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  • McNeese softball sweeps Friday double header over UIW

    McNeese softball sweeps Friday double header over UIW

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:57:45 GMT
    McNeese softball picked up a combined 21 hits in its 15-4 (5 inn.), 6-4 Southland Conference road doubleheader win here Friday against Incarnate Word. The series will conclude with a single game at noon Saturday. The game will be streamed and fans can also follow live stats. All links can be found on mcneesesports.com.  Incarnate Word (5-25, 1-7 SLC) scored in the opening frame of game 1 to take a 1-0 lead on three hits. The slim Cardinal lead didn’t last long as McNeese s...More >>
    McNeese softball picked up a combined 21 hits in its 15-4 (5 inn.), 6-4 Southland Conference road doubleheader win here Friday against Incarnate Word. The series will conclude with a single game at noon Saturday. The game will be streamed and fans can also follow live stats. All links can be found on mcneesesports.com.  Incarnate Word (5-25, 1-7 SLC) scored in the opening frame of game 1 to take a 1-0 lead on three hits. The slim Cardinal lead didn’t last long as McNeese s...More >>
  • Pokes hammer Nicholls in game one; extend home win streak to 14

    Pokes hammer Nicholls in game one; extend home win streak to 14

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:54:06 GMT
    Dustin Duhon's first career home run (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Dustin Duhon's first career home run (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Senior left-hander Austin Sanders worked seven innings to earn his second win of the year Friday afternoon while the McNeese baseball team erupted for six runs across the first three innings to cruise to a 9-2 victory over Nicholls at Joe Miller Ballpark.   The Cowboys, who remain perfect at home this season and have pushed their home winning streak to 14 straight dating back to last year, improved to 16-6 overall and 7-0 in the Southland Conference. The Pokes are now i...More >>
    Senior left-hander Austin Sanders worked seven innings to earn his second win of the year Friday afternoon while the McNeese baseball team erupted for six runs across the first three innings to cruise to a 9-2 victory over Nicholls at Joe Miller Ballpark.   The Cowboys, who remain perfect at home this season and have pushed their home winning streak to 14 straight dating back to last year, improved to 16-6 overall and 7-0 in the Southland Conference. The Pokes are now i...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:12:15 GMT
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
  • McNeese softball falls 4-0 at Texas

    McNeese softball falls 4-0 at Texas

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:02:07 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Texas needed just two innings to score the runs it needed in a 4-0 softball win over McNeese here Wednesday. The Longhorns (17-11) scored three runs on four hits in their first at bat of the game in the first inning to take a quick 3-0 then added an insurance run in the sixth on a solo home run.  Devon Tunning led the first inning off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Stephanie Wong then scored on a double by Randel Leahy for a 1-0 lead. A single by Fe...More >>
    Texas needed just two innings to score the runs it needed in a 4-0 softball win over McNeese here Wednesday. The Longhorns (17-11) scored three runs on four hits in their first at bat of the game in the first inning to take a quick 3-0 then added an insurance run in the sixth on a solo home run.  Devon Tunning led the first inning off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Stephanie Wong then scored on a double by Randel Leahy for a 1-0 lead. A single by Fe...More >>
  • Saints sign Te'o; Lelito headed to Tennessee

    Saints sign Te'o; Lelito headed to Tennessee

    The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Manti Te’o to a two-year contract on the same day offensive lineman Tim Lelito left for Tennessee.

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    The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Manti Te’o to a two-year contract on the same day offensive lineman Tim Lelito left for Tennessee.

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  • LSU officially introduces Will Wade as new basketball coach

    LSU officially introduces Will Wade as new basketball coach

    LSU will officially introduce Will Wade as the university’s next men's basketball coach during a media event Wednesday.

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    LSU will officially introduce Will Wade as the university’s next men's basketball coach during a media event Wednesday.

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  • Green Wave rolls past McNeese, 10-2

    Green Wave rolls past McNeese, 10-2

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:45:32 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Sports)(Source: McNeese Sports)
    The McNeese baseball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in its bout with in-state foe Tulane as the Green Wave rolled to a 10-2 victory at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium Tuesday night.   The defeat handed McNeese (15-6) only its second loss out of its last 10 contests while Tulane (7-13) picked up its second victory over a Southland Conference opponent this season. The Pokes are now 3-1 against in-state programs this year.   The Cowboys were out hit, 13-5, with...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in its bout with in-state foe Tulane as the Green Wave rolled to a 10-2 victory at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium Tuesday night.   The defeat handed McNeese (15-6) only its second loss out of its last 10 contests while Tulane (7-13) picked up its second victory over a Southland Conference opponent this season. The Pokes are now 3-1 against in-state programs this year.   The Cowboys were out hit, 13-5, with...More >>
  • Pelicans powered to victory by Cousins' best game yet in New Orleans

    Pelicans powered to victory by Cousins' best game yet in New Orleans

    The Pelicans started their game Tuesday against the playoff-bound Grizzlies in sluggish fashion, thanks in part to Anthony Davis playing under the weather, but they came out in the third quarter and strung together a 19-0 run en route to a 95-82. 

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    The Pelicans started their game Tuesday against the playoff-bound Grizzlies in sluggish fashion, thanks in part to Anthony Davis playing under the weather, but they came out in the third quarter and strung together a 19-0 run en route to a 95-82. 

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  • McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    McNeese to visit LSU on Sept. 11, 2021

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-03-21 19:36:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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    McNeese football will get another opportunity to play one of the greatest college football programs in the country in one of its best venues when the Cowboys visit Tiger Stadium for a game against LSU set for Sept. 11, 2021, LSU’s vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva along with McNeese director of athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes days after McNeese announced that it’ll open the 2019 season at home against Southern Unive...

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  • McNeese basketball great David Lawrence dies at 58

    McNeese basketball great David Lawrence dies at 58

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-03-21 18:42:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    McNeese Hall of Famer and Cowboy basketball great David Lawrence passed away at his residence in Milan, Italy on Monday. Lawrence, 58, the younger brother of another Cowboy great Edmond who passed away in 2015, played for the Cowboys from 1977-1980 and followed in his brother’s footsteps as becoming one of the greatest rebounders in school history. He’s one of three players in school history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, joining Edmond and John R...

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    McNeese Hall of Famer and Cowboy basketball great David Lawrence passed away at his residence in Milan, Italy on Monday. Lawrence, 58, the younger brother of another Cowboy great Edmond who passed away in 2015, played for the Cowboys from 1977-1980 and followed in his brother’s footsteps as becoming one of the greatest rebounders in school history. He’s one of three players in school history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, joining Edmond and John R...

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  • McNeese's Matt Gallier named SLC Hitter of the Week

    McNeese's Matt Gallier named SLC Hitter of the Week

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-03-21 04:03:11 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese senior third baseman Matt Gallier has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league announced Monday afternoon.   The weekly honor is the second for Gallier this season. He was named the LSWA Hitter of the Week earlier in the season for his efforts on the diamond. It is the fourth overall accolade for the Cowboy squad this season.   Gallier hit .500 (8-for-16) with five runs, five RBI, a double, three home runs and ...More >>
    McNeese senior third baseman Matt Gallier has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week presented by UniversalCoin.com, the league announced Monday afternoon.   The weekly honor is the second for Gallier this season. He was named the LSWA Hitter of the Week earlier in the season for his efforts on the diamond. It is the fourth overall accolade for the Cowboy squad this season.   Gallier hit .500 (8-for-16) with five runs, five RBI, a double, three home runs and ...More >>
  • Sam Houston angler named to 2017 Bassmaster High School All-State Team

    Sam Houston angler named to 2017 Bassmaster High School All-State Team

    Monday, March 20 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-03-20 20:22:18 GMT

    Sixty-nine outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2017 class of Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.   The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

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    Sixty-nine outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2017 class of Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.   The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

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  • Christian LaCouture will wear No. 18 for LSU

    Christian LaCouture will wear No. 18 for LSU

    LSU defensive lineman Christian LaCouture will wear No. 18 this season. 

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    LSU defensive lineman Christian LaCouture will wear No. 18 this season. 

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  • Saints close to deal with LB Manti Te'o, per report

    Saints close to deal with LB Manti Te'o, per report

    Report: Saints close to a deal with Manti Te'o (nfl.com)Report: Saints close to a deal with Manti Te'o (nfl.com)

    The Saints are reportedly close to adding another linebacker. ESPN's Dan Graziano is reporting the Saints and Manti Te'o are close to a deal. Te'o spent the first four years of his career in San Diego.  He visited the Saints early in free agency and has ties to new linebackers coach, Mike Nolan who coached him with the Chargers.  Te'o would join a crowded Saints linebacker room. The team added free agent A.J. Klein on the first day of free agency. Also on the roster ar...

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    The Saints are reportedly close to adding another linebacker. ESPN's Dan Graziano is reporting the Saints and Manti Te'o are close to a deal. Te'o spent the first four years of his career in San Diego.  He visited the Saints early in free agency and has ties to new linebackers coach, Mike Nolan who coached him with the Chargers.  Te'o would join a crowded Saints linebacker room. The team added free agent A.J. Klein on the first day of free agency. Also on the roster ar...

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  • Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123-109

    Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123-109

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    Anthony Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 123-109 on Sunday. 

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    Anthony Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 123-109 on Sunday. 

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  • Elton native Al Woods signs with Colts

    Elton native Al Woods signs with Colts

    Sunday, March 19 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-03-20 00:55:34 GMT
    (Source: Indianapolis Colts/colts.com)(Source: Indianapolis Colts/colts.com)
    Former Elton Indian and LSU Tiger Al Woods is on the move again. Woods, 29, signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. "When I came in for my visit, and after talking with the coaches, it felt like a home," Woods told Colts.com. "That's what I was looking for, and I didn't have to waste any time."  Woods joins the Colts after three seasons in Tennessee. He started 17 games for the Titans after spending his first four years ...More >>
    Former Elton Indian and LSU Tiger Al Woods is on the move again. Woods, 29, signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. "When I came in for my visit, and after talking with the coaches, it felt like a home," Woods told Colts.com. "That's what I was looking for, and I didn't have to waste any time."  Woods joins the Colts after three seasons in Tennessee. He started 17 games for the Titans after spending his first four years ...More >>
  • LSU sweeps Georgia behind 7-6 game three victory

    LSU sweeps Georgia behind 7-6 game three victory

    Sunday, March 19 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-03-19 22:42:36 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz/LSU Athletics)(Source: Steve Franz/LSU Athletics)
    Shortstop Kramer Robertson scored four runs and right-hander Eric Walker struck out a career-best eight batters as the No. 6 LSU baseball team completed the series sweep against Georgia, defeating the Bulldogs, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improves to 16-5 on the year and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia falls to 8-13 and 0-3 in the conference with the loss. Walker improved to 3-0 on the year after fi...More >>
    Shortstop Kramer Robertson scored four runs and right-hander Eric Walker struck out a career-best eight batters as the No. 6 LSU baseball team completed the series sweep against Georgia, defeating the Bulldogs, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improves to 16-5 on the year and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia falls to 8-13 and 0-3 in the conference with the loss. Walker improved to 3-0 on the year after fi...More >>
  • McNeese run-rules SFA to complete SLC series sweep

    McNeese run-rules SFA to complete SLC series sweep

    Sunday, March 19 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-03-19 22:16:47 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball team completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep of Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon as the Cowboys scored ten runs over the final three innings en route to an 11-1 run-rule victory at Joe Miller Ballpark. The series sweep marked the first time since 2014 that the Pokes (15-5, 6-0 SLC) swept back-to-back league series. McNeese has now won its first six contests to begin conference play, extending already its longest SLC winning streak in school histo...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team completed the three-game Southland Conference sweep of Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon as the Cowboys scored ten runs over the final three innings en route to an 11-1 run-rule victory at Joe Miller Ballpark. The series sweep marked the first time since 2014 that the Pokes (15-5, 6-0 SLC) swept back-to-back league series. McNeese has now won its first six contests to begin conference play, extending already its longest SLC winning streak in school histo...More >>
  • Chase Daniel visits Saints, per report

    Chase Daniel visits Saints, per report

    Chase Daniel is reportedly visiting the Saints Sunday. (Photo by David Grunfeld, Nola.com |The Times-Picayune))Chase Daniel is reportedly visiting the Saints Sunday. (Photo by David Grunfeld, Nola.com |The Times-Picayune))

    The Saints have welcomed back a familiar face on a free agent visit, according to a report.

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    The Saints have welcomed back a familiar face on a free agent visit, according to a report.

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  • McNeese sweeps Sam Houston State in three straight shutouts

    McNeese sweeps Sam Houston State in three straight shutouts

    Saturday, March 18 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-03-19 01:02:09 GMT
    Piancastelli 3-for-6 with 2 HR & RBI on Saturday. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Piancastelli 3-for-6 with 2 HR & RBI on Saturday. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    For the second straight day, McNeese softball scored early and often in its Southland Conference doubleheader win 8-0 (5 inn.) and 7-0 against Sam Houston State Saturday to pick up the series sweep over the Bearkats. McNeese opened the series with a 10-0 (5 inn.) win on Friday. McNeese outscored the Bearkats 25-0 in the series.   McNeese, winners of its last seven games and 13 of its last 14, improves to 19-10 on the season and 6-0 in conference play. Sam Houston State falls to 1...More >>
    For the second straight day, McNeese softball scored early and often in its Southland Conference doubleheader win 8-0 (5 inn.) and 7-0 against Sam Houston State Saturday to pick up the series sweep over the Bearkats. McNeese opened the series with a 10-0 (5 inn.) win on Friday. McNeese outscored the Bearkats 25-0 in the series.   McNeese, winners of its last seven games and 13 of its last 14, improves to 19-10 on the season and 6-0 in conference play. Sam Houston State falls to 1...More >>
  • Long ball helps Pokes past SFA to clinch series

    Long ball helps Pokes past SFA to clinch series

    Saturday, March 18 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-03-19 00:58:05 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    It was again the long ball that helped the McNeese baseball team to an 8-4 Southland Conference series victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon as a solo-shot from Matt Gallier in the seventh broke a 4-4 tie while a one-run bomb from Mitchell Rogers early in the game and a three-run homer from Robbie Podorsky helped provided insurance runs to help the Pokes remain perfect at The Jeaux.   McNeese improved to 14-5 overall with the victory a...More >>
    It was again the long ball that helped the McNeese baseball team to an 8-4 Southland Conference series victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon as a solo-shot from Matt Gallier in the seventh broke a 4-4 tie while a one-run bomb from Mitchell Rogers early in the game and a three-run homer from Robbie Podorsky helped provided insurance runs to help the Pokes remain perfect at The Jeaux.   McNeese improved to 14-5 overall with the victory a...More >>
  • Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Guidry: 'We're way in front of how we were last spring'

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:56:17 GMT
    Lance Guidry working with defensive backs on day one of spring drill. (SourceLance Guidry working with defensive backs on day one of spring drill. (Source
    McNeese football opened spring drills under 2nd year head coach Lance Guidry.  On day one the defensive unit sported the old school D.W.A practice jerseys. Guidry ran around the practice field hollering from field to field with plenty of emphasis on defensive technique. After the departure of last years defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo, Guidry announced earlier this year he would take over those duties in 2017. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    McNeese football opened spring drills under 2nd year head coach Lance Guidry.  On day one the defensive unit sported the old school D.W.A practice jerseys. Guidry ran around the practice field hollering from field to field with plenty of emphasis on defensive technique. After the departure of last years defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo, Guidry announced earlier this year he would take over those duties in 2017. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Pokes take down SFA, 4-1; Remain perfect in SLC play

    Pokes take down SFA, 4-1; Remain perfect in SLC play

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:19:43 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
     A pair of RBI-hits from Shane Selman plus a Matt Gallier tater late in the game was enough to carry the McNeese baseball team past Stephen F. Austin, 4-1, in Friday's Southland Conference series opener to earn its 11th consecutive home win dating back to last season.   The home win streak currently stands as the fifth longest in the country and only three games behind leaders Louisville and South Florida. The Cowboys also are tied for fourth for the...More >>
     A pair of RBI-hits from Shane Selman plus a Matt Gallier tater late in the game was enough to carry the McNeese baseball team past Stephen F. Austin, 4-1, in Friday's Southland Conference series opener to earn its 11th consecutive home win dating back to last season.   The home win streak currently stands as the fifth longest in the country and only three games behind leaders Louisville and South Florida. The Cowboys also are tied for fourth for the...More >>
  • McNeese shuts out Sam Houston State in game one, 10-0

    McNeese shuts out Sam Houston State in game one, 10-0

    Friday, March 17 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-03-18 02:42:07 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball scored early and often and senior hurler Rachel Smith threw a gem in a 10-0, five inning Southland Conference win over Sam Houston State here Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series. The series will conclude with a noon doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (17-10, 4-0 SLC) has now won 12 of its last 13 games and it's the second straight time the Cowgirls begin a SLC series with a run-rule victory. Last Friday, McNeese defeated Central Arkans...More >>
    McNeese softball scored early and often and senior hurler Rachel Smith threw a gem in a 10-0, five inning Southland Conference win over Sam Houston State here Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series. The series will conclude with a noon doubleheader Saturday.   McNeese (17-10, 4-0 SLC) has now won 12 of its last 13 games and it's the second straight time the Cowgirls begin a SLC series with a run-rule victory. Last Friday, McNeese defeated Central Arkans...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Da'Vantre Vitor

    Thursday, March 16 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-03-17 02:19:08 GMT
    It's a feeling every high school athlete dreams of. For the first time since 1987 Washington-Marion was a State Champion "I was just speechless, when that buzzer went off I didn't believe that it happened," said Chargin' Indian point guard Da'Vantre Vitor. "We said we were at the crossroads and the crossroad came and we crossed it," Washington-Marion head coach Albert Hartwell laughed. "But this year we made up our mind that nothing...More >>
    It's a feeling every high school athlete dreams of. For the first time since 1987 Washington-Marion was a State Champion "I was just speechless, when that buzzer went off I didn't believe that it happened," said Chargin' Indian point guard Da'Vantre Vitor. "We said we were at the crossroads and the crossroad came and we crossed it," Washington-Marion head coach Albert Hartwell laughed. "But this year we made up our mind that nothing...More >>
  • McNeese opens spring football on Friday

    McNeese opens spring football on Friday

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:49:47 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese will kick-off its 2017 spring training session on Friday afternoon at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields for the first of 15 scheduled outings over the next 3 ½ weeks. The first two practices will be conducted in helmets and no pads with the first one in full pads will be on Wednesday, March 22. Two scrimmages are scheduled, the first on April 1 at 10 a.m. at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields, and the second, the Blue-Gold Spring Game, on April 8 at 1 o’clock, in...More >>
    McNeese will kick-off its 2017 spring training session on Friday afternoon at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields for the first of 15 scheduled outings over the next 3 ½ weeks. The first two practices will be conducted in helmets and no pads with the first one in full pads will be on Wednesday, March 22. Two scrimmages are scheduled, the first on April 1 at 10 a.m. at the A.I. Ratcliff Practice Fields, and the second, the Blue-Gold Spring Game, on April 8 at 1 o’clock, in...More >>
  • McNeese softball on a roll heading into Sam Houston State series this weekend

    McNeese softball on a roll heading into Sam Houston State series this weekend

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:40:35 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    McNeese softball will return to the diamond this weekend after a week off to host Sam Houston State in a Southland Conference series beginning Friday night. McNeese (16-10, 3-0 SLC), winners of its last four games and 11 of its last 12 games will open the series against Sam Houston State (12-11, 3-0 SLC) with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday. The Bearkats enter the weekend on a five game winning streak and picked up a series ...More >>
    McNeese softball will return to the diamond this weekend after a week off to host Sam Houston State in a Southland Conference series beginning Friday night. McNeese (16-10, 3-0 SLC), winners of its last four games and 11 of its last 12 games will open the series against Sam Houston State (12-11, 3-0 SLC) with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday. The Bearkats enter the weekend on a five game winning streak and picked up a series ...More >>
  • McNeese to host Southern on the gridiron in 2019

    McNeese to host Southern on the gridiron in 2019

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-03-17 01:36:10 GMT
    Source: McNeeseSource: McNeese
    The Southern Jaguars will be coming to Cowboy Stadium in 2019. A contract was recently agreed upon, and signed, by both school’s athletic directors, that will have Southern playing in Lake Charles for the first time on Aug. 31, 2019. “We’re excited to have such a great program come to Cowboy Stadium, in what will no doubt, draw a big crowd,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “It’s always great when you can get an in-state team lik...More >>
    The Southern Jaguars will be coming to Cowboy Stadium in 2019. A contract was recently agreed upon, and signed, by both school’s athletic directors, that will have Southern playing in Lake Charles for the first time on Aug. 31, 2019. “We’re excited to have such a great program come to Cowboy Stadium, in what will no doubt, draw a big crowd,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “It’s always great when you can get an in-state team lik...More >>
  • Funeral arrangements announced for Southern University coach Ben Jobe

    Funeral arrangements announced for Southern University coach Ben Jobe

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-03-16 01:32:40 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    Funeral arrangements have been announced for legendary Southern University basketball coach Ben Jobe. The Nashville-native died Friday, March 10 at age 84.

