The Final Score Archives

Long dry spell dooms Southern women to 62-42 loss at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Southern women’s basketball team was held without a field goal for more than 11 minutes of the second half Sunday as Illinois rallied to a 62-42 victory at the State Farm Center. Illinois (4-0) used a 21-1 run during that drought to take command. Stretching it back to the first half,… Continue reading →

Johnathan Williams settles in as starting quarterback for Grambling

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard carries the ball past Alcorn State's Corey Williams in Saturday's game.

By admission, Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams isn’t much of a talker. “That’s just never been me,” the chuckling redshirt junior said. “I always felt it was better to just show than talk.” So showing was his goal. Entering the season as a backup behind his senior roommate D.J. Williams and redshirt freshman Stephen Johnson… Continue reading →

Austin Howard assumes big role for Southern

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard carries the ball past Alcorn State's Corey Williams in Saturday's game.

Austin Howard has taken on a bigger role than was planned for his freshman season at Southern. He arrived on campus from West St. John High School as part of a four-man battle for the starting quarterback position. Deonte Shorts and Francis Kennah had a close battle in the spring before Howard and fellow freshman Jarrad Hayes… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Ex-LSU greats Dale Brown, Shaquille O’Neal hold court at Hall of Fame induction like no on else

Associated Press photo by Colin E. Braley -- Former LSU coach Dale Brown, left, greets former LSU great Shaquille O'Neal as he takes the stage Sunday night during a National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the 2014 inductees into the College Basketball Hall of Fame one by one took the stage and then departed Sunday, college basketball analyst Seth Davis turned to co-host Clark Kellogg of CBS to talk about the evening’s closing act. “We’re coming to the LSU portion of the show,” Davis said. As… Continue reading →

Southeastern travels to face Sam Houston in playoffs

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern football coach Ron Roberts holds up the Southland Conference trophy after Thursday's win over Nicholls State at Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux. Southeastern finished with a 7-1 conference record.

If a shared Southland Conference title left anyone with questions about whom the best team was, they’ll get an answer Saturday when co-champions Southeastern and Sam Houston State face off in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The announcement came Sunday morning as the Lions watched the selection show on the big screen in Strawberry… Continue reading →

As his role grows, LSU’s Tim Quarterman shows off his versatility

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- LSU's Tim Quarterman is fouled by Gardner Webb's Jerome Hill as he puts up a shot on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands — In four games this season, Tim Quarterman has given the LSU men’s basketball team what he couldn’t provide the Tigers a year ago: quality minutes off the bench. Now firmly entrenched as the Tigers’ sixth man, the 6-foot-6 sophomore has made huge strides in expanding his game over the offseason and… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana to play at Sam Houston State in the first round of the FCS playoffs

Southeastern wide receiver Devante Scott makes a 77-yard touchdown reception against Nicholls in the first half Thursday at Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana, two teams that finished tied for first in the Southland Conference this season, will play each other in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The playoff bracket was released Sunday in a broadcast on ESPNU. SLU (9-3, 7-1) will play at Sam Houston State (8-4, 7-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The winner of the… Continue reading →

Together, Shaquille O’Neal and Dale Brown formed legendary pair; and together, they will enter College Basketball Hall of Fame

Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU center Shaquille O’Neal, left, and coach Dale Brown chat during a game in January 1991.

Basketball took Dale Brown around the world, filling a need in a fatherless lad with boundless energy that couldn’t be satisfied by staying home in frosty Minot, North Dakota. Without knowing it, maybe what the globetrotting Brown was looking for was Shaquille O’Neal. They met in a U.S. Army base in Wildflecken, West Germany in 1985.… Continue reading →

With Grambling improved, excitement grows for the Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON --  Southern players run onto the field prior to the start of their game against Grambling during the 40th annual Bayou Classic.

