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

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

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:29:44 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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  • 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 >>
  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2017

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:01:19 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just three 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 teams this upcoming season.  7. Leesville Wampus Cats (7-5 in 2016) A lot of competition for the first spot on this list, but Leesville starts it off thanks to returning s...

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    We are just three 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 teams this upcoming season.  7. Leesville Wampus Cats (7-5 in 2016) A lot of competition for the first spot on this list, but Leesville starts it off thanks to returning s...

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  • 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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  • Guidry: McNeese running back Ryan Ross will miss 2-3 games to start season

    Guidry: McNeese running back Ryan Ross will miss 2-3 games to start season

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:51:00 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Ryan Ross has been a staple in the McNeese backfield since 2014. The senior broke his ankle in the Cowboys' spring game and now he may miss extended time for the first time in his McNeese career. The Richwood, Texas native will miss a couple of games to open the season according to McNeese head coach Lance Guidry. "He is walking really well, but I haven't seen him run or change directions yet. He is walking very good. We are probably going to make a decision on g...More >>
    Ryan Ross has been a staple in the McNeese backfield since 2014. The senior broke his ankle in the Cowboys' spring game and now he may miss extended time for the first time in his McNeese career. The Richwood, Texas native will miss a couple of games to open the season according to McNeese head coach Lance Guidry. "He is walking really well, but I haven't seen him run or change directions yet. He is walking very good. We are probably going to make a decision on g...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:08:56 GMT
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
  • Tournament of the Stars awards $25k in scholarships to local high school seniors

    Tournament of the Stars awards $25k in scholarships to local high school seniors

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-07-22 01:52:48 GMT
    The 17th annual Tournament of the Stars scholarship banquet was held July 21. The non-profit organization awarded over $25,000 to 21 area high school seniors from the 2017 class. The Tournament of Stars Scholarship was founded by Harold McReynolds in memory of his father, Israel McReynolds Sr. Israel McReynolds Sr. had a passion for helping young people. By the age of nine, he had lost both of his parents. He was the youngest of four children and was taken in and raised by a fa...More >>
    The 17th annual Tournament of the Stars scholarship banquet was held July 21. The non-profit organization awarded over $25,000 to 21 area high school seniors from the 2017 class. The Tournament of Stars Scholarship was founded by Harold McReynolds in memory of his father, Israel McReynolds Sr. Israel McReynolds Sr. had a passion for helping young people. By the age of nine, he had lost both of his parents. He was the youngest of four children and was taken in and raised by a fa...More >>
  • McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    McNeese entertains at Southland Conference Media Day

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:26:17 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)(Source: Taylor Verrico/KPLC)
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
    The official kickoff to the 2017 football season got underway on Thursday at the Houston Hilton Americas with the annual Southland Conference Football Media Day, and there was no question that McNeese, a traditional powerhouse in the league, stole the show with an impressive and entertaining appearance for the media by head coach Lance Guidry, quarterback James Tabary and defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker. Earlier in the day, it was revealed the Cowboys were picked for a third pl...More >>
  • Southland coaches offer their thoughts on Lance Guidry opting to call own plays

    Southland coaches offer their thoughts on Lance Guidry opting to call own plays

    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
  • McNeese picked third, Sam Houston to repeat as conference champs in Southland preseason poll

    McNeese picked third, Sam Houston to repeat as conference champs in Southland preseason poll

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:05:08 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    Sam Houston State received all possible first-place votes to earn the top spot in the 2017 Southland football preseason poll. Returning the spearheads of both their record-setting offense and defensive line, the Bearkats are favored to repeat as conference champions after an undefeated run through the league in 2016.   Leading the way for Sam Houston State is 2016 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremiah Bris.coe. 

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    Sam Houston State received all possible first-place votes to earn the top spot in the 2017 Southland football preseason poll. Returning the spearheads of both their record-setting offense and defensive line, the Bearkats are favored to repeat as conference champions after an undefeated run through the league in 2016.   Leading the way for Sam Houston State is 2016 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremiah Bris.coe. 

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  • Paxton, Gamel power Mariners to 4-1 win over Astros

    Paxton, Gamel power Mariners to 4-1 win over Astros

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:16:04 GMT
    James Paxton had another strong start against Houston and rookie Ben Gamel powered the offense with a two-run homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-1 win over the Astros on Wednesday.More >>
    James Paxton had another strong start against Houston and rookie Ben Gamel powered the offense with a two-run homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-1 win over the Astros on Wednesday.More >>
  • Gattis homers twice to lead Astros over Mariners, 6-2

    Gattis homers twice to lead Astros over Mariners, 6-2

    Evan Gattis homered twice to back up a solid start by Brad Peacock and help the Houston Astros to a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.More >>
    Evan Gattis homered twice to back up a solid start by Brad Peacock and help the Houston Astros to a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.More >>
  • McNeese's Cory Barton hired as Louisiana Tech's associate head coach, pitching coach

    McNeese's Cory Barton hired as Louisiana Tech's associate head coach, pitching coach

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 01:10:15 GMT
    McNeese coaches salute during the national anthem (From left to right, Nick Zaleski, Cory Barton, Justin Hill). (Source: KPLC)McNeese coaches salute during the national anthem (From left to right, Nick Zaleski, Cory Barton, Justin Hill). (Source: KPLC)
    Coming off one of the best season's in McNeese history, head baseball coach Justin Hill must now replace his top assistant. Associate head coach Cory Barton was hired by Louisiana Tech to fill the same role. Barton will also serve as the Bulldogs' pitching coach. The Bulldogs have yet to announce the hire officially. During his time with McNeese, Barton has been a key cog in the Cowboys' success. Barton’s 2015-16 recruiting class was recognized as one of the best in t...More >>
    Coming off one of the best season's in McNeese history, head baseball coach Justin Hill must now replace his top assistant. Associate head coach Cory Barton was hired by Louisiana Tech to fill the same role. Barton will also serve as the Bulldogs' pitching coach. The Bulldogs have yet to announce the hire officially. During his time with McNeese, Barton has been a key cog in the Cowboys' success. Barton’s 2015-16 recruiting class was recognized as one of the best in t...More >>
  • 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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  • Astros place Correa on DL with torn ligament in left thumb

    Astros place Correa on DL with torn ligament in left thumb

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:16:49 GMT
    (Source: ASTROS)(Source: ASTROS)
    The Houston Astros have placed shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day Disabled List with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks. To take Correa’s spot on the active roster, the club has recalled infielder Colin Moran from Triple A Fresno. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow. “Losing a player of Carlos’ caliber for an extended period is a big blow to our club, but I believe we h...More >>
    The Houston Astros have placed shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day Disabled List with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks. To take Correa’s spot on the active roster, the club has recalled infielder Colin Moran from Triple A Fresno. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow. “Losing a player of Carlos’ caliber for an extended period is a big blow to our club, but I believe we h...More >>
  • McNeese's Elliott qualifies for US Amateur Championships

    McNeese's Elliott qualifies for US Amateur Championships

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:02:36 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese golfer Blake Elliott will get his chance to play on the grandest stages of them all after qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Men’s Golf Championships following a third place finish at the qualifier tournament at the Lantana Golf Club in Dallas-Fort Worth. Elliott, who will be a junior this coming season for the Cowboys, will be part of the field at next month’s U.S. Amateur Championships at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. August 14-20. With a w...More >>
    McNeese golfer Blake Elliott will get his chance to play on the grandest stages of them all after qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Men’s Golf Championships following a third place finish at the qualifier tournament at the Lantana Golf Club in Dallas-Fort Worth. Elliott, who will be a junior this coming season for the Cowboys, will be part of the field at next month’s U.S. Amateur Championships at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. August 14-20. With a w...More >>
  • 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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  • Seager's homer in 10th lifts Mariners over Astros 9-7

    Seager's homer in 10th lifts Mariners over Astros 9-7

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-07-18 04:12:51 GMT
    Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.More >>
    Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.More >>
  • 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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  • Rockets owner Alexander is selling team, CEO says

    Rockets owner Alexander is selling team, CEO says

    Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is selling the team.More >>
    Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is selling the team.More >>
  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2017

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:22:10 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just four 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 surprise teams this upcoming season.  7. St. Louis Saints (3-8 in 2016) We start the list with a team who is just one year removed from an undefeated district record.  The Saint Lou...

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    We are just four 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 surprise teams this upcoming season.  7. St. Louis Saints (3-8 in 2016) We start the list with a team who is just one year removed from an undefeated district record.  The Saint Lou...

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  • Muguruza beats 'role model' Williams for 1st Wimbledon title

    Muguruza beats 'role model' Williams for 1st Wimbledon title

    Saturday, July 15 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-07-15 11:54:59 GMT
    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-07-16 04:53:53 GMT

    With another victory at Wimbledon, Venus Williams can become the oldest woman in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title.

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    With another victory at Wimbledon, Venus Williams can become the oldest woman in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title.

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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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  • Eight McNeese Baseball Players Active in the Off-Season

    Eight McNeese Baseball Players Active in the Off-Season

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:26:35 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAKE CHARLES - A total of eight McNeese baseball players are active during the break playing summer league baseball. Those include Shane Selman (St. Cloud Rox), Jacob Stracner (Shelter Island Bucks), Brett Whelton (Rockford Rivets), Welles Cooley (Danville Dans), Gavin Sonnier (Danville Dans), Tyler Wesley (High Point Thomasville), Peyton McLemore (Florence Redwolves), and Cain Castille (Acadiana Cane Cutters). Both Selman and Stracner were selected to represent their squads in their...

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    LAKE CHARLES - A total of eight McNeese baseball players are active during the break playing summer league baseball. Those include Shane Selman (St. Cloud Rox), Jacob Stracner (Shelter Island Bucks), Brett Whelton (Rockford Rivets), Welles Cooley (Danville Dans), Gavin Sonnier (Danville Dans), Tyler Wesley (High Point Thomasville), Peyton McLemore (Florence Redwolves), and Cain Castille (Acadiana Cane Cutters). Both Selman and Stracner were selected to represent their squads in their...

