Tigers top Gamecocks in see-saw affair

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU's Jordan Mickey works his way around South Carolina defense in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Struggling for the third game in a row, LSU point guard Josh Gray couldn’t buy a basket in the first 37 minutes of his team’s Southeastern Conference matchup Wednesday night against South Carolina. Gray misfired on his first four shots from the… Continue reading →


Southern falls to Alabama State 63-59 in OT

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Jaguars head coach Roman Banks coaches against Mississippi Valley State, Monday, Jan. 19, at Southern's F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Southern men’s basketball coach Roman Banks and his staff lingered in the hallway outside the visitors locker room after the game Monday night in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Banks was trying to find the right words with which to… Continue reading →


Former Saints quarterback Jeff Blake says all teams deflate footballs

Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Former Saints quarterback Jeff Blake

. Former Saints quarterback Jeff Blake doesn’t understand all the hubbub over the Patriots allegedly deflating football during the AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts. To him, this is common practice. So common, in fact, Blake says the balls were… Continue reading →


Nuggets halt Pelicans’ win streak

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER - New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) recovers the ball after Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler (21, not pictured) misses a shot during the fourth quarter of the Pelicans vs. Nuggets NBA game at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

The New Orleans Pelicans had been playing with lots of energy in launching a four-game winning streak. However, they were no match for the high-intensity Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Smoothie King Center, falling 93-85. And, the Pelicans may have… Continue reading →


LHSAA executive committee hears reports, approves budget

It was almost all business for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee on Wednesday. There were reports and a budget was approved. Incoming Executive Director Eddie Bonine’s four-year contract was approved along with 2015-16 membership for… Continue reading →


Video: A planned visit to Alabama doesn't change the commitment to LSU for Catholic running back Derrius Guice

. Catholic running back Derrius Guice talks about his commitment to LSU and his maturity during his senior season after being suspended from the team. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →


Podcast: LSU will be glad it didn't lose Riverdale athlete Donte Jackson to Georgia

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --East Jefferson linebacker Ronte Ladmirault (right) breaks up a pass in the end zone that was intended for Riverdale athlete Donte Jackson (center) during the first half of a week six game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at JoeYenni Stadium in Metairie.

. In this week's "Advocate Sports: LSU Recruiting Podcast" Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff talks to guests Rene Nadeau of, Derek Ponamsky of and Newman coach Nelson Stewart about the impact of LSU getting a commitment from Riverdale… Continue reading →

State Schools

State college basketball report

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane Green Wave fans cheer in a NCAA basketball game against the Temple Owls at Tulane University's Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

MEN Scores, schedule Tuesday Tulsa 62, Tulane 55 Wednesday South Carolina at LSU, 6 p.m. Trinity Valley at Bossier Parish CC, 7:30 p.m. Delgado at Southern-Shreveport, 7 p.m.… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

St. Augustine's Lanard Fournette, younger brother of LSU star Leonard, commits to the Tigers as an athlete

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --St. Augustine running back Lanard Fournette (center) looks to get into the end zone for St. Aug's first touchdown with only Shaw defensive back Jaiwon Charles (1) standing in his way at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

St. Augustine senior running back Lanard Fournette, the younger brother of LSU standout Leonard Fournette, will be joining his brother in Baton Rouge. Fournette confirmed to The Advocate on Saturday that he was offered a scholarship as an athlete and that he… Continue reading →


Riverdale's Donte Jackson on picking LSU: 'Prayed about it ... all signs pointed to' Tigers

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Riverdale High School's Donte Jackson, left, eludes the grasp of Grace King High School's Leronta Butler, right, during a football game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

The first time Riverdale coach Brett Bonnafons saw film of Donte Jackson was during Jackson’s sophomore year. He was so impressed that his initial two-word reaction isn’t suitable to be printed. But it took college coaches a tad bit… Continue reading →


Comments sought on Amendment 40

Photo provided by SHAUN BERTRANDColby Bertrand strains to hold an amberjack the crew aboard the 24-foot 'Trial Run' estimated to weigh 100 pounds from a mid-January trip with his dad, Shaun, and four other anglers out of Cypress Cove Marina in Venice. The group hauled in four other amberjack, three scamps and several almaco jacks to complete their trip.

Other than conflicts over the federal data on red snapper to include under-reporting of the red snapper population in the Gulf of Mexico and recreational sector overfishing, the only steps taken during the first three days of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: LSU baseball team tries again to climb College World Series mountain

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From left, LSU hitting coach Andy Cannizaro, head coach Paul Mainieri, and volunteer assistant coach Will Davis observe bunting practice Friday at Alex Box Stadium.

If you play or coach baseball at LSU, the expectations never relent. It’s there from the moment you arrive at Alex Box Stadium for batting practice or a game and see the six national championship flags snapping in the breeze. Or the faces… Continue reading →

General Sports

Broadcast Highlights for Thursday, Jan. 29

Today’s broadcast highlights TV COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 5 p.m. Inside SLU-Jay Ladner CST 6 p.m. Maryland at Ohio St. ESPN 6 p.m. Dayton at U-Mass ESPNU 7 p.m. UConn at Cincinnati ESPN2 8 p.m. Kentucky at Missouri ESPN 8 p.m. E. Kentucky at Murray… Continue reading →

Acadiana Preps

More to Midland’s legacy than just wins, championships

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Midland's Randy Primeaux, dribbles against Fairview's Jacob Stark during the Class B final at the Top 28 tournament last season. Primeaux averages 10.7 points per game for the 21-5 Rebels this season.

Wins and championships will always be of paramount importance to Midland’s proud basketball program. But first-year coach William Stanley said there’s a deeper meaning that often goes unnoticed in defining the team’s true measure of success. “It’s about building… Continue reading →