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    Funeral arrangements have been announced for legendary Southern University basketball coach Ben Jobe. The Nashville-native died Friday, March 10 at age 84.

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  • Scheiner's homers send Houston past McNeese, 6-5

    Scheiner's homers send Houston past McNeese, 6-5

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-03-15 04:01:11 GMT
    (Source: UH Athletics)(Source: UH Athletics)
    The McNeese baseball team held an early lead and stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s ranked teams but it was the No. 24 Houston Cougars who used a pair of home runs to hit past the Cowboys and score a 6-5 mid-week victory at Schroeder Park Tuesday night. The loss snapped McNeese’s eight-game winning streak and dropped the Pokes to 12-5 overall on the season. The Cougars improved to a 10-5 mark on the season and 7-2 at home. For the 14th time this season, the Cowboy...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team held an early lead and stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s ranked teams but it was the No. 24 Houston Cougars who used a pair of home runs to hit past the Cowboys and score a 6-5 mid-week victory at Schroeder Park Tuesday night. The loss snapped McNeese’s eight-game winning streak and dropped the Pokes to 12-5 overall on the season. The Cougars improved to a 10-5 mark on the season and 7-2 at home. For the 14th time this season, the Cowboy...More >>
  • Pelicans put together balanced performance in dismantling of Portland

    With 16 games left in the season entering Tuesday night, the Pelicans trailed the Nuggets for the 8th spot in the Western Conference playoffs by 5.5 games and the Blazers are right on Denver's tail.

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    With 16 games left in the season entering Tuesday night, the Pelicans trailed the Nuggets for the 8th spot in the Western Conference playoffs by 5.5 games and the Blazers are right on Denver's tail.

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  • LSU baseball shuts out Louisiana College 13-0

    LSU baseball shuts out Louisiana College 13-0

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-03-15 03:17:57 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    No. 6 LSU (13-4) blanked Louisiana College (13-5) by a score of 13-0 on Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

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    No. 6 LSU (13-4) blanked Louisiana College (13-5) by a score of 13-0 on Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

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  • UNO comes up short in NCAA Tournament

    UNO comes up short in NCAA Tournament

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    UNO jumped out to an early lead over fellow 16-seed Mount Saint Mary's but fell behind and trailed most of the rest of the game before ultimately falling short, 67-66. 

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    UNO jumped out to an early lead over fellow 16-seed Mount Saint Mary's but fell behind and trailed most of the rest of the game before ultimately falling short, 67-66. 

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  • Saints sign Alex Okafor

    Saints sign Alex Okafor

    The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year contract with former Arizona linebacker Alex Okafor.

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    The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year contract with former Arizona linebacker Alex Okafor.

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  • Reports: Butler to visit Saints, in contract talks

    Reports: Butler to visit Saints, in contract talks

    New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler will visit the Saints on Thursday, according to Brett Martel.

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    New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler will visit the Saints on Thursday, according to Brett Martel.

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  • McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    McNeese baseball receives votes from two NCAA baseball polls

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-03-14 03:12:24 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Following a standout week on the diamond where it defeated a nationally ranked team plus completing a conference sweep, the McNeese baseball team has been recognized nationally by receiving votes from a couple of major collegiate polls. The Cowboys (12-4) received a vote from the USA Today Coaches’ Baseball Poll while also receiving votes from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in its weekly poll. The Pokes are one of two Southland Conference teams to rec...More >>
    Following a standout week on the diamond where it defeated a nationally ranked team plus completing a conference sweep, the McNeese baseball team has been recognized nationally by receiving votes from a couple of major collegiate polls. The Cowboys (12-4) received a vote from the USA Today Coaches’ Baseball Poll while also receiving votes from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in its weekly poll. The Pokes are one of two Southland Conference teams to rec...More >>
  • McNeese travels to Houston for mid-week tilt

    McNeese travels to Houston for mid-week tilt

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-03-14 03:10:20 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    The McNeese baseball team will be back in action Tuesday evening as the Cowboys travel to take on nationally-ranked Houston in a mid-week tilt set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s contest can be heard on KEZM 1310 AM and on kezmonline.com with Bruce Merchant calling the action. Fans can also follow the game by logging on to McNeeseSports.com and clicking on the “Live Stats” link under the baseball schedule page.  McNeese (12-4) had an outstanding week on the diamond as...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team will be back in action Tuesday evening as the Cowboys travel to take on nationally-ranked Houston in a mid-week tilt set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s contest can be heard on KEZM 1310 AM and on kezmonline.com with Bruce Merchant calling the action. Fans can also follow the game by logging on to McNeeseSports.com and clicking on the “Live Stats” link under the baseball schedule page.  McNeese (12-4) had an outstanding week on the diamond as...More >>
  • LSU women's basketball makes NCAA Tournament as No. 8 seed

    LSU women's basketball makes NCAA Tournament as No. 8 seed

    Monday, March 13 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-03-14 01:42:01 GMT

    For the 25th time in school history, the LSU women's basketball team will be playing in the NCAA Tournament as announced on ESPN Monday evening.

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    For the 25th time in school history, the LSU women's basketball team will be playing in the NCAA Tournament as announced on ESPN Monday evening.

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  • SFA eliminates McNeese from SLC women's basketball tourney, 77-63

    SFA eliminates McNeese from SLC women's basketball tourney, 77-63

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-03-10 23:12:50 GMT
    (Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source; Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The Southland Conference Women’s Player of the Year wasted little time establishing herself on Friday afternoon.   In the process, Taylor Ross and the rest of the third-seeded Ladyjacks imposed their will.

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    The Southland Conference Women’s Player of the Year wasted little time establishing herself on Friday afternoon.   In the process, Taylor Ross and the rest of the third-seeded Ladyjacks imposed their will.

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  • Walker throws six shutout innings; Tigers sweep Wichita State

    Walker throws six shutout innings; Tigers sweep Wichita State

    Sunday, March 12 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-03-13 01:31:02 GMT
    No. 6 LSU (12-4) defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth-straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season with six innings of shutout baseball. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out three WSU batters on Sunday. The Shockers dropped to 8-6 on the year with Sunday’s setback. W...More >>
    No. 6 LSU (12-4) defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.  Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth-straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season with six innings of shutout baseball. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out three WSU batters on Sunday. The Shockers dropped to 8-6 on the year with Sunday’s setback. W...More >>
  • Pokes win eighth straight; sweep UCA, 5-3

    Pokes win eighth straight; sweep UCA, 5-3

    Sunday, March 12 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-03-13 01:28:24 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    With a strong relief effort from sophomore Aidan Anderson, the McNeese baseball team completed a three-game Southland Conference sweep over Central Arkansas, 5-3, Sunday afternoon to stretch its winning streak to eight consecutive on the season.   Entering in the top of the second to relieve starter Bryan King, Anderson worked an impressive 4.2 scoreless innings in his second appearance on the week. The right-hander limited the Bears offense to just one hit and a walk w...More >>
    With a strong relief effort from sophomore Aidan Anderson, the McNeese baseball team completed a three-game Southland Conference sweep over Central Arkansas, 5-3, Sunday afternoon to stretch its winning streak to eight consecutive on the season.   Entering in the top of the second to relieve starter Bryan King, Anderson worked an impressive 4.2 scoreless innings in his second appearance on the week. The right-hander limited the Bears offense to just one hit and a walk w...More >>
  • Washington-Marion washes away 30 years of pain with first state title since 1987

    Washington-Marion washes away 30 years of pain with first state title since 1987

    Saturday, March 11 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-03-12 04:14:40 GMT
    Washington-Marion won its first title in 30 years. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)Washington-Marion won its first title in 30 years. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    As coach Hartwell has said this week, 30 years is a long time. The Charging Indians head coach had three decades worth of passion, frustration and love hit him all at once as the clock struck zero and Washington-Marion was named state champions for the first time since 1987. Oh yeah, we've been fighting for it and fighting for it," said head coach Albert Hartwell. "You get to the point where some people say you can coach and some people say you can't coach.But, i...More >>
    As coach Hartwell has said this week, 30 years is a long time. The Charging Indians head coach had three decades worth of passion, frustration and love hit him all at once as the clock struck zero and Washington-Marion was named state champions for the first time since 1987. Oh yeah, we've been fighting for it and fighting for it," said head coach Albert Hartwell. "You get to the point where some people say you can coach and some people say you can't coach.But, i...More >>
  • Washington-Marion back on top; Chargin' Indians win first state title in 30 years

    Washington-Marion back on top; Chargin' Indians win first state title in 30 years

    Saturday, March 11 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-03-12 02:00:05 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC

    The Washington-Marion revenge tour was capped off with maybe the biggest celebration the Burton Coliseum has ever seen.  In a packed house the Chargin' Indians made history capturing their first state title in 30 years, 66-58 over Ellender. It didn't take long for Washington-Marion to get the crowd rocking. In the first quarter Chris Edwards started off the contest with a tomahawk one hand slam. After the semi's win over Woodlawn, Edwards said "We are going to win state....

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    The Washington-Marion revenge tour was capped off with maybe the biggest celebration the Burton Coliseum has ever seen.  In a packed house the Chargin' Indians made history capturing their first state title in 30 years, 66-58 over Ellender. It didn't take long for Washington-Marion to get the crowd rocking. In the first quarter Chris Edwards started off the contest with a tomahawk one hand slam. After the semi's win over Woodlawn, Edwards said "We are going to win state....

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  • Cowgirls complete series sweep over UCA with 7-3 Win

    Cowgirls complete series sweep over UCA with 7-3 Win

    Saturday, March 11 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-03-12 01:30:47 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball defeated Central Arkansas 7-3 here Saturday to complete its Southland Conference sweep over the Bears. McNeese picked up an 8-0 (6 inning) and 6-2 doubleheader win over the Bears on Friday night.   McNeese 16-10, 3-0 SLC) scored runs in the first four innings and took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame on a RBI by Tori Yanitor and a UCA wild pitch.   UCA (7-17, 0-3 SLC) tied the game with two runs in the second via a Cowgirl error that allowed both ru...More >>
    McNeese softball defeated Central Arkansas 7-3 here Saturday to complete its Southland Conference sweep over the Bears. McNeese picked up an 8-0 (6 inning) and 6-2 doubleheader win over the Bears on Friday night.   McNeese 16-10, 3-0 SLC) scored runs in the first four innings and took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame on a RBI by Tori Yanitor and a UCA wild pitch.   UCA (7-17, 0-3 SLC) tied the game with two runs in the second via a Cowgirl error that allowed both ru...More >>
  • Deaton, Pokes withstand UCA to win series, 5-3

    Deaton, Pokes withstand UCA to win series, 5-3

    Saturday, March 11 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-03-12 01:27:55 GMT
     McNeese starting pitcher Rhett Deaton tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and only two walks to go along with a career-high nine strikeouts, while the McNeese baseball team withstood a late rally to earn a 5-3 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Bear Stadium.   Deaton (2-0) threw a career-high 101 pitches, 66 of which were for strikes, allowing just two UCA batters to advance past second base. After a pair of McNeese pitchers relieved ...More >>
     McNeese starting pitcher Rhett Deaton tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and only two walks to go along with a career-high nine strikeouts, while the McNeese baseball team withstood a late rally to earn a 5-3 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday afternoon at Bear Stadium.   Deaton (2-0) threw a career-high 101 pitches, 66 of which were for strikes, allowing just two UCA batters to advance past second base. After a pair of McNeese pitchers relieved ...More >>
  • Big hits lift Cowgirls to doubleheader sweep of UCA

    Big hits lift Cowgirls to doubleheader sweep of UCA

    Saturday, March 11 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-03-11 05:14:55 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Taylor Schmidt and Morgan Catron had the two big hits in separate games for the McNeese softball team to help the Cowgirls post a double header sweep over Central Arkansas, 8-0 and 6-2, to open up Southland Conference play on Friday night. Schmidt hit a two-out, fourth inning grand slam in the first game to spark the Cowgirls to an 8-0, 6-inning win. But not to be outdone, Catron blasted a three-run, first inning homer in game two as McNeese posted a 6-2 win in the night cap. The Co...More >>
    Taylor Schmidt and Morgan Catron had the two big hits in separate games for the McNeese softball team to help the Cowgirls post a double header sweep over Central Arkansas, 8-0 and 6-2, to open up Southland Conference play on Friday night. Schmidt hit a two-out, fourth inning grand slam in the first game to spark the Cowgirls to an 8-0, 6-inning win. But not to be outdone, Catron blasted a three-run, first inning homer in game two as McNeese posted a 6-2 win in the night cap. The Co...More >>
  • Brandin Cooks traded to the Patriots for draft picks

    Brandin Cooks traded to the Patriots for draft picks

    The reports of Brandin Cooks impending trade lurked for days, but tonight it finally came to fruition. 

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    The reports of Brandin Cooks impending trade lurked for days, but tonight it finally came to fruition. 

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  • Hathaway falls to Zwolle in Class B championship, 37-34

    Hathaway falls to Zwolle in Class B championship, 37-34

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-03-10 23:34:22 GMT
    Hathaway named Class B runner-up. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)Hathaway named Class B runner-up. (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    The top-seeded Zwolle basketball team overcame a 16-point deficit to defeat No. 2 Hathaway 37-34 in front of a hostile crowd in the Louisiana High School boys Class B finals.

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    The top-seeded Zwolle basketball team overcame a 16-point deficit to defeat No. 2 Hathaway 37-34 in front of a hostile crowd in the Louisiana High School boys Class B finals.

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  • LSU fires coach Johnny Jones after men's basketball has school-record losing season

    LSU fires coach Johnny Jones after men's basketball has school-record losing season

    Friday, March 10 2017 2:01 PM EST2017-03-10 19:01:28 GMT
    LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones (Source: WAFB)LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones (Source: WAFB)

    LSU has officially let go men’s basketball head coach Johnny Jones. 

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    LSU has officially let go men’s basketball head coach Johnny Jones. 

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  • Reports: Saints sign Ted Ginn and A.J. Klein

    (FOX 8 graphic)Reports:  The Saints have signed linebacker A.J. Klein and wide receiver Ted Ginn(FOX 8 graphic)Reports: The Saints have signed linebacker A.J. Klein and wide receiver Ted Ginn

    The Saints will sign linebacker A.J. Klein and wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. 

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    The Saints will sign linebacker A.J. Klein and wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. 

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  • Saints sign Larry Warford

    Saints sign Larry Warford

    (FOX 8 graphic) Saints have signed guard Larry Warford.(FOX 8 graphic) Saints have signed guard Larry Warford.

    The Saints have sured up the interior of their offensive line. Former Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford signed with the Saints Thursday. Warford's agent confirmed the deal. Warford will likely start at right guard for the Saints. Last year, Jahri Evans was brought back to man that spot; his days as a Saint are likely done. Warford started 57 games in four seasons with Detroit. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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    The Saints have sured up the interior of their offensive line. Former Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford signed with the Saints Thursday. Warford's agent confirmed the deal. Warford will likely start at right guard for the Saints. Last year, Jahri Evans was brought back to man that spot; his days as a Saint are likely done. Warford started 57 games in four seasons with Detroit. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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  • Washington-Marion holds off Woodlawn to make back-to-back title game appearances

    Washington-Marion holds off Woodlawn to make back-to-back title game appearances

    Thursday, March 9 2017 8:44 PM EST2017-03-10 01:44:45 GMT
    Christian Edwards had a trio of dunks and scored 10 points. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)Christian Edwards had a trio of dunks and scored 10 points. (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    The top-seeded Charging Indians are headed back to the Class 4A championship after Washington-Marion held off a Woodlawn (SH) rally to win, 73-66. Washington-Marion was led by senior guard De'Vantre Vitor who finished the day 8-14 shooting for 24 points. Demarcus Vital and Christian Edwards added 13 and 10 points respectively.  W-M controlled most of the game before star forward Christian Edwards was benched with foul trouble in the second half. Woodlawn tied the game at 5...

