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.
Ryan Perrilloux is without a doubt one of the biggest “what ifs” in LSU football history. The East St. John High athlete joined the Tigers in 2005 as one of the most highly sought-after players in the country.
LSU executive deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry and Southern athletic director Roman Banks both spoke with WAFB-TV this week, saying the Tigers and Jaguars finally playing each other in football is great for both the community and the state.
LSU forward Emmitt Williams is only listed at 6-foot-6 but he continues to do his best to give the Tigers a strong, physical presence in the paint with Kavell Bigby Williams and Naz Reid departed from last year’s squad.
While the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium has been raucous for nearly the last 20 years, things weren’t always good in Death Valley. WAFB 9sports anchor Jacques Doucet sat down with four former LSU players who played during the program’s lackluster years of the early 1990s.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 was the media’s first chance to visit with LSU quarterback Joe Burrow since he won the Heisman Trophy in New York City on Dec. 14 and he said his life certainly has changed since that night, including plenty of autograph requests.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and two of his Tigers met with sports journalists to talk about being in the College Football Playoff Semifinal and spending Christmas in Atlanta preparing for an important game.