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  • Dunans, Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 victory

    January 19, 2017 12:22 AM

    AUBURN, Ala. - T.J. Dunans scored 12 points, including a jump shot with 38 seconds left, and Auburn held off LSU 78-74 Wednesday night. Auburn (12-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) lost most of a 15-point second-half lead before regrouping. Auburn, which had lost four of its last five games, had five... more »
  • Runners speed to Baton Rouge for Louisiana Marathon Play Video

    January 13, 2017 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of runner from across the globe will line up at the capitol for the Louisiana Marathon. Events kicked off Friday, and runners are already getting pumped up. Kristin Slay has been running for years and says it's easier than it looks. "That's the beauty... more »
  • Report: Pistol's Atlanta jersey to be retired

    January 4, 2017 4:03 PM

    ATLANTA – The city's basketball team will retire the jersey of LSU great “Pistol” Pete Maravich according to reports published Wednesday. Maravich played for the Atlanta Hawks from 1970-74 and wore No. 44. Pistol Pete also played for the New Orleans/Utah Jazz and the Boston Celtics. He retired in... more »
  • Riverside beats district rival for Division III state title Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverside Academy has captured the school's first-ever Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division III state football championship with a 47-20 win over district rival St. Charles Catholic. The Riverside Academy Rebels (12-1) got on the scoreboard first Friday inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome when Trey Catoire stripped... more »
  • Southern Lab repeats at Division IV champions Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defending their state championship from a season ago, the Southern Lab Kittens have defeated Ascension Episcopal 36-9 to capture the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV title. The Kittens (12-1) got on the scoreboard in the first quarter Friday when Shannon Forman sacked Ascension Episcopal... more »
  • LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White writes letter to LSU fans

    December 2, 2016 6:09 PM

    Dear LSU, As I write this, I'm preparing for my last week of school which means final exams at this awesome place that I now call home. You have no idea what being able to call you home for the past four years has done for my life.... more »
  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski to undergo back surgery Friday

    December 1, 2016 11:43 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.- Rob Gronkowski's season is likely over. The New England Patriots tight end was scheduled to have surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back, the team said in a statement Thursday night. He's likely to be out for eight weeks or more. The Super Bowl is scheduled... more »
  • Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge

    November 18, 2016 9:49 AM

    BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny. The two companies made the announcement Friday but didn't release financial terms. The deal isn't expected to be finalized until later in 2017 and still requires federal approval. Industry... more »
  • Guice, Fournette help No. 19 LSU run over Arkansas, 38-10

    November 12, 2016 6:01 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE - Derrius Guice rushed for a career-high 252 yards and Leonard Fournette added three touchdowns and No. 19 LSU improved to 4-1 under interim coach Ed Orgeron with a 38-10 win over Arkansas on Saturday night. The win ends a two-game losing streak against the Razorbacks for the Tigers... more »
  • Mississippi St upsets No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28

    November 5, 2016 4:20 PM

    STARKVILLE - Nick Fitzgerald ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns, Aeris Williams ran for a career-high 140 yards and Mississippi State used a dominant ground game to upset No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28 on Saturday. It was a stunning win for Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3 Southeastern Conference), which was... more »
  • Fans pile onto campus for highly anticipated LSU-Alabama game Play Video

    November 5, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tailgaters pulled onto campus for most of Friday, unpacking and setting up for the start of the highly anticipated weekend, though ominous weather hangs in the balance. The tune of turning generators is a notable noise for tiger tailgaters, on what's sure to be the biggest... more »
  • Bar owners prepare for huge LSU football weekend Play Video

    November 3, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigerland bars are spending the days before the LSU-Alabama game stocking up, expecting a gigantic turnout. Fred's, argualby one of the most popular stops on a Baton Rouge gameday for students, used the most of their time Thursday to unload cases of alcohol and set up a... more »
  • Harvard suspends men's soccer team over sexual comments

    November 3, 2016 9:43 PM

    BOSTON - Harvard University is suspending its men's soccer team for the rest of the season over sexual comments made about members of the women's soccer team. University President Drew Faust said in a statement Thursday night that an investigation into the 2012 team found that their "appalling" comments were... more »
  • LSU-Alabama rivalry apparent across Baton Rouge ahead of gameday Play Video

    November 2, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU Tigers prepare for perhaps the biggest game of the season against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, fans from far and wide are preparing for an exciting Saturday night in Death Valley. Businesses like Zippy's Burritos, Tacos & More are getting in the gameday... more »
  • Fournette rushes for 284 yards in LSU victory

