2010 5:57 PM
The Southern Jaguars are a hail mary throw away from entering tomorrow's game with Prairie View A&M (4-3, 3-2) with a .500 record. But alas, it was not meant to be.
So after a 49-45 loss to Jackson State last weekend, you have to wonder how the team will... more »
September 27, 2010 7:09 AM
Southern University is celebrating homecoming October 3rd thru October 9th. Thursday at Noon - Pep Rally Saturday at 8 a.m. - Parade
For a complete list of events click here . more »
September 5, 2010 3:09 PM
The Stump Mitchell era is off to a good start over at Southern University. The Jaguars overcame a 27-16 deficit and scored 21 unanswered points to defeat Delaware State 37-27 in the SWAC/MEAC Challenge in Orlando.
Mitchell pulled starting quarterback Jeremiah McGinty after the first half of play. McGinty... more »
May 28, 2010 9:09 PM
After beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 11-2 earlier in the day, the Southern Jags fell to Alcorn State 8-7 this evening at the SWAC tournament. The Jags are eliminated and are most likely done for the season, not expecting to earn a bid to an NCAA regional. more »
October 6, 2009 9:28 AM
Homecoming festivities kick off next week, and the Southern University Dancing Dolls are celebrating their 40th anniversary. Former Dancing Dolls Muriel Haysbert and Dancing Doll Bridgette Richard joined John Pastorek with a look at the past and present. more »
October 3, 2009 2:04 PM
Some missing jerseys won't keep the Southern Jaguars from taking the field on time today against Jackson State.
WBRZ confirmed that a handfull of jerseys had gone missing today, but according to SU Sports Information Director Kevin Manns, "that's why we bring extra jerseys."
There's no word yet... more »
October 1, 2009 5:30 PM
"We're 3-1 but I'm not happy." Coach Pete Richardson said in his weekly press luncheon. Coaches are never happy. Are they?
The Jags boast the best offense in the SWAC punching almost 40 points on the scoreboard each game. They've already thrown for over 1000 yards in four games.... more »
September 29, 2009 10:07 AM
Southern University defensive end Steven Williams and kick returner Byron Williams were honored by the Southwestern Athlete Conference for their performances in the Jaguars' thrilling 48-42 victory Saturday over Alcorn State.
Steven Williams, a member of SU's "Dog Day Defense" posted five tackles and 1 1/2 sacks against the... more »
September 8, 2009 11:19 AM
Southern University's Marching Band, the "Human Jukebox," will provide pre-game and halftime performances at the New Orleans Saints' regular season opener, at noon, Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Louisiana Superdome. Southern's Marching Band has a long relationship with the Saints organization, performing halftime shows since 1969. more »
September 3, 2009 6:24 AM
Former Southern University president Ralph Slaughter asked a judge to order Southern's Board of Supervisors to immediately reinstate him as president. Slaughter's lawyer said the board did not stick to its agreement that settled a 2007 lawsuit. Slaughter sued board members over their handling of sexual harassment allegations. Attorneys representing... more »