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  • McNeese prepares for Houston Baptist

    McNeese prepares for Houston Baptist

  • Jennings "looking for revenge" vs Iowa

    Jennings "looking for revenge" vs Iowa

  • McNeese prepares for Houston Baptist

    McNeese prepares for Houston Baptist

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:41:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Cowboys improved to 2-1 on Saturday with a win at Alcorn State. It was a thriller, that came down to the final seconds. Kent Shelby's touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds left was the difference. The Cowboys finished the game strong. "Of course we got the interception and then we got the score at the end with Kent Shelby. It was a very exciting game a little too exciting for me, but our offense came through at the end I think in the last for five minutes there we...More >>
    The Cowboys improved to 2-1 on Saturday with a win at Alcorn State. It was a thriller, that came down to the final seconds. Kent Shelby's touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds left was the difference. The Cowboys finished the game strong. "Of course we got the interception and then we got the score at the end with Kent Shelby. It was a very exciting game a little too exciting for me, but our offense came through at the end I think in the last for five minutes there we...More >>
  • Jennings' defense leading the way for the Bulldogs

    Jennings' defense leading the way for the Bulldogs

    The Bulldogs have allowed 16 total points in two weeks.

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    The Bulldogs have allowed 16 total points in two weeks.

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  • James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    James Tabary named SLC Player of Week; National POW Honorable Mention

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:41:02 GMT
    (Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)(Source: Dennis Babineaux/McNeese)
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been voted as this week’s Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league office announced on Monday after Tabary’s stellar performance in Saturday’s 34-27 win at Alcorn State. Tabary, a native of New Orleans, threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 37 passing and connected with Kent Shelby on a 33-yard score with 26 seconds to play to give the Cowboys (2-1) the win. For his ...More >>
  • The Extra Point: Odell Beckham Jr. gives fantasy footballers a reality check

    The Extra Point: Odell Beckham Jr. gives fantasy footballers a reality check

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Bad news, fantasy football players. Odell Beckham Jr. isn't going to be pressured by your flailing rosters.

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    Bad news, fantasy football players. Odell Beckham Jr. isn't going to be pressured by your flailing rosters.

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  • Panthers TE Greg Olsen will not play against Saints Sunday

    Panthers TE Greg Olsen will not play against Saints Sunday

    Greg Olsen will miss Sunday's contest against the Saints. Source: Nola.comGreg Olsen will miss Sunday's contest against the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Carolina Panthers star tight end, Greg Olsen, will not play against the Saints Sunday due to a broken right foot. Olsen was injured in the first half of Sunday's contest with Buffalo. ESPN is reporting he could be out 6-8 weeks. The Saints play the Panthers again on December 3rd. Olsen has started 81 consecutive games for Carolina. In two games last season against the Saints, Olsen accounted for 127 yards receiving. At home against the Saints in 2015, Olsen racked up a 134...More >>
    Carolina Panthers star tight end, Greg Olsen, will not play against the Saints Sunday due to a broken right foot. Olsen was injured in the first half of Sunday's contest with Buffalo. ESPN is reporting he could be out 6-8 weeks. The Saints play the Panthers again on December 3rd. Olsen has started 81 consecutive games for Carolina. In two games last season against the Saints, Olsen accounted for 127 yards receiving. At home against the Saints in 2015, Olsen racked up a 134...More >>
  • LSU drops to No. 25 in AP Poll

    LSU drops to No. 25 in AP Poll

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-09-18 10:22:15 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The Tigers have dropped from No. 12 to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll after losing to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 37-7 Saturday night in Starkville, Miss.

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    The Tigers have dropped from No. 12 to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll after losing to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 37-7 Saturday night in Starkville, Miss.

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  • Saints fans stream out of Dome early after disappointing home opener

    Saints fans stream out of Dome early after disappointing home opener

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    Saints fans were dejected, and a smattering of Patriots fans were on cloud nine, as they left the Mercedes Benz Superdome very early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. 

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    Saints fans were dejected, and a smattering of Patriots fans were on cloud nine, as they left the Mercedes Benz Superdome very early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. 

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  • Brees: 'We only have one way to go and that's up'

    Brees: 'We only have one way to go and that's up'

    Brees threw two touchdown passes, one went to Brandon Coleman. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Brees threw two touchdown passes, one went to Brandon Coleman. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    Drew Brees went 27-of-45 passing for 356 yards, and two touchdown passes against the Patriots, but that wasn't even close to enough for a win. 

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    Drew Brees went 27-of-45 passing for 356 yards, and two touchdown passes against the Patriots, but that wasn't even close to enough for a win. 

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  • Brady torches Saints defense with 447 yards passing and 3 TD's

    Brady torches Saints defense with 447 yards passing and 3 TD's

    Tom Brady's first TD pass of the game went to Rex Burkhead. Source: Mark LaGrangeTom Brady's first TD pass of the game went to Rex Burkhead. Source: Mark LaGrange

    For the second week in a row the Saints defense got absolutely embarrassed. Last week, Sam Bradford exposed the unit for three touchdown passes. Today, 40-year old quarterback Tom Brady matched Bradford, with the three touchdown strikes of his own. Helping his Patriots to a 36-20 victory over the Saints. The Black and Gold start the season 0-2 for the fourth straight year. Tom Brady's final numbers on the afternoon, 30-of-39 for 447 passing for 441 yards. His counterpart, ...

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    For the second week in a row the Saints defense got absolutely embarrassed. Last week, Sam Bradford exposed the unit for three touchdown passes. Today, 40-year old quarterback Tom Brady matched Bradford, with the three touchdown strikes of his own. Helping his Patriots to a 36-20 victory over the Saints. The Black and Gold start the season 0-2 for the fourth straight year. Tom Brady's final numbers on the afternoon, 30-of-39 for 447 passing for 441 yards. His counterpart, ...

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  • Mississippi State routs No. 12 LSU 37-7

    Mississippi State routs No. 12 LSU 37-7

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:30:43 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:03:46 GMT
    Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help Mississippi State rout No. 12 LSU 37-7.More >>
    Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help Mississippi State rout No. 12 LSU 37-7.More >>
  • Tabary's TD pass to Shelby lifts McNeese to 34-27 win

    Tabary's TD pass to Shelby lifts McNeese to 34-27 win

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:14:50 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LORMAN, Mississippi – Kent Shelby reached over the back of an Alcorn State defender to haul in the game-winning touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds to play and McNeese outlasted the Braves 34-27 in a back-and-forth FCS regional football game here Saturday night. The touchdown followed a wacky string of situations that appeared to have each team in prime position for the win. "That was a tough game," said head coach Lance Guidry. ...More >>
    LORMAN, Mississippi – Kent Shelby reached over the back of an Alcorn State defender to haul in the game-winning touchdown pass from James Tabary with 26 seconds to play and McNeese outlasted the Braves 34-27 in a back-and-forth FCS regional football game here Saturday night. The touchdown followed a wacky string of situations that appeared to have each team in prime position for the win. "That was a tough game," said head coach Lance Guidry. ...More >>
  • TOUCHDOWN LIVE - Week 3: High school football scores

    TOUCHDOWN LIVE - Week 3: High school football scores

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-16 05:02:46 GMT

    Mobile users, click HERE for the Touchdown Live  Mobile users, click HERE to see the Football Friday Night Slideshow. Send your football pics to newmedia@kplctv.com. Click HERE for SWLA football standings. Touchdown Live  The Iowa Yellow Jackets face another tough opponent in Week 3 of the high school football season. Class 3A Iowa (2-0) travels to also undefeated Class 5A Sam Houston (2-0) in our Game of the Week. Iowa has wins over Crowley (1...

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    Mobile users, click HERE for the Touchdown Live  Mobile users, click HERE to see the Football Friday Night Slideshow. Send your football pics to newmedia@kplctv.com. Click HERE for SWLA football standings. Touchdown Live  The Iowa Yellow Jackets face another tough opponent in Week 3 of the high school football season. Class 3A Iowa (2-0) travels to also undefeated Class 5A Sam Houston (2-0) in our Game of the Week. Iowa has wins over Crowley (1...

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  • Oakdale downs Oberlin for first win, 34-26

    Oakdale downs Oberlin for first win, 34-26

    The Warriors upset the Tigers on the road

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    The Warriors upset the Tigers on the road

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  • Iota runs past Lake Arthur, 41-3

    Iota runs past Lake Arthur, 41-3

    Iota is off to a 3-0 start

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    Iota is off to a 3-0 start

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Alex Kjellsten

    Sports Person of the Week - Alex Kjellsten

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:43:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Great athletes need to be prepared for anything that is thrown their way. In McNeese punter, Alex Kjellsten's case, those words are more literal. He believes that being successful is all about routine.  "It's all practice, it's all really dreaming about it." In the Cowboys home opener against Florida Tech, Kjellsten's punt in the third quarter was a game changer. The snap was a low, but the punter picked it up off the turf before miraculously getting it off. The punt ...More >>
    Great athletes need to be prepared for anything that is thrown their way. In McNeese punter, Alex Kjellsten's case, those words are more literal. He believes that being successful is all about routine.  "It's all practice, it's all really dreaming about it." In the Cowboys home opener against Florida Tech, Kjellsten's punt in the third quarter was a game changer. The snap was a low, but the punter picked it up off the turf before miraculously getting it off. The punt ...More >>
  • Iowa eyeing better start vs Sam Houston

    Iowa eyeing better start vs Sam Houston

    Through two games, the Yellow Jackets have yet to score a point in the first quarter.

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    Through two games, the Yellow Jackets have yet to score a point in the first quarter.

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  • McNeese run game picks up vs Florida Tech

    McNeese run game picks up vs Florida Tech

    The Cowboys rushed for over 190 yards and four touchdowns.

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    The Cowboys rushed for over 190 yards and four touchdowns.

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  • Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 3

    Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 3

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:48:06 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    With the high school football season in full force, KPLC is ramping up its Touchdown Live coverage this season. This offseason, KPLC brought you the 7-in-Seven countdowns. This preseason, KPLC brought you TDL Two-A-Days. Now, every week of the regular season, KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in. One week into the prep season an...

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    With the high school football season in full force, KPLC is ramping up its Touchdown Live coverage this season. This offseason, KPLC brought you the 7-in-Seven countdowns. This preseason, KPLC brought you TDL Two-A-Days. Now, every week of the regular season, KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in. One week into the prep season an...

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  • McNeese vs Alcorn State tickets for sale

    McNeese vs Alcorn State tickets for sale

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:34:33 GMT
    McNeese fans wanting to buy tickets for Saturday’s football game at Alcorn State will need to do so through the Alcorn State website at www.alcorn.edu/tickets. There, fans will be able to order up to four tickets for the game at $20 each for general admission. There is no service charge for ordering online. Tickets cannot be printed or mailed out, instead fans will need to pick up at the Alcorn will call window beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Proof of purchase ...More >>
    McNeese fans wanting to buy tickets for Saturday’s football game at Alcorn State will need to do so through the Alcorn State website at www.alcorn.edu/tickets. There, fans will be able to order up to four tickets for the game at $20 each for general admission. There is no service charge for ordering online. Tickets cannot be printed or mailed out, instead fans will need to pick up at the Alcorn will call window beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Proof of purchase ...More >>
  • A youth movement is arising with the Saints

    A youth movement is arising with the Saints

    Alex Anzalone started at linebacker for the Saints.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alex Anzalone started at linebacker for the Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    A big criticism of the Saints in the last few years is all the misses they've endured in the NFL Draft. Well, in 2017 it appears they hit on a lot of picks if you watched the Vikings game. Rookies starting in Minnesota: First-round pick Marshon Lattimore at cornerback, the Black and Gold's other first-rounder Ryan Ramczyk at left tackle, at free safety Marcus Williams, and linebacker Alex Anzalone.  Ramczyk is filling in for Terron Armstead on the offensive line. The ...More >>
    A big criticism of the Saints in the last few years is all the misses they've endured in the NFL Draft. Well, in 2017 it appears they hit on a lot of picks if you watched the Vikings game. Rookies starting in Minnesota: First-round pick Marshon Lattimore at cornerback, the Black and Gold's other first-rounder Ryan Ramczyk at left tackle, at free safety Marcus Williams, and linebacker Alex Anzalone.  Ramczyk is filling in for Terron Armstead on the offensive line. The ...More >>
  • Sam Houston coach: Iowa offense "about to break loose"

    Sam Houston coach: Iowa offense "about to break loose"

    Despite a slow start, the Broncos' head coach thinks the best has yet to come for Iowa.

