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  • McNeese Baseball hosts All-Skills Youth Camp

    McNeese Baseball hosts All-Skills Youth Camp

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:46:31 GMT
    Head Coach Justin Hill wanted to gather young baseball players, get them out at Cowboy Diamond, and teach the basics of baseball. The kids got to learn from not only MSU coaches, but also from the players they look up to. Coach Hill says its really a chance to give back to the Cowboy faithful."I think it's a big thing. Our guys really like working these camps because they get a chance to interact with the fans a lot closer and they get to learn from the kids and the kids get to learn from the...More >>
    Head Coach Justin Hill wanted to gather young baseball players, get them out at Cowboy Diamond, and teach the basics of baseball. The kids got to learn from not only MSU coaches, but also from the players they look up to. Coach Hill says its really a chance to give back to the Cowboy faithful."I think it's a big thing. Our guys really like working these camps because they get a chance to interact with the fans a lot closer and they get to learn from the kids and the kids get to learn from the...More >>
  • McNeese State Track and Field hire Ben Chretien

    McNeese State Track and Field hire Ben Chretien

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:42:21 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – Ben Chretien, a 2012 NCAA All-American and Southland Conference champion in the javelin throw for McNeese, has been named the track and field squad’s new throws coach, announced by head coach Brendon Gilroy on Wednesday. Chretien will work primarily with the throwers but will also help with all aspects of the track and field program’s day-to-day operations. “We’re very excited to have Ben rejoin our team,” said Gilroy. “His knowledge, expertise and experience at both this level...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Ben Chretien, a 2012 NCAA All-American and Southland Conference champion in the javelin throw for McNeese, has been named the track and field squad’s new throws coach, announced by head coach Brendon Gilroy on Wednesday. Chretien will work primarily with the throwers but will also help with all aspects of the track and field program’s day-to-day operations. “We’re very excited to have Ben rejoin our team,” said Gilroy. “His knowledge, expertise and experience at both this level...More >>
  • South Lake Charles All-Stars head to Little League regional

    South Lake Charles All-Stars head to Little League regional

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:54:15 GMT
    The South Lake Charles 12-year-old All-Stars hit the road today for Waco, Texas for the Little League Southwest Regional.More >>
    The South Lake Charles 12-year-old All-Stars hit the road today for Waco, Texas for the Little League Southwest Regional.More >>
  • QB questions abound in SEC with big stars gone

    QB questions abound in SEC with big stars gone

    Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps.The turnover at football's most important position has been so significant that division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters.More >>
    Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps.The turnover at football's most important position has been so significant that division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters.More >>
  • McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:03:53 GMT
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown.More >>
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown.More >>
  • Drew Brees shows off incredible accuracy by 'skeet shooting'

    Drew Brees shows off incredible accuracy by 'skeet shooting'

    How good is Drew Brees? This good. A Vine post of Drew Brees ‘skeet shooting' is possibly the most impressive thing to come out of Saints Training Camp yet. Brees shows off his incredible accuracy byMore >>
    How good is Drew Brees? This good.More >>
  • Morgan aiming to reclaim role in Saints pass game

    Morgan aiming to reclaim role in Saints pass game

    Joe Morgan's teammates and coaches say the New Orleans Saints receiver has looked "fast and healthy" in the early days of training camp.More >>
    Joe Morgan's teammates and coaches say the New Orleans Saints receiver has looked "fast and healthy" in the early days of training camp. More >>
  • Saints S Jairus Byrd practices for 1st time

    Saints S Jairus Byrd practices for 1st time

    Safety Jairus Byrd, who had offseason back surgery, is practicing with the New Orleans Saints for the first time since his signing in March.More >>
    Safety Jairus Byrd, who had offseason back surgery, is practicing with the New Orleans Saints for the first time since his signing in March.
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  • After Further Review: Best news of camp is Byrd is back

