July 29, 2014 8:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern fans have endured a roller coaster year with their sports teams.
While the Jaguars won five SWAC titles, they also had the NCAA hammer brought on them by banning them from postseason play.
"We've been working on this now for 15 months, so optimism... more »
July 28, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some of the Southern fan base went back to the classroom Monday night in Southern's "Ladies on the Bluff" clinic.
Women who wanted to learn more about the game of football took in lectures and on-field coaching from the Southern University football staff, including head coach... more »
July 18, 2014 2:22 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions for the upcoming football season. It's the third straight year the Hornets have been picked to win the East, and they've fallen short the first two times. Alabama State received 93 points,... more »
May 12, 2014 6:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Southern University alumnus has sued the school for refusing to renew its contract with Chancellor James Llorens. Author Joiner say that Llorens has done a great job and stabilized Southern. Southern University spokesman Ed Pratt said Friday that the school is not commenting on the suit.... more »
April 30, 2014 8:24 PM
LAKE CHARLES - The Southern Jaguars scored eight runs in the final two frames only to squander the lead in the bottom of the ninth on a walk-off grand slam to lose 16-12 against McNeese State.
The Jaguar bats brought the team back after giving up five runs in... more »
April 30, 2014 4:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Funeral arrangements are now in place for the final farewell of long-time Southern University band director Isaac Greggs.
A viewing will be held today beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Southern's Campus. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m.
... more »
April 27, 2014 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern baseball team couldn't muster any magic on senior day, as the Jaguars closed out their home schedule with a 16-7 loss to Grambling State.
The Tigers started off with a two-run home run by Juan Bueno in the first inning and led 4-0 after... more »
April 26, 2014 11:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - Playing at home for the final time this weekend, the Southern baseball team gave the fans at Lee Hines Stadium reason to cheer, winning game two of a Saturday doubleheader after dropping the first.
Southern fell 6-3 in game one, but staved off a late Grambling... more »
April 23, 2014 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern baseball is going through a tough stretch, losing 12 of their last 15 -- and that was before losing Wednesday night to Nicholls State 13-2.
The Colonels jumped all over the Jaguars with a 13-0 lead by the fifth inning.
Southern would get on... more »
April 22, 2014 11:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern men's basketball coach Roman Banks said he still believes in his team and his administration, which are the main reasons he decided to agree to a contract extention.
After the University failed to provide adequate academic information to the NCAA, the Jaguars probation status with... more »
April 21, 2014 11:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Following a successful season and a tumultuous offseason, Southern University announced an agreement in principle to retain Roman Banks as the men's basketball head coach.
Banks, the 2013 SWAC coach of the year, spoke with Texas A&M about an assistant coaching job with the Aggies but... more »
April 9, 2014 9:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - While veteran players like Lee Doss and Dray Joseph still have a good chance to be picked up by an NFL team this May, Southern's Pro Day found a name not regularly featured on a fall Saturday on The Bluff.
Rashaun Allen only registered nine receptions... more »
April 4, 2014 10:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University is beginning the process to hire a new chancellor.
Seventeen people are on the committee, lead by SU System Board of Supervisors member Murphy F. Bell Jr. and Monique Guillory-Winfield, SU System vice president for academic and student affairs.
The hiring group is made... more »
March 28, 2014 6:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Just off the friendly confines of Mumford Stadium, the Southern football team held it's final practice on Friday before its spring football game on Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars will start at 2pm in Mumford Stadium on Saturday, where fans will get a chance to see how... more »
March 14, 2014 8:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University police have arrested three students accused in an attempted armed robbery and home invasion on campus in late February. Police booked 18-year-old Jaleel Bridges, of DeQuincy; 20-year-old Rodney Briggs, of Kentwood; and 19-year-old Deylan Jones, of Mesquite, Texas, on counts of attempted armed robbery and... more »
March 12, 2014 10:56 PM
HOUSTON - The Southern women's basketball team advance to the SWAC tournament semifinals with a win over Alabama A&M Wednesday night.
