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Southern women visit Florida

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Jasmine Jefferson looks to pass the ball on Wednesday night against Florida A&M during a home game.

The Southern women’s basketball team has one more road trip to make before it begins Southwestern Athletic Conference play next month. The Jaguars (2-6) play Florida in the Gator Holiday Classic at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Gainesville, Fla., then face Eastern Washington or Georgia Southern on Monday. It’s the last opportunity for the team to hone… Continue reading →

Tigers’ shooters on the mark in second half

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRELSU forward Jarell Martin drives to the basket while being defended by UMass's Maxie Esho on Dec. 2 at the Pete Maravich Center.

At times, it has seemed like the LSU basketball team just can’t miss from the field in the second half of its first 10 games. It may only seem that way, but it was especially so Thursday night in a 79-70 road win against UAB. “I don’t know if that’s how it seems, but I guess… Continue reading →

LSU women's basketball team defeats UC Santa Barbara 78-45

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS ---LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell gives instruction to Ragyne Moncrief (11) in the second half of LSU's  75-42 win over Southeastern Louisiana Sunday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The LSU women’s basketball team implemented a new platoon system with Purple and Gold units and the Lady Tigers responded with a season’s high in points to claim a convincing 78-45 victory over UC Santa Barbara Friday at the Thunderdome. LSU (5-5) broke its 10 players into two units and split up the action between the media… Continue reading →

Southern men’s basketball team visits Wyoming

Advocate file photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Tre Lynch leads Southern in scoring at 15.5 points per game.

The Southern men’s basketball team is starting to look different than it did at the beginning of the season. The Jaguars (3-8) have yet to win on the road, but played their most competitive game in seven road games when they lost to then-No. 14 Iowa State 88-78 on Dec. 14. They followed that with a 114-50… Continue reading →

Bethune-Cookman gets permission to talk to Southern coach Dawson Odums

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern coach Dawson Odums

For the second time in a year, another university is looking at Southern football coach Dawson Odums as a candidate for its vacant head coaching position. Last season, it was North Carolina Central that interviewed Odums, who turned down his alma mater before signing a new contract with the Jaguars. On Friday, Bethune-Cookman received permission from Southern… Continue reading →

Johnny Jones’ technical — and some energized play on defense — helped LSU surge past UAB

Associated Press photo by MARK ALMOND -- LSU coach Johnny Jones watches his team during the first half Thursday's game at UAB.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After his team struggled at times during the first half of Thursday night’s game with UAB, LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones saw just what he wanted to see early in the second half. One look was all it took. When Jones was whistled for his first technical foul in two-plus seasons as… Continue reading →

LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, left-hander Jared Poche' named preseason All Americans

. Shortstop Alex Bregman and left-handed pitcher Jared Poche were named to Collegiate Baseball’s All-American second team. Here’s the full list of preseason All-Americans. Bregman, a junior who the coaching staff expects to lose to the MLB Draft after this season, will start as LSU’s shortstop for a… Continue reading →

Video: LSU guard Keith Hornsby says the Tigers were a different team in the second half against Alabama-Birmingham

LSUs Keith Hornsby follows UABs Tyler Madison during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/AL.com, Mark Almond)

. LSU guard Keith Hornsby scored 24 points on 8 of 15 shooting from the field in the Tigers' 79-70 victory at Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

South Terrebonne snapper commits to Southern

Southern has received a verbal commitment from South Terrebonne High School long snapper David-Michael Carrell, who plans to enroll next month and participate in spring practice. The early start will be especially important for Carrell because the Jaguars do not have an experienced long snapper after Ohene Akuoko graduated. “I know if I’m going… Continue reading →

Video: LSU forward Jordan Mickey says the Tigers' adjustments paid off against Alabama-Birmingham

Associated Press photo by Mark AlmondLSUs Jordan Mickey looks to shoot in front of UABs Tosin Mehinti during the second half of Thursday's game. LSU won 79-70.

