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  • LSU's Ed Orgeron introduces new assistant coaches Play Video

    February 9, 2017 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron introduced two new assistant coaches joining the program for the 2017 season. At a 10 a.m. press conference, Orgeron introduced new wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph and running backs coach Tommie Robinson. The two men replace Jabbar Juluke and... more »
  • National Signing Day commits from Baton Rouge area Play Video

    February 1, 2017 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - High school seniors across the Baton Rouge area will be committing to their chosen NCAA teams Wednesday for National Signing Day. West Feliciana High School Brent Williams - Army Hunter Smith - ULM Ronald Sims - Northwestern St. ... more »
  • Ticket prices soaring for Alabama-Clemson title matchup

    January 8, 2017 5:49 PM

    TAMPA - The College Football Playoff national championship game is a hot ticket. The combination of Alabama and Clemson meeting in a rematch of last year's final, plus the proximity of the schools to Tampa, is causing prices to surge for Monday night's game. Both Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Clemson, South... more »
  • NCAA honors man who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge

    December 13, 2016 9:46 PM

    BEVERLY, Mass. - The Massachusetts man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised millions of dollars nationwide for ALS research has been honored by the NCAA. A group that included NCAA President Mark Emmert and several elected officials Tuesday hand-delivered an award to Pete Frates, the former Boston... more »
  • NCAA: Southern gets 5 years probation after issues with athlete eligibility

    November 16, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The National Collegiate Athletic Association reports that Southern University faces several penalties due to the university's lack of "institutional control" when it failed to monitor student-athlete eligibility, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. The university faces up to five years probation, a $5,000... more »
  • NCAA announces New Orleans will host 2022 Final Four

    November 10, 2016 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NCAA has announced that New Orleans will host the 2022 men's basketball Final Four. The announcement, made Thursday, means New Orleans is set to host college basketball's men's semifinals and championship game for the sixth time - each time in the Superdome. Dan Gavitt, who is... more »
  • NCAA penalizes Alcorn State for violations in 11 sports

    October 19, 2016 4:33 PM

    LORMAN, Miss. - The NCAA has placed Alcorn State on probation through 2018 for violations in 11 sports over a four-year period. The NCAA released a report on Wednesday saying that Alcorn State "failed to monitor its progress-toward-degree certification process when it improperly certified 28 student-athletes" in the 11... more »
  • The NCAA president is set to visit the campus he once led

    September 29, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is set to visit the university he once led as chancellor. Mark Emmert visits LSU Thursday. He's scheduled to give an evening lecture on "Leadership in Challenging Times." Emmert was the LSU chancellor from 1999 to 2004. The university... more »
  • NCAA pulls 7 postseason events out of NC due to LGBT law

    September 12, 2016 9:07 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men's basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says the decision by its board... more »
  • College hoops coaches to examine NCAA Tournament selection

    June 13, 2016 11:04 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kentucky's John Calipari and West Virginia's Bob Huggins are among more than a dozen coaches and administrators who have been chosen to examine the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection system. The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the ad hoc committee Monday. It will work... more »
  • Carlini helps Southeastern Louisiana over Utah Valley 3-2

    June 5, 2016 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domenick Carlini pitched six strong innings to make a three-run first stand up and Southeastern Louisiana edged Utah Valley 3-2 in an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament's Baton Rouge Regional on Sunday. Southeastern Louisiana (40-20) will face Sunday evening's LSU-Rice loser on Monday in another elimination... more »
  • Oregon advances to semifinal of the NCAA championship

    May 31, 2016 4:56 PM

    EUGENE - NCAA champion Aaron Wise won the anchor match Tuesday to help Oregon rally past defending champion LSU and into the semifinals of the NCAA championship. The Ducks trailed in all five matches at one point. They were up 2-1, with the fourth match in extra holes, when... more »
  • LSU softball opens Regional play on Friday

    May 20, 2016 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU softball team, the tenth overall national seed, will open the NCAA Division I Softball Championship on Friday night at Tiger Park. The Tigers will play against the Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn Blackbirds at 6 p.m. on Friday. This is the second consecutive year LSU will... 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 »
  • NCAA board rescinds camps and clinics rule

