LSU

Video: LSU coach Les Miles talks about the Tigers' ball-control offense in their 23-17 victory at Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles and LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) celebrate the win after the game Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won 23-17.

LSU held the ball for 41 minutes and 13 seconds in its 23-17 victory at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving. Tigers coach Les Miles talks about that subject, the character of his players and his desire to try to get backup quarterback Brandon Harris… Continue reading →

Southern

After picking Southern for its close location to his family, Danny Johnson is coming up big for the Jaguars

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Danny Johnson (10) runs an interception back to the 10-yard line before being pushed out of bounds against Arkansas Pine Bluff, Saturday, Oct. 4, in Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Former and current coaches say the sky is the limit for Danny Johnson. He’s a father, electrical engineering major and freshman cornerback and punt/kick returner for the Jaguars. “I think he’s done a great job, stepping in as a freshman and… Continue reading →

Saints

New Orleans Saints support defensive coordinator Rob Ryan despite their struggles on defense

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a 25-yard pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White (24) as Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan watches during the second quarter Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The hardest thing to stomach is that it was a series of self-inflicted wounds. Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett wasn’t necessarily inflicting his will on the Saints on Monday as he ripped off big run after big run. Instead, the Saints… Continue reading →

Pelicans

After the ugly loss to Sacramento, Pelicans coach Monty Williams seeks a better effort on the road at Atlanta and Washington

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis works the ball up the court against Sacramento forward Jason Thompson at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.

The New Orleans Pelicans had just come back from breaking even on their four-game road trip against Western Conference foes, a step forward considering how the team had fared in previous trips of the sort. Facing a home game against Sacramento, the Pelicans were… Continue reading →

Preps

University High, Parkview Baptist set for semifinal showdowns, with trips to the Superdome on the line

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- University High quarterback Manny Miles (7) is brought down by Port Allen's Zaylon Bellamy (4), Friday, Oct. 17, in Port Allen.

No one is driven by the challenge of playing and winning on the road more than University High football coach Chad Mahaffey. But with the opportunity of hosting Friday’s Division II select state semifinal for a return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the thought… Continue reading →

Video

Video: LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings says the Tigers need to be better, starting with him

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) sits on the ground looking up at the referee after being sacked during the 4th quarter Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 17-0.

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings talks about the Texas A&M defense going into the Thanksgiving game and how the Tigers have to improve. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Audio

Podcast: Southern coach Dawson Odums says Jaguars will have their hands full against Grambling State in the Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums reacts to a play on the field against Arkansas Pine Bluff, Saturday, Oct. 4, in Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Southern coach Dawson Odums previews Saturday's Bayou Classic against Grambling State, cracks jokes with Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and gets an extra two minutes in his weekly five-minute pregame podcast. Click here to listen to the podcast.Continue reading →

State Schools

Tulane, Southeastern look to keep streaks going

The Tulane and Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball teams look to keep their momentum heading into Friday’s game between the schools on Friday at Devlin Fieldhouse. Tulane is trying to keep its three-game winning streak intact, while Southeastern will look to build on… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Podcast: LSU is rethinking its recruiting at quarterback for the 2015 class

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) sits on the ground looking up at the referee after being sacked during the 4th quarter Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 17-0.

In this week's "Advocate Sports: LSU Recruiting Podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff talks with Rene Nadeau of SportsNola.com, who says that LSU has become more open to expanding its recruiting at quarterback for its 2015 class. Click here… Continue reading →

Recruiting

Video: Southern coach Dawson Odums says the Bayou Classic has a big impact on the teams' recruiting

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern coach Dawson Odums

Southern coach Dawson Odums talks about the impact of the nationally-televised Bayou Classic on recruiting for both teams and what the Jaguars' have been trying to emphasize with their recruiting under his leadership the last two years. Click here to see… Continue reading →

Outdoors

Video: "The Advocate: On The Outside - Hunting Louisiana's WMA's

Outdoors Writer Joe Macaluso and LDWF Waterfowl Study Leader, Larry Reynolds discuss the best Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas for waterfowl hunting.… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: Tigers give thanks, then feast on the Texas A&M defense

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) celebrates as he comes off the field after his game-clinching interception with less than two minutes to go, in the game, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won, 23-17.

Kyle Field’s west-sideline stands swayed Thursday night for the last time. On Dec. 21, it gets demolished while the rest of the stadium remains. There’s an Aggie joke there just begging to… Continue reading →

General Sports

McCoy, Eagles roll over Cowboys

Associated Press photo by John F. RhodesEagles running back LeSean McCoy is tackled by Cowboys strong safety Barry Church and free safety J.J. Wilcox on Thursday.

ARLINGTON, Texas — LeSean McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, Mark Sanchez had his first scoring run in almost three years and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 33-10 in a Thanksgiving battle of NFC East co-leaders Thursday.… 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 →

Acadiana Preps

Catholic-New Iberia is out to clear its semifinal hurdle Friday at Newman

Advocate photo by BUDDY DELAHOUSSAYE -- Catholic-New Iberia's Jason Pellerin

A year ago, Catholic-New Iberia was in the same position it is now: the Division III select semifinals, a win away from playing for a state championship in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Last year, the Panthers came up short, falling to eventual state… 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 →