. LSU forward Jordan Mickey scored 13 points and had eight rebounds in the Tigers' 79-70 victory at Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

LSU women try to rebound against UC Santa Barbara

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell reacts to Rutgers' stealing the ball from one of her players during the Sue Gunter Classic, Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The LSU women’s basketball team looks to return to the win column before the holiday break and wraps up its two-game California road trip Friday at UC Santa Barbara. Tip time is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. CST from the Thunderdome, and the game will not be televised. The game will… Continue reading →

Sean Weatherspoon’s comments get Saints’ attention

Sean Weatherspoon is going to miss Sunday’s Falcons-Saints game with a season-ending Achilles’ tendon injury. Judging from his Twitter account, the Atlanta linebacker seems excited about this NFC South matchup at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis certainly had a lot to say about it earlier this week, offering your Falcons a funeral. Weatherspoon responded on Twitter:… Continue reading →

Rookie of the Year in back of Odell Beckham Jr.’s mind

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) makes a catch against Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham Jr. said being named the league’s top rookie doesn’t dominate his thoughts. But it’s not far away, either. “It’s always in the back of your mind,” Beckham, the former Newman High School and LSU star said. “But right now, we’ve got two more games and whatever happens, happens.… Continue reading →

LSU surges past UAB with strong second half

LSUs Jalyn Patterson pressures UABs Nick Norton  during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mark Almond)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Once again Thursday night, the LSU men’s basketball team found itself on the short end of the score at halftime of a game — this time against UAB. For the fourth time in five opportunities, the Tigers found a way to extricate themselves and pull out a victory. This time,… Continue reading →

LSU’s Josh Gray to miss UAB game

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRELSU guard Josh Gray drives on UMass guard Trey Davis on Dec. 2t at the Pete Maravich Center.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — LSU point guard Josh Gray, who has been nursing a sprained right ankle for the past five days, won’t play in Thursday night’s game against UAB in Bartow Arena. LSU hit the floor for early warmups with Gray dressed in a purple T-shirt and black sweatpants. He was wearing a splint on… Continue reading →

Opening Tip: LSU at Alabama-Birmingham in men's basketball at 8 p.m.

LSU guard Keith Homsby, left, is blocked by West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45) during an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

. Get the latest news and notes before the LSU at Alabama-Birmingham men's basketball game on Thursday at 8 p.m. in this blog from Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles. Click here to see the report. Continue reading →

Injuries may limit Tigers at guard vs. UAB

LSU guard Tim Quarterman (55) looks to get around SMU guard Keith Frazier (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the NIT Monday, March 24, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

One of the many things that excited LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones going into the 2014-15 season was the versatility of his top players. With at least five players he was counting heavily on having the ability to contribute at two or three positions, Jones was looking forward to having more flexibility in his lineup for whatever… Continue reading →

Southern women hold off FAMU

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern guard Quitesha Scott runs into Florida A&M's Jaleesa Blue as she advances the ball up court on Wednesday night at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

The Southern women’s basketball team got just what it needed Wednesday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. After losing six straight games on the road, mostly against teams from power conferences, the Jaguars came home and never trailed during an 80-69 victory against Florida A&M. Five players scored in double figures and the defense helped… Continue reading →

Southern University athletics chat with Advocate sportswriter Les East

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Frank Snow reaches for an offensive rebound over Champion Baptist player Josiah Capaci on Tuesday night at the F.G. Clark Activity center.

Advocate sportswriter Les East is on hand to answer all of your questions and take your comments on the Southern University athletic program in this chat. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Early drought dooms Lady Tigers to 59-44 loss at Long Beach State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell speaks with DaShawn Harden against Jackson State, Monday, Nov. 17, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Sheila Boykin posted her second straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, but the LSU women’s basketball team fell 59-44 at Long Beach State on Tuesday night at Walter Pyramid. LSU (4-5) had its two-game winning streak end as the Lady Tigers played their first road game. Long Beach… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns arrive at New Orleans bowl, ‘feel right at home’

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- UL-Lafayette offensive lineman Jonathan Lundy gets beads from Chad Rachal as the Ragin' Cajuns arrive for the New Orleans Bowl on Tuesday.

