Jacques Doucet is a sports reporter for WAFB 9News. He moved to Baton Rouge in 2001.
Along with his work at WAFB, Jacques founded a nonprofit 501-C charity called Red Rock & Blue. The organization holds a major charity fundraiser each summer to benefit Louisiana military, consisting of three major events - "The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game," "The Red, Rock and Blue Charity Concert" and "The Doucet/Begnaud Softball/Kick Ball Invitational".
RRB gives primarily to local military charity organizations to benefit those who serve and their families. Such organizations are The Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, Wounded War Heroes and Support Our War Heroes. RRB donated a total of $100,000 to charity alone over the last two years (2015 & 2016), with more big plans moving forward. We are proud to say it is becoming one of the state's fastest growing charities.
In 2016, over 80 teams participated in the softball/kickball tournament, while multi-platinum bands like Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, LIT, Soul Asylum and Sponge have played the concerts.
The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game is always a great time, with many different sports greats and other well-known personalities participating. Simply put, Red Rock & Blue is a very good thing. For more information, please visit redrockandblue.com.
As each day passes and the NFL season draws closer, perhaps it will finally, fully hit us that Drew Brees won’t be lining up behind center for the New Orleans Saints anymore. It’s just been a given for the last 15 seasons.
The battle for LSU’s starting quarterback job is underway but may not be decided until late August and while Max Johnson got the first snaps of spring, fifth-year Tiger Myles Brennan hasn’t gone anywhere.
Former LSU offensive lineman Alan Faneca recently learned he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In a recent chat with WAFB-TV sports, he reacted to this huge honor and discussed his days as an LSU Tiger from 1994-97.
Mike Scarborough, who started covering LSU recruiting online for tigerbait.com in 1996, shared his thoughts on where everything stands for head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers with National Signing Day coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Sometime between Sunday, Jan. 10, and early February, Drew Brees will throw his final pass as a New Orleans Saint. Here's a tribute to the record-shattering future first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback.
The Saints are coming off a 52-point explosion against the Minnesota Vikings but there were still a few throws Brees would like to have back. Despite those miscues, No. 9 did become the first player in NFL history to reach 80,000 yards through the air.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has already had his share of lineup shuffling and backup quarterbacks this season, as his Tigers get ready to get back on the field Saturday in Arkansas. He thinks the Tigers will have the numbers necessary to play.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron reiterated to fans Wednesday evening during his weekly radio show that true freshman TJ Finley is all but guaranteed to make his second straight start at quarterback, as Myles Brennan will be out again with an injury.
The New Orleans Saints are still trying to improve a defense, especially in the secondary, that’s been vulnerable to big plays and coverage busts, like the 74-yard touchdown given up against the Carolina Panthers.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is trying to avoid four straight losses to LSU, as he and his Tigers host Ed Orgeron’s Tigers, a team trying to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, on Halloween in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The hottest topic surrounding the LSU Tigers as they prepare to travel to Auburn is the quarterback position. Head coach Ed Orgeron said if Myles Brennan is healthy, he's the starter but there is great confidence in TJ Finley and Max Johnson if Brennan is sidelined again.
Some of the LSU football players shared their thoughts, as the Tigers approach the weekend’s home contest against South Carolina, and while many of the questions centered on the QB situation, several other topics were also discussed.
LSU will look to make it seven straight wins against South Carolina when the Tigers host the Gamecocks for “Saturday Night in Death Valley” and head coach Ed Orgeron said on this “Tell the Truth Monday” that most of last week was spent fixing LSU.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron had a consistent message Monday when it came to cleaning up the defensive mess. “First of all, we have to simplify and put our players in the best position that we can be. We gotta simplify."