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    Despite a slow start, the Broncos' head coach thinks the best has yet to come for Iowa.

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  • Cowboys look to stay hot against Braves

    Cowboys look to stay hot against Braves

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:58:02 GMT

    Thanks to Benjamin Jones’ 69-yard touchdown run, Justin Pratt's additional three touchdowns, and Alex Kjellsten’s momentum changing punt, McNeese grabbed their first win of the season against Florida Tech.  “Offensively, we scored in the red zone which was really good, we handled sudden change well. When we got turnovers, we were able to capitalize on the first series and score. Defensively, we stopped the run well again and forced them into some thir...

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    Thanks to Benjamin Jones’ 69-yard touchdown run, Justin Pratt's additional three touchdowns, and Alex Kjellsten’s momentum changing punt, McNeese grabbed their first win of the season against Florida Tech.  “Offensively, we scored in the red zone which was really good, we handled sudden change well. When we got turnovers, we were able to capitalize on the first series and score. Defensively, we stopped the run well again and forced them into some thir...

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  • Sam Houston senior-laden offensive line leads high-scoring offense

    Sam Houston senior-laden offensive line leads high-scoring offense

    The Broncos are averaging over 48 points and nearly 500 yards per game

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    The Broncos are averaging over 48 points and nearly 500 yards per game

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  • McNeese QB Tabary getting hit a lot through two games

    McNeese QB Tabary getting hit a lot through two games

    The Cowboy signal caller has been sacked nine times through two games

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    The Cowboy signal caller has been sacked nine times through two games

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  • Payton and Peterson deny heated exchange

    Payton and Peterson deny heated exchange

    Adrian Peterson finished with six carries for 18 yards. Source: ESPNAdrian Peterson finished with six carries for 18 yards. Source: ESPN

    After the game all of the buzz was about what appeared to be a heated sideline exchange between Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and running back Adrian Peterson. Both men addressed it after the game.  "No, I would tell you if we were in a heated exchange. So why don't you ask him. He was into it, we were all into it. There was none that I could recall, and I'm being honest," said Payton. "There's no issue. I don't know what clip you're talking about. That's what pe...

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    After the game all of the buzz was about what appeared to be a heated sideline exchange between Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and running back Adrian Peterson. Both men addressed it after the game.  "No, I would tell you if we were in a heated exchange. So why don't you ask him. He was into it, we were all into it. There was none that I could recall, and I'm being honest," said Payton. "There's no issue. I don't know what clip you're talking about. That's what pe...

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  • Bradford throws 3 TD passes, Saints fall in opener 29-19

    Bradford throws 3 TD passes, Saints fall in opener 29-19

    Stefon Diggs hauled in two touchdown passes in the first half. Source: Nola.comStefon Diggs hauled in two touchdown passes in the first half. Source: Nola.com
    All preseason we kept hearing how improved the Saints defense appeared to be. Well the main word in that sentence, preseason. In the first game of the regular season, the Black and Gold defense left Minnesota black and blue. The unit surrendered three touchdown passes to Sam Bradford, falling to 0-1 in 2017, with a 29-19 loss. Much of the talk pregame centered around the return of Adrian Peterson to Minnesota. The future Hall-of-Famer handled the first carry of the game, and fin...More >>
    All preseason we kept hearing how improved the Saints defense appeared to be. Well the main word in that sentence, preseason. In the first game of the regular season, the Black and Gold defense left Minnesota black and blue. The unit surrendered three touchdown passes to Sam Bradford, falling to 0-1 in 2017, with a 29-19 loss. Much of the talk pregame centered around the return of Adrian Peterson to Minnesota. The future Hall-of-Famer handled the first carry of the game, and fin...More >>
  • LSU linebacker Arden Key cleared to return for Miss. St. game

    LSU linebacker Arden Key cleared to return for Miss. St. game

    Aredn Key missed the first two games of the regular season. Source: Mark LaGrangeAredn Key missed the first two games of the regular season. Source: Mark LaGrange

    LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron announced at his Monday presser linebacker Arden Key is cleared to return against Mississippi State on Saturday. "We're fired up to have Arden Key back," said Ed Orgeron. Key underwent shoulder surgery in May, and missed the first two games of the regular season.  "He's got to pass a couple of test here and there. Some of them his strength wasn't up to par. Every week his strength and flexibility was getting better and better, closer to...

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    LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron announced at his Monday presser linebacker Arden Key is cleared to return against Mississippi State on Saturday. "We're fired up to have Arden Key back," said Ed Orgeron. Key underwent shoulder surgery in May, and missed the first two games of the regular season.  "He's got to pass a couple of test here and there. Some of them his strength wasn't up to par. Every week his strength and flexibility was getting better and better, closer to...

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  • LSU, Syracuse to kickoff under the lights in Tiger Stadium

    LSU, Syracuse to kickoff under the lights in Tiger Stadium

    LSU and Syracuse will kickoff at either 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23.

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    LSU and Syracuse will kickoff at either 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23.

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  • Henderson: 'Everybody is uncertain at every level of the Saints organization'

    Henderson: 'Everybody is uncertain at every level of the Saints organization'

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    As the Saints look for their second season-opening win of the season since 2011 Monday night in Minnesota, FOX 8 Saints Analyst Jim Henderson senses apprehension about the 2017 season and its ramifications.

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    As the Saints look for their second season-opening win of the season since 2011 Monday night in Minnesota, FOX 8 Saints Analyst Jim Henderson senses apprehension about the 2017 season and its ramifications.

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  • LSU just outside the top 10 in the latest college football polls

    LSU just outside the top 10 in the latest college football polls

    The Tigers moved up one spot to No. 11 in the Coaches Poll and remained at No. 12 in the AP Top 25.

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    The Tigers moved up one spot to No. 11 in the Coaches Poll and remained at No. 12 in the AP Top 25.

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  • Former LSU star Fournette rushes for 100 yards, TD in NFL regular season debut

    Former LSU star Fournette rushes for 100 yards, TD in NFL regular season debut

    Sunday, September 10 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-10 20:55:23 GMT
    Leonard Fournette running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars (Source: Facebook/L.Fournette)Leonard Fournette running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars (Source: Facebook/L.Fournette)

    The former LSU standout running back and NFL rookie Leonard Fournette made his regular season debut for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and found the endzone.

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    The former LSU standout running back and NFL rookie Leonard Fournette made his regular season debut for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and found the endzone.

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  • Cowboys defeat gritty Florida Tech team 42-21 in home opener

    Cowboys defeat gritty Florida Tech team 42-21 in home opener

    Sunday, September 10 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-09-10 18:55:51 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – Justin Pratt ran for 83 yards and scored three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) while Benjamin Jones put up 82 yards and a score and put the game away with a 69-yard touchdown run as McNeese posted a 42-21 win over a gritty Florida Tech team in the home opener on Saturday night. The win evened the Cowboys record at 1-1 on the season as Florida Tech fell to 1-1. Quarterback James Tabary completed 21 of 29 passes for 249 yards and two scores but was sack...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Justin Pratt ran for 83 yards and scored three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) while Benjamin Jones put up 82 yards and a score and put the game away with a 69-yard touchdown run as McNeese posted a 42-21 win over a gritty Florida Tech team in the home opener on Saturday night. The win evened the Cowboys record at 1-1 on the season as Florida Tech fell to 1-1. Quarterback James Tabary completed 21 of 29 passes for 249 yards and two scores but was sack...More >>
  • Tabary leads McNeese to 42-21 win over D-II Florida Tech

    Tabary leads McNeese to 42-21 win over D-II Florida Tech

    Saturday, September 9 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-09-10 03:21:08 GMT
    James Tabary threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns as McNeese jumped out to an early lead and then held on to beat Division II Florida Tech on Saturday night.More >>
    James Tabary threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns as McNeese jumped out to an early lead and then held on to beat Division II Florida Tech on Saturday night.More >>
  • Guice scores twice, No. 12 LSU pounds Chattanooga 45-10

    Guice scores twice, No. 12 LSU pounds Chattanooga 45-10

    Saturday, September 9 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-09-10 03:16:42 GMT
    Derrius Guice ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns, D.J. Chark returned a punt 65 yards for a score, and No. 12 LSU overcame bouts of sloppiness in a 45-10 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday night.More >>
    Derrius Guice ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns, D.J. Chark returned a punt 65 yards for a score, and No. 12 LSU overcame bouts of sloppiness in a 45-10 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday night.More >>
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    2017 SWLA High School Football Standings

    2017 SWLA High School Football Standings

    Friday, September 8 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-09-08 18:19:58 GMT
    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:49:35 GMT
    Brady Renard/KPLCBrady Renard/KPLC

    Southwest Louisiana High School football standings.

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    Southwest Louisiana High School football standings.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Dustin Jackson

    Sports Person of the Week - Dustin Jackson

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-09-08 03:17:37 GMT
    One game into the Chad Paulk coaching regime, and it looks as though the Sam Houston Broncos are back. “I think it goes back to the way we prepare every day of every week. The way we’ve prepared all summer long for this opportunity," said Paulk. "We tell our kids this is a process every single day and just like Saturday, it was another day in the process of making our team better.” After struggling in the team's first few drives, the Broncos f...More >>
    One game into the Chad Paulk coaching regime, and it looks as though the Sam Houston Broncos are back. “I think it goes back to the way we prepare every day of every week. The way we’ve prepared all summer long for this opportunity," said Paulk. "We tell our kids this is a process every single day and just like Saturday, it was another day in the process of making our team better.” After struggling in the team's first few drives, the Broncos f...More >>
  • Sulphur native Aaron Jeansonne becomes first Louisiana driver to be chosen for Team USA Shootout

    Sulphur native Aaron Jeansonne becomes first Louisiana driver to be chosen for Team USA Shootout

    Thursday, September 7 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-09-07 05:17:58 GMT
    (Source: Rosa Torres PR)(Source: Rosa Torres PR)
    Recently, Team USA Scholarship announced that Aaron Jeansonne is one of six drivers who will participate in the Team USA Shootout. The winners will follow in the footsteps of famous professional drivers such as Josef Newgarden (won Formula Ford Festival in Kent Class, Indy Lights champion and current IndyCar points leader) and A.J. Allmendinger (Champ Car Rookie of the Year and also NASCAR, IndyCar and Grand-Am driver), who claimed racing scholarships in the past, plus the opportunity...More >>
    Recently, Team USA Scholarship announced that Aaron Jeansonne is one of six drivers who will participate in the Team USA Shootout. The winners will follow in the footsteps of famous professional drivers such as Josef Newgarden (won Formula Ford Festival in Kent Class, Indy Lights champion and current IndyCar points leader) and A.J. Allmendinger (Champ Car Rookie of the Year and also NASCAR, IndyCar and Grand-Am driver), who claimed racing scholarships in the past, plus the opportunity...More >>
  • Iowa offense flashes big play ability despite down game vs Crowley

    Iowa offense flashes big play ability despite down game vs Crowley

    Jackets edge the Gents, 13-12

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    Jackets edge the Gents, 13-12

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  • SWLA Law Center to aid with flood relief with annual golf tournament

    SWLA Law Center to aid with flood relief with annual golf tournament

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-09-06 04:48:22 GMT
    The SWLA Law Center has renamed its fifth annual golf tournament to the SWLA Law Center Flood Relief Golf Classic.  According to Executive Director Mark Judson, half of the net proceeds raised will go to local flood relief in southwest Louisiana. “The storm hit during our key team recruiting time. It just did not feel right to ask people to play golf solely for the benefit of the Law Center with so many people in need of flood relief. We decided to split th...More >>
    The SWLA Law Center has renamed its fifth annual golf tournament to the SWLA Law Center Flood Relief Golf Classic.  According to Executive Director Mark Judson, half of the net proceeds raised will go to local flood relief in southwest Louisiana. “The storm hit during our key team recruiting time. It just did not feel right to ask people to play golf solely for the benefit of the Law Center with so many people in need of flood relief. We decided to split th...More >>
  • Kinder excited for playoff-like atmosphere at Iowa

    Kinder excited for playoff-like atmosphere at Iowa

    The Jackets get set to clash in a top ten matchup in Iowa

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    The Jackets get set to clash in a top ten matchup in Iowa

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  • McNeese prepares for home opener vs Florida Tech

    McNeese prepares for home opener vs Florida Tech

    McNeese is focused on fixing mistakes after its season opening loss to Nicholls

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    McNeese is focused on fixing mistakes after its season opening loss to Nicholls

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  • McNeese aiming to clean up penalties as focus shifts to Florida Tech

    McNeese aiming to clean up penalties as focus shifts to Florida Tech

    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    The Cowboys posted over 100 penalty yards in their loss to Nicholls

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    The Cowboys posted over 100 penalty yards in their loss to Nicholls

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  • Kinder defense buzzing after strong performance

    Kinder defense buzzing after strong performance

    Kinder held Oakdale scoreless in the first half of their week one matchup.

