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  • A Muggy Feel With Tapering Rain Chances

    Friday Night Football Forecast (8/29)

    Friday Night Football Forecast (8/29)

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:07:10 GMT
    Jamboree Week (Pre-Season)Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with in out clouds and a muggy feel. Rain chances will be tapering off through the evening. Winds will be light and out of the South SE.By the start of the game there will be a light to moderatewind out of the South SE with a muggy feel. a chance for scattered rain and temps that are in the mid 80s (Feeling like the lower 90s).Kick-off temp 85.By the end of the night, expect a continued muggy feel with winds that will be calmin...More >>
    Jamboree Week (Pre-Season)Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with in out clouds and a muggy feel. Rain chances will be tapering off through the evening. Winds will be light and out of the South SE.By the start of the game there will be a light to moderatewind out of the South SE with a muggy feel. a chance for scattered rain and temps that are in the mid 80s (Feeling like the lower 90s).Kick-off temp 85.By the end of the night, expect a continued muggy feel with winds that will be calmin...More >>
  • Wet Conditions For Tailgating

    College Gameday Forecast (8/29)

    College Gameday Forecast (8/29)

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:37:45 GMT
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday.There is an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front we will see showers thunderstorms. Chances will begin to taper off around sunset.NSU vs Missouri St (Thursday 6:00pm ) in Natchitoches, LA.NSU Lost to Missouri State27 / 34LSU vs Wisconsin (Saturday 8:00pm) in Houston, TX.Expect to see a muggy feel with a tapering chance for scattered showers thunderstorms...More >>
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday.There is an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front we will see showers thunderstorms. Chances will begin to taper off around sunset.NSU vs Missouri St (Thursday 6:00pm ) in Natchitoches, LA.NSU Lost to Missouri State27 / 34LSU vs Wisconsin (Saturday 8:00pm) in Houston, TX.Expect to see a muggy feel with a tapering chance for scattered showers thunderstorms...More >>
  • LSU cross country teams to kick off 2014 season at McNeese State

    LSU cross country teams to kick off 2014 season at McNeese State

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:42:29 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The LSU cross country team opens up the 2014 season Friday to compete in McNeese State's 6k Cross Country Relay that kicks off at 6 p.m. CT at Ward 3 Multi-Sport Complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The LSU cross country team opens up the 2014 season Friday to compete in McNeese State's 6k Cross Country Relay that kicks off at 6 p.m. CT at Ward 3 Multi-Sport Complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana.More >>
  • NSU opens season Friday at McNeese 6k Relays

    NSU opens season Friday at McNeese 6k Relays

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:40:08 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State cross country program will open its 2014 season on August 29 at the McNeese 6k Relay from the Enos Derbonne Complex in Lake Charles.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State cross country program will open its 2014 season on August 29 at the McNeese 6k Relay from the Enos Derbonne Complex in Lake Charles.More >>
  • LSU soccer to host in-state rival Northwestern State on Friday

    LSU soccer to host in-state rival Northwestern State on Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:30:57 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – After opening the 2014 campaign with a 2-0 home victory over the Troy Trojans last weekend, the LSU Tigers will look for their second win on the spin to start the season on Friday night when they welcome the Northwestern State Lady Demons to Baton Rouge for a match that is set to kick off at 7 p.m. CT at the LSU Soccer Stadium.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – After opening the 2014 campaign with a 2-0 home victory over the Troy Trojans last weekend, the LSU Tigers will look for their second win on the spin to start the season on Friday night when they welcome the Northwestern State Lady Demons to Baton Rouge for a match that is set to kick off at 7 p.m. CT at the LSU Soccer Stadium.More >>
  • College Gameday Planner (Thursday 8/28)

    Rain Chances On The Board

    Rain Chances On The Board

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:35:30 GMT
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday while Missouri St. comes to Natchitoches to try their luck against NSU. LC has a Bye Week as their conference will start later.There is a Tropical Disturbance that is stalled out and dissolving over the NW GoM (Northwest Gulf of Mexico). Meanwhile, an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front a broad ridge of High Pressure will be the force that slows stalls t...More >>
    LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday while Missouri St. comes to Natchitoches to try their luck against NSU. LC has a Bye Week as their conference will start later.There is a Tropical Disturbance that is stalled out and dissolving over the NW GoM (Northwest Gulf of Mexico). Meanwhile, an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front a broad ridge of High Pressure will be the force that slows stalls t...More >>
  • Football - Jackie Smith, Gary Reasons, Burke, Webb in spotlight at NSU opener Thursday

    Football - Jackie Smith, Gary Reasons, Burke, Webb in spotlight at NSU opener Thursday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:47:00 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES -- Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994 inductee Jackie Smith and College Football Hall of Fame 1996 inductee Gary Reasons will be recognized as the Exchange Bank Demon Greats of the Game Thursday evening as Northwestern State kicks off the 2014 football season in Turpin Stadium with a 6 o'clock game against Missouri State. They played as Demons in two of five jersey numbers permanently retired by NSU. Reasons and Smith will be recognized during a timeout in the first quarter of Thursd...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES -- Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994 inductee Jackie Smith and College Football Hall of Fame 1996 inductee Gary Reasons will be recognized as the Exchange Bank Demon Greats of the Game Thursday evening as Northwestern State kicks off the 2014 football season in Turpin Stadium with a 6 o'clock game against Missouri State. They played as Demons in two of five jersey numbers permanently retired by NSU. Reasons and Smith will be recognized during a timeout in the first quarter of Thursd...More >>
  • LSU to Host 2015 SEC Softball Tournament

    LSU to Host 2015 SEC Softball Tournament

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:15:20 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –The athletic directors of the Southeastern Conference have approved LSU as the host site for the 2015 SEC Softball Tournament, which will run May 6-9, 2015, at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge.It is the second time in program history that the league's marquee event will be held in Baton Rouge, and the first to be held in the new Tiger Park, as the last time the league's top teams were featured was in 2008 in the final year of the old stadium.“We are extremely excited to be the host...More >>
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –The athletic directors of the Southeastern Conference have approved LSU as the host site for the 2015 SEC Softball Tournament, which will run May 6-9, 2015, at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge.It is the second time in program history that the league's marquee event will be held in Baton Rouge, and the first to be held in the new Tiger Park, as the last time the league's top teams were featured was in 2008 in the final year of the old stadium.“We are extremely excited to be the host...More >>
  • Demons get ready with history making wardrobe choice Thursday

    Demons get ready with history making wardrobe choice Thursday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:01:32 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – When the Northwestern State football team heads out Thursday evening onto the turf at Turpin Stadium, the Demons will be wearing white uniforms in front of the home crowd for the first time since 1968. It’s a focal point of NSU’s first “White Out Game” sponsored by Midsouth Bank, with fans encouraged to wear white, preferably white Demon gear, supporting the home team in the 6 p.m. season opener against Missouri State. A 1982 NCAA rule mandated that home teams wear dark-colored...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – When the Northwestern State football team heads out Thursday evening onto the turf at Turpin Stadium, the Demons will be wearing white uniforms in front of the home crowd for the first time since 1968. It’s a focal point of NSU’s first “White Out Game” sponsored by Midsouth Bank, with fans encouraged to wear white, preferably white Demon gear, supporting the home team in the 6 p.m. season opener against Missouri State. A 1982 NCAA rule mandated that home teams wear dark-colored...More >>
  • Wednesday is final day for discounted tickets for NSU white out

    Wednesday is final day for discounted tickets for NSU white out

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:58:22 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Discounted tickets supporting four local non-profit organizations are on sale until gameday for Thursday’s “White Out Game” presented by Midsouth Bank as the Northwestern State football team kicks off the 2014 season at home in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State. Fans are urged to wear white clothing or gear Thursday to support the Demons, who will be in white uniforms at home for the first time in Turpin Stadium’s history dating back to the mid-1970s. Purchases of $10 gener...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Discounted tickets supporting four local non-profit organizations are on sale until gameday for Thursday’s “White Out Game” presented by Midsouth Bank as the Northwestern State football team kicks off the 2014 season at home in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State. Fans are urged to wear white clothing or gear Thursday to support the Demons, who will be in white uniforms at home for the first time in Turpin Stadium’s history dating back to the mid-1970s. Purchases of $10 gener...More >>
  • Wednesday is last day for discounted tickets for NSU Football's White Out

    Wednesday is last day for discounted tickets for NSU Football's White Out

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:01:50 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – Discounted tickets supporting four local non-profit organizations are on sale until gameday for Thursday's “White Out Game” presented by Midsouth Bank as the Northwestern State football team kicks off the 2014 season at home in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State.Fans are urged to wear white clothing or gear Thursday to support the Demons, who will be in white uniforms at home for the first time in Turpin Stadium's history dating back to the mid-1970s.Pu...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – Discounted tickets supporting four local non-profit organizations are on sale until gameday for Thursday's “White Out Game” presented by Midsouth Bank as the Northwestern State football team kicks off the 2014 season at home in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State.Fans are urged to wear white clothing or gear Thursday to support the Demons, who will be in white uniforms at home for the first time in Turpin Stadium's history dating back to the mid-1970s.Pu...More >>
  • First Soccer Matches in LSUA History

    First Soccer Matches in LSUA History

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:58:31 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (News Channel 5) - LSUA is set to make history! The first official soccer matches in school history will take place this Friday, August 29 against Central Baptist University. The women take the pitch first at 3:00pm with the men at 5:00pm. Both games take place at LSUA on the new soccer field located to the north of The Oaks Residence Hall and behind the Epps House.Both teams have played scrimmages and done well. The men beat Louisiana College by a score of 4-1 in their scrimm...More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (News Channel 5) - LSUA is set to make history! The first official soccer matches in school history will take place this Friday, August 29 against Central Baptist University. The women take the pitch first at 3:00pm with the men at 5:00pm. Both games take place at LSUA on the new soccer field located to the north of The Oaks Residence Hall and behind the Epps House.Both teams have played scrimmages and done well. The men beat Louisiana College by a score of 4-1 in their scrimm...More >>
  • NSU Football getting ready for history-making wardrobe choice Thursday

    NSU Football getting ready for history-making wardrobe choice Thursday

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:51:51 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – When the Northwestern State football team heads out Thursday evening onto the turf at Turpin Stadium, the Demons will be wearing white uniforms in front of the home crowd for the first time since 1968.It's a focal point of NSU's first “White Out Game” sponsored by Midsouth Bank, with fans encouraged to wear white, preferably white Demon gear, supporting the home team in the 6 p.m. season opener against Missouri State.A 1982 NCAA rule mandated that home tea...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – When the Northwestern State football team heads out Thursday evening onto the turf at Turpin Stadium, the Demons will be wearing white uniforms in front of the home crowd for the first time since 1968.It's a focal point of NSU's first “White Out Game” sponsored by Midsouth Bank, with fans encouraged to wear white, preferably white Demon gear, supporting the home team in the 6 p.m. season opener against Missouri State.A 1982 NCAA rule mandated that home tea...More >>
  • Saints focused on lingering position questions

    Saints focused on lingering position questions

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:43:20 GMT
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - With Drew Brees back healthy, the New Orleans Saints are free to work on the little things that can make the difference between a Super Bowl run and something less.Rolling through the preseason at 3-0, the Saints still have to choose a placekicker among two candidates, settle on a starting center, figure out veteran defensive back Champ Bailey's role and determine Brees' backup.They don't have to worry about Brees, though. After throwing two touchdowns in the first quarte...More >>
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - With Drew Brees back healthy, the New Orleans Saints are free to work on the little things that can make the difference between a Super Bowl run and something less.Rolling through the preseason at 3-0, the Saints still have to choose a placekicker among two candidates, settle on a starting center, figure out veteran defensive back Champ Bailey's role and determine Brees' backup.They don't have to worry about Brees, though. After throwing two touchdowns in the first quarte...More >>
  • Les Miles says both Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings will play Saturday

    Les Miles says both Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings will play Saturday

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:41:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings and freshman quarterback Brandon Harris both will play in Saturday's season opener against Wisconsin.Miles says he has already decided which quarterback will start against the Badgers in Houston, but stressed that neither of the two QBs has yet proved they can provide the 13th-ranked Tigers with a significant advantage over the other.Miles also says freshman running back Leonard Fournette is expected to se...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings and freshman quarterback Brandon Harris both will play in Saturday's season opener against Wisconsin.Miles says he has already decided which quarterback will start against the Badgers in Houston, but stressed that neither of the two QBs has yet proved they can provide the 13th-ranked Tigers with a significant advantage over the other.Miles also says freshman running back Leonard Fournette is expected to se...More >>
  • True freshman will make immediate impact for NSU Thursday

    True freshman will make immediate impact for NSU Thursday

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:09:39 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State expects to play at least four or five true freshmen Thursday evening as the Demons kick off the 2014 season in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, with the chance that even more might get into the action, said second-year head coach Jay Thomas on Monday. NSU held a short workout Monday night honing the game plan for Missouri State after players went through the first day of fall semester classes on campus. The team begins its in-season afternoon practice s...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State expects to play at least four or five true freshmen Thursday evening as the Demons kick off the 2014 season in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, with the chance that even more might get into the action, said second-year head coach Jay Thomas on Monday. NSU held a short workout Monday night honing the game plan for Missouri State after players went through the first day of fall semester classes on campus. The team begins its in-season afternoon practice s...More >>
  • Demons set depth chart for Thursday's opener

    Demons set depth chart for Thursday's opener

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-25 04:08:46 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State’s depth chart battles aren’t over, but opening lineups are set heading into Thursday evening’s debut at Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, and Demons coach Jay Thomas has more starters than spots.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State’s depth chart battles aren’t over, but opening lineups are set heading into Thursday evening’s debut at Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, and Demons coach Jay Thomas has more starters than spots.More >>
  • Lady Demons host in-state rival ULM Sunday

    Lady Demons host in-state rival ULM Sunday

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:50:06 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Two days after an offensive explosion against Louisiana College, the Northwestern State soccer team will look to keep it going when the Lady Demons host Louisiana-Monroe at 1 o'clock on Sunday in the Lady Demon Soccer Complex.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Two days after an offensive explosion against Louisiana College, the Northwestern State soccer team will look to keep it going when the Lady Demons host Louisiana-Monroe at 1 o'clock on Sunday in the Lady Demon Soccer Complex.More >>
  • Demons open game week preps Saturday morning

    Demons open game week preps Saturday morning

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:44:37 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State started trying to beat the Bears by beating the heat Saturday morning with a two-hour practice wrapping up shortly after 10 a.m. beginning game-week preparations for Thursday evening’s season opener in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State started trying to beat the Bears by beating the heat Saturday morning with a two-hour practice wrapping up shortly after 10 a.m. beginning game-week preparations for Thursday evening’s season opener in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State.More >>
  • Baucom, Gomez-Junco score debut goals as Tigers defeat Trojans

