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  • Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

    Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:16:16 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:17:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 201...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 201...
    Kazakh media says authorities detained one suspect in the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten and are searching for another.More >>
    Kazakh media says authorities detained one suspect in the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten and are searching for another.More >>
  • NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

    NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:55:18 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:17:34 GMT
    Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem this season could be suspended for up to four games under a new team policy.More >>
    Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem this season could be suspended for up to four games under a new team policy.More >>
  • It's college football's season of hope _ unless you're Vandy

    It's college football's season of hope _ unless you're Vandy

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:20:50 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:29:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). NCAA college football head coach Derek Mason of Vanderbilt speaks during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Thursday, July 19, 2018.(AP Photo/John Amis). NCAA college football head coach Derek Mason of Vanderbilt speaks during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Thursday, July 19, 2018.
    It's the season of hope in college football _ unless you're at Vanderbilt.More >>
    It's the season of hope in college football _ unless you're at Vanderbilt.More >>
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  • McNeese talks preseason poll and more at Southland Media Day

    McNeese talks preseason poll and more at Southland Media Day

    The Cowboys talk about the preseason poll and if the SLC is a four-bid league, while opposing coaches and players talk about McNeese.

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    The Cowboys talk about the preseason poll and if the SLC is a four-bid league, while opposing coaches and players talk about McNeese.

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2018

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top teams in 2018

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:25:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    We are just three weeks away from KPLC's coverage of TDL: Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven Touchdown Live teams this upcoming season.  

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    We are just three weeks away from KPLC's coverage of TDL: Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven Touchdown Live teams this upcoming season.  

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  • McNeese earns first place vote, ranked fourth in 2018 SLC preseason poll

    McNeese earns first place vote, ranked fourth in 2018 SLC preseason poll

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:29:04 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)
    Sam Houston State is the preseason favorite for the 2018 Southland Conference football season, the league announced Thursday. The Bearkats earned 10 first-place votes and 187 total points to garner the top spot. Nicholls was voted second with 173 total points and six first-place tabs. Defending champion Central Arkansas follows closely in third place, earning five first-place votes and 170 points. McNeese earned a top vote and 159 points to rank fourth in the preseason poll. Southea...More >>
    Sam Houston State is the preseason favorite for the 2018 Southland Conference football season, the league announced Thursday. The Bearkats earned 10 first-place votes and 187 total points to garner the top spot. Nicholls was voted second with 173 total points and six first-place tabs. Defending champion Central Arkansas follows closely in third place, earning five first-place votes and 170 points. McNeese earned a top vote and 159 points to rank fourth in the preseason poll. Southea...More >>
  • Rosepine's Johnny Cryer resigns as head football coach

    Rosepine's Johnny Cryer resigns as head football coach

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-07-19 01:57:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Rosepine High School's Johnny Cryer resigned as head coach of the Eagles Wednesday and accepted an assistant coaching job with Many High School. Cryer returned to the sidelines of Rosepine in 2017 after four years with rival Pickering High School. It was his fourth stint as head coach of the Eagles. Cryer thought Rosepine would be the last stop in his coaching career. "It was a big decision and I have been kind of contemplating for about a week," said Cryer. 

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    Rosepine High School's Johnny Cryer resigned as head coach of the Eagles Wednesday and accepted an assistant coaching job with Many High School. Cryer returned to the sidelines of Rosepine in 2017 after four years with rival Pickering High School. It was his fourth stint as head coach of the Eagles. Cryer thought Rosepine would be the last stop in his coaching career. "It was a big decision and I have been kind of contemplating for about a week," said Cryer. 

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  • LCCP hires former Washington-Marion coach Freddie Harrison as athletic director

    LCCP hires former Washington-Marion coach Freddie Harrison as athletic director

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:51:11 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Lake Charles College Prep has hired former Washington-Marion head football coach and athletic director, Freddie Harrison as its director of athletics. Harrison replaces LCCP basketball coach Mack Guillory as A.D. Guillory will remain with the school as the head basketball coach. Harrison comes to LCCP after resigning as Washington-Marion's head football coach in June. Harrison plans to serve as an assistant on Eric Franklin's staff. "Coach Franklin has my full su...

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    Lake Charles College Prep has hired former Washington-Marion head football coach and athletic director, Freddie Harrison as its director of athletics. Harrison replaces LCCP basketball coach Mack Guillory as A.D. Guillory will remain with the school as the head basketball coach. Harrison comes to LCCP after resigning as Washington-Marion's head football coach in June. Harrison plans to serve as an assistant on Eric Franklin's staff. "Coach Franklin has my full su...

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  • McNeese to host back to school football camp in Goosport

    McNeese to host back to school football camp in Goosport

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:00:30 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Tis the season for football camps and McNeese is taking full advantage. The Pokes just recently put on their annual High School football camp and Rowdy football camp at Cowboy stadium. This weekend, for the second year in a row, McNeese is throwing a back to school football camp at Ward 3 in Goosport, Lake Charles. The camp will be held on Saturday, July 21 and it is free. The Cowboys will be giving away T-shirts, backpacks, hotdogs, hamburgers, and music will be played. “It&...More >>
    Tis the season for football camps and McNeese is taking full advantage. The Pokes just recently put on their annual High School football camp and Rowdy football camp at Cowboy stadium. This weekend, for the second year in a row, McNeese is throwing a back to school football camp at Ward 3 in Goosport, Lake Charles. The camp will be held on Saturday, July 21 and it is free. The Cowboys will be giving away T-shirts, backpacks, hotdogs, hamburgers, and music will be played. “It&...More >>
  • Former 4-star quarterback Cord Sandberg to visit LSU

    Former 4-star quarterback Cord Sandberg to visit LSU

    Cord Sandberg is ready to transition from a baseball career to a chance to play quarterback at a major football college.

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    Cord Sandberg is ready to transition from a baseball career to a chance to play quarterback at a major football college.

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  • The Latest: Bregman named All-Star Game MVP for go-ahead HR

    The Latest: Bregman named All-Star Game MVP for go-ahead HR

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:59:38 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:07 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:07:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred stands with trophy before the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred stands with trophy before the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday.
    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is defending teams' reluctance to sign free agents last offseason.More >>
    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is defending teams' reluctance to sign free agents last offseason.More >>
  • South Lake Charles LL downs Eastbank to advance to Southwest Regional

    South Lake Charles LL downs Eastbank to advance to Southwest Regional

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-07-18 02:23:26 GMT
    (Source: Ricardo Parra)(Source: Ricardo Parra)

    Landon V. shut down Eastbank, throwing a complete-game shutout leading South Lake Charles to a 4-0 victory and a state championship on Tuesday. Landon threw six innings, while only allowing one hit and striking out six. Nik T, Vandross C., Carson D., Grant M. and Diego C. each managed one hit. Nik's RBI single in the second started the scoring and Carson picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice in the fourth. The other two runs were scored off the sa...

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    Landon V. shut down Eastbank, throwing a complete-game shutout leading South Lake Charles to a 4-0 victory and a state championship on Tuesday. Landon threw six innings, while only allowing one hit and striking out six. Nik T, Vandross C., Carson D., Grant M. and Diego C. each managed one hit. Nik's RBI single in the second started the scoring and Carson picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice in the fourth. The other two runs were scored off the sa...

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  • McNeese ready for Media Day, excited about offense

    McNeese ready for Media Day, excited about offense

    Southland Media Day is set for Thursday, July 19.

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    Southland Media Day is set for Thursday, July 19.

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  • McNeese to take part in SLC Media Day on Thursday

    McNeese to take part in SLC Media Day on Thursday

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-07-17 21:49:23 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Southland Conference will unofficially kickoff the 2018 football season on Thursday with its annual SLC Football Media Day event that will be held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria. The day-long event will begin at 9 a.m. with comments from league commissioner Tom Burnett, then at 9:30, Nicholls will take the stage as the first of the 11 conference football-playing schools to be showcased. McNeese head coach Lance Guidry will take the main stage at 2:15 while tight ...More >>
    The Southland Conference will unofficially kickoff the 2018 football season on Thursday with its annual SLC Football Media Day event that will be held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria. The day-long event will begin at 9 a.m. with comments from league commissioner Tom Burnett, then at 9:30, Nicholls will take the stage as the first of the 11 conference football-playing schools to be showcased. McNeese head coach Lance Guidry will take the main stage at 2:15 while tight ...More >>
  • Jennings alum Travis Etienne named to Maxwell Award watch list

    Jennings alum Travis Etienne named to Maxwell Award watch list

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:19:51 GMT
    (Source: Clemson Athletics)(Source: Clemson Athletics)
    (Source: Clemson Athletics)(Source: Clemson Athletics)
    The Maxwell Football Club announced watch lists for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award and the 24th annual Chuck Bednarik Award, with Clemson running back Travis Etienne appearing on the list. The Maxwell Award is given annually to the top player in college football. The Jennings native's selection follows a freshman season in which his 7.16 yards-per-carry average ranked fourth-best in Clemson history and the best since C.J. Spiller’s 7.27-yard average in 2006. Etienne was Cle...More >>
    The Maxwell Football Club announced watch lists for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award and the 24th annual Chuck Bednarik Award, with Clemson running back Travis Etienne appearing on the list. The Maxwell Award is given annually to the top player in college football. The Jennings native's selection follows a freshman season in which his 7.16 yards-per-carry average ranked fourth-best in Clemson history and the best since C.J. Spiller’s 7.27-yard average in 2006. Etienne was Cle...More >>
  • LSU steps into the spotlight at SEC Media Days with many questions unanswered

    LSU steps into the spotlight at SEC Media Days with many questions unanswered

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:06:59 GMT

    The LSU Tigers stepped into the spotlight Monday at SEC Media Days in Atlanta. Head coach Ed Orgeron was very proud of the three young men he had representing the program, but questions, especially at quarterback, remain unanswered.

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    The LSU Tigers stepped into the spotlight Monday at SEC Media Days in Atlanta. Head coach Ed Orgeron was very proud of the three young men he had representing the program, but questions, especially at quarterback, remain unanswered.

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  • LSU responds to the naysayers at SEC Media Days

    LSU responds to the naysayers at SEC Media Days

    Coach Ed Orgeron was the center of attention Monday in Atlanta. (FOX 8 Photo)Coach Ed Orgeron was the center of attention Monday in Atlanta. (FOX 8 Photo)

    SEC Media Days means a lot of football talk, but nothing in terms of actual football on the field. The Tigers have seen where they stand on paper, but they're anxious to prove everyone wrong once the season starts. 

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    SEC Media Days means a lot of football talk, but nothing in terms of actual football on the field. The Tigers have seen where they stand on paper, but they're anxious to prove everyone wrong once the season starts. 

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  • Transfer QB Joe Burrow all the talk at SEC Media Days

    Transfer QB Joe Burrow all the talk at SEC Media Days

    Joe Burrow transferred from Ohio State. Source: FOX 8Joe Burrow transferred from Ohio State. Source: FOX 8

    The most talked about topic so far concerning LSU, you guessed it, transfer quarterback Joe Burrow. 

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    The most talked about topic so far concerning LSU, you guessed it, transfer quarterback Joe Burrow. 

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  • Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:03:22 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:52:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.More >>
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.More >>
  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2018

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2018

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:24:21 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just four weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season.  

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    We are just four weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season.  

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  • McNeese gearing up for SLC Media Day, excited for 2018

    McNeese gearing up for SLC Media Day, excited for 2018

    Southland Media Day is set for July 19 in Houston. McNeese will take the podium at little at 2:00 P.M. on ESPN3.

