December 12, 2014 5:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today marked a batch of important life moments as Southern University in Baton Rouge graduated a total of 465 students today and two close brothers were among that number with a trail of tribulations left conquered in their wake.
Beyond being a big day for the... more »
December 12, 2014 10:11 AM
GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
November 29, 2014 5:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A thrilling finish to a high scoring 41st Bayou Classic, which saw Grambling miss a game tying touchdown by inches in the final seconds.
With less than 20 seconds left and the Tigers facing a 4th and 8 from the Jaguar 9 yard line, QB Johnathan... more »
November 28, 2014 1:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The board supervising the Southern University System is suspending its search for a new president until January. On Friday, the board - meeting in New Orleans - voted 10-4 to suspend the search amid concerns over the short timeline for finding a new leader. The search will... more »
November 28, 2014 10:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Southern University Board of Supervisors Friday elected Leon R. Tarver II as chairman and Calvin W. Braxton Sr. as vice chairmen for 2015 during its regular meeting held in New Orleans.
Tarver, a Shreveport native and resident of Baton Rouge, is SU System president emeritus... more »
November 26, 2014 10:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University held a protest march Wednesday in protest of the failure to indict the Ferguson Police officer for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen in Missouri.
The marchers took to the street around 11 a.m., beginning in the courtyard of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union... 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 30, 2014 5:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University officials announced Thursday that the "Human Jukebox" will march in the 13th annual Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Ga. next year.
Officials said the Jan. 24 event will feature the first-ever Power of Dreams Award. Southern will be able to recognize an... more »
October 28, 2014 10:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two offensive explosions and a stellar defensive effort earned football players from Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU and Southern University this week's Louisiana College Player of the Week honors as given by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday. Elijah McGuire helped the Cajuns to a 55-40 win over Arkansas... more »
October 13, 2014 5:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Evening classes are still scheduled at Southern University's campus despite severe thunderstorm warnings in East Baton Rouge and West Rouge parishes.
According to a statement from Acting Chancellor Flandus McClinton, evening classes will be in session as regularly scheduled, but McClinton advised this could change.
... more »
October 11, 2014 5:26 PM
HUNTSVILLE, AL - Malcom Crockett scored a 1 yard touchdown with 51 seconds remaining in the game as Southern rallied from a 20 point deficit to stun Alabama A&M 35-34 Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars fell behind the Bulldogs 34-14, then rallied with 21 unanswered points to finish the game.... more »
September 23, 2014 8:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Longtime Southern University Baseball Coach Roger Cador is entering his 30th year with the team.
He's a winner, a history-maker, a baseball visionary on the diamond and he's done it Against All Odds . That's the title of Cador's autobiography. You can get it now on... more »
September 22, 2014 3:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - A dedicated Southern University administrator and staunch supporter of the Baton Rouge university Dr. Elton C. Harrison died over the weekend at the age of 97.
Harrison graduated from Southern in 1938 with a technology degree, but later returned to the university where he served as... more »
September 6, 2014 7:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University ran for almost 400 yards on the ground, and the Jags beat up on NAIA opponent Central Methodist 52-14.
A week after getting benched in the first quarter, quarterback Deonte Shorts earned another start and this time produced a much better result, completing 10... more »
August 31, 2014 11:24 PM
LAFAYETTE - Dawson Odums began with Deonte Shorts at quarterback for his Southern University football team at Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, but quickly moved to freshman Austin Howard.
It remains to be seen whether Odums will continue with Howard as the starter on September 6 against Central Methodist, but Odums... more »
August 23, 2014 1:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's board of supervisors voted today against extending the contract of Ronald Mason, SU system president.
Southern officials say they came to a decision at saturday's board meeting.
Mason tells WBRZ, "The board leadership wanted to go in a different direct. I wish Southern... more »
August 3, 2014 11:31 PM
CANTON, OH - Aeneas Williams and his fellow Hall of Fame inductees enjoyed one more moment in the spotlight, as the former Southern Jaguar standout attended the NFL's annual preseason kickoff game won by the New York Giants on Sunday night.
