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  • Former LSU Pole Vaulter Lacey Sanchez Wins Miss Louisiana Pageant

    Former LSU Pole Vaulter Lacey Sanchez Wins Miss Louisiana Pageant

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:29:23 GMT
    BATON ROUGE (KALB News Channel 5)– 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.More >>
    BATON ROUGE (KALB News Channel 5)– 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.More >>
  • NSU's Walker halted in 200m semifinals at USA Championships

    NSU's Walker halted in 200m semifinals at USA Championships

    Sunday, June 29 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-06-30 03:51:17 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5)– The collegiate career of three-time All-American Justin Walker came to a close in the semifinals of the 200 meter dash Sunday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as the Northwestern State senior didn’t advance to the final in his fifth race over four days.More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5)– The collegiate career of three-time All-American Justin Walker came to a close in the semifinals of the 200 meter dash Sunday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as the Northwestern State senior didn’t advance to the final in his fifth race over four days.More >>
  • LSU's Nikita Tracey Wins Jamaican Bronze with Personal Best in Hurdles

    LSU's Nikita Tracey Wins Jamaican Bronze with Personal Best in Hurdles

    Sunday, June 29 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-06-30 03:48:57 GMT
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (KALB News Channel 5)– Lady Tiger All-American Nikita Tracey turned in a personal record for the second-straight day when she raced to the finish line in 55.18 seconds to capture the bronze medal in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the 2014 Jamaican National Senior Track Field Championships on Friday night at the National Stadium.More >>
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (KALB News Channel 5)– Lady Tiger All-American Nikita Tracey turned in a personal record for the second-straight day when she raced to the finish line in 55.18 seconds to capture the bronze medal in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the 2014 Jamaican National Senior Track Field Championships on Friday night at the National Stadium.More >>
  • LSU Alum Lolo Jones Wins Bronze Medal In Sprint Hurdles at USA Outdoors

    LSU Alum Lolo Jones Wins Bronze Medal In Sprint Hurdles at USA Outdoors

    Saturday, June 28 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-06-29 03:36:11 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.(KALB News Channel 5) – Lady Tiger great Lolo Jones raced to the bronze medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, while senior Jasmin Stowers and junior Vernon Norwood each missed earning a spot on the medal podium with a pair of fourth-place finishes in finals held on Saturday afternoon at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track Field Championships. Jones and Stowers were among three Lady Tigers lining up in the final of the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Saturday as they were also joined ...More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.(KALB News Channel 5) – Lady Tiger great Lolo Jones raced to the bronze medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, while senior Jasmin Stowers and junior Vernon Norwood each missed earning a spot on the medal podium with a pair of fourth-place finishes in finals held on Saturday afternoon at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track Field Championships. Jones and Stowers were among three Lady Tigers lining up in the final of the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Saturday as they were also joined ...More >>
  • Stowers' Personal Best Highlights LSU's Qualifiers on Day 3 at USA Outdoors

    Stowers' Personal Best Highlights LSU's Qualifiers on Day 3 at USA Outdoors

    Saturday, June 28 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-06-28 18:59:17 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5) – Lady Tiger senior Jasmin Stowers missed setting LSU’s school record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles by the narrowest of margins in Friday’s first round of qualifying as she raced to a wind-legal personal best of 12.71 seconds for fourth place overall in the preliminary round at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track Field Championships at Hornet Stadium.More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5) – Lady Tiger senior Jasmin Stowers missed setting LSU’s school record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles by the narrowest of margins in Friday’s first round of qualifying as she raced to a wind-legal personal best of 12.71 seconds for fourth place overall in the preliminary round at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track Field Championships at Hornet Stadium.More >>
  • NSU's Walker fifth in 100 at USA Championships

    NSU's Walker fifth in 100 at USA Championships

    Saturday, June 28 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-06-28 18:55:25 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5)– Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker ran fifth in the 100 meter dash final Friday night at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, finishing as the top collegiate and amateur athlete in the eight-man field.More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5)– Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker ran fifth in the 100 meter dash final Friday night at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, finishing as the top collegiate and amateur athlete in the eight-man field.More >>
  • NSU's Walker flies into 100m final at USA Championships

    NSU's Walker flies into 100m final at USA Championships

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-06-28 02:08:39 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5)- Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker was third fastest this evening in the 100 meter dash semifinal round at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, advancing him to the 8:52 p.m. PST (10:52 CST) eight-man final.More >>
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KALB News Channel 5)- Northwestern State senior sprinter Justin Walker was third fastest this evening in the 100 meter dash semifinal round at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, advancing him to the 8:52 p.m. PST (10:52 CST) eight-man final.More >>
  • NSU Athletics recognizes John Evans with Delaney Distinguished Supporter Award