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    The top-seeded Charging Indians are headed back to the Class 4A championship after Washington-Marion held off a Woodlawn (SH) rally to win, 73-66. Washington-Marion was led by senior guard De'Vantre Vitor who finished the day 8-14 shooting for 24 points. Demarcus Vital and Christian Edwards added 13 and 10 points respectively.  W-M controlled most of the game before star forward Christian Edwards was benched with foul trouble in the second half. Woodlawn tied the game at 5...

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  • Report: Saints sign Nick Fairley to four-year contract

    Report: Saints sign Nick Fairley to four-year contract

    Report: Nick Fairley signs four-year contract with Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Report: Nick Fairley signs four-year contract with Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    The Saints are bringing back their biggest free agent. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints have signed defensive tackle Nick Fairley to a four-year deal worth $30 million. Fairley signed a one-year 'prove it' deal in 2016. He responded with the best season of his career. Fairley's disruptive presence helped improve the interior of the Saints' defensive line. He finished with 6.5 sacks.  The reported contract is very reasonable for the Saints, who wanted to ...More >>
    The Saints are bringing back their biggest free agent. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints have signed defensive tackle Nick Fairley to a four-year deal worth $30 million. Fairley signed a one-year 'prove it' deal in 2016. He responded with the best season of his career. Fairley's disruptive presence helped improve the interior of the Saints' defensive line. He finished with 6.5 sacks.  The reported contract is very reasonable for the Saints, who wanted to ...More >>
  • No. 6 McNeese handles No. 7 Nicholls in Southland Tournament first round, 79-58

    No. 6 McNeese handles No. 7 Nicholls in Southland Tournament first round, 79-58

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-03-09 23:05:22 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference Media Relations)(Source: Southland Conference Media Relations)
    A dominating effort from Frederica Haywood helped push sixth-seed McNeese past Nicholls 79-58 in the second opening round game of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. The Cowgirls advance to a Friday afternoon second-round matchup against third-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. SFA won the previous meeting, earning a 96-65 win at Burton Coliseum on Jan. 2.   Haywood scored 14 points and pulled down a career-...More >>
    A dominating effort from Frederica Haywood helped push sixth-seed McNeese past Nicholls 79-58 in the second opening round game of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. The Cowgirls advance to a Friday afternoon second-round matchup against third-seeded Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. SFA won the previous meeting, earning a 96-65 win at Burton Coliseum on Jan. 2.   Haywood scored 14 points and pulled down a career-...More >>
  • Report: Saints consider trading Brandin Cooks to New England

    Report: Saints consider trading Brandin Cooks to New England

    Cooks leaped onto our list of top five best bargains on Saints roster in 2015Cooks leaped onto our list of top five best bargains on Saints roster in 2015

    ESPN is reporting the Saints would send Cooks to the Super Bowl champions in exchange for cornerback Malcolm Butler.

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    ESPN is reporting the Saints would send Cooks to the Super Bowl champions in exchange for cornerback Malcolm Butler.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Christian Edwards

    Sports Person of the Week - Christian Edwards

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:23 AM EST2017-03-09 05:23:18 GMT

    Washington-Marion's Christian Edwards may have signed a track scholarship to Alabama, but here in Southwest Louisiana, he's know for something else. "You give [Edwards] a dunk, it's just like you gave him $100 million because that's what he wants and that's what he plays for. Once he gets his running going and he gets that ball in his hands and he can dunk, he thinks he is riding the cloud.," said Charging Indians' head coach Albert Hartwell. 

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    Washington-Marion's Christian Edwards may have signed a track scholarship to Alabama, but here in Southwest Louisiana, he's know for something else. "You give [Edwards] a dunk, it's just like you gave him $100 million because that's what he wants and that's what he plays for. Once he gets his running going and he gets that ball in his hands and he can dunk, he thinks he is riding the cloud.," said Charging Indians' head coach Albert Hartwell. 

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  • McNeese downs No. 7 LSU in front of record crowd

    McNeese downs No. 7 LSU in front of record crowd

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 11:51 PM EST2017-03-09 04:51:59 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    A squeeze bunt from McNeese senior Matt Gallier gave the McNeese baseball team the lead it was looking for late in Wednesday's sold out contest while two home runs from junior Mitchell Rogers sealed the Cowboys' victory over the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers at Joe Miller Ballpark.   A crowd of 2,821 spectators, a complex record, crammed The Jeaux to witness the showdown and neither McNeese or LSU did not disappoint.     With both teams deadlocked at 3-3 i...More >>
    A squeeze bunt from McNeese senior Matt Gallier gave the McNeese baseball team the lead it was looking for late in Wednesday's sold out contest while two home runs from junior Mitchell Rogers sealed the Cowboys' victory over the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers at Joe Miller Ballpark.   A crowd of 2,821 spectators, a complex record, crammed The Jeaux to witness the showdown and neither McNeese or LSU did not disappoint.     With both teams deadlocked at 3-3 i...More >>
  • Report: LSU will fire Johnny Jones following SEC tournament, per source

    Report: LSU will fire Johnny Jones following SEC tournament, per source

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-03-07 23:24:19 GMT
    LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones (Source: WAFB)LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones (Source: WAFB)

    CBS Sports is reporting a source has confirmed LSU will fire head basketball coach Johnny Jones if and when the Tigers are eliminated from the SEC tournament, which starts Wednesday.

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    CBS Sports is reporting a source has confirmed LSU will fire head basketball coach Johnny Jones if and when the Tigers are eliminated from the SEC tournament, which starts Wednesday.

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  • Derouen, Cournoyer named to 2017 LHSAA All-Tournament Team

    Derouen, Cournoyer named to 2017 LHSAA All-Tournament Team

    Monday, March 6 2017 7:11 PM EST2017-03-07 00:11:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The LHSAA announced the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls' Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team on Monday and Southwest Louisiana was well-represented. Class 3A champion South Beauregard had guard Ashlynn Derouen make the 10-player list and she is joined by Merryville's Andrea Cournoyer. Derouen led the Lady K's to their first state title since 1971 by scoring 20 and 28 points in the semifinal and championship games respectively. Derouen was also named the Class 3A title g...More >>
    The LHSAA announced the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls' Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team on Monday and Southwest Louisiana was well-represented. Class 3A champion South Beauregard had guard Ashlynn Derouen make the 10-player list and she is joined by Merryville's Andrea Cournoyer. Derouen led the Lady K's to their first state title since 1971 by scoring 20 and 28 points in the semifinal and championship games respectively. Derouen was also named the Class 3A title g...More >>
  • No. 4 LSU falls to No. 10 Texas Tech in Shriners Classic

    No. 4 LSU falls to No. 10 Texas Tech in Shriners Classic

    Sunday, March 5 2017 9:46 PM EST2017-03-06 02:46:36 GMT
    Centerfielder Tanner Gardner’s infield single Sunday scoring the winning run for Texas Tech in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU,  5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU will play host to San Diego at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will air on LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates, and the radio broadcast and liv...More >>
    Centerfielder Tanner Gardner’s infield single Sunday scoring the winning run for Texas Tech in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU,  5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU will play host to San Diego at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will air on LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates, and the radio broadcast and liv...More >>
  • Justin Hill gets career win No. 100 in McNeese's DH sweep over Prairie View A&M

    Justin Hill gets career win No. 100 in McNeese's DH sweep over Prairie View A&M

    Sunday, March 5 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-03-05 05:22:28 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    McNeese completed its three-game baseball sweep over Prairie View with a double header sweep on Saturday by scores of 12-9 and 7-2 while giving head coach Justin Hill his 100th career victory after the day's first win. The Cowboys (8-4), now winners of four straight while improving to 8-0 at home, will next be in action on Wednesday when they host LSU at 6 p.m. That game is sold out. McNeese combined for 24 hits in the twinbill as Will Fox collected four hits with two of those doub...

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    McNeese completed its three-game baseball sweep over Prairie View with a double header sweep on Saturday by scores of 12-9 and 7-2 while giving head coach Justin Hill his 100th career victory after the day's first win. The Cowboys (8-4), now winners of four straight while improving to 8-0 at home, will next be in action on Wednesday when they host LSU at 6 p.m. That game is sold out. McNeese combined for 24 hits in the twinbill as Will Fox collected four hits with two of those doub...

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  • Destrehan edges Barbe to win the Class 5A state championship

    Destrehan edges Barbe to win the Class 5A state championship

    Saturday, March 4 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-03-05 04:38:16 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    In a battle between the two top-ranked teams in the state, Destrehan defeated Barbe 62-57 in the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A girls basketball state championship Saturday night at the...

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    In a battle between the two top-ranked teams in the state, Destrehan defeated Barbe 62-57 in the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A girls basketball state championship Saturday night at the University...

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  • Mississippi State tops LSU to snap 7-game skid, 88-76

    Mississippi State tops LSU to snap 7-game skid, 88-76

    Saturday, March 4 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-03-05 03:16:14 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz/LSU)(Source: Steve Franz/LSU)

    Quinndary Weatherspoon had 18 points as Mississippi State snapped a seven-game losing streak with an 88-76 win over LSU on Saturday.

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    Quinndary Weatherspoon had 18 points as Mississippi State snapped a seven-game losing streak with an 88-76 win over LSU on Saturday.

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  • LSU baseball beats Baylor 4-0 in Shriners College Classic

    LSU baseball beats Baylor 4-0 in Shriners College Classic

    Saturday, March 4 2017 10:10 PM EST2017-03-05 03:10:30 GMT

    Senior left-hander Jared Poche’ fired seven scoreless innings Saturday to lead second-ranked LSU to a 4-0 win over No. 17 Baylor at Minute Maid Park.

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    Senior left-hander Jared Poche’ fired seven scoreless innings Saturday to lead second-ranked LSU to a 4-0 win over No. 17 Baylor at Minute Maid Park.

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  • Cowgirls fall to Lamar, earn SLC Tournament 6th seed

    Cowgirls fall to Lamar, earn SLC Tournament 6th seed

    Saturday, March 4 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-03-05 02:45:24 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese women’s basketball ended the regular season with an 83-67 loss to Lamar Saturday but will continue its season next week at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas as the sixth seed. The Cowgirls will face 7th seed Nicholls at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Merrell Center. The first three round games can be seen on ESPN3 while the championship game will be at 12 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. All Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1470/1...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball ended the regular season with an 83-67 loss to Lamar Saturday but will continue its season next week at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas as the sixth seed. The Cowgirls will face 7th seed Nicholls at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Merrell Center. The first three round games can be seen on ESPN3 while the championship game will be at 12 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. All Cowgirl games can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (1470/1...More >>
  • McNeese's comeback falls short in 90-83 loss to Lamar

    McNeese's comeback falls short in 90-83 loss to Lamar

    Saturday, March 4 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-03-05 02:00:38 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Colton Weisbrod scored 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting, including eight straight in a late game-breaking run, and Lamar beat McNeese State 90-83 in Saturday's season finale.

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    Colton Weisbrod scored 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting, including eight straight in a late game-breaking run, and Lamar beat McNeese State 90-83 in Saturday's season finale.

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  • Source: Saints, Snead have productive talks about returning

    Source: Saints, Snead have productive talks about returning

    Photo by Mark LagrangePhoto by Mark Lagrange

    The Saints have had productive talks with Willie Snead about a new contract, sources told FOX 8 Sports Friday.

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    The Saints have had productive talks with Willie Snead about a new contract, sources told FOX 8 Sports Friday.

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  • South Beauregard downs Albany to win Class 3A state championship

    South Beauregard downs Albany to win Class 3A state championship

    Saturday, March 4 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-03-05 00:37:44 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    Top-seeded South Beauregard won its first state title since 1971, defeating Albany 60-47 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A girls basketball state championship game Friday at the University...

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    Top-seeded South Beauregard won its first state title since 1971, defeating Albany 60-47 in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A girls basketball state championship game Friday at the University Center.

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  • 2017 LHSAA boys basketball playoffs - quarterfinal round finals

    2017 LHSAA boys basketball playoffs - quarterfinal round finals

    Saturday, March 4 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-03-04 05:30:20 GMT
    (Source: LHSAA)(Source: LHSAA)

    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys basketball tournament brackets Tuesday. The "Top 28" (now 48) will be held March 6-11 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. 

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    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys basketball tournament brackets Tuesday. The "Top 28" (now 48) will be held March 6-11 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. 

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  • LSU baseball falls 9-6 to No. 1 TCU in Shriners Classic

    LSU baseball falls 9-6 to No. 1 TCU in Shriners Classic

    Saturday, March 4 2017 12:26 AM EST2017-03-04 05:26:36 GMT

    The LSU baseball team dropped its Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic opener against No. 1 TCU, 9-6, Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

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    The LSU baseball team dropped its Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic opener against No. 1 TCU, 9-6, Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Ashlynn Derouen

    Sports Person of the Week - Ashlynn Derouen

    Friday, March 3 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-03-04 02:03:31 GMT

    South Beauregard punched its ticket to the Class 3A title game on Saturday, and Ashlynn Derouen is a big factor why. The pressure was on in Hammond. In the biggest moment and on the biggest stage, South Beauregard's Ashlynn Derouen knocked down four consecutive free throws with under 40 seconds to play, lifting the top seeded Lady K's to their first state title game since 2009. "I know that I had confidence, but it was all because of the fans and my teammates," said Deroue...

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    South Beauregard punched its ticket to the Class 3A title game on Saturday, and Ashlynn Derouen is a big factor why. The pressure was on in Hammond. In the biggest moment and on the biggest stage, South Beauregard's Ashlynn Derouen knocked down four consecutive free throws with under 40 seconds to play, lifting the top seeded Lady K's to their first state title game since 2009. "I know that I had confidence, but it was all because of the fans and my teammates," said Deroue...

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  • LSU RB Leonard Fournette runs unofficial 4.51 at NFL Combine

    LSU RB Leonard Fournette runs unofficial 4.51 at NFL Combine

    Friday, March 3 2017 2:13 PM EST2017-03-03 19:13:45 GMT
    LSU running back Leonard Fournette (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)LSU running back Leonard Fournette (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)

    LSU running back Leonard Fournette ran an unofficial time of 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. The 240-pound junior ran the 4.51 in his first attempt. In his second attempt, Fournette ran an unofficial 4.52.

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    LSU running back Leonard Fournette ran an unofficial time of 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. The 240-pound junior ran the 4.51 in his first attempt. In his second attempt, Fournette ran an unofficial 4.52.

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  • McNeese softball downs BYU, SDSU in California

    McNeese softball downs BYU, SDSU in California

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-03-03 04:55:11 GMT
    (Source: Richard Martin/McNeese)(Source: Richard Martin/McNeese)
    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over Brigham Young and held on for a 7-6 win over San Diego State to extend its winning streak to five games here Thursday on the first day of the San Diego Classic I, hosted by both San Diego and San Diego State. McNeese (10-9) picked up a combined 19 hits on the day with four coming from California native, Taylor Schmidt. Schmidt led McNeese on the day with a .571 batting average and scored two runs. Baylee Corbello picked up three hits on the d...More >>
    McNeese softball picked up a 6-3 win over Brigham Young and held on for a 7-6 win over San Diego State to extend its winning streak to five games here Thursday on the first day of the San Diego Classic I, hosted by both San Diego and San Diego State. McNeese (10-9) picked up a combined 19 hits on the day with four coming from California native, Taylor Schmidt. Schmidt led McNeese on the day with a .571 batting average and scored two runs. Baylee Corbello picked up three hits on the d...More >>
  • Sam Houston holds off McNeese, 79-74

    Sam Houston holds off McNeese, 79-74

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-03-03 04:20:51 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Kalob Ledoux and Stephen Ugochukwu each scored 17 points to lead McNeese in Thursday night’s Southland Conference game at Sam Houston State, but the Cowboys were unable to capitalize late in the game when given the opportunities as the Bearkats escaped with a 79-74 win. The loss was the seventh straight suffered by McNeese as it falls to 7-21 overall and 4-13 in league play. SHSU improves to 19-11 and 10-7 in the conference. The Bearkats never led by more than six points in th...More >>
    Kalob Ledoux and Stephen Ugochukwu each scored 17 points to lead McNeese in Thursday night’s Southland Conference game at Sam Houston State, but the Cowboys were unable to capitalize late in the game when given the opportunities as the Bearkats escaped with a 79-74 win. The loss was the seventh straight suffered by McNeese as it falls to 7-21 overall and 4-13 in league play. SHSU improves to 19-11 and 10-7 in the conference. The Bearkats never led by more than six points in th...More >>
  • Seniors lead Cowgirls to road victory over Sam Houston State

    Seniors lead Cowgirls to road victory over Sam Houston State

    Thursday, March 2 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-03-03 03:11:09 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Seniors Amber Donnes and Victoria Rachal combined to score 37 points in a 61-58 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference victory over Sam Houston State. Donnes scored a game high and tied her career high with 21 points. The Hammond native scored 11 first half points, ending the game 8 of 15 from the field including three 3-pointers. Rachal chipped in with 16 points on 6 of 12 from the field along with two three-pointers.  Frederica Haywood continued her consi...More >>
    Seniors Amber Donnes and Victoria Rachal combined to score 37 points in a 61-58 McNeese women’s basketball Southland Conference victory over Sam Houston State. Donnes scored a game high and tied her career high with 21 points. The Hammond native scored 11 first half points, ending the game 8 of 15 from the field including three 3-pointers. Rachal chipped in with 16 points on 6 of 12 from the field along with two three-pointers.  Frederica Haywood continued her consi...More >>
  • McNeese's homers send Pokes past ULM, 14-5

    McNeese's homers send Pokes past ULM, 14-5

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-03-02 05:20:04 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Joe Provenzano hit two home runs while driving in six and Matt Gallier belted a 3-run, fifth inning home run to spark a 6-run inning as McNeese rallied from an early game deficit to down Louisiana-Monroe for the second time in the last eight days, this time by a 14-5 score. McNeese (5-4) improved to 4-0 at home after winning the first of a five-game home stand. The Cowboys trailed 5-2 to the Warhawks (4-5) going into the bottom of the fifth inning when the bats exploded for five hit...

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    Joe Provenzano hit two home runs while driving in six and Matt Gallier belted a 3-run, fifth inning home run to spark a 6-run inning as McNeese rallied from an early game deficit to down Louisiana-Monroe for the second time in the last eight days, this time by a 14-5 score. McNeese (5-4) improved to 4-0 at home after winning the first of a five-game home stand. The Cowboys trailed 5-2 to the Warhawks (4-5) going into the bottom of the fifth inning when the bats exploded for five hit...

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  • LSU Men's hoops snaps 15-game losing skid on Senior Night

    LSU Men's hoops snaps 15-game losing skid on Senior Night

    Source: Hilary Scheinuk, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Hilary Scheinuk, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    LSU had just one win in the year 2017 entering Wednesday's Senior Night festivities against Tennessee but the Tigers put together a second half surge to beat the Volunteers, 92-82, for their first win since January 4th.

