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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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' check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Lutcher High's Jared Poche is Mr. Baseball

    June 2, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Lutcher High School has always been known for football. But when Jared Poche decided to give up football prior to his senior season, the community understood. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Poche was pursuing a dream that turned into a dream season for the Lutcher baseball team. "I... more »
  • Wrestling, 7 other sports take case to IOC

    May 29, 2013 9:47 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Wrestling and seven others sports are making their case to be included in the 2020 Olympics. Three months after being dropped from the 2020 program, wrestling has a chance on Wednesday to take a big step toward keeping its Olympic status. Wrestling body FILA... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • Brian Holland - Sports Reporter

    May 28, 2013 11:50 AM

    Brian Holland is a sports reporter/anchor for News 2 Louisiana. He joined the WBRZ team in August 2012. Brian was born and raised in Houston, Tx. He attended Abilene Christian University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science. Brian... more »
  • New technology to guard against youth concussions

    May 6, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's contact sports leave little room for error and often that can lead to injuries on the field. Many times high school athletes experience concussions after big hits, but trainers, coaches, and officials are getting better at recognizing the symptoms. News 2 will look into... more »
  • Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

    May 4, 2013 12:08 PM

    CHICAGO - Over the past week, some have called NBA player Jason Collins a role model for being the first man in a major U.S. professional sport to come out as gay. In some ways, young athletes and their supporters have helped pave the way for pros like Collins. Ellen... more »
  • NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay

    April 29, 2013 11:13 AM

    NEW YORK - NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website. The 34-year-old Collins has played for six NBA teams in 12... more »
  • LSU-Alexandria OK'd to offer more sports

    April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU-Alexandria will introduce five additional sports programs by the 2014-15 academic year. The additional sports will be financed through a student athletic fee, booster support, and other donor gifts. Students voted in mid-March to expand athletic programs and to increase student athletic fees. That vote... more »
  • French Open prize money up for 2013

    April 15, 2013 10:12 AM

    PARIS - Prize money at the French Open will rise for both singles champions and players who lose in some of the early rounds. Roland Garros organizers said Monday that the overall total for the tournament will go from $24.6 million to $28.7 million, with the winners receiving $1.96 million... more »
  • Busy day of play in the big leagues

    April 1, 2013 10:10 AM

    UNDATED - Following last night's opening season win by the Astros over the Rangers, many of the remaining Major League teams see their first action of the 2013 season today. In fact, there are 12 games on the schedule with nine of them taking place this afternoon. In matinee play,... more »
  • Proposed law targets LHSAA split

    March 28, 2013 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers will discuss a proposed law that would, effectively, ban public schools from participating in the LHSAA. The bill, filed by State Rep. Bob Hensgens (R-Abbeville), "prohibits public high school participation in interscholastic athletics regulated by any association that discriminates among schools based on school admissions criteria... more »
  • LSU gymnastics heads to NCAA regional

    March 26, 2013 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team competes as the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Columbus Regional. LSU (15-6) will face No. 1 seed UCLA, No. 3 Arizona, No. 4 and host team Ohio State, No. 5 Central Michigan and No. 6 North Carolina State, in the regional scheduled... more »
  • Bryant tries to hurry back from ankle injury

    March 15, 2013 10:51 AM

    UNDATED - Kobe Bryant received several hours of treatment on his severely sprained left ankle Thursday in hopes of a speedy return to the Lakers line-up. The All-Star guard suffered what he called the worst sprain of his 16-year career late in the Lakers loss to Atlanta Wednesday night.... more »
  • No movement on future plans for Houston Astrodome

    March 12, 2013 11:01 AM

    HOUSTON- The dilemma of the deteriorating Houston Astrodome remains unresolved with the passing of a deadline to put a bond referendum before voters in May. The Houston Chronicle reports Harris County commissioners meeting Tuesday are taking no action on a bond question to overhaul the vacant facility. Voters would need... more »
  • North Carolina officials probe agent

    March 12, 2013 10:05 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Investigators in North Carolina say a Georgia-based sports agent violated sports agent laws by sending cash payments and other benefits to former Tar Heels football players. According to search warrants, investigators with the Secretary of State's office say Terry Watson of the Watson Sports Agency sent $2,000... more »
  • LSU, Foundation 56 host fundraisers to combat breast cancer Play Video

    March 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This week, you can show your support for the LSU Gymnastics team while helping out a worthy cause. On Thursday, the team, along with Foundation 56, will host Tailgate for the Fight, at the Stadium Club. Admission is $56 and all money raised goes to... more »
  • Olympic panel sets off on visits to 2020 bid cities

    February 28, 2013 9:32 AM

    LONDON - The IOC is sending a panel of experts on a series of site-inspection visits that could prove influential in the race to host the 2020 Olympics. The evaluation commission is heading to Japan this week on the first leg of its three-city tour to examine the bids from... more »
  • Bowling Congress tournaments return to Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The United States Bowling Congress announced they will return to Baton Rouge. The city will play host to the Women's Championships in 2017, and host the Open Championships again in 2025. East Baton Rouge Parish saw an estimated $113 million economic impact when they hosted... more »
  • 3 named LSWA players of the week

