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  • LSU's Hawthorne inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

    June 25, 2016 9:50 PM

    NATCHITOCHES – Four people associated with LSU athletics were inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night in Natchitoches. The ceremony, held at the Natchitoches Events Center, is the 57 th Hall of Fame Ceremony for the organization. Jim Hawthorne, “The Voice of the Tigers,” led... more »
  • LHSAA adds baseball, softball and basketball to split playoffs

    June 8, 2016 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a special June meeting, nothing will change regarding the LHSAAsplit playoffs system. LHSAA said 306 principals voted, and 56.5 percent wanted to keep the organization in split playoffs for football, baseball, softball, and basketball. Football was split in January 2013. Earlier this year principals... more »
  • LSU softball defeats Bama, advances in WCWs

    June 4, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU softball will advance in the WCWS after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 6-4 Saturday. LSU’s Sandra Simmons led the way to for the Tigers. She marked two hits, 2 RBIs and a home run. “You can’t expect anything less from an LSU-Alabama matchup. It’s... more »
  • LSU softball advances to 2nd straight Women's College World Series

    May 28, 2016 5:37 PM

    HARRISONBURG, VA - The LSU softball team rallied to take two wins against James Madison on Saturday 2-0 and 3-2, winning the Super Regional and advancing to the Women's College World Series for the 2nd straight year. The Tigers trailed the series 1-0 after losing on Friday but... more »
  • LSU baseball claims 5th seed at SEC Tourney

    May 21, 2016 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU baseball fell to the top-ranked Florida Gators in Game 3, but not before securing the series in a game two win against their SEC opponent. The Tigers claimed the series with a 7-3 victory over Florida in game two. The Gators struck back in game... more »
  • LSU baseball continues win streak with game two win over Tennessee

    May 14, 2016 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers baseball team continued its winning streak Saturday, topping Tennessee 11-3 in game two of the series. The Tigers have won seven straight games, with five consecutive SEC contests. LSU baseball improved to 35-16 overall and 16-10 in Southeaster Conference play. The Tigers... more »
  • LSU baseball drops series at Ole Miss

    April 30, 2016 11:20 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. – The LSU Tigers were only able to put up 2 runs in Saturday's loss to Ole Miss in Oxford. The Tigers drop to 28-16 overall and 11-10 in the Southeastern Conference. In an interview after the game, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri was clearly frustrated.... more »
  • WATCH: Miles ready as NCAA allows coaches to text recruits Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks the first day college coaches can contact high school recruits via texting. In a video posted on Facebook, LSU Coach Les Miles did a series of finger stretches to prepare. The NCAA deregulated electronic communication between coaches and recruits, meaning coaches can now send... more »
  • LSU retires Furniss' 36 Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Eddy Furniss' sweet swing is forever etched in the memories of Tiger fans, and LSU cemented his place in Tigers' lore Friday night by retiring his number 36. That honor has only been bestowed on two other's: Skip Bertman and Ben McDonald. "It's really something... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for flood victims at LSU doubleheader Saturday

    March 18, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will collect donation's at Saturday's LSU-Alabama baseball game, a doubleheader since weather canceled the first game Friday night. Donations will be collected starting at 4 p.m., between the first and second games. The Red Cross has a part in seven shelters that... more »
  • Mo Claiborne releases statement over unauthorized sale of LSU championship ring

    March 15, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials released a statement on behalf of former LSU football player Mo Claiborne related to the online sale of his 2011 championship ring. Claiborne, now part of the Dallas Cowboys, said he did not know the ring was for sale. In fact, he said in... more »
  • LSU defeats Cincinnati 12-4; Sweeps opening series of 2016 season

    February 21, 2016 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Fifth-ranked LSU blasted four home runs and collected 10 hits Sunday to defeat Cincinnati, 12-4, and sweep the series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU improved to 3-0, while Cincinnati dropped to 0-3 ton conclude the opening weekend of the 2016 season. ... more »
  • No college sports, a distant reality Play Video

    February 12, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University athletics are putting a lot of faith in state leaders to right the state budget gap. The state partially reinstated TOPS Friday , following a big scare to Louisiana students and their parents. Many in-state student athletes rely on TOPS. LSU baseball head Coach Paul... more »
  • Parish wants to boost tourism with youth sports tournaments

    February 8, 2016 11:09 AM

    COLYELL - Livingston Parish officials want to boost tourism by creating regular youth sports tournaments. Parish officials are looking into scheduling tournaments in the parish every weekend during the March through July season. Area director for the Fastpitch America Softball Association Sherry Jacob says she has begun looking into... more »
  • Blakeney's 31 points leads LSU past Miss. St., 88-77