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    LSU had just one win in the year 2017 entering Wednesday's Senior Night festivities against Tennessee but the Tigers put together a second half surge to beat the Volunteers, 92-82, for their first win since January 4th.

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  • 2017 LHSAA girls basketball playoffs - second round finals

    2017 LHSAA girls basketball playoffs - second round finals

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-03-01 21:57:00 GMT

    The LHSAA released the 2017 playoff brackets on Monday. The first round playoff matchups will begin on Thursday Feb.16 and will continue until the state championship games in Hammond, March 3-4. Southwest Louisiana had a pair of number one seeds in this years bracket. Both Barbe and South Beauregard earned respected number one overall seeds. You can find the seedings and first round schedule down below. CLASS 5A (32) Hammond at (1) Barbe - 2/16 (28) Alexandria at (...

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    The LHSAA released the 2017 playoff brackets on Monday. The first round playoff matchups will begin on Thursday Feb.16 and will continue until the state championship games in Hammond, March 3-4. Southwest Louisiana had a pair of number one seeds in this years bracket. Both Barbe and South Beauregard earned respected number one overall seeds. You can find the seedings and first round schedule down below. CLASS 5A (32) Hammond at (1) Barbe - 2/16 (28) Alexandria at (...

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  • Hot hitting Cowgirls defeat South Alabama on Mardi Gras

    Hot hitting Cowgirls defeat South Alabama on Mardi Gras

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:21 PM EST2017-03-01 04:21:31 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball continued its hot hitting and scored all the runs it needed in the first two innings here Tuesday in a 7-1 win over South Alabama. McNeese (8-9) gave up a run to South Alabama (13-2) in the first inning on a RBI single by Haleigh Lane for a 1-0 lead.  The Cowgirls responded with four runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. A three RBI home run by Morgan Catron who was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the week just minutes ...More >>
    McNeese softball continued its hot hitting and scored all the runs it needed in the first two innings here Tuesday in a 7-1 win over South Alabama. McNeese (8-9) gave up a run to South Alabama (13-2) in the first inning on a RBI single by Haleigh Lane for a 1-0 lead.  The Cowgirls responded with four runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. A three RBI home run by Morgan Catron who was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the week just minutes ...More >>
  • Deichmann delivers again as LSU edges Nicholls, 3-2

    Deichmann delivers again as LSU edges Nicholls, 3-2

    Coming off a midweek upset of then-13th-ranked UL-Lafayette, Nicholls appeared to be working on another upset when they led third-ranked LSU 2-0 after the top of the fifth but the Tigers stormed back to get the win, 3-2.

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    Coming off a midweek upset of then-13th-ranked UL-Lafayette, Nicholls appeared to be working on another upset when they led third-ranked LSU 2-0 after the top of the fifth but the Tigers stormed back to get the win, 3-2.

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  • McNeese bats come alive at LA Tech Classic Sunday

    McNeese bats come alive at LA Tech Classic Sunday

    Monday, February 27 2017 11:58 AM EST2017-02-27 16:58:41 GMT

    he McNeese softball bats came alive here Sunday in the Cowgirls 6-2 win over Northern Iowa and 13-7 win over Louisiana Tech at the Louisiana Tech Classic. McNeese (7-9) picked up 25 hits including five home runs on the day. The Cowgirls entered the day with a combined seven home runs in the previous 14 games. All-American Erika Piancastelli hit her first two home runs of the season with one in each game. Also hitting home runs was Morgan Catron, Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. The lon...

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    he McNeese softball bats came alive here Sunday in the Cowgirls 6-2 win over Northern Iowa and 13-7 win over Louisiana Tech at the Louisiana Tech Classic. McNeese (7-9) picked up 25 hits including five home runs on the day. The Cowgirls entered the day with a combined seven home runs in the previous 14 games. All-American Erika Piancastelli hit her first two home runs of the season with one in each game. Also hitting home runs was Morgan Catron, Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. The lon...

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  • Former McNeese star Charles Jackson headed to 2017 Indoor National Championship

    Former McNeese star Charles Jackson headed to 2017 Indoor National Championship

    Sunday, February 26 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-02-27 02:40:23 GMT
    Every person has a dream. For Charles Jackson that passion and dream lives and breathes on the track. "I just believe that something down the road in track is waiting for me," said former McNeese State sprinter Charles Jackson.   At 28 years-old, Jackson has never given up on a dream to one day make it to the top. Once a former Northwestern State Demon and McNeese State Cowboy, Jackson has always been the under dog. "When I got to...More >>
    Every person has a dream. For Charles Jackson that passion and dream lives and breathes on the track. "I just believe that something down the road in track is waiting for me," said former McNeese State sprinter Charles Jackson.   At 28 years-old, Jackson has never given up on a dream to one day make it to the top. Once a former Northwestern State Demon and McNeese State Cowboy, Jackson has always been the under dog. "When I got to...More >>
  • #2 LSU sweeps Maryland, 9-5

    #2 LSU sweeps Maryland, 9-5

    Sunday, February 26 2017 9:21 PM EST2017-02-27 02:21:08 GMT
    The LSU baseball team defeated Maryland, 9-5, to earn its first three-game series sweep of the season Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improved to 7-1 on the season while Maryland fell to 1-5. Sophomore right-hander Caleb Gilbert entered in relief for the Tigers in the fifth inning and earned the win, his first of the season. He fired two innings and struck out a career-high six batters. Hunter Newman entered in the eighth i...More >>
    The LSU baseball team defeated Maryland, 9-5, to earn its first three-game series sweep of the season Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, LSU improved to 7-1 on the season while Maryland fell to 1-5. Sophomore right-hander Caleb Gilbert entered in relief for the Tigers in the fifth inning and earned the win, his first of the season. He fired two innings and struck out a career-high six batters. Hunter Newman entered in the eighth i...More >>
  • No. 7 Arizona sweeps McNeese

    No. 7 Arizona sweeps McNeese

    Sunday, February 26 2017 9:18 PM EST2017-02-27 02:18:57 GMT
     In the final game of its weekend series, the McNeese baseball team put up a fight with the nation's seventh-ranked team but was defeated in eight innings, 12-5, by the Arizona Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field.   The Cowboys (4-4) return home during the upcoming week for a mid-week tilt with ULM on Wednesday followed by a weekend series against Prairie View A&M. Arizona improved to 8-0 to begin the season, with all eight victories coming at home.   McNeese put up three ...More >>
     In the final game of its weekend series, the McNeese baseball team put up a fight with the nation's seventh-ranked team but was defeated in eight innings, 12-5, by the Arizona Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field.   The Cowboys (4-4) return home during the upcoming week for a mid-week tilt with ULM on Wednesday followed by a weekend series against Prairie View A&M. Arizona improved to 8-0 to begin the season, with all eight victories coming at home.   McNeese put up three ...More >>
  • Cowboys battle but fall 81-70 to AMCC

    Cowboys battle but fall 81-70 to AMCC

    Saturday, February 25 2017 9:48 PM EST2017-02-26 02:48:18 GMT
     Kalob Ledoux led McNeese with 20 points but the Cowboys showed little life from the three-point line while hitting just 5 of 24, meanwhile Texas A&M-Corpus Christi got a 31-point, 15-rebound performance from Ehab Amin as the Islanders were able to hold off several McNeese threats to post an 81-70 Southland Conference win here Saturday afternoon.   The loss officially eliminated the Cowboys from the league postseason tournament as they fall to 7-20 overall and 4-12 ...More >>
     Kalob Ledoux led McNeese with 20 points but the Cowboys showed little life from the three-point line while hitting just 5 of 24, meanwhile Texas A&M-Corpus Christi got a 31-point, 15-rebound performance from Ehab Amin as the Islanders were able to hold off several McNeese threats to post an 81-70 Southland Conference win here Saturday afternoon.   The loss officially eliminated the Cowboys from the league postseason tournament as they fall to 7-20 overall and 4-12 ...More >>
  • Errors prove costly as Pokes fall to No. 7 Arizona, 12-3

    Errors prove costly as Pokes fall to No. 7 Arizona, 12-3

    Saturday, February 25 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-02-26 02:45:49 GMT
    The McNeese baseball team dropped a 12-3 decision to No. 7 Arizona Saturday afternoon as the Cowboys committed a string of errors that allowed the Wildcats to take advantage offensively and turn in its third victory of the weekend series.   With the loss, McNeese dropped to 4-3 overall on the season and 1-3 on the road while the Wildcats stretched its perfect record to a 7-0 mark to start the season. Both teams will be back on the diamond Sunday to complete the series starting a...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team dropped a 12-3 decision to No. 7 Arizona Saturday afternoon as the Cowboys committed a string of errors that allowed the Wildcats to take advantage offensively and turn in its third victory of the weekend series.   With the loss, McNeese dropped to 4-3 overall on the season and 1-3 on the road while the Wildcats stretched its perfect record to a 7-0 mark to start the season. Both teams will be back on the diamond Sunday to complete the series starting a...More >>
  • Poche' allows one hit in shutout of Maryland

    Poche' allows one hit in shutout of Maryland

    Saturday, February 25 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-02-26 02:39:14 GMT
    LSU senior left-hander Jared Poche' tossed eight more innings of no-hit baseball before finally surrendering his first hit of the season in the ninth inning, and the Tigers’ offense was impressive as well, defeating Maryland 14-0. The Tigers improved to 6-1 on the year, while Maryland fell to 1-4 with the loss. The teams will complete the weekend series Sunday morning, with Game 3 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can...More >>
    LSU senior left-hander Jared Poche' tossed eight more innings of no-hit baseball before finally surrendering his first hit of the season in the ninth inning, and the Tigers’ offense was impressive as well, defeating Maryland 14-0. The Tigers improved to 6-1 on the year, while Maryland fell to 1-4 with the loss. The teams will complete the weekend series Sunday morning, with Game 3 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can...More >>
  • Cowgirls drops second straight, 77-66 at A&M-CC

    Cowgirls drops second straight, 77-66 at A&M-CC

    Saturday, February 25 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-02-25 21:55:51 GMT
    For the second straight game McNeese women’s basketball team struggled to score late in the game, this time resulting in a 77-66 loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. With McNeese (12-15, 7-9 SLC) trailing 63-62 with three minutes left in the game following a big three-pointer by senior Victoria Rachal, TAMU-CC made 14 of 14 free throws down the stretch and outscored McNeese 14-4 the rest of the way to pick up the victory in the only meeting between the two teams this season. T...More >>
    For the second straight game McNeese women’s basketball team struggled to score late in the game, this time resulting in a 77-66 loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. With McNeese (12-15, 7-9 SLC) trailing 63-62 with three minutes left in the game following a big three-pointer by senior Victoria Rachal, TAMU-CC made 14 of 14 free throws down the stretch and outscored McNeese 14-4 the rest of the way to pick up the victory in the only meeting between the two teams this season. T...More >>
  • Lange strikes out 12 as Tigers top Terps, 6-1

    Lange strikes out 12 as Tigers top Terps, 6-1

    Saturday, February 25 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-02-25 05:13:32 GMT
    Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
    Junior right-hander Alex Lange struck out a season-high 12 batters in six innings pitched and Michael Papierski hit a three-run home run as LSU defeated Maryland, 6-1, Friday night in Game 1 of the series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 5-1 on the season, while Maryland fell to 1-3. Lange improved to 2-0 on the year after allowing only one run on six hits and walking two. Right-hander Brian Shaffer (0-1) suffered the ...More >>
    Junior right-hander Alex Lange struck out a season-high 12 batters in six innings pitched and Michael Papierski hit a three-run home run as LSU defeated Maryland, 6-1, Friday night in Game 1 of the series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. With the win, the Tigers improved to 5-1 on the season, while Maryland fell to 1-3. Lange improved to 2-0 on the year after allowing only one run on six hits and walking two. Right-hander Brian Shaffer (0-1) suffered the ...More >>
  • Late rally lifts No. 7 Arizona over McNeese, 8-3

    Late rally lifts No. 7 Arizona over McNeese, 8-3

    Saturday, February 25 2017 12:08 AM EST2017-02-25 05:08:48 GMT
    (Source: Arizona SID)(Source: Arizona SID)

    An RBI-groundout, an error and an infield single in the seventh inning sparked a late-game rally that led to No. 7 Arizona’s comeback and 8-3 defeat over the McNeese baseball team at Hi Corbett Field Friday evening. With the Cowboys (4-2) holding a 3-2 lead over the span of four innings, a pitcher’s duel broke out before Arizona (6-0) eventually used its four-run spark in the seventh frame to take the lead over McNeese. The Wildcats pushed across three more runs in the n...

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    An RBI-groundout, an error and an infield single in the seventh inning sparked a late-game rally that led to No. 7 Arizona’s comeback and 8-3 defeat over the McNeese baseball team at Hi Corbett Field Friday evening. With the Cowboys (4-2) holding a 3-2 lead over the span of four innings, a pitcher’s duel broke out before Arizona (6-0) eventually used its four-run spark in the seventh frame to take the lead over McNeese. The Wildcats pushed across three more runs in the n...

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  • McNeese falls 5-2 to Tulsa

    McNeese falls 5-2 to Tulsa

    Friday, February 24 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-02-25 04:12:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese softball fell behind early, allowing Tulsa to score two first inning runs in a 5-2 loss here Friday night. Things went south for the Cowgirls in the Tulsa's (6-6) first at bat as Julia Hollingsworth led the game off with a hit down the left field line. The ball hit the wall and scooted all the way to the wall in left field, all the while Hollingsworth was rounding the bases and ended up with an inside the park home run for a 1-0 lead. The Hurricane would score another run in ...More >>
    McNeese softball fell behind early, allowing Tulsa to score two first inning runs in a 5-2 loss here Friday night. Things went south for the Cowgirls in the Tulsa's (6-6) first at bat as Julia Hollingsworth led the game off with a hit down the left field line. The ball hit the wall and scooted all the way to the wall in left field, all the while Hollingsworth was rounding the bases and ended up with an inside the park home run for a 1-0 lead. The Hurricane would score another run in ...More >>
  • No compensatory picks for Saints

    (FOX 8 graphic) The Saints did not receive any compensatory picks this year.(FOX 8 graphic) The Saints did not receive any compensatory picks this year.
    The Saints will not receive any compensatory picks, the NFL announced today. Compensatory picks are draft choices handed out to teams who lost more or better free agents than they signed the previous year. The Saints did not qualify for any under the current formula. This year, 32 picks were handed out through the third and seventh round.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Saints will not receive any compensatory picks, the NFL announced today. Compensatory picks are draft choices handed out to teams who lost more or better free agents than they signed the previous year. The Saints did not qualify for any under the current formula. This year, 32 picks were handed out through the third and seventh round.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Robert Christman

    Thursday, February 23 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-02-24 04:27:48 GMT

    Every team has a story.  This year the St. louis Catholic wrestling team capped off a cinderella season, forever etching their marks in school history. "It's honestly still sort of soaking in," Saints junior wrestler Robert Christman admitted. "Just being able to go in and win a state title finally in my high school career is great. It's been a long time coming." "I'm still in shock of everything about that weekend," said freshman wrestler&nb.

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    Every team has a story.  This year the St. louis Catholic wrestling team capped off a cinderella season, forever etching their marks in school history. "It's honestly still sort of soaking in," Saints junior wrestler Robert Christman admitted. "Just being able to go in and win a state title finally in my high school career is great. It's been a long time coming." "I'm still in shock of everything about that weekend," said freshman wrestler&nb.

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  • LSU cruises in 8-1 win over Hofstra

    LSU cruises in 8-1 win over Hofstra

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:54 AM EST2017-02-23 05:54:07 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz/LSU SID)(Source: Steve Franz/LSU SID)
    Freshman right-hander Zack Hess fired five innings, allowing just two hits, no runs and six strikeouts in his first collegiate start, helping lead second-ranked LSU to an 8-1 victory over Hofstra on Wednesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. On the year, LSU improved to 4-1 with the win, while Hofstra fell to 0-4. The Tigers will return to action Friday night at 7 p.m. to face Maryland in Game 1 of a weekend series. The series may be viewed online through the...More >>
    Freshman right-hander Zack Hess fired five innings, allowing just two hits, no runs and six strikeouts in his first collegiate start, helping lead second-ranked LSU to an 8-1 victory over Hofstra on Wednesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. On the year, LSU improved to 4-1 with the win, while Hofstra fell to 0-4. The Tigers will return to action Friday night at 7 p.m. to face Maryland in Game 1 of a weekend series. The series may be viewed online through the...More >>
  • Cowgirls drop road contest at Houston Baptist, 72-68

    Cowgirls drop road contest at Houston Baptist, 72-68

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-02-23 05:47:53 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Houston Baptist women’s basketball team scored the games final five points here Wednesday night to defeat McNeese 72-68 in a game that consisted of eight lead changes and 14 ties. McNeese (12-14, 7-8) held a slim two-point lead 39-37 at the half. The Cowgirls held its largest lead of the game of six points midway through the second quarter. Houston Baptist (6-19, 4-11 SLC) held its largest lead of six points with 7:16 left in the game. With the Cowgirls trailing HBU by six poi...More >>
    Houston Baptist women’s basketball team scored the games final five points here Wednesday night to defeat McNeese 72-68 in a game that consisted of eight lead changes and 14 ties. McNeese (12-14, 7-8) held a slim two-point lead 39-37 at the half. The Cowgirls held its largest lead of the game of six points midway through the second quarter. Houston Baptist (6-19, 4-11 SLC) held its largest lead of six points with 7:16 left in the game. With the Cowgirls trailing HBU by six poi...More >>
  • McNeese softball swept in doubleheader at No. 25 Baylor

    McNeese softball swept in doubleheader at No. 25 Baylor

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-02-23 05:43:24 GMT
    McNeese committed a combined nine errors and let a 5-2 early lead slip away in a 6-5, eight inning loss in the opening game of a twinbill then dropped the nightcap 9-3 here Wednesday to 24th ranked Baylor.  In the opener, McNeese (5-8) committed a season high six errors and let a 5-2 fifth inning lead slip away in its 6-5, eight inning loss to Baylor in the first game of a twinbill. Junior Shanice Hagler and Morgan Catron led McNeese with two hits apiece and Hailey Drew knocked...More >>
    McNeese committed a combined nine errors and let a 5-2 early lead slip away in a 6-5, eight inning loss in the opening game of a twinbill then dropped the nightcap 9-3 here Wednesday to 24th ranked Baylor.  In the opener, McNeese (5-8) committed a season high six errors and let a 5-2 fifth inning lead slip away in its 6-5, eight inning loss to Baylor in the first game of a twinbill. Junior Shanice Hagler and Morgan Catron led McNeese with two hits apiece and Hailey Drew knocked...More >>
  • St. Louis comes from behind to down Episcopal for Division III soccer championship

    St. Louis comes from behind to down Episcopal for Division III soccer championship

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:34 AM EST2017-02-23 05:34:54 GMT
    (Source: WVUE)(Source: WVUE)

    St. Louis defeated Episcopal, 2-1 in the Division III LHSAA soccer championship Wednesday night in New Orleans. The Saints won their state-record 13th title in school history, and the seventh in the past eight years. Senior Zac Eisner carried the Saints, scoring a pair of goals while winning the game's MVP award. His penalty kick in the 53rd minute broke the 1-1 tie that sent the Saints out with a third consecutive state cha...

