LSU

The Advocate’s 2014-15 bowl season preview

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Who said the College Football Playoff would be the death of the bowl system? There are 38 bowl games over the next three weeks, plus the new CFP National Championship Game on Jan. 12. Some will be meaningful, others magical, and a few… Continue reading →

Music City Bowl

Rabalais: Wrapping up Christmas gifts for the LSU football team

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Jamal Adams (33) and LSU head coach Les Miles celebrate as they head to the locker room after the Tiger's 30-27 win over Florida, Oct. 11, 2014 in Gainesville.

Before I dash out to finish my Christmas shopping (don’t judge me), here are a few presents I’d like to bestow on the LSU football family: -- For coach Les Miles, a fresh white LSU hat to wear during the… Continue reading →

Southern

Bethune-Cookman gets permission to talk to Southern coach Dawson Odums

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

For the second time in a year, another university is looking at Southern football coach Dawson Odums as a candidate for its vacant head coaching position. Last season, it was North Carolina Central that interviewed Odums, who turned down his alma mater before… Continue reading →

Saints

Having gashed the Falcons on the ground in the season opener, the Saints brace for a stouter Atlanta run defense in the rematch Sunday

Associated Press photo by DAVID GOLDMAN -- Saints running back Mark Ingram runs for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert McClain chases during the second half Sunday.  Ingram scored a touchdown on the play.

The New Orleans Saints first alerted the NFL that they would be capable of fielding a top-10 rushing attack this season when they played in Atlanta in the season opener. The Saints ran for an impressive 139 yards, and they got… Continue reading →

Pelicans

With another tough back-to-back looming, the Pelicans are out to stay strong on defense

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Just after going on a scoring surge in which they averaged more than 111 points per game, the New Orleans Pelicans posted a big victory in Houston on Thursday night by relying on strong defense. Coach Monty Williams said before the… Continue reading →

Preps

Sumner girls edge Walker

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Jewel Sumner's Kiara Williams tries for a steal against Walker's Keeona Brown in the Lady Cat Invitational on Friday night in Walker.

WALKER — The stage was set for the host team to claim a dramatic win. Walker High called its last two timeouts with 13.4 seconds left to set up the final play. The Class 5A Wildcats got off two… Continue reading →

Video

Video: The Ragin' Cajuns' New Orleans Bowl dominance faces a tough test in Nevada

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- UL-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth directs practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Wednesday in preparation for the New Orleans Bowl against Nevada. The game is at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Ragin' Cajuns are back in the New Orleans Bowl again with a matchup against Nevada on Saturday. Can Wolfpack stop the Ragin' Cajuns in the first game of the bowl season? Continue reading →

Audio

Podcast: Don't look for LSU to try to find another quarterback to fill out its 2015 recruiting class

LSU head coach Les Miles walks off the field at halftime during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

. In this "Advocate Sports: LSU Recruiting Podcast" hosted by Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff, Sonny Shipp of 247sports talks about how LSU probably will not look to add another quarterback to its 2015 recruiting class and… Continue reading →

State Schools

State College Basketball Report

Men Thursday’s results Louisiana Tech 79, Nicholls State 54 Xavier 92, William Carey 82, OT Mary Hardin-Baylor 84, Louisiana College 77, OT LSU 79, UAB 70 Friday’s games Jackson State at Tulane,… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Podcast: Don't look for LSU to try to find another quarterback to fill out its 2015 recruiting class

LSU head coach Les Miles walks off the field at halftime during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

. In this "Advocate Sports: LSU Recruiting Podcast" hosted by Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff, Sonny Shipp of 247sports talks about how LSU probably will not look to add another quarterback to its 2015 recruiting class and… Continue reading →

Recruiting

Newman’s Kendall Bussey commits to Tennessee

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Newman running back Kendall Bussey

Kendall Bussey first fell in love with the University of Tennessee when he visited the Knoxville campus six or seven years ago running track in the junior Olympics. Bussey is headed back to the Tennessee campus again: this time as a… Continue reading →

Outdoors

No-fee boat launch opens in Leeville

Photo provided by JIM BREAUX The year's Big Kahuna Alex Heintze shows off the year's heaviest bass among the age-group winners in this year's Junior Southwest Bassmasters of Denham Springs. This 5.64 pounder earned him the award at the club's annual awards fete held last week at Bass Pro Shops. Heintze also earned the King Fishermen title in the 15-18 year-old age group, an honor shared with Justin Watts from Denham Springs in the 11-14 age group and Wyatt Campbell among the 7-10 year olds competing in the club's monthly tournaments with their dads and other adult anglers.

There’s good news for the folks who like to fish Leeville-area waters. Janet Rhodus sent word that the Leeville boat and kayak launch is open with two slips for boats and two spots to launch kayaks. There’s room for 60 vehicles/trailers and she said… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: Wrapping up Christmas gifts for the LSU football team

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Jamal Adams (33) and LSU head coach Les Miles celebrate as they head to the locker room after the Tiger's 30-27 win over Florida, Oct. 11, 2014 in Gainesville.

Before I dash out to finish my Christmas shopping (don’t judge me), here are a few presents I’d like to bestow on the LSU football family: -- For coach Les Miles, a fresh white LSU hat to wear during the… Continue reading →

General Sports

This Week in the NFL

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles away from Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

THIS WEEK’S STORYLINE: The Saints will be looking for a win, and hoping Johnny Manziel can lead the Browns over the Panthers to put N.O. into the playoffs The curtain lifted last week on… Continue reading →

Acadiana Preps

Acadiana tight end Bry’kiethon Mouton playing in all-star game in Shreveport

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --   Acadiana's Bry'kiethon Mouton scores a touchdown against Destrehan in the Class 5A state championship game last Saturday.

After another 15-week grind of a season, Acadiana tight end Bry’Kiethon Mouton said he’s got one more game left in his 240-pound body. A week after helping Acadiana to an repeat of its Class 5A state championship Mouton, who was voted his… 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 →