LSU

Johnny Jones contract extension approved by LSU’s Board of Supervisors

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones

LSU’s Board of Supervisors on Friday unanimously approved a contract extension and $400,000 raise for men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones. The move means Jones’ contract now runs through the 2018-19 season, and his salary is $1.5 million. Jones, 53, is entering… Continue reading →

Southern

Harold Jackson sees short honeymoon at Jackson State

Jackson State head football coach Harold Jackson

First-year Jackson State coach Harold Jackson may be 68 years old and coaching again for the first time in five years, but he has a clear view of society’s thirst for instant gratification. When the Tigers won their first two games of… Continue reading →

Saints

Saints rule out RBs Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas against Packers

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) stiff arms Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

The Saints will be without two of their running backs Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Continue reading →

Pelicans

Pelicans end preseason with fourth straight win

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis, left, goes to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Austin Rivers (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BOSSIER CITY — The New Orleans Pelicans traveled to north Louisiana for their final preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks and came away with another win, their fourth straight, 88-85. More important than the win streak, however, was that… Continue reading →

Preps

The Advocate's High School Football Scoreboard Powered by SportsNola.com

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- St. Thomas More Cougars taking the field at Cougar Stadium on Friday night October 17, 2014.

Get the latest scores and updates on high school football games in south Louisiana on The Advocate's High School Football Scoreboard Powered by SportsNola.com. Click here to see the results. Continue reading →

Video

The Advocate's Saints One Minute Scouting Report (Green Bay Packers)

Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams celebrates his touchdown catch with fans during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Advocate sportswriter Nick Underhill gives the scouting report on the Green Bay Packers, who play the Saints in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Audio

Podcast: The last few games for LSU could determine its direction in recruiting

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) signals touchdown as LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) runs the punt back for a score as LSU wide receiver John Diarse (9) protects during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge. Buy this photo

In this "Advocate Sports: Recruiting" podcast, Advocate contributor William Weathers talks with Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff about how LSU is constantly evaluating its recruiting needs and targets as its season progresses, and if one area of the team underperforms or… Continue reading →

State Schools

Hard-hitting former LSU defensive back Micah Eugene finds a soft landing spot at Southeastern

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/Southeastern Public Information -- Southeastern defenders Micah Eugene, right, and Kaleb Muse tackle Incarnate Word running back Junior Sessions in the first quarter of a Sept. 27 game at Benson Stadium in San Antonio.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana safety Micah Eugene picked himself up off the Strawberry Stadium turf in utter disbelief. After delivering what he believed to be a legal hit against Central Arkansas running back Desmond Smith, Eugene went into panic mode at… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Podcast: The last few games for LSU could determine its direction in recruiting

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) signals touchdown as LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) runs the punt back for a score as LSU wide receiver John Diarse (9) protects during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge. Buy this photo

In this "Advocate Sports: Recruiting" podcast, Advocate contributor William Weathers talks with Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff about how LSU is constantly evaluating its recruiting needs and targets as its season progresses, and if one area of the team underperforms or… Continue reading →

Recruiting

Ragin' Cajuns get committment from three-star athlete, YouTube kid Gary Haynes of Manvel, Texas

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Members of the Ragin' Cajun pep sqaud twirl their flags prior to the start the the Cajuns' game against the Panthers of Georgia State on Oct. 4, 2014 at Cajun Field.

The Ragin’ Cajuns received a commitment late Monday night from three-star athlete Gary Haynes of Manvel, Texas. “Just committed to the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns,” said Haynes through his Twitter account @ATMGEE_ Monday night. The Cajuns recruited the 5-foot-8 Haynes… Continue reading →

Outdoors

GMFMC passes controversial Reef Fish Amendment 40

Reef Fish Amendment 40, a move in the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to divide the annual recreational red snapper quota in the Gulf’s vast federal waters between private anglers and “for-hire” charterboat operations, passed by a 10-7 vote in the final… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: Saturday's Ole Miss at LSU game could be a classic ... for those who stay

Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU coach Les Miles

Notes on a golf scorecard from the endangered species that is the LSU Golf Course … … It’s a sad state of affairs when LSU coach Les Miles has to beg LSU football fans to come early and stay late for Saturday’s… Continue reading →

General Sports

Failures in oversight worsened North Carolina academic fraud

RALEIGH, N.C. — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout. The latest investigation… Continue reading →

The Advocate´s football preview 2014 section

Class is in session for LSU football’s standout freshmen

Brandon Harris is shirtless in the photo. His back is to the camera, and his arms are outstretched as if he’s mimicking an airplane. He’s standing near midfield at Tiger Stadium, staring at the new south end zone structure looming before… Continue reading →

BR Preps Football 2014 Preview

Stephen Sullivan, Dylan Moses and Michael Williams are young stars on the rise

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  University High's Dylan Moses

Dylan Moses has a simple explanation for what he does. “My thing about playing linebacker is, I like tackling people,” he said. “It releases a lot of stress. Playing linebacker I know like the back of my hand.”… Continue reading →

Acadiana Football 2014 Preview

Terrance Broadway is the Cajuns’ leading man

Advocate photo by Brad Kemp -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway poses at Cajun Field

In the weeks before he embarks on the most important season of his career, Ragin’ Cajuns senior quarterback Terrance Broadway clowned on the sideline at practice. As the second-unit offense and defense worked on the field, Broadway stared blankly into space as… Continue reading →