    Baucom, Gomez-Junco score debut goals as Tigers defeat Trojans

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:41:48 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Striker Jorian Baucom found the back of the net just 48 seconds into her collegiate debut and midfielder Natalia Gomez-Junco added her first goal as an LSU Tiger in the 59th minute of the second half to lead the home side to a 2-0 shutout of the Troy Trojans in their opening match of the 2014 season at the LSU Soccer Stadium.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Striker Jorian Baucom found the back of the net just 48 seconds into her collegiate debut and midfielder Natalia Gomez-Junco added her first goal as an LSU Tiger in the 59th minute of the second half to lead the home side to a 2-0 shutout of the Troy Trojans in their opening match of the 2014 season at the LSU Soccer Stadium.More >>
  • LSU unveils renovated Tiger Stadium locker room to team

    LSU unveils renovated Tiger Stadium locker room to team

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:47:51 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – The nine-month renovation of LSU’s game day locker room in Tiger Stadium was revealed to football team on Friday, the first time that the squad has seen the area since last year’s season-finale against Arkansas. Since that game last year against Arkansas, LSU’s game day locker room was completely gutted with the renovation totaling over 8,000-square feet. The renovation included the moving of walls, the raising of the ceiling and a total transformation of an area that has been L...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – The nine-month renovation of LSU’s game day locker room in Tiger Stadium was revealed to football team on Friday, the first time that the squad has seen the area since last year’s season-finale against Arkansas. Since that game last year against Arkansas, LSU’s game day locker room was completely gutted with the renovation totaling over 8,000-square feet. The renovation included the moving of walls, the raising of the ceiling and a total transformation of an area that has been L...More >>
  • All goes to plan in Demons mock game

    All goes to plan in Demons mock game

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:52:55 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – With its season opener exactly a week away at kickoff Thursday evening, Northwestern State’s mock game at Turpin Stadium could not have gone better, said Demons’ coach Jay Thomas. “It was perfect,” he said, after the scripted hour-long walk-through in shorts, jerseys and helmets. “We scored 50, and shut them out. That’s the way it goes when you follow your own script.” Nearly every conceivable situation was included in the simulated game, including onside kicks, Hail Mary passe...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – With its season opener exactly a week away at kickoff Thursday evening, Northwestern State’s mock game at Turpin Stadium could not have gone better, said Demons’ coach Jay Thomas. “It was perfect,” he said, after the scripted hour-long walk-through in shorts, jerseys and helmets. “We scored 50, and shut them out. That’s the way it goes when you follow your own script.” Nearly every conceivable situation was included in the simulated game, including onside kicks, Hail Mary passe...More >>
  • NSU Women's basketball signs Jackie Perez

    NSU Women's basketball signs Jackie Perez

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:51:57 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr announced on Thursday that Jackie Perez, younger sister of current point guard Janelle Perez, signed with the Northwestern State women’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season. Perez, a 5-5 guard, averaged 8.1 points per game for Americas High School in El Paso, Texas, during her senior year. “Jackie will add depth to our perimeter for the 2014-2015 season,” said Brooke Stoehr. “She has very good court vision and awareness,” She averaged...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr announced on Thursday that Jackie Perez, younger sister of current point guard Janelle Perez, signed with the Northwestern State women’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season. Perez, a 5-5 guard, averaged 8.1 points per game for Americas High School in El Paso, Texas, during her senior year. “Jackie will add depth to our perimeter for the 2014-2015 season,” said Brooke Stoehr. “She has very good court vision and awareness,” She averaged...More >>
  • NSU Volleyball picked 2nd in preseason SLC poll

    NSU Volleyball picked 2nd in preseason SLC poll

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:50:45 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State volleyball program has been picked second in both the 2014 Southland Conference coaches' poll and sports information directors' poll, the league office announced Thursday. "Just like yesterday's preseason all-conference awards, I think this is a reflection on last season," fifth-year head coach Hugh Hernesman said. "While we are excited to get this type of recognition, it means little to what our goals are for the year. We balance the fact that this prog...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State volleyball program has been picked second in both the 2014 Southland Conference coaches' poll and sports information directors' poll, the league office announced Thursday. "Just like yesterday's preseason all-conference awards, I think this is a reflection on last season," fifth-year head coach Hugh Hernesman said. "While we are excited to get this type of recognition, it means little to what our goals are for the year. We balance the fact that this prog...More >>
  • NSU Softball receives $5,000 donation

    NSU Softball receives $5,000 donation

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:48:46 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State softball program received a $5,000 donation from Bank of Montgomery, seventh-year head coach Donald Pickett announcedWednesday. “We’re real excited about Bank of Montgomery’s donation,” Pickett said. “Ken Hale and Carrie Beth Hough have been really involved with the university and community. They really help a lot of young people out as well as our program.” Pickett credits Hale, the bank’s president and CEO and Hough, marketing director and assistant vic...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State softball program received a $5,000 donation from Bank of Montgomery, seventh-year head coach Donald Pickett announcedWednesday. “We’re real excited about Bank of Montgomery’s donation,” Pickett said. “Ken Hale and Carrie Beth Hough have been really involved with the university and community. They really help a lot of young people out as well as our program.” Pickett credits Hale, the bank’s president and CEO and Hough, marketing director and assistant vic...More >>
  • LSU Student-Athletes Participate at move-in day.

    LSU Student-Athletes Participate at move-in day.

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:47:22 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – As the class of 2018 descended upon the LSU campus to make their dorm rooms their new homes on Wednesday, over 200 student-athletes from 11 LSU athletic programs put down their helmets, rackets and balls to help haul an endless stream of mini refrigerators, microwaves and stationary fans. This was the second consecutive year that LSU student-athletes and coaches offered assistance to freshmen on move-in day, and the budding tradition has already produced many memorable moments. ...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – As the class of 2018 descended upon the LSU campus to make their dorm rooms their new homes on Wednesday, over 200 student-athletes from 11 LSU athletic programs put down their helmets, rackets and balls to help haul an endless stream of mini refrigerators, microwaves and stationary fans. This was the second consecutive year that LSU student-athletes and coaches offered assistance to freshmen on move-in day, and the budding tradition has already produced many memorable moments. ...More >>
  • NCAA awards NSU Athletics $789K academic grant

    NCAA awards NSU Athletics $789K academic grant

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:44:28 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES -- Northwestern State’s athletic program has been awarded a three-year, $780,000 Accelerating Academic Success Program grant from the NCAA, providing crucial support allowing NSU to enhance services for the nearly 400 student-athletes representing NSU in Division I competition. Greg Burke marked the beginning of his 19th year as director of athletics by announcing the grant Wednesday at the annual NSU/Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon in Shreveport. University personnel across c...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES -- Northwestern State’s athletic program has been awarded a three-year, $780,000 Accelerating Academic Success Program grant from the NCAA, providing crucial support allowing NSU to enhance services for the nearly 400 student-athletes representing NSU in Division I competition. Greg Burke marked the beginning of his 19th year as director of athletics by announcing the grant Wednesday at the annual NSU/Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon in Shreveport. University personnel across c...More >>
  • NSU leads league with five preseason honorees

    NSU leads league with five preseason honorees

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:22:34 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Five Northwestern State volleyball players are featured on the 2014 All-Southland Conference preseason teams, the most of any school, the league announced Wednesday.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Five Northwestern State volleyball players are featured on the 2014 All-Southland Conference preseason teams, the most of any school, the league announced Wednesday.More >>
  • Hilliard Rushes for 100 yards to Pace Offense in Scrimmage

    Hilliard Rushes for 100 yards to Pace Offense in Scrimmage

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:42:57 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – Kenny Hilliard continued to build on what has been an outstanding fall camp for the senior running back Tuesday as he rushed for 100 yards in LSU’s second full-scale scrimmage of the preseason here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. The Tigers open their 10th season under Les Miles on Aug. 30 when 13th-ranked LSU faces 14th-Wisconsin in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. Kickoff for the Tigers and Badgers is scheduled for 8 p.m. on ESPN. LSU will take Wednesday...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – Kenny Hilliard continued to build on what has been an outstanding fall camp for the senior running back Tuesday as he rushed for 100 yards in LSU’s second full-scale scrimmage of the preseason here at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. The Tigers open their 10th season under Les Miles on Aug. 30 when 13th-ranked LSU faces 14th-Wisconsin in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. Kickoff for the Tigers and Badgers is scheduled for 8 p.m. on ESPN. LSU will take Wednesday...More >>
  • Demons Add Two Transfers, Including Louisville LB Lyn Clark from New Orleans

    Demons Add Two Transfers, Including Louisville LB Lyn Clark from New Orleans

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:44:44 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – While the Northwestern State football team continued transitioning from preseason camp to pregame work for next Thursday’s opener in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, the Demons got a defensive boost Tuesday with the addition of New Orleans native Lyn Clark, a linebacker transferring from Louisville.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – While the Northwestern State football team continued transitioning from preseason camp to pregame work for next Thursday’s opener in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, the Demons got a defensive boost Tuesday with the addition of New Orleans native Lyn Clark, a linebacker transferring from Louisville.More >>
  • Northwestern State Wraps up Preseason with Exhibition at Texas Woman's

    Northwestern State Wraps up Preseason with Exhibition at Texas Woman's

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:44:04 GMT
    DENTON, Tx. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State’s top returner in points Yanci Johnson and the women’s soccer team will round out their preseason when the Lady Demons travel to Texas Woman’s to participate in an exhibition match Wednesday at 4 o’clock.More >>
    DENTON, Tx. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State’s top returner in points Yanci Johnson and the women’s soccer team will round out their preseason when the Lady Demons travel to Texas Woman’s to participate in an exhibition match Wednesday at 4 o’clock.More >>
  • LSU Volleyball Holds Annual Media Day

    LSU Volleyball Holds Annual Media Day

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:41:00 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A little over a week away from the first match and tournament of the season, head coach Fran Flory and select members of the LSU volleyball team held its annual media day session at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday afternoon, previewing the start of the season and what to expect in the upcoming year.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A little over a week away from the first match and tournament of the season, head coach Fran Flory and select members of the LSU volleyball team held its annual media day session at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday afternoon, previewing the start of the season and what to expect in the upcoming year.More >>
  • LSU Soccer Holds Annual Media Day Ahead of Season Opener

    LSU Soccer Holds Annual Media Day Ahead of Season Opener

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:39:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU head coach Brian Lee and midfielders Alex Arlitt and Natalia Gomez-Junco met with members of the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss preseason training and preview the 2014 season as part of the annual LSU Soccer Volleyball Media Day held in the media room at the LSU Basketball Practice Facility.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU head coach Brian Lee and midfielders Alex Arlitt and Natalia Gomez-Junco met with members of the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss preseason training and preview the 2014 season as part of the annual LSU Soccer Volleyball Media Day held in the media room at the LSU Basketball Practice Facility.More >>
  • NSU Football gets back to work, starts mock school week

    NSU Football gets back to work, starts mock school week

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:28:54 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – After a refreshing day off, the Northwestern State football team began its “mock school week” schedule with an FBI class Monday before a two-hour later afternoon workout in full pads as the Demons cleaned up miscues from Saturday’s major scrimmage.Classes at NSU start next Monday. Next Thursday, the Demons open the season at home against Missouri State. Coach Jay Thomas is giving his squad morning meetings, activities and seminars in the same time windows ...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – After a refreshing day off, the Northwestern State football team began its “mock school week” schedule with an FBI class Monday before a two-hour later afternoon workout in full pads as the Demons cleaned up miscues from Saturday’s major scrimmage.Classes at NSU start next Monday. Next Thursday, the Demons open the season at home against Missouri State. Coach Jay Thomas is giving his squad morning meetings, activities and seminars in the same time windows ...More >>
  • LSU Soccer stars fall in U-20 Women's World Cup quarterfinals

    LSU Soccer stars fall in U-20 Women's World Cup quarterfinals

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:42:32 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – A historic appearance by four LSU Tigers at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup came to an end this weekend after host nation Canada suffered a 2-0 defeat to Germany on Saturday night and New Zealand dropped a 4-1 decision to Nigeria on Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the tournament being held in Canada.LSU Soccer led all NCAA programs with four participants at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup as All-SEC midfielder Emma Fletcher and Class ...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – A historic appearance by four LSU Tigers at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup came to an end this weekend after host nation Canada suffered a 2-0 defeat to Germany on Saturday night and New Zealand dropped a 4-1 decision to Nigeria on Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the tournament being held in Canada.LSU Soccer led all NCAA programs with four participants at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup as All-SEC midfielder Emma Fletcher and Class ...More >>
  • NSU's Ed Eagan makes a third CFPA Watch List ranking among best in FCS

    NSU's Ed Eagan makes a third CFPA Watch List ranking among best in FCS

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:47:18 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) –Versatile Northwestern State receiver and record-setting return specialist Ed Eagan has earned a third spot on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, being included among 30 contenders for the National All-Purpose Performer of the Year honorat the Division I FCS level.Eagan had a sensational 20-yard touchdown catch, leaping in the corner of the end zone and snagging a perfectly thrown Zach Adkins throw, to cap the Demons’ two-hour scrimmag...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) –Versatile Northwestern State receiver and record-setting return specialist Ed Eagan has earned a third spot on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, being included among 30 contenders for the National All-Purpose Performer of the Year honorat the Division I FCS level.Eagan had a sensational 20-yard touchdown catch, leaping in the corner of the end zone and snagging a perfectly thrown Zach Adkins throw, to cap the Demons’ two-hour scrimmag...More >>
  • Demons have explosive scrimmage to cap second week of preseason

    Demons have explosive scrimmage to cap second week of preseason

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:33:12 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – A sensational leaping catch in the corner of the end zone by a tightly-covered Ed Eagan for a 20-yard touchdown pass from Zach Adkins capped an explosive two-hour, 120-play Northwestern State football scrimmage Saturday morning featuring nine touchdowns and two diving interceptions by sophomore safety Adam Jones.The Demons, who open at home Thursday, Aug. 28 against Missouri State, finished their second full week of preseason camp. They ran 106 plays from ...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – A sensational leaping catch in the corner of the end zone by a tightly-covered Ed Eagan for a 20-yard touchdown pass from Zach Adkins capped an explosive two-hour, 120-play Northwestern State football scrimmage Saturday morning featuring nine touchdowns and two diving interceptions by sophomore safety Adam Jones.The Demons, who open at home Thursday, Aug. 28 against Missouri State, finished their second full week of preseason camp. They ran 106 plays from ...More >>
  • Demons to Scrimmage Saturday Morning but Not Tackle

    Demons to Scrimmage Saturday Morning but Not Tackle

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:55:00 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State’s football team wraps up its preseason camp Saturday morning with a 10:15 scrimmage in Turpin Stadium, although the competition won’t be as intense as initially planned with coach Jay Thomas ruling out tackling as a precaution. “We would like to see some of the young guys in a live setting, but we don’t think it’s worth the risk right now, being inside two weeks before we kick off. It’s better to be smart and safe, than be sorry,” said Thomas. “We’ve got a wh...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State’s football team wraps up its preseason camp Saturday morning with a 10:15 scrimmage in Turpin Stadium, although the competition won’t be as intense as initially planned with coach Jay Thomas ruling out tackling as a precaution. “We would like to see some of the young guys in a live setting, but we don’t think it’s worth the risk right now, being inside two weeks before we kick off. It’s better to be smart and safe, than be sorry,” said Thomas. “We’ve got a wh...More >>
  • Saints Top Titans in Preseason Home Opener

    Saints Top Titans in Preseason Home Opener

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:53:37 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night.With star quarterback Drew Brees resting his sore abdomen, Luke McCown started for New Orleans (2-0) and threw both of Graham's scores.However, Graham's celebrations drew penalty flags, and coach Sean Payton appeared annoyed after the second one, barking in Graha...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night.With star quarterback Drew Brees resting his sore abdomen, Luke McCown started for New Orleans (2-0) and threw both of Graham's scores.However, Graham's celebrations drew penalty flags, and coach Sean Payton appeared annoyed after the second one, barking in Graha...More >>
  • Demons' Pass Rush Gets Rolling in Thursday Practice

    Demons' Pass Rush Gets Rolling in Thursday Practice

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:45:05 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – During a comfortable afternoon practice Thursday, Northwestern State’s defense turned up the heat anyway. The front four of the Purple Swarm defense asserted itself during full-contact 11-on-11 competition periods in the two-hour workout, with the ensemble of defensive ends making first-year Demon defensive coordinator Mike Lucas almost giddy. Freshman All-American JeMarcus Marshall, 2014 Joe Delaney Bowl co-MVP Leroy Armstrong and senior Justin Evans led the surge that made i...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – During a comfortable afternoon practice Thursday, Northwestern State’s defense turned up the heat anyway. The front four of the Purple Swarm defense asserted itself during full-contact 11-on-11 competition periods in the two-hour workout, with the ensemble of defensive ends making first-year Demon defensive coordinator Mike Lucas almost giddy. Freshman All-American JeMarcus Marshall, 2014 Joe Delaney Bowl co-MVP Leroy Armstrong and senior Justin Evans led the surge that made i...More >>
  • NSU Volleyball Set for Saturday Scrimmage

    NSU Volleyball Set for Saturday Scrimmage

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:43:56 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Nearing onefull weekof “two-a-day” preseason practices, the Northwestern State volleyball team will host its inter-squad scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Saturday inside Prather Coliseum. “This will be a good opportunity to essentially grade out our defensive execution in live play,” fifth-year head coach Hugh Hernesman said. “On top of that, we get to put some players in different roles and see how our different groups mesh together. There are a lot of options so this will help to sort ...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Nearing onefull weekof “two-a-day” preseason practices, the Northwestern State volleyball team will host its inter-squad scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Saturday inside Prather Coliseum. “This will be a good opportunity to essentially grade out our defensive execution in live play,” fifth-year head coach Hugh Hernesman said. “On top of that, we get to put some players in different roles and see how our different groups mesh together. There are a lot of options so this will help to sort ...More >>
  • NSU Soccer Names Assistant Coach

    NSU Soccer Names Assistant Coach

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:42:52 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES –Northwestern State head coach George Van Linder announced on Thursday that Marsha Harper was hired as an assistant coach for the soccer team for the 2014 season. Harpers's hiring is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State. Harper was a student-athlete at Florida before transferring to South Florida to finish her career and degree. She volunteered as an assistant coach in the spring and assisted...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES –Northwestern State head coach George Van Linder announced on Thursday that Marsha Harper was hired as an assistant coach for the soccer team for the 2014 season. Harpers's hiring is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State. Harper was a student-athlete at Florida before transferring to South Florida to finish her career and degree. She volunteered as an assistant coach in the spring and assisted...More >>
  • LSU Soccer to be Featured on SEC Network Throughout 2014 Season

    LSU Soccer to be Featured on SEC Network Throughout 2014 Season

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:04:14 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As fans across the country await the SEC Network to launch for the first time at 5 p.m. CT on Thursday evening, they are reminded that the LSU Soccer program will be featured on the SEC Network and SEC Network+ throughout the 2014 season with 10 of the Tigers’ 11 conference matches featuring live coverage this fall.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As fans across the country await the SEC Network to launch for the first time at 5 p.m. CT on Thursday evening, they are reminded that the LSU Soccer program will be featured on the SEC Network and SEC Network+ throughout the 2014 season with 10 of the Tigers’ 11 conference matches featuring live coverage this fall.More >>
  • LSU's Megan Lee is "Player of the Match" in New Zealand Victory

    LSU's Megan Lee is "Player of the Match" in New Zealand Victory

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:13:27 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU’s All-SEC left back Megan Lee sealed the victory for New Zealand by scoring the second goal of the game and turned in a “Player of the Match” performance to lead the Junior Football Ferns to a historic 3-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday afternoon while advancing to the quarterfinals at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU’s All-SEC left back Megan Lee sealed the victory for New Zealand by scoring the second goal of the game and turned in a “Player of the Match” performance to lead the Junior Football Ferns to a historic 3-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday afternoon while advancing to the quarterfinals at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.More >>
  • Demons Gear up For Full Pads on Thursday

    Demons Gear up For Full Pads on Thursday

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:43:18 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – As Northwestern State notes the “two-week warning” before its Thursday, Aug. 28 season opener in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, the Demons go through their second full-contact practice in three days Thursday afternoon at 3:30 with the major preseason scrimmage set Saturday morning at 10. Coach Jay Thomas sent his squad through its second “two-a-day” practices Wednesday, with an early morning two-hour session in shorts and shoulder pads following the longest, toughest pr...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – As Northwestern State notes the “two-week warning” before its Thursday, Aug. 28 season opener in Turpin Stadium against Missouri State, the Demons go through their second full-contact practice in three days Thursday afternoon at 3:30 with the major preseason scrimmage set Saturday morning at 10. Coach Jay Thomas sent his squad through its second “two-a-day” practices Wednesday, with an early morning two-hour session in shorts and shoulder pads following the longest, toughest pr...More >>
  • LSU Goes Through Abbreviated Scrimmage in Tiger Stadium

    LSU Goes Through Abbreviated Scrimmage in Tiger Stadium

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:41:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – LSU had its first workout in the newly expanded Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as the 13th-ranked Tigers held an abbreviated scrimmage in what was the team’s first visit to the venue since reporting to camp. Wednesday’s scrimmage consisted of approximately 50 plays and featured different situations, including first-and-10 and third-and-long. The Tigers also spent time on special teams, including kickoff return and field goals. LSU will take Thursday off from practice before return...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – LSU had its first workout in the newly expanded Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as the 13th-ranked Tigers held an abbreviated scrimmage in what was the team’s first visit to the venue since reporting to camp. Wednesday’s scrimmage consisted of approximately 50 plays and featured different situations, including first-and-10 and third-and-long. The Tigers also spent time on special teams, including kickoff return and field goals. LSU will take Thursday off from practice before return...More >>
  • Canada, featuring LSU's Emma Fletcher, advances to World Cup Quarterfinals with Final Group Win

    Canada, featuring LSU's Emma Fletcher, advances to World Cup Quarterfinals with Final Group Win

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:16:07 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – Canada’s Under-20 squad kicked off its final group game Tuesday night needing a victory against North Korea to advance beyond the group stage at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and that’s exactly what the host nation delivered with a 1-0 win to earn a spot in the knockout rounds beginning this weekend.Janine Beckie’s goal in the 65thminute proved to be the only scoring of the match as Canada earned its spot in the quarterfinal round where it will f...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – Canada’s Under-20 squad kicked off its final group game Tuesday night needing a victory against North Korea to advance beyond the group stage at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and that’s exactly what the host nation delivered with a 1-0 win to earn a spot in the knockout rounds beginning this weekend.Janine Beckie’s goal in the 65thminute proved to be the only scoring of the match as Canada earned its spot in the quarterfinal round where it will f...More >>
  • LSU Golfers Wrap Up Stroke Play Qualifying at 114th U.S. Amateur

    LSU Golfers Wrap Up Stroke Play Qualifying at 114th U.S. Amateur

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:13:00 GMT
    ATLANTA, Ga. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly and sophomore standout Zach Wright came up short in their bid to qualify for match play tournament at the 114th United States Amateur Championship after wrapping up the second round in 36 holes of stroke play qualifying at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Tuesday afternoon. More >>
    ATLANTA, Ga. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly and sophomore standout Zach Wright came up short in their bid to qualify for match play tournament at the 114th United States Amateur Championship after wrapping up the second round in 36 holes of stroke play qualifying at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Tuesday afternoon. More >>
  • Demons Get Busy in Full Contact Drills Tuesday

    Demons Get Busy in Full Contact Drills Tuesday

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:04:09 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Hard-charging runs by Garrett Atzenweiler and De’Mard Llorens, a pinpoint Daniel Hazlewood to Chase Hawthorne touchdown pass and a strip-and-score forced fumble by Wilbur Myers and Chase Collins were among the highlights Tuesday as Northwestern State had its first live tackling competition in preseason football camp.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Hard-charging runs by Garrett Atzenweiler and De’Mard Llorens, a pinpoint Daniel Hazlewood to Chase Hawthorne touchdown pass and a strip-and-score forced fumble by Wilbur Myers and Chase Collins were among the highlights Tuesday as Northwestern State had its first live tackling competition in preseason football camp.More >>
  • Demons Get Busy in Full Contact Drills

    Demons Get Busy in Full Contact Drills

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:13:50 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Hard-charging runs by Garrett Atzenweiler and De’Mard Llorens, a pinpoint Daniel Hazlewood to Chase Hawthorne touchdown pass and a strip-and-score forced fumble by Wilbur Myers and Chase Collins were among the highlights Tuesday as Northwestern State had its first live tackling competition in preseason football camp. The Demons spent 45 minutes late in a 2:25-long late afternoon workout going 11-on-11 in Turpin Stadium, with controlled but live contact on ballcarriers. Atzenwei...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Hard-charging runs by Garrett Atzenweiler and De’Mard Llorens, a pinpoint Daniel Hazlewood to Chase Hawthorne touchdown pass and a strip-and-score forced fumble by Wilbur Myers and Chase Collins were among the highlights Tuesday as Northwestern State had its first live tackling competition in preseason football camp. The Demons spent 45 minutes late in a 2:25-long late afternoon workout going 11-on-11 in Turpin Stadium, with controlled but live contact on ballcarriers. Atzenwei...More >>
  • LSU Volleyball Picked Fourth; Holman Named Preseason All-SEC

    LSU Volleyball Picked Fourth; Holman Named Preseason All-SEC

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:10:13 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (News Channel 5)–The LSU volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in a vote by the league’s head coaches, while sophomore middle blocker Briana Holman was named to the 2014 Preseason All-SEC team the league announced this morning.With six starters and 11 total letterwinners returning from a squad that went 19-13 last season and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Tigers earned 105 points in the poll that only predicts the winner of the regular season championship, as...More >>
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (News Channel 5)–The LSU volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in a vote by the league’s head coaches, while sophomore middle blocker Briana Holman was named to the 2014 Preseason All-SEC team the league announced this morning.With six starters and 11 total letterwinners returning from a squad that went 19-13 last season and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Tigers earned 105 points in the poll that only predicts the winner of the regular season championship, as...More >>
  • Demons' first 2-a-day Sessions Remind Thomas of PGA excitement

    Demons' first 2-a-day Sessions Remind Thomas of PGA excitement

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:40:08 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Sunday’s exciting PGA Championship final round and Monday’s work by the Northwestern State football team in its first two-a-day practices of preseason camp had some common threads in the eyes of Demon football coach and avid golf fan Jay Thomas. The Demons juggled their plans, correctly anticipating stormy weather might pass through Natchitoches in the mid to late afternoon. An evening practice in shorts and shoulder pads was shifted to the morning, and the light morning workou...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Sunday’s exciting PGA Championship final round and Monday’s work by the Northwestern State football team in its first two-a-day practices of preseason camp had some common threads in the eyes of Demon football coach and avid golf fan Jay Thomas. The Demons juggled their plans, correctly anticipating stormy weather might pass through Natchitoches in the mid to late afternoon. An evening practice in shorts and shoulder pads was shifted to the morning, and the light morning workou...More >>
  • FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup group play round 2

    FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup group play round 2

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:38:30 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU’s All-SEC midfielder Emma Fletcher earned her second start in as many games and played the full 90 minutes for Canada as the host nation scored a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over Finland in Toronto on Friday night to earn its first win in group play at the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup that continues this week.Fletcher started the match on the right wing as she did in Canada’s debut game against Ghana last Tuesday, but featured across the midfield in a 3-2 win...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU’s All-SEC midfielder Emma Fletcher earned her second start in as many games and played the full 90 minutes for Canada as the host nation scored a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over Finland in Toronto on Friday night to earn its first win in group play at the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup that continues this week.Fletcher started the match on the right wing as she did in Canada’s debut game against Ghana last Tuesday, but featured across the midfield in a 3-2 win...More >>
  • NSU Cross Country unveils seven meet fall schedule

    NSU Cross Country unveils seven meet fall schedule

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:33:18 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State cross country program has unveiled its 2014 schedule featuring seven meets including the NSU Pre-Conference Meet on Oct. 6 and the Southland Conference Championships on Nov. 3 at the Northwestern Hills Golf Course.“It makes it nice for us because we don’t have to travel,” second-year head coach Mike Heimerman said of hosting the conference championships. “It’s a challenging course. We’ll keep it spectator friendly. You’ll be able to ...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State cross country program has unveiled its 2014 schedule featuring seven meets including the NSU Pre-Conference Meet on Oct. 6 and the Southland Conference Championships on Nov. 3 at the Northwestern Hills Golf Course.“It makes it nice for us because we don’t have to travel,” second-year head coach Mike Heimerman said of hosting the conference championships. “It’s a challenging course. We’ll keep it spectator friendly. You’ll be able to ...More >>
  • LSU Sprinter Norwood Anchors Team USA to Relay Gold in NACAC Finale

    LSU Sprinter Norwood Anchors Team USA to Relay Gold in NACAC Finale

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:54:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Junior sprinter Vernon Norwood became the third LSU Tiger to win a gold medal at this year’s North American, Central American Caribbean Under-23 Championships when he anchored the United States to an easy victory in the 4x400-meter relay during Sunday’s finale in the event held this weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Junior sprinter Vernon Norwood became the third LSU Tiger to win a gold medal at this year’s North American, Central American Caribbean Under-23 Championships when he anchored the United States to an easy victory in the 4x400-meter relay during Sunday’s finale in the event held this weekend in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.More >>
  • Thomas Takes the Demons Swimming as a Reward for Good Work

    Thomas Takes the Demons Swimming as a Reward for Good Work

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:52:03 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Pleased by what he’s seen so far in preseason camp, Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas gave the Demons a break Sunday, following an indoor walk-through at Prather Coliseum with a swimming outing at the Wilson Recreation Complex at Demon Hills Golf Course.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Pleased by what he’s seen so far in preseason camp, Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas gave the Demons a break Sunday, following an indoor walk-through at Prather Coliseum with a swimming outing at the Wilson Recreation Complex at Demon Hills Golf Course.More >>
  • Two Tigers Medal in Saturday's Action at NACAC U-23 Championships