The Giants topped the Buffalo Bills 17-13 as... more »
August 2, 2014 8:45 PM
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Former Southern University defensive back Aeneas Williams has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Williams was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, who split 14 NFL seasons between the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He retired after the 2004 season and was selected... more »
July 19, 2014 2:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge. The road has been unusable for nearly a month. E.C. Harrison Road gave way when an aging culvert crumbled. University officials sought state aid... more »
July 16, 2014 8:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency repairs are expected to begin this weekend on a collapsed stretch road near the heart of Southern University's campus.
Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered the repairs since the school was in limbo, trying to secure funding for emergency repairs after the washout a few weeks ago.... more »
June 30, 2014 4:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern University System Board of Supervisors appointed Flandus McClinton Jr. as acting chancellor for Southern University in Baton Rouge Monday.
McClinton replaces James Llorens, whose contract ends today. He will lead the main campus until a permanent chancellor is hired.
McClinton, a CPA, will... more »
June 25, 2014 9:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University leaders are set to decide on upgrades at facilities that will get the school in line with federal guidelines, which it is not meeting currently.
Buildings are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and must make changes. Southern admits its football stadium,... more »
June 22, 2014 10:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was killed Saturday night after being shot in the face.
Jonathan Carter, 34, was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Investigators say it happened at around 9pm near Merganzer Avenue and Ave A, which is about 2... more »
June 16, 2014 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE -Southern University in Baton Rouge is trying to beat the school rush by coming up with a possible bridge to go over the washed-out road temporarily on Harrison street.
It's been more than two weeks since the damaged road went down due to an old drainage system,... more »
June 9, 2014 10:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - A washed-out road on Southern University's campus remained closed Monday while officials determine how to fix it, and how it'll be paid for.
SUBR spokesperson Ed Pratt said grounds crews found the washed-out part of E.C. Harrison Street on June 3 and blocked off the road... more »
June 6, 2014 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors tabled the discussion about an interim chancellor Friday until a further meeting.
The board went into an executive session behind closed doors for more than an hour to debate options for an interim chancellor. System President Ronald Mason Jr. says... more »
June 6, 2014 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern's Board of Supervisors named Nathan Haymer as their interim director for the Southern University band Friday.
Haymer replaces Lawrence Jackson, who announced his resignation as director of the "Human Jukebox" marching band on May 30. Jackson's last day as band director is July 1.
... more »
May 15, 2014 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Military dignitaries commissioned more than a dozen cadets and midshipmen from LSU's ROTC programs Thursday at the campus.
The 17 cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the respective branches. They included nine cadets from the LSU Air Force ROTC program, five from the LSU Army... 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 29, 2014 6:31 PM
Dr. Isaac Greggs, who created the well-known "Human Jukebox" marching band, has died according to Southern University. He was 85 years old. more »
April 28, 2014 5:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Isaac Greggs, who created the well-known "Human Jukebox" marching band, has died according to Southern University. He was 85 years old.
Greggs served as band director for 36 years before retiring at the end of 2005. He was inducted into the Louisiana Black History Hall... more »
March 24, 2014 6:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University helped to get more people signed up as bone marrow donors Monday.
Student nurses took mouth swabs to enter participants in the donation registry.
Organizers say high rates of cancer, and the lack of African American donors, makes the effort necessary.... more »
March 18, 2014 9:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern picked up a midweek win Tuesday as they beat former LSU star Justin Hill and McNeese State 4-3 at Lee Hines Field.
The Jaguars fell behind 1-0 in the 2nd inning and fought off a great performance from Cowboys pitcher Bryce Kingsley, who had 11... more »
March 1, 2014 12:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - A ruling from the Southwestern Athletic Conference will allow the Southern University men's and women's basketball will be allowed to play in the SWAC tournament.
This comes after the decision earlier this week from the NCAA to ban the Jaguars from postseason play.
The SWAC... more »
February 25, 2014 10:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University Student Government President Simone Bray visited 2une In Tuesday to explain students' reaction to the system board's latest decision regarding Chancellor James Llorens.
Impassioned pleas and support for Llorens did not sway board members into extending his contract Monday.