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    Southland Media Day is set for July 19 in Houston. McNeese will take the podium at little at 2:00 P.M. on ESPN3.

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  • Cole pitches into 6th inning, 3 Astros homer in 9-1 win

    Cole pitches into 6th inning, 3 Astros homer in 9-1 win

    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:16:53 GMT
    Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Houston Astros hit three home runs in a 9-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.More >>
    Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Houston Astros hit three home runs in a 9-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.More >>
  • LaGrange running back Anthony Johnson commits to McNeese

    LaGrange running back Anthony Johnson commits to McNeese

    Saturday, July 14 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-14 21:25:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A day after one Southwest Louisiana's top prospects committed, another followed suit. LaGrange 2019 running back Anthony Johnson announced his commitment to McNeese on his Twitter account Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back chose the Cowboys over offers from Alcorn, Grambling, Lamar, Nicholls and Southeastern. Johnson is th...

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    A day after one Southwest Louisiana's top prospects committed, another followed suit. LaGrange 2019 running back Anthony Johnson announced his commitment to McNeese on his Twitter account Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back chose the Cowboys over offers from Alcorn, Grambling, Lamar, Nicholls and Southeastern. Johnson is th...

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  • DeCarlos Holmes aiming to 'reclaim the legacy' at Washington-Marion

    DeCarlos Holmes aiming to 'reclaim the legacy' at Washington-Marion

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:54:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    New Washington-Marion head football coach DeCarlos Holmes comes to Lake Charles with his eyes wide open. "For me, this is the best job in the state," said Holmes of Washington-Marion. "To be in a school system that loves athletics and loves student-athletes, it speaks volumes." Holmes is confident in what the Charging Indians program can become. "We are not going to rebuild, we are going to reclaim the legacy here. This job, as I said before, is o...More >>
    New Washington-Marion head football coach DeCarlos Holmes comes to Lake Charles with his eyes wide open. "For me, this is the best job in the state," said Holmes of Washington-Marion. "To be in a school system that loves athletics and loves student-athletes, it speaks volumes." Holmes is confident in what the Charging Indians program can become. "We are not going to rebuild, we are going to reclaim the legacy here. This job, as I said before, is o...More >>
  • Keuchel, Bregman lead Astros over Tigers 3-0

    Keuchel, Bregman lead Astros over Tigers 3-0

    Friday, July 13 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-07-14 03:24:23 GMT
    Dallas Keuchel pitched six strong innings, three relievers completed the seven-hitter and Alex Bregman provided the offense by setting a career high with his 20th homer to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 win over the...More >>
    Dallas Keuchel pitched six strong innings, three relievers completed the seven-hitter and Alex Bregman provided the offense by setting a career high with his 20th homer to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 win over the Detroit...More >>
  • Sam Houston athlete Gerron Duhon commits to Yale University

    Sam Houston athlete Gerron Duhon commits to Yale University

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:54:36 GMT
    Duhon transferred from Washington-Marion to Sam Houston. (Source: KPLC)Duhon transferred from Washington-Marion to Sam Houston. (Source: KPLC)

    One of Southwest Louisiana's top prospects said he's ending his recruitment. Sam Houston 2019 athlete announced his commitment to Ivy League school Yale University on his Twitter account Friday.

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    One of Southwest Louisiana's top prospects said he's ending his recruitment. Sam Houston 2019 athlete announced his commitment to Ivy League school Yale University on his Twitter account Friday.

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  • Morton added to AL All-Star roster

    Morton added to AL All-Star roster

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:59:55 GMT
    Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week's game.More >>
    Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week's game.More >>
  • SWAC coaches, players embrace title game return to Alabama

    SWAC coaches, players embrace title game return to Alabama

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:15:45 GMT
    Alabama State coach Donald Hill-Eley found out the Southwestern Athletic Conference was bringing its once-endangered championship game back to the state of Alabama from a reliable source - his wife.More >>
    Alabama State coach Donald Hill-Eley found out the Southwestern Athletic Conference was bringing its once-endangered championship game back to the state of Alabama from a reliable source - his wife.More >>
  • Alcorn's Simmons, Grambling's Christmas top All-SWAC picks

    Alcorn's Simmons, Grambling's Christmas top All-SWAC picks

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:15:45 GMT
    Alcorn State running back P.J. Simmons and Grambling State linebacker De'Arius Christmas are the favorites to win Southwestern Athletic Conference player of the year honors.More >>
    Alcorn State running back P.J. Simmons and Grambling State linebacker De'Arius Christmas are the favorites to win Southwestern Athletic Conference player of the year honors.More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Ryan Navarre’s Ballistic Baseball team

    Sports Person of the Week - Ryan Navarre’s Ballistic Baseball team

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-13 02:20:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    “I think everybody was just relieved and excited and tired, very tired,” Ryan Navarre said. “It feels good because we finally have the chance to know what it feels like to win the world series,” Kemonni Pullard added. The Lake Charles 12 and under Ballistic baseball team accomplished something a lot of baseball players dream about and that’s winning a world series. “They worked all year long, very hard to win this,” Ryan Navarre said. &ldqu...

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    “I think everybody was just relieved and excited and tired, very tired,” Ryan Navarre said. “It feels good because we finally have the chance to know what it feels like to win the world series,” Kemonni Pullard added. The Lake Charles 12 and under Ballistic baseball team accomplished something a lot of baseball players dream about and that’s winning a world series. “They worked all year long, very hard to win this,” Ryan Navarre said. &ldqu...

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  • New Washington-Marion coach: The Charging Indians 'want to win and get the juice back'

    New Washington-Marion coach: The Charging Indians 'want to win and get the juice back'

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Washington-Marion's new football coach spent the last two seasons at Sophie B. Wright.

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    Washington-Marion's new football coach spent the last two seasons at Sophie B. Wright.

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  • Canha's two-run single helps A's rally past Astros 6-4

    Canha's two-run single helps A's rally past Astros 6-4

    Mark Canha's two-RBI single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday.More >>
    Mark Canha's two-RBI single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday.More >>
  • Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

    Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:46:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-07-12 16:27:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
    Croatia is going to its first World Cup final.More >>
    Croatia is going to its first World Cup final.More >>
  • 2018 SWAC Football Championship, 2019 basketball tournaments will be held in Birmingham

    2018 SWAC Football Championship, 2019 basketball tournaments will be held in Birmingham

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:52:34 GMT
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives

    With the agreement, the 2018 Toyota SWAC Football Championship returns home to Legion Field, and the Bill Harris Arena – located adjacent to the Birmingham Crossplex -- will host the 2019 SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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    With the agreement, the 2018 Toyota SWAC Football Championship returns home to Legion Field, and the Bill Harris Arena – located adjacent to the Birmingham Crossplex -- will host the 2019 SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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  • McNeese hosts future Pokes at annual Rowdy Football Camp

    McNeese hosts future Pokes at annual Rowdy Football Camp

    The camp lasts through Friday and hosts kids from second grade to eighth grade.

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    The camp lasts through Friday and hosts kids from second grade to eighth grade.

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  • Astro slugger Alex Bregman to participate in Home Run Derby

    Astro slugger Alex Bregman to participate in Home Run Derby

    Thursday, July 12 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-07-12 04:32:47 GMT
    (Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    (Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Six-time National League All-Star Bryce Harper of the host Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, the top vote-getter in the NL, are among the eight participants in the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, it was announced tonight on ESPN. The 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, July 16th at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The annual showcase also features Milwaukee Brewers...More >>
    Six-time National League All-Star Bryce Harper of the host Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, the top vote-getter in the NL, are among the eight participants in the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, it was announced tonight on ESPN. The 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, July 16th at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The annual showcase also features Milwaukee Brewers...More >>
  • Pinder, Davis lead Athletics to 8-3 win over Astros

    Pinder, Davis lead Athletics to 8-3 win over Astros

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-07-12 03:47:13 GMT
    Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis added three RBIs as the Oakland Athletics jumped on Lance McCullers Jr. early and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.More >>
    Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis added three RBIs as the Oakland Athletics jumped on Lance McCullers Jr. early and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.More >>
  • Harper headlines Home Run Derby field, will face Freeman

    Harper headlines Home Run Derby field, will face Freeman

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-07-12 03:31:25 GMT
    Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper will take on Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in an all-NL East matchup in the first round of the Home Run Derby on Monday night.More >>
    Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper will take on Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in an all-NL East matchup in the first round of the Home Run Derby on Monday night.More >>
  • 2018 Cowboy Tough football camp at McNeese

    2018 Cowboy Tough football camp at McNeese

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Montas, Piscotty help A's blank Astros 2-0

    Montas, Piscotty help A's blank Astros 2-0

    Monday, July 9 2018 11:30 PM EDT2018-07-10 03:30:03 GMT
    Frankie Montas and two relievers combined for a five-hitter, Stephen Piscotty homered and hit an RBI single and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Monday night.More >>
    Frankie Montas and two relievers combined for a five-hitter, Stephen Piscotty homered and hit an RBI single and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Monday night.More >>
  • McNeese's Helena Besovic named Houston's head tennis coach

    McNeese's Helena Besovic named Houston's head tennis coach

    Monday, July 9 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-07-10 01:04:44 GMT
    (Source: Houston Athletics)(Source: Houston Athletics)
    (Source: Houston Athletics)(Source: Houston Athletics)

    University of Houston Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman named Helena Besovic as Houston’s 10th Head Tennis Coach on Thursday. A highly-decorated player in her own right, Besovic arrives in Houston after four seasons as head coach at McNeese University. “We are excited to welcome Helena to the Houston Athletics family as the head coach of our Tennis program,” said Pezman. “She has a commitment to excellence wi...

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    University of Houston Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman named Helena Besovic as Houston’s 10th Head Tennis Coach on Thursday. A highly-decorated player in her own right, Besovic arrives in Houston after four seasons as head coach at McNeese University. “We are excited to welcome Helena to the Houston Athletics family as the head coach of our Tennis program,” said Pezman. “She has a commitment to excellence wi...

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  • Alvin Kamara on the 2018 season: 'We ready'

    Alvin Kamara on the 2018 season: 'We ready'

    Alvin Kamara was the 2017 offensive NFL Rookie of the Year. Source: Mark LagrangeAlvin Kamara was the 2017 offensive NFL Rookie of the Year. Source: Mark Lagrange

    Football camps are usually laid-back, relaxing experiences for the kids, but not when Alvin Kamara is running the show. 

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    Football camps are usually laid-back, relaxing experiences for the kids, but not when Alvin Kamara is running the show. 

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  • Former McNeese coach Dave Simmons returns to Northwestern State

    Former McNeese coach Dave Simmons returns to Northwestern State

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-07-09 22:28:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    One of the best tandems in Northwestern State basketball history is together again. Demons’ head coach Mike McConathy announced Monday the return of Dave Simmons to the NSU basketball staff after 12 seasons as head coach at Southland Conference rival McNeese. Simmons, 58, was the lead assistant during McConathy’s first seven seasons at Northwestern (1999-2006), when the Demons made their first two NCAA Tournament ap...

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    One of the best tandems in Northwestern State basketball history is together again. Demons’ head coach Mike McConathy announced Monday the return of Dave Simmons to the NSU basketball staff after 12 seasons as head coach at Southland Conference rival McNeese. Simmons, 58, was the lead assistant during McConathy’s first seven seasons at Northwestern (1999-2006), when the Demons made their first two NCAA Tournament ap...