    After Further Review: Best news of camp is Byrd is back

    We begin with the best news of camp: Jairus Byrd is back. It was a welcome sight to see after the Saints invested so much in him this offseason.More >>
    We begin with the best news of camp: Jairus Byrd is back. It was a welcome sight to see after the Saints invested so much in him this offseason.More >>
  • McNeese basketball on-campus arena in the works

    McNeese basketball on-campus arena in the works

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:22:58 GMT
    Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says plans to build an on-campus basketball arena are quickly moving forward.He says that the school has secured financing for the project and signed contracts with a local architect, however the start date is still up in the air. The new facility is hoped to be up and running in about four years. MSU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Simmons thinks it will be a great way to bring in more alumni."School, players, I think the old guys will benefit coming back. I...More >>
    Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says plans to build an on-campus basketball arena are quickly moving forward.He says that the school has secured financing for the project and signed contracts with a local architect, however the start date is still up in the air. The new facility is hoped to be up and running in about four years. MSU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Simmons thinks it will be a great way to bring in more alumni."School, players, I think the old guys will benefit coming back. I...More >>
  • McNeese Volleyball ready for 2014 Season

    McNeese Volleyball ready for 2014 Season

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:17:38 GMT
    The McNeese volleyball team and their last open gym taking place Monday evening. What a better way to end the summer and get back on the grind than playing a little beach volleyball at L'Auberge Hotel and Casino. The Cowgirls season begins in less than a month, this year with a new head coach, Ashley Fitzgerald, and the team says she has really whipped them into shape."She's been really awesome from the first time we actually met her. We had a couple of practice with her and she was very posi...More >>
    The McNeese volleyball team and their last open gym taking place Monday evening. What a better way to end the summer and get back on the grind than playing a little beach volleyball at L'Auberge Hotel and Casino. The Cowgirls season begins in less than a month, this year with a new head coach, Ashley Fitzgerald, and the team says she has really whipped them into shape."She's been really awesome from the first time we actually met her. We had a couple of practice with her and she was very posi...More >>
  • LA Tech Bulldogs positive about coming season

    LA Tech Bulldogs positive about coming season

    LA Tech Bulldogs positive about coming season

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:43:41 GMT
    The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team walked into Conference USA media day in Irving, Texas with a winner's confidence, despite having a 4-8 season last year. More >>
    The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team walked into Conference USA media day in Irving, Texas with a winner's confidence, despite having a 4-8 season last year. More >>
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:15 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.More >>
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.More >>
  • After Further Review: Saints Defense shines again on day four

    After Further Review: Saints Defense shines again on day four

    Another day of pads at Saints training camp, another victory for the defense. The only difference is, on Sunday, they won the practice.More >>
    Another day of pads at Saints training camp, another victory for the defense. The only difference is, on Sunday, they won the practice.More >>
  • 2 LSU freshman football players face misdemeanors

    2 LSU freshman football players face misdemeanors

    Two LSU freshmen football players face charges, one for allegedly stealing a bicycle outside Middleton Library and the other for allegedly tossing firecrackers into a campus apartment.More >>
    Two LSU freshmen football players face charges, one for allegedly stealing a bicycle outside Middleton Library and the other for allegedly tossing firecrackers into a campus apartment.More >>
  • Fair Park's Mo Claiborne gets tough as Cowboys' camp as pads come on

    Fair Park's Mo Claiborne gets tough as Cowboys' camp as pads come on

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:31:19 GMT
    Former Fair Park star and 3rd year Cowboys DB Mo Claiborne got into a scuffle with wide receiver Terrance Williams.More >>
    Former Fair Park star and 3rd year Cowboys DB Mo Claiborne got into a scuffle with wide receiver Terrance Williams.More >>
  • Green Oaks' Washington trying to 'survive' Cowboys camp

    Green Oaks' Washington trying to 'survive' Cowboys camp

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:46:40 GMT
     Washington says making the Dallas Cowboys' roster would make up for all the pain he and his family has endured over the years.More >>
     Washington says making the Dallas Cowboys' roster would make up for all the pain he and his family has endured over the years.More >>
  • After Further Review: Defense controls day 3

    After Further Review: Defense controls day 3

    For the first time all camp, Rob Ryan's unit looked fast, aggressive and most of all opportunistic.More >>
    For the first time all camp, Rob Ryan's unit looked fast, aggressive and most of all opportunistic.More >>
  • Southeastern football with a target on their backs

    Southeastern football with a target on their backs

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:58:56 GMT
    2014 Southland Conference Preseason Polls Coaches’ Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (9) 99 2. McNeese (2) 92 3. Sam Houston State 79 4. Central Arkansas 70 5. Northwestern State 59 T6. Stephen F. Austin 52 T6. Lamar 52 8. Abilene Christian 36 9. Nicholls 35 10. Incarnate Word 21 11. Houston Baptist 10 SID Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (10) 100 2. McNeese (1) 89 3. Sam Houston State 78 4. Central Arkansas 72 5. Northwestern State 61 6. Stephen F. Austin 55 7. Lamar 45 8. Abilene Christian 39 9...More >>
    2014 Southland Conference Preseason Polls Coaches’ Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (9) 99 2. McNeese (2) 92 3. Sam Houston State 79 4. Central Arkansas 70 5. Northwestern State 59 T6. Stephen F. Austin 52 T6. Lamar 52 8. Abilene Christian 36 9. Nicholls 35 10. Incarnate Word 21 11. Houston Baptist 10 SID Poll 1. Southeastern Louisiana (10) 100 2. McNeese (1) 89 3. Sam Houston State 78 4. Central Arkansas 72 5. Northwestern State 61 6. Stephen F. Austin 55 7. Lamar 45 8. Abilene Christian 39 9...More >>
  • After Further Review: Saints Offense dominates practice two

    After Further Review: Saints Offense dominates practice two

    Photo courtesy of Sean FazendePhoto courtesy of Sean Fazende
    Sean Fazende gives his take on Day 3 of Saints Training Camp.More >>
    Sean Fazende gives his take on Day 3 of Saints Training Camp.More >>
  • After Further Review: Saints take advantage of ideal conditions in day one of camp

    After Further Review: Saints take advantage of ideal conditions in day one of camp

    The Saints are taking advantage of beautiful conditions in West Virginia, building strength and chemistry in the first day of training camp.More >>
    The Saints are taking advantage of beautiful conditions in West Virginia, building strength and chemistry in the first day of training camp.More >>
  • Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

    Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:26:22 GMT
    The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers.More >>
    The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. More >>
  • McNeese in favor of Instant Replay

    McNeese in favor of Instant Replay

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:53:47 GMT
    The 2014 SLC football season will have many changes, the biggest of which is adding Instant Replay to games. The Southland Conference Board of Directors officially approved full implementation of NCAA-approved instant replay for all home games beginning this season. The application of full instant replay will apply to televised and non-televised home and neutral-site contests hosted by Southland teams. This presidential approval means the Southland will become the first Division I Football Ch...More >>
    The 2014 SLC football season will have many changes, the biggest of which is adding Instant Replay to games. The Southland Conference Board of Directors officially approved full implementation of NCAA-approved instant replay for all home games beginning this season. The application of full instant replay will apply to televised and non-televised home and neutral-site contests hosted by Southland teams. This presidential approval means the Southland will become the first Division I Football Ch...More >>
  • McNeese seniors named All-American Scholars

    McNeese seniors named All-American Scholars

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:40:46 GMT
    McNeese seniors Kelsey Haynie and McKayla Anderson have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches of America for the 2013-2014 season.More >>
    McNeese seniors Kelsey Haynie and McKayla Anderson have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches of America for the 2013-2014 season.
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  • Saints TE Graham returns in good form, good humor

    Saints TE Graham returns in good form, good humor

    Aside from the New Orleans Saints' fleur-de-lis symbol, star tight end Jimmy Graham never associated playing pro football with flowers.More >>
    Aside from the New Orleans Saints' fleur-de-lis symbol, star tight end Jimmy Graham never associated playing pro football with flowers.More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week: Glitter Mafia Softball team

    Sports Person of the Week: Glitter Mafia Softball team

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:18:01 GMT
    Our Sports Person of the Week is the Glitter Mafia softball team. With an overall record of 19-1, the 6 and under team is ranked number 1 in all of Louisiana and are headed to the World Series next week in Youngsville. The girls have also placed 1st in all 4 tournaments they have played in. Good Luck and congratulations to our Sports Person of the week, the Glitter Mafia softball team.More >>
    Our Sports Person of the Week is the Glitter Mafia softball team. With an overall record of 19-1, the 6 and under team is ranked number 1 in all of Louisiana and are headed to the World Series next week in Youngsville. The girls have also placed 1st in all 4 tournaments they have played in. Good Luck and congratulations to our Sports Person of the week, the Glitter Mafia softball team.More >>
  • Payton: New training camp site 'pretty amazing'

    Payton: New training camp site 'pretty amazing'

    Saints coach Sean Payton says the new training camp setup at the Greenbrier resort is "pretty amazing," and that a change in environment should be a good thing.More >>
    Saints coach Sean Payton says the new training camp setup at the Greenbrier resort is "pretty amazing," and that a change in environment should be a good thing.More >>
  • McNeese picked 2nd in preseason polls; SLC media wraps up

    McNeese picked 2nd in preseason polls; SLC media wraps up

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:18:27 GMT
    Let the 2014 football season begin. That was the unanimous feeling on Wednesday at the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day event at the L’Auberge Resort.More >>
    Let the 2014 football season begin. That was the unanimous feeling on Wednesday at the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day event at the L’Auberge Resort.More >>
  • The Greenbrier, home of 2014 Saints Training Camp, has storied past

    The Greenbrier, home of 2014 Saints Training Camp, has storied past

    The resort has never hosted an NFL team before, but it does have a top secret government shelter. The Greenbrier Resort, home of the2014 Saints Training Camp through August, has a storied past. The earliestMore >>
    The resort has never hosted an NFL team before, but it does have a top secret government shelter. The Greenbrier Resort, home of the2014 Saints Training Camp through August, has a storied past.More >>
  • Twitter buzz: Saints take over White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. for training camp

    Twitter buzz: Saints take over White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. for training camp

    The New Orleans Saints take over White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia as the 2014 Saints training camp officially kicks off. Twitter is buzzing as players tweet from the beautiful facilities at The GreenbrierMore >>
    The New Orleans Saints take over White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia as the 2014 Saints training camp officially kicks off.More >>
  • Big season for Southwest Louisiana baseball teams

    Big season for Southwest Louisiana baseball teams

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:43:35 GMT
    The South Lake Charles 12-year-old All-Stars are one win away from a state title.More >>
    The South Lake Charles 12-year-old All-Stars are one win away from a state title.More >>
  • Southeastern Louisiana Picked To Defend Southland Title

    Southeastern Louisiana Picked To Defend Southland Title

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:56:24 GMT
    By Southland Conference:LAKE CHARLES, La. – Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced Wednesday at its annual media day at L'auberge Resort.Southeastern was the top pick by both the coaches and the SIDs, receiving nine first-place votes and 99 points total in coaches' poll and a maximum 10 first-place v...More >>
    By Southland Conference:LAKE CHARLES, La. – Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced Wednesday at its annual media day at L'auberge Resort.Southeastern was the top pick by both the coaches and the SIDs, receiving nine first-place votes and 99 points total in coaches' poll and a maximum 10 first-place v...More >>
  • Greenbrier Resort excited to host Saints Training Camp

    Greenbrier Resort excited to host Saints Training Camp

    Training camp is an exciting time of the year for NFL teams all over and the Saints are no different, but this season, they have a different setting.More >>
    Training camp is an exciting time of the year for NFL teams all over and the Saints are no different, but this season, they have a different setting.More >>
  • Mike the Tiger celebrating 9th birthday

