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  • What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:32:12 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...
    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.more>>
    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.more>>
  • Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

    Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:21:57 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) holds the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 during Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 2...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) holds the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 during Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 2...
    Ovechkin: Capitals mission won't be complete unless they beat Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final.more>>
    Ovechkin: Capitals mission won't be complete unless they beat Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final.more>>
  • Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:01:58 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-05-24 08:04:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.more>>
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.more>>
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  • Saints take CB Kamrin Moore and RB Boston Scott in 6th round

    Saints take CB Kamrin Moore and RB Boston Scott in 6th round

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8
    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    In the sixth round of the NFL Draft the Saints took cornerback Kamrin Moore and running back Boston Scott.

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    In the sixth round of the NFL Draft the Saints took cornerback Kamrin Moore and running back Boston Scott.

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  • Saints draft RB Boston Scott with 201st pick in sixth round

    Saints draft RB Boston Scott with 201st pick in sixth round

    With their second pick of the sixth round the Saints landed a player with Louisiana ties. 

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    With their second pick of the sixth round the Saints landed a player with Louisiana ties. 

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  • Saints draft S Natrell Jamerson with 164th overall pick in fifth round

    Saints draft S Natrell Jamerson with 164th overall pick in fifth round

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange
    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    The New Orleans Saints have drafted safety Natrell Jamerson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have drafted safety Natrell Jamerson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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  • Saints draft OT Rick Leonard 127th overall in the fourth round of the NFL Draft

    Saints draft OT Rick Leonard 127th overall in the fourth round of the NFL Draft

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8
    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    The New Orleans Saints have selected offensive tackle Rick Leonard as the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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    The New Orleans Saints have selected offensive tackle Rick Leonard as the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 

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  • Saints take WR Tre'Quan Smith in the 3rd round of NFL Draft

    Saints take WR Tre'Quan Smith in the 3rd round of NFL Draft

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    In the third round of the NFL draft, the Saints have selected wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith for the 91st overall pick. 

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    In the third round of the NFL draft, the Saints have selected wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith for the 91st overall pick. 

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  • Saints trade up to draft DE Marcus Davenport in first round of the NFL draft

    Saints trade up to draft DE Marcus Davenport in first round of the NFL draft

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    In the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints decided to trade up for the number 14 pick and draft defensive end Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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    In the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints decided to trade up for the number 14 pick and draft defensive end Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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  • After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    After Further Review: Fazende's Saints Mock Draft 3.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
    The time has come for my third and final mock draft. Free agency is mostly complete and while the Saints still have some needs they will remain committed to their ‘best player’ approach. Here’s my best guess on how things shake out. Round One (27th) Mike Gesicki, Tight End Penn St. First things first, I really wanted cornerback Josh Jackson with this selection. I just don’t think he is going to be around at 27. If he is available, then the Saints sh...more>>
  • Loomis offers insight into Saints' draft strategy

    Loomis offers insight into Saints' draft strategy

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune
    After a historically successful 2017 draft class saw the Saints secure the NFL's offensive and defensive rookies of the year, general manager Mickey Loomis spoke Wednesday about his strategies for the upcoming selection process. The following is a verbatim of that conversation with reporters, as transcribed by the New Orleans Saints: Are quarterbacks rated higher on your draftboard than maybe they were five to eight years ago? “No, I don't think so. I wouldn't say that. We bu...more>>
    After a historically successful 2017 draft class saw the Saints secure the NFL's offensive and defensive rookies of the year, general manager Mickey Loomis spoke Wednesday about his strategies for the upcoming selection process. The following is a verbatim of that conversation with reporters, as transcribed by the New Orleans Saints: Are quarterbacks rated higher on your draftboard than maybe they were five to eight years ago? “No, I don't think so. I wouldn't say that. We bu...more>>
  • After Further Review: Payton plays the pre-draft game with QB comments

    After Further Review: Payton plays the pre-draft game with QB comments

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Sincere or smokescreen, that is the question? In Peter King’s latest MMQB article, Sean Payton was unusually pointed in his criticism of this year’s quarterback class or at least the consensus top four of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield.

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    Sincere or smokescreen, that is the question? In Peter King’s latest MMQB article, Sean Payton was unusually pointed in his criticism of this year’s quarterback class or at least the consensus top four of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield.