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  • Houston Sports Authority extends Astros lease on Minute Maid Park through 2050

    Houston Sports Authority extends Astros lease on Minute Maid Park through 2050

    Monday, July 9 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-07-09 20:20:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Today at its public board meeting, the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority Board of Directors voted to approve an extension of the Astros lease at Minute Maid Park through 2050. The home for the MLB Houston Astros since 2000, the original lease agreement was set to expire in March of 2030. “The Sports Authority’s Board of Directors has worked very hard to be a good landlord to the team, as well as to protect the community’s investment and ensure that...More >>
    Today at its public board meeting, the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority Board of Directors voted to approve an extension of the Astros lease at Minute Maid Park through 2050. The home for the MLB Houston Astros since 2000, the original lease agreement was set to expire in March of 2030. “The Sports Authority’s Board of Directors has worked very hard to be a good landlord to the team, as well as to protect the community’s investment and ensure that...More >>
  • New Orleans Saints release training camp schedule for fans

    New Orleans Saints release training camp schedule for fans

    10 training camp practices will be open to Saints fans in July and August. (Source: Mark Lagrange)10 training camp practices will be open to Saints fans in July and August. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    The New Orleans Saints will open up 10 practices to the public during the 2018 training camp at the team’s facility in Metairie. 

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    The New Orleans Saints will open up 10 practices to the public during the 2018 training camp at the team’s facility in Metairie. 

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2018

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2018

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-07-09 04:24:43 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just five weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown series. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven Touchdown Live matchups this upcoming season.  7. Oberlin at Elton (November 2) 7-in-Seven countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2017 - #7 We start the list wit...

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    We are just five weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown series. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the top seven Touchdown Live matchups this upcoming season.  7. Oberlin at Elton (November 2) 7-in-Seven countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2017 - #7 We start the list wit...

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  • Trout leads stellar AL outfield for All-Star Game

    Trout leads stellar AL outfield for All-Star Game

    Sunday, July 8 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-07-08 23:36:41 GMT
    By JAY COHEN AP Sports WriterMore >>
    By JAY COHEN AP Sports WriterMore >>
  • Keuchel, Altuve help Astros complete sweep of White Sox, 2-1

    Keuchel, Altuve help Astros complete sweep of White Sox, 2-1

    Dallas Keuchel pitched seven strong innings, Jose Altuve hit a homer and the Houston Astros manufactured the go-ahead run in the seventh to complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 2-1 win on Sunday.More >>
    Dallas Keuchel pitched seven strong innings, Jose Altuve hit a homer and the Houston Astros manufactured the go-ahead run in the seventh to complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 2-1 win on Sunday.More >>
  • McCullers, Gattis lead Astros to 11-4 rout of White Sox

    McCullers, Gattis lead Astros to 11-4 rout of White Sox

    Lance McCullers struck out a career-high 12 in seven strong innings, Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer in Houston's seven-run eighth and the Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Friday night.More >>
    Lance McCullers struck out a career-high 12 in seven strong innings, Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer in Houston's seven-run eighth and the Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Friday night.More >>
  • Derrius Guice, Leonard Fournette team up to pay LSU student's tuition

    Derrius Guice, Leonard Fournette team up to pay LSU student's tuition

    Jhané Garner (Source: WAFB)Jhané Garner (Source: WAFB)

    An LSU student is thanking former Tigers running backs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice after the two professional football players paid for her tuition.

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    An LSU student is thanking former Tigers running backs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice after the two professional football players paid for her tuition.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Josie Conner

    Sports Person of the Week - Josie Conner

    Thursday, July 5 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-07-05 21:22:14 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    “Every run, you treat it the same,” Josie Conner said. “You still want to rope and rope your game and drawl a good calf. I knew that I drew the stock I needed to this year.” “It was very special to me, it was a very big deal.” Iowa cowgirl, Josie Conner didn’t stop at winning first place in the junior high girls breakaway roping at the state finals, she went to nationals and proved she was the best in the world. But where does she get it fro...More >>
    “Every run, you treat it the same,” Josie Conner said. “You still want to rope and rope your game and drawl a good calf. I knew that I drew the stock I needed to this year.” “It was very special to me, it was a very big deal.” Iowa cowgirl, Josie Conner didn’t stop at winning first place in the junior high girls breakaway roping at the state finals, she went to nationals and proved she was the best in the world. But where does she get it fro...More >>
  • DeMarcus Cousins to join Warriors for $5.3 million

    DeMarcus Cousins to join Warriors for $5.3 million

    Demarcus Cousins reportedly agreed to a deal Monday with the Golden State Warriors.  (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)Demarcus Cousins reportedly agreed to a deal Monday with the Golden State Warriors. (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)
    Demarcus Cousins will be a free agent on July 1st.  (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)Demarcus Cousins will be a free agent on July 1st. (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)

    A year and a half after leaving Sacramento for New Orleans in a trade, DeMarcus Cousins is going back to California, where he will sign with the Golden State Warriors on a one year deal worth $5.3 million. 

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    A year and a half after leaving Sacramento for New Orleans in a trade, DeMarcus Cousins is going back to California, where he will sign with the Golden State Warriors on a one year deal worth $5.3 million. 

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  • Pelicans reportedly lose Rajon Rondo to Lakers in free agency

    Pelicans reportedly lose Rajon Rondo to Lakers in free agency

    Guard Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Source: N.O. Pelicans)Guard Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Source: N.O. Pelicans)

    Rajon Rondo's rise to New Orleans prominence during the Pelicans' 2018 playoff run has already faded as the 13th-year guard is reportedly signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

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    Rajon Rondo's rise to New Orleans prominence during the Pelicans' 2018 playoff run has already faded as the 13th-year guard is reportedly signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

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  • Alex Bregman earns AL Player of the Week honors

    Alex Bregman earns AL Player of the Week honors

    Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFBSource: Josh Auzenne/WAFB

    Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman has been name the American League Player of the Week.  

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    Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman has been name the American League Player of the Week.  

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  • 7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2018

    7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2018

    Sunday, July 1 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-07-02 00:07:52 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the seven most competitive local districts this upcoming season. Of course, this is just our analysis, you never know what might happen on the gridiron this fall. 

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    We are just six weeks away from KPLC's coverage of Two-A-Days and to get ready we continue our 7-in-Seven countdown. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese to high school football. A new countdown each week, beginning every Monday. We continue the countdown with the seven most competitive local districts this upcoming season. Of course, this is just our analysis, you never know what might happen on the gridiron this fall. 

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  • DeRidder alum DeShazor Everett aiming to make a name for himself in NFL

    DeRidder alum DeShazor Everett aiming to make a name for himself in NFL

    (Source: Redskins.com)(Source: Redskins.com)

    The Redskin safety started eight games a season ago and was re-signed by Washington this off-season.

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    The Redskin safety started eight games a season ago and was re-signed by Washington this off-season.

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  • DeShazor Everett on Trey Quinn: "It's good to have the competitiveness and have a guy that's close to home"

    DeShazor Everett on Trey Quinn: "It's good to have the competitiveness and have a guy that's close to home"

    (Source: Redskins.com)(Source: Redskins.com)

    The Washington Redskins duo matched up a couple of times during OTAs.

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    The Washington Redskins duo matched up a couple of times during OTAs.

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  • Southwest Louisiana gets four named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Southwest Louisiana gets four named to USA TODAY All-Louisiana Baseball Team

    Thursday, June 28 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-06-29 01:48:44 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Thursday.  Four players from Southwest Louisiana were selected, led by Sulphur pitcher Chance Stone on the first team. Fellow Tor Connor Cooke, Barbe infielder Antonio Gauthier and Iota ace Hunter Wriborg were selected to the second team. Sulphur, Barbe and Iota all ended their season in Sulphur with the Bulldogs and Tors playing in the state title game. Below is the 2017-18 ALL-USA Louisiana Basebal...More >>
    USA TODAY announced its ALL-USA Louisiana Baseball Team on Thursday.  Four players from Southwest Louisiana were selected, led by Sulphur pitcher Chance Stone on the first team. Fellow Tor Connor Cooke, Barbe infielder Antonio Gauthier and Iota ace Hunter Wriborg were selected to the second team. Sulphur, Barbe and Iota all ended their season in Sulphur with the Bulldogs and Tors playing in the state title game. Below is the 2017-18 ALL-USA Louisiana Basebal...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Matthew Anderson

    Sports Person of the Week - Matthew Anderson

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-06-28 23:37:46 GMT
    (Source: Matthew Anderson)(Source: Matthew Anderson)
    (Source: Matthew Anderson)(Source: Matthew Anderson)
    Leesville’s Matthew Anderson loves the mauling and mashing that comes with playing offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Wampus Cat became just the second local product to commit to a Power 5 school in five years. "Nebraska is known for its lineman and the pipeline with all the Remington and Lombardi trophies," said Anderson. "I’m looking forward to seeing how they are going to use me with my athleticism as an offensive lineman." ...More >>
    Leesville’s Matthew Anderson loves the mauling and mashing that comes with playing offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Wampus Cat became just the second local product to commit to a Power 5 school in five years. "Nebraska is known for its lineman and the pipeline with all the Remington and Lombardi trophies," said Anderson. "I’m looking forward to seeing how they are going to use me with my athleticism as an offensive lineman." ...More >>
  • Lake Charles Imperials to host the MVC championship June 30

    Lake Charles Imperials to host the MVC championship June 30

    Thursday, June 28 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-06-28 19:56:11 GMT
    (Source: LC Imperials)(Source: LC Imperials)
    (Source: LC Imperials)(Source: LC Imperials)
    The Lake Charles Imperials (2-2) inaugural season has gone to plan as the team prepares to play in the Mississippi Valley Conference Championship Game on Saturday. The Imperials will play host to the Arkansas Bobcats (4-0) at 3:00 p.m. at the Chennault Center Gym. The winner of the game will play in the MLBA league championship series in Vancouver, BC. Lake Charles is coming off a 75-56 win last week over the Alexandria Armor. Travon Matthews led the way wit...More >>
    The Lake Charles Imperials (2-2) inaugural season has gone to plan as the team prepares to play in the Mississippi Valley Conference Championship Game on Saturday. The Imperials will play host to the Arkansas Bobcats (4-0) at 3:00 p.m. at the Chennault Center Gym. The winner of the game will play in the MLBA league championship series in Vancouver, BC. Lake Charles is coming off a 75-56 win last week over the Alexandria Armor. Travon Matthews led the way wit...More >>
  • Alex Bregman has a monster series against the Blue Jays

    Alex Bregman has a monster series against the Blue Jays

    Thursday, June 28 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-06-28 16:05:52 GMT
    Alex Bregman (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)Alex Bregman (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)

    Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman is on quite a tear for the Houston Astros.

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    Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman is on quite a tear for the Houston Astros.