    April 28, 2016 2:10 PM

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors rescinded a rule Thursday that prohibits Football Bowl Subdivision coaches from holding or working at camps and clinics away from their school. The rule was adopted earlier this month by the Division I Council. The board has also directed the council... 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 »
  • Recapping LSU gym's 2nd place finish at nationals Play Video

    April 18, 2016 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers weren't phased by their 5th place standing midway through the Super 6: instead, they did a fashion show. The Tigers used the house music to take the stress off as they sashayed, shook off any nerves and finished with a 49.4625 and a... more »
  • LSU gymnastics to compete for spot in NCAA Super Six Friday

    April 15, 2016 9:43 AM

    FORT WORTH- The LSU gymnastics team will compete on Friday in the NCAA Semifinal I for a NCAA’s Super Six. Friday the third-ranked gymnastics team will fight for fifth appearance NCAA Super Six appearance in the semifinal. LSU is set to take on Florida (No.2), Auburn (No. 6), Georgia (No.... more »
  • Villanova cancels classes after NCAA basketball victory

    April 5, 2016 7:21 AM

    VILLANOVA, PA.- Villanova University has canceled classes Tuesday as students celebrate the men's basketball team's first NCAA championship title since 1985. Police say six people were arrested and 25 people were injured after Kris Jenkins 3-pointer in the final seconds of the title game Monday night propelled the Wildcats over... more »
  • President Obama makes his Final 4 picks; Kansas as champs

    March 16, 2016 4:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has made his final NCAA Tournament call in office: Rock Chalk, champions. Obama picked Kansas, Texas A&M, North Carolina and Michigan State to all reach the Final Four in a bracket he filled out for ESPN. His choice might be an unpopular one around Kansas,... more »
  • Unlikely qualifier Holy Cross plays Southern in First Four

    March 15, 2016 11:32 AM

    DAYTON, Ohio - NCAA Tournament teams don't come much more unlikely than Holy Cross, which finished the season with a 14-19 record. Yet the Crusaders will play Southern University (22-12) in a First Four game Wednesday night, by virtue of winning four games on the road and becoming the Patriot... more »
  • Villanova No. 1 in AP college hoops poll for first time

    February 8, 2016 1:42 PM

    Villanova is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time. The Wildcats (20-3) made the jump from third following then-No. 1 Oklahoma's loss to Kansas State and then-No. 2 North Carolina's losses to Louisville and Notre Dame. Villanova received 32 first-place votes Monday... more »
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert gets contract extension

    February 2, 2016 11:27 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA says its board of governors has voted to extend the contract of President Mark Emmert for three years, through October 2020. The extension was approved during the NCAA convention last month in San Antonio. The vote included an option to add another year to the deal.... more »
  • Judge OKs reworked NCAA concussions settlement

    January 26, 2016 3:27 PM

    CHICAGO - A federal judge in Chicago has given preliminary approval to a reworked head-injury settlement between former college athletes and the NCAA. U.S. District Judge John Lee said Tuesday his is giving his OK to a deal hammered out after he rejected the initial agreement in 2014. Lee... more »
  • Emmert applauds student-athlete activism

    January 14, 2016 7:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - NCAA President Mark Emmert applauded student-athlete campus activism and said Thursday he's disappointed that member schools aren't hiring more women and minorities as coaches. Emmert's remarks came during his annual speech at the NCAA convention. He pressed member schools to keep improving academics, fairness and the... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • LSU women's hoops falls short against Samford 47-44

    December 28, 2015 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Lady Tiger women’s basketball team closed out their non-league schedule with a 47-44 loss to Samford Monday evening at the Maravich Center. Senior Anne Pedersen led LSU’s efforts with a career-high 15 points. LSU falls to 6-7 on the year and Samford improved to 8-6.... more »
  • Changes coming after bowl system reaches record 40 games

    December 9, 2015 3:56 PM

    NEW YORK - NCAA president Mark Emmert says it is time for schools to take a look at the bowl system and determine the purpose of some postseason games. Three teams with losing records will be among the 80 playing in a record 40 bowl games over the next... more »
  • Emmert ambivalent about NCAA's role in vetting prep courses