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    Kinder held Oakdale scoreless in the first half of their week one matchup.

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  • Lunch with Coach O - Chattanooga Preview

    Lunch with Coach O - Chattanooga Preview

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:18:03 GMT

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron previewed the home opener against Chattanooga during his weekly news conference. The Tigers are coming off a 27-0 dominating win over BYU.

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    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron previewed the home opener against Chattanooga during his weekly news conference. The Tigers are coming off a 27-0 dominating win over BYU.

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  • No. 13 LSU shuts out BYU, 27-0

    No. 13 LSU shuts out BYU, 27-0

    Derrius Guice rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 LSU never allowed BYU's offense to cross midfield in a 27-0 defeat of the Cougars on Saturday night.

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    Derrius Guice rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 LSU never allowed BYU's offense to cross midfield in a 27-0 defeat of the Cougars on Saturday night.

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  • Saints cut their roster to 53

    Garrett Grayson didn't make the cut, with the Saints only keeping two QB's on the roster. Source: Nola.comGarrett Grayson didn't make the cut, with the Saints only keeping two QB's on the roster. Source: Nola.com

    Cutdown day has come for the Saints. After beginning cuts Friday, the team is close trimming their roster down to the mandated 53 players. Here are the confirmed cuts from either FOX 8 Sports or our partners at nola.com and the Times Picayune: LB Adam Bighill RB Darius Victor G Landon Turner DE Obum Gwacham FB Zach Line G Kristjan Sokoli CB Arthur Maulet G/C Cameron Tom QB Ryan Nassib WR Travin Dural QB Garrett Grayson DT John Hughes TE Garrett Griffin RB Travaris Cadet...

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    Cutdown day has come for the Saints. After beginning cuts Friday, the team is close trimming their roster down to the mandated 53 players. Here are the confirmed cuts from either FOX 8 Sports or our partners at nola.com and the Times Picayune: LB Adam Bighill RB Darius Victor G Landon Turner DE Obum Gwacham FB Zach Line G Kristjan Sokoli CB Arthur Maulet G/C Cameron Tom QB Ryan Nassib WR Travin Dural QB Garrett Grayson DT John Hughes TE Garrett Griffin RB Travaris Cadet...

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  • Kinder handles Oakdale, 48-21

    Kinder handles Oakdale, 48-21

    Kinder defeats Oakdale 48-21 in week one of the High School Football season. 

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    Kinder defeats Oakdale 48-21 in week one of the High School Football season. 

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  • Former Barbe Buc Hunter Feduccia named top summer prospect by Baseball America

    Former Barbe Buc Hunter Feduccia named top summer prospect by Baseball America

    Friday, September 1 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-09-01 19:19:23 GMT
    (Source : LSUE)(Source : LSUE)

    Former LSU Eunice standout Hunter Feduccia has been named to the Baseball America Top Summer Leagues Prospects list.  The publication compiles a “Best Of” list from the 18 college summer leagues as well as USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team. Feduccia was voted the No. 4 prospect in the Northwoods League after finishing fourth in the league in batting average (.348) for the Rockford Rivets.  The LSU signee also drove in 41 RBI, scored 43 runs and hit 1...

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    Former LSU Eunice standout Hunter Feduccia has been named to the Baseball America Top Summer Leagues Prospects list.  The publication compiles a “Best Of” list from the 18 college summer leagues as well as USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team. Feduccia was voted the No. 4 prospect in the Northwoods League after finishing fourth in the league in batting average (.348) for the Rockford Rivets.  The LSU signee also drove in 41 RBI, scored 43 runs and hit 1...

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  • Fonseca's late FG gives Nicholls 37-35 win over McNeese

    Fonseca's late FG gives Nicholls 37-35 win over McNeese

    Friday, September 1 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-09-01 04:31:08 GMT

    Lorran Fonseca kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give Nicholls a 37-35 victory over McNeese in the Southland Conference opener on Thursday night.

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    Lorran Fonseca kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give Nicholls a 37-35 victory over McNeese in the Southland Conference opener on Thursday night.

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  • Saints second-half comeback falls short in 14-13 loss

    Saints second-half comeback falls short in 14-13 loss

    The Saints defense held the Ravens scoreless in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to come away with the victory. 

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    The Saints defense held the Ravens scoreless in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to come away with the victory. 

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  • McNeese opens new season at Nicholls on Thursday

    McNeese opens new season at Nicholls on Thursday

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-08-31 01:05:35 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    The wait is finally over. McNeese will open up its 2017 football season with a Southland Conference game at Nicholls on Thursday at 7:05 p.m., the earliest kickoff for a conference game for the Cowboys in the 73-year history of the program. The game will air live on ESPN3 as well as the McNeese Radio Network (92.9 The Lake). “We’re excited to get things started,” said head coach Lance Guidry who is in his second season at the helm. “We had a couple of really...More >>
    The wait is finally over. McNeese will open up its 2017 football season with a Southland Conference game at Nicholls on Thursday at 7:05 p.m., the earliest kickoff for a conference game for the Cowboys in the 73-year history of the program. The game will air live on ESPN3 as well as the McNeese Radio Network (92.9 The Lake). “We’re excited to get things started,” said head coach Lance Guidry who is in his second season at the helm. “We had a couple of really...More >>
  • The Saints game will not be canceled because of Harvey, spokesman says

    The Saints game will not be canceled because of Harvey, spokesman says

    The Mecedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans/FILE (FOX 8)The Mecedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans/FILE (FOX 8)

    A report that the Saints' final preseason game might be canceled is not true, according to a Saints spokesperson.

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    A report that the Saints' final preseason game might be canceled is not true, according to a spokersperson with the team.

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  • Former LSU star Leonard Fournette to donate $50,000 to Harvey victims

    Former LSU star Leonard Fournette to donate $50,000 to Harvey victims

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-08-30 20:50:29 GMT
    Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)

    NFL rookie and former LSU running back Leonard Fournette went on social media to announce he will be making a donation to the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey. In a tweet post Wednesday afternoon, Fournette said he would donate $50,000 to victims of the storm in Houston. Fournette, who is a native of New Orleans, said he knows how the victims feel in a time like this having gone through Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "Y'all are in my prayers, we went throu...

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    NFL rookie and former LSU running back Leonard Fournette went on social media to announce he will be making a donation to the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey. In a tweet post Wednesday afternoon, Fournette said he would donate $50,000 to victims of the storm in Houston. Fournette, who is a native of New Orleans, said he knows how the victims feel in a time like this having gone through Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "Y'all are in my prayers, we went throu...

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  • Saints trade for long snapper Jon Dorenbos

    Saints trade for long snapper Jon Dorenbos

    The Saints regular long snapper, Justin Drescher, missed practice today. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints regular long snapper, Justin Drescher, missed practice today. Source: Mark LaGrange
    The Saints have traded a 2019 seventh round pick to the Eagles for long snapper Jon Dornebos. Justin Drescher is currently the team's long snapper. Dorenbos, 37, had been with the Eagles for 11 years. He's also played for the Titans and Bills.  Dorenbos is also a magician and appeared on the hit show America's Got Talent . Want the best Saints coverage at your fingertips? Download the FINAL PLAY app for the latest news and video. Plus, there’s a chance to win a Sain...More >>
    The Saints have traded a 2019 seventh round pick to the Eagles for long snapper Jon Dornebos. Justin Drescher is currently the team's long snapper. Dorenbos, 37, had been with the Eagles for 11 years. He's also played for the Titans and Bills.  Dorenbos is also a magician and appeared on the hit show America's Got Talent . Want the best Saints coverage at your fingertips? Download the FINAL PLAY app for the latest news and video. Plus, there’s a chance to win a Sain...More >>
  • LSU season opener against BYU moved to New Orleans

    LSU season opener against BYU moved to New Orleans

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    According to multiple reports, game officials decided on New Orleans and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the host of Saturday's matchup between LSU and BYU. 

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    According to multiple reports, game officials decided on New Orleans and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the host of Saturday's matchup between LSU and BYU. 

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  • LSU-BYU game scheduled for next Saturday in Houston could be moved, Superdome an option

    LSU-BYU game scheduled for next Saturday in Houston could be moved, Superdome an option

    LSU's matchup with Florida last year got moved to Tiger Stadium due to hurricane concerns. Source: Nola.comLSU's matchup with Florida last year got moved to Tiger Stadium due to hurricane concerns. Source: Nola.com

    Heavy flooding in the Houston area could move the LSU-BYU game scheduled for next Saturday to a new location. That's according to a report by SB Nation.  The report said LSU and BYU officials will meet with ESPN to discuss moving the game due to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Two potential sites are Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the report said. BYU does not allow its athletic teams to play Sundays, so the target date...

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    Heavy flooding in the Houston area could move the LSU-BYU game scheduled for next Saturday to a new location. That's according to a report by SB Nation.  The report said LSU and BYU officials will meet with ESPN to discuss moving the game due to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Two potential sites are Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the report said. BYU does not allow its athletic teams to play Sundays, so the target date...

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  • JJ Watt starts fundraiser for Houston flood victims, donates $100,000

    JJ Watt starts fundraiser for Houston flood victims, donates $100,000

    Sunday, August 27 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-08-28 00:15:39 GMT

    Houston Texans' defensive end JJ Watt has started a fundraiser to support victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. 

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    Houston Texans' defensive end JJ Watt has started a fundraiser to support victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. 

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  • Pelicans Solomon Hill tears hamstring, will miss 6-8 months

    Pelicans Solomon Hill tears hamstring, will miss 6-8 months

    Solomon Hill averaged 7 points last season for the Pelicans. ((Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune))Solomon Hill averaged 7 points last season for the Pelicans. ((Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune))

    The Pelicans bad voodoo with injuries continues into the 2017 offseason. This time it's forward Solomon Hill to miss significant time due to a torn hamstring. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Hill had surgery on his hamstring, and could miss much of the regular season. Hill was slated to be the starter at small forward for the Pelicans in the 2017-18 season. Hill played in 80 games last season, averaging 7 points a contest. The Pelicans open their regular October 18th at Memphis....

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    The Pelicans bad voodoo with injuries continues into the 2017 offseason. This time it's forward Solomon Hill to miss significant time due to a torn hamstring. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Hill had surgery on his hamstring, and could miss much of the regular season. Hill was slated to be the starter at small forward for the Pelicans in the 2017-18 season. Hill played in 80 games last season, averaging 7 points a contest. The Pelicans open their regular October 18th at Memphis....