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    St. Louis defeated Episcopal, 2-1 in the Division III LHSAA soccer championship Wednesday night in New Orleans. The Saints won their state-record 13th title in school history, and the seventh in the past eight years. Senior Zac Eisner carried the Saints, scoring a pair of goals while winning the game's MVP award. His penalty kick in the 53rd minute broke the 1-1 tie that sent the Saints out with a third consecutive state cha...

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  • Andy Dodd plans to transfer from LSU

    Andy Dodd plans to transfer from LSU

    Backup offensive lineman Andy Dodd has decided to transfer from LSU. 

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    Backup offensive lineman Andy Dodd has decided to transfer from LSU. 

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  • McNeese baseball headed to face No. 7 Arizona in four-game series

    McNeese baseball headed to face No. 7 Arizona in four-game series

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-02-22 22:26:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    The McNeese baseball team will take its undefeated record to the desert this weekend to battle last season’s College World Series runner-up as the Cowboys battle No. 7 Arizona in a four-game series. The series will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. (CST) followed by a Friday night contest set for 7 p.m. (CST). Saturday’s game is set for a 2 p.m. (CST) first pitch followed by the series final on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CST). Fans can follow the game via live stats and video by logg...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team will take its undefeated record to the desert this weekend to battle last season’s College World Series runner-up as the Cowboys battle No. 7 Arizona in a four-game series. The series will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. (CST) followed by a Friday night contest set for 7 p.m. (CST). Saturday’s game is set for a 2 p.m. (CST) first pitch followed by the series final on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CST). Fans can follow the game via live stats and video by logg...More >>
  • Save the Dates: LSU football releases 2017 homecoming and other special dates

    Save the Dates: LSU football releases 2017 homecoming and other special dates

    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    LSU Football releases special dates for 2017 season.

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    Mark your calendars as LSU football releases special dates for 2017 season.

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  • Pelicans, Cousins looking for strong finish

    Pelicans, Cousins looking for strong finish

    Pelicans unveil the jerseys of Omri Casspi and DeMarcus Cousins. (Fox 8 Staff Photo)Pelicans unveil the jerseys of Omri Casspi and DeMarcus Cousins. (Fox 8 Staff Photo)

    Meeting with the New Orleans media for the first time as a Pelican, DeMarcus Cousins said all of the right things. He was candid, brought laughs, and even said he knows he has to tone it down with his 17 technical fouls.

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    Meeting with the New Orleans media for the first time as a Pelican, DeMarcus Cousins said all of the right things. He was candid, brought laughs, and even said he knows he has to tone it down with his 17 technical fouls.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins and Pelicans excited to embark on journey together

    DeMarcus Cousins and Pelicans excited to embark on journey together

    Source: Lance Washington, FOX 8Source: Lance Washington, FOX 8

    On the eve of DeMarcus Cousins' first game with the New Orleans Pelicans, the veteran center was introduced at the team facility. 

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    On the eve of DeMarcus Cousins' first game with the New Orleans Pelicans, the veteran center was introduced at the team facility. 

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  • McNeese shatters record books in 32-4 win over ULM

    McNeese shatters record books in 32-4 win over ULM

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-02-22 05:20:12 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The McNeese Baseball team posted a night for the record books against ULM on Tuesday night as the Cowboys broke five team school records and one individual mark in a 32-4 win over the Warhawks.   The 32 runs scored on 29 hits are both single game records while a 15-run fifth inning that added to the blowout win, also set a record. Individually, Ricky Ramirez set a new school record by scoring six runs in the game. That tied as the most scored by a player in a single game in the N...More >>
    The McNeese Baseball team posted a night for the record books against ULM on Tuesday night as the Cowboys broke five team school records and one individual mark in a 32-4 win over the Warhawks.   The 32 runs scored on 29 hits are both single game records while a 15-run fifth inning that added to the blowout win, also set a record. Individually, Ricky Ramirez set a new school record by scoring six runs in the game. That tied as the most scored by a player in a single game in the N...More >>
  • Auburn hands LSU 14th-consecutive loss

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    LSU's Antonio Blakeney scored 29 points -- two short of his season high -- but was the only LSU player to score in double figures and therefore, the Tigers couldn't keep pace with Auburn, losing 98-75 in the P-Mac Tuesday night.

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    LSU's Antonio Blakeney scored 29 points -- two short of his season high -- but was the only LSU player to score in double figures and therefore, the Tigers couldn't keep pace with Auburn, losing 98-75 in the P-Mac Tuesday night.

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  • UNO upsets fourth-ranked LSU with pair of rallies

    UNO upsets fourth-ranked LSU with pair of rallies

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    In a battle of unbeaten baseball teams playing their first midweek games, LSU and UNO combined for 19 runs Tuesday night but it was the Privateers that emerged victorious by a score of 11-8 over the fourth-ranked Tigers.

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    In a battle of unbeaten baseball teams playing their first midweek games, LSU and UNO combined for 19 runs Tuesday night but it was the Privateers that emerged victorious by a score of 11-8 over the fourth-ranked Tigers.

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  • Fisbeck earns National Player of the Week honors

    Fisbeck earns National Player of the Week honors

    Monday, February 20 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-02-20 22:54:12 GMT
    Sophomore Nate Fisbeck has been honored by Collegiate Baseball as a National Player of the Week following an impressive weekend on the diamond, the newspaper announced on Monday. The weekly national honor is the first for a Cowboy baseball player under the direction of head coach Justin Hill. Fisbeck was one of two Southland Conference representatives on the list, including Sam Houston State's pitcher Heath Donica. Fisbeck was on fire this weekend belting out some of the most impres...More >>
    Sophomore Nate Fisbeck has been honored by Collegiate Baseball as a National Player of the Week following an impressive weekend on the diamond, the newspaper announced on Monday. The weekly national honor is the first for a Cowboy baseball player under the direction of head coach Justin Hill. Fisbeck was one of two Southland Conference representatives on the list, including Sam Houston State's pitcher Heath Donica. Fisbeck was on fire this weekend belting out some of the most impres...More >>
  • LSU's Poche earns honors after weekend pitching gem

    LSU's Poche earns honors after weekend pitching gem

    Poche was also named the SEC Pitcher of the Week.

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    Poche was also named the SEC Pitcher of the Week.

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  • NCAA Baseball Polls: LSU remains in the top 5

    NCAA Baseball Polls: LSU remains in the top 5

    LSU started the season with three wins at home this weekend and remains in the top five in all of the baseball polls. 

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    LSU started the season with three wins at home this weekend and remains in the top five in this week's baseball polls.

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  • BREAKING: Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

    BREAKING: Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

    Monday, February 20 2017 12:37 AM EST2017-02-20 05:37:30 GMT

    Apparently the NBA ALL-Star weekend wasn't enough for the city of New Orleans and the Pelicans. Following the All-Star game New Orleans made an even bigger splash, agreeing to a trade for Sacramento Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. New Orleans will send 2016 first-round pick Buddy Hield, along with Tyreke Evans and the Pelicans’ 2017 first and second round picks. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights re...

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    Apparently the NBA ALL-Star weekend wasn't enough for the city of New Orleans and the Pelicans. Following the All-Star game New Orleans made an even bigger splash, agreeing to a trade for Sacramento Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. New Orleans will send 2016 first-round pick Buddy Hield, along with Tyreke Evans and the Pelicans’ 2017 first and second round picks. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights re...

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  • McNeese softball falls 13-5 to Murray State

    McNeese softball falls 13-5 to Murray State

    Sunday, February 19 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-02-20 03:58:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)
    McNeese ended the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational with a 13-5 run-rule loss at the hands of Murray State here Sunday. The Cowgirls ended tournament action with a 2-2 record. Senior outfielder Marisa Taunton was named to the all-tournament team after hitting .500 with five hits, one double, one RBI, scored three runs and stole five of five bases.   McNeese hurlers Baylee Corbello, Alexsandra Flores and Jolie Trahan struggled from the circle...More >>
    McNeese ended the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational with a 13-5 run-rule loss at the hands of Murray State here Sunday. The Cowgirls ended tournament action with a 2-2 record. Senior outfielder Marisa Taunton was named to the all-tournament team after hitting .500 with five hits, one double, one RBI, scored three runs and stole five of five bases.   McNeese hurlers Baylee Corbello, Alexsandra Flores and Jolie Trahan struggled from the circle...More >>
  • LSU bats come alive to defeat Air Force, 10-3

    LSU bats come alive to defeat Air Force, 10-3

    Sunday, February 19 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-02-20 00:08:55 GMT
    (Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)(Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)
    LSU exploded for six runs in the fourth inning Sunday to defeat Air Force, 10-3, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU was perfect on the weekend, moving to 3-0 with the win, while the loss dropped Air Force to 2-2. The Tigers will return to action Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., when they face New Orleans at Maestri Field in New Orleans. The game will be televised on Cox Sports Television, and it may viewed in non-CST markets via the WatchESPN app. The LSU-UNO game will be broa...More >>
    LSU exploded for six runs in the fourth inning Sunday to defeat Air Force, 10-3, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU was perfect on the weekend, moving to 3-0 with the win, while the loss dropped Air Force to 2-2. The Tigers will return to action Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., when they face New Orleans at Maestri Field in New Orleans. The game will be televised on Cox Sports Television, and it may viewed in non-CST markets via the WatchESPN app. The LSU-UNO game will be broa...More >>
  • Fisbeck's homer seals Lake Area Classic title

    Fisbeck's homer seals Lake Area Classic title

    Sunday, February 19 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-02-20 00:01:16 GMT
    McNeese sophomore Nate Fisbeck delivered once again as he lifted his third home run of the weekend in the fourth inning to give the McNeese baseball squad the lead it needed to stay ahead and take down Missouri State, 4-3, for the Lake Area Classic tournament title and the weekend sweep.   Fisbeck finished out the weekend with some of the most impressive numbers across the country with five hits, including a triple and three home runs, as well as 11 total RBIs. The soph...More >>
    McNeese sophomore Nate Fisbeck delivered once again as he lifted his third home run of the weekend in the fourth inning to give the McNeese baseball squad the lead it needed to stay ahead and take down Missouri State, 4-3, for the Lake Area Classic tournament title and the weekend sweep.   Fisbeck finished out the weekend with some of the most impressive numbers across the country with five hits, including a triple and three home runs, as well as 11 total RBIs. The soph...More >>
  • Duhon's sacrifice fly lifts Pokes past URI, 5-4

    Duhon's sacrifice fly lifts Pokes past URI, 5-4

    Saturday, February 18 2017 11:37 PM EST2017-02-19 04:37:29 GMT
     Dustin Duhon became the hero of the evening during Saturday's contest between the McNeese baseball team and Rhode Island as the sophomore catcher lifted a bases-loaded, sacrifice fly into centerfield that scored the winning run and pulled the Cowboys past the Rams, 5-4, on the second day of the Lake Area Classic.   McNeese (2-0) seemed as though it had secured the victory entering the top of the ninth leading by two until a Rhode Island (0-2) rally pulled the Rams back...More >>
     Dustin Duhon became the hero of the evening during Saturday's contest between the McNeese baseball team and Rhode Island as the sophomore catcher lifted a bases-loaded, sacrifice fly into centerfield that scored the winning run and pulled the Cowboys past the Rams, 5-4, on the second day of the Lake Area Classic.   McNeese (2-0) seemed as though it had secured the victory entering the top of the ninth leading by two until a Rhode Island (0-2) rally pulled the Rams back...More >>
  • McNeese softball splits Saturday double header

    McNeese softball splits Saturday double header

    Saturday, February 18 2017 11:11 PM EST2017-02-19 04:11:18 GMT
    McNeese softball split its games here Saturday on the second day of the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls picked up a 7-1 win over Butler before dropping a 1-0, eight inning game to South Alabama. McNeese will conclude tournament play against Murray State at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.   McNeese (5-5) opened the game against Butler with a 6-0 lead with a single run coming in the first and inning and five more in the second. Erika Piancastelli led the game off w...More >>
    McNeese softball split its games here Saturday on the second day of the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls picked up a 7-1 win over Butler before dropping a 1-0, eight inning game to South Alabama. McNeese will conclude tournament play against Murray State at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.   McNeese (5-5) opened the game against Butler with a 6-0 lead with a single run coming in the first and inning and five more in the second. Erika Piancastelli led the game off w...More >>
  • Alabama takes down LSU, 90-72

    Alabama takes down LSU, 90-72

    Saturday, February 18 2017 10:52 PM EST2017-02-19 03:52:29 GMT

    A torrid first-half shooting the ball by Alabama and 16 points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes spelled another defeat for the LSU Tigers Saturday afternoon as the Crimson Tide scored a 90-72 victory over the Tigers at Coleman Coliseum. The Tigers, who would actually outscore the Tide in the second half (40-39), fell to 9-17 and 1-13 in the Southeastern Conference entering the final two weeks of the regular season. Alabama is now 16-10 on the season and 9-5 in the league. LSU

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    A torrid first-half shooting the ball by Alabama and 16 points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes spelled another defeat for the LSU Tigers Saturday afternoon as the Crimson Tide scored a 90-72 victory over the Tigers at Coleman Coliseum. The Tigers, who would actually outscore the Tide in the second half (40-39), fell to 9-17 and 1-13 in the Southeastern Conference entering the final two weeks of the regular season. Alabama is now 16-10 on the season and 9-5 in the league. LSU

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  • McNeese sneaks past Nicholls despite 30 turnovers, 59-52

    McNeese sneaks past Nicholls despite 30 turnovers, 59-52

    Saturday, February 18 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-02-18 23:14:01 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball made 10 three-pointers and senior Amber Donnes tied her career high with 21 points to lead the Cowgirls in a 59-52 Southland Conference win over Nicholls here Saturday. Donnes and fellow senior Victoria Rachal carried the Cowgirls on offense. Donnes ended the game 8 of 13 from the field including five three-pointers. Rachal scored 19 points on 5 of 11 from the field and 4 of 6 from three-point range. Juniors Mercedes Rogers and Frederica led McNeese i...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball made 10 three-pointers and senior Amber Donnes tied her career high with 21 points to lead the Cowgirls in a 59-52 Southland Conference win over Nicholls here Saturday. Donnes and fellow senior Victoria Rachal carried the Cowgirls on offense. Donnes ended the game 8 of 13 from the field including five three-pointers. Rachal scored 19 points on 5 of 11 from the field and 4 of 6 from three-point range. Juniors Mercedes Rogers and Frederica led McNeese i...More >>
  • #4 LSU shuts out Army in game one, 9-0

    #4 LSU shuts out Army in game one, 9-0

    Saturday, February 18 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-02-18 23:10:31 GMT
    (Source: LSU Sports)(Source: LSU Sports)
    The LSU baseball team opened the 2017 season with a 9-0 win against Army, marking the largest opening game shutout for the Tigers since 1996. The Tigers improved to 1-0 on the season and 11-0 in season openers under head coach Paul Mainieri, and Army fell to 0-2 on the year. The teams will have another seven-inning game against Army at 4 p.m. CT Saturday. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can be accessed at WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app. It will ...More >>
    The LSU baseball team opened the 2017 season with a 9-0 win against Army, marking the largest opening game shutout for the Tigers since 1996. The Tigers improved to 1-0 on the season and 11-0 in season openers under head coach Paul Mainieri, and Army fell to 0-2 on the year. The teams will have another seven-inning game against Army at 4 p.m. CT Saturday. The game will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can be accessed at WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app. It will ...More >>
  • LSU season opener postponed due to weather

    LSU season opener postponed due to weather

    Friday, February 17 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-02-18 02:47:05 GMT

    LSU was supposed to open the season Friday night at Alex Box Stadium against the Air Force Falcons, but weather caused the game to be postponed.

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    LSU was supposed to open the season Friday night at Alex Box Stadium against the Air Force Falcons, but weather caused the game to be postponed.