    Two Tigers Medal in Saturday's Action at NACAC U-23 Championships

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:49:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – An LSU Tiger struck gold for the second-straight day at the 2014 North American, Central American Caribbean Under-23 Championships as junior Aaron Ernest ran on the winning 4x100-meter relay for the United States, while fellow junior Vernon Norwood won the bronze medal in the 400-meter dash on Saturday in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – An LSU Tiger struck gold for the second-straight day at the 2014 North American, Central American Caribbean Under-23 Championships as junior Aaron Ernest ran on the winning 4x100-meter relay for the United States, while fellow junior Vernon Norwood won the bronze medal in the 400-meter dash on Saturday in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.More >>
  • LSU Volleyball Opens 2014 Preseason Camp

    LSU Volleyball Opens 2014 Preseason Camp

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:25:47 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5)– Over seven months since last season came to a close in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the LSU volleyball team returned to the court on Saturday as a team for the first two practices of the 2014 campaign in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, as the Tigers opened preseason camp.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5)– Over seven months since last season came to a close in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the LSU volleyball team returned to the court on Saturday as a team for the first two practices of the 2014 campaign in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, as the Tigers opened preseason camp.More >>
  • Demons Have First Scrimmage Action in Preseason Camp

    Demons Have First Scrimmage Action in Preseason Camp

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:23:32 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5)– A 97-yard scoring drive sparked by De’Mard Llorens’ 50-yard run included a pair of third-down conversions on Daniel Hazlewood passes to highlight a 45-minute controlled scrimmage capping the first week of preseason camp for the Northwestern State football team at Turpin Stadium Saturday morning.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5)– A 97-yard scoring drive sparked by De’Mard Llorens’ 50-yard run included a pair of third-down conversions on Daniel Hazlewood passes to highlight a 45-minute controlled scrimmage capping the first week of preseason camp for the Northwestern State football team at Turpin Stadium Saturday morning.More >>
  • LSU's Rodney Brown strikes discus gold with NACAC meet record throw

    LSU's Rodney Brown strikes discus gold with NACAC meet record throw

    Saturday, August 9 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-09 20:20:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – In the wake of a record-setting junior season with the Tigers in 2014, All-American discus thrower Rodney Brown unleashed a meet-record throw of 207 feet, 9 inches to strike gold in the discus final on Friday night at the 2014 North American, Central American Caribbean Championships being held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.Brown outclassed the field with his performance as he won the NACAC Championships gold medal by nearly 20 feet over his nearest...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – In the wake of a record-setting junior season with the Tigers in 2014, All-American discus thrower Rodney Brown unleashed a meet-record throw of 207 feet, 9 inches to strike gold in the discus final on Friday night at the 2014 North American, Central American Caribbean Championships being held in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.Brown outclassed the field with his performance as he won the NACAC Championships gold medal by nearly 20 feet over his nearest...More >>
  • Saints Win Preseason Opener vs. Rams

    Saints Win Preseason Opener vs. Rams

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:40:36 GMT
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mark Ingram had eight carries for 83 yards and a 22-yard touchdown in the first half and the New Orleans Saints won their preseason opener without Drew Brees, beating the St. Louis Rams 26-24 on Friday night.Sam Bradford didn't play either, held out by the Rams as a precaution coming off knee surgery.Greg Zuerlein was barely wide left on a 59-yard field goal attempt on the final play after missing a 46-yard attempt with just under six minutes remaining.Rookie Michael Sam, the...More >>
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mark Ingram had eight carries for 83 yards and a 22-yard touchdown in the first half and the New Orleans Saints won their preseason opener without Drew Brees, beating the St. Louis Rams 26-24 on Friday night.Sam Bradford didn't play either, held out by the Rams as a precaution coming off knee surgery.Greg Zuerlein was barely wide left on a 59-yard field goal attempt on the final play after missing a 46-yard attempt with just under six minutes remaining.Rookie Michael Sam, the...More >>
  • Three LSU Tigers to compete for Team USA at NACAC U-23 Championships

    Three LSU Tigers to compete for Team USA at NACAC U-23 Championships

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:52:24 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – Three LSU Tigers are among USA Track Field’s contingent of 79 athletes in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, this weekend as juniors Rodney Brown, Aaron Ernest and Vernon Norwood will compete for the United States at the 2014 North American, Central American Caribbean Under-23 Championships that kicks off Friday.The three-day NACAC U-23 Championships will run through Sunday as the competition features athletes from 31 nations across North America, Centra...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – Three LSU Tigers are among USA Track Field’s contingent of 79 athletes in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, this weekend as juniors Rodney Brown, Aaron Ernest and Vernon Norwood will compete for the United States at the 2014 North American, Central American Caribbean Under-23 Championships that kicks off Friday.The three-day NACAC U-23 Championships will run through Sunday as the competition features athletes from 31 nations across North America, Centra...More >>
  • LSU Men's Basketball Unveils Pre Conference Schedule

    LSU Men's Basketball Unveils Pre Conference Schedule

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:14:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones released the Tigers 2014-15 schedule of non-conference games that includes tournament action in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a second-straight appearance in the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon and home games against Texas Tech, UMass and Southern Miss.“We feel that we have put together a very challenging non-conference schedule that has several demanding games for our LSU basketball team,” said Coach Jones, who will enter his third season ...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones released the Tigers 2014-15 schedule of non-conference games that includes tournament action in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a second-straight appearance in the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon and home games against Texas Tech, UMass and Southern Miss.“We feel that we have put together a very challenging non-conference schedule that has several demanding games for our LSU basketball team,” said Coach Jones, who will enter his third season ...More >>
  • Shoulder Pads Start Popping in Day 3 of Demons Camp

    Shoulder Pads Start Popping in Day 3 of Demons Camp

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:10:48 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Thursday’s upgraded wardrobe for the Northwestern State football team featured shoulder pads on the third workout of preseason camp, with full gear on Friday and scrimmage action ahead Saturday brimming with promise after the Demons thrived on their first day of contact work. “We saw a lot of great effort, a lot of competitiveness, and a lot of exciting plays made,” said offensive coordinator Ben Norton. “Putting on shoulder pads lets us get to the next level of the game. The r...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Thursday’s upgraded wardrobe for the Northwestern State football team featured shoulder pads on the third workout of preseason camp, with full gear on Friday and scrimmage action ahead Saturday brimming with promise after the Demons thrived on their first day of contact work. “We saw a lot of great effort, a lot of competitiveness, and a lot of exciting plays made,” said offensive coordinator Ben Norton. “Putting on shoulder pads lets us get to the next level of the game. The r...More >>
  • LSUA Inaugural Soccer Season Starts Soon

    LSUA Inaugural Soccer Season Starts Soon

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:09:25 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, LA – Both the LSUA men’s and women’s soccer teams are ready to hit the pitch in their first matches this inaugural season. With the new semester just weeks away, both teams will get into action with scrimmages followed by the start of the season. The LSUA men’s soccer team begins with a scrimmage against Louisiana College in Pineville on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00pm and a second scrimmage against Grambling State University at Grambling on August 24. The first official match take...More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, LA – Both the LSUA men’s and women’s soccer teams are ready to hit the pitch in their first matches this inaugural season. With the new semester just weeks away, both teams will get into action with scrimmages followed by the start of the season. The LSUA men’s soccer team begins with a scrimmage against Louisiana College in Pineville on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00pm and a second scrimmage against Grambling State University at Grambling on August 24. The first official match take...More >>
  • NSU Inks Three Distance Athletes

    NSU Inks Three Distance Athletes

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:06:10 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State track and field program has announced the signing of distance runners Ashley Adams, Kaitlyn Tunks and Hunter Wamack who are slated to join their squads this fall. Tunks come to NSU after a decorated career at St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles. Tunks took the top spots in the 400 meter dash and 800 meters at the 2013 Region I-3A Championships as well as in the 800 at the 2013 LHSAA Outdoor State meet. In 2011, she captured both top spots in he...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State track and field program has announced the signing of distance runners Ashley Adams, Kaitlyn Tunks and Hunter Wamack who are slated to join their squads this fall. Tunks come to NSU after a decorated career at St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles. Tunks took the top spots in the 400 meter dash and 800 meters at the 2013 Region I-3A Championships as well as in the 800 at the 2013 LHSAA Outdoor State meet. In 2011, she captured both top spots in he...More >>
  • LSU Football Gameday Traffic and Parking

    LSU Football Gameday Traffic and Parking

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:05:00 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – LSU announced Wednesday that the school will adjust post-game football traffic to include contraflow southbound on Nicholson Drive/Highway 30 in an effort to help relieve vehicle congestion following home games. The new post-game traffic flow is part of LSU’s on-going attempt to enhance the fan experience for football games in Tiger Stadium. LSU used the SP Plus Gameday consultant group to assist with new ways to ease both pre-game and post-game traffic congestion. The SP Plus G...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – LSU announced Wednesday that the school will adjust post-game football traffic to include contraflow southbound on Nicholson Drive/Highway 30 in an effort to help relieve vehicle congestion following home games. The new post-game traffic flow is part of LSU’s on-going attempt to enhance the fan experience for football games in Tiger Stadium. LSU used the SP Plus Gameday consultant group to assist with new ways to ease both pre-game and post-game traffic congestion. The SP Plus G...More >>
  • NSU Volleyball Anxious for Upcoming Season

    NSU Volleyball Anxious for Upcoming Season

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:03:35 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Just two days from reporting, the Northwestern State volleyball program took the podium at Fall Sports Media Day on Wednesday, echoing feelings of determination to achieve the conference title that was in their grasp last season. “We lost the championship game by three points and that gave us the extra drive we needed all spring,” senior Keelie Arneson said. “We were constantly reminded of those three points. It has given us the extra drive to lift harder and run faster.” Not l...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Just two days from reporting, the Northwestern State volleyball program took the podium at Fall Sports Media Day on Wednesday, echoing feelings of determination to achieve the conference title that was in their grasp last season. “We lost the championship game by three points and that gave us the extra drive we needed all spring,” senior Keelie Arneson said. “We were constantly reminded of those three points. It has given us the extra drive to lift harder and run faster.” Not l...More >>
  • Lady Demons Soccer Excited for Upcoming Season

    Lady Demons Soccer Excited for Upcoming Season

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:02:33 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Even with almost half of the team being completely new, seniors Yanci Johnson and Jackie Strug were very excited about the upcoming Northwestern State soccer season when they spoke at the 2014 Fall Sports Media Day on Wednesday. “We have 14 freshmen coming in that cover all of the positions,” said senior defender Strug. “(Wednesday) we had our first fitness test and everyone came in ready to go. We are just ready to start our season.” The Lady Demons return 15 letterwinners tha...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Even with almost half of the team being completely new, seniors Yanci Johnson and Jackie Strug were very excited about the upcoming Northwestern State soccer season when they spoke at the 2014 Fall Sports Media Day on Wednesday. “We have 14 freshmen coming in that cover all of the positions,” said senior defender Strug. “(Wednesday) we had our first fitness test and everyone came in ready to go. We are just ready to start our season.” The Lady Demons return 15 letterwinners tha...More >>
  • Pickett tabs Shelton as new NSU Softball assistant

    Pickett tabs Shelton as new NSU Softball assistant

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:43:09 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – Northwestern State head softball coachDonald Pickettannounced Thursday the addition of former Baylor standout Kathy Shelton, the Big XII Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, as an assistant coach.Shelton's hiring is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State. She replaces Amanda Locke, who took a position at Texas Tech after two seasons on the Lady Demons' staff."...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – Northwestern State head softball coachDonald Pickettannounced Thursday the addition of former Baylor standout Kathy Shelton, the Big XII Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, as an assistant coach.Shelton's hiring is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State. She replaces Amanda Locke, who took a position at Texas Tech after two seasons on the Lady Demons' staff."...More >>
  • NSU Volleyball receives AVCA Team Academic Award

    NSU Volleyball receives AVCA Team Academic Award

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-06 20:27:16 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State volleyball program has received the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Monday.The accolade, which has been awarded since the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and sand volleyball teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative GPA on a 5.0 scale."We place just as much emphasis off the court and in the...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State volleyball program has received the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Monday.The accolade, which has been awarded since the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and sand volleyball teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative GPA on a 5.0 scale."We place just as much emphasis off the court and in the...More >>
  • Demons impress Thomas with opening day effort

    Demons impress Thomas with opening day effort

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:56:24 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Efficiency was the hallmark of the first preseason practice of the 2014 Northwestern State football camp on Tuesday, with second-year coach Jay Thomas impressed by the Demons’ approach to their workout.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Efficiency was the hallmark of the first preseason practice of the 2014 Northwestern State football camp on Tuesday, with second-year coach Jay Thomas impressed by the Demons’ approach to their workout.More >>
  • Two Demon freshmen coming off Texas all-star game outings as practice opens

    Two Demon freshmen coming off Texas all-star game outings as practice opens

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:44:15 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – When Northwestern State holds its first preseason practice of 2014 Tuesday at 3:30 in Turpin Stadium and on the nearby grass practice fields, Northwestern State freshmen Josh Roberts and Clay Wiley will be picking up where they left off just a couple weeks earlier.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – When Northwestern State holds its first preseason practice of 2014 Tuesday at 3:30 in Turpin Stadium and on the nearby grass practice fields, Northwestern State freshmen Josh Roberts and Clay Wiley will be picking up where they left off just a couple weeks earlier.More >>
  • Two Tigers qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship to be held next week

    Two Tigers qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship to be held next week

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:42:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Two LSU Tigers will be in the field for the 114th United States Amateur Championship next week as rising senior All-American Stewart Jolly and rising junior standout Zach Wright will make the trip to the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, for one of the world’s premier amateur tournaments that will be held from Aug. 11-17.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Two LSU Tigers will be in the field for the 114th United States Amateur Championship next week as rising senior All-American Stewart Jolly and rising junior standout Zach Wright will make the trip to the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, for one of the world’s premier amateur tournaments that will be held from Aug. 11-17.More >>
  • LSU Soccer leads NCAA in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup representation

    LSU Soccer leads NCAA in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup representation

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:40:22 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 kicks off on Tuesday with Canada taking on Ghana in the first group match in Toronto, the LSU Soccer program will feature more players in the tournament than any other program in NCAA women’s college soccer with four Tigers competing in the event that runs through the final on Aug. 24.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 kicks off on Tuesday with Canada taking on Ghana in the first group match in Toronto, the LSU Soccer program will feature more players in the tournament than any other program in NCAA women’s college soccer with four Tigers competing in the event that runs through the final on Aug. 24.More >>
  • NSU signs 11 multi and jumps athletes

    NSU signs 11 multi and jumps athletes

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:38:40 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State track and field program has announced the signing of 11 multi and jumps athletes who will join the program this fall.The five Demon signees include Jacorious Jeter (Haughton H.S., Haughton), Deylon Key (Captain Shreve H.S., Shreveport), Tanner Owens (The Shelton School, Dallas), Lawrence Wallace (Coffeyville C.C., Coffeyville, Kan.) and David Moritz (Cedar Park H.S., Cedar Park, Texas).More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The Northwestern State track and field program has announced the signing of 11 multi and jumps athletes who will join the program this fall.The five Demon signees include Jacorious Jeter (Haughton H.S., Haughton), Deylon Key (Captain Shreve H.S., Shreveport), Tanner Owens (The Shelton School, Dallas), Lawrence Wallace (Coffeyville C.C., Coffeyville, Kan.) and David Moritz (Cedar Park H.S., Cedar Park, Texas).More >>
  • Competition Heats Up at Demon Digfest

    Competition Heats Up at Demon Digfest

    Sunday, August 3 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-04 03:48:57 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Like any team in the highly competitive Southland Conference, the Northwestern State volleyball program will face its share of obstacles this fall in pursuit of the program's first league title.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Like any team in the highly competitive Southland Conference, the Northwestern State volleyball program will face its share of obstacles this fall in pursuit of the program's first league title.More >>
  • Demons check in to start 2014 season

    Demons check in to start 2014 season

    Sunday, August 3 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-04 03:47:21 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As the Northwestern State football players checked into historic Varnado Dorm Sunday afternoon to open preseason camp, they carted in more than blankets, pillows and clothes.After last year’s turnaround season, they brought back aspirations of a championship season, perhaps even the kind of year that dates back to the days when Varnado’s doors opened for the first time.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As the Northwestern State football players checked into historic Varnado Dorm Sunday afternoon to open preseason camp, they carted in more than blankets, pillows and clothes.After last year’s turnaround season, they brought back aspirations of a championship season, perhaps even the kind of year that dates back to the days when Varnado’s doors opened for the first time.More >>
  • LSU Track Alum Thompson Anchors Trinidad to Commonwealth Bronze

    LSU Track Alum Thompson Anchors Trinidad to Commonwealth Bronze

    Sunday, August 3 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-04 03:45:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU Tiger alum and international sprint star Richard Thompson wrapped up his appearance at the 20th Commonwealth Games by anchoring Trinidad Tobago to a bronze medal in the men’s 4x100-meter relay final with a time of 38.10 seconds in the event held Saturday night at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU Tiger alum and international sprint star Richard Thompson wrapped up his appearance at the 20th Commonwealth Games by anchoring Trinidad Tobago to a bronze medal in the men’s 4x100-meter relay final with a time of 38.10 seconds in the event held Saturday night at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.More >>
  • LSU Discus Thrower Rodney Brown smashes school record in California

    LSU Discus Thrower Rodney Brown smashes school record in California

    Sunday, August 3 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-04 00:53:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – LSU’s All-American discus thrower Rodney Brown won the men’s discus title at the USA Track Field Throws Initiative Test Meet held in Chula Vista, California, this weekend as he smashed his own school record with a winning mark of 212 feet, 2 inches during Thursday’s preliminary round of the competition.Brown was the top qualifier in a field of some of the nation’s top discus throwers at the college and professional levels with his school-record throw of 21...More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – LSU’s All-American discus thrower Rodney Brown won the men’s discus title at the USA Track Field Throws Initiative Test Meet held in Chula Vista, California, this weekend as he smashed his own school record with a winning mark of 212 feet, 2 inches during Thursday’s preliminary round of the competition.Brown was the top qualifier in a field of some of the nation’s top discus throwers at the college and professional levels with his school-record throw of 21...More >>
  • Demons Report Sunday to Open Preseason Camp

    Demons Report Sunday to Open Preseason Camp

    Saturday, August 2 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-03 00:45:02 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State's football team reports to preseason camp Sunday afternoon, with 95 players expected to check into their rooms at historic Varnado Hall where they'll spend the next three weeks when away from meetings and practices preparing for the Aug. 28 season opener at home against Missouri State.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State's football team reports to preseason camp Sunday afternoon, with 95 players expected to check into their rooms at historic Varnado Hall where they'll spend the next three weeks when away from meetings and practices preparing for the Aug. 28 season opener at home against Missouri State.More >>
  • Former Lady Tiger runs in Commonwealth Final in 200 meters

    Former Lady Tiger runs in Commonwealth Final in 200 meters

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:26:32 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – Former Lady Tiger All-American Samantha Henry-Robinson lined up for Jamaica in the women’s 200-meter final during Friday’s action at the 20th Commonwealth Games, and sprinted to the finish line in 23.24 seconds to turn in an eighth-place finish in the event being held at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (News Channel 5) – Former Lady Tiger All-American Samantha Henry-Robinson lined up for Jamaica in the women’s 200-meter final during Friday’s action at the 20th Commonwealth Games, and sprinted to the finish line in 23.24 seconds to turn in an eighth-place finish in the event being held at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.More >>
  • NSU signee captures third at USATF Junior Olympics

    NSU signee captures third at USATF Junior Olympics

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:35:40 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State announced the signing of Jacqueline Rushford who placed third in the 2000 meter steeplechase with a time of 7:51.16 at Thursday's USATF National Junior Olympics from Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State announced the signing of Jacqueline Rushford who placed third in the 2000 meter steeplechase with a time of 7:51.16 at Thursday's USATF National Junior Olympics from Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas.More >>
  • LSU Track & Field Duo Qualifies for Commonwealth Games Finals on Tuesday

    LSU Track & Field Duo Qualifies for Commonwealth Games Finals on Tuesday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:33:52 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Sophomore All-American 400-meter hurdler Chanice Chase and LSU’s former SEC and NCAA long jump champion Damar Forbes each earned their place in championship finals during Tuesday’s action at the 20th Commonwealth Games.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Sophomore All-American 400-meter hurdler Chanice Chase and LSU’s former SEC and NCAA long jump champion Damar Forbes each earned their place in championship finals during Tuesday’s action at the 20th Commonwealth Games.More >>
  • Demons' Eagan Ranked Among Top FCS Kickoff Returners

    Demons' Eagan Ranked Among Top FCS Kickoff Returners

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:55:15 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Ed Eaganhas become the third Northwestern State player named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, with the junior being tabbed as a repeat selection from 2013 as one of the top 40 kickoff returners at the Division I FCS level. Eagan, a New Orleans-Holy Cross product, was recently named by league coaches to the Preseason Southland Conference Team as a return specialist. In two years, he has a career 23.5 average on kickoff returns, including an 82-yard to...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Ed Eaganhas become the third Northwestern State player named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, with the junior being tabbed as a repeat selection from 2013 as one of the top 40 kickoff returners at the Division I FCS level. Eagan, a New Orleans-Holy Cross product, was recently named by league coaches to the Preseason Southland Conference Team as a return specialist. In two years, he has a career 23.5 average on kickoff returns, including an 82-yard to...More >>
  • Former Lady Demon Armstead Signs Professional Contract

    Former Lady Demon Armstead Signs Professional Contract

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:50:14 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Trudy Armstead, the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player, signed a contract with the Phoenix Galati in Romania for the upcoming season announced Flash Agency on Monday. “I am extremely proud and excited for Trudy's opportunity to play the game she loves professionally,” said co-head coach Brooke Stoehr. “Trudy has shown tremendous growth on and off the court the last two years.” Armstead, who is listed as a forward/post player, was a part of the 2014 league...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Trudy Armstead, the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player, signed a contract with the Phoenix Galati in Romania for the upcoming season announced Flash Agency on Monday. “I am extremely proud and excited for Trudy's opportunity to play the game she loves professionally,” said co-head coach Brooke Stoehr. “Trudy has shown tremendous growth on and off the court the last two years.” Armstead, who is listed as a forward/post player, was a part of the 2014 league...More >>
  • NSU Track signee captures third at USATF Junior Olympics

    NSU Track signee captures third at USATF Junior Olympics

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:08 GMT
    ??NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State announced the signing of Jacqueline Rushford who placed third in the 2000 meter steeplechase with a time of 7:51.16 at Thursday's USATF National Junior Olympics from Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas.More >>
    ??NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State announced the signing of Jacqueline Rushford who placed third in the 2000 meter steeplechase with a time of 7:51.16 at Thursday's USATF National Junior Olympics from Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas.More >>
  • Demon Digfest Slated for Upcoming Weekend

    Demon Digfest Slated for Upcoming Weekend

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:05:08 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- The Northwestern State volleyball program will host its bi-annual Demon Digfest on Saturday and Sunday at Point Place Marina on Cane River Lake.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- The Northwestern State volleyball program will host its bi-annual Demon Digfest on Saturday and Sunday at Point Place Marina on Cane River Lake.More >>
  • Five Lady Tigers earn All-Academic honors from USTFCCCA

    Five Lady Tigers earn All-Academic honors from USTFCCCA

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:55:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – Five members of the LSU Track Field program have been honored by the U.S. Track Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their outstanding athletic and academic performance during the 2014 collegiate season while earning USTFCCCA All-Academic honors from the organization over the past week.More >>
    BATON ROUGE – Five members of the LSU Track Field program have been honored by the U.S. Track Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their outstanding athletic and academic performance during the 2014 collegiate season while earning USTFCCCA All-Academic honors from the organization over the past week.More >>
  • LSU Track & Field Trio to Compete at World Junior Championships

    LSU Track & Field Trio to Compete at World Junior Championships

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:45:10 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La.(KALB News Channel 5)– Three LSU Lady Tigers will step onto the world stage this week as freshmen Jada Martin and Rebekah Wales and Class of 2014 recruit Daeshon Gordon make the trip to Eugene, Oregon, to compete against the very best junior athletes from across the globe at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships beginning Tuesday at Oregon’s Hayward Field.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La.(KALB News Channel 5)– Three LSU Lady Tigers will step onto the world stage this week as freshmen Jada Martin and Rebekah Wales and Class of 2014 recruit Daeshon Gordon make the trip to Eugene, Oregon, to compete against the very best junior athletes from across the globe at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships beginning Tuesday at Oregon’s Hayward Field.More >>
  • Eight Demons Named Preseason All Conference

    Eight Demons Named Preseason All Conference

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:54:54 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Defensive lineman Deon Simon, cornerback Imoan Claiborne and cornerback Fred Thomas headlined eight picks for the Demons when the Southland Conference unveiled its preseason all-conference football team Wednesday. Simon, Claiborne and Thomas were all named first team selections to the league’s defensive team, and defensive end JeMarcus Marshall, defensive back Adam Jones and punt returner Ed Eagan were voted second team. Offensive lineman Austin Douglas and all-purpose back Dan...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Defensive lineman Deon Simon, cornerback Imoan Claiborne and cornerback Fred Thomas headlined eight picks for the Demons when the Southland Conference unveiled its preseason all-conference football team Wednesday. Simon, Claiborne and Thomas were all named first team selections to the league’s defensive team, and defensive end JeMarcus Marshall, defensive back Adam Jones and punt returner Ed Eagan were voted second team. Offensive lineman Austin Douglas and all-purpose back Dan...More >>
  • Jeter Goes 2-2 as AL Tops NL in All Star Game

    Jeter Goes 2-2 as AL Tops NL in All Star Game

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:50:10 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.Jeter started his 14th and final midsummer gathering of the game's best with a vintage opposite-field double, following an ovation from the Target Field crowd of more than one minute. The Yankees captain went 2 for 2 and was removed to another roar from the fans in the to...More >>
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.Jeter started his 14th and final midsummer gathering of the game's best with a vintage opposite-field double, following an ovation from the Target Field crowd of more than one minute. The Yankees captain went 2 for 2 and was removed to another roar from the fans in the to...More >>
  • Four TV Appearances for NSU Football in 2014

    Four TV Appearances for NSU Football in 2014

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:35:09 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State football team will make at least four television appearances this fall, including the Demons’ Southland Conference opener against instate rival Southeastern Louisiana on Oct. 4 at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond. The league announced Tuesday that it will feature 15 exclusive broadcasts of the 11-team league, including 10 on the Southland Conference Network and five on ESPN3. Two of the Demons’ TV games, including the SLU contest, will be on the SLC Network...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State football team will make at least four television appearances this fall, including the Demons’ Southland Conference opener against instate rival Southeastern Louisiana on Oct. 4 at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond. The league announced Tuesday that it will feature 15 exclusive broadcasts of the 11-team league, including 10 on the Southland Conference Network and five on ESPN3. Two of the Demons’ TV games, including the SLU contest, will be on the SLC Network...More >>
  • Saints Sign TE Jimmy Graham to Multiyear Extension

    Saints Sign TE Jimmy Graham to Multiyear Extension

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:32:03 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints' voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts - and challenged the NFL's franchise tag process through arbitration.The odds of Graham leaving the Saints were slim since the club in late February placed its franchise tag on the player.The NFL Players Association filed a grievance, contending Graham was use...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints' voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts - and challenged the NFL's franchise tag process through arbitration.The odds of Graham leaving the Saints were slim since the club in late February placed its franchise tag on the player.The NFL Players Association filed a grievance, contending Graham was use...More >>
  • Cespedes Repeats as Home Run Derby Champ

    Cespedes Repeats as Home Run Derby Champ

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:19:59 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999.With a serious, determined look on his face the whole time, Cespedes finished with 28 homers. That was four fewer than last year, when he beat Washington's Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round.Cespedes saved his best for last, a 452...More >>
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999.With a serious, determined look on his face the whole time, Cespedes finished with 28 homers. That was four fewer than last year, when he beat Washington's Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round.Cespedes saved his best for last, a 452...More >>
  • Barbier Returns to NSU as Pitching Coach

    Barbier Returns to NSU as Pitching Coach

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:31:37 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – After a five-year stint as Alabama’s third base coach, former Demon great Bobby Barbier returned to the Northwestern State baseball team as its pitching coach, head coach Lane Burroughs announced on Monday. Barbier's hiring is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State. “We could not be more ecstatic about Bobby coming back home and rejoining the Family,” said Burroughs. “He has fined tuned his sk...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – After a five-year stint as Alabama’s third base coach, former Demon great Bobby Barbier returned to the Northwestern State baseball team as its pitching coach, head coach Lane Burroughs announced on Monday. Barbier's hiring is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State. “We could not be more ecstatic about Bobby coming back home and rejoining the Family,” said Burroughs. “He has fined tuned his sk...More >>
  • Tickets for LSU vs. Wisconsin Season Opener Available

    Tickets for LSU vs. Wisconsin Season Opener Available

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:30:18 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – Tickets for LSU’s season-opener against Wisconsin in the Advocare Texas Kickoff game in Houston on Aug. 30 are still available through the LSU athletic ticket office. Tickets for the LSU season-opener can be purchased exclusively at www.LSUtix.net. Prices range from $40 to $60 based on the seat location. Kickoff for the LSU-Wisconsin game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans. The game will be televised by ESPN. For more information visit www...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – Tickets for LSU’s season-opener against Wisconsin in the Advocare Texas Kickoff game in Houston on Aug. 30 are still available through the LSU athletic ticket office. Tickets for the LSU season-opener can be purchased exclusively at www.LSUtix.net. Prices range from $40 to $60 based on the seat location. Kickoff for the LSU-Wisconsin game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans. The game will be televised by ESPN. For more information visit www...More >>
  • R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Announces Date and Time

    R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Announces Date and Time

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:29:10 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS –JULY 14, 2014 – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today that the 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. (CST) and will feature teams from the Sun Belt and Mountain West conferences. The game will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will air on ESPN. The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl extended its contracts with both the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA ...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS –JULY 14, 2014 – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today that the 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. (CST) and will feature teams from the Sun Belt and Mountain West conferences. The game will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will air on ESPN. The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl extended its contracts with both the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA ...More >>
  • LSU’S Tiger Stadium Capacity Officially Listed at 102,321

    LSU’S Tiger Stadium Capacity Officially Listed at 102,321

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:25:14 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Tiger Stadium is now the nation’s fifth largest college football venue with a stadium capacity of 102,321, the school announced on Friday. Tiger Stadium is in the final stages of the south endzone expansion that will move it to No. 2 in the SEC behind only Tennessee (102,455) in stadium capacity. “We are listing a stadium capacity now rather than seating capacity, which is in line with what other schools in the SEC are doing,” LSU associate athletic director for tickets o...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Tiger Stadium is now the nation’s fifth largest college football venue with a stadium capacity of 102,321, the school announced on Friday. Tiger Stadium is in the final stages of the south endzone expansion that will move it to No. 2 in the SEC behind only Tennessee (102,455) in stadium capacity. “We are listing a stadium capacity now rather than seating capacity, which is in line with what other schools in the SEC are doing,” LSU associate athletic director for tickets o...More >>
  • NSU's Jalan West Continues to Receive National Attention

    NSU's Jalan West Continues to Receive National Attention

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:40:34 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – The offseason college basketball spotlight nationally continues to shine on Northwestern State junior guard Jalan West, who has been listed among the nation's top mid-major point guards for 2014-15 in a feature by SBNation.com national columnist Parks Smith. West, a 5-10 point guard from Bossier City and Bossier High, was Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Southland and All-Louisiana selection last season. He won Mid-Major All-America honors...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – The offseason college basketball spotlight nationally continues to shine on Northwestern State junior guard Jalan West, who has been listed among the nation's top mid-major point guards for 2014-15 in a feature by SBNation.com national columnist Parks Smith. West, a 5-10 point guard from Bossier City and Bossier High, was Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Southland and All-Louisiana selection last season. He won Mid-Major All-America honors...More >>
  • Michael Vick to Visit Local Youth Football Players in Shreveport

    Michael Vick to Visit Local Youth Football Players in Shreveport

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:09:39 GMT
    Shreveport, LA - NFL Star quarterback Michael Vick will visit local youth football players in Independence Stadium on Friday, July 11th at 5pm. The New York Jets quarterback will interact with the players while local high school coaches conduct a football clinic. Michael Vick will encourage the young players and stress the importance of making positive decisions both on the field and off-the-field. 200 children are expected to attend the event. "I am delighted that Michael Vick has reached ou...More >>
    Shreveport, LA - NFL Star quarterback Michael Vick will visit local youth football players in Independence Stadium on Friday, July 11th at 5pm. The New York Jets quarterback will interact with the players while local high school coaches conduct a football clinic. Michael Vick will encourage the young players and stress the importance of making positive decisions both on the field and off-the-field. 200 children are expected to attend the event. "I am delighted that Michael Vick has reached ou...More >>
  • Argentina Defeats Netherlands, Advances to World Cup Final

    Argentina Defeats Netherlands, Advances to World Cup Final

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:04:44 GMT
    SAO PAULO (AP) - Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.More >>
    SAO PAULO (AP) - Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.More >>
  • Javi Sanchez, LSU Hitting Coach, Leaves Team

    Javi Sanchez, LSU Hitting Coach, Leaves Team

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:03:29 GMT
    LSU baseball hitting coach and recruiting coordinator Javi Sanchez has left his position in order to pursue other professional opportunities.Coach Paul Mainieri said Wednesday that Sanchez plans to pursue a career in business.The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1n8Qrqj ) Sanchez, a native of Miami, Florida, worked on the LSU staff for seven seasons, helping lead the Tigers to the 2009 national championship, three College World Series appearances, two SEC championships and five SEC Tournament ...More >>
    LSU baseball hitting coach and recruiting coordinator Javi Sanchez has left his position in order to pursue other professional opportunities.Coach Paul Mainieri said Wednesday that Sanchez plans to pursue a career in business.The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1n8Qrqj ) Sanchez, a native of Miami, Florida, worked on the LSU staff for seven seasons, helping lead the Tigers to the 2009 national championship, three College World Series appearances, two SEC championships and five SEC Tournament ...More >>
  • Two members of NSU fishing team qualify for nationals

    Two members of NSU fishing team qualify for nationals

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-02 19:17:36 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Justin Cooper and Johnny Ledet, members of Northwestern State University’s bass fishing team qualified for the 2014 Carhartt College Series National Championship to be held July 31 – Aug. 2 at Chatuge Reservoir in Young Harris, Georgia.Cooper and Ledet qualified for the nationals last weekend at the Carhartt College B.A.S.S. Wild Card Tournament in Florence, Alabama.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Justin Cooper and Johnny Ledet, members of Northwestern State University’s bass fishing team qualified for the 2014 Carhartt College Series National Championship to be held July 31 – Aug. 2 at Chatuge Reservoir in Young Harris, Georgia.Cooper and Ledet qualified for the nationals last weekend at the Carhartt College B.A.S.S. Wild Card Tournament in Florence, Alabama.More >>
  • Former LSU pole vaulter wins Miss Louisiana Pageant

    Former LSU pole vaulter wins Miss Louisiana Pageant

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-01 04:01:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – A former member of the LSU Track Field program was crowned Miss Louisiana 2014 on Saturday night at the Monroe Civic Center as Miss Lafayette Lacey Sanchez was crowned from a field of 32 contestants and earned the right to represent the state at the Miss America Pageant to be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.Sanchez, who lettered during the 2012 and 2013 track and field seasons as one of the team’s top pole vaulters, earned her undergraduate degree in English in ...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – A former member of the LSU Track Field program was crowned Miss Louisiana 2014 on Saturday night at the Monroe Civic Center as Miss Lafayette Lacey Sanchez was crowned from a field of 32 contestants and earned the right to represent the state at the Miss America Pageant to be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.Sanchez, who lettered during the 2012 and 2013 track and field seasons as one of the team’s top pole vaulters, earned her undergraduate degree in English in ...More >>
  • LSU's O'Bryant Selected 36th by the Bucks

    LSU's O'Bryant Selected 36th by the Bucks

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-06-27 03:45:57 GMT
    ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks added another forward in the second round of the NBA draft by taking LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III with the 36th overall pick.The 6-foot-9 O'Bryant averaged 15.4 points and 7.7 rebounds last season as a junior with the Tigers. He is one of 14 players in LSU history to have 1,000 career points and 700 rebounds.The Bucks had three second-round picks in this year's draft. They added a potential franchise cornerstone by taking Duke forward Jabari Parker in...More >>
    ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks added another forward in the second round of the NBA draft by taking LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III with the 36th overall pick.The 6-foot-9 O'Bryant averaged 15.4 points and 7.7 rebounds last season as a junior with the Tigers. He is one of 14 players in LSU history to have 1,000 career points and 700 rebounds.The Bucks had three second-round picks in this year's draft. They added a potential franchise cornerstone by taking Duke forward Jabari Parker in...More >>
  • Cajun Guard Elfrid Payton Drafted 10th by 76ers; Traded to Magic

    Cajun Guard Elfrid Payton Drafted 10th by 76ers; Traded to Magic

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-06-27 03:16:50 GMT
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic have completed a trade, swapping the No. 10 and 12 picks in the NBA draft.In the trade announced during the first round Thursday night, Philadelphia dealt the rights to No. 10 pick Elfrid Payton of Louisiana-Lafayette to Orlando for the rights of Croatia's Dario Saric, who the Magic selected at No. 12.Philadelphia also gets Orlando's 2015 second-round pick and a future first-round it received from Philadelphia in the Dwight Howard ...More >>
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic have completed a trade, swapping the No. 10 and 12 picks in the NBA draft.In the trade announced during the first round Thursday night, Philadelphia dealt the rights to No. 10 pick Elfrid Payton of Louisiana-Lafayette to Orlando for the rights of Croatia's Dario Saric, who the Magic selected at No. 12.Philadelphia also gets Orlando's 2015 second-round pick and a future first-round it received from Philadelphia in the Dwight Howard ...More >>
  • Wiggins Selected No. 1 Overall in NBA Draft

    Wiggins Selected No. 1 Overall in NBA Draft

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-06-27 03:12:33 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins of Kansas has been taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.The Cavs went for a freshman from Canada to open the draft for the second straight year Thursday and will hope Wiggins works out better than Anthony Bennett.Bennett was injured last summer, came into the season out of shape and made no impact, one of the reasons the Cavs were back in this spot again.But Wiggins seems a much more ready product after averaging a Kansas freshma...More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins of Kansas has been taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.The Cavs went for a freshman from Canada to open the draft for the second straight year Thursday and will hope Wiggins works out better than Anthony Bennett.Bennett was injured last summer, came into the season out of shape and made no impact, one of the reasons the Cavs were back in this spot again.But Wiggins seems a much more ready product after averaging a Kansas freshma...More >>
  • Walker Advances in 100 at USA Championships

    Walker Advances in 100 at USA Championships

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-06-27 03:08:12 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After becoming one of the premiere sprinters in major college track and field as he scored 11 points as a Northwestern State senior at the NCAA Outdoor Championships early this month, All-American Justin Walker makes his last races in Demon gear and takes his first steps on his post-collegiate competitive path beginning Thursday at the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships. After a fourth-place 100 meter dash finish at the NCAA meet in Eugene, Ore., Walker runs in the fi...More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After becoming one of the premiere sprinters in major college track and field as he scored 11 points as a Northwestern State senior at the NCAA Outdoor Championships early this month, All-American Justin Walker makes his last races in Demon gear and takes his first steps on his post-collegiate competitive path beginning Thursday at the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships. After a fourth-place 100 meter dash finish at the NCAA meet in Eugene, Ore., Walker runs in the fi...More >>
  • JOLLY SPLITS MATCHES AS USA TRAILS EUROPE AFTER DAY 1 AT PALMER CUP

    JOLLY SPLITS MATCHES AS USA TRAILS EUROPE AFTER DAY 1 AT PALMER CUP

    Thursday, June 26 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-26 21:45:43 GMT
    SURREY, England (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly wrapped up Thursday’s morning foursomes with a victory in the final match before dropping his four-ball match in the afternoon as the United States ended the day facing a narrow 5.5-4.5 deficit to the Europeans at the 2014 Palmer Cup being held this weekend at Walton Heath Golf Club. More >>
    SURREY, England (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly wrapped up Thursday’s morning foursomes with a victory in the final match before dropping his four-ball match in the afternoon as the United States ended the day facing a narrow 5.5-4.5 deficit to the Europeans at the 2014 Palmer Cup being held this weekend at Walton Heath Golf Club. More >>
  • USA Falls to Germany 1-0, Still Advances

    USA Falls to Germany 1-0, Still Advances

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:34:27 GMT
    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy Recife on Thomas Mueller's 55th-minute goal to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second place when Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in a game played simultaneously in Brasilia.The Germans, three-time World Cup champions, finished with seven points, while the U.S. had four after allowing a 95th-minut...More >>
    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy Recife on Thomas Mueller's 55th-minute goal to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second place when Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in a game played simultaneously in Brasilia.The Germans, three-time World Cup champions, finished with seven points, while the U.S. had four after allowing a 95th-minut...More >>
  • Vanderbilt Wins 2014 CWS

    Vanderbilt Wins 2014 CWS

    Thursday, June 26 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-06-26 04:06:05 GMT
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - John Norwood's home run in the top of the eighth inning gave Vanderbilt the lead, and the Commodores beat Virginia 3-2 on Wednesday night for their first national championship.Norwood turned on Nick Howard's 97 mph fastball and sent it into the left field bullpen to break a 2-2 tie in the third and deciding game of the College World Series finals.It was Norwood's third homer of the year, his first since April 19, and Vanderbilt's first since May 16. It also was only the thi...More >>
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - John Norwood's home run in the top of the eighth inning gave Vanderbilt the lead, and the Commodores beat Virginia 3-2 on Wednesday night for their first national championship.Norwood turned on Nick Howard's 97 mph fastball and sent it into the left field bullpen to break a 2-2 tie in the third and deciding game of the College World Series finals.It was Norwood's third homer of the year, his first since April 19, and Vanderbilt's first since May 16. It also was only the thi...More >>
  • Pelicans Trade Future Draft Pick for Asik

    Pelicans Trade Future Draft Pick for Asik

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-06-26 03:59:07 GMT
    The Houston Rockets have taken the first step toward making a run at LeBron James.A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Rockets have agreed to trade Omer Asik and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first-round draft pick. The person requested anonymity because the deal cannot be completed until July due to rules in the collective bargaining agreement.The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. It gives the Rockets some of the cap space neede...More >>
    The Houston Rockets have taken the first step toward making a run at LeBron James.A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Rockets have agreed to trade Omer Asik and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first-round draft pick. The person requested anonymity because the deal cannot be completed until July due to rules in the collective bargaining agreement.The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. It gives the Rockets some of the cap space neede...More >>
  • NSU Great Jerry Burton Passes Away at Age 73

    NSU Great Jerry Burton Passes Away at Age 73

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-06-26 03:55:01 GMT
    SHREVEPORT –A Friday evening visitation and Saturday morning funeral at Shreveport's Northwood High School will honor the life ofJerry Burton, an All-America safety for the Northwestern State football team in 1963 who became an outstanding high school football coach. Burton, 73, died suddenly Wednesday morning, reportedly from heart-related complications.A visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday atNorthwood, with the funeral service there at 10 Saturday morning. He is in NSU’s Graduate N Clu...More >>
    SHREVEPORT –A Friday evening visitation and Saturday morning funeral at Shreveport's Northwood High School will honor the life ofJerry Burton, an All-America safety for the Northwestern State football team in 1963 who became an outstanding high school football coach. Burton, 73, died suddenly Wednesday morning, reportedly from heart-related complications.A visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday atNorthwood, with the funeral service there at 10 Saturday morning. He is in NSU’s Graduate N Clu...More >>
  • Justin Walker Projected for Strong Showing at USA Nationals

    Justin Walker Projected for Strong Showing at USA Nationals

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-06-26 03:53:15 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After becoming one of the premiere sprinters in major college track and field as he scored 11 points as a Northwestern State senior at the NCAA Outdoor Championships early this month, All-American Justin Walker makes his last races in Demon gear and takes his first steps on his post-collegiate competitive path beginning Thursday at the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships. After a fourth-place 100 meter dash finish at the NCAA meet in Eugene, Ore., Walker runs in the fi...More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After becoming one of the premiere sprinters in major college track and field as he scored 11 points as a Northwestern State senior at the NCAA Outdoor Championships early this month, All-American Justin Walker makes his last races in Demon gear and takes his first steps on his post-collegiate competitive path beginning Thursday at the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships. After a fourth-place 100 meter dash finish at the NCAA meet in Eugene, Ore., Walker runs in the fi...More >>
  • Don't Die Wondering Classic Set to Support Lady Demons Hoops