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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 >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Lauryn McMahon

    Sports Person of the Week - Lauryn McMahon

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:29:37 GMT
    Softball has always played a major role in Lauryn McMahon's life, as it should have, being that it's a family affair. “My mom was really big in high school. They kind of threw me into it. I like to be out on the field and get dirty and stuff like that. I think that the grit in the game actually got to me,” McMahon said. The Rosepine catcher was a driving force behind the Lady Eagles' repeat trip to Sulphur this season. Deservingly so, she was named a second team all-Amer...More >>
    Softball has always played a major role in Lauryn McMahon's life, as it should have, being that it's a family affair. “My mom was really big in high school. They kind of threw me into it. I like to be out on the field and get dirty and stuff like that. I think that the grit in the game actually got to me,” McMahon said. The Rosepine catcher was a driving force behind the Lady Eagles' repeat trip to Sulphur this season. Deservingly so, she was named a second team all-Amer...More >>
  • Pelicans reportedly interested in Rondo

    Pelicans reportedly interested in Rondo

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:11:21 GMT
    The Pelicans are interested in bringing point guard Rajon Rondo on board, reportedly on a one-year deal. And what's not to like about this move for a Pels team that has a need for experience at the point guard position? Rondo's an 11-year veteran that spent last season in Chicago. Why he'd be the perfect fit in New Orleans is simple: He'd give the Pels another option to run the offense aside from Jrue Holiday. Rondo's addition would also allow Holiday to move to the two-guard p...More >>
    The Pelicans are interested in bringing point guard Rajon Rondo on board, reportedly on a one-year deal. And what's not to like about this move for a Pels team that has a need for experience at the point guard position? Rondo's an 11-year veteran that spent last season in Chicago. Why he'd be the perfect fit in New Orleans is simple: He'd give the Pels another option to run the offense aside from Jrue Holiday. Rondo's addition would also allow Holiday to move to the two-guard p...More >>
  • 92-year old star begins 12 event push at USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

    92-year old star begins 12 event push at USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:00:16 GMT
    (Source: USATF)(Source: USATF)
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana --  The 50th anniversary of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships kicked off under inclement weather conditions and several lightning delays at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track & Field Stadium, highlighted by 92-year-old Mary Norckauer knocking out the first of her twelve anticipated events. Norckauer, a Baton Rouge native, approached the 800m with steady determination, finishing the first lap in 3:30.32 and taking the W90 crown with a final time...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana --  The 50th anniversary of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships kicked off under inclement weather conditions and several lightning delays at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track & Field Stadium, highlighted by 92-year-old Mary Norckauer knocking out the first of her twelve anticipated events. Norckauer, a Baton Rouge native, approached the 800m with steady determination, finishing the first lap in 3:30.32 and taking the W90 crown with a final time...More >>
  • McNeese lands eight on preseason All-SLC teams

    McNeese lands eight on preseason All-SLC teams

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:21:10 GMT
    (Source: Mcneese Football)(Source: Mcneese Football)
    FRISCO, Texas – The McNeese Cowboys landed eight players on the 2017 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Team with two of those, tight end Lawayne Ross and safety Andre Fuller, garnering first team honors, the league released on Thursday. Earning a spot on the second team were defensive linemen Jammerio Gross-Whitaker and Chris Livings, wide receivers Kent Shelby and Darious Crawley, defensive back Dominique Hill and transfer offensive lineman Andy Dodd. Fuller, Gross-...More >>
    FRISCO, Texas – The McNeese Cowboys landed eight players on the 2017 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Team with two of those, tight end Lawayne Ross and safety Andre Fuller, garnering first team honors, the league released on Thursday. Earning a spot on the second team were defensive linemen Jammerio Gross-Whitaker and Chris Livings, wide receivers Kent Shelby and Darious Crawley, defensive back Dominique Hill and transfer offensive lineman Andy Dodd. Fuller, Gross-...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 >>
  • Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

    Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

    Thursday, July 13 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-07-13 18:27:56 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Gymnast Simone Biles arrives at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). Gymnast Simone Biles arrives at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

    By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired NFL quarterback's opening monologue. Westbook was the NBA MVP, led the league...

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    By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired NFL quarterback's opening monologue. Westbook was the NBA MVP, led the league...

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  • LSU starts SEC road slate with Mullen, MSU

    LSU starts SEC road slate with Mullen, MSU

    Dan Mullen (Source: WAFB)Dan Mullen (Source: WAFB)

    LSU fans hit the road to six different stadiums besides Death Valley this fall, and while Gainesville and Tuscaloosa are the trips that will get the most attention, the first true road test takes place in Starkville where Mississippi State's Dan Mullen is beginning his ninth season.

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    LSU fans hit the road to six different stadiums besides Death Valley this fall, and while Gainesville and Tuscaloosa are the trips that will get the most attention, the first true road test takes place in Starkville where Mississippi State's Dan Mullen is beginning his ninth season.

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  • NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving

    NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-07-12 19:03:27 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-07-13 05:02:50 GMT
    The NBA will try to make games go a little more quickly starting next season, by eliminating some time-outs and other tweaks.More >>
    The NBA will try to make games go a little more quickly starting next season, by eliminating some time-outs and other tweaks.More >>
  • Alabama takes the stage for third day of SEC Media Days

    Alabama takes the stage for third day of SEC Media Days

    Source: SECSports.comSource: SECSports.com

    Alabama head football coach Nick Saban took the podium Wednesday morning at SEC Media Days.

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    Alabama head football coach Nick Saban took the podium Wednesday morning at SEC Media Days.

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  • Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

    Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-07-11 23:08:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:34:02 GMT
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor have thrown their first verbal jabs.More >>
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor have thrown their first verbal jabs.More >>
  • Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

    Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-07-12 04:08:37 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:33:37 GMT

    Robinson Cano's 10th-inning homer off Wade Davis lifted the American League to a 2-1 All-Star win.

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    Robinson Cano's 10th-inning homer off Wade Davis lifted the American League to a 2-1 All-Star win.

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  • Berrigan's emotional week ends with San Antonio city title

    Berrigan's emotional week ends with San Antonio city title

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:07:56 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese golfer Ian Berrigan experienced a rollercoaster of emotions last week that ended with him winning the Greater San Antonio Amateur Men’s Golf Championship. On the Tuesday leading into the three-day, 54-hole event at The Quarry Golf Course, the father of one of Berrigan’s best friends, Randy Schriedel, lost his decade-long battle with cancer.  Five days later, Berrigan hoisted the city tournament championship trophy after a dramatic win on the tourney’s ...More >>
    McNeese golfer Ian Berrigan experienced a rollercoaster of emotions last week that ended with him winning the Greater San Antonio Amateur Men’s Golf Championship. On the Tuesday leading into the three-day, 54-hole event at The Quarry Golf Course, the father of one of Berrigan’s best friends, Randy Schriedel, lost his decade-long battle with cancer.  Five days later, Berrigan hoisted the city tournament championship trophy after a dramatic win on the tourney’s ...More >>
  • Florida highlights second day of SEC Media Days

    Florida highlights second day of SEC Media Days

    Source: SECSports.comSource: SECSports.com

    Florida coach Jim McElwain highlights the second day, and Alabama coach Nick Saban will appear on day three. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will lead the group of coaches wrapping up the final day.

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    Florida coach Jim McElwain highlights the second day, and Alabama coach Nick Saban will appear on day three. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will lead the group of coaches wrapping up the final day.

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  • Myles Brennan 'will have a chance to compete' for LSU starting QB job

    Myles Brennan 'will have a chance to compete' for LSU starting QB job

    Myles Brennan will be going against four other quarterbacks for the starting QB gig at LSU. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Myles Brennan will be going against four other quarterbacks for the starting QB gig at LSU. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    This spring Matt Canada got his first chance to implement the Tigers new offense.

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    This spring Matt Canada got his first chance to implement the Tigers new offense.

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  • LaCouture excited to put pads on after missing all of 2016

    LaCouture excited to put pads on after missing all of 2016

    Christian LaCouture (Source: WAFB)Christian LaCouture (Source: WAFB)

    A three-year starter along the defensive line for the Tigers, Christian LaCouture is returning for a fifth year after missing all of 2016 with a knee injury.

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    A three-year starter along the defensive line for the Tigers, Christian LaCouture is returning for a fifth year after missing all of 2016 with a knee injury.

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  • Coach O talks quarterbacks, Guice, and Alabama

    Coach O talks quarterbacks, Guice, and Alabama

    Coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)Coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)

    The Southeastern Conference held the first of its four-day media pilgrimage on Monday from Hoover, Alabama at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel.

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    The Southeastern Conference held the first of its four-day media pilgrimage on Monday from Hoover, Alabama at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel.

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2017

    Monday, July 10 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-07-10 20:31:14 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just five 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 Touchdown Live matchups this upcoming season. 

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    We are just five 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 Touchdown Live matchups this upcoming season. 

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  • LSU head coach Ed Orgeron speaks on day 1 of SEC Media Days

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron speaks on day 1 of SEC Media Days

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    First-year LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will lead off the media days on Monday, July 10 at the Hyatt's Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama.

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    First-year LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will lead off the media days on Monday, July 10 at the Hyatt's Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama.

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  • SEC Media Days 2017 are upon us

    SEC Media Days 2017 are upon us

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The wildest four days of the college football offseason are upon us. It’s officially talking season.

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    The wildest four days of the college football offseason are upon us. It’s officially talking season.

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  • James Harden signs four-year extension with Rockets

    James Harden signs four-year extension with Rockets

  • 4th Annual TCII Youth Football Camp

    4th Annual TCII Youth Football Camp

  • McNeese aims to fix rebounding woes heading into season

    McNeese aims to fix rebounding woes heading into season

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Sports Person of the Week - Gage Primeaux

    Sports Person of the Week - Gage Primeaux

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:00:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It’s hard for Barbe alum Gage Primeaux to keep track of how many golf tournaments he has actually won. For him, practice isn't what makes perfect. "Honestly, I really don’t practice, Primeaux said. I practice on the course. I play 5 times a week so I don't really ever practice." Primeaux has been golfing since he could walk. At 19, he's already won around 70 golf championships. He said his friends play a significant role in his accomplishments. ...

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    It’s hard for Barbe alum Gage Primeaux to keep track of how many golf tournaments he has actually won. For him, practice isn't what makes perfect. "Honestly, I really don’t practice, Primeaux said. I practice on the course. I play 5 times a week so I don't really ever practice." Primeaux has been golfing since he could walk. At 19, he's already won around 70 golf championships. He said his friends play a significant role in his accomplishments. ...

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  • Sam Houston's Haggard, South Beau's Clark named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Sam Houston's Haggard, South Beau's Clark named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:37:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Wednesday.  Two players from Southwest Louisiana were selected in Sam Houston infielder Chris Haggard and South Beauregard pitcher Chance Clark. Both players led their teams to Sulphur, with Clark's Golden Knights winning the state title in Class 3A. 