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  • LaGrange dominates Northside in Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree

    LaGrange dominates Northside in Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree

    The Gators win, 35-0

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    The Gators win, 35-0

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  • Second Half Revival Gives McNeese Soccer the 2-0 Victory in Lafayette

    Second Half Revival Gives McNeese Soccer the 2-0 Victory in Lafayette

    Friday, August 25 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-08-26 02:58:03 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAFAYETTE – After a long first forty-five, the Cowgirls kicked it into high gear after halftime, sending two goals into the net at the 55th and 66th minute of the match. Both goals came from freshman forward Havana Johnson with the assists coming from senior defender Gabi D'Alesandro and junior midfielder Nola Prickett. This is Johnson's second and third goal on the season.   Johnson's first goal of the game came from a throw in from D'Ale...More >>
    LAFAYETTE – After a long first forty-five, the Cowgirls kicked it into high gear after halftime, sending two goals into the net at the 55th and 66th minute of the match. Both goals came from freshman forward Havana Johnson with the assists coming from senior defender Gabi D'Alesandro and junior midfielder Nola Prickett. This is Johnson's second and third goal on the season.   Johnson's first goal of the game came from a throw in from D'Ale...More >>
  • Touchdown Live Two-A-Days high school football previews

    Touchdown Live Two-A-Days high school football previews

    Friday, August 25 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-08-25 21:46:04 GMT

    The high school football season is nearly upon us, and KPLC 7 Sports has your favorite local high school team covered with TDL Two-A-Days. Two-A-Days takes you behind the scenes as players and coaches from across Southwest Louisiana prepare for the 2017 high school football season. Catch the team's preview on KPLC Sports at 6 p.m. and Nightcast, August 9 through 23. 

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    The high school football season is nearly upon us, and KPLC 7 Sports has your favorite local high school team covered with TDL Two-A-Days. Two-A-Days takes you behind the scenes as players and coaches from across Southwest Louisiana prepare for the 2017 high school football season. Catch the team's preview on KPLC Sports at 6 p.m. and Nightcast, August 9 through 23. 

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Logan Maddox

    Sports Person of the Week - Logan Maddox

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-08-25 04:52:01 GMT
    Coaches will tell you, as they progress in their career, the game-to-game results become less important. Jennings' basketball coach Logan Maddox, learned that a year ago. "As a younger coach I was worried about the wins and losses. Last year, my mindset changed and I took a step back from worrying about winning or losing every game," said Maddox. "I just tried to help them take a step further in life every single day. That was my goal." So Maddox had an idea...More >>
    Coaches will tell you, as they progress in their career, the game-to-game results become less important. Jennings' basketball coach Logan Maddox, learned that a year ago. "As a younger coach I was worried about the wins and losses. Last year, my mindset changed and I took a step back from worrying about winning or losing every game," said Maddox. "I just tried to help them take a step further in life every single day. That was my goal." So Maddox had an idea...More >>
  • Big plays fuel Welsh's 13-0 jamboree win over Washington-Marion

    Big plays fuel Welsh's 13-0 jamboree win over Washington-Marion

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Greyhounds shut out Charging Indians in Lake Area Jamboree. 

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    Greyhounds shut out Charging Indians in Lake Area Jamboree. 

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  • Barbe shuts out South Beauregard in jamboree play, 19-0

    Barbe shuts out South Beauregard in jamboree play, 19-0

    Bucs score early and often on the Knights in the Lake Area Jamboree.

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    Bucs score early and often on the Knights in the Lake Area Jamboree.

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  • Westlake edges DeRidder in jamboree, 6-0

    Westlake edges DeRidder in jamboree, 6-0

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Rams down Dragons in Lake Area Jamboree. 

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    Rams down Dragons in Lake Area Jamboree. 

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  • East Beauregard uses late score to down Vinton in jamboree

    East Beauregard uses late score to down Vinton in jamboree

    Trojans down the Lions at the Lake Area Jamboree. 

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    Trojans down the Lions at the Lake Area Jamboree. 

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  • Sulphur runs over St. Louis in jamboree, 28-7

    Sulphur runs over St. Louis in jamboree, 28-7

    Tors down Saints in Lake Area Jamboree.

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    Tors down Saints in Lake Area Jamboree.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - South Cameron Tarpons

    TDL: Two-A-Days - South Cameron Tarpons

    Thursday, August 24 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-08-24 04:20:40 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    There was some doubt surrounding the South Cameron football team coming into the season. The Tarpons were without a coach at the start of August and many worried about the player count. But in stepped former Johnson Bayou athletic director, Darryl Lee. "First day I was here we only had 11 show up," said Lee. "Then, we got to 16." And now the Tarpons will dress out 21. Lee, with the help of assistant coaches, Kerry Morrison and Brendan Tr...More >>
    There was some doubt surrounding the South Cameron football team coming into the season. The Tarpons were without a coach at the start of August and many worried about the player count. But in stepped former Johnson Bayou athletic director, Darryl Lee. "First day I was here we only had 11 show up," said Lee. "Then, we got to 16." And now the Tarpons will dress out 21. Lee, with the help of assistant coaches, Kerry Morrison and Brendan Tr...More >>
  • Touchdown Live Jamboree schedules

    Touchdown Live Jamboree schedules

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-08-23 19:56:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    With the start of the high school football season beginning next week, the teams get one last dress rehearsal with their jamboree game. Many local jamborees have had to switch up its date due to impending weather. List of the jamborees are below. All dates are subject to change. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    With the start of the high school football season beginning next week, the teams get one last dress rehearsal with their jamboree game. Many local jamborees have had to switch up its date due to impending weather. List of the jamborees are below. All dates are subject to change. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - East Beauregard Trojans

    TDL: Two-A-Days - East Beauregard Trojans

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-08-23 19:47:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    East Beauregard continued its impressive run under head coach Gordy Glaser in 2016. The Trojans have won at least eight games, each of the past four seasons. The Trojans will now face a tougher road to the playoffs with a bump up to class 2A. "These kids have stepped up. We're getting to see a lot through the practices so were excited with what we're seeing there. But we still have a lot of work to do though." East Beauregard brings back thirteen starters from last ye...More >>
    East Beauregard continued its impressive run under head coach Gordy Glaser in 2016. The Trojans have won at least eight games, each of the past four seasons. The Trojans will now face a tougher road to the playoffs with a bump up to class 2A. "These kids have stepped up. We're getting to see a lot through the practices so were excited with what we're seeing there. But we still have a lot of work to do though." East Beauregard brings back thirteen starters from last ye...More >>
  • McNeese releases first depth chart of the season

    McNeese releases first depth chart of the season

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:34 AM EDT2017-08-23 05:34:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese’s Tuesday football practice, the first since school began on Monday, was met with clashing lightning and rain showers after only about 20 minutes on the field, but that didn’t keep the Cowboys from preparing for the August 31 opener at Nicholls as the team spent the rest of the afternoon indoors at the McNeese Rec Complex to get the work in. 

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    McNeese’s Tuesday football practice, the first since school began on Monday, was met with clashing lightning and rain showers after only about 20 minutes on the field, but that didn’t keep the Cowboys from preparing for the August 31 opener at Nicholls as the team spent the rest of the afternoon indoors at the McNeese Rec Complex to get the work in. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Grand Lake Hornets

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Grand Lake Hornets

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:13:28 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    It's a tough process to build a football program. The Hornets of Grand Lake have found that out in the team's first four years of existence. "We have consistently increased our wins each and every year," said head coach Chad Lavergne. "Our kids are starting to learn the game and play a lot more physical, it's just that we half to find a way to finish strong and finish healthy." Last year was a season of building blocks for Grand Lake. Despite a 4-7 reco...More >>
    It's a tough process to build a football program. The Hornets of Grand Lake have found that out in the team's first four years of existence. "We have consistently increased our wins each and every year," said head coach Chad Lavergne. "Our kids are starting to learn the game and play a lot more physical, it's just that we half to find a way to finish strong and finish healthy." Last year was a season of building blocks for Grand Lake. Despite a 4-7 reco...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Oberlin Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Oberlin Tigers

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:01:06 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    What a difference a year has made for Oberlin. The Tigers entered 2016 with uncertainty, and now, Oberlin is on the prowl to defend its district title. "We know that we have a target on our back now, so you know that every practice is not just going to be laying around," said quarterback James Kirklin. "We're going to make every practice as hard as we can." The change for Oberlin a year ago, started with head coach Durell Peloquin. After seeing him...More >>
    What a difference a year has made for Oberlin. The Tigers entered 2016 with uncertainty, and now, Oberlin is on the prowl to defend its district title. "We know that we have a target on our back now, so you know that every practice is not just going to be laying around," said quarterback James Kirklin. "We're going to make every practice as hard as we can." The change for Oberlin a year ago, started with head coach Durell Peloquin. After seeing him...More >>
  • Former LSU QB, head coach of Southern Lab Marcus Randall fired

    Former LSU QB, head coach of Southern Lab Marcus Randall fired

    Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall tells 9Sports he was terminated as head football coach at Southern Lab Tuesday, August 22 just before the LHSAA and school officials held a news conference charging his program with rules violations.

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    Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall tells 9Sports he was terminated as head football coach at Southern Lab Tuesday, August 22 just before the LHSAA and school officials held a news conference charging his program with rules violations.

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  • LSU QB Myles Brennan shining under new offensive coordinator

    LSU QB Myles Brennan shining under new offensive coordinator

    Myles Brennan could see the field this season thanks to his impressive summer camp. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Myles Brennan could see the field this season thanks to his impressive summer camp. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    A presser hasn't gone by without LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron talking up true freshman Myles Brennan. The St. Stanislaus alum is turning heads with his rocket arm, and accuracy with wide receivers. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada also is a big fan of Brennan, and thinks things will only get better for the backup as the 2017 season progresses. "Myles has gotten better every week. We had a half-scrimmage that first week, really got after it the second week. First time in Tiger Stad...More >>
    A presser hasn't gone by without LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron talking up true freshman Myles Brennan. The St. Stanislaus alum is turning heads with his rocket arm, and accuracy with wide receivers. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada also is a big fan of Brennan, and thinks things will only get better for the backup as the 2017 season progresses. "Myles has gotten better every week. We had a half-scrimmage that first week, really got after it the second week. First time in Tiger Stad...More >>
  • LSU's Guice, Key named to AP Preseason All-American First Team

    LSU's Guice, Key named to AP Preseason All-American First Team

    LSU running back Derrius Guice and linebacker Arden Key have been named to the Associated Press Preseason All-American First-Team.

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    LSU running back Derrius Guice and linebacker Arden Key have been named to the Associated Press Preseason All-American First-Team.

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  • AFR: Saints roster projection post Chargers

    AFR: Saints roster projection post Chargers

    After a strong performance against the Chargers, Chris Banjo makes AFR's 53-man cut. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)After a strong performance against the Chargers, Chris Banjo makes AFR's 53-man cut. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)
    The Saints have hit the halfway mark of the preseason, and the final 53 man roster is getting clearer. Here's my view at this point in time.  QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco No change here. FB (1) John Kuhn Once again, easy call. WR (5)  Willie Snead Michael Thomas Ted G...More >>
    The Saints have hit the halfway mark of the preseason, and the final 53 man roster is getting clearer. Here's my view at this point in time.  QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco No change here. FB (1) John Kuhn Once again, easy call. WR (5)  Willie Snead Michael Thomas Ted G...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Arthur Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Arthur Tigers

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:19:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Lake Arthur Tigers are coming off a 5-6 season and lose a chunk of starters to graduation. The Tigers must now adapt.   "We have to replace a lot and we don't have a whole lot of experience. Main concern is depth, we don't have a whole lot of depth." "We had a lot of good seniors last year that helped us, but we do have some good guys stepping up and taking their sports this year and I think we're going to do alright with them." The Tigers were expected...More >>
    The Lake Arthur Tigers are coming off a 5-6 season and lose a chunk of starters to graduation. The Tigers must now adapt.   "We have to replace a lot and we don't have a whole lot of experience. Main concern is depth, we don't have a whole lot of depth." "We had a lot of good seniors last year that helped us, but we do have some good guys stepping up and taking their sports this year and I think we're going to do alright with them." The Tigers were expected...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - DeQuincy Tigers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - DeQuincy Tigers

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:27:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    2016 was good to the DeQuincy Tigers, as the team snapped a pair of losing streaks. DeQuincy posted a winning record for the first time since 2011, and picked up its first playoff victory since 1997. “We took another step in our program last year. One of the things we wanted to do was host a playoff game and win it and we did that. Then we were pretty competitive in the playoff game so we were happy. Never satisfied, but we were happy.” After graduating a number of ...More >>
    2016 was good to the DeQuincy Tigers, as the team snapped a pair of losing streaks. DeQuincy posted a winning record for the first time since 2011, and picked up its first playoff victory since 1997. “We took another step in our program last year. One of the things we wanted to do was host a playoff game and win it and we did that. Then we were pretty competitive in the playoff game so we were happy. Never satisfied, but we were happy.” After graduating a number of ...More >>
  • Alvin Kamara, dominant D, help end Saints preseason losing streak

    Alvin Kamara, dominant D, help end Saints preseason losing streak

    Alvin Kamara scored on a 50-yard touchdown run on the Saints first play from scrimmage. Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alvin Kamara scored on a 50-yard touchdown run on the Saints first play from scrimmage. Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    For the second preseason game in a row there was no Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, or Adrian Peterson on the field for the Saints. No key offensive starters in the backfield against the Chargers, no problem. 

