NFL draft

Silent night: Deion Jones is LSU’s lone draft pick through 3 rounds

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower (46) celebrates LSU safety Jalen Mills (28) sacking Alabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) during the first half Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Tuscaloosa. Alabama won 30-16.

In recent years, the LSU football team has produced a slew of NFL draft picks, especially in the early rounds. That trend has not continued this year. Linebacker Deion Jones was the only former Tigers player selected in the first three rounds, going to the Atlanta Falcons with the 52nd overall pick in the second round… Continue reading →

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Zurich Classic notebook: Friday’s 81 ends Smylie Kaufman’s visit to TPC Louisiana early

After returning Friday morning to TPC Louisiana to resume his first round in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, former LSU golfer Smylie Kaufman had things going his way. Under bright, sunny skies, a stark contrast to the dark clouds and thunderstorms that caused a nearly five-hour delay Thursday, things were looking up when Kaufman carded three… Continue reading →



Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A green anole cautiously surveys the gardens as Independence Park's Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.

Photos: After the Rains

Independence Park’s Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.… Continue reading →




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