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Four Downs: Southern at Jackson State

1. UNDER CENTER Southern’s QB position is still a work in progress. Freshman Austin Howard has gone the distance in each of the last four games after relieving Deonte Shorts in the first three before Shorts was injured. Shorts is available after looking sharp in practice this week. “Austin has gotten better every week and he continues to get… Continue reading →

Dawson Odums era started in Jackson

Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums reacts from the sideline as the final seconds tick away in Southern's victory over Jackson State in a SWAC football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. 9/22/12 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

Dawson Odums is returning to the scene of his first game as Southern’s head football coach as the Jaguars visit Jackson State on Saturday night. It was a little more than two years ago when Southern last went to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. The university had just reassigned head coach Stump Mitchell after an uninspired 6-0 home… Continue reading →

Southern-JSU means close game

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southern linebacker Demetrius Carter takes down Jackson State running back Tommy Gooden during the first quarter. Buy this photo

New faces may play big roles when Southern meets Jackson State… Continue reading →

SLU defense savors big challenge vs. potent SFA

Southeastern linebacker Isiah Corbett takes an interception in for a touchdown in the third quarter against Northwestern University at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond Saturday. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

HAMMOND — The way Southeastern Louisiana senior linebacker Isiah Corbett sees it, stopping the run is a prerequisite toward the Lions’ ultimate goal of becoming the Southland Conference’s top defense. Heading into the eighth week of the season, the Lions are well on their way to achieving such distinction. Standing in the way, though,… Continue reading →

LSU freshman Austin Bain to miss rest of fall; pitchers enjoying new baseballs

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri summed up his squad’s fall camp with one sentence on Friday afternoon: “These pitchers… they’re fragile, man.” After losing both sophomore right-hander Russell Reynolds and freshman southpaw Jake Latz to elbow injuries, freshman pitcher/infielder Austin Bain will miss the remainder of fall camp with shoulder soreness. Mainieri… Continue reading →

Johnny Jones contract extension approved by LSU’s Board of Supervisors

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones

LSU’s Board of Supervisors on Friday unanimously approved a contract extension and $400,000 raise for men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones. The move means Jones’ contract now runs through the 2018-19 season, and his salary is $1.5 million. Jones, 53, is entering his third year coaching the Tigers. LSU was 19-12 in his first season and 20-14 last year,… Continue reading →

Harold Jackson sees short honeymoon at Jackson State

Jackson State head football coach Harold Jackson

First-year Jackson State coach Harold Jackson may be 68 years old and coaching again for the first time in five years, but he has a clear view of society’s thirst for instant gratification. When the Tigers won their first two games of the season, Jackson’s return to his alma mater where he’s also a member of the… Continue reading →

Hard-hitting former LSU defensive back Micah Eugene finds a soft landing spot at Southeastern

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/Southeastern Public Information -- Southeastern defenders Micah Eugene, right, and Kaleb Muse tackle Incarnate Word running back Junior Sessions in the first quarter of a Sept. 27 game at Benson Stadium in San Antonio.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana safety Micah Eugene picked himself up off the Strawberry Stadium turf in utter disbelief. After delivering what he believed to be a legal hit against Central Arkansas running back Desmond Smith, Eugene went into panic mode at the sight of a flag following what would have been a forced fumble and recovery… Continue reading →

Formidable frontcourt big reason LSU fourth in SEC

Associated Press photo by James Crisp -- LSU's Jordan Mickey, left and Jarell Martin defend as Kentucky's Julius Randle looks for an opening Saturday in Kentucky's 77-76 overtime loss in Lexington, Ky. The loss left LSU in a seven-team logjam for fourth place in the Southeastern Conference.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thanks to the not-so-unexpected departure of junior Johnny O’Bryant III to the NBA draft this past spring, two of the jewels of LSU’s freshman class from last year are having to grow up in a hurry. How well they handle things will likely determine if the Tigers can take that next step… Continue reading →

Southern’s Jaylen Jordan expected to play against Jackson State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Senior defensive tackle Jaylen Jordan stays hydrated between plays during Southern's final scrimmage of fall camp, Saturday, August 16, in the A. W. Mumford Stadium on campus.

