Lagniappe Sports

Zurich Classic returns for another year in Baton Rouge

For the forth straight year, Baton Rouge will experience the excitement of the PGA tour. The fourth annual Zurich classic Baton Rouge Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held at the University Club starting April 25, 2012.

RAT amateur skate competition adds BR to tour stop

Baton Rouge is starting to get a rep in the world of extreme sports thanks to the efforts by groups such as BREC as well as local businesses and enthusiasts. This weekend another mile stone for will be reached in the Capital City.

Hornets claim former LSU Tiger Chris Johnson off waivers

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have claimed former LSU Tiger Chris Johnson off of waivers. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. The 26-year old center was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers on Mar. 15.

Hornet's agreement reached to extend lease through 2024

Governor Bobby Jindal and the New Orleans Hornets announced today, Friday, March 16, an agreement in principle that will keep the team in New Orleans through 2024, subject to the conclusion of the NBA’s sale of the team to a new owne

Newest extreme sport kicks off with demo tomorrow

The newest extreme sport is prime to take over as a new favorite in Louisiana. A special first-time demonstration will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 10, behind the BREC Skate Park on Perkins Road.

Skateboarders across the state unite to save Vinton skate park

The possible closure of a skate park in Vinton, La is uniting skateboarders into action all across the state. Here in Baton Rouge, a petition has been created and a plan to help is being formulated.

Ascension Parish breaks ground on a new skate park

Ascension Parish Officials broke ground on a new type of recreational facility in Gonzales.

Southeastern releases Lucas as head football coach

Southeastern Louisiana University officials announced Monday that head football coach Mike Lucas will be released from his duties effective immediately.

LSU's Brooks and Blackwell named SEC Players of the Week

LSU cornerback Ron Brooks and offensive guard Will Blackwell have been named Southeastern Conference Players of the Week for their play in the Tigers’ 52-3 win over Ole Miss on Saturday, the league office announced on Monday.

Saints' Tracy Porter gives back to Brusly community

The New Orleans Saints may be on a bye this week but one Saints player got busy being a home town hero in West Baton Rouge Parish.

New skate park to begin construction in Ascension Parish

A new skate park is going to break ground on Monday, Nov. 21 in Ascension Parish. The skate park will be located off of Irma Boulevard in Gonzales on land between the National Guard Armory and the Council on Aging.

New skate park set to open on Perkins Rd

There's a new home for skaters in south Louisiana