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    For the second preseason game in a row there was no Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, or Adrian Peterson on the field for the Saints. No key offensive starters in the backfield against the Chargers, no problem. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - St. Louis Saints

    TDL: Two-A-Days - St. Louis Saints

    Sunday, August 20 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-08-21 03:16:46 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The St. Louis Saints took a step back last year coming off a district title, posting just three wins. Simply put, St. Louis wasn't happy with 2016. "You have to learn in football to overcome adversity. I don't think we did a very good job of that. It starts with me, I take fault for that. It's not going to happen again. Our standards are high here and they are going to continue to be high as long as we're here." If the Saints re-emerge in the district race this season, it'...More >>
    The St. Louis Saints took a step back last year coming off a district title, posting just three wins. Simply put, St. Louis wasn't happy with 2016. "You have to learn in football to overcome adversity. I don't think we did a very good job of that. It starts with me, I take fault for that. It's not going to happen again. Our standards are high here and they are going to continue to be high as long as we're here." If the Saints re-emerge in the district race this season, it'...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Barbe Buccaneers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Barbe Buccaneers

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:24:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Barbe Bucs have been on one heck of a streak since 2008 as the Bucs have averaged over 9 wins per season during that stretch. That run continued last year as the Bucs posted nine wins behind a strong senior class. But now the Bucs must face life post Gavin Nettles, Kirkland Banks and Nate Briscoe. "The class we had last year, was an exceptional class. They were a very good group of kids and very successful. The way we practice and the way we prepare, those younger guys are r...More >>
    The Barbe Bucs have been on one heck of a streak since 2008 as the Bucs have averaged over 9 wins per season during that stretch. That run continued last year as the Bucs posted nine wins behind a strong senior class. But now the Bucs must face life post Gavin Nettles, Kirkland Banks and Nate Briscoe. "The class we had last year, was an exceptional class. They were a very good group of kids and very successful. The way we practice and the way we prepare, those younger guys are r...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Leesville Wampus Cats

    Saturday, August 19 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-08-19 22:21:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Leesville won a co-district title and took home a playoff victory in 2016, to the surprise of many-- even its coach.  "Year one was probably a little bit faster than what we thought in terms of wins coming in, considering we came in so late. We were very pleased with how well the kids bought into the program and what we are trying to do. We stole a couple of wins we probably shouldn't have had, but it's a way to build." Now the Wampus Cats are re-t...More >>
    Leesville won a co-district title and took home a playoff victory in 2016, to the surprise of many-- even its coach.  "Year one was probably a little bit faster than what we thought in terms of wins coming in, considering we came in so late. We were very pleased with how well the kids bought into the program and what we are trying to do. We stole a couple of wins we probably shouldn't have had, but it's a way to build." Now the Wampus Cats are re-t...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Gerald Welch

    Sports Person of the Week - Gerald Welch

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-08-19 02:39:13 GMT
    Memories weigh heavy on everyone's heart, but for power lifter Gerald Welch, it's more literal.   "The only time I ever did weight lifting was every now and then when we would work out during football, to beef up," said Welch. "I never took any drugs, it was always just me and what God gave me." "It worked out alright, and I was proud of that." The Hackberry native has a lot to be proud of after a seven-year career, that resulted in seve...More >>
    Memories weigh heavy on everyone's heart, but for power lifter Gerald Welch, it's more literal.   "The only time I ever did weight lifting was every now and then when we would work out during football, to beef up," said Welch. "I never took any drugs, it was always just me and what God gave me." "It worked out alright, and I was proud of that." The Hackberry native has a lot to be proud of after a seven-year career, that resulted in seve...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Sam Houston Broncos

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Sam Houston Broncos

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-08-19 01:27:55 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Change is on the horizon at Sam Houston. The Broncos hired former Barbe offensive coordinator Chad Paulk to help this program take the next step in class 5A. "I think it is a fresh start. The last few years have been a little rocky at times," Paulk said. "The team wasn't in shambles, Coach Egg left this program in great shape. What I said early on is that we need a spark, and I think we are doing that right now." And that spark, Paulk believes, comes fr...More >>
    Change is on the horizon at Sam Houston. The Broncos hired former Barbe offensive coordinator Chad Paulk to help this program take the next step in class 5A. "I think it is a fresh start. The last few years have been a little rocky at times," Paulk said. "The team wasn't in shambles, Coach Egg left this program in great shape. What I said early on is that we need a spark, and I think we are doing that right now." And that spark, Paulk believes, comes fr...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Pickering Red Devils

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Pickering Red Devils

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:48:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Pickering Red Devils finished 2016 with a solid 8-4 record, and a playoff win, but this year the Red Devils deal with attrition. But, with a familiar face in new head coach, Eddie Thomas, Pickering hopes to have continued success. "This is my 30th year. I was the defensive coordinator for 22 of my 30 years. I was the men's basketball coach for 10 years, and we were pretty successful. I hope to carry on the same tradition that we had there." "We did lose a lot of t...More >>
    The Pickering Red Devils finished 2016 with a solid 8-4 record, and a playoff win, but this year the Red Devils deal with attrition. But, with a familiar face in new head coach, Eddie Thomas, Pickering hopes to have continued success. "This is my 30th year. I was the defensive coordinator for 22 of my 30 years. I was the men's basketball coach for 10 years, and we were pretty successful. I hope to carry on the same tradition that we had there." "We did lose a lot of t...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    TDL: Two-A-Days - LaGrange Gators

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:48:21 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
    After a six year stint in class 4A, the LaGrange Gators make a return to the state's highest classification, 5A. "We are just trying to make sure that we touch up on the things that maybe we laxed on a little bit in the 4A classification," said head coach Jules Sullen. "Going into it, I think our kids are excited, our coaches are excited and we just know that it's going to take it one day at a time, and we're looking forward to the challenge." "It'...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - South Beauregard Golden Knights

    TDL: Two-A-Days - South Beauregard Golden Knights

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:38:03 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The Golden Knights of South Beauregard have made a name for themselves the past few seasons, and it's started on offense. The grinder at running back has been the team's identity. Former safety Braedan James, is next in line. "It's a tradition definitely. I think I can continue that tradition under Hudler," said James. "I think I can go for 2000 yards like Shea Holland did a couple of years ago and Matt Uhlik almost did last year." James' speed and pow...More >>
    The Golden Knights of South Beauregard have made a name for themselves the past few seasons, and it's started on offense. The grinder at running back has been the team's identity. Former safety Braedan James, is next in line. "It's a tradition definitely. I think I can continue that tradition under Hudler," said James. "I think I can go for 2000 yards like Shea Holland did a couple of years ago and Matt Uhlik almost did last year." James' speed and pow...More >>
  • South Cameron hires Darryl Lee as head football coach

    South Cameron hires Darryl Lee as head football coach

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:46:33 GMT
    (Source: Darryl Lee/Facebook)(Source: Darryl Lee/Facebook)
    The South Cameron Tarpons have hired former Johnson Bayou athletic director Darryl Lee as its head football coach. Lee also served as the head boys and girls basketball coach during his time with the Rebels. Lee is coming out of retirement to accept the South Cameron job. He had previously spent more than 20 years coaching middle school football in Bossier City, LA. Lee said he'll run a similar system on offense and defense as the previous coaching staffs.  Copyright...More >>
    The South Cameron Tarpons have hired former Johnson Bayou athletic director Darryl Lee as its head football coach. Lee also served as the head boys and girls basketball coach during his time with the Rebels. Lee is coming out of retirement to accept the South Cameron job. He had previously spent more than 20 years coaching middle school football in Bossier City, LA. Lee said he'll run a similar system on offense and defense as the previous coaching staffs.  Copyright...More >>
  • Oakdale alum Darion Dunn impressing at McNeese

    Oakdale alum Darion Dunn impressing at McNeese

    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Dunn has been sporting a D.W.A. jersey in practice for the past few days.

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    Dunn has been sporting a D.W.A. jersey in practice for the past few days.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Elton Indians

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Elton Indians

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:38:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    2016 resulted in a .500 season and a first-round playoff victory for the Elton Indians. This year, the goal is to get further.     "We're expecting a little more out of them this year and it all started with the off season and the summer workouts. The summer workouts have been the best we've had in 5 years." The Indians' have the groundwork laid for the upcoming season with returning starters, it's just about how far they'll take it. "We were 6-6 last year, ...

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    2016 resulted in a .500 season and a first-round playoff victory for the Elton Indians. This year, the goal is to get further.     "We're expecting a little more out of them this year and it all started with the off season and the summer workouts. The summer workouts have been the best we've had in 5 years." The Indians' have the groundwork laid for the upcoming season with returning starters, it's just about how far they'll take it. "We were 6-6 last year, ...

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Westlake Rams

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Westlake Rams

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:03:37 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The Rams under Phil Fontenot have posted back-to-back two win seasons, but this year the coaching staff believes Westlake finally takes a step forward. "This is a football town and they know that it was going to take a little time," said Fontenot, "but we did circle year three as being the year we felt like we could compete." "You need older kids that have been in the weight room for three to four years and we are finally getting that at Westlake. ...More >>
    The Rams under Phil Fontenot have posted back-to-back two win seasons, but this year the coaching staff believes Westlake finally takes a step forward. "This is a football town and they know that it was going to take a little time," said Fontenot, "but we did circle year three as being the year we felt like we could compete." "You need older kids that have been in the weight room for three to four years and we are finally getting that at Westlake. ...More >>
  • Offense steps up Tuesday at McNeese practice

    Offense steps up Tuesday at McNeese practice

    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The Cowboy offense scored four touchdowns vs the defense.

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    The Cowboy offense scored four touchdowns vs the defense.

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  • McNeese women's basketball releases 2017-18 schedule

    McNeese women's basketball releases 2017-18 schedule

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:57:26 GMT
    (Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese’s 29-game 2017-18 women’s basketball schedule is highlighted by a 15-game home slate, as the team’s 2017-18 schedule was released Wednesday by second year head coach Kacie Cryer. “I m excited to release our 2017-2018 schedule,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “We are excited about this upcoming season as we will be returning 10 players along with four freshmen. We are also excited to see the return of our three ACL injured kids from last seaso...More >>
    McNeese’s 29-game 2017-18 women’s basketball schedule is highlighted by a 15-game home slate, as the team’s 2017-18 schedule was released Wednesday by second year head coach Kacie Cryer. “I m excited to release our 2017-2018 schedule,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “We are excited about this upcoming season as we will be returning 10 players along with four freshmen. We are also excited to see the return of our three ACL injured kids from last seaso...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-16 04:14:22 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    2016 was historic for Lake Charles College Prep. The Trailblazers not only won their first game, but also took home the school's first playoff victory.   "Every year we've gotten better and kids experience-wise have gotten stronger and faster," said head coach Erick Franklin. "I think this year is going to be one of our better years from a skill standpoint."   Heading into the team's third year of existence, LCCP will now have senior leader...More >>
    2016 was historic for Lake Charles College Prep. The Trailblazers not only won their first game, but also took home the school's first playoff victory.   "Every year we've gotten better and kids experience-wise have gotten stronger and faster," said head coach Erick Franklin. "I think this year is going to be one of our better years from a skill standpoint."   Heading into the team's third year of existence, LCCP will now have senior leader...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Iota Bulldogs

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Iota Bulldogs

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-08-16 00:02:15 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    For a program that owns just three wins since the 2012 season, Iota remains confident in its rebuild-- even though injuries derailed the Bulldogs in 2016.   "By week two, we had six starters out on offense and a couple more on defense," said head coach Josh Andrus. "So if we can stay healthy, that's gonna be  the biggest thing." "A 2-8 season, I think we're better than that record indicates."  Iota returns a lot of experien...More >>
    For a program that owns just three wins since the 2012 season, Iota remains confident in its rebuild-- even though injuries derailed the Bulldogs in 2016.   "By week two, we had six starters out on offense and a couple more on defense," said head coach Josh Andrus. "So if we can stay healthy, that's gonna be  the biggest thing." "A 2-8 season, I think we're better than that record indicates."  Iota returns a lot of experien...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Washington-Marion Charging Indians

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Washington-Marion Charging Indians

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:57:44 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Washington-Marion charges into 2017 with a goal to post a winning season for the first time in four years. Indians head coach Freddie Harrison thinks all the bumps and bruises of the past, will finally pay off. "Those guys are experienced under the lights and they know what to expect," said Harrison. 