    NSU Athletics recognizes John Evans with Delaney Distinguished Supporter Award

    Friday, June 27 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-06-28 01:32:07 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As a highlight of the annual Demon Legends Dinner bringing together many loyal supporters of Northwestern State athletics recently at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel's Riverdome, former Demon defensive tackle and Natchitoches businessman John Evans was presented the Joe Delaney Distinguished Supporter Award.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – As a highlight of the annual Demon Legends Dinner bringing together many loyal supporters of Northwestern State athletics recently at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel's Riverdome, former Demon defensive tackle and Natchitoches businessman John Evans was presented the Joe Delaney Distinguished Supporter Award.More >>
  • Team USA Tied With Europeans Heading into Final Round of Palmer Cup

    Team USA Tied With Europeans Heading into Final Round of Palmer Cup

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:49:34 GMT
    SURREY, England (KALB News Channel 5) – After dropping a 42 decision to Scotland’s James Ross in his singles match on Friday morning, LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly will now look to help the United States retain the Palmer Cup in Saturday’s finale at this year’s event as Team USA and Team Europe will tee off tied at 10 points apiece at Walton Heath Golf Club.More >>
    SURREY, England (KALB News Channel 5) – After dropping a 42 decision to Scotland’s James Ross in his singles match on Friday morning, LSU’s junior All-American Stewart Jolly will now look to help the United States retain the Palmer Cup in Saturday’s finale at this year’s event as Team USA and Team Europe will tee off tied at 10 points apiece at Walton Heath Golf Club.More >>
  • NSU's Jalan West continuing to draw national attention

    NSU's Jalan West continuing to draw national attention

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:33:34 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES (KALB News Channel 5)– 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.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES (KALB News Channel 5)– 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.More >>
  • Lady Tigers Advance to Finals on Day 1 at USA Junior Championships

    Lady Tigers Advance to Finals on Day 1 at USA Junior Championships

    Saturday, July 5 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-06 02:33:06 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. (KALB News Channel 5) – Two Lady Tiger freshmen earned their lanes in finals during Saturday’s opener at the 2014 USA Junior Outdoor Track Field Championships as Jada Martin claimed a fifth-place finish in the women’s 100-meter dash and Bryiana Richardson advanced to the final in the women’s 400-meter hurdles in the event being held at Oregon’s Hayward Field. More >>
    EUGENE, Ore. (KALB News Channel 5) – Two Lady Tiger freshmen earned their lanes in finals during Saturday’s opener at the 2014 USA Junior Outdoor Track Field Championships as Jada Martin claimed a fifth-place finish in the women’s 100-meter dash and Bryiana Richardson advanced to the final in the women’s 400-meter hurdles in the event being held at Oregon’s Hayward Field. More >>
  • Voting on NSUDemons.com begins Sunday midnight in 2013-14 Demon Delights Contest

    Voting on NSUDemons.com begins Sunday midnight in 2013-14 Demon Delights Contest

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:43:33 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – With excitement building about what could be a highly-successful 2014-15 athletic year for Northwestern State, Demon fans can vote at NSUDemons.com this month to select the most outstanding NSU sports accomplishment of a landmark-filled 2013-14 campaign.Sixteen top achievements, dubbed "Demon Delights," have been chosen and paired in eight "first-round" voting matchups.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – With excitement building about what could be a highly-successful 2014-15 athletic year for Northwestern State, Demon fans can vote at NSUDemons.com this month to select the most outstanding NSU sports accomplishment of a landmark-filled 2013-14 campaign.Sixteen top achievements, dubbed "Demon Delights," have been chosen and paired in eight "first-round" voting matchups.More >>
  • LSU Track & Field Athletes Set for USA Junior Championships in Oregon

    LSU Track & Field Athletes Set for USA Junior Championships in Oregon

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:40:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Six current and future members of the LSU Track Field program will look to earn their spot on Team USA competing at the IAAF World Junior Championships later this summer when they travel to Eugene, Oregon, this weekend for the 2014 USA Junior Outdoor Track Field Championships beginning Saturday at Hayward Field.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Six current and future members of the LSU Track Field program will look to earn their spot on Team USA competing at the IAAF World Junior Championships later this summer when they travel to Eugene, Oregon, this weekend for the 2014 USA Junior Outdoor Track Field Championships beginning Saturday at Hayward Field.More >>
  • Demons' Brison White heading to Europe to play professionally

