Harold Jackson sees short honeymoon at Jackson State

Jackson State head football coach Harold Jackson

First-year Jackson State coach Harold Jackson may be 68 years old and coaching again for the first time in five years, but he has a clear view of society’s thirst for instant gratification. When the Tigers won their first two games of… Continue reading →


Keenan Lewis to run into old pal Eddie Lacy

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDSaints cornerback Keenan Lewis

First, cornerback Keenan Lewis said hello from New Orleans. “That’s my guy,” Lewis, grinning, said of Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy on Thursday afternoon. Lewis, though, had more to say of Lacy, also a Westbank product in Greater New Orleans.… Continue reading →


Pelicans end preseason with fourth straight win

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis, left, goes to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Austin Rivers (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BOSSIER CITY — The New Orleans Pelicans traveled to north Louisiana for their final preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks and came away with another win, their fourth straight, 88-85. More important than the win streak, however, was that… Continue reading →

State Schools

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GMFMC passes controversial Reef Fish Amendment 40

Reef Fish Amendment 40, a move in the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to divide the annual recreational red snapper quota in the Gulf’s vast federal waters between private anglers and “for-hire” charterboat operations, passed by a 10-7 vote in the final… Continue reading →

General Sports

Failures in oversight worsened North Carolina academic fraud

RALEIGH, N.C. — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout. The latest investigation… Continue reading →

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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 →