    February 6, 2016 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night. Blakeney, a freshman whose previous single-game high was 22 points, hit 11 of 17 shots, including... more »
  • A Letter from Joe Alleva

    February 4, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Below is a letter from LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva addressed to Tiger fans in a Thursday afternoon press release: Dear Tiger Fan, National Signing Day has generated a tremendous amount of energy and excitement within our football program, and I'd like to congratulate... more »
  • Les Miles and LSU look to secure #1 recruiting class today

    February 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to claim the number one class in the country on National Signing Day Wednesday. Nearly two-dozen high school seniors are set to commit to LSU. Of the freshmen group, three are from the capital region: Donavaughn Campbell of Ponchatoula High School, Caleb Roddy... more »
  • LHSAA votes to expand playoff split to other sports Play Video

    January 29, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday, representatives from 346 school districts held a high-stakes vote regarding the future of playoffs for high school athletics in Louisiana. Principals voted 182-120 to not only continue the select/nonselect playoff split adopted in 2013 for high school football, but to also expand it to... more »
  • Local high school, LSU track and field coach "Boots" Garland dies Play Video

    January 11, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU head track and field coach and coach at several Capital Area high schools, Murrell “Boots” Garland died Monday at 82. Garland was an LSU graduate who took the reins of the Tigers track and field team as head coach for the 1982 campaign. He... more »
  • LSU wins at the PMAC Tuesday

    January 5, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU deflated number nine Kentucky at the PMAC Tuesday night. The Tigers' basketball team won 85 to 67 in a back-to-back conference win. LSU beat Vanderbilt on the road January 2nd. "We don't take any wins for granted. It feels great," freshman forward Ben Simmons... more »
  • Heisman hopes tackled; Fournette not a finalist

    December 7, 2015 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leonard Fournette is not a finalist for the Heisman. Instead, the finalists are Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, and Deshaun Watson. The three names were released after 5 p.m. Monday. The winner of the Heisman will be announced Saturday. Henry is a running back from Alabama... more »
  • Jags lose 4 football staffers Wednesday

    December 2, 2015 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Three assistant coaches and a coordinator all departed the Southern University football program Wednesday. The most recent was Chad Germany, a coordinator, who resigned. The other three left after being terminated, sources confirmed to the WBRZ Sports Department. Coaches Lorick Atkinson, Myron Jackson and Chris... more »
  • Count Jordan Spieth as a likely Rio Olympics starter in 2016

    November 24, 2015 8:28 AM

    SYDNEY- Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament. While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says he'll go if he can fit it into his schedule, and isn't... more »
  • East Feliciana schools look into changing student-athlete grade requirements

    November 23, 2015 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Feliciana School Board could have a new grade policy in place for students who want to be involved in extra curricular activities. The school board will be discussing the possibility of adopting the same policy used by the high school athletic association, which would allow... more »
  • USSF recommends ban on headers for players 10 and under

    November 10, 2015 9:53 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- The U.S. Soccer Federation is recommending a ban on headers for players 10 and under, limits for players between 11 and 13 and having medical professionals rather than coaches make decisions on whether players suspected of concussions can remain in games. As part of an announcement that a... more »
  • LSU insiders liken Fournette report to clickbait

    November 5, 2015 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU insiders are writing off a report about Leonard Fournette's family pushing the envelope of collegiate sports rules with a business venture. Thursday, USA Today published a story about Fournette's parents and an associate putting plans for an online merchandise outlet on hold. According to the... more »
  • Reports: After loss to Tigers, Spurrier retires

    October 12, 2015 9:48 PM

    COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - Fresh off a loss to the LSU Tigers, media outlets are reporting USC will part ways with its coach through Steve Spurrier's retirement. Reports indicate the team was notified following practice Monday evening. USC lost to the Tigers Saturday, 24-45. The Gamecocks were the home... more »
  • College player union leaders still pushing for changes

    October 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter refuse to allow one decision to derail their mission to unionize college athletics. On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state... 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 »
  • La. high school football player dies after hit during game Friday

    September 5, 2015 12:20 AM

    WINNSBORO - A high school football player died from injuries sustained at a Friday night football game in Franklin Parish. Sheriff Kevin Cobb identified the victim as 16-year-old Tyrell Cameron. Officials said he died at a hospital after being rushed there from the game. Franklin Parish High School... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board agrees to lower sports GPA requirement

    August 21, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has voted unanimously to lower the minimum grade-point average students need to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities from 2.0 to 1.5. The change immediately will allow hundreds of previously excluded teenagers the chance to take part in an array... more »
  • See LSU's practice schedule here

