Underhill: Saints’ release of Jahri Evans is a step away from past and a step toward uncertain future

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans (73) blocks Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster (59) during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

A line printed on the league’s transaction wire announced the end of Jahri Evans’ tenure with the Saints. One of the most decorated players in team history, one of the faces of the revitalization of this once-dilapidated organization, will not be a part of the franchise’s next attempt to fight its way out of… Continue reading →

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SUNO women hold on to top Dillard

The Southern-New Orleans women’s basketball team scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to take control against visiting Dillard on Monday night. The Knights made sure all their hard work paid off in the end with a defensive stop, preserving… Continue reading →

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January data shows more ducks in January

Advocate file photo by JOHN BALLANCEBundled against a frigid January morning during last year's duck season, Ducks Unlimited biologist Tom Moorman holds a prized wigeon taken on a hunt on the east side of the Mississippi River near Buras. The latest compilation of Louisiana's duck survey estimates, especially since the 2000 season, shows more ducks appear to find winter home in Louisiana than November and December, when hunter effort is greater than it is in January.

Youngsters fortunate enough to have chances to get into East Zone blinds Saturday had the last shots on ducks overwintering in Louisiana. It was the second of that zone’s two-day allowance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for hunters 15 and younger. For… Continue reading →