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UNO rally falls short in OT loss to Islanders

UNO gave their largest crowd of the season everything they could have wanted for a homecoming game. Well, everything except a men’s college basketball win. After falling behind 18-2 to begin the game, the Privateers (5-10, 1-5) fought their way back and forced the game into overtime. But they eventually fell to Texas A&M Corpus Christi 71-67 in overtime… Continue reading →

State basketball roundup: Lamar tops Southeastern men

BEAUMONT, Texas — Tyran de Lattibeaudiere scored 14 points, hauled in 10 rebounds and Lamar defeated Southeastern Louisiana with a 57-50 win Monday night in state men’s college basketball action. Anthony Holliday added 12 points and Marcus Owens had 10 as Lamar (10-8, 4-2 Southland) snapped a four-game skid against Southeastern Louisiana (5-13, 2-3) and… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Temple Owls head coach Fran Dunphy cheers on his team against Tulane Green Wave forward Tre Drye (34) in a NCAA basketball game at Tulane University's Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

MEN Scores, schedule Sunday Centenary 82, Austin College 72 Monday Mississippi Valley State at Southern, 8 p.m. Southeastern at Lamar, 7 p.m. UNO at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. ULM at UL-Lafayette, 7:15 p.m. Grambling at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. SUNO at Xavier, 7:30 p.m. Delgado CC at… Continue reading →

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins the Manning Award

Oregon's Marcus Mariota during the national anthem before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Ohio State Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

It’s not like 2014 Manning Award winner Marcus Mariota of Oregon is a stranger to the family for whom the honor that goes to the nation’s top college quarterback is named. For the past three years Mariota was one of the counselors at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux where he not only worked with the… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

Tulane's Jonathan Stark takes a breather as his team falls behind Washington late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 66-57. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

MEN SCORES, SCHEDULE Wednesday LSU 75, Ole Miss 71 Central Florida 103, Tulane 100, 3OT Thursday UL-Lafayette at Georgia Southern, 6:30 p.m. Troy at ULM, 7 p.m. Texas-Tyler at Louisiana College, 7:30 p.m. Loyola at Bethel, 7:30 p.m. Baton Rouge CC at… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

STATE MEN Scores, schedule Monday Southern 60, Jackson State 52 Sam Houston State 72, Southeastern 59 Incarnate Word 97, UNO 66 Xavier 76, Tougaloo 74 Alcorn State 72, Grambling 70 Tuesday Abilene Christian at NW State, 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

MEN Scores, schedule Sunday Tulane 56, South Florida 51 Monday Sam Houston State at Southeastern, 7 p.m. Southern at Jackson State, 7:30 p.m. UNO at Incarnate Word, 7:30 p.m. Alcorn… Continue reading →

Sam Houston State starts fast, holds off Privateers 68-62

Houston Baptist took a 34-21 halftime lead and held off UNO for a 68-62 men’s college basketball win Saturday night at Lakefront Arena. The Privateers (5-6, 1-1) had troubles in the first half and were unable to execute down the stretch. The win extended the Bearkats’ winning streak to six games. “Every time you play this… Continue reading →

Video: Oregon coach Mark Helfrich says the Ducks run the ball more than most people think

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich talks with a reporter as he arrives for the teams media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Dallas. Oregon is scheduled to play Ohio State on Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich talks about the success the Ducks have had running the ball this season and past years. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks about his past quarterbacks

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches during NCAA college football practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Ohio State is scheduled to play Alabama in  Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks about the myth of "system quarterbacks" and the different quarterbacks he has had over the years. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

UNO to host Sam Houston State

The UNO men’s basketball team has put an emphasis on “protecting its house” all season. With a win Saturday night, the Privateers can continue that effort as they would finish their current three-game homestand with a 3-0 record and improve their overall record at Lakefront Arena to 5-0 this season. The Privateers (5-5) will square… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana 2015 Commitments List (as of Jan. 8, 2015)

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern football coach Ron Roberts holds up the Southland Conference trophy after Thursday's win over Nicholls State at Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux. Southeastern finished with a 7-1 conference record.

