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Video: Edwin Evers puts stamp on Bassmaster Classic title

Photo by GARY TRAMONTINA/B.A.S.S.Edwin Evers holds up two of the bass, including Sunday's heaviest bass, a 6-pound, 13-ounce lunker, from his record five-bass limit weighing 29 pounds, 3 ounces, a catch that earned him the Bassmaster Classic title on Grand Lake o' the Cherokees in his home state of Oklahoma. Evers set a record for the heaviest final day catch by a classic Champion.

TULSA, Okla. Edwin Evers came into Sunday knowing he had a tad more than six pounds to make up on his tournament travel partner, Jason Christie. The two Oklahoma national touring anglers admitted sharing fishing secrets during the long days on the road fishing Bassmaster Elite Series events, the vehicle that earned… Continue reading →

Check out Bassmaster Classic field, catch video of Gonzales' own Greg Hackney

TULSA, Okla. — The 55 anglers making up the field for Bassmaster Classic XLVI set Friday through Sunday on Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees includes defending Casey Ashley, 36 anglers qualified through the Elite Series, nine winners (three each) from Central, Southern and Northern opens, one each (six total) from the 6 B.A.S.S. Nation’s divisions, along with one each… Continue reading →

Human Jukebox’s Bayou Classic show gives some love for Adele, includes nod to John Bel Edwards

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- The Southern University band arrives Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, for  the 42nd annual Bayou Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Though Southern University lost 34-23 to Grambling State University in this year’s Bayou Classic, the Human Jukebox never let the Jaguar spirit fade during the game. Especially at halftime, where Southern’s and Grambling’s bands traditionally battle it out in epic shows on the field. The Human Jukebox’s videographer, Garrett Edgerson, captured every moment of Southern’s halftime… Continue reading →

Video: Les Miles sings alma mater with players, Tiger Band; peek behind scenes at 3 Doors Down prep

LSU head coach Les Miles celebrates after an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. LSU won 19-7. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

LSU Tiger Marching Band Videographer Moe Athmann captured everything from the band’s halftime preparations with 3 Doors Down to it accompaniment of Coach Les Miles’ proud rendition of the university’s Alma Mater at the end of the game in his final regular season video. And in between, watch for Cathy Miles’ celebratory sing-along with Garth Brooks’ “Callin’… Continue reading →

Big band, big show, big cheers; LSU's Tigerama avoids defeat, performs at Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Members of the Golden Band from Tigerland perform during LSU's "Tigerama", Wednesday, October 28, 2015, featuring the Wind Ensemble, Golden Girls, and Colorguard.

The LSU Tiger Marching Band was on showcase Wednesday in the annual Tigerama. Featuring the 325-piece marching band and the LSU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds in a combined ensemble. Earlier this month, the concert, its school-day performance and VIP reception were canceled when the events coordinator resigned. Director of Bands Damon Talley, who is directing the… Continue reading →

Tiger band videographer’s latest puts LSU fans in the spotlight; did you make the final cut?

Advocate photo -- Fans enjoy the LSU's game with with Florida on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Tiger Stadium. LSU won 35-28.

The LSU Tiger Marching Band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, pays tribute to the Tigers’ fans this week in his video, “LSU Tiger Band & Fans: Simply the Best!” Athmann’s video was taken last Saturday during LSU’s nail-biting 35-28 victory over the University of Florida in Tiger Stadium. Fans were fired up throughout the game, and the band kept… Continue reading →

Southern band pays touching tribute to injured player Devon Gales at homecoming game

In one of its most touching moments of the 2015 football season, Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band paid tribute to Jaguars’ junior wide receiver Devon Gales, who suffered a spinal injury in Southern’s contest against the University of Georgia on Sept. 26 in Athens. Band videographer Garrett Edgerson captures the moment through his lens as the… Continue reading →

Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band takes show on the road against Alabama State

Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band made the road trip to Montgomery, Alabama, Saturday for the Jaguars’ game against Alabama State University. The band not only played and cheered the team to a 45-34 victory but reprised and polished some moves from the Jags’ home game against Jackson State University on Sept. 19. Once again, the… Continue reading →

March along with the Tiger Alumni Band as members prepare, then perform at halftime of the LSU game

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tubas await their players before the Golden Band from Tiger Land marches down Victory Hill ahead of kickoff between LSU and Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 3, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

