LSU

LSU pitcher Christian Pelaez transfers; Danny Zardon leader at third base

With only one week of fall practice remaining, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri is looking toward the conclusion of what has been an injury-riddled camp. Redshirt freshman left-handed pitcher Christian Pelaez has been ruled out for the remainder of the fall… Continue reading →

Southern

Southern draws inspiration from young J.J. Walker and his fight against brain cancer

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- An honorary member of the Southern football team, J.J. Walker, 11, center, runs out with the team following a pregame chant as the Jaguars exit their locker room before kickoff against Central Methodist.

Southern football coach Dawson Odums and his players speak proudly of the team’s ability to overcome adversity. The Jaguars have seen numerous teammates sidelined — some temporarily and some for the season — because of injury and academic certification issues. They overcame a… Continue reading →

Saints

Saints force Carolina quarterback Cam Newton into one of his worst games

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) dives for the end zone for a touchdown  as New Orleans Saints' Tyrunn Walker (75) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

“Hey Cam Newton. Sorry about Thursday night (well, not really).Perhaps you shoulda talked to Aaron Rodgers. See ya in New Orleans on Dec. 7!- Who Dat Nation.” For the second time in five days, the Saints had their defensive way with one… Continue reading →

Pelicans

Rabalais: Bobby Phills’ jersey returns to the rafters in Charlotte, where he’s still revered

Dr. Bobby Phills Sr. holds his grandson Trey, 3, as the Charlotte Hornets retire the number of Dr. Phills' son Bobby during a ceremony at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Nearly 15 years have passed since Bobby Phills’ death in a tragic car crash in January 2000. In that time, the Charlotte Hornets, the team for whom the former Southern and Southern Lab star shooting guard… Continue reading →

Preps

Catholic-New Iberia too much for Loreauville

Advocate photo by BUDDY DELAHOUSSAYE-- Seth Pierre (24) running for the first down on Friday night October 31, 2014 at Panther Stadium.

NEW IBERIA — Second-ranked Catholic High of New Iberia was impressive in all three phases of the game en route to a 69-12 win over district rival Loreauville on Friday night. “We didn’t have the greatest week of practice, but… Continue reading →

Video

Video: Saints coach Sean Payton says Carolina's Luke Kuechly is one of the best middle linebackers in the NFL

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Kevin Norwood (81) is hit by Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Saints coach Sean Payton talks about how tough it is to gameplan and acocunt for Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechley, who has tremendous range, instincts and athleticism. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Audio

Podcast: How Zach Mettenberger starting for the Tennessee Titans helps LSU recruiting

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) drops back to pass against the Houston Texans in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Having players on NFL teams is a huge selling point for LSU recruiting. So, imagine how having Zach Mettenberger start at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans could help the Tigers when it comes to recruiting quarterbacks. Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff… Continue reading →

State Schools

Cajuns linebacker Boris Anayama turns it loose on field

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO  --  University of Louisiana at Lafayette linebacker Boris Anyama runs through drills during practice Tuesday.

LAFAYETTE — Sometimes after he finishes the violent act of being himself on the football field, Boris Anyama’s mind starts wondering. What’s it like to be hit by me? He can’t fully answer the question… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Podcast: How Zach Mettenberger starting for the Tennessee Titans helps LSU recruiting

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) drops back to pass against the Houston Texans in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Having players on NFL teams is a huge selling point for LSU recruiting. So, imagine how having Zach Mettenberger start at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans could help the Tigers when it comes to recruiting quarterbacks. Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff… 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

Video: "The Advocate: On The Outside - The Picketts Artificial Reef"

With the loss of the production platforms and wellheads, in Caillou Bay, known as 'The Picketts', Advocate Outdoors Writer, Joe Macaluso and CCA Louisiana Director, David Cresson explain the 14th artificial reef in Louisiana. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Style points aside, Saints get the job done — on the road

Carolina Panthers' Jerricho Cotchery (82) catches a pass as New Orleans Saints' Marcus Ball (36) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stylish, it was not. The New Orleans Saints win with flair and a panache at home, often turning a brutal game into something artistic and graceful. But take the Saints on the road, and it’s all gritted… Continue reading →

General Sports

A Classic group, but Tonalist tops this list

Associated Press photo by Bill Kostroun -- Jockey Joel Rosario celebrates atop Tonalist after winning the Belmont Stakes on Saturday in New York.

ARCADIA, Calif. — The Breeders’ Cup is the “fill-in-the-blank” sports or professional achievement cliché of horse racing. The Super Bowl. The World Series. The Academy Awards. Whatever your favorite flavor of sports championships is, that’s what the Breeders’ Cup… 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 →