Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson named Next Gen NBA 2K21 cover athlete

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will grace the cover of the NBA 2K21 video game for next-generation consoles.

Lake Charles native Wade LeBlanc added to Orioles’ 60-man player pool

WATCH: Cam Jordan surprises Saints super fan living in isolation in assisted living facility

Dexter Washington to take over Hamilton Christian head football coaching duties in 2020

New Balance Future Star Series showcases youth baseball talent in Lake Charles

3 New Orleans Pelicans players test positive for COVID-19

Hamilton Christian’s Jules Sullen leaves for advisor position at McNeese

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Lake Charles native Jace Peterson makes Brewers’ 45-man roster

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Most Competitive Districts in 2020

New Balance Future Stars Series National Championships

LSU senior pitcher Matthew Beck becomes next in line to wear No. 8

Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick’s path to activism

Iota infielder Tyler LeJeune commits to LSU

REPORT: LSU LB Marcel Brooks enters transfer portal

LSU sophomore linebacker Marcel Brooks (No. 9) has put his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal, according to reports.

Pelicans set to face Utah when NBA season resumes; remaining schedule released

The NBA and ESPN announced Friday, June 26 that New Orleans will resume its 2019-20 regular season on Thursday, July 30, against the Utah Jazz in Orlando.

  Washington-Marion introduces Robert Palmer as new boys basketball head coach

The school didn’t have to look far to find its next head coach. In fact, he’s been court-side for nearly a decade. The school announced on Friday that assistant coach Robert Palmer will lead the program going forward, taking over for Hartwell.

Mississippi coaches unite in Jackson to push for change of state flag

Mike Leach, Lane Kiffin, and several coaches & athletic directors from Mississippi's eight public universities urged lawmakers to remove flag Thursday.

First eight rows of Superdome will be covered to protect from coronavirus

SWAC adds Bethune-Cookman as full member effective 2021-22 academic year

  Sports Person of the Week - Sage Seay

PFF ranks Saints roster at No. 2 for upcoming season

  ‘The noose was real’: NASCAR releases photo from Bubba Wallace’s garage

Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins: Football is “nonessential business” during coronavirus

AP sources: NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions

The Aug. 6 exhibition game between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has canceled during the pandemic

Fantasy sports betting edges closer to reality in Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to the taxing rate for fantasy sports betting.

Koepka, McDowell withdrawing over coronavirus concerns

The caddies for Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell have tested positive for the coronavirus

Former Cowboy baseball player and head coach Todd Butler joins McNeese staff as senior associate AD

Former McNeese baseball player and head coach Todd Butler is returning to where he got his start when on Wednesday, McNeese Interim AD Heath Schroyer announced his hiring to fill the newly formed Senior Associate Athletics Director position as part of the department’s reorganization plan.

LSU lands Michigan offensive tackle Garrett Dellinger

Rivals recruiting service ranks Dellinger a 4-star recruit

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.

  7-In-Seven Countdown: Top McNeese matchups in 2020

We start the countdown with the top-seven matchups for McNeese this upcoming season.

Malcolm Jenkins views conversation with Drew Brees as microcosm of what country needs

Three weeks after Drew Brees’ initial comments about kneeling during the national anthem in lieu of George Floyd’s death drew the ire of many teammates and fellow athletes, one of the main critics, Malcolm Jenkins, is viewing the conversation as a positive.

KPLC 7 Sports’ 7-in-Seven Countdown returns June 22

In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will once again bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our TDL: Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana.

  Domonique Davis prepares for year two at LSU

DeRidder native Domonique Davis shined in high school, averaging 21 points, 5 boards, and a little over 4 assists during her career, which deservingly turned heads and landed her at LSU.

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks, July 19 start off

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.

Replacing Burrow: Orgeron talks about talent in LSU QB room

The legend of Joe Burrow and his 2019 season will live on forever in Baton Rouge but now it’s time to focus on who’s next to lead the LSU football program. The favorite to land the starting quarterback gig is Myles Brennan.

Chris Curry looks to be serious contender for LSU starting running back position

With Clyde Edwards-Helaire off to the NFL, LSU is in search of a new lead running back and one name to take seriously in the competition is Chris Curry.

