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  • 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 >>
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  • 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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