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  • Draft profile: Leighton Vander Esch

    Draft profile: Leighton Vander Esch

    Leighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State.  Leighton Vander Esch TwitterLeighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State. Leighton Vander Esch Twitter
    Leighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State.  Leighton Vander Esch TwitterLeighton Vander Esch starred at Boise State. Leighton Vander Esch Twitter
    Linebacker is not a glaring position of need. The Saints are pretty well stocked there. But when the 27th pick comes up, and Boise State's Leigthon Vander Esch is still around, he just might be too good to pass up. Forcing the Saints to stay true to their best player available approach. Vander Esch is a unique prospect in that he's big at 6-4, 256 pounds, but very rangy and athletic. He ran an impressive 4.65-40, a6.88 three-cone drill, and a 39.5 vertical jump. He was also very pro...more>>
    Linebacker is not a glaring position of need. The Saints are pretty well stocked there. But when the 27th pick comes up, and Boise State's Leigthon Vander Esch is still around, he just might be too good to pass up. Forcing the Saints to stay true to their best player available approach. Vander Esch is a unique prospect in that he's big at 6-4, 256 pounds, but very rangy and athletic. He ran an impressive 4.65-40, a6.88 three-cone drill, and a 39.5 vertical jump. He was also very pro...more>>
  • Draft profile: South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert

    Draft profile: South Dakota State TE Dallas Goedert

    Dallas Goedert could be the next Jimmy Graham for the Saints. Source: South Dakota StateDallas Goedert could be the next Jimmy Graham for the Saints. Source: South Dakota State

    We begin with a player that's been slotted to the Saints for quite some time. In fact, he's been my selection in both of my mock drafts. He's South Dakota State tight end, Dallas Goedert. A pass-catching tight end,who dominated last season with 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. He head 92 catches, and 11 touchdowns his junior season. Even with the signing of Ben Watson, the Saints should still be in the market for a legitimate downfield, pass...

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    We begin with a player that's been slotted to the Saints for quite some time. In fact, he's been my selection in both of my mock drafts. He's South Dakota State tight end, Dallas Goedert. A pass-catching tight end,who dominated last season with 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season. He head 92 catches, and 11 touchdowns his junior season. Even with the signing of Ben Watson, the Saints should still be in the market for a legitimate downfield, pass...

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  • Source: Saints host Boise St. linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 pre-draft visit

    Source: Saints host Boise St. linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 pre-draft visit

    Source: Saints hosted Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 visit last month (photo: nfl.com)Source: Saints hosted Leighton Vander Esch on top 30 visit last month (photo: nfl.com)

    The Saints hosted Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on a top-30 visit back in March, a league source told FOX 8 sports. The Saints also had a formal interview with Vander Esch at the Combine. Each team is allotted thirty pre-draft visits to their facility with prospects. Vander Esch could be available when the Saints pick at 27 in the first round. During his junior season at Boise State, Vander Esch had 141 tackles and four sacks. His ability in pass coverage has allowed h...

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    The Saints hosted Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on a top-30 visit back in March, a league source told FOX 8 sports. The Saints also had a formal interview with Vander Esch at the Combine. Each team is allotted thirty pre-draft visits to their facility with prospects. Vander Esch could be available when the Saints pick at 27 in the first round. During his junior season at Boise State, Vander Esch had 141 tackles and four sacks. His ability in pass coverage has allowed h...

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  • Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...more>>
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...more>>
  • After Further Review: Fazende Mock Draft 2.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have the same success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have the same success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is set for another draft /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
    With the first few waves of free agency over, it’s time to reset the board with a new mock draft. Round One (27th): Dallas Goedert, Tight End South Dakota St. Even with Benjamin Watson, the Saints will still address tight end in the draft. They’ve worked out South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst and met with Goedert. Despite some other options potentially available at this spot, I’m sticking with Goedert. His pass-catching prowess would fit in perfectly with t...more>>
    With the first few waves of free agency over, it’s time to reset the board with a new mock draft. Round One (27th): Dallas Goedert, Tight End South Dakota St. Even with Benjamin Watson, the Saints will still address tight end in the draft. They’ve worked out South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst and met with Goedert. Despite some other options potentially available at this spot, I’m sticking with Goedert. His pass-catching prowess would fit in perfectly with t...more>>
  • Sean Payton talks new ownership, free agency and draft during NFL owners meeting

    Sean Payton talks new ownership, free agency and draft during NFL owners meeting

    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    The New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton will be speaking at the coaches breakfast during the annual NFL Owners meeting.  

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    The New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton will be speaking at the coaches breakfast during the annual NFL Owners meeting.  

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  • Tulane's Melvin Frazier moving up NBA mock drafts

    Tulane's Melvin Frazier moving up NBA mock drafts

    Melvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.comMelvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.com
    Melvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.comMelvin Frazier prepped at Higgins. Source: Nola.com
    Melvin Frazier lit up nationally-ranked Wichita State to the tune of 22 points last week. These performances are becoming the norm for the Higgins alum, but that wasn't the case only two years ago. "I heard guys questioning his ability. Last year we got in and started talking to him about the weaknesses in his game. What we needed to do to develop his game. Try to help him get to the next level," said Tulane Head Coach Mike Dunleavy. Now Frazier is moving up NBA mock ...more>>
    Melvin Frazier lit up nationally-ranked Wichita State to the tune of 22 points last week. These performances are becoming the norm for the Higgins alum, but that wasn't the case only two years ago. "I heard guys questioning his ability. Last year we got in and started talking to him about the weaknesses in his game. What we needed to do to develop his game. Try to help him get to the next level," said Tulane Head Coach Mike Dunleavy. Now Frazier is moving up NBA mock ...more>>
  • FFF: Sometimes you're just lucky with the NFL Draft

