Tigers get moving to take 3-2 victory over Princeton

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU outfielder Jared Foster (17) runs to first base on a base hit against Princeton, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Before Opening Day, hitting coach Andy Cannizaro said LSU would look to be more aggressive on the base paths. Friday night showed that he wasn’t lying. LSU turned to its top three hitters in the lineup to set the tone early… Continue reading →


Cameron Monroe, SU seniors play home finale

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Cameron Monroe drives around Dillard defender Houston Chatman on Friday night at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Cameron Monroe is the first Southern basketball player to have a four-year career under coach Roman Banks. The pair, who are second cousins, arrived together amid an NCAA postseason ban for their first season due to APR shortcomings that predated them. Then came… Continue reading →


Evolving running back market could affect Mark Ingram and the Saints

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) holds the football after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a 1-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

When discussing his free-agent prospects at the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell said he was going to be “the prettiest girl at the dance.” The implications were clear. Maxwell was coming off a good season and there… Continue reading →


Alexis Ajinca’s huge night lifts Pelicans past Heat 104-102

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca (42) passes the ball over the head of Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) during action at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans  Friday, February 27, 2015.

For the second consecutive game, a role player scored his career high as the New Orleans Pelicans came away with a victory. Backup center Alexis Ajinca had a game-high 24 points, including the winning basket with 25.9 seconds left, and the Pelicans… Continue reading →


Catholic comes up just short in loss to Ruston

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Catholic High's Toliver Freeman (1) goes airborne to launch a last-second shot from beyond half court just before the end of the game, after splitting Ruston defenders Mike Mayfield (10) and Tykeme Anderson, background, but the shot would not fall, giving Ruston the win in the teams' tightly-contested Class 5A bi-district playoff game Friday, in the Catholic High gym.

They spent nearly the entire fourth quarter in pursuit of the lead when Catholic High finally obtained it with nine seconds left on Toliver Freeman’s free throws. Then in the blink of an eye the short-lived lead was gone and the No.… Continue reading →


Video: Members of the USS Louisiana celebrate LSU athletics

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Golden Band From Tigerland plays during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas.

. The members of the USS Louisiana, stationed in Bangor, Washington at the Kitsap Naval Base, gave a shout out to LSU athletics. Here it is:Continue reading →


Podcast: This week's games are critical to LSU's NCAA tournament hopes

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU players show their disappointment after a last second shot failed in LSU's 69-71 loss.

The LSU men's basketball team plays games at Texas A&M (Tuesday) and Florida (Saturday). Two wins solidifies LSU's NCAA tournament hopes, which already are good. A split of the two games keeps the status quo. Losing both games could put the Tigers' hopes… Continue reading →

State Schools

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… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Nation’s top-ranked 2016 cornerback, Saivion Smith, commits to LSU

IMG Academies photo by Casey Brooke Lawson -- IMG Academy's Saivion Smith

Dozens of highly touted prospects who flooded LSU’s campus last weekend for the school’s annual junior day were banned from walking on Tiger Stadium’s playing field. From the club level, they could only look upon that green grass. Florida cornerback Saivion Smith, though,… Continue reading →


State College Signees

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Dunham's Chase Day (32) attempts to move the ball despite a block from a Northeast defender Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at the Dunham School Stadium.

Louisiana Tech Rhashid Bonnette, WR, 6-0, 160, Loreauville HS Jordan Bradford, DT, 6-2, 270, St. Stanislaus HS, Bay St. Louis, Miss. Brandon Brinson, DE, 6-3, 220, Ellender HS, Houma… Continue reading →


Macaluso: Wind after rain offers little hope for fishing

If all goes according to the Weather Service’s forecast, March most definitely will come in like a lion Sunday. Let’s hope, like the adage prescribes, March will go out like a lamb. Yes, there are fish to be caught. Unless you’re… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: It’s cold outside, but Lady Tigers are riding a hot streak

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Beth Torina coaches against Memphis, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

The weather at Tiger Park on Tuesday was chilling. The home team couldn’t be hotter. The LSU softball team returned from the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in posh Palm Springs, California, over the weekend with another sack full of victories, five of… Continue reading →

General Sports

Patrick Reed fires another 67 at Honda Classic

Associated Press photo by Luis M. AlvarezPatrick Reed hits out of the sand bunker onto the second green during the second round of the Honda Classic on Friday.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Former University High golfer Patrick Reed recovered from a double bogey early in his round by playing bogey-free the rest of the way for another 67 on Friday in the Honda Classic. He was… Continue reading →

Acadiana Preps

STM defense crucial to 49-34 victory over Warren Easton

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-  St. Thomas More's Devante Benjamin is fouled by Warren Easton's Victor Gonzales in a Class 4A bidistrict plaoff game Friday night at STM.

No. 13-seeded St. Thomas More capitalized on its tough defense and the cold shooting of No. 20 Warren Easton to take a 49-34 Class 4A bidistrict victory. Senior guard Kevin Hicks, Warren Easton’s offense leader throughout the year, finished with 18 points… Continue reading →