Lewis: Unwrapping tricks and treats from the Saints’ win at Carolina

New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham (80) looks to split Carolina Panthers' Roman Harper (41) and Colin Cole (91) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The Saints won 28-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Didn’t get enough candy corn last night? The local spook house wasn’t scary enough? Well, as Aaron Rodgers would say, “R-E-L-A-X.” Halloween isn’t over yet, at least not here in Who Datsylvania. For those of you feeling deprived, here are… Continue reading →


At LSU, high-tech mouthpieces are on guard against injuries

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU graduate assistant athletic trainer Sarah Murray demonstrates how a laptop, smartphone and the  i1 Biometrics Impact Sensing Mouthguards are being used   in practice and games, to monitor the force and type of impact delivered by blows to football players' heads. She's helping spearhead the effort, serving as a liaison with i1 Biometrics.

Pacing LSU’s sideline during the wild win over Ole Miss last Saturday, Shelly Mullenix kept checking her phone. It only looked like she was checking her phone. It wasn’t her phone at all. Mullenix, LSU’s senior associate athletic trainer, carried with… Continue reading →


Pelicans seek steady intensity as the Mavericks provide an early-season test

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams talks to guard Eric Gordon in their game against the Orlando Magic in the Smoothie King Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

A key positive that emerged from the New Orleans Pelicans’ preseason was their showing of sustained intensity. The Pelicans needed polish in other areas, but playing hard, coach Monty Williams said, can mask mistakes. That was the case in Tuesday’s season opener… Continue reading →


Tulane gets a fright on Halloween with a 38-14 home loss to Cincinnati

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee (12) scrambles for a one yard gain in the second quarter as Cincinnati Bearcats defensive end Brad Harrah (93) comes in for the tackle during pal at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

Halloween has a reputation for evoking scary thoughts. But nothing in Tulane coach Curtis Johnson’s worst nightmares could have matched what unfolded in the first half of Friday night’s 38-14 loss to Cincinnati at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave (2-6,… Continue reading →

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Rabalais: Saturday's Ole Miss at LSU game could be a classic ... for those who stay

Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU coach Les Miles

Notes on a golf scorecard from the endangered species that is the LSU Golf Course … … It’s a sad state of affairs when LSU coach Les Miles has to beg LSU football fans to come early and stay late for Saturday’s… Continue reading →


Warren Easton defense shines in victory over Landry-Walker

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Landry-Walker  quarterback Keytaon Thompson is brought down by Warren Easton's Jeremie Francis on Thursday at Behrman Stadium.

Warren Easton quarterback Deshawn Capers-Smith and receiver Tyron Johnson get most of the ink for the Eagles. Rightfully so in the Eagles’ high-octane offense. But on Friday it was the Warren Easton defense that helped lift the Eagles to… Continue reading →


Zephyrs lose final game of season to Redbirds 7-6

Memphis had already clinched the American Southern Division title and had nothing to gain in the final game of the Pacific Coast League season Monday against the New Orleans Zephyrs. However, instead of taking first-pitch swings and just getting out of town,… Continue reading →


Video: "The Advocate: On The Outside - The Picketts Artificial Reef"

With the loss of the production platforms and wellheads, in Caillou Bay, known as 'The Picketts', Advocate Outdoors Writer, Joe Macaluso and CCA Louisiana Director, David Cresson explain the 14th artificial reef in Louisiana. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →