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  • Howard, Tillery help Southern light up Alabama A&M 59-31

    September 24, 2016 10:45 PM

    HUNTSVILLE - Austin Howard threw five touchdown passes and Lenard Tillery rushed for 179 yards and scored three times to help Southern explode for a 59-31 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. Juaquin Davis returned the opening kickoff 93 yards to give Alabama A&M an early 7-0 lead, but... more »
  • US home construction slumped in August; big dip in the South

    September 20, 2016 9:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - Southern homebuilders pulled back on construction in August, causing the pace of housing starts nationwide to fall to their lowest level in three months. The Commerce Department says ground breakings dropped 5.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.4 million from 1.21 million in July. That... more »
  • Quinn does it all leading Southern over Alabama State 64-6

    September 17, 2016 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Willie Quinn accounted for 320 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as Southern trounced Alabama State 64-6 on Saturday night. Southern led 34-0 at the break. In the first half alone, Quinn had three receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns, returned two punts for 72 yards, had... more »
  • Tulane tallies 7 rushing TDs, squashes Southern 66-21

    September 10, 2016 9:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dontrell Hilliard scored three rushing touchdowns, Josh Rounds and Lazedrick Thompson added two each, and Tulane totaled 437 yards on the ground in a 66-21 victory over Southern on Saturday. Hilliard scored twice on short runs within the first five minutes, and Parry Nickerson's 96-yard interception return... more »
  • State Police, EBRSO, others to work security at Sterling funeral Play Video

    July 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    Baton Rouge - Thousands are expected to attend a funeral for Alton Sterling on Southern University's campus Friday morning. News 2 learned new information about the security plan for the large event. The basketball court inside F.G. Clark Activity Center has been converted into a place where people will... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gales discusses doing what doctors, others thought he couldn't Play Video

    May 17, 2016 1:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Devon Gales' mother shared amazing news about his road to recovery Tuesday. She posted a video on Facebook showing Devon moving his legs on his own, something the family thought was impossible after he was injured in the Southern Jags' season opening football game against the University... more »
  • Murdered Southern students laid to rest Saturday

    April 16, 2016 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES – One of two funerals scheduled Saturday for murdered Southern University students will take place in this southwest Louisiana city. LaShuntae Benton was laid to rest around noon. Visitation started at 9 a.m. A wake was held the day before. Annette January was buried almost simultaneously... more »
  • Emotional crowd celebrates lives of murdered college students Play Video

    April 12, 2016 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was standing room only Tuesday night at an emotional vigil to honor two Southern University students shot and killed over the weekend. The theme of the ceremony: Coming together. Pictures of Annette January and Lashuntae Benton sat in the front of the ballroom in the Southern... more »
  • Mom wants daughter's killer to pay Play Video

    April 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lashuntae Benton's mother made the trip to Baton Rouge from Lake Charles Monday night to pick up her daughter's car. Benton, 19, and and Annette January, 19, were caught in the crossfire Saturday in part of Baton Rouge where crimes like this aren't common, which is making... more »
  • In first TV interview, murdered SU student's mom says daughter was doing God's work Play Video

    April 11, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of one of two Southern University students killed in a barrage of gunfire Sunday said she was more worried about her daughter being at home in their native Chicago than in South Louisiana where she ended up losing her life. "When I look over... more »
  • Southern distances itself from accused gunman, football recruit Play Video

    April 10, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University said it was still trying to determine its relationship with the 22-year-old accused in a weekend shooting where two students were killed. Ernest Bernard Felton was arrested Sunday, hours after the shooting at an off-campus apartment complex closer to LSU than SU. Monday,... more »
  • Southern splits doubleheader, loses series to Arkansas Pine Bluff

    March 26, 2016 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern Jaguars took the opening game of a Saturday doubleheader against the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, but couldn't take the series as they won game 2, but dropped game 3. In game two, the Jags jumped out to an early lead and survived an... more »
  • Southern baseball finishes sweep of Selma

    March 20, 2016 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars took a break from SWAC play this weekend, but not from the win column as they swept away Selma University by taking two games on Sunday afternoon at Lee Hines Field. In game 2, the Jaguars scored 12 runs on 11 hits... more »
  • Southern football player among students wanting to fund infrastucture, not campus beautification Play Video