The LSU Tigers’ game against Eastern Michigan on Saturday was the culmination of a reunion weekend for the LSU Tiger Marching Band as alumni band members returned to campus to visit and march with the band at halftime. The band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, captured some of this activity in his video, “LSU Tiger Band Inside the Lines.”… Continue reading →

Southern's Human Jukebox performs the 'Whip,' 'Nae Nae' during halftime vs. Georgia

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Though the Jaguars suffered a loss to the University of Georgia in Athens on Saturday, Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band returned home victorious after wowing a sea of red-clad fans and earning a standing ovation in Sanford Stadium. It was reported by ESPN earlier in the week that the Bulldogs included an appearance by the Human… Continue reading →

Behind the scenes with LSU Tiger Band: What it takes to prepare an awesome gametime performance

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The LSU Golden Band from Tigerland plays the LSU fight song while coming down Victory Hill for the game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Tiger Stadium.

The LSU Tiger Marching Band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, this week takes us on a journey through the band’s weekly preparation for a football game. This week’s worth of rehearsals is particularly interesting with Tiger Band Director Roy King’s constant reminders to the students to hydrate themselves in the days leading to the LSU Tigers’ game against Auburn.… Continue reading →

With the LSU Tiger Band at Mississippi State: Casual pregame tune-up, gametime fun and that oh-so-exhilarating moment of victory

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- While marching to Tiger Stadium, The Golden Band From Tigerland fires the fans up with the LSU fight song as the blimp flies by Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

The Golden Band from Tigerland journeyed to Starkville, Miss., Saturday to cheer the LSU Tigers to a nail-biting victory against he Mississippi State Bulldogs. The band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, documented the trip and put together this video showing what goes into getting this 325-piece ensemble from Baton Rouge to Davis Wade Stadium and back. Athmann compiled this… Continue reading →

The Southern University Marching Band plays at halftime of its game against Jackson State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University's marching band, the Human Jukebox, performs, Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Southern University's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Human Jukebox videographer Garrett Edgerson gives us the drum major’s view at center field in his video of the Southern University Marching Band’s halftime show during the Jaguars’ 50-31 victory over Jackson State Saturday afternoon in A.W. Mumford Stadium. The camera is on the field with Keith Morgan as he starts the show with the drum major’s… Continue reading →

It’s Geaux Time: LSU band video sends some love to Baton Rouge

The LSU Tiger Marching Band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, has released another video just in time for the LSU Tigers’ season opener against the McNeese State University Cowboys on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. The video is a mixture of football and band highlights set to Garth Brooks’ “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” which is broadcast over the stadium’s sound system before… Continue reading →

Get fired up with Southern’s Human Jukebox offical 2015 preview video

Southern University’s Human Jukebox Marching Band is traveling to Ruston to cheer on the Jaguars in their season opener against the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. in Joe Aillet Stadium. In the meantime, the band’s videographer, Garrett Edgerson, has released the band’s official 2015 video, giving the Jags’ fans a glimpse into… Continue reading →

Video: Russell County Sheriff tells of family troubles, gun permit rejection of Lafayette theater shooter John Houser

Video still from an Advocate interview with Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor about Lafayette shooter John Houser's family background and mental illness problems.

Advocate reporter Maya Lau sat down with Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor on Friday and asked about John Houser's family background, domestic troubles and if his mental illness factored into his rejection for getting a gun permit.… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge men nearly gave up on finding love, become first same-sex couple to wed in parish

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From left, Justice of the Peace Moses Evans, Jr., jokes around with newlyweds Ronald Granger and Madison Maddux at Evans' Chapel, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

Madison Maddux and Ronald Granger had each “given up” a little over three years ago, disappointed by the string of bad relationships that seemed to come standard issue with dating. So after they met in a bar in Memphis, Tennessee, Granger was surprised to feel “like, ‘that’s it; this is what I’ve been waiting for.’ ” But though… Continue reading →

Video: LSU student describes how several men entered apartment, broke down roommate's door, left with several items

Advocate photo by Maya Lau  --  Anthony Jennings, Maquedius Bain and Dwayne Thomas are accused of breaking into an interior room of Apartment 403 in the West Campus Apartments at LSU on Friday, June 12, 2015.

Quarterback Anthony Jennings, cornerback Dwayne Thomas and defensive tackle Maquedius Bain were arrested and booked on unauthorized entry into a inhabited dwelling after entering the home of a fellow student, police records show. Thomas was also booked on simple burglary. On Sunday, six or seven males were able to enter the bedroom of Nicholas Anderson, destroying the… Continue reading →