    Don't Die Wondering Classic Set to Support Lady Demons Hoops

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-06-26 03:51:49 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES - Individual and team entries, and sponsorships, are being accepted for the Saturday, Aug. 2, Don't Die Wondering Classic XXVI scramble golf tournament, which generates support for the Northwestern State Lady Demon basketball program that returned to the NCAA Tournament last March. The event, staged each summer since 1989, will be played at the 18-hole Northwestern Hills golf course on the La. 1 bypass. Co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr are carrying on the traditional even...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES - Individual and team entries, and sponsorships, are being accepted for the Saturday, Aug. 2, Don't Die Wondering Classic XXVI scramble golf tournament, which generates support for the Northwestern State Lady Demon basketball program that returned to the NCAA Tournament last March. The event, staged each summer since 1989, will be played at the 18-hole Northwestern Hills golf course on the La. 1 bypass. Co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr are carrying on the traditional even...More >>
  • LSU Golf All-American Stewart Jolly to Tee Off at Palmer Cup with Team USA

    LSU Golf All-American Stewart Jolly to Tee Off at Palmer Cup with Team USA

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-06-25 19:35:10 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – Fresh off of his victory at the Northeast Amateur Invitational on Saturday, LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly has made the trip to Surrey, England, as he will tee off with the rest of the 10-man Team USA against Team Europe at the 2014 Palmer Cup that will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Walton Heath Golf Club. Jolly will tee off Thursday at this year’s Palmer Cup in an annual Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top American and top European golfers compet...More >>
    BATON ROUGE – Fresh off of his victory at the Northeast Amateur Invitational on Saturday, LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly has made the trip to Surrey, England, as he will tee off with the rest of the 10-man Team USA against Team Europe at the 2014 Palmer Cup that will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Walton Heath Golf Club. Jolly will tee off Thursday at this year’s Palmer Cup in an annual Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top American and top European golfers compet...More >>
  • NSU's Gomez Named to SLC All Academic Baseball Team

    NSU's Gomez Named to SLC All Academic Baseball Team

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-06-18 03:43:38 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State senior second baseman Edwin Gomez was named to the Southland Conference All-Academic baseball team as a member of the first squad, the league office announced Tuesday. Gomez graduated with a 4.0 grade point average in general studies just before he helped the team claim its first Southland Conference Tournament appearance since 2010 in May. “We are so proud of Edwin and for what he accomplished on the field and in the classroom,” said Demon head coach Lane ...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State senior second baseman Edwin Gomez was named to the Southland Conference All-Academic baseball team as a member of the first squad, the league office announced Tuesday. Gomez graduated with a 4.0 grade point average in general studies just before he helped the team claim its first Southland Conference Tournament appearance since 2010 in May. “We are so proud of Edwin and for what he accomplished on the field and in the classroom,” said Demon head coach Lane ...More >>
  • Demons' Jalan West Grabs More National Acclaim

    Demons' Jalan West Grabs More National Acclaim

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-06-18 03:41:49 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – After a sensational sophomore season capped by Mid-Major All-America honors, Northwestern State junior guard Jalan West is listed among the nation’s most exciting under-the-radar college basketball players for 2014-15 in a feature by BleacherReport.com national columnist Kerry Miller. West, a 5-10 point guard from Bossier City and Bossier High, was Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Southland and All-Louisiana selection last season. He won M...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – After a sensational sophomore season capped by Mid-Major All-America honors, Northwestern State junior guard Jalan West is listed among the nation’s most exciting under-the-radar college basketball players for 2014-15 in a feature by BleacherReport.com national columnist Kerry Miller. West, a 5-10 point guard from Bossier City and Bossier High, was Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-Southland and All-Louisiana selection last season. He won M...More >>
  • Walkers All-American Honors Become Official

    Walkers All-American Honors Become Official

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-06-17 19:29:37 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Justin Walker’s pair of first-team All-America awards, unprecedented in Northwestern State history, became official Monday as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the 2014 list of NCAA Division I Outdoor All-Americans. By finishing fourth in the 100 meter dash Friday and third in the 200 a day later at last week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships, Walker became the first Demon competitor to win first-team All-America recognition with a pair of top ...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Justin Walker’s pair of first-team All-America awards, unprecedented in Northwestern State history, became official Monday as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the 2014 list of NCAA Division I Outdoor All-Americans. By finishing fourth in the 100 meter dash Friday and third in the 200 a day later at last week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships, Walker became the first Demon competitor to win first-team All-America recognition with a pair of top ...More >>
  • Walker Blazes to Bronze in 200M

    Walker Blazes to Bronze in 200M

    Saturday, June 14 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-06-15 02:46:32 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Walker’s Friday frustration created focus and it led to happy results Saturday for the Northwestern State senior sprinter, who took third in the 200 meter dash and propelled the Demons to 20th place in the final team standings at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Still stinging despite setting a school record with his fourth-place 10.12 clocking Friday in the 100 final, Walker ran his fastest 200 ever, 20.13, bettered only by a 19.91, the best time in the w...More >>
    EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Walker’s Friday frustration created focus and it led to happy results Saturday for the Northwestern State senior sprinter, who took third in the 200 meter dash and propelled the Demons to 20th place in the final team standings at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Still stinging despite setting a school record with his fourth-place 10.12 clocking Friday in the 100 final, Walker ran his fastest 200 ever, 20.13, bettered only by a 19.91, the best time in the w...More >>
  • Walker Finishes 4th in 100M

    Walker Finishes 4th in 100M

    Saturday, June 14 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-06-15 02:45:30 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Walker finally got sole possession of the Northwestern State 100 meter dash record Friday, posting a 10.12 time that was fourth in the national final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, with the Demons’ senior taking aim at Saturday afternoon’s 200 meter title. Walker recovered from a subpar start in the eight-man final to surge in the second half of the race. Baylor freshman Trayvon Bromell, who had a 9.92 in the semifinal round Wednesday, won in 9.97, wi...More >>
    EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Walker finally got sole possession of the Northwestern State 100 meter dash record Friday, posting a 10.12 time that was fourth in the national final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, with the Demons’ senior taking aim at Saturday afternoon’s 200 meter title. Walker recovered from a subpar start in the eight-man final to surge in the second half of the race. Baylor freshman Trayvon Bromell, who had a 9.92 in the semifinal round Wednesday, won in 9.97, wi...More >>
  • NSU's Walker Qualifies in 200m

    NSU's Walker Qualifies in 200m

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-06-13 03:42:42 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. -- Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker added another day to his workweek and made school history Thursday afternoon, qualifying for Saturday’s eight-man 200 meter dash final before quickly turning his focus to Friday evening’s national championship race in the 100 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With a second-place finish in the second heat of the 200 Thursday, Walker locked up one of eight spots in Saturday’s 4:42 CST final. His 20.70 clocking int...More >>
    EUGENE, Ore. -- Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker added another day to his workweek and made school history Thursday afternoon, qualifying for Saturday’s eight-man 200 meter dash final before quickly turning his focus to Friday evening’s national championship race in the 100 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With a second-place finish in the second heat of the 200 Thursday, Walker locked up one of eight spots in Saturday’s 4:42 CST final. His 20.70 clocking int...More >>
  • NSU Sprinter Justin Walker Advances to 100m Finals

    NSU Sprinter Justin Walker Advances to 100m Finals

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-06-12 03:43:58 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. – Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker won his national semifinal-round heat Wednesday evening in the 100 meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, advancing to Friday evening’s eight-man final. Running in the inside lane in the second of three heats, Walker posted a wind-aided 10.113 time, tied for third fastest among the 24 national semifinalists. He clinched first-team All-America honors, the 71st All-America recognition for NSU competitors at t...More >>
    EUGENE, Ore. – Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker won his national semifinal-round heat Wednesday evening in the 100 meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, advancing to Friday evening’s eight-man final. Running in the inside lane in the second of three heats, Walker posted a wind-aided 10.113 time, tied for third fastest among the 24 national semifinalists. He clinched first-team All-America honors, the 71st All-America recognition for NSU competitors at t...More >>
  • LSU's Mills Suspended From Football Team

    LSU's Mills Suspended From Football Team

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-06-12 03:39:57 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – Junior defensive back Jalen Mills has been indefinitely suspended from the LSU football team for his involvement in an off-campus incident, head coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday. Miles said that he will not make any further comments until the incident has gone through the legal system.More >>
    BATON ROUGE – Junior defensive back Jalen Mills has been indefinitely suspended from the LSU football team for his involvement in an off-campus incident, head coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday. Miles said that he will not make any further comments until the incident has gone through the legal system.More >>
  • LA Sports Hall of Fame Just Two Weeks Out

    LA Sports Hall of Fame Just Two Weeks Out

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-06-06 02:47:54 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – With the June 19-21 annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration fast approaching, honoring 11 state sports heroes with a series of events, there’s still time to make reservations online at LaSportsHall.com or by telephone to be part of the memorable festivities. Participation in, and information about, induction events can also be obtained by calling the Hall of Fame Foundation office at 318-238-4255, or by contacting Foundation president Lisa Babin at LisaBabin@...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – With the June 19-21 annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration fast approaching, honoring 11 state sports heroes with a series of events, there’s still time to make reservations online at LaSportsHall.com or by telephone to be part of the memorable festivities. Participation in, and information about, induction events can also be obtained by calling the Hall of Fame Foundation office at 318-238-4255, or by contacting Foundation president Lisa Babin at LisaBabin@...More >>
  • NSU Announces New Contracts for Baseball, Women's basketball coaches

    NSU Announces New Contracts for Baseball, Women's basketball coaches

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-06-06 02:45:46 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Athletics director Greg Burke announced Thursday afternoon Northwestern State has agreed to multi-year contract extensions with coaches who have accomplished remarkable turnarounds in just their second seasons leading their programs, baseball coach Lane Burroughs and women’s basketball co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr. Burke lauded Burroughs, the Stoehrs and their staffs and players for revitalizing tradition-rich programs and creating championship cultures with impressi...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Athletics director Greg Burke announced Thursday afternoon Northwestern State has agreed to multi-year contract extensions with coaches who have accomplished remarkable turnarounds in just their second seasons leading their programs, baseball coach Lane Burroughs and women’s basketball co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr. Burke lauded Burroughs, the Stoehrs and their staffs and players for revitalizing tradition-rich programs and creating championship cultures with impressi...More >>
  • Big Inning by Houston Ends LSU's Season

    Big Inning by Houston Ends LSU's Season

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-06-03 04:01:46 GMT
    BATON ROUGE -- Houston scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to break a 2-2 tie and end the LSU baseball team's season in the NCAA Regional final, 9-2, on Monday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.LSU (46-16-1) led 2-0 in the after the first frame, but Houston (48-16) scored 12 unanswered runs to advance to the NCAA Super Regional against Texas next weekend.Cougars reliver Jared Robinson (5-1) entered to squelch a rally in the third and stymied the Tigers for the bett...More >>
    BATON ROUGE -- Houston scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to break a 2-2 tie and end the LSU baseball team's season in the NCAA Regional final, 9-2, on Monday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.LSU (46-16-1) led 2-0 in the after the first frame, but Houston (48-16) scored 12 unanswered runs to advance to the NCAA Super Regional against Texas next weekend.Cougars reliver Jared Robinson (5-1) entered to squelch a rally in the third and stymied the Tigers for the bett...More >>
  • ASH Product Imoan Claiborne on CFPA Defensive Backs Watch List

    ASH Product Imoan Claiborne on CFPA Defensive Backs Watch List

    Monday, June 2 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-06-03 03:51:12 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State senior cornerback Imoan Claiborne has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List as one of the top 38 defensive backs at the Division I FCS level. The 5-11, 187-pound Alexandria native, an Alexandria Senior High product, was not thrown at often last season, but made 37 tackles, snagged two interceptions and broke up four passes. He ran back one pickoff 48 yards for a touchdown to get the Demons on the scoreboard early in a season-en...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State senior cornerback Imoan Claiborne has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List as one of the top 38 defensive backs at the Division I FCS level. The 5-11, 187-pound Alexandria native, an Alexandria Senior High product, was not thrown at often last season, but made 37 tackles, snagged two interceptions and broke up four passes. He ran back one pickoff 48 yards for a touchdown to get the Demons on the scoreboard early in a season-en...More >>
  • Demons Drop Heartbreaker, Eliminated from SLC Tournament

    Demons Drop Heartbreaker, Eliminated from SLC Tournament

    Friday, May 23 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-05-24 03:39:27 GMT
    CONWAY, Ark. – The Northwestern State baseball team was three outs away from a win that would continue its season into the final day of the Southland Conference Tournament, but a five-run top of the ninth inning from Southeastern Louisiana eliminated the Demons in a 7-3 semifinal loss Friday night at Bear Stadium. Fourth-seeded NSU (33-25) finished its season with a 17-win turnaround, tied for the largest in school history. Its 14-win advantage from last season in conference play was the most...More >>
    CONWAY, Ark. – The Northwestern State baseball team was three outs away from a win that would continue its season into the final day of the Southland Conference Tournament, but a five-run top of the ninth inning from Southeastern Louisiana eliminated the Demons in a 7-3 semifinal loss Friday night at Bear Stadium. Fourth-seeded NSU (33-25) finished its season with a 17-win turnaround, tied for the largest in school history. Its 14-win advantage from last season in conference play was the most...More >>
  • LSU Pounds Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament Opener

    LSU Pounds Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament Opener

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-05-22 02:49:28 GMT
    HOOVER, Ala. – Shortstop Alex Bregman drove in five runs Wednesday, and left-hander Jared Poche’ earned his ninth win of the season as eighth-ranked LSU defeated No. 10 Vanderbilt, 11-1, in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.More >>
    HOOVER, Ala. – Shortstop Alex Bregman drove in five runs Wednesday, and left-hander Jared Poche’ earned his ninth win of the season as eighth-ranked LSU defeated No. 10 Vanderbilt, 11-1, in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.More >>
  • NSU Athletics Claim Southland's APR Award

    NSU Athletics Claim Southland's APR Award

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-05-22 02:47:29 GMT
    FRISCO, Texas – As a highlight of Tuesday night’s Southland Conference Honors Dinner involving presidents, athletic directors and other top administrators, Northwestern State received the 2013-14 Southland Conference Academic Performance Award for posting the best results among league members on the recently-reported NCAA Academic Progress Rate study covering 2009-13.More >>
    FRISCO, Texas – As a highlight of Tuesday night’s Southland Conference Honors Dinner involving presidents, athletic directors and other top administrators, Northwestern State received the 2013-14 Southland Conference Academic Performance Award for posting the best results among league members on the recently-reported NCAA Academic Progress Rate study covering 2009-13.More >>
  • Demons Drop Opener at SLC Tournament