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    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Wednesday.  Two players from Southwest Louisiana were selected in Sam Houston infielder Chris Haggard and South Beauregard pitcher Chance Clark. Both players led their teams to Sulphur, with Clark's Golden Knights winning the state title in Class 3A. 

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  • LSU pitcher Eric Walker to miss entire 2018 Season

    LSU pitcher Eric Walker to miss entire 2018 Season

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:57:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, LA - Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker has been diagnosed with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will undergo reconstructive surgery, causing him to miss the 2018 season, coach Paul Mainieri announced Thursday. Walker, a product of Arlington, Texas, helped lead LSU to the 2017 Southeastern Conference championship and a berth in the College World Series, where the Tigers finished ...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, LA - Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker has been diagnosed with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and will undergo reconstructive surgery, causing him to miss the 2018 season, coach Paul Mainieri announced Thursday. Walker, a product of Arlington, Texas, helped lead LSU to the 2017 Southeastern Conference championship and a berth in the College World Series, where the Tigers finished ...More >>
  • Special teams a "building block" for Washington's DeShazor Everett

    Special teams a "building block" for Washington's DeShazor Everett

    (Source: Washington Redskins, redskins.com)(Source: Washington Redskins, redskins.com)

    The DeRidder native has used special teams to create opportunities on defense.

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    The DeRidder native has used special teams to create opportunities on defense.

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  • 7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    7 Sports gears up for football season with 7-in-Seven Countdown

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:19:49 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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    In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you a new 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana. Every Monday a new countdown begins, starting June 19. 

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  • Five Cowboys earn All-Louisiana Baseball Honors

    Five Cowboys earn All-Louisiana Baseball Honors

    Monday, July 3 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-07-04 02:11:59 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES – In helping McNeese win its first Southland Conference championship in 11 years and becoming just the second player in school history to lead the nation in a stat category, junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky has been named the 2017 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year the LSWA announced late Saturday in conjunction with the release of the 2017 All-Louisiana Baseball teams. Podorsky, who will forgo his senior season after he recently signed a professional contract wit...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – In helping McNeese win its first Southland Conference championship in 11 years and becoming just the second player in school history to lead the nation in a stat category, junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky has been named the 2017 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year the LSWA announced late Saturday in conjunction with the release of the 2017 All-Louisiana Baseball teams. Podorsky, who will forgo his senior season after he recently signed a professional contract wit...More >>
  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2017

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2017

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:54:51 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 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 seven most competitive districts this upcoming season. 7. Class 1A - District 4 (4-1A) We start the countdown with one of the more competitive districts over the past few year...

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    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 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 seven most competitive districts this upcoming season. 7. Class 1A - District 4 (4-1A) We start the countdown with one of the more competitive districts over the past few year...

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  • LSU standout catcher to sign with Astros

    LSU standout catcher to sign with Astros

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:48:33 GMT
    By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) - From a young age, Danielle Kang's parents instilled in her the belief that anything was possible. Even major championships. Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson. Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle pu...More >>
    By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) - From a young age, Danielle Kang's parents instilled in her the belief that anything was possible. Even major championships. Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson. Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle pu...More >>
  • LSU rape claim 'not credible,' source says

    LSU rape claim 'not credible,' source says

    Monday, July 3 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-07-03 17:06:57 GMT
    LSU Football (Source: WAFB)LSU Football (Source: WAFB)

    Baton Rouge police declined to pursue sexual assault charges against an LSU football player because the woman who made the claim was found to be not credible, a source close to the case told the WAFB 9NEWS Investigators.

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    Baton Rouge police declined to pursue sexual assault charges against an LSU football player because the woman who made the claim was found to be not credible, a source close to the case told the WAFB 9NEWS Investigators.

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  • AP: Jrue Holiday gets $126M, 5 year from Pelicans

    AP: Jrue Holiday gets $126M, 5 year from Pelicans

    Saturday, July 1 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-07-01 22:49:54 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jrue Holiday has agreed to terms on a new five-year, $126 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, who kept the point guard they wanted to initiate offense for All-Star big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Agent Jason Glushon said early Saturday that the final year of the deal is at Holiday's option, adding that incentives could push the contract's total value to $150 million. ESPN first reported that the Pelicans and Holiday had a deal. Holiday averag...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jrue Holiday has agreed to terms on a new five-year, $126 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, who kept the point guard they wanted to initiate offense for All-Star big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Agent Jason Glushon said early Saturday that the final year of the deal is at Holiday's option, adding that incentives could push the contract's total value to $150 million. ESPN first reported that the Pelicans and Holiday had a deal. Holiday averag...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Beau Jordan

    Sports Person of the Week - Beau Jordan

    Friday, June 30 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-07-01 03:37:15 GMT
    The goal of every college baseball player is to get to OMAHA. Barbe alum, Beau Jordan and the LSU tigers accomplished that this season. “It was a great opportunity, like you said it wasn’t what we planned on achieving, but I am very proud of this team and what we were able to accomplish. We started off rough and being able to finish in the top two teams in the country its really great and it was a fun ride,” Said Jordan. Jordan battled his way into the st...More >>
    The goal of every college baseball player is to get to OMAHA. Barbe alum, Beau Jordan and the LSU tigers accomplished that this season. “It was a great opportunity, like you said it wasn’t what we planned on achieving, but I am very proud of this team and what we were able to accomplish. We started off rough and being able to finish in the top two teams in the country its really great and it was a fun ride,” Said Jordan. Jordan battled his way into the st...More >>
  • Tournament field announced for 4th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic

    Tournament field announced for 4th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic

    Friday, June 30 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-06-30 23:12:57 GMT
    (Source: Sunday Players)(Source: Sunday Players)
    The self proclaimed "top 16-team tournament in the country," the Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year in December. The tournament released the 16 teams that made the cut this year, and as usual, it's impressive. Five state champions make the field this year and 11 of the teams played in the semifinals in 2017. Two of the state's top players will be in attendance, including LSU commit, Ja'Vonte Smart. Hamilton Christian, LaGrange, L...More >>
    The self proclaimed "top 16-team tournament in the country," the Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year in December. The tournament released the 16 teams that made the cut this year, and as usual, it's impressive. Five state champions make the field this year and 11 of the teams played in the semifinals in 2017. Two of the state's top players will be in attendance, including LSU commit, Ja'Vonte Smart. Hamilton Christian, LaGrange, L...More >>
  • LSU hoops gets commitment from five-star guard Ja'Vonte Smart

    LSU hoops gets commitment from five-star guard Ja'Vonte Smart

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:36:39 GMT
    (Source: WVUE)(Source: WVUE)

    The Will Wade factor is now in effect. The LSU coach secured a commitment from the number one player in Louisiana on Friday. 2018 five-star point guard Ja'Vonte Smart (Scotlandville) announced on Twitter his intention to pledge to the Tigers, followed by the phrase, "bootUp." 

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    The Will Wade factor is now in effect. The LSU coach secured a commitment from the number one player in Louisiana on Friday. 2018 five-star point guard Ja'Vonte Smart (Scotlandville) announced on Twitter his intention to pledge to the Tigers, followed by the phrase, "bootUp." 

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  • Police fault tennis star Venus Williams in fatal car crash

    Police fault tennis star Venus Williams in fatal car crash

    Friday, June 30 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-06-30 18:41:08 GMT
    (CNN) - Florida police have determined that Venus Williams is at fault for a fatal car crash earlier this month. Williams told police traffic stalled her vehicle in the median of an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. A police report says after the light turned green, Williams' vehicle was struck when she cut in front of another vehicle trying to get through the intersection. A 78-year-old passenger in that vehicle later died from his injuries. That man's wife, the dr...More >>
    (CNN) - Florida police have determined that Venus Williams is at fault for a fatal car crash earlier this month. Williams told police traffic stalled her vehicle in the median of an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. A police report says after the light turned green, Williams' vehicle was struck when she cut in front of another vehicle trying to get through the intersection. A 78-year-old passenger in that vehicle later died from his injuries. That man's wife, the dr...More >>
  • McNeese coach Lance Guidry says "exciting times" are ahead for Cowboys

    McNeese coach Lance Guidry says "exciting times" are ahead for Cowboys

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese returns nearly every offensive starter and eight on defense.

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    McNeese returns nearly every offensive starter and eight on defense.

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  • Local AAU Track Team The Duck-Squad Heading to Junior Olympics

    Local AAU Track Team The Duck-Squad Heading to Junior Olympics

    Thursday, June 29 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-06-30 02:52:49 GMT

    A local AAU track team has eight local kids that recently qualified for the Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. They call themselves, "Team Duck-Squad.” Head Coach Wilbert Landry is the founder of Team Duck-Squad and this year they had 12 athletes on their team. To qualify for the Junior Olympics, you must finish in the top six at the regional track meet in Covington, Louisiana. Team Duck-Squad had eight kids finish top six in their respective events....

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    A local AAU track team has eight local kids that recently qualified for the Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. They call themselves, "Team Duck-Squad.” Head Coach Wilbert Landry is the founder of Team Duck-Squad and this year they had 12 athletes on their team. To qualify for the Junior Olympics, you must finish in the top six at the regional track meet in Covington, Louisiana. Team Duck-Squad had eight kids finish top six in their respective events....

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  • McNeese's Riley Isaac wins Louisiana Women's Amateur Title

    McNeese's Riley Isaac wins Louisiana Women's Amateur Title

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:16:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)

    McNeese’s Riley Isaac captured the Louisiana Women’s Amateur Golf Championship here Wednesday at the Lake Charles Country Club. Isaac, the native of Montgomery, Texas will be a sophomore in the upcoming season. The title is a welcoming sight for Isaac who has played in only five tournaments as a Cowgirl. Isaac was sidelined for the Spring and Fall of 2016 and for most of this past Spring due to an injury.  She opened the tournament with a 76 in the qualifying round ...

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    McNeese’s Riley Isaac captured the Louisiana Women’s Amateur Golf Championship here Wednesday at the Lake Charles Country Club. Isaac, the native of Montgomery, Texas will be a sophomore in the upcoming season. The title is a welcoming sight for Isaac who has played in only five tournaments as a Cowgirl. Isaac was sidelined for the Spring and Fall of 2016 and for most of this past Spring due to an injury.  She opened the tournament with a 76 in the qualifying round ...

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  • LSU's Robertson signs contract with the Cardinals

    LSU's Robertson signs contract with the Cardinals

    LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson has signed his first professional contract and is beginning a new baseball journey.

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    LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson has signed his first professional contract and is beginning a new baseball journey.