    Mike the Tiger celebrating 9th birthday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:06:38 GMT
    Happy Ninth Birthday to Mike the Tiger.Tigers don’t really like birthday cake so his party was a quiet one. But Mike had a ball and cool water on a hot day so he seemed happy. Children were excited when they heard the tiger was celebrating a birthday.More >>
    Happy Ninth Birthday to Mike the Tiger.Tigers don’t really like birthday cake so his party was a quiet one. But Mike had a ball and cool water on a hot day so he seemed happy. Children were excited when they heard the tiger was celebrating a birthday.More >>
  • AP: Top issues surrounding Saints as training camp kicks off

    AP: Top issues surrounding Saints as training camp kicks off

    Sean Payton constantly searches for an edge, even if it means fiddling with a training camp formula that has worked rather well for him over the past half-decade.More >>
    Sean Payton constantly searches for an edge, even if it means fiddling with a training camp formula that has worked rather well for him over the past half-decade.More >>
  • Greenbriar Resort hosting Saints in first NFL training camp

    Greenbriar Resort hosting Saints in first NFL training camp

    This is the first time White Sulphur Springs has hosted an NFL training camp, but the staff is ready for the Black and Gold and the Who Dat Nation.More >>
    This is the first time White Sulphur Springs has hosted an NFL training camp, but the staff is ready for the Black and Gold and the Who Dat Nation.More >>
  • SLC to hold Football Media Day event in Lake Charles on Wednesday

    SLC to hold Football Media Day event in Lake Charles on Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:09:55 GMT
    The 2014 football season officially gets underway for the Southland Conference on Wednesday when league head coaches and players convene at L’Auberge for the annual SLC Football Media Day event.More >>
    The 2014 football season officially gets underway for the Southland Conference on Wednesday when league head coaches and players convene at L’Auberge for the annual SLC Football Media Day event.More >>
  • Southeastern picked to defend Southland Title

    Southeastern picked to defend Southland Title

    Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.More >>
    Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.More >>
  • Sun Belt commissioner expresses faith in 'Power-5'

    Sun Belt commissioner expresses faith in 'Power-5'

    Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson says the 11-team league is prepared for the anticipated rising cost of remaining part of major college football.More >>
    Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson says the 11-team league is prepared for the anticipated rising cost of remaining part of major college football.More >>
  • Saints No. 5 in preseason power rankings

    Saints No. 5 in preseason power rankings

    The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.More >>
    The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.More >>
  • Gametime, TV set for McNeese vs. Nebraska game

    Gametime, TV set for McNeese vs. Nebraska game

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:14:11 GMT
    McNeese State's season opener at Nebraska will kick-off at 11 a.m. and will be televised by ESPNU, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.More >>
    McNeese State's season opener at Nebraska will kick-off at 11 a.m. and will be televised by ESPNU, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.
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  • Sports Persons of the Week: Jacqueline & Kimmie Rushford

    Sports Persons of the Week: Jacqueline & Kimmie Rushford

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:50:06 GMT
    Our Sports Persons of the Week are Deridder Track and Field stars Jacqueline and Kimmie Rushford. Jacq, a Northwestern State signee, placed 3rd in the 2000 meter steeple chase with a time of 7.51.16 at the USATF National Junior Olympics while her sister Kimmie finished 2nd in Pole Vaulting, jumping her best height of 12' 1.5".The Lady Dragon grad was also a 4 year letter winner and a 6-time district champion while the upcoming junior the the returning district champ in pole vaulting, long and...More >>
    Our Sports Persons of the Week are Deridder Track and Field stars Jacqueline and Kimmie Rushford. Jacq, a Northwestern State signee, placed 3rd in the 2000 meter steeple chase with a time of 7.51.16 at the USATF National Junior Olympics while her sister Kimmie finished 2nd in Pole Vaulting, jumping her best height of 12' 1.5".The Lady Dragon grad was also a 4 year letter winner and a 6-time district champion while the upcoming junior the the returning district champ in pole vaulting, long and...More >>
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