LSU

LSU times of interest for its Thanksgiving Day game at Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) hands the ball off to LSU running back Terrence Magee (18) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, during their game against Alabama in Tiger Stadium.

Here are the details for LSU's travel itinerary for its Thanksgiving Day game at Texas A&M. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Southern

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 →

Saints

A lot of New Orleans Saints get bad grades for their play in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) carries on a touchdown run past New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

Sean Payton wanted to send a message to Baltimore. Payton wanted to make it hurt, to make the Ravens feel as if his team could inflict its will upon them and do what it wanted. So, after pushing down to the 1-yard… Continue reading →

Pelicans

Darius Miller to start at small forward for the New Orleans Pelicans in the place of the injured Eric Gordon

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller (2) is seen at Pelicans Media Day in Metairie, La. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

Darius Miller will start at small forward as New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams shifted his lineup in the wake of shooting guard Eric Gordon being out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Tyreke Evans, who has been the team's starting small forward, will move… Continue reading →

Preps

Quarterback Cee Jay Powell makes quick impression on coach Guy Mistretta

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP Livonia quarterback Cee Jay Powell tries to  Church Point's Trey Babineaux in a Nov. 6 game.

Guy Mistretta hadn’t even been introduced as Livonia’s new coach before he knew Cee Jay Powell was a special player. Before Mistretta walked into the cafeteria to meet his new team in March, Powell made it a point to walk up to… 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

Long journey leads Graves back to the Bayou Classic

Photo provided by GoGrambling.com -- Grambling State University linebacker coach Terrence Graves addresses the media during the week 7 press conference.

On Thanksgiving Day in 2010, Terrence Graves sat like many others, surrounded by his family and with food covering the table. “It was different,” Graves said Sunday. “First time in almost 16 years I had been able to go home.”… Continue reading →

LSU Recruiting

Podcast: Despite its recent offensive struggles, LSU is not in a quarterback recruiting frenzy for 2015

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) gets pulled down in the by Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers (86) late in the fourth quarter, on one of LSU's failed comeback drives, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. LSU lost to the Razorbacks 17-0.

In this week's "Advocate's LSU Recruiting Podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff talks with Sonny Shipp of 247.com about LSU recruiting quarterbacks, its current 2015 commitments and its future. Click here to listen to the podcast.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 head coach Dawson Odums on the sidelines against Alabama State, Saturday, Nov. 1, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

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 under his leadership the last two years. Click here to see the… Continue reading →

Outdoors

Duck season off to flying start

Advocate staff photo by GARY KROUSEOpening week haulOutdoors writer and media show host Don Dubuc, left, joined former Baker, LSU and New Orleans Saints player and Saints broadcast analyst Hokie Cajun, center, for a trip with Ryan Lambert, right, from Lambert's lodge for Thursday's hunt on the east side of the Mississippi River across from Buras. As has been the case for opening-week Coastal Zone duck hunts, these hunters' take included teal, pintails, gray ducks, a wigeon and a lone poule d'eau. A cold front bringing rain and north winds moving across the coastal parishes Sunday will be reinforced by another, but dry, cold front predicted for Tuesday. The fronts should move more ducks into the state and the winds and chillier temperatures should move more birds into the range of shooters for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week.

The best way to assess the first week of the duck season is the eyeball test. Because thousands of eyes were on the skies across south Louisiana for the past eight days, this first week passed with flying colors — colors like gray as… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais

Rabalais: Worst or first? Saints remain stuck in NFC South limbo

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94), top right, watch the final seconds tick away as the Saints lose 34-27 to the Baltimore Ravens in a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

The New Orleans Saints find themselves trapped in some sort of football limbo from which there seems to be no end. Not quite bad enough to be condemned to the kind of hell reserved for the truly dreadful teams — I’m thinking… Continue reading →

General Sports

Iron Bowl warmups over for Alabama, Auburn

Alabama wide receiver Cam Sims (7) celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama won 48-14. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Maybe Alabama and Auburn had something else on their minds entering the Iron Bowl warmup acts, like each other. It took both teams some time to get going against FCS teams on Saturday. Now, the second-ranked… 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

Notre Dame’s Damon Comeaux makes most of opportunity

Advocate Photo by Brad Kemp Notre Dame High School running back Damon Comeaux runs with the ball during practice in Crowley, La., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

CROWLEY — Against E.D. White last Friday in Notre Dame of Crowley’s opening playoff game, the biggest playmaker for the Pioneers wasn’t really big at all. Standing in at 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, senior Damon Comeaux scored early… 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 →