Rabalais: A week before its season opener, LSU scores its first victory: A clean bill of health for Cam Cameron

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron

Cam Cameron already has the first win of 2015 behind him. At a hastily called news conference after Friday’s practice, LSU’s offensive coordinator talked openly and frankly about his recent diagnosis with prostate cancer and his determination to press ahead full speed with the season that starts only a week from now. Paul Dietzel once said… Continue reading →

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Pelicans agree to terms with forward Jeff Adrien

The New Orleans Pelicans came to terms with forward Jeff Adrien on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Monday night, sources close to The Advocate confirmed. This makes the second non-guaranteed deal the Pelicans have inked this offseason. Adrien joins summer league standout Bryce DeJean-Jones as an invitee… Continue reading →


State Schools

D’Shaie Landor throws two TDs in Southeastern scrimmage

HAMMOND — Junior quarterback D’Shaie Landor threw for two touchdowns — both to fellow Lafayette native Dylan Bossier — as No. 19 Southeastern Louisiana held its second scrimmage of preseason football camp on Saturday morning at Strawberry Stadium. Bossier led Southeastern… Continue reading →

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Brusly offensive lineman Akkai Ward pledges to Cajuns

Brusly senior offensive lineman Akkai Ward had every intention of leaving Louisiana-Lafayette’s campus with a scholarship offer in hand from the Ragin’ Cajuns in an on-going recruiting process. With each step from the school’s indoor practice facility to the nearby parking lot… Continue reading →


Bass fishing terrific in lower Terrebonne, but tickets being issued

Photo provided by JIM BREAUXFresh from a second-place finish in July's Bassmaster High School National Championship, Cade Fortenberry from Prairieville shows off two among his five-bass limit he caught during Saturday's monthly Junior Southwest Bassmasters of Denham Springs tournament held from Adam's Landing. Fortenberry won the 15-18 year-old age group with a 10.33-pound catch to edge Bassmaster High School champion Alex Henitze from Denham Springs. Heintze's five bass weighed 8.78 pounds. Fortenberry teamed with Braden Blanchard, and Justin Watts was Heintze's fishing partner in the high school tournament held on Kentucky Lake in late July. The majority of the 35 youngsters competing in last weekend's youth competion weighed five-bass limits.

While the bass-catching action is terrific in the marshes south of Gibson, launching from Bob’s Bayou Black Marina, word is be careful where you attempt to catch those hungry largemouths. Fishermen called in earlier this week saying misdemeanor criminal trespass tickets were written for… Continue reading →

General Sports

Saturday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV NFL 4 p.m., Steelers at Bills, NFL 7 p.m., Seahawks at Charters, CBS ARENA FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Arena Bowl, ESPN , Jacksonville at San Jose COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2:30 p.m., N. Dakota St. at Montana, ESPN 7 p.m., Iowa… Continue reading →

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