    Demons Drop Opener at SLC Tournament

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-05-22 02:45:40 GMT
    CONWAY, Ark. – Andrew Godbold's bases loaded, two-out double to left center in the fourth inning cleared the bases and capped off a three-run fourth inning that led Southeastern Louisiana to a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Wednesday morning in the first game of the Southland Conference Tournament. More >>
    CONWAY, Ark. – Andrew Godbold's bases loaded, two-out double to left center in the fourth inning cleared the bases and capped off a three-run fourth inning that led Southeastern Louisiana to a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Wednesday morning in the first game of the Southland Conference Tournament. More >>
  • Demons Set to Open Final Series of 2014

    Demons Set to Open Final Series of 2014

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-05-15 03:05:18 GMT
    HAMMOND – The Northwestern State baseball team, who still has a chance for a share of the Southland Conference Championship, is set to open its final series of the 2014 season on Thursday at 6 o'clock at Southeastern Louisiana in league action. The second game of the three-game set is scheduled for 6:00 on Friday, and the finale is on Saturday at 2 o'clock. More >>
    HAMMOND – The Northwestern State baseball team, who still has a chance for a share of the Southland Conference Championship, is set to open its final series of the 2014 season on Thursday at 6 o'clock at Southeastern Louisiana in league action. The second game of the three-game set is scheduled for 6:00 on Friday, and the finale is on Saturday at 2 o'clock. More >>
  • Demons Finish Mid Week Slate at LSU

    Demons Finish Mid Week Slate at LSU

    Monday, May 12 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-05-13 03:44:11 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – The Northwestern State baseball team will play its final mid-week game of the 2014 season on Tuesday at 6:30 when the Demons travel to face NO. 10 LSU at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will be televised by Cox Sports Television, and will be broadcast on 100.7 KZBL-FM in Natchitoches. The live audio feed can be heard on NSUDemons.com. More >>
    BATON ROUGE – The Northwestern State baseball team will play its final mid-week game of the 2014 season on Tuesday at 6:30 when the Demons travel to face NO. 10 LSU at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will be televised by Cox Sports Television, and will be broadcast on 100.7 KZBL-FM in Natchitoches. The live audio feed can be heard on NSUDemons.com. More >>
  • Peveto Returns to LSU as Sp. Teams Coordinator

    Peveto Returns to LSU as Sp. Teams Coordinator

    Thursday, March 20 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-03-20 20:17:06 GMT
    BATON ROUGE – Bradley Dale Peveto, who was a member of the LSU coaching staff during its run to the 2007 national title, returns to the program as special teams coordinator and defensive assistant, headMore >>
    BATON ROUGE – Bradley Dale Peveto, who was a member of the LSU coaching staff during its run to the 2007 national title, returns to the program as special teams coordinator and defensive assistant, head coach Les Miles officially announced on Thursday.More >>
  • 5 things to know after Seahawks win Super Bowl

    5 things to know after Seahawks win Super Bowl

    Monday, February 3 2014 9:55 AM EST2014-02-03 14:55:48 GMT
    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Pete Carroll stood in the center of the locker room and gathered his Seattle Seahawks around him. They were Super Bowl champions, and theyMore >>
    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Pete Carroll stood in the center of the locker room and gathered his Seattle Seahawks around him. They were Super Bowl champions, and theyMore >>
  • Super Bowl MVP Smith remembers being 'overlooked'

    Super Bowl MVP Smith remembers being 'overlooked'

    Monday, February 3 2014 9:50 AM EST2014-02-03 14:50:24 GMT
    By HOWARD FENDRICHAP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A reporter wanted to know what Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith's 40-yard dash time was at the NFL combine, where all top college prospectsMore >>
    By HOWARD FENDRICHAP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - A reporter wanted to know what Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith's 40-yard dash time was at the NFL combine, where all top college prospectsMore >>
  • NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions in '13 than '12

    NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions in '13 than '12

    Thursday, January 30 2014 3:34 PM EST2014-01-30 20:34:12 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL says the number of concussions in practices and games in the preseason and regular season dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013. Using information collected from team doctors,More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL says the number of concussions in practices and games in the preseason and regular season dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013. Using information collected from team doctors,More >>
  • NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

    NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

    Thursday, January 30 2014 3:27 PM EST2014-01-30 20:27:58 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR overhauled its championship format Thursday, creating an elimination, winner-take-all system designed to reward "the most battle-tested" driver at the end of the season. AnMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR overhauled its championship format Thursday, creating an elimination, winner-take-all system designed to reward "the most battle-tested" driver at the end of the season. AnMore >>
  • Cowboys demote Kiffin, add Linehan as play-caller

    Cowboys demote Kiffin, add Linehan as play-caller

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 10:26 AM EST2014-01-29 15:26:07 GMT
    By SCHUYLER DIXONAP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys decided one year with Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator and Bill Callahan as play-caller was enough. Kiffin was demoted TuesdayMore >>
    By SCHUYLER DIXONAP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys decided one year with Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator and Bill Callahan as play-caller was enough. Kiffin was demoted TuesdayMore >>
  • Denver teammates ask Peyton Manning for autographs

    Denver teammates ask Peyton Manning for autographs

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 10:17 AM EST2014-01-29 15:17:51 GMT
    By HOWARD FENDRICHAP Pro Football Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Every time Peyton Manning sets foot in the locker room lately, he comes across No. 18 jerseys that other members of the Denver Broncos leftMore >>
    By HOWARD FENDRICHAP Pro Football Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Every time Peyton Manning sets foot in the locker room lately, he comes across No. 18 jerseys that other members of the Denver Broncos leftMore >>
  • MLB OKs protective cap for pitchers, fit for camp

    MLB OKs protective cap for pitchers, fit for camp

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-01-28 16:42:12 GMT
    By BEN WALKERAP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Big league pitchers might feel safer on the mound this season. Major League Baseball has approved a protective cap for pitchers, hoping to reduce the effectsMore >>
    By BEN WALKERAP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Big league pitchers might feel safer on the mound this season. Major League Baseball has approved a protective cap for pitchers, hoping to reduce the effectsMore >>
  • Beleaguered Brodeur done in by bad ice and Rangers

    Beleaguered Brodeur done in by bad ice and Rangers

    Monday, January 27 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-01-27 15:18:38 GMT
    By IRA PODELLAP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Peter DeBoer said giving goalie Martin Brodeur the starting nod in the New Jersey Devils' first outdoor game was simply the right thing to do. Pulling theMore >>
    By IRA PODELLAP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Peter DeBoer said giving goalie Martin Brodeur the starting nod in the New Jersey Devils' first outdoor game was simply the right thing to do. Pulling theMore >>
  • Tolbert conversion gives Rice 22-21 Pro Bowl win

    Tolbert conversion gives Rice 22-21 Pro Bowl win

    Monday, January 27 2014 10:09 AM EST2014-01-27 15:09:57 GMT
    By OSKAR GARCIAAssociated Press HONOLULU (AP) - The NFL's all-stars are defending their effort in the lowest scoring Pro Bowl in eight years - a game that pitted teammates against each other in a contestMore >>
    By OSKAR GARCIAAssociated Press HONOLULU (AP) - The NFL's all-stars are defending their effort in the lowest scoring Pro Bowl in eight years - a game that pitted teammates against each other in a contestMore >>
  • Broncos, Seahawks hit frozen Big Apple

    Broncos, Seahawks hit frozen Big Apple

    Monday, January 27 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-01-27 15:02:29 GMT
    By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Leave it to Peyton Manning to put everything in perspective. "The Super Bowl is a big deal," the Broncos' record-setting quarterback saidMore >>
    By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Leave it to Peyton Manning to put everything in perspective. "The Super Bowl is a big deal," the Broncos' record-setting quarterback saidMore >>
  • Last ride? No plans to retire for Broncos' Manning

    Last ride? No plans to retire for Broncos' Manning

    Monday, January 27 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-01-27 14:58:01 GMT
    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Peyton Manning would love to go out a champion. Just, not yet. Riding off into the Super Bowl sunset with another ring might seem like theMore >>
    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Peyton Manning would love to go out a champion. Just, not yet. Riding off into the Super Bowl sunset with another ring might seem like theMore >>
  • Sherman on best behavior as Seahawks arrive in NJ

    Sherman on best behavior as Seahawks arrive in NJ

    Monday, January 27 2014 9:56 AM EST2014-01-27 14:56:15 GMT
    By TOM CANAVANAP Sports Writer JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - From the moment he went to the podium, it was clear that Richard Sherman was enjoying the hype at the start Super Bowl week. The Seahawks' loquaciousMore >>
    By TOM CANAVANAP Sports Writer JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - From the moment he went to the podium, it was clear that Richard Sherman was enjoying the hype at the start Super Bowl week. The Seahawks' loquaciousMore >>
  • Coleman's hearing not an NFL obstacle

    Coleman's hearing not an NFL obstacle

    Friday, January 17 2014 10:36 AM EST2014-01-17 15:36:19 GMT
    By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer RENTON, Wash. (AP) - CenturyLink Field is the loudest around. Derrick Coleman knows it even if he can't hear it. Seattle's backup fullback is hearing impaired, whichMore >>
    By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer RENTON, Wash. (AP) - CenturyLink Field is the loudest around. Derrick Coleman knows it even if he can't hear it. Seattle's backup fullback is hearing impaired, whichMore >>
  • MLB approves expanded replay starting this season

    MLB approves expanded replay starting this season

    Friday, January 17 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-01-17 15:34:44 GMT
    By BOB BAUMAP Sports Writer PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. StartingMore >>
    By BOB BAUMAP Sports Writer PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. StartingMore >>
  • FIFA puts World Cup final ref Webb on Brazil list

    FIFA puts World Cup final ref Webb on Brazil list

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 11:33 AM EST2014-01-15 16:33:04 GMT
    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA selected World Cup final referee Howard Webb as one of the 25 who will officiate at this year's tournament in Brazil. Webb, who showed 14 yellow cards and one red in a bad-temperedMore >>
    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA selected World Cup final referee Howard Webb as one of the 25 who will officiate at this year's tournament in Brazil. Webb, who showed 14 yellow cards and one red in a bad-temperedMore >>
  • Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as their new coach

    Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as their new coach

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 3:16 PM EST2014-01-14 20:16:28 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up their coaching search by hiring San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach and 17th in franchise history.TitansMore >>
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up their coaching search by hiring San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach and 17th in franchise history.TitansMore >>
  • AP Source: Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

    AP Source: Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 3:12 PM EST2014-01-14 20:12:00 GMT
    By LARRY LAGEAP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions wanted to replace Jim Schwartz with someone with experience as a head coach. The Lions landed one, though he appears to be PlanMore >>
    By LARRY LAGEAP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions wanted to replace Jim Schwartz with someone with experience as a head coach. The Lions landed one, though he appears to be PlanMore >>
  • A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

    A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

    Monday, January 13 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-01-13 22:01:37 GMT
    By RONALD BLUM and LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by anMore >>
    By RONALD BLUM and LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by anMore >>
  • Brady-Manning, 49ers-Seahawks spice up title games

    Brady-Manning, 49ers-Seahawks spice up title games

    Monday, January 13 2014 10:00 AM EST2014-01-13 15:00:07 GMT
    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. It's Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady - Round 15 - in the AFC championship game nextMore >>
    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. It's Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady - Round 15 - in the AFC championship game nextMore >>
  • Panthers WR Smith: Injured knee feeling worse

    Panthers WR Smith: Injured knee feeling worse

    Friday, January 10 2014 12:28 PM EST2014-01-10 17:28:38 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said Thursday his injured left knee isn't coming along quite as well as he'd hoped.Smith practiced for the second straight day on a limited basis,More >>
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said Thursday his injured left knee isn't coming along quite as well as he'd hoped.Smith practiced for the second straight day on a limited basis,More >>
  • NFL: 2 players violated concussion protocol

    NFL: 2 players violated concussion protocol

    Friday, January 10 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-01-10 17:14:16 GMT
    By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer BOSTON (AP) - Two players violated league concussion protocol in last weekend's wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL's head, neck and spine committeeMore >>
    By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer BOSTON (AP) - Two players violated league concussion protocol in last weekend's wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL's head, neck and spine committeeMore >>
  • Ryan coming back; Dolphins going nowhere

    Ryan coming back; Dolphins going nowhere

    Monday, December 30 2013 12:56 PM EST2013-12-30 17:56:20 GMT
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rex Ryan is coming back next year. The Miami Dolphins are sitting out another postseason.The New York Jets eliminated the Dolphins from playoff contention with a 20-7 victoryMore >>
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rex Ryan is coming back next year. The Miami Dolphins are sitting out another postseason.The New York Jets eliminated the Dolphins from playoff contention with a 20-7 victoryMore >>
  • Jackson Leads Houston to 62-13 Win Over Southern

    Jackson Leads Houston to 62-13 Win Over Southern

    Sunday, September 1 2013 12:06 AM EDT2013-09-01 04:06:46 GMT
    HOUSTON -- Ryan Jackson rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston to a 62-13 win over Southern in the season opener for both teams Friday night. David Piland was 15 of 23 for 148 yards andMore >>
    HOUSTON -- Ryan Jackson rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston to a 62-13 win over Southern in the season opener for both teams Friday night. David Piland was 15 of 23 for 148 yards and a touchdown and John O'Korn threw for 107 yards and three touchdowns in a backup role. Kenneth Farrow added 97 yards on the ground for the Cougars, which piled up 627 yards of offense -- 372 on the ground -- in their first game in the American Athletic Conference.More >>
  • "Meet The Jaguars" in Alexandria, Louisiana

    "Meet The Jaguars" in Alexandria, Louisiana

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 11:24 PM EDT2013-08-08 03:24:08 GMT
    Southern University attended a pep rally called "Meet The Jaguars" Wednesday in Alexandria. The event was hosted by the Rapides Chapter of the Southern University Alumni Federation and was held at theMore >>
    Southern University attended a pep rally called "Meet The Jaguars" Wednesday in Alexandria. The event was hosted by the Rapides Chapter of the Southern University Alumni Federation and was held at the Best Western Inn and Suites, on MacArthur Drive.More >>
  • Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach Mike Rice

    Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach Mike Rice

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (CBS News) - Rutgers has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing, and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs duringMore >>
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  • Former Saints, Chargers RB Muncie dead at 60

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  • Tennessee official voices support for Hermann

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  • A-Rod's future with Yankees is uncertain

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  • FIFA approves stricter sanctions for racism

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  • Another TV viewer calls in, but no violation

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  • FIFA: No plans to cancel Confed Cup amid protests

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  • Pats release Hernandez in homicide investigation

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    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
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  • Thomas, Demons Welcome 95 Players to Camp Saturday Afternoon

    Thomas, Demons Welcome 95 Players to Camp Saturday Afternoon

    Friday, August 2 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-08-03 03:07:20 GMT
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