    March 16, 2016 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University students are concerned about funding a project designed to "beautify" the campus, while other parts of the grounds are still in need of repair. Jaguar running-back Lenard Tillery, is among the critics of "The Gateway Project." He wrote an opinion piece criticizing the plan ,... 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 »
  • Southern Women's Hoops rallies in first game of SWAC tournament

    March 9, 2016 11:17 PM

    Houston - The Southern Lady Jaguars began their 2016 SWAC Tournament with 61-57 win over Alcorn State, although the Lady Braves made the #2 seed work for the win. The Braves took a 1 point lead into the half and led by 9 at the end of the 3rd... more »
  • Donated home for the Gales family could be under construction soon Play Video

    March 4, 2016 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Devon Gales, his family and Southern fans prepare for Gales' homecoming Saturday, plans are already underway for moving his family to a home designed to meet his rehabilitation needs. In the last two weeks, about $35,000 has been raised by a non-profit in Georgia for... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Devon Gales finishes rehab, prepares to return to Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 23, 2016 9:59 PM

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

    February 18, 2016 12:25 PM

    ATLANTA - Devon Gales', the Southern University football player injured during a game in September learned from his doctors Thursday he'll be out of the hospital next week. Gales, a wide receiver, has been at the Shepard Center in Atlanta, Georgia, for months undergoing surgery and rehabilitation. WBRZ reporter... more »
  • SU: BRPD officer shot Saturday was a member of the Human Jukebox

    February 16, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University identified a Baton Rouge Police officer who was shot in the line of duty Saturday as a former member of the Human Jukebox. // The Southern University "Human Jukebox" Band and Staff are asking everyone's prayers for Officer Theodore... more »
  • Jags basketball sweeps Braves

    January 30, 2016 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Adrian Rodgers had 20 points and eight rebounds and Southern beat Alcorn State 75-64 on Saturday night to snap the Braves' five-game winning streak. Alcorn State took a 37-35 lead early in the second half but did not score again for four minutes and trailed 44-39. Southern... more »
  • The city of Central raises thousands for Devon Gales' expenses Play Video

    December 5, 2015 9:28 PM

    CENTRAL - As Devon Gales continues to recover, the central community raised more than $16,000 to help Devon gales' medical bills. Southern football player Devon Gales is still recovering in a hospital in Atlanta after a spinal injury back in September. He will have to learn basic skills all over... more »
  • Southern Lab wins Division IV state championship

    December 4, 2015 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS — Breaking out to an early 28-0 first-half lead, the Southern Lab Kittens captured the Division IV high school state championship Friday with a 36-2 win over St. Mary's. A rematch between two teams that played for the Class 1A state championship back in 1980, Southern Lab... more »
  • Southern, Grambling pick up SWAC postseason honors

    December 3, 2015 6:41 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southern University placed 11 Jaguars on the Southwestern Athletic Conference All-Conference team and Grambling State University picked up a top honor from the 2015 SWAC postseason football awards. Southern had the most players placed on All-Conference teams. They include RB Lenard Tilley, OL Anthony Mosley, DL... more »
  • Southern's Banks returns to Lion country

    December 3, 2015 4:47 PM

    HAMMOND - Friday night's game between Southeastern and Southern University's basketball teams will be a bit of a homecoming for head Jags coach Roman Banks. Banks, currently in his fifth season with the Jaguars (4-1), spent eight seasons on staff with the Lions (2-6) under head coaches Billy Kennedy... more »
  • Southern's Tiller named SWAC defender of the week Play Video

    November 16, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southwestern Athletic Conference named Southern University's Aaron Tiller their defensive player of the week for his performance against Alabama A&M this weekend. Tiller had five tackles, with four coming behind the line of scrimmage. He also picked up three sacks in the Jaguar's 46-7 win... more »
  • Howard's 4 TDs spark Southern past Ark.-Pine Bluff 57-24