Javon Tillman, Sierra CC (Roseville, Cal.), 6-2, 180, DB… Continue reading →

Loyola women remain unbeaten

The streak continued for Loyola’s women’s basketball team as the Wolf Pack stayed undefeated with a 68-55 win against Xavier on Wednesday at Xavier’s Convocation Center. “I felt like in the second half they went on runs, as they will, and we weren’t scoring,” Loyola coach Kellie Kennedy said. “I felt like we maintained our composure… Continue reading →

State basketball report

State colleges Men’s scores, schedule Tuesday’s games Copiah-Lincoln CC 67, Baton Rouge CC 60 Wednesday’s games Bossier Parish CC at McLennan CC, 7 p.m. Temple at Tulane, 6 p.m. Women’s schedule Tuesday’s games Copiah-Lincoln CC 74, Baton Rouge CC 39 Wednesday’s games Tulane at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Abilene Christian at Northwestern St., 6:30 p.m. Loyola at Xavier, 7… Continue reading →

Loyola to visit Xavier in women’s showdown

Both Loyola’s and Xavier’s women’s basketball teams will be seeking to extend streaks. While Loyola (12-0) will be entering Wednesday’s game at Xavier’s Convocation Center undefeated, Xavier (8-8) will seek its second consecutive win after it snapped a four-game slide Monday. The Gold Nuggets defeated Talladega 67-60. For Loyola coach Kellie Kennedy,… Continue reading →

Cajuns hire former Northwestern State defensive coordinator Mike Lucas as defensive backs coach

University of Louisiana at Lafayette defensive assistant coach Mike Lucas

LAFAYETTE – The Ragin’ Cajuns officially added the newest member of their coaching staff Tuesday when they announced the hiring of Mike Lucas as defensive backs coach. “We’re excited to have someone with Mike Lucas’ experience joining our staff,” said Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth in a news release. “He is known as a great recruiter and has great ties in the… Continue reading →

QB Jeff Driskel to transfer from Florida to Louisiana Tech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is transferring to Louisiana Tech for his final year of college eligibility. Driskel, who will be a fifth-year senior, will be eligible to play immediately under the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule. “I look forward to the upcoming chapter of my life,” Driskel said in a statement released… Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant says team unity lifted the Buckeyes to a 42-35 victory against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) tries to catch the ball as Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant (12) defends during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

. Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant told reporters all week before the Sugar Bowl that Alabama wasn't invincible and that teams with players willing to play for each other always have a chance. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott says Buckeyes' Sugar Bowl win caps a big bowl season for the Big 10

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Ezekiel Elliott celebrates the Buckeyes' 42-35 win over Alabama. Elliott was the game's offensive MVP with 230 rushing yards, a Sugar Bowl record.

. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a Sugar Bowl record 230 yards and had two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Buckeyes' 42-35 victory against Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal game. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell says the Buckeyes defense never waivered

Associated Press photo by JAMIE MARTIN -- Ohio State players celebrate after defeating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

. Even when Ohio State trailed 21-6 in the second quarter, Buckeyes' defensive coordinator Luke Fickell says the defensive players never doubted that they could stop Alabama when it counted the most. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he would play 10 more games with his players

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer indicates a Ohio State touchdown by wide receiver Michael Thomas in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game against Alabama, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks about how his players rallied to defeat Alabama 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones leads the Buckeyes to the national championship game

Alabama linebacker D.J. Pettway (57) sacks Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones (12) in the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

. In just his second collegiate start, Ohio State sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones completed 18 of 35 passes for 243 yards one touchdown and one interception to lead the Buckeyes to a 42-35 victory against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Video: Alabama receiver Amari Cooper says it's Bourbon Street, not New Orleans, that he dislikes

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims listens during media day for the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Alabama is slated to square off against Ohio State on New Year's Day.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper clarifies the statements he made on Saturday when some people thought he said he didn't like the city of New Orleans. Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa can't wait for the Sugar Bowl

Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa arrives with his team at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, La., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Ohio State plays Alabama in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal on New Year's Day, (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

. Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa talks about his eagerness to play against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday and how he liked being a part of the college football awards circuit. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell says the Buckeyes haven't faced an offense like Alabama's this season

. From its' massive offensive line to its all-world receiver in Amari Cooper, Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell says the Buckeyes face a big challenge in the Alabama offense. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin thankful to be at the Sugar Bowl with the Tide

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffen during practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. They will square off against Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl NCAA football game, which will be played Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin talks about the Ohio State defense, learning from Tide coach Nick Saban and a variety of other subjects during his session with the media on Monday before the Sugar Bowl. Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Video: Alabama quarterback Blake Sims says he has learned a lot under offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) drops back to pass during practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. They will square off against Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl NCAA football game, which will be played Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