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  • LSU's Ed Orgeron ranks No. 81 on 'Athlon Sports' list of college football coaches

    LSU's Ed Orgeron ranks No. 81 on 'Athlon Sports' list of college football coaches

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:31 AM EDT2017-06-29 10:31:08 GMT
    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)

    "Athlon Sports & Life" magazine is great at making lists and who doesn't love a good list? The latest one ranks all 130 college football head coaches. The factors used in the ranking - everything.

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    "Athlon Sports & Life" magazine is great at making lists and who doesn't love a good list? The latest one ranks all 130 college football head coaches. The factors used in the ranking - everything.

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  • DeShazor Everett happy to be home for second annual 'Next Up' football camp

    DeShazor Everett happy to be home for second annual 'Next Up' football camp

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:19:40 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Former DeRidder star DeShazor Everett returned to DeRidder to host his second annual 'Next Up' youth football camp earlier this week.  The defensive back for the Washington Redskins, had over 120 campers in attendance being coach by NFL players like Jamison Crowder. The DeRidder High School coaching staff and players also assisted at the camp. The Texas A&M product said he loves the support he gets from home and he wanted to give DeRidder something he di...More >>
    Former DeRidder star DeShazor Everett returned to DeRidder to host his second annual 'Next Up' youth football camp earlier this week.  The defensive back for the Washington Redskins, had over 120 campers in attendance being coach by NFL players like Jamison Crowder. The DeRidder High School coaching staff and players also assisted at the camp. The Texas A&M product said he loves the support he gets from home and he wanted to give DeRidder something he di...More >>
  • LSU's Poche' bids Tigertown a fond farewell

    LSU's Poche' bids Tigertown a fond farewell

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-06-28 23:05:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU pitcher Jared Poche' started his last game in a Tiger uniform Tuesday night against Florida. The senior went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, seven hits, three strikeouts and one walk. The Tigers lost to Florida, 6-1, and a dream season quickly came to a disappointing end. Poche' sent out a letter via Twitter Wednesday thanking his family, friends and LSU fans for the support given to the team this year.  Poche' leaves LSU wi...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU pitcher Jared Poche' started his last game in a Tiger uniform Tuesday night against Florida. The senior went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, seven hits, three strikeouts and one walk. The Tigers lost to Florida, 6-1, and a dream season quickly came to a disappointing end. Poche' sent out a letter via Twitter Wednesday thanking his family, friends and LSU fans for the support given to the team this year.  Poche' leaves LSU wi...More >>
  • AP Source: Rockets to acquire Chris Paul from Clippers

    AP Source: Rockets to acquire Chris Paul from Clippers

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:53:09 GMT
    By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship. The Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Paul from the Clippers in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a protected first-round pick next year, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The pick is only protected if Hou...More >>
    By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship. The Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Paul from the Clippers in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a protected first-round pick next year, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The pick is only protected if Hou...More >>
  • LSU falls 6-1 to Florida in error-filled game

    LSU falls 6-1 to Florida in error-filled game

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 4:59 AM EDT2017-06-28 08:59:41 GMT

    The Tigers could not overcome three fielding errors, a base running interference that cost LSU a run in the 7th inning and Kramer Robertson being thrown out at the plate in the 8th inning.

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    The Tigers could not overcome three fielding errors, a base running interference that cost LSU a run in the 7th inning and Kramer Robertson being thrown out at the plate in the 8th inning.

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  • McNeese basketball signs two JUCO big men for upcoming season

    McNeese basketball signs two JUCO big men for upcoming season

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:30:07 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese basketball head coach Dave Simmons has announced the signing of two big post players from a Top 16 JUCO squad that are expected to give the Cowboys a huge rebounding force for the coming season. Quattarius Wilson, a 6-8, 200-pounder, and Demarco Owens, also 6-8 and at 260 pounds, join McNeese from Moberly Area Community College out of Moberly, Missouri.  The Greyhounds, who ranked 16th in the final NJCAA national poll, posted a 27-5 record this past season while claimin...More >>
    McNeese basketball head coach Dave Simmons has announced the signing of two big post players from a Top 16 JUCO squad that are expected to give the Cowboys a huge rebounding force for the coming season. Quattarius Wilson, a 6-8, 200-pounder, and Demarco Owens, also 6-8 and at 260 pounds, join McNeese from Moberly Area Community College out of Moberly, Missouri.  The Greyhounds, who ranked 16th in the final NJCAA national poll, posted a 27-5 record this past season while claimin...More >>
  • LSU falls to Florida 4-3 in game 1 of the CWS Finals

    LSU falls to Florida 4-3 in game 1 of the CWS Finals

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-06-27 18:50:05 GMT

    LSU fell 4-3 to Florida in game one of the College World Series Finals. The Gators were led by starting pitcher Brady Singer.

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    LSU fell 4-3 to Florida in game one of the College World Series Finals. The Gators were led by starting pitcher Brady Singer.

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  • 7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese Matchups in 2017

    7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese Matchups in 2017

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:38:28 GMT

    We are just 7 weeks away from football season and starting tonight, KPLC 7 Sports will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We will start the countdown with the top 7 match ups for McNeese this season. Beginning at number 7 : The Cowboys face the Baptist Huskies on September 23 and its the first time these two teams are meeting. The Huskies enter the 2017 season win...

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    We are just seven weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and starting June 19, KPLC will bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We start the countdown with the top-seven matchups for McNeese this upcoming season. 7. Houston Baptist, September 23 It's the first-ever meeting between the Cowboys and the Houston Baptist Huskies. HBU comes...

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  • Primeaux, Tadlock win 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship title

    Primeaux, Tadlock win 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship title

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:44:55 GMT
    The 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship title wrapped up on Sunday with Gage Primeaux winning the regular season championship with a score of 204 (Day 1: 68, Day 2: 67, Day 3: 69). Senior City Champion, Randy Tadlock, posted a score of 148 after two rounds. (Day 1: 70, Day 2: 78). Full results can be found below. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    The 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship title wrapped up on Sunday with Gage Primeaux winning the regular season championship with a score of 204 (Day 1: 68, Day 2: 67, Day 3: 69). Senior City Champion, Randy Tadlock, posted a score of 148 after two rounds. (Day 1: 70, Day 2: 78). Full results can be found below. Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Saints place DT Nick Fairley on reserve

    Saints place DT Nick Fairley on reserve

    DT Nick Fairley, 90 (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)DT Nick Fairley, 90 (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness list.

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    New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed defensive tackle Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness list.

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  • Former Cowgirl and Baylor volunteer coach Dani Price joins McNeese softball staff

    Former Cowgirl and Baylor volunteer coach Dani Price joins McNeese softball staff

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:28:17 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese head softball coach James Landreneau announced former Cowgirl Dani Price will join the Cowgirl staff for the 2018 season, serving as recruiting coordinator. “Dani is a proud alumni that comes highly recommended from coach Glen Moore of Baylor,” said Landreneau. “We are getting a great softball mind with outstanding character. Her championship experience coupled with her energetic coaching style will be a great addition to our staff. She will make an immediat...More >>
    McNeese head softball coach James Landreneau announced former Cowgirl Dani Price will join the Cowgirl staff for the 2018 season, serving as recruiting coordinator. “Dani is a proud alumni that comes highly recommended from coach Glen Moore of Baylor,” said Landreneau. “We are getting a great softball mind with outstanding character. Her championship experience coupled with her energetic coaching style will be a great addition to our staff. She will make an immediat...More >>
  • The home run ball returns to Omaha, for now

    The home run ball returns to Omaha, for now

    Greg Deichmann arrives in Omaha with the Tigers. (Fox 8 Photo, Chris Hagan)Greg Deichmann arrives in Omaha with the Tigers. (Fox 8 Photo, Chris Hagan)

    At 21 home runs and counting, this year’s College World Series has been a welcomed sight for fans, players and coaches who weren’t happy with the dimensions of TD Ameritrade Park and the type of baseball it produces.

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    At 21 home runs and counting, this year’s College World Series has been a welcomed sight for fans, players and coaches who weren’t happy with the dimensions of TD Ameritrade Park and the type of baseball it produces.

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  • Papierski, Gilbert lead LSU to CWS championship series

    Papierski, Gilbert lead LSU to CWS championship series

    LSU head coach Paul Mainieri at TD Ameritrade Park. (Fox 8 Photo, Chris Hagan)LSU head coach Paul Mainieri at TD Ameritrade Park. (Fox 8 Photo, Chris Hagan)

    The Tigers did the improbable and took back-to-back games off a team that only lost six games all year. 

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    The Tigers did the improbable and took back-to-back games off a team that only lost six games all year. 

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  • Etling close to 100 percent at Manning Passing Academy

    Etling close to 100 percent at Manning Passing Academy

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-06-24 18:26:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Besides winning a national championship, Danny Etling has had other dreams as a young Indiana quarterback. And that dream was fulfilled today. Etling is a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, rubbing shoulders with Peyton Manning. "I mean how lucky am I just to be out here with Peyton and Eli. Those were childhood heroes of mine growing up in Indiana that I would've never thought even when I was a camper here that I would get to do," Etli...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Besides winning a national championship, Danny Etling has had other dreams as a young Indiana quarterback. And that dream was fulfilled today. Etling is a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, rubbing shoulders with Peyton Manning. "I mean how lucky am I just to be out here with Peyton and Eli. Those were childhood heroes of mine growing up in Indiana that I would've never thought even when I was a camper here that I would get to do," Etli...More >>
  • Lange, Tigers beat Oregon State 3-1

    Lange, Tigers beat Oregon State 3-1

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-06-24 02:14:41 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WAFB) - Don't count those Tigers out in Omaha just yet! Alex Lange pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, striking out eight Oregon State batters and leading the Tigers to a 3-1 victory, forcing a Saturday game with the winner going to the CWS Finals.  Zack Hess came in to record the final five outs for LSU, striking out four. Lange held the Beavers to two hits. Josh Smith had two hits including a seventh inning home run to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead and Zach Watson added ...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WAFB) - Don't count those Tigers out in Omaha just yet! Alex Lange pitched 7 1/3 strong innings, striking out eight Oregon State batters and leading the Tigers to a 3-1 victory, forcing a Saturday game with the winner going to the CWS Finals.  Zack Hess came in to record the final five outs for LSU, striking out four. Lange held the Beavers to two hits. Josh Smith had two hits including a seventh inning home run to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead and Zach Watson added ...More >>
  • Mallard Cove Golf Course to Host 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship

    Mallard Cove Golf Course to Host 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:38:21 GMT

    The 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship beginning June 22 and lasting through June 25 at Mallard Cove Golf Course is still on! The tournament begins tomorrow and runs thru this weekend likely dodging some heavy rains, which could warrant temporary play suspension. The Long Drive contest will still go on tomorrow evening weather permitting. The hope is to play all rounds,  but can shorten the stipulated event if absolutely necessary. As...