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    Washington-Marion charges into 2017 with a goal to post a winning season for the first time in four years. Indians head coach Freddie Harrison thinks all the bumps and bruises of the past, will finally pay off. "Those guys are experienced under the lights and they know what to expect," said Harrison. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Hamilton Christian Warriors

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Hamilton Christian Warriors

    Monday, August 14 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-08-15 00:47:12 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    Following a disappointing 2-8 season, and the resignation of its coach, Hamilton Christian looked to hire its third coach in three years. The team found new leadership in former Sam Houston coach Vaughn Eggleston.  Vaughn Eggleston: “These kids they were already working hard. So just looking forward to the challenge of the season a new district puts in front of us.” The Warriors earned back-to-back district titles, but fell from that spot last year.

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    Following a disappointing 2-8 season, and the resignation of its coach, Hamilton Christian looked to hire its third coach in three years. The team found new leadership in former Sam Houston coach Vaughn Eggleston.  Vaughn Eggleston: “These kids they were already working hard. So just looking forward to the challenge of the season a new district puts in front of us.” The Warriors earned back-to-back district titles, but fell from that spot last year.

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  • Cowboys start final week of camp as depth chart starts to take shape

    Cowboys start final week of camp as depth chart starts to take shape

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:09:36 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – A couple days removed from McNeese’s first scrimmage of the preseason and having studied film of the event, Cowboys’ head coach Lance Guidry came away seeing some good things but now it’s time to make the Cowboys great as they head into their final week of fall camp. “I thought we were very average,” said Guidry of the scrimmage. “Nothing really excited me. I saw some young guys make some plays, which was good. Some of the olde...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – A couple days removed from McNeese’s first scrimmage of the preseason and having studied film of the event, Cowboys’ head coach Lance Guidry came away seeing some good things but now it’s time to make the Cowboys great as they head into their final week of fall camp. “I thought we were very average,” said Guidry of the scrimmage. “Nothing really excited me. I saw some young guys make some plays, which was good. Some of the olde...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Iowa Yellow Jackets

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Iowa Yellow Jackets

    Sunday, August 13 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-08-14 03:22:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "We’re trying to be just as good as we were last year, or even better.” 2016 was a season to remember for Iowa. The Jackets swept the district for the title and made a run to the quarterfinals for a 2nd straight year. Despite nine starters returning, the leadership will have to be replaced on offense.  “The two guys that we lost, Joseph Figueroa and Andre Sam was kind of the heartbeat of our team. That’s two guys that you just don’t go out and...More >>
    "We’re trying to be just as good as we were last year, or even better.” 2016 was a season to remember for Iowa. The Jackets swept the district for the title and made a run to the quarterfinals for a 2nd straight year. Despite nine starters returning, the leadership will have to be replaced on offense.  “The two guys that we lost, Joseph Figueroa and Andre Sam was kind of the heartbeat of our team. That’s two guys that you just don’t go out and...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Welsh Greyhounds

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Welsh Greyhounds

    Sunday, August 13 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-08-13 20:58:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's rare for a team to finish a regular season 10-0, and yet still feel like expectations were not met. For Welsh, 2016 was just that. After downing Kinder for the district title, the Greyhounds fell in the second round of the playoffs.  "We had success during the season but we were still making mistakes against teams that we were just better than. We get into the playoffs and we made those mistakes and it cost us. It was a hard lesson and it made for a long off-season and...

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    It's rare for a team to finish a regular season 10-0, and yet still feel like expectations were not met. For Welsh, 2016 was just that. After downing Kinder for the district title, the Greyhounds fell in the second round of the playoffs.  "We had success during the season but we were still making mistakes against teams that we were just better than. We get into the playoffs and we made those mistakes and it cost us. It was a hard lesson and it made for a long off-season and...

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  • Offense Shines in LSU's Preseason game of Training Camp

    Offense Shines in LSU's Preseason game of Training Camp

    Sunday, August 13 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-08-13 17:35:42 GMT
    (Source: LSU)(Source: LSU)
    BATON ROUGE – Derrius Guice rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown, while Darrel Williams added 76 yards and a pair of TDs as the Tiger offense put together an impressive performance here during LSU’s second “preseason game” of training camp on Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium. “We just completed a fantastic preseason game No. 2,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said following the workout. “I thought our guys were highly spirited and prepared. I though...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – Derrius Guice rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown, while Darrel Williams added 76 yards and a pair of TDs as the Tiger offense put together an impressive performance here during LSU’s second “preseason game” of training camp on Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium. “We just completed a fantastic preseason game No. 2,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said following the workout. “I thought our guys were highly spirited and prepared. I though...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Vinton Lions

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Vinton Lions

    Saturday, August 12 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-08-13 03:39:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It's no secret the Vinton Lions possess the area's top offensive player. Running back Tony St. Julien has made a name for himself this year, going from relative unknown, to four star prospect.  "I'm a utility, I play everywhere. Defense, offense, kick return, special teams, everything." Lions aim to once again lean on the legs of TSJ, after totaling over 3,000 yards the past two seasons. But in 2017, Vinton will move from under center, to the shotgun, running the spre...More >>
    It's no secret the Vinton Lions possess the area's top offensive player. Running back Tony St. Julien has made a name for himself this year, going from relative unknown, to four star prospect.  "I'm a utility, I play everywhere. Defense, offense, kick return, special teams, everything." Lions aim to once again lean on the legs of TSJ, after totaling over 3,000 yards the past two seasons. But in 2017, Vinton will move from under center, to the shotgun, running the spre...More >>
  • Balanced efforts in first scrimmage of the preseason

    Balanced efforts in first scrimmage of the preseason

    Saturday, August 12 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-08-13 03:09:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese football strapped it on for its first scrimmage of the preseason with a little bit of a merry-go-round situation as to which unit held the upper hand in the roughly 130-play scrimmage, 85 plays which were live.   Starting things off with a two-minute drill, the offense drove down the field and scored field goals on one of the two drives.   Quarterback James Tabary connected on 4 of 9 passes in the series with three of those completions going to 10 yards or ...More >>
    McNeese football strapped it on for its first scrimmage of the preseason with a little bit of a merry-go-round situation as to which unit held the upper hand in the roughly 130-play scrimmage, 85 plays which were live.   Starting things off with a two-minute drill, the offense drove down the field and scored field goals on one of the two drives.   Quarterback James Tabary connected on 4 of 9 passes in the series with three of those completions going to 10 yards or ...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Jennings Bulldogs

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Jennings Bulldogs

    Saturday, August 12 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-08-13 01:34:25 GMT

    "I think every year we come in with the expectations around here with the tradition and stuff to put really good football teams on the field, and I don't think this year is any different." Make no bones about it, Jennings will miss four-star running back Travis Etienne, who totaled nearly 9,000 yards in his prep career. But the Bulldogs have the athletes to fill the void.  "Defense wins games. Defense matters every game, but with Travis we were able to outscore m...

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    "I think every year we come in with the expectations around here with the tradition and stuff to put really good football teams on the field, and I don't think this year is any different." Make no bones about it, Jennings will miss four-star running back Travis Etienne, who totaled nearly 9,000 yards in his prep career. But the Bulldogs have the athletes to fill the void.  "Defense wins games. Defense matters every game, but with Travis we were able to outscore m...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Ben Sowders

    Sports Person of the Week - Ben Sowders

    Saturday, August 12 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-08-12 06:16:26 GMT

    “You're going to sit back one day in one of those lawn chairs, while you’re tailgating, and say man, I just want one more kick off.” “I think it all starts with having a passion and having enthusiasm and having energy every day and I think for us as coaches, we have to lead by example.” The new McNeese strength coach, Ben Sowders' plan is to regenerate the energy and passion on the football field. You’ll certainly hear him before you see him...

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    “You're going to sit back one day in one of those lawn chairs, while you’re tailgating, and say man, I just want one more kick off.” “I think it all starts with having a passion and having enthusiasm and having energy every day and I think for us as coaches, we have to lead by example.” The new McNeese strength coach, Ben Sowders' plan is to regenerate the energy and passion on the football field. You’ll certainly hear him before you see him...

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Merryville Panthers

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Merryville Panthers

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:00:39 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    It's been a few years since Merryville felt stability on its coaching staff. Randy Jones is aiming to provide that. "A lot of the years the coaches haven't been here for us and they always vanish," said linebacker Ethan Thompson. 

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    It's been a few years since Merryville felt stability on its coaching staff. Randy Jones is aiming to provide that. "A lot of the years the coaches haven't been here for us and they always vanish," said linebacker Ethan Thompson. 

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Oakdale Warriors

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Oakdale Warriors

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-08-12 02:41:17 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    The Oakdale Warriors haven't experienced a winning season in six years. This season, they hope to remedy that. "We've had a couple .500 seasons, you know 6-6, second round playoff losses. We lost last year first round and it left a bad taste in our mouths. We think we were better than that, but we didn't prove it," said head coach Randall Gordon. 

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    The Oakdale Warriors haven't experienced a winning season in six years. This season, they hope to remedy that. "We've had a couple .500 seasons, you know 6-6, second round playoff losses. We lost last year first round and it left a bad taste in our mouths. We think we were better than that, but we didn't prove it," said head coach Randall Gordon. 

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  • Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to appeal 6 game suspension

    Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to appeal 6 game suspension

    Ezekiel Elliott (Source: Ezekiel Elliott/ Facebook)Ezekiel Elliott (Source: Ezekiel Elliott/ Facebook)

    Dallas Cowboy Running Back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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    Dallas Cowboy Running Back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - DeRidder Dragons

    TDL: Two-A-Days - DeRidder Dragons

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-08-11 04:19:16 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    For the first time in five seasons, DeRidder enters a new year off a losing record. The Dragons snapped their streak of four straight playoff appearances in 2016. But with a new season, comes new beginnings. 

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    For the first time in five seasons, DeRidder enters a new year off a losing record. The Dragons snapped their streak of four straight playoff appearances in 2016. But with a new season, comes new beginnings. 

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  • Competition heating up after ninth straight practice for McNeese

    Competition heating up after ninth straight practice for McNeese

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:58:27 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    The McNeese Cowboys wrapped up their ninth-consecutive day on the field for preseason camp and will take Friday off as the team will come together at the university swimming pool for a little relaxation before strapping it back on for Saturday’s 6 p.m. scrimmage in Cowboy Stadium. The Cowboys battled sweltering head and humidity on Thursday morning in Cowboy Stadium, just hours after leaving the field the prior evening as rain forced McNeese into an afternoon session on Wednesd...More >>
    The McNeese Cowboys wrapped up their ninth-consecutive day on the field for preseason camp and will take Friday off as the team will come together at the university swimming pool for a little relaxation before strapping it back on for Saturday’s 6 p.m. scrimmage in Cowboy Stadium. The Cowboys battled sweltering head and humidity on Thursday morning in Cowboy Stadium, just hours after leaving the field the prior evening as rain forced McNeese into an afternoon session on Wednesd...More >>
  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Kinder Yellow Jackets

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Kinder Yellow Jackets

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:51:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    High expectations are nothing new to the Kinder Yellow Jackets who've made trips to the dome in three of the past four seasons. This senior class is a group that’s won 38 games in their three years, so they’ve had a lot of success.  