Defensive tackle Jaylen Jordan will play the first game of his senior season Saturday against rival Jackson State. Obviously, the first six weeks of his final season at Southern haven’t been ideal. Especially for a returning starter. While on his trip from Houston to Baton Rouge to report to preseason camp, he was involved in a… Continue reading →

LSU volleyball coach Fran Flory gets school-record 309th win

OXFORD, Miss. — The LSU volleyball team swept Ole Miss 28-26, 25-18, 25-20 to extend its winning streak to six matches, giving coach Fran Flory her 309th victory to become the all-time wins leader in LSU volleyball history Wednesday night. It was the Rebels’ first home loss of the season With a balanced… Continue reading →

SEC gives Jordan Mickey first-team nod

Advocate file photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND --  LSU's Jordan Mickey scores against Texas A&M last season in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mickey was named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference first-team and received votes for player of the year.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LSU forward Jordan Mickey was named a first-team preseason All-Southeastern Conference pick, and the Tigers were tabbed to finish fourth in the league race during SEC basketball media days Wednesday. Mickey, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, was a second-team All-SEC pick and member of the All-Freshman team last year after… Continue reading →

LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones set to receive raise, extension

 Associated Press photo by Chuck Burton -- LSU coach Johnny Jones answers a question during the Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones is set to receive a two-year contract extension through the 2018 season and a raise of $400,000. A request for the raise and extension will be made at the LSU Board of Supervisors’ meeting Friday, according to a copy of the board’s agenda. The board’s approval is generally viewed… Continue reading →

Podcast: Five minutes with Southern coach Dawson Odums

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums walks amongst his players during warmups before kickoff against Alcorn State, Saturday, Sept. 27, in Lorman, Ms.

Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Southern football coach Dawson Odums preview the Jaguars' game at Jackson State on Saturday in this podcast. Click here to listen.Continue reading →

LSU forward Jordan Mickey named first-team preseason All-SEC; Tigers tabbed to finish fourth

Advocate Staff Photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Jordan Mickey, joined by LSU basketball head coach Jonny Jones, announces to the media on Wednesday that he will stay at LSU rather than enter the NBA draft.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LSU forward Jordan Mickey was named a first-team preseason All-Southeastern Conference pick and the Tigers were chosen to finish fourth in the league race when media days came to a close Wednesday. Mickey, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, was a second-team All-SEC pick as a freshman after he averaged 12.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and led 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 →

Coach Nikki Caldwell wants Lady Tigers to play fast, aggressive

Louisiana State head coach Nikki Caldwell 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. — In putting her team’s 2013-14 season to rest, LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Caldwell couldn’t help but think about what the Lady Tigers could have done to affect a different outcome. Back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 were something to be proud of, to be sure, considering they finished both… Continue reading →

Crockett, Southern backs healthier

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Malcolm Crockett (3) is tackled by Alabama A&M's Bryan Brower (32), Saturday, Oct. 11, at Lewis Crews Stadium.

Malcolm Crockett left Pittsburgh and transferred to Southern in search of more playing time. Since arriving in January, he has found the competition at running back to be pretty strong with the Jaguars as well, but things are starting to work out for Crockett and the offense as a whole. Crockett, who… Continue reading →

Southern quarterback Deonte Shorts ready to return from injury

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Deonte Shorts (2) celebrates in the end zone after running the ball in for a touchdown against Northwestern State, Saturday, Sept. 13, at A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Southern quarterback Deonte Shorts is back and ready to go. But it remains to be seen just when Shorts will get another chance to play after missing the past four games. Shorts started the first three games, but shared the position with Austin Howard, who has helped lead the Jaguars to a 3-1 start in the Southwestern Athletic Conference… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana relishes spot atop Southland Conference standings

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info -- Southeastern wide receiver Devante Scott picks up 48 yards on Southeastern's first offensive play against Central Arkansas Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — Thanks to another strong finishing kick, Southeastern Louisiana put away another Southland Conference opponent and gained a measure of distinction after eight weeks of play.… Continue reading →