There was a time when conventional wisdom held that, when it came to the Bayou Classic, records didn’t matter. Fans would fill the Mercedes-Benz Superdome regardless. And they did, making Thanksgiving weekend in New Orleans a must for those wanting to both see and be seen — the model for such events around the country.… Continue reading →

Southern women begin challenging stretch at Illinois

There’s no avoiding the issue for the Southern women’s basketball team: The Jaguars have to get better. That’s the challenge Southern coach Sandy Pugh is putting forward as her team heads into the toughest part of its schedule, starting with a matchup at Illinois on Sunday. “Going into the Illinois game, one of the things I… Continue reading →

Middle Tennessee cruises past Southern, 66-48

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Marcus Tarrance scored 18 points to lead Middle Tennessee in a 66-48 victory over Southern in the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday. Middle Tennessee (2-1) which held a 38-26 halftime lead, came out hot in the second half as Edward Simpson Jr. hit two 3-pointers in a row to start an 18-7… Continue reading →

Rutgers rides late run to beat Lady Tigers 64-57

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU guard Raigyne Moncrief runs past a statue of legendary LSU coach Sue Gunter on her way to the Lady Tigers' second half battle against Rutgers' during the Sue Gunter Classic, Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

Despite the Lady Tigers’ second-best offensive output of the season, LSU (2-3) was unable overcome a late scoring barrage by Rutgers (3-0) in a 64-57 loss in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday. The Lady Tigers showed flashes of their potential throughout the first half of the Sue Gunter Classic. Junior… Continue reading →

LSU men bounce back, beat Weber State 72-58

Photo courtesy Paradise Jam --  LSU's Jordan Mickey defends Weber State's Joel Bolomboy on Saturday during the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. Mickey scored 27 points and had 14 rebounds in the Tigers' 72-58 win. LSU will play Clemson at 3 p.m. Monday in its final game of the tournament.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands — Near the end of one of their best halves of the still-young season Saturday night, LSU forward Jordan Mickey added the perfect exclamation point to the Tigers’ victory over Weber State. Actually, it was two exclamation points. Frustrated a night earlier when he scored just… Continue reading →

Opening Tip: LSU vs. Weber State men's basketball

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- LSU coach Johnny Jones watches the action against Gardner Webb on Saturday.

The latest news and notes before the LSU vs. Weber State men's basketball game. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Southern men trek to Middle Tennessee

Three games into the season, Southern men’s basketball coach Roman Banks is still trying to figure out what kind of team his Jaguars will be. The Jaguars (1-2), coming off a 69-38 loss to Ole Miss on Thursday night, head straight into a 3:30 p.m. Saturday matchup with Middle Tennessee (1-2) in hopes of righting the ship. But… Continue reading →

No. 22 Rutgers is Lady Tigers’ next test

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Raigyne Moncrief looks for room around Tulane's defense Tulane Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

It has been a long time since the LSU women’s basketball program has had to value to moral victories, but so far this season the Lady Tigers will take wins any way they can get them. After an alarmingly poor effort Monday in a 52-44 win over Jackson State, LSU lost but played better Wednesday while dropping… Continue reading →

SEC football capsules

Eastern Kentucky (9-2) at Florida (5-4, 4-4 SEC) WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday. WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548). TV: SEC Network. SERIES: First meeting. BETTING LINE: N/A. STAT THAT MATTERS: Against nonconference competition in 2014, Florida’s defense is allowing only 2.3 yards per play. NOTES: A new era for Florida football will unfold soon enough. Following last weekend’s 23-20… Continue reading →

LSU men fall 70-61 to Old Dominion for their first loss

Photo courtesy Paradise Jam -- LSU's Jarell Martin attempts a free throw against Old Dominion at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands — The LSU basketball team trailed at halftime for the third time in as many games this season in the Tigers’ opening game of the Paradise Jam on Friday. But unlike their first two games, against Gardner-Webb and Texas Tech, there would be no comeback victory this time. Even though… Continue reading →

Season statistics project a competitive Bayou Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums coaches from the sidelines against Mississippi Valley State, Saturday, Nov. 15, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Grambling doesn’t have the gaudy statistics one might expect from a team playing for a championship. The Tigers are tied with Southern for the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division lead heading into the teams’ showdown in the regular-season finale in the Bayou Classic. But they’re in the middle of the conference in most of the primary statistical categories.… Continue reading →

Tim Rebowe introduced as Nicholls State coach

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Secondary Coach Tim Rebowe calls plays Friday during practice in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — Tim Rebowe was introduced as Nicholls State’s football coach on Friday, ending more than a decade-long tenure as a defensive assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette. Rebowe, 51, is taking over a Colonels program that won just six games over the past four seasons and ended an 0-12 regular season with a 62-3 loss… Continue reading →

LSU basketball blog: Opening Tip -- LSU vs. Old Dominion

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU and Texas Tech scramble for control of the ball Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Greetings from paradise. Opening Tip will be posted about five hours before each game this basketball season. To read the complete blog entry, please click here.… Continue reading →

Southern finally catches Grambling in SWAC West standings

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern coach Dawson Odums talks to his players during a timeout against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Oct. 4 at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern finally caught Grambling. After the Jaguars lost at Alcorn State on Sept. 27 in their second Southwestern Athletic Conference game of the season, they spent six weeks behind the Tigers in the Western Division standings. The defending division and conference champions went from being the hunted to being the hunter. Grambling, which won just… Continue reading →

Southeastern rips Nicholls State 62-3 to claim at least share of Southland Conference championship

Southeastern wide receiver Devante Scott makes a 77-yard touchdown reception against Nicholls in the first half Thursday at Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

THIBODAUX — For the second consecutive season, Southeastern Louisiana players hoisted the Southland Conference championship trophy over their heads. This time around, though, coach Ron Roberts went skyward with the hardware, as his players put him on their shoulders in celebration. Roberts immediately demanded to get down, but it didn’t matter. For the… Continue reading →

LSU to use trip for bonding and teaching

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- LSU coach Johnny Jones watches the action against Gardner Webb on Saturday.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands — Considering his freshman- and sophomore-laden team hasn’t been together for all that long, an extended road trip early in the season isn’t such a bad thing for LSU coach Johnny Jones. The way Jones sees it, it can be an invaluable tool for a team that, in the early stages… Continue reading →

Faleru scores 29 points; Ole Miss defeats SU women

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss finished the game on a 15-2 run, as the Rebels (3-0) pulled away for a 91-68 win over Southern on Thursday night. Four players finished in double figures, paced by the senior forward duo of Tia Faleru and Danielle McCray. Faleru led all players with a season-high 29 points and… Continue reading →

Cox Sports Television to air some, if not all, of LSU baseball’s nonconference road games

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  LSU's Alex Bregman fields a grounder before the Tigers' game against Houston on Monday, June 2, 2014 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium during the championship game of the first round of NCAA regionals.

More LSU baseball games will be televised than originally expected. Cox Sports Television has requested to air all seven of the Tigers’ nonconference road games, said Jeff Brenner, the outlet’s executive producer. The network received permission to air LSU’s games at Southern on March 17 and at Zephyr Field in Metairie against Louisiana-Lafayette on March 31, the… Continue reading →

Southern special teams pay off

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Willie Quinn (25) carries the ball on a 58-yard kickoff return against Texas Southern, Saturday, Nov. 8, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern special teams coach Marty Biagi says he has just one restriction when he chooses players for his units — “I can’t use the quarterbacks.” Other than that, head coach Dawson Odums has given him carte blanche to put together the Jaguars return and coverage units, which has paid big dividends as Southern prepares to play Grambling… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana looks to keep River Bell Trophy vs. Nicholls State

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Southeastern Louisiana players celebrate with the River Bell Trophy after a 52-27 victory over Nicholls State in November.

HAMMOND — Among the keepsakes around the Southeastern Louisiana players’ lounge has been the River Bell Classic trophy, which has resided there for the past three years. Adorning those same walls are pictures of the senior classes that have come before to claim the 23-year-old symbol of the winner of the Southeastern-Nicholls State game — a… Continue reading →