If there’s one thing New Orleans knows how to do, it’s throw a party — and that’s what greeted the Ragin’ Cajuns as they got off their team bus near the entrance to the team hotel Tuesday in advance of Saturday’s New Orleans Bowl. A jazz band was waiting for the team to arrive and started cycling through… Continue reading →

A special delivery for the Ragin’ Cajuns’ Corey Trim

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- UL-Lafayette linebacker Tyren Alexander walks past the Kinfolks Brass Band as the Ragin' Cajuns arrive Tuesday for the New Orleans Bowl. The Cajuns face Nevada at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Louisiana-Lafayette football team’s bus made an unexpected but welcome pit stop on the way from Lafayette to New Orleans. Senior defensive back Corey Trim got off the bus at the Highland Road exit in Baton Rouge, subsequently got in his father’s car and drove to the hospital where his fiancĂ© was in labor.… Continue reading →

Ailing guards creating a dilemma for LSU

LSU coach Johnny Jones, enter, talks to the referee during an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

The LSU basketball backcourt is banged up, and how coach Johnny Jones plans to shuffle the fold remains to be seen. Both junior guard Josh Gray and sophomore guard Tim Quarterman did not practice Monday, did not accompany the team on its annual visit to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital on Tuesday and did not… Continue reading →

Southern women finally back home

The Southern women’s basketball team will play at home for the first time in 33 days when it hosts Florida A&M on Wednesday. Tip-off is 5:30 p.m. in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. It’s the first time the Jaguars have played at home since they opened the season with an 85-50 victory against Mobile College on Nov.… Continue reading →

Southern’s victory over Champion Baptist isn’t historic this year — but it’s still plenty decisive at 114-50

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Frank Snow reaches for an offensive rebound over Champion Baptist player Josiah Capaci on Tuesday night at the F.G. Clark Activity center.

Maybe Champion Baptist College is a little better than it was a year ago. Or maybe Southern isn’t as far along as it was at this time last year. Either way, the Jaguars’ 114-50 victory against the outmanned Tigers on Tuesday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center wasn’t of the record-setting variety, like… Continue reading →

Lady Tigers head west for two games

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS ---LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell gives instruction to Ragyne Moncrief (11) in the second half of LSU's  75-42 win over Southeastern Louisiana Sunday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The LSU women’s basketball team will face its first true road test of the season as the Lady Tigers open a two-game swing at 9 p.m. Tuesday against Long Beach State. Long Beach State (8-1) is coming off a 58-56 overtime victory over No. 18 California. Devin Hudson provided the… Continue reading →

After last year’s 104-point rout, Southern welcomes Champion Baptist again Tuesday night

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Southern's Tre Lynch flies to the basket between Champion Baptist defenders Evan Gattin, left, and Stephan Hurst as he scores Dec. 30, 2013, at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Southern won 116-12.

Southern men’s basketball coach Roman Banks figures a lot of opponents are looking forward to playing the Jaguars this season. After losing four seniors and seeing its top two returning big men transfer from last season’s Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season champions, Southern (2-8) is going through a transition. “I expect a lot… Continue reading →

Southern trio earns All-America honors

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard celebrates in the end zone with teammate Justin Morgan after Howard ran for the touchdown against Texas Southern on Saturday at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern quarterback Austin Howard was named Rookie of the Year and two of his teammates were named All-Americans by BOXTOROW on Monday. Howard, a freshman from West St. John High School, helped lead the Jaguars to the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division title. He passed for 2,334 yards, completing 52 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns… Continue reading →

Podcast: Southern's football success could make other schools interested in their coaches

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Southern University Jaguars head coach gets fitted for a cowboy hat as he and players celebrate their 52-45 win over the Grambling State Tigers the Bayou Classic Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

. In this week's "Advocate Sports: Southern University podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East talk about if any Southern football coaches may or may not be on the move for next year, the football facility improvements, the men's basketball team playing host to Champion Baptist College on Tuesday and the… Continue reading →