    Demons' Brison White heading to Europe to play professionally

    Friday, July 4 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-07-05 01:38:35 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Brison White, who emerged among the country’s most explosive dunkers while becoming an All-Southland Conference honorable mention selection last season at Northwestern State, has signed a professional basketball contract to play in Europe.More >>
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Brison White, who emerged among the country’s most explosive dunkers while becoming an All-Southland Conference honorable mention selection last season at Northwestern State, has signed a professional basketball contract to play in Europe.More >>
  • LSU Golfer Stewart Jolly Named SGA Amateur Golfer of the Month

    LSU Golfer Stewart Jolly Named SGA Amateur Golfer of the Month

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:34:48 GMT
    BATON ROUGE (KALB News Channel 5)– On the strength of his victory at the 53rd Northeast Amateur Invitational and representing the United States at the 2014 Palmer Cup in recent weeks, LSU’s rising senior Stewart Jolly has been named the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month for June as announced by the SGA on Wednesday.More >>
    BATON ROUGE (KALB News Channel 5)– On the strength of his victory at the 53rd Northeast Amateur Invitational and representing the United States at the 2014 Palmer Cup in recent weeks, LSU’s rising senior Stewart Jolly has been named the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month for June as announced by the SGA on Wednesday.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 >>
    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 during practice.More >>
  • Former Saints, Chargers RB Muncie dead at 60

    Former Saints, Chargers RB Muncie dead at 60

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
    By BRETT MARTELAP Sports Writer METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesmanMore >>
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesman said Tuesday.More >>
  • Tennessee official voices support for Hermann

    Tennessee official voices support for Hermann

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
    By TOM CANAVANAP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A high-ranking official at the University of Tennessee has voiced her support for Rutgers' incoming athletic director Julie Hermann, who is facing allegationsMore >>
    By TOM CANAVANAP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A high-ranking official at the University of Tennessee has voiced her support for Rutgers' incoming athletic director Julie Hermann, who is facing allegationsMore >>
  • A-Rod's future with Yankees is uncertain

    A-Rod's future with Yankees is uncertain

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
    By HOWIE RUMBERGAP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on Alex Rodriguez giving up his Yankees pinstripes any time soon. Vilified by fans for his poor performance in the playoffs. Pursued by MajorMore >>
    By HOWIE RUMBERGAP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on Alex Rodriguez giving up his Yankees pinstripes any time soon. Vilified by fans for his poor performance in the playoffs. Pursued by MajorMore >>
  • FIFA approves stricter sanctions for racism

    FIFA approves stricter sanctions for racism

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
    By GERALD IMRAYAP Sports Writer PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (AP) - Soccer teams face much tougher penalties for serious racist abuse, including being relegated or having points deducted. FIFA approved sternerMore >>
    By GERALD IMRAYAP Sports Writer PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (AP) - Soccer teams face much tougher penalties for serious racist abuse, including being relegated or having points deducted. FIFA approved sternerMore >>
  • Another TV viewer calls in, but no violation

    Another TV viewer calls in, but no violation

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
    By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - The way it's going lately, it can't be a major championship unless someone calls in to report a rules violation. This time, the USGA talked to the playerMore >>
    By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - The way it's going lately, it can't be a major championship unless someone calls in to report a rules violation. This time, the USGA talked to the playerMore >>
  • FIFA: No plans to cancel Confed Cup amid protests

    FIFA: No plans to cancel Confed Cup amid protests

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA says it is not considering canceling the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in Brazil as violent protests spread across the country. An estimated 1 million protesters tookMore >>
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA says it is not considering canceling the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in Brazil as violent protests spread across the country. An estimated 1 million protesters tookMore >>
  • Pats release Hernandez in homicide investigation

    Pats release Hernandez in homicide investigation

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-08-07 21:14:37 GMT
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots say they've released tight end Aaron Hernandez "following his arrest in the investigation of a homicide" last week in nearby North Attleboro. The PatriotsMore >>
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots say they've released tight end Aaron Hernandez "following his arrest in the investigation of a homicide" last week in nearby North Attleboro. The PatriotsMore >>
  • 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
    NATCHITOCHES - Opening preseason football camp is always exciting, but this one is special for the Northwestern State program as new head coach Jay Thomas and his staff welcome 95 players who will reportMore >>
    NATCHITOCHES - Opening preseason football camp is always exciting, but this one is special for the Northwestern State program as new head coach Jay Thomas and his staff welcome 95 players who will report Saturday afternoon and begin practice Monday.More >>
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