    August 4, 2015 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team reports to campus Wednesday and practice begins Thursday. Tuesday afternoon, the squad released its practice schedule. It includes three scheduled scrimmages: August 15, August 22 and August 25. "This is always an exciting time of year," coach Les Miles said in... 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 »
  • Former LSU head coach Bill Arnsparger has died

    July 17, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A LSU SEC title-winning coach died this week, WBRZ confirmed. Bill Arnsparger died out-of-state. He hadn't been in Louisiana for quite some time. Arnsparger coached the Tigers to its SEC title in 1986. The '86 championship was the first since 1970. While at LSU, he... more »
  • Referees, schools announce four-year deal

    July 16, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state High School Athletic Association and High School Officials Association announced that they've reached an agreement which will keep high school sporting events going without any delays. The four-year agreement includes putting into place raises requested by referees for seven sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer,... more »
  • BR football coaches waiting out referee pay debate Play Video

    July 10, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the upcoming high school football season in limbo, head coaches around the Baton Rouge region are watching closely. Many referees say they won't work without a contract and pay raises. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association said schools can't agree to contracts with the Louisiana... more »
  • La. high school football season in jeopardy Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The upcoming high school football season in Louisiana could be in jeopardy if referees and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association do not come to terms on a contract agreement. Right now all referees, except in Lake Charles, plan to skip the season if their demands... more »
  • Talks break down over high school referee fees Play Video

    June 23, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana High School Athletics Association said Tuesday talks abruptly broke down Tuesday with the state's sports officials' group over how high school referees were to be paid. LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said they'd been in discussion with the Louisiana High School Officials Association for... more »
  • Alex Bregman announced as finalist for the 2015 USA Golden Spikes Award

    June 2, 2015 2:23 PM

    DURHAM, NC - LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was announced as one of the four finalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. Bregman is joined by outfielder Andrew Benintendi from Arkansas, pitcher Carson Fulmer from Vanderbilt, and a shortstop Dansby Swanson also of Vanderbilt. The four recieved the... more »
  • LSU steals school-record 8 bases, tops Lehigh 10-3

    May 29, 2015 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU set a school record with eight stolen bases, and Kade Scivicque and Chris Sciambra each drove in two runs to defeat Lehigh 10-3 in the first round of the Baton Rouge Regional on Friday night. Alex Bregman, Jared Foster and Andrew Stevenson each had two stolen... more »
  • Money needed for special needs baseball field in Walker Play Video

    April 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    WALKER - A new baseball field is in the works in Walker for special needs children. Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city wants to raise around $300,000 to build a baseball field suitable for mentally and/or physically challenged children in the area. Right now, at least 60 special needs... more »
  • Churches team up for kids Play Video

    April 12, 2015 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Istrouma Baptist Church is heading up an initiative to help kids stay off the streets by playing sports. Sunday, kids had the chance to go to five different locations in the city to choose from a number of free sporting supplies as well as get mentored... more »
  • Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

    January 26, 2015 5:25 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city: Glendale is suffering deep financial issues over its troubled effort to become a... more »
  • Jets fire coach Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik

    December 29, 2014 8:02 AM

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets have fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history. With the Jets (4-12) failing to make the postseason for the fourth straight season, owner Woody Johnson opted to clean house Monday... more »
  • 2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fans

    December 22, 2014 11:05 AM

    Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who put their distinctive stamp on sports in 2014 with shots, catches and plays that nearly... more »
  • Shut down the rumor mill, Miles staying at LSU Play Video

    December 15, 2014 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Les Miles will not be going to Michigan. Miles told sports reporters after practice Monday, he was not interested in the head coaching job at his alma mater. In fact, he said, he had not even been contacted about the job. Miles said reporters could report... more »
  • Sports complex's future dim after tax fails Play Video

    December 8, 2014 4:10 PM

    WATSON - A sports complex in Livingston Parish will struggle to survive after voters turned down a tax renewal Saturday. The renewal would have lasted ten years and provided $850,000 a year to maintain and improve the Live Oak Sports Complex. People who use the complex say it offers... more »
  • Holidays perfect for playoff game in one small town Play Video

    November 28, 2014 9:35 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - As a voice bellowed over the loud speakers at Springfield High Friday night, "alright, dog pound. For tonight's quarter finals, state playoff action, let's welcome our dogs to the dog pound," fans cheered and screamed as their men in blue run onto the field. The Bulldogs took... more »
  • Alleva's got choice words for chant with some choice words