    February 12, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Sports Writers Association as announced three choices for this week's state basketball players of the week. There was a tie for the men's winner with Brandon Fortenberry of Southeastern Louisiana and Ricky Tarrant of Tulane sharing the honor, while Kelia Shelton of Louisiana Tech took the... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette routs Louisiana-Monroe 90-66

    February 11, 2013 9:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Bryant Mbamalu scored 24 points, leading six Louisiana-Lafayette players in double figures, and the Ragin' Cajuns routed Louisiana-Monroe 90-66 Sunday night. Louisiana-Lafayette (9-16, 5-9 Sun Belt) never trailed, but it was mostly a close game until the Ragin' Cajuns went on a 24-0 run in a 6-minute stretch... more »
  • Davis' big night helps Tulane top Marshall 91-75

    February 7, 2013 2:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Josh Davis recorded his 12th double-double of the season as Tulane snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Marshall 91-75 Wednesday night in a Conference USA contest. Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds and was supported by 19 points from Ricky Tarrant and 16 from Kendall... more »
  • Memo warned about Superdome power failure

    February 4, 2013 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A memo released Monday by the group that oversees Superdome operations suggested concerns with the electrical system inside the complex. Tests on the dome's electrical feeders showed "some decay and a chance of failure." The tests were ordered to prevent blackouts similar to ones in 2011 at... more »
  • Independent high school sports association considered check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    CLINTON - After the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to split the football playoff brackets for public and private schools, some schools are considering other options. The decision has generated controversy among high school athletic programs. There has also been talk of breaking away from the LHSAA and... more »
  • Coaches plan vocal protest against LHSAA split check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2013 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Coaches of private school football teams are discussing ways to fight a mandate that splits the playoff bracket. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) decided private and public schools would play separate playoff games. Tuesday, coaches against the plan met to talk about blocking it.... more »
  • Anderson scores 27, Hornets beat Kings 114-105

    January 22, 2013 4:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and the New Orleans Hornets survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday. Anderson scored 17 points in the second quarter, making 5 of 8 3-point attempts, when the Hornets raced to a 64-39... more »
  • Oprah: Lance Armstrong admitted doping

    January 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Oprah Winfrey is confirming that Lance Armstrong came clean to her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during their 2 1/2 hour interview Monday. She says the cyclist was "forthcoming" as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de... more »
  • LSU loses to Clemson in last-second field goal

    December 31, 2012 10:50 PM

    ATLANTA- Clemson toppled LSU 25-24 in a last second field goal during the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night. Chandler Catanzaro kicked the game-winning, 37-yard field goal. Clemson was ranked 14 going into the game, LSU was ranked eight. Catanzaro's kick set off a wild celebration on the... more »
  • Colorado State routs Virginia Tech 88-52

    December 24, 2012 8:43 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Pierce Hornung had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading four players in double figures, as Colorado State crushed Virginia Tech 88-52 in the Las Vegas Classic championship game Sunday night. The Rams, after a methodical and balanced approach in a first half that gave them a 33-27... more »
  • Women hold off McNeese at LSU

    December 21, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU was able to hold-off McNeese State Friday afternoon. But not without scaring some fans. The game final: 82-75. Junior forward Theresa Plaisance finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman guard Danielle Ballard scored 21 points for the second straight game. More on... more »
  • Top-ranked Duke, former No. 1 Indiana in action

    December 19, 2012 10:40 AM

    UNDATED - Duke is in action tonight for the first time since climbing to the top of the Associated Press men's basketball poll. The Blue Devils carry a season-opening nine-game winning streak into their game against visiting Cornell. No. 11 Cincinnati takes on Xavier for the first time since their... more »
  • Two LSU freshmen named Freshman ALL-SEC

    December 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive lineman Vadal Alexander and cornerback Jalen Collins were each named to the Freshman All-SEC Team as voted on by the league's coaches, the SEC office announced Thursday. Alexander has played in all 12 games with eight starts at right tackle for the Tigers. He... more »
  • LSU fans anxious for bowl announcement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 29, 2012 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will learn the post-season fate of their Tigers this Sunday, when the BCS bowl picks are announced. There's speculation the Tigers will go to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Jan. 4, or the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on New Year's Eve. LSU superfan... more »
  • Camacho condition worsens

    November 22, 2012 10:20 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Doctors say famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after being shot in the face. Dr. Ernesto Torres said at a news conference that doctors are still performing tests on Camacho before meeting with his family. Torres had said late... more »
  • LSU holds Northwestern State at bay 102-95

    November 20, 2012 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Shavon Coleman scored 22 points as LSU held off Northwestern State 102-95 in a nonconference game Tuesday. Coleman was one of four Tigers in double figures. Anthony Hickey had a career-high 21 points, Charles Carmouche had 19 points and Johnny O'Bryant had 13. James Hulbin... more »
  • Johnny Football has Aggies riding high in SEC