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    High expectations are nothing new to the Kinder Yellow Jackets who've made trips to the dome in three of the past four seasons. This senior class is a group that’s won 38 games in their three years, so they’ve had a lot of success.  

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Sulphur Golden Tors

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Sulphur Golden Tors

    Thursday, August 10 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-08-10 04:29:39 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    The Sulphur Golden Tors are coming off their best season in nearly a decade. A co-district championship coupled with a playoff victory, gives the Tors confidence to stay cooking in 2017.

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    The Sulphur Golden Tors are coming off their best season in nearly a decade. A co-district championship coupled with a playoff victory, gives the Tors confidence to stay cooking in 2017.

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  • TDL: Two-A-Days - Rosepine Eagles

    TDL: Two-A-Days - Rosepine Eagles

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-08-10 00:53:37 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)

    With just one win over the last two seasons, it's easy to have doubts. For the Rosepine Eagles, 2016 is a chance to build off last year's growing pains. "Every football season no matter if you were 0-10, everybody comes out like it's this is going to be their year and that's one of the great things about football," said head coach Danny Cain. "I think we can do better, but we had a lot of guys get hurt and there all back now," admitted safety Cade Ledet

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    With just one win over the last two seasons, it's easy to have doubts. For the Rosepine Eagles, 2016 is a chance to build off last year's growing pains. "Every football season no matter if you were 0-10, everybody comes out like it's this is going to be their year and that's one of the great things about football," said head coach Danny Cain. "I think we can do better, but we had a lot of guys get hurt and there all back now," admitted safety Cade Ledet

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  • Former Tiger Alex Bregman looks to extend extra base hit streak

    Former Tiger Alex Bregman looks to extend extra base hit streak

    Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman will try to extend his extra base hit streak to 10 games Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.

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    Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman will try to extend his extra base hit streak to 10 games Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.

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  • Sports Illustrated preseason poll ranks the Tigers No. 13

    Sports Illustrated preseason poll ranks the Tigers No. 13

    The LSU Tigers will start the 2017 season at No. 13 in Sports Illustrated's Preseason Top 25.

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    The LSU Tigers will start the 2017 season at No. 13 in Sports Illustrated's Preseason Top 25.

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  • McNeese's Tabary named to preseason watch list for CFPA National Performer of Year Award

    McNeese's Tabary named to preseason watch list for CFPA National Performer of Year Award

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-08-09 01:16:33 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese junior quarterback James Tabary has been tabbed as one of 42 players to be named to the 2017 watch list for the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy, the College Football Performance Awards announced on Tuesday. Tabary, a New Orleans native a product of Holy Cross, is entering his second year behind center for the Cowboys after posting a stellar sophomore record-breaking season that followed a transfer from Arkansas State. In 2016, Tabary, who was named the Southla...More >>
    McNeese junior quarterback James Tabary has been tabbed as one of 42 players to be named to the 2017 watch list for the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy, the College Football Performance Awards announced on Tuesday. Tabary, a New Orleans native a product of Holy Cross, is entering his second year behind center for the Cowboys after posting a stellar sophomore record-breaking season that followed a transfer from Arkansas State. In 2016, Tabary, who was named the Southla...More >>
  • D.W.A. jerseys are more than just a status symbol for McNeese players

    D.W.A. jerseys are more than just a status symbol for McNeese players

    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese defenders fight for the right to wear a D.W.A. jersey.

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    McNeese defenders fight for the right to wear a D.W.A. jersey.

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  • Saints Camp Day 11: Instant Analysis

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Saints training camp lasts until the third preseason game but the black and gold wrapped up the pre-preseason portion of their practices Monday and will only have a walk-thru before their Thursday night game in Cleveland. 

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    Saints training camp lasts until the third preseason game but the black and gold wrapped up the pre-preseason portion of their practices Monday and will only have a walk-thru before their Thursday night game in Cleveland. 

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  • Adrian Peterson's vegan diet working well so far

    Adrian Peterson's vegan diet working well so far

    Peterson still looks the part. The question is, can he still get it done at 32? (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)Peterson still looks the part. The question is, can he still get it done at 32? (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8)

    Minus the occasional visit to Church’s Chicken, according to Adrian Peterson himself, the former Viking’s gone about 80 percent vegan. 

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    Minus the occasional visit to Church’s Chicken, according to Adrian Peterson himself, the former Viking’s gone about 80 percent vegan. 

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  • McGhee's return boosts already strong defensive line

    McGhee's return boosts already strong defensive line

    Sunday, August 6 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-08-07 00:58:23 GMT
    (Photo by Raymond Stewart of Antonio McGhee in blue DWA jersey)(Photo by Raymond Stewart of Antonio McGhee in blue DWA jersey)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese’s defensive line for the 2017 season is already being considered to be one of the most dominant in the Southland Conference, if not nation, with sack masters Jammerio Gross-Whitaker and Chris Livings on the ends. Incorporate senior Antonio McGhee who returns after missing all of the 2016 season to a knee injury, and the strength of the position is bolstered dramatically. “He’s playing better than he probably ever has,” said head ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese’s defensive line for the 2017 season is already being considered to be one of the most dominant in the Southland Conference, if not nation, with sack masters Jammerio Gross-Whitaker and Chris Livings on the ends. Incorporate senior Antonio McGhee who returns after missing all of the 2016 season to a knee injury, and the strength of the position is bolstered dramatically. “He’s playing better than he probably ever has,” said head ...More >>
  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2018 high school prospects

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 2018 high school prospects

    Sunday, August 6 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-08-07 00:21:19 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just one week away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days high school previews and to get ready, we wrap up our 7-in-Seven countdown. We finish the countdown with the top seven 2018 high school prospects. If a player is left off the list or an offer isn't reported on the page, please send an e-mail to sports@kplctv.com. Honorable mention will be released on Sunday. **The stars are based off of recruiting services 247Sports, Rivals and Scout.** 7. Nicholas Sander...

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    We are just one week away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days high school previews and to get ready, we wrap up our 7-in-Seven countdown. We finish the countdown with the top seven 2018 high school prospects. If a player is left off the list or an offer isn't reported on the page, please send an e-mail to sports@kplctv.com. Honorable mention will be released on Sunday. **The stars are based off of recruiting services 247Sports, Rivals and Scout.** 7. Nicholas Sander...

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  • LSU Football wraps first week of camp with preseason game

    LSU Football wraps first week of camp with preseason game

    Sunday, August 6 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-08-06 19:35:00 GMT

    As part of the plan to get LSU ready its season-opener against BYU, head coach Ed Orgeron and his coaching staff are treating the four Saturday scrimmages in August like preseason games.

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    As part of the plan to get LSU ready its season-opener against BYU, head coach Ed Orgeron and his coaching staff are treating the four Saturday scrimmages in August like preseason games.

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  • Morten Andersen inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Morten Andersen inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    Morten Andersen's journey to the NFL had one of the most unique beginnings and its only fitting that his path finally makes its way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  

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    Morten Andersen's journey to the NFL had one of the most unique beginnings and its only fitting that his path finally makes its way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  

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  • Heat and humidity hit Saints hard at Saturday's workout

    Heat and humidity hit Saints hard at Saturday's workout

    The Saints Saturday workout was highlighted by the heat and humidity. Source: Nola.comThe Saints Saturday workout was highlighted by the heat and humidity. Source: Nola.com

    The days of West Virginia are long gone. No seventy degree practices with little humidity. Today was hot and muggy, and the players could feel it. A handful of Saints left practice early due to the brutal conditions. 

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    The days of West Virginia are long gone. No seventy degree practices with little humidity. Today was hot and muggy, and the players could feel it. A handful of Saints left practice early due to the brutal conditions. 

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  • McNeese football wraps up day three of fall camp

    McNeese football wraps up day three of fall camp

    The Cowboys welcomed in defensive back transfers BJ Blunt and Brandon Scott.

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    The Cowboys welcomed in defensive back transfers BJ Blunt and Brandon Scott.

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  • BJ Blunt's circle complete as he rejoins the Cowboys

    BJ Blunt's circle complete as he rejoins the Cowboys

    Friday, August 4 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-08-04 22:57:58 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – BJ Blunt signed with McNeese in 2014 out of McDonough #35 in New Orleans and was highly anticipated to make an immediate impact for the Cowboys as one of Louisiana’s top defensive backs. But after enrolling in classes for the 2014-15 academic year, Blunt was deemed a non-qualifier because not enough credits were passed. He sat out of football for the next season but then in 2016, enrolled at Garden City Community College (Garden City, Kansas) where he led ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – BJ Blunt signed with McNeese in 2014 out of McDonough #35 in New Orleans and was highly anticipated to make an immediate impact for the Cowboys as one of Louisiana’s top defensive backs. But after enrolling in classes for the 2014-15 academic year, Blunt was deemed a non-qualifier because not enough credits were passed. He sat out of football for the next season but then in 2016, enrolled at Garden City Community College (Garden City, Kansas) where he led ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Kent Shelby

    Sports Person of the Week - Kent Shelby

    Friday, August 4 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-08-04 22:01:58 GMT
    The road to recovery has been a tough one for McNeese wide receiver Kent Shelby. The senior battled turf toe on both feet in 2016, but a new year, brings a healthier Kent Shelby. "I wasn't as productive as the team needed me to be and also for myself," said Shelby. "Going through that toe injury and constantly battling it and Coach Guidry sitting me out for spring, all that time sitting out made me hungry." And that should be a scary thought for defense...More >>
    The road to recovery has been a tough one for McNeese wide receiver Kent Shelby. The senior battled turf toe on both feet in 2016, but a new year, brings a healthier Kent Shelby. "I wasn't as productive as the team needed me to be and also for myself," said Shelby. "Going through that toe injury and constantly battling it and Coach Guidry sitting me out for spring, all that time sitting out made me hungry." And that should be a scary thought for defense...More >>
  • McNeese defensive backfield beginning to to take shape, transfer BJ Blunt practices for first time

    McNeese defensive backfield beginning to to take shape, transfer BJ Blunt practices for first time

    Thursday, August 3 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-08-03 23:59:39 GMT
    Day two of McNeese Football fall camp is in the books and may have just been better than day one. The universal observations are that all teams possess energy, enthusiasm, and fly around the ball through the first few days of camp. But this McNeese Cowboys’ squad is no cliché. Thursday’s outing in helmets and shorts leading up to Friday’s first day in shoulder pads was just as hyped up as Wednesday’s first day and the competition on both sides of the b...More >>
    Day two of McNeese Football fall camp is in the books and may have just been better than day one. The universal observations are that all teams possess energy, enthusiasm, and fly around the ball through the first few days of camp. But this McNeese Cowboys’ squad is no cliché. Thursday’s outing in helmets and shorts leading up to Friday’s first day in shoulder pads was just as hyped up as Wednesday’s first day and the competition on both sides of the b...More >>
  • McNeese opens camp with energetic first day

    McNeese opens camp with energetic first day

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-08-03 01:01:11 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese’s move to hold fall camp practices in the mornings paid off at Wednesday’s first day as the rains fell not long after the Cowboys cleared the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields to end the two-and-a-half hour session that was full of speed, energy and enthusiasm. “It was a good first day,” said Guidry who is in his second season as head coach while also taking over the defensive coordinator duties. 

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    McNeese’s move to hold fall camp practices in the mornings paid off at Wednesday’s first day as the rains fell not long after the Cowboys cleared the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields to end the two-and-a-half hour session that was full of speed, energy and enthusiasm. “It was a good first day,” said Guidry who is in his second season as head coach while also taking over the defensive coordinator duties. 

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  • McNeese football reports for fall camp

    McNeese football reports for fall camp

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-08-02 00:03:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Footprints towards greatness led up to the Jack V. Doland Field House on Tuesday when the McNeese Cowboys reported for fall camp to kickoff the 2017 football season. The maximum of 105 players allowed to report and expected into camp arrived with energy, enthusiasm, and a common goal – champions, both Southland and National titles.  Newcomers reported Tuesday morning, getting checked in with equipment followed by meetings with compliance and study lab officials before hea...More >>
    Footprints towards greatness led up to the Jack V. Doland Field House on Tuesday when the McNeese Cowboys reported for fall camp to kickoff the 2017 football season. The maximum of 105 players allowed to report and expected into camp arrived with energy, enthusiasm, and a common goal – champions, both Southland and National titles.  Newcomers reported Tuesday morning, getting checked in with equipment followed by meetings with compliance and study lab officials before hea...More >>
  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 7 McNeese impact players

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top 7 McNeese impact players

    Sunday, July 30 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-07-31 03:12:29 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just two weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players 7.  Defensive lineman Chris Livings The Barbe alum had a great freshman year ranking second on his team in sacks. Livings recorded nine total tackles and appear...