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    The 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship beginning June 22 and lasting through June 25 at Mallard Cove Golf Course is still on! The tournament begins tomorrow and runs thru this weekend likely dodging some heavy rains, which could warrant temporary play suspension. The Long Drive contest will still go on tomorrow evening weather permitting. The hope is to play all rounds,  but can shorten the stipulated event if absolutely necessary. As...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Eddie Kennison

    Sports Person of the Week - Eddie Kennison

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:46:36 GMT
    Our KPLC 7 Sports Person of the Week is Lake Charles native, Eddie Kennison. The former LSU two-sport star lettered in track and football before going on to a 13-year NFL career. A first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 1996, he also played with four other teams, including the Saints in 1999. Now he’s an inductee in the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.  “It's truly an honor, just being away from Louisiana for a number of years after my career at LSU,&rdqu...More >>
    Our KPLC 7 Sports Person of the Week is Lake Charles native, Eddie Kennison. The former LSU two-sport star lettered in track and football before going on to a 13-year NFL career. A first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 1996, he also played with four other teams, including the Saints in 1999. Now he’s an inductee in the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.  “It's truly an honor, just being away from Louisiana for a number of years after my career at LSU,&rdqu...More >>
  • Jared Poche' pitches LSU to 7-4 win over Florida State

    Jared Poche' pitches LSU to 7-4 win over Florida State

    Jared Poche' (Source: WAFB)Jared Poche' (Source: WAFB)

    The LSU baseball team faced elimination Wednesday night at the College World Series in Omaha, but the team pulled through for a 7-4 win against Florida State.

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    The LSU baseball team faced elimination Wednesday night at the College World Series in Omaha, but the team pulled through for a 7-4 win against Florida State.

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  • South Beau's Fontenot, Clark named 2017 HS All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball

    South Beau's Fontenot, Clark named 2017 HS All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:54:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The honors keep coming for South Beauregard as a pair of Golden Knights made Collegiate Baseball's High School All-American list. Chance Clark and Jansen Fontenot were both chosen after a strong senior season that led to South Beau's first-ever state title. Clark, a shortstop and pitcher, was named a first-team multi-position player. He went 10-3 and posted a 1.92 ERA, while he hit .419 with 22 doubles, 29 stolen bases, 7 home runs and 39 RBIs. Clark si...More >>
    The honors keep coming for South Beauregard as a pair of Golden Knights made Collegiate Baseball's High School All-American list. Chance Clark and Jansen Fontenot were both chosen after a strong senior season that led to South Beau's first-ever state title. Clark, a shortstop and pitcher, was named a first-team multi-position player. He went 10-3 and posted a 1.92 ERA, while he hit .419 with 22 doubles, 29 stolen bases, 7 home runs and 39 RBIs. Clark si...More >>
  • Eric Walker explains decision to leave LSU game

    Eric Walker explains decision to leave LSU game

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:27:07 GMT
    (WVUE) - LSU's upset bid of top-seeded Oregon State was dealt an early blow Wednesday night when freshman pitcher Eric Walker signaled to the dugout that his forearm was bothering him and he could not continue. Coach Paul Mainieri said during the game that the injury was not a structural issue, merely a fatigued muscle that "became unbearable." After the Tigers' 13-1 loss, Walker explained the sequence of events. "Went out top of the third and a few warm-up pitches, ...More >>
    (WVUE) - LSU's upset bid of top-seeded Oregon State was dealt an early blow Wednesday night when freshman pitcher Eric Walker signaled to the dugout that his forearm was bothering him and he could not continue. Coach Paul Mainieri said during the game that the injury was not a structural issue, merely a fatigued muscle that "became unbearable." After the Tigers' 13-1 loss, Walker explained the sequence of events. "Went out top of the third and a few warm-up pitches, ...More >>
  • Eric Walker explains decision to leave LSU game

    Eric Walker explains decision to leave LSU game

    Source: Edwin Goode (FOX 8 Image)Source: Edwin Goode (FOX 8 Image)

    LSU's upset bid of top-seeded Oregon State was dealt an early blow Wednesday night when freshman pitcher Eric Walker signaled to the dugout that his forearm was bothering him and he could not continue. 

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    LSU's upset bid of top-seeded Oregon State was dealt an early blow Wednesday night when freshman pitcher Eric Walker signaled to the dugout that his forearm was bothering him and he could not continue. 

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  • Oregon State beats LSU, 13-1

    Oregon State beats LSU, 13-1

    When it rains, it pours. The Tigers 17-game win streak came to a very abrupt end with a 13-1 loss to Oregon state.

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    When it rains, it pours. The Tigers 17-game win streak came to a very abrupt end with a 13-1 loss to Oregon state.

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  • Tigers embrace the challenge of Oregon State

    Tigers embrace the challenge of Oregon State

    Monday, June 19 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-06-19 18:35:14 GMT
    OPELOUSAS, LA (WVUE) - The LSU Tigers are well-aware of what’s at stake Monday night, and they know the challenge that’s ahead of them. Oregon State is one of the few teams whose numbers are more impressive than LSU’s. "To go 55-4 is almost incomprehensible,” said LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri. "But then it made me think back to a year we came out here when we were 57-9, and we didn’t have a lot of good fortune." If there’s any gam...More >>
    OPELOUSAS, LA (WVUE) - The LSU Tigers are well-aware of what’s at stake Monday night, and they know the challenge that’s ahead of them. Oregon State is one of the few teams whose numbers are more impressive than LSU’s. "To go 55-4 is almost incomprehensible,” said LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri. "But then it made me think back to a year we came out here when we were 57-9, and we didn’t have a lot of good fortune." If there’s any gam...More >>
  • By the numbers: Winning early leads to championships in Omaha

    By the numbers: Winning early leads to championships in Omaha

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-06-19 04:25:07 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - It's common sense that winning the first two games of the College World Series puts you in a tremendously advantageous position, needing just one more game to reach the championship series. But what do the numbers say? How possible is it to bounce back from an opening game loss? What are your chances winning the opening game vs. winning the first two games?  Fortunately for you, if you were wondering, my Sunday afternoon was spent enjoying 2 Chainz new album ...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - It's common sense that winning the first two games of the College World Series puts you in a tremendously advantageous position, needing just one more game to reach the championship series. But what do the numbers say? How possible is it to bounce back from an opening game loss? What are your chances winning the opening game vs. winning the first two games?  Fortunately for you, if you were wondering, my Sunday afternoon was spent enjoying 2 Chainz new album ...More >>
  • AP source: 76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick

    AP source: 76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:35:08 GMT
    By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the trade has not been formally approved ...More >>
    By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the trade has not been formally approved ...More >>
  • 'Beach Ball Rally' Gives LSU CWS Opening Win, 5-4

    'Beach Ball Rally' Gives LSU CWS Opening Win, 5-4

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:30:22 GMT
    Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU rightfielder Greg Deichmann drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night, and senior left-hander Jared Poche' tied the school record for career wins as the Tigers posted a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind win over Florida State in their opening game of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. LSU won its 17th straight game, improving to 49-17 on the year, while Florida State dropped 45-...More >>
    Information provided by LSUsports.net LSU rightfielder Greg Deichmann drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night, and senior left-hander Jared Poche' tied the school record for career wins as the Tigers posted a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind win over Florida State in their opening game of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. LSU won its 17th straight game, improving to 49-17 on the year, while Florida State dropped 45-...More >>
  • Phil Daley dies at 76

    Phil Daley dies at 76

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:02:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    To hear Scott Daley talk about his dad Phil, you quickly see how much he meant to everyone.  "He was a staple in the community for many years," said Scott Daley. "He took care of everybody here, including myself. Phil Daley, the owner and operator of Daley's Gym in Lake Charles died at the age of 76, early Saturday morning.  "He had generations of boxers that showed up at the funeral and funeral home. Generations from the ...

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    To hear Scott Daley talk about his dad Phil, you quickly see how much he meant to everyone.  "He was a staple in the community for many years," said Scott Daley. "He took care of everybody here, including myself. Phil Daley, the owner and operator of Daley's Gym in Lake Charles died at the age of 76, early Saturday morning.  "He had generations of boxers that showed up at the funeral and funeral home. Generations from the ...

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  • Clutch hitting, running and a beach ball lead to LSU win

    Clutch hitting, running and a beach ball lead to LSU win

    Sunday, June 18 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-06-18 15:22:43 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - Seconds after it happened, Twitter dubbed it the rally beach ball. It’s just the latest prop to interrupt a game and spark an LSU comeback. This one in particular, that led to a 5-4 victory over Florida State, might be the weirdest. Officially ruled an Antoine Duplantis single and three errors, the play allowed Cole Freeman to score all the way from first base and tie the game. “Right off the bat, when I hit it to right field, I thought Cole (Freeman) ...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - Seconds after it happened, Twitter dubbed it the rally beach ball. It’s just the latest prop to interrupt a game and spark an LSU comeback. This one in particular, that led to a 5-4 victory over Florida State, might be the weirdest. Officially ruled an Antoine Duplantis single and three errors, the play allowed Cole Freeman to score all the way from first base and tie the game. “Right off the bat, when I hit it to right field, I thought Cole (Freeman) ...More >>
  • Two legendary baseball programs meet in Omaha tonight

    Two legendary baseball programs meet in Omaha tonight

    Saturday, June 17 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-17 19:31:31 GMT
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - So much is always made of of the dimensions here at TD Ameritrade Park.335 to left field, 406 to center, and 335 down right. It plays big, no doubt. But not that much bigger than what the Tigers are used to. "It's a big ball park, but it's comparable to Alex Box. We have one of the bigger ball parks in the SEC that plays really big, especially to center field, like this place. I think it suits us well, like Alex Box, Hoover and TD Ameritrade," said short...More >>
    OMAHA, NE (WVUE) - So much is always made of of the dimensions here at TD Ameritrade Park.335 to left field, 406 to center, and 335 down right. It plays big, no doubt. But not that much bigger than what the Tigers are used to. "It's a big ball park, but it's comparable to Alex Box. We have one of the bigger ball parks in the SEC that plays really big, especially to center field, like this place. I think it suits us well, like Alex Box, Hoover and TD Ameritrade," said short...More >>
  • Third annual Jennie Finch World Series set for June 21-25