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  • DeShazor Everett happy to be back in DeRidder to host third annual camp

    DeShazor Everett happy to be back in DeRidder to host third annual camp

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Everett plays for the Washington Redskins

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    Everett plays for the Washington Redskins

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  • Guidry returns to WKU for speaking engagement

    Guidry returns to WKU for speaking engagement

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:58:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Everybody makes mistakes, that's a given. It takes a special person to learn from those mistakes then pay it forward by providing guidance and leadership about those miscues to educate others.   That's what McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry was able to do on Tuesday when he returned to Bowling Green, Kentucky, speaking to the Western Kentucky football program about the mistakes he made in his past and the lessons learned, and to educate the Hilltoppers about the ...More >>
    Everybody makes mistakes, that's a given. It takes a special person to learn from those mistakes then pay it forward by providing guidance and leadership about those miscues to educate others.   That's what McNeese football head coach Lance Guidry was able to do on Tuesday when he returned to Bowling Green, Kentucky, speaking to the Western Kentucky football program about the mistakes he made in his past and the lessons learned, and to educate the Hilltoppers about the ...More >>
  • Former LSU star, Danielle Hunter, signs extension with Vikings

    Former LSU star, Danielle Hunter, signs extension with Vikings

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-06-27 17:29:11 GMT
    LSU DE Danielle Hunter stops SHSU RB Donavan Williams for no gain. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)LSU DE Danielle Hunter stops SHSU RB Donavan Williams for no gain. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)

    Former LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter has signed a big contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings.

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    Former LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter has signed a big contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings.

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  • LSU AD recommends 3-year extension for WBB head coach Nikki Fargas

    LSU AD recommends 3-year extension for WBB head coach Nikki Fargas

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-06-27 11:55:19 GMT
    Nikki Fargas (Source: WAFB)Nikki Fargas (Source: WAFB)

    Despite struggling in the postseason since 2014, it looks like LSU wants to keep women’s basketball head coach Nikki Fargas around for a while. According to Tiger Rag, athletic director Joe Alleva is recommending a three-year extension for Fargas.

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    Despite struggling in the postseason since 2014, it looks like LSU wants to keep women’s basketball head coach Nikki Fargas around for a while. According to Tiger Rag, athletic director Joe Alleva is recommending a three-year extension for Fargas.

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  • Altuve remains leader in MLB All-Star fan balloting

    Altuve remains leader in MLB All-Star fan balloting

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:32:54 GMT

    Major League Baseball released its third update of the American League All-Star voting results today, which revealed that Astros reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve has maintained his lead among all Major League players in fan balloting (2,460,967), immediately ahead of Mookie Betts (2,337,514). Altuve has started the last three All-Star Games (2015-17) and has appeared in five Midsummer Classics overall (2012, 2014-17). 

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    Major League Baseball released its third update of the American League All-Star voting results today, which revealed that Astros reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve has maintained his lead among all Major League players in fan balloting (2,460,967), immediately ahead of Mookie Betts (2,337,514). Altuve has started the last three All-Star Games (2015-17) and has appeared in five Midsummer Classics overall (2012, 2014-17). 

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  • Ex-LSU coach Johnny Jones named Texas Southern head men's basketball coach

    Ex-LSU coach Johnny Jones named Texas Southern head men's basketball coach

    Monday, June 25 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-06-26 03:06:46 GMT
    (Source: LSU athletics)(Source: LSU athletics)
    (Source: LSU athletics)(Source: LSU athletics)

    The Texas Southern University men's basketball program is pleased to welcome highly accomplished and veteran coach Johnny Jones as its new head men's basketball coach. A press conference to formally introduce Jones as head coach has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 27 at 12:00 pm at the HPE Arena located on the TSU campus. Prior to arriving at Texas Southern, Jones served as the associate head coach at the University of Nevada

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    The Texas Southern University men's basketball program is pleased to welcome highly accomplished and veteran coach Johnny Jones as its new head men's basketball coach. A press conference to formally introduce Jones as head coach has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 27 at 12:00 pm at the HPE Arena located on the TSU campus. Prior to arriving at Texas Southern, Jones served as the associate head coach at the University of Nevada

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  • 2018 LSU football home game schedule

    2018 LSU football home game schedule

    LSU announced the full lineup of home games for the upcoming 2018 football season. 

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    LSU announced the full lineup of home games for the upcoming 2018 football season. 

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  • Coach O reels in another future Tiger

    Coach O reels in another future Tiger

    Linebacker Kendall McCallum out of Oxford, AL, is the latest verbal commitment for LSU.

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    Linebacker Kendall McCallum out of Oxford, AL, is the latest verbal commitment for LSU.

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  • Alabama and LSU among schools vying for Amite WR Devonta Lee

    Alabama and LSU among schools vying for Amite WR Devonta Lee

    Devonta Lee will be a senior this fall for Amite. Source: FOX 8Devonta Lee will be a senior this fall for Amite. Source: FOX 8
    Devonta Lee will be a senior this fall for Amite. Source: FOX 8Devonta Lee will be a senior this fall for Amite. Source: FOX 8
    Amite alum Devonta Smith sealed a Tide victory with this overtime touchdown against Georgia. Now another, Devonta, Devonta Lee is also grabbing the national spotlight with his big-play ability for the Warriors. "With Devonta who's at Alabama, he's more smooth. More thin of an athlete. Our current Devonta, he's physical. He's a physical specimen. About 6'2", 218, 219 pounds right now. He looks good. Works out hard, extremely hard in the weight room. If cornerbacks try to wal...More >>
    Amite alum Devonta Smith sealed a Tide victory with this overtime touchdown against Georgia. Now another, Devonta, Devonta Lee is also grabbing the national spotlight with his big-play ability for the Warriors. "With Devonta who's at Alabama, he's more smooth. More thin of an athlete. Our current Devonta, he's physical. He's a physical specimen. About 6'2", 218, 219 pounds right now. He looks good. Works out hard, extremely hard in the weight room. If cornerbacks try to wal...More >>
  • NEW: Former LSU running back Derrius Guice increases fundraising goal to $20K for cancer center

    NEW: Former LSU running back Derrius Guice increases fundraising goal to $20K for cancer center

    Former LSU football player Derrius Guice has launched a Go Fund Me page to help those affected by cancer. 

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    Former LSU football player Derrius Guice has launched a Go Fund Me page to help those affected by cancer. 

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  • Stingley predicts top recruiting class for Tigers in 2019

    Stingley predicts top recruiting class for Tigers in 2019

    Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)
    Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)Derek Stingley (Source: WAFB)

    He's considered to be the #1 recruit in the nation for college football's class of 2019

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    He's considered to be the #1 recruit in the nation for college football's class of 2019

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  • Neithan Allen wins 2018 LC Toyota Men’s City Golf Championship

    Neithan Allen wins 2018 LC Toyota Men’s City Golf Championship

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:47:44 GMT
    (Source: Mallard Cove)(Source: Mallard Cove)

    It was a dogfight at Mallard Cove Golf Course on Sunday for the final round of the 2018 Lake Charles Toyota Men’s City Golf Championship. Neithan Allen and Reid Giardina both finished -8 on Sunday, causing them to play sudden death. After three long holes, Allen finally was named the champion. Allen has now won the Men’s City Golf Championship three times. In other news, Jimmy Guidry was your senior City Golf Champion this year. Copyright KPLC 2018. All righ...

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    It was a dogfight at Mallard Cove Golf Course on Sunday for the final round of the 2018 Lake Charles Toyota Men’s City Golf Championship. Neithan Allen and Reid Giardina both finished -8 on Sunday, causing them to play sudden death. After three long holes, Allen finally was named the champion. Allen has now won the Men’s City Golf Championship three times. In other news, Jimmy Guidry was your senior City Golf Champion this year. Copyright KPLC 2018. All righ...

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  • 7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese matchups in 2018

    7-in-Seven countdown: Top McNeese matchups in 2018

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:07:29 GMT

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

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

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  • Provenzano picks up All-LA first team honors

    Provenzano picks up All-LA first team honors

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-25 02:35:11 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese record-setting second baseman Joe Provenzano added another trophy to his mantle as he was named to the All-Louisiana First Team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) released late Saturday night. Provenzano, a native of Downers Grove, Ill., became McNeese’s career hits leader this past season, ending his four-year career with 254 base knocks. He also played in 222 career games, tying him as the program’s career leader. In 2018, Pro...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese record-setting second baseman Joe Provenzano added another trophy to his mantle as he was named to the All-Louisiana First Team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) released late Saturday night. Provenzano, a native of Downers Grove, Ill., became McNeese’s career hits leader this past season, ending his four-year career with 254 base knocks. He also played in 222 career games, tying him as the program’s career leader. In 2018, Pro...More >>
  • Cabrera named Louisiana freshman of the year

    Cabrera named Louisiana freshman of the year

    Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)
    Daniele Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)Daniele Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana freshman of the year (Source: LSUsports.net)

    LSU outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association

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    LSU outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association

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  • Neithan Allen carries 2-shot lead heading into final round

    Neithan Allen carries 2-shot lead heading into final round

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:52:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Day two of the Men’s City Golf Championship at Mallard Cove Golf Course wrapped up Saturday afternoon. Neithan Allen stole the show for the second day in a row after finishing 4-under. He leads the way with a total score of 135 heading into the final round. Defending champion Gage Primeaux is only two shots back after shooting a 67 on Saturday. The Barbe alum heads into day three with a total score of 137. Two-time champion, Matt Nicholas posted an impressive score of 2-under...

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    Day two of the Men’s City Golf Championship at Mallard Cove Golf Course wrapped up Saturday afternoon. Neithan Allen stole the show for the second day in a row after finishing 4-under. He leads the way with a total score of 135 heading into the final round. Defending champion Gage Primeaux is only two shots back after shooting a 67 on Saturday. The Barbe alum heads into day three with a total score of 137. Two-time champion, Matt Nicholas posted an impressive score of 2-under...

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  • Neithan Allen shoots 67 for opening lead at the Lake Charles Men's City Golf Championship

    Neithan Allen shoots 67 for opening lead at the Lake Charles Men's City Golf Championship

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:39:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Beautiful day out at Mallard Cove Golf Course for day one of the 41st Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship. Today saw a handful of low scores. Two-time City Champion Neithan Allen leading the way finishing Friday with a 5-under 72. Matt Nicholas and McNeese Cowboy Reid Giardina are only a shot behind both finishing the first round with 4-under 72. Zac Barton, Blake DeReese and defending champion Gage Primeaux also posting impressive scores on Friday all finishing ...

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    Beautiful day out at Mallard Cove Golf Course for day one of the 41st Annual Lake Charles Men’s City Golf Championship. Today saw a handful of low scores. Two-time City Champion Neithan Allen leading the way finishing Friday with a 5-under 72. Matt Nicholas and McNeese Cowboy Reid Giardina are only a shot behind both finishing the first round with 4-under 72. Zac Barton, Blake DeReese and defending champion Gage Primeaux also posting impressive scores on Friday all finishing ...

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  • McNeese excited to play on new turf at Cowboy Stadium

    McNeese excited to play on new turf at Cowboy Stadium

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:09:43 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Installation for the new Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium is officially complete, representatives from Hellas Construction recently announced. The new synthetic turf is a Matrix Turf with Helix Technology, which is the same artificial turf that the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, and the Miami Dolphins have selected.   "Hellas Construction did a terrific job installing the new turf," said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill, "The...More >>
    Installation for the new Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium is officially complete, representatives from Hellas Construction recently announced. The new synthetic turf is a Matrix Turf with Helix Technology, which is the same artificial turf that the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, and the Miami Dolphins have selected.   "Hellas Construction did a terrific job installing the new turf," said McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill, "The...More >>
  • Leesville three-star OT Matthew Anderson commits to Nebraska

    Leesville three-star OT Matthew Anderson commits to Nebraska

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:07:53 GMT
    (Source: Matthew Anderson/Twitter)(Source: Matthew Anderson/Twitter)

    Leesville offensive tackle Matthew Anderson loves the mauling and mashing that comes with playing offensive line. So it came at little surprise Friday when the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Wampus Cat chose to commit to a smash-mouth program like Nebraska. He made the announcement on his Twitter. 