    December 9, 2015 11:18 AM

    NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert says he's "personally ambivalent" about the organization's role in vetting incoming athletes' high school classes. In a high-profile case this fall, Kansas officials sharply criticized the NCAA about its delays in declaring top recruit Cheick Diallo eligible. The university had determined that Diallo's... more »
  • Michigan State jumps to No. 1 in men's hoops AP Top 25

    December 7, 2015 1:50 PM

    Michigan State is No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the first time since early in the 2013-14 season. The Spartans (9-0) jumped from third to a runaway first following last week's losses by then-Nos. 1 and 2 Kentucky and Maryland. Michigan State received 62... more »
  • LSU hoops floundering, loses 3rd straight to College of Charleston 70-58

    December 1, 2015 12:52 AM

    CHARLESTON, SC - Canyon Barry had 19 points and College of Charleston used a big first-half charge to hand LSU its third consecutive loss, 70-58, on Monday night. The Tigers (3-3) were looking for a soft place to recover after falling to Marquette and North Carolina State last week. The... more »
  • NCAA committee delays plan to fill bowls with losing teams

    November 24, 2015 4:14 PM

    The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not enough bowl-eligible squads to fill 40 games. Seventy-one teams have won at least six games and secured at least a .500 record, the minimum for... more »
  • Alabama defeats LSU 30-16 at Bryant Denny Stadium

    November 7, 2015 8:54 PM

    Tuscaloosa, AL - The Alabama Crimson Tide ended LSU's undefeated season Saturday night with a 30-16 victory over the Tigers at Bryant Denny Stadium. LSU running back Leonard Fournette struggled throughout the night, ending the game with just 31 total rushing yards on 19 carries. Fournette punched in... more »
  • NCAA: College athletes breaking records in graduation rates

    November 4, 2015 1:25 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - College athletes continue to graduate at record rates. The most recent data collected by the NCAA and released Wednesday shows an all-time high 86 percent of athletes from the 2008-09 freshmen class earned degrees within six years. That's up 2 percentage points from last year's record one-year... more »
  • NCAA disassociates college sports from daily fantasy games

    October 21, 2015 3:08 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA has decided not to meet with executives from two popular fantasy game websites as part of a plan to distance itself from the industry. Mark Lewis, the NCAA's executive vice president of championships, informed DraftKings and FanDuel of the decision in a letter sent Tuesday.... more »
  • La.-Lafayette acknowledges NCAA probe, sanctions itself

    October 12, 2015 11:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana-Lafayette officials say their football program is under investigation by the NCAA because a former assistant coach allegedly schemed to fraudulently boost certain recruits' standardized test scores. Documents released by the university this week, in response to public records requests by The (Lafayette) Daily Advertiser, allege that... more »
  • Will quarterbacks re-emerge in the Heisman, draft picture?

    October 2, 2015 4:53 PM

    Quarterbacks have won the Heisman Trophy five straight seasons and have been selected first in the NFL Draft five of the last seven years. Those trends might be changing this year. The quarterback position in college football lost plenty of star power with the early departures of Heisman... more »
  • Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

    September 30, 2015 11:29 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that... more »
  • 1st look at Ben Simmons in purple and gold Play Video

    August 5, 2015 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a busy, but fun summer for Ben Simmons. The #1 recruit in the country and LSU freshman went to Los Angeles on three separate occasions (once for the ESPY's and twice for elite camps), and now he and his Tiger teammates are about to... more »
  • Southern football reports to fall camp Play Video

    August 3, 2015 12:08 AM

    Baton Rouge - The Southern Jaguars reported to fall camp on Sunday, eager to return to the field after their spring camp was wiped out due to NCAA sanctions. Head coach Dawson Odums welcomed his 95 players as they filled out paperwork, got their equipment and physicals in advance... more »
  • Announced SEC games include 2 LSU night kickoffs

    June 18, 2015 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Game times and network designation of 32 Southeastern Conference football games, including a pair of nighttime kickoffs for the LSU Tigers, were announced Thursday on the SEC Network. The games are scheduled across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network with additional selections to be determined... more »
  • LSU men's golf team returns with the hardware

    June 4, 2015 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's golf team received a warm welcome from Tiger fans Thursday when they returned with the NCAA Division 1 National Championship trophy. The crew beat the University of Southern California 4-1 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. for their fifth team title... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette advances to B.R. Super Regionals

