LSU's five spring position battles to watch: No. 4, center

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Brad Kragthorpe (16) waits to run the play as LSU offensive lineman Andy Dodd (72) waits to hike the ball during the 4th quarter of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won 63-7

. We are counting down the five spring position battles to watch starting Monday and ending on Friday, a day before LSU starts spring drills. Click here to see the report. Continue reading →


Seniors Tre Lynch, Frank Snow lead Southern

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Frank Snow dunks during the first half against Alcorn State on Saturday at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Snow scored 11 points and had eight rebounds and two blocked shots in the Jaguars' 71-63 win.

Southern honored all five of its seniors for their final game in the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Saturday night and guard Tre Lynch and center Frank Snow stood at the head of the class. Lynch had the only… Continue reading →


Should the Saints sign veteran linebacker Lance Briggs? Sports Illustrated says the two would be a good fit

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and cornerback Charles Tillman (33) walk back to the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Greg A. Bedard of Sports Illustrated ranks the top free agents from 51 to 100 on Tuesday, and he says two would be a good fit for the New Orleans Saints and one former Saint should look for future employment elsewhere. Bedard… Continue reading →


Pelicans fall 102-93 in Dallas to snap 5-game winning streak

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

DALLAS — It had to end sometime, right? After five games and five improbable victories without superstar forward Anthony Davis, after a long and draining road trip from Denver after a game the night before, after outrunning the Dallas Mavericks… Continue reading →


Southern Lab to announce its new coach on Wednesday, does former LSU quarterback Marcus Randle have a chance?

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Scotlandville High head football coach Marcus Randall gives instruction to the team's quarterbacks Thursday, August 7, 2014, during practice at Scotlandville High.

The top three candidates in the running to become the football coach at Southern Lab will find out who the school thinks is the one for the job on Wednesday at 11 a.m.. Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randle, currently the offensive coordinator… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: It’s cold outside, but Lady Tigers are riding a hot streak

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Beth Torina coaches against Memphis, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

The weather at Tiger Park on Tuesday was chilling. The home team couldn’t be hotter. The LSU softball team returned from the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in posh Palm Springs, California, over the weekend with another sack full of victories, five of… Continue reading →


Podcast: This week's games are critical to LSU's NCAA tournament hopes

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU players show their disappointment after a last second shot failed in LSU's 69-71 loss.

The LSU men's basketball team plays games at Texas A&M (Tuesday) and Florida (Saturday). Two wins solidifies LSU's NCAA tournament hopes, which already are good. A split of the two games keeps the status quo. Losing both games could put the Tigers' hopes… Continue reading →

State Schools

T.J. Carpenter, Nicholls State outlast UNO 89-79 in OT

Nicholls State scored the first eight points of overtime and never looked back, as they escaped with a 89-79 victory over the UNO men’s basketball team at the Lakefront Arena on Monday night. T.J. Carpenter paced the Colonels (8-18, 5-11… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Nation’s top-ranked 2016 cornerback, Saivion Smith, commits to LSU

IMG Academies photo by Casey Brooke Lawson -- IMG Academy's Saivion Smith

Dozens of highly touted prospects who flooded LSU’s campus last weekend for the school’s annual junior day were banned from walking on Tiger Stadium’s playing field. From the club level, they could only look upon that green grass. Florida cornerback Saivion Smith, though,… Continue reading →


State College Signees

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Dunham's Chase Day (32) attempts to move the ball despite a block from a Northeast defender Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at the Dunham School Stadium.

Louisiana Tech Rhashid Bonnette, WR, 6-0, 160, Loreauville HS Jordan Bradford, DT, 6-2, 270, St. Stanislaus HS, Bay St. Louis, Miss. Brandon Brinson, DE, 6-3, 220, Ellender HS, Houma… Continue reading →


March the time freshwater fishing starts to peak

Associated Press photo/DARIO FERRARILa gigantesco pesce gattoIn this picture provided by Italian fishermen Dino and Dario Ferrari, taken on Feb. 19, and made available Feb. 26,  Dino Ferrari poses for a picture with an 8-foot, 10-inch long catfish caught in the Po River in the outskirts of Mantova, a town about 99 miles southeast of Milan, northern Italy.

March is the month south Louisiana celebrates bass fishing, and does it in a big way. It’s a time when we catch our heaviest bass, a period when species in the sunfish family take to the warming waters to move from their wintertime… Continue reading →


Video: Members of the USS Louisiana celebrate LSU athletics

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Golden Band From Tigerland plays during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas.

. The members of the USS Louisiana, stationed in Bangor, Washington at the Kitsap Naval Base, gave a shout out to LSU athletics. Here it is:Continue reading →

General Sports

College football notebook: SEC’s Mike Slive leery of making freshmen ineligible

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said it would be best to wait until after the NCAA’s new initial eligibility standards take effect in 2016 before considering whether to keep freshmen off the field. Slive said in a statement to The Associated Press… Continue reading →

Acadiana Preps

Vermilion Catholic’s Ashailee Brailey, Kaylen Collins eyeing another state title

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Kaylen Collins passes to a teammate during practice Monday at Vermilion Catholic in Abbeville.

Midway through Saturday’s third quarter, Vermilion Catholic’s Kaylen Collins outworked three defenders from St. Mary’s of Natchitoches, securing a loose ball with a diving effort near the baseline. In one continuous motion, Collins, on the right side of the lane, looked back… Continue reading →