Voluntary athletics activities allowed in all D-I sports starting June 1

Good news, student-athletes and sports fans! The Division I Council has voted to permit athletes to participate in voluntary activities beginning June 1, the NCAA stated in a press release today. Check out the official press release from NCAA below: Division I student-athletes in all sports will be permitted to participate in voluntary athletics activities beginning June 1. The Division I Council voted electronically this … Continue reading Voluntary athletics activities allowed in all D-I sports starting June 1

LBCA selects Rick Jones for ’21 Hall of Fame class

Press release from Tulane Green Wave athletics site: The Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association will induct former Tulane head coach Rick Jones into its 2021 Hall of Fame class according to an announcement by the organization. The induction ceremony will take place at the LBCA’s annual convention January 15-16. Time and location will be announced at a later date. Jones will be one of seven enshrined … Continue reading LBCA selects Rick Jones for ’21 Hall of Fame class

Tulane’s Bradwell, McCleskey and Montano ink NFL free agent contracts

Press release from Tulane athletics: The Tulane University football team will send five players to the National Football League for the second consecutive season. Tulane’s list of professional players grew to five after running back Darius Bradwell, wide receiver Jalen McCleskey and offensive lineman Christian Montano each signed free agent contracts with the Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively. The three free … Continue reading Tulane’s Bradwell, McCleskey and Montano ink NFL free agent contracts

UL basketball adds transfer Butts

Longtime University of Louisiana men’s basketball coach Bob Marlin announced the addition of guard Devin Butts, according to UL’s official athletic website. Butts, transferring in from Mississippi State, played in six games, averaging 1.0 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.2 steals per game during his freshman year this past winter. The 6’5″ guard from Macon, Ga. was a two-time All-State player in high school, averaging 28.0 … Continue reading UL basketball adds transfer Butts

Sun Belt Conference wipes out remainder of winter, spring sports seasons

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe, the Sun Belt Conference — along with the rest of the NCAA — announced the cancellation of the remainder of the winter and spring sports seasons. The conference made the announcement official via Twitter: Continue reading Sun Belt Conference wipes out remainder of winter, spring sports seasons

UL announces 2020 football schedule

Press release from official UL athletics page: Highlighted by two nationally televised contests and six games at Cajun Field, Louisiana Football’s 2020 schedule was officially announced by the Sun Belt Conference on Friday. Five of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ six home games will played on Saturdays, with the only midweek contest at Cajun Field coming on Thursday, Nov. 5, against Arkansas State on ESPNU. Discounted general … Continue reading UL announces 2020 football schedule

Dion named in nation’s Top 150 pitchers by D1Baseball

Release from McNeese State athletics website: LAKE CHARLES – McNeese sophomore pitcher Will Dion has been tabbed by D1Baseball as one of the top 150 pitchers in the nation based off its analytics. Dion, a first team Freshman All-American by Baseball America in 2019, is ranked as the 97th-best pitcher in the country and No. 4 in pitchability with a 95.2 score. The analysis is … Continue reading Dion named in nation’s Top 150 pitchers by D1Baseball

Pelini named LSU football’s next defensive coordinator

Press release from LSUsports.net: BATON ROUGE – Bo Pelini, who helped LSU to the 2007 BCS National Championship, is returning to the Tiger coaching staff as defensive coordinator, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Monday. Pelini returns to LSU after serving as the head coach at Youngstown State for the past five seasons where he guided the Penguins to a 33-28 overall mark and an … Continue reading Pelini named LSU football’s next defensive coordinator

Figaro tabbed as next Lafayette High football coach

Cedric Figaro is coming home. The Lafayette Parish School System has officially named Figaro as the next head football coach at Lafayette High. A LHS graduate, Figaro played his college football at Notre Dame before being selected by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He spent seven seasons in the league, including three with the Chargers, two with … Continue reading Figaro tabbed as next Lafayette High football coach