NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.

  McNeese athletes thrilled to start voluntary workouts

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

Current and former Saints speak out against Drew Brees’ comments

Lake Area selected as host site for LHSAA boys’ basketball, softball and baseball state championships

Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during national anthem anger fellow players

Outfielder Dylan Crews chooses LSU over MLB

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AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

Burrow autograph signing changed to private event

Emmanuel Tommy joins Cowboy Basketball as Director or Operations

LSU set to host Southern, Grambling in Tiger Stadium

Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson releases statement on death of George Floyd

LHSAA explains how schools will be monitored after extended school year period

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jacob Humphries, LCCP

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on LCCP baseballer Jacob Humphries. He has been on the Trailblazers’ varsity baseball team since the 10th grade as an outfielder, first and third baseman, and relief pitcher. This past year he was voted team captain.

  LCCP WR Solomon Lewis commits to Louisiana Tech

After seeing his recruitment pick up steam over the last year, LCCP junior wide receiver Solomon Lewis announced his college choice on Friday. Lewis opted to stay in state but go further north as he committed to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

  Coronavirus leads to new football recruiting style

Recruiting is the lifeblood of every college program. The stars of tomorrow are evaluated and chosen months or even years in advance to stepping on campus. The coronavirus has obviously made that job harder for coaches.

Burrow: ‘This isn’t politics. This is human rights.’

Former LSU and newly drafted Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow took to social media on Friday to weigh in on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Saints season ticket holder deadline to pay final invoice Friday

  LaGrange guard Jeriah Warren commits to Florida

  SENIOR NIGHT: Bryce Austin, DeRidder

  Sports Person of the Week - Patrick Richard

Superdome provides glimpse of what football season could look like during COVID-19

McNeese outfielder Clayton Rasbeary named to SLC All-Academic First Team

McNeese cornerback Darion Dunn named FCS Preseason All-American by HERO Sports

A First Team All-Southland Conference cornerback in 2019, Dunn was one of the league leaders with five pass interceptions and was second in the conference with 16 passes defended.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Me’Kayli Clark, LCCP

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Lake Charles College Prep track star Me’Kayli Clark. She had quite a career on the track qualifying for regionals in 2018 in long jump and placing 7th in the 4x2 Relay and 4th in the 4x4 Relay at this year’s LHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

  Sam Houston alum Silas Ardoin reflects on freshman season at Texas

Though Ardoin admits that his preparation for the season in the fall was challenging, he says he embraces the grind that comes with being a collegiate athlete. He started in 8 games during the shortened season and batted .241 with a fielding percentage of 96.7.

Lake Charles native Christian Edwards named triple jump All-American

Former Washington-Marion multi-sport athlete Christian Edwards added another award to his resume on Tuesday as he was named an NCAA Indoor All-American by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

NCAA extends recruiting dead period to July 31

The Division I Council Coordination Committee extended the recruiting dead period in all sports through July 31. The committee will regularly evaluate the dead period, continuing to be guided by medical experts.

Saints announce 2020 preseason schedule

The New Orleans Saints have announced their 2020 preseason schedule, with three of the four games airing on WAFB.

Ed Orgeron “can’t imagine” being without football

LSU football is less than a week away from welcoming players back to campus and if all goes well with COVID-19 testing, training will resume June 8th.“We are so excited that the NCAA decided our players can come back," Ed Orgeron said.

McNeese’s Seneca, Brown, and McCrary named to SLC All-Academic Team

McNeese’s Alayis Seneca, Lauren Brown, and Cori McCrary have been named to the 2020 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic Teams, the league announced today.

Saints sign OL James Hurst

Saints sign versatile offensive lineman

  SENIOR NIGHT: Karlee Buxton and Kaitlin Lilly, Elizabeth

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the softball senior class at Elizabeth as Karlee Buxton and Kaitlin Lilly make up the two-person class.

  Iowa’s Bailey Anderson and Alysia Mouton sign to play college sports

The Yellow Jackets of Iowa had a pair of players sign their letters of intent on Tuesday at the high school.

LSU guard Skylar Mays named SEC Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year

Former LSU guard Skylar Mays continues to add to his remarkable resume. His latest honor came Tuesday, May 26, when he was named the SEC Men’s 2020 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar Athlete of the Year.

LSU pitcher Matthew Beck named to SEC Community Service Team

LSU senior pitcher Matthew Beck has been named to the SEC Community Service Team for his efforts off the field.