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    We are just two weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven McNeese impact players 7.  Defensive lineman Chris Livings The Barbe alum had a great freshman year ranking second on his team in sacks. Livings recorded nine total tackles and appear...

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  • Adrian Peterson excited to return to his first NFL fan base in Minnesota

    Adrian Peterson excited to return to his first NFL fan base in Minnesota

    The return of a former player in professional sports can go either way; a player can be booed mercilessly or applauded for their contributions. Adrian Peterson has facts to back up his confidence that he'll be welcomed back warmly "My wife sent me a link two days ago and it was showing that my jersey sales, the New Orleans Saints jersey, is the leading seller in Minnesota so the fan base there is still strong so it'll be good to get back out in front of them." After ten yea...

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    The return of a former player in professional sports can go either way; a player can be booed mercilessly or applauded for their contributions. Adrian Peterson has facts to back up his confidence that he'll be welcomed back warmly "My wife sent me a link two days ago and it was showing that my jersey sales, the New Orleans Saints jersey, is the leading seller in Minnesota so the fan base there is still strong so it'll be good to get back out in front of them." After ten yea...

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  • Former Tiger running back signs with the Broncos

    Former Tiger running back signs with the Broncos

    Former LSU running back Stevan Ridley has signed with the Denver Broncos.

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    Former LSU running back Stevan Ridley has signed with the Denver Broncos.

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  • LSU softball adds two transfers for the 2018 season

    LSU softball adds two transfers for the 2018 season

    The Tigers have two new additions to the 2018 softball team. 

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    The Tigers have two new additions to the 2018 softball team. 

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Judd Hebert

    Sports Person of the Week - Judd Hebert

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:43:22 GMT
    "I guess I like the thrill of it. It's fun to me. The adrenaline. I just like it," Judd Hebert said.   That thrill, is bull riding. And Judd Hebert is quite good at it. The recent Iota grad made Louisiana history in 2016 at the Youth Rodeo Finals - Winning the state, International and national title.  "I've never experienced anything like that, I was proud of myself," said Hebert.  And in 2017 he's still going. Hebert was the 2017 state cham...More >>
    "I guess I like the thrill of it. It's fun to me. The adrenaline. I just like it," Judd Hebert said.   That thrill, is bull riding. And Judd Hebert is quite good at it. The recent Iota grad made Louisiana history in 2016 at the Youth Rodeo Finals - Winning the state, International and national title.  "I've never experienced anything like that, I was proud of myself," said Hebert.  And in 2017 he's still going. Hebert was the 2017 state cham...More >>
  • Payton pleased with first day of Saints training camp

    Payton pleased with first day of Saints training camp

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    For the first time since 2013, the Saints opened training camp within the friendly confines of their facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

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    For the first time since 2013, the Saints opened training camp within the friendly confines of their facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

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  • Five to be inducted into McNeese Sports Hall of Fame in September

    Five to be inducted into McNeese Sports Hall of Fame in September

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-07-27 04:18:02 GMT
    Toddrick Pendland (Source: McNeese)Toddrick Pendland (Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – Five standout sports figures in McNeese Athletics history – baseball coach Tony Robichaux, football’s Adam Henry and Toddrick Pendland, track’s Sarah Salmon, and men’s basketball’s Patrick Richard – will be inducted into the McNeese Sports Hall of Fame in September as part of its 2017 induction class. The induction ceremony will take place on September 9 at the Cowboys’ football home opener against Florida Tech. A pregam...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Five standout sports figures in McNeese Athletics history – baseball coach Tony Robichaux, football’s Adam Henry and Toddrick Pendland, track’s Sarah Salmon, and men’s basketball’s Patrick Richard – will be inducted into the McNeese Sports Hall of Fame in September as part of its 2017 induction class. The induction ceremony will take place on September 9 at the Cowboys’ football home opener against Florida Tech. A pregam...More >>
  • LSU head coach Ed Orgeron speaks to Rotary about upcoming football season

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron speaks to Rotary about upcoming football season

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will addressed the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on Wednesday. The head coach is entering his first full year in charge of the Tigers and previewed the 2017 football season.

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    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will addressed the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on Wednesday. The head coach is entering his first full year in charge of the Tigers and previewed the 2017 football season.

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  • Saints and Pelicans combine to make North American sports history

    Saints and Pelicans combine to make North American sports history

    Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is one of a handful of people who own multiple major professional sports teams competing at the highest level of their respective endeavors and now he can stand out even more from the crowd. The franchises announced Wednesday that their neighboring facilities will now share the official name "Ochsner Sports Performance Center." 

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    Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is one of a handful of people who own multiple major professional sports teams competing at the highest level of their respective endeavors and now he can stand out even more from the crowd. The franchises announced Wednesday that their neighboring facilities will now share the official name "Ochsner Sports Performance Center." 

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  • Saints sign offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli

    Saints sign offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli

    The Saints have signed offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli. (FOX 8 graphic)The Saints have signed offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli. (FOX 8 graphic)

    The Saints are signing offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli, according to his agent, Brett Tessler. 

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    The Saints are signing offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli, according to his agent, Brett Tessler. 

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  • McNeese Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Honor

    McNeese Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Honor

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:31:06 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – McNeese volleyball is one of 822 teams to earn The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2016-2017 season. This number breaks the previous years total of 764 to set an all-time high. The honor is the seventh overall for the Cowgirl program and is the first since the 2014 season, Ashleigh Fitzgerald first season as head coach. McNeese earned the honor for the first time in 2005 that ran up until the 2009 season. After a four-...More >>
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – McNeese volleyball is one of 822 teams to earn The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2016-2017 season. This number breaks the previous years total of 764 to set an all-time high. The honor is the seventh overall for the Cowgirl program and is the first since the 2014 season, Ashleigh Fitzgerald first season as head coach. McNeese earned the honor for the first time in 2005 that ran up until the 2009 season. After a four-...More >>
  • Lance Guidry and The Cowboys Give Back

    Lance Guidry and The Cowboys Give Back

    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-23 19:39:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -  Head Coach Lance Guidry and the Mcneese football team held a back to school football camp July 22. The camp was free and for kids in grades 1-5. Giveaways included: Back sacks, T-shirts, Hamburgers and Hotdogs.  Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved.

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    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -  Head Coach Lance Guidry and the Mcneese football team held a back to school football camp July 22. The camp was free and for kids in grades 1-5. Giveaways included: Back sacks, T-shirts, Hamburgers and Hotdogs.  Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved.

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  • Jets sign top draft pick S Jamal Adams of LSU

    Jets sign top draft pick S Jamal Adams of LSU

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-07-22 16:54:02 GMT
    Jamal Adams (Source: WAFB)Jamal Adams (Source: WAFB)

     The New York Jets on Friday signed safety Jamal Adams of LSU, the sixth overall pick in the draft. Adams gets a four-year deal worth about $22 million.

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     The New York Jets on Friday signed safety Jamal Adams of LSU, the sixth overall pick in the draft. Adams gets a four-year deal worth about $22 million.

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  • Danny Etling named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

    Danny Etling named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

    LSU senior quarterback Danny Etling has been named to the 2017 Danny Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.  

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    LSU senior quarterback Danny Etling has been named to the 2017 Danny Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.  

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  • LSU to face Michigan in the Maui Invitational

    LSU to face Michigan in the Maui Invitational

    The brackets are finished and LSU will play Michigan in the first round of the 2017 Maui Invitational. 

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    The brackets are finished and LSU will play Michigan in the first round of the 2017 Maui Invitational. 

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  • 2 Tigers named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

    2 Tigers named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

    LSU linebacker Arden Key and defensive back Kevin Toliver II have been named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.

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    LSU linebacker Arden Key and defensive back Kevin Toliver II have been named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.

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  • Pelicans under pressure to 'take the big step'

    Pelicans under pressure to 'take the big step'

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Pelicans' February acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins did not result in a playoff berth but the team's management is expecting the momentum gathered at the end of the campaign will carry over into success in the 2017-18 season. 

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    The Pelicans' February acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins did not result in a playoff berth but the team's management is expecting the momentum gathered at the end of the campaign will carry over into success in the 2017-18 season. 

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  • Mickey Loomis offers reasons for optimism about Saints in 2017

    Mickey Loomis offers reasons for optimism about Saints in 2017

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Saints training camp is back in New Orleans for the first time since 2013, which is also the last time the black and gold made the playoffs. 

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    Saints training camp is back in New Orleans for the first time since 2013, which is also the last time the black and gold made the playoffs. 

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  • LSU's Key named to 2017 Butkus Watch List

    LSU's Key named to 2017 Butkus Watch List

    LSU linebacker Arden Key has been named to the 2017 Butkus Award Watch List. Key had a breakout season in 2016, finishing with 56 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles. 

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    LSU linebacker Arden Key has been named to the 2017 Butkus Award Watch List. Key had a breakout season in 2016, finishing with 56 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles. 

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  • Report: Rajon Rondo agrees to one-year deal with the Pelicans

    Report: Rajon Rondo agrees to one-year deal with the Pelicans

    Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps net with the point guard Thursday. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps net with the point guard Thursday. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The Pelicans picked up a starting point guard when they reached agreement on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo.

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    The Pelicans picked up a starting point guard when they reached agreement on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo.

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  • Seven Tigers named to Preseason All-SEC Teams

    Seven Tigers named to Preseason All-SEC Teams

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:44:17 GMT
    Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)Derrius Guice (Source: WAFB)

    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Seven Tigers have been named to the 2017 Preseason All-SEC Teams. LSU junior Derrius Guice was named first team running back and second team all-purpose. Joining Guice on the preseason first team was linebacker Arden Key. Defensive lineman Christian LaCouture, defensive back Donte Jackson and offensive lineman K.J. Malone were selected as second team members. Center Will Clapp and defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence earned third team honors. Alabama had t...

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    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Seven Tigers have been named to the 2017 Preseason All-SEC Teams. LSU junior Derrius Guice was named first team running back and second team all-purpose. Joining Guice on the preseason first team was linebacker Arden Key. Defensive lineman Christian LaCouture, defensive back Donte Jackson and offensive lineman K.J. Malone were selected as second team members. Center Will Clapp and defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence earned third team honors. Alabama had t...

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  • LSU picked to finish behind Alabama, Auburn in the SEC West

    LSU picked to finish behind Alabama, Auburn in the SEC West

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:43:47 GMT
    LSU coach Ed Orgeron (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)LSU coach Ed Orgeron (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Head coach Ed Orgeron and the 2017 Tigers are picked to finish third in the SEC West behind Alabama and Auburn. LSU is the number four pick to win the SEC Championship behind Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.  The good news for Tiger fans, only six times since 1992 – four times in the last 20 -  the predicted champion at SEC Media Days has proceeded to win the SEC Championship.  View image on Twitter  Follow SEC Network&nbs...More >>
    HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - Head coach Ed Orgeron and the 2017 Tigers are picked to finish third in the SEC West behind Alabama and Auburn. LSU is the number four pick to win the SEC Championship behind Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.  The good news for Tiger fans, only six times since 1992 – four times in the last 20 -  the predicted champion at SEC Media Days has proceeded to win the SEC Championship.  View image on Twitter  Follow SEC Network&nbs...More >>
  • Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Southland Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:31:54 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    The Southland Conference has released its preseason All-Conference teams. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State led the way in the 2017 Southland Football Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Thursday. The Bears earned a dozen selections while the Bearkats earned eleven. McNeese and Stephen F. Austin follow, both earning eight selections. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Southland Conference has released its preseason All-Conference teams. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State led the way in the 2017 Southland Football Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Thursday. The Bears earned a dozen selections while the Bearkats earned eleven. McNeese and Stephen F. Austin follow, both earning eight selections. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>

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