    November 15, 2012 4:42 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In his Hill Country hometown of Kerrville, Texas, Johnny Football never would have been known by such a specific nickname. Mark Smith, the high school coach of Johnny Manziel, says he could have been Johnny Baseball or Johnny Golf - "he could have been anything he... more »
  • New York City Marathon is on for Sunday

    November 1, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy has caused the postponement of the Brooklyn Nets' first NBA regular-season game at Barclays Center, but it won't stop the New York City marathon. The NBA has agreed to reschedule tonight's game between the Nets and visiting New York Knicks. The Barclays Center sits above... more »
  • Bama, LSU hoping 7 will be lucky number this time

    October 30, 2012 4:30 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Maybe the force-field that has shielded the end zone the past two times Alabama and LSU have tangled won't be quite so powerful Saturday night. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 5 Tigers smacked into it in last season's two meetings at various points on the field,... more »
  • Professional leagues plan to play after superstorm

    October 30, 2012 4:20 PM

    NEW YORK - With much of the Northeast immersed in the recovery from superstorm Sandy's devastating blow, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules. The New York City Marathon is still hoping that the course will be clear by Sunday and runners will be able... more »
  • Sports sidesteps Sandy

    October 30, 2012 10:54 AM

    UNDATED - Sports emerged practically untouched on a quiet Monday as the superstorm triggered by Hurricane Sandy flooded shore towns in the Northeast and shut down transit and school systems. The World Series ended a day before the storm made landfall. The Monday night football game was in tranquil Arizona.... more »
  • Doctors to discuss youth football safety

    October 29, 2012 10:34 AM

    ZURICH - American and international doctors will discuss the safest ages to being playing tackle football at the Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport this week. More than 100 medical experts from around the world, including leading U.S. doctors Stanley Herring and Robert Cantu, will take part Thursday and Friday.... more »
  • High-flying Louisiana Tech leads NCAA in scoring

    October 25, 2012 1:38 PM

    RUSTON - Three years into his North Louisiana venture, Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes is making the production of Bulldogs legends Terry Bradshaw and Tim Rattay look rather pedestrian. No. 24 Louisiana Tech (6-1, 1-0 WAC) is smashing offensive records and opponents. The Bulldogs lead the NCAA in scoring... more »
  • NCAA grad rates improving in football, basketball

    October 25, 2012 1:23 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The latest figures from the NCAA show that football and men's basketball players are graduating in record numbers. The annual Graduation Success Rate figures, released Thursday, show both sports hit an all-time high based on the one-year measurement of freshmen who enrolled in 2005-06. Men's basketball players made... more »
  • BREC golf courses under review after deficit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 24, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a consistent deficit, the seven BREC golf courses are under review by Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission officials. The review could bring some changes, including the "repurposing" of one or more courses. BREC Communications Director Cheryl Michelet says one course could be turned... more »
  • Big days from Bradley, Bubba give US 5-3 lead

    September 28, 2012 6:49 PM

    MEDINAH, Ill. - Slow start, fast finish, comfortable lead. The Americans have a 5-3 lead over Europe after steamrolling through the second session of the Ryder Cup on Friday. Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson swept their matches, and Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson flirted with a record score in fourballs.... more »
  • Fans' Choice Week 1 winner announced tonight

    September 5, 2012 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The first Fans' Choice Award of the 2012 season will take center stage tonight on WBRZ Sports 2. It's not too late to get those votes in there. This week's nominees are Denham Springs running back Kaleb Blanchard, Zachary quarterback Trey Hills and St. Michael quarterback... more »
  • Report: Mathieu could seek another shot at LSU check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2012 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, who was kicked off the team for violating policies last week, could possibly stay at the school and try to get back on the team in 2013, according to ESPN.com . According to the website, Mathieu had expressed interest in trying... more »
  • LSU holds annual Media Day festivities

    August 7, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tiger football program will host its Media Day this afternoon at the LSU football Facility. Coach Les Miles will address reporters around 3:00 before offensive and defensive coordinators Greg Studrawa and John Chavis follow. Then the entire 105-man LSU roster is allowed to speak... more »
  • LSU the favorite to win SEC championship

    July 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. - LSU has been picked to win its second straight Southeastern Conference championship. The Tigers got the nod in the Western Division over Alabama, the team that beat LSU in the BCS championship game in January. Arkansas was picked to finish third in the West, followed by Auburn,... more »
  • Gold, overall medal counts a 'stretch' for US team

    July 12, 2012 4:19 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The chief of sport performance for the U.S. Olympic team calls it a stretch for Americans to win the most overall and gold medals at the London Olympics. Alan Ashley said Thursday the goal for the Americans to win both medal counts is "very ambitious, very... more »
  • Mack is back for fastpitch tourney at LSU

    July 6, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU softball pitcher Brittany Mack is back on campus, but not in purple and gold. Mack will pitch for the USSSA Pride and will throw against the Carolina Diamonds as part of the National Pro Fastpitch League at Tiger Park. Fresh off her Women's... more »

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