Southern University athletics chat with Advocate sportswriter Les East, Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard, left, jokes around with teammates John West and Jamarcus Jarvis on the sideline against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern returns from its bye week to play at Jackson State on Saturday in a rematch of last year's SWAC championship game. Are the Jaguars ready for the stretch run? Ask Advocate sportswriter Les East in this chat on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →

Video: Southern coach Dawson Odums hopes the Jaguars are ready for the stretch run

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern head coach Dawson Odums talks to his players during a timeout against Arkansas Pine Bluff, Saturday, Oct. 4, in Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Southern is back from its bye week and healthy for Saturday's game at Jackson State, which is a rematch of last year's SWAC championship game that the Jaguars won. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: LSU guard Raigyne Moncrief says last year's torn ACL isn't holding her back

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU's Raigyne Moncrief celebrates a 3-pointer by Theresa Plaisance's during Sunday's 73-57 loss to South Carolina at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU guard Raigyne Moncrief talks at SEC Media Days about playing with a brace from the torn ACL she suffered last March and how her game is slowly returning to normal. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

LSU women’s basketball picked seventh in SEC

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU Women's Basketball coach Nikki Caldwell answers media questions during LSU Basketball Media Day Wednesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LSU women’s basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Southeastern Conference this season by a select media panel from around the league and nation. The results of the poll were announced Tuesday as the SEC Tipoff ’15 got underway. The women took center stage Tuesday with the men to follow… Continue reading →

Southern gets back to work for Jackson State game on Saturday

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Southern defensive end Arthur Miley gets liquids to keep from cramping during a win over Prairie View earlier this season. Miley said it was good to relax during the off week, but the Jaguars are ready to get back to work..

Southern and Jackson State got back to work Monday. Both teams had open dates last week before resuming a game-week routine in preparation for their game Saturday night in Jackson, Miss. The open dates came at a logical time for two long-time rivals whose match-up is always one of the highlights of the Southwestern Athletic Conference… Continue reading →

LSU men, women head to SEC media days

The Southeastern Conference begins the countdown to the start of the college basketball season Tuesday and Wednesday with men’s and women’s coaches and players from all 14 schools taking part in SEC Tipoff ’15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two-day SEC basketball media days event was moved from Birmingham, Alabama, this year in part because of… Continue reading →

Podcast: Southern plays against a Jackson State team that has changed a lot since last year

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southern running back Darrius Coleman (30) flies through the air against Jackson State Tigers defenders. Buy this photo

Southern plays at Jackson State in a rematch of last year's SWAC Championship game on Saturday, but the Tigers aren't the same team they used to be. Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East talk about the game and the uncertainty of Southern's NCAA sanctions in this "Advocate Sports: Southern" podcast. Continue reading →

LSU report: Tigers volleyball team upsets No. 12 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With an 11-match and seven-match Southeastern Conference winning streak on the line, the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats rolled through the first two sets of Sunday’s match, but the LSU volleyball team refused to quit, taking the final three to win 22-25, 15-25, 26-24, 25-9, 16-14 to end Kentucky’s and push LSU’s winning… Continue reading →

Back in the game, Southern’s Dionte McDuffy steps forward as a defensive leader

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Rhaheim Ledbetter (20), LeMar Martin (41), Dionte McDuffy (23), and Bryan Anderson (38) celebrate after knocking the ball away from Arkansas Pine Bluff's Isiah Ferguson (14) for an incomplete pass Saturday, Oct. 4, at Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium.

The first seven weeks of Dionte McDuffy’s junior season at Southern were a roller-coaster ride. In Weeks 1 and 2, McDuffy started and contributed on defense as expected, but he was one of several players pulled just before the Northwestern State game in Week 3 because of uncertainty surrounding their academic standing. So he spent three weeks practicing,… Continue reading →

Southeastern surges past Central Arkansas

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern defenders Dereck Robinson, Isiah Corbett,Tupou Aleamotua and Drew Misita swarm Central Arkansas wide receiver Jatavious Wilson in the first half Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — In front of one of the largest crowds in school history, the Southeastern Louisiana football team put on a show in its homecoming game against Central Arkansas. The Bears kept it close for the majority of the game, including closing the deficit to three points with only a few minutes to play, but… Continue reading →