    November 10, 2014 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans got a stern warning from the college's vice chancellor and director of athletics, Joe Alleva, Monday night. Alleva's frustration was directed to a group of fans inside Tiger Stadium who chanted what Alleva termed as "a profane chant directed toward Coach Saban." The phrase... more »
  • Mac Marshall quits team, withdraws from school

    September 26, 2014 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mac Marshall has withdrawn from LSU and has left the baseball team, the sports department announced Friday. Marshall, a freshman left-handed pitcher, is reportedly enrolling in junior college to be eligible for the draft in 2015. The junior college is in Florida. "Mac has decided to... more »
  • Watch the BLITZ & nominate Fans' Choice

    September 5, 2014 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- High school football has returned and that means the Sports 2 team is covering all the action. But, they need your help to find the most outstanding kids of the week. Nominate your favorite player each Friday in the Fans Choice contest. Click HERE to get... more »
  • Spotting the signs and symptoms of concussions Play Video

    September 4, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro visited News 2 at 4 Thursday to discuss the facts about concussions and what to look for if your child suffers the injury while playing sports. Dr. Calandro says concussions, at their most basic level, are mild traumatic injuries to the brain. They... more »
  • Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    August 26, 2014 5:17 PM

    HOUSTON - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park. The pitch comes from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official. He revealed his idea at a news conference Tuesday on... more »
  • High schools may benefit from concussion settlement Play Video

    July 29, 2014 3:12 PM

    ST. AMANT - After nearly a year of talks, the NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit worth millions of dollars. The NCAA plans to create a $70 million fund to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. The organization will also implement a single return-to-play... more »
  • Jindal signs harsher penalties for referee attacks

    June 23, 2014 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents who attack referees at their children's athletic events will face toughened penalties. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Monday the governor has signed a bill increasing punishment for conviction of the misdemeanor crime of battery of a school or recreation contest official. The crime had carried a... more »
  • Youth sports concussions draws Obama's attention

    May 29, 2014 2:19 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is drawing attention to youth sports concussions with a White House summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council say not enough is known about how concussions may affect... more »
  • Lawmakers pass bill inspired by refugee student

    May 22, 2014 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A measure that would allow students who are ruled ineligible to play high school sports to appeal the decision with a third-party arbitrator will go to Gov. Bobby Jindal for final consideration. The House voted 54-38 Thursday for Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor's measure, which would require... more »
  • How your kid's football helmet stacks up Play Video

    April 24, 2014 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The helmet your son wears on the football field is getting a grade, and it may not stack up to the price tag on the facemask. Researchers at Virginia Tech have released a ratings system of nearly every helmet used in high school football, giving each helmet... more »
  • Fans: Threat of Southern post season ban isn't fair Play Video

    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 »
  • Town buzzing with gameday excitement

    November 15, 2013 10:27 PM

    HAMMOND- The town is buzzing over Saturday's potentially record-breaking Southeastern Lions' football game. In addition to the fact that the game is expected to be a sellout, it is also the first time in fifty years that the team could go to the conference championship. SLU plays Sam Houston... more »
  • Parents disagree with high school football brackets Play Video

    November 15, 2013 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school football teams took to the field Friday night after months of controversy over the new LHSAA football playoff brackets. Some football teams were dropped from their playoff brackets and moved to new ones this post-season. Private schools will play private schools and public... more »
  • Mayor sets deadline for youth association

    November 15, 2013 8:59 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE- With the Youngsville Sports Complex set to open in early 2014, Mayor Wilson Viator gave the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association two weeks to decide if it will play its baseball games at the new complex. Viator said the city met with the group 45 days ago and offered them... more »
  • Week 10 High School Football Scores

    November 8, 2013 11:12 PM

    FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ LOUISIANA PREP FOOTBALL Acadiana 28, New Iberia 6 Amite 55, Albany 22 Archbishop Rummel 33, Brother Martin 13 Ascension Catholic 59, East Iberville 6 Ascension Christian School 0, St. John 29 Assumption 49, Morgan City 13 Barbe 70, Sam Houston 35 Basile 20, Oberlin 12 Bastrop... more »
  • Astrodome's time likely up as voters nix plan

    November 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    HOUSTON- The Houston Astrodome was the world's first domed and air-conditioned stadium when it opened in 1965. It became Houston's defining landmark, a symbol of the city's can-do spirit. But after voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum that would have authorized up to $217 million in bonds to turn the... more »
  • Louisiana high school football scores

    October 25, 2013 11:04 PM

    PREP FOOTBALL Airline 24, Southwood 0 Arcadia 33, Grambling 32 Avoyelles 38, Vidalia 24 Barbe 42, Comeaux 14 Basile 34, East Beauregard 0 Baton Rouge Catholic 42, McKinley 15 Ben Franklin 35, Crescent City Christian 7 Benton 28, Minden 15 Block 40, Lena Northwood 0 Bolton 21, Peabody 12... more »
  • Crane hopes Astros, CSN Houston can strike deal

    October 9, 2013 7:59 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston Astros owner Jim Crane hopes Comcast SportsNet Houston will agree to pay his team what he calls a fair amount for its media rights, and they can boost carriage after a season where only 40 percent of the city could view the games. But for now the... more »
  • Miles gets support from former player after allegations surface in magazine Play Video

    September 10, 2013 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's head football coach got some support from a former football player after a scathing Sports Illustrated report Tuesday. The magazine criticized Miles for his program at Oklahoma State University, alleging that NCAA rules were broken. Miles left OSU for LSU and his replacement's program was also... more »
  • Report: Violations at OSU while Miles was coach Play Video

    September 10, 2013 10:17 AM

    STILLWATER, Okla.- Sports Illustrated released the first installment of a five-part series looking into allegations surrounding the Oklahoma State football program, and LSU's head coach figures prominently in the first installment. The issues stem back to the time Les Miles served as the head coach for OSU. In the... more »
  • Combating concussions under 'Friday Night Lights' Play Video

    September 3, 2013 2:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The days of ignored head injuries on the football field are long gone, and with the new age of awareness about concussions comes new techniques to keep players safe. St. Amant's head coach David Oliver has changed the way his players practice, to reduce the amount of... more »
  • Paddleboarding takes over Mississippi River Play Video

    August 31, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 13 mile section of the Mississippi River was shut down this morning as the growing sport of paddleboarding took over the river. "At first everyone was scared to death. They were lying if they weren't scared to death," said paddleboarder Mark Salvetti. Nearly 70... more »
  • Pre-season high school sports special tonight

    August 22, 2013 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports 2 gets you ready for high school football tonight with the pre-season "Friday Night Blitz" special. The show highlights players and teams to watch as well as changes to the high school sports scene, including decisions by the LHSAA to split private and public schools... more »
  • Student-athlete skincare problems Play Video

    August 16, 2013 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz discussed skincare issues today that student athletes often run into. Dr. Z said she frequently sees a number of common skin irritations caused by sports equipment rubbing against the skin, including a certain type of acne outbreak. She also recommended a... more »
  • Jeremy Hill back on the team, practiced with LSU

    August 5, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU running back Jeremy Hill is back on the football team, practicing with the Tigers this afternoon after he spent the morning in court facing a judge. Head Coach Les Miles said the team voted to bring Hill back, and any additional punishments would be handled... more »
  • LHSAA clinic set for this week in Baton Rouge

    July 22, 2013 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana High School Coaches Association Coaches Clinic gets underway this week in Baton Rouge. Guest speakers, business meetings for the association and various sports and rules clinics for football and volleyball are set. The three-day event begins Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge and... more »
  • Player taken away from football scrimmage via ambulance

    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 »
  • Gretna council defers action banning street sports

    July 11, 2013 12:26 PM

    GRETNA - An amendment banning sports play from Gretna streets has been deferred a second time by the City Council. Councilman Mark Miller, who took office July 1, requested the delay Wednesday night to seek additional information on the issue. The Times-Picayune reports the council initially postponed action on the... more »
  • ULM naming Wickstrom new A.D.

    July 1, 2013 2:47 PM

    MONROE - Louisiana-Monroe has decided to hire Brian Wickstrom as its new athletic director. ULM President Nick Bruno says he will formally introduce Wickstrom in a media conference on campus on Tuesday. Wickstrom has served as California-Riverside's athletic director since July 2011. He'll replace Bobby Staub, who announced in April... more »
  • St. Amant High School scores award for sports safety Play Video

    June 20, 2013 6:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The National Athletic Trainers' Association awarded St. Amant High School with the "1st Team recognition - Safe Sports School Award" for their work in sports medicine and managing player safety. The award was given out to only a handful of schools across the nation and recognizes schools... more »
  • Atlanta radio hosts fired for mocking former Saint

    June 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    ATLANTA - A station official says the cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former New Orleans Saints player who has Lou Gehrig's disease. The show, Mayhem in the AM, was broadcast Monday morning on 790 The Zone. In a statement, General Manager Rick... more »
  • NCAA APR again hits schools with lesser resources

    June 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 squads in men's basketball and nine other college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic progress reports released Tuesday. Poor Academic Progress Rate scores mean postseason bans in 2013-14 for teams... more »

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