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  • McNeese softball run-rules Jackson State, 12-2

    McNeese softball run-rules Jackson State, 12-2

    Friday, February 17 2017 3:39 PM EST2017-02-17 20:39:17 GMT
    (Source: Raymond Stewart)(Source: Raymond Stewart)
    Morgan Catron belted two homeruns including the game ending grand slam in the fifth inning to help McNeese softball pick up a 12-2 win over Jackson State here Friday at the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls will be back in action Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against Butler and 7 p.m. against South Alabama.   McNeese (4-4) collected 12 hits and was led by Catron, Tori Yanitor, Hailey Drew, Taylor Schmidt and Marisa Taunton's two hits apiece...More >>
    Morgan Catron belted two homeruns including the game ending grand slam in the fifth inning to help McNeese softball pick up a 12-2 win over Jackson State here Friday at the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. The Cowgirls will be back in action Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against Butler and 7 p.m. against South Alabama.   McNeese (4-4) collected 12 hits and was led by Catron, Tori Yanitor, Hailey Drew, Taylor Schmidt and Marisa Taunton's two hits apiece...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Camren Hare

    Sports Person of the Week - Camren Hare

    Friday, February 17 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-02-17 06:03:05 GMT
    Make it five straight for Warrior Nation. With Tuesday night's win over Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian has now won a district title for a fifth straight season. "Obviously, it's good to keep the streak going and not lose any games," said HCA senior guard Camren Hare. "This one is a lot more important than last year to me because I'm a senior. It's good to go out on top." "I think we have established a basketball tradition here," HCA coach Dexter W...More >>
    Make it five straight for Warrior Nation. With Tuesday night's win over Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian has now won a district title for a fifth straight season. "Obviously, it's good to keep the streak going and not lose any games," said HCA senior guard Camren Hare. "This one is a lot more important than last year to me because I'm a senior. It's good to go out on top." "I think we have established a basketball tradition here," HCA coach Dexter W...More >>
  • ACU edges McNeese, 82-78

    ACU edges McNeese, 82-78

    Thursday, February 16 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-02-17 04:20:14 GMT
    Kalob Ledoux scored a career-high 19 points but it was the second half play of Abilene Christian's Jalone Friday that stole the show as his 18 second half points helped his team hold off McNeese 82-78 in Southland Conference action Thursday night.   The loss was the fourth straight suffered by the Cowboys (7-18, 4-10 SLC) as their postseason hopes are slimmed with just four games remaining. ACU (12-13, 6-8), who is not eligible for postseason play as its in its final season ...More >>
    Kalob Ledoux scored a career-high 19 points but it was the second half play of Abilene Christian's Jalone Friday that stole the show as his 18 second half points helped his team hold off McNeese 82-78 in Southland Conference action Thursday night.   The loss was the fourth straight suffered by the Cowboys (7-18, 4-10 SLC) as their postseason hopes are slimmed with just four games remaining. ACU (12-13, 6-8), who is not eligible for postseason play as its in its final season ...More >>
  • Coyne throws shutout as ULM blanks McNeese, 3-0

    Coyne throws shutout as ULM blanks McNeese, 3-0

    Thursday, February 16 2017 12:16 AM EST2017-02-16 05:16:59 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard)(Source: Brady Renard)
    McNeese softball couldn’t get the bats going here Wednesday night, falling 3-0 to Louisiana-Monroe. The loss snapped a nine game home winning streak and it was the first home shutout for McNeese since 2015 when the Cowgirls fell 1-0 in to Utah. McNeese (3-4) picked up two hits in the game with the first hit coming off a Carleigh Chaumont single to short in the fifth that broke up ULM’s Melanie Coyne’s no-hitter. Taylor Schmidt picked up the other McNeese hit of the...More >>
    McNeese softball couldn’t get the bats going here Wednesday night, falling 3-0 to Louisiana-Monroe. The loss snapped a nine game home winning streak and it was the first home shutout for McNeese since 2015 when the Cowgirls fell 1-0 in to Utah. McNeese (3-4) picked up two hits in the game with the first hit coming off a Carleigh Chaumont single to short in the fifth that broke up ULM’s Melanie Coyne’s no-hitter. Taylor Schmidt picked up the other McNeese hit of the...More >>
  • LSU defensive end Arden Key taking time away from football

    LSU defensive end Arden Key taking time away from football

    LSU junior defensive end Arden Key is stepping away from football for personal reasons. 

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    LSU junior defensive end Arden Key is stepping away from football for personal reasons. 

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  • 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Championships

    2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Championships

    Monday, February 13 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-02-14 02:24:32 GMT

    The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament wrapped up this weekend in Bossier City with a pair of local wrestlers bringing home a state title. In Division III, Gavin Christ of Basile took first place over Calep Balcuns from Brusly in the 126 weight class. Also, in Division III Alexander Yokubaitis of St. Louis grabbed first over David Kent from Brusly in the 106 weight class. Several other area athletes placed in the tournament.  For a f...

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    The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament wrapped up this weekend in Bossier City with a pair of local wrestlers bringing home a state title. In Division III, Gavin Christ of Basile took first place over Calep Balcuns from Brusly in the 126 weight class. Also, in Division III Alexander Yokubaitis of St. Louis grabbed first over David Kent from Brusly in the 106 weight class. Several other area athletes placed in the tournament.  For a f...

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  • Kober named to preseason All-SLC baseball squad

    Kober named to preseason All-SLC baseball squad

    Monday, February 13 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-02-13 22:40:14 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese senior reliever Collin Kober has been named to the All-Southland Conference preseason baseball squad as a first-team honoree, the league announced Monday morning. Kober, a native of Lake Charles, was automatically named to the preseason list after earning all-conference honors in 2016. The right-hander was also chosen to the preseason all-league list before last season's slate. He continued to be the go-to reliever when the Pokes were ready to close a game last sea...More >>
    McNeese senior reliever Collin Kober has been named to the All-Southland Conference preseason baseball squad as a first-team honoree, the league announced Monday morning. Kober, a native of Lake Charles, was automatically named to the preseason list after earning all-conference honors in 2016. The right-hander was also chosen to the preseason all-league list before last season's slate. He continued to be the go-to reliever when the Pokes were ready to close a game last sea...More >>
  • Jolie Trahan tosses first career shutout in win over Penn State

    Jolie Trahan tosses first career shutout in win over Penn State

    Sunday, February 12 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-02-12 23:10:49 GMT
    Junior Jolie Trahan tossed her first career shutout here Sunday to lead McNeese softball in a 6-0 win over Penn State on the final day of the LSU Tiger Classic. The win is the second over Penn State during tournament play. McNeese also defeated Penn State 4-1 on Friday. The Hackberry native, Trahan improved to 1-1 on the year with the complete game shutout. Trahan commanded the circle the entire game, giving up four hits, all singles, struck out two without giving up a walk.  M...More >>
    Junior Jolie Trahan tossed her first career shutout here Sunday to lead McNeese softball in a 6-0 win over Penn State on the final day of the LSU Tiger Classic. The win is the second over Penn State during tournament play. McNeese also defeated Penn State 4-1 on Friday. The Hackberry native, Trahan improved to 1-1 on the year with the complete game shutout. Trahan commanded the circle the entire game, giving up four hits, all singles, struck out two without giving up a walk.  M...More >>
  • McNeese softball drops two heartbreakers at LSU Classic Saturday

    McNeese softball drops two heartbreakers at LSU Classic Saturday

    Saturday, February 11 2017 10:02 PM EST2017-02-12 03:02:05 GMT
    McNeese softball suffered two heartbreaking losses here Saturday at the LSU Tiger Classic, falling 6-5 to Oklahoma State in eight innings and a 4-3 loss to no. 4 LSU in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Cowgirls will conclude tournament play with a 10 a.m. game against Penn State on Sunday. In the opening game of the day for McNeese, the Cowgirls took an early 1-0 lead in the first with back to back double by Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. McNeese added two more runs in the third ...More >>
    McNeese softball suffered two heartbreaking losses here Saturday at the LSU Tiger Classic, falling 6-5 to Oklahoma State in eight innings and a 4-3 loss to no. 4 LSU in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Cowgirls will conclude tournament play with a 10 a.m. game against Penn State on Sunday. In the opening game of the day for McNeese, the Cowgirls took an early 1-0 lead in the first with back to back double by Tori Yanitor and Hailey Drew. McNeese added two more runs in the third ...More >>
  • McNeese drops 3rd straight, 73-66 to Texas A&M-CC

    McNeese drops 3rd straight, 73-66 to Texas A&M-CC

    Saturday, February 11 2017 8:27 PM EST2017-02-12 01:27:41 GMT

    Two crucial McNeese turnovers in the final five minutes in Saturday's game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with the Cowboys trailing by 1 point proved to be key moments in a 73-66 Southland Conference loss.   McNeese (7-17, 4-9 SLC) rallied from several second half double-digit deficits and wound up with a couple of chances to take the lead late in the game.   Trailing 61-51 with 9:00 left on the clock, McNeese ran off an 11-2 run over the next 4:17 behind a couple 

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    Two crucial McNeese turnovers in the final five minutes in Saturday's game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with the Cowboys trailing by 1 point proved to be key moments in a 73-66 Southland Conference loss.   McNeese (7-17, 4-9 SLC) rallied from several second half double-digit deficits and wound up with a couple of chances to take the lead late in the game.   Trailing 61-51 with 9:00 left on the clock, McNeese ran off an 11-2 run over the next 4:17 behind a couple 

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  • McNeese snaps 4 game skid, 78-61 over UIW

    McNeese snaps 4 game skid, 78-61 over UIW

    Saturday, February 11 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-02-12 00:03:36 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball came out of its shooting slump and snapped a four game losing streak here Saturday with a 78-61 Southland Conference victory over Incarnate Word. McNeese  (11-12, 5-8) was led by junior Frederica Haywood’s seventh double-double of the season. Haywood ended the game with 14 points and a season high 19 rebounds. Seniors Victoria Rachal and Amber Donnes also scored in double figures with 17 ad 13 points, respectively. Incarnate Word fell to 6...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball came out of its shooting slump and snapped a four game losing streak here Saturday with a 78-61 Southland Conference victory over Incarnate Word. McNeese  (11-12, 5-8) was led by junior Frederica Haywood’s seventh double-double of the season. Haywood ended the game with 14 points and a season high 19 rebounds. Seniors Victoria Rachal and Amber Donnes also scored in double figures with 17 ad 13 points, respectively. Incarnate Word fell to 6...More >>
  • McNeese softball splits games at LSU Tiger Classic

    McNeese softball splits games at LSU Tiger Classic

    Friday, February 10 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-02-11 04:07:57 GMT
    After falling 5-1 to Oklahoma State in their opening game of the LSU Tiger Classic here Friday, McNeese softball ended their first day action with a 4-1 win over Penn State to improve to 2-1 on the season.  McNeese will face Oklahoma State again on Saturday at 10 a.m. before taking on 4th ranked LSU at 3 p.m. The LSU game will be streamed live on SECN+ and the WatchESPN app. All four Cowgirl runs against Penn State came off the bat of senior Tori Yanitor. Yanitor gave McNeese a...More >>
    After falling 5-1 to Oklahoma State in their opening game of the LSU Tiger Classic here Friday, McNeese softball ended their first day action with a 4-1 win over Penn State to improve to 2-1 on the season.  McNeese will face Oklahoma State again on Saturday at 10 a.m. before taking on 4th ranked LSU at 3 p.m. The LSU game will be streamed live on SECN+ and the WatchESPN app. All four Cowgirl runs against Penn State came off the bat of senior Tori Yanitor. Yanitor gave McNeese a...More >>
  • McNeese host Incarnate Word in Play-4-Kay Game

    McNeese host Incarnate Word in Play-4-Kay Game

    Friday, February 10 2017 5:34 PM EST2017-02-10 22:34:58 GMT

    McNeese women's basketball will host Incarnate Word at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in its Play-4-Kay game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. Donations will be accepted for a chance to win an autographed ball by the Cowgirls.   McNeese (10-12, 5-6 SLC) hasn't played since its 79-57 road loss at Lamar last Saturday. The Cowgirls will be looking to snap a four game losing streak, it's longest of the season. The four losses have come against four of the top 5 teams in the league standings

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    McNeese women's basketball will host Incarnate Word at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in its Play-4-Kay game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. Donations will be accepted for a chance to win an autographed ball by the Cowgirls.   McNeese (10-12, 5-6 SLC) hasn't played since its 79-57 road loss at Lamar last Saturday. The Cowgirls will be looking to snap a four game losing streak, it's longest of the season. The four losses have come against four of the top 5 teams in the league standings

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  • Cowboys host Islanders on ROOT Sports SW

    Cowboys host Islanders on ROOT Sports SW

    Friday, February 10 2017 5:31 PM EST2017-02-10 22:31:09 GMT
     McNeese basketball continues its current home stand on Saturday afternoon when it hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 3:30 in Burton Coliseum in Southland Conference action.   The game will be televised live on ROOT Sports Southwest that is carried nationally on DirecTV (channel 674). The game will lead into a Houston Rockets' game later that evening.   McNeese (7-16, 4-8 SLC) is coming off a 69-63 loss to first place UNO on Thursday night in a contest the Cowboys le...More >>
     McNeese basketball continues its current home stand on Saturday afternoon when it hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 3:30 in Burton Coliseum in Southland Conference action.   The game will be televised live on ROOT Sports Southwest that is carried nationally on DirecTV (channel 674). The game will lead into a Houston Rockets' game later that evening.   McNeese (7-16, 4-8 SLC) is coming off a 69-63 loss to first place UNO on Thursday night in a contest the Cowboys le...More >>
  • Vinton's Tony St. Julien gets four-star ranking

    Vinton's Tony St. Julien gets four-star ranking

    Friday, February 10 2017 1:35 AM EST2017-02-10 06:35:04 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard, KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard, KPLC)

    What a month it's been for Vinton running back Tony St. Julien. The Vinton Lion went from relative unknown to the hottest prospect in Louisiana. Since January 27, St. Julien has received scholarship offers from ULM, UTSA, LA Tech, Tulane and McNeese. According to his Twitter, he has also received interest from Kansas State, Ole Miss, Southern and TCU. St. Julien added to his off-season accomplishments Thursday, when 247Sports rated him as a four-star prospect for the 2018 recrui...

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    What a month it's been for Vinton running back Tony St. Julien. The Vinton Lion went from relative unknown to the hottest prospect in Louisiana. Since January 27, St. Julien has received scholarship offers from ULM, UTSA, LA Tech, Tulane and McNeese. According to his Twitter, he has also received interest from Kansas State, Ole Miss, Southern and TCU. St. Julien added to his off-season accomplishments Thursday, when 247Sports rated him as a four-star prospect for the 2018 recrui...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Becca Brooks

    Sports Person of the Week - Becca Brooks

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-02-10 04:47:53 GMT
    Consider it a coincidence or maybe not. But the number three on Becca Brooks jersey seems pretty symbolic when it comes to her play on the court. "Absolutely, twos aren't really my thing," admitted Brooks. Now in her Sophomore year at LSU Eunice, the former Sulphur Golden Tor has developed the reputation of an assassin from the three point line.   “I always think I'm open at the three point line," said Brooks. “I'll holler at her shoot, shoot,...More >>
    Consider it a coincidence or maybe not. But the number three on Becca Brooks jersey seems pretty symbolic when it comes to her play on the court. "Absolutely, twos aren't really my thing," admitted Brooks. Now in her Sophomore year at LSU Eunice, the former Sulphur Golden Tor has developed the reputation of an assassin from the three point line.   “I always think I'm open at the three point line," said Brooks. “I'll holler at her shoot, shoot,...More >>
  • McNeese opens season with 4-1 win over Southern Miss

    McNeese opens season with 4-1 win over Southern Miss

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-02-10 04:39:58 GMT
    McNeese softball opened the 2017 campaign at home for the first time in 15 years and the eighth largest crowd at Cowgirl Diamond saw the Cowgirls pick up a 4-1 win over Southern Miss here Thursday night. The win is also the first victory for first year head coach James Landreneau.   "There was a great deal of anticipation and excitement leading to tonight's game and the girls were ready to play," said head coach James Landreneau. "The crowd was great and ...More >>
    McNeese softball opened the 2017 campaign at home for the first time in 15 years and the eighth largest crowd at Cowgirl Diamond saw the Cowgirls pick up a 4-1 win over Southern Miss here Thursday night. The win is also the first victory for first year head coach James Landreneau.   "There was a great deal of anticipation and excitement leading to tonight's game and the girls were ready to play," said head coach James Landreneau. "The crowd was great and ...More >>
  • UNO rallies past McNeese to stay atop the SLC

    UNO rallies past McNeese to stay atop the SLC

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:08 PM EST2017-02-10 04:08:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)

    Michael Zeno had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals as New Orleans pulled away in the final minutes to beat McNeese State 69-63 on Thursday night.

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    Michael Zeno had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals as New Orleans pulled away in the final minutes to beat McNeese State 69-63 on Thursday night.

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  • McNeese to visit BYU in 2018

    McNeese to visit BYU in 2018

    Thursday, February 9 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-02-09 20:52:06 GMT

    McNeese football will head to the Rocky Mountain region in 2018 as the Cowboys have signed a contract to play the BYU Cougars, the two schools jointly announced on Thursday. “This is an exciting addition to our 2018 schedule against, traditionally, one of the greatest football programs in the country,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “Not to mention the scenic beauty to be able to play in that part of the country. This will be a great experience f...

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    McNeese football will head to the Rocky Mountain region in 2018 as the Cowboys have signed a contract to play the BYU Cougars, the two schools jointly announced on Thursday. “This is an exciting addition to our 2018 schedule against, traditionally, one of the greatest football programs in the country,” said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill. “Not to mention the scenic beauty to be able to play in that part of the country. This will be a great experience f...

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  • Alex Bregman named to 2017 USA World Baseball Classic roster

    Alex Bregman named to 2017 USA World Baseball Classic roster

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-02-09 03:01:48 GMT
    USA Baseball announced on Wednesday the 28-man roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The roster is made up of 13 pitchers and 15 position players, and features 13 USA Baseball alumni - five of whom participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The roster also features 18 Major League All-Stars, two Most Valuable Players and nine Gold Glove recipients. "We're excited to kick off the 2017 World Baseball Classic with the announcement of our roster," said Paul Seiler,...More >>
    USA Baseball announced on Wednesday the 28-man roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The roster is made up of 13 pitchers and 15 position players, and features 13 USA Baseball alumni - five of whom participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The roster also features 18 Major League All-Stars, two Most Valuable Players and nine Gold Glove recipients. "We're excited to kick off the 2017 World Baseball Classic with the announcement of our roster," said Paul Seiler,...More >>
  • Barbe alum Bryce Jordan out for 2017 LSU baseball season

    Barbe alum Bryce Jordan out for 2017 LSU baseball season

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 6:26 PM EST2017-02-08 23:26:03 GMT
    (Source: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer)(Source: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer)
    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced Wednesday that junior Bryce Jordan suffered a severe injury and has been ruled out for the 2017 season.  Jordan, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was a selection to the first-team All-SEC at the DH/Utility position last season. The passionate Jordan was an on-base machine and led the Southeastern Conference in hit-by-pitches in 2016 with 23 for the most by an LSU player since at least 1984.  Jordan pla...More >>
    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced Wednesday that junior Bryce Jordan suffered a severe injury and has been ruled out for the 2017 season.  Jordan, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was a selection to the first-team All-SEC at the DH/Utility position last season. The passionate Jordan was an on-base machine and led the Southeastern Conference in hit-by-pitches in 2016 with 23 for the most by an LSU player since at least 1984.  Jordan pla...More >>
  • Pelicans rise over Suns at home

    Pelicans rise over Suns at home

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

    With reports of possible trades circulating around the Pelicans, the team's two most reliable players, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, each surpassed the 30-point mark en route to a 111-106 victory, Monday, over the Phoenix Suns.

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    With reports of possible trades circulating around the Pelicans, the team's two most reliable players, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, each surpassed the 30-point mark en route to a 111-106 victory, Monday, over the Phoenix Suns.