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    Leesville offensive tackle Matthew Anderson loves the mauling and mashing that comes with playing offensive line. So it came at little surprise Friday when the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Wampus Cat chose to commit to a smash-mouth program like Nebraska. He made the announcement on his Twitter. 

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  • Plenty of top competition expected in 41st Annual Lake Charles Toyota City Golf Championship

    Plenty of top competition expected in 41st Annual Lake Charles Toyota City Golf Championship

    Mallard Cove Golf Course will host the 41st annual Lake Charles Toyota Men's City Championship, Senior Championship, and Super Senior City Championship, June 21-24.

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    Mallard Cove Golf Course will host the 41st annual Lake Charles Toyota Men's City Championship, Senior Championship, and Super Senior City Championship, June 21-24.

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  • Louisiana sweeps the Louisiana-Texas All-Star baseball challenge

    Louisiana sweeps the Louisiana-Texas All-Star baseball challenge

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Louisiana dominates Texas in doubleheader All-Star game. 

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    Louisiana dominates Texas in doubleheader All-Star game. 

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  • Piancastelli hits homer in return to Cowgirl Diamond

    Piancastelli hits homer in return to Cowgirl Diamond

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Scrapyard Dawgs dominate Nationals in game one, 10-4. 

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    Scrapyard Dawgs dominate Nationals in game one, 10-4. 

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  • DeShazor Everett Football Camp set for June 26-27

    DeShazor Everett Football Camp set for June 26-27

    Former DeRidder star DeShazor Everett returns to DeRidder to host his youth football camp June 25-26.  Everett, a defensive back for the Washington Redskins, will be one of the NFL players coaching at the camp. The two-day camp costs $50 per player and will be held at DeRidder High School. Camper form and information below. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  E-mail any questions or inquiries to deshazoreverettfoundation@gmail.com  Copyright 2018 ...More >>
    Former DeRidder star DeShazor Everett returns to DeRidder to host his youth football camp June 25-26.  Everett, a defensive back for the Washington Redskins, will be one of the NFL players coaching at the camp. The two-day camp costs $50 per player and will be held at DeRidder High School. Camper form and information below. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  E-mail any questions or inquiries to deshazoreverettfoundation@gmail.com  Copyright 2018 ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Mia Manzanares

    Sports Person of the Week - Mia Manzanares

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:47:17 GMT
    (Source: Mia Manzanares / Facebook)(Source: Mia Manzanares / Facebook)

    “I wasn’t looking to tie the arena record, I just wanted to go out and rope my calf and make a good run,” Mia Manzanares said. Mia Manzanares put on quite the show at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, winning the national title in both breakaway roping and goat tying. With those wins, she tallied up 480 points, which was enough to single-handedly win McNeese the women’s team championship. “It feels absolutely great. I am ha...

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    “I wasn’t looking to tie the arena record, I just wanted to go out and rope my calf and make a good run,” Mia Manzanares said. Mia Manzanares put on quite the show at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, winning the national title in both breakaway roping and goat tying. With those wins, she tallied up 480 points, which was enough to single-handedly win McNeese the women’s team championship. “It feels absolutely great. I am ha...

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  • McNeese triple jumper John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships

    McNeese triple jumper John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:39:32 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    John Lemke, McNeese’s record holder in the triple jump, will compete at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday, becoming the first Cowboy or Cowgirl track and field athlete to participate at the national championships since 2012. The Lake Charles native qualified for the meet with his school record jump of 53-feet, 4 ¼-inches that won him the gold medal at this year’s Southland Conference Outdoor Championships. He’ll enter the meet ranked 10th in the...More >>
    John Lemke, McNeese’s record holder in the triple jump, will compete at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday, becoming the first Cowboy or Cowgirl track and field athlete to participate at the national championships since 2012. The Lake Charles native qualified for the meet with his school record jump of 53-feet, 4 ¼-inches that won him the gold medal at this year’s Southland Conference Outdoor Championships. He’ll enter the meet ranked 10th in the...More >>
  • McNeese triple jumper John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships

    McNeese triple jumper John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships.

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    John Lemke qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships.

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  • Lake Charles Memorial Foundation to Donate $15,000 in Smart Helmet Technology to McNeese Football

    Lake Charles Memorial Foundation to Donate $15,000 in Smart Helmet Technology to McNeese Football

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:36:35 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – The Lake Charles Memorial Foundation presented a check for $15,000 to Riddell on Wednesday morning that will be used to equip every McNeese football helmet with the Riddell InSite Training Tool, which is the leading impact monitoring system in football. McNeese will be the only college football program in the state of Louisiana to currently use the system that will analyze the impacts sustained in practices or games. “We try to do something every year with...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The Lake Charles Memorial Foundation presented a check for $15,000 to Riddell on Wednesday morning that will be used to equip every McNeese football helmet with the Riddell InSite Training Tool, which is the leading impact monitoring system in football. McNeese will be the only college football program in the state of Louisiana to currently use the system that will analyze the impacts sustained in practices or games. “We try to do something every year with...More >>
  • Brittany Bigott Joins McNeese Women's Basketball Staff

    Brittany Bigott Joins McNeese Women's Basketball Staff

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:28:37 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball head coach Kacie Cryer has announced the addition of Brittany Bigott to her coaching staff. Bigott’s duties will include coaching the guards, handle travel arrangement, social media and community service. The native of Katy, Texas, Bigott comes to McNeese after spending the 2017-18 season as a graduate assistant at Wayne State College where she earned her matster’s degree in Sports Management. The Wildcats went 25-7 and ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball head coach Kacie Cryer has announced the addition of Brittany Bigott to her coaching staff. Bigott’s duties will include coaching the guards, handle travel arrangement, social media and community service. The native of Katy, Texas, Bigott comes to McNeese after spending the 2017-18 season as a graduate assistant at Wayne State College where she earned her matster’s degree in Sports Management. The Wildcats went 25-7 and ...More >>
  • Saints and Chargers to conduct dual practices before preseason matchup

    Saints and Chargers to conduct dual practices before preseason matchup

    The Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year.  Source: Nola.comThe Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year.  Source: Nola.comThe Saints and Chargers conducted dual practices last year. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints and Chargers will conduct dual practices before their preseason matchup on Saturday, August 25th. The workouts will take place on Thursday and Friday. The practices will take place at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, California. The Saints held joint preseason practices against the Chargers last training camp also. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Saints and Chargers will conduct dual practices before their preseason matchup on Saturday, August 25th. The workouts will take place on Thursday and Friday. The practices will take place at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, California. The Saints held joint preseason practices against the Chargers last training camp also. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.More >>
  • LSU's White, Williams named to Athlon All-American Team

    LSU's White, Williams named to Athlon All-American Team

    LSU linebacker Devin White and defensive back Andraez "Greedy" Williams have been named 2018 Athlon First-Team All-Americans. 

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    LSU linebacker Devin White and defensive back Andraez "Greedy" Williams have been named 2018 Athlon First-Team All-Americans. 

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  • Report: LSU offers scholarship to QB son of NFL Hall of Fame DB Deion Sanders

    Report: LSU offers scholarship to QB son of NFL Hall of Fame DB Deion Sanders

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:40:11 GMT

    The son of NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders has received a scholarship offer from LSU, according to a tweet sent out by the sophomore quarterback from Texas.

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    The son of NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders has received a scholarship offer from LSU, according to a tweet sent out by the sophomore quarterback from Texas.

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  • McNeese women win college rodeo national title, Sulphur native Tristan Martin wins individual national championship

    McNeese women win college rodeo national title, Sulphur native Tristan Martin wins individual national championship

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:17:55 GMT
    McNeese women win CNFR team title. (Source: McNeese State University Rodeo Team Facebook)McNeese women win CNFR team title. (Source: McNeese State University Rodeo Team Facebook)
    (Source: McNeese State University Rodeo Team Facebook)(Source: McNeese State University Rodeo Team Facebook)
    McNeese cleaned up at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming by capturing three national individual championships, one team championship and one reserve championship. Sulphur native Tristan Martin also took home the steer wrestling title representing East Mississippi CC. The Cowgirls were able to edge out Texas Tech, 480-475 for the women's national championship thanks to the heroics from Mia Manzanares. She won the national title in both b...More >>
    McNeese cleaned up at the 70th College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming by capturing three national individual championships, one team championship and one reserve championship. Sulphur native Tristan Martin also took home the steer wrestling title representing East Mississippi CC. The Cowgirls were able to edge out Texas Tech, 480-475 for the women's national championship thanks to the heroics from Mia Manzanares. She won the national title in both b...More >>
  • McNeese quarterback James Tabary to attend Manning Passing Academy

    McNeese quarterback James Tabary to attend Manning Passing Academy

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:06:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been selected to attend the 23rd annual Manning Passing Academy on June 21-24. Tabary is one of 40 starting college quarterbacks selected to attend the camp to be a part of the staff. This year, there will be 1,200 high school campers from 45 states and Canada. In the 2017 season, Tabary finished with over 2,500 yards and 21 touchdowns. The New Orleans native has a completion percentage of 54.6% and leads the Cowboys with 228.3 passing yards...

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    McNeese quarterback James Tabary has been selected to attend the 23rd annual Manning Passing Academy on June 21-24. Tabary is one of 40 starting college quarterbacks selected to attend the camp to be a part of the staff. This year, there will be 1,200 high school campers from 45 states and Canada. In the 2017 season, Tabary finished with over 2,500 yards and 21 touchdowns. The New Orleans native has a completion percentage of 54.6% and leads the Cowboys with 228.3 passing yards...

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  • 41st Annual Lake Charles Toyota Men's City Championship set for June 21-24

    41st Annual Lake Charles Toyota Men's City Championship set for June 21-24

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:34:19 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:21:17 GMT
    Mallard Cove Golf Course will host the 41st annual Lake Charles Toyota Men's City Championship, Senior Championship, and Super Senior City Championship, June 21-24 The tournament field consists of a Championship Flight, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, Senior first and Senior second flights. Senior Flight is ages 60-74. Entry fee is $135 per player. Free practice round for players on Thursday, June 21st.  Mallard Cove Golf Course is located at 4300 Mallard...More >>
    Mallard Cove Golf Course will host the 41st annual Lake Charles Toyota Men's City Championship, Senior Championship, and Super Senior City Championship, June 21-24 The tournament field consists of a Championship Flight, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, Senior first and Senior second flights. Senior Flight is ages 60-74. Entry fee is $135 per player. Free practice round for players on Thursday, June 21st.  Mallard Cove Golf Course is located at 4300 Mallard...More >>
  • FFF: Perfect timing for Moore and Thomas to enter Saints HOF

    FFF: Perfect timing for Moore and Thomas to enter Saints HOF

    Pierre Thomas was a big contributor in the Saints 2009 Super Bowl run. Source: Nola.comPierre Thomas was a big contributor in the Saints 2009 Super Bowl run. Source: Nola.com

    On this edition of FFF, we weigh in on the announcement of Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas going into the Saints Hall of Fame, dissect the World Cup coming to America, and stop at one of the best Italian restaurants in the New Orleans area. FOOTBALL The Saints Hall Of Fame announced today, Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas will be the latest inductees. I feel the timing of their elections is perfect timing. In Super Bowl 44, Moore and Thomas were both key contributors to a Saints victory...

