‘We will kill you,’ they told him; LSU’s Davon Godchaux driven to excel by rough upbringing, family hardships

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter, left, and defensive tackle Davon Godchaux celebrate during the first half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

PLAQUEMINE — They threatened Davon Godchaux’s life. “We will kill you,” they told him. They already shot up his home. At least 10 bullets shattered the front window, tore through the living-room couch and gashed the fridge. Davon’s twin brother, Devin — the alleged target in this retaliatory drive-by shooting — heard the… Continue reading →

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Pelicans agree to terms with forward Jeff Adrien

The New Orleans Pelicans came to terms with forward Jeff Adrien on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Monday night, sources close to The Advocate confirmed. This makes the second non-guaranteed deal the Pelicans have inked this offseason. Adrien joins summer league standout Bryce DeJean-Jones as an invitee… Continue reading →

State Schools

LSU Recruiting


Brusly offensive lineman Akkai Ward pledges to Cajuns

Brusly senior offensive lineman Akkai Ward had every intention of leaving Louisiana-Lafayette’s campus with a scholarship offer in hand from the Ragin’ Cajuns in an on-going recruiting process. With each step from the school’s indoor practice facility to the nearby parking lot… Continue reading →


Outdoors calendar

THURSDAY WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. FRIDAY FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, La. Express Landing, False River (south end), Jarreau. Fee $30/boat plus launch fee (maximum 2 anglers).… Continue reading →

General Sports

Broadcast Highlights for Friday, Sept. 4

TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Ga. State ESPNU 6 p.m. Baylor at SMU ESPN 6 p.m. Michigan St. at W. Michigan ESPNU 9:15 p.m. Washington at Boise St. ESPN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. Rummel at U-High FSNO 7 p.m. Curtis at… Continue reading →

Acadiana Preps

Vermilion Catholic holds off Catholic-New Iberia

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Vermilion Catholic's Devren Constantine stretches the ball near the goal line against Catholic High of New Iberia on Thursday.

ABBEVILLE — Vermilion Catholic came out strong against Catholic High of New Iberia, taking a 13-0 lead into halftime and possessing a stronghold on the momentum. Despite how well it was going, VC coach Russell Kuhns said he knew the… Continue reading →