    Third annual Jennie Finch World Series set for June 21-25

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:43:04 GMT
    The 3rd annual Jennie Finch World Series (JFWS) kicks off on June 21st at Frasch Park in Sulphur. At the games there will be, local dance performers, Gumbo Gator, the Buccaneers Pirates, signing of the Anthem by a visiting team player, spirit chants from the teams, a helicopter entrance of Jennie and other National Pro Fastpitch players making surprise appearances as well.    This year JFWS is hosting 120 teams, some local and many are traveling in. This eve...More >>
    The 3rd annual Jennie Finch World Series (JFWS) kicks off on June 21st at Frasch Park in Sulphur. At the games there will be, local dance performers, Gumbo Gator, the Buccaneers Pirates, signing of the Anthem by a visiting team player, spirit chants from the teams, a helicopter entrance of Jennie and other National Pro Fastpitch players making surprise appearances as well.    This year JFWS is hosting 120 teams, some local and many are traveling in. This eve...More >>
  • Source: Terron Armstead suffers torn labrum, out 4-6 months

    Source: Terron Armstead suffers torn labrum, out 4-6 months

    Friday, June 16 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-06-16 19:54:39 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Saints will be without left tackle Terron Armstead four to six months after he tore his labrum, a source confirmed to FOX 8 sports. Armstead, who was steadily returning from various injuries in 2016, left practice Wednesday with trainers. When healthy, Armstead is one of the best young tackles in the NFL. He signed a lucrative, five-year contract worth $13 million a season last offseason. The NFL Network first reported the injury. Copyright&nb...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Saints will be without left tackle Terron Armstead four to six months after he tore his labrum, a source confirmed to FOX 8 sports. Armstead, who was steadily returning from various injuries in 2016, left practice Wednesday with trainers. When healthy, Armstead is one of the best young tackles in the NFL. He signed a lucrative, five-year contract worth $13 million a season last offseason. The NFL Network first reported the injury. Copyright&nb...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-06-16 04:51:22 GMT

    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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  • McNeese's Selman, Ramirez Jr. named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

    McNeese's Selman, Ramirez Jr. named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:47:51 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman and senior utility player Ricky Ramirez, Jr. has been named to the 2017 South Central-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team, each picking up second team honors. he 26-player all-region squad includes Division I baseball players on teams from parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Selman, the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team All-SLC recipient, led McNeese in two of the three Triple Crown offensive ca...More >>
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman and senior utility player Ricky Ramirez, Jr. has been named to the 2017 South Central-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team, each picking up second team honors. he 26-player all-region squad includes Division I baseball players on teams from parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Selman, the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year and first team All-SLC recipient, led McNeese in two of the three Triple Crown offensive ca...More >>
  • Former Barbe Buc Layna Savoie Named Elite 90 Award Winner

    Former Barbe Buc Layna Savoie Named Elite 90 Award Winner

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:49:03 GMT
    (Source: LSU)(Source: LSU)
    LSU senior Layna Savoie has been named the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship, it was announced at the team banquet Tuesday night. Savoie earned the award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site of the NCAA's Championship. Savoie owns a 3.95 GPA in psychology. She is the third LSU student-athlete to earn the award, joining softball's Dylan Supak (2015) and Alex Bo...More >>
    LSU senior Layna Savoie has been named the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship, it was announced at the team banquet Tuesday night. Savoie earned the award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site of the NCAA's Championship. Savoie owns a 3.95 GPA in psychology. She is the third LSU student-athlete to earn the award, joining softball's Dylan Supak (2015) and Alex Bo...More >>
  • Blimp catches fire, crashes at US Open

    Blimp catches fire, crashes at US Open

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:54:52 GMT
    ERIN, WI (RNN) - A blimp that had been flying over the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday went down, with witnesses saying it may have caught fire before crashing. Additional Links Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open USGA pledges no repeat of rules gaffe from last US Open A person who posted video to Twitter says she saw someone parachuting out. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported one person, presumably the pilot, had been airlifted from the sc...More >>
    ERIN, WI (RNN) - A blimp that had been flying over the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday went down, with witnesses saying it may have caught fire before crashing. Additional Links Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open USGA pledges no repeat of rules gaffe from last US Open A person who posted video to Twitter says she saw someone parachuting out. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported one person, presumably the pilot, had been airlifted from the sc...More >>
  • Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open

    Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:45:53 GMT
    ERIN, Wis. (AP) - Phil Mickelson withdrew from the U.S. Open a little more than an hour after the sun climbed over Erin Hills, realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter's high school graduation in California and make his Thursday afternoon tee time in Wisconsin. This is the first time Mickelson has missed the U.S. Open since he failed to qualify in 1993. Roberto Diaz of Mexico, the next alternate in line, took his place and at least was allowed to get some rest. Diaz ha...More >>
    ERIN, Wis. (AP) - Phil Mickelson withdrew from the U.S. Open a little more than an hour after the sun climbed over Erin Hills, realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter's high school graduation in California and make his Thursday afternoon tee time in Wisconsin. This is the first time Mickelson has missed the U.S. Open since he failed to qualify in 1993. Roberto Diaz of Mexico, the next alternate in line, took his place and at least was allowed to get some rest. Diaz ha...More >>
  • Jennings alum Evan Guillory drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals

    Jennings alum Evan Guillory drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-06-15 01:25:58 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Former Jennings Bulldog Evan Guillory heard his named called on day three of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitcher was drafted in the 23rd round (694th overall). Guillory was a reliever and mid-week starter for UL Lafayette this season. The junior posted a 4-3 record and 3.57 ERA in 63 innings with 49 strikeouts. Guillory has the option to return to the Cajuns for his senior year, but that decision must be made by August 15. 

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    Former Jennings Bulldog Evan Guillory heard his named called on day three of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitcher was drafted in the 23rd round (694th overall). Guillory was a reliever and mid-week starter for UL Lafayette this season. The junior posted a 4-3 record and 3.57 ERA in 63 innings with 49 strikeouts. Guillory has the option to return to the Cajuns for his senior year, but that decision must be made by August 15. 

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  • Sam Houston alum Kameron Esthay drafted by Nationals, will forgo senior season at Baylor

    Sam Houston alum Kameron Esthay drafted by Nationals, will forgo senior season at Baylor

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-06-15 00:33:54 GMT
    (Source: Alexis Downie)(Source: Alexis Downie)

    Former Sam Houston Bronco Kameron Esthay will soon be a pro athlete. The Baylor outfielder was drafted in the 26th round (793rd overall) after posting a .283 average with 10 home runs. 

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    Former Sam Houston Bronco Kameron Esthay will soon be a pro athlete. The Baylor outfielder was drafted in the 26th round (793rd overall) after posting a .283 average with 10 home runs. 

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  • Barbe alum Gunner Leger will return to UL Lafayette for senior season

    Barbe alum Gunner Leger will return to UL Lafayette for senior season

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-06-15 00:06:45 GMT
    (Source: KATC)(Source: KATC)
    Despite intentions to go pro, former Barbe Buccaneer Gunner Leger will return to UL Lafayette for his senior season. Leger was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round (779th overall). Leger posted his announcement to return to school on Twitter at 12:33 p.m. The Marlins drafted Leger nearly two hours later. The 2017 Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year, Leger finished the season with a 10-2 record in 15 appearances including 11 quality starts. Leger had a team-best 1.97 ERA with 84 s...More >>
    Despite intentions to go pro, former Barbe Buccaneer Gunner Leger will return to UL Lafayette for his senior season. Leger was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round (779th overall). Leger posted his announcement to return to school on Twitter at 12:33 p.m. The Marlins drafted Leger nearly two hours later. The 2017 Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year, Leger finished the season with a 10-2 record in 15 appearances including 11 quality starts. Leger had a team-best 1.97 ERA with 84 s...More >>
  • McNeese's Podorsky, Kober selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    McNeese's Podorsky, Kober selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-06-14 23:48:49 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky and senior relief pitcher Collin Kober had their dreams come true on Wednesday afternoon when the duo were selected in the 2017 MLB Draft – Podorsky taken by the San Diego Padres in the 25th round and Kober in the 27th round by the Seattle Mariners. This is the first time since 2011 McNeese baseball has seen multiple players selected in the same draft when Jace Peterson, Lee Orr and Zach Butler were all chosen. Both players put up ...More >>
    McNeese junior center fielder Robbie Podorsky and senior relief pitcher Collin Kober had their dreams come true on Wednesday afternoon when the duo were selected in the 2017 MLB Draft – Podorsky taken by the San Diego Padres in the 25th round and Kober in the 27th round by the Seattle Mariners. This is the first time since 2011 McNeese baseball has seen multiple players selected in the same draft when Jace Peterson, Lee Orr and Zach Butler were all chosen. Both players put up ...More >>
  • 2 more Tiger pitchers selected in the MLB Draft

    2 more Tiger pitchers selected in the MLB Draft

    LSU pitchers Hunter Kiel and Doug Norman have been selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. 

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    LSU pitchers Hunter Kiel and Doug Norman have been selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. 

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  • Hau'Oli Kikaha eager to return from third ACL injury

    Hau'Oli Kikaha eager to return from third ACL injury

    Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)Hau'Oli Kikaha's health will be a factor for the Saints in 2017. (FOX 8 Photo)

    After three ACL tears on the same knee, Saints defensive end Hau'Oli Kikaha knows the odds are stacked against him.

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    After three ACL tears on the same knee, Saints defensive end Hau'Oli Kikaha knows the odds are stacked against him.

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  • SWAC will drop football title game after upcoming season

    SWAC will drop football title game after upcoming season

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-06-13 22:55:38 GMT
    (Source: SWAC.org)(Source: SWAC.org)

    The Southwestern Athletic Conference has decided to end its annual football championship game following the 2017 season.

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    The Southwestern Athletic Conference has decided to end its annual football championship game following the 2017 season.

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  • Michael Papierski selected in the 9th Round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros

    Michael Papierski selected in the 9th Round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros

    LSU catcher Michael Papierski was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. The junior from Lemont, IL, was the 271st pick of the draft. He is hitting .260 this season with eight home runs, six doubles and 34 RBI. Papierski was selected in the 16th round 2016 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Papierski and the Tigers travel to Omaha to face the Florida State Seminoles Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights res...

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    LSU catcher Michael Papierski was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. The junior from Lemont, IL, was the 271st pick of the draft. He is hitting .260 this season with eight home runs, six doubles and 34 RBI. Papierski was selected in the 16th round 2016 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Papierski and the Tigers travel to Omaha to face the Florida State Seminoles Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights res...