The women held a steady lead on A&M for much of the game as they won 80-66.
The Jags women move on to the conference semifinals Friday... more »
March 12, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars football team is learning their defense just like any new subject in school.
It may be a traditional way to teach and learn something, but this type of studying isn't common in football film rooms.
The idea stemmed from defensive secondary coach... more »
March 11, 2014 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - On an overcast day, the Southern Jaguars looked anything but gloomy, getting some hard-hitting in on the Jags 5th day of spring practice.
It also happened to be the first day in pads, and both offense and defense went live against one another for the final... more »
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 4, 2014 9:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A pre-filed bill says hazardous haulers might need to find a new route through areas where there are large universities.
The bill, by Rep. Regina Barrow would prohibit the transport of hazardous materials within a five mile radius of a university. The bill says there are... more »
February 27, 2014 11:27 AM
BATON ROUGE - A member of the Southern University Board of Supervisors has resigned effective immediately.
Calvin Braxton sent in a resignation letter late Wednesday night. He was a close supporter of James Llorens, the chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus.
The Board of Supervisors voted not to... 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 17, 2014 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers say they'll do their best to funnel more money into higher education.
On Monday a handful of state legislators spoke to higher education leaders about what they plan to do to improve higher education this session. They expect to bring higher education to the... more »
February 13, 2014 10:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - The NCAA could ban all Southern University teams from post season play over a paperwork problem.
Individual sports teams like football and basketball have received post season bans in the past, but this time, all athletic teams are at risk.
"It's devastating to the school,... 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 10, 2014 10:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- A large crowd gathered Monday evening, mostly to protest the Southern University board's decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
Llorens contends he was not happy with the new deal that appeared to give the system president, Ronald Mason, more power and gave less power to... 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 »
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 11, 2013 10:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University's successful head football coach is being considered for another job, the WBRZ News 2 sports team learned exclusively Wednesday night.
Dawson Odums is being sought by his Alma matter, North Carolina Central University. The school wants him to become its new head coach. The position... 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 24, 2013 11:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - Bayou Classic fans are reminded to drive safely when heading to and from Bayou Classic Events in New Orleans over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
"More people died on Louisiana roads over the five-day Thanksgiving break last year than during any other holiday," says Lt. Col. John... 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 10:14 PM
BATON ROUGE- Here's a list it's nice to be at the top of: the way we talk is apparently the sexiest in the U.S., according to a survey by dating website Cupid.com.
The Southern accent was ranked most attractive by men and women. More men preferred it over women.... 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 »
November 5, 2013 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Chef KD put his own spin on a traditional southern dish today on News 2 at 4.
He showed us the easiest way to make fresh mustard greens, which he said is the perfect side holiday dish.
If you'd like to contact Chef KD for... more »
October 31, 2013 7:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Southern University custodian has been booked on accusations he stole several laptop computers and projectors from the university. 31-year-old Brandon D. Square faces three counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Southern University Police Chief Ronald Stevens said investigators zeroed in on Square after concluding... 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 14, 2013 7:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern employees working in the system office and on the Baton Rouge and Shreveport campuses will receive an extra $1,000 in their November paychecks.
The single supplemental payment comes at a time when Southern administrators say they've turned a corner after weathering five straight years of... 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 »
October 7, 2013 7:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - About a dozen Southern University students are attending a Freshman Seminar class listening to an instructor talk about all the opportunities the school has to offer.
The students are part of Southern's First Year Experience program, which is supposed to ease them through the transition from... 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 24, 2013 7:59 AM
BATON ROUGE- An audit finds the Southern University System Foundation did not properly record financial transactions related to the Bayou Classic, failed to adequately identify the purpose for some donations and kept too much money in a bank account.
The audit report found fault with the foundation waiting to... 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 »
September 5, 2013 11:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of employees in the Southern University System may soon get raises.
