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Louisiana Tech men clinch Conference USA championship

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- UNO's Randi Brown, right, drives past Southeastern's Jameika Hoskins as UNO faced Southeastern Thursday, March 5, 2015

RUSTON — Raheem Appleby and Michale Kyser combined for 42 points as Louisiana Tech beat Southern Miss 72-61 and clinched the Conference USA regular-season crown on Thursday night. Appleby had 23 points and Kyser scored nine of his 19 points in the final 8:34 of the second half, finishing with 14 boards. The Bulldogs (24-7,… Continue reading →

College baseball weekend glance: UL-Lafayette, Tulane, Southeastern, Nicholls, UNO photo by BRAD KEMP -- Louisiana-Lafayette catcher Nick Thurman watches one of   his career high four hits against Alabama during their game at Hoover Met Stadium on Saturday.

TROY AT UL-LAFAYETTE WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday WHERE: M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field RADIO: KPEL-FM, 96.5 RECORDS: Troy 7-5; UL-Lafayette 7-5 STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Troy, Fr. RH Corey Childress (2-0, 1.35) vs. UL-Lafayette, Fr. RH Evan Guillory (1-0, 4.30); Saturday — Troy, Jr. RH Grant Bennett (2-0, 0.90) vs. UL-Lafayette,… Continue reading →

UNO’s 3-point barrage sinks Lions

Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UNO coach Mark Slessinger

It appears as if the UNO men’s basketball team’s new favorite shot is the 3-pointer. The Privateers (10-16, 6-11 in the Southland) reached a season high in 3-pointers made for the third time in their last four games as they barely avoided giving away a 23-point lead late to complete the season sweep over Southeastern Louisiana with… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

MEN’S SCORES, SCHEDULE Wednesday Tennessee 78, LSU 63 Houston 68, Tulane 63, OT Thursday Southern at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Southeastern at UNO, 7:45 p.m. UALR at UL-Lafayette, 7:15 p.m. Alabama State at Grambling, 7:30 p.m. Georgia State at ULM, 7 p.m.… Continue reading →

Xavier prides itself on defense as GCAC tournament begins

Starting Friday, Xavier men’s basketball has no plans to be a gracious host — at least not on the Convocation Center court. The Gold Rush enter this week’s Gulf South Athletic Conference basketball tournament with a No. 2 seed. They will face No. 7 seed Dillard at 7 p.m. Friday, the final matchup of a four-game slate… Continue reading →

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 in the Southland) with a career-high 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field with… Continue reading →

Northwestern State handles Southeastern

NATCHITOCHES — Zeek Woodley scored 21 points, and Sabri Thompson took over in the second half to lead Northwestern State to a 92-79 win over Southeastern Louisiana. The Demons remain in third place in the Southland Conference with two games to play. Southeastern led early, but Northwestern State exploded for a 23-point run in… Continue reading →

Xavier honors retiring president Norman Francis

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Xavier's President Norman Franc1s waves to the crowd as he is presented with gifts to commemorate his service to Xavier University at halftime of Saturday's game against Dillard University at Xavier.

Xavier University on Saturday night surprised president Norman Francis, immortalizing its legendary leader by unveiling his personal rafter, the latest addition to the sports achievements chronicled atop the Convocation Center. It marked a fitting tribute to a man and mentor whose dedication to academics and athletics inspired Xavier athletes. A visionary who led the re-boot of sports on… Continue reading →

Whitney Gathright’s late shot helps boost Xavier women past Dillard

Xavier’s women’s basketball teams have spent most of the regular season trying to learn how to win close games, a feat that has proved elusive. Until Saturday evening. Whitney Gathright scored on a runner with 1:21 left and not long after, teammate Emoni Harvery recorded a game-clenching steal for the Gold Rush, the final moments of a 60-57… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

Associated Press photo by Ryan M. Kelly -- Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon shoots in front of Virginia Tech forward Satchel Pierce during the Cavaliers' 69-57 win Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

MEN’S SCORES, SCHEDULE Saturday Southern 71, Alcorn State 63 LSU 73, Ole Miss 63 Cincinnati 63, Tulane 47 McNeese State 83, Nicholls State 78, OT Appalachian State 66, ULM 43 Central Arkansas 74, Southeastern 72 Louisiana Tech 76, UTSA 66 UNO 75,… Continue reading →

College baseball weekend glance: UL-Lafayette, Tulane, Southeastern, Nicholls, UNO

UL first baseman Greg Davis, right, tags out Alabama baserunner Mikey White during their game at  at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette, La., Saturday, March 1, 2014. UL defeated Alabama 6-0.