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    On this edition of FFF, we weigh in on the announcement of Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas going into the Saints Hall of Fame, dissect the World Cup coming to America, and stop at one of the best Italian restaurants in the New Orleans area. FOOTBALL The Saints Hall Of Fame announced today, Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas will be the latest inductees. I feel the timing of their elections is perfect timing. In Super Bowl 44, Moore and Thomas were both key contributors to a Saints victory...

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  • LIVE: Saints Hall of Fame announcement

    LIVE: Saints Hall of Fame announcement

    The Saints are making a Hall of Fame announcement Thursday. Source: FOX 8The Saints are making a Hall of Fame announcement Thursday. Source: FOX 8
    The Saints are making a Hall of Fame announcement Thursday. Source: FOX 8The Saints are making a Hall of Fame announcement Thursday. Source: FOX 8

    The New Orleans Saints will be making a Hall of Fame announcement Thursday.  

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    The New Orleans Saints will be making a Hall of Fame announcement Thursday.  

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  • Tiger trio join Paul Mainieri on Team USA

    Tiger trio join Paul Mainieri on Team USA

    Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)

    Tiger pitcher Zack Hess, along with outfielders Antoine Duplantis and Zach Watson will join LSU head coach Paul Mainieri on the 2018 USA Collegiate National Team.

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    Tiger pitcher Zack Hess, along with outfielders Antoine Duplantis and Zach Watson will join LSU head coach Paul Mainieri on the 2018 USA Collegiate National Team.

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  • Saints cancel Thursday minicamp

    Saints cancel Thursday minicamp

    Saints cancelled practice on Thursday.  (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)Saints cancelled practice on Thursday. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)

    The New Orleans Saints canceled minicamp practice Thursday. It was scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

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    The New Orleans Saints canceled minicamp practice Thursday. It was scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

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  • Southwest Louisiana wins bids to continue hosting the LHSAA swimming and softball state championships

    Southwest Louisiana wins bids to continue hosting the LHSAA swimming and softball state championships

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-06-14 01:02:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The board of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) awarded the LHSAA State Championship Swim Meet and The Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Softball State Championships to the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana area for two additional years. Historically, the area has hosted swim for 12 years and softball for 18. Eric Zartler, sales director of the Lake Charles/Southwest Loui...

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    The board of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) awarded the LHSAA State Championship Swim Meet and The Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Softball State Championships to the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana area for two additional years. Historically, the area has hosted swim for 12 years and softball for 18. Eric Zartler, sales director of the Lake Charles/Southwest Loui...

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  • Alvin Kamara says he can be even better in 2018

    Alvin Kamara says he can be even better in 2018

    Alvin Kamara wants bigger and better things in 2018 (Source: Nola.com)Alvin Kamara wants bigger and better things in 2018 (Source: Nola.com)
    Alvin Kamara wants bigger and better things in 2018 (Source: Nola.com)Alvin Kamara wants bigger and better things in 2018 (Source: Nola.com)
    His rookie year was one for the ages. But now Saints running back Alvin Kamara is on a mission to make his encore in year two is even better than year one. "Last year I was learning on the fly," Kamara, who is noticeably more muscular but still playing at 213 pounds,  told reporters. "There was still a lot of thinking to my game last year. It may not have looked like it, but there was a lot of things I had to think about. I mean a lot...More >>
    His rookie year was one for the ages. But now Saints running back Alvin Kamara is on a mission to make his encore in year two is even better than year one. "Last year I was learning on the fly," Kamara, who is noticeably more muscular but still playing at 213 pounds,  told reporters. "There was still a lot of thinking to my game last year. It may not have looked like it, but there was a lot of things I had to think about. I mean a lot...More >>
  • Astros sign 2018 first-round draft pick Seth Beer

    Astros sign 2018 first-round draft pick Seth Beer

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:51:12 GMT
    (Source: ClemsonTigers.com)(Source: ClemsonTigers.com)

    The Houston Astros have signed 2018 first-round MLB Draft selection OF Seth Beer today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Astros Assistant General Manager, Player Acquisition, Mike Elias. “Seth Beer has been college baseball’s premier slugger for the past three years; his resume speaks for itself,” said Elias. “We feel his productivity will translate well to the professional game and see him as a potential...

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    The Houston Astros have signed 2018 first-round MLB Draft selection OF Seth Beer today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Astros Assistant General Manager, Player Acquisition, Mike Elias. “Seth Beer has been college baseball’s premier slugger for the past three years; his resume speaks for itself,” said Elias. “We feel his productivity will translate well to the professional game and see him as a potential...

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  • SWLA sends two teams to Jr. NBA Championships

    SWLA sends two teams to Jr. NBA Championships

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:52:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    "When the bid came in, the kids were just over the top. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the kids," Greg Davis said. This year Southwest Louisiana is sending two teams to compete in the Junior NBA Championships in Frisco Texas. The first team is Elton’s SWLA hoopers. The hoopers believe they have the upper hand over a lot of teams because of their chemistry on the court. "We have an advantage over most people. Most of these kids don't really kno...

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    "When the bid came in, the kids were just over the top. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the kids," Greg Davis said. This year Southwest Louisiana is sending two teams to compete in the Junior NBA Championships in Frisco Texas. The first team is Elton’s SWLA hoopers. The hoopers believe they have the upper hand over a lot of teams because of their chemistry on the court. "We have an advantage over most people. Most of these kids don't really kno...

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  • Astros sign six players from 2018 MLB Draft class

    Astros sign six players from 2018 MLB Draft class

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:40:33 GMT
    HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed six players who were selected in the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Those players include shortstopJeremy Peña (3rd round), right-handed pitcher Cody Deason (5th round) and right-handed pitcher Austin Hansen (8th round), who were all selected within the top 10 rounds of the 2018 draft. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The official announcement was made by Astros Assistant General Manager of ...More >>
    HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed six players who were selected in the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Those players include shortstopJeremy Peña (3rd round), right-handed pitcher Cody Deason (5th round) and right-handed pitcher Austin Hansen (8th round), who were all selected within the top 10 rounds of the 2018 draft. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The official announcement was made by Astros Assistant General Manager of ...More >>
  • Lake City Elite to Jr. NBA Championships

    Lake City Elite to Jr. NBA Championships

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Lake City Elite heads to NBA Championships in Frisco, Texas. 

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    Lake City Elite heads to NBA Championships in Frisco, Texas. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints minicamp day one

    Alvin Kamara turned some heads on the first day of minicamp. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara turned some heads on the first day of minicamp. Source: Nola.com

    Take One: Kamara stands out for all the right reasons Alvin Kamara wins the 'best player on the field' award for Tuesday. Let’s start with his appearance. He looks like he packed on some significant muscle since the season ended. I don’t know if that was something he targeted to withstand the rigors of an NFL season but it’s definitely noticeable. Some players don’t play as fast or as agile with the added muscle. That’s not the case with Kamara; h...

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    Take One: Kamara stands out for all the right reasons Alvin Kamara wins the 'best player on the field' award for Tuesday. Let’s start with his appearance. He looks like he packed on some significant muscle since the season ended. I don’t know if that was something he targeted to withstand the rigors of an NFL season but it’s definitely noticeable. Some players don’t play as fast or as agile with the added muscle. That’s not the case with Kamara; h...

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  • Mark Ingram on 4-game suspension: 'I don't agree with it'

    Mark Ingram on 4-game suspension: 'I don't agree with it'

    Mark Ingram was back at practice on Tuesday. Source: Nola.comMark Ingram was back at practice on Tuesday. Source: Nola.com

    Better late than never. That's what the Saints are saying about Mark Ingram's long awaited arrival back at the facility. He was on the field with the Black and Gold for the first time today for the start of the mandatory mini-camp. Ingram skipped the off-season workouts, and all three weeks of organized team activities. He returns to a more crowded backfield with the addition of Boston Scott, and a few other names that will have to pick up the slack for Ingram while he serves his su...

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    Better late than never. That's what the Saints are saying about Mark Ingram's long awaited arrival back at the facility. He was on the field with the Black and Gold for the first time today for the start of the mandatory mini-camp. Ingram skipped the off-season workouts, and all three weeks of organized team activities. He returns to a more crowded backfield with the addition of Boston Scott, and a few other names that will have to pick up the slack for Ingram while he serves his su...

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  • KPLC 7 Sports' 7-in-Seven Countdown returns June 18

    KPLC 7 Sports' 7-in-Seven Countdown returns June 18

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-06-12 20:03:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

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

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

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  • 5-star LSU OL commit opens house of pancakes of his own, sort of

    5-star LSU OL commit opens house of pancakes of his own, sort of

    Kardell's House of Pancakes (Source: Twitter)Kardell's House of Pancakes (Source: Twitter)

    Kardell Thomas is a five-star offensive guard known as "Mr. Pancake."

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    Kardell Thomas is a five-star offensive guard known as "Mr. Pancake."

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  • Southwest Louisiana lineman camp

    Southwest Louisiana lineman camp

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    SWLA lineman camp at Sulphur High School June 11-13.

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    SWLA lineman camp at Sulphur High School June 11-13.

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  • Rivals ranks LSU target Derek Stingley, Jr. No. 1 prospect in the country

    Rivals ranks LSU target Derek Stingley, Jr. No. 1 prospect in the country

    Stingley will announce his college choice June 20th. Source: Nola.comStingley will announce his college choice June 20th. Source: Nola.com
    Stingley will announce his college choice June 20th. Source: Nola.comStingley will announce his college choice June 20th. Source: Nola.com
    Rivals recruiting announced on Monday, Baton Rouge native Derek Stingley, Jr. as the No. 1 prospect in the country. Stingley is 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback at Dunham High. He's a class of 2019 prospect. GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW #?1? Derek Stingley’s rise to No. 1 in the #Rivals100 is no surprise to those who know him best. @ChadSimmons_ has more! #RivalsRankingsWeek FULL FEATURE: https://t.co/ch4TnlVcVt MORE: ??Can Stingley stay No. 1: https://t.co/gqf21fbMFS pic.twitter....More >>
    Rivals recruiting announced on Monday, Baton Rouge native Derek Stingley, Jr. as the No. 1 prospect in the country. Stingley is 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback at Dunham High. He's a class of 2019 prospect. GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW #?1? Derek Stingley’s rise to No. 1 in the #Rivals100 is no surprise to those who know him best. @ChadSimmons_ has more! #RivalsRankingsWeek FULL FEATURE: https://t.co/ch4TnlVcVt MORE: ??Can Stingley stay No. 1: https://t.co/gqf21fbMFS pic.twitter....More >>
  • LSU among three schools fighting for Karr cornerback Devin Bush

    LSU among three schools fighting for Karr cornerback Devin Bush

    Devin Bush is one of the top cornerbacks in the country. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Devin Bush is one of the top cornerbacks in the country. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Edna Karr is the dominant school in Class 4A after back-to-back state titles. The Cougars now want a three-peat. One of the top cornerbacks in the country, Devin Bush, will contribute in a big way to another possible Dome-coming. 

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    Edna Karr is the dominant school in Class 4A after back-to-back state titles. The Cougars now want a three-peat. One of the top cornerbacks in the country, Devin Bush, will contribute in a big way to another possible Dome-coming. 

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  • Report: Marcus Davenport to undergo thumb surgery

    First-round pick Marcus Davenport getting work on the field at rookie minicamp. Source: Nola.comFirst-round pick Marcus Davenport getting work on the field at rookie minicamp. Source: Nola.com
    Ranking the Saints : #20 Marcus Davenport (Source: Nola.com)Ranking the Saints : #20 Marcus Davenport (Source: Nola.com)

    The New Orleans Saints first-round pick will undergo thumb surgery after minicamp this week, according to NFL analyst Ian Rapoport.  

