LSU

LSU women's basketball game against UTEP in Mexico at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope cancelled due to a facility conflict

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Sheila Boykin and Tulane's Tiffany Dale scramble for a rebound Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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Southern

Southern makes most of WR depth

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern wide receiver Willie Quinn (25) carries the ball on a kickoff return against Arkansas Pine Bluff, Saturday, Oct. 4, in Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Southern lost its most productive wide receiver from last season when Lee Doss ran out of eligibility after having an All-Southwestern Athletic Conference year. The Jaguars lost one of their most productive returning receivers when Randall Menard suffered a season-ending toe injury… Continue reading →

Saints

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson writes poignant facebook message about Ferguson, Mo.

. New Orleans Saints backup tight end Benjamin Watson, no doubt still weary and frustrated in the hours after his team's 34-27 loss to the Baltimore Raven , took on an even bigger opponent on Monday. Frustrated an… Continue reading →

Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis delights fans for Thanksgiving at his once-a-month Salvation Army Center of Hope event

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis heads to bench during time out against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets' 117-97 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

. David Britz had just finished his turkey dinner and was headed back to his Salvation Army small apartment when he made sure he got the attention of New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis. “Thank you very much,” said Britz, 62. “It was… Continue reading →

Preps

St. Michael the Archangel wins the Grady Hornsby Thanksgiving Classic

DENHAM SPRINGS — Summer-league basketball games are usually forgotten as soon as the final buzzer goes off. St. Michael the Archangel couldn’t forget its summer game against Denham Springs High. That fact set the stage for a role reversal in the title… Continue reading →

Video

Video: LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings says the Tigers need to be better, starting with him

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) sits on the ground looking up at the referee after being sacked during the 4th quarter Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 17-0.

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings talks about the Texas A&M defense going into the Thanksgiving game and how the Tigers have to improve. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Audio

Podcast: Southern coach Dawson Odums says Jaguars will have their hands full against Grambling State in the Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums reacts to a play on the field against Arkansas Pine Bluff, Saturday, Oct. 4, in Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Southern coach Dawson Odums previews Saturday's Bayou Classic against Grambling State, cracks jokes with Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and gets an extra two minutes in his weekly five-minute pregame podcast. Click here to listen to the podcast.Continue reading →

State Schools

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Louisiana-Lafayette's Elijah McGuire tries to beat Appalachian State's Devan Stringer on Nov. 22, 2014 at Cajun Field.

The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Podcast: LSU is rethinking its recruiting at quarterback for the 2015 class

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) sits on the ground looking up at the referee after being sacked during the 4th quarter Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 17-0.

In this week's "Advocate Sports: LSU Recruiting Podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff talks with Rene Nadeau of SportsNola.com, who says that LSU has become more open to expanding its recruiting at quarterback for its 2015 class. Click here… Continue reading →

Recruiting

Video: Southern coach Dawson Odums says the Bayou Classic has a big impact on the teams' recruiting

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums on the sidelines against Alabama State, Saturday, Nov. 1, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern coach Dawson Odums talks about the impact of the nationally-televised Bayou Classic on recruiting for both teams and what the Jaguars' have been trying to under his leadership the last two years. Click here to see the… Continue reading →

Outdoors

Video: "The Advocate: On The Outside - Hunting Louisiana's WMA's

Outdoors Writer Joe Macaluso and LDWF Waterfowl Study Leader, Larry Reynolds discuss the best Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas for waterfowl hunting.… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: Worst or first? Saints remain stuck in NFC South limbo

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94), top right, watch the final seconds tick away as the Saints lose 34-27 to the Baltimore Ravens in a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

The New Orleans Saints find themselves trapped in some sort of football limbo from which there seems to be no end. Not quite bad enough to be condemned to the kind of hell reserved for the truly dreadful teams — I’m thinking… Continue reading →

General Sports

Beychok: Much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Opening day at the historic New Orleans Fair Grounds was officially held Friday, but for the traditionalists out there — and count me among them — the real opening day at the track will always and forever be Thanksgiving Day.… Continue reading →

The Advocate´s football preview 2014 section

Class is in session for LSU football’s standout freshmen

Brandon Harris is shirtless in the photo. His back is to the camera, and his arms are outstretched as if he’s mimicking an airplane. He’s standing near midfield at Tiger Stadium, staring at the new south end zone structure looming before… Continue reading →

Acadiana Preps

Connor Kirsch helps clog middle for Notre Dame

Advocate photo by Brad Kemp Notre Dame defensive linemen Connor Kirsch does a drill during Monday's practice.

There’s never been a conscious effort on the part of Notre Dame defensive tackle Connor Kirsch to try to match or exceed the production of defensive end Nate Link. That’s not say there has never been any good-natured banter exchanged after a… Continue reading →

Acadiana Football 2014 Preview

Terrance Broadway is the Cajuns’ leading man

Advocate photo by Brad Kemp -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway poses at Cajun Field

In the weeks before he embarks on the most important season of his career, Ragin’ Cajuns senior quarterback Terrance Broadway clowned on the sideline at practice. As the second-unit offense and defense worked on the field, Broadway stared blankly into space as… Continue reading →