    November 7, 2015 8:45 PM

    PINE BLUFF - Austin Howard fired four touchdown passes and Lenard Tillery ran for two more as Southern pummeled Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57-24 in a Southwestern Conference battle Saturday. The Jaguars built a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and ballooned the lead to 41-8 by intermission. Southern... more »
  • Severe weather and heavy rainfall expected in portions of the Southern U.S

    October 31, 2015 2:16 PM

    A strong storm system will continue to slowly move through the Mississippi River Valley and Southeast today. The NWS Storm Prediction Center expects damaging winds, hail and isolated short-lived tornadoes in east Texas, Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. Rainfall amounts in this region will also be significant; many locations... more »
  • Southern University holding Give Day on Thursday

    October 15, 2015 5:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University is asking for donations to help strengthen their student programs. The school is hosting "Give Day" on Thursday, October 15th. It's the final appeal for the Million Dollar March viral fundraiser that kicked off back in July. So far, over 2,000 online donors have contributed to... more »
  • Central High honoring alumni Devon Gales Play Video

    October 2, 2015 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Under the Friday night lights, plays honored a former Central Wildcat. Starting with Friday's game against McKinley, the Central football team will wear blue and gold stickers in the shape of ribbons on the backs of helmets for Southern University football player Devon Gales. Gales, a... more »
  • Southern's Devon Gales transferred to rehab hospital

    September 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Southern University football player Devon Gales has been transferred to a rehabilitation hospital, Southern said on its sports website Wednesday. Gales, 21, sustained a spinal cord injury during the Saturday, Sept. 26 game against the University of Georgia. Gales was taken off the field following a... more »
  • SU establishes fund for injured player

    September 28, 2015 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University announced a fund for Devon Gales, the Jaguar's wide receiver who suffered a svere spinal injury during Saturday's game against Georgia. The university said it was accepting electronic donations through a website or via mail through the Southern University System Foundation. Money can be sent... more »
  • Southern football player has spinal surgery after injury Play Video

    September 28, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Southern University football player had successful spinal surgery in Georgia after an injury on the field Saturday. Devon Gales remains in a hospital in Athens where he can now move his upper body. Devon was carted off the field after a collision during a kickoff in... more »
  • Keep Louisiana Beautiful: Tailgate Tips Play Video

    September 22, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Whether you are tailgating at Southern University or LSU, you should always remember to be cautious of the impact you're having on the environment. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is the state's anti-litter and community improvement organization. The group has 23,000 volunteers throughout the state who are committed to educating... more »
  • No more free parking during SU home games Play Video

    September 15, 2015 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University will no longer allow free parking on campus during home game days. As many Jaguar fans make their way to get tickets to Southern Universities game this weekend, university officials want to let fans know if you do not have a reserved parking pass... more »
  • Here we geaux

    September 4, 2015 7:06 AM

    We’re heading into the first weekend of football in Louisiana. The weather should play out as is typical for Early September. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A partly sunny day is ahead. The breaks of sunshine will heat thermometers back into the low 90s and with ample... more »
  • Man accused of dealing drugs at Southern

    September 2, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Police arrested an Alexandria man on charges he brought drugs to the campus with the intention to sell them. SUPD charged 19-year-old Detavious Treyvon King with having marijuana in a drug-free zone with the intent to distribute it. Police said on Tuesday found... more »
  • Family Values: LSU's Travin Dural and SU's Randall Menard rescues woman over the summer Play Video

    August 21, 2015 2:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU coach Les Miles spent a portion of his post-practice media session praising junior wide receiver Travin Dural for his heroic act from July 30. That day, Dural and his cousin, Southern wide receiver Randall Menard, passed an overturned vehicle shortly after leaving their home in... more »
  • 2015 Black Lives Matter Summit Play Video

    August 18, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter and other participating groups are hosting a Black Lives Matter Summit later this month. The summit will address and discuss issues such as high incarceration rates, black-on-black crime statistics, problematic relationships with law enforcement and other problems facing the black... more »
  • Southern's Broussard not to return as athletic director Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University announced Monday that Dr. William Broussard will not return as director of athletics. In March, Southern University temporarily reassigned Broussard to the Southern System Presidents office as assistant to the president for institutional advancement. Monday’s announcement makes that assignment permanent. In the official... more »
  • Southern picked behind Grambling for SWAC West