The board voted 8-7... more »
February 24, 2014 1:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Impassioned pleas and support for Southern University Chancellor James Llorens did not sway system board members into extending his contract Monday.
The board voted 8-7 in favor of extending the contract. However, they needed nine votes to overturn their prior decision.
The vote means Llorens... more »
February 13, 2014 5:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Board of Supervisors for the Southern University System scheduled a special meeting Thursday to reconsider extending SUBR Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
The board said after a sit-in at the system president's office that they would reconsider their decision to let Llorens go when his contract... more »
February 11, 2014 12:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University staged a sit-in at the system president's office Tuesday to protest the recent decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
The Board of Supervisors voted not to the renew the contract last week. Llorens' last day of his three-year tenure would... more »
February 7, 2014 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Southern University spokesperson confirmed that board members chose not to renew the contract for Chancellor James Llorens of the Baton Rouge campus.
The Board of Supervisors made their decision behind closed doors Friday after a motion to extend the contract for a year.
"The... more »
January 17, 2014 12:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Ronald Stevens stepped down from his position as Southern University's Police Chief Friday, according to a spokesperson.
Ed Pratt said Stevens' departure had been planned for some time.
Stevens took over the position in 2011. He'd previously worked at the Baton Rouge Police Department and... more »
January 11, 2014 12:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors will pay former Athletic Director Greg LaFleur about $150,000 to settle his breach of contract lawsuit. Southern officials say that the settlement represents roughly half of the money the school would have paid LaFleur if he'd been allowed to fulfill the... more »
December 12, 2013 4:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - A jury found a Zachary man guilty in the 2012 shooting death of former Southern University running back Silas Gibbs.
Walter Jerome Fort, 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder. Sentencing was scheduled for March 7, 2014.
Investigators said Fort shot and killed Gibbs in... more »
December 5, 2013 11:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- Nelson Mandela's legacy is being remembered in the wake of his death. The icon is memorialized on the Southern University campus at the school for public policy.
"The story of his life reveals the fact that human capacity with a strong will can overcome any amount of... 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 »
September 30, 2013 4:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - The head of the Southern University System says a system-wide restructuring done to cope with years of budget cuts has streamlined operations and is improving the system's financial situation. System President Ronald Mason says Southern's main campus in Baton Rouge still has financial challenges to correct. But... 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 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 26, 2013 3:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Legislative Auditor says a former budget officer at the Southern University Law Center may have broken the law by failing to deposit more than $280,000 in cash, checks and money orders over three years.
However, the district attorney's office said they don't plan to file... 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 20, 2013 3:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Constable Reginald Brown said disciplinary action could be possible for a deputy constable seen in a video taking a Southern University student to the ground Friday.
The video News 2 obtained has been viewed thousands of times on WBRZ.com, and is sparking outrage among the people... 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 2, 2013 3:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- More than 200 new Southern University graduates are starting the next chapter in their future today.
But Jermany Woodley's past is much different from most of his classmates who got their diplmas at this morning's commencement ceremony.
"When I was born my mother was 14 and... more »
July 25, 2013 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's campus may be a little more crowded this fall.
Around 800 students recently completed a freshman orientation program. That's more students than last year's entire incoming fall class last year of a little more than 700.
According to the university, new recruitment programs... more »
July 8, 2013 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Students on Southern University's campus are expressing frustration over a fee they've been paying for years for something they haven't received.
"It's bulls***," Student Adrianna Jenkins said.
Every semester, students pay at least $15 for yearbooks. Last year that fee was raised to $25 and includes... 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 »
June 27, 2013 9:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former Southern University System president Ralph Slaughter is set to appear in court Thursday over claims he fraudulently transferred his assets into his wife's name to avoid paying a debt.
Today's proceedings were postponed two weeks ago after his wife failed to bring her attorney to... more »
May 17, 2013 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Graduation week continues in Baton Rouge this morning with hundreds of students receiving diplomas on the bluff at Southern University.
Southern's commencement ceremonies began at 10:30. The university awarded degrees to 714 graduates this year, and featured Chief Justice Bernice Johnson as its guest speaker. She's... more »
April 24, 2013 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- Marvin Stephens is hoping to make a good first impression with recruiters.