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    The New Orleans Saints first-round pick will undergo thumb surgery after minicamp this week, according to NFL analyst Ian Rapoport.  

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  • Marshon Lattimore looks to continue proving doubters wrong

    Marshon Lattimore looks to continue proving doubters wrong

    Cam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Cam Jordan and Marshon Lattimore celebrate Saints win over Carolina. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Motivation comes in many forms. But for NFL athletes, especially those that are so successful from the start, sometimes it takes a little something extra. For Saints second year corner Marshon Lattimore, it's the chance to continue proving those who didn't believe in him wrong. 

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    Motivation comes in many forms. But for NFL athletes, especially those that are so successful from the start, sometimes it takes a little something extra. For Saints second year corner Marshon Lattimore, it's the chance to continue proving those who didn't believe in him wrong. 

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  • LSU gains commitment from top cornerback in Texas

    LSU gains commitment from top cornerback in Texas

    Marcus Banks is a Houston native. Source: Nola.comMarcus Banks is a Houston native. Source: Nola.com
    Marcus Banks is a Houston native. Source: Nola.comMarcus Banks is a Houston native. Source: Nola.com
    LSU hauled in a commitment from three-star cornerback Marcus Banks. Banks is in the class of 2019 for recruiting. The Houston native picked LSU over Alabama, Auburn, Texas and Texas A&M.  C O M M I T T E D #RIPDAD pic.twitter.com/966MCT3XJu — Marcus Banks ¹ (@MarcusBanks1k) June 10, 2018 LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron reacted to Banks' commitment on Twitter. Hold That Tiger! — Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) June 10, 2018 Accordi...More >>
    LSU hauled in a commitment from three-star cornerback Marcus Banks. Banks is in the class of 2019 for recruiting. The Houston native picked LSU over Alabama, Auburn, Texas and Texas A&M.  C O M M I T T E D #RIPDAD pic.twitter.com/966MCT3XJu — Marcus Banks ¹ (@MarcusBanks1k) June 10, 2018 LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron reacted to Banks' commitment on Twitter. Hold That Tiger! — Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) June 10, 2018 Accordi...More >>
  • Lake Charles Imperials down Baton Rouge Hurricanes

    Lake Charles Imperials down Baton Rouge Hurricanes

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Lake Charles Imperials beat the Baton Rouge Hurricanes, 107-99.

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    Lake Charles Imperials beat the Baton Rouge Hurricanes, 107-99.

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  • Injury forces McKenzie to pull out of heptathlon at NCAAs

    Injury forces McKenzie to pull out of heptathlon at NCAAs

    Saturday, June 9 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-06-09 22:08:35 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    EUGENE, Oregon – Grace McKenzie’s time at the NCAA Track and Field Championships came to an early end here Saturday as the Cowgirls pulled out of the women’s heptathlon with the javelin throw and 800-meters remaining, due to strained muscles around her ribs. She was ranked 22nd prior to pulling out. “Her injury was not allowing her to breath properly,” said head coach Brendon Gilroy. “There was no way she was going to be able to throw the javelin....More >>
    EUGENE, Oregon – Grace McKenzie’s time at the NCAA Track and Field Championships came to an early end here Saturday as the Cowgirls pulled out of the women’s heptathlon with the javelin throw and 800-meters remaining, due to strained muscles around her ribs. She was ranked 22nd prior to pulling out. “Her injury was not allowing her to breath properly,” said head coach Brendon Gilroy. “There was no way she was going to be able to throw the javelin....More >>
  • Former Washington-Marion Charging Indian, Christian Edwards turns heads in Oregon

    Former Washington-Marion Charging Indian, Christian Edwards turns heads in Oregon

    Friday, June 8 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-09 02:32:33 GMT
    (Source: ESPN3)(Source: ESPN3)

    Former Washington-Marion three-time state champion in the high jump, Christian Edwards competed in the NCAA Men’s triple jump on Friday. The Lake Charles native finished second in the triple jump at the 2018 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships to earn second-team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman honors. The Alabama freshman turned heads in Oregon after hitting a best mark of 16.37m (53-8½ feet), finishing 6th in the Men's triple jump.  Washington-Marion ...

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    Former Washington-Marion three-time state champion in the high jump, Christian Edwards competed in the NCAA Men’s triple jump on Friday. The Lake Charles native finished second in the triple jump at the 2018 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships to earn second-team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman honors. The Alabama freshman turned heads in Oregon after hitting a best mark of 16.37m (53-8½ feet), finishing 6th in the Men's triple jump.  Washington-Marion ...

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  • Grace McKenzie finishes 22nd in day one of Heptathlon

    Grace McKenzie finishes 22nd in day one of Heptathlon

    Friday, June 8 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-06-09 01:05:45 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    It wasn’t the outcome from day one McNeese sophomore, Grace McKenzie was hoping for. The sophomore finished day one of the NCAA Heptathlon in 22nd place out of 23.  McKenzie totaled 3187 points after posting a 13.66 in the 100mH, a 1.63 in the high jump, a 10.78 in the shot put and an 845 in the 200m.  McKenzie finishes out the second half of the Heptathlon on Saturday with the long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights ...

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    It wasn’t the outcome from day one McNeese sophomore, Grace McKenzie was hoping for. The sophomore finished day one of the NCAA Heptathlon in 22nd place out of 23.  McKenzie totaled 3187 points after posting a 13.66 in the 100mH, a 1.63 in the high jump, a 10.78 in the shot put and an 845 in the 200m.  McKenzie finishes out the second half of the Heptathlon on Saturday with the long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights ...

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  • VIDEO: Smart helmets coming to all Calcasieu Parish varsity football players

    VIDEO: Smart helmets coming to all Calcasieu Parish varsity football players

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Smart helmets are coming to all Calcasieu Parish varsity football players this summer for use in the upcoming football season. 

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    Smart helmets are coming to all Calcasieu Parish varsity football players this summer for use in the upcoming football season. 

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  • Former McNeese assistant Matt LeBato named Louisiana College women's basketball coach

    Former McNeese assistant Matt LeBato named Louisiana College women's basketball coach

    Friday, June 8 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-06-08 20:20:10 GMT
    (Source: www.lcwildcats.net)(Source: www.lcwildcats.net)

    Former McNeese women’s basketball assistant, Matt LaBato was named Louisiana College's new head women’s basketball coach on Thursday. The Sulphur native is a graduate of Northwestern State University, where he was a member of the Demons’ basketball team. LeBato also spent time playing at Baton Rouge Community college before going to Natchitoches. Before McNeese, LeBato served as assistant coach at St. Louis High School, where he helped the Saints to a 25-5 overall ...

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    Former McNeese women’s basketball assistant, Matt LaBato was named Louisiana College's new head women’s basketball coach on Thursday. The Sulphur native is a graduate of Northwestern State University, where he was a member of the Demons’ basketball team. LeBato also spent time playing at Baton Rouge Community college before going to Natchitoches. Before McNeese, LeBato served as assistant coach at St. Louis High School, where he helped the Saints to a 25-5 overall ...

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  • SWLA natives Sheridan, Fuller celebrate LSUE national title

    SWLA natives Sheridan, Fuller celebrate LSUE national title

    (Source: LSUE)(Source: LSUE)

    LSUE wins 6th NJCAA national championship title. 

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    LSUE wins 6th NJCAA national championship title. 

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  • Smart helmets coming to all Calcasieu Parish varsity football players

    Smart helmets coming to all Calcasieu Parish varsity football players

    Friday, June 8 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-06-08 15:02:47 GMT
    Riddell's InSite Impact Response System will be outfitted into 600 football helmets across Calcasieu Parish (Source: Riddell)Riddell's InSite Impact Response System will be outfitted into 600 football helmets across Calcasieu Parish (Source: Riddell)

    Football can be a dangerous sport, as we all know.  But, here in Calcasieu Parish we have a group looking out for our student athletes.  Leif Pedersen from the Lake Charles Memorial Foundation said, “When the need arises we raise the funds to take care of the need. “ And that is exactly what they did today when they donated the funds to the Calcasieu Parish School Board to purchase the newest football helmet technology for all varsity football players. 

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    Football can be a dangerous sport, as we all know.  But, here in Calcasieu Parish we have a group looking out for our student athletes.  Leif Pedersen from the Lake Charles Memorial Foundation said, “When the need arises we raise the funds to take care of the need. “ And that is exactly what they did today when they donated the funds to the Calcasieu Parish School Board to purchase the newest football helmet technology for all varsity football players. 

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  • Morgan Woods finishes 21st at NCAA Championships

    Morgan Woods finishes 21st at NCAA Championships

    Thursday, June 7 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-06-08 03:10:40 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    EUGENE, Oregon – Morgan Woods didn’t have her best day throwing the javelin but that didn’t take away from the remarkable season she had as the junior from Lake Arthur completed her season by finishing 21st in the women’s javelin event here Friday evening on day two of the 2018 NCAA Track & Field Championships. Woods’ best throw went for 149-feet, 6-inches, four feet from cracking the top 20. “Morgan entered the meet ranked 20th in the nation ...More >>
    EUGENE, Oregon – Morgan Woods didn’t have her best day throwing the javelin but that didn’t take away from the remarkable season she had as the junior from Lake Arthur completed her season by finishing 21st in the women’s javelin event here Friday evening on day two of the 2018 NCAA Track & Field Championships. Woods’ best throw went for 149-feet, 6-inches, four feet from cracking the top 20. “Morgan entered the meet ranked 20th in the nation ...More >>
  • Barbe alum Hunter Feduccia selected by Dodgers in 12th round

    Barbe alum Hunter Feduccia selected by Dodgers in 12th round

    Thursday, June 7 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-08 02:25:40 GMT
    (Souce: www.LSUsports.net)(Souce: www.LSUsports.net)

    Barbe High School had a pair of alumni drafted on Wednesday, including LSU catcher Hunter Feduccia. The former Buc was selected in the 12th round (374th overall) by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 MLB Draft. In his only season with the Tigers, Feduccia hit .233 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 31 RBI. He made 48 starts in 56 games. Before LSU, Feduccia was a staple in the LSU Eunice lineup. He was named to the 2017 National Junior College Athletic Association Divi...

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    Barbe High School had a pair of alumni drafted on Wednesday, including LSU catcher Hunter Feduccia. The former Buc was selected in the 12th round (374th overall) by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 MLB Draft. In his only season with the Tigers, Feduccia hit .233 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 31 RBI. He made 48 starts in 56 games. Before LSU, Feduccia was a staple in the LSU Eunice lineup. He was named to the 2017 National Junior College Athletic Association Divi...

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  • Former McNeese pitcher Emily Vincent goes second overall in ASBA Inaugural Draft

    Former McNeese pitcher Emily Vincent goes second overall in ASBA Inaugural Draft

    Thursday, June 7 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-06-08 01:59:43 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    Mobile, AL.- Former McNeese pitcher Emily Vincent was the second overall pick in the ASBA (American Softball Association) Inaugural Draft that was held Wednesday, June 6. Vincent was selected by Outkast, who will be coached by Pat Grant, assistant coach at Temple (TX.) College. “It’s really shocking to be selected so high over such a talented group of girls,” Emily Vincent said. “I’m super excited to see where this league takes off and about the platform...

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    Mobile, AL.- Former McNeese pitcher Emily Vincent was the second overall pick in the ASBA (American Softball Association) Inaugural Draft that was held Wednesday, June 6. Vincent was selected by Outkast, who will be coached by Pat Grant, assistant coach at Temple (TX.) College. “It’s really shocking to be selected so high over such a talented group of girls,” Emily Vincent said. “I’m super excited to see where this league takes off and about the platform...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Gavin Christ

    Sports Person of the Week - Gavin Christ

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-06-07 23:42:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Basile wrestler Gavin Christ put on a clinic in 2018, posting an undefeated 62-0 record. "It was more nerve-wracking than all of my other years because if I lost one match, then it would be the end of the junior year undefeated season," said Christ. "On the inside, it was like 'oh gosh I can't lose this match and I can't mess up.'" For his dominance, he took home the 138-pound state title and was named the Division III most outstanding wrestler. It was his t...More >>
    Basile wrestler Gavin Christ put on a clinic in 2018, posting an undefeated 62-0 record. "It was more nerve-wracking than all of my other years because if I lost one match, then it would be the end of the junior year undefeated season," said Christ. "On the inside, it was like 'oh gosh I can't lose this match and I can't mess up.'" For his dominance, he took home the 138-pound state title and was named the Division III most outstanding wrestler. It was his t...More >>
  • 7 LSU players selected in the MLB Draft

    7 LSU players selected in the MLB Draft

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:35 AM EDT2018-06-07 11:35:23 GMT

    LSU had seven players taken on the second and third days of the 2018 MLB Draft.

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    LSU had seven players taken on the second and third days of the 2018 MLB Draft.

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  • McNeese gets three drafted in 2018 MLB Draft

    McNeese gets three drafted in 2018 MLB Draft

    Thursday, June 7 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-06-07 06:00:50 GMT
    McNeese's impressive run in the MLB Draft continued Wednesday as three Pokes heard their names called in the 2018 draft. Cowboy junior pitcher Grant Anderson, senior relief pitcher Austin Briggs and junior outfielder Shane Selman were all taken on day three. The Cowboy' three selections ties the highest number of MSU players taken in a single draft (2007, 2011) and it's the first time that McNeese posted back-to-back drafts with multiple picks. Anderson was first off the b...More >>
    McNeese's impressive run in the MLB Draft continued Wednesday as three Pokes heard their names called in the 2018 draft. Cowboy junior pitcher Grant Anderson, senior relief pitcher Austin Briggs and junior outfielder Shane Selman were all taken on day three. The Cowboy' three selections ties the highest number of MSU players taken in a single draft (2007, 2011) and it's the first time that McNeese posted back-to-back drafts with multiple picks. Anderson was first off the b...More >>
  • Barbe alum Erin Baldwin drafted in 20th round by Arizona

    Barbe alum Erin Baldwin drafted in 20th round by Arizona

    Thursday, June 7 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-06-07 04:29:19 GMT
    (Source: Samford athletics)(Source: Samford athletics)

    The Barbe Buccaneers sent another baseball athlete to the MLB Draft on Wednesday as Samford pitcher Erin Baldwin was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Baldwin was selected in the 20th round (609th overall). The former Buc started the season in the bullpen but worked his way into the rotation to make nine starts and post a 3.26 ERA. Baldwin went 2-1 this season with 49 strikeouts in 58 innings of work. Before Samford, Baldwin pitched for LSU Eunice, where he proved to be one of th...

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    The Barbe Buccaneers sent another baseball athlete to the MLB Draft on Wednesday as Samford pitcher Erin Baldwin was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Baldwin was selected in the 20th round (609th overall). The former Buc started the season in the bullpen but worked his way into the rotation to make nine starts and post a 3.26 ERA. Baldwin went 2-1 this season with 49 strikeouts in 58 innings of work. Before Samford, Baldwin pitched for LSU Eunice, where he proved to be one of th...

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  • Sam Houston alum Dayton Dugas drafted in 16th round by Detroit

    Sam Houston alum Dayton Dugas drafted in 16th round by Detroit

    Thursday, June 7 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-06-07 04:24:59 GMT
    (Source: Wichita State Athletics)(Source: Wichita State Athletics)

    The Southwest Louisiana to MLB pipeline continued to grow Wednesday as former Sam Houston Bronco Dayton Dugas was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2018 MLB Draft. Dugas was selected in the 16th round (465th overall). Dugas hit .250 this past season with Wichita State, collecting five home runs and 14 RBI. The Shocker burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2016 when he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. Dugas hit .304 with 28 runs, 49 hits, 11 doubles, one t...

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    The Southwest Louisiana to MLB pipeline continued to grow Wednesday as former Sam Houston Bronco Dayton Dugas was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2018 MLB Draft. Dugas was selected in the 16th round (465th overall). Dugas hit .250 this past season with Wichita State, collecting five home runs and 14 RBI. The Shocker burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2016 when he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. Dugas hit .304 with 28 runs, 49 hits, 11 doubles, one t...

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  • LSU track teams ready to compete in the 2018 NCAA Championships

    LSU track teams ready to compete in the 2018 NCAA Championships

    Last  week the Tiger baseball squad traveled to Corvallis to face Oregon State, this week the men's and women's track and field teams are in Eugene for the 2018 NCAA Championships.

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    Last  week the Tiger baseball squad traveled to Corvallis to face Oregon State, this week the men's and women's track and field teams are in Eugene for the 2018 NCAA Championships.

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  • South Beauregard alum Nick Lee drafted in ninth round by Rays

    South Beauregard alum Nick Lee drafted in ninth round by Rays

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-06 00:50:14 GMT
    (Source: KATC)(Source: KATC)
    (Source: KATC)(Source: KATC)
    The first Southwest Louisiana native is off the board in the 2018 MLB Draft as South Beauregard alum Nick Lee was selected in the ninth round (290th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays. "The Rays are a great organization and they do really well with developing pitchers," said Lee of being drafted. "There’s no better feeling than having your name being called." VIDEO: @RaginCajunsBSB pitcher and @SBBaseball18 alum Nick Lee tells me he will go pro after being se...More >>
    The first Southwest Louisiana native is off the board in the 2018 MLB Draft as South Beauregard alum Nick Lee was selected in the ninth round (290th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays. "The Rays are a great organization and they do really well with developing pitchers," said Lee of being drafted. "There’s no better feeling than having your name being called." VIDEO: @RaginCajunsBSB pitcher and @SBBaseball18 alum Nick Lee tells me he will go pro after being se...More >>
  • LSU's Nick Bush selected in MLB Draft by Rockies

    LSU's Nick Bush selected in MLB Draft by Rockies

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-06-06 00:28:38 GMT
    (Souce: www.lsusports.net)(Souce: www.lsusports.net)
    (Souce: www.lsusports.net)(Souce: www.lsusports.net)
    LSU redshirt sophomore pitcher Nick Bush was selected Tuesday on Day 2 of the 2018 MLB Draft. Bush was selected in the eighth round (pick No. 246) by the Colorado Rockies. Bush, a left-hander from Leesburg, Ga., was 1-1 this season with a 3.40 ERA, working 47.2 innings in 19 relief appearances and five starts. He allowed 44 hits and 18 earned runs while recording 17 walks and 42 strikeouts. Bush was the starting pitcher in LSU’s NCAA Regional win over San Diego State...More >>
    LSU redshirt sophomore pitcher Nick Bush was selected Tuesday on Day 2 of the 2018 MLB Draft. Bush was selected in the eighth round (pick No. 246) by the Colorado Rockies. Bush, a left-hander from Leesburg, Ga., was 1-1 this season with a 3.40 ERA, working 47.2 innings in 19 relief appearances and five starts. He allowed 44 hits and 18 earned runs while recording 17 walks and 42 strikeouts. Bush was the starting pitcher in LSU’s NCAA Regional win over San Diego State...More >>
  • McNeese basketball adds North Texas transfer A.J. Lawson

    McNeese basketball adds North Texas transfer A.J. Lawson

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-06-06 00:19:48 GMT
    (Source: UNT Athletics)(Source: UNT Athletics)
    (Source: UNT Athletics)(Source: UNT Athletics)
     New McNeese Cowboys basketball coach Heath Schroyer has added his second Division I transfer in the past week with the signing of guard A.J. Lawson who is coming to McNeese from the University of North Texas.   Lawson will have to sit out the 2018-19 season due to transfer rules and will have two years remaining to play with the Cowboys.   The Bryan, Texas native appeared in 37 of the Mean Green's 38 games in the 2017-18 season, making 30 starts and...More >>
     New McNeese Cowboys basketball coach Heath Schroyer has added his second Division I transfer in the past week with the signing of guard A.J. Lawson who is coming to McNeese from the University of North Texas.   Lawson will have to sit out the 2018-19 season due to transfer rules and will have two years remaining to play with the Cowboys.   The Bryan, Texas native appeared in 37 of the Mean Green's 38 games in the 2017-18 season, making 30 starts and...More >>
  • Astros select Clemson's Seth Beer with 28th overall pick

    Astros select Clemson's Seth Beer with 28th overall pick

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-06-05 04:12:53 GMT
    (Source: ClemsonTigers.com)(Source: ClemsonTigers.com)

    The Houston Astros have selected outfielder Seth Beer with the 28th overall pick in the first round in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. 

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    The Houston Astros have selected outfielder Seth Beer with the 28th overall pick in the first round in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. 

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  • Astros make two selections on first day of 2018 MLB Draft

    Astros make two selections on first day of 2018 MLB Draft

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-06-05 04:11:20 GMT
    The Houston Astros completed their day one selections Monday night by picking right-handed pitcher Jayson Schroeder in the second round of the June 2018 First-Year Player Draft. In the first round, the Astros picked Clemson outfielder Seth Beer with the 28th overall pick in the first round. Schroeder, 18, was selected out of Juanita High School in Kirkland, Washington. In his senior year this season, Schroeder made 11 starts, posting a 1.51 ERA (13ER/60.1IP) ...More >>
    The Houston Astros completed their day one selections Monday night by picking right-handed pitcher Jayson Schroeder in the second round of the June 2018 First-Year Player Draft. In the first round, the Astros picked Clemson outfielder Seth Beer with the 28th overall pick in the first round. Schroeder, 18, was selected out of Juanita High School in Kirkland, Washington. In his senior year this season, Schroeder made 11 starts, posting a 1.51 ERA (13ER/60.1IP) ...More >>
  • Denham Springs' Swaggerty picked 10th overall in 2018 MLB Draft

    Denham Springs' Swaggerty picked 10th overall in 2018 MLB Draft

    Source: MLB Draft TwitterSource: MLB Draft Twitter
    Source: MLB Draft TwitterSource: MLB Draft Twitter

    Denham Springs' outfielder Travis Swaggerty became the first South Alabama player ever picked in the first round of the Major League Draft.

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    Denham Springs' outfielder Travis Swaggerty became the first South Alabama player ever picked in the first round of the Major League Draft.

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  • Trump calls off Philadelphia Eagles White House visit

    Trump calls off Philadelphia Eagles White House visit

    Monday, June 4 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-06-04 23:36:09 GMT
    Monday, June 4 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-06-05 00:03:15 GMT

    The Super Bowl winning Eagles were set to visit on Tuesday, but in a statement Trump said he canceled the visit because the whole team did not intend to attend.

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    The Super Bowl winning Eagles were set to visit on Tuesday, but in a statement Trump said he canceled the visit because the whole team did not intend to attend.

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