    July 17, 2015 11:41 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alcorn State, the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion, is the preseason favorite to win the league's Eastern Division while Grambling has been picked to win the West. Southern University was picked to finish second behind Grambling in the West. Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs Jr.... more »
  • Some Louisiana universities to test new admission standards

    June 18, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Board of Regents has agreed to test new admissions standards for some of Louisiana's universities. Under the new policy, four-year regional institutions will be able to admit students who require a developmental, or remedial course. Currently, a student who scores on the ACT below an 18... more »
  • Southern to pick new president

    June 12, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University is expected to name its next president today. The two finalists, Ray Belton and Ivory Toldson, met with students, teachers, and alumni on Thursday to garner support. One of them will take over for the outgoing president, Ronald Mason. The university's board decided not to... more »
  • Dolores Spikes memorial service set for today

    June 9, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A memorial service for former Southern University system president, Dr. Dolores Spikes, will be held today in Baton Rouge. Spikes was the first woman in the United States to head a university system. She passed away last week. A memorial service will be held tonight at... more »
  • Southern president-chancellor search down to 2 candidates

    June 9, 2015 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University's search for a new president and chancellor is now down to two finalists, after one person said he's no longer interested in the job. Chicago Family Health CEO Barrett Hatches was among the six people who interviewed for the newly merged position last month. But recently,... more »
  • Southern University ALIED conference Play Video

    June 2, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern University College of Business will be hosting its 2nd annual "Advancing Leadership in Economic Development" (ALIED) conference to give people a chance to learn from leaders who excel in the business field. The conference will feature local and national business leaders who will be giving... more »
  • Kenny Neal and the Southern Soul Blues Festival Play Video

    May 28, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Southern Soul Blues Festival is right around the corner. This morning Kenny Neal stopped by 2une In to give News 2's John Pastorek a sample of what you can expect to hear and see at the event. Neal is one of the most famous blues musicians... more »
  • Southern Athletics postseason probation lifted

    May 15, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NCAA-imposed postseason ban on Southern University's Athletics programs as a result of the unusable data probation has been lifted, according to interim atheltics director Roman Banks Friday. Bank informed the SU Board of Supervisors during a meeting Friday that all atheltic programs will be postseason... more »
  • Southern tops Alabama State in extras

    May 15, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern and Alabama State never faced each other in the regular season. But today, fans in New Orleans got to see why they are two of the best teams in the SWAC. Southern defeating 13-12 in a drama filled 10 inning thriller. DJ Wallace hitting... more »
  • Southern tops Jackson St. 10-5 in SWAC opener

    May 13, 2015 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Southern University opened the 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament with a 10-5 win over Jackson State in New Orleans. Pitcher J'Markus George picked up the win, going eight innings with 10 strikeouts for the Jaguars. Southern will play the winner of Thursday's game between Alabama... more »
  • Southern grad prepares for Harvard law Play Video

    May 8, 2015 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost 700 Southern University students got their diplomas Friday morning with their eyes toward the future, and one student among their ranks is preparing to head to his dream school. Daniel Joiner, 21, graduated with close to a 4.0 grade point average, making him the top... more »
  • Southern overpowered by McNeese 13-15

    April 29, 2015 11:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The last couple times Southern and McNeese have got together on the baseball diamond, it's been close contest. Two of those games decided by one run. The other, a walkoff grand slam by MSU. The game Wednesday between the Jaguars and Cowboys, not so close. ... more »
  • Southern's 'Human Jukebox' welcomed Mayweather to Vegas

    April 28, 2015 9:56 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Southern University's "Human Jukebox" performed at the arrival ceremony of boxer Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand Arena Tuesday afternoon. Mayweather fights Manny Pacquiao in a much-anticipated and highly promoted fight Saturday. "Having the 'Human Jukebox' start the week off for what many are calling... more »
  • 12 charged or arrested in Southern brawl video Play Video