    June 1, 2015 5:22 PM

    HOUSTON - Evan Powell's two-run single lifted Louisiana-Lafayette to the Super Regionals with a 5-2 victory over Rice on Monday. Powell's single to left-center field added to RBI singles in the fourth by Tyler Girouard and fifth by Kyle Clement to open up a four-run lead. Louisiana-Lafayette (42-21) will face... more »
  • SEC generates NCAA-record $455.8M in revenue for 2014-15

    May 29, 2015 4:21 PM

    DESTIN, FL - The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA's richest league. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league's revenue was $309.6 million last year. The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to... more »
  • LSU baseball gets No. 2 national seed

    May 25, 2015 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NCAA listed LSU as the second-highest ranked team in the nation Monday as the Tigers prepare for regional play. The Tigers (48-10, 21-8 SEC) were listed just behind the UCLA Bruins (42-13, 22-7 PAC 12) in the rankings and will host a regional for the... more »
  • LSU one of 16 host sites for NCAA baseball tournament regionals

    May 25, 2015 9:49 AM

    OMAHA- Four teams from the Southeastern Conference and three from the Atlantic Coast Conference are among the 16 hosts for regionals in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. Defending champion Vanderbilt, LSU, Florida and Texas A&M are the SEC hosts, and the ACC hosts are Louisville, Miami and Florida... more »
  • WCWS Berth at Stake in First Baton Rouge Super Regional for LSU Play Video

    May 22, 2015 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - After a thrilling comeback that allowed the team to continue its record-breaking season, the No. 8 LSU softball team, seeded fifth overall, returns to Tiger Park for the final time in 2015 to host the No. 16 and 12th-seeded Arizona Wildcats in the 2015 Baton Rouge... more »
  • LSU forces deciding game 7 of softball regional

    May 17, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Softball team forced a winner take all game 7 at the Baton Rouge regional against Arizona State. The Tigers, needing to win two to advance to the super regionals, beat the Sun Devils 5-0 in the first game of the day. The win comes... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics falls on beam, fails to advance to Super Six Play Video

    April 17, 2015 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coming into the year for LSU gymnastics, the dream was bringing home the first national title in program history. While those expectations were going to be a challenge, no one expected for the Lady Tigers to not advance to Saturday and the Super Six. That... more »
  • Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million

    April 14, 2015 10:41 AM

    Bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to college football conferences and schools last season, the most ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series to the first of the College Football Playoff. According to an NCAA report to... more »
  • NCAA Tourney head says refs should have been more patient

    April 8, 2015 5:02 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA vice president of men's basketball Dan Gavitt says the referees Monday night in the national championship game had access to television replays on a crucial play in the last 2 minutes but had already decided to give the ball to Duke when CBS showed a magnified view... more »
  • Connecticut governor: move '16 Final Four unless law changes

    March 30, 2015 6:01 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director are calling on the NCAA to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service... more »
  • NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

    March 26, 2015 1:31 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. Emmert says the NCAA is watching to see if it could affect student-athletes and employees. The NCAA is located in Indianapolis and the men's basketball tournament's... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics a top seed in NCAA Regional Play Video

    March 23, 2015 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's gymnastics team learned they will be one of the top seeds in this year's NCAA Regional Tournament. LSU was ranked fourth nationally, and is the number one seed in the Ames Regional. The team will travel to Iowa for the April 4 Regional, with... more »
  • No. 11 UCLA stuns No. 6 SMU 60-59 on rare 3-pointer

    March 19, 2015 5:01 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bryce Alford made four 3-pointers in the final 3:40, his last on a rare goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining, to push 11th-seeded UCLA to a 60-59 upset of sixth-seeded SMU on Thursday in the teams' NCAA opener. Alford's points came on nine long-range shots but his... more »
  • Butler uses late surge to put away Texas 56-48

    March 19, 2015 4:29 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Kellen Dunham scored 20 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with 1:18 to play, to lift sixth-seeded Butler to a 56-48 victory over 11th-seeded Texas in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The Bulldogs (23-10) advanced to play third-seeded Notre Dame on Saturday. The Longhorns (20-14) added to a miserable... 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 »
  • Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

    January 28, 2015 5:10 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics and his department is handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming... more »
  • Shooters find not every basketball is same in college game