Saints place Noah Spence on reserve/non football injury list

Saints place Spence on non football/reserve list.

Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux canceled for 2020

The prestigious national camp will resume in June 2021 where it will celebrate its 25th anniversary

  SENIOR NIGHT: East Beauregard baseball senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the East Beauregard baseball senior class. The six-man group got the Trojans into the playoffs twice during their careers with this season looking like another chance to do so as they sat 16th in the state.

Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

The goal was to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief funds, and online donations sent money climbing toward about twice that much

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

Spectators weren't allowed inside Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCARs longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. But that didn't stop some fans from making the trip and listening to the roar of engines from an an independently owned motorhome campground a few hundred yards from the track.

Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts

Clyde Edwards-Helaire an “ideal fit” according to fellow Louisiana native Eric Bienemy of Chiefs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s drafting by the Kansas City Chiefs was quickly deemed a perfect fit by onlookers due to the versatility the diminutive running back will undoubtedly bring to a Super Bowl-winning offense that prides itself on variety.

Barbe’s Jack Walker named one of MaxPreps Top 50 baseball players for 2021

While the 2021 baseball season is still nearly nine months away for most schools, took a look at the Top 50 players expected to compete next season. Making the cut was Barbe junior pitcher Jack Walker, one of two players on the list from the state of Louisiana.

  McNeese to allow voluntary workouts June 1

McNeese athletes don’t have long to wait until they can finally practice on school grounds once again. McNeese Interim Athletics Director Tanner Stines said the Southland and McNeese will begin allowing players back on campus June 1 for voluntary workouts. The NCAA Division I Council voted to approv

  SENIOR NIGHT: Carson Mixon, St. Louis

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on St. Louis catcher Carson Mixon. The standout backstop battled through an injury sustained during football to be ready for the upcoming baseball season, slowly increasing his inning count.

  Former Pokes discuss balancing life in the minors and pandemic

A year ago this week, the McNeese baseball team was celebrating its first Southland Conference tournament title in 16 years. A few members from last year’s squad were able to continue their careers as pros and are currently trying to balance minor league life with the pandemic.

SEC to allow voluntary in-person athletic activities for all sports

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced Friday, May 22 that voluntary in-person athletic activities may resume on SEC campuses beginning on June 8, at the discretion of each university.

  Sports Person of the Week - Brock Meyer

From the time he picked up a vaulting pole as an eighth grader, Brock Meyer knew he'd found his calling. Five years later and the Westlake senior has realized pole-vaulting, much like any sport, is as much mental as it is physical.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Sierra Hebert, Starks

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Starks multi-sport athlete Sierra Hebert. The senior played softball and threw the shot put and discus in track and field. In addition, she was a captain of the district champion basketball team.

New LSU passing game coord. Scott Linehan looks forward to working with OC Steve Ensminger

New LSU passing game coordinator Scott Linehan believes his transition to the Tigers will be smooth, thanks to the guy he’ll be working side-by-side with, offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger.

Despite any certainty about fans in stadiums, more than a hundred people sign up for Vegas trip to see Saints play

Juliet Pappalardo, though, hasn’t traveled in months, and even with so much uncertainty about the future of travel, she signed up for a trip to see the Saints play in Las Vegas.

McNeese’s Chris Livings inks CFL deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

Another Cowboy is head north to the CFL as the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the signing of former McNeese defensive send Chris Livings on Thursday.

Barbe’s Brody Drost named Gatorade Louisiana Baseball Player of the Year

In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Barbe outfielder and left-handed pitcher Brody Drost as its 2019-20 Gatorade Louisiana Baseball Player of the Year.

Crews lay new field inside Tiger Stadium, including artificial turf in non-playing areas

Whenever football is allowed back on the field in Tiger Stadium, those cleats will be running through some new turf.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jonathon McMahon, Rosepine

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Rosepine baseballer Jonathon McMahon. Jonathon has been a key member for the Eagles for three years playing all over the infield. He has pitched, played first base, third base and catcher.

St. James DE Saivion Jones commits to LSU

Rivals ranks Jones as a 4-star recruit

NCAA rules against one-time transfer waiver for 2020-21 academic year

The Division I Council approved a resolution Wednesday that outlined its intention to adopt by January a comprehensive legislative package creating uniform, modernized rules governing eligibility after transfer for student-athletes in all sports.