Report: At least 30 LSU football players in quarantine due to COVID-19

At least 30 of LSU’s 115 players have been isolated because they tested positive for COVID-19, or were found to have had contact with those who tested positive

AP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worry

The players' association was told by Major League Baseball on Friday that teams will not agree to more than 60 games in the pandemic-delayed season, leaving open the possibility of an even shorter schedule of perhaps 50 games or fewer.

LSU commit Garrett Nussmeier invited to the nation’s premier QB competition

Elite 11 takes place in Nashville

SEC Commissioner: ‘It is past time for change to be made to the flag of... Mississippi'

Greg Sankey, Commissioner of the SEC, has now weighed in to the Mississippi flag controversy.

  Sports Person of the Week - Roydell Brown

Former McNeese guard Roydell Brown was a key factor in the Pokes resurgence these past two seasons. While his time in Lake Charles is in the rear view, his hoops career is far from finished. Brown recently turned a dream into reality by signing to play professionally in Slovakia.

Location, plans for upcoming Bayou Classic still undecided

Officials said previous statements saying otherwise were unofficial and it is still being decided for 2020 and 2021.

  Fauci: ‘Football may not happen this year’

The prediction comes even as the NFL and NCAA are ramping up for fall ball.

Former LSU guard Tremont Waters named G League Rookie of the Year

Former LSU guard Tremont Waters, who currently plays for the Maine Red Claws, has been named the 2019-20 NBA G League Rookie of the Year, officials announced Thursday, June 18.

  Heath Schroyer discusses balancing roles as head coach and interim athletic director

The 48-year-old will now balance being a head coach and an administrator for the first time in his career. It’s a role he says will come with its challenges but is one he’s fit for given his background.

McNeese head basketball coach Heath Schroyer named interim director of athletics in department reorganization

Effective June 18, McNeese men’s head basketball coach, Heath Schroyer, will also be the interim director of the McNeese athletics department in a reorganization designed to strengthen the administrative support for all 16 McNeese athletic teams.

Joe Burrow named SEC Male Athlete of the Year

Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been named the SEC Roy F. Kramer Male Athlete of the Year

Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael excited for QB room

Saints offensive coordinator goes in depth on quarterbacks.

Former LSU RB Kevin Faulk included on ballot for 2021 College Football Hall of Fame

Former LSU running back Kevin Faulk, the leading rusher in school history, is listed on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, officials announced Tuesday, June 16.

NFL Pro Bowl heading to Las Vegas in 2021

The NFL didn’t wasted any time making Las Vegas a host site for a major part of the league’s calendar year, announcing Tuesday that the 2021 Pro Bowl would be hosted at the Raiders’ new stadium.

Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins joins CNN as social justice contributor

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is joining CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice.

Former LSU QB Joe Burrow nominated for Roy F. Kramer Athlete of the Year Award

The SEC has announced each of its 14 member institutions' 2019-20 Roy F. Kramer Athletes of the Year Award nominees

Conflicting statements released on if 2020 Bayou Classic will be played in New Orleans

According to Southern University Athletic Director Roman Banks the Bayou Classic will not be played in New Orleans this year, and possibly will not be played in 2021. However, organizers called the statement "premature."

  Inaugural Edward Lee Kinney Memorial Youth Rodeo kicks off Friday night

The late Edward Lee Kinney was a guiding light to many in the Southwest Louisiana rodeo community. To honor her father's memory, Kelly Izard started the Edward Lee Kinney Memorial Youth Rodeo.

Saints wide receivers offer a mix of experience and youth

Saints wide receiver group

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason.

NCAA proposal for extended college football preseason set

The proposed model goes to the Division I Council, which the NCAA said will act on it Wednesday. The proposal is expected to pass.

Former Poke Roydell Brown signs professionally with Slovakian team

Former McNeese basketball player Roydell Brown will make his professional debut in September after signing with the BKM Lucenec of the Slovak Basketball League earlier this week.