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  • Jared Poche' picked in 9th round of MLB Draft by Oakland A's

    Jared Poche' picked in 9th round of MLB Draft by Oakland A's

    LSU pitcher Jared Poche' was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland A's. 

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    LSU pitcher Jared Poche' was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland A's. 

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  • Cole Freeman drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 4th round

    Cole Freeman drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 4th round

    LSU second baseman Cole Freeman was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals. 

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    LSU second baseman Cole Freeman was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals. 

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  • Kramer Robertson goes to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of 2017 MLB Draft

    Kramer Robertson goes to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of 2017 MLB Draft

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-06-13 18:54:02 GMT

    LSU senior shortstop Kramer Robertson was selected Tuesday in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Robertson was taken No. 124 overall.

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    LSU senior shortstop Kramer Robertson was selected Tuesday in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Robertson was taken No. 124 overall.

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  • Alex Lange taken by Chicago Cubs with final pick in first round of 2017 MLB Draft

    Alex Lange taken by Chicago Cubs with final pick in first round of 2017 MLB Draft

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:40 AM EDT2017-06-13 08:40:31 GMT
    Alex Lange (Source: WAFB)Alex Lange (Source: WAFB)

    LSU junior pitcher Alex Lange was selected as the No. 30 overall pick Monday night by the Chicago Cubs in the 2017 MLB Draft.

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    LSU junior pitcher Alex Lange was selected as the No. 30 overall pick Monday night by the Chicago Cubs in the 2017 MLB Draft.

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  • Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

    Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

    Monday, June 12 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-06-12 17:37:36 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:54:10 GMT

    The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the 2017 NBA Champions.

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    The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the 2017 NBA Champions.

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  • Astros with four picks on first day of MLB Draft

    Astros with four picks on first day of MLB Draft

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:33:21 GMT

    The Houston Astros have selected right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas with the 15th overall pick in the first round in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Bukauskus, was drafted out of UNC where he was a three-year starter for the Tar Heels. He went 9-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 15 starts in this season, his junior year. He struck out 116 batters and walked just 37, while holding opposing hitters to a .188 batting average. Bukauskas is one of four fina...

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    The Houston Astros have selected right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas with the 15th overall pick in the first round in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Bukauskus, was drafted out of UNC where he was a three-year starter for the Tar Heels. He went 9-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 15 starts in this season, his junior year. He struck out 116 batters and walked just 37, while holding opposing hitters to a .188 batting average. Bukauskas is one of four fina...

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  • LSU dominates Mississippi State to advance to College World Series

    LSU dominates Mississippi State to advance to College World Series

    Monday, June 12 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-06-12 19:23:47 GMT

    LSU took the field with the same form we've seen over the last month to win their 16th straight game and secure their place in the College World Series. 

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    LSU took the field with the same form we've seen over the last month to win their 16th straight game and secure their place in the College World Series. 

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  • LSU vs Mississippi State: BR Super Regional Preview

    LSU vs Mississippi State: BR Super Regional Preview

    LSU vs Mississippi State: BR Super Regional Preview

    LSU hosts Mississippi State this weekend at Alex Box Stadium, with a trip to the College World Series on the line.

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    LSU hosts Mississippi State this weekend at Alex Box Stadium, with a trip to the College World Series on the line.

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  • U.K coaches come to Moss Bluff for Challenger British Soccer Camp

    U.K coaches come to Moss Bluff for Challenger British Soccer Camp

  • Sports Person of the Week - Jeff Moore

    Sports Person of the Week - Jeff Moore

    Thursday, June 8 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-06-09 00:34:01 GMT
    Sports have a way of teaching life lessons, unlike anything else. Lake Arthur native Jeff Moore, certainly a shining example.  "It goes beyond wins and losses," said Moore. "Just an impact and I had that same impact being a coach's son and just all the coaches and teachers that have impacted me." That impact inspired the Northwestern State assistant to find a way to say thanks. 20 years later, and the Jeff Moore Basketball Camp is still ...More >>
    Sports have a way of teaching life lessons, unlike anything else. Lake Arthur native Jeff Moore, certainly a shining example.  "It goes beyond wins and losses," said Moore. "Just an impact and I had that same impact being a coach's son and just all the coaches and teachers that have impacted me." That impact inspired the Northwestern State assistant to find a way to say thanks. 20 years later, and the Jeff Moore Basketball Camp is still ...More >>
  • Deichmann, Lange named to Baseball America's All-American teams

    Deichmann, Lange named to Baseball America's All-American teams

    LSU outfielder Greg Deichmann and starting pitcher Alex Lange have been named to the Baseball America's All-American teams. 

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    LSU outfielder Greg Deichmann and starting pitcher Alex Lange have been named to the Baseball America's All-American teams. 

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  • Jeff Moore: Lake Arthur takes "a lot of pride in basketball and competing"

    Jeff Moore: Lake Arthur takes "a lot of pride in basketball and competing"

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

    The former Lake Arthur standout hosted his 20th annual youth camp this week

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    The former Lake Arthur standout hosted his 20th annual youth camp this week

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  • McNeese named to Athlon Sports preseason top 25

    McNeese named to Athlon Sports preseason top 25

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-06-06 19:03:35 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Coming off a 6-5 season in Lance Guidry's first year as head coach, McNeese is expecting improvements in 2017. Athlon Sports is expecting the Cowboys to rise as well, tabbing the Pokes as a preseason top 25 FCS team. Athlon Sports has McNeese ranked 24 coming into the season thanks to play from quarterback James Tabary and a defense that returns its top seven tacklers. Three other Southland Conference teams made the list; Sam Houston State (four), Central Arkansas (17) and Nicholls (...

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    Coming off a 6-5 season in Lance Guidry's first year as head coach, McNeese is expecting improvements in 2017. Athlon Sports is expecting the Cowboys to rise as well, tabbing the Pokes as a preseason top 25 FCS team. Athlon Sports has McNeese ranked 24 coming into the season thanks to play from quarterback James Tabary and a defense that returns its top seven tacklers. Three other Southland Conference teams made the list; Sam Houston State (four), Central Arkansas (17) and Nicholls (...

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  • LSU to face Mississippi State Saturday in Baton Rouge Super Regional

    LSU to face Mississippi State Saturday in Baton Rouge Super Regional

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

    It's official. Andy Cannizzaro's return to Alex Box Stadium will be in a Super Regional. Let the drama begin.

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    It's official. Andy Cannizzaro's return to Alex Box Stadium will be in a Super Regional. Let the drama begin.

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  • LSU basketball signs 4-Star PG Tremont Waters

    LSU basketball signs 4-Star PG Tremont Waters

    Monday, June 5 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-06-06 03:17:52 GMT
    (Source: LSU Sports)(Source: LSU Sports)
     LSU men's basketball Coach Will Wade and LSU Athletics announced on Monday that point guard Tremont Waters has signed Southeastern Conference and institutional paperwork to join the LSU basketball program for the 2017-18 season. Waters, a four-star prospect from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut, is ranked No. 32 in the 2017 ESPN rankings and No. 41 overall in the 2017 class according to Scout.com. He is listed as the eighth point guard in th...More >>
     LSU men's basketball Coach Will Wade and LSU Athletics announced on Monday that point guard Tremont Waters has signed Southeastern Conference and institutional paperwork to join the LSU basketball program for the 2017-18 season. Waters, a four-star prospect from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut, is ranked No. 32 in the 2017 ESPN rankings and No. 41 overall in the 2017 class according to Scout.com. He is listed as the eighth point guard in th...More >>
  • McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    McNeese's Shane Selman named semifinalist for 2017 Gregg Olson Award

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:42:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports. The award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year and is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. Selman, a Lake Charles native and product of Barbe High School, was named the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year while garnering first team All-SLC honors in helpin...More >>
    McNeese sophomore left fielder Shane Selman has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports. The award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year and is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. Selman, a Lake Charles native and product of Barbe High School, was named the 2017 Southland Conference Hitter of the Year while garnering first team All-SLC honors in helpin...More >>
  • Arden Key returning to LSU after surgery

    Arden Key returning to LSU after surgery

    LSU linebacker Arden Key will return to the Tiger football team on Monday after recently undergoing shoulder surgery.

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    LSU outside linebacker Arden Key will return to the Tiger football team on Monday after recently undergoing shoulder surgery.

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  • LSU offensive lineman plans to transfer

    LSU offensive lineman plans to transfer

    Offensive lineman Willie Allen is planning to transfer from LSU.

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    Offensive lineman Willie Allen is planning to transfer from LSU.

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  • LSU baseball wins Baton Rouge Regional with 5-0 victory over Rice

    LSU baseball wins Baton Rouge Regional with 5-0 victory over Rice

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-06-05 09:43:13 GMT

    LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker took a five-hit shutout into the 9th inning of his first NCAA Tournament appearance and led the No.4 national seed Tigers to a 5-0 win over Rice to clinch the Baton Rouge Regional Championship Sunday night.

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    LSU freshman pitcher Eric Walker took a five-hit shutout into the 9th inning of his first NCAA Tournament appearance and led the No.4 national seed Tigers to a 5-0 win over Rice to clinch the Baton Rouge Regional Championship Sunday night.

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  • National Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo qualifiers

    National Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo qualifiers

    Sunday, June 4 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-06-05 00:22:38 GMT
    W.W. Lewis' Claire Vincent (left) qualified for nationals in Ribbon Roping. (Source: Carrie Hollingsworth)W.W. Lewis' Claire Vincent (left) qualified for nationals in Ribbon Roping. (Source: Carrie Hollingsworth)

    The Louisiana Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo was held at Burton Coliseum, May 25 through June 3. Full Results from both rodeos can be found here. Top four contestants from each event advanced to nationals. A full list of SWLA Pokes advancing to nationals is below.

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    The Louisiana Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo was held at Burton Coliseum, May 25 through June 3. Full Results from both rodeos can be found here. Top four contestants from each event advanced to nationals. A full list of SWLA Pokes advancing to nationals is below.

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  • Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo results

    Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo results

    Sunday, June 4 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-06-04 23:06:23 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo is being held at Burton Coliseum, May 30 through June 3. 

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    The Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo is being held at Burton Coliseum, May 30 through June 3. 

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  • Oregon eliminates LSU from WCWS

    Oregon eliminates LSU from WCWS

    Sunday, June 4 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-06-04 19:46:00 GMT
    (Source: LSU)(Source: LSU)
    Oregon's Gwen Svekis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and the Ducks went on to a 4-1 win over LSU in a Saturday night elimination game at the Women's College World Series at USA Hall of Fame Stadium-OGE Entergy Field. Oregon, 54-7, advanced to the bracket championship game against Oklahoma Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma needs just one win to go to the best-of-3 championship series that starts Monday. Florida and Washington meet in the other bracket final at noon...More >>
    Oregon's Gwen Svekis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and the Ducks went on to a 4-1 win over LSU in a Saturday night elimination game at the Women's College World Series at USA Hall of Fame Stadium-OGE Entergy Field. Oregon, 54-7, advanced to the bracket championship game against Oklahoma Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma needs just one win to go to the best-of-3 championship series that starts Monday. Florida and Washington meet in the other bracket final at noon...More >>
  • Zach Watson, Alex Lange lead LSU to regional championship game

    Zach Watson, Alex Lange lead LSU to regional championship game

    Greg Deichmann, Cole Freeman and Kramer Robertson meet with Paul Mainieri pre-game.Greg Deichmann, Cole Freeman and Kramer Robertson meet with Paul Mainieri pre-game.

    With aces Alex Lange and Mac Sceroler taking the mound, we easily could have seen a low-scoring pitchers’ duel on Saturday night. Instead, we got a shootout from the very start.

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    With aces Alex Lange and Mac Sceroler taking the mound, we easily could have seen a low-scoring pitchers’ duel on Saturday night. Instead, we got a shootout from the very start.

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  • Report: Saints Nick Fairley has heart condition, career in jeopardy

    Report: Saints Nick Fairley has heart condition, career in jeopardy

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

    Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a heart condition that could jeopardize his career, Jennifer Hale of FOX Sports reported.

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    Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a heart condition that could jeopardize his career, Jennifer Hale of FOX Sports reported.

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  • Tigers offense puts up 15 runs in an opening round victory over Texas Southern

    Tigers offense puts up 15 runs in an opening round victory over Texas Southern

    Saturday, June 3 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-06-03 12:30:38 GMT

    The LSU baseball offense put up 15 runs in an opening round victory over Texas Southern in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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    The LSU baseball offense put up 15 runs in an opening round victory over Texas Southern in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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  • Former LSU/Barbe TE DeSean Smith waived by Carolina Panthers

    Former LSU/Barbe TE DeSean Smith waived by Carolina Panthers

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:56:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Former Barbe Buccaneer and LSU Tiger DeSean Smith was waived by the Carolina Panthers Wednesday after only two weeks with the team. According to Smith's twitter, a hamstring injury was the cause of his release. I've been waived due to a hamstring injury. Thanks for everything panthers. Get your degree kids. — DeSean Jamal Smith (@bigdesean) June 2, 2017 Smith was signed by the Carolina Panthers after participating as a tryout player in Carolina’s rookie m...More >>
    Former Barbe Buccaneer and LSU Tiger DeSean Smith was waived by the Carolina Panthers Wednesday after only two weeks with the team. According to Smith's twitter, a hamstring injury was the cause of his release. I've been waived due to a hamstring injury. Thanks for everything panthers. Get your degree kids. — DeSean Jamal Smith (@bigdesean) June 2, 2017 Smith was signed by the Carolina Panthers after participating as a tryout player in Carolina’s rookie m...More >>
  • 20th annual Jeff Moore Basketball Camp set for June 5-8

    20th annual Jeff Moore Basketball Camp set for June 5-8

    Friday, June 2 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-06-02 20:45:36 GMT
    The 20th annual Jeff Moore Basketball Camp returns to Lake Arthur June 5-8. Information and camp forms can be found below. CAMP COSTS & TIMES Camp Costs: $50 Registration Fee per camper $10 off Family Discount (2nd  camper) Session 1: Check-in: 7:30 am - 8:00 am, June 5 Boys & Girls 1st- 4th 8:00 am - 10:30 am, June 5-8 Session 2: Check-in: 10:00am –10:30 pm, June 5 Boys & Girls 5th- 7th 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, June 5-8   WHAT TO BRING ...More >>
    The 20th annual Jeff Moore Basketball Camp returns to Lake Arthur June 5-8. Information and camp forms can be found below. CAMP COSTS & TIMES Camp Costs: $50 Registration Fee per camper $10 off Family Discount (2nd  camper) Session 1: Check-in: 7:30 am - 8:00 am, June 5 Boys & Girls 1st- 4th 8:00 am - 10:30 am, June 5-8 Session 2: Check-in: 10:00am –10:30 pm, June 5 Boys & Girls 5th- 7th 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, June 5-8   WHAT TO BRING ...More >>
  • Lake Charles Sports and Outdoors Pop-Up Museum set for June 17

    Lake Charles Sports and Outdoors Pop-Up Museum set for June 17

    Friday, June 2 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-06-02 20:18:31 GMT
    Central Library, located at 301 W. Claude Street in Lake Charles, is hosting a series of Pop-Up Museums in celebration of the Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebrations. These pop-up museums are temporary exhibits created by the people who show up to participate.  (Think of it as a community “show and tell.”) Items can be as simple as a photograph, trophy, or as priceless as a family heirloom.  At the end of the program, the items go back home with the owners. ...More >>
    Central Library, located at 301 W. Claude Street in Lake Charles, is hosting a series of Pop-Up Museums in celebration of the Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Celebrations. These pop-up museums are temporary exhibits created by the people who show up to participate.  (Think of it as a community “show and tell.”) Items can be as simple as a photograph, trophy, or as priceless as a family heirloom.  At the end of the program, the items go back home with the owners. ...More >>
  • No. 4 LSU baseball takes on Texas Southern in Game 1 of Baton Rouge Regional

    No. 4 LSU baseball takes on Texas Southern in Game 1 of Baton Rouge Regional

    Friday, June 2 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-06-02 16:26:47 GMT
    Alex Box Stadium (Source: WAFB)Alex Box Stadium (Source: WAFB)

    No. 4 LSU will host an NCAA Baseball Regional and the Tigers will host a Super Regional if they win the Baton Rouge Regional. LSU, Southeastern Louisiana, Rice, and Texas Southern are the teams in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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    No. 4 LSU will host an NCAA Baseball Regional and the Tigers will host a Super Regional if they win the Baton Rouge Regional. LSU, Southeastern Louisiana, Rice, and Texas Southern are the teams in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Gunner Leger

    Sports Person of the Week - Gunner Leger

    Thursday, June 1 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-06-02 03:51:46 GMT
    Over the past three seasons, Barbe alumnus Gunner Leger has certainly made his mark at UL Lafayette. "It's an honor just to play there and pitch every Friday in front of 6,000 fans," said Leger. Serving as the ace of the Cajuns' staff, Leger has totaled nearly 300 innings and struck out 252 batters, all while keeping a 2.45 ERA. It's that type of dominance that allowed him to be a Golden Spikes semifinalist, which is the Heisman Trophy of college baseball. ...More >>
    Over the past three seasons, Barbe alumnus Gunner Leger has certainly made his mark at UL Lafayette. "It's an honor just to play there and pitch every Friday in front of 6,000 fans," said Leger. Serving as the ace of the Cajuns' staff, Leger has totaled nearly 300 innings and struck out 252 batters, all while keeping a 2.45 ERA. It's that type of dominance that allowed him to be a Golden Spikes semifinalist, which is the Heisman Trophy of college baseball. ...More >>
  • Drew Brees cautiously optimistic after second week of Organized Team Activities

    Drew Brees cautiously optimistic after second week of Organized Team Activities

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    The Saints were without head coach Sean Payton for the final practice of their second week of Organized Team Activities as he attended funeral services for long time friend Cortez Kennedy. But back in New Orleans, his team marched on. 

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    The Saints were without head coach Sean Payton for the final practice of their second week of Organized Team Activities as he attended funeral services for long time friend Cortez Kennedy. But back in New Orleans, his team marched on. 

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  • Former Sulphur, McNeese standout Emily Vincent signs pro contract with the Texas Charge

    Former Sulphur, McNeese standout Emily Vincent signs pro contract with the Texas Charge

    Thursday, June 1 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-06-01 20:12:20 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Former McNeese softball standout Emily Vincent’s dream of becoming a professional softball player became reality earlier this week. Two weeks ago Vincent was in Baton Rouge cheering on her former teammates at the NCAA Regional Tournament before she got a phone call from Texas Charge head coach Crystl Bustos. The call took longer than expected-nearly a year after playing her last collegiate game. Vincent spent last summer playing in Italy before returning to McNeese last fa...More >>
    Former McNeese softball standout Emily Vincent’s dream of becoming a professional softball player became reality earlier this week. Two weeks ago Vincent was in Baton Rouge cheering on her former teammates at the NCAA Regional Tournament before she got a phone call from Texas Charge head coach Crystl Bustos. The call took longer than expected-nearly a year after playing her last collegiate game. Vincent spent last summer playing in Italy before returning to McNeese last fa...More >>
  • McNeese releases 2017 volleyball schedule

    McNeese releases 2017 volleyball schedule

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-05-31 20:32:39 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese volleyball head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald announced her 2017 schedule on Wednesday and its one with a lot of familiar opponents from the 2016 schedule. "We are really happy with how our fall schedule came together.  I love that we get to see a lot of our non-conference opponents from 2016 again in 2017,” said head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald.  “I'm excited to see how we will measure up against those teams this season.  We are also ecstatic about ...More >>
    McNeese volleyball head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald announced her 2017 schedule on Wednesday and its one with a lot of familiar opponents from the 2016 schedule. "We are really happy with how our fall schedule came together.  I love that we get to see a lot of our non-conference opponents from 2016 again in 2017,” said head coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald.  “I'm excited to see how we will measure up against those teams this season.  We are also ecstatic about ...More >>
  • Mallard Cove Golf Course to host 40th annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship

    Mallard Cove Golf Course to host 40th annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:47:12 GMT

    (cityoflakecharles.com) - Beginning June 22 and lasting through June 25, Mallard Cove Golf Course will host the 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship sponsored by Lake Charles Toyota.   The entry fee for the Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship is $125, and entry forms can be picked up at Lake Charles Toyota and at Mallard Cove Golf Course.

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    (cityoflakecharles.com) - Beginning June 22 and lasting through June 25, Mallard Cove Golf Course will host the 40th Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship sponsored by Lake Charles Toyota.   The entry fee for the Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship is $125, and entry forms can be picked up at Lake Charles Toyota and at Mallard Cove Golf Course.

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  • McNeese's season ends without NCAA Tournament bid

    McNeese's season ends without NCAA Tournament bid

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

    McNeese finishes the season 37-20 and ranked 42 in the RPI.

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    McNeese finishes the season 37-20 and ranked 42 in the RPI.

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