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  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • NSU Slates Nine Victory Tour Stops

    NSU Slates Nine Victory Tour Stops

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:07:06 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas, many of his staff and other Demon coaches will preview upcoming seasons and greet supporters during the upcoming 2014 NSU Victory Tour, which will include nine stops close to nearly all in-state Demon fans. A festive and family-friendly environment will be featured on the Victory Tour July 21-Aug. 7 as Northwestern coaches, student-athletes, administrators and cheerleaders visit Winnfield (July 21), Shreveport-Bossier City (July 30...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State football coach Jay Thomas, many of his staff and other Demon coaches will preview upcoming seasons and greet supporters during the upcoming 2014 NSU Victory Tour, which will include nine stops close to nearly all in-state Demon fans. A festive and family-friendly environment will be featured on the Victory Tour July 21-Aug. 7 as Northwestern coaches, student-athletes, administrators and cheerleaders visit Winnfield (July 21), Shreveport-Bossier City (July 30...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 >>
  • 71 NSU Student Athletes Earn Southland Academic Honors

    71 NSU Student Athletes Earn Southland Academic Honors

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-06-25 02:36:00 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES – When the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll was announced Tuesday, 71 Northwestern State student-athletes whose teams competed last semester earned recognition, including 17 who posted perfect 4.0 grade point averages while in the midst of their seasons. Athletes in basketball, baseball, softball, women’s tennis and track and field at NSU were included on the list if they posted at least a 3.0 GPA in the spring 2014 semester. There were 17 Demon baseball pla...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES – When the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll was announced Tuesday, 71 Northwestern State student-athletes whose teams competed last semester earned recognition, including 17 who posted perfect 4.0 grade point averages while in the midst of their seasons. Athletes in basketball, baseball, softball, women’s tennis and track and field at NSU were included on the list if they posted at least a 3.0 GPA in the spring 2014 semester. There were 17 Demon baseball pla...More >>
  • NSU's Tynes Hildebrand Enters Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

    NSU's Tynes Hildebrand Enters Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

    Monday, June 23 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-06-23 19:59:51 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES –Over 600 guests watched Saturday night’s 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony at the Natchitoches Events Center, as retired Northwestern State and still working NCAA basketball administrator Tynes Hildebrand of Natchitoches received the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award and was enshrined in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Hildebrand was Northwestern’s head basketball coach for 16 seasons, and was the Demons’ innovative athletic director ...More >>
    NATCHITOCHES –Over 600 guests watched Saturday night’s 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony at the Natchitoches Events Center, as retired Northwestern State and still working NCAA basketball administrator Tynes Hildebrand of Natchitoches received the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award and was enshrined in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Hildebrand was Northwestern’s head basketball coach for 16 seasons, and was the Demons’ innovative athletic director ...More >>

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