    April 17, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said Friday that investigators at Southern University have charged or arrested a dozen people in connection with a viral video which appeared to show a large brawl and gunfire on the Baton Rouge university's campus. Spokesperson Ed Pratt said SUPD have identified 11 students and... more »
  • ULL hits Southern baseball hard, wins 14-1 over Jags

    April 8, 2015 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stefan Trosclair started Louisiana Lafayette off with a home run in the first inning on the way to a 14 run performance from the Ragin' Cajuns as they beat Southern 14-1 Wednesday night at Lee Hines Field. The Cajuns scored runs in every frame except the... more »
  • Southern fans sound off about AD decision Play Video

    March 26, 2015 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jaguar Journal had the phone lines ringing off the hook for their show Thursday. Fans sounding off about Southern's decision to reassign Athletic Director William Broussard within the university. The emotions ranging from confusion to disgust, but none more passionate than the host of the... more »
  • Southern continues search for new leader

    March 14, 2015 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has revived its stalled search for a new leader. Sources say officials expressed optimism at the new search committee's first meeting: They will find the right leader, despite the financial struggles the historically black university system has faced in recent years. They are looking for... more »
  • Quit smoking campaign for African American men launches Saturday Play Video

    March 13, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern AgCenter is kicking-off a statewide quit-smoking campaign aimed at saving lives. Smoking kills more African Americans every year than car crashes, HIV/AIDS, murder, alcohol and drugs combined. Most of those deaths are attributed to heart disease, cancer and stroke. Even though people can die... more »
  • Southern University Founder's Day celebration next week Play Video

    March 2, 2015 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Next Monday, Southern University will be celebrating it's 101st Founder's Day. The celebration will include a keynote speaker, a Founder's Day birthday party, and an awards dinner and dance. "It's a great time to have alums come back," Preston Castille admitted this morning on 2une in. "In fact... more »
  • Southern votes to combine chancellor, president Play Video

    February 20, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Southern University System Board of Regents voted to combine the SUBR chancellor and system president's positions into a single job Friday. Only one board member voted against the merger, Rev. Joe Gant Jr. The move will save the university money and is... more »
  • Mason: Southern can't survive proposed cuts Play Video

    February 13, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University's system president said proposed cuts to their budget could break the SU System next year. Dr. Ronald Mason said Friday the Baton Rouge campus was already working on plans for a projected $8 million in cuts in next year's budget, only to find out... more »
  • Jags falls to Jackson St.

    February 10, 2015 1:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Janarius Middleton had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kaven Bernard had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Jackson State beat Southern 62-52 on Monday night. Javeres Brent scored 14 and Raeford Worsham added 10 points and nine rebounds for Jackson State (8-16, 6-5... more »
  • Southern to honor 1977-78 SWAC Championship team Play Video

    February 6, 2015 6:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University will honor one of the top sports teams in school history this weekend. The SWAC Championship team from the 1977-78 season will be honored during halftime of Saturday's game against Grambling St. The team finished the regular season with a 26-2 record overall, including... more »
  • Signing day recap Play Video

    February 4, 2015 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - From West Feliciana to Plaquemine, Denham Springs to U High and everywhere in between, local high school players from all over the area signed to play college football on National Signing Day, while LSU and Southern welcomed their incoming classes for 2015. The Tigers have a... more »
  • Who's playing where?: A guide to National Signing Day Play Video

    February 4, 2015 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today's a big day for high school senior athletes in our area: it's National Signing Day. It's the day we learn who's going where to play college ball. Here are times for schools in our area: 8:00 a.m.- West Feliciana 8:30 a.m.- Plaquemine 9:00 a.m.-... more »
  • Hear the sounds of the holidays with the Southern band, choir Play Video

    December 11, 2014 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can get in the Christmas spirit this weekend with the Southern University Concert Band and Choir. They're preparing for the 4th annual Yuletide Gift of the Spirit Concert. It will also feature a minister's choir composed of preachers from around the state. The concert is... more »
  • SU Jags prepare to head west for SWAC title showdown Play Video

    December 4, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars football team is headed west to Houston Thursday with a gridiron meeting with the Alcorn Braves for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship set as the final destination. This is Southern University's second year heading to the SWAC championship. Many fans came out to... 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 »

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