    October 22, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Leonard Fournette broke LSU's single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries - scoring three touchdowns of 59 yards or more - and the 25th-ranked Tigers beat No. 23 Mississippi 38-21 on Saturday night. Fournette finished with 284 yards rushing in his first action since aggravating... more »
  • NCAA penalizes Alcorn State for violations in 11 sports

    October 19, 2016 4:33 PM

    LORMAN, Miss. - The NCAA has placed Alcorn State on probation through 2018 for violations in 11 sports over a four-year period. The NCAA released a report on Wednesday saying that Alcorn State "failed to monitor its progress-toward-degree certification process when it improperly certified 28 student-athletes" in the 11... more »
  • Denham Springs and Live Oak High Schools face off on field they share Play Video

    October 6, 2016 11:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two bitter high school rivals faced off on the football field Thursday night, despite spending months in the same campus. LIke any other football game, this one had cheers and jeers. But even fans on opposite sides for reasons to get along. "Live oaks definitely has bragging... more »
  • LSU senior brings Spanish flair to LSU football broadcasts Play Video

    September 29, 2016 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Passion. Energy. Volume. It's what makes watching an LSU game in Spanish an experience unlike any other. Mario Jerez is using his voice and heritage to bring the all-American sport of football to Spanish-speaking homes across south Louisiana. "I grew up here," Jerez explains, "and... more »
  • Lady Gaga to perform in Super Bowl halftime show

    September 29, 2016 9:09 PM

    NEW YORK - It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year in Santa Clara, California.... more »
  • Orgeron makes radio debut as LSU Football Interim Head Coach Play Video

    September 28, 2016 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU football die-hards gathered at T.J. Ribs to hear Interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron take to the microphone for the first time on "the Ed Orgeron Show." In his new position, Orgeron joins "Voice of the Tigers" Chris Blair, speaking with fans about the football season and the... more »
  • LSU players react to Miles firing on Twitter Play Video

    September 25, 2016 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After 11 years at the helm of LSU Football, LSU dismissed head coach Les Miles Sunday. Both current and former players took to Twitter to react to the news: Derrius Guice tweeted, "We literally have the worst support." That tweet was later deleted. Many players... more »
  • LSU doesn't score in the 4th, loses to Auburn 18-13

    September 24, 2016 4:47 PM

    AUBURN – Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat No. 18 LSU 18-13 on Saturday night after officials ruled Danny Etling's apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after time expired. Etling rolled to his right and found D.J. Shark on a 15-yard pass, setting off a celebration by LSU... more »
  • LSU hangs on to defeat Bulldogs 23-20

    September 17, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Leonard Fournette returned from a bruised left ankle in powerful form, rushing for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 20 LSU withstood a late rally for a 23-20 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night. Danny Etling completed 19 of 30 passes for 215 yards in... more »
  • LSU President shares bond with LSU Football season opener site Play Video

    September 1, 2016 11:43 PM

    MADISON - For many Tiger fans, LSU's match against Wisconsin signifies the start of the season. For LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander, it means a lot more. Alexander, a University of Wisconsin graduate, returned to his alma mater this week to watch his team in the first... more »
  • Belgium media reports explosion at sports stadium

    August 25, 2016 9:36 PM

    BRUSSELS - A Belgian newspaper is reporting that an explosion has rocked a sports center in the Belgian town of Chimay, with reports of at least one person dead and two injured. Het Laatse Niews quoted a rescue services spokesman as saying early Friday that the blast happened just after... more »
  • Longtime ESPN broadcaster John Saunders dies at 61

    August 10, 2016 11:37 AM

    Longtime ESPN broadcaster John Saunders has died, the network announced on Wednesday. He was 61. Saunders died Wednesday morning. The cause of Saunders' passing was not immediately released. Saunders, a native of Canada, had worked at ESPN since 1986 and was one of the network’s most visible and respected... more »
  • 18 student-athletes receive degrees from LSU

    August 5, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday morning saw 18 LSU student-athletes receive their degrees during the summer commencement ceremony inside of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the Baton Rouge campus. 10 different LSU sports were represented among the graduates which included five football players, five combined members from the men’s... more »
  • Radio host, former LSU basketball player accused of pushing wife into dresser

    July 23, 2016 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a sports radio host and former LSU basketball player pushed his wife into a dresser Saturday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, 59-year-old Jordy Hultberg was charged with domestic abuse battery and simple battery Saturday morning. Arrest documents report that... more »
  • Injury could sideline Usain Bolt from 2016 Olympics

    July 1, 2016 10:25 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican officials say Usain Bolt has withdrawn from his country's National Senior Championships, citing an unspecified injury that casts doubt on whether he will appear at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month. The national meet serves as the Olympic trials. Bolt had qualified for the 100-meter... more »
  • 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 »

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