"I'm graduating on May 17 of next months and if figure it would be a good way to find a job when i graduate," he says.
He's one of dozens of graduating education majors... more »
April 16, 2013 5:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - IBM is staking its claim in Baton Rouge by recruiting students from Louisiana universities.
Today, IBM was at Southern University as part of its efforts to hire 800 people over the next four years for the new IBM Services Center in Baton Rouge. The company is... more »
April 16, 2013 12:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University announced this afternoon that head men's basketball coach Roman Banks agreed to a contract extension with the university.
"We have reached an agreement, in principle, to extend the contract of Head Coach Roman Banks as the leader of the Southern Jaguars Men's Basketball team,"... more »
April 16, 2013 10:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Huel D. Perkins, a longtime music professor and educator who authored Southern University's fight song, passed away last night according to a Southern spokesperson.
Perkins graduated from Southern in 1947 and served as a music professor there from 1951 to 1960. He later served as... more »
March 11, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University discussed ways to increase enrollment and boost graduation rates at The Press Club this afternoon.
Albert Tezeno, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, told reporters the university is working to increase partnerships with high schools and community colleges, a tactic echoed by Southern students.
... more »
February 28, 2013 10:16 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Human Jukebox will perform today during the installation ceremonies of new Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Bernette Johnson.
The university says the band will march down Royal Street to the steps of the Supreme Court building.
They will perform a trumpet fanfare, the National Anthem... more »
February 26, 2013 5:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Students and community members marched together at Southern University tonight in a show of solidarity against violence in the city.
Southern University's Black History Club, Criminal Justice Club, NCAAP and Student Government Association hosted the "Stop the Violence March."
The march comes one year after... more »
February 25, 2013 9:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Keith Beauchamp is back home in Baton Rouge, at Southern University to talk to students about following their dreams, and fighting racism.
"All these issues are relevant today, and my films encompass the whole spector of the civil rights era, past and current," said Beauchamp, who... more »
February 15, 2013 7:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University System President Ronald Mason spent the bulk of a Thursday faculty meeting fending off charges that he's recklessly negotiated a partnership with an online education service provider that will hurt the university in the long run. Members of Southern's Faculty Senate accused Mason of freezing... more »
February 13, 2013 8:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - After several consecutive years of decreased enrollment, Southern University is making an aggressive push to recruit new students by offering in-state tuition to out-of-state students. The university is reaching out to foreign countries and asking alumni nationwide to sell the school's attributes to prospective enrollees. Southern's enrollment... more »
February 12, 2013 8:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - Southern University police have arrested an 18-year-old student accused of raping a female student in her dorm room last September. Jeremy Williams of Baton Rouge faces one charge of forcible rape. According to the arrest warrant, the student arrived in the common area of her dormitory suite... more »
January 4, 2013 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Marching Band is headed back to the Super Bowl.
The band, nicknamed the "Human Jukebox," will perform in New Orleans during pre-game activities of Super Bowl XLVII being held Feb. 3 in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
This will mark the fourth Super... more »
December 13, 2012 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- Thousands of students from LSU and Southern Univeristy will be walking across the stage Friday to receive their diplomas.
As those students make the walk across stage things are looking good for them on the other side.
In Novermber, the U.S. economy added over 100,000 jobs,... more »
December 12, 2012 8:09 PM
WBRZ Sports 2 has learned Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins has removed his name from the Southern University football coaching search.
Dr. Williams Broussard, Southern University's Athletics Director, will go through with his plan of presenting his recommended candidate to the Board of Supervisors Friday.
Three candidates were... more »
December 11, 2012 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Polite Stewart Jr. will graduate from college at the age most students leave high school. At just 18-years-old, Polite will graduate from Southern University with a degree in Physics.
He says, "it doesn't feel any different from graduating from anything else."
But his parents noticed... more »
December 4, 2012 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tuition at four-year universities could go up in Louisiana under a new proposal before the Board of Regents.
If approved, the proposal will give four-year institutions the same power to set tuition like two-year technical and community colleges have, in accordance with the Board of Regents... more »