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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
November 17, 2014 2:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - After close to a decade off of the sideline, Eric Randall decided to return to coaching as the head coach at Scotlandville in 2011. But before he could say yes, he had to make sure it could be a family affair.
"Of course Marcus played a... more »
November 15, 2014 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars (6-1, 7-3) close out their slate of home games tonight against Mississippi Valley State (1-7, 2-8) in Mumford Stadium.
The game kicks off at 6 p.m.
If SU pulls out the win today, next week's match up against Grambling at the Bayou... more »
November 14, 2014 3:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Money from a $40 million higher education incentive fund should begin flowing within weeks now that the Board of Regents has signed off on spending plans submitted by colleges. Approval from the Regents' executive committee Friday was the final step before the colleges could receive the money.... more »
October 28, 2014 11:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - As Southern welcomes Alabama State into town, the two teams couldn't be heading in more opposite direction.
The Jags, who are 4-1 in the SWAC, are on an impressive three game winning streak. The Hornets, who sit at 3-3 in the conference, are on a three... more »
October 26, 2014 12:14 AM
JACKSON, MS - The Southern Jaguars jumped on Jackson State early and beat their rival 42-28 on Saturday.
The Jags started quarterback Deonte Shorts and he responded by leading the Jags to a scoring drive on their opening possesion.
Shorts connected with Justin Morgan on a long pass... more »
October 7, 2014 11:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Appellate court justices refused Southern University's request for a rehearing involving its former system president, Ralph Slaugher.
In September, the First Circuit overturned a state district judge's ruling allowing Slaughter's home and other property to be seized by the university's Foundation to satisfy debt. The district judge... more »
October 7, 2014 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Outstanding and in some cases record breaking performances earned Southern and Southeastern football players the nod as Louisiana Sports Writers Association state college football players of the week. Reggie Travis had three touchdowns in Southern's 51-36 win over UAPB Saturday, while Denzel Thompson had the first multi-interception... more »
October 6, 2014 9:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - A shift to online education has restored Southern University Lab School's financial health and prospects, perhaps even helping attract local students to the physical campus next to the historically black university in Baton Rouge. Southern Lab's Virtual School, barely a year old, teaches more than 600 students... more »
October 5, 2014 11:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - What a year it's been for Aeneas Williams.
In August, the former safety for the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals was inducted into the NFL hall of fame. Then on Saturday, he was honored by his alma mater, Southern, at homecoming.
The school, celebrating... more »
October 5, 2014 12:11 AM
Here are scores from college football games around Louisiana:
Auburn 41 - LSU 7
Southern 51 - Arkansas Pine-Bluff 34
UL Lafayette 34 - Georgia State 31
Arkansas State 28 - UL Monroe 14
Southeastern 30 - Northwestern State 22
McNeese State 45 -... more »
October 4, 2014 7:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars found their offensive spark and rode a big offensive performance to a 51-36 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff.
The Jags homecoming game saw a lot of offensive fireworks, including a 79 yard touchdown pass from Austin Howard to Reggie Travis to start the... more »
September 28, 2014 12:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - It was a successful day for college football in the state of Louisiana.
Starting with LSU, who defeated New Mexico State 63-7 behind 363 rushing yards from the Tigers. True freshman running back Leonard Fournette led the way with 122 yards on the ground and two... more »
September 27, 2014 8:15 PM
LORMAN, MS - Alcorn State got a big win over Southern, as the Braves beat the Jaguars 56-16.
The Jaguars came into the game 1-0 in SWAC play, hoping to assert themselves as the team to beat in the conference.
Instead, they'll have to reevaluate after giving up... more »
September 23, 2014 10:38 PM
Lost in the shuffle of Southern's impressive 34-24 victory win over Prairie View was the performance of true freshman quarterback Austin Howard.
In his first collegiate start, the West St John native completing over 50 percent of his passses, scoring two touchdowns, one in the air and one on... more »
September 21, 2014 11:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars may have turned their season around with a win against Prairie View A&M on Saturday: at the very least, they started off their conference season in the right way.
The Jaguars got a lift both offensively from Austin Howard and a couple of... more »
September 20, 2014 8:16 PM
PRAIRIE VIEW, TX - The Southern Jaguars built a 24-10 lead over Prairie View A&M in their SWAC opener and held on to get a 34-24 win in Texas on Saturday night.
The Jaguars struck first as Lenard Tillery scored on a 21 yard touchdown run to give the... more »
September 20, 2014 12:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern is the reigning SWAC Champs, but there not focusing any time on past achievements.
The Jags starting their road to a 2014 crown against the Panthers of Prairie View A&M. Southern and Prairie View, picked in the preseason to finish first and second in the... more »
September 16, 2014 7:21 PM
Southern University released a statement on Wednesday stating that OL Reginald Redding was eligible to play in the Jaguars' game against Northwestern State on Saturday night.
The school said in the release that "a misinterpretation of a conversation involving the student-athlete and the SU compliance officer... more »
September 9, 2014 11:19 PM
In case you missed it, Saturday marked the debut of a guy everyone in the Jaguars locker room regards as a natural born superstar. The 5 star prospect out of West Feliciana, JJ Walker
JJ hitting the field with his Jag teammates for the first time since signing with... more »
September 9, 2014 10:35 PM
Week 3 for Southern brings into Baton Rouge their most evenly matched opponent in Northwestern State, another FCS school from in-state. Now you may remember, the two teams met last year, with the demons getting the edge 55-14. Some even saying Southern underestimated Northwestern State, but head coach Dawson Odums... more »
September 5, 2014 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fans are ready for two home openers Saturday.
LSU and Southern both host teams at home and at both games parking is expected to be an issue. Officials at both universities advise fans to arrive early and have patience.
So, some people got a jump start.... more »
September 4, 2014 7:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- The First Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a State District Court Judge's decision against former Southern University System President Ralph Slaughter.
The Judge last year said Slaughter's home and other property can be seized by the Foundation to satisfy debt. It's money he's accused of misappropriating while... more »
August 31, 2014 4:44 PM
LAFAYETTE - Terrance Broadway threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another to lead Louisiana past Southern, 45-6, in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
Broadway threw a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes and Louisiana took a 24-0 lead into halftime and moved past 14-year NFL veteran... more »
August 30, 2014 2:27 PM
LAFAYETTE - The Southern Jags are looking for a repeat performance of their SWAC championship starting tonight at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Ragin Cajuns won a share of the Sun Belt Conference title last year and their 3rd straight R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. They will be looking... more »
August 28, 2014 2:44 PM
LAFAYETTE- Due to anticipated crowds for the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on or near the campus.
The University also will provide free shuttle runs from several locations.
Free... more »
August 28, 2014 8:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University will be home to a special art exhibit as part of its 100 Year Centennial celebration.
"The Importance of Art to HBCUs in This New Millennium" exhibit opened Wednesday. It features work from arts at 24 different Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The exhibit... more »
August 26, 2014 9:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars and UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are set to square off Saturday at Cajun Field.
Both teams won their conference last year, but ULL returns their three-year starting quarterback while SU will break in redshirt freshman Deonte Shorts with his first collegiate start.
"I... more »
August 24, 2014 8:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars could be down a few starters when the team takes to Cajun Field in Lafayette for their first game.
Head coach Dawson Odums said academics and injuries could sideline several players when they travel I-10 to take on the ULL Ragin' Cajuns Saturday.... more »
August 23, 2014 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are ready to start hitting someone in an opponent's jersey.
Head coach Dawson Odums announced his starting quarterback against that first opponent will be former Southern Lab star Deonte Shorts.
Also, redshirt freshman quarterback Francis Kanneh has made it known he will... more »
August 14, 2014 7:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Even with the bad news that redshirt freshman quarterback Deonte Shorts will be out for a few practices leading up to the final scrimmage this fall, the Southern Jaguars believe they have one of their pivotal pieces back at practice.
Wide receiver Willie Quinn got back... more »
August 9, 2014 11:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars battled the daunting heat in their first scrimmage of the fall.
While the Jags haven't named their starting quarterback, there were some new wrinkles in the offense.
Returning running back Lenard Tillery(two touchdowns) did a good job fending off RB transfers from... more »
August 2, 2014 11:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern football didn't use it's practice field today and Jaguars head coach Dawson Odums says the team will continue to instead practice on Mumford Stadium because the practice field is unfit for use.
Odums said staffers picked up two buckets full of rocks that had littered... more »
August 1, 2014 7:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars had every intention of starting their first practice of the fall in AW Mumford Stadium...mother nature had other plans.
Because of the slick conditions on the field, head coach Dawson Odums brought practice inside to prevent injury.
So what do the Jags... more »
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 »