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  • McNeese's Lance Guidry to reassume role as defensive coordinator

    McNeese's Lance Guidry to reassume role as defensive coordinator

    Monday, February 6 2017 9:28 PM EST2017-02-07 02:28:14 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry will pull double duty for the Cowboys as he assumes a role where he has made the Cowboys’ “Defense With Attitude” traditionally one of the nation’s best defenses – the defensive coordinator. In addition, Guidry will coach the cornerbacks and will hire a director of football operations person that will also coach the Buck safety position. “After every season, off-season, spring training and summer drills, we...More >>
    McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry will pull double duty for the Cowboys as he assumes a role where he has made the Cowboys’ “Defense With Attitude” traditionally one of the nation’s best defenses – the defensive coordinator. In addition, Guidry will coach the cornerbacks and will hire a director of football operations person that will also coach the Buck safety position. “After every season, off-season, spring training and summer drills, we...More >>
  • Iowa promotes defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to head football coach

    Iowa promotes defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to head football coach

    Monday, February 6 2017 8:07 PM EST2017-02-07 01:07:57 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Iowa didn't have to search very far to find its replacement for the departure of head coach Sean Richard. The Yellow Jackets promoted defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to the post of head coach on Thursday.  "I think it makes it a lot easier because you are familiar with the kids, the administration and the community," said Johns. "Those are the things that you need to build a program." Johns has been a staple in the Southwest Louisiana coachi...More >>
    Iowa didn't have to search very far to find its replacement for the departure of head coach Sean Richard. The Yellow Jackets promoted defensive coordinator Tommy Johns to the post of head coach on Thursday.  "I think it makes it a lot easier because you are familiar with the kids, the administration and the community," said Johns. "Those are the things that you need to build a program." Johns has been a staple in the Southwest Louisiana coachi...More >>
  • New England Patriots win first overtime in Super Bowl history

    New England Patriots win first overtime in Super Bowl history

    Monday, February 6 2017 4:37 AM EST2017-02-06 09:37:49 GMT

    In a thrilling comeback, the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history.

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    In a thrilling comeback, the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history.

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  • Southwest District Rodeo results

    Southwest District Rodeo results

    Sunday, February 5 2017 3:26 PM EST2017-02-05 20:26:01 GMT

    Click below for the results from Saturday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Click below for the results from Saturday. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Cowgirls commit 21 turnovers in 79-57 loss to Lamar

    Cowgirls commit 21 turnovers in 79-57 loss to Lamar

    Saturday, February 4 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-02-05 02:45:21 GMT
    Lamar used a full court press to force 21 McNeese turnovers and scored 31 points off those turnovers in a 79-57 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Saturday afternoon at the Montagne Center to remain undefeated (12-0) at home this season. Senior Amber Donnes tied her season high to lead McNeese with 19 points. Donnes was 7 of 12 from the field with three of those coming from behind the arc. Dede Sheppard came off the bench to chip in with 10 points. Lamar’s Kiandra Bowe...More >>
    Lamar used a full court press to force 21 McNeese turnovers and scored 31 points off those turnovers in a 79-57 Southland Conference win over McNeese here Saturday afternoon at the Montagne Center to remain undefeated (12-0) at home this season. Senior Amber Donnes tied her season high to lead McNeese with 19 points. Donnes was 7 of 12 from the field with three of those coming from behind the arc. Dede Sheppard came off the bench to chip in with 10 points. Lamar’s Kiandra Bowe...More >>
  • LHSAA releases 2017 boys soccer playoff brackets

    LHSAA releases 2017 boys soccer playoff brackets

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:56 AM EST2017-02-03 05:56:54 GMT
    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys soccer tournament brackets Wednesday. The championship matches will be held February 22 and 24 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Baton Rouge at (12) Barbe (18) Sulphur at (15) Hammond Division III- (21) New Orleans Military & Maritime at (12) Leesville  (19) Abbeville at (14) DeRidder (3) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I-IV. Division I Divisio...More >>
    The LHSAA released its 2017 boys soccer tournament brackets Wednesday. The championship matches will be held February 22 and 24 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Baton Rouge at (12) Barbe (18) Sulphur at (15) Hammond Division III- (21) New Orleans Military & Maritime at (12) Leesville  (19) Abbeville at (14) DeRidder (3) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I-IV. Division I Divisio...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Brije Williams

    Sports Person of the Week - Brije Williams

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-02-03 05:24:37 GMT
    At 18-11 and a power rating of 13, it's safe to say the LaGrange Lady Gators have had a bounce back season. LaGrange has already doubled it's win total from 2016-- La'Keem Holmes' first season at the helm. "A couple of girls on our team were on the previous year (2015) when we went 19–9, so they had tasted success before," said Holmes. "For us to lose like we did last year, I think it helped us in a way, seeing all the teams in the area make the playoff...More >>
    At 18-11 and a power rating of 13, it's safe to say the LaGrange Lady Gators have had a bounce back season. LaGrange has already doubled it's win total from 2016-- La'Keem Holmes' first season at the helm. "A couple of girls on our team were on the previous year (2015) when we went 19–9, so they had tasted success before," said Holmes. "For us to lose like we did last year, I think it helped us in a way, seeing all the teams in the area make the playoff...More >>
  • Career night by Ugochukwu lifts McNeese to road win over UIW

    Career night by Ugochukwu lifts McNeese to road win over UIW

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-02-03 05:13:40 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    Stephen Ugochukwu scored a career-high 25 points with 13 rebounds and Jamaya Burr added 22 points for his second-consecutive 20-point game as the McNeese Cowboys beat Incarnate Word 87-79 here Thursday night in Southland Conference action and snapping a three-game losing streak. McNeese (7-14, 4-6 SLC) trailed 14-8 four minutes into the first half then rolled off 17 straight points and never looked back in ending UIW’s four-game winning streak. “We came in and beat a rea...More >>
    Stephen Ugochukwu scored a career-high 25 points with 13 rebounds and Jamaya Burr added 22 points for his second-consecutive 20-point game as the McNeese Cowboys beat Incarnate Word 87-79 here Thursday night in Southland Conference action and snapping a three-game losing streak. McNeese (7-14, 4-6 SLC) trailed 14-8 four minutes into the first half then rolled off 17 straight points and never looked back in ending UIW’s four-game winning streak. “We came in and beat a rea...More >>
  • McNeese baseball picked to finish fourth in Southland preseason polls

    McNeese baseball picked to finish fourth in Southland preseason polls

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-02-02 23:46:02 GMT
    (SOURCE: Richard Martin/McNeese)(SOURCE: Richard Martin/McNeese)
    The McNeese baseball team has been tabbed to finish fourth this season by the Southland Conference head coaches and sports information directors, the league announced on Thursday.   With Cowboy skipper Justin Hill entering his fourth season at the helm of the program, the Pokes look to make a splash after recording their third consecutive 30-win season in 2016. McNeese returns 21 letterwinners from last year's roster that advanced to the SLC Tournament as well as produc...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team has been tabbed to finish fourth this season by the Southland Conference head coaches and sports information directors, the league announced on Thursday.   With Cowboy skipper Justin Hill entering his fourth season at the helm of the program, the Pokes look to make a splash after recording their third consecutive 30-win season in 2016. McNeese returns 21 letterwinners from last year's roster that advanced to the SLC Tournament as well as produc...More >>
  • NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Local athletes sign letters of intent

    NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Local athletes sign letters of intent

    Thursday, February 2 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-02-02 21:57:34 GMT
    Jennings' Travis Etienne signs with Clemson. (Source: KPLC)Jennings' Travis Etienne signs with Clemson. (Source: KPLC)

    High school athletes are putting their college commitments in writing today. Today is National Signing Day, the day when recruits around the country sign letters of intent to play college athletics. Locally several athletes have already signed letters of intent, although more are expected to do so.

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    High school athletes are putting their college commitments in writing today. Today is National Signing Day, the day when recruits around the country sign letters of intent to play college athletics. Locally several athletes have already signed letters of intent, although more are expected to do so.

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  • Orgeron announces 2 coaching changes to LSU football program

    Orgeron announces 2 coaching changes to LSU football program

    Thursday, February 2 2017 1:32 PM EST2017-02-02 18:32:21 GMT

    Head coach Ed Orgeron announced running backs coach Jabbar Juluke has been re-assigned to a position within the athletic department and wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig has been relieved of his duties with the Tigers.

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    Head coach Ed Orgeron announced running backs coach Jabbar Juluke has been re-assigned to a position within the athletic department and wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig has been relieved of his duties with the Tigers.

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  • McNeese coach Lance Guidry excited about 2017 signing class

    McNeese coach Lance Guidry excited about 2017 signing class

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-02-02 00:36:14 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    A three-star gem, several two-star players and a host of athletic and talented gridiron warriors, highlight McNeese’s 2017 National Signing Day roster. In all, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry and staff signed 17 players that included four defensive backs, four defensive linemen, a linebacker, two offensive linemen, two wide receivers, a tight end, running back and two athletes. “We focused on the defensive side of the ball,” said Guidry who is entering his second s...More >>
    A three-star gem, several two-star players and a host of athletic and talented gridiron warriors, highlight McNeese’s 2017 National Signing Day roster. In all, McNeese head coach Lance Guidry and staff signed 17 players that included four defensive backs, four defensive linemen, a linebacker, two offensive linemen, two wide receivers, a tight end, running back and two athletes. “We focused on the defensive side of the ball,” said Guidry who is entering his second s...More >>
  • UCA shoots lights out in 72-49 win over McNeese

    UCA shoots lights out in 72-49 win over McNeese

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-02-01 05:05:38 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Central Arkansas Maggie Proffitt made a season high six three-pointers and scored a game high 22 points here Tuesday night in a 72-49 Southland Conference win over McNeese for its second win over the Cowgirls this season. Proffitt ended the game making 8 of 16 attempts from the field with six of those field goals coming from behind the arc to help UCA improve to 16-4 overall and 8-2 in the SLC.  McNeese fell to 10-11 overall and evened their conference record to 5-5 with its th...More >>
    Central Arkansas Maggie Proffitt made a season high six three-pointers and scored a game high 22 points here Tuesday night in a 72-49 Southland Conference win over McNeese for its second win over the Cowgirls this season. Proffitt ended the game making 8 of 16 attempts from the field with six of those field goals coming from behind the arc to help UCA improve to 16-4 overall and 8-2 in the SLC.  McNeese fell to 10-11 overall and evened their conference record to 5-5 with its th...More >>
  • LHSAA releases 2017 girls soccer playoff brackets

    LHSAA releases 2017 girls soccer playoff brackets

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 3:49 PM EST2017-01-31 20:49:15 GMT
    The LHSAA released its 2017 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship games will be held February 22-23 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Airline at (12) Barbe (22) Sulphur at (11) Dutchtown Division II- (18) Academy of Our Lady at (15) Sam Houston Division III- (24) Leesville at (9) Ursuline Academy (20) Lusher Charter at (13) DeRidder (4) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I...More >>
    The LHSAA released its 2017 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship games will be held February 22-23 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Division I- (21) Airline at (12) Barbe (22) Sulphur at (11) Dutchtown Division II- (18) Academy of Our Lady at (15) Sam Houston Division III- (24) Leesville at (9) Ursuline Academy (20) Lusher Charter at (13) DeRidder (4) St. Louis - 1ST ROUND BYE  Below are the Brackets for Divisions I...More >>
  • McNeese softball picked to repeat as Southland champions

    McNeese softball picked to repeat as Southland champions

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 2:59 PM EST2017-01-31 19:59:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball, the reigning Southland Conference regular season and tournament champions, have been picked to repeat as champions in the league’s preseason polls released by the conference office here Tuesday. McNeese received 11 of the possible 12 first place votes and accumulated 121 points in both the coaches and Sports Information Director’s poll. Both polls have Abilene Christian garnering one first place vote in each poll and coming in second behind the Cowgirls....More >>
    McNeese softball, the reigning Southland Conference regular season and tournament champions, have been picked to repeat as champions in the league’s preseason polls released by the conference office here Tuesday. McNeese received 11 of the possible 12 first place votes and accumulated 121 points in both the coaches and Sports Information Director’s poll. Both polls have Abilene Christian garnering one first place vote in each poll and coming in second behind the Cowgirls....More >>
  • Cowboys fall short at Nicholls, 78-74

    Cowboys fall short at Nicholls, 78-74

    Saturday, January 28 2017 11:32 PM EST2017-01-29 04:32:04 GMT
    Jahvaughn Powell’s 3-pointer with 33.2 seconds to play gave his Nicholls Colonels a 5-point lead while taking the air out of a remarkable second half comeback by McNeese as the Colonels held off the Cowboys 78-74 in Southland Conference action Saturday night. McNeese (6-14, 3-6 SLC) trailed 51-33 with 16:23 to play in the game before rallying to tie the game with 1:30 remaining. “I’m proud of the way we battled back but we never should’ve been in that situati...More >>
    Jahvaughn Powell’s 3-pointer with 33.2 seconds to play gave his Nicholls Colonels a 5-point lead while taking the air out of a remarkable second half comeback by McNeese as the Colonels held off the Cowboys 78-74 in Southland Conference action Saturday night. McNeese (6-14, 3-6 SLC) trailed 51-33 with 16:23 to play in the game before rallying to tie the game with 1:30 remaining. “I’m proud of the way we battled back but we never should’ve been in that situati...More >>
  • McNeese falls to Southland co-leader Abilene Christian, 77-65

    McNeese falls to Southland co-leader Abilene Christian, 77-65

    Saturday, January 28 2017 6:41 PM EST2017-01-28 23:41:38 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball team placed five players in double figure scoring but got off to a slow start here Saturday in a 77-65 loss to Southland Conference co-leader Abilene Christian, dropping the Cowgirls to 10-10 on the season and 5-4 in the SLC. Senior Victoria Rachal led McNeese with 17 points on 5 of 12 from the field and 7 of 9 from the charity stripe. Amber Donnes scored 11 points, her third straight game scoring in double figures. Mercedes Rogers, Frederica Haywood ...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball team placed five players in double figure scoring but got off to a slow start here Saturday in a 77-65 loss to Southland Conference co-leader Abilene Christian, dropping the Cowgirls to 10-10 on the season and 5-4 in the SLC. Senior Victoria Rachal led McNeese with 17 points on 5 of 12 from the field and 7 of 9 from the charity stripe. Amber Donnes scored 11 points, her third straight game scoring in double figures. Mercedes Rogers, Frederica Haywood ...More >>
  • Sam Houston hires Chad Paulk as head football coach

    Sam Houston hires Chad Paulk as head football coach

    Saturday, January 28 2017 12:51 AM EST2017-01-28 05:51:06 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Sam Houston High School took one step closer to a district title on Tuesday by luring away Barbe offensive coordinator, Chad Paulk. The Broncos hired Paulk to be their head coach after six seasons coaching the Buccaneer offense.  The hire benefits Sam Houston by weakening the reigning co-district champ and by giving the Broncos an infusion of young energy.  "My vision is this is going to be the best high school in the state of Louisiana and the entire n...More >>
    Sam Houston High School took one step closer to a district title on Tuesday by luring away Barbe offensive coordinator, Chad Paulk. The Broncos hired Paulk to be their head coach after six seasons coaching the Buccaneer offense.  The hire benefits Sam Houston by weakening the reigning co-district champ and by giving the Broncos an infusion of young energy.  "My vision is this is going to be the best high school in the state of Louisiana and the entire n...More >>
  • McNeese baseball holds first practice Friday

    McNeese baseball holds first practice Friday

    Saturday, January 28 2017 12:23 AM EST2017-01-28 05:23:19 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)
    The McNeese baseball team is set to hold its first spring practice Friday afternoon when the Cowboys take the field at Joe Miller Ballpark in preparation for its upcoming season. McNeese head coach Justin Hill enters his fourth season at the helm and will welcome back 21 letterwinners from last season along with 11 newcomers. Hill is 93-78 overall in his first three seasons and looks to lead the Cowboys to their fifth consecutive Southland Conference Tournament appearance. "I k...More >>
    The McNeese baseball team is set to hold its first spring practice Friday afternoon when the Cowboys take the field at Joe Miller Ballpark in preparation for its upcoming season. McNeese head coach Justin Hill enters his fourth season at the helm and will welcome back 21 letterwinners from last season along with 11 newcomers. Hill is 93-78 overall in his first three seasons and looks to lead the Cowboys to their fifth consecutive Southland Conference Tournament appearance. "I k...More >>
  • Cowboys look to correct miscues at Nicholls

    Cowboys look to correct miscues at Nicholls

    Friday, January 27 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-01-27 22:37:52 GMT
    McNeese would like to forget about its last two basketball games. But before the Cowboys wad up the paper and toss those games out, head coach Dave Simmons will focus on the poorly played losses to Northwestern State, and most recently, New Orleans, in hopes of pinpointing where things are going wrong before Saturday night’s 6:30 game at Nicholls. “I think it’s pretty obvious,” said Simmons. “We’re turning the ball over too much and not hitting op...More >>
    McNeese would like to forget about its last two basketball games. But before the Cowboys wad up the paper and toss those games out, head coach Dave Simmons will focus on the poorly played losses to Northwestern State, and most recently, New Orleans, in hopes of pinpointing where things are going wrong before Saturday night’s 6:30 game at Nicholls. “I think it’s pretty obvious,” said Simmons. “We’re turning the ball over too much and not hitting op...More >>
  • Cowgirls travel to first place Abilene Christian

    Cowgirls travel to first place Abilene Christian

    Friday, January 27 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-01-27 22:36:12 GMT
    McNeese women’s basketball will take one of its longest trips of the season Saturday when the Cowgirls head to Abilene, Texas to take on the reigning Southland Conference champs Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (Cajun Radio 1470/1290 AM and CajunRadio.com). Livestats and streaming will be provided as well. All links can be found on the women’s basketball schedule page on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (10-9, 5-3 SLC) is...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball will take one of its longest trips of the season Saturday when the Cowgirls head to Abilene, Texas to take on the reigning Southland Conference champs Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. The game can be heard on the McNeese Radio Network (Cajun Radio 1470/1290 AM and CajunRadio.com). Livestats and streaming will be provided as well. All links can be found on the women’s basketball schedule page on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (10-9, 5-3 SLC) is...More >>
  • The Battle of Future Stars middle school basketball championship set for Saturday

    The Battle of Future Stars middle school basketball championship set for Saturday

    Friday, January 27 2017 3:33 PM EST2017-01-27 20:33:28 GMT
    The Battle of the Future Stars middle School basketball championship at Lake Charles Charter School (3160 Power Center Pkwy) is set to tip off Saturday, January 28.  Two local SWLA teams will compete in the event, SJ Welch and Lake Charles Charter School. Provision Academy and Southwest Charter School will also compete, both hail from Houston, TX.  Admission is $5. Schedule below: 12:00 p.m. - Lake Charles Charter School vs Southwest Charter Scho...More >>
    The Battle of the Future Stars middle School basketball championship at Lake Charles Charter School (3160 Power Center Pkwy) is set to tip off Saturday, January 28.  Two local SWLA teams will compete in the event, SJ Welch and Lake Charles Charter School. Provision Academy and Southwest Charter School will also compete, both hail from Houston, TX.  Admission is $5. Schedule below: 12:00 p.m. - Lake Charles Charter School vs Southwest Charter Scho...More >>
  • Brown's 29 points lead New Orleans past McNeese, 71-59

    Brown's 29 points lead New Orleans past McNeese, 71-59

    Thursday, January 26 2017 11:21 PM EST2017-01-27 04:21:44 GMT
    McNeese women's basketball missed several point blank layups here Thursday night in its 71-59 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans to fall to 10-9 overall and 5-3 in league play. The Cowgirls will travel to Abilene, Texas to face Abilene Christian on Saturday.   The Cowgirls managed to get one play in double figure scoring, that being senior Amber Donnes who ended the game with 12 points. Junior Frederica led all players with 14 rebounds with eight coming on the def...More >>
    McNeese women's basketball missed several point blank layups here Thursday night in its 71-59 Southland Conference loss to New Orleans to fall to 10-9 overall and 5-3 in league play. The Cowgirls will travel to Abilene, Texas to face Abilene Christian on Saturday.   The Cowgirls managed to get one play in double figure scoring, that being senior Amber Donnes who ended the game with 12 points. Junior Frederica led all players with 14 rebounds with eight coming on the def...More >>
  • McNeese falls in early hole to UNO in 75-56 loss

    McNeese falls in early hole to UNO in 75-56 loss

    Thursday, January 26 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-01-27 04:03:42 GMT
    (Source: McNeese Athletics)(Source: McNeese Athletics)

    Erik Thomas had 17 points and Travin Thibodeaux added 10 with nine rebounds and four assists as New Orleans took control early to ride to a 75-56 win over McNeese State on Thursday night.

