Podcast: The Saints would be wise not to play Drew Brees against Titans

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, center, watches the NFL preseason football game between the Saints and the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) ORG XMIT: MOMH110

Saints quarterback Drew Brees returned to practice on Tuesday after missing more than a week with a strained oblique. Should Brees play in the team's preseason home opener against the Tennessee Titans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday? Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and John DeShazier, senior writer of neworleanssaints.com examine that question and preview the … Continue reading →

Podcast: Isiah Thomas says Pelicans one of the most improved teams

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps welcomes center Omer Asik to the team from after signing and trading him from the Houston Rockets  in Metairie, La. Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas, who won two NBA championships during his playing career with the Detroit Pistons, told Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff on Tuesday that he loves he aggressive moves the New Orleans Pelicans have been making to their roster this summer. The Pelicans finally announced their trade for Houston's Omer Asik … Continue reading →

Podcast: ESPN's Mortensen expects lengthy Graham contract resolution

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From left, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Archie Manning, Cooper Manning, ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Jonathan Kraft speak at the 19th annual Manning Academy held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Friday, July 11, 2014.

ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen gives his thoughts about the contract situation involving the New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham. Mortensen expects it to be a long time before Graham and the Saints come together on a new contract after Graham lost a grievance against the team asking to be paid as a wide receiver instead … Continue reading →

THE NBA DRAFT

Podcast: The Pelicans face plenty of questions in the NBA draft

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams contemplates a play in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans don't have a pick in Thursday's NBA draft, but they are rumored to be looking for ways to get a first-round selection? What will it take? How can the team improve in the offseason? Who should be the first pick in the NBA draft? Click here to listen to the podcast.Continue reading →

SOUTHERN'S NCAA MEETINGS

Podcast: Will Southern tumble under the weight of NCAA sanctions?

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Blake Monroe tackles Leonard Tillery during Southern University's spring game in A.W. Mumford Stadium Saturday, March 23, 2013.   MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ Heather McClelland

In this "Advocate Sports: Southern" podcast, Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East preview Southern's meeting with the NCAA on June 25 to have a postseason ban lifted in most of its sports. Click here to listen to the podcast. Continue reading →

LAFAYETTE SUPER REGIONAL

Podcast: Super regional shows Ragin' Cajuns athletics is on the rise

The Mississippi dugout reacts after Preston Overbey's solo home run in the seventh inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Louisiana Lafayette in Lafayette, La.,Sunday, June 8, 2014. Mississippi won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A national television audience on ESPN2 during the Lafayette super regional showed just how far UL-Lafayette athletics has progressed in a short time. The Ragin' Cajuns have shown that they have a total program on the rise. Click here to listen to the podcast. Continue reading →

Podcast: Does Doss deserve a chance to catch on in the NFL?

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southern wide receiver Lee Doss makes a touchdown grab against Clark Atlanta's Joshua Tate during a Nov. 16 game in A.W. Mumford Stadium.

The NFL Draft is Thursday through Saturday. Will any Southern football players get drafted or sign free-agent contracts with teams in the NFL? In this "Advocate Sports: Southern University athletics podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East make a case for Southern receiver Lee Doss getting a chance to play in the … Continue reading →

Podcast: Southern is moving towards closure with its NCAA case

Advocate staff photo by John OubreGrambling's Travaurs Bell is tagged out at home by Southern catcher Sam May. Bell, however, was called safe because of a balk.

In this "Advocate Sports: Southern University athletics podcast" Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East take a look at a busy week that could include more news from the NCAA, the SWAC baseball tournament moving from Texas to Baton Rouge or New Orleans, sprinter Devin Jenkins dominating the SWAC track meet and the … Continue reading →