QB Walker Howard commits to LSU

247 Sports recruiting service ranks Howard the nation’s No. 3 pro-style quarterback

  McNeese’s Keyshawn Feazell gets approval by NCAA to play immediately

McNeese received big news on Thursday when the NCAA announced it had approved the waiver for Mississippi State transfer Keyshawn Feazell to play immediately and not have to sit out a year due to transfer rules. He’ll have one year of eligibility for the Pokes.

2020 MLB DRAFT: LSU OF Daniel Cabrera selected by Tigers

LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera has been selected in Competitive Balance Round B (No. 62) overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2020 MLB Draft.

2020 MLB DRAFT: LSU RHP Cole Henry selected in second round by Nationals

LSU right-handed pitcher Cole Henry has been selected in the second round (No. 55 overall) by the Washington Nationals in the 2020 MLB Draft.

Chase, Stingley named First-Team Walter Camp Preseason All-Americans

LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. have been named to the Walter Camp Preseason All-America First-Team.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jaiven Creary

Former Sulphur Tor running back Jaiven Creary suffered what could have been a career-ending ankle injury his senior season, but with his faith in God combined with the support of his family he was able to get back on his feet.

NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag from all events, properties

NASCAR is prohibiting the display of the Confederate flag at all events and properties.

Gov. Edwards signs late Rep. Reggie Bagala’s LSU license plate bill into law

Governor John Bel Edwards has authorized a license plate honoring the LSU football team’s historic 2019 season.

LSU is one of the favorites to land the No. 1 safety in the country

Ryan's cousin is LSU legend Kevin Faulk

NCAA lifts D-1 baseball roster cap, offers other forms of relief

There was more good news from the Division I Committee for Legislative Relief on Wednesday, June 10, for D-I baseball, specifically. Three major decisions were made.

LSU, Southern officials share thoughts on Tigers finally playing Jags in football

LSU executive deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry and Southern athletic director Roman Banks both spoke with WAFB-TV this week, saying the Tigers and Jaguars finally playing each other in football is great for both the community and the state.

SEC Football Media Days will be held virtually

The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday, June 10 that it will hold SEC Football Media Days virtually for the first time ever.

Sulphur native Christian Trahan named Preseason All-AAC TE by Athlon Sports

The 2019 season was a breakout year for Houston tight end Christian Trahan. For his efforts, Athlon Sports named Trahan to the All-American Athletic Conference third team on Monday.

LSU football players return to campus for voluntary workouts

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and his Tigers are beginning to come together and take steps toward the 2020 season, whatever the structure of that season is.

LSU apologizes after uproar over racial slur allegedly used by incoming freshman

An incoming LSU freshman is being targeted on social media for allegedly posting a video using a racial slur.

Orgeron tells radio station he spoke with LSU football players about changes, solutions; they decide to all register to vote

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron told 104.5 ESPN’s Off the Bench with Jordy Culotta and T-Bob Hebert that he spoke to his team about making adjustments within the program that could shape change in the US.

McNeese places league-high nine student-athletes on 2020 SLC All-Academic Track and Field Team

McNeese placed a Southland Conference-best nine student-athletes on the 2020 SLC Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announced on Tuesday.

  Lake Area high school athletes return to campus for summer workouts

For the first time in nearly three months, high school athletes could practice at school. The LHSAA executive committee voted last week to allow teams to resume activities that fall under Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Phase 2 plan on June 8.

Former LSU safety Brandon Taylor spreads message of unity

Former LSU safety Brandon Taylor was a permanent team captain on one of the greatest LSU teams ever in 2011. He is now trying to spread a message of unity.

Saints plan to wait until training camp for coaches to return

The NFL continues to beging the 2020 season on time, starting with training camp. While there is no timetable for players to return to their team facilities, coaches are allowed to do so as of Friday, June 5th but the Saints are holding off.

Dennis Allen confident veteran leadership will guide Saints through turbulence

Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen spoke to the media via videoconference Monday and provided insight on how the team is handling the initially-divisive comments “I think the fact that we have got a veteran team allows us to handle these types of situations a lot better."

LSU baseball’s Hal Hughes, Eric Walker transfer to other universities

Two names very familiar to LSU baseball fans decided to enter the transfer portal and have found new homes.

24 years ago, Warren Morris made history and LSU won the College World Series

Warren Morris is an LSU hero.