Jacques Doucet is a sports reporter for WAFB 9News. He moved to Baton Rouge in 2001.
Along with his work at WAFB, Jacques founded a nonprofit 501-C charity called Red Rock & Blue. The organization holds a major charity fundraiser each summer to benefit Louisiana military, consisting of three major events - "The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game," "The Red, Rock and Blue Charity Concert" and "The Doucet/Begnaud Softball/Kick Ball Invitational".
RRB gives primarily to local military charity organizations to benefit those who serve and their families. Such organizations are The Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, Wounded War Heroes and Support Our War Heroes. RRB donated a total of $100,000 to charity alone over the last two years (2015 & 2016), with more big plans moving forward. We are proud to say it is becoming one of the state's fastest growing charities.
In 2016, over 80 teams participated in the softball/kickball tournament, while multi-platinum bands like Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, LIT, Soul Asylum and Sponge have played the concerts.
The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game is always a great time, with many different sports greats and other well-known personalities participating. Simply put, Red Rock & Blue is a very good thing. For more information, please visit redrockandblue.com.
When LSU hosts top-ranked Alabama on Saturday in prime time, will the nation see an expected blowout or a team that fights like Tigers? The last time Alabama visited Baton Rouge, the Crimson Tide won 29-0.
While LSU will head to Arkansas with two true freshmen quarterbacks, the Hogs have a seasoned veteran the Tigers have a long history with. Feleipe Franks committed to then LSU in 2014, then flipped to Florida, and transferred to Arkansas this year.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has already had his share of lineup shuffling and backup quarterbacks this season, as his Tigers get ready to get back on the field Saturday in Arkansas. He thinks the Tigers will have the numbers necessary to play.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron reiterated to fans Wednesday evening during his weekly radio show that true freshman TJ Finley is all but guaranteed to make his second straight start at quarterback, as Myles Brennan will be out again with an injury.
The New Orleans Saints are still trying to improve a defense, especially in the secondary, that’s been vulnerable to big plays and coverage busts, like the 74-yard touchdown given up against the Carolina Panthers.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is trying to avoid four straight losses to LSU, as he and his Tigers host Ed Orgeron’s Tigers, a team trying to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, on Halloween in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The hottest topic surrounding the LSU Tigers as they prepare to travel to Auburn is the quarterback position. Head coach Ed Orgeron said if Myles Brennan is healthy, he's the starter but there is great confidence in TJ Finley and Max Johnson if Brennan is sidelined again.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with sports journalists following practice on Thursday, Oct. 22, and confirmed the report from Garland Gillen with WVUE that TJ Finley will start for the Tigers at quarterback against South Carolina.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron had a consistent message Monday when it came to cleaning up the defensive mess. “First of all, we have to simplify and put our players in the best position that we can be. We gotta simplify."
With the departure of so many players from last year’s squad, LSU is seeing big plays from several guys who have been stepping up. One of those is Jontre Kirklin, who played his prep football at Lutcher.
The LSU Tigers will once again get the chance to show they can live up to the hype and expectations that come from winning a national championship in front of a number of "select" students Vanderbilt is allowing into the stadium.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. “should” play against Vanderbilt but an offensive lineman is questionable, as quarterback Myles Brennan looks to improve his play.
“Here’s my job - to get this team as well as we possibly can and to play at the LSU standard of performance. And obviously, Saturday night was a big disappointment to me and everyone else and I understand that," said Orgeron.
Will Mike Leach, with his "Air Raid" offensive attack, and Bo Pelini, with his 4-3 defensive scheme, match wits Saturday when Mississippi State unveils its new look against the defending national champs?
There are only a few more days until LSU’s season-opener with Mississippi State and nobody’s ready more than the Tiger players. They added they have to be themselves and not focus on what last year's players did.