    January 27, 2015 2:45 PM

    Unlike the NBA, the NCAA has no uniform game ball for regular-season games. That means a team could be playing with an unfamiliar ball during road games. And in a sport in which "shooter's touch" is part of the lexicon, the feel of the ball can't be minimized. With all... more »
  • House leads Texas A&M past LSU, 67-64

    January 17, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Danuel House scored four of his 18 points in the final 23 seconds, and Texas A&M erased a 13-point second-half deficit for its first road victory this season, 67-64 over LSU on Saturday. Jalen Jones had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies (11-5, 2-2... more »
  • Cajuns' Robinson gets 5th year of football

    December 25, 2014 7:40 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jamal Robinson has received a fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA through a medical hardship waiver. Robinson tweeted the news Tuesday. The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1xNq2K0 ) the 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior from Slidell injured his meniscus in the game against Louisiana Tech on... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

    December 17, 2014 6:01 PM

    CHICAGO - A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad. U.S. District Judge John Lee in Chicago issued a 21-page ruling Wednesday denying preliminary approval. He did say the deal could be altered to address his concerns, which include the... more »
  • Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll, Duke No. 2

    December 8, 2014 1:01 PM

    Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot. The Wildcats (9-0) became a unanimous No. 1 team in the new AP poll Monday, getting the first-place votes on all 64 ballots cast. Syracuse spent two weeks as a unanimous No. 1 last season. Wisconsin had... more »
  • Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff

    December 7, 2014 11:52 AM

    GRAPEVINE, Texas - Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff. Alabama is the top seed and will play Ohio State in one semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oregon is the second seed and will play Florida... more »
  • Lions turns tables on Tennessee Tech 86-65

    November 27, 2014 8:22 AM

    HAMMOND - Joshua Filmore scored 27 points and Zay Jackson 25, both career highs, as the Southeastern Louisiana scored 52 points in the second half to take an 86-65 victory over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night in the teams' second meeting in three days. The Lions (1-4) picked up their... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette drops Oral Roberts 76-52

    November 26, 2014 1:59 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Kasey Shepherd, who missed just one shot all night, scored 22 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 76-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the MGM Grand Main Event on Tuesday night. Shepherd, who made 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, was almost perfect as he made... more »
  • Tulane beats Southern University 74-59

    November 26, 2014 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jonathan Stark scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists to lead Tulane past Southern University 74-59 on Tuesday night. Stark, Tulane's leading scorer last season at 14.5 per game, entered the contest averaging just 7.3. Tre Drye also scored 14 for Tulane (3-1) and... more »
  • NCAA selects men's Final Four sites for 2017-21

    November 14, 2014 6:18 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA men's basketball championship is going West in 2017. Phoenix is one of five future Final Four sties chosen Friday by the men's basketball committee. The others are San Antonio in 2018, Minneapolis in 2019 and Atlanta in 2020. Indianapolis, where the NCAA is based, will host... more »
  • In college, field goals aren't a sure thing

    November 12, 2014 4:05 PM

    Whenever an NFL kicker attempts a field goal from inside 50 yards these days, success seems inevitable. That isn't the case in college. Just two weeks ago, Duke beat Pittsburgh 51-48 in overtime after Chris Blewitt missed a 26-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Panthers.... more »
  • Judge to review NCAA's Penn State sanctions emails

    November 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey said Friday that she will review the unredacted emails to determine whether they can... more »
  • LSU women's basketball suspends Ballard indefinitely

    November 5, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell says junior guard Danielle Ballard has been suspended indefinitely from game competition. Caldwell, in a statement Wednesday, said Ballard's suspension occurred after she allegedly violated team rules. Further details were not provided, but the university says Ballard, of Memphis, Tennessee, will... more »
  • Bring on Bama: The Stand 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 »
  • NCAA graduation rates improve as critics cry foul

    October 28, 2014 12:13 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - College athletes are graduating at record numbers and with better rates than non-athletes, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA. The annual report shows 84 percent of freshmen players who entered school in 2007-08 earned degrees within six years. That's a 2 percentage point increase over... more »
  • 9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

    October 22, 2014 12:51 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Folt took questions from reporters Wednesday after the release of the report by former... more »

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