Advocate to continue Southern coverage

Rough start, disparaging comment lead to change

Dawson Odums
Dawson Odums

In a story Wednesday on the topic of the Southern University football team’s new media restriction, The Advocate said that policy would cause the newspaper to give “minimal” coverage to Southern football. Much of a newspaper’s sports coverage depends on being able to interview players.

The Advocate will offer the fullest coverage possible within the constraints of the university’s policy, which Southern says is temporary and was prompted by a player’s comments disparaging Northwestern State before last week’s game.