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  • Super Bowl premium tickets double to $2,600

    September 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    NEW YORK- Super Bowl fans can prepare to pay double for the best seats. The NFL says the highest-priced tickets will be about $2,600 each for 9,000 premium seats for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That's more than twice the $1,250... more »
  • "Supermoon" rises this weekend

    June 21, 2013 11:49 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A "supermoon" rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger normal, most skywatchers won't be able to notice the difference.... more »
  • LSU baseball leads 4-1 over UL Lafayette after six innings

    June 2, 2013 9:16 PM

    LSU baseball scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning and lead the ULL Ragin Cajuns 4-1 in the bottom of the frame. Tiger leftfielder Raph Rhymes delivered the two RBI single to cap the scoring. Shortstop Alex Bregman knocked an RBI single to start the... more »
  • Super Bowl falls short of ratings record

    February 4, 2013 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record. The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history. Both the 2010... more »
  • Obama hoping for close match in Super Bowl

    February 1, 2013 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping for a close game in this year's Super Bowl. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will watch Sunday's game and expects it to be highly entertaining, even though his beloved Chicago Bears aren't playing. Obama hasn't said who he's rooting for... more »
  • Saints get $5M state payment for Super Bowl

    February 1, 2013 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The New Orleans Saints are getting a $5 million payment from the state because the Big Easy is hosting the Super Bowl. The incentive was included in the 2009 deal between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the Saints in Louisiana through 2025. The... more »
  • Athletes, stars lend hand in Super Bowl host city

    January 31, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Some athletes and celebrities headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl weekend are picking up hammers and packaging food for the homeless in the big game's host city. The downtown area where most Super Bowl festivities will happen has arguably never looked better, with a renovated Superdome and... more »
  • Favre returns to Super Bowl for NFL Network

    January 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brett Favre is returning to the NFL - to work for the NFL Network. The retired three-time NFL MVP quarterback will join the network's crew for daylong coverage of Sunday's NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Favre hasn't been heard from much... more »
  • Super PAC could help Vitter in gubernatorial bid

    January 28, 2013 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Washington fundraising heavyweight is helping to set up federal and state super PACs to support U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a move that heightens speculation that Vitter is eyeing a bid to run for governor. Lawyer Charlie Spies (speez) said Vitter supporters filed paperwork Monday with federal and... more »
  • ACLU's suit over Super Bowl "clean zone" settled

    January 28, 2013 2:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have agreed to a settlement resolving the group's lawsuit over the city's plans to enforce a "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week. The... more »
  • DOTD: No lane closures during 'Super Gras'

    January 24, 2013 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities. The Louisiana Department of Transportation... more »
  • Hard-hitting Pollard provides swagger to Ravens' D

    January 23, 2013 4:00 PM

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Bernard Pollard likes to talk and loves to hit. The Baltimore Ravens strong safety is one of the chattiest players in the locker room, eager to discuss anything from NFL policy to gay marriage. On the field, Pollard is arguably the fiercest tackler on a rugged... more »
  • Timberlake to perform at pre-Super Bowl party

    January 23, 2013 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Justin Timberlake will appear in his first concert in more than four years the night before the Super Bowl. Timberlake has signed on to perform during "DIRECTV Super Saturday Night," held Feb. 2 in New Orleans. The singer recently released a new single, "Suit and Tie," featuring Jay-Z,... more »
  • SU's "Human Jukebox" headed to the Super Bowl

    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 »
  • Super Regional Game 3 pushed back to 7 p.m.

    June 10, 2012 10:43 AM

    Baton Rouge- The LSU Tigers will have to wait a little longer for their chance to head to Omaha. Sunday's game 3 of the NCAA Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium has been pushed back to 7 p.m., that's according to LSU. The Tigers' matchup against the Stony... more »
  • LSU begins Super Regional play

    June 8, 2012 2:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team (46-16) is just two more wins away from Omaha and the College World Series. But in the Tigers' way are the Seawolves of Stony Brook (50-12). Game one of the Baton Rouge Super Regional Series is set for 11:00 a.m. this morning... more »
  • Countdown is on for LSU Super Regional ticket sales

    June 7, 2012 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tickets for the LSU-Stony Brook Super Regional go on sale to the general public in just a couple of hours. Tickets can be purchased from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight by the general public the following ways: Online at LSUTix.net By phone... more »
  • Super Regional practice schedule set

    June 6, 2012 2:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The practice schedule for the upcoming Baton Rouge Super Regional has been set and fans are encouraged to come out and watch their teams gear up for an early start for the post-season tournament. Both practice sessions are open to the public with the Tigers working... more »
  • Tigers advance to NCAA Super Regionals

    June 4, 2012 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers (46-16) are now just two wins away from Omaha and the College World Series. LSU rallied to defeat Oregon State last night, 6-5, in 10 innings to claim the Baton Rouge Regional. Senior Austin Nola was named the Most Outstanding Player of... more »
  • NO airport wants renovations done by Super Bowl

    April 23, 2012 7:03 AM

    KENNER - Louisiana's major airport is trying to finish several renovation projects before the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong International Airport is planning for 42,000 visitors leaving the city the day after the game. Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says a new parking garage is about 65 percent... more »
  • Romney wins Alaska, his 6th Super Tuesday victory

    March 7, 2012 6:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney is adding one more victory to his Super Tuesday showing - the Alaska caucuses. Romney's final win means that Ron Paul, who hoped for an Alaska win, has finished the 10-state Super Tuesday without a single victory. Romney won Ohio's Republican presidential primary, narrowly... more »
  • Super Bowl draws record 111.3M viewers

    February 6, 2012 3:08 PM

    NEW YORK - For the third consecutive year, the Super Bowl has set a record as the most-watched television show in U.S. history. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots on Sunday night. That narrowly... more »
  • New Orleans mayor makes wager on Super Bowl

    January 29, 2010 1:22 PM

    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin appears to be betting the loot left over from the Saints championship game on the Super Bowl. Nagin bet Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak that the Saints would beat the Minnesota Vikings. His wager included CDs, pralines, mix for the square doughnuts called beignets, as... more »
  • Delta adding flights for Super Bowl

    January 26, 2010 1:55 PM

    If you are still in need of a flight to the Super Bowl, you may be in luck. Delta Air Lines is adding flights to and from New Orleans and Indianapolis to the big game in Florida February 7. Delta is adding a nonstop flight on Feb. 5... more »

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