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    Erik Thomas had 17 points and Travin Thibodeaux added 10 with nine rebounds and four assists as New Orleans took control early to ride to a 75-56 win over McNeese State on Thursday night.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Hannah Brett

    Sports Person of the Week - Hannah Brett

    Thursday, January 26 2017 11:04 PM EST2017-01-27 04:04:03 GMT
    McNeese junior Hannah Brett is having a year to remember. Dating back to February 5, Brett has a streak of 17 straight singles wins-- good for the longest streak in the country. The next closest? 13. "To be honest I didn't even know I was on a winning streak until last season when one of our fans came up to me and said that I had one 14 in a row," admitted Brett. "I was a bit thrown back from that because I really don't think about these things, but when Coac...More >>
    McNeese junior Hannah Brett is having a year to remember. Dating back to February 5, Brett has a streak of 17 straight singles wins-- good for the longest streak in the country. The next closest? 13. "To be honest I didn't even know I was on a winning streak until last season when one of our fans came up to me and said that I had one 14 in a row," admitted Brett. "I was a bit thrown back from that because I really don't think about these things, but when Coac...More >>
  • Top inside linebacker flips commitment from Oklahoma to LSU

    Top inside linebacker flips commitment from Oklahoma to LSU

    With National Signing Day less than a week away, LSU received great news Thursday afternoon when Jacob Phillips decommitted from Oklahoma and committed verbally to the Tigers. 

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    With National Signing Day less than a week away, LSU received great news Thursday afternoon when Jacob Phillips decommitted from Oklahoma and committed verbally to the Tigers. 

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  • No. 25 Florida hands LSU worst SEC home loss in program history, 106-71

    No. 25 Florida hands LSU worst SEC home loss in program history, 106-71

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-26 04:55:02 GMT
    (Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)(Source: LSU Athletics Creative Services)

    Devin Robinson scored a career-high 24 points and No. 25 Florida made a school-record 19 3-pointers in a 106-71 victory over LSU on Wednesday night.

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    Devin Robinson scored a career-high 24 points and No. 25 Florida made a school-record 19 3-pointers in a 106-71 victory over LSU on Wednesday night.

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  • RD Hoop Source Academy presents the “Who Got Game?” 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament

    RD Hoop Source Academy presents the “Who Got Game?” 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-01-25 21:13:59 GMT
    RD Hoop Source Academy LLC presents the first “WHO GOT GAME?” 3-On-3 Youth Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The tournament will take place at 1701 East St. and registration starts at 9:00 a.m., games begin at 10:00 a.m. Kids from grades three to 12 are eligible. Teams consist of three to four players and the entry fee is $100. If you are signing up as an individual player, the entry fee is $35 and you will be ass...More >>
    RD Hoop Source Academy LLC presents the first “WHO GOT GAME?” 3-On-3 Youth Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The tournament will take place at 1701 East St. and registration starts at 9:00 a.m., games begin at 10:00 a.m. Kids from grades three to 12 are eligible. Teams consist of three to four players and the entry fee is $100. If you are signing up as an individual player, the entry fee is $35 and you will be ass...More >>
  • Pelicans knock off Cavaliers at home

    Pelicans knock off Cavaliers at home

    Source: Pelicans team websiteSource: Pelicans team website

    Anthony Davis was in a sports coat, reduced to spectator because of a quad contusion. But he had one of the best seats on the house as his teammates found a way to beat the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night 124-122. 

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    Anthony Davis was in a sports coat, reduced to spectator because of a quad contusion. But he had one of the best seats on the house as his teammates found a way to beat the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night 124-122. 

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  • Drew Brees headed to Pro Bowl

    Drew Brees headed to Pro Bowl

    Drew Brees makes his tenth career Pro Bowl. (Mark LaGrange)Drew Brees makes his tenth career Pro Bowl. (Mark LaGrange)

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees is headed to the Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday. 

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    Saints quarterback Drew Brees is headed to the Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday. 

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  • Anthony Davis named All-Star starter

    Anthony Davis named All-Star starter

    Anthony Davis will start in the NBA's All-Star Game. And he wants to win the game's Most Valuable Player award.

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    Anthony Davis will start in the NBA's All-Star Game. And he wants to win the game's Most Valuable Player award.

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  • LSU plans to have new live tiger mascot by August

    LSU plans to have new live tiger mascot by August

    Thursday, January 19 2017 2:21 PM EST2017-01-19 19:21:35 GMT
    Mike VI (Source: WAFB)Mike VI (Source: WAFB)

    LSU said the search for Mike VII continues and the plan is to have the new tiger in time for the university's incoming freshman class in August. Officials said Dr. David Baker, LSU's attending veterinarian, is trying to find a young, male tiger.

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    LSU said the search for Mike VII continues and the plan is to have the new tiger in time for the university's incoming freshman class in August. Officials said Dr. David Baker, LSU's attending veterinarian, is trying to find a young, male tiger.

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  • LSU's Valentine dismissed from football team

    LSU defensive lineman Travonte Valentine has been dismissed from the football team for violating team rules.

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    LSU defensive lineman Travonte Valentine has been dismissed from the football team for violating team rules.

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  • Pelicans get to rest starters in blowout win over Magic

    Pelicans get to rest starters in blowout win over Magic

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    The Pelicans survived an injury scare from Anthony Davis in the second quarter and eventually pulled away from the Orlando Magic to start their six-game home stand with a 118-98 victory.

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    The Pelicans survived an injury scare from Anthony Davis in the second quarter and eventually pulled away from the Orlando Magic to start their six-game home stand with a 118-98 victory.

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  • LSU loses up-and-down game to Auburn, 78-74

    LSU loses up-and-down game to Auburn, 78-74

    LSU jumped out to a 26-15 lead in the first half at Auburn but allowed the home team to go on strong runs to end the first half and start the second and ultimately, the visiting Tigers fell short, 78-74. 

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    LSU jumped out to a 26-15 lead in the first half at Auburn but allowed the home team to go on strong runs to end the first half and start the second and ultimately, the visiting Tigers fell short, 78-74. 

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  • Pelicans fall short in road trip finale as Davis leaves early with injury

    Pelicans fall short in road trip finale as Davis leaves early with injury

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

    The Pelicans looked to end their five-game road trip admirably with a comeback effort in Indianapolis but they were thwarted by Anthony Davis' third quarter injury sparking an 8-0 run for the Pacers, who never looked back, winning 98-95.

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    The Pelicans looked to end their five-game road trip admirably with a comeback effort in Indianapolis but they were thwarted by Anthony Davis' third quarter injury sparking an 8-0 run for the Pacers, who never looked back, winning 98-95.

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  • LSU's Guice makes early Heisman Trophy watch list

    LSU's Guice makes early Heisman Trophy watch list

    When LSU's Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette injured his ankle last season, running back Derrius Guice stepped right in and not only did the Tiger running game not miss a beat, the junior also caught the eye of many college football analysts. 

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    When LSU's Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette injured his ankle last season, running back Derrius Guice stepped right in and not only did the Tiger running game not miss a beat, the junior also caught the eye of many college football analysts.

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  • LSU WR Malachi Dupre to enter the NFL Draft

    LSU WR Malachi Dupre to enter the NFL Draft

    LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that he would be foregoing his senior season at LSU to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. 

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    LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that he would be foregoing his senior season at LSU to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. 

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  • LSU falls hard at Texas A&M

    FOX 8 graphicFOX 8 graphic

    And you thought that the Mississippi State loss was bad for LSU. Well, the Tigers did themselves one better, on the road, at Texas A&M Wednesday night. 

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    And you thought that the Mississippi State loss was bad for LSU. Well, the Tigers did themselves one better, on the road, at Texas A&M Wednesday night. 

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  • LSU adds fourth Senior Bowl representative Wednesday

    LSU adds fourth Senior Bowl representative Wednesday

    Source: Mark LaGrangeSource: Mark LaGrange

    LSU All-American Tre'Davious White elected to further build up his NFL Draft profile Wednesday by accepting an invitation to participate in the Senior Bowl, giving the Tigers four representatives at the week long audition in Mobile, Alabama. 

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    LSU All-American Tre'Davious White elected to further build up his NFL Draft profile Wednesday by accepting an invitation to participate in the Senior Bowl, giving the Tigers four representatives at the week long audition in Mobile, Alabama. 

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  • New Orleanian Vance Joseph named Denver Broncos Head Coach

    New Orleanian Vance Joseph named Denver Broncos Head Coach

    A year after New Orleans native Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a Super Bowl championship, the franchise has put another native from the Crescent City at the forefront of their organization by hiring Vance Joseph as head coach. 

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    A year after New Orleans native Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a Super Bowl championship, the franchise has put another native from the Crescent City at the forefront of their organization by hiring Vance Joseph as head coach. 

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  • Perfect Game ranks LSU No. 2 in preseason baseball poll

    Perfect Game ranks LSU No. 2 in preseason baseball poll

    There are big expectations for the Tiger baseball team this season. 

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    There are big expectations for the Tiger baseball team this season. 

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  • LSU makes Kirk Herbstreit's 'early, early, early' preseason top 5

    LSU makes Kirk Herbstreit's 'early, early, early' preseason top 5

    With Clemson's upset of Alabama behind us, it's time to look forward to the 2017 season under new head football coach Ed Orgeron.

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    With Clemson's upset of Alabama behind us, it's time to look forward to the 2017 season under new head football coach Ed Orgeron.

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  • DJ Chark returning to LSU for his senior season

    DJ Chark returning to LSU for his senior season

    Wide receiver DJ Chark has announced that he will return to LSU for his senior season. 

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    Wide receiver DJ Chark has announced that he will return to LSU for his senior season. 

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  • LSU DE Lewis Neal has plenty of options after college

    LSU DE Lewis Neal has plenty of options after college

    Monday, January 9 2017 10:08 AM EST2017-01-09 15:08:35 GMT

    LSU defensive end Lewis Neal is projected as a fifth round draft pick at the next level, but no matter how long his pro career lasts, it's clear he has plenty of options.

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    LSU defensive end Lewis Neal is projected as a fifth round draft pick at the next level, but no matter how long his pro career lasts, it's clear he has plenty of options.

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  • LSU’s Adams entering the 2017 NFL Draft

    LSU’s Adams entering the 2017 NFL Draft

    LSU safety Jamal Adams announced Friday morning that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. 

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    LSU safety Jamal Adams announced Friday morning that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. 

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  • LSU beats Missouri 88-77 for first SEC win

    LSU beats Missouri 88-77 for first SEC win

    Thursday, January 5 2017 6:32 AM EST2017-01-05 11:32:57 GMT

    Antonio Blakeney's game-high 24 points, leading five LSU players in double figures, and an 11-0 run midway through the second half sparked the Tigers to their first SEC win, 88-77, at Missouri.

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    Antonio Blakeney's game-high 24 points, leading five LSU players in double figures, and an 11-0 run midway through the second half sparked the Tigers to their first SEC win, 88-77, at Missouri.

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  • Tiger linebacker named to AP's All-Bowl Team

    Tiger linebacker named to AP's All-Bowl Team

    Tashawn Bower (Source: WAFB)Tashawn Bower (Source: WAFB)

    Bower had four tackles, including three sacks against Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in LSU's 29-9 victory. 

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    Bower had four tackles, including three sacks against Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in LSU's 29-9 victory. 

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  • LSU's Jeter and Ensminger share strong bond

    LSU's Jeter and Ensminger share strong bond

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 11:38 AM EST2017-01-04 16:38:34 GMT

    DeSean Smith and Foster Moreau had both caught touchdown passes during the season, leaving fellow LSU tight end Colin Jeter hungry to finally get his, so interim offensive coordinator and Jeter's longtime position coach, Steve Ensminger, dialed up the play that made it happen.

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    DeSean Smith and Foster Moreau had both caught touchdown passes during the season, leaving fellow LSU tight end Colin Jeter hungry to finally get his, so interim offensive coordinator and Jeter's longtime position coach, Steve Ensminger, dialed up the play that made it happen.

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  • LSU travels to Missouri searching for first SEC win

    LSU travels to Missouri searching for first SEC win

    The LSU Tigers travel to Columbia to face the Missouri Tigers in an SEC showdown Wednesday night. 

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    The LSU Tigers travel to Columbia to face the Missouri Tigers in an SEC showdown Wednesday night. 

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  • Former LSU football player has message for whoever stole his championship rings

    Former LSU football player has message for whoever stole his championship rings

    Former LSU football player Seth Fruge has a message for whoever broke into his Shreveport home over the New Year's holiday, ransacked the place and stole his championship rings and watches.

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    Former LSU football player Seth Fruge has a message for whoever broke into his Shreveport home over the New Year's holiday, ransacked the place and stole his championship rings and watches.

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  • After Further Review: Ranking and grading the Saints' 2016 draft class

    After Further Review: Ranking and grading the Saints' 2016 draft class

    Michael Thomas had a record-setting rookie season for the Saints. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Michael Thomas had a record-setting rookie season for the Saints. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    It’s been a while since a Saints rookie draft class has had as much impact as the 2016 haul did this season. The class wasn’t big on quantity, but it was heavy on quality with immediate and sometimes historic contributions.

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    It’s been a while since a Saints rookie draft class has had as much impact as the 2016 haul did this season. The class wasn’t big on quantity, but it was heavy on quality with immediate and sometimes historic contributions.

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  • Report: Sean Payton will remain as Saints head coach

    Report: Sean Payton will remain as Saints head coach

    (FOX 8 File)(FOX 8 File)

    Payton said he 'definitely' plans to coach the Saints next season.

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    Payton said he 'definitely' plans to coach the Saints next season.

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  • Report: LSU recruit Monty Rice flips commitment one day before enrollment

    Report: LSU recruit Monty Rice flips commitment one day before enrollment

    Monday, January 2 2017 11:07 AM EST2017-01-02 16:07:27 GMT

    Alabama linebacker Monty Rice has decided to flip his commitment to LSU and will join the Georgia Bulldogs for the 2017-18 season.

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    Alabama linebacker Monty Rice has decided to flip his commitment to LSU and will join the Georgia Bulldogs for the 2017-18 season.

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  • LSU commit Myles Brennan leads team to Under Armour All-American Game victory

    LSU commit Myles Brennan leads team to Under Armour All-American Game victory

    Monday, January 2 2017 8:49 AM EST2017-01-02 13:49:00 GMT

    LSU recruit Myles Brennan passed for a game-high 111 yards and found MVP Jeff Thomas for a 44-yard touchdown, as Team Armour took the lead for good and beat Team Highlight 24-21 in the Under Armour All-American Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.

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    LSU recruit Myles Brennan passed for a game-high 111 yards and found MVP Jeff Thomas for a 44-yard touchdown, as Team Armour took the lead for good and beat Team Highlight 24-21 in the Under Armour All-American Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.

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  • Report: LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux to forego senior year, enter NFL Draft

    Report: LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux to forego senior year, enter NFL Draft

    Sunday, January 1 2017 1:34 PM EST2017-01-01 18:34:51 GMT

    LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux will forego his senior season with the Tigers and enter the NFL draft early, he announced in a post on social media Sunday.

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    LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux will forego his senior season with the Tigers and enter the NFL draft early, he announced in a post on social media Sunday.

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  • No. 20 LSU defense smothers No. 13 Louisville in 29-9 win in Citrus Bowl

    No. 20 LSU defense smothers No. 13 Louisville in 29-9 win in Citrus Bowl

    Saturday, December 31 2016 5:43 PM EST2016-12-31 22:43:38 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    No. 20 LSU beat No. 13 Louisville 29-9 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Saturday.

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    No. 20 LSU beat No. 13 Louisville 29-9 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Saturday.

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  • LSU's Victor dismissed from men's basketball team

    LSU's Victor dismissed from men's basketball team

    Craig Victor II (Source: WAFB)Craig Victor II (Source: WAFB)

    LSU men's basketball head coach Johnny Jones announced on Thursday, December 29 that Craig Victor II has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.

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    LSU men's basketball head coach Johnny Jones announced on Thursday, December 29 that Craig Victor II has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.

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  • Davis leads Pelicans past reeling Clippers, 102-98

    Davis leads Pelicans past reeling Clippers, 102-98

    Source: Pelicans team websiteSource: Pelicans team website

    Anthony Davis highlighted a 20-point performance with a soaring, one-handed alley-oop dunk during a pivotal fourth-quarter spurt, and the suddenly surging New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-98 on Wednesday night.

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    Anthony Davis highlighted a 20-point performance with a soaring, one-handed alley-oop dunk during a pivotal fourth-quarter spurt, and the suddenly surging New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-98 on Wednesday night.

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  • 8-8 finish is significant for Saints

    8-8 finish is significant for Saints

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    On the final standings, it's the difference of just one game. However, psychologically, the Saints finishing 8-8 instead of 7-9 would mean so much more.

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    On the final standings, it's the difference of just one game. However, psychologically, the Saints finishing 8-8 instead of 7-9 would mean so much more.

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