Baton Rouge

Meet the Evil Twin: The tale of an extraordinary LSU superfan

BATON ROUGE, La. — It is the must-listen moment of any episode of “The Ed Orgeron Show.”<p>“And now we go to the Evil Twin,” says LSU radio voice Chris …

Nick Saban

Report: Florida appears ready to move on from Chip Kelly pursuit if deal isn’t consummated soon

Florida’s search for a new head coach could very shortly be ready to take another twist.<p>Despite a certain former Head Ball Coach saying UF’s new head …

College & University

The Thibodaux Massacre Left 60 African-Americans Dead and Spelled the End of Unionized Farm Labor in the South for Decades

In 1887, African-American cane workers in Louisiana attempted to organize—and many paid with their lives<p>Comment on this Story

Louisiana

Dems stop short of demanding Conyers step down from powerful committee

Democrats aren't yet calling for Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to relinquish his powerful post atop the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual …

U.S. Congress

Vonn Bell thriving as a pressure player for Saints defense

Vonn Bell had to wait a few weeks this season to see his role in the defense begin to expand.<p>Bell had been through it before. He spent the first …

Louisiana

Can the NAACP save itself? With viral protests and new leadership, a storied group tries to reinvent

When the most prominent African American civil rights group recently issued a nationwide warning against flying on American Airlines, it was a surprising move for an organization known more for slow-moving lawsuits than public confrontation with major corporations.<p>Leaders of the National Assn. for …

Black Lives Matter

Nutty opinions abound that Kansas football job does not attract quality applicants | Lunch Break

Far too often, athletic directors seeking head football coaches put “hot name” on the list of qualifications.<p>They do so because they place winning …

College & University

Woman protesting at Governor's Mansion to meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards in long-running French Quarter alcohol permit dispute

A disabled Army veteran has taken to protesting just outside the gates of the Louisiana Governor's Mansion each day since Friday to draw attention to …

Louisiana

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Groped by Fan During Concert - XXL

Following a stream of horrific accusations against Hollywood exec Harvey Weinstein, the topic of sexual assault has truly burst into the national …

Concerts

New Rhodes scholars include record number of black students

The latest group of US Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four …

HBCUs

Save 20 Percent on Room Rates With Hilton November 2017 in Seven States

You can save 20 percent on room rates at Hilton hotel properties in seven states if you book your reservations only now through Friday, November 24, …

Hospitality

Activists claim FBI report on black ‘extremists’ means their civil rights are in danger

<b>WASHINGTON (AP)</b> — An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, …

Black Lives Matter

Why Southern Should Leave the SWAC

Last week, sources confirmed that Hampton University plans to leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to join the Big South Conference. The …

College & University

Vic Mensa Performs 'We Could Be Free' on 'The Late Show'

In between dates on his “4:44 Tour” run with JAY-Z, Vic Mensa stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” for a special performance of “We Could …

Vic Mensa

John Bel Edwards plans to go around House GOP to renew Medicaid contracts | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has decided to go around the Louisiana Legislature to get $15.4 billion worth of Medicaid contracts approved, …

Government

Twas the week of Biz-Tech

Many people have been asking, “What is Biz-Tech?”<p>The simple answer is that it is an entrepreneurship competition.<p>But, the real answer is that the …

HBCUs

Playoff mind-set nothing new for Auburn entering Iron Bowl

Auburn has become acclimated to a survive-and-advance mentality.<p>In the immediate aftermath of Auburn's loss at LSU, Gus Malzahn stuck to several …

College Football

College Sports: Our Week 13 college football expert picks: Are TCU and Oklahoma on a Big 12 title game collision course? | SportsDay

The final week of the college football regular season is here, and it's a slate full of interesting matchups and storylines.<p>Our panel of nine college …

College Football

Saints film room: How Sean Payton and Drew Brees used 11 plays to bring New Orleans back

With the Saints often blowing teams out during their eight-game winning streak, there were questions as to whether the passing offense had dialed in …

Drew Brees

Outside the Lines: Preparation that Leads to Greatness

The Bayou Classic is perhaps one of the biggest showcases of HBCU talent in the nation.<p>For years, the Classic has been a pillar in the Baton Rouge …

HBCUs

LSU loses starting guard Brandon Sampson to injury in loss to Notre Dame

A blowout 92-53 defeat to Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational was not the most painful loss for LSU on Tuesday night. The Tigers …

College Basketball

NOPD: Man killed in 7th Ward shooting late Monday

One man died in a shooting late Monday night in the 7th Ward, New Orleans police said.<p>Shortly before midnight, officers responded to a shooting in …

Louisiana

The Run Down: Bayou Classic 2017

This year marks the 44th anniversary of one of the greatest HBCU rivalries in American history; Bayou Classic 2017.<p>The Southern Jaguars and the …

HBCUs

LSU practice report: Injuries mount at both outside linebacker spots

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU’s options at outside linebacker are growing more and more limited as this week goes on.<p>Junior edge rusher Arden Key missed …

Danny Etling

Walker: Pelicans floor general Rajon Rondo both a student and teacher of the game

Midway through the fourth quarter Monday night, Rajon Rondo drove the baseline past Oklahoma City's Alex Abrines.<p>Then — somehow, some way — it …

Basketball

USA Track & Field - Jakobé Ford wins USATF Youth Athlete of the Year; Sabra Harvey takes Masters honors

<b>INDIANAPOLIS — USATF Hershey Junior Olympic triple gold medalist Jakobé Ford (Spokane, Washington) has been named the 2017 USATF Youth Athlete of the</b> …

USATF

LSU-Texas A&M football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (November 25, 2017)

LSU Tigers football plays the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT. Find the game time, TV channel and online stream info …

College Football

10 Biggest Kardashian-Jenner Controversies of 2017

Backlash is in their DNA.<p>It's been a busy year for the Kardashian-Jenners: Kim launched her cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, Caitlyn released a memoir that tore the family apart, and three of the sisters learned they were having babies (even if two of them refuse to confirm). But it wouldn't be a year …

Axl Rose

How Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Policing Is Frustrating Some Chiefs

SPOKANE, Wash. — Six years ago, a police officer in this city in eastern Washington was convicted of beating a disabled man to death and trying to cover it up. After other alarming episodes involving Spokane officers came to light, the city asked federal officials to suggest changes to the police …

News (U.S.)

How Minkah Fitzpatrick helped Dylan Moses after seeing pregame nerves

Alabama LB Dylan Moses had a breakout game against Mercer.

College Football