Barbe’s Trey Quinn wins poll as greatest receiver in Louisiana high school football history

Washington Redskin wide receiver Trey Quinn has been a stat sheet stuffer his whole career. Quinn won another honor this week as he was named the 'Greatest Receiver in LHSAA Prep Football History by winning the ‘VSN Louisiana Bracket Challenge.’ The challenge was a week-long poll that ran on Twitter

Southland Conference addresses 2020-21 competitive standards

The league’s university presidents, in consultation with their athletic directors, made a number of changes to postseason championships. In baseball, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball, the top four regular-season finishers will advance to 2020-21 tournaments at the site of the No. 1 seed.

NCAA approves voluntary activities for football and basketball starting June 1

College sports took a step in the right direction of returning Wednesday as the NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, men’s and women’s basketball beginning June 1. The story was first reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

NCAA cites lack of institutional control in punishment of SFA athletic program

SFA was handed out more sanctions on Wednesday following concerns over academic issues including vacating victories in multiple sports.

  McNeese track and field stars Banks and Donald are training ‘outside the box’ during quarantine

McNeese track and field stars Aleyah Donald and Donovan Banks weren’t going to let the coronavirus take away their senior season.

Date and time announced for Saints preseason home opener

Saints will host the Texans in Week 3 of the preseason

  SENIOR NIGHT: Madison Brinkman, St. Louis

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on St. Louis infielder Madison Brinkman. Madison has played for the Saints since her freshman season manning both shortstop and third base.

Louisiana sports betting bill near final legislative passage

A bid to help legalize sports betting in Louisiana is steps from final legislative passage, though the wagering still would be a year or more away.

NCAA bans SFA from postseason play in 3 men’s sports due to academic issues

SFA Athletics was hit with three separate post season bans on Tuesday for men's basketball, football, baseball.

Naming rights for Mercedes-Benz Superdome up for grabs; stadium to be re-named in 2021

Mercedes-Benz has chosen to focus its sponsorship on the stadium built for the Atlanta Falcons

Belmont set for June 20 without fans, leads off Triple Crown

The New York Racing Association on Tuesday unveiled the rescheduled date for the Belmont, which will also be contested at a shorter distance than usual.

Michael Thomas joins initiative to provide 3,000 meals to frontline workers

The majority of the meals will be distributed to employees at Ochsner Health system facilities across the region

LCCP wide receiver Glynn Johnson commits to New Mexico State

The Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers burst onto the scene in 2018 making the school’s first-ever quarterfinal appearance. A year later saw the Blazers win another district title.Following a similar path is rising senior wide receiver Glynn Johnson. The 2021 prospect announced his commitment t

  SENIOR NIGHT: DeQuincy baseball senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the DeQuincy baseball senior class. The three-man group consisted of Cooper Hext, Eli Cox and Hunter Perkins. The trio helped establish the Tiger baseball team as one of the area's most consistent threats.

LeBron: “Definitely not giving up on the season”

LeBron James reiterated Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardized by a return to play.

Pelicans re-open team facility

The Pelicans were able to return to the facility for limited workouts.

McNeese’s Grace McKenzie training to redo senior outdoor track season

Being a multis athlete, like McKenzie, isn’t an easy challenge on a regular day and especially not during a pandemic when restrictions are in place.

Ty Montgomery eager to showcase versatile skillset in New Orleans

Sean Paytons has always valued versatility in his offense. From the early days of Reggie Bush to the more recent evolution of Taysom Hill and most recently, the drafting of Tommy Stevens, Payton has looked to create mismatches in favor of the Saints offense.

4-star safety Khari Gee chooses LSU over Clemson

Rivals recruiting service lists Gee at 6′3″, 190-pounds

Harvick wins at Darlington as NASCAR returns to racing

This was a 400-mile drive unlike any other in modern day NASCAR.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Abby Lobue, Sulphur

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Sulphur softballer Abby Lobue. Abby was a four-year Lady Tor on the softball team and in her final game, she hit a 3-run home run making it one she’ll never forget.

Rodgers says Packers’ decision to draft Love surprised him

The Saints host the Packers in Week 3

LaGrange alum Colton Frank IV to transfer from UL Lafayette

After playing sparingly over the course of his two seasons in Lafayette, former LaGrange dual-sport athlete Colton Frank IV has entered his named into the NCAA transfer portal according to D1 Baseball’s transfer tracker.