    FFF: Sometimes you're just lucky with the NFL Draft

    Reuben Foster was drafted 31st overall by the Niners in 2017. Source: Nola.comReuben Foster was drafted 31st overall by the Niners in 2017. Source: Nola.com

    On this edition of FFF we focus on lady luck in the NFL Draft, American Christian Pulisic is one of the top teenage soccer players in the world, and a review of restaurant Carrollton Market FOOTBALL Right after the 2017 NFL Draft it was well documented the Saints wanted former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. The Niners swooped in right before the Black and Gold and took Foster. Reuben Foster: Saints 'were certain' they'd pick me The Saints instead drafted Ryan Ramczyk ...

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    On this edition of FFF we focus on lady luck in the NFL Draft, American Christian Pulisic is one of the top teenage soccer players in the world, and a review of restaurant Carrollton Market FOOTBALL Right after the 2017 NFL Draft it was well documented the Saints wanted former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. The Niners swooped in right before the Black and Gold and took Foster. Reuben Foster: Saints 'were certain' they'd pick me The Saints instead drafted Ryan Ramczyk ...

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  • After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)

    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

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    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

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  • Report: FOX to carry NFL Draft

    Report: FOX to carry NFL Draft

    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    According to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, FOX will be carrying the NFL draft this year. 

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    According to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, FOX will be carrying the NFL draft this year. 

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  • Saints sign former Ohio St. QB J.T. Barrett

    Saints sign former Ohio St. QB J.T. Barrett

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:34 AM EDT2018-05-02 11:34:37 GMT
    Source: WVUESource: WVUE

    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett never got a phone call from a team during the NFL draft. However, Barrett has signed with the New Orleans Saints in the fight to be the backup for Drew Brees.

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    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett never got a phone call from a team during the NFL draft. However, Barrett has signed with the New Orleans Saints in the fight to be the backup for Drew Brees.

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  • UNO upsets 1-seed Sam Houston St. in Southland tourney

    UNO upsets 1-seed Sam Houston St. in Southland tourney

    UNO upset the 1-seed Sam Houston State. Source: Nola.comUNO upset the 1-seed Sam Houston State. Source: Nola.com

    The UNO Privateers delivered a shocker in the first day of the Southland Conference tourney, upsetting the 1-seed Sam Houston State, 4-3 in ten innings. Beau Bratton drilled a two-out, two-run triple in the eighth to tie the game at 3-3. In the tenth, Cody Ducote came through with a sacrifice fly to give the Privateers (27-30) a victory. The win advances the Privateers to the 7 p.m. game Thursday against Houston Baptist. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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    The UNO Privateers delivered a shocker in the first day of the Southland Conference tourney, upsetting the 1-seed Sam Houston State, 4-3 in ten innings. Beau Bratton drilled a two-out, two-run triple in the eighth to tie the game at 3-3. In the tenth, Cody Ducote came through with a sacrifice fly to give the Privateers (27-30) a victory. The win advances the Privateers to the 7 p.m. game Thursday against Houston Baptist. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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  • Tulane falls into losers' bracket after East Carolina storms back for a win

    Tulane falls into losers' bracket after East Carolina storms back for a win

    Tulane faces Houston in an elimination game Thursday. Source: Nola.comTulane faces Houston in an elimination game Thursday. Source: Nola.com
    Tulane faces Houston in an elimination game Thursday. Source: Nola.comTulane faces Houston in an elimination game Thursday. Source: Nola.com
    Tulane held a 4-1 advantage over East Carolina in the late innings, but the Pirates scored five in the eighth, handing the Wave a 6-5 loss. Grant Witherspoon hit two two-run home runs. Witherspoon homered to center field in the third inning and to right field in the seventh, giving the eighth-seeded Green Wave (25-32) a 4-1 lead. Tulane will play play Houston in an elimination game at 8 a.m. Thursday. The Wave beat the Cougars 11-6 on Tuesday Copyright 2018 WVUE...more>>
    Tulane held a 4-1 advantage over East Carolina in the late innings, but the Pirates scored five in the eighth, handing the Wave a 6-5 loss. Grant Witherspoon hit two two-run home runs. Witherspoon homered to center field in the third inning and to right field in the seventh, giving the eighth-seeded Green Wave (25-32) a 4-1 lead. Tulane will play play Houston in an elimination game at 8 a.m. Thursday. The Wave beat the Cougars 11-6 on Tuesday Copyright 2018 WVUE...more>>
  • LSU falls to No. 1 Florida in second round of SEC Tournament

    LSU falls to No. 1 Florida in second round of SEC Tournament

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:30:52 GMT
    Source: LSUsports.netSource: LSUsports.net
    Source: LSUsports.netSource: LSUsports.net

    The LSU baseball team fell, 4-3, to the No. 1 seed Florida in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

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    The LSU baseball team fell, 4-3, to the No. 1 seed Florida in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

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