. Alabama quarterback Blake Sims talks about playing Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl in the College Football Playoff Semifinal and how he has progressed in the Tide's offense. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

State college basketball report

Results, schedule Men Sunday’s results St. John’s 82, Tulane 57 Arkansas 100, Northwestern State 92 Monday’s schedule Southern Miss at LSU, 6 p.m. SECN Dillard at Southeastern, 6 p.m. Southern Arkansas at Louisiana Tech, 6:30 p.m. Southern at Hawaii, 11 p.m. Women… Continue reading →

No. 17 St. John’s handles Tulane 82-57

Associated Press photo by John MinchilloSt. John's guard Phil Greene IV shoots over Tulane guard Kajon Mack in the second half of Sunday's game.

NEW YORK — Sir’Dominic Pointer used a complete game to keep St. John’s rolling. “He’s unique. (In) so many different ways he helps us,” St. John’s coach Steve Lavin said after Pointer had a career-high 24 points to lead No. 17 St. John’s to an 82-57 rout of Tulane in the first game of the Brooklyn… Continue reading →

Video: Buckeye Bites - The Ohio State coaches and players talk to the media at the Sugar Bowl

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, center, talks to his players during NCAA college football practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Ohio State is scheduled to play Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

. Ohio State out-going offensive coordinator Tom Herman, sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones and sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott talk to the media at the Sugar Bowl. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Bama Bites - Tide players and coaches talk to the media before the Sugar Bowl

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough (1) works through drills during college football practice, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

. Sound bites from the Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, defensive back Nick Perry and linebacker Trey DePriest during their session with the media at the Sugar Bowl on Sunday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Alabama and Ohio State arrive in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives at Louis Armstrong International Airport Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, for the 81st annual Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Jan. 1, 2015, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

. Alabama coach Nick Saban and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talk to the media after their respective team planes touch down at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

State college basketball report

STATE MEN Saturday No games scheduled Sunday Tulane vs. St. John’s, at Brooklyn, N.Y., 11 a.m. FS1 Northwestern State at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. WOMEN Saturday No games scheduled SundayContinue reading →

Alabama receiver Amari Cooper: 'I don't really like New Orleans'

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, right, resists pressure from LSU cornerback Jalen Collins en route to a touchdown Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

. It’s less than a week away from the Sugar Bowl and the start of the College Football Playoff semifinals, but already Alabama has delivered the biggest hit. After his team got off the plane at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated quoted in a tweet that Alabama receiver Amari Cooper told… Continue reading →

Video: Alabama receiver Amari Cooper talks about playing in the Sugar Bowl

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU safety Jamal Adams tackles Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper, who is expected by many enter the upcoming NFL draft, isn't worried about the prospect of injury in the Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal against Ohio State. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Bowl roundup: Louisiana Tech rolls in Heart of Dallas Bowl

Illinois running back Donovonn Young (5) leaps against Louisiana Tech defenders Bryson Abraham (15) and Nick Thomason (24) during the first half of the Heart of Dallas Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS — Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday. The Bulldogs (9-5) also got touchdown runs of 16 yards from Jarred Craft and 28 yards from… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech puts together ‘something pretty special’ to play in bowl

Associated Press photo by HAL YEAGER -- Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon (28) runs past UAB defensive tackle Jontavious Morris (55)  on Nov. 8 in Birmingham, Ala.

DALLAS — Illinois needed to win its last two games to become bowl-eligible, then had to wait another week before finding out if there would be more football. Louisiana Tech knew after winning six of seven at the end of the regular season that it was going to a bowl. And the Bulldogs have already played an extra week,… Continue reading →

Best in the state: Ringo, McGuire

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  Louisiana-Lafayette defensive lineman Christian Ringo

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire and defensive lineman Christian Ringo captured the two top honors on the 2014 All-Louisiana college football team announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol captured awards for first-year players and Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs was honored for his turnaround of the… Continue reading →

Short-handed Southeastern men fall 78-63 at South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — Corey Allen Jr. scored 19 points to help South Florida beat undermanned Southeastern 78-63 on Tuesday. Nehemias Morillo and Anthony Collins had 12 points apiece for South Florida (6-6) and Chris Perry added 10. Joshua Filmore and Onochie Ochie scored 16 points each for Southeastern (3-10). Cedric Jenkins added 15… Continue reading →