On Friday, the Southern Board of Supervisors will consider across the board salary increases for faculty and staff at Southern's Law School, Ag Center and New Orleans campus.
The raises will be up... more »
September 4, 2013 12:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University broke ground today on a new $1.2 million baseball fieldhouse.
It will be located next to the Lee Hines baseball field.
Mayor-President Kip Holden joined SU Chancellor James Lloren, SU Athletic Director William Broussard and SU baseball coach Roger Cador for the ceremony.... 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 23, 2013 7:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators today cleared a Baton Rouge city constable of any wrongdoing after an altercation with a student at Southern University which was caught on tape.
City Constable Reggie Brown said investigators felt Deputy Constable Anthony Collins didn't use excessive force when dealing with the student, Taikian... more »
August 22, 2013 3:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A city constable encountered a student registering at Southern University several times before they got into an altercation which was caught on tape, according to an arrest report.
The video showed the constable physically "body-slamming" the student, according to witnesses, and was viewed thousands of times... more »
August 20, 2013 11:25 AM
BIRMINGHAM - LSU is one to the final 15 contenders for Southern Living magazine's "The South's Best Tailgate."
This is the second annual contest for the best tailgate celebration. The winner will be chosen by fans who can vote on the magazine's website or by smartphone.
SEC schools... more »
August 19, 2013 4:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some students at Southern University are upset after seeing a man "body-slammed" by a deputy constable Friday night in the school's gym.
Amateur video sent in to News 2 shows what took place that night. Witnesses said a Southern student was standing in line for financial... more »
August 19, 2013 10:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Thirty-six Brazilian students will be roaming the campus along with Southern University's first-time freshmen and returning upperclassmen. Southern has made a push in recent years to open its campus to foreign students, sending Chancellor James Llorens overseas to establish relationships with universities in Turkey and Brazil. In... more »
August 16, 2013 10:52 PM
The Southern Jaguars and LSU Tigers will each hold a scrimmage Saturday morning, now just two weeks away from kickoff of the regular season.
Each team has key focuses going into the weekend, and Sports 2's Brian Holland breaks down what to look for out of the post-scrimmage comments... more »
August 14, 2013 6:41 PM
Dwayne Houston is about to start on the Southern offensive line for the third straight year; it's that fact that makes senior quarterback comfortable when he drops back in the pocket for the Jaguars this year.
Why is this offensive unit confident and ready to roll in 2013? Sports... 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 »
July 16, 2013 10:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Southern University Foundation is moving forward with collecting the assets of former system president Ralph Slaughter.
Slaughter owes the foundation about $500,000 from unapproved expenses during his tenure.
The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit obtained court documents that show the foundation will seize Slaughter's $1.3... more »
July 16, 2013 8:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Southern Lab senior was taken from a scrimmage by ambulance after he was knocked out Tuesday evening.
A coach told WBRZ News 2, the teen hit another player on the field at Parkview Baptist and lost consciousness. It was not clear which team the other teen... more »
July 8, 2013 12:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Southern University has been collecting student fees for a yearbook that hasn't been produced for five years. The report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office says Southern University collected nearly $817,000 from July 2008 through June 2012 in student fees for... more »
July 3, 2013 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University is calling on the community to help raise funds towards improvements for the school's football program.
The Southern University Football Alumni Association has implemented the 600 Giving $100 campaign. It calls on at least 600 supporters to each donate $100 to support student-athletes.
... more »
June 27, 2013 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - District Court Judge Timothy Kelley ruled Ralph Slaughter's attempt to transfer his assets into his wife's name was not only illegal, but an attempt to defraud Southern University's System Foundation.
The foundation argued that Slaughter moved the assets, including his $1.3 million dollar home and cars,... more »
June 22, 2013 11:14 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Southern University Agricultural Center's top official is now also the program leader for food and nutrition at the LSU AgCenter. LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson says the joint appointment will enhance LSU's working relationship with Southern and provide more chances for collaboration between the two... more »