UL-LAFAYETTE AT ALABAMA WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Hoover Met, Hoover, Ala. RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1420 (Friday), KPEL-FM, 96.5 (Saturday and Sunday) RECORDS: UL-Lafayette 4-4; Alabama 6-2 STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — UL-Lafayette, Fr. RH Evan Guillory (1-0, 2.80) vs. Alabama, LH Taylor Guilbeau (1-1, 2.25); Saturday — UL-Lafayette, Sr. RH Greg… Continue reading →

Loyola falls to No. 5 Bethel 62-53 at home

First, the good news: Eighth-ranked Loyola University on Thursday night held Bethel forward Tayla Foster, the NAIA’s leading scorer, to nine points on 3-for-21 shooting. Then the not-so-good news for the Wolf Pack: Loyola’s offense mimicked Foster’s troubles, part of a disappointing performance at The Den. Scoring troubles from the starting lineup, coupled with rebounding… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

MEN’S SCORES, SCHEDULE Wednesday Tulsa 76, Tulane 55 Delgado 106, William Carey JV 82 Thursday ULM at South Alabama, 7:05 p.m. BRCC at Southern-Shreveport, 7 p.m. Bethel at Loyola, 7:30 p.m. UTEP at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m.

The last captain: Xavier meant the world to Otis Washington, and then suddenly it was gone

Otis Washington shows off his degree from Xavier University.

For decades, Otis Washington’s ascent through Louisiana sports history ran parallel with resentment for his college sports home. Washington distanced himself from the school that brought him to New Orleans from his hometown of Selma, Alabama; broadened his life experiences with road trips throughout the Southeast; gave him a reason to care about academics; and, during a period in… Continue reading →

Gregg Williams’ son, Blake, hired as Southeastern Louisiana defensive coordinator

Former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Blake Williams — son of Gregg Williams, the former New Orleans Saints and longtime NFL defensive coordinator — accepted the same position at Southeastern Louisiana, head coach Ron Roberts announced Tuesday. Williams’ hire is pending the approval of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Williams replaces Karl Scott, now the… Continue reading →

State college basketball: Southeastern men fall at home to UNO

HAMMOND — Nate Frye scored 17 points, and Tevin Broyles made a layup in the waning seconds to help the UNO men slip past Southeastern Louisiana 74-73 on Monday night. Southeastern (9-18, 6-8 Southland) used a 14-6 run to take a 73-72 lead with 18 seconds to play. Broyles’ layup three seconds later proved… Continue reading →

Former Rangers manager Ron Washington would like another shot at baseball

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington hits during fielding drills before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Spring training for Major League Baseball teams is upon us, and a man who led his to two World Series this decade is biding his time. One day, he is at UNO, helping good friend Ron Maestri with his fledgling program. Another day, he’s at New Orleans’ baseball academy sponsored by Major League Baseball, trying to put… Continue reading →

UNO rolls to 12-4 win over Grambling

The UNO Privateers (4-3) pulled away late, punching 15 hits and getting a solid outing from starting pitcher Jordan Priddle in a 12-4 win over the Grambling (2-5) on Sunday at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark. The Privateers and Tigers traded two runs a side through the first 31/2 innings. In the fourth, New Orleans grabbed… Continue reading →

Jalen West scores 36 points to lift Northwestern State past UNO

Northwestern State’s Zeek Woodley and and Jalan West, the highest scoring tandem in the nation, refer to themselves as Batman and Robin. It was Robin who was center stage Saturday at UNO’s Lakefront Arena. West, a point guard, scored 36 points, including a bank-shot 3-pointer from the right side at the buzzer that gave the… Continue reading →

Southeastern men clip Abilene Christian

HAMMOND — Jimmie Duplessis converted a pair of layups, and Cedric Jenkins scored a third to bring Southeastern Louisiana back from five-points down with just over four minutes to play and secured a 55-54 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday. The Lions (9-17, 6-7) have clinched a spot in the Southland Conference tournament but still… Continue reading →

UNO men’s basketball preparing for final stretch

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU's Brian Bridgewater puts up a shot against McNeese State on Saturday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Bridgewater, who has had limited court time this season, made the most of his chance Saturday with 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in the Tigers' 83-72 win.

It’s no secret that the UNO men’s basketball team is excited for their opportunity to see what the postseason is like. The Privateers (7-14, 3-9 in Southland Conference), who are eligible for postseason play for the first time since 2010, have four of their final six games at home and all six in Louisiana. With the… Continue reading →

Clutch runs power Bengals’ sweep

EUNICE — LSU-Eunice scored runs in its final at-bat twice as the Bengals swept a doubleheader from North Central Texas College 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth and 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th Friday. In the first game, LSU-E (8-4) loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth on two singles… Continue reading →

State basketball: UNO women top Southeastern; Cajuns sweep Texas State

HAMMOND — The UNO women’s basketball team (4-18, 2-11) withstood a late rally and used free throws to pull away late for a 76-64 win over the Southeastern La. (7-17, 3-10) on Thursday at the University Center. The Lady Lions got to within one point with 4:25 left after starting the second half behind by double figures, but UNO… Continue reading →

UNO, hosting MLB Urban Invitational, looks to build momentum off of Southern Miss win

The UNO baseball team will host the Major League Baseball’s eighth annual Urban Invitational this weekend, a round-robin tournament that intends to place a spotlight on historically black colleges and their teams. Grambling, Southern and Alcorn State will participate along with UNO in six games. The Privateers play Alcorn State on Friday, Southern on… Continue reading →

Northwestern State hires Daryl Daye as associated head coach and defensive coordinator

NATCHITOCHES — With eight years as a college head coach, six more as a defensive coordinator and two seasons in the NFL, new Northwestern State associate head coach and defensive coordinator Daryl Daye brings accomplishment and experience to the Demons’ football program. Daye, head coach at Division II Missouri Southern for the past three seasons,… Continue reading →

College baseball report

Wednesday’s scores Nicholls State 6, LSU 3 Tulane 5, Southeastern Louisiana 4 Belhaven 10, LSU-Shreveport 9 Louisiana Tech 12, McNeese State 2 UL-Lafayette 7, Northwestern State 3 UNO 7,… Continue reading →

Notebook: Pace gives insight into possible Saints’ offseason

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) outruns Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Bradley McDougald to the end zone to score on a 36-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

INDIANAPOLIS — The New Orleans Saints are one of a small handful of teams that are not scheduled to have formal media availability this week at the scouting combine. But former director of player personnel Ryan Pace, who is now the general manager of the Chicago Bears, stepped to the lectern Wednesday morning… Continue reading →

Green Wave football team a year older, year stronger

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane coach Curtis Johnson talks to quarterback Tanner Lee last season. The Green Wave go into spring training with Lee as the clear-cut choice at quarterback.

The path to prestige for Tulane’s football program took a turn into rough terrain last year, but coach Curtis Johnson said he believes it was more of a detour than a fork in the road. The fourth-year coach opens spring practice with the Green Wave at 8 a.m. Wednesday on the heels of a… Continue reading →

Five questions as Tulane opens spring football practice

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) knock the ball away from Memphis receiver Adrian Henderson in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium.

1 Is there any way for Tanner Lee to lose his job as quarterback? For the first time in Curtis Johnson’s Tulane tenure, he’s leaving no doubt that a starting quarterback is locked in, openly placing Lee at the top of the depth chart. While backups Devin Powell and Glenn Cuillette will jockey for the… Continue reading →

Five players to watch during Tulane’s spring football practice

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --  Tulane wide receiver Devon Breaux (8) makes a key reception in the second quarter of the Tulane-UL-Lafayette R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

1 QB TANNER LEE Tulane can’t win without better play at quarterback. It’s that simple. Lee looked like a future star in preseason practice a year ago and made some beautiful throws in a season-opening overtime loss at Tulsa, but he got worse as the year went along, finishing with 14 interceptions and only 12 touchdown… Continue reading →

Familiar coaches: Tulane’s David Pierce, SLU’s Matt Riser meet again

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--  Tulane baseball coach David Pierce

The uniforms may be different, but there will be plenty of familiarity between the two dugouts Wednesday night at Southeastern Louisiana. Tulane baseball coach David Pierce and Southeastern coach Matt Riser matched up often over the past three years in the Southland Conference, where Pierce led Sam Houston State to three consecutive NCAA tournament berths and Riser… Continue reading →

Temple rallies over Tulane women

PHILADELPHIA — The Tulane women’s basketball team (19-7, 10-5) couldn’t sustain a second-half lead, falling 69-58 to Temple on Tuesday. It marked the first time this season the Wave suffered back-to-back losses. “I thought the first half, we didn’t get the loose balls and didn’t take care of the ball. That was crucial,” Tulane… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech adds Karl Scott to staff

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech football coach Skip Holtz completed his coaching staff Friday by naming Karl Scott as the program’s new safeties coach. Scott joins Louisiana Tech after spending the previous three seasons at Southeastern Louisiana, where he coached the linebackers and was promoted to defensive coordinator for the 2014 season.… Continue reading →

UNO baseball team hopes to turn tables on close games

Ron Maestri believes the biggest thing holding back the 2014 UNO baseball team was timing. The Privateers finished last season with a 11-38 record, and 2-22 in Southland Conference-play, but 22 of their losses came in games that were decided by two runs or less. While losing that many close games in one year can be disheartening, Maestri… Continue reading →

Lions to challenge for Southland regular-season title

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  Southeastern head coach Matt Riser coaches against Bryant on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium during the first round of NCAA regionals.

Southeastern baseball coach Matt Riser has put himself into a difficult situation. Riser has to find a way to surpass the expectations he built in his first season at the helm of the Lions in which he led the program to its first NCAA regional tournament appearance since 1994. But Riser and the Lions are ready… Continue reading →

Southeastern defensive coordinator Karl Scott leaving for job at Louisiana Tech

The Southeastern Louisiana football team is in the market for a new defensive coordinator. On Tuesday, Southeastern coach Ron Roberts confirmed Karl Scott will join the staff at Louisiana Tech as safeties coach. “He did a tremendous job for us,” Roberts said. “We’re all happy for him. If they think that’s the best move for them… Continue reading →

Christavious Gill and Kevin Hill power the UNO men past McNeese State 81-71

Christavious Gill and Kevin Hill tied career highs with 21 points apiece to guide the UNO men’s basketball team to an 81-71 win over McNeese State on Monday night at Lakefront Arena. “Christavious did a good job of taking the shots that came to him and not over-penetrating,” UNO coach Mark Slessinger said. “Kevin took away those… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

MEN SCORES, SCHEDULE Monday Jackson State at Southern, 8 p.m. McNeese State at UNO, 7 p.m. Grambling at Alcorn State, 7:30 p.m. Talladega at Xavier, 7:30 p.m. SUNO at Edward Waters, 7:30 p.m. S.F. Austin at Northwestern St., 6:30 p.m. WOMEN SCORES, SCHEDULE Sunday LSU 51, Alabama 39… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

MEN SCORES, SCHEDULE Saturday LSU 71, Alabama 60 Southern 58, Grambling 50 Connecticut 62, Tulane 50 Southeastern 65, Abilene Christian 52 Central Arkansas 70, UNO 67 Nicholls State 70, McNeese State 59 UT-Arlington 84, UL-Lafayette 69 ULM 71, Georgia Southern 68, OT Louisiana College… Continue reading →

College baseball/softball report

Baseball scores Blinn College 11, BRCC 9 LSU-Eunice 4, New Mexico College 0 Pensacola State College 3, LSU-Eunice Softball schedule Tiger Classic At Tiger Park, LSU FRIDAY LSU 7, Memphis 2 LSU 6, Eastern Illinois 1 SATURDAY Memphis vs. Tennessee State, 10 a.m. NC State vs. Memphis, 12:30 p.m. Tennessee State vs. LSU, 3 p.m. NC State… Continue reading →

UNO’s Hezekiah Randolph, Samuel Capielano named first-team All-Southland Conference

Last year, Hezekiah Randolph and Samuel Capielano were a pair of unknown freshmen, just getting started with the UNO baseball team. After they surprised many in 2014 with their sensational debut seasons, the duo were both named preseason All-Southland selections Thursday by the conference. Capielano was named a first-team All-Southland shortstop, and Randolph, a Parkview… Continue reading →