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Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson gets a look at small forward

Associated Press photo by Gerald Herbert -- Pelicans foward Ryan Anderson talks with coach Monty Williams during a preseason game Thursday at the Smoothie King Center.

Ryan Anderson had gotten a look-see at small forward two weeks ago in practice, as Pelicans coach Monty Williams looked for answers to a lack of scoring at that position. The possibilities seemed very positive, with Anderson, a 6-foot-10 power forward, having some advantages over smaller players at the 3 position. He had led… Continue reading →

Green Wave better prepared for tough new league

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane men's basketball player Keith Pinckney brings the ball up the court during practice on media day in New Orleans Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

The Tulane men’s basketball team is in transition again, but this move is more palatable. A year after rebuilding a roster bereft of proven talent, coach Ed Conroy has traded that internal challenge for the external challenge of entering a tougher league. The task of playing in the American Athletic Conference is much easier with the… Continue reading →

Expections run high for Tulane women

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane women's head basketball coach Lisa Stockton  speaks with reporters during the team's media day in New Orleans Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Tulane women’s basketball team will be playing its first season in the American Athletic Conference with most of last year’s team returning. With all but two players returning from last year’s squad that finished 20-11, coach Lisa Stockton said expectations will be high during a news conference Tuesday. “It’s great to have so many players… Continue reading →

LSRC orders Fair Grounds to restore $2.7 million in purses

Members of the Louisiana State Racing Commission ordered the Fair Grounds on Tuesday to add $2.7 million that it was holding pending litigation back to the track’s purses for the upcoming thoroughbred meet. The commission held a meeting to determine whether the track had statutory authority to withhold the money, which a group of quarter horse owners, trainers and… Continue reading →

LSU safety Jamal Adams has been making crushing blocks, tackles for years

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Jamal Adams celebrates with teammate John Battle after the the Tigers defeated Florida 30-27 on Oct. 11.

Tre’Davious White awoke Sunday morning with a text message from LSU safety Jamal Adams. The message included a photo of Adams crushing Kentucky safety A.J. Stamps on a peelback block last Saturday that sprung White for a 67-yard touchdown on a punt return. “You’re welcome,” the message read with a smiley face attached. Adams’ smashing shot… Continue reading →

LSU’s backfield is catching on recently as the team's most-used receivers

LSU fullback Melvin Jones (49) is run out of bounds on the 3-yard line by Florida linebacker Michael Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. LSU won the game 30-27. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

LSU’s running backs and fullbacks are slowly becoming the team’s most-used receivers. No. 24 LSU (6-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) enters Saturday night’s game against No. 3 Ole Miss (7-0, 4-0) having completed as many passes to receivers (eight) as it has backs over the past two weeks. The Tigers’ passing problems — they’re in… Continue reading →

Future of LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson could be decided this week

Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson listens to a speaker during LHSAA's annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Questions about the future of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association have revolved around its public vs. private schools issues for two years. The future of its executive director, Kenny Henderson, could be decided this week. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic-Morgan City did not name Henderson but said Tuesday that an announcement involving the… Continue reading →

Lady Tigers picked to finish seventh in preseason poll

Louisiana State's Raigyne Moncrief answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference women's basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LSU women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the Southeastern Conference by a select media panel from around the league and the nation. The results of the poll were announced Tuesday as SEC Tipoff ’15, the league’s media days, got